01/16/19 - Wednesday at 09:14pm
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01/16/19 - Wednesday at 08:46pm
Sounds like a transformer just blew in Point Reyes and power is out. People say they saw a big flash across the bay. Can anyone confirm?
01/16/19 - Wednesday at 08:30pm
Shoreline Hwy between Olema and Point Reyes is extremely flooded. Use caution if you have to go that way. Should probably be shut down soon. Also, Tomales-Petaluma Road is closed between Shoreline Highway and Twin Bridge Road due to a tree down. #marinstorm
01/16/19 - Wednesday at 07:40pm
“Shoreline Highway is partially blocked in the vicinity of Five brooks due to multiple trees down. Traffic control for one way traffic is in effect with debris in the roadway. -rd (via KWMR)
01/16/19 - Wednesday at 06:43pm
Tree down on Via de la Vista in Inverness.
01/16/19 - Wednesday at 06:00pm
Important info for the morning commute: "Marin County Fire estimates that Lucas Valley Road will remain closed through Thursday evening to complete the work needed to repair the PG&E power lines in the area."
01/16/19 - Wednesday at 05:45pm
Just heard a report that another tree is down on Bear Valley Rd. blocking one lane. Use caution.
01/16/19 - Wednesday at 05:32pm
"Powerline down at beginning of Overlook in Point Reyes Station. Area closed. People Cannot go in or out. No ETA of PGE coming." (thx AV)
01/16/19 - Wednesday at 04:23pm
People reporting that Lucas Valley Rd is closed due to a downed power line and possible fire. @MarinSheriff @CHPMarin (thx AN,BE)
01/16/19 - Wednesday at 04:09pm
Report of a mudslide blocking one lane on Platform Bridge Rd. in Olema. Drive carefully. Wind and rain supposed to really kick into gear this evening. (thx IW)
01/15/19 - Tuesday at 01:14pm
SIGN UP FOR NIXLE ALERTS. Tell everyone you know to sign up for Nixle: "NWS issued Flash Flood Watch for Marin County from 1/16/19 3 pm to 1/17/19 3 am. Time to prepare. The National Weather Service in San Francisco has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Bay Area and Central Coast of California. From Wednesday afternoon through late Wednesday night. A strong cold front will bring heavy rain Wednesday afternoon through early Thursday morning. Urban and small stream flooding will become likely along with rapid rises on main stem rivers. Small creeks and streams may rapidly rise near or above
bankfull. Take action now to protect property by sand bagging flood prone locations.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.
• Heavy rain may cause mud and rock slides onto roads and areas of urban flooding
• Strong winds may cause travel impacts and areas of downed trees, power outages and property damage"
NIXLE SIGN UP: https://local.nixle.com/regist
01/15/19 - Tuesday at 06:55am
Tree down on Bear Valley Rd in Point Reyes. Very dangerous, be careful.
01/14/19 - Monday at 10:27pm
"Like many artists, Gordon Bryan wondered how he’d make a living in the art world. Despite training under renowned California figure painter Elmer Bischoff, he decided not to continue with fine art and, instead, took a different path — clay. For the last three decades, the Point Reyes craftsman has created handmade tile at Blue Slide Art Tile, which he runs with his wife of more than 30 years, Pamela Bridges. Since 2001, they’ve operated out of a converted Chevron oil depot in Point Reyes Station." FULL STORY: https://www.marinij.com/2019/0
01/14/19 - Monday at 08:02am
You never know who’s out there watching you.
01/13/19 - Sunday at 07:52pm
"Please join us tomorrow for the Marin County Safe Routes to School stakeholder meeting at West Marin School . As stakeholders we hope to increase safety and update infrastructure for the youngest members of our community to safely travel to and from school by foot and/or bike.
Please know if you cannot attend the meeting, you can find comment cards at: the Point Reyes Library, the West Marin School, the The Lounge: Tomales Bay Youth Center and KWMR - West Marin Community Radio.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to do this important work with our representatives from Caltrans HQ, Marin County Department of Public Works, Marin County Safe Routes to School and Supervisor Dennis Rodoni to accomplish this important task. We are grateful. — with Kasandra Semorile and 5 others." - MH
01/13/19 - Sunday at 07:37pm
Is anyone else having trouble with Verizon and their iPhone (or mobile phone) in West Marin? People are reporting the network is down and they can't make calls or text.
01/12/19 - Saturday at 09:49pm
A newly born elephant seal in Point Reyes. Nature does not shut down. Please keep the park clean and do not mess with the animals. Thank you. #elephantseal #pup
01/11/19 - Friday at 08:57pm
BLUNK BROTHERS: PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURES BY BRUNO AND RUFUS BLUNK - OPENING RECEPTION & GALLERY TALKS at the Bolinas Musuem / January 12, 2-5 PM. Show runs from January 12 – March 17, 2019 "Inspired by the work of their father, renowned California artist J.B. Blunk, Inverness-based artists Bruno and Rufus Blunk developed their own unique art practices. Raised on the Inverness Ridge in the hand–built home constructed by their parents, the brothers were influenced by the resourceful lifestyle that merged art, nature, and life into one seamless creative environment. The studios, homes and philosophies of family, friends, and artists Gordon Onslow Ford, John Anderson and Jack Wright fostered the brothers’ interest in history and art making. Though deeply connected to the place where they were born, the brothers had their father’s wanderlust. Both traveled for decades, and the colors, textures and forms of India, Africa, South America, Turkey, Russia and Nepal are revealed in their work. The artists live and create on their own terms, and the vibrant paintings and wooden sculptures presented in this exhibition reflect their curiosity, playfulness, and independence" SITE: http://bolinasmuseum.org/galle
01/11/19 - Friday at 04:16pm
Solo car accident on Sir Francis Drake near Rannoch in Inverness. Hopefully everyone ok. Drive safe, it’s super slick out there. (Thx DL)
01/10/19 - Thursday at 09:10am
“Is anyone collecting food for our Marin County residents who are in the Coast Guard? Does this need to be organized?” - asked by Brittany Bell
01/08/19 - Tuesday at 08:46am
Any from Point Reyes? "Special Delivery: After doing some trash cleanup at national park sites in their districts, @RepSpeier and @RepHuffman plan to hand-deliver some of the garbage that has piled up during the shutdown to the White House this afternoon." https://twitter.com/benyc/stat
01/07/19 - Monday at 01:25pm
From Bay Area NWS: “WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TUESDAY TO 10 AM PST
WEDNESDAY. Southerly winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph along the coast and in the higher elevations. Local gust up to 60 mph will be possible in the region`s ridges and peaks.”
01/05/19 - Saturday at 05:18pm
Rainbow snuck in between storms in Point Reyes today. #rainbow
01/04/19 - Friday at 08:42am
From DC: “And now the Senate has adjourned until Tuesday afternoon. That means no action on the partial shutdown until next week.”
From PRNPS: “Restroom facilities remain limited, not serviced, and may not be available. Restrooms are currently not available at Bear Valley, Palomarin, Divide Meadow, Drakes Beach, & McClures Beach. Restrooms can close without notice. Please use the restroom before entering the park. Park regulations, including violations of a closure orders, wildlife harassment, pet restrictions, and improper disposal of human waste, remain in effect and are enforced.”
01/04/19 - Friday at 08:42am
From Bay Area NWS: “Rain will return to the area this weekend as the first in a series of storms arrives. Additional systems will bring more rain and possibly gusty winds into the middle of next week.”
01/03/19 - Thursday at 03:36pm
Green Hauling LLC out of Novato is donating time to come out to Point Reyes to collect trash at high impact areas starting today.
01/02/19 - Wednesday at 12:46pm
Found out at the beaches in Point Reyes.
01/02/19 - Wednesday at 12:46pm
From Marin Public Works: "What should you do with your old #Christmas tree?!? Don't let it end up in the #landfill, make sure it gets into the #compost! Each town/area in #MarinCounty has different #recycling requirements, so here's a helpful cheat sheet: https://bit.ly/2BHR7nR
01/01/19 - Tuesday at 11:53am
“Visitors to West Marin who lodge in short-term rentals will have to pay a 14 percent transient occupancy tax starting Tuesday, thanks to the passage of Measure W. The tax, which was approved by 76.53 percent of the voters in November, is a 4 percent increase to the existing 10 percent transient occupancy tax. Campers in West Marin will now also be subject to a 4 percent TOT fee.”
FULL STORY: https://www.marinij.com/2018/1
01/01/19 - Tuesday at 11:53am
“The government shutdown is impacting services at Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County. On Sunday, park officials announced unsanitary conditions and public safety concerns are prompting the park to close more of its facilities. On any given day, the park has about 80 to 90 employees. It’s now down to 8 to 10 people on duty who are mostly park rangers.
With the lapse in federal funding, the park announced popular Palomarin parking lot and trailhead is now closed. Dirty restrooms there are creating a health hazard. Drakes Beach is also closed to protect pregnant elephant seals and the public from aggressive male seals.”
FULL STORY: http://www.ktvu.com/news/gover
12/31/18 - Monday at 01:22pm
Spotted on the levee road outside of Point Reyes Station. Seems like a solid message for 2019. (Thx SP)
12/31/18 - Monday at 01:07pm
It wasn't our most popular post in 2018, but it was one of our favorites. Dream a little dream.
12/31/18 - Monday at 09:03am
If you're looking for something to do tonight, local legends El Radio Fantastique are playing at The Western. If you do go out, please, be safe.
12/30/18 - Sunday at 12:55pm
CONDITION UPDATE FROM Point Reyes NPS:
- Public access to the Palomarin Trailhead has been closed due to health and safety concerns. There is no vehicle access beyond the paved portion of Mesa Road.
Remember, restroom facilities and trash service are very limited throughout the park.
-Public Access to Drakes Beach south of the Ken Patrick Visitor Center is closed for public safety concerns.
Remember, restroom facilities and trash services are very limited throughout the park
12/29/18 - Saturday at 08:19pm
Apparently the Marin County Sheriff handed out some tickets to bicyclists today on Rt. 1 in Marshall. Not sure about the details, but interesting to see that it does happen. (Thx ECV)
12/28/18 - Friday at 08:48am
NWS: “Clear skies, light winds, and a dry air mass this weekend will allow temperatures to drop to some of the lowest values so far this season. Many areas will see temperatures fall into the 30s.”
12/26/18 - Wednesday at 09:51pm
Going to be windy tomorrow, batten down the hatches. From NWS Bay Area: "Northerly winds are forecast to increase Thursday morning, with widespread gusty winds expected by midday, especially in the hills and locally in northeast Contra Costa County. Winds will diminish at lower elevations Thursday Night but remain gusty in the hills."
12/25/18 - Tuesday at 08:22am
Power is out in parts of Inverness Park this morning. PG&E has no estimated time of restoration yet. "Our preliminary determination is that your outage was caused by an equipment issue." Check status here: https://m.pge.com/#outages
12/24/18 - Monday at 01:59pm
“The community Christmas Eve Candle Lighting & Carols Service, led by members of the West Marin community, celebrates the universal meaning of the Christmas story. For the last many years it has been at the Dance Palace, but given that they no longer allow the lighting of candles, the Point Reyes Community Presbyterian Church has opened their doors for the service to be held in their sanctuary this year. It takes place on Monday evening, December 24th at 5:15 P.M.”
12/24/18 - Monday at 01:46pm
An update on that crash, “Not all heroes wear capes. This Poncia Trucking driver ditched his rig today to avoid a car that pulled out in front of him. Quite the Christmas gift.” We saw the other car in the ditch, a hero indeed. Thanks @timmy_the_drain
12/24/18 - Monday at 10:49am
Bad accident on the PR/Petaluma Rd. Everyone looks ok, drive safe, it’s very slippery.
12/24/18 - Monday at 08:42am
Another sign of the government shutdown in Point Reyes. #governmentshutdown #cypresstreetunnel
12/22/18 - Saturday at 03:01pm
Bear Valley visitor centered closed. “During the federal government shutdown, we will not monitor or update social media. Some Point Reyes National Seashore areas are accessible; however access may change without notice, and there are no NPS-provided services. For more information, see nps.gov/pore/index.htm”
12/22/18 - Saturday at 02:31pm
Medical emergency, Reach helicopter transporting someone from Inverness. Hopefully they’re ok.
12/22/18 - Saturday at 07:37am
No word on what shutdown means for the park, but the salmon are running. From PRNPS: “This year is the largest #coho run in Point Reyes in over a decade! Park biologists saw almost 100 adult coho and over 50 redds (nesting sites) while surveying Olema Creek yesterday. #ParkScience”
12/21/18 - Friday at 05:14pm
Happy Winter Solstice! And here’s to days getting longer! Sunset at the big beach in Point Reyes.
12/21/18 - Friday at 04:33pm
Tide was super high today at the boatel in Inverness. From Bay Area NWS: “Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 8 am to 12 pm tomorrow due to large tidal fluctuations (King Tides). High tides will occur mid morning followed by extreme low tides late afternoon. Exact height and timing will vary. Please visit: bit.ly/2AahDWO for specifics”
12/21/18 - Friday at 01:13pm
It’s elephant seal time in Point Reyes and this gentleman demonstrates exactly what not to do. Please keep your distance. #selfie
12/19/18 - Wednesday at 05:49pm
Anyone else see this in the sky tonight? This is from Nicasio. (Thx CL)
12/17/18 - Monday at 07:41am
“The Trump administration signaled its support Wednesday for Rep. Jared Huffman’s controversial bill to extend the leases of several historic Point Reyes National Seashore ranches. The bill seeks to fulfill a 2012 promise of former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to the ranches to provide them longer leases so as to improve their economic security and decision-making.” FULL STORY: https://www.marinij.com/2018/1
12/15/18 - Saturday at 06:10pm
Big thresher shark washed up on the beach in Point Reyes. #shark #beach (thx NW)
12/14/18 - Friday at 08:48am
From NWS Bay Area. This is a serious one, be safe. "Very large WNW swell to arrive Sunday and Monday. Cold and unforgiving Pacific waters accompanied with large waves are life threatening. Keep a safe distance from the ocean. Please don't become a statistic. Every year we lose many people to the cold waters of the Pacific. On Sunday long period waves will arrive along the coast. These high energy waves will run high up on area beaches. Sunday nite and Mon seas in excess of 20 ft will pound the coast."
12/13/18 - Thursday at 07:41pm
"The Geminid meteor shower, expected to peak late Thursday and early Friday, promises to be the astronomical apex of 2018. With hundreds of meteors sailing across the night skies, Earthlings are in for quite a sight. And best of all, Thursday’s weather in the Bay Area is expected to cooperate nicely: Forecasts call for clear skies with inland temperatures dipping into the mid-40s. The slow-moving Geminids are unique because they’re only one of two showers that originate from an asteroid instead of a comet. And with their full basket of meteors annually piercing the night sky for as many as eight hours, the Geminids are a favorite among astronomers." FULL STORY: https://www.pressdemocrat.com/
12/13/18 - Thursday at 07:47am
Looks like a BMW slid off the road on Sir Francis Drake in Inverness by Redwood. Hopefully everyone ok. Road should be clear in a couple of minutes.
12/11/18 - Tuesday at 10:26pm
From a TWMF follower: "Gunshots detected twice in Inverness Park over the last few days. Friday night around 7pm, and last night around 10pm. As an avid hunter/sportsman, it sounds like a small caliber handgun coming from Carmencita or Laurel. One shot and done. Racoons? Remember, it's illegal to fire in a residential area. Know your target and beyond."
12/11/18 - Tuesday at 06:24am
Super thick fog this morning, drive safe.
12/08/18 - Saturday at 02:23pm
"A California sea lion tracked since its birth seven years ago was recently found dead with several gunshot wounds on a Point Reyes National Seashore beach (Kehoe), the national park reported Friday. It is one of hundreds of gunshot cases that have been documented by local marine mammal rescue officials over the years. John Dell’Osso, the national seashore’s chief of interpretation and resource education, said a visitor found the male sea lion a little more than a week ago and snapped a photo of it, which showed it had gunshot wounds." FULL STORY: https://www.marinij.com/2018/1
12/07/18 - Friday at 11:57am
From local artist Whitman Shenk: "My ceramics exhibit opens Friday December 7th at Toby's and runs through the month. Opening reception is Friday the 7th, 4-7pm. I'm proud to share these pots which represent the last two years of my work. We will have cheese and wine for the adults and pizza for the kids, hope to see you there." MORE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/event
12/02/18 - Sunday at 10:23am
There has been a helicopter flying low for extended periods of time over Nicasio the last two days, anyone know why? Search and rescue? Commerical?