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
03/31/16 - Thursday at 12:01am
"Last Sunday local farmer Molly Myerson lost all of her tools and farm equipment to a fire, and most tragically, 300 newly-hatched quail that she was raising to move outside for her laying flock. In light of the fire, which demolished the barn but left her cultivated acre unharmed, Myerson’s landlord has given her 60 days to vacate the property." FULL STORY: http://modernfarmer.com/2016/0
03/29/16 - Tuesday at 09:56am
Great job by emergency teams last night working late into the night in bad weather to rescue hikers trapped on unstable cliffs in a remote part of Point Reyes National Seashore. FULL STORY: http://m.sfgate.com/news/artic
03/28/16 - Monday at 10:58pm
BREAKING: MarinSAR enroute to assist Bolinas & County Fire with rescue of 3 stuck on rock cliffs in Pt. Reyes Seashore.
03/28/16 - Monday at 10:11pm
Orca were spotted at the Point Reyes Lighthouse this weekend. So jealous, what a rare treat! FULL VIDEO: https://www.instagram.com/p/BD
03/28/16 - Monday at 06:46pm
"There have been several car smash and grabs today (I heard 6) the latest at Marin Sun Farms where the thieves stole 2 backpacks after breaking the rear seat window. The thieves dumped the packs in Olema and took off. Still on the run." Anyone hear about this? (Thx JS)
03/27/16 - Sunday at 11:26pm
A large tree fell down at the top of Laurel Ave. in Inverness Park blocking the road and knocking down power lines. Early reports are that it hit a propane tank and propane is leaking as well. Stay clear of the area.
03/25/16 - Friday at 12:33pm
TRAFFIC ALERT: Rangers and fire units are engaged in a cliff rescue near the lighthouse be alert for emergency vehicles on SFD and in the lighthouse area (via KWMR)https://twitter.com/KWMRradio
03/22/16 - Tuesday at 10:35pm
This tree blocked SFD this morning during the morning commute. Be sure to check TWMF for traffic updates and if you have a traffic update (or other news), message us on Facebook so we can get the word out. Thank you! You can also find more updates and photos on our Twitter and Instagram feeds. LINKS:
Web Site: http://www.thewestmarinfeed.co
(Thanks to Officer Greg Westwood for the traffic update today)
03/19/16 - Saturday at 01:38pm
Here is the historic farm house that burned down in Shallow Beach in Inverness this morning. A terrible loss. Excellent work by local fire crews in tough conditions to keep the damage to a minimum. FULL STORY: http://www.marincounty.org/mai
03/19/16 - Saturday at 09:21am
Scary situation, great work by local fire crews. "Fire destroyed a home in the West Marin community of Inverness early Saturday morning, displacing residents without causing any injuries. At 4:39 a.m., an emergency caller described a structure fire with flames shooting out of a roof in the 500 block of Pierce Point Road, located in the Shallow Beach area north of Inverness and adjacent to Tomales Bay State Park. Marin County Fire Battalion Chief Bret McTigue said the structure, an older two-story farmhouse, was a total loss." FULL STORY: http://www.marincounty.org/mai
03/18/16 - Friday at 10:20pm
Sad news. That osprey nest on SFD as you go up Ottinger's Hill into the park that I took a picture of with two ospreys nesting in it WAS CUT DOWN today by PG&E and Davey Tree. An osprey was in the nest this morning before crews arrived. According to reports, PG&E claims they had property owner and USFWS approval and that the tree was in imminent danger of falling on power lines (despite having survived last two storms). But cutting a nest down when the birds are clearly nesting in it and possibly have eggs? That seems like a very bad decision, how is that not illegal? Anyone else know the rules?
03/18/16 - Friday at 04:52pm
All the moms are gone but a few elephant seal pups are hanging around Drakes Beach getting ready for their journey. Good luck you guys.
03/18/16 - Friday at 11:40am
Always interesting to be driving through the park and the ranches in Point Reyes while a debate on the radio rages on about the park and the ranches in Point Reyes. The Forum on KQED had an extended discussion about it today with Jeff Miller, Nicolette Hahn Niman and Paul Rogers. Its live now, they'll put the archive up later. Highly recommend listening to it if you care about this issue. I let these cows listen to some of the show so they were in the loop. WEB SITE: http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R2
03/17/16 - Thursday at 02:49pm
The Wall Street Journal covers the lawsuit that is being brought against the park concerning ranching. FULL STORY: http://www.wsj.com/articles/ra
03/15/16 - Tuesday at 09:53am
Fast motion cow herding out at the ranches in Point Reyes. Yeehaw.
03/14/16 - Monday at 03:43pm
Car went off the road and into Tomales Bay just before Inverness this afternoon. Thanks to local rescue crews for being on it. Hopefully everyone is ok. (thx RJ)