02/23/17 - Thursday at 11:53am
#MarinCounty Road Closure: Nicasio Valley Road both lanes closed, 1 mile north of Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Tree down into wires.
02/23/17 - Thursday at 10:36am
IMPORTANT: You are invited to a Community Life & Tourism Forum at the Dance Palace, Thursday Feb. 23; 6:00 pm social/ refreshments; 6:30 Forum
State Senator Mike McGuire will be moderator for this meeting. Supervisor Dennis Rodoni will also be present, as will:
Bijan Sartipi, District 4 Director, Caltrans
Robert Mota, Marin Commander California Highway Patrol
Robert Doyle, Marin County Sheriff
Nancy Cave, North Central District Manager, California Coastal Commission
John Dell'Osso, Point Reyes Ntl Seashore Chief of Interpretation
The forum will address how villages are being affected by the dramatic growth of tourism in recent years and tourism-related problems such as traffic, parking, trash, litter and septic demand. What can county, state and federal agencies do to help us? We'll be asking them to start discussing possible solutions in a working relationship with us.
This is not intended to be an anti-tourist meeting (our local businesses depend on visitors) but a sincere start to letting the public agencies that affect our lives hear our voices and our (polite) insistence that they work together, with us and for us.
We know Supervisor Rodoni can speak for us to county agencies. We'll also be expecting that Senator McGuire will be our strong voice to state agencies during the meeting and in follow-up meetings; and that both officials will work together on keeping our voices in front of the agencies and to get timely, respectful responses – and help.
JOIN US! WE NEED A STRONG SHOWING OF VILLAGERS. THIS IS A RARE CHANCE TO SPEAK TO HAVE THE AGENCIES AND ELECTED OFFICIALS THAT AFFECT OUR LIVES TOGETHER IN ONE ROOM. WE'RE HOPING IT WILL BE THE START OF A WORKING RELATIONSHIP TOWARD SOLUTIONS.
The Forum is hosted by the PRS Village Association in collaboration with East Shore Planning Group, Inverness Association, Inverness Park Association, Olema Valley Association, Bolinas Public Utility District, and Stinson Beach Village Association.
02/22/17 - Wednesday at 04:26pm
Marin County - SR-1 between Stinson and Muir Beach is closed in both directions due to slip out. Roadway closed until further notice.
02/21/17 - Tuesday at 05:21pm
We don't normally post two rainbow photos in a row, but this one from today is so good, we couldn't resist. Boat rainbow! Break the internet! (photo by Fernando Pelayo)
02/21/17 - Tuesday at 05:21pm
#MarinCounty Road UPDATE: Sir Francis Drake near Whites Hill will open at 5:30PM. Excavator finishing up & K-rail being placed. Via: https://twitter.com/DPWMarin/s
02/21/17 - Tuesday at 01:11pm
"Panoramic Highway is now closed at the Throckmorten Fire Station, at 816 Panoramic Highway, and at the intersection at Highway 1 in Stinson Beach. This closure is a temporary closure. Highway 1 also remains closed from Panoramic Highway to Muir Beach (no estimate when that will be fixed.) The closure on Panoramic Highway is estimated to last about 2 hours. However, for now it is a hard closure while slides are being cleared and will hopefully be open by 3 p.m. " - Marin County Sheriff
02/21/17 - Tuesday at 01:11pm
They are aiming to have Sir Francis Drake by White Hill safely REOPENED before tonight's evening commute.
02/21/17 - Tuesday at 09:29am
Closed means closed.
02/21/17 - Tuesday at 06:55am
TRAFFIC UPDATE: Important commuter info: From Fairfax PD. In regards to the below "urgent alert" post re the closure of Sir Francis Drake Blvd at Baywood Canyon we have the following update from County work crews:
They have advised us that the roadway “may” be opened by 9:00am, but they cautioned that it could remain closed throughout the day. The main problem they are running into, is the side of the hill (rocks and other debris) is still continuously sliding down causing a hazard. Though most of the debris has been moved off the roadway, the threat of another slide is imminent. Power to portions of the west end of Fairfax are still out. This is in County jurisdiction. For further information you can contact the Marin County Sheriff’s Office at 415-499-7233. (Thx BE)
02/21/17 - Tuesday at 06:55am
Lucas Valley Road is open, still one lane at Nicasio Valley Rd, lots of traffic overflow from SFD closure. Otherwise, clear.
02/20/17 - Monday at 07:27pm
This is where things get dicey. Lucas Valley Road is hanging on by a thread, and now this: "Alert- Sir Francis Drake Blvd at Baywood Canyon (West of Fairfax) is closed due to a slide with power lines down. No ETO." - via CHP Marin
02/20/17 - Monday at 06:59pm
"Bear Valley Rd between Olema and the Bear Valley VC has reopened. Beware of a low hanging line along the north shoulder. PGE is aware of it."
02/20/17 - Monday at 06:14pm
For a split second the sun poked out over Tomales Bay and a quick rainbow popped out. #rainbow
02/20/17 - Monday at 04:11pm
Large tree fallen in the area of 7299 Lucas Valley Rd east of Nicasio damaging private bridge to residence, integrity of roadway compromised. - via Marin County Sheriff
02/20/17 - Monday at 03:01pm
TRAFFIC UPDATE: SFD at Ottingers Hill into park now open. Multiple slides on Lucas Valley Road, down to one lane in spots, drive with care.
02/20/17 - Monday at 10:35am
Large tree took out power lines at corner of Rt 1 and Bear Valley Rd. Bear Valley Rd closed, emergency crews on scene monitoring power lines. No ETA to opening.
02/20/17 - Monday at 10:19am
"Bear Valley Road is closed due to power lines down. PG&E has a 45 minute to 1 hour eta." (Thx BE) (10:11am)
02/20/17 - Monday at 09:16am
Sir Francis Drake going into Point Reyes National Park is closed at Ottingers Hill. No park access right now.
02/20/17 - Monday at 08:27am
STORM UPDATE: Looks like the brunt of the atmospheric river went to the south and straight into the Sierras. We'll still get plenty of rain and there is a wind warning, but we may have got lucky on this one. Hope people in effected areas are safe. LINK: https://twitter.com/ericholtha
02/20/17 - Monday at 07:28am
That was quick. "Sir Francis Drake Blvd near Samuel P Taylor State Park is now OPEN in both directions due to swift work by county DPW crews!"
02/20/17 - Monday at 06:30am
"Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is closed at Platform Bridge and in Lagunitas due to mudslide and several large trees down near Camp Taylor. Could be closed several hours." (Thx ML)
02/19/17 - Sunday at 09:50pm
STORM ALERT. I have never seen forecasters talk the way they are about tomorrow's storm. I hope this is all hype, but BE PREPARED. "Here's what is causing so much concern: If the atmospheric river stalls, there could be up to a foot of rain in a span of about 36 hours over places that are already flooding—that's a rainfall intensity that isn't expected more than once a century, or even more rare." LINK: http://tinyletter.com/scienceb
02/19/17 - Sunday at 08:47pm
Wind just went next level in Inverness.
02/19/17 - Sunday at 06:44pm
Here is the full story of what happened today in Bodega.
02/19/17 - Sunday at 04:35pm
Extremely hard to find updates about the situation in Bodega. From what I can tell, a SWAT stormed the residence looking for a suspect, but did not find who they were looking for. This person may be on the loose? Bodega roads apparently are open now. This is all unconfirmed if anyone has more information...
02/19/17 - Sunday at 03:37pm
A car flipped over at Rocky Point on PR/Petaluma Rd around 2:30. Everyone ok. (Thx SM and BE)
02/19/17 - Sunday at 01:34pm
Three people in inflatable kayaks were rescued this morning when they were swept north trying to get back across Tomales Bay from camping. They were treated for hypothermia but sounds like they'll be fine. Thanks to local jet ski and helicopter rescue crews. Check the weather, respect the water and know your limits people. (Thx BM)
02/19/17 - Sunday at 12:16pm
BREAKING: "Town of Bodega is shut down for law enforcement activity. Stay tuned" I've heard it might be a hostage situation, can anyone confirm? - via Bodega Volunteer Fire Department LINK: https://www.facebook.com/bodeg
02/19/17 - Sunday at 12:16pm
The town of Bodega is on lock down right now due a 'barricaded' situation.
02/19/17 - Sunday at 12:16pm
Also sounds like there is a water rescue happening right now on Tomales Bay, trying to get more details about that.
02/19/17 - Sunday at 07:53am
Yesterday: "Today, Bill Johnston Jr took this photo of me with a plastic raven at lovely @PointReyesBooks. It’s ... Black Books meets Game of Thrones." - Helen Macdonald, author of 'H for Hawk'. LINK: https://twitter.com/helenjmacd
02/18/17 - Saturday at 10:48pm
"Motorists discovered human remains down an embankment near Point Reyes Station on Friday evening. The drivers noticed something suspicious and stopped to investigate. The remains they found had been wrapped in some sort of plastic material, but had been left out there for quite some time, Point Reyes National Seashore spokesman John Dell'Osso said. Dell'Osso said that it remains unclear whether the remains were moved from another location. Also, the gender of the body is still unknown." FULL STORY: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news
02/18/17 - Saturday at 02:44pm
UPDATE: "Platform Bridge Road between Sir Francis Drake Blvd & Point Reyes-Petaluma Road is now OPEN to all traffic."
02/18/17 - Saturday at 11:30am
"Police in Marin County are investigating Saturday morning after finding a dead body Friday night, according to the Marin County Sheriffs Office." MORE: http://kron4.com/2017/02/18/po
02/18/17 - Saturday at 10:34am
"MEDIA enroute to Platform Bridge Rd incident are asked to stage @ Sir Francis Drake Blvd @ Platform Bridge Rd. to meet with NPS PIO." Via Marin County Sheriff
02/18/17 - Saturday at 08:07am
This is sort of strange: "Temporary Road Closure of Platform Bridge Road in West Marin is due to on-going criminal investigation, there is NO threat to community." Via Marin County Sheriff
02/17/17 - Friday at 08:07pm
UPDATE: Traffic being let through PR/Petaluma Rd now. Platform Bridge Rd closed due to flooding.
02/17/17 - Friday at 07:50pm
UPDATE: Point Reyes/Petaluma Road closed from Route One to the Graffiti Bridge because of a tree down. Platform Bridge Road also closed due to flooding.
02/17/17 - Friday at 06:55pm
The Point Reyes/Petaluma Road is closed right now due to a tree down traffic is backed up on both sides. No word when it will open back up. (thx MM)
02/17/17 - Friday at 05:26pm
Well, it feels like Groundhog Day, but more rain coming Sunday through Tuesday. "Monday's storm will bring more heavy rain and increased risk of #CAflood concerns. Be prepared for any potential impacts"
02/17/17 - Friday at 08:36am
Lots of rain means lots of waterfalls. Alamere Falls in Point Reyes is in full effect if you want to make the big hike, well worth it. VIDEO: http://abc7news.com/weather/be
02/14/17 - Tuesday at 11:09am
West Marin merchants plan to participate in their own version of a national strike planned Friday against the Trump administration. The nationwide boycott calls on people to skip work, avoid spending money and take action in protest of President Trump’s agenda. In Point Reyes Station, at least 15 businesses will stay open and plan to donate a percentage of all sales to groups that promote civil liberties, environmental causes and movements that counter Trump’s message. “Everyone is excited,” said Susan Hayes, owner of Susan Hayes Handwovens, a co-organizer. “(Shop owners) feel it’s more proactive than closing. They have to consider employees. It’s getting a lot of buzz. People are feeling very, very positive and they are happy to participate.” FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/general
02/13/17 - Monday at 07:31pm
"The forecast precipitation for the next three days show another dose of heavy rainfall for the west coast starting by Wednesday."
02/11/17 - Saturday at 10:48am
Joel Whitney is speaking about his new book 'Finks' at the Point Reyes Bookstore tonight at 7:00pm. Very apropos given our current state of affairs. "When news broke that the CIA had colluded with literary magazines to produce cultural propaganda throughout the Cold War, a debate began that has never been resolved. The story continues to unfold, with the reputations of some of America’s best-loved literary figures—including Peter Matthiessen, George Plimpton, and Richard Wright—tarnished as their work for the intelligence agency has come to light." http://ptreyesbooks.com/events
02/10/17 - Friday at 09:14pm
Via Carlos Porrata: "Abbotts Lagoon area around the bridge received a lot of damage from the storm. The lagoon is open to the ocean and dropped over 15 feet in depth, both upper and lower lagoon. Lots of erosion beyond the bridge and there are cracks where more material is going to go down. Be very careful. NPS notified."
02/10/17 - Friday at 06:41pm
After a long wet week, then sun came back and started to dry things out. Happy Friday everyone. And a full moon! #sunset #westmarin
02/09/17 - Thursday at 08:10pm
UPDATE: The Levee Road in Point Reyes is now closed due to high tide. Cars got stuck in it last night. Don't be 'that person'. Use Bear Valley Road instead. (thx BE)
02/09/17 - Thursday at 07:52pm
"The Levee road is pouring over. Almost didn't get through at 7:20pm" Road isn't closed yet, but proceed with caution. Photo from 5:00pm when flooding started. (thx FP and JS)
02/09/17 - Thursday at 04:57pm
"#MarinCounty Road UPDATE: Panoramic Hwy, between Hwy 1 & Throckmorton Fire Station, is now cleared & OPEN."
02/09/17 - Thursday at 02:00pm
Flooding on Rt 1 at the usual spot south of Tomales. (Thx RJ)
02/09/17 - Thursday at 01:46pm
The Station House Cafe closing at 3pm today and the Bovine closed at noon.
02/09/17 - Thursday at 01:00pm
"Shoreline Highway is closed 1 mile south of Tomales due to flooding. Shoreline Highway in Point Reyes Station near the bank is reported flooded due to a clogged drain." - via KWMR
02/09/17 - Thursday at 09:14am
"Did anyone hear a train whistle blow in downtown Point Reyes at 8:82 am this morning? My whole office is confused."
02/08/17 - Wednesday at 06:56pm
More school closures tomorrow due to weather.
02/08/17 - Wednesday at 04:25pm
"School Cancelled for Shoreline Unified tomorrow." (Thx FP)
02/08/17 - Wednesday at 12:42pm
Be prepared. "Another potent system to bring widespread rainfall, gusty winds and flooding issues to the #BayArea and #Central Coast on Thurs! #CAflood" https://twitter.com/nwsbayarea
02/08/17 - Wednesday at 06:48am
Levee Road is open this morning and easily passable as of 6:32am. Tide gets very high later this morning Nicasio Valley Road and Lucas Valley Road all clear too.
02/07/17 - Tuesday at 08:22pm
Just got a report from the Levee Road that it is still flooded and its still closed. But there was a car stuck in the middle with its blinkers on. And people were still trying to plow through the water. The CHP showed up to help, and people were still trying to plow through the water and the CHP was yelling at people that the road was closed and to turn around. Seriously. People get into their cars and morph into crazy. LEVEE ROAD IS CLOSED, DON'T DRIVE THROUGH STANDING WATER. (thx FP)
02/07/17 - Tuesday at 07:18pm
Trying to confirm a report that Sir Francis Drake Blvd is now open. Does anyone know? Twitter is quiet.
02/07/17 - Tuesday at 07:04pm
Update on power situation in Lagunitas.