06/25/16 - Saturday at 11:22am
Today is the opening day of the Point Reyes Farmer market. Hours are 9am to 1pm. Get out there and get your produce on! Luke Regalbuto is doing the opening toast, Claudia Russell providing music and free ice cream cones from Strauss!!! MORE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/point
06/23/16 - Thursday at 07:04pm
SFD looks like a mess, not sure if this related to earlier accident, but lots of emergency vehicles just before Lagunitas. Traffic being diverted, avoid area. (Thx SP)
06/23/16 - Thursday at 05:49pm
"Sir Francis Drake is blocked at the west end of Samuel P Taylor park due to a vehicle rollover" - via KWMR
06/22/16 - Wednesday at 07:08pm
"Vegetation fire south side of White's Hill about 1/2 acre slow rate of spread. Air assets arriving on scene, Bolinas-Fairfax Road to be closed." - via KWMR
06/20/16 - Monday at 11:06pm
A spectacular sunset over West Marin tonight. Anyone else get some pictures? Summer Solstice and a full moon! First time in 19 years.
06/19/16 - Sunday at 11:57am
PRNPS just tweeted that the Palomarin trailhead parking is already full. Probably going to be a very busy today around West Marin. Be prepared.
06/18/16 - Saturday at 11:29pm
Those sirens were for a car accident in the park out by the lighthouse. Injuries but didn't sound too bad. They cancelled the Reach helicopter.
06/18/16 - Saturday at 03:26pm
A fantastic art show opens at the Bolinas Museum today with an opening party on Sunday from 5pm - 7pm. "Founded by Eric (Buzz) Besozzi in 1963, the Bolinas surfshop is widely considered to be the first surf shop north of the Golden Gate Bridge. This exhibition celebrates the rich history of the shapers, surfers, skaters, and artists that thrived due to its presence, and provides a porthole view into the grit of the community’s multifaceted relationship with the sea." LINK: http://www.bolinasmuseum.org/c
06/16/16 - Thursday at 09:50am
A moody morning over Tomales Bay as a cold front passes through bringing drizzle.
06/14/16 - Tuesday at 04:09pm
Good news: The raft is back in at Shell Beach. Bad news: The raft has broken loose and is washed up on the rocks right now. Nooooooooo. SOS, SOS. (thx SM)
06/12/16 - Sunday at 10:21pm
Kitty Alert. "help...our 3 month old kitten, Henry, uncharacterlistically disappeared mid morning today. He is a tiger striped male with white tipped paws and a white hour glass on his nose. He would have been in the vicinity of Mesa and Cypress Road on the Point Reyes Mesa. Please let us know if you have any info. Many thanks, Laura and Art Rogers and family. 415-663-8579."
06/12/16 - Sunday at 03:01pm
Sailboat in distress on Tomales Bay north of Shell Beach. Rescue units responding.
06/11/16 - Saturday at 11:51am
WARNING: Dry summer-like weather today: Red Flag Warning begins 5 am today to Noon Sunday North Bay Mtns. 4 AM temps seasonable, upper 40s to mid 50s. The Mountain Play at Mt. Tam has been cancelled. Be extremely careful with fire related activities. FULL WARNING: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/total_
06/09/16 - Thursday at 04:39pm
Baby skunk time! This guy was getting frisky. (Thx AN)
06/09/16 - Thursday at 12:47pm
"Shoreline Highway is blocked in both directions between Stinson Beach and the Bolinas Wye due to an overturned dump truck with spilled dirt" - via KWMR
06/08/16 - Wednesday at 12:45pm
Results are in from last night. Dennis Rodoni is our new supervisor! Congratulations! And Hillary edged out Bernie in Marin... ALL RESULTS: http://www.marincounty.org/dep
06/07/16 - Tuesday at 11:35pm
"FAA Warns of GPS Outages This Month During Mysterious Tests on the West Coast" (thx Richard Dillman for post on this). FULL STORY: http://gizmodo.com/faa-warns-o
06/06/16 - Monday at 10:01am
Jason McClean fires up Western Weekend yesterday in Point Reyes. That was a very long parade...
06/03/16 - Friday at 04:06pm
Western Weekend is upon us. Saturday: Barn Dance at Tobys and The Haggards at The Western. Sunday: Parade. From the Point Reyes Light, "Last month, the West Marin Lions Club announced that it would nix the crown competition and instead select a Junior Grand Marshal. The change is an effort to make the program gender-neutral and more community-service oriented in a bid to create more fairness and draw more contestants." Nice. FULL STORY: http://www.ptreyeslight.com/ar
06/01/16 - Wednesday at 02:52pm
A local reader had this question: "Point Reyes US Post Office is holding my mail until I can prove I live there!! Drivers license isn't good enough they need a utility bill but they all have my POBox. I have had this same box for 33 years! Is anyone else having this problem or is it just me??"
05/31/16 - Tuesday at 11:32pm
Found these car keys at North Beach this evening if someone is missing them...
05/31/16 - Tuesday at 03:50pm
"Traffic Advisory-Platform bridge road closed at mile marker 1.32 for about 1 hour due to trailer flip."
05/29/16 - Sunday at 12:55am
Signs, signs, everywhere signs. "Candidates for District 4 supervisor hoping to broadcast their names and messages have picketed West Marin in recent months with a flurry of political signs, many of which violate county and state rules that prohibit signs in rights of way. Some candidates reason that the illegal placement of signs is an unfortunate byproduct of a campaign machine that has unleashed a follow-the-pack political mentality. “Everyone’s been doing it. If everybody’s doing it, I’m going to do it,” said Wendi Kallins, of Forest Knolls." FULL STORY: http://www.ptreyeslight.com/ar
(photo by Beau Evans/Point Reyes Light)
05/27/16 - Friday at 07:15pm
Batten down the hatches, Memorial Day traffic has begun. Hopefully you've stocked up already on supplies. Shelter in place! (Thx FYP)
05/27/16 - Friday at 04:28pm
Looks nice to me, but is it in Inverness or Point Reyes? "Though not for sale, this "Bath House" in Inverness was recently renovated into a gorgeous tiny home. It sits among a cluster of farm buildings in Point Reyes, designed to blend in with the surrounding dairy farm." FULL STORY: http://sf.curbed.com/2016/5/27
05/24/16 - Tuesday at 08:33pm
"They finally put up a sign banning large vehicles on Lucas Valley Rd." Very nice, hopefully that helps prevent some accidents. (thx CL)
05/23/16 - Monday at 10:53am
"Point Reyes Station will welcome a newcomer to its ranks this summer, with the addition of Blue Heron BBQ. Behind the casual barbecue spot is Sheryl Cahill, owner of the Station House Café, located just around the corner. Blue Heron takes over the former location of the Pine Cone Diner, which closed last fall after 19 years in business. Now it will offer low-key, "West Coast-style" barbecue to the locals and many tourists who stream through the small West Marin town." FULL STORY: http://sf.eater.com/2016/5/20/
05/21/16 - Saturday at 11:35pm
A gray whale mother and calf passing by North Beach in Point Reyes this evening. Good luck you two!
05/19/16 - Thursday at 04:52pm
Wind is howling today. This tree just went down outside of Inverness, drive with caution!
05/19/16 - Thursday at 08:07am
"Steve Costa and Kate Levinson, founders of Point Reyes Books, are announcing their intention to sell the independent bookstore which they have owned since 2002. After 14 years spent growing and cultivating what has become an integral part of the West Marin community, they plan to turn their attentions to new efforts, among them continuing to create events and retreats through their newly established Black Mountain Circle. Kate wants to expand her work with women's emotional relationship to money and work on another book." FULL STORY: http://ptreyesbooks.com/?mc_ci
05/16/16 - Monday at 07:33pm
"Cowgirl Creamery started in 1997 in Point Reyes by Sue Conley and Peggy Smith will merge with the far larger Swiss dairy company Emmi." FULL STORY: http://m.sfgate.com/food/artic
. (Thx JBE)
05/14/16 - Saturday at 06:17pm
Seals taking a snooze out at Chimney Rock.
05/13/16 - Friday at 06:13pm
A resident of Olema sent this over: "The FBI was just here (in Olema) looking for this man. He's on the FBI most wanted list and expected to be in this area."
05/12/16 - Thursday at 05:12pm
"Steve Kinsey, the chairman of the California Coastal Commission on Wednesday asked the agency's attorney to determine whether he should recuse himself from voting on a massive development along the Orange County coast after he held two unreported private meetings with project representatives." FULL STORY: http://www.latimes.com/local/c
05/11/16 - Wednesday at 09:00am
"After three years of rehabilitation work, historic Motor Lifeboat 36542 is going home to Point Reyes at Chimney Rock where its crews once plucked people from treacherous seas. On Wednesday it will head to Point Reyes, where the boat first appeared in 1954, a year after construction, and will be used in a working exhibit at the Life Boat Station at Chimney Rock." FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/general
05/06/16 - Friday at 12:09pm
Tomorrow, SATURDAY MAY 7th, is Toxic Away Day in PR. A great opportunity to ditch all that gross old paint, weird car batteries and cans of oil you have stashed behind your shed in a safe manner. YOU HAVE TO MAKE AN APPT. THOUGH. (thanks MH)
05/05/16 - Thursday at 11:51am
Anyone know what the blue gunk floating in the Nicasio Reservoir right now is? (thx SP)
05/03/16 - Tuesday at 12:55pm
Bolinas Border Patrol has returned?
05/02/16 - Monday at 11:54pm
Any thoughts on this? "Got the call this morning. My home insurance is being canceled supposedly due to fire danger. I pointed out my proximity to a fire hydrant and do the firehouse and we looked at The Google Street view picture together showing the defensible area around my house and around my two neighbors houses. She called the main company to plead my case and they refused to budge. Evidently most of Inverness or all of it will be subject to this mass cancellation of insurance policies." - Vecchio Nanner (Banana)
05/02/16 - Monday at 01:15pm
I didn't realize that last Saturday was 'Independent Bookstore Day' but it was and here is a nice piece on our most favorite bookstore ever, Point Reyes Books. FULL STORY: http://www.thebookdesigner.com
05/02/16 - Monday at 08:53am
Tree down on SFD by Inverness should be cleared soon for morning commute.
05/01/16 - Sunday at 10:30pm
Hopefully this is the end of that. "Marin sheriff’s detectives arrested three East Bay residents in an alleged property crime spree in West Marin, Muir Beach, the Marin Headlands, Mill Valley and San Rafael. Ashley Nicole DaSilva, 25, of San Leandro, her husband Michael Vincent Gutierrez, 33, and Peng Chear, 34, of Oakland, were booked into Marin County Jail on suspicion of burglary related counts. They remained in custody Friday in lieu of $50,000 bail." FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/article
04/28/16 - Thursday at 01:15pm
BREAKING: Dogtown incident. @MarinSheriff pursuing man. White/silver Lexus 350RX hatchback. Plates: no front, Alabama back. Call 911 if see car/man. Via https://twitter.com/KWMRradio
04/24/16 - Sunday at 10:09pm
Rescue crews trying to get to a kitesurfer in distress of off Tony's Restaurant in Tomales Bay.
04/24/16 - Sunday at 08:36pm
Sounds like power is going off in various parts of Inverness Park and Inverness. Not surprising with this wind, plan accordingly.
04/24/16 - Sunday at 04:23pm
"I work for blue waters kayaking and we have had a grey cat hanging around. Yesterday it showed up again with 5 little kittens in tow. Before we try to find homes for them. We wanted to see if anyone was missing a cat that was pregnant." - Phoebe Bryan
04/22/16 - Friday at 09:28pm
Anyone feel this? I was in Point Reyes and didn't. "The United States Geological Survey recorded the tremor at 17.4 miles southwest of Inverness at 3:50 p.m."
04/22/16 - Friday at 10:19am
Dumping rain in Inverness in April. Amazing.
04/18/16 - Monday at 11:44pm
04/18/16 - Monday at 02:12pm
Nice article about the late local artist, Clayton Lewis, in the LA Times. "In the spring of 1964, Lewis discovered Laird's. Tiller in hand, he sailed out of Marshall on a friend's boat. He was 49, visiting with his girlfriend, and about to discover his future in some shacks sheltered by cypresses on the beach." FULL STORY: http://www.latimes.com/local/c
04/15/16 - Friday at 10:43pm
Sounds like there is a grass fire just north of Marshall, three to four acres. Anyone see it? Smells very smokey in Inverness.
04/12/16 - Tuesday at 03:41pm
People are still asking TWMF about the osprey nest that was cut down on Sir Francis Drake heading into the park. Local photographer Daniel Dietrich has done extensive research on it and posted it on his blog which I highly recommend reading. According to Daniel, they knew there were eggs in the nest when they cut it down. READ BLOG POST: http://www.danieldietrichphoto
04/06/16 - Wednesday at 10:36pm
TWMF is on vacation, so the posts will be slow until next week. If you have an important update, please post to the page. A local spotted this at The Pine Cone Diner, soon to be The Blue Heron BBQ???? (Thx IW)
04/01/16 - Friday at 11:47pm
TRAFFIC ALERT: Fatal accident at SFD and Platform Bridge Road. Road closed, avoid the area.
04/01/16 - Friday at 11:17pm
TRAFFIC ALERT: A truck flipped over on Sir Francis Drake in Samuel P. Taylor and both lanes are currently blocked. No time estimate for re-opening, plan accordingly. If anyone has an update, let us know. (thx KEP)
04/01/16 - Friday at 12:08pm
From a reader: "Hi. Yesterday at 5:30pm I was at the Inverness School playground with my 3-year-old son when we saw a young mountain lion on the street. It was sitting calmly, looked over at us & then slowly walked into the woods." Has anyone else seen something similar in the area recently? Could it be a bobcat? (thx JD)
03/31/16 - Thursday at 12:01am
Green Bridge Update
The Strategic Working Group (SWG) was formed in order to incorporate community input in developing and refining the range of alternatives for replacement of the existing Green Bridge prior to the development of the Draft Environmental Review report. The SWG has met twice so far. On March 22nd Caltrans mailed a newsletter to local residents and businesses regarding some of the results of the meetings to date. Subsequent newsletters will include further information on the project.
If you would like to see this newsletter, and did not receive one, you can view it on the Caltrans project website athttp://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/la
Look for "Lagunitas Bridge Newsletter 3/21/16"
In addition, Meeting Summaries of the first two meetings of the Strategic Working Group will be posted shortly to this same website.
And, if you did not attend the October 14, 2015, Caltrans meeting at the Dance Palace, please read the poster boards available at that meeting as they contain lots of valuable information. They are also posted on the Caltrans project website. Look for "Oct 14th Meeting Materials."
Again that web address is http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/la