10/23/18 - Tuesday at 10:25am
“Just to let you know, you can stop by the Point Reyes Library/West Marin Literacy for flu shots today between 10:00 and 4:00 pm. Enter through the West Marin Literacy door. Sponsored by the West Marin Health and Human Services.” - thx JL
10/23/18 - Tuesday at 07:42am
Does anyone know what this was? “Thare was some event near Nicasio last night, with hundreds of cars on the roads and an incredible number of cars parked on Lagunitas School Rd for a "Solstice Shuttle".”
10/16/18 - Tuesday at 12:36pm
Helicopter in Inverness taking someone to hospital, hopefully everything ok.
10/15/18 - Monday at 01:08pm
Sounds like there was a mobile home fire in Olema causing smoke and car accident at SFD and Hwy 1. Everyone seems to be ok. (Thx BE)
10/13/18 - Saturday at 09:12pm
Lots of humpback whale action in Point Reyes as well today. #whale #whaletail
10/13/18 - Saturday at 08:58pm
Was lucky enough to be in a boat off the coast of Point Reyes this morning when this 17 foot great white shark swam by. Shark season is here
10/12/18 - Friday at 10:54am
The midterms are upon us. Two links you might be interested in. There will be an Election Night Event at Toby's Feed Barn on Nov. 6 from 5pm - 9pm to watch live results. Also, Wade Holland has published his guide to the Nov. 6 ballot.
Elections matter. Please vote.
10/12/18 - Friday at 10:54am
Couple of events happening this week. Parachute Days featuring local favorites El Radio Fantastique is on Saturday, Oct. 12. And the Audobon Canyon Ranch is hosting a very cool event for kids at the Martin Griffin Preserve in Bolinas on Saturday, Oct 12 as well.
Martin Griffin Ranch:https://www.facebook.com/event
10/07/18 - Sunday at 08:04pm
“Did anyone see the strange light in the sky about 10 minutes ago?” - from a local resident UPDATE: it was Space X launch
10/07/18 - Sunday at 01:30pm
Was getting out of my car with my eight year old son in Point Reyes today when a single motorcycle was driving by through downtown way too fast. I gave a mellow slow down hand signal and he gave me the finger. Good times.
10/06/18 - Saturday at 03:40pm
Sounds like a rescue crews responding to kayak situation in Tomales Bay right now. Super windy out there. UPDATE: Everyone ok.
10/03/18 - Wednesday at 01:18pm
“Looks like Significant roadwork on Lucas Valley Road from Nicasio Valley Road to Big Rock. Work expected to last through 11/2/18. Signs say to expect delays.” Work already in progress.
10/01/18 - Monday at 05:23pm
Car flipped over by Dream Farm Rd on SFD in Inverness. Everyone ok, expect delays. (Thx DW)
09/29/18 - Saturday at 01:50pm
09/28/18 - Friday at 09:20pm
It was reported to TWMF today that a bear was spotted two different times on Drakes Summit in Inverness Park on Wednesday. (Thx MM)
09/28/18 - Friday at 09:26am
The Fine Arts Gallery at the College of Marin is showing the recurring Made in Marin exhibit featuring local artists Grayson Kent and Ido Yoshimoto starting this weekend. Reception is from 4pm - 6pm on Saturday, Sept. 29 and thw show runs through Oct. 25. The reception will feature a talk with Grayson and Ido moderated by Tung Chiang of Heath Ceramics. Don't miss it! MORE INFO: http://www1.marin.edu/fine-art
09/26/18 - Wednesday at 06:02pm
Helicopter just flew right over our house in Inverness, anyone know what’s going on? Looked like Henry 1?
09/23/18 - Sunday at 07:43pm
Epic moon rise tonight. Who got a good shot of it?
09/22/18 - Saturday at 06:28pm
I’ve had this dream.
09/22/18 - Saturday at 06:12pm
“Found a guitar today on Mesa Road - if this is yours or you know who it belongs to, you can call me 415-663-8156.”
09/22/18 - Saturday at 09:11am
The Waves to Wine benefit bicycle ride is heading through Point Reyes today. Be prepared, be safe. MORE INFO: https://secure.nationalmssocie
09/21/18 - Friday at 08:29am
Friday trivia quiz. Name the artist who made the very groovy custom letters for the hardware store.
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
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
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?
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
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.
09/13/18 - Thursday at 07:33am
A nice sunrise over Olema post fire this morning.
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-
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:
- 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?
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.”
09/11/18 - Tuesday at 05:24pm
A number of people have mentioned hearing this in the comments, “Heard 8 gunshots early this am in Inverness, around 4. Second valley. Very disconcerting. Anyone else hear them? or know anything about it?”
09/11/18 - Tuesday at 02:54pm
Via Marin Country Fire, "#IrvingFire Update: Sir Francis Drake has reopened between Nicasio Valley Rd and Platform Bridge Rd. Arroyo Road remains closed. Evacuation orders are still in place for Mountain King Road, Portola Ave and Alamo Way. Please stay out of evacuation area until orders are lifted."
09/11/18 - Tuesday at 12:13pm
Via Marin County Fire: "Fire suppression getting easier now that air support is available. Thanks to @CAL_FIRE @SantaRosaFire Tomales Volunteer Fire, Sonoma Valley Fire and @CHPMarin for their assistance today. #IrvingFire #WestMarin #MarinCounty"
09/11/18 - Tuesday at 08:40am
Via Marin County Fire, “#IrvingFire Update: Lagunitas School is closed for the day, per school superintendent. School campus is unharmed, but many staff and students are evacuated and are unable report to work.”
09/11/18 - Tuesday at 07:44am
If you haven’t already signed up for Alert Marin, NOW IS THE TIME! We use Alert Marin to send emergency alerts (like evacuation orders) to you via text, email, or cell phone. Sign up multiple numbers in your household. Get started at AlertMarin.org. #IrvingFire
09/11/18 - Tuesday at 07:44am
Update on Sir Francis Drake road closure from Marin County Fire, “Re: road closures: students, parents and teachers will be allowed through.”
09/11/18 - Tuesday at 07:12am
Lucas Valley Road is open and Nicasio Valley Road is open as well. Seems like cel service is down for much of Inverness Park and Point Reyes.
09/11/18 - Tuesday at 06:26am
Via Marin County Fire: “#IrvingFire Update: Lagunitas School will be open for school with no restrictions. Current road closures: All of Arroyo Road; Sir Francis Drake between Nicasio Valley and Platform Bridge Road. #WestMarin #MarinCounty”
09/11/18 - Tuesday at 06:09am
From Marin County Fire: “#IrvingFire Update: Fire estimated at 100 acres, 10 percent contained. Approx 150 structures are threatened, but none damaged so far. No new evacuation orders underway, though the upper part of Forest Knolls and Lagunitas are under a warning.” No word if SFD is open yet.
09/10/18 - Monday at 11:44pm
"They have also closed Sir Francis Drake just before E. Cintura. We went to try to get our cats out, and they wouldn't let us up. If anyone sees two kitties (one Calico and one with tiger stripes) near 30 La Vuelta, they belong to the Averbacks. Please DM if you think you have them." - Karintha Touton Averback
09/10/18 - Monday at 11:28pm
Last update until the morning. I'll be up at 6am. Thank you to all the firefighters working through the night to keep us safe. "Road Closures due #IrvingFire on Mt. Barnabe: All of Arroyo Road and Sir Francis Drake between Nicasio Valley and Platform Bridge Road. Please avoid the area. #WestMarin"
09/10/18 - Monday at 09:40pm
Sounds like 20-30 acres have burned so far. Its gone over the top and into some drainage. Some structures have been damaged. Multiple water tenders and bulldozers are being scrambled.
09/10/18 - Monday at 09:40pm
Via Marin County Fire, "An evacuation order is in place for Mountain King Rd, Portola Ave and Alamo down to Barranca. Residents in that area should evacuate immediately to the Lagunitas School and wait for further information. Alamo Rd. will be closed until further notice." LINK: https://twitter.com/marincount
09/10/18 - Monday at 09:10pm
More reports: "Fire is 5-7 acres (8:47pm), slow rate of spread. Potential updated to 30-50 acres." People in Inverness Park can see the flames from their house. Someone on SFD coming through Fairfax could see flames in the hills in certain spots. Apparently it has taken down some power lines and is moving down into higher fuel areas. But it is moving slow and they think they can get ahead of it. PG&E is starting to disconnect power lines.
09/10/18 - Monday at 09:10pm
Via Marin County Fire, "Residents are encouraged to monitor local news media outlets and follow any further instructions if given by Marin County Fire or Marin County Sheriff. Smoke may be strong in the San Geronimo and Fairfax communities. The Fire Public Information Hotline 415-473-7191." Also turn on Nixle on your cell: text zip code to 888777 and receive real-time alerts Lagunitas 94938 Forest Knolls 94933
09/10/18 - Monday at 09:10pm
View of the fire in Samuel P. Taylor from Forest Knolls.
09/10/18 - Monday at 08:43pm
Via Marin County Fire: “Vegetation Fire in the area of Samuel P Taylor State Park under Mt Barnabe Lookout. Incident Commander reporting 2 acres, difficult access.”
09/10/18 - Monday at 08:29pm
Current reports. KWMR says “Fire now reported 1 to 2 acres with potential for 40 to 60 acres” another report says “Fire safe Marin reports Fire is now (7:58pm) 3/4-1 acres, slow rate of spread. Very difficult location to access.” Thx SD
09/10/18 - Monday at 07:59pm
Via KWMR “Fire crews are responding to a grass fire about 1/2 acre in size in Samuel P. Taylor park”
09/08/18 - Saturday at 04:24pm
This was the helicopter that flew over Inverness last night. I think he’s still missing. “Search and rescue efforts were underway near Bodega Bay Friday night after a man on a commercial fishing boat fell overboard, U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Athena Stricker said. A crew member aboard the white 40-foot salmon trawler reported the incident to the agency at 7:48 p.m. using a high-frequency radio.
The commercial boat was about two nautical miles from Bodega Bay, south of Doran Beach, at the time of the incident. The missing man, who was not identified, was fishing without a life vest on when he fell into the ocean, Stricker said.”
FULL STORY: https://www.pressdemocrat.com/
09/07/18 - Friday at 09:15pm
Saturday night dance party at The Dance Palace. "Boot scoot on down and kick up your heels. Bring your family and boogie to the swinging sounds of Buck Nickels and Loose Change. Delicious BBQ by Black Start Pig Co. food truck and drink available for purchase starting at 5 PM. Music and dancing from 6 - 9 PM. Tickets are $10 for adults / under 18 are free. Call (415) 663-1075 or go to dancepalace.org to purchase tickets or for more information. Sponsored by the Dance Palace, Cabaline Country Emporium & Saddlery, Five Brooks Ranch, Side Street Kitchen and KWMR Community Radio."
09/07/18 - Friday at 02:45pm
Jared Huffman, a Marin Democrat, introduced surprising legislation with Rob Bishop, an staunch anti-environment Republican from Utah. Does anyone know why? Even the ranchers seemed to be taken off guard.
"A bill that would preserve the working ranches of the Point Reyes National Seashore by amending the park’s enabling legislation has moved to the floor of the United States House of Representatives.
On Wednesday, the House Committee on Natural Resources decided unanimously to press forward with H.R. 6687, introduced by Representative Jared Huffman and co-sponsored by a Utah Republican, which directs the Interior Department to maintain the ranches in the seashore and the northern reaches of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
“I’ve been clear on this for a long time—this is what Congress intended,” Rep. Huffman told the Light.
The Natural Resources Committee made fast work of the bill after it was introduced last week. In a rare partnership, Rep. Huffman co-sponsored the bill with Representative Robert Bishop of Utah, the committee chair."
FULL STORY: https://www.ptreyeslight.com/a
Rob Bishop: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/0
09/03/18 - Monday at 09:29pm
"A woman suffered moderate injuries this morning when she fell about 40 feet from a Mount Tamalpais trail into a creek in Marin County. The woman and some friends were hiking at about 10:40 a.m. today on the Cataract Trail near Cataract Falls, about 2.5 miles north of Stinson Beach and four miles northwest of Muir Woods National Monument, when she fell off the trail and down into the creek. She was located by a CHP air crew in a helicopter, and by Marin County firefighters. A paramedic was lowered down to the woman in the creek using a helicopter. The woman and the paramedic were then hoisted out of the ravine and flown to a waiting Marin County ambulance, said CHP Flight Officer-Paramedic Shaun Bouyea." VIDEO: https://www.sfgate.com/news/ba
09/03/18 - Monday at 09:29pm
"Hi there, this sweet little kitty showed up at my friends house two days ago (on the corner of highway 1 and sir Francis Drake) would you mind posting her picture to see if anyone’s missing her? She doesn’t act like a house cat but they just want to make sure no ones missing her. Thanks!"
09/02/18 - Sunday at 08:49pm
"Rep. Jared Huffman has introduced a bill that would bolster the continuance of dairy and beef cattle operations within the Point Reyes National Seashore. “This bill provides a measure of support for the continuation of sustainable ranches and dairies as part of the fabric of our spectacular Point Reyes National Seashore, without compromising any environmental standards and consistent with the current General Management Plan update process,” Huffman wrote in a statement last week." FULL STORY: https://www.marinij.com/2018/0
08/27/18 - Monday at 06:25pm
For the commuters, “REMINDER: If you ride the 7:50AM Larkspur-SF trip or the 5PM & 6:30PM SF-Larkspur trips, plan to arrive to the terminal early. We're running the smaller Del Norte on these trips for about the next 2 months & the trips may fill up. #Marin #SF goldengate.org or 511”
08/26/18 - Sunday at 01:43pm
Mellow sandcastle contest at Drakes Beach today, foggy and cold, but still some great entries. #sandcastle
08/25/18 - Saturday at 08:38pm
From the Marin County Sheriff, "It’s a mic drop 🎤
Lt. Doug Pittman has retired. The twitter 🌎 will remember him as our PIO and the leader of connecting us to our communities through social media. We thank Doug for his 33 years of service and wish him a happy and healthy retirement." Thank you Doug Pittman for your service to our community.
08/24/18 - Friday at 01:14pm
West Marin is full of beautiful surprises—and one of the richest is the upcoming production of Shakespeare’s proto-feminist comedy Taming of the Shrew, a play known for its inexplicable about-face toward the end when the fierce and independent female lead, Katherina, suddenly decides to go along with the assigned role of submissive wife.
Hosted by Inverness’ St. Columba Episcopal Church in its restored 1920s amphitheater, Sharon Drake and friends present the Shrew, led by real-life married couple Katie Jay and Stephen Horvat.
‘Taming of the Shrew’ runs Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25–26, and Saturday–Monday, Sept. 1–3, at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 12835 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness. All shows, 4pm. $25.