Three local teens running for Western Weekend Junior Grand Marshal

For the first time since 2010, there are three candidates for Western Weekend’s youth raffle contest—formerly competing to be queen, and now junior grand marshal. Two best friends, Heidi Gonzalez (top) and Hana Cassel (bottom), both juniors at Tomales High, are selling tickets to help pay their college tuition. Ms...

Shelley Rugg knits a long plastic dress

Inverness artist Shelley Rugg used larger-than-life knitting needles and caution tape to craft a dress outside Gallery Route One last weekend. The performance, part of the gallery's two-week program of free workshops and events, illustrated how the long list of problems associated with climate change keeps growing, the longer we...

Five saved in second water rescue in one week on Tomales Bay

The Coast Guard lifted five stranded boaters from a cold and choppy Tomales Bay last Friday in a multiagency rescue effort. It was the second rescue on the bay in a week; on April 9, a Sacramento man died after attempting to swim to shore from a sandbar.

Valley residents rally to help former golf course employee

Friends gathered at the Papermill Creek Saloon on Sunday to show support for longtime San Geronimo Golf Course's head pro shop employee, Steve Gaddis. A GoFundMe campaign has raised half of its $10,000 goal to help Mr. Gaddis, a San Geronimo Valley resident who lost his job when the course...

Stockstill House resident turns 100

James Robert McDermott celebrated his 100th birthday on March 20 singing along to the sounds of World War II-era showtunes and Irish music at Stockstill House, his home since 2006. The centenarian, originally from New York, served as a marine before moving on to build planes in Dallas. He retired...

Downed tree cuts power for hundreds

A tree fell at the PG&E substation in Olema on Tuesday evening, knocking out power to Point Reyes Station, Inverness and parts of Olema and Marshall through Wednesday. The Light staff dispersed, producing the paper from afar.

Road collapses in Point Reyes National Seashore cause indefinite closures

Last week's storm led two roads to give way in the Point Reyes National Seashore. On Mount Vision Road, pictured above, soil liquified and flowed down the hill to meet another section of the road, where it continued flowing. That road is closed to the public indefinitely. The other collapse,...

Storm brings minor flooding to Inverness

This week's atmospheric river, besides closing almost every major road in West Marin at some point, also flooded the basements of several homes on Aberdeen Way, in Inverness. Although it is not unusual for basements on the road to flood, a clogged culvert on Wednesday diverted water across Aberdeen, exacerbating...

California Coastal Conservancy gives grant to remove Bolinas wye

The California Coastal Conservancy is helping to fund the county’s first steps in addressing flooding on the north end of the Bolinas Lagoon and restoring the surrounding habitat. A $285,000 grant, approved by supervisors on Tuesday, will cover around half of the cost of construction plans, permit applications and environmental...

Shoreline appoints new board member

Ethan Minor, a martial arts instructor from Bodega, last week assumed the vacant seat on the Shoreline Unified School District board. Mr. Minor—who owns a martial arts school in Sebastopol and works both as a security consultant for large public events and as a motion actor and voice performer for...