02/14/19 - Thursday at 07:36am
Via Marin County Sheriff:
The following are known road closures in unincorporated Marin County:
153 Carson Rd., Woodacre
Hwy 1, South of Stinson Beach
Hwy 1, between Tomales-Petaluma and Marshall-Petaluma Rd.
Lucas Valley Rd between Los Gamos and N/B Hwy 101 onramp
Ocean Parkway, Bolinas; between Sycamore and Opal Rd.
Panoramic Hwy--Closed
Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness between Mt. Vision Rd. and Pierce Point Rd. (high clearance vehicles only)
Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness; between Rannoch and Woodhaven (1/2 roadway blocked by tree down)
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02/14/19 - Thursday at 07:06am
Apparently a 60 foot fir went down on Ottingers Hill over SFD last night. Trees down blocking both ends of Via de la Vista in Inverness. Someone mentioned water is high on Levee Rd? Any other reports?
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02/14/19 - Thursday at 06:35am
‪Via de la vista in Inverness totally blocked this morning. @DPWMarin @MarinSheriff ‬
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02/13/19 - Wednesday at 08:03pm
Just drove home and another tree down north of Inverness. Wind is howling. Take care out there. Also sounds like power is off in parts of Inverness Park?
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02/13/19 - Wednesday at 03:00pm
Just north of Inverness two very nasty mudslides have started moving. Be very careful in that area, especially as it gets dark.
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02/13/19 - Wednesday at 11:25am
Basically, avoid the park today. “Road Alert: Pierce Point Rd at Kehoe Beach trailhead is now closed due to road conditions.” Photo is of the flooding by Mt Vision Rd on SFD (by old oyster farm). A car had stalled after going through deep water. Be safe everyone.
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02/13/19 - Wednesday at 09:52am
Via PRNPS “Roads Update: Sir Francis Drake by Mt. Vision Rd is flooded and currently impassable. Pierce Point Rd. by Kehoe Beach trailhead is also flooded. Exercise extreme caution today. (ca)”
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02/13/19 - Wednesday at 08:48am
Via Marin County Sheriff “Due to storm related rainfall, Highway 1, South of Tomales-Petaluma Rd is completely flooded and is impassable.”
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02/11/19 - Monday at 07:59pm
Via NWS Bay Area: "Wet weather returns midweek in a big way. What makes this storm unique is its slow-moving nature. The atmospheric river looks like it will stall out just a bit, creating a second, extended wave of precipitation. It will start Tuesday evening then there will be rounds of heavy rain on Wednesday and Thursday. It's longer duration increases concerns for flooding. Two to three inches are predicted in the North Bay." Be prepared.
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02/11/19 - Monday at 11:21am
‪Because the photo wasn’t enough‬
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02/07/19 - Thursday at 01:02pm
This is a mess if you commute, “#BREAKING: Both the eastbound lowerdeck and westbound upperdeck of the Richmond–San Rafael Bridge are closed after big chunks of concrete reportedly fell from the upper deck onto the lower lanes.”
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02/05/19 - Tuesday at 08:29am
Snow in West Marin. By the Nicasio Reservoir and on Lucas Valley/Big Rock. #snow (Thx DW) any other snow photos?
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02/04/19 - Monday at 12:10pm
According to Marin County Sheriff's Office: "It’s snowing on Mt. Tam ❄️. Here’s a view from West Point Inn looking towards Muir Woods." A possibility of more snow in West Marin tonight and into tomorrow.
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02/03/19 - Sunday at 08:17pm
"In January, on a hike with friends, in a remote part of the park (off Pierce Point Road but not at Kehoe), we found a WWII practice bomb. One of the kids spotted it. It was mostly buried in the sand with just a tiny bit of the back fins sticking out. Initially I thought it was fishing or marine debris, but once we unearthed it, it looked clearly like a weapon. Since we did not know if it was “live”, we left it (it is also illegal to remove things from the park). The Visitor’s Center was closed due to the shutdown, so I called the Sheriff's non-emergency number to report it. I quickly got a call from one of the NPS rangers on duty. The NPS ranger went out for it immediately (a huge thank you to the rangers working during shutdown!). An expert confirmed for the NPS it was an MK 43 practice bomb, which did originally have a charge. The pin was out of this one. Never expected to find WWII weapons (practice or otherwise) in the Park!" - Sarah C. Killingsworth
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02/02/19 - Saturday at 11:15am
Drakes Beach (or rather parking lot) re-opened today. It will be open from 9 to 5 on the weekends to see the elephant seal mayhem. A lot of rangers, park staff and volunteers working hard to make this happen. Thank you. Point Reyes National Seashore
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02/01/19 - Friday at 11:10am
ALERT: West Marin folks should be prepared for a very high wind/storm event this afternoon into tomorrow morning. Look out for trees falling and debris in roads. Stay away from downed power lines. Get ready for the power being out. Do not drive into standing water. "In coastal NorCal and even parts of coastal SoCal, this could be strongest wind event in at least several years. Rapidly-deepening surface low near NorCal coast close to historical analogues for major CA winter windstorms. Widespread significant impacts likely."
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01/31/19 - Thursday at 03:14pm
Get ready. Be safe. From Bay Area NWS: "FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT, Heavy rainfall over a short amount of time will likely inundate storm drains with rapid rises on small creeks and streams. HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT WINDS... Southeast 25 to 40 mph with gusts 50 to 60 mph."
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01/31/19 - Thursday at 03:14pm
The Associated Press picked up the story of the elephant seals taking over the Drakes Beach and almost every major news outlet around the world has picked it up with their own spin. It has gone viral as they say. Should be interesting to see how this all plays out. NYTimes: https://www.nytimes.com/aponli
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01/30/19 - Wednesday at 09:54pm
Skunk mating season is upon us which means the males who have bad eyesight get crazy and run into the road. Someone put this very sweet sign up in Point Reyes as a reminder to be careful. #skunk #mating #loopy
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01/28/19 - Monday at 10:01pm
"In the absence of heavy visitor traffic and regular staff wildlife management, the burgeoning elephant seal colony that has been drifting along the shoreline from Chimney Rock for several years appears to have gotten a foot-hold at Drakes Beach. By Monday, there were about 50 females with 40 pups and more on the way, as well as a dominant bull and several subordinates. Some of them in recent weeks had been found up in the parking lot, under picnic tables and even on the ramp up toward the visitor center, having clambered over a wooden fence and leaving it in pieces. For the moment, the road to Drakes Beach from Sir Francis Drake Boulevard is temporarily closed to all motorized and foot traffic, and the shuttle service itself is in question, though park administrators and scientists are trying to work out a plan that would allow the public some opportunity to view the new pupping group safely without disturbing them." FULL STORY: https://www.pressdemocrat.com/
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01/26/19 - Saturday at 06:21pm
Sunset at the beaches in Point Reyes tonight. Nice to have the park open and staff getting paid. Let’s not do that again. #sunset #shutdownover
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01/26/19 - Saturday at 02:54pm
Good news via Point Reyes NPS: "We're back online! The park will resume operations on Sunday, January 27,2019 with the Bear Valley Visitor Center reopening at 9am. It will take some time to return to regular operations (eg. clearing trails). Please be patient as we work towards that goal. Stay tuned."
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01/25/19 - Friday at 02:27pm
Anyone else see those two military choppers that just came down the bay?
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01/24/19 - Thursday at 10:30pm
Orange moon snuck up tonight. #moon #inverness
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01/23/19 - Wednesday at 09:20pm
"The county is pressing ahead with new overnight parking regulations on C Street in Point Reyes Station, answering a call from homeowners near the Giacomini Wetlands trailhead to address unlawful activity. The county’s deputy zoning administrator approved a coastal development permit last week, submitted by the Department of Public Works at the request of the Point Reyes Station Village Association for a new parking ban on C Street between Third and Sixth Streets from the hours of 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Assuming no one appeals the coastal permit before Jan. 22, the county will set a date for the resolution to come before the Board of Supervisors, the ultimate decision-makers." FULL STORY: https://www.ptreyeslight.com/a
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01/23/19 - Wednesday at 09:20pm
Community Potluck Fundraiser at the Dance Palace on Saturday, Jan 26 starting at 6:00pm. Share in our community’s kind-heartedness and consideration of those in need at a community potluck fundraiser for local community members, Leah Fritts and Arron Wilder whose families lost their homes and businesses due to the Camp Wildfire. Bring a dish to share and donate what you can afford. Lasagnas - vegetarian or meat options - will be provided. Live music will be provided by Danny Vitali and Friends. RSVP: By Wednesday, January 23, contact Danielle Fogel or email danielle@dancepalace.org.
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01/23/19 - Wednesday at 09:05pm
This guy was making the most of his commute in West Marin today. #wheelie
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01/20/19 - Sunday at 01:21pm
Not something you see often. High tide hijinx.
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01/20/19 - Sunday at 12:50pm
Chicken Ranch Beach in Inverness not looking very beach like during today’s #kingtide
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01/19/19 - Saturday at 05:54pm
Happening tomorrow (Sunday) night: "A Super Blood Wolf Moon will appear overnight on Jan. 20 to 21 and will be visible to the entirety of North and South America. The eclipse is referred to as a “super blood moon” – “super” because the moon will be closest to the Earth in its orbit during the full moon and “blood” because the total lunar eclipse will give the moon a reddish hue. It takes the wolf name from Native American traditions." FULL STORY: https://www.al.com/news/2019/0
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01/19/19 - Saturday at 03:19pm
And, it happened. Wasn’t sure we’d get there this year. #marinstorm (Thx SP)
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01/18/19 - Friday at 08:20am
"A pair of PG&E workers are being credited Thursday with rescuing a man who had fallen down a 30-foot cliff and lost consciousness in a swollen creek in West Marin, according to county officials. At about 4 p.m., the PG&E workers witnessed the man fall along Lucas Valley Road and rushed to his side. Supervisor Todd Beesley, 47, of Antioch, was with lineman Daniel Linn, 40, of Brentwood, and they saw the man fall and hit his head on a rock, the county said. The two workers went down the cliff and found the man face-down in the flooded creek, Marin County Fire Department Battalion Chief Jeremey Pierce said. They pulled him from the water and rendered aid until emergency responders arrived at the scene, about three miles east of the village of Nicasio. The unidentified man was transported in serious condition to Marin General Hospital. He had stepped out of a vehicle just before he fell, the PG&E workers said." FULL STORY: https://www.nbcbayarea.com/new
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01/17/19 - Thursday at 09:28pm
"Tomales Bay Illness Closure lifted on January 17, 2019, at 12:49 PM. Hog Island Oyster Co. and all other oyster growers in Tomales Bay received an email from California Department of Health (CDPH) Environmental Management Branch on Thursday, January 17, stating that results from the Food and Drug Laboratory reported oyster meat samples collected from Tomales Bay came back negative for norovirus. CDPH has lifted the illness closure for Tomales Bay. Tomales Bay remains closed due to heavy winter rains. Harvesting will resume when the standard rainfall closure is lifted. Hog Island Oyster Co. locations in Marshall, San Francisco and Napa remain open during the closure, selling oysters purchased from trusted shellfish growers in Washington State, and beyond." FULL STORY: https://www.prnewswire.com/new
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01/17/19 - Thursday at 04:50pm
This hawk is hobbling around by the side of the road on Sir Francis Drake just outside Inverness. Be careful driving by, I hope he finds his way.
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01/17/19 - Thursday at 09:55am
The road to Drakes Beach in Point Reyes is now closed during the shut down and there is no access.
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01/17/19 - Thursday at 08:44am
Video from January 16, 2019 of an electrical transformer in Point Reyes exploding during the #marinstorm
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01/17/19 - Thursday at 08:28am
From Marin DPW: "Road Update: Lucas Valley Road is open but is down to one lane near the 6000 block. @CHPMarin is controlling traffic through the one lane section. @PGE4Me still working on power lines. Expect traffic delays. Use alternative routes."
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01/17/19 - Thursday at 07:10am
Not much information available this morning. Apparently power is back on in Point Reyes and Lucas Valley Road is still closed. Can anyone confirm either of those two things?
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01/16/19 - Wednesday at 09:14pm
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01/16/19 - Wednesday at 08:46pm
Sounds like a transformer just blew in Point Reyes and power is out. People say they saw a big flash across the bay. Can anyone confirm?
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01/16/19 - Wednesday at 08:30pm
Shoreline Hwy between Olema and Point Reyes is extremely flooded. Use caution if you have to go that way. Should probably be shut down soon. Also, Tomales-Petaluma Road is closed between Shoreline Highway and Twin Bridge Road due to a tree down. #marinstorm
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01/16/19 - Wednesday at 07:40pm
“Shoreline Highway is partially blocked in the vicinity of Five brooks due to multiple trees down. Traffic control for one way traffic is in effect with debris in the roadway. -rd (via KWMR)
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01/16/19 - Wednesday at 06:43pm
Tree down on Via de la Vista in Inverness.
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01/16/19 - Wednesday at 06:00pm
Important info for the morning commute: "Marin County Fire estimates that Lucas Valley Road will remain closed through Thursday evening to complete the work needed to repair the PG&E power lines in the area."
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01/16/19 - Wednesday at 05:45pm
Just heard a report that another tree is down on Bear Valley Rd. blocking one lane. Use caution.
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01/16/19 - Wednesday at 05:32pm
"Powerline down at beginning of Overlook in Point Reyes Station. Area closed. People Cannot go in or out. No ETA of PGE coming." (thx AV)
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01/16/19 - Wednesday at 04:23pm
People reporting that Lucas Valley Rd is closed due to a downed power line and possible fire. @MarinSheriff @CHPMarin (thx AN,BE)
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01/16/19 - Wednesday at 04:09pm
Report of a mudslide blocking one lane on Platform Bridge Rd. in Olema. Drive carefully. Wind and rain supposed to really kick into gear this evening. (thx IW)
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01/15/19 - Tuesday at 01:14pm
SIGN UP FOR NIXLE ALERTS. Tell everyone you know to sign up for Nixle: "NWS issued Flash Flood Watch for Marin County from 1/16/19 3 pm to 1/17/19 3 am. Time to prepare. The National Weather Service in San Francisco has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Bay Area and Central Coast of California. From Wednesday afternoon through late Wednesday night. A strong cold front will bring heavy rain Wednesday afternoon through early Thursday morning. Urban and small stream flooding will become likely along with rapid rises on main stem rivers. Small creeks and streams may rapidly rise near or above
bankfull. Take action now to protect property by sand bagging flood prone locations.

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A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

• Heavy rain may cause mud and rock slides onto roads and areas of urban flooding

• Strong winds may cause travel impacts and areas of downed trees, power outages and property damage"

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01/15/19 - Tuesday at 06:55am
Tree down on Bear Valley Rd in Point Reyes. Very dangerous, be careful.
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01/14/19 - Monday at 10:27pm
"Like many artists, Gordon Bryan wondered how he’d make a living in the art world. Despite training under renowned California figure painter Elmer Bischoff, he decided not to continue with fine art and, instead, took a different path — clay. For the last three decades, the Point Reyes craftsman has created handmade tile at Blue Slide Art Tile, which he runs with his wife of more than 30 years, Pamela Bridges. Since 2001, they’ve operated out of a converted Chevron oil depot in Point Reyes Station." FULL STORY: https://www.marinij.com/2019/0
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01/14/19 - Monday at 08:02am
You never know who’s out there watching you.
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01/13/19 - Sunday at 07:52pm
"Please join us tomorrow for the Marin County Safe Routes to School stakeholder meeting at West Marin School . As stakeholders we hope to increase safety and update infrastructure for the youngest members of our community to safely travel to and from school by foot and/or bike.

Please know if you cannot attend the meeting, you can find comment cards at: the Point Reyes Library, the West Marin School, the The Lounge: Tomales Bay Youth Center and KWMR - West Marin Community Radio.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to do this important work with our representatives from Caltrans HQ, Marin County Department of Public Works, Marin County Safe Routes to School and Supervisor Dennis Rodoni to accomplish this important task. We are grateful. — with Kasandra Semorile and 5 others." - MH
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01/13/19 - Sunday at 07:37pm
Is anyone else having trouble with Verizon and their iPhone (or mobile phone) in West Marin? People are reporting the network is down and they can't make calls or text.
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01/12/19 - Saturday at 09:49pm
‪A newly born elephant seal in Point Reyes. Nature does not shut down. Please keep the park clean and do not mess with the animals. Thank you. #elephantseal #pup‬
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01/11/19 - Friday at 08:57pm
BLUNK BROTHERS: PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURES BY BRUNO AND RUFUS BLUNK - OPENING RECEPTION & GALLERY TALKS at the Bolinas Musuem / January 12, 2-5 PM. Show runs from January 12 – March 17, 2019 "Inspired by the work of their father, renowned California artist J.B. Blunk, Inverness-based artists Bruno and Rufus Blunk developed their own unique art practices. Raised on the Inverness Ridge in the hand–built home constructed by their parents, the brothers were influenced by the resourceful lifestyle that merged art, nature, and life into one seamless creative environment. The studios, homes and philosophies of family, friends, and artists Gordon Onslow Ford, John Anderson and Jack Wright fostered the brothers’ interest in history and art making. Though deeply connected to the place where they were born, the brothers had their father’s wanderlust. Both traveled for decades, and the colors, textures and forms of India, Africa, South America, Turkey, Russia and Nepal are revealed in their work. The artists live and create on their own terms, and the vibrant paintings and wooden sculptures presented in this exhibition reflect their curiosity, playfulness, and independence" SITE: http://bolinasmuseum.org/galle
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01/11/19 - Friday at 04:16pm
Solo car accident on Sir Francis Drake near Rannoch in Inverness. Hopefully everyone ok. Drive safe, it’s super slick out there. (Thx DL)
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01/10/19 - Thursday at 09:10am
“Is anyone collecting food for our Marin County residents who are in the Coast Guard? Does this need to be organized?” - asked by Brittany Bell
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01/08/19 - Tuesday at 08:46am
Any from Point Reyes? "Special Delivery: After doing some trash cleanup at national park sites in their districts, @RepSpeier and @RepHuffman plan to hand-deliver some of the garbage that has piled up during the shutdown to the White House this afternoon." https://twitter.com/benyc/stat
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01/07/19 - Monday at 01:25pm
From Bay Area NWS: “WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TUESDAY TO 10 AM PST
WEDNESDAY. Southerly winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph along the coast and in the higher elevations. Local gust up to 60 mph will be possible in the region`s ridges and peaks.”
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