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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01/21/17 - Saturday at 10:46am
UPDATE: Interior Department reactivates Twitter accounts after shutdown following inauguration. (thx EB) FULL STORY: https://www.washingtonpost.com
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01/21/17 - Saturday at 10:46am
mportant information from our local Sheriff, Doug Pittman.
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01/21/17 - Saturday at 09:32am
This is a terrible and dangerous move especially with a severe storm bearing down on us today and massive waves at the beach. "National Park Service Banned From Tweeting After Anti-Trump Retweets" The PRNPS twitter feed provides vital road closure information. FULL STORY: http://gizmodo.com/national-pa
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01/20/17 - Friday at 06:39pm
Had a rough day today? Want to connect with folks in the community to re-energize? There is a 'celebration of unity through food, art and auction' at 5:30pm at West Marin School with a potluck, bilingual speakers and conversation.
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01/20/17 - Friday at 08:14am
SCHOOL UPDATE: "Shoreline School District closed today (Jan 20th) due to road closures and flooding." (Thx LM)
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01/19/17 - Thursday at 05:32pm
"WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 10 AM PST FRIDAY. High Surf Warning in effect from noon on Fri. to 4 pm on Sat. for large waves, rip currents, & sneaker waves."
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01/19/17 - Thursday at 04:47pm
"Badger crossing on B Street in Point Reyes, near Cowgirl Creamery, just now. I didn't get a pic as I had my arms full of newborn, but I'm pretty sure Dr. Whitt snapped one. He was headed towards the lawn. Is it good luck if a badger crosses your path?" - via Laughty
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01/18/17 - Wednesday at 10:38pm
TRAFFIC UPDATE: Novato Blvd. is now open, tree cleared. Tree also cleared on Rt. 1 by Tomasini Canyon.
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01/18/17 - Wednesday at 09:05pm
TRAFFIC UPDATE: "Big tree down blocking south bound Hwy 1 between Tomasini Canyon and Campolindo." (Thx LM)
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01/18/17 - Wednesday at 08:03pm
TRAFFIC UPDATE: "Novato Blvd is closed in the area of Stafford Lake." (Thx BE)
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01/18/17 - Wednesday at 06:07pm
Roads are clear for now. Lots of lights flickering clearing though. "34 MPH peak winds! Park crews have already cleared some trees from the roads. Drive carefully this evening." - Point Reyes NPS
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01/16/17 - Monday at 10:04pm
From NWS Bay Area: "A series of storm systems will affect the area this week. The first will arrive Weds afternoon and last into thrs. Not as strong as the last storm, but its going to be wet."
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01/15/17 - Sunday at 10:50pm
Not something you see every day. A coyote and an elephant seal. I heard they sometimes look for dead pups, is that true? Via Deborah Lindley's twitter feed: https://twitter.com/DeborahSLD
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01/15/17 - Sunday at 12:45pm
"Abbott's Lagoon has breached and there was a rip-roaring current on the outgoing tide yesterday. No access to the south." (Thx AR)
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01/14/17 - Saturday at 08:08pm
Expect the planes to be back on Sunday. "Five C-17 Globemaster III transport jets took off Saturday morning from Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield to practice in-flight refueling and formation flying, said Technical Sgt. John Ayre, a spokesman at Travis. Crews from the South Carolina base where the C-17s are based were in the Bay Area to collaborate with California-based pilots and train together. It appears they did some training over the coastline and then took a non-standard route, Ayre said. From the sounds of it, they requested to do a little bit of a flyover over the Golden Gate,” he said." (Thx SP) LINK: http://m.sfgate.com/bayarea/ar
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01/14/17 - Saturday at 03:05pm
Ok, seven huge military planes just flew down Tomales Bay in a very strange formation. Anyone else see that? Or know why?
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01/13/17 - Friday at 09:55pm
"Bolinas-Fairfax Road is being assessed for #PublicSafety this weekend & is scheduled to reopen early next week."
via: https://twitter.com/DPWMarin/s
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01/13/17 - Friday at 07:41pm
SFD at Sam P Taylor now re-open after car flipped over. (Thx BE)
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01/13/17 - Friday at 07:25pm
TRAFFIC ALERT: Sir Francis Drake Blvd is closed in Samuel P Taylor State Park for a vehicle accident blocking both lanes. No Injuries. Should be reopen in 15 minutes. (Thx BE)
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01/13/17 - Friday at 10:41am
The torrential downpours and flooding we've seen lately might be good for the parched, drought-stricken lands of California, but it's disastrous for endangered salmon. In the North Bay, creeks are muddy and swirling, raging torrents that destroy neatly-laid salmon eggs and provide no shelter for salmon coming in to spawn. "We have eggs that were just recently laid in Lagunitas Creek and other tributaries which have gotten washed away," said Eric Ettlinger, Aquatic Ecologist with the Marin Municipal Water District. "We also have fish prepared to go into the ocean which hatched a year ago, and they are struggling to find refuge from the high flows. LINK: "http://www.sfgate.com/news/art
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01/12/17 - Thursday at 09:20pm
Amazing moonrise over Tomales Bay tonight in Point Reyes. #moonrise
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01/12/17 - Thursday at 05:42pm
Single car accident outside of Point Reyes. No injuries. Road open. (Thx RJ)
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01/12/17 - Thursday at 12:41pm
If you've been on SFD in Fairfax, you've seen this mudslide on top of the car. Here is the full story: http://www.marinij.com/general
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01/12/17 - Thursday at 09:08am
Serious slide on SFD in Sam P Taylor. I almost slammed into it, be careful.
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01/11/17 - Wednesday at 11:09pm
TRAFFIC UPDATE: Several landslides on SR 1 between Stinson Beach and Bolinas. CHP and @CaltransD4 on scene clearing. Expect delays - via CHPMarin
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01/11/17 - Wednesday at 08:10pm
TRAFFIC UPDATE: Sir Francis Drake is now open, tree removed. Highway One closed from Shoreline and Panoramic to Muir Beach due to slide below the road, Muir Woods Road has reopened.
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01/11/17 - Wednesday at 06:09pm
TRAFFIC UPDATE: According to KWMR, Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is still closed due to a tree down in Samuel P. Taylor. Plan accordingly, no ETO.
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01/11/17 - Wednesday at 04:24pm
TRAFFIC UPDATE: "Road Update: Levee Road in Point Reyes Station is now open and passable by low clearance vehicles." - via KWMR. No word on SFD yet though.
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01/11/17 - Wednesday at 12:08pm
Trees are still falling, creeks are swollen, roads closed, but the sun did peek out for the first time today. And with the sun, comes rainbows! (Thx KS)
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01/11/17 - Wednesday at 11:05am
TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE: Sir Francis Drake Blvd closed b/w Sam P Taylor's Lagunitas entrance & Hwy 1 at Olema, for downed trees. No ETO, could be awhile.
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01/11/17 - Wednesday at 10:36am
TRAFFIC ALERT: SFD at Leo Cronin fish viewing area closed due to down tree. No ETO, could be awhile.
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01/11/17 - Wednesday at 09:54am
Levee Road on SFD in Point Reyes flooding this morning. Proceed with caution. Use Bear Valley Road if too high.
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01/11/17 - Wednesday at 08:48am
Not a lot of information about the roads available this morning. Does anyone out there have any updates? Flood waters should be receding, but major high tide around 9:30am.
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01/11/17 - Wednesday at 12:28am
SCHOOL UPDATE: Papermill school is also closed tomorrow.
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01/10/17 - Tuesday at 11:28pm
Jim Fox just officially closed the Levee Road on SFD in Point Reyes until flooding recedes. Use Bear Valley Road to go around. Here is White House Pool parking lot. (Thx RJ)
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01/10/17 - Tuesday at 11:28pm
SCHOOL UPDATE: "Shoreline Unified has CANCELLED school tomorrow. Phone calls and emails going out now." Please pass along. (Thx CG)
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01/10/17 - Tuesday at 10:56pm
Huge tree down across from the Olema Inn taking out power lines and knocking out power in Olema. (Thx DM)
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01/10/17 - Tuesday at 10:42pm
UPDATE: "Big transformer blowout on Highway One just north of Cypress. Big fireworks! PG&E has been contacted." Power is out in much of Point Reyes. My lights flickered hard four times when this happened. (Thx AF) If you want instant updates (unlike FB) follow TWMF on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/westmar or at http://thewestmarinfeed.com
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01/10/17 - Tuesday at 10:42pm
TRAFFIC UPDATE: Levee Road on SFD in Point Reyes is very flooded. Cars are going through, but it looks very sketchy, proceed with caution or go around to Bear Valley.
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01/10/17 - Tuesday at 10:26pm
UPDATE: "Big transformer blowout on Highway One just north of Cypress. Big fireworks! PG&E has been contacted." Power is out in much of Point Reyes. My lights flickered hard four times when this happened. (Thx AN) If you want instant updates (unlike FB) follow is on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/westmar or at http://thewestmarinfeed.com
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01/10/17 - Tuesday at 09:42pm
TRAFFIC UPDATE: "Just drove through levee road flooding. Sheriff was there supporting people getting through but suggested driving around. Looked like the were going to close it." (thx MV)
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01/10/17 - Tuesday at 09:29pm
TRAFFIC UPDATE: "Redwood tree fallen across both lanes of Sir Francis Drake Blvd at Sam P Taylor Park entrance." Via https://twitter.com/dpwmarin/s
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01/10/17 - Tuesday at 08:55pm
ALERT: "FLOOD SIRENS now sounding in Ross Valley/San Anselmo/Fairfax. Water is now over capacity in Corte Madera Creek." - Marin Sheriff
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01/10/17 - Tuesday at 08:06pm
If you're on SFD tonight: "Base of whites hill, fairfax side, water mud and rocks are spread over road from a small creek that jumped its bed. Right at Lefty Gomez field. It's gotten worse in the last hour, and now folks are out with shovels to fix but hard to see in dark. Comes up sudden, since many take that route on SFD, might mention." (Thx LP)
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01/10/17 - Tuesday at 07:36pm
TRAFFIC UPDATE: "Road Closure: Shoreline Hwy between Sir Francis Drake and Bear Valley Rd closed due to tree and lines down. No ETO" - via PointReyesNPS
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01/10/17 - Tuesday at 06:38pm
TRAFFIC UPDATE: "Just saw a report on KTVU that SFD is closed in both directions at Shafter Bridge outside Lagunitas." (Thx SD)
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