12/03/14 - Wednesday at 06:36pm
A community meeting about the proposed development at 135 Balboa Avenue, including a presentation by the owners, a Q&A session and a discussion, starts at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Inverness Yacht Club. Hosted by the Inverness Association. Unfortunately the owners of 135 Balboa won't be there this evening, but may still come to another meeting in the future.
12/03/14 - Wednesday at 11:18am
10:02pm - Power is being reported out in parts of Inverness Park. You can get up-to-date info here: http://www.pge.com/myhome/outa
12/03/14 - Wednesday at 08:18am
7:11am - Weather Services issues "significant weather advisory" for Marin re new storm moving in with rain, wind, maybe hail and thunder
12/03/14 - Wednesday at 08:18am
7:05am - Needless to say, the roads are extremely wet this morning. Please drive safe, look out for flooding.
12/02/14 - Tuesday at 09:50pm
Tree down on Drakes View Drive. Road is closed for at least an hour, probably more.
12/02/14 - Tuesday at 09:34pm
8:18pm - Just heard there is a tree down with live wires on Drake's View Drive in Inverness Park. If you're in the area, be extremely careful.
12/02/14 - Tuesday at 09:03pm
7:54pm - The storm window is open. The rain is thick. How is everyone doing out there?
12/01/14 - Monday at 08:57pm
7:36pm - If you have shoes on the porch, I'd bring them in before going to bed. We're about to get our rain on.
12/01/14 - Monday at 07:40pm
The Point Reyes lighthouse was lit for the first time 144 years ago today! Happy Birthday! - via Point Reyes NPS
11/29/14 - Saturday at 06:20pm
11/29/14 - Saturday at 05:51pm
4:41pm - Heard a rumor that folks spotted a baby whale swimming off of Chicken Ranch this afternoon. Did anyone else hear this? Or see the whale?
11/29/14 - Saturday at 02:50pm
A big Oak came down on Balboa Ave. last night taking out a Volvo. Pacific Slope Tree Co. was on the scene this morning cleaning it up. With the rain comes the mud. (Thx élan)
11/29/14 - Saturday at 11:45am
Just had a fantastic latte from June at the new Saltwater cafe (assist from Leroux). Equator coffee! Sandwiches! Soup! Check it out!
11/29/14 - Saturday at 08:58am
The Inverness boat is cool, but is it one of the world's most amazing abandoned sights? I'm not so sure. Seems like there should be more news then that today.http://www.sfgate.com/news/sli
11/28/14 - Friday at 10:29am
Tule Elks feeling the love this morning in Point Reyes. #kissingelks #nuzzles
11/27/14 - Thursday at 06:16pm
A magic ending to a magic day in West Marin. We give thanks for having the incredible good fortune to be able to live here. #happythanksgiving
11/24/14 - Monday at 07:10pm
"It’s Madeline Hope’s modeling of an engaged, caring, go-getter resident of West Marin—who has put “a lot of heart and soul” into countless projects over the 19 years that she’s lived in the area—that led to her winning the Pacific Sun’s 2014 Community Spirit award."http://www.pacificsun.com/hero
11/24/14 - Monday at 06:55pm
Don't call it a comeback! "5 day rain forecast shows more than 1" possible in the North Bay. Next chance of rain after Thanksgiving."
11/23/14 - Sunday at 08:29pm
"Smiley's Schooner Saloon in Bolinas, the oldest business in Marin County, has a new owner, Leila Monroe, a 35-year-old San Francisco lawyer, the first woman in its colorful, 163-year history. That's the news in this happily isolated coastal hamlet, ending months of rumor and speculation, but it isn't the story. The story is that in a town famously mistrustful of outsiders, no one is calling her a carpetbagger. Quite the opposite, in fact."http://www.marinij.com/marinne
11/22/14 - Saturday at 08:59pm
The Old Western Saloon. Where memories are born. Good luck to you mystery couple. #saturdaynight
11/22/14 - Saturday at 08:14pm
"Dan Mankin, who has led the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center since founding executive director Carol Friedman retired in 2008 after 37 years, will vacate his post on Dec. 15 after the board decided this month to let him go."http://www.ptreyeslight.com/ar
11/22/14 - Saturday at 01:30pm
Nice day for a sail in Tomales Bay until this happens. Boat overboard! #wetandcold
11/20/14 - Thursday at 07:02pm
Full house tonight at the Ranch Management Plan community gathering hosted by the Point Reyes National Seashore tonight. Hopefully no one gets called an a**hole like last time: http://westmarincitizen.com/le
11/20/14 - Thursday at 08:57am
It keeps coming. Rain today, Friday and Saturday. The roads are extremely slick, drive safe. Get a tarp over the firewood. Stay cozy.
11/18/14 - Tuesday at 06:36pm
Bolinas continuing to be Bolinas.
11/18/14 - Tuesday at 04:07pm
Here is some incredible video shot last night by Aaron Ely of the Point Reyes Youth Hostel fire: "A special thanks to Jim Fox who stood guard in our tinder box of a leech field and called up some reinforcements to help with the embers. He had to race out the door while cooking his dinner at home."https://www.youtube.com/watch?
11/17/14 - Monday at 11:38pm
A shot of the brush fire in Point Reyes by the youth hostel this evening. The winds were heavy and the local firefighters and NPS did an incredible job putting it out quickly. That could have been ugly.
11/17/14 - Monday at 09:57pm
Via Fiona O'Kelly: "It's a brush fire caused by a downed power line on the left hillside between the Youth Hostel and the Clem Miller Center. Julia and I went down there and talked to the responders on scene, who were waiting for PG&E to arrive to shut off power so that they could begin fighting it. They weren't too worried, and no structures (meaning Clem Miller Center, Laguna lot houses, or youth hostel) were immediately threatened. As Julia and I were leaving about 5 minutes ago, PG&E arrived on scene, which means that soon they can begin putting it out. I will say that my heart rate has been up around 130 bpm for the past hour or so. DAMN scary."
11/17/14 - Monday at 09:42pm
Someone just reported a lot of sirens headed out to Limantour Beach, maybe a brush fire, anyone have details?
11/14/14 - Friday at 10:02am
11/12/14 - Wednesday at 09:42pm
Legislation giving Marin County the first crack at acquiring surplus Coast Guard quarters in Point Reyes for affordable housing was introduced Wednesday by San Rafael Rep. Jared Huffman.
Under Huffman's "Point Reyes Coast Guard Housing Conveyance Act," the 22-acre Coast Guard complex, up for sale at a federal auction next year, would instead be sold to the county at fair market value as determined by an appraiser "based on the use required by this act."http://www.marinij.com/marinne
11/12/14 - Wednesday at 07:08am
Flashback: On July 22, 2008 I happen to be coming down Balboa Ave. when they were moving the Orthodox Church, piece by piece, from the site where the 'Pandora' compound is being debated.
11/11/14 - Tuesday at 10:12pm
Apparently this isn't the first time the 'Pandora' architect, Tom Kundig, has had some controversy with his work:
"Descriptions of the cabin by opponents in interviews for this story, on a Facebook page and in local media have included “an extended third finger,” a “boil,” a “blight” and a “wart” to a Mazama area that has no “ridgebuster” dwellings atop hills."http://seattletimes.com/html/l
For those of you not familiar with the story, it's really starting to get some media traction, here is coverage on Valleywag and SFGate:http://www.sfgate.com/news/arthttp://valleywag.gawker.com/
11/11/14 - Tuesday at 10:45am
Ok, so don't take photos off the Internet. The amazing photo of the Great Blue Heron was shot by local photographer Daniel Dietrich. You can see (and buy) all of his amazing work here. I apologize for the confusion. (thx CP)http://www.danieldietrichphoto
11/11/14 - Tuesday at 08:04am
This got lost in my inbox, but the Point Reyes U12 soccer team won their division last week. Congrats! Let me know how the other teams do...
11/09/14 - Sunday at 04:49pm
3:39pm - Truck in ditch across from Laurel on Sir Francis Drake in Inverness Park. (Thx AW)