BREAKING: serious brush fire on Sir Francis Drake in Inverness near #pointreyes (thx Adam)
Whoa, major rainbow alert in #pointreyes, anyone see that one? Both sides of the bay. #gold thanks @kneelo
The hills light up with gold in #pointreyes
Saturday, 9:45 pm Levee Road, Point Reyes Station California Highway Patrol parked roadside, lights off. (thanks Marc).
Richard Dillman gets his telegraph on for the Night of Nights at the old Marconi station in #pointreyes
There's a pretty rad cookie and juice stand right now in Inverness Park. Stop and get some local goods from Sheamus and Paloma.
Point Reyes Farmer's Market today! At the Chef's Booth they've got pastry chef Chrisin Anderson baking pies with kids, and on the Music Stage Fran Guidry returns to sweeten the air with Hawaiian slack key guitar. Such Sweetness! Both events at 10 a.m. Market opens at 9 for early shoppers.
The CHP are very active at Perry's right now. And I don't mean buying lunch. Although they probably are doing that too. Just a reminder to always drive safe and slow down where the peoples are.
21 new US Citizens were sworn in today at Bear Valley. I'll bet this is pretty cool to see, sorry to have missed it. (photo by Sharron Rummery twitter: @USCISMediaSF)
"The federal government has given Drakes Bay Oyster Company until July 31 to shut down the cannery and oyster shack and remove its personal property from the shores and waters and Drakes Estero, according to farm owner Kevin Lunny.
That property includes the cannery equipment, 20,000 oyster bags containing millions of oysters and five miles of oyster racks—though the farm and the National Park Service disagree on who is responsible for the latter, which has a longer 90-day window for removal."http://www.ptreyeslight.com/article/oyster-farm-close-shack-and-cannery-julys-end
While on a surf check to the beaches, someone stumbled upon the wild dogs of #pointreyes. No owner in site, hopefully they made it home ok.
This Friday (7/11) at 8:30 am on KWMR, Supervisor Steve Kinsey and TAM Executive Director Dianne Steinhauser will talk about transportation in West Marin, including a discussion of an innovative ridesharing program using the free smartphone app Carma. More information is on http://car.ma/sfbay
Terra Livingston just opened a new store in Petaluma called 'Opera House Collective'. Looks amazing.
Can you identify this mystery creature found at the beach in #pointreyes this weekend?
Caught off guard tonight by an epic sunset in #pointreyes
A lot of the sirens over the weekend were due to rescue crews going out to check on Will Schmidt who is SUPing from Canada to Mexico to support Wounded Warriors battling depression. Everything ended up being ok. Amazing journey for Will.http://www.areyouinspiredyet.com/
Really nice art exhibit right now at The Wounded General in Inverness Park. Stop by and check it out.
Black Toyota Tacoma being cleared from SFD by Dream Farm. All clear now. What a weekend for car mishaps.
The sirens are for a car on its side by Tomales Bay Oysters on Rt 1 #pointreyes
I got the information for the Fourth of July races out of the Point Reyes Light. Some local folks have told me they start at 10 and there is no food. So I'm completely confused and apologize for other folks confusion.
Careful, car off the road just before Inverness on SFD. #pointreyes
"July Fourth festivities in Inverness take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the annual footraces and food for purchase in front of the firehouse." And by annual footraces, I mean the 'once-a-year opportunity to have your pride crushed' in front of everyone.
1:00pm - CHP on Novato Blv at Petaluma-Point Reyes road today. (Thanks Matt).
A temporary beach closure on the Great Beach between North Beach and Abbots Lagoon is in place from Friday July 4 through July 6th to protect nesting snowy plovers during this critical phase. In 2013, of 11 newly hatched chicks, only three survived past the 4th of July weekend. It is hoped the temporary closure will protect this threatened species. (via Loretta Farley)
Someone picked up a basket of tennis balls from in front of our family house in Inverness last night between 6:30 and 9:30. They were sitting in front of the gate at 98 Camino del Mar in Seahaven. Maybe this person thought the basket and balls were abandoned there? If so, would you please return them? My brother, Xerxes Whitney, a tennis coach and sixth grade P.E. teacher uses them to give lessons and in his classes at Windsor Middle School. Just please bring them back and leave them where you found them, no questions asked. (via Dakota Whitney)
A teenager was pulled into the beach break today at South Beach in #pointreyes and barely made it out (waves pic just before incident). Please remember to be safe at the beaches and don't be afraid to tell others to get out of the water. (Thanks to Kneelo for pics and story).
I happened to find this on the Twitter from this week's local papers. Is this a typo or just a very poorly written report? Or a miracle? Was a shark involved? (@daudig)
8:41pm - Anyone else hear all the gun shots on the bay? Hunting ducks or what?
So this week the Point Reyes Light has a fantastic photo from Art Rogers of a Great White that was caught off of Point Reyes and displayed out front of Tobys in 1976.http://www.ptreyeslight.com/article/art-rogers-family-album-june-26-2014
AND they have a lead story on the 'mystery shark bite' in Tomales Bay a few weeks ago, on the list of suspects apparently is a Great White: "Ms. Ludwigsen’s bite has puzzled some of the nation’s foremost shark experts: the cuts are not deep enough to match the teeth of a vicious predator like a great white shark, but attacking a human would be unprecedented behavior from docile bottom-feeding sharks that breed in Tomales Bay. Many of the researchers had guesses, but no one was sure."http://www.ptreyeslight.com/article/tomales-bay-swimmers-shark-bite-puzzles-experts
Coincidence? I think not! It's Shark Week at the Point Reyes Light!!!
Tigger - the West Marin School cat has been missing since Tuesday night. He is easy to recognize as both his ears were removed to save his life from cancer. He is beloved by the staff and students of West Marin School where he has lived for many many years. If you see him please notify the school office, Point Reyes Animal Hospital (663-1533), or Planned Feralhood (663-8497) (via Kathy Runnion)
A big Eucalyptus branch down on Chicken Ranch today. (Thanks Eric)
A very interesting boat (ex-navy?) named 'Drake' on the Tomales Bay in #pointreyes. Anyone else seen it? (Thx Camille)
Happy Summer Solstice! Longest day of the year!
Power has been off in parts of Seahaven due to PG&E work since nine. Apparently they didn't tell anyone beforehand and people are bummed out. Hopefully it comes back on soon.
On November 29th, 2008, a man hiking in #pointreyes took this photo of a UFO. Anyone else have a good local UFO story? I heard that some folks had a very interesting encounter near Perry's back in the day.
Here is where I found that photo: http://space-man.de/straped/home.php?case=14231
"The Community Land Trust Association of West Marin and other local residents are mobilizing to purchase the 39-acre Coast Guard housing complex in Point Reyes when it will be sold next year by the federal government’s General Services Administration." Wow. That's a pretty big deal.http://www.ptreyeslight.com/article/locals-mobilize-buy-compound
Lost horse is getting an escort to nearby pasture by the Sheriff. #pointreyes #countryproblems
There is gelding Arabian horse that was found walking on the road by the boatel. Does anyone know who's it is? The sheriff is here. Let me know or come get your horse.
Just noticed this. Never a dull moment out here in the woods. #pointreyes #supremecourt
Classic #nicasioreservoir morning. Going to be a beautiful day.
6:33am - looks like another car commercial on Lucas Valley Road today. Expect delays, lots of CHP.
Today in the Past: The landfall of Francis Drakes Golden Hind on June 17, 1579 at #PointReyes (via @PRNSA). Assuming, you know, he actually landed here.
Just a family of crows hanging in their sweet nest at the beach in #pointreyes Is it a murder if it's a family?
Budget meeting today at 4 PM at West Marin School to begin floating suggestions for $1.2 million in needed cuts bit.ly/1uSqamM (via Christopher Peak, @CLPeak on Twitter)
Injury accident in Olema at SFD and Rt 1. Rt. 1, SFD and Bear Valley Road temporarily closed. #pointreyes
Heard there was a helicopter rescue this afternoon at Dive Beach in #pointreyes. Does anyone know any details?
THEY FOUND HER!!!!! "Allie Rasmus KTVU @arasmusKTVU 1m
Family of Ida Rothschild going to command post. mom was smiling, crying, saying thank you to rescuers #KTVU pic.twitter.com/1Qm4dt0h0U"
Car accident on SFD just before Inverness this morning. No word on injuries. Traffic is slow. #pointreyes
"Allie Rasmus KVTU - Search&rescue from several #BayArea counties head out after getting search assignments for 9yo Ida Rothschild #KTVU pic.twitter.com/zt7aiJO27X
Still no sign of the girl. Fingers crossed this turns out ok.
From Sheriff Doug Pittman: "My fellow West Marin folks, PLEASE keep an eye out for missing 9 year old Ida Rothschild! Ida went missing today around 12:15 last scene in her campsite in Samuel P Taylor State Park. We have over 140 trained searchers combing the park and surrounding hills as I write. We (the Sheriff's Office) will not stop leading this huge search effort until we find her whereabouts. Yes, that means we will be here throughout the night, all night until we find Ida. Thank you to those who have generously dropped off water and snacks for our volunteer searchers...all is greatly appreciated. Prayers for The Rothschild family and the safe return of Ida. Sheriff Doug"
Search for Ida Rothschild will continue 24/7 until she's found according to Marin Co. Search & Rescue. @CBSSF pic.twitter.com/qkJjbkpTiG
Missing 9 year old girl at Samuel P. Taylor State park. Press conference coming up. More info after. @kron4news pic.twitter.com/BU1a3PiTRP
Wow, it's a busy day today. "On Thursday, June 12th at 11:23am, a Severe Traffic Alert is in effect for CA-1 in the area of Tomales-Petaluma Rd. in Sonoma County. One way traffic control is in effect due to an overturned vehicle. Motorists are advised to expect delays and to use alternate routes to avoid the area. There is no estimated time to reopen the roadway"
BREAKING NEWS: Via Nels Johnson: "Fire burning now at Sam Taylor Park. Ten acres in park interior." Anyone else have any updates on this?
From Loretta Farley: "Grass Fire on Mount Barnabe this Thursday morning - approximately 10 acres as of 8:00 am - no structures are in danger watch for trucks and activity along Sir Francis Drake."
Spied this tree on a house on SFD yesterday. Is this new? Or is it a ghost house?
From the 'tweet-o-sphere': "Jean Marie Casados @Gypsyjeanmarie
@MacCocktail Why have a mimosa when you can have Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Sparkling Mead from Heidrun Meadery in Point Reyes Station!!!"
Wow, that is quite a drink. And local too.http://www.heidrunmeadery.com/
SUV CHP getting warmed up early on Lucas Valley Road this morning. #westmarin