09/30/16 - Friday at 11:58am
Point Reyes all over the news today: "Dairy farmer Bob Giacomini, 79, is ahead of his time, even if he didn’t mean to be. Eight years ago, the North Bay native bought a custom motor, generator and pipeline to make electricity from an unusual source — cow manure — at his ranch along Tomales Bay. The hope was that the renewable energy would save him a few bucks and perhaps bolster the environmental bona fides of his family’s famed cheese, Point Reyes Original Blue." FULL STORY: http://www.sfchronicle.com/bay
09/27/16 - Tuesday at 08:42pm
Traffic Alert: "Traffic in nicasio all the way to Petaluma to to the brush fire on 101." (Thx FP and AN)
09/26/16 - Monday at 12:13am
A couple of local watermen on stand up paddle boards were out at Drake's Beach towards the Estero this morning when a decent sized great white shark lunged out of the water and ate a seal right in front of them. They safely paddled back to the beach. Better then a cup of coffee. They're out there.
09/25/16 - Sunday at 05:15pm
Sirens are for car accident in park. Thanks to emergencies crew for quick response, hopefully everyone ok.
09/24/16 - Saturday at 08:17pm
Fog's Diner at the boatel in Inverness is officially open today! TWMF got a sneak peak and we give it a double thumbs up, great food, great vibe, affordable and lots of locals working there!
09/23/16 - Friday at 08:24pm
"Two big organized bicycling events are going to be on WM roads tomorrow. The Jensie Gran Fondo, a fundraiser for the Marin County Bicycle Coalition and the Wine to Waves MS ride. Roads impacted are Highway 1 (Shoreline) from Mill Valley to Tomales, Sir Francis Drake (east of Highway 1), Point Reyes Petaluma, Tomales Petaluma, and Hicks Valley. So, plan your road time accordingly. We are announcing this on KWMR. Also, there are rest stops in Stinson Beach, Olema and Point Reyes Station." - from Amanda Eichstaedt
09/23/16 - Friday at 01:49pm
Highly recommend this event. "Author Kirk Lombard will read from his book, “The Sea Forager’s Guide to the Northern California Coast,” on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7pm, in the Red Barn at the Bear Valley Visitor Center in Point Reyes."
EVENT DETAILS: http://ptreyesbooks.com/events
FULL STORY: http://www.ptreyeslight.com/ar
Photo by Todd Selby.
09/23/16 - Friday at 01:32pm
09/23/16 - Friday at 01:32pm
This is unusual. "THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SUNDAY TO 8 PM PDT SUNDAY FOR MARIN COUNTY"
09/23/16 - Friday at 12:32pm
09/22/16 - Thursday at 11:51am
"A lawsuit served this month against five California Coastal Commission members — including Marin County Supervisor Steve Kinsey — could cost them millions of dollars in civil fines if the courts confirm hundreds of alleged transparency rule violations." FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/governm
09/20/16 - Tuesday at 11:28pm
This very sad story back in the news. Still can't believe they were at the Greenbridge Gas Station in Point Reyes. "Details of Bay Area drifter killings emerge in Marin County hearing" FULL STORY: http://www.sfgate.com/crime/ar
09/20/16 - Tuesday at 10:51am
From CHPMarin about accident on Lucas Valley Drive yesterday: "Driver of 72' long big rig was cited for a sign violation."
09/19/16 - Monday at 12:44pm
TRAFFIC ALERT: Just heard that Lucas Valley Road is closed because of a truck crash. Anyone have any more information?
09/19/16 - Monday at 12:44pm
TRAFFIC ALERT: "Lucas Valley Rd is closed at Westgate for a big rig stuck blocking both lanes. No ETO"
09/16/16 - Friday at 10:38pm
The launch party for the fourth and final edition of the most excellent Inverness Almanac is going down tomorrow (Saturday, Sept 17th, 4pm - 10pm). They're blowing it out at Love Field making full use of the parachute stage sculpture set up. And they scored the cover of the Pacific Sun this week. Rock on.
PARTY DETAILS: https://www.facebook.com/event
PAC SUN STORY: http://pacificsun.com/feature-
09/16/16 - Friday at 09:38pm
Is there some bike event happening tomorrow? Does anyone know the time and/or route? Looks like it will be going through Nicasio?
09/16/16 - Friday at 09:37pm
"Point Reyes National Seashore, in conjunction with the California Coastal Commission and Environmental Action Committee of West Marin/Marin MPA Watch, will be sponsoring a beach cleanup at Drakes Beach on Saturday, September 17, 2016. The cleanup will take place from 10 am to 1 pm. This is a family friendly event. Participants are encouraged to bring sunscreen, lunch and/or snacks, and their own water bottles. The PRNSA Bookstore at Drakes Beach sells merchandise and some pre-packaged food and drinks." MORE INFO: https://www.nps.gov/pore/plany
09/15/16 - Thursday at 10:41pm
Spotted an old friend last night, back at his spot. #greathornedowl #pointreyesnationalseashore #owl
09/14/16 - Wednesday at 10:14pm
Start strong, end strong. West Marin had a day today. #pointreyesnationalseashore #sunset #sunsetporn
09/14/16 - Wednesday at 09:18am
Good way to start things off in West Marin today. #Inverness #tomalesbay #sunrise
09/12/16 - Monday at 01:19pm
"The Sheriff's Office will be assisting the Marin County District Attorney's Office on Tuesday, Sep 13, with the Gun Buy Back Program. Persons wishing to turn in any weapons may do so without questions at the Point Reyes Public Safety Building between the hours 11am-7pm. Some guns turned in may be eligible for a cash.
Lt. Doug Pittman
Your local Sheriff 😊"
09/11/16 - Sunday at 11:21am
Tree down on Via de la Vista in Seahaven. Power out as well, use Stockstill Dr. (Thx AP)
09/10/16 - Saturday at 12:18am
"This feed truck was in front of me this morning Thursday. It drove by Nicasio school going over 50 while kids were in the yard. I wanted to send this into the company but can't make out the name. Maybe someone knows. I think it is an important issue." from Fernando Y Sabrina Pelayo
09/09/16 - Friday at 03:01pm
09/08/16 - Thursday at 09:52am
Here's a picture of a recently spotted humpback whale seen near Point Reyes. One was also seen just off Drakes Beach yesterday.
09/08/16 - Thursday at 12:24am
A solo humpback whale was spotted feeding just off the Drakes Beach parking lot this morning. Kind of a rare sight. (thx TM)
09/07/16 - Wednesday at 11:34am
Smokey sunrise this morning over Tomales Bay. Fall is in the air.
09/06/16 - Tuesday at 08:46pm
"This dog running around in the street outside IP Market right now." - thx CLC
09/04/16 - Sunday at 02:33pm
These people looked like they had a winning sand castle coming together today at Drakes Beach. And some people seemed to be building below the high tide line. Oops.
09/03/16 - Saturday at 10:49am
LABOR DAY WEEKEND! Some hot tips: Go see 'A Midnight Summer's Dream' at St. Columbia's Church at 4pm Sat/Sun/Mon. If you have a kid who plays tennis, Xerxes Whitney having a mini-kid-tennis tournament Saturday at 4pm at Second Valley. The sand castle contest is at Drake's Beach on Sunday. It's going to be a mess, so unless your ready for traffic, avoid the area (this photo from last year). And there is a major wind event happening this afternoon.
Photo from Drake's last year.
LINK TO PLAY INFO: https://www.facebook.com/event
09/02/16 - Friday at 09:42pm
Be prepared for wind on Saturday. "Locally gusty W to NW winds forecast late Sat. afternoon and evening. Yellow shading on map = 30-40 mph gusts"
09/01/16 - Thursday at 10:56pm
"Amazing Shipwreck Gym in Pokémon GO! The Point Reyes in Bolinas Bay" Riiiiggghhht. I was wondering if there was Pokemon happening in Point Reyes. Now I know. At the famous shipwreck that was burnt up by Instagrammers. Of course. Anyone else experienced any Pokemania in West Marin? FULL VIDEO IF YOU DARE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
09/01/16 - Thursday at 11:14am
From Marin IJ: "Marin’s representatives in Sacramento this week side-stepped legislation expanding overtime pay for farmworkers.
Dominic Grossi, a West Marin dairy farmer, former Marin County Farm Bureau president, and candidate for county supervisor, said, “I would have voted against it.”
Grossi said Marin farmers would have to pay overtime because they are relatively small and typically employ no more than a handful of workers, while much larger farming operations in the Central Valley could avoid paying overtime by hiring more workers and giving each worker fewer hours.
“The people who are going to get hurt are the workers because they’re going to get their hours cut,” Grossi said.
Grossi said he employs two agricultural workers in his dairy, both of whom live on his farm.
“Almost every dairy up here supplies housing,” Grossi said. “It’s a significant cost that people don’t think about.”
Dennis Rodoni, who is competing with Grossi for the District 4 seat on the Board of Supervisors, said that wages and housing for farmworkers need to be improved, “but I don’t know if this is the right bill because I really haven’t had a chance to study it.”"
FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/governm
08/31/16 - Wednesday at 08:13pm
SFD outside of Inverness has both lanes closed right now for "milk transfer" from accident. Expect major delays for next hour.
08/31/16 - Wednesday at 08:00pm
Bad day on the roads today. This accident at Five Brooks required a helicopter medvac. Slow down and drive safe! And thanks to our local police, fire and rescue crews. (Photo via Marin County Sheriff)
08/31/16 - Wednesday at 04:18pm
UPDATE: Traffic getting through now with delays. TRAFFIC ALERT: There is an overturned milk truck on Sir Francis Drake between Drake's View Dr. and Inverness blocking both lanes. No word on when re-opening. (thx NT and SC)
08/31/16 - Wednesday at 10:11am
A bald eagle is hanging out at the Nicasio Reservoir, sitting on a rock above the submerged road. Very cool.
08/31/16 - Wednesday at 09:16am
"A rarely seen Baird’s beaked whale turned up on a beach in the Point Reyes National Seashore this week, a possible victim of a strike by a ship. Scientists plan to perform a follow-up evaluation of the cetacean’s carcass Thursday to determine whether any vertebrae were fractured. Specialists will also determine the sex of the 35-foot animal, which feeds about 20 miles off the Marin coast." FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/environ
08/30/16 - Tuesday at 10:21pm
Looked they are shooting a movie or something at the reservoir tonight. Reports of stopped traffic. Anyone have details? (Thx SD)
08/29/16 - Monday at 10:10pm
Magic sunset out at the beaches in Point Reyes tonight. Anyone else get a good picture?
08/29/16 - Monday at 01:57pm
"Repairs are expected to start next month on an eight-mile section of a key road in Marin County that's been closed since a March mudslide, county officials said. The section of Fairfax-Bolinas Road between West Ridgecrest Boulevard and the Meadow Club country club in Fairfax has been closed since March 11.
The Marin County Board of Supervisors approved a $305,692 contract on Aug. 16 with Engineered Soil Repairs in Walnut Creek for the repairs.
The repairs could be completed by November if not earlier, according to county officials." FULL STORY: http://patch.com/california/pe
08/28/16 - Sunday at 06:33pm
Rare sight. A whole fleet of sailboats out by Chimney Rock with dead calm conditions. Was it some sort of race?
08/28/16 - Sunday at 01:31pm
Flotsam (jetsam?) at South Beach. Local beachcomber theorized it was from Japan. #pointreyesnationalseashore #flotsam #jetsam
08/26/16 - Friday at 05:11pm
A large dead whale was floating about half a mile offshore of South Beach this morning with what appeared to be some sharks making a meal of it. Couldn't get a photo, did anyone else see it? Wonder if it was that minke whale from the Estero...
08/26/16 - Friday at 10:59am
Inverness Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Theater returns to that really cool little stage at the St. Columbia Epsicobal Church this weekend. Dates: 8/27, 8/28, 9/3, 9/4 & 9/5, 4pm show times. Support your local thespians! MORE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/event
08/26/16 - Friday at 10:41am
"Roadwork on Shoreline Highway near Dogtown resulted in the subcontractors dumping asphalt into a seasonable creek that feeds into Pine Gulch Creek watershed and located within Point Reyes National Seashore. Happy to report due to public response and complaints filed through CalTip, Marin County Sheriff, Caltrans and to the Point Reyes National Park resulted in Fish and Wildlife officer response and NPS fisheries biologist review. Status today: the asphalt has been removed and any residual damage needs to be assessed. Thanks BOC for the pic and heads up on this!" - via the EAC
08/25/16 - Thursday at 06:33pm
08/23/16 - Tuesday at 11:56pm
Reposting this important story because I accidentally deleted it while trying to remove just the photo. ""The harsh lives of ranch workers in West Marin took center stage last week at a Human Rights Commission hearing held in Point Reyes Station, where workers and their advocates discussed long hours, precarious housing and virtually nonexistent access to mental health services, among other problems. Concerned citizens also spoke up about elder issues, housing problems and youth services." FULL STORY: http://www.ptreyeslight.com/ar
08/23/16 - Tuesday at 11:56pm
Nature photographer extraordinaire Carlos Porrata captured this amazing photo of an elk from the Drake herd in Point Reyes having some issues with his antlers. I believe the park was able to free the poor guy from his predicament, anyone know more about this?
08/22/16 - Monday at 06:57pm
Highway 1 closed roughly 1 mile south of Stinson. Car went down cliff. Time of re-open unknown. (Thx WS)
08/22/16 - Monday at 06:10pm
Can you identify this creature found laying eggs on Shell Beach the other day? (Thx MB)
08/22/16 - Monday at 11:09am
Anyone see lightning or hear thunder last night? Pretty sure I did.
08/20/16 - Saturday at 10:14pm
There are some folks who are such a part of the fabric of the community, it's easy to think that they'll be here forever. Long time Inverness resident Joe Marino was one of those people. He was 80 going on 30 with a huge smile and genuine heart of gold. Chicken Ranch Beach will never be the same without him. You will be deeply missed and forever loved Joe.
08/19/16 - Friday at 10:50pm
That time of year. "Today at Chimney Rock in Point Reyes National Seashore I saw a shark breach. It was totally insane. It breached once which I caught out of the corner of my eye. I couldn't ID it as it was so fleeting. Then. A FULL breach, straight up, entire body out, tail and all, an arch in the air and the "SPLASH" down on its side. 5 seconds later, it hit the surface again and thrashed, seemingly like it had something in its jaws and was shaking it to death." via local nature photographer Daniel Dietrich
08/19/16 - Friday at 01:24pm
"The harsh lives of ranch workers in West Marin took center stage last week at a Human Rights Commission hearing held in Point Reyes Station, where workers and their advocates discussed long hours, precarious housing and virtually nonexistent access to mental health services, among other problems. Concerned citizens also spoke up about elder issues, housing problems and youth services." FULL STORY: http://www.ptreyeslight.com/ar
(photo by Press Democrat)
08/18/16 - Thursday at 11:06pm
What a moonrise, anyone get a better picture then this?
08/18/16 - Thursday at 09:54pm
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