04/25/15 - Saturday at 07:16pm
From this afternoon: "H1 rescues one person in the waters in Tomales Bay after her Kayak" - via Henry1. Remember, always check the weather and marine forecasts before heading out into the water.
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04/25/15 - Saturday at 01:50pm
11:46am - Kayakers in distress off of hog island. Rescue crews on it, hopefully it works out.
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04/24/15 - Friday at 11:07am
The giant bird nerd festival thing is happening this weekend. Lots of great events for big and small people. It will also increase traffic, so take that into consideration when going to get snacks in town.

http://www.pointreyesbirdingfe
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04/23/15 - Thursday at 07:38pm
via NWS: "We could see rain Saturday! MT @NWSBayArea: First look at potential rainfall totals for Saturday."
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04/23/15 - Thursday at 04:15pm
"Current Superintendent Tom Stubbs announced his resignation from Shoreline Unified School District late Wednesday afternoon, ending months of speculation over whether or not the district would renew his contract."
http://www.ptreyeslight.com/ar
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04/23/15 - Thursday at 11:04am
8:50am - CHP is reminding people to drive the speed limit today at the Nicasio Reservior today and have been this week. Question, do people find this type of information useful?
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04/22/15 - Wednesday at 05:32pm
3:25pm - RUMOR ALERT: Apparently Gwyneth Paltrow was just spotted coming out of the Cowgirl Creamery with her new hunky boyfriend. Like for real this time. Did you see her today?
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04/22/15 - Wednesday at 11:50am
"An April meteor shower known for uncommon surges of up 100 shooting stars per hour is on tap for the next few days. This series of shooting stars known as the Lyrid meteor shower lasts from about April 16 to 25, according to Around 10-20 meteors per hour can be expected, and about one quarter of those meteors will leave bright ionized gas trails that glow for a few seconds after the meteor has passed."

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.c
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04/21/15 - Tuesday at 11:08am
Missed this story by a day, the orgins of 420: "One day in the fall of 1971 -- harvest time -- the Waldos got word of a Coast Guard service member, Bill McNulty, who could no longer tend his plot of marijuana plants near the Point Reyes Peninsula Coast Guard station. A treasure map in hand, the Waldos decided to pluck some of the free bud. The Waldos, who were all athletes, agreed to meet at the statue of Louis Pasteur outside the school at 4:20 p.m., after practice, to begin the hunt."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
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04/20/15 - Monday at 06:11pm
And there it goes. Do you know what's happening here? (Thx DW)
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04/19/15 - Sunday at 09:39am
Recycle Circus today at The Dance Palace starting at 10am.
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04/19/15 - Sunday at 09:39am
A Coast Guard helicopter had a computer malfunction yesterday and had to land in the North Beach parking lot. Someone spotted it being towed out of the park last night. Not something you see every day... (thx SP)
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04/18/15 - Saturday at 08:19pm
I know there's a story here, anyone know what it is? #freeadvice
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04/18/15 - Saturday at 04:16pm
"The bodies of two people believed to be part of a missing fishing party from Bodega Harbor were recovered Saturday from the waters off Tomales Point in the Point Reyes National Seashore, Coast Guard officials said. Authorities continued to search for two others that had been aboard the 21-foot boat, nearly 15 hours into the search in the waters from Bodega Bay to Tomales Point."

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/h

Photo via Friends of Henry 1 Instagram
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04/18/15 - Saturday at 01:28pm
11:13am - A water rescue/recovery operation happening out by Bird Rock in Point Reyes with boats and helicopters. Doesn't sound like a good scene, waiting for more details. Anyone know what's up?
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04/17/15 - Friday at 08:08pm
6:01pm - Pt Reyes-Petaluma Rd near McEvoy Ranch semi flipped with police directing traffic. Traffic backed up to the Cheese Factory. Plan accordingly. (Thx JL)
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04/17/15 - Friday at 11:11am
"Drought is likely the reason why more than 250 tule elk died inside a fenced area at the Point Reyes National Seashore during a two-year period. The National Park Service confirmed Thursday the elk died inside the 2,600-acre elk preserve on Tomales Point from 2012 to 2014."

http://www.marinij.com//enviro
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04/16/15 - Thursday at 01:23pm
The Point Reyes Light says, "The proposal for a roughly 9,000-square-foot development in Inverness Park that sparked ire in West Marin has been withdrawn, to give the applicant—Tim Westergren, a co-founder of Pandora Radio—more time to revise the design and provide additional information about impacts to trees and neighboring wells."

http://www.ptreyeslight.com/ar

photo via SFGate.com
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04/09/15 - Thursday at 05:41pm
Join Point Reyes National Seashore, Point Reyes National Seashore Association, and Leave No Trace for a Drakes Estero Shoreline Clean Up on Saturday, April 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. We will break into two groups to clean up the parking area and shoreline debris around the northern fingers of the bay, while learning about Leave No Trace ethics. Depending on the debris load, we may hike from .5 to 5 miles roundtrip in muddy marshes collecting trash. Harbor seal breeding areas will be avoided during the pupping season.

Volunteers are encouraged to wear layers, and bring a sun hat, sunscreen, mud boots, gloves, snacks and a water bottle. Limited space, pre-registration required (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/d…). All ages and groups encouraged. Children must attend with a guardian. Some additional driving to other entry sites may be required. Please meet at the Drakes Estero parking lot to check in, fill out volunteer forms and meet the crew.

Drakes Estero is a coastal estuary of five branching bays, representing the geographical and ecological heart of Point Reyes National Seashore and is a part of the Phillip Burton Wilderness Area, the only marine wilderness on the Pacific coast south of Alaska.

Questions? Call (415) 663.1200 x310 or email volunteer@ptreyes.org.
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04/08/15 - Wednesday at 02:59pm
It's interesting when things you take for granted suddenly blow up on the Social Medias. This photo has 6K likes on Instagram. I drive by that beautiful car every day. Classic. Photo by Finn Beales. https://instagram.com/finn/
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04/08/15 - Wednesday at 09:04am
Well, this solves one mystery from yesterday, "A couple from England misjudged a turn at Highway 1 and the Point Reyes-Petaluma Road Tuesday afternoon, and their motorcycle ran off the highway. The motorcycle traveled a short distance in a roadside ditch, careened over a driveway’s culvert and back into the ditch where it knocked down a 25 mph sign. Highway Patrol officer Will Thompson (pictured) said there was no evidence the motorcycle was speeding. Neither the husband, 55, nor his wife, 54, were injured although their rented motorcycle was damaged and their trip to Mendocino was interrupted." - via Dave Mitchell

Still no word on the condition of the cyclist on Lucas Valley though.

Dave's blog: http://www.sparselysageandtime
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04/07/15 - Tuesday at 09:39pm
6:40pm - Lucas Valley Rd was closed due to a cyclist down. Anyone know if it's open now? (Thx JS)
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04/07/15 - Tuesday at 07:54pm
5:42pm - Those sirens are for a three car accident up by Nick's Cove on Route One. Sounds like they're trying to land a helicopter to assist.
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04/07/15 - Tuesday at 10:29am
Via Dave Mitchell's blog: "One of Point Reyes Station’s best-loved merchants, Chris Giacomini, proprietor of Toby’s Feed Barn, suffered serious injuries Tuesday, March 31, when he fell from a loft in the building. Chris fell about 20 feet, landing on the cement floor, breaking a wrist and shattering an elbow and heel. He’s already had surgery and is scheduled for more this coming week, but he is recovering, according to his family and staff. Get well cards can be dropped off at Toby’s."

Get better Chris!

http://www.sparselysageandtime
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04/07/15 - Tuesday at 08:26am
Rain! Looks like we almost got an inch out here last night. CHP is reporting lots of fender benders out there, roads are slick, drive safe.
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04/06/15 - Monday at 02:47pm
Mystery mushrooms on the Grandi Building.
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04/05/15 - Sunday at 01:13am
The MarinIJ interviewed Point Reyes Light Editor Tess Elliott. This sentence in particular stood out, "...I get the feeling that some people don’t grasp the point of journalism, so they blame the messenger." I think she is referring to what happened to Jim Kravets for his reporting on the Citizen/Light merger. Read more about that on his blog post below:

The backlash against Kravets:
http://westmarincitizensos.blo

Marin IJ fishbowl interview with Tess:
http://www.marinij.com/arts-an
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04/04/15 - Saturday at 02:28pm
There is an opening for late local artist Alexander Carl Bratenahl at Toby's tonight at 6pm with a KWMR dance party benefit in the barn from 6pm - 9pm followed by the High Tide Collective at The Western: http://www.marinij.com//arts-a

"On the day West Marin artist Alexander Carl Bratenahl was diagnosed with the AIDS virus that would take his young life, he went into his studio and painted what could very well be a self portrait - a sorrowful face with white hot tears streaming from sad green eyes."
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04/03/15 - Friday at 03:41pm
Busy weekend: Easter, lunar eclipse, first full moon of Spring (Egg Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, or Easter Moon) AND RAINNNNNNN. "Federal forecasters said a breezy Pacific storm will roll across the region early Sunday, bringing a quarter-inch of rain or more to the Bay Area."

Moon info:
http://earthsky.org/tonight/sh

Rain story:
http://www.marinij.com/general
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04/02/15 - Thursday at 06:41pm
Polish cyclists this morning: there is a great story here! Margit in the middle lives in Lagunitas and met Adela and Kris in Argentina a year and a half ago. Had not seen them or heard from them and then saw them on WM Feed this morning! And biked over to meet them!
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04/02/15 - Thursday at 04:28pm
A sign found on Sir Francis Drake Drive yesterday in Marin. Well played, sir. Photo by Dan Gebow.
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04/02/15 - Thursday at 01:11pm
I thought it was cold this morning. "Olema Valley with 33 degrees: Here is a sampling of low temperatures this morning in #BayArea http://go.usa.gov/DHxR" via Marin IJ
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04/02/15 - Thursday at 08:26am
Two Polish bicyclists, Adela and Kris, who have been biking around the world for the last five years will be at the Point Reyes Post Office today around 10:00am. If you see them, say hello (and take a picture for TWMF). I love these stories. More info about their incredible journey at: http://www.biketheworld.pl/
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04/01/15 - Wednesday at 05:35pm
Marine Mammal Center officials released Percevero, the sea lion pup found wandering around Route One near Lake Merced in February, back into the water Monday at Chimney Rock, Point Reyes National Seashore. Center officials also released six other sea lions into the ocean at the same time. A rough year for pups.

http://sfbay.ca/2015/03/31/sea
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04/01/15 - Wednesday at 05:06pm
Anybody else noticing how often drivers are passing over double yellow lines on blind turns, or other areas where they are unable to see on-coming traffic? I have seen a huge increase lately.
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04/01/15 - Wednesday at 09:52am
Officially giving up hope for point reyes future. Only for the rich.
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03/31/15 - Tuesday at 10:33am
Via Elizabeth Barnet: "Road work in the next two weeks on Bear Valley Road. They are replacing culverts. The sign says delays can be up to 20 minutes though I only waited one today."
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03/30/15 - Monday at 10:16pm
A warm sunset in spite of the bitter cold out at the beaches tonight.
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03/30/15 - Monday at 10:16pm
Road work in the next two weeks on Bear Valley Road. They are replacing culverts. The sign says delays can be up to 20 minutes though I only waited one today.
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03/30/15 - Monday at 08:16pm
Shot this Picture about 2 weeks ago at North Beach...
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03/29/15 - Sunday at 10:56pm
Via Barbara Romanoff, "I Just learned of changes pending at Millerton Point: "The project is in the initial planning and early design phase... scope of work will include installing accessible parking spaces, restroom improvements, a path of travel upgrade to a mile-long segment of the existing park road and road realignment in order to protect native bird nesting areas, and the bay’s wetlands." The "community information session" was last week Thursday, did anyone attend? http://www.parks.ca.gov/NewsRe
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03/28/15 - Saturday at 10:28pm
A beautiful photo essay by the locally based Global Oneness Institute showing how Mimi Luebbermann at Wind Rush Farms in Petaluma makes wool.
https://www.globalonenessproje
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03/26/15 - Thursday at 06:27pm
Larry Feurzeig found the lost ring at Drake's Beach! Thanks to everyone who gave their very helpful suggestions and thanks to the park for allowing them to look for it. Yay.
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03/25/15 - Wednesday at 02:07pm
A local surfer lost his wedding ring in the beach break at Drake's Beach yesterday. He dropped it just before getting in the water and it disappeared right into the water and sand. Any advice on how to recover it? Has anyone had luck with a metal detector? Will the park let you use one looking for a lost item?
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03/23/15 - Monday at 11:41pm
The bald eagles have landed. Richard James took these incredible shots on Tomales Bay this week. More photos on his blog: http://coastodian.org/birds-of
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03/23/15 - Monday at 01:08pm
My work received a notice about the bridge EIS and proposal. The correct email to send your comments to is: oliver.iberien@dot.ca.gov
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03/23/15 - Monday at 10:20am
Old white dude with beard in white van let his dog loose at White House Pool this morning. Dog chases a buck and doe pair onto Levee Road. A speeding sedan hit the buck, throwing him 15 feet into the air; the doe ran into the marshes. The sedan never even applied it's brakes, just kept going.

Shortly after, the dog emerges from the bushes, frantic and wild-eyed. When the owner in his van pulls by, I tell him what happened. In a rural accent he says he hopes someone will "clean it up".
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03/23/15 - Monday at 08:20am
6:05am - SFD closed by Samuel P. Taylor due to an accident, not sure when it will re-open, plan your commute accordingly. If anyone finds out when it's open, let me know.
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03/22/15 - Sunday at 10:02pm
At the beginning of Bear Valley trail early this morning. Every hiking group stopped to read it while I was watching. people I spoke with had not heard of the accident.
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03/22/15 - Sunday at 09:14pm
it's a sad week in point reyes this week, alas
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03/22/15 - Sunday at 09:00pm
This is the crack in the bluff above Arch Rock moments before it collapsed yesterday. Apparently there were signs everywhere and people just ignored them. Not good.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/art

Photo from Ken Wayne: https://twitter.com/KenWayneKT
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03/21/15 - Saturday at 10:44pm
An incredible photo from the Henry 1 helicopter of the landslide that trapped two people at Arch Rock this evening. A lot of people work hard to keep us all safe. Thank you.

https://twitter.com/FriendsOfH
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03/21/15 - Saturday at 10:13pm
7:57pm - #BREAKING: The Coast Guard is working to rescue two people trapped on Arch Rock in Pt. Reyes. - @abc7newsBayArea
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03/21/15 - Saturday at 09:23pm
From the Sheriff's Calls: "POINT REYES STATION: At 6:01 p.m. a woman who had volunteered at a Geography of Hope event at Toby’s Feed Barn over the weekend said another female volunteer had thrown a rock at her." Almost sounds like The Onion.

http://www.ptreyeslight.com/sh
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03/20/15 - Friday at 01:24pm
An update from Scott McMorrow from the Green Bridge retrofit meeting: " I attended this meeting last night, and spoke with the engineer who designed the four options. He stated that the current bridge is seismically deficient, and invited me to get underneath it and look up. He said that the current bridge is supported by what amounts to angle iron. This is considered very unsafe in an earthquake. There is also significant damage to the abutments. He felt that a new bridge would be designed to withstand a 6.7 – 7 magnitude quake (a 1000 year event).

A question was raised about “Why now? Why not wait for ‘big one’ and get a new bridge then.” My take on that is that if there is a Bay-area wide quake that causes extensive damage, we will be at the end of the line for a replacement. Larger population areas will be given priority. With this currently proposed project, we are at the front of the line. There is a proposed one-lane temporary bridge to handle traffic during construction. Traffic will be controlled by traffic lights on the one-laner, and emergency services vehicles will have the ability to override the traffic signals to gain priority access. There will be inconvenience during construction, for sure.

Yet, image the inconvenience if we lose the current bridge during an earthquake. Those of us on the West shore will have to drive the platform bridge route to get to PRS. Emergency vehicles will add 16 or so minutes of response time from PRS to the West shore and Bolinas."

Thanks Scott.

Photo from Dave Mitchell's blog post: http://www.sparselysageandtime
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