02/17/17 - Friday at 06:55pm
The Point Reyes/Petaluma Road is closed right now due to a tree down traffic is backed up on both sides. No word when it will open back up. (thx MM)
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02/17/17 - Friday at 05:26pm
Well, it feels like Groundhog Day, but more rain coming Sunday through Tuesday. "Monday's storm will bring more heavy rain and increased risk of #CAflood concerns. Be prepared for any potential impacts"
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02/17/17 - Friday at 08:36am
Lots of rain means lots of waterfalls. Alamere Falls in Point Reyes is in full effect if you want to make the big hike, well worth it. VIDEO: http://abc7news.com/weather/be
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02/14/17 - Tuesday at 11:09am
West Marin merchants plan to participate in their own version of a national strike planned Friday against the Trump administration. The nationwide boycott calls on people to skip work, avoid spending money and take action in protest of President Trump’s agenda. In Point Reyes Station, at least 15 businesses will stay open and plan to donate a percentage of all sales to groups that promote civil liberties, environmental causes and movements that counter Trump’s message. “Everyone is excited,” said Susan Hayes, owner of Susan Hayes Handwovens, a co-organizer. “(Shop owners) feel it’s more proactive than closing. They have to consider employees. It’s getting a lot of buzz. People are feeling very, very positive and they are happy to participate.” FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/general
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02/13/17 - Monday at 07:31pm
"The forecast precipitation for the next three days show another dose of heavy rainfall for the west coast starting by Wednesday."
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02/11/17 - Saturday at 10:48am
Joel Whitney is speaking about his new book 'Finks' at the Point Reyes Bookstore tonight at 7:00pm. Very apropos given our current state of affairs. "When news broke that the CIA had colluded with literary magazines to produce cultural propaganda throughout the Cold War, a debate began that has never been resolved. The story continues to unfold, with the reputations of some of America’s best-loved literary figures—including Peter Matthiessen, George Plimpton, and Richard Wright—tarnished as their work for the intelligence agency has come to light." http://ptreyesbooks.com/events
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02/10/17 - Friday at 09:14pm
Via Carlos Porrata: "Abbotts Lagoon area around the bridge received a lot of damage from the storm. The lagoon is open to the ocean and dropped over 15 feet in depth, both upper and lower lagoon. Lots of erosion beyond the bridge and there are cracks where more material is going to go down. Be very careful. NPS notified."
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02/10/17 - Friday at 06:41pm
After a long wet week, then sun came back and started to dry things out. Happy Friday everyone. And a full moon! #sunset #westmarin
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02/09/17 - Thursday at 08:10pm
UPDATE: The Levee Road in Point Reyes is now closed due to high tide. Cars got stuck in it last night. Don't be 'that person'. Use Bear Valley Road instead. (thx BE)
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02/09/17 - Thursday at 07:52pm
"The Levee road is pouring over. Almost didn't get through at 7:20pm" Road isn't closed yet, but proceed with caution. Photo from 5:00pm when flooding started. (thx FP and JS)
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02/09/17 - Thursday at 04:57pm
"#MarinCounty Road UPDATE: Panoramic Hwy, between Hwy 1 & Throckmorton Fire Station, is now cleared & OPEN."
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02/09/17 - Thursday at 02:00pm
Flooding on Rt 1 at the usual spot south of Tomales. (Thx RJ)
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02/09/17 - Thursday at 01:46pm
The Station House Cafe closing at 3pm today and the Bovine closed at noon.
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02/09/17 - Thursday at 01:00pm
"Shoreline Highway is closed 1 mile south of Tomales due to flooding. Shoreline Highway in Point Reyes Station near the bank is reported flooded due to a clogged drain." - via KWMR
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02/09/17 - Thursday at 09:14am
"Did anyone hear a train whistle blow in downtown Point Reyes at 8:82 am this morning? My whole office is confused."
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02/08/17 - Wednesday at 06:56pm
More school closures tomorrow due to weather.
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02/08/17 - Wednesday at 04:25pm
"School Cancelled for Shoreline Unified tomorrow." (Thx FP)
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02/08/17 - Wednesday at 12:42pm
Be prepared. "Another potent system to bring widespread rainfall, gusty winds and flooding issues to the #BayArea and #Central Coast on Thurs! #CAflood" https://twitter.com/nwsbayarea
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02/08/17 - Wednesday at 06:48am
Levee Road is open this morning and easily passable as of 6:32am. Tide gets very high later this morning Nicasio Valley Road and Lucas Valley Road all clear too.
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02/07/17 - Tuesday at 08:22pm
Just got a report from the Levee Road that it is still flooded and its still closed. But there was a car stuck in the middle with its blinkers on. And people were still trying to plow through the water. The CHP showed up to help, and people were still trying to plow through the water and the CHP was yelling at people that the road was closed and to turn around. Seriously. People get into their cars and morph into crazy. LEVEE ROAD IS CLOSED, DON'T DRIVE THROUGH STANDING WATER. (thx FP)
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02/07/17 - Tuesday at 07:18pm
Trying to confirm a report that Sir Francis Drake Blvd is now open. Does anyone know? Twitter is quiet.
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02/07/17 - Tuesday at 07:04pm
Update on power situation in Lagunitas.
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02/07/17 - Tuesday at 03:52pm
TRAFFIC ALERT via Marin County Fire, "Sir Francis Drake Closed at Samuel Taylor Park. Expected to be closed till late tomorrow".
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02/07/17 - Tuesday at 03:26pm
"Creek water is right up to and starting to get onto one lane of the Point Reyes Petaluma Road between the Graffiti Bridge and Highway One." If this road floods out, we have a problem because SFD is closed right now too. (thx AF) (3:22pm)
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02/07/17 - Tuesday at 01:56pm
TRAFFIC ALERT: "Sir Francis Drake Blvd between Lagunitas and Platform Bridge Rd will remain closed for between a day and a day-and-a half." - according to PG&E via Burton (1:51pm)
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02/07/17 - Tuesday at 12:45pm
TRAFFIC UPDATE: Tree cleared, traffic getting through on SFD by White House Pool now. (12:29pm)
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02/07/17 - Tuesday at 12:45pm
"The Levee road is now blocked by flood water that has left motorists stranded in flood water. Closed! Stay home if you can." - via Burton (12:41pm) AN photo
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02/07/17 - Tuesday at 12:29pm
Huge tree blocking Sir Francis Drake by White House Pool. Traffic blocked both lanes. Via Richard Dillman and KWMR (12:16pm)
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02/07/17 - Tuesday at 12:29pm
UPDATES: Nicasio Valley Road past LVR open to one lane. SFD by White House Pool blocked both lanes. Water continuing to rise, all creeks at limits, flooding all around Point Reyes Station. Be safe. (Thx DL) (12:23pm)
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02/07/17 - Tuesday at 11:47am
Road Closure: Panoramic Highway is closed between Highway 1 & Pantoll, due to downed trees & debris. #MarinStorm #CAstorm (as of 11:44pm)
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02/07/17 - Tuesday at 09:26am
Lucas Valley Road is still open, but major delays due to Nicasio Valley Road being closed and the stoplight on LVR.
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02/07/17 - Tuesday at 09:10am
"Heads up for all those traveling in West Marin: Sir Francis Drake closed for wires down in the area of Lag market.
Platform Bridge Rd closed due to flooding.
Nicasio Valley Rd between Lucas Valley Rd and SFD closed due to tree down." - at 7:00 am (thx CB) Also, I'd say platform bridge closed soon, it's really close. (TWMF)
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02/07/17 - Tuesday at 09:10am
"Flood sirens in Fairfax!!" - via twitter at 7:03am
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02/07/17 - Tuesday at 08:53am
TRAFFIC ALERT "Nicasio Valley Rd is also closed due to power lines down in the area of the Shadows." - reported at 6:37am by Burton. No further info at this time.
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02/07/17 - Tuesday at 08:53am
Sir Francis Drake Road closed at Olema, power lines down. - reported at 6:43am
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02/06/17 - Monday at 01:36pm
"@PointReyesNPS @NWSBayArea has also issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Point Reyes area, starting at 10pm, due to potential heavy rains"
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02/06/17 - Monday at 11:30am
The rain refuses to stop raining. Be prepared for another wet week. "Two warm and very wet storms on tap for #NorCal this week. Renewed #flood concerns across unregulated rivers, small streams." - via NWS Sacramento
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02/05/17 - Sunday at 11:45pm
"Marin waste management officials expect the sale of a major North Bay garbage hauler to have little effect on services in Novato and West Marin where the company holds franchises. Late last month, the Santa Rosa-based Ratto Group agreed to sell off its waste and recycling operations to Recology, a San Francisco company. Ratto Group handles garbage and recycling services for eight of Sonoma County’s nine cities as well as services in Novato and West Marin. In West Marin, the county’s Waste Management Division overseas the Ratto Group franchise Redwood Empire Disposal, a company Ratto co-founded in the 1960s." FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/general
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02/05/17 - Sunday at 07:47pm
"Novato blvd closed 3 miles or so north of Novato car off road" (thx DA)
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02/05/17 - Sunday at 09:48am
Yes, Gwyneth Paltrow was spotted at the Cowgirl Creamery and the Marshall Store yesterday. #celebrity
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02/03/17 - Friday at 08:45am
UPDATE: Nicasio Valley Road is now open. Power is still out on Vision Rd. 10:30am estimate time of restoration.
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02/03/17 - Friday at 03:26am
Power out in most of Inverness. PG&E web site estimates restoration at 5:00am.
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02/02/17 - Thursday at 09:56pm
"Road Closed - Nicasio Valley Rd from Sir Francis Drake to Lucas Valley Rd, large tree in roadway with power lines." (Thx FP)
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02/02/17 - Thursday at 08:30pm
"There is a tree that took a power line down on Nicasio Valley Road, about 1 mile past Roy's Redwoods. Power line is down on top of a white truck. Responders are on their way but there is no passing either way." (Thx MO)
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02/01/17 - Wednesday at 06:06pm
Rollover at the Cheese Factory. Traffic control in place, should be clear soon. (Thx DW)
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01/31/17 - Tuesday at 01:56pm
Via Point Reyes NPS, "Trail section at Tomales Point has collapsed. Area is still unstable. Remember cliffs are hazardous, stay back from the edge. Hike safely!"
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01/31/17 - Tuesday at 11:11am
From Marin IJ: "The Marin County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance that could mean new restrictions on vehicle dwellers.

The ordinance imposes no new parking rules immediately, but it gives supervisors the ability to do so in future by resolution. The new rules could be tailored by neighborhood or even by street to address complaints of people living in their vehicles or parking oversized vehicles.

The ordinance gives supervisors the option of banning parking at all times; banning all overnight parking; banning overnight parking of all vehicles except cars, motorcycles and pickups; or banning overnight parking of “oversized, commercial vehicles.”

Violators could be subject to a $100 fine for each overnight violation.

Several residents of Point Reyes Station, however, said some people living in their vehicles there have become a big problem.

Marty Knapp of Point Reyes Station said, “A group of people have started living adjacent to the Giacomini wetland in vans, cars and motor homes. There are human feces migrating into the county trash can from people who are living on the street.”

Tom Quinn of Point Reyes Station said his community’s quality of life has been stolen by an invasion of large tour buses and a “rolling slum of homeless” who have moved in.

“This new slum is made up of vagrants and transients,” Quinn said. “Some of them are mentally unstable, some are staggering drunks, thieves, vandals, needle queens and serious environmental polluters.”"

FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/general
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01/29/17 - Sunday at 10:11pm
Someone stumbled upon this a couple of days ago in West Marin. Pretty cool, probably gone now. (Thx BP)
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01/28/17 - Saturday at 05:16pm
Huge storms toss huge things on the beach. I think this is a boiler from a boat? Found on North Beach in Point Reyes today. #flotsam #westmarin #beach
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01/27/17 - Friday at 09:46am
via KWMR: Fiona Pettigrew is doing a senior honors thesis and looking into how community members in West Marin view ranching in the Point Reyes National Seashore. She needs to collect some data about people's opinions if you're intereseted in helping her out, you can fill out this survey: https://cuboulder.qualtrics.co
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01/25/17 - Wednesday at 09:29am
UPDATE 1/24/17....BETTY HAS BEEN FOUND AND IS SAFE! A huge shout out to Deputy Shawn Maykel of the Marin County Sheriff's Dept and fellow officers for not giving up and negotiating with the person who took Betty to safely turn her in...she's currently at The Tracey Animal Shelter where her family will be reunited with her by 2pm tomorrow. Her family is elated she is safe and they can not express their gratitude enough to the Marin County Sheriff's Dept and all Betty's new friends...because of the social media pressure it put enough heat on the individual who took Betty to finally do the right thing and turn her in. FULL STORY: https://www.facebook.com/LostD
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01/25/17 - Wednesday at 09:29am
That kind of week. "My lost dog was spotted by Madrone camp today, by a ranger. I hiked quite a ways and called him but no luck. So he is in Lagunitas and I'd appreciate any eyes on - my number's on his tag, or ping me by PM here. Please help. Cayenne Woods"
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01/23/17 - Monday at 02:20pm
Road Update: Platform Bridge Road, which goes thru Sam P Taylor State Park, has been cleared & reopened.
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01/22/17 - Sunday at 03:03pm
"Nicasio Valley Re. One lane, bend just north of Roys Redwoods. Car off side of road." (Thx LP)
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01/22/17 - Sunday at 02:35pm
"There's water flowing across Levee Road but it is quite passable and whitehouse pool parking is currently closed. PGE doing work on a splintered power pole north of Drakes View on SFD. also, I heard that Hwy 1 around the Lagoon is very full of debris and down to one lane in places." (Thx WS)
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01/22/17 - Sunday at 12:20pm
#MarinCounty Road Closure: Platform Bridge Road through Sam P Taylor State Park is closed due to flooding.
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01/22/17 - Sunday at 10:01am
"Partial lane blockage on Ottenger's Hill by a slide." - Burton
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01/21/17 - Saturday at 09:10pm
If you know McClures Beach in Point Reyes, you know how big this is. Massive swell pounded the coast today. Off the charts.
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01/21/17 - Saturday at 04:56pm
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01/21/17 - Saturday at 02:51pm
"There is a local march to the Wells Fargo bank area happening now in PR." (thx AO)
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A collection of daily news updates curated specifically for people living in West Marin with a focus on Point Reyes and Inverness.
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