01/19/18 - Friday at 03:16pm
MARIN COUNTY TRAFFIC NOTICE: Work on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard at Baywood Canyon (Whites Hill) is scheduled to begin on Monday, January 22. The construction zone will require the closure of one lane of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard for heavy machinery access and crew safety. The lane closure will be in effect for the duration of the project, Monday through Saturday, 8:30am to 5:00pm. Traffic flow will be maintained using alternating one-way access through the work zone, controlled by flaggers, during work hours. However, both lanes will remain open outside of the designated working hours. Travelers should expect delays during peak commuting hours and plan accordingly. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work towards improving the safety and functionality of the roadway.
FULL STORY: https://www.marincounty.org/ma
01/19/18 - Friday at 01:18pm
Patches of fog and no wind turned the Nicasio Reservoir into a time travel portal today.
01/19/18 - Friday at 09:51am
The Point Reyes Light sheds more light on the recent shark attack in the park. It was exploratory. "Just before the attack, there was a lull in the waves. In the calm, she played on her surfboard, kneeling on its face to practice balancing—and then she slipped. The majority of her body was back on her board, out of the water, when she screamed and jerked her feet upwards, kicking away from biting teeth. The shark surfaced then, rising above the water to reveal an eye, a belly, a fin. Then it disappeared. Natalie Jones, an Oakland resident and former reporter for the Light, suffered bites to both of her feet from a juvenile or subadult—likely 10 to 12 feet long—white shark on Dec. 30 in the waters near Drakes Estero." FULL STORY: https://www.ptreyeslight.com/a
01/17/18 - Wednesday at 09:52am
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has opened their wood smoke rebate program for applications. If you have been thinking about removing your fireplace or wood stove or replacing it to a cleaner burning electric heat pump or gas insert, you can receive a sizeable rebate from the Air District. The County of Marin provides an additional rebate that you must apply to separately.
Step One: make sure you are in a designated high wood smoke impact area: https://www.google.com/maps/d/
Step Two: register with the Air District BEFORE you start your project: https://grantapps.baaqmd.gov/
Step Three: once approved by the Air District, complete your project and save all documents.
Step Four: Submit your documents for your rebate.
Step Five: apply to the County of Marin's wood smoke program. You can download a copy of the application at www.maringreenbuilding.org on the Wood Smoke tab.
Learn more about the Air District's rebate program here: www.baaqmd.gov/woodsmokegrant
Learn more about the County of Marin's rebate program here: www.maringreenbuilding.org
Contact at the Marin County Community Development Agency: Kellen Dammann, firstname.lastname@example.org, (415) 473-2698.
01/15/18 - Monday at 06:32pm
There’s a lively, hopeful display underway these days along Lagunitas Creek in west Marin County, where the return of winter rains has drawn endangered coho salmon up into the stream to spawn. After decades of watching Central California Coast coho stock diminish, it’s heartening to know 3-year-old fish have found their way back home to reproduce and keep the species going at least a while longer. Photo by Richard James. FULL STORY: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/n
01/14/18 - Sunday at 09:29am
Coast Guard and local emergency crews scrambling to find someone in the water right now it sounds like. Huge swell filling in. Anyone else know more details? Hopefully everyone stays safe.
01/14/18 - Sunday at 08:28am
"Energetic long-period swell will begin arriving along our coast on Sunday morning and will continue to impact Marin area beaches through Tuesday. A High Surf Advisory has been issued for the coast from Sonoma County south to Monterey County." - Marin County Fire
01/13/18 - Saturday at 08:28am
Did anyone else hear fireworks at Chicken Ranch beach around 3am last night? What is that all about?
01/11/18 - Thursday at 07:39pm
Accident just before Inverness, classic old blue car and silver golf. Hopefully everybody ok. Should be clear by now. (Thx SP)
01/10/18 - Wednesday at 09:58am
Do people have local rain fall measurements? I heard up to five inches in some West Marin spots. "Total rainfall for yesterday, January 8, 2018 at our weather station in Bear Valley was 3.85 inches!" (Via PRNPS)
01/10/18 - Wednesday at 09:58am
Not the greatest photo, but we spied a bald eagle walking around in the marsh end of the Nicasio Reservoir this morning. #baldeagle
01/08/18 - Monday at 06:49pm
From PRNPS: "Rainfall at Bear Valley since yesterday: 2.21". Still waiting for the wind to kick in.
01/07/18 - Sunday at 07:06pm
Prepare accordingly. Good chance power will go out at some point with that wind. "A potent storm system will begin to spread rainfall over the area late Sunday night. Rain rates will intensify by Monday afternoon. Periods of heavy rain are likely from Monday afternoon through Monday night. Strong gusty winds expected on Monday." - via NWS Bay Area
01/03/18 - Wednesday at 04:01pm
Via CHP-Marin: "The section of SR-1 from Muir Beach to Stinson Beach that has been closed since February 17, 2017 will reopen tomorrow, January 4, 2018. Construction will continue but one way traffic control will be in place and CHP will be posted 24 hours a day to keep everyone safe." LINK: https://www.facebook.com/chpma
01/02/18 - Tuesday at 08:45am
Thank you to emergency crews for this rescue yesterday. "At approximately 3:40 pm CHP H-30 responded to assist the Marin County Fire Department and the Sonoma County Sheriff Helicopter Henry 1 with an injured hiker at Alamere Falls in rural Marin County. H-30 was airborne and already patrolling Marin County and arrived overhead in 6 minutes. After a brief search of the area H-30 located the injured party at the top of the falls. H-30 landed and a CHP Officer/Paramedic made contact with hiker. After assessing the hiker it was determined that his 6 year old daughter was also injured. The family had been hiking when the daughter slipped and slid down the falls for approximately 15 feet. The father attempted to catch the daughter and also slid down the falls. With the assistance of citizens at the scene the father and daughter climbed back to the top of the falls. Due to the remote location and no cell service the wife/mother of the hiked approximately 1 hour to obtain a cell signal!
Due to multiple patients at the scene Sonoma County Henry 1 landed and transport the 6 year old daughter while CHP H-30 transported the father. All parties and were flown to Five Brooks in Marin County and transferred to a Marin County Fire Ambulance. All are expected to make a full recovery. Both rescue helicopters saved Marin County Fire personnel approximately 1 1/2 hours of hiking in to the falls and at least and additional 1 1/2 hour hike back to the trail head and Five Brooks." FACEBOOK LINK: https://www.facebook.com/CHPGo
01/01/18 - Monday at 11:14am
"The first day of 2018 brings a "Full Wolf Moon" — the biggest of two supermoons that will rise in January." MORE INFO: https://amp.livescience.com/61
01/01/18 - Monday at 10:58am
Reach helicopter in Inverness this morning, looked like everything was ok.
12/31/17 - Sunday at 10:08am
These keys were found at the top of Perth and were taken to the sheriff at Point Reyes. (Thx LM)
12/31/17 - Sunday at 09:23am
Point Reyes famous boat slowly sinking into King Tide today. #pointreyesshipwreck
12/30/17 - Saturday at 03:56pm
BREAKING NEWS: "A surfer was bitten on the foot by a shark today near the mouth of Drakes Estero. Going into the water is CLOSED until further notice." Via PRNS, more details to come...
12/25/17 - Monday at 12:36pm
On a sadder note, this humpback washed up on the beach yesterday in Point Reyes. Not clear why. #whale
12/25/17 - Monday at 08:20am
Merry Christmas from West Marin. Some groovy wave clouds from last night...
12/23/17 - Saturday at 08:59pm
I have not confirmed this but a reader sent this in tonight: "I was at the Point Reyes post office today and the post master said they will be opening the window to deliver packages tomorrow even though it's Sunday (Dec. 24)." (thx IW)
12/22/17 - Friday at 11:08am
"A phone and credit cards belonging to Sophia Fenn were found on Forres road in Inverness today and brought to the sheriff station in Point Reyes. If you know Sophia, please tell her to find her stuff there, thank you."
12/22/17 - Friday at 07:42am
So cold and so beautiful. Anyone else get a good shot of the amazing sunrise this morning?
12/21/17 - Thursday at 03:42pm
NEW: Frost Advisory added to the San Mateo, Marin, and Sonoma Coasts. While San Francisco is NOT included in any frost/freeze products, residents are still encouraged to take necessary actions for the cold weather. #CAwx
12/21/17 - Thursday at 06:47am
Happy Winter Solstice! #sunrise #shortestday
12/17/17 - Sunday at 10:23am
"Today is an Extreme Fire Danger day. All wood & charcoal fires prohibited. Mt. Vision Rd. closed." Please be careful and watchful.
12/16/17 - Saturday at 07:37am
Want to buy some very cool local gifts for the holidays? Then check out the West Marin Pop Up Craft Fair today in Point Reyes from 11am - 5pm in the Point Reyes Surf Shop warehouse. MORE INFO HERE: https://m.facebook.com/events/
12/15/17 - Friday at 01:26pm
"With a @NWSBayArea warning in place for high winds coming this weekend, our chief has indefinitely suspended open burning within the county borders." INFO: https://www.marincounty.org/ma
12/13/17 - Wednesday at 09:12pm
This fin spotted at North Beach in Point Reyes on Monday. Is it a great white shark? (Bottom photo zoomed in and enhanced) (thx BE) #shark
12/12/17 - Tuesday at 07:50am
"Four road slide repair projects will begin in early January across Marin County. One of the projects is Sir Francis Drake Blvd at Baywood Canyon, which is expected to experience traffic delays during construction hours." Get full details: https://www.marincounty.org/ma
12/10/17 - Sunday at 09:12pm
"In a unanimous vote on Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved the transfer of the county’s contract with Redwood Empire Disposal, an affiliate of the Ratto Group that has serviced the area since 2008. Recology, an employee-owned waste management company that dates back to the 1920s in San Francisco and has pioneered the curbside collection of compostable material, will take over service in West Marin later this month." FULL STORY: https://www.ptreyeslight.com/a
12/05/17 - Tuesday at 06:17pm
Via WeatherWest: "Wow. That's an incredibly dry 16-day precipitation accumulation forecast for December along the West Coast! Ensembles & ECMWF very similar. #CAwx #ORwx #WAwx #BCwx"
12/05/17 - Tuesday at 07:44am
"A search for a 21-year-old Antioch man reported missing over the weekend on a trail south of Muir Beach will continue Tuesday, authorities said. Tyler Silva was on a hike with his girlfriend Sunday on Pirate's Cove Trail in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area when he ventured off trail and was separated, according to park spokeswoman Dana Polk. The girlfriend couldn't find him and called for help around 3:30 p.m., according to park rangers." FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/general
12/02/17 - Saturday at 02:51pm
Ten foot great white shark passed right under a man out on an SUP today at Limantour Beach. 'Tis the season.
12/02/17 - Saturday at 01:49pm
Morning glory at Limantour today. #sunrise
12/02/17 - Saturday at 01:49pm
Update from Melinda who was looking for Lorenzo to give him his $100 back, "Hi there!
I heard from the rightful Lorenzo and all is well. He suggested that I donate the $100 to a fire relief fund and so I gave it to Undocufund, to help those undocumented workers in Sonoma and Napa counties who lost their homes in the fires to rebuild their lives. Nice guy."
11/30/17 - Thursday at 11:10am
"Biologists working among the West Marin watersheds that compose one of California’s last spawning grounds for coho have spotted two other types of salmon rarely — if ever — seen in the area. The observers witnessed and photographed pairs of chum and pink salmon — also known as humpback salmon for their bowed backs — frolicking in the streams. Both types of fish are common in areas farther north from Oregon to Alaska but are foreigners in West Marin." FULL STORY: https://www.nbcbayarea.com/new
11/30/17 - Thursday at 11:10am
"I am looking for someone who lost some money that is now in my possession. It happened on Thanksgiving afternoon at the local bar where I had stopped after a hike with friends. A man named Lorenzo handed me a couple of bucks as I was queuing up some music on the juke box and asked me to out a certain band on. He disappeared before I realized he had mistakenly given me a hundred dollar bill. I would like to give it back to him but don't know how to find him. He has dark hair and a beard, is around 50-55, said he worked on a road crew and is a local. I'm from Sonoma County so I don't know many people in the area to ask. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! Melinda Misuraca"
11/28/17 - Tuesday at 01:39pm
"Maybe I was seeing things, but I am pretty sure I just drove by three loose sheep grazing on the side of Levee Road a little past Love Field. Hopefully they stay out of the road, cars are zooming past!" (thx FOK)
11/27/17 - Monday at 12:02pm
Henry 1 in Inverness right now responding to a possible heart attack. Hopefully everyone is ok.
11/26/17 - Sunday at 05:16pm
"Marin County is the most racially unequal county in California, according to a new report by Advancement Project California, a Los Angeles-based civil rights organization. The report — which received funding from the California Endowment, the California Wellness Foundation, the Rosenberg Foundation and the Sierra Health Foundation — arrived at its rankings after examining California counties’ performance in seven key areas: democracy, economic opportunity, crime and justice, access to health care, healthy built environments, education and housing." FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/social-
11/26/17 - Sunday at 11:24am
"Tree down blocking right lane north of Inverness park at redwood on sf drake." (Thx SS)
11/24/17 - Friday at 07:32pm
"YELLOW LABRADOR FOUND SECOND VALLEY Yellow labrador retriever found by the tennis court on Vision Road betw. 4 & 5 pm Friday. Looks about 11 yrs old. Red collar. No tags (grrrrrowl...). Being taken care of by Noah Stroe at 415-669-7437" (thx SB)
11/24/17 - Friday at 11:00am
TONIGHT!!! El Radio Fantastique at Western Saloon Black Friday 11/24
11/24/17 - Friday at 08:27am
Not sure what was happening here at Chicken yesterday, but I applaud the creativity.
11/23/17 - Thursday at 07:37am
Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy and stay safe! #sunrise (put your sunrise photo in the comments)
11/21/17 - Tuesday at 10:25am
via CHPMarin "Alert- Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is closed in both directions at Platform Bridge due to a collision involving and overturned cement truck carrying 60,000 lbs of concrete. A big rig tow is enroute to the scene but there is no ETA to open the road. Expect delays to and from West Marin."
11/21/17 - Tuesday at 10:08am
TRAFFIC ALERT: "Overturned cement truck at entrance to Samuel P. One lane getting through." (thx CW)
11/20/17 - Monday at 06:27pm
"The owners of the property known to the community as the Town Commons in Point Reyes Station have given notice to West Marin Commons to vacate as of December 3, 2017. Thus ends nearly seven years of community use of the grounds as well as the "Little Yellow House" on the property. The decision by the owners should be understood in light of their need for the property to be better managed and controlled." FULL STORY: http://mailchi.mp/westmarincom
11/17/17 - Friday at 05:44pm
Lot of police activity tonight in Inverness. A truck ran off the road with arrests made and helicopter assist and then an issue with some folks who live down by Inverness Store. Lots of confusion and someone with serious hypothermia.
11/14/17 - Tuesday at 06:45pm
"Marin County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the purchase of San Geronimo Golf Course to preserve it as a greenbelt and protect endangered salmon." Link: https://twitter.com/marinparks
11/14/17 - Tuesday at 05:18pm
"The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning from 4 p.m. Wednesday to 3 a.m. Thursday for the North Bay interior valleys and mountains, including the cities and communities of Angwin, Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, Napa, Novato, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, South Santa Rosa and Woodacre." FULL STORY: http://forecast.weather.gov/ww
11/14/17 - Tuesday at 05:18pm
Remains of a boat that crashed out at Chimney Rock over the weekend and was deposited at Drakes parking lot. Bummer, anyone know what happened?
11/14/17 - Tuesday at 05:18pm
Incredible sunset in Point Reyes tonight. Calm before the storm. (Thx CM) #sunset
11/14/17 - Tuesday at 09:56am
"Models have trended stronger with storm system for late Wed-early Thu. Widespread rain & gusty winds expected across #SF #BayArea. #CAwx" https://twitter.com/sfmeteorol
11/14/17 - Tuesday at 09:30am
"The commercial crabbing season will start on time off the Sonoma Coast this fall for the first time in three years, putting fresh Dungeness crab in local markets by week’s end and restoring long-held autumn and holiday traditions. “It’s a big deal,” veteran Dick Ogg said by phone Monday from the Karen Jeanne, as he motored to his favored crabbing grounds off Point Reyes with 239 metal crab cages on board. “It’s a very competitive fishery in the beginning.”" FULL STORY: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/n