05/07/15 - Thursday at 05:45pm
It's been a very busy day in the parks today. There was a helicopter airlift for someone at Walker Creek earlier, then a helicopter airlift for someone extremely dehydrated on the Inverness Ridge Trail and now another person needing assistance at Heart's Desire Beach.
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05/06/15 - Wednesday at 04:00pm
Yesterday I found my free ranging chicken dead and partially eaten, I think it happened between 9 and 11 AM. I put her body in the compost bin with a lot of weeds. This morning I found that critter(s) had removed her from the compost bin and eaten/taken her body away. The compost bin was closed and upright. I found an area near the bin with feathers but no body parts. I did some research and it seems that raccoons don’t eat the whole chicken. I’m wondering if it was a bobcat. Any ideas?
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05/06/15 - Wednesday at 11:53am
9:30am - CHP reminding people to drive safely at White House Pool this morning. (thx LM)
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05/06/15 - Wednesday at 11:23am
CHP at White House Pool - drive safely.
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05/05/15 - Tuesday at 10:17am
Can someone please explain what is going on here? "Shoreline Unified School District’s superintendent is resigning a year after he was let go by the school board and then reinstated by popular demand. Tom Stubbs, 61, said he tendered his resignation April 22 after the school board refused to give him a two-year deal because “I needed to know that I have at least two years to accomplish what’s needed for the district.” His last day will be June 30."

http://www.marinij.com/social-
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05/03/15 - Sunday at 10:26pm
"Legislation giving Marin County the first crack at acquiring surplus Coast Guard quarters in Point Reyes Station for affordable housing was approved by a congressional committee this week and shifts to the full House for consideration."

http://www.marinij.com/general
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05/03/15 - Sunday at 12:16am
Rocking the deck chairs on Tomales Bay today. #style
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05/01/15 - Friday at 10:48pm
Jay Soladay, owner of the Point Reyes Surf Shop and Jayli Imports was in Nepal when the earthquake struck. From his Facebook page, "Fears, tears, rubble. Crushed cars, bodies and spirits. Survival and death. Haves and nots. Violent earth with persistent human assault. Staying safe, moving little, knowing what's above in a brick city. 48 hour pounding heart that never sleeps and is always hurting. Huge 6.8 today and a gnarly 5am wake up call. Shacked up now with seven friends glued together while trapped. 3 Nepali, one Danish, Palestinian, Spain and American. We jump and run together supporting all the time. Wish I could have done more!!!!!"
Pictures here:
https://www.facebook.com/jay.s
You can make donations here:
http://www.gofundme.com/t9nptk
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04/28/15 - Tuesday at 08:46pm
"Does anyone know why there is so much glass on the beach at Millerton Point? Was there a dump here at some point? I have been picking up glass every time I walk my puppy and today was my biggest haul... 78 pieces at low tide!" - Ciara Cox
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04/27/15 - Monday at 02:34pm
"Instagram has also unveiled three new filters called Lark, Reyes and Juno. Reyes was inspired by the coast of Point Reyes, California and adds a 'dusty, vintage feel' to photos." REALLY?

Related: that picture has become one of the more popular pictures on the Interwebs and that spot now draws hundreds of photographers to the park. Amazing.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sci
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04/26/15 - Sunday at 10:31pm
A milk truck tipped over on Route One north of Nick's Cove this afternoon and ended up spilling 6000 gallons of milk and 100 gallons of diesel fuel. That is a proper mess. The driver was ok.

http://www.marinij.com/general
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04/26/15 - Sunday at 08:33pm
Via KWMR: "Swerving Kirven tore it up and now Paul Flowerman with Gregory DeMascio are playing some funky jazz. We still have a $100 challenge grant to meet! 425-663-9050! Give a call!" Paul is one of the best, be sure to tune in and help them out...
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04/26/15 - Sunday at 01:58pm
There is an overturned milk truck south of Nick's Cove. Driver injured. Emergency vehicles are on the way.
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04/26/15 - Sunday at 01:58pm
11:55am - There is an overturned milk truck south of Nick's Cove. Driver injured. Emergency vehicles are on the way. Truck is off the road but they've closed both lanes on Route 1 for now. (thx TT)
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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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