11/08/16 - Tuesday at 01:57pm
"Emergency units are responding to a structure fire on Via De La Vista in Inverness" - via KWMR
11/08/16 - Tuesday at 10:48am
Can't believe this is actually happening. Go vote!
11/08/16 - Tuesday at 12:03am
More information about the recent explosions and bomb squad sightings from Richard James. "I led a Sierra Club litter pickup group last weekend and the group found two of these on south beach. The proper thing to do I am told is to not touch them (phosphorus is very unstable when it has dried, will burn when it contacts air), put a warning line around them if possible and contact county dispatch asap at 415-499-7233. They will call NPS LE who will then call the travis air force base EOD bomb squad. The folks then come down and blow the items up in place."
Apparently a bunch of them have washed up, so be careful if you find one and report them! And the waves will continue to be huge this week, so be safe at the beaches!
Here is the data sheet:http://www.hfipyrotechnics.com
11/07/16 - Monday at 05:01pm
Marin County Sheriffs's Notice -Gas Station Skimmer Warning
On November 3rd, a skimmer device was found at a gas station in unincorporated Mill Valley. A gas station attendant found the device and it is thought to have been placed there some time during the night. This is the only such report the Sheriff’s Office has received but we want to take the opportunity to inform our residents what a skimmer device is and how to protect their personal information.
Some of these devices are not visible unless the gas pump key pad is opened and some utilize Bluetooth technology and is used by criminals to steal credit card information. The thieves never have to come into physical contact with your card; they merely have to be close enough to capture the data from the skimmer remotely.
While not all skimmers operate this way, all are simply devices added to the pump and connected to the card reader to steal credit and debit card info and defraud the consumer. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office offers the following advice to help you avoid becoming a victim of these thieves:
• First look at the overall condition of the gas pump. Is there anything attached to it that appears out of place? Is there more than one card reader? Any visible wires on the outside of the machine? Is there tape holding objects on the pump?
• If possible, avoid gas pumps that are out of view of the store employee. These pumps could be more easily compromised with a skimmer since employees will not be able to see activity around the pump. Use the pumps that are within view of the employee these will probably have a reduced risk of being compromised.
• Check to see if the pump has a seal placed on the access door. If this seal is broken or gone, move on to another pump if possible. It could mean that the pump has been compromised. If the seal is missing or broken notify the employee immediately.
• If you notice anything attached to the outside of the pump that appears out of place or brand new in appearance compared to the pump itself, it could be a skimmer or camera to video your PIN. Externally placed skimmers will allow the transaction when placed over the pump card reader, but will also steal your information at the same time.
• Some skimmers are blue-tooth capable so the crook will not even have to come and get it! Others that are externally attached may have to be retrieved by the crook at some point in time.
• If you see people hanging around gas pumps after business hours or pretending to be maintenance workers, inform the employees or call the police.
• Finally, check your credit card or gas card statements regularly for any irregularities or unusual charges.
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Sergeant Nina Snyder from Marin County Sheriff's Office ·
Photo from Sergeant Nina Snyder
11/07/16 - Monday at 09:03am
Benefit of daylight savings today. Incredible sunrise. #sunrise #westmarin
11/06/16 - Sunday at 10:03am
Did anyone see or here a huge explosion on Limantour Beach around 6:30pm last night? A surfer out at Drakes Beach saw the explosion and then a huge column of smoke rise up. Very strange. Maybe more flares?
11/04/16 - Friday at 11:46pm
"The Land I Love", watercolors, photographs and ceramics by local artists Barbara Whitt, Michael Whitt and Whitman Shenk. The opening reception is Saturday (tomorrow), Nov 4 from 2pm to 4pm at the gallery in Tobys in Point Reyes. This is a great show, highly recommend checking it out.
11/04/16 - Friday at 05:49pm
Some crazy running race on Point Reyes/Petaluma road right now. Runners and support vans everywhere. Drive safe and slow, it's a little hectic.
11/04/16 - Friday at 12:17pm
A couple of people saw the bomb squad go through Point Reyes yesterday. Here's why. "My husband and I were walking near sculpture beach yesterday and found what looked like two explosives taped together. They read do not touch and had instructions on how to arm them. We were told by a ranger out looking for them that they were probably high powered flares." from Judy Miller who then notified the bomb squad. Glad everyone is safe, great work Judy.
11/03/16 - Thursday at 10:10pm
Rain is gone and the sun put on a show tonight out at Drakes Bay. Other people get some photos? (Thx AN)
11/02/16 - Wednesday at 04:40pm
"There is a high surf advisory starting Thursday. Waves will be very large and dangerous all the way through the weekend into next Monday. Be super careful at the beaches, stay away from the shore, use common sense."
11/01/16 - Tuesday at 11:52am
11/01/16 - Tuesday at 11:12am
"Today, November 1st from 2 - 5 pm there is one last West Marin flu immunization clinic being held at the Point Reyes Library. The flu immunizations are free as this is a collaboration of Marin County - West Marin Health & Human Services, Coastal Health Alliance, Kaiser and Dominican University Nursing Department." - (thx KR)
10/30/16 - Sunday at 11:15pm
Capping a wet weekend off with a mellow sunset and this big old owl. #greathornedowl #pointreyes #sunset
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.