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)
11/09/14 - Sunday at 09:17am
The Battle for Balboa: "Tim Westergren, the multi-millionaire founder of Pandora, the country's top Internet radio service, has his heart set on building a new home that many believe would be the largest private residence in rural West Marin County. This has not been music to his new neighbors' ears."http://www.marinij.com/marinne
11/08/14 - Saturday at 08:10pm
Sometimes these things happen.
11/08/14 - Saturday at 02:05pm
Tim Weed and his band do a great job closing out the last Point Reyes Farmers Market for 2014.
11/08/14 - Saturday at 08:02am
"Deputies in the Sonoma County Sheriff’s helicopter rescued a 55-year-old woman Friday from the Point Reyes National Seashore after she fell off a horse, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. The accident occurred in an area with limited vehicle and emergency resource access. The Henry 1 crew found the 55-year-old woman with a National Park Ranger, who was assisting her, on a trail surrounded by a dense canopy of trees, deputies said."http://sfbay.ca/2014/11/07/hel
(Archive photo of Henry 1)
11/07/14 - Friday at 08:02pm
Posting this a little late, but heard a report that the CHP was posted up by Inverness Fire Station today giving out friendly reminders to people to not roll the stop sign back there.
11/07/14 - Friday at 02:05pm
"The Marin Agricultural Land Trust has bought the former Borello Ranch, an 864-acre piece of property on Tomales Bay, from a real estate developer ensuring it will remain as farmland."http://www.marinij.com/marinne
11/06/14 - Thursday at 06:52pm
Absolutely stunning full moon tonight. Get out there and check it out!
11/06/14 - Thursday at 05:52pm
Don't forget to support KWMR during their current pledge drive and be sure to catch the always entertaining local all star band, The Haggards, tonight at 6:30pm on the radio. http://kwmr.org/
11/05/14 - Wednesday at 10:51am
Author James Nestor will be on KWMR this morning from 10am - 11am. He will be talking about his latest book, "Deep" which explores the world of free diving. Much of it was written while he holed up in a cabin in Inverness. And don't forgot, it's also the KWMR pledge drive happening right now! Support your local community radio, we're very fortunate to have such an incredible resource available to all of us.
James Nestor: http://mrjamesnestor.com/
11/02/14 - Sunday at 04:57pm
Let the crab season begin! Someone is going to eat well tonight. #crab
11/02/14 - Sunday at 12:46pm
Anyone recognize this guy? This photo was captured by a hidden camera of a suspect wanted in connection with stealing a bus for elderly and handicapped persons in Bolinas late this past Thursday night. If he wasn't responsible I'd sure love to hear his side of the story....
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