02/07/17 - Tuesday at 12:29pm
UPDATES: Nicasio Valley Road past LVR open to one lane. SFD by White House Pool blocked both lanes. Water continuing to rise, all creeks at limits, flooding all around Point Reyes Station. Be safe. (Thx DL) (12:23pm)
02/07/17 - Tuesday at 11:47am
Road Closure: Panoramic Highway is closed between Highway 1 & Pantoll, due to downed trees & debris. #MarinStorm #CAstorm (as of 11:44pm)
02/07/17 - Tuesday at 09:26am
Lucas Valley Road is still open, but major delays due to Nicasio Valley Road being closed and the stoplight on LVR.
02/07/17 - Tuesday at 09:10am
"Heads up for all those traveling in West Marin: Sir Francis Drake closed for wires down in the area of Lag market.
Platform Bridge Rd closed due to flooding.
Nicasio Valley Rd between Lucas Valley Rd and SFD closed due to tree down." - at 7:00 am (thx CB) Also, I'd say platform bridge closed soon, it's really close. (TWMF)
02/07/17 - Tuesday at 09:10am
"Flood sirens in Fairfax!!" - via twitter at 7:03am
02/07/17 - Tuesday at 08:53am
TRAFFIC ALERT "Nicasio Valley Rd is also closed due to power lines down in the area of the Shadows." - reported at 6:37am by Burton. No further info at this time.
02/07/17 - Tuesday at 08:53am
Sir Francis Drake Road closed at Olema, power lines down. - reported at 6:43am
02/06/17 - Monday at 01:36pm
"@PointReyesNPS @NWSBayArea has also issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Point Reyes area, starting at 10pm, due to potential heavy rains"
02/06/17 - Monday at 11:30am
The rain refuses to stop raining. Be prepared for another wet week. "Two warm and very wet storms on tap for #NorCal this week. Renewed #flood concerns across unregulated rivers, small streams." - via NWS Sacramento
02/05/17 - Sunday at 11:45pm
"Marin waste management officials expect the sale of a major North Bay garbage hauler to have little effect on services in Novato and West Marin where the company holds franchises. Late last month, the Santa Rosa-based Ratto Group agreed to sell off its waste and recycling operations to Recology, a San Francisco company. Ratto Group handles garbage and recycling services for eight of Sonoma County’s nine cities as well as services in Novato and West Marin. In West Marin, the county’s Waste Management Division overseas the Ratto Group franchise Redwood Empire Disposal, a company Ratto co-founded in the 1960s." FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/general
02/05/17 - Sunday at 07:47pm
"Novato blvd closed 3 miles or so north of Novato car off road" (thx DA)
02/05/17 - Sunday at 09:48am
Yes, Gwyneth Paltrow was spotted at the Cowgirl Creamery and the Marshall Store yesterday. #celebrity
02/03/17 - Friday at 08:45am
UPDATE: Nicasio Valley Road is now open. Power is still out on Vision Rd. 10:30am estimate time of restoration.
02/03/17 - Friday at 03:26am
Power out in most of Inverness. PG&E web site estimates restoration at 5:00am.
02/02/17 - Thursday at 09:56pm
"Road Closed - Nicasio Valley Rd from Sir Francis Drake to Lucas Valley Rd, large tree in roadway with power lines." (Thx FP)
02/02/17 - Thursday at 08:30pm
"There is a tree that took a power line down on Nicasio Valley Road, about 1 mile past Roy's Redwoods. Power line is down on top of a white truck. Responders are on their way but there is no passing either way." (Thx MO)
02/01/17 - Wednesday at 06:06pm
Rollover at the Cheese Factory. Traffic control in place, should be clear soon. (Thx DW)
01/31/17 - Tuesday at 01:56pm
Via Point Reyes NPS, "Trail section at Tomales Point has collapsed. Area is still unstable. Remember cliffs are hazardous, stay back from the edge. Hike safely!"
01/31/17 - Tuesday at 11:11am
From Marin IJ: "The Marin County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance that could mean new restrictions on vehicle dwellers.
The ordinance imposes no new parking rules immediately, but it gives supervisors the ability to do so in future by resolution. The new rules could be tailored by neighborhood or even by street to address complaints of people living in their vehicles or parking oversized vehicles.
The ordinance gives supervisors the option of banning parking at all times; banning all overnight parking; banning overnight parking of all vehicles except cars, motorcycles and pickups; or banning overnight parking of “oversized, commercial vehicles.”
Violators could be subject to a $100 fine for each overnight violation.
Several residents of Point Reyes Station, however, said some people living in their vehicles there have become a big problem.
Marty Knapp of Point Reyes Station said, “A group of people have started living adjacent to the Giacomini wetland in vans, cars and motor homes. There are human feces migrating into the county trash can from people who are living on the street.”
Tom Quinn of Point Reyes Station said his community’s quality of life has been stolen by an invasion of large tour buses and a “rolling slum of homeless” who have moved in.
“This new slum is made up of vagrants and transients,” Quinn said. “Some of them are mentally unstable, some are staggering drunks, thieves, vandals, needle queens and serious environmental polluters.”"
FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/general
01/29/17 - Sunday at 10:11pm
Someone stumbled upon this a couple of days ago in West Marin. Pretty cool, probably gone now. (Thx BP)
01/28/17 - Saturday at 05:16pm
Huge storms toss huge things on the beach. I think this is a boiler from a boat? Found on North Beach in Point Reyes today. #flotsam #westmarin #beach
01/27/17 - Friday at 09:46am
via KWMR: Fiona Pettigrew is doing a senior honors thesis and looking into how community members in West Marin view ranching in the Point Reyes National Seashore. She needs to collect some data about people's opinions if you're intereseted in helping her out, you can fill out this survey: https://cuboulder.qualtrics.co
01/25/17 - Wednesday at 09:29am
UPDATE 1/24/17....BETTY HAS BEEN FOUND AND IS SAFE! A huge shout out to Deputy Shawn Maykel of the Marin County Sheriff's Dept and fellow officers for not giving up and negotiating with the person who took Betty to safely turn her in...she's currently at The Tracey Animal Shelter where her family will be reunited with her by 2pm tomorrow. Her family is elated she is safe and they can not express their gratitude enough to the Marin County Sheriff's Dept and all Betty's new friends...because of the social media pressure it put enough heat on the individual who took Betty to finally do the right thing and turn her in. FULL STORY: https://www.facebook.com/LostD
01/25/17 - Wednesday at 09:29am
That kind of week. "My lost dog was spotted by Madrone camp today, by a ranger. I hiked quite a ways and called him but no luck. So he is in Lagunitas and I'd appreciate any eyes on - my number's on his tag, or ping me by PM here. Please help. Cayenne Woods"
01/23/17 - Monday at 02:20pm
Road Update: Platform Bridge Road, which goes thru Sam P Taylor State Park, has been cleared & reopened.
01/22/17 - Sunday at 03:03pm
"Nicasio Valley Re. One lane, bend just north of Roys Redwoods. Car off side of road." (Thx LP)
01/22/17 - Sunday at 02:35pm
"There's water flowing across Levee Road but it is quite passable and whitehouse pool parking is currently closed. PGE doing work on a splintered power pole north of Drakes View on SFD. also, I heard that Hwy 1 around the Lagoon is very full of debris and down to one lane in places." (Thx WS)
01/22/17 - Sunday at 12:20pm
#MarinCounty Road Closure: Platform Bridge Road through Sam P Taylor State Park is closed due to flooding.
01/22/17 - Sunday at 10:01am
"Partial lane blockage on Ottenger's Hill by a slide." - Burton
01/21/17 - Saturday at 09:10pm
If you know McClures Beach in Point Reyes, you know how big this is. Massive swell pounded the coast today. Off the charts.
01/21/17 - Saturday at 04:56pm
01/21/17 - Saturday at 02:51pm
"There is a local march to the Wells Fargo bank area happening now in PR." (thx AO)
01/21/17 - Saturday at 10:46am
UPDATE: Interior Department reactivates Twitter accounts after shutdown following inauguration. (thx EB) FULL STORY: https://www.washingtonpost.com
01/21/17 - Saturday at 10:46am
mportant information from our local Sheriff, Doug Pittman.
01/21/17 - Saturday at 09:32am
This is a terrible and dangerous move especially with a severe storm bearing down on us today and massive waves at the beach. "National Park Service Banned From Tweeting After Anti-Trump Retweets" The PRNPS twitter feed provides vital road closure information. FULL STORY: http://gizmodo.com/national-pa
01/20/17 - Friday at 06:39pm
Had a rough day today? Want to connect with folks in the community to re-energize? There is a 'celebration of unity through food, art and auction' at 5:30pm at West Marin School with a potluck, bilingual speakers and conversation.
01/20/17 - Friday at 08:14am
SCHOOL UPDATE: "Shoreline School District closed today (Jan 20th) due to road closures and flooding." (Thx LM)
01/19/17 - Thursday at 05:32pm
"WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 10 AM PST FRIDAY. High Surf Warning in effect from noon on Fri. to 4 pm on Sat. for large waves, rip currents, & sneaker waves."
01/19/17 - Thursday at 04:47pm
"Badger crossing on B Street in Point Reyes, near Cowgirl Creamery, just now. I didn't get a pic as I had my arms full of newborn, but I'm pretty sure Dr. Whitt snapped one. He was headed towards the lawn. Is it good luck if a badger crosses your path?" - via Laughty
01/18/17 - Wednesday at 10:38pm
TRAFFIC UPDATE: Novato Blvd. is now open, tree cleared. Tree also cleared on Rt. 1 by Tomasini Canyon.
01/18/17 - Wednesday at 09:05pm
TRAFFIC UPDATE: "Big tree down blocking south bound Hwy 1 between Tomasini Canyon and Campolindo." (Thx LM)
01/18/17 - Wednesday at 08:03pm
TRAFFIC UPDATE: "Novato Blvd is closed in the area of Stafford Lake." (Thx BE)
01/18/17 - Wednesday at 06:07pm
Roads are clear for now. Lots of lights flickering clearing though. "34 MPH peak winds! Park crews have already cleared some trees from the roads. Drive carefully this evening." - Point Reyes NPS
01/16/17 - Monday at 10:04pm
From NWS Bay Area: "A series of storm systems will affect the area this week. The first will arrive Weds afternoon and last into thrs. Not as strong as the last storm, but its going to be wet."
01/15/17 - Sunday at 10:50pm
Not something you see every day. A coyote and an elephant seal. I heard they sometimes look for dead pups, is that true? Via Deborah Lindley's twitter feed: https://twitter.com/DeborahSLD
01/15/17 - Sunday at 12:45pm
"Abbott's Lagoon has breached and there was a rip-roaring current on the outgoing tide yesterday. No access to the south." (Thx AR)
01/14/17 - Saturday at 08:08pm
Expect the planes to be back on Sunday. "Five C-17 Globemaster III transport jets took off Saturday morning from Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield to practice in-flight refueling and formation flying, said Technical Sgt. John Ayre, a spokesman at Travis. Crews from the South Carolina base where the C-17s are based were in the Bay Area to collaborate with California-based pilots and train together. It appears they did some training over the coastline and then took a non-standard route, Ayre said. From the sounds of it, they requested to do a little bit of a flyover over the Golden Gate,” he said." (Thx SP) LINK: http://m.sfgate.com/bayarea/ar
01/14/17 - Saturday at 03:05pm
Ok, seven huge military planes just flew down Tomales Bay in a very strange formation. Anyone else see that? Or know why?
01/13/17 - Friday at 09:55pm
"Bolinas-Fairfax Road is being assessed for #PublicSafety this weekend & is scheduled to reopen early next week."
01/13/17 - Friday at 07:41pm
SFD at Sam P Taylor now re-open after car flipped over. (Thx BE)
01/13/17 - Friday at 07:25pm
TRAFFIC ALERT: Sir Francis Drake Blvd is closed in Samuel P Taylor State Park for a vehicle accident blocking both lanes. No Injuries. Should be reopen in 15 minutes. (Thx BE)
01/13/17 - Friday at 10:41am
The torrential downpours and flooding we've seen lately might be good for the parched, drought-stricken lands of California, but it's disastrous for endangered salmon. In the North Bay, creeks are muddy and swirling, raging torrents that destroy neatly-laid salmon eggs and provide no shelter for salmon coming in to spawn. "We have eggs that were just recently laid in Lagunitas Creek and other tributaries which have gotten washed away," said Eric Ettlinger, Aquatic Ecologist with the Marin Municipal Water District. "We also have fish prepared to go into the ocean which hatched a year ago, and they are struggling to find refuge from the high flows. LINK: "http://www.sfgate.com/news/art
01/12/17 - Thursday at 09:20pm
Amazing moonrise over Tomales Bay tonight in Point Reyes. #moonrise
01/12/17 - Thursday at 05:42pm
Single car accident outside of Point Reyes. No injuries. Road open. (Thx RJ)
01/12/17 - Thursday at 12:41pm
If you've been on SFD in Fairfax, you've seen this mudslide on top of the car. Here is the full story: http://www.marinij.com/general
01/12/17 - Thursday at 09:08am
Serious slide on SFD in Sam P Taylor. I almost slammed into it, be careful.
01/11/17 - Wednesday at 11:09pm
TRAFFIC UPDATE: Several landslides on SR 1 between Stinson Beach and Bolinas. CHP and @CaltransD4 on scene clearing. Expect delays - via CHPMarin
01/11/17 - Wednesday at 08:10pm
TRAFFIC UPDATE: Sir Francis Drake is now open, tree removed. Highway One closed from Shoreline and Panoramic to Muir Beach due to slide below the road, Muir Woods Road has reopened.
01/11/17 - Wednesday at 06:09pm
TRAFFIC UPDATE: According to KWMR, Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is still closed due to a tree down in Samuel P. Taylor. Plan accordingly, no ETO.
01/11/17 - Wednesday at 04:24pm
TRAFFIC UPDATE: "Road Update: Levee Road in Point Reyes Station is now open and passable by low clearance vehicles." - via KWMR. No word on SFD yet though.