09/23/17 - Saturday at 01:46pm
"Big wreck on Tomales Petaluma Rd. @ Cereni Rd. Closed, Tomales + Route 1 backed up. Pickup and sedan, car off road." (Thx CHM)
09/22/17 - Friday at 11:02am
Someone passed this along. I'm not sure what the whole story is, but sounds a little hectic. Anyone know more details?
09/21/17 - Thursday at 08:03pm
Sounds like fire on Olema Hill is under control. A huge thank you to local fire teams for an incredible response. With that wind today, that could have been a disaster. (Thx DP for photo)
09/21/17 - Thursday at 06:03pm
Forward progress has been halted on this #wildfire in #Olema, in #WestMarin. Percent containment up to 30 percent.
09/21/17 - Thursday at 05:31pm
"There are five engines, two water tenders, one bulldozer, one medic unit, and two battalion chiefs at the #Olema wildfire."https://instagram.com/p/BZUoMa
09/21/17 - Thursday at 05:31pm
"Shot of the #wildfire in #Olema in #WestMarin. Holding firm at about 10 acres."
09/21/17 - Thursday at 05:31pm
Amazing shots of tenders pulling water from Nicasio Reservoir for Olema fire. (Thx RJ)
09/21/17 - Thursday at 04:32pm
Fire on Sir Francis Drake Blvd by Olema, fire crews rushing to scene. Heavy wind. Expect delays on SFD. (Thx EVL)
09/20/17 - Wednesday at 11:30am
Highway One South of Stinson Beach apparently will not be open for another year. Here is the latest from Chief Kenny Stevens:
"The latest construction project has started. Red Rock beach parking lot is closed. The Spring water tap is off limits. No Bicycle, hiking allowed on roadway. This project is larger than what has been happening already . The bad news is they say the highway will not open until after summer of 2018. I have contacted Supervisor Rodoni and have also talked to Chief Anita about the upcoming winter and the effects this is going to have on our commuters should Panoramic have to close. I and Anita will be trying our best to get the word out for any delays. We will also be trying trying to get some signage for when there is a closure. Maybe get a sign board in Tam Valley to warn people , before they get up the mountain. Hopefully a mild winter happens and they can get it done sooner. Kenny" (thx GFS)
09/20/17 - Wednesday at 10:28am
"Anyone else get rudely awakened by the race cars whipping through our communities at 12:30 and then again after 3am? Hope this isn't "a thing."" - via AJE
09/19/17 - Tuesday at 08:01pm
TWMF trivia question of the week. What role does this car play in West Marin? Bonus points, who's driving it right now?
09/19/17 - Tuesday at 02:39pm
"Small fire on route 1 between bivalve and bob giacomini" Looks like it's under control, thanks to local fire departments. (thx RJ and JS)
09/19/17 - Tuesday at 02:39pm
Road closed on rt 1 north of Point Reyes while fire crews mop up end of fire. Should be open soon. (Thx RJ)
09/19/17 - Tuesday at 08:44am
An important alert that was posted on WM Share: "Sexual Predator Alert White House Pool - Female swimmer followed and watched intensely for 30 minutes and then approached and spoken to by a menacing man as she exited the water on Tuesday, September 12th from 9:10 a.m. to 9:40 a.m.
The same female swimmer was again followed and watched and spoken to by the same man at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, September 16th. He was partially obscured in the bushes close to the eastern end of the public trail that runs along the creek.This time the man thrust his pelvis into view and began unbuckling his belt buckle.
In both cases, the man's actions were threatening. He is a well-dressed white man, likely in his 40s. On Tuesday, he wore a white billed cap (not a baseball hat), a white tucked in nice T shirt, dark pants (jeans?) and a dark, lightweight jacket. He wore reflective sunglasses, perhaps aviator-style. He has a deep voice. On Saturday, he wore the same white cap. The bushes obscured the rest of him, but his voice was recognizable. His belt appeared to be a medium brown leather, with a simple brass colored buckle.
This man should be considered dangerous. Please call the Sheriff if you see him in the vicinity of White House Pool or other isolated areas. He may park on Sir Francis Drake and enter and exit the path east of the parking area."
09/18/17 - Monday at 08:07pm
Something going on in hills above Sir Francis Drake just past Inverness Park Store. Maybe a fire or medical emergency? Lots of emergency vehicles, road is still open though. (Thx DD and MM)
09/17/17 - Sunday at 08:55pm
Your clothes can actually reverse climate change! We know-- what?! Well, West Marin's very own Fibershed crusades tirelessly to help farms transform from polluters into entities that positively impact the climate-- yes, that is possible, and Fibershed knows how! Those farms then create textiles to make clothes in a way that helps, instead of hurts, our planet. Fibershed has an upcoming gala and fashion show on September 23 in Bolinas (with goodie bags and delicious local food)-- you can buy tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/f
09/17/17 - Sunday at 12:53pm
New sign out at Shell Beach. Heard one was spotted on a night camera near there a couple of months ago.
09/14/17 - Thursday at 10:36am
Thursday night films happening at Ink.Paper.Plate in Point Reyes. Tonight is 'The Piano'. MORE INFO: http://www.inkpaperplate.com/2
09/13/17 - Wednesday at 09:40pm
"The 998-acre Evans-Giacomini ranch just outside Point Reyes Station is closer to agricultural preservation now that the Board of Supervisors pitched in for the purchase this week.
The supervisors Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize the use of about $1.6 million in Measure A sales tax funds to help pay for a $3.28 million Marin Agricultural Land Trust easement on the property. MALT will contribute the remaining $1.6 million. An agricultural conservation easement is a recorded restriction on title that prohibits subdivision and limits the use of the land to agricultural purposes."
FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/busines
09/12/17 - Tuesday at 02:41pm
All the sirens are for a possible fire out at A Ranch in Point Reyes. No word on the scale yet, doesn't sound too bad though.
09/12/17 - Tuesday at 08:09am
Amazing photo from last nights lightning show by Sabrina Pelayo behind the Inverness Store.
09/11/17 - Monday at 07:05pm
"NWS significant weather warning for rain, lightning, and hail" At the beaches now and huge front with lightning moving in!
09/11/17 - Monday at 06:59am
Wind caught us off guard last night. Possible rain and thunderstorms today and tomorrow. Good looking sunrise today.
09/09/17 - Saturday at 09:06pm
So the Point Reyes Light ran this very mysterious photo of a shark at Abbotts Lagoon this week. Anyone know more about this? Was it recent? What kind of shark?
09/09/17 - Saturday at 09:06pm
"The pilot who died in a crash at Point Reyes National Seashore last week had recently left his Houston home after Hurricane Harvey flooded his basement, his wife said Saturday.
John R. Wilson, an oil and gas industry consultant, was found dead when search crews discovered his wrecked Cessna 172 amid thick brush at the Marin County park. He was 58." FULL STORY: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/
09/09/17 - Saturday at 08:50pm
Local author Erin Rodoni won the prestigious Montreal International Poetry prize for $20k. Congratulations! http://montrealprize.com/2017-
09/08/17 - Friday at 01:37pm
"The wreckage of an aircraft that crashed last evening north of the Point Reyes Bird Observatory in Bolinas has been located by searchers. The wreckage is in very difficult terrain. SAR and Tam Fire Crew personnel are still trying to reach the scene." Via KWMR
09/08/17 - Friday at 12:51pm
"A search for a possible missing plane is under way south of the Point Reyes National Seashore, a spokesman said. A signal was transmitted from an emergency locator transmitter to the U.S. Coast Guard around 1 p.m. Thursday, according John Dell'Osso, Chief of Interpretation and Resource Education at Point Reyes National Seashore.
The Coast Guard searched two miles offshore but nothing was found, Dell'Osso said. A signal from another transmitter was received from the south end of the Point Reyes National Seashore in the Bolinas area, and 20 to 30 people searched on land until 3 a.m. Friday, Dell'Osso said. The land search resumed around 8 a.m. Friday, Dell'Osso said." (thx LP) FULL STORY: http://m.sfgate.com/news/bayar
09/07/17 - Thursday at 08:04am
Car went off the road by Big Rock on Lucas Valley just now. Expect some delays when they come to pull it out. Everyone ok. Roads are slick from light rain, drive safe! (Thx SP)
09/05/17 - Tuesday at 04:43pm
New crosswalk in Point Reyes. (Thx JS)
09/03/17 - Sunday at 05:23pm
"TRAFFIC ALERT: SR-1 north of Nick's Cove is blocked by a rollover collision with injuries. Unknown ETO at this time." Marin County Sheriff
09/03/17 - Sunday at 03:06pm
Limantour and Palomarin parking lots closed because of crowds. SFD closed at South Beach, no more parking. Someone got hurt at Drakes Beach boogie boarding which is all the sirens. Hopefully not too bad. Traffic very bad everywhere, going to get worse. Shelter in place!
09/02/17 - Saturday at 08:38pm
A nice end to a hot, messy day in Point Reyes.
09/02/17 - Saturday at 04:32pm
Did anyone see those five helicopters just fly down the bay? What was that all about?
09/02/17 - Saturday at 01:58pm
Traffic is already a total mess getting into Point Reyes. All the beach parking lots are full. Shelter in place!
09/02/17 - Saturday at 12:56pm
Another scorcher today. Those sirens were for heat related injuries at Pierce Point. Heart's Desire parking lot is full and people are parking all along the road. Shell and Chicken Ranch beaches are already overwhelmed too. Drink water, take care of yourself and lay low.
09/01/17 - Friday at 01:43pm
Getting all sorts of crazy temperature readings from around West Marin. Someone reported 107 in Inverness and 103 in Tomales. Also reported power outages in Tomales and perhaps Point Reyes? How is everyone doing out there?
09/01/17 - Friday at 12:48pm
"A head-on collision on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard just west of Fairfax sent eight people to the hospital in non-critical condition early Friday. The incident, reported after 6 a.m. on White’s Hill, triggered a mass emergency response because more than five people were injured, said Marin County fire Battalion Chief Bret McTigue. The collision involved a pickup truck with three passengers westbound and a Volkswagen sedan carrying five people heading east, both traveling at about 40 mph, McTigue said.
Impaired driving was not believed to be a cause, but fatigue may have played a role, said CHP Officer Andrew Barclay. Isabelle Meckfessel, 21, of Point Reyes was reported as the driver of the sedan, with Davis Porter, 21, of San Rafael said to be behind the wheel of the truck."
“There are no preliminary reports from the drivers that indicate excessive speed,” he said. Passengers of both vehicles were wedged inside, requiring extrication. All occupants were removed from the vehicles within 30 minutes, authorities said.
FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/general
09/01/17 - Friday at 07:12am
There was a head on collision this morning on SFD by Whites Hill. The road is closed at Whites Hill and they're turning people around for now.
08/31/17 - Thursday at 08:39pm
"My bestest friend in the whole wide world is in need of support. Leilani FittsMartin and I met at papermill creek preschool 25+ years ago. Her husband and she have been a part of the West Marin community for many years. Tyler worked for Blue Water Kayaks, Leilani being from Marshall and Point Reyes has deep roots through out West Marin. She and Tyler met at the Marshall Store. Tyler was recently diagnosed with ALS. It has proven to be a difficult diagnosis quickly. My family and I are throwing them a fundraiser September 22nd where all the profits will go to Tyler Fitts. Please attend if you can! This will be a very fun light hearted event, with dinner, dancing, and a silent auction. Thank you. This cause is so near and dear to my heart."
08/31/17 - Thursday at 08:24pm
"We're donating a portion of this weekend's sales to the @HoustonFoodBank. Thanks to our friends at @BrazosBookstore for the tip." - Point Reyes Books
08/31/17 - Thursday at 05:33pm
Very smokey over the hill. "Marin is experiencing smoke from N CA fires. Call 911 only if you see a fire or a visible building column of smoke." - Marin county Sheriff
08/31/17 - Thursday at 06:38am
A "red flag alert" heat wave is predicted for this weekend starting on Friday. Prepare accordingly. Temperatures will be lower near the coast, but still dangerously high. We're probably going to see some crowds too.
08/29/17 - Tuesday at 08:29pm
From the Nicasio Historical Society: "Our next event begins with an illustrated talk by Edward Von der Porten, foremost authority on Sir Francis Drake’s 1579 landfall, about the research and the story of Drake in California in 1579, at the Bear Valley Visitors’ Center Theater on September 16, 11:00 am to noon. Guests will then drive to Drake’s Beach, enjoy their picnic lunches and join Mr. Von der Porten on a 1.25 mile hike at low tide to Drake’s Cove, now a National Historic Landmark, ending back at the parking lot by 4:00 pm. Reserve your place by mailing a check for $10 to NHS. Payee: NHS / For: “DRAKE”. NHS, POB 111, Nicasio, CA 94946 This event is limited to the first 30 people who reserve. BYO picnic lunch, dress in layers with wide-brim hat. Local historian & author Dewey Livingston considers Mr. Von der Porten a GENIUS."
08/27/17 - Sunday at 09:09pm
From Molly Myerson's IG page. The farmstand is that nice booth by the gravel pit on PR/Petaluma Rd.: "Someone trashed the farmstand last night. They broke both windows, threw quail eggs on everything, stole my cooler, broke the scale and calculator and ruined just about everything. But I think the worst part is that they knocked down the swallow nest with the babies still in it. Found a dead fledgling outside the stand this morning. It's all a pretty big bummer #feelingsad" LINK: https://www.instagram.com/p/BY
08/27/17 - Sunday at 07:53pm
Some very creative sand castles this year out at Drakes.
08/27/17 - Sunday at 03:30pm
Traffic still packing into the park, going to be a mess when it all comes flooding out. Be prepared. (parking at chicken ranch) thx XW
08/25/17 - Friday at 04:10pm
Does anyone know what's going on here? Strange scene in town today.
08/25/17 - Friday at 12:32pm
- The Twelfth Night is being staged at the St. Columba Church theater on Sat and Sun at 4:00pm (and next weekend too) in Inverness (local actors).
- Parachute Days concert is happening at Love Field starting at 2:00pm until 10:00pm on Saturday.
- The sand castle contest at Drake's Beach is happening this Sunday from 9am - 3pm.
Parachute Days: https://www.facebook.com/event
08/24/17 - Thursday at 08:24pm
Anyone know what's up with the private jet and the propeller plane flying in circles over West Marin tonight?
08/23/17 - Wednesday at 08:57pm
Does the Side Street Kitchen open tomorrow? Are we ready for this? (Thx JS)
08/18/17 - Friday at 12:50pm
"Starting Monday, August 21st through Monday, August 28th, a section of Highway One, north of Tomales between Fallon-Two Rock Road and Valley Ford Road at the Sonoma County border will be closed to traffic for replacement of a bridge. The Caltrans sign did not state there would be a detour, but there probably will be. Plan your driving time accordingly if you are headed that way." - via West Marin Commons
08/12/17 - Saturday at 09:26pm
Retired Arann Harris leads an inspired cakewalk at the Inverness Fair. A great event for the community today.
08/11/17 - Friday at 05:30pm
The Inverness Fair is tomorrow from 10am - 3pm (Pancakes at 8am). Hosted by the Inverness Association, (IA) the Inverness Fair brings together local agencies, residents, visitors and members of the local community for a day of live music, food, raffles and family fun. Please join us! MUSIC: Tomales Bay String Band, Ingrid Noyes & RETIRED ARANN HARRIS
More info at: https://www.facebook.com/event
08/11/17 - Friday at 02:47pm
Heather Abrams found this very cute little white dog in Inverness yesterday by the school. If you know the owner, the dog is at the Point Reyes Vet right now.