Opinion

Fired up

12/01/2016
We have our work cut out for the foreseeable future, getting involved in politics to make a difference, from the ground up. So what does personal involvement entail, apart from spending hours of your spare time at committee meetings, supervisor hearings, village association board meetings? It entails joining those boards,...

Toward healing community

11/23/2016
In my work as a primary care physician, I receive the great gift of an honest answer to my question, “How are you?” Since Nov. 8, I have been listening very carefully to the answer, and thinking about resilience in the face of trauma. How can we rise to meet...

Youth program builds community

11/23/2016
While our nation was busy fulfilling its fine democratic tradition of elections last week, 54 local middle school students came together for what has become their own cherished November tradition: a retreat to their local national park. This month, Point Reyes National Seashore Association hosted its third annual Seashore Youth...

Long night’s journey into day

11/17/2016
It’s transition time in the birth of the New America and the contractions are excruciating. On the one hand, there is much pain; on the other, shell-shocked joy. Is the new normal one unknown leading to the next unknown? It looks that way from here. All signs are pointing to...

Those other Mexicans

11/17/2016
The relationship between Mexico and the United States is historic, geographical, intense and inevitable. There have always been Mexicans in this country’s west and southwest. After Mexico’s independence from Spain in 1821, the inhabitants of those areas formally became Mexicans; when the United States appropriated that vast territory in 1848,...

Esos otros mexicanos

11/10/2016
La relación entre México y Estados Unidos es histórica, geográfica, intensa e inevitable. Siempre hubo mexicanos en el actual oeste y suroeste estadunidenses. Tras la independencia mexicana de España lograda en 1821, los habitantes de estas áreas fueron formalmente mexicanos, hasta que Estados Unidos forzó la apropiación de este vasto...

Coastal commission proposals would destroy homes and businesses

10/27/2016
As concerned leaders of West Marin community organizations and businesses, we are alerting all residents to imminent changes in Marin County’s Local Coastal Program. Despite conscientious, inclusive efforts on the part of Marin County agencies to find workable solutions for our communities, the staff of the California Coastal Commission has...

The Light endorses Dominic Grossi for supervisor

10/20/2016
The Point Reyes Light endorses Dominic Grossi for District 4 supervisor. Fair-minded, frank and capable of compromise, Dominic is our best chance for a diverse and dynamic West Marin that will be resilient in the face of changes. Dominic set himself apart from his opponent, Dennis Rodoni, with whom he...

It’s alright, Ma (it’s only an election)

10/13/2016
Many people are finding this election unbearable and its rituals unwatchable, but I find it compelling. Something is truly happening here, Mr. and Ms. Jones. The personalities of the presidential candidates have been analyzed to death, but the underlying forces that have thrust them into the limelight are ignored. While...

Fog’s Kitchen: Visibly on course

10/06/2016
We decided at the last minute to have dinner at Fog’s, the very new restaurant at the Tomales Bay Resort, on a recent Friday night. Even though the restaurant wasn’t officially open, we were welcomed—and we were glad of it. This particular location, with its beautiful bay views, has had...

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