10/30/16 - Sunday at 06:23pm
Felt like a rainbow day. This one spotted at North Beach in Point Reyes. Anyone else spot any? (Thx CM)
10/30/16 - Sunday at 05:22pm
"Stay away from the steps at the Mouth of Devil's Gulch Creek. There is a HUGE Yellow Jacket nest in one of the stairs. My son and I along with our dog were attacked within seconds and followed us back into the car. Stay away!!!" (Thx KPM)
10/29/16 - Saturday at 07:55pm
A Day of the Dead parade makes its way through Point Reyes this evening.
10/28/16 - Friday at 09:55am
"Let's continue to bring our community together! Join us this Sunday Oct 30th as we join our local Pr. Reyes Firefighters at this year's 30th Annual Pancake Breakfast at the Pt. Reyes Public Safety Building. Come and meet your local firefighters, Sheriff's Patrol Deputies and members of the Sheriff's Search & Rescue Team. Come ride in a fire truck, meet Smokey the Bear, watch & learn the skills of a Search & Rescue team member in addition to many raffle prizes and silent auction. I hope to see you there!" - Doug Lt. Doug Pittman Your local Sheriff (This event supports and benefits the West Marin Disaster Council.)
10/27/16 - Thursday at 10:51pm
"Bear Valley Rd closed between Fox Drive and SFDB. Wires on the road by Silverhills Rd." I've also been hearing reports of people having trouble with their Internet connections in parts of Inverness Park. Perhaps related. (Thx CW)
10/27/16 - Thursday at 02:12pm
"Heavy rainfall over Marin County is expected Thursday through early Saturday. Except the commute this evening to be a messy one, plan accordingly. Drive slow. Drive safe."
10/26/16 - Wednesday at 11:19pm
"CHP reports that Olema-Bolinas Road in the vicinity of the Bolinas wye will be closed indefinitely due to a vehicle crash" - via KWMR, check radio for updates...
10/25/16 - Tuesday at 10:06pm
West Marin bus driver begins new life as a woman after gender reassignment surgery: "Richard Scott Pflug had been many things in his life — a manual laborer, a Highland Games competitor, a graduate student, a college professor, an underground cartoonist, a sign painter, a school bus driver. He’s been a son, a brother, a husband. And, two years ago, he became a she. After gender reassignment surgery, he became a woman named Leslie Richelle Scott." FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/general
10/24/16 - Monday at 10:48pm
So, its raining really hard in Inverness right now. Did not see this one coming. Winter is here.
10/24/16 - Monday at 07:03pm
Accident on PR/Petaluma road just west of the cheese factory. Roads are slick. Drive safe! (Thx DW)
10/24/16 - Monday at 12:18am
"After a months long search for new owners for their beloved Bay Area bookstore, Kate Levinson and Steve Costa announced that they have selected two experienced San Francisco booksellers to take over the store. Out of 27 serious letters of interest that Levinson and Costa received, they chose Stephen Sparks and Molly Parent. “They represent the next generation of creative and energetic booksellers, and we couldn’t be happier to have such capable and likeable stewards for Point Reyes Books,” said Costa and Levinson in announcing their decision."
FULL STORY: http://www.publishersweekly.co
10/22/16 - Saturday at 08:52pm
Stunning sunset on Tomales Bay tonight.
10/22/16 - Saturday at 08:37pm
Major accident north of Nicks Cove on Route One. Both lanes closed.
10/21/16 - Friday at 08:09pm
"The Board of Supervisors approved reduced speed limits on Tuesday on two sections of Point Reyes-Petaluma Road, totaling three quarters of a mile after the county fielded concerns about speed from Laurel Canyon Road residents. The section of road from Platform Bridge Road to Laurel Canyon was lowered from 35 to 40 miles per hour; from Laurel Canyon to Dam Road the limit will be 50 m.p.h." - via The Light
10/21/16 - Friday at 10:14am
Tons of deer on the road, drive safe. This big buck was hit right in Inverness Park. Someone has a serious dent in their car, hope they're ok.
10/20/16 - Thursday at 10:21pm
Jetara Sehart, the mother of two brothers who died along with another man in a horrific crash in west Marin County talks about her love for her sons. “My saddest thing is that I could not hug them right now. You know? And just tell them I love them one more time. And tell them that it didn’t matter if they didn’t have a job tomorrow or their clothes were dirty…they needed to just be okay to live here and I wish I could tell them that now,” Sehart said.
FULL VIDEO: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.c
10/18/16 - Tuesday at 09:22pm
The Greenbridge gas station in Point Reyes will be closed until Saturday for remodeling. Plan accordingly!
10/18/16 - Tuesday at 08:13am
"3 people have died following a crash on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. near the Lagunitas Creek in Marin County." Apparently SFD was closed until 5:30am this morning but is now re-opened. Proceed with caution. Unbelievably sad.
10/17/16 - Monday at 11:33pm
Every now and then something on the Internets will catch you a little off guard. Tonight was that night. Naked running guy discovered Point Reyes! There is no nudity at this link but there is some on the site. More power to him! https://nakedmanrunning.me/201
10/17/16 - Monday at 11:33pm
"West Marin rancher Myriam Kaplan-Pasternak, a veterinarian who runs Devil’s Gulch Ranch in Nicasio with her husband, Mark, Kaplan-Pasternak was in Haiti with her family in 2010 when the 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit, followed by a hurricane, five days of rioting and a cholera outbreak that claimed 1,300 lives. She is planning to return to Haiti in November on an agricultural mission, but she will also be taking donations of money to give directly to Haitian relief organizations for immediate aid to those hit hardest by Hurricane Matthew. Further information on donations for Haiti is available through Devil’s Gulch Educational Services, dges.com, or by calling 415-662-1099." FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/article
10/16/16 - Sunday at 10:06pm
Rain fall totals for Marin. Looks like Inverness wins the West Marin award. Interesting difference between that and Point Reyes.
10/15/16 - Saturday at 09:02pm
Ok, who saw this happening tonight? Wow.
10/15/16 - Saturday at 07:00pm
Solid rain in Inverness right. How about rest of West Marin?
10/11/16 - Tuesday at 07:08pm
DEBATE: District 4 candidates Dennis Rodoni and Dominic Grossi square off at the Dance Palace, Pt Reyes TOMORROW Oct 12, 6:30 PM
10/10/16 - Monday at 11:00pm
"We were at Hearts Desire today 10/11 from 2-5pm and there was a pit bull there that chased my 9 year old child into the water, totally terrifying her and me too. The dog was part or all pit bull, mostly white, named Rex and was there with his very careless owner (who blew by the no dogs sign several times). The owner was a 30 something blonde guy there with a woman of similar age in a large gray truck. If anyone knows them I'd appreciate info as the park would like to contact them. We were there with 5 small children and we feel very lucky that none of them were injured, but all were terrified. Thank you!" If you have any info, leave in the comments or contact TWMF.
10/10/16 - Monday at 09:29pm
Stunning sunset tonight in Point Reyes as the marine layer crept in.
10/10/16 - Monday at 06:46pm
"Significant Rainfall Potential across northern CA from Thursday through Sunday (Oct 13-16), mainly north of I-80. #cawx #bayarearain"
10/07/16 - Friday at 09:14am
Starting out on the right foot in West Marin today. #sunrise
10/07/16 - Friday at 08:59am
"Tomorrow morning myself and other deputies who patrol and respond to your calls for service here in West Marin will be stopping for coffee at Toby's Feed Barn in Point Reyes Station. Please join us between 8-10am, share a cup, ask us questions, get to know us on a more personable level than just those faces you see driving through your neighborhood everyday. We want to meet you as we celebrate National Coffee with a Cop (Deuty) Day, Friday October 7th.
I'll be there, and hope you will be too.
Lt. Doug Pittman
* please call me Doug"
10/06/16 - Thursday at 10:21am
"A two-vehicle crash in West Marin injured four people and blocked traffic for nearly two hours Wednesday, police said. The collision was reported shortly before 9 a.m. on Point Reyes-Petaluma Road southwest of the Novato Boulevard terminus, said California Highway Patrol Officer Andrew Barclay. According to the preliminary CHP investigation, the driver of a Toyota Corolla was heading toward Point Reyes Station when a tire slipped off the road on a curve. Police identified the driver of the Celica as Bonnie Guttman, 52, of Inverness. Paramedics took her to a hospital for treatment of moderate injuries."
FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/general
10/05/16 - Wednesday at 11:19am
TRAFFIC ALERT - Multi vehicle accident, multiple injuries, Petaluma-Pt Reyes Rd near Novato Blvd., partial road closure.
10/04/16 - Tuesday at 01:32pm
Another reminder TO SLOW DOWN. "On Tuesday, October 04, 2016, at approximately 12:47 AM, Marin CHP officers were dispatched to a call of a vehicle collision on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, west of Shadow Creek Court, just outside of Fairfax. The reporting party had not seen the collision occur but had heard a very loud crash nearby.
Emergency personnel from the Marin CHP Office, Marin County Sheriff’s Office, and Ross Valley Fire Department responded to the scene and located a dark colored 2010 BMW M5 that had collided head on with a large tree on the right shoulder of westbound Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. The male driver, and sole occupant of the vehicle, was located in the driver seat of the BMW and was unresponsive upon our arrival. The driver was subsequently pronounced deceased by paramedics on scene.
Our preliminary investigation indicates that the vehicle was traveling westbound on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard at a very high rate of speed when the driver failed to negotiate a left curve in the roadway. The vehicle left the roadway and collided with a large tree on the right shoulder which caused major damage to the vehicle.
Sir Francis Drake Boulevard was closed at the location of the collision from approximately 2:05 AM to 5:40 AM while officers investigated the collision.
All information pertaining to the identity of the deceased driver will be released by the Marin County Sheriff’s Office – Coroner Division upon notification of the next of kin.
10/03/16 - Monday at 10:38pm
"The films and the schedule for the third annual Stinson Beach Docfest have been announced! Sign up now for tickets to the Opening Gala Friday, November 4! Limited to 70 guests and always sells out. Make it a date with your love, friends, family! Always a party to remember." SITE: http://stinsondocfest.org
10/03/16 - Monday at 10:56am
The roads are wet this morning, please drive safely. This accident just happened on the Point Reyes/Petaluma road. (thx FySP).
10/02/16 - Sunday at 11:32am
Well, they said it would rain and it actually kind of is raining in Inverness. I heard Bodega has some real rain. Anyone else?
10/01/16 - Saturday at 06:02pm
Rescue vehicles scrambled for sail boat tipped over in bay. Everyone ok, rescue has been called off.
10/01/16 - Saturday at 01:48pm
"Bike accident atop Lucas valley. Lane closed. Appears bicyclist knocked down hill. Rescue in progress." (Thx EM)
10/01/16 - Saturday at 10:20am
This massive project which the Point Reyes Light wrote about in 2014 is finally open for public comments. If you have an opinion about this sort of thing, now would be a good time to get them out there. 9,000 square feet called 'Moonrise Kingdom'. "Alexis Traina, the wife of the so-called “social king of San Francisco,” told the San Francisco Chronicle this month that the couple is hiring Ken Fulk—one of the most sought-after interior designers for Bay Area millionaires and billionaires who is known for orchestrating lavish parties—to create an “old time fishing camp theme” for their Inverness property at the top of Vision Road, where a handful of locals once rented cabins.
PR LIGHT STORY: http://www.ptreyeslight.com/ar
BUILDING PERMIT: http://www.marincounty.org/dep
09/30/16 - Friday at 12:46pm
Litter Bugs Me: Annual Roadside Clean Up
Official Day: October 1 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Volunteer Appreciation BBQ to follow 12:00 to 2:30 pm
Various other group and Tomales Bay cleanup: September 24 - October 1
Join the EAC and Point Reyes Station Village Association for Litter Bugs Me, an annual roadside clean up in West Marin. This stewardship event gives us an opportunity to get outside, clean up our wildlife corridors and protect what we love about West Marin.
EAC has formed a team (ages 10 and older) to clean up Platform Bridge Road and Highway 1 through Point Reyes Station. Meet us at the Bear Valley Picnic Area at Point Reyes National Seashore to carpool to clean up stations and gather supplies. We will provide trash bags, bins, gloves and vehicles to collect the debris. Please wear layers, a hat, sunscreen, gloves, and good walking shoes.
Following the clean up the EAC and Point Reyes Village Association will host a volunteer appreciation BBQ at Bear Valley from 12:00 - 2:30 pm, where we will weigh the trash and take a group photo. All volunteers who participated with the effort over the past week are invited to attend. Please RSVP to volunteer and for the BBQ at events(@)eacmarin.org.
Participating organizations: EAC, Point Reyes Village Association, Point Reyes National Seashore/National Park Service, East Shore Planning Group, Olema Valley Association, Rotary Club of West Marin, Tomales Bay Youth Center and Tomales Bay Watershed Council.
Sponsors: EAC, Hog Island Oyster Company, Main Street Moms, Toby's Feed Barn, The Palace Market, Point Reyes Schoolhouse Lodging, Point Reyes National Seashore, and Table Top Farm.
Want to partipate, RSVP or donate? Contact us at events(@)eacmarin.org or call 415.663.9312.https://www.facebook.com/event
09/30/16 - Friday at 11:58am
Point Reyes all over the news today: "Dairy farmer Bob Giacomini, 79, is ahead of his time, even if he didn’t mean to be. Eight years ago, the North Bay native bought a custom motor, generator and pipeline to make electricity from an unusual source — cow manure — at his ranch along Tomales Bay. The hope was that the renewable energy would save him a few bucks and perhaps bolster the environmental bona fides of his family’s famed cheese, Point Reyes Original Blue." FULL STORY: http://www.sfchronicle.com/bay
09/27/16 - Tuesday at 08:42pm
Traffic Alert: "Traffic in nicasio all the way to Petaluma to to the brush fire on 101." (Thx FP and AN)
09/26/16 - Monday at 12:13am
A couple of local watermen on stand up paddle boards were out at Drake's Beach towards the Estero this morning when a decent sized great white shark lunged out of the water and ate a seal right in front of them. They safely paddled back to the beach. Better then a cup of coffee. They're out there.
09/25/16 - Sunday at 05:15pm
Sirens are for car accident in park. Thanks to emergencies crew for quick response, hopefully everyone ok.
09/24/16 - Saturday at 08:17pm
Fog's Diner at the boatel in Inverness is officially open today! TWMF got a sneak peak and we give it a double thumbs up, great food, great vibe, affordable and lots of locals working there!
09/23/16 - Friday at 08:24pm
"Two big organized bicycling events are going to be on WM roads tomorrow. The Jensie Gran Fondo, a fundraiser for the Marin County Bicycle Coalition and the Wine to Waves MS ride. Roads impacted are Highway 1 (Shoreline) from Mill Valley to Tomales, Sir Francis Drake (east of Highway 1), Point Reyes Petaluma, Tomales Petaluma, and Hicks Valley. So, plan your road time accordingly. We are announcing this on KWMR. Also, there are rest stops in Stinson Beach, Olema and Point Reyes Station." - from Amanda Eichstaedt
09/23/16 - Friday at 01:49pm
Highly recommend this event. "Author Kirk Lombard will read from his book, “The Sea Forager’s Guide to the Northern California Coast,” on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7pm, in the Red Barn at the Bear Valley Visitor Center in Point Reyes."
EVENT DETAILS: http://ptreyesbooks.com/events
FULL STORY: http://www.ptreyeslight.com/ar
Photo by Todd Selby.
09/23/16 - Friday at 01:32pm
09/23/16 - Friday at 01:32pm
This is unusual. "THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SUNDAY TO 8 PM PDT SUNDAY FOR MARIN COUNTY"
09/23/16 - Friday at 12:32pm
09/22/16 - Thursday at 11:51am
"A lawsuit served this month against five California Coastal Commission members — including Marin County Supervisor Steve Kinsey — could cost them millions of dollars in civil fines if the courts confirm hundreds of alleged transparency rule violations." FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/governm
09/20/16 - Tuesday at 11:28pm
This very sad story back in the news. Still can't believe they were at the Greenbridge Gas Station in Point Reyes. "Details of Bay Area drifter killings emerge in Marin County hearing" FULL STORY: http://www.sfgate.com/crime/ar
09/20/16 - Tuesday at 10:51am
From CHPMarin about accident on Lucas Valley Drive yesterday: "Driver of 72' long big rig was cited for a sign violation."
09/19/16 - Monday at 12:44pm
TRAFFIC ALERT: Just heard that Lucas Valley Road is closed because of a truck crash. Anyone have any more information?
09/19/16 - Monday at 12:44pm
TRAFFIC ALERT: "Lucas Valley Rd is closed at Westgate for a big rig stuck blocking both lanes. No ETO"
09/16/16 - Friday at 10:38pm
The launch party for the fourth and final edition of the most excellent Inverness Almanac is going down tomorrow (Saturday, Sept 17th, 4pm - 10pm). They're blowing it out at Love Field making full use of the parachute stage sculpture set up. And they scored the cover of the Pacific Sun this week. Rock on.
PARTY DETAILS: https://www.facebook.com/event
PAC SUN STORY: http://pacificsun.com/feature-
09/16/16 - Friday at 09:38pm
Is there some bike event happening tomorrow? Does anyone know the time and/or route? Looks like it will be going through Nicasio?
09/16/16 - Friday at 09:37pm
"Point Reyes National Seashore, in conjunction with the California Coastal Commission and Environmental Action Committee of West Marin/Marin MPA Watch, will be sponsoring a beach cleanup at Drakes Beach on Saturday, September 17, 2016. The cleanup will take place from 10 am to 1 pm. This is a family friendly event. Participants are encouraged to bring sunscreen, lunch and/or snacks, and their own water bottles. The PRNSA Bookstore at Drakes Beach sells merchandise and some pre-packaged food and drinks." MORE INFO: https://www.nps.gov/pore/plany