Opinion

Your local votes on the March 3 ballot matter

02/12/2020
Money. Money. Money. Election time is just around the corner, and money has emerged as a dominant theme of this year’s ballot. It was the late, bigger-than-life Jesse Unruh, California’s “Big Daddy” assembly speaker throughout the 1960s, who is best remembered for his maxim, “Money is the mother’s milk of...

Yes on D is a vote for democracy

02/12/2020
The beautifully designed San Geronimo Golf Course has been at the center of the valley for 50 years. The San Geronimo Valley Community Plan states that the course “represents an important visual and recreational resource in the valley. Future uses should be limited to those which support the primary use...

Protect San Geronimo Valley open space for all

02/05/2020
Fresh off a successful David vs. Goliath battle to protect the Marin Headlands from suburban development in 1972, Marin residents Huey Johnson, Marty Rosen and Doug Ferguson founded the Trust for Public Land with the goal of protecting land for people. Today, the trust is a highly respected nonprofit that...

Letting the days go by

01/22/2020
And you may ask yourself, “What kind of world is this, with all bad news, with all bad people in power, with all bad outcomes screaming at us?” We have to ask all the scary questions when we are in the surround-sound of the current human and nature catastrophe. And...

The path to preserving democracy

01/15/2020
Voter suppression is a carefully planned strategy that is gnawing at the fabric of our democracy. It is also on the rise across the country. Although federal law mandates some regular maintenance of voter rolls to ensure that ineligible voters are not on the rolls, it is being used as...

Reflections on the Kule Loklo roundhouse

01/09/2020
Some 40 years ago, I remember bringing my class of elementary students out to Point Reyes to help construct, along with many volunteers, the Kule Loklo village and roundhouse. This project was part of a joint effort with the Point Reyes National Seashore and the Miwok Archaeological Preserve of Marin,...

Point Reyes livestock hinders soil carbon banking

12/04/2019
In the lead story of the Nov. 13 edition of the Point Reyes Light, ranchers argued that so-called carbon farming ought to be a key focus of the updated general management plan for the Point Reyes National Seashore. Although the livestock industry hopes to sell the public the false narrative...

Beyond animal agriculture

11/26/2019
While some of us begin to eat fully-plant based foods, or at least consume fewer animal products out of a wish to save our planet and our health, the intensely discussed topic of how we use our public lands is raging. A new report on food and agriculture by RethinkX,...

Migrants and discrimination

10/23/2019
Throughout its history, the United States has been the destination for migrants from most of the world’s countries, to the point that it is often referred to as a country of immigrants. Current statistics tell us that the richest and most powerful country on the planet receives more migrants annually...

Migrantes y discriminación

10/09/2019
Las migraciones hacia Estados Unidos a través de su historia se han dado en tal número, que es común escuchar que éste es un país de migrantes. Las estadísticas nos dicen que aún ahora, el todavía país más rico y poderoso del planeta recibe anualmente más migrantes que cualquier otro...

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