05/19/19 - Sunday at 06:51pm
Two storms down. One more to go. Rainbow over Inverness tonight. Any other pictures of it? (Thx ER)
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05/19/19 - Sunday at 03:01pm
Sirens in Point Reyes are for a single vehicle rollover north of town by the vineyard. Sounds like everyone is ok.
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05/19/19 - Sunday at 11:00am
The ocean water temperature is still warm and I've heard the mouth of the bay is absolutely choked with red jellyfish. Hail today in Inverness. Interesting May. (thx JS)
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05/19/19 - Sunday at 09:35am
A local resident makes “the mail” section of The New Yorker this week.
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05/18/19 - Saturday at 10:12pm
There was actually some sun today out at the beach in Point Reyes right after sunset.
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05/18/19 - Saturday at 02:30pm
"The Nicasio Spring Fling is this years major fundraising event for the Nicasio School Foundation, which provides the financial backing for enrichment programs at Nicasio School, including Art, Performing Arts, Spanish, Poetry, Physical Education and Field Trips. These are all important programs that are critical to providing a well-rounded education for children, but are no longer funded by the State of California or the county. The proceeds generated from this Nicasio Spring Fling will directly fund the enrichment classes for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year." MORE INFO: https://www.nicasioschoolfound
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05/18/19 - Saturday at 01:01pm
Modern times.
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05/16/19 - Thursday at 03:25pm
Car flipped over on Lucas Valley Rd, no injuries. Traffic going through on one lane for now, should be open soon. (Thx AN)
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05/15/19 - Wednesday at 08:56pm
Quite a storm tonight. Lights keep flickering in Inverness like it's February.
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05/14/19 - Tuesday at 01:48pm
From PRNPS: "Lots of humpback whales have been seen around Point Reyes the past few days!! The best places to view them are Chimney Rock Trail and Sea Lion Overlook. Some have been seen off the Great Beach, too. 🐋"
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05/13/19 - Monday at 11:01am
"KWMR Presents: West Marin Kids Who Rock" is TONIGHT! Featuring all-youth bands 🤟from West Marin 📍@lagunitasbeer Taproom in Petaluma 🕒 5:30-8:30 PM 😀 Family friendly Eat🍕 Drink 🍺 Support 🎵 in the schools $10 🎟 at the door Kids 🆓”
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05/13/19 - Monday at 10:06am
“An unusually wet spring weather system is forecast to impact our area later this week. Preliminary forecast rain totals from Tuesday night thru Friday range from 0.5-1.5 inches. Most of that rain expected Wed. Night and early Thurs. Impressive rainfall amounts for mid May!”
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05/12/19 - Sunday at 09:37pm
"With a new transient occupancy tax (TOT) for West Marin in place since the start of this year, a public working group is being formed to help recommend uses for the tax revenues to support community housing needs. Applications are being accepted until May 28 for the Measure W Working Group, convened and overseen by the Marin County Community Development Agency (CDA). To learn more about the Working Group and to access applications visit:www.marincounty.org/measurew-ch"
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05/12/19 - Sunday at 03:22pm
Summer time crowds starting to fill in this weekend in Point Reyes including this guy with a boa constrictor in front of the post office.
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05/11/19 - Saturday at 07:03pm
Once again we have done it. Spc. Jake Robert Velloza scholarship recipients have been selected. This year Susan Velloza has selected seven THS seniors that will receive a total of $17,000.00 in scholarships. Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors and donors for making this possible for the seventh year in a row, with your generous donations we will be awarding five recipients the Spc. Jake Robert Velloza scholarship This year we had 16 applicants apply for Jakes scholarship, Susie Velloza has selected five recipients and they will be announced Saturday, May 18th during the ceremony around 3:45. Thank you again for honoring our hero Spc. Jake Robert Velloza.

The over 40 alumni game starts at 1 & the under 40 alumni game starts at 3:30pm!

There will also be scholarships awarded to two THS seniors in memory of Jake Velloza and Jeremiah McClerrry that will be given out by the members of Jake and Jeremiah's troop. The total amount given out in seven years in $67,000.00 If you would like to contribute to the scholarship please message us and we will get you the information. BRAVE PRIDE!!
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05/09/19 - Thursday at 05:41pm
Free microchipping: “The West Marin Pet Hospital in Fairfax is helping some children at Lagunitas School with a Change Project that hopes to microchip all of the pets in West Marin, in preparation of a natural disaster (fire, earthquake ect). We have had a large amount of microchips donated to us, and are hosting a free microchipping event for dogs this Saturday 5/11 from 10-1pm at San Geronimo Community Center.“
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05/09/19 - Thursday at 05:26pm
“Marin Sun Farms re-opened today. We’ve been closed since February for refreshing and redoing the kitchen. We have an all new culinary team and some new items on the menu, as well as some of the old favorites.”
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05/07/19 - Tuesday at 10:35am
Another tragic story. The beaches are dangerous. "On Saturday, May 04, 2019, at approximately 10:54 AM, 9-1-1- was contacted reporting a male subject, who had been fishing with friends in the area of South Beach, inside the Point Reyes National Seashore-West Marin, had possibly drowned. Reportedly the subject was digging for sand crabs alone on the beach with his back facing the water when he was presumably struck by a wave, which knocked the subject into the water. The subject did not have a personal flotation device (PFD) in place and had been wearing bib-style fishing waders, which filled with water preventing his return to the shoreline. The subject’s friends having returned to the beach from the parking area a short time later, discovered the subject floating face down unresponsive in the surf. Attempts to rescue the subject met with negative results. A United States Coast Guard (USCG) helicopter in the area completing unrelated training was immediately diverted to the scene in addition to other multiple First Responder agency personnel to render aid and complete a rescue of the subject. A USCG Rescue Swimmer was deployed from the helicopter and brought the subject to the shoreline, who remained unconscious and lifeless. Emergent resuscitative medical aid including CPR was immediately administered. Due to the remote area, the subject was then airlifted to the Point Reyes Beach South Parking area, where the subject was met by awaiting paramedics. Paramedics provided additional resuscitative medical aid to no avail. Despite the aforementioned efforts, the subject’s death was pronounced on the scene at 12:04 PM." LINK: https://www.marinsheriff.org/c
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05/07/19 - Tuesday at 08:34am
"9th dead gray whale found in Bay Area this year is cause for 'serious concern,' scientist says." This is one of the dead whales on Limantour Beach in Point Reyes.(thx MM) STORY: https://abc7news.com/pets-anim
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05/07/19 - Tuesday at 07:08am
“Many thanks to the Inverness Fire Department for facilitating major tree removal and chipping on Rannoch Way. There are many rounds of black acacia trees that are on the side of the road for anybody to take, either for firewood or any other purpose. Please take them away!” - NS
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05/06/19 - Monday at 09:09am
PG&E doing power line work in West Marin today. Lots of big helicopters flying around Lucas Valley Road.
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05/05/19 - Sunday at 10:42am
A local said they heard a story that people saw a pod of orca whales off of Limantour Beach this week. Anyone else hear that?
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05/05/19 - Sunday at 10:25am
Things that get caught on the dashcam. Two guys stopped in the middle of the road on Ottinger's Hill on SFD in Point Reyes taking a picture of guy with giant plant sticking out between his legs.
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05/04/19 - Saturday at 10:08pm
The Huckleberry Garden May Faire is this Sunday, May 5 from 10:30 to 12:30 behind the cowgirl creamery in Point Reyes. Always a good time.
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05/04/19 - Saturday at 07:36am
Apparently there was a high speed chase on Sir Francis Drake on Thursday night that ended up with a car down in the water near the inkwells. Does anyone know any other details?
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05/02/19 - Thursday at 07:58pm
"On Saturday, May 4, Marin County residents will be able to bring their household hazardous waste (HHW) to the Pt. Reyes Toxic Away Day for safe and free disposal. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. next to the Pt. Reyes Fire Station at 4th and B Streets in Pt. Reyes Station.

Appointments are required for residents who wish to participate in the event (but people will not be turned away if they do not have one). Examples of HHW that will be collected include old computer monitors, household batteries, paints, stains, thinners, fertilizers, pesticides, adhesives, gas, motor oil, antifreeze, pool chemicals, and household cleaners. No waste from businesses will be accepted.

Residents can bring a total of 15 gallons of liquid waste or 125 pounds of dry waste.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-207-8222 and press 204; or, alternatively, call 1-916-351-0456 and press 204. Space is limited to a 60-car maximum.

For additional information about the event, please contact David Catalinotto with the San Rafael Fire Department at 415-485-3309."
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04/30/19 - Tuesday at 11:49am
“Please Join Us tonight for a Courageous Conversation at Tomales High School. — with Faaiuga Van Der Ryn and 9 others.” - MH
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04/30/19 - Tuesday at 06:41am
Via PRNPS: “On April 22, an off leash dog killed a Guadalupe fur seal (a threatened species) on North Beach. This took place in a snowy plover nesting area where dogs are not allowed. This is an unfortunate reminder that dogs MUST be on leash in designated dog areas. We thank the visitor for reporting the incident and @TMMC for responding to the report of the attacked animal and conducting the necropsy. We want visitors to experience the beauty of Point Reyes, but ask everyone to please follow the rules to have an enjoyable and safe experience & help us protect the wildlife. If you see a violation happening in the park, please find a park ranger or contact 415-464-5100.”
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04/28/19 - Sunday at 09:40pm
2 DOGS MISSING - PT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE

1 BLACK AND TAN FEMALE HOUND
NAME - SASHA

1 WALKER FEMALE HOUND
NAME - STORM

The pair went missing this morning around 10AM at the Historic E Ranch - 21000 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Point Reyes, CA

Sasha (the Black and Tan) has a bright orange tag on her collar with owner Info. The two should be seen together.

They are our beloved pets so if you see them or know anyone who has, PLEASE call:

William at 707-779-9947
OR
Laura at 415-669-1354
OR
Lianne at 415-328-5335
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04/26/19 - Friday at 11:08am
From SFGate: "Christina Milne was driving along a road near the Nicasio Reservoir in West Marin Thursday when she saw a pickup truck pulled over with its flashers on, the driver waving for help. She pulled over and discovered the man had struck and killed a mother deer by mistake, only to discover her two newborn babies by the side of the road, still alive. The two fawns had been born so recently their umbilical cords were still wet, according to wildlife rescue organization WildCare. The fawns were taken to WildCare's wildlife hospital in San Rafael and given a full body exam, fluids, and blankets, to counteract shock. WildCare asks that people take care while driving and alert their hotline at 415-456-7283 should you see injured wildlife or potentially orphaned baby animals around the Bay Area." FULL STORY: https://www.sfgate.com/outdoor
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04/25/19 - Thursday at 09:10pm
If you ever wanted to live in a glass house, now is your chance. http://real-estate.coastalmari
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04/22/19 - Monday at 07:48am
“Get ready for warmer temperatures. A strong warming trend is expected during the first half of the work week. Temperatures are forecast to reach their peak at the coast and in the coastal valleys on Tuesday, and in the interior valleys on Wednesday.” - NWS
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04/21/19 - Sunday at 04:08pm
Anyone know what the circling helicopter over Tomales Bay was about today?
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04/20/19 - Saturday at 12:16pm
Another water rescue today. Sounds like they found everybody. The wind is supposed to be very strong all day. People should not be on Tomales Bay today unless you know what you're doing and have your life jackets on.
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04/20/19 - Saturday at 11:28am
"The Waldos were supposed to meet up at 4:20pm to go find an abandoned pot patch by the Point Reyes Coast Guard Station." Or so the story goes that gets retold every year. Local favorites The Haggards are playing The Western tonight at 8:30pm on 4/20. Always a good time.
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04/19/19 - Friday at 11:34am
You are warmly invited to this unforgettable evening of film plus live storytelling with the great folk tale artist Ane Carla Rovetta and other special guests, followed by a conversation with the filmmakers - myself and local underwater legend Ron Elliott. This event also features a pop-up store of sustainable beach goods by Marlin Ray.

Profits from this event will benefit a couple of awesome local West Marin nonprofits!

* Tickets are $10 - get them here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/n

Tickets will also be for sale at the door.

When:
Doors open 6:30pm. Showtime 7pm.
Friday, April 19, 2019

Where:
The Dance Palace
503 B Street, Point Reyes Station, California 94956
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04/18/19 - Thursday at 03:54pm
Photo of the accident on Point Reyes/Petaluma Rd. and Novato Blvd. Sounds like everyone is ok. This is a very dangerous intersection, please be safe out there. (thx AR)
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04/18/19 - Thursday at 03:25pm
There is an accident on the Point Reyes/Petaluma Road at Novato Blvd. involving a tractor trailer. Lanes are blocked. No word on injuries, but probably best to avoid the area for now.
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04/17/19 - Wednesday at 12:03pm
"Be ready on June 9th for the 25th annual Recycle Circus. Wow! has it been that many years. Holy smokes. This will be the same event but in June. It will be as wonderful as ever. We ask that you come even more organized and prepared to share your quality, clean and reusable materials with your neighbors and friends from West Marin. Please call 415-446-8587 for information. Madeline"
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04/16/19 - Tuesday at 05:29pm
“Fire units are responding to a structure fire on Kehoe Way in Inverness. Motorists should stay clear of the area to avoid blocking emergency vehicles.” - via KWMR
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04/15/19 - Monday at 09:56pm
"Power’s out in Lagunitas/Forest Knolls, 95 affected" (thx CW)
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04/15/19 - Monday at 08:28am
"No more moo? It seems ages since I've heard the noon rooster/cow from The Western, the sound that famously scared Prince Charles' security detail. What's up with that? I'm willing to help fund the repair of this Point Reyes tradition." - via Richard Dillman
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04/13/19 - Saturday at 01:13pm
Sounds like the gas station pumps in Point Reyes aren’t working right now. Hopefully fixed soon, but plan accordingly. If they come back online, let me know.
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04/13/19 - Saturday at 09:04am
That time of year. "We have a swarm of bees happening in a high shrub in the corner of our yard. Any expert bee-keepers out there who would like to attempt a removal? Anyone with suggestions as to who to call?-- please email me as i dont check this often enough. wenpaints@gmail.com. Thanks!"
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04/12/19 - Friday at 03:41pm
Two boats flipped over in Tomales Bay this afternoon and five people had to be rescued. It sounded like they may have found all five. Huge thank you to the rescue teams.
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04/12/19 - Friday at 02:23pm
A water rescue under way on Tomales Bay by Miller Park. Helicopters and jet skis involved.
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04/11/19 - Thursday at 10:34pm
Helicoptering circling was providing light for rescue crews working on a car that rolled over by Miwok Way near Ottingers Hill on SFD. Hopefully everyone ok.
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04/11/19 - Thursday at 10:21pm
Not sure what the helicopter is doing circling over Inverness with the light on, trying to figure out. Anyone know?
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04/09/19 - Tuesday at 05:24pm
"Marin County Fire is reporting that one person has died at Tomales Bay near Clam Island this afternoon around 1 p.m. following a water rescue near Lawson's Landing that involved two helicopters. Another person who was rescued was treated at the scene and released." TWMF was out of town today but we heard it was extreme winds on the bay? Did anyone see the rescue operation? Our hearts go out to the family and friends, this has been a very difficult few weeks in West Marin. LINK: https://www.marinij.com/2019/0
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04/06/19 - Saturday at 07:20pm
Not sure what happened here but it ended in the ditch on Levee Rd in Point Reyes. Looks like everyone was ok, please drive safe.
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04/06/19 - Saturday at 05:50pm
From the bird list. Didn't realize we had black vultures too. "Today at 11:20 AM while in Point Reyes Station we observed a black vulture being harassed by a red-shouldered hawk while in a kettle with several turkey vultures. It circled for a minute or so before peeling off to the south." The difference: https://centerofthewest.org/20
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04/06/19 - Saturday at 09:16am
Visitors to West Marin often think they've seen a mountain lion when its actually a bobcat. This video shows the difference. Hopefully people are clear on what a bear looks like. (video via Aududon Canyon Ranch, shot in the Mayacamas Mountains)
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04/05/19 - Friday at 09:33pm
Two men have died in unrelated crashes in less than two weeks on Mt. Tamalpais. The victims died at the same curve along Ridgecrest Boulevard, says CHPMarin. One of the men was from Inverness. Our hearts go out to all of the family and friends. Please be safe out there.
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04/05/19 - Friday at 05:46pm
“Tucker” was found wandering around Vie de la Vista in Inverness. No address on his tag. If you know who’s dog this is, please let me know or leave a comment, thanks.
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04/04/19 - Thursday at 06:46pm
“Model trends over the past several days have scaled back on rain amounts for Friday. With that said, though, expect light to moderate rain, particularly during the morning hours, with lingering rain showers into the afternoon.”
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04/01/19 - Monday at 01:00am
The Point Reyes National Seashore announced this weekend that the new Point Reyes lighthouse restoration will include a Shake Shack restaurant. In an effort to expand revenue streams for the park and provide more food options for visitors, the park cut a deal with the extremely popular fast food company after months of negotiations. The location will be down at the point right next to the lighthouse and will become the crown jewel of the Shake Shack westward expansion.

”We couldn’t be more pleased,” announced a park spokesperson, “the lighthouse is the most visited spot in the park and now we’ve teamed up with one of the most popular food establishments in the country. Imagine how incredible it will be to hike down the stairs to our newly renovated lighthouse and be able to enjoy an amazing chocolate shake and a tasty hamburger with one of the greatest views in the world.”

The menu at the Shake Shack will be very similar to other locations around the country, including the newly opened location in Larkspur. Because of the uniqueness of this location, there will however be daily specials suited to the region like deep fried oysters, organic elephant seal shakes and free range elk burgers, all locally sourced. “We’re still working out the details,” the park spokesperson said, “but once we get it all sorted, it will be a big win win for everyone.”

Access from parking lot to the observation deck and the Shake Shack will be ready by late May/early June.

(Rendering of the new Shake Shack provided by the architects of record, April One)
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03/29/19 - Friday at 03:19pm
Anybody hear the three fighter jets that just went over? Tomcats? Holy crap that was loud.
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03/28/19 - Thursday at 06:48pm
Not to get ahead of ourselves, but early weather models show the chance of another "atmospheric river" event late next week (April 5/6). So start thinking about prepping now. Clean the gutters (again). Sign up for Nixle alerts. Get some food and candles stored away. Just in case.
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03/28/19 - Thursday at 11:04am
The recent car fire in Inverness on Ottinger's Hill on SFD was not an accident it turns out. If you are having suicidal thoughts, there is always someone willing to talk at 1-800-273-8255.

"After talking with the driver, however, deputies learned he was recently unemployed and "trying to navigate a rough patch in his life. His vehicle catching fire was no accident, but rather an attempt to take his own life," deputies said.

FULL STORY: https://patch.com/california/s
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03/27/19 - Wednesday at 09:39pm
"The usual recycle circus Sunday fell on Easter this year, so it is postponed (lest the Easter bunny loses too many eggs in the ruckus) until June 9th." (Thx RD)
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