01/07/17 - Saturday at 12:31pm
"You can get sandbags at the following locations: Pt. Reyes Public Safety Building, Woodacre Fire Department and the Tamalpias Community Center (203 Marin Ave.)" - via the Marin Sheriff
01/06/17 - Friday at 02:39pm
Ok, hopefully by now you know that this weekend is going to bring SERIOUS rain. A flood alert has already been issued: North Bay Flash Flood Watch from 1/7/2017 4:00 PM to 1/8/2017 7:00 PM. This is a MAJOR storm. Please prepare now, make sure you're prepared for power outages, stock up on food, charge cel phones, go talk to your neighbors, etc. I compiled some emergency resources in this list:http://thewestmarinfeed.com/re
feel free to add others in the comments here and I'll update. TWMF will be providing updates as they come in, you can always contact us with updates via Facebook or text me at 415-786-4703.
01/06/17 - Friday at 02:25pm
Paul Korhummel won the Sunrise Contest of the Year and its only January 6th. Incredible shot. I knew it was special this morning, but my car windows were iced shut and I couldn't rally. Great job Paul!
01/06/17 - Friday at 12:40pm
Two bald eagles playing with each other spotted off of Chicken Ranch Beach in Inverness today. A good omen?
01/06/17 - Friday at 09:50am
I missed the epic sunrise picture this morning (anyone else get one?), but saw that the Point Reyes Lighthouse Cam did a pretty good job of capturing the moment. Calm before the storm.
01/05/17 - Thursday at 12:22am
Major tree down in the Shell Beach parking lot in Inverness. Good thing no cars around. Be prepared for more trees coming down. (Thx KM)
01/04/17 - Wednesday at 11:11am
"Closed in #NorthOfPointReyes on Hwy 1 SB between Marshall Petaluma Rd and Point Reyes Petaluma Rd", this just report came in. Can anyone confirm?
01/03/17 - Tuesday at 09:15pm
Wind has gone next level now in Inverness. Just heard a report that a tree is down blocking a lane on Sir Francis Drake right before the boatel in Inverness (thx MM). NWS says this system will be strong until midnight and hopefully taper off after that.
01/03/17 - Tuesday at 08:18pm
Major power outages in the Valley as the wind and rain are really starting to surge now. Check for updates here: https://m.pge.com/?WT.mc_id=Va
01/03/17 - Tuesday at 06:35pm
Rain has slowed down but wind really picking up steam in Inverness. Local crews hard at work keeping roads clear. Any other reports?
01/02/17 - Monday at 10:12pm
Two great interviews on KWMR today with Dan Eilerman, the Assistant County Administrator and Doug Pittman, the Marin County Sheriff, about what effects the new administration may have on local affairs. Pittman also discusses the legality of people living in their cars in areas like Point Reyes and Bolinas. A very informative series. LINK: http://kwmr.org/broadcasts/672
01/02/17 - Monday at 05:54pm
More rain on the way! Heavy snow in Tahoe and there is snow in Healdsburg! Tomorrow will be very wet and very cold (snow for us?) Prepare accordingly, drive safe!
12/31/16 - Saturday at 07:35pm
Last sunset of 2016 in Point Reyes. So grateful to be here for it. Happy New Years everyone! #sunset
12/31/16 - Saturday at 03:02pm
Holiday traffic meets holiday traffic.
12/29/16 - Thursday at 10:37am
Here's a picture of accident on Lucas Valley Road by big rock. People say traffic not too bad now, tow truck on way. (Thx FP)
12/29/16 - Thursday at 10:06am
"Super icy on Lucas Valley. Car overturned eastbound below/before Big Rock. Everyone safe. CHP en route. Lane blocked with eastbound traffic piling up."
12/28/16 - Wednesday at 08:22pm
"The northbound lane of Shoreline Highway in the vicinity of the Bat House (mile marker 21) due to a vehicle rollover" - via KWMR
12/27/16 - Tuesday at 10:56am
The shuttle begins on Saturday! "Gray whales and elephant seals will be a main attraction for visitors in the coming weeks along the Point Reyes coastline, while scientists ponder whether humpbacks could appear again in San Francisco Bay in the spring in another “Whale-palooza” event. The Point Reyes National Seashore will begin offering a shuttle to view the whale and elephant seal activity beginning Saturday and running through early April. The bus can be boarded from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ken Patrick Visitor Center at Drakes Beach, running in good weather on weekends and holidays. Children 15 and younger are free, with the cost for adults at $7." FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/environ
12/26/16 - Monday at 10:09pm
Right place, right time. Elephant rock in Point Reyes looking stoic this evening. (Thx SC) #pointreyes #sunset
12/25/16 - Sunday at 10:26am
Happy Holidays from The West Marin Feed!
12/24/16 - Saturday at 01:23pm
This car skidded off the road down into the bushes last night on Rt. 1 north of Point Reyes. Everyone was ok, but another reminder that the roads are slippery, drive slow and safe!
12/24/16 - Saturday at 12:55pm
Rt 1 closed just north of Point Reyes because of car off the road. No estimated time to open. traffic totally stopped.
12/24/16 - Saturday at 11:52am
Anyone missing this elf?
12/23/16 - Friday at 11:35pm
Intense skies out at the great beach in Point Reyes tonight.
12/23/16 - Friday at 07:55pm
Not exactly gushing yet, but we'll call it the offical 'spillover' at the Nicasio Reservoir. It will pick up speed as more water comes out of the hills. (Thx JS)
12/22/16 - Thursday at 10:44am
"Northern elephant seals, their habitat battered by El Niño storms over the past 30 years on the Farallon Islands, may be moving to a more serene home in Marin County, according to new research.Numbers of elephant seals are on the upswing at Point Reyes, with 2016’s peak counted at 1,966, up from 1,759 the prior year. The animals first started to reappear in Marin 1981." FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/environ
12/21/16 - Wednesday at 05:31pm
An uplifting holiday story...
12/20/16 - Tuesday at 10:04pm
Rolled into town just as someone let a little solstice pyre float down White House Pool. Happy Winter Solstice! Not sure it's a great idea, but pagans will be pagans.
12/19/16 - Monday at 06:47pm
"Traffic control in in effect on Sir Francis Drake Blvd in the vicinity of Perry's Deli due to a two vehicle collision" Via KWMR. Anyone have any details?
12/19/16 - Monday at 11:38am
From the Point Reyes Light Sheriff's Calls. Hopefully the deer is feeling better by now.
12/18/16 - Sunday at 12:41pm
Frosty day at the dock in Inverness in West Marin. #dock #westmarin #frost
12/18/16 - Sunday at 11:09am
Inverness Almanac art opening at Gallery Route One with Isis Hockenos and Madeline Hope today (Sun) from 2:00pm - 5:00pm.
12/17/16 - Saturday at 02:36pm
"Thanks to #Lighthouse volunteer John, we just saw our first southbound gray #whale!" - Point Reyes NPS
12/16/16 - Friday at 08:35am
"As of 5:50 AM, Lucas Valley Rd. at Big Rock has reopened. There are currently no closures in Marin CHP jurisdiction. @MarinSheriff @maringov"
12/15/16 - Thursday at 08:10pm
STORM UPDATES: Deputies in West Marin reporting Platform Bridge Rd near Sir Francis Drake Blvd under several feet of water. Highway 1 between Pt Reyes Station to Olema reported as currently "impassible" by sheriff's deputies due to flooding.
12/15/16 - Thursday at 07:25pm
STORM UPDATES: Sheriff's deputies working side by side with residents evacuating their homes along Castro St in Forest Knolls/Lagunitas due to flooding. Lucas Valley Road will be closed until tomorrow morning.
12/15/16 - Thursday at 07:13pm
"More flooding at Platform Bridge and Sir Francis Drake Blvd." - thx BE
12/15/16 - Thursday at 06:25pm
Rt 1. is flooded at the Olema Campground. Sir Francis Drake and Rt.1 through Bear Valley is still open. Sorry about not clarifying that.
12/15/16 - Thursday at 05:39pm
ROAD CLOSURE UPDATES: Rt. 1 in Tomales is closed. Lucas Valley Road is closed due to powerlines down. Rt. 1 at Olema is also closed due to flooding and the Green Barn in Point Reyes is also flooding. Facebook stinks for rapid updates because they don't show updates by time they were posted. For up-to-date info, you can follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/westmarinf
or at our web site at http://thewestmarinfeed.com
12/15/16 - Thursday at 05:24pm
Via KWMR: "Lucas Valley Road is currently closed due to a tree down and power lines - 1/2 mile west of Big Rock. This is a longer term closure, please take another route. 3:11pm 12/15/2016"
12/15/16 - Thursday at 04:26pm
"NORTH BAY: Hwy 1 at Tomales Rd.....The road is flooded (3 feet of water) and at least one vehicle is reportedly stuck on the roadway." - Reports are that hwy 1 is closed at Tomales, plan accordingly. Do not drive through standing water!
12/15/16 - Thursday at 11:45am
"West Marin and Inverness Schools are calling an emergency minimum day. Inverness gets out at 12:15 and West Marin at 12:30. If your kids don't take the bus, you need to pick them up." Thx LM
12/15/16 - Thursday at 11:01am
Power outages be trees down as rain moves into West Main. An other reports?
12/14/16 - Wednesday at 08:28pm
The National Weather Service has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for poor drainage areas in Marin County. This advisory is in effect until 6:00 AM PST Thursday
Heavy rain will develop tonight and continue Thursday. Overflowing poor drainage areas will result in minor flooding in the advisory
area. This advisory will be extended through Thursday morning. If conditions worsen it may need to be upgraded to an urban and small stream flood warning.
Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. (Thx RD)
12/14/16 - Wednesday at 11:17am
Anyone feel it? "4.7 mag earthquake - 8km WNW of The Geysers, California @ 08:12 on 12/14/16"
12/14/16 - Wednesday at 09:58am
Major rain coming this week. The Nicasio Reservoir getting very close to spillover time. Any guesses when it goes over? If someone gets a picture, please pass along.
12/11/16 - Sunday at 01:45pm
Get ready for another wild week. Perhaps historically wild. "More widespread rain later this week. Tuesday through Thursday looks very wet. Possible hydro issues."
12/09/16 - Friday at 06:47pm
Maybe this was the source of the large explosions everyone has been hearing? Doesn't explain the bomb squad being out here though...
Over the last two weeks the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad detonated a large amount of deteriorated explosives on the northern Sonoma County coast. A person found these explosives, which consisted of blasting caps, detonation cord and dynamite, after a family member passed away.
It was highly common for ranchers to possess explosives as it was largely unregulated prior to 1970. Ranchers mostly used these explosives for mining rock and getting rid of unwanted tree stumps.
The Sonoma County Bomb Squad responds to over 100 calls per year stemming from calls like this with old, deteriorated explosives to recovered military ordinance and homemade destructive devices.
The Sheriff’s Bomb Squad is trained and nationally certified to deal with explosives of this magnitude. They are a regional asset and assist other Sonoma County cities and surrounding counties with explosive related calls.
12/09/16 - Friday at 06:16pm
"Traffic control is in effect on Lucas Valley Road east of Big Rock due to a multi-vehicle collision with a vehicle over the embankment" - via KWMR
12/09/16 - Friday at 11:14am
News from the Point Reyes Light: Blue Waters Kayaking shutting down Marshall operation and Moonrise Kingdom compound in Inverness approved with some tweaks.
Trevor Trainia in the Moonrise story, "“I think there’s no small amount of irony that we are the out-of-towners,” he said. “We see the not-so-subtle digs at the wealthy people from out of town coming to Inverness. There is no small amount of irony that we are the ones trying to preserve what independent experts have told us are architecturally significant, as well as locally beloved, structures, and the so-called Inverness Association are the people advocating for the destruction of these valuable buildings. How this dynamic occurred is puzzling to me.”
12/08/16 - Thursday at 12:40pm
Tree down on Panoramic near Pantoll.
12/08/16 - Thursday at 09:48am
"Magnitude 6.8 #earthquake strikes off the coast of California, the USGS reports. 115 miles west of Eureka. Tsunami NOT expected."
12/06/16 - Tuesday at 09:45pm
Going to be a wild week of weather. Its forecasted to get down to 29 degrees tonight. Bundle up! And be prepared for hazardous driving conditions the next couple of days. (thx MM)
12/03/16 - Saturday at 04:21pm
Via Jared Huffman, "I just received the sad news that Gary Giacomini, former Marin County Supervisor and longtime community leader, died last night. This is the passing of a legend. Gary had such a profound impact on our environment and quality of life in Marin County and beyond. He was one of the most colorful, strategic and irrepressible characters I've ever met -- right out of the Phil Burton political mold. You had to get to know him to understand that beneath a sometimes gruff or even brash exterior was a man with an enormous heart that guided his public service and community work throughout his remarkable career. I'm honored to have known and worked with Gary, and to count him as a friend." (thx EW) (2007 picture of GM from MarinIJ)
12/03/16 - Saturday at 12:36pm
Anyone just feel or hear a big explosion?
12/02/16 - Friday at 11:48am
Lots of holiday events happening this weekend. Scroll down below to see them all. Support our local shops and artisans!
- The Annual Path of Lights tree lighting ceremony starts at 6:30pm in downtown Point Reyes
- Reception for Carlos Porrata and Daniel Dietrich's amazing nature photos at Tobys from 5pm to 7pm
- MMMM! Mothers, Maidens and Melodies Market music and handmade goods made by at Ink.Paper.Plate starting at 6:30pm
- The 46th annual Dance Palace Holiday Crafts fair starts from 4pm to 9pm
- Community Land Trust or West Marin has its gingerbread contest and silent auction at Little Yellow House in Point Reyes from 10am to 2pm
- The 46th annual Dance Palace Holiday Crafts fair continues 10am to 5pm
- A Standing Rock benefit art sale and auction at the Bolinas Gallery from 1pm to 5pm
- La Liberta CD release party at Yoga Toes at 7pm
- The 46th annual Dance Palace Holiday Crafts fair continues 10am to 5pm
- A Standing Rock benefit art sale and auction at the Bolinas Gallery from 1pm to 5pm
- Open house and community party at The Gables at the Inverness Library and Jack Mason Museum celebrating 30 years. From 1pm to 4pm
- Santa Claus arrives by water sleigh at Nick's Cove at 3pm
Photo from this blog post by Dave Mitchell:http://www.sparselysageandtime
11/29/16 - Tuesday at 11:37pm
For those interested in voicing your opinions about the 'Moonrise Kingdom' project that is being built at the top of Vision Road by San Franciscans Trevor and Alexis Traina, the public hearing is Thursday, Dec 1 at 9:00am at the Civic Center in San Rafael.
"The applicant is requesting approval to restore and retain three existing residential structures, demolish two residential structures, and construct a new single-family residence on the 6.04 acre property. The proposed single-family residence would consist of a 25 foot tall, two-story structure comprised of 3,993 square feet of floor area and 4,481 square feet of building area. When combined with the existing structures on the property (to be retained), the total proposed floor area is 7,619 square-feet, for a floor area ratio of 3% and a total building area of 8,544 square-feet. "
Public hearing notice here:http://www.marincounty.org/dep
Background on why people are concerned here:http://www.ptreyeslight.com/ar
11/27/16 - Sunday at 11:18pm
From the New Yorker this week. "Frédéric Lefebvre had been convinced all along that Trump could win. He spends two weeks of most months in Paris and two weeks travelling among his constituency, in an area that is forty times the size of France. “A year ago, I was in San Francisco for the weekend,” he said. “I went to Point Reyes to see the whales and then to eat oysters at Marshall, and I met many, many Americans during this moment of pleasure. I remember I met a young woman—she was thirty-five years old, had two daughters, and was working all day doing valet parking at a restaurant. It was just after Trump said some horrible things about women, and she told me, ‘I will vote for Trump, because I want to change this system.’ ” FULL STORY: http://www.newyorker.com/magaz
11/27/16 - Sunday at 03:44pm
Go to this show! "One time West Marin resident, singer songwriter Jesse DeNatale, will give a Post-Thanksgiving Benefit Concert with his band at Toby’s Feed Barn in downtown Point Reyes Station Sunday Nov. 27th at 4pm. The proceeds will benefit the Tomales Bay Youth Center. Along with the show, there will be a raffle with tickets to some of the Bay." https://www.eventbrite.com/e/j
11/26/16 - Saturday at 03:06pm
Solid rainbow action over Tomales Bay just now. Anyone else see that one? That one had a pot of gold for sure.