09/21/18 - Friday at 08:29am
Friday trivia quiz. Name the artist who made the very groovy custom letters for the hardware store.
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09/19/18 - Wednesday at 03:11pm
Red Flag Warning In Effect for Marin County
Warning to remain in place until Thursday afternoon.

Marin County, CA -- The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the North Bay Mountains and other parts of the Bay Area, which is in effect from 11 PM this evening to 5 PM Thursday, September 20.

This supersedes the Fire Weather Watch that was previously in effect.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected during this time frame with a combination of strong offshore winds with gusts to 35 miles per hour and low relative humidity ranging from 25-35 percent.

The affected area includes higher terrain areas of Marin, Napa, Sonoma counties.

The concerns of this weather system are that fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
The following land use restrictions are in effect for the Marin Municipal Water District, Mount Tamalpais State Park, Marin Open Space, and The Point Reyes National Seashore during the Red Flag conditions.

• Closures at Sky Oaks, Natalie Coffin Green Park (Ross), and Leo Cronin Parking Lot
• Closure to Mount Vision Rd (National Park Service)
• All open burning and burn permits are suspended on public lands
• All watershed land use permits are canceled
• Closures to Mount Tamalpais State Park - Roads north of Panoramic Highway are closed to motor vehicle traffic on Pantoll Road and Ridgecrest Boulevard. All park use permits north of Panoramic Highway are suspended, including filming

Residents are advised to exercise extreme caution during the Red Flag Warning because a simple spark could cause a major wildfire including the use of equipment and machinery as well as smoking in open spaces.

The Mount Tamalpais State Park information number is 415-388-2070.
The Marin Municipal Water District information number is 415-945-1195.
The Marin County Fire Information Hotline number is 415-473-7191.

Defensible space is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire.

To register for emergency alerts, visit: www.alertmarin.org

To learn more about preparing for wildfire please visit: www.firesafemarin.org
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09/17/18 - Monday at 07:31pm
"Debbie Viess, who, with her husband, David Rust, were astonished last week when they found fresh bear scat at Tomales Bay State Park. “We were hiking along Pierce Point Road when my husband and I found this rather fresh pile of bear scat,” Viess said. Judging by the photo — you can roughly determine the size and age of the bear by the diameter of the pellets, referenced by a pine cone in the photo — the best projection is that it was from a young bear, probably about 200 pounds." FULL STORY: https://www.sfchronicle.com/sp
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09/17/18 - Monday at 04:57pm
So someone just found a syringe with a needle in it in the bank parking lot today. How does one dispose of this? Seems very dangerous with all the kids that play there. Also, have people seen this before?
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09/14/18 - Friday at 07:07pm
"The biggest volunteer event of the year is tomorrow! Thank you for joining your neighbors at any of 1,000+ locations throughout California for #CoastalCleanupDay 9am-noon. It's not too late to make plans to help out! Visit http://coastalcleanupday.org"
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09/14/18 - Friday at 01:31pm
From Hog Island: To celebrate Hog Island Oyster Co.'s 35th Anniversary we launched these Ocean Film Nights on the Farm, in partnership with San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival.

Our last Film Night is Saturday, September 22. 5:30 - 8:00 PM - featuring Blue Serengeti with guest speaker David McGuire. Tickets are $55 each which includes entrance to the film and reception with oysters, beer, wine and light 'snacks from the sea'. This is a fundraiser, with 100% of ticket sales donated to sharkstewards.org

Hog Island FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/event

About Blue Serengeti
Blue Serengeti (USA), Robert Nixon, 2017 IOFF OCEAN SCIENCE AWARD. Vaster than the Great Serengeti Parks of Africa, the Pacific Ocean is brimming with its own predators who swim across the ocean to feed on the abundant prey in the waters of theCalifornia National Marine Sanctuaries. Renowned Stanford University marine biologist, Dr.Barbara Block, uses cutting edge camera tags to track the movements of marine creatures, giving us a rare, first-hand perspective on the life of a great white shark.
TRAILER: https://vimeopro.com/user21783
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09/13/18 - Thursday at 07:33am
A nice sunrise over Olema post fire this morning.
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09/13/18 - Thursday at 07:33am
“Investigators said the vegetation fire near the east border of Samuel P. Taylor State Park northeast of Lagunitas was caused by a downed power line at the base of the south side of Mount Barnabe around the Ridge Trail. It was reported around 7 p.m. Monday.” FULL STORY: http://amp.ktvu.com/news/fire-
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09/12/18 - Wednesday at 01:59pm
What resources did you use during the Irving Fire and were they helpful? What could be improved? Please leave your answers in the comments. Some examples:
- Nixle
- Alert Marin
- Fire Public Information Hotline
- Twitter accounts (like Marin County Fire)
- Facebook pages (like CHP Marin)
- Friends Facebook posts
- Listened to scanner on Broadcastify
- Listened to KWMR
- The West Marin Feed Facebook page
- The West Marin Feed web page
- Anything else?
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09/11/18 - Tuesday at 05:40pm
Thanks to all the incredible hard work by local and state fire agencies, it appears the Irving Vegetation Fire is under control with minimal damage. From Marin County Fire: “Update: all evacuation orders are now lifted! All roads have been reopened, though some homes will be without power until noon tomorrow, including the 200 & 300 blocks of Arroyo and the 100 block of Portola. Please contact @PGE4Me for additional outage info.”
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News Archive

The West Marin Feed
Curated by Christian Anthony
A collection of daily news updates curated specifically for people living in West Marin with a focus on Point Reyes and Inverness.
09/21/18 at 11:49 am
RT @PointReyesNPS: Today there will be a helicopter for the day moving scaffolding from the lighthouse parking lot down to the lighthouse.…
09/21/18 at 10:02 am
RT @SFmeteorologist: Southerly surge of marine stratus is making its way north toward the Golden Gate. Won't make much inland progress toda…
09/19/18 at 3:30 pm
RT @thinkbluemarin: MMWD watershed lands will be closed due to the Red Flag Warning. Call 415-945-1195 for closure information and updates.…
09/19/18 at 3:30 pm
RT @marincountyfire: Here's the release about the #RedFlagWarning for #MarinCounty, complete with list fo roads, parking lots and other loc…
09/19/18 at 3:29 pm
This is such an amazing event... https://t.co/3VCbVUNKd8