12/29/15 - Tuesday at 09:31pm
"Tolay" the unfortunate pregnant elephant seal who caused a major traffic jam on Hwy 37 the last two days was finally picked up and transported to Point Reyes to be released out at Chimney Rock. Good luck out there Tolay! - More: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news
12/28/15 - Monday at 10:06pm
Some members of the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin were out at the elephant seal overlook in Point Reyes today when their fourteen year old son spotted this rare (and threatened) green sea turtle. Amazing. (Thx MP) EAC FB: https://www.facebook.com/eacma
12/28/15 - Monday at 10:44am
"Endangered coho salmon are riding waves of rain into Marin in numbers not seen in a decade. “It’s very busy, there are a lot of coho out there,” said Greg Andrew, fishery program manager for the water district. “It’s a very active time.” The agency is documenting coho swimming by its antenna just upstream of Point Reyes Station. The antenna detects tags that were implanted in the fish when they were fry. Each tag has a unique number that allows identification and data collection."http://www.marinij.com/environ
12/27/15 - Sunday at 07:33pm
The cold front moving in made the sky look like a painting tonight out at North Beach in Point Reyes. Amazing colors.
12/27/15 - Sunday at 10:40am
Bird Report: Two bald eagles were seen by the Estero trail two days ago, there are lots of burrowing owls are in the park right now and a golden eagle was seen on the Point Reyes/Petaluma road last week. Yesterday folks spotted a ferruginous and a sharp shinned hawk by Abbotts. Get out there! (thx CP)
12/25/15 - Friday at 08:47pm
Look for the rare Christmas full moon tonight. First one since 1977. The "Full Cold Moon".
12/24/15 - Thursday at 09:45pm
The Christmas Asteroid! "Near-Earth asteroid 2003 SD220 will pass safely, at more than 28 times the moon’s distance, on Christmas Eve."http://earthsky.org/space/chri
12/23/15 - Wednesday at 09:09pm
Some hearty carolers brave the cold in Inverness to bring some local Christmas cheer tonight. (Thx DW)
12/23/15 - Wednesday at 12:00pm
"Military officials say a streak of light seen burning across the sky last night was debris from a Russian rocket re-entering the atmosphere." Did anyone see it?http://www.sfgate.com/news/sci
12/22/15 - Tuesday at 08:40pm
Very important warning, please share. Let's not have another Arch Rock situation.
12/22/15 - Tuesday at 02:09pm
TWMF had our phone knocked out by rain, sorry for the slow updates. Looks like major flooding all around West Marin today with Stinson Beach having some problems with rock slides and downed trees. Haven't seen the parking lot do this in awhile. (Thx DW).
12/20/15 - Sunday at 10:09am
A pretty epic sunrise this morning before the rain moved in.
12/19/15 - Saturday at 06:56pm
The Point Reyes Light wins the week with this cover shot by Brian Ojalvo. King Bolete!!!
12/15/15 - Tuesday at 04:42pm
"The 330-acre Gallagher Ranch in Point Reyes Station, complete with redwood trees, salmon habitat and an old rail line that could become a key trail link, will remain in the family largely as open space under a $1.5 million conservation deal approved by Marin County officials."http://www.marinij.com/busines
12/14/15 - Monday at 06:28pm
Almost opening day and things are getting all force be with you on Nicasio Valley Rd. (Thx AN)
12/13/15 - Sunday at 11:05pm
Rama Day shared this photo of some storm damage from Saturday in downtown Point Reyes. A close call indeed.
12/13/15 - Sunday at 12:23pm
Lots of wind and rain today, sounds like power is out in parts of Stinson. Upload any other storm related reports in the comments...
12/11/15 - Friday at 09:14pm
Via Karen Hickey, "Hi neighbors! Around 6:30 this evening we saw a mountain lion lingering off our back deck in first valley Inverness. Please bring your pets inside for safety. — in ￼Inverness, California."
12/10/15 - Thursday at 10:51am
@MarinSheriff - "7200 Block of Panoramic Hwy, Stinson Beach temporary closed both directions due to fallen tree in roadway. Stinson Beach Fire on-scene."
12/09/15 - Wednesday at 06:24pm
Truck just rolled over on Lucas Valley Road. Hopefully everyone ok. Plan accordingly. Second rollover this week. Please drive slow and safe, the roads are slick. (Thx AN)
12/07/15 - Monday at 02:50pm
Massive waves at the beach today. Be careful if you head out there. "A large long period swell will produce hazardous conditions along the coast. Westerly swell of 20 feet is forecast. These large waves will produce exceptionally large surf and a heightened risk of sneaker wave activity along with strong currents. When visiting the beach on Monday please allow extra distance between yourself and the water. Never turn your back to the ocean when visiting the beach.
12/07/15 - Monday at 10:45am
This is not good: "The Marshall Store was burglarized for the second time this year on Sunday night, marking the third burglary of its kind in the area since May. Three or four thieves apparently pried open the oyster bar’s front door and took the safe, which was bolted to the ground, and the cash in the register, said owner Shannon Gregory. “We have some surveillance footage, but everyone [was] wearing hoodies and masks,” he said."
FULL STORY: http://www.ptreyeslight.com/ar
12/07/15 - Monday at 10:02am
TRAFFIC ALERT: Lucas Valley Road is closed right now due to a vehicle rollover. I will update this post as more info comes in. (thx BE)
12/06/15 - Sunday at 04:03pm
Photo Quiz: What is this giant lump spotted on Drakes Beach today? Hint: First one of the season to show up here.
12/04/15 - Friday at 12:51pm
Apparently it's rainbow season. Where's the pot of gold?
12/03/15 - Thursday at 11:46am
For real rain! Drive safe out there. (Thx AN)
12/02/15 - Wednesday at 09:26am
Shannon Gregory spotted this epic sunrise double rainbow this morning over Tomales Bay. What a start to the morning...
12/01/15 - Tuesday at 02:30pm
Shining on 145 years later, the Point Reyes Lighthouse has its birthday today. (Amazing photo shot by Ranger Anela last night)https://www.instagram.com/p/-w
11/27/15 - Friday at 08:25pm
TWMF went back to Pierce Point at sunset and it was incredible. There were whale spouts everywhere, elk wandering around, Northern Harriers hunting and a gorgeous sunset. We are thankful to be able to live in this beautiful place.
11/27/15 - Friday at 06:57pm
@KWMRradio: Emergency units are responding to a report of an overturned vehicle on Shoreline Highway in the vicinity of Tomales Bay Oyster Company
11/27/15 - Friday at 01:55pm
Lots and lots of whale spouts up and down the Great Beach in Point Reyes today. A surfer reported seeing a Great White Shark at North Beach yesterday afternoon. The ocean is alive!
11/25/15 - Wednesday at 01:50pm
King tides swept through Tomales Bay this morning. Lots of debris in the water, very little beach. Also a full moon tonight, the 'flower moon'.
11/24/15 - Tuesday at 11:14pm
Thank you to the West Marin Fund for their very generous support of so many great local organizations.http://westmarinfund.org/autum
11/23/15 - Monday at 09:07pm
Missed Love Connection in Point Reyes: "On a Saturday October afternoon, I was riding up to Bovine Bakery in Pt. Reyes on my bike. Well-meaning coupled friends always tell their single friends. . . "when you least expect it." I had stopped believing that. You proved me wrong. With a glance you have transformed a hope-LESS romantic into a hope-filled one. Thank you for being at the right place at the right time. The odds of ever meeting you again are slim. That being said, although memories fade, I would recognize you instantly. And I would not look away." READ THE FULL POST HERE: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nb
11/23/15 - Monday at 02:24pm
"MCSO and CHP units responding to a to a vehicle roll over in the SB lane of Shoreline north of Nick's cove. Described as a feed truck at the location of the earlier milk truck off the road, SB lane blocked"https://twitter.com/KWMRradio
11/23/15 - Monday at 01:55pm
We found this boat gone adrift by Kilkenny Beach on Tomales Bay. Looks like the mooring got loose.
11/20/15 - Friday at 01:42pm
"The three young drifters accused in the killings of a hiker in Marin County and a backpacker in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park pleaded not guilty to murder and robbery charges Thursday in Marin County Superior Court. “We are in the early stages of this tragic case,” said Brown, Lampley’s attorney. “No evidence has been presented. Our young client, Morrison Lampley, is presumed innocent. We ask that everyone withhold judgment until the court process is complete."http://www.sfgate.com/crime/ar
11/17/15 - Tuesday at 11:33am
An unfortunate incident this weekend: "A Mill Valley man driving a black Tesla was arrested Saturday on charges of striking and injuring a cyclist on Shoreline Highway near Panoramic Highway before leaving the scene in what authorities called a road-rage incident."http://www.pressdemocrat.com/n
11/16/15 - Monday at 01:11pm
The beach season is officially over when Roberto pulls in the rafts from Shell Beach. Noooooooo. (thx JWS)
11/16/15 - Monday at 11:28am
Apparently the hospital ship USNS Mercy was anchored in Drakes Bay this weekend to ride out the storm. Did anyone get a picture of it? Here is a photo from San Diego.
11/15/15 - Sunday at 04:52pm
Sounds like a whole bunch of kayakers had to be rescued today in Tomales Bay.
11/15/15 - Sunday at 10:11am
Another incredible rescue by our local emergency units in Stinson Beach last night. "Rescue crews extricated two people from a car that had plunged off a cliff into the ocean Friday night on Shoreline Highway south of Stinson Beach, the CHP said. While battling the rising tide and waves crashing against the rocks and the vehicle, crews were able to extricate the male driver and female passenger, both of Stinson Beach, and prepare them for transport." Click link for more info.http://www.marinij.com/general
11/13/15 - Friday at 02:07pm
Heavy traffic on Bear Valley Road today due to construction. Plan accordingly. (thx MM)
11/12/15 - Thursday at 11:35am
Bear Valley Road looking quite cold and festive this morning.
11/11/15 - Wednesday at 09:48pm
Amazing archival footage of a shipwreck in 1931 off of Point Reyes out by Chimney Rock. (thx TM)https://www.youtube.com/watch?
11/11/15 - Wednesday at 10:24am
A mystic sunrise in Inverness. And plenty of Jack Frost to go with it.
11/09/15 - Monday at 09:25pm
A coyote and her kit photographed yesterday in Point Reyes. I've never seen that, pretty cool. (thx MS)
11/09/15 - Monday at 09:11am
Dumping rain on SFD through Samuel Taylor with all sorts of lightning. Game on! Drive safe today. (Thx KM)
11/08/15 - Sunday at 07:23pm
Kirsten Sheehan spotted this epic double rainbow over Tomales Bay this afternoon. Felt like rainbow weather today. Anyone else spot any? Post your picture in the comments.
11/08/15 - Sunday at 12:31pm
"Mystery light streaking across Bay Area skies was a test missile." Who saw it last night? Here is a picture that Alex Porrata took from Marshall around 6:15pm on Saturday night. Heard a couple of reports from people who saw it. Very strange.http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/
11/07/15 - Saturday at 10:00pm
Lots happening in the restaurant world in West Marin. Chef Jon Helquist leaves Osteria Stellina after five months. Ed Vigil just left the Inverness Park Store. The Pine Cone closed down and The Privateer in Inverness has soft opened already. Update your scorecards.
11/06/15 - Friday at 04:13pm
This is horrible. "California's crab fiasco is worse for sea lions then humans. An unusually deep layer of warm water in the Pacific has fueled a Pseudo-nitzchia bloom like scientists have never seen. Sea lions eat crabs, in addition to all those little algae-feeders like sardines and anchovies—all packed with domoic acid because of the monster bloom. And there’s no way to warn them of the poison lurking in their meals."
Where is that 'do not like' button?http://www.wired.com/2015/11/c
11/04/15 - Wednesday at 05:51pm
For those who dig beer. "Oysters and beer have long been a perfect pairing, but we wanted to combine the two in a truly local collaboration for a great beer with a great story,” Freccia added. Brewed with Hog Island Oyster Company, Marooned on Hog Island oyster stout will be shucked into cans on November 13, making its return for the first time in three years."http://brewpublic.com/bay-area
11/04/15 - Wednesday at 12:45pm
For those keeping score, Measure G passed yesterday. "The Inverness Public Utility District is asking voters to increase its appropriations limit through the 2017-8 fiscal year. Measure G, which is on the Nov. 3 ballot, requires a simple majority to pass. The routine measure, required under the state constitution’s so-called Gann amendment, will allow the district to use all of the local tax revenue it collects." Yay.http://www.marinij.com/article
11/02/15 - Monday at 10:28am
There was a structure fire on Miwok in Inverness last night around 3am. We were woken up by the fire trucks and watched the lights from across the valley. Not sure how bad it was, anyone else know the details?
10/31/15 - Saturday at 06:01pm
Fiona over at the Point Reyes Farmer's Market shared this Halloween message with us, spot on. Don't forget, only two markets left! And the Haggards will be playing a very special Halloween show at The Western tonight, should be a blast. And if you have good Halloween photos from tonight, share them in the comments! Be safe, have fun!
10/31/15 - Saturday at 05:45pm
Whoa, new restaurant in Inverness, when did this happen? Anyone have details? A menu? Sir Francis Drake was a privateer?
10/30/15 - Friday at 06:25pm
UPDATE: @KWMRradio: RV fire extending into the vegetation mile marker 3.60 Shoreline highway at Panoramic south of Muir Beach multiple units responding. Shoreline to be closed at Panoramic. Aircraft requested.http://m.twitter.com/KWMRradio
10/30/15 - Friday at 02:15pm
The Tomales Bay Watershed council posted their testing results for this week and Chicken Ranch Beach does not meet the 'contact recreation standards'. If you're more interested in what this means, check out their web page then go to their annual meeting on Nov. 3 at the Yacht Club in Inveress at 3pm. (thx RD)http://www.tomalesbaywatershed
10/28/15 - Wednesday at 04:36pm
"Locals beware of the car off to right side of road, just south of Samuel P on Sir Francis Drake, go slow!!!! Blind curve." (thx VLB)