There is someone with some serious injuries in the park. Emergency crews on the scene.
A local resident sent in this very sad picture from North Beach in Point Reyes yesterday. A dead porpoise washed up with very gnarly gash on its left eye (most likely the start of scavenging). As Sue Pemberton points out in the comments, "when you find dead marine mammals: fresh dead cetaceans like this should be called into the Marine Mammal Centers rescue line at 415-289-7325, and/or the dispatch office at PRNS." (thx KO)
"A new show featuring legendary local wildlife photographer Carlos Porrata, local wood artist Ido Yoshimoto and photographer Rich Clark is opening at Toby's in Point Reyes this weekend. Please come join them this Saturday, August 17 from 2 to 4 PM for an artists' reception."
WMF was at Chicken Ranch Beach last night (Thursday) at 6:00pm when a local resident's mini-van had their rear window smashed. There was also another reported window smash at the same spot on Wednesday which makes it three now. So something is definitely going on. The Marin County Sheriff has been notified, but if you are going to the beach there, do not leave valuables in your car. And let's all keep our eyes open and see if we can spot whoever is doing this. Someone driving by? Hiding in the bushes? It's very odd.
WMF went to bed earlier and missed the massive power outage. Thanks to everyone who reported it. Sounds like this might happen more in the future, so prepare accordingly. “Power was restored early Friday after a massive overnight outage turned out the lights to approximately 54,000 residents across Marin County, according to Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

The outage hit around 10 p.m. with reports of outages in Sausalito, Mill Valley, Belvedere, Tiburon, Corte Madera, San Rafael, Novato and across to West Marin.

“I think we were definitely overwhelmed but we had the staffing to deal with it,” Marin County Sheriff Brenton Schneider said. “Overall, I think it’s a good lesson as this is going to happen more often with the planned shutoffs.”

FULL STORY: https://www.marinij.com/2019/08/16/marin-power-outage-affects-54000-people/
An amazing orange moon tonight over Point Reyes. Anyone else get a good picture of it?
Update on the accident from yesterday. "Teamwork had all hands on deck yesterday. Vehicle accident over the edge near Steep Ravine with poor 911 connection. CHP H30 located accident. Three transported to various hospitals. CHPMarin investigating."
I missed this earlier. Fortunately was contained. "Car Fire on Nicasio Valley Road appears to have spread to surrounding foliage. Single helicopter and multiple local agencies responding including Woodacre FD." (thx ALO)
Sounds like a car went off the cliff on Rt 1 by Stinson Beach and there is a major rescue operation underway. (Thx JM)
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A dead porpoise (dolphin?) washed up on North Beach in Point Reyes yesterday. https://t.co/ISFSUoZAZ9