12/22/17 - Friday at 07:42am
So cold and so beautiful. Anyone else get a good shot of the amazing sunrise this morning?
12/21/17 - Thursday at 03:42pm
NEW: Frost Advisory added to the San Mateo, Marin, and Sonoma Coasts. While San Francisco is NOT included in any frost/freeze products, residents are still encouraged to take necessary actions for the cold weather. #CAwx
12/21/17 - Thursday at 06:47am
Happy Winter Solstice! #sunrise #shortestday
12/17/17 - Sunday at 10:23am
"Today is an Extreme Fire Danger day. All wood & charcoal fires prohibited. Mt. Vision Rd. closed." Please be careful and watchful.
12/16/17 - Saturday at 07:37am
Want to buy some very cool local gifts for the holidays? Then check out the West Marin Pop Up Craft Fair today in Point Reyes from 11am - 5pm in the Point Reyes Surf Shop warehouse. MORE INFO HERE: https://m.facebook.com/events/
12/15/17 - Friday at 01:26pm
"With a @NWSBayArea warning in place for high winds coming this weekend, our chief has indefinitely suspended open burning within the county borders." INFO: https://www.marincounty.org/ma
12/13/17 - Wednesday at 09:12pm
This fin spotted at North Beach in Point Reyes on Monday. Is it a great white shark? (Bottom photo zoomed in and enhanced) (thx BE) #shark
12/12/17 - Tuesday at 07:50am
"Four road slide repair projects will begin in early January across Marin County. One of the projects is Sir Francis Drake Blvd at Baywood Canyon, which is expected to experience traffic delays during construction hours." Get full details: https://www.marincounty.org/ma
12/10/17 - Sunday at 09:12pm
"In a unanimous vote on Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved the transfer of the county’s contract with Redwood Empire Disposal, an affiliate of the Ratto Group that has serviced the area since 2008. Recology, an employee-owned waste management company that dates back to the 1920s in San Francisco and has pioneered the curbside collection of compostable material, will take over service in West Marin later this month." FULL STORY: https://www.ptreyeslight.com/a
12/05/17 - Tuesday at 06:17pm
Via WeatherWest: "Wow. That's an incredibly dry 16-day precipitation accumulation forecast for December along the West Coast! Ensembles & ECMWF very similar. #CAwx #ORwx #WAwx #BCwx"
12/05/17 - Tuesday at 07:44am
"A search for a 21-year-old Antioch man reported missing over the weekend on a trail south of Muir Beach will continue Tuesday, authorities said. Tyler Silva was on a hike with his girlfriend Sunday on Pirate's Cove Trail in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area when he ventured off trail and was separated, according to park spokeswoman Dana Polk. The girlfriend couldn't find him and called for help around 3:30 p.m., according to park rangers." FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/general
12/02/17 - Saturday at 02:51pm
Ten foot great white shark passed right under a man out on an SUP today at Limantour Beach. 'Tis the season.
12/02/17 - Saturday at 01:49pm
Morning glory at Limantour today. #sunrise
12/02/17 - Saturday at 01:49pm
Update from Melinda who was looking for Lorenzo to give him his $100 back, "Hi there!
I heard from the rightful Lorenzo and all is well. He suggested that I donate the $100 to a fire relief fund and so I gave it to Undocufund, to help those undocumented workers in Sonoma and Napa counties who lost their homes in the fires to rebuild their lives. Nice guy."
11/30/17 - Thursday at 11:10am
"Biologists working among the West Marin watersheds that compose one of California’s last spawning grounds for coho have spotted two other types of salmon rarely — if ever — seen in the area. The observers witnessed and photographed pairs of chum and pink salmon — also known as humpback salmon for their bowed backs — frolicking in the streams. Both types of fish are common in areas farther north from Oregon to Alaska but are foreigners in West Marin." FULL STORY: https://www.nbcbayarea.com/new
11/30/17 - Thursday at 11:10am
"I am looking for someone who lost some money that is now in my possession. It happened on Thanksgiving afternoon at the local bar where I had stopped after a hike with friends. A man named Lorenzo handed me a couple of bucks as I was queuing up some music on the juke box and asked me to out a certain band on. He disappeared before I realized he had mistakenly given me a hundred dollar bill. I would like to give it back to him but don't know how to find him. He has dark hair and a beard, is around 50-55, said he worked on a road crew and is a local. I'm from Sonoma County so I don't know many people in the area to ask. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! Melinda Misuraca"
11/28/17 - Tuesday at 01:39pm
"Maybe I was seeing things, but I am pretty sure I just drove by three loose sheep grazing on the side of Levee Road a little past Love Field. Hopefully they stay out of the road, cars are zooming past!" (thx FOK)
11/27/17 - Monday at 12:02pm
Henry 1 in Inverness right now responding to a possible heart attack. Hopefully everyone is ok.
11/26/17 - Sunday at 05:16pm
"Marin County is the most racially unequal county in California, according to a new report by Advancement Project California, a Los Angeles-based civil rights organization. The report — which received funding from the California Endowment, the California Wellness Foundation, the Rosenberg Foundation and the Sierra Health Foundation — arrived at its rankings after examining California counties’ performance in seven key areas: democracy, economic opportunity, crime and justice, access to health care, healthy built environments, education and housing." FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/social-
11/26/17 - Sunday at 11:24am
"Tree down blocking right lane north of Inverness park at redwood on sf drake." (Thx SS)
11/24/17 - Friday at 07:32pm
"YELLOW LABRADOR FOUND SECOND VALLEY Yellow labrador retriever found by the tennis court on Vision Road betw. 4 & 5 pm Friday. Looks about 11 yrs old. Red collar. No tags (grrrrrowl...). Being taken care of by Noah Stroe at 415-669-7437" (thx SB)
11/24/17 - Friday at 11:00am
TONIGHT!!! El Radio Fantastique at Western Saloon Black Friday 11/24
11/24/17 - Friday at 08:27am
Not sure what was happening here at Chicken yesterday, but I applaud the creativity.
11/23/17 - Thursday at 07:37am
Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy and stay safe! #sunrise (put your sunrise photo in the comments)
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.