03/21/17 - Tuesday at 05:16pm
Sir Francis Drake down to one lane at White Hil right now. Found out the hard way.
03/21/17 - Tuesday at 08:00am
Via Point Reyes NPS "Unfortunately, the rumor is true. Yesterday (Sunday) evening, Park Rangers responded to the Palomarin Trailhead after reports that 2 vehicles were burglarized. Park Rangers located evidence that up to 4 vehicles may have been broken into and an investigation is ongoing. If you have any info regarding yesterday's break-ins, please contact our park dispatch at 415 464 5170. Anyone who witnesses suspicious activity at Pt Reyes Trailheads can report it to Point Reyes National Seashore or Marin County Sheriff's dispatch as soon as practicable and Park Rangers will investigate. (MH)"
03/20/17 - Monday at 08:44pm
Heard a report that cars were broken into at the Palomarin trailhead out to Alamere Falls over the weekend. Anyone else hear that? Or is that a 'local' rumor?
03/17/17 - Friday at 10:15pm
Great photo of Elephant Mountain to celebrate St Patrick's Day from Black Mountain Ranch (thx JR)
03/16/17 - Thursday at 12:52pm
Community Flavor: Come down to the Station House tonight (Thursday) and support our local youth sports teams. And then watch some most excellent little league baseball every Saturday and Sunday at the West Marin School.
03/16/17 - Thursday at 09:31am
"Marin ranchers and farmers will be allowed to slaughter a limited number of animals on their premises following a change in regulations approved by county supervisors Tuesday. The decision by the Marin Board of Supervisors was unanimous and came despite vocal opposition. Before taking a vote, supervisors listened to nearly three hours of public comment from dozens of speakers." FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/busines
03/16/17 - Thursday at 07:58am
Via Point Reyes NPS - "First tule elk calf of the season seen this week! Just in time for #NationalWildlifeWeek! Most young are born in May and June. (sc)" https://twitter.com/pointreyes
03/15/17 - Wednesday at 02:31pm
Not a dramatic rescue, this was training on Tomales Bay this morning. My apologies. Photo by Richard James.
03/15/17 - Wednesday at 02:18pm
Dramatic water rescue on Tomales Bay today captured by Richard James (www.coastodian.org) Haven't heard any details of what actually happened, anyone know?
03/14/17 - Tuesday at 08:49pm
"The body of a Penngrove woman missing for more than two years has been found and her death is being investigated as a homicide, a Sonoma County sheriff’s spokesman said Tuesday. The remains of Annie Bailly, 63, were discovered Feb. 17 by motorists in a Marin County car crash who spotted the body over an embankment at Pt. Reyes National Seashore, Sgt. Spencer Crum said. Bailly was reported missing by her husband, Kerry Bailly, on Dec. 7, 2014. Her car, keys and purse were left at her Davis Lane home. A cause of death was not released but evidence suggests Bailly was murdered, Crum said." (thx AR/PD) FULL STORY: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/n
03/09/17 - Thursday at 09:30pm
"PARACHUTE DAYS is an outdoor space (at Love Field in Point Reyes) created to bring together the communities of West Marin, CA and the Bay Area. All events hosted under the parachute are curated to encourage social collaboration and the sharing of music, art, and culture." They're raising funds via IndieGoGo to have events this summer and are holding a special fundraiser this Saturday starting at 9:00pm at The Western. IndieGoGo page: https://www.indiegogo.com/proj
and the Western event page: https://www.facebook.com/event
03/09/17 - Thursday at 10:56am
I did not know this. "The directors of the Marin County Free Library and Marin County Parks teamed up and created a program that allows library patrons to visit parks free of charge. At 10 MCFL branches and the traveling Bookmobile, library card holders can check out passes to McNears Beach in San Rafael, Paradise Beach in Tiburon, Miller boat launch in Tomales, Stafford Lake Park in Novato and Black Point boat launch. The passes may also be placed on hold, making it a breeze to grab a book and head outside this spring." - http://marinmagazine.com/March
03/09/17 - Thursday at 08:53am
"#MarinCounty Road UPDATE: Sir Francis Drake Blvd at Baywood Canyon, White's Hill, IS OPEN. Have a smooth commute & a nice day, #WestMarin." https://twitter.com/DPWMarin/s
03/09/17 - Thursday at 06:05am
Via Rhonda Kutter "I just got a text from the Sheriff's automated system saying that Sir Francis Drake is open at White's Hill! (If you text 888-777 and put your zip code in the message box, you will get updates on road conditions in your area from the Marin Sheriff’s Department.) Yea!"
03/08/17 - Wednesday at 04:15pm
Sir Francis Drake to remain closed until tomorrow, at least, says Marin Public Works. @WestMarinFeed viahttps://twitter.com/waynefreed
03/08/17 - Wednesday at 02:11pm
"Currently @PGE4Me won't cut power until midnight. Sir Francis Drake will remain closed as we can't clear slide until power cut. 2400 customers in that area would be without power while our crews finish clearing the roadway." - https://twitter.com/dpwmarin/s
03/08/17 - Wednesday at 11:12am
Be prepared for a very congested commute on Lucas Valley Road tonight. CHPMarin says: "Sir Francis Drake closure information:
We have just been informed that it is likely that Sir Francis Drake Boulevard will remain closed at Whites Hill overnight and likely through tomorrow mornings commute. Please plan accordingly."
03/08/17 - Wednesday at 09:56am
Note: Facebook does not post stories by the date published, so you may not get news right away from TWMF in your feed. Same with Twitter. Options to get updates on time: set alerts in Facebook or follow us on Twitter and set alerts. Or check the website at www.thewestmarinfeed.com which has both FB and Twitter feeds on it. I've thought about building a text/email update service, would people be interested in that? Not sure if I could do that for free however.
03/08/17 - Wednesday at 09:28am
Overflow traffic from SIr Francis Drake slide closure is overwhelming the traffic light at Lucas Valley Road in Nicasio. If SFD is not open today (no ETA on that), be prepared for a very messy commute on way home tonight. Traffic is backing up as far as eye can see right now at Nicasio Valley Rd and Lucas Valley Rd. CHP is on scene. (Thx FP)
03/08/17 - Wednesday at 08:15am
Traffic is a mess at Lucas Valley Rd in Nicasio this morning due to slide traffic. Plan accordingly.
03/08/17 - Wednesday at 06:16am
Marin Sheriff just confirmed that SFD is closed at White Hill again this morning due to slide activity. No word on re-open time. Use alternate routes.
03/07/17 - Tuesday at 07:02am
Nasty accident on SFD in Sam P Taylor just now. Traffic passing slowly, CHP on scene. Hope everyone is ok. Drive safe.
03/07/17 - Tuesday at 06:03am
Good news: "#MarinCounty Road UPDATE: Sir Francis Drake at Baywood, near Whites Hill, is NOW OPEN." - Marin public works. https://twitter.com/dpwmarin/s
03/06/17 - Monday at 04:52pm
On W. Marin Share from Rhonda Kutter Dear West Marin Neighbors, "We have just spoken with the department of Public Works staff about the closure of Sir Francis Drake Blv. at the east side of White's Hill. The Roads Division is reporting that the slide is actively moving and it is not safe to begin clean up or repairs. At this time the closure is indefinite. DPW is continually evaluating the slide and will commence clean-up as soon as possible, hopfully in the next few days. We will keep you informed.
Aide to Supervisor Rodoni"
03/06/17 - Monday at 10:44am
#MarinCounty Road Closure: Sir Francis Drake at Baywood Canyon Rd, near White's Hill, CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to a slide.
03/06/17 - Monday at 07:32am
Sheriff Robert Doyle: "The Marin County Sheriff's Office policy is clear; no person will be contacted, detained, or arrested solely on the basis of his or her immigration status. The sheriff's office does not, and will not participate in any generalized ICE enforcement efforts. In fact, our policy specifically forbids participation in sweeps intended solely to locate and detain undocumented immigrants." - FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/opinion
03/05/17 - Sunday at 12:32pm
Sunny with a chance of hail today in Point Reyes. (Thx DW)
03/04/17 - Saturday at 06:22pm
"Traffic accident near Beaumont Farm on Petaluma Point Reyes Road" - proceed with caution. (Thx TT)
03/03/17 - Friday at 06:42pm
Sounds like there is a hiker trapped on a cliff near Alamere Falls. Helicopter rescue in progress.
02/26/17 - Sunday at 07:50pm
This river otter scored a nice dinner tonight out at Drakes Beach in Point Reyes. (Thx AN) #otter
02/24/17 - Friday at 01:37pm
Local musicians Johnny and June will be playing together tonight (Sat. Feb 24) at Ink.Paper.Plate by the gas station in Point Reyes starting at 7:00pm.
02/24/17 - Friday at 01:22pm
Excellent film screening tonight at the Dance Palace. Arc of Justice. Starts at 6:00pm and is free!
02/24/17 - Friday at 06:45am
"#MarinCounty Road UPDATE: Sir Francis Drake Blvd at Baywood Canyon, Whites Hill area, is NOW OPEN. Thanks for your patience. "
02/23/17 - Thursday at 06:02pm
#MarinCounty Road UPDATE: Nicasio Valley Road, 1 mile north of Sir Francis Drake Blvd, is now cleared and OPEN.
02/23/17 - Thursday at 05:47pm
"Sir Francis Drake Blvd over Whites Hill closed due to a slide. @DPWMarin on scene, unknown ETA to reopening at this time." Via Marin County Fire.
02/23/17 - Thursday at 11:53am
#MarinCounty Road Closure: Nicasio Valley Road both lanes closed, 1 mile north of Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Tree down into wires.
02/23/17 - Thursday at 10:36am
IMPORTANT: You are invited to a Community Life & Tourism Forum at the Dance Palace, Thursday Feb. 23; 6:00 pm social/ refreshments; 6:30 Forum
State Senator Mike McGuire will be moderator for this meeting. Supervisor Dennis Rodoni will also be present, as will:
Bijan Sartipi, District 4 Director, Caltrans
Robert Mota, Marin Commander California Highway Patrol
Robert Doyle, Marin County Sheriff
Nancy Cave, North Central District Manager, California Coastal Commission
John Dell'Osso, Point Reyes Ntl Seashore Chief of Interpretation
The forum will address how villages are being affected by the dramatic growth of tourism in recent years and tourism-related problems such as traffic, parking, trash, litter and septic demand. What can county, state and federal agencies do to help us? We'll be asking them to start discussing possible solutions in a working relationship with us.
This is not intended to be an anti-tourist meeting (our local businesses depend on visitors) but a sincere start to letting the public agencies that affect our lives hear our voices and our (polite) insistence that they work together, with us and for us.
We know Supervisor Rodoni can speak for us to county agencies. We'll also be expecting that Senator McGuire will be our strong voice to state agencies during the meeting and in follow-up meetings; and that both officials will work together on keeping our voices in front of the agencies and to get timely, respectful responses – and help.
JOIN US! WE NEED A STRONG SHOWING OF VILLAGERS. THIS IS A RARE CHANCE TO SPEAK TO HAVE THE AGENCIES AND ELECTED OFFICIALS THAT AFFECT OUR LIVES TOGETHER IN ONE ROOM. WE'RE HOPING IT WILL BE THE START OF A WORKING RELATIONSHIP TOWARD SOLUTIONS.
The Forum is hosted by the PRS Village Association in collaboration with East Shore Planning Group, Inverness Association, Inverness Park Association, Olema Valley Association, Bolinas Public Utility District, and Stinson Beach Village Association.
02/22/17 - Wednesday at 04:26pm
Marin County - SR-1 between Stinson and Muir Beach is closed in both directions due to slip out. Roadway closed until further notice.
02/21/17 - Tuesday at 05:21pm
We don't normally post two rainbow photos in a row, but this one from today is so good, we couldn't resist. Boat rainbow! Break the internet! (photo by Fernando Pelayo)
02/21/17 - Tuesday at 05:21pm
#MarinCounty Road UPDATE: Sir Francis Drake near Whites Hill will open at 5:30PM. Excavator finishing up & K-rail being placed. Via: https://twitter.com/DPWMarin/s
02/21/17 - Tuesday at 01:11pm
"Panoramic Highway is now closed at the Throckmorten Fire Station, at 816 Panoramic Highway, and at the intersection at Highway 1 in Stinson Beach. This closure is a temporary closure. Highway 1 also remains closed from Panoramic Highway to Muir Beach (no estimate when that will be fixed.) The closure on Panoramic Highway is estimated to last about 2 hours. However, for now it is a hard closure while slides are being cleared and will hopefully be open by 3 p.m. " - Marin County Sheriff
02/21/17 - Tuesday at 01:11pm
They are aiming to have Sir Francis Drake by White Hill safely REOPENED before tonight's evening commute.
02/21/17 - Tuesday at 09:29am
Closed means closed.
02/21/17 - Tuesday at 06:55am
TRAFFIC UPDATE: Important commuter info: From Fairfax PD. In regards to the below "urgent alert" post re the closure of Sir Francis Drake Blvd at Baywood Canyon we have the following update from County work crews:
They have advised us that the roadway “may” be opened by 9:00am, but they cautioned that it could remain closed throughout the day. The main problem they are running into, is the side of the hill (rocks and other debris) is still continuously sliding down causing a hazard. Though most of the debris has been moved off the roadway, the threat of another slide is imminent. Power to portions of the west end of Fairfax are still out. This is in County jurisdiction. For further information you can contact the Marin County Sheriff’s Office at 415-499-7233. (Thx BE)
02/21/17 - Tuesday at 06:55am
Lucas Valley Road is open, still one lane at Nicasio Valley Rd, lots of traffic overflow from SFD closure. Otherwise, clear.
02/20/17 - Monday at 07:27pm
This is where things get dicey. Lucas Valley Road is hanging on by a thread, and now this: "Alert- Sir Francis Drake Blvd at Baywood Canyon (West of Fairfax) is closed due to a slide with power lines down. No ETO." - via CHP Marin
02/20/17 - Monday at 06:59pm
"Bear Valley Rd between Olema and the Bear Valley VC has reopened. Beware of a low hanging line along the north shoulder. PGE is aware of it."
02/20/17 - Monday at 06:14pm
For a split second the sun poked out over Tomales Bay and a quick rainbow popped out. #rainbow
02/20/17 - Monday at 04:11pm
Large tree fallen in the area of 7299 Lucas Valley Rd east of Nicasio damaging private bridge to residence, integrity of roadway compromised. - via Marin County Sheriff
02/20/17 - Monday at 03:01pm
TRAFFIC UPDATE: SFD at Ottingers Hill into park now open. Multiple slides on Lucas Valley Road, down to one lane in spots, drive with care.
02/20/17 - Monday at 10:35am
Large tree took out power lines at corner of Rt 1 and Bear Valley Rd. Bear Valley Rd closed, emergency crews on scene monitoring power lines. No ETA to opening.
02/20/17 - Monday at 10:19am
"Bear Valley Road is closed due to power lines down. PG&E has a 45 minute to 1 hour eta." (Thx BE) (10:11am)
02/20/17 - Monday at 09:16am
Sir Francis Drake going into Point Reyes National Park is closed at Ottingers Hill. No park access right now.
02/20/17 - Monday at 08:27am
STORM UPDATE: Looks like the brunt of the atmospheric river went to the south and straight into the Sierras. We'll still get plenty of rain and there is a wind warning, but we may have got lucky on this one. Hope people in effected areas are safe. LINK: https://twitter.com/ericholtha
02/20/17 - Monday at 07:28am
That was quick. "Sir Francis Drake Blvd near Samuel P Taylor State Park is now OPEN in both directions due to swift work by county DPW crews!"
02/20/17 - Monday at 06:30am
"Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is closed at Platform Bridge and in Lagunitas due to mudslide and several large trees down near Camp Taylor. Could be closed several hours." (Thx ML)
02/19/17 - Sunday at 09:50pm
STORM ALERT. I have never seen forecasters talk the way they are about tomorrow's storm. I hope this is all hype, but BE PREPARED. "Here's what is causing so much concern: If the atmospheric river stalls, there could be up to a foot of rain in a span of about 36 hours over places that are already flooding—that's a rainfall intensity that isn't expected more than once a century, or even more rare." LINK: http://tinyletter.com/scienceb
02/19/17 - Sunday at 08:47pm
Wind just went next level in Inverness.
02/19/17 - Sunday at 06:44pm
Here is the full story of what happened today in Bodega.