From the Marin County Sheriff's Office: "Please shelter in place in Woodacre due to police activity: Crescent Ave, Oak Grove, Castle Rock Ave, and Railroad Ave." Anyone know what's going on? Stay safe... (thx KA)
There is a concert today at Love Field in Point Reyes under that cool parachute featuring Chris Robinson’s band, Green Leaf Rustlers and San Geronimo.
Not sure if this will effect West Marin, but the power utilities are preparing people for possible power shut downs this summer. "What is a Public Safety Power Shutoff? In order to keep communities safe, your local energy company may need to turn off power during extreme weather or wildfire conditions. This is called a Public Safety Power Shutoff." MORE INFO: https://prepareforpowerdown.com/
Anyone else see the 190 foot superyacht parked off Drakes Beach this weekend? Kind of stood out.
Sadly, this show is already sold out, but you can watch the trailer which I highly recommend. "Ramblin’ Jack Elliott is to Dylan what Cassady was to Kerouac: a fountainhead for countless followers and admirers for whom he is proof that an authentic, self-invented life is possible. This film is the story of Jack’s life as seen by Jack himself, documented over four years by friend and filmmaker Oleg Harencar. Jack recounts his life through numerous stories of sailing ships, adventures and an incredible entourage of friends and acquaintances. We follow Jack in his element, be it on horseback or minding a sail, hanging with ordinary folks as well as demigods of politics, the arts and music."
TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTpbvjSrSZ4&feature=youtu.be
WEB SITE: https://www.ramblinjackbeyondthemusic.com
Sounds like there is a boat overturned in Tomales Bay and rescue crews on scene. Anyone know more details?
Traffic starting to back up at 3:40pm at the green bridge in Point Reyes. Be prepared, plan accordingly. Bring water and snacks if leaving home.
Traffic starting to back up at 3:40pm at the green bridge in Point Reyes. Be prepared, plan accordingly. Bring water and snacks if leaving home.
Via PRNPS about Drakes closing this week due to resurgence of Elephant Seals: “Drakes Beach area has re-opened. A few elephant seals are still on the beach, so please stay at least 25 ft away from them. Park staff & docents will be onsite this weekend to ensure the safety of the seals and visitors. Check back for updates in case beach access changes.”
“A thirteenth dead Gray #Whale has washed up on San Francisco Bay Area Beach, this time at Limantour Beach.” - photo by Justin Sullivan https://twitter.com/sullyfoto/status/1131684598277058560?s=21
A benefit for Stefanie Keys-Pisarcyzk. This will be an amazing show and it will sell out, get tickets now. “A night of professional stand up comedy, funk music, delicious local food, Lagunitas beer, Frey Organic wine and sparkling company. At Tonys Feed Barn in Point Reyes. Doors open at 7. Come early to enjoy dinner and drinks. All attendees be there by 7:30p. Comedy starts at 7:30, & band will follow. Plan to stay late and bring your dancing shoes!” TICKETS: https://m.bpt.me/event/4203669
This group show closes this weekend: “We all grew up in marin and the show is about our relationships to our grandparents and their influence on our lives. Three of the artists grandparents live in west marin.”
”Howdy Neighbors -

The fundraising for this year's play, As You Like It has begun!

Heather Oakley will star as Rosalind and Jasper Starfire Thelin as Orlando. There will be many other fantastic castmembers to announce soon!”

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sharrondrake/inverness-shakespeare-as-you-like-it
“Tree down on wires on San Geronimo Valley Dr. Power is out and no through traffic.” Thx CS
Two storms down. One more to go. Rainbow over Inverness tonight. Any other pictures of it? (Thx ER)
Sirens in Point Reyes are for a single vehicle rollover north of town by the vineyard. Sounds like everyone is ok.
The ocean water temperature is still warm and I've heard the mouth of the bay is absolutely choked with red jellyfish. Hail today in Inverness. Interesting May. (thx JS)
A local resident makes “the mail” section of The New Yorker this week.
There was actually some sun today out at the beach in Point Reyes right after sunset.
"The Nicasio Spring Fling is this years major fundraising event for the Nicasio School Foundation, which provides the financial backing for enrichment programs at Nicasio School, including Art, Performing Arts, Spanish, Poetry, Physical Education and Field Trips. These are all important programs that are critical to providing a well-rounded education for children, but are no longer funded by the State of California or the county. The proceeds generated from this Nicasio Spring Fling will directly fund the enrichment classes for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year." MORE INFO: https://www.nicasioschoolfoundation.org/index
Modern times.
Car flipped over on Lucas Valley Rd, no injuries. Traffic going through on one lane for now, should be open soon. (Thx AN)
Quite a storm tonight. Lights keep flickering in Inverness like it's February.
From PRNPS: "Lots of humpback whales have been seen around Point Reyes the past few days!! The best places to view them are Chimney Rock Trail and Sea Lion Overlook. Some have been seen off the Great Beach, too. 🐋"
"KWMR Presents: West Marin Kids Who Rock" is TONIGHT! Featuring all-youth bands 🤟from West Marin 📍@lagunitasbeer Taproom in Petaluma 🕒 5:30-8:30 PM 😀 Family friendly Eat🍕 Drink 🍺 Support 🎵 in the schools $10 🎟 at the door Kids 🆓”
“An unusually wet spring weather system is forecast to impact our area later this week. Preliminary forecast rain totals from Tuesday night thru Friday range from 0.5-1.5 inches. Most of that rain expected Wed. Night and early Thurs. Impressive rainfall amounts for mid May!”
"With a new transient occupancy tax (TOT) for West Marin in place since the start of this year, a public working group is being formed to help recommend uses for the tax revenues to support community housing needs. Applications are being accepted until May 28 for the Measure W Working Group, convened and overseen by the Marin County Community Development Agency (CDA). To learn more about the Working Group and to access applications visit:www.marincounty.org/measurew-ch"
Summer time crowds starting to fill in this weekend in Point Reyes including this guy with a boa constrictor in front of the post office.
Once again we have done it. Spc. Jake Robert Velloza scholarship recipients have been selected. This year Susan Velloza has selected seven THS seniors that will receive a total of $17,000.00 in scholarships. Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors and donors for making this possible for the seventh year in a row, with your generous donations we will be awarding five recipients the Spc. Jake Robert Velloza scholarship This year we had 16 applicants apply for Jakes scholarship, Susie Velloza has selected five recipients and they will be announced Saturday, May 18th during the ceremony around 3:45. Thank you again for honoring our hero Spc. Jake Robert Velloza.

The over 40 alumni game starts at 1 & the under 40 alumni game starts at 3:30pm!

There will also be scholarships awarded to two THS seniors in memory of Jake Velloza and Jeremiah McClerrry that will be given out by the members of Jake and Jeremiah's troop. The total amount given out in seven years in $67,000.00 If you would like to contribute to the scholarship please message us and we will get you the information. BRAVE PRIDE!!
Free microchipping: “The West Marin Pet Hospital in Fairfax is helping some children at Lagunitas School with a Change Project that hopes to microchip all of the pets in West Marin, in preparation of a natural disaster (fire, earthquake ect). We have had a large amount of microchips donated to us, and are hosting a free microchipping event for dogs this Saturday 5/11 from 10-1pm at San Geronimo Community Center.“
“Marin Sun Farms re-opened today. We’ve been closed since February for refreshing and redoing the kitchen. We have an all new culinary team and some new items on the menu, as well as some of the old favorites.”
Another tragic story. The beaches are dangerous. "On Saturday, May 04, 2019, at approximately 10:54 AM, 9-1-1- was contacted reporting a male subject, who had been fishing with friends in the area of South Beach, inside the Point Reyes National Seashore-West Marin, had possibly drowned. Reportedly the subject was digging for sand crabs alone on the beach with his back facing the water when he was presumably struck by a wave, which knocked the subject into the water. The subject did not have a personal flotation device (PFD) in place and had been wearing bib-style fishing waders, which filled with water preventing his return to the shoreline. The subject’s friends having returned to the beach from the parking area a short time later, discovered the subject floating face down unresponsive in the surf. Attempts to rescue the subject met with negative results. A United States Coast Guard (USCG) helicopter in the area completing unrelated training was immediately diverted to the scene in addition to other multiple First Responder agency personnel to render aid and complete a rescue of the subject. A USCG Rescue Swimmer was deployed from the helicopter and brought the subject to the shoreline, who remained unconscious and lifeless. Emergent resuscitative medical aid including CPR was immediately administered. Due to the remote area, the subject was then airlifted to the Point Reyes Beach South Parking area, where the subject was met by awaiting paramedics. Paramedics provided additional resuscitative medical aid to no avail. Despite the aforementioned efforts, the subject’s death was pronounced on the scene at 12:04 PM." LINK: https://www.marinsheriff.org/community/news-press-releases/south-beach-west-marin-water-rescue-fatality-identity-released
"9th dead gray whale found in Bay Area this year is cause for 'serious concern,' scientist says." This is one of the dead whales on Limantour Beach in Point Reyes.(thx MM) STORY: https://abc7news.com/pets-animals/scientist-says-9th-dead-gray-whale-found-in-sf-bay-is-cause-for-serious-concern/5287546/
“Many thanks to the Inverness Fire Department for facilitating major tree removal and chipping on Rannoch Way. There are many rounds of black acacia trees that are on the side of the road for anybody to take, either for firewood or any other purpose. Please take them away!” - NS
PG&E doing power line work in West Marin today. Lots of big helicopters flying around Lucas Valley Road.
A local said they heard a story that people saw a pod of orca whales off of Limantour Beach this week. Anyone else hear that?
Things that get caught on the dashcam. Two guys stopped in the middle of the road on Ottinger's Hill on SFD in Point Reyes taking a picture of guy with giant plant sticking out between his legs.
The Huckleberry Garden May Faire is this Sunday, May 5 from 10:30 to 12:30 behind the cowgirl creamery in Point Reyes. Always a good time.
Apparently there was a high speed chase on Sir Francis Drake on Thursday night that ended up with a car down in the water near the inkwells. Does anyone know any other details?
"On Saturday, May 4, Marin County residents will be able to bring their household hazardous waste (HHW) to the Pt. Reyes Toxic Away Day for safe and free disposal. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. next to the Pt. Reyes Fire Station at 4th and B Streets in Pt. Reyes Station.

Appointments are required for residents who wish to participate in the event (but people will not be turned away if they do not have one). Examples of HHW that will be collected include old computer monitors, household batteries, paints, stains, thinners, fertilizers, pesticides, adhesives, gas, motor oil, antifreeze, pool chemicals, and household cleaners. No waste from businesses will be accepted.

Residents can bring a total of 15 gallons of liquid waste or 125 pounds of dry waste.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-207-8222 and press 204; or, alternatively, call 1-916-351-0456 and press 204. Space is limited to a 60-car maximum.

For additional information about the event, please contact David Catalinotto with the San Rafael Fire Department at 415-485-3309."
“Please Join Us tonight for a Courageous Conversation at Tomales High School. — with Faaiuga Van Der Ryn and 9 others.” - MH
Via PRNPS: “On April 22, an off leash dog killed a Guadalupe fur seal (a threatened species) on North Beach. This took place in a snowy plover nesting area where dogs are not allowed. This is an unfortunate reminder that dogs MUST be on leash in designated dog areas. We thank the visitor for reporting the incident and @TMMC for responding to the report of the attacked animal and conducting the necropsy. We want visitors to experience the beauty of Point Reyes, but ask everyone to please follow the rules to have an enjoyable and safe experience & help us protect the wildlife. If you see a violation happening in the park, please find a park ranger or contact 415-464-5100.”
2 DOGS MISSING - PT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE

1 BLACK AND TAN FEMALE HOUND
NAME - SASHA

1 WALKER FEMALE HOUND
NAME - STORM

The pair went missing this morning around 10AM at the Historic E Ranch - 21000 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Point Reyes, CA

Sasha (the Black and Tan) has a bright orange tag on her collar with owner Info. The two should be seen together.

They are our beloved pets so if you see them or know anyone who has, PLEASE call:

William at 707-779-9947
OR
Laura at 415-669-1354
OR
Lianne at 415-328-5335
From SFGate: "Christina Milne was driving along a road near the Nicasio Reservoir in West Marin Thursday when she saw a pickup truck pulled over with its flashers on, the driver waving for help. She pulled over and discovered the man had struck and killed a mother deer by mistake, only to discover her two newborn babies by the side of the road, still alive. The two fawns had been born so recently their umbilical cords were still wet, according to wildlife rescue organization WildCare. The fawns were taken to WildCare's wildlife hospital in San Rafael and given a full body exam, fluids, and blankets, to counteract shock. WildCare asks that people take care while driving and alert their hotline at 415-456-7283 should you see injured wildlife or potentially orphaned baby animals around the Bay Area." FULL STORY: https://www.sfgate.com/outdoors/article/Truck-kills-mother-deer-just-after-her-two-fawns-13795926.php
If you ever wanted to live in a glass house, now is your chance. http://real-estate.coastalmarin.com/idx/details/listing/b092/21908361/1208-Pierce-Point-Road
“Get ready for warmer temperatures. A strong warming trend is expected during the first half of the work week. Temperatures are forecast to reach their peak at the coast and in the coastal valleys on Tuesday, and in the interior valleys on Wednesday.” - NWS
Anyone know what the circling helicopter over Tomales Bay was about today?
Another water rescue today. Sounds like they found everybody. The wind is supposed to be very strong all day. People should not be on Tomales Bay today unless you know what you're doing and have your life jackets on.
"The Waldos were supposed to meet up at 4:20pm to go find an abandoned pot patch by the Point Reyes Coast Guard Station." Or so the story goes that gets retold every year. Local favorites The Haggards are playing The Western tonight at 8:30pm on 4/20. Always a good time.
You are warmly invited to this unforgettable evening of film plus live storytelling with the great folk tale artist Ane Carla Rovetta and other special guests, followed by a conversation with the filmmakers - myself and local underwater legend Ron Elliott. This event also features a pop-up store of sustainable beach goods by Marlin Ray.

Profits from this event will benefit a couple of awesome local West Marin nonprofits!

* Tickets are $10 - get them here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/near-miss-tickets-59533232501

Tickets will also be for sale at the door.

When:
Doors open 6:30pm. Showtime 7pm.
Friday, April 19, 2019

Where:
The Dance Palace
503 B Street, Point Reyes Station, California 94956
Photo of the accident on Point Reyes/Petaluma Rd. and Novato Blvd. Sounds like everyone is ok. This is a very dangerous intersection, please be safe out there. (thx AR)
There is an accident on the Point Reyes/Petaluma Road at Novato Blvd. involving a tractor trailer. Lanes are blocked. No word on injuries, but probably best to avoid the area for now.
"Be ready on June 9th for the 25th annual Recycle Circus. Wow! has it been that many years. Holy smokes. This will be the same event but in June. It will be as wonderful as ever. We ask that you come even more organized and prepared to share your quality, clean and reusable materials with your neighbors and friends from West Marin. Please call 415-446-8587 for information. Madeline"
“Fire units are responding to a structure fire on Kehoe Way in Inverness. Motorists should stay clear of the area to avoid blocking emergency vehicles.” - via KWMR
"Power’s out in Lagunitas/Forest Knolls, 95 affected" (thx CW)
"No more moo? It seems ages since I've heard the noon rooster/cow from The Western, the sound that famously scared Prince Charles' security detail. What's up with that? I'm willing to help fund the repair of this Point Reyes tradition." - via Richard Dillman
Sounds like the gas station pumps in Point Reyes aren’t working right now. Hopefully fixed soon, but plan accordingly. If they come back online, let me know.
That time of year. "We have a swarm of bees happening in a high shrub in the corner of our yard. Any expert bee-keepers out there who would like to attempt a removal? Anyone with suggestions as to who to call?-- please email me as i dont check this often enough. wenpaints@gmail.com. Thanks!"
Two boats flipped over in Tomales Bay this afternoon and five people had to be rescued. It sounded like they may have found all five. Huge thank you to the rescue teams.
A water rescue under way on Tomales Bay by Miller Park. Helicopters and jet skis involved.
Helicoptering circling was providing light for rescue crews working on a car that rolled over by Miwok Way near Ottingers Hill on SFD. Hopefully everyone ok.
Not sure what the helicopter is doing circling over Inverness with the light on, trying to figure out. Anyone know?
"Marin County Fire is reporting that one person has died at Tomales Bay near Clam Island this afternoon around 1 p.m. following a water rescue near Lawson's Landing that involved two helicopters. Another person who was rescued was treated at the scene and released." TWMF was out of town today but we heard it was extreme winds on the bay? Did anyone see the rescue operation? Our hearts go out to the family and friends, this has been a very difficult few weeks in West Marin. LINK: https://www.marinij.com/2019/04/09/one-dead-one-injured-in-tomales-bay-water-rescue/
Not sure what happened here but it ended in the ditch on Levee Rd in Point Reyes. Looks like everyone was ok, please drive safe.
From the bird list. Didn't realize we had black vultures too. "Today at 11:20 AM while in Point Reyes Station we observed a black vulture being harassed by a red-shouldered hawk while in a kettle with several turkey vultures. It circled for a minute or so before peeling off to the south." The difference: https://centerofthewest.org/2016/12/13/turkey-vultures-or-black-vultures/
Visitors to West Marin often think they've seen a mountain lion when its actually a bobcat. This video shows the difference. Hopefully people are clear on what a bear looks like. (video via Aududon Canyon Ranch, shot in the Mayacamas Mountains)
Two men have died in unrelated crashes in less than two weeks on Mt. Tamalpais. The victims died at the same curve along Ridgecrest Boulevard, says CHPMarin. One of the men was from Inverness. Our hearts go out to all of the family and friends. Please be safe out there.
“Tucker” was found wandering around Vie de la Vista in Inverness. No address on his tag. If you know who’s dog this is, please let me know or leave a comment, thanks.
“Model trends over the past several days have scaled back on rain amounts for Friday. With that said, though, expect light to moderate rain, particularly during the morning hours, with lingering rain showers into the afternoon.”
The Point Reyes National Seashore announced this weekend that the new Point Reyes lighthouse restoration will include a Shake Shack restaurant. In an effort to expand revenue streams for the park and provide more food options for visitors, the park cut a deal with the extremely popular fast food company after months of negotiations. The location will be down at the point right next to the lighthouse and will become the crown jewel of the Shake Shack westward expansion.

”We couldn’t be more pleased,” announced a park spokesperson, “the lighthouse is the most visited spot in the park and now we’ve teamed up with one of the most popular food establishments in the country. Imagine how incredible it will be to hike down the stairs to our newly renovated lighthouse and be able to enjoy an amazing chocolate shake and a tasty hamburger with one of the greatest views in the world.”

The menu at the Shake Shack will be very similar to other locations around the country, including the newly opened location in Larkspur. Because of the uniqueness of this location, there will however be daily specials suited to the region like deep fried oysters, organic elephant seal shakes and free range elk burgers, all locally sourced. “We’re still working out the details,” the park spokesperson said, “but once we get it all sorted, it will be a big win win for everyone.”

Access from parking lot to the observation deck and the Shake Shack will be ready by late May/early June.

(Rendering of the new Shake Shack provided by the architects of record, April One)
Anybody hear the three fighter jets that just went over? Tomcats? Holy crap that was loud.
Not to get ahead of ourselves, but early weather models show the chance of another "atmospheric river" event late next week (April 5/6). So start thinking about prepping now. Clean the gutters (again). Sign up for Nixle alerts. Get some food and candles stored away. Just in case.
The recent car fire in Inverness on Ottinger's Hill on SFD was not an accident it turns out. If you are having suicidal thoughts, there is always someone willing to talk at 1-800-273-8255.

"After talking with the driver, however, deputies learned he was recently unemployed and "trying to navigate a rough patch in his life. His vehicle catching fire was no accident, but rather an attempt to take his own life," deputies said.

FULL STORY: https://patch.com/california/sanrafael/s/gny0k/man-changes-mind-after-setting-suicidal-car-fire-marin-deputies
"The usual recycle circus Sunday fell on Easter this year, so it is postponed (lest the Easter bunny loses too many eggs in the ruckus) until June 9th." (Thx RD)
A great story.
"Old sign at south end of town and newish sign coming in from the north" (thx JS)
“Multi car accident on SFD near inkwells can’t get passed for at least another hour.”
Update: tree down, being removed now - Delay on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard north heading into Inverness “downtown” (post office, etc.) Anyone know what’s going on?
Surreal sunset pic from the green bridge in Point Reyes last night by Mari Breitenbach. #sunset #theshire
The Henry One helicopter just picked up a medical emergency in Inverness. Hopefully everyone ok.
Some smokey haze in the air from a barn fire at the Giacomini Ranch late last night. Apparently you could see the flames from across the bay. Thanks to local firefighters for handling everything last yesterday! (Thx BE)
I’m not exactly sure what happened here, but it wasn’t good. The aftermath of the car fire from last night in Point Reyes. Looks like the engine exploded and blew the hood off?
Car accident with car fire blocking lanes on Sir Francis Drake on Ottingers Hill. Hopeful everyone ok, they say one lane should be open soon.
"Robert Mueller submitted his report wearing a hat familiar to modern architecture fans. The Sea Ranch logo."
‪Update; Pg&E said power out at 7:30 for an hour.‬
“PG&E has advised that there will be a short power interruption between 3pm and 4pm affecting customers in Inverness as they switch power back to the Olema substation from the generator in Inverness.”
Hand Habits: Alex Bleeker and Friends
DJ Eric Johnston
COCKTAILS by CC CAFE
Date: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:30pm
Location: Bolinas Community Center

$15 presale - $20 at the door
Tickets: https://bit.ly/2CUcnY0
Media Sponsor KWMR - West Marin Community Radio
Super moon tonight, who got a good picture of it? This is the best I could do.
This happened a week ago Inverness. "A bobcat just climbed up to our neighborhood osprey nest (they come every year to the same spot) and killed the female who has been sitting on the nest for the last couple of weeks. Heartbreaking. Honestly, I love bobcats, but I also love our ospreys and was looking forward to the new brood." Apparently it was the female osprey in the nest while the male was gone. The bobcat snuck up on her. Story and photo by Raven Gray.
When you put spot ruined by the Internet on the Internet.
"Smoke is visible from Stinson Beach and Bolinas from a controlled burn."
High pressure system brings a sublime start to the day in West Marin.
Power back on in Point Reyes and Inverness. The tree is cleared from the power station in Olema and there are some very large generators in Inverness. Are those powering Inverness right now...
Sounds like power on in parts of Point Reyes but not Inverness.
Palace Market is also open today, the Bovine is not.
Inverness Park Market is open today but is only accepting cash.
Sounds like PG&E is trying get the breakers that tripped back up and are bringing in some huge generators to try and restore some partial power tonight. But power will probably be up and down for at least the next 24 hours depending on the load. So prepare accordingly. (Thx RJ)
3,000 customers affected by power outage in Point Reyes and Inverness. Estimated time for restoration is 9:30pm according to @PGE4Me
Tree fell on Olema power station, getting reports of power outages through Inverness. (Thx BE and MM)
Single vehicle car accident at SFD and Bear Valley Rd. Proceed with caution, CHP on the scene. (Thx WS)
Crazy story: "Investigators now believe several hundred thousands plants (native succulents called Dudleya farinosa) worth tens of millions of dollars on the Asian black market have been torn illegally from bluffs along the Northern California coast over the past several years, in some cases stripping whole areas of the plant species, said Adrian Foss, a captain with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife." LINK: https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/9327697-181/plant-smugglers-take-massive-toll
Via Point Reyes NPS. Photo of a huge slide on Drakes Beach. Looks like it’s down towards the rookery?
Sounds like they’re filming something at the Nicasio Reservoir. Subaru commercial?
Anyone know what kind of gun this was? Via the PRNPS, "Park Rangers need your help! If you visit the park, you may have noticed the new message boards placed around the park. Unfortunately, the one located at Pierce Point Rd and Sir Francis Drake was vandalized by gunfire late last week. The vandalism occurred in the overnight hours of 2/28. Park Rangers are asking anyone with information regarding this illegal act to send us a direct message, or contact Point Reyes National Seashore Dispatch at (415) 464-5170. Thank you to all who help us protect Point Reyes and report incidents they see throughout the park. (mh)"
A TWMF reporter just made it through where they're cleaning up the slide on Sir Francis Drake at Samuel P Taylor and said they now have one lane open.
"Sir Francis Drake Blvd is closed between Platform Bridge Rd and the entrance to Samual P Taylor State Park due to a large tree down. Marin County Fire Department crews are working to cut up the tree but it will likely take at least an hour. Use alternate routes. Update: @marin county department Marin County Public Works is on scene and estimating the road will be closed until 10AM. Use an alternate route." - CHPMarin (thx LP and BE)
Be safe, make good choices. “Shoreline Highway just south of Tomales at 7:30am. Bring a kayak.” (Thx CG)
“Tree down blocking both lanes at 1500 Nicasio Valley Road. Hopefully open around 8:00am but no guarantees!” (Thx RMB)
More road wash out in the park. A second stop sign is set up on Sir Francis Drake in Point Reyes by Mt Vision road. (Thx AN)
“The next storm system will bring rain and wind to the area Tuesday through Wednesday. Impacts include minor flooding of roadways and small streams, small rock/land slides, and isolated power outages.”
In Inverness, the Chicken Ranch Beach Waterfall has emerged from Channel B. Quite a sight. (Thx ER) #waterfall
Happening today, March 3, from 3pm to 6pm: "Please join us in a celebration of the life of Byron Muntyan. We will be gathering at the Dance Palace to enjoy music, food, and memories of Byron. If you would like to help with setup at 2:30 or clean up after the event, please let us know."
A rainy Sunday afternoon puzzle. A reader sent in the cover of this book published in Inverness (1976?) and is about Inverness. Does anyone know anything more about the book or the author? Some of the text from the book in the comments.
Something is going on in San Anselmo, “Central Marin PD is working a critical incident in the area please shelter in place until further notification” on Grove Hill Ave.
Via PRNPS “Storm damage update: the road to McClures Beach is closed due to severe damage. The parking lot for Tomales Point Trail is open.”
Storm clean up continues in Inverness where a clogged culvert is causing water flow issues. Thanks to Marin Public Works for being on it (and cleaning up that huge slide across from the boatel). (Thx SC)
“Road UPDATE: Levee Road and Platform Bridge Road are now OPEN. “ via Marin Public Works
The water on Levee Rd. has subsided but the 'road closed' signs are still there and apparently the CHP is asking people not to drive on the rode until DPW has a chance to clear off the debris from the flood. Apparently driving over it now with the debris damages the road. I heard that CHP had stopped some folks who drove through and asked them not too.
Big tree down in Inverness Park, direct hot to propane tank. (Thx AN)
Levee road is closed. Bear Valley Rd is open. You can get to Point Reyes from Olema on Rt 1 (minimal flooding). PR/Petaluma Rd is open. Sir Francis Drake to Fairfax open. Lots of slides and debris, drive safe. Thank you to Marin Public Works for getting up super early and clearing slides and trees.
Just gearing up for commute, has anyone made it over the hill yet?
“This pic is the forecast model for this evening at approximately 9:40 pm. Heavy pulse due to move in through midnight tonight. Plan ahead and stay off the roads if possible.”
A brave duo making their way to Point Reyes on the Levee Rd. this afternoon. (thx AH)
This is an incredible story from West Marin resident William Barrett that happened on Lucas Valley Rd. on Monday night. Drive safe everyone. Thank you to all the emergency crews in West Marin who keep us safe. "Rainy night. Dark country roads. Overturned car in a rapidly rising creek. Got there just before all the emergency crews. Me and my little flashlight looking for anyone in the car. The door on the downside, in the water, was open and I was dreading seeing a body further down the creek. Luckily (?) the lone occupant was caught up in their seat belt and still in the car but unable to get out. Heroes arrived and I left. Whew." MORE HERE: https://www.facebook.com/william.barrett1/posts/10156979155942726
Bear Valley Rd is open and passable but getting to Point Reyes via Rt 1 gets challenging right at Marin Sun Farms. We saw cars drive though, but it’s risky. Trucks are going through Levee Rd, but not advised.
"Point Reyes Hostel is welcoming all evacuees of flooded homes from West Marin we will comp tonights' stay. Please call the office for details 415 663 8811 or if you make it up here just turn up by 10pm!"
Via KWMR, "Bear Valley Road at 1:11 PM. Passable by higher clearance vehicles."
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