11/21/17 - Tuesday at 10:25am
via CHPMarin "Alert- Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is closed in both directions at Platform Bridge due to a collision involving and overturned cement truck carrying 60,000 lbs of concrete. A big rig tow is enroute to the scene but there is no ETA to open the road. Expect delays to and from West Marin."
11/21/17 - Tuesday at 10:08am
TRAFFIC ALERT: "Overturned cement truck at entrance to Samuel P. One lane getting through." (thx CW)
11/20/17 - Monday at 06:27pm
"The owners of the property known to the community as the Town Commons in Point Reyes Station have given notice to West Marin Commons to vacate as of December 3, 2017. Thus ends nearly seven years of community use of the grounds as well as the "Little Yellow House" on the property. The decision by the owners should be understood in light of their need for the property to be better managed and controlled." FULL STORY: http://mailchi.mp/westmarincom
11/17/17 - Friday at 05:44pm
Lot of police activity tonight in Inverness. A truck ran off the road with arrests made and helicopter assist and then an issue with some folks who live down by Inverness Store. Lots of confusion and someone with serious hypothermia.
11/14/17 - Tuesday at 06:45pm
"Marin County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the purchase of San Geronimo Golf Course to preserve it as a greenbelt and protect endangered salmon." Link: https://twitter.com/marinparks
11/14/17 - Tuesday at 05:18pm
"The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning from 4 p.m. Wednesday to 3 a.m. Thursday for the North Bay interior valleys and mountains, including the cities and communities of Angwin, Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, Napa, Novato, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, South Santa Rosa and Woodacre." FULL STORY: http://forecast.weather.gov/ww
11/14/17 - Tuesday at 05:18pm
Remains of a boat that crashed out at Chimney Rock over the weekend and was deposited at Drakes parking lot. Bummer, anyone know what happened?
11/14/17 - Tuesday at 05:18pm
Incredible sunset in Point Reyes tonight. Calm before the storm. (Thx CM) #sunset
11/14/17 - Tuesday at 09:56am
"Models have trended stronger with storm system for late Wed-early Thu. Widespread rain & gusty winds expected across #SF #BayArea. #CAwx" https://twitter.com/sfmeteorol
11/14/17 - Tuesday at 09:30am
"The commercial crabbing season will start on time off the Sonoma Coast this fall for the first time in three years, putting fresh Dungeness crab in local markets by week’s end and restoring long-held autumn and holiday traditions. “It’s a big deal,” veteran Dick Ogg said by phone Monday from the Karen Jeanne, as he motored to his favored crabbing grounds off Point Reyes with 239 metal crab cages on board. “It’s a very competitive fishery in the beginning.”" FULL STORY: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/n
11/14/17 - Tuesday at 08:47am
Big film crew at Nicasio Reservoir doing car commercial thing. Be prepared for delays.
11/13/17 - Monday at 12:48pm
Final vote by the Board of Supervisors for the purchase of the San Geronimo Golf Course happens on Tuesday, November 14 at 2:15pm if you want to be involved.
"The county would be expected to foot $3.91 million of the total purchase price, which could amount to $8.85 million. County park officials say much of the existing property could become a turnkey greenbelt park with a ready-made network of multiuse pathways that will allow hiking and biking between Woodacre, San Geronimo, Forest Knolls and Lagunitas."
11/12/17 - Sunday at 05:03pm
The ocean was alive today in Point Reyes. Fish, birds and whales all joining the feast.
11/12/17 - Sunday at 09:32am
"The Marin County Board of Supervisors, in its role as the Open Space District’s Board of Directors, will consider creating a 1,000-acre agricultural conservation easement Tuesday morning. If approved, the land will be transferred to the Marin Agricultural Land Trust. The Open Space District owns two adjacent easements over private property registered with Luiz Ranch Inc. and owned by Metallica co-founder James Hetfield and his wife Francesca." FULL STORY: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.c
11/10/17 - Friday at 08:39am
"Marin Community Farm Stands & CSA Please read our free weekly newsletter at http://conta.cc/2yjXt9H
for important information on our Thanksgiving Holiday schedule". - Jim Baum
11/09/17 - Thursday at 04:41pm
A downhill slide on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, located at milepost 18.76 in Samuel P. Taylor State Park, was sustained during last winter’s storms. Due to environmental regulations for fish activity in Lagunitas Creek, which bisects the park, the necessary regulatory agency permits were not issued in time to meet the work requirements this year. Permits will be sought in late April 2018 and repairs are expected to begin as early as May 2018.
In the meantime, the downhill slide within the park has been winterized to endure the rainy season, but requires the closure of one lane to maximize safety. For approximately the next three weeks, traffic flow on the single lane will be controlled with stop signs in both directions.
A temporary traffic signal will be installed in December and remain in place until early May. Traffic flow will be continually monitored and the signal’s timing will be adjusted to minimize congestion. It is recommended that travelers seek alternative routes during commute hours as traffic delays are anticipated.
11/06/17 - Monday at 09:42am
A sad day in town as this big guy gets taken out. Anyone know how long that tree has been there? (Thx AW)
11/06/17 - Monday at 08:54am
Via PRNPS, "We will be burning Monterey Cypress piles near Limantour Beach created for defensible space around residences. From around 10 AM - 4 PM."
11/04/17 - Saturday at 04:21pm
Both CHP and Sheriff very active today in West Marin outside of Inverness and Inverness Park helping to remind people to drive the speed limit.
11/04/17 - Saturday at 08:24am
"Today's New York Times crossword puzzle, any guesses on number 59 across?" (thx AC)
11/03/17 - Friday at 08:08am
Two cars off the road on Lucas Valley Rd today. Roads are slick, please drive safe! (Thx SP)
11/03/17 - Friday at 07:40am
"On scene of two crashes on Lucas Valley east of Big Rock - one lane blocked in area - use caution here and on all the wet roads today!"
10/31/17 - Tuesday at 08:13pm
Trash is not only unsightly in our communities, it enters waterways, polluting the water and hurting the environment and wildlife. Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (MCSTOPPP) is partnering with local anti-litter coalitions, collectively referred to as Clean Marin, to put on the inaugural Trash Summit on Wednesday, November 1. The free event will be at the Marin Center Exhibit Hall, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. LINK: https://www.marincounty.org/ma
10/31/17 - Tuesday at 08:13pm
"The debate over the future of ranching in federal park lands in West Marin is underway and support for the practice was voiced this week as hearings kicked off. National Park Service officials held a pair of public sessions — one in Point Reyes, the other in Sausalito — to look at the various alternatives for ranching. The park service’s initial proposal would allow existing ranch families to continue beef and dairy operations with 20-year leases, the agency announced earlier this month." FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/busines
10/30/17 - Monday at 03:37pm
From Bob Raines, Superintendent of the Shore Unified School District, "On the morning of Monday, October 30, 2017, the SUSD buses did not run. Early that morning, and the evening prior, all of the district's bus drivers except one called in sick. As soon as the district learned this information, a phone message was sent to all parents via School Messenger letting them know that there would be no bus service. In addition, various other classified employees, including most food service employees, also called in sick. The district has no further information at this time. Although the district and the classified union currently are involved in contract negotiations, the district does not believe the events of today are related because a sick-out or strike would be illegal and a violation of the good faith negotiating principle, neither of which we would expect from our dedicated and hard working staff. We took all steps necessary to minimize the impact on students, including providing food service. We sincerely apologize to the students and their families who rely on bus service and were unable to attend school today as a result. We are in the process of securing substitute bus drivers to prevent this situation from occurring in the future. Thank you."
10/30/17 - Monday at 11:00am
I've had multiple sources tell me that there were no school buses for the Shoreline School District this morning. Is this true? Can someone explain what happened? Thank you.
10/29/17 - Sunday at 07:06pm
A car flipped over on Rt 1 at Millerton this evening. No word on injuries, hopefully everyone ok. (Thx AZ)
10/28/17 - Saturday at 07:51pm
"The Point Reyes Disaster Council invites everyone to the 31st annual Pancake Breakfast at the Point Reyes Station firehouse on Sunday, October 29, starting at 8 am. The benefit is sponsored by the Marin County Fire Dept. Our wonderful firefighters from the Marin County Fire Dept./PRS firehouse and from the Inverness Volunteer Fire Dept. will be cooking up pancakes and assorted breakfast eats. Come on down and help us thank them for their 24-7 protection of our community. As always, there will be a raffle and silent auction and various outdoor activities like fire truck rides, a fire safe house and, just possibly, Smokey the Bear himself!"
10/28/17 - Saturday at 08:48am
"Día de los Muertos in Point Reyes - Join us for this special annual community event featuring Aztec Dancers, Coro de los Muertos singers, a procession down main street, Day of the Dead pageantry, a blessing of the altar, Mexican food, drinks, and surprises. You are encouraged to dress in Day of the Dead finery.
2:30-4:30 Face painting at Ernesto’s Studio next to Cafe Reyes patio.
5:00-6:00 Procession down main street. Meet at Gallery Route One. Bring pictures and mementoes of loved ones to carry in the procession and place on the altar in the Dance Palace.
6:00-8:30 pm - Day of the Dead Dia de los Muertos Ceremony and Celebration at the Dance Palace, 503 B St, Point Reyes Station."
10/27/17 - Friday at 07:57pm
From the Southern Marin Fire District: "The severity of fires in our community has taken many lives, property, and most of all our spirits. For the past 5 years us local firefighters have created a bike drive for kids for Christmas. Due to what is happening we think now is the most appropriate time to pull together, donate bikes, and put a smile on families faces." GoFundMe Page: https://www.gofundme.com/ptpvu
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/south
10/27/17 - Friday at 08:45am
"Before a throng of bicycling advocates, including three of his alleged victims, a Novato man accused of intentionally striking cyclists with his pickup truck was handcuffed in court Thursday and thrown back into jail with an increased bail. “We are asking for full enforcement of the law,” said Jim Elias, executive director of the Marin County Bicycle Coalition. The man would face up to five years in prison if convicted of all the charges, said Assistant District Attorney Barry Borden." FULL STORY: http://www.mercurynews.com/201
10/26/17 - Thursday at 07:48am
Movie night tonight at Ink.Paper.Plate in Point Reyes at 7pm. "Battle Royale"
10/26/17 - Thursday at 07:32am
Accident on Point Reyes/Petaluma Rd just past stop sign off Rt 1. Sounds like everyone ok, be cautious around there. (Thx SP)
10/24/17 - Tuesday at 08:44pm
An absolutely stunning sunset over Palomarin in Bolinas tonight. The moon was out and the Farallones were on fire. #sunset #westmarin #heatwave
10/22/17 - Sunday at 09:20pm
Did anyone hear a lot of cars going at high speeds on SFB on Saturday around 11:30pm? Seems like this is becoming a common occurrence.
10/21/17 - Saturday at 05:21pm
Don't forget the community fundraiser for Jennie Eubank is tonight at the Dance Palace starting at 7pm. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/event
10/18/17 - Wednesday at 12:03pm
Power outage stinson Bolinas. From Bolinas fire chief, Anita Tyrrell-Brown, Bolinas-Dogtown: "Cypress tree down with PG&E pole and lines. Horseshoe Hill road closed. PG&E will have to replace pole and wires, unknown time for power restoration or road opening."
10/18/17 - Wednesday at 09:44am
That is a very welcome sight.
10/18/17 - Wednesday at 09:29am
This one is the real deal, be safe. "A High Surf Advisory has been issued for the entire coastline between Sonoma County and Monterey County between 6PM Thurs. and 6PM Fri. However, timing may need to be extended in later updates. #CAwx #highsurf #ripcurrents #beachwx #swell 🌊"
10/16/17 - Monday at 09:02am
Thanks to everyone who commented on the wild animal post I put up this morning to help quickly debunk it. I should have fact checked that before posting. Lesson learned. Here is better information: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/
10/15/17 - Sunday at 03:15pm
Via Amanda at KWMR - "Important info regarding wildfires: The City of Santa Rosa, FEMA, and the California Office of Emergency Services, the County is opening a Local Assistance Center (LAC) at 427
Mendocino Ave. A LAC is a one stop shop for people who have been impacted by these terrible fires, to access critical resources such as:
○ A FEMA Disaster Response Center to provide direct assistance,
○ DMV services to help people to obtain documentation that may
have been destroyed,
○ Insurance claims,
○ Small Business Administration Services,
○ and a cadence of County Services.
The site will be wheelchair accessible and Spanish translators will be available and will be open from 9:00AM until 7:00PM for at least the next
two weeks and likely longer.
● Buses will be available at Safeway at Hwy 12/Calistoga Rd. for anybody who needs alternate transportation.
● Shelters are not checking immigration status, however they may ask for identification. The purpose of this is to locate missing persons. You do
not have to provide identification and you may only share your name if you choose.
● Call 707-565- 3856 to report a missing person or a person who has been found.
La Ciudad de Santa Rosa, FEMA y la Oficina de Servicios de Emergencia de California, y el Condado están abriendo un Centro de Asistencia Local (LAC) en 427 Mendocino Ave. LAC es una ventanilla única para personas que han sido afectadas por estos incendios, para acceder a recursos críticos como:
Un centro de respuesta desastres de FEMA para brindar asistencia directa,
Los servicios del DMV para ayudar a las personas a obtener documentación que fue destruida,
Reclamos de seguro,
Servicios de administración de pequeñas empresas,
y una cadencia de servicios del condado.
El sitio estará accesible para sillas de ruedas y habrá traductores españoles disponibles. Estará abierto de 9:00 a.m. a 7:00 p.m. durante al menos las próximas dos semanas y probablemente más largo.
Autobuses están disponible en el Safeway situado en la Hwy 12 y Calistoga Rd. si necessita transporte alternativo.
Los refugios de emergencia no están revisando el estado migratorio, sin embargo, podrían pedir para identificación. El propósito de esto es localizar a personas desaparecidas. Usted no tiene que proporcionar identificación y sólo puede compartir su nombre si lo desea.
Llame a 707-565-3856 para reportar una persona desaparecida o una persona que ha sido encontrada."
10/15/17 - Sunday at 12:58pm
At the beach in Point Reyes and there is a huge plume of smoke visible to the north east. Anyone know what fire that's from?
10/14/17 - Saturday at 07:43pm
"We are trying to determine how many evacuees are are staying in homes in our communities (Inverness, Inverness Park, Olema, Point Reyes Station, Marshall (not including Marconi CC). We want to get information to them as we get it. We need help from homeowners that have housed evacuees in their homes with them or in rentals they own. This may be a fluid number, changing a lot, but the count we are looking for is how many heads are on your pillows at midnight! We do not want your name (may be unavoidable if in your email), your address, your guests' names or addresses. All we need is a, "Yes I have (# of evacuees), (# pets)." Please reply as soon as possible to: firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail). Thanks in advance. Lynn, Point Reyes (West Marin) Disaster Council"
10/14/17 - Saturday at 05:19pm
"Winds continue from the NE (offshore) this afternoon pushing the thickest smoke into Sonoma, Napa and Marin counties. #NorthBayWildfires" - https://twitter.com/nwsbayarea
10/14/17 - Saturday at 01:33pm
UPDATE: Per the Emergency Operations Center, the Novato staging area at Fireman's Fund has been shut down. fb.me/3n3vRTBgc
10/14/17 - Saturday at 07:44am
"#NorthBayFires Evacuees: If your nearby shelter is full, a temporary evacuation staging area is available in Novato: 777 San Marin Drive." - https://twitter.com/maringov/s
10/13/17 - Friday at 10:23pm
"Ordered a HEPA air purifier with delivery expected Monday. My daughter was a month in to her viral cough when she was exposed for 24 hours to ash and smoke Sunday 11PM- Monday 11PM. She's in distress even after a week shut tight indoors pumped full of herbal tea and resting. Anyone have a spare, small HEPA air filter to loan for the next few days? Our cabin is tiny; any spare small HEPA will do. Something ugly this way blows. Just smelled it 3/4 up up here on Drakes View Drive." - Deirdre Nemmers
10/13/17 - Friday at 05:58pm
From Lynn Axelrod, our disaster preparedness coordinator.....
Help is needed to relieve the volunteers at the Marconi Conference Center in Marshall for dinner prep/cleanup TONIGHT! And for weekend shifts this weekend if you can swing it. The original set of volunteers need a break.
Dinner prep/serve is 4 to 6:30pm
Clean up runs until 8:30pm
PLEASE CONTACT LYNN IF YOU CAN HELP - give her your name, email and phone contact and when you can work
her email is best - email@example.com
then cell phone - 415-663-8400
10/13/17 - Friday at 01:08pm
"A new Red Flag Warning has been issued for the North and East Bay Hills and is valid from 5 PM Friday through 11 PM Saturday."
10/12/17 - Thursday at 03:55pm
All Marin public schools closed on Friday, Oct 13 Press Release: goo.gl/hUSQ7X
10/12/17 - Thursday at 07:02am
TWMF had not been able to keep with with latest evacuee/volunteer situation in West Marin. Does anyone have updates? I know there were many families in town last night looking for shelter. AirBNB has put together this program: https://www.airbnb.com/welcome
10/12/17 - Thursday at 07:01am
"Lucas Valley road .... truck overturned Again! Near the switchbacks east of big rock." (Thx LKL)
10/11/17 - Wednesday at 06:37am
Air quality looking much better this morning, but it all depends on how the wind shifts later today. Stronger winds also increase fire danger and spread. https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?a
10/10/17 - Tuesday at 08:12pm
Via Debbie Daly - "Evacuation shelter update from the Dance Palace: I just spoke with Bonnie. They served over 200 people in the past two days with shelter, meals, clothing, etc, thanks to the wonderful help of many people in the community. Starting tonight, the shelter operation is in the process of being moved up to the Marconi center, where evacuees are being provided with comfortable rooms and their pets are allowed to stay with them. Dance Palace is serving dinner tonight and is staying open in case anyone else shows up tonight. Donations of food and supplies are no longer needed, however volunteer help will be needed at the Dance Palace tomorrow (Wed) to lend extra hands to a big cleanup operation and to help transport supplies up to Marconi and to return other borrowed supplies. Dance Palace have been working around the clock, sleeping at work etc. Staff from West Marin Community Services have also been instrumental. Thanks to these pillars of our community! Donations are in order and are appreciated at dancepalace.org and westmarincommunityservices.org."
10/10/17 - Tuesday at 12:34pm
Air quality is progressively getting worse today. Please protect yourself and those most vulnerable. Stay indoors if possible. https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?a
10/10/17 - Tuesday at 11:49am
"Arson is suspected in a hillside fire that scorched about half an acre in the Terra Linda neighborhood of San Rafael on Tuesday morning. San Rafael firefighters battled and rapidly extinguished the blaze that broke out around 8:15 a.m. Witnesses reported seeing a man fleeing from the scene, said San Rafael Battalion Chief Jeff Rowan. Anyone with information was encouraged to contact authorities." FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/general
10/10/17 - Tuesday at 11:49am
From The Dance Palace: "Right now we are serving lunch and dinner for the evacuees. Regarding donations, we can still use facemasks and individual bottled water."