07/20/17 - Thursday at 08:55pm
A message from Shannon Gregory: "Big search going out tomorrow.. Heidi back now.. weather gonna be better.. all hands on deck...! Gotta bring him home." See you out there.
07/20/17 - Thursday at 04:10pm
"The Marin County Sheriffs office has suspended its search for missing oysterman." via ABCnews.
07/19/17 - Wednesday at 09:56pm
Picture of barn fire in Nicasio via Marin County Fire.
07/19/17 - Wednesday at 09:10pm
"MCFD responding to a fully involved barn fire in the area of Nicasio. No spread to the wildland." - via Marin County Fire Dept
07/19/17 - Wednesday at 06:23am
Via Marin County Fire about the missing boater in Tomales Bay: "Marin County Sheriff will continue searching the area this evening Additional resources first thing in the morning to continue search." Our hearts go out to the family. Please respect their privacy.
07/18/17 - Tuesday at 05:38pm
Confirmed, there is a search for a missing boater on Tomales Bay. A motor boat was seen going in circles at 3:13pm without anyone visible in the boat. US Coast Guard helicopters, CHP and Sonoma Sheriff's offfice and NPS all are providing support. If you have any information or see anything, contact local authorities immediately.
07/18/17 - Tuesday at 03:39pm
Sounds like there might be a missing boater(s) up on Tomales Bay. Helicopter and rescue boats doing recon.
07/15/17 - Saturday at 10:47pm
"VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER tonight & tomorrow. Mt. Vision Rd is closed and no fires permitted. NPS fire info: go.nps.gov/19wxa1"
07/15/17 - Saturday at 01:12pm
"Environmentalists, the National Park Service and ranchers have reached a settlement over disputed usage rights at Point Reyes National Seashore. The settlement, which was announced Wednesday, would give conservationists, ranch owners and others an opportunity to offer input on an amended general management plan for the rugged Bay Area peninsula. The National Park Service, which leases land for cattle grazing, must complete the plan by 2021." FULL STORY: http://www.latimes.com/local/l
07/14/17 - Friday at 01:18pm
"A 2nd fawn was just hit on Bear Valley Road in front the NPS Administration Bldg in the past week. Please drive slowly along this stretch." - Via PRNPS
07/12/17 - Wednesday at 10:02pm
This was spotted this in the Commons today. Looks like someone talked to a lawyer. (thx AJE) https://www.facebook.com/photo
07/12/17 - Wednesday at 05:04pm
Via CHPMarin and Marin County Fire: "There is a 25-acre wild land fire burning in unincorporated West Marin County. No structures threatened. No evacuations. The fire is burning in the area of Hicks Valley, near the intersection of Point Reyes-Petaluma Rd. and Novato Blvd. Smoke is visible from Novato and parts of San Rafael. The Marin County Fire Department is on scene and air assets are being brought in from CAL FIRE. 6 engines; 3 crews; and aircraft assigned." MORE: https://www.facebook.com/chpma
07/11/17 - Tuesday at 09:28am
"Much warmer weather will return to the #BayArea by this weekend. Return of #heatrisks and #firewx concerns." Via Bay Area NWS
07/10/17 - Monday at 09:38pm
Here is the location of the fire today (via Marin Country Fire). According to local sources it was a clandestine camp fire in a densely forested area. No suspects have been apprehended yet. Pictures of the fire are at the Point Reyes Light here: https://www.facebook.com/point
07/10/17 - Monday at 03:50pm
An injured osprey chick is stuck in a yard on Madrone in Inverness. Does anyone know what to do in this situation?
07/10/17 - Monday at 02:52pm
HUGE THANK YOU TO LOCAL EMERGENCY CREWS!!!! "The vegetation fire at Mt. Vision Rd and SFD has been contained. Firefighters are still on scene." Via KWMR
07/10/17 - Monday at 01:55pm
UPDATE: Fire on Mt. Vision. One acre, slow spread. People smelling smoke all over Inverness, anyone know what's going on?
07/10/17 - Monday at 01:55pm
There is a fire, undetermined size, under the canopy up by the outlook on Mt. Vision. Units are responding.
07/10/17 - Monday at 06:50am
Fog burns off Tomales Bay this morning. #sunrise #westmarin
07/04/17 - Tuesday at 04:38pm
"Vehicle rollover area of McEvoy ranch Point Reyes/Petaluma Rd. Avoid the area." (Thx BE)
07/01/17 - Saturday at 07:08pm
"The California Highway Patrol is investigating what caused a head on collision between a Marin County Sheriff patrol car and a passenger vehicle. It happened at about 10 Saturday morning on the Petaluma-Point Reyes road near Nicasio Reservoir." (Thx JS) MORE: http://abc7news.com/news/marin
06/30/17 - Friday at 09:37am
"DId you know that WILDLAND FIRE is the greatest catastrophic threat to Marin County? Conditions are prime right now for a disaster right here in our own backyards and I have personally witnessed first hand the devastation caused by these fires in other counties over the past few years, not just chared landscape but homes, families and entire neighborhoods lost and torn apart.
Let's be good neighbors and THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU LIGHtT 🔥
Lt. Doug Pittman
aka: your local Sheriff"
06/28/17 - Wednesday at 10:18pm
The mothership about to land in Point Reyes tonight. #sunset #pointreyes
06/27/17 - Tuesday at 08:52pm
Minor car accident on SFD by Launch for Hire. Expect delays until it's towed. Everyone ok. (Thx mm)
06/27/17 - Tuesday at 02:36pm
Via Marin County Fire: "We are fighting a #wildfire estimated at 10 acres in a remote area near Kent Lake, about two miles SW of Woodacre. There is no staging area for media heading to #PineFire in #MarinCounty. Please don't go past Meadow Club on Fairfax-Bolinas Road for now.Full containment of #PineFire in #MarinCounty is expected at about 6 PM and "under control" status should be by Wednesday morning. Fire and smoke from #PineFire in #MarinCounty is headed southeast, away from homes. No evacuations necessary, but please stay away for now." MORE UPDATES AT: https://twitter.com/marincount
06/27/17 - Tuesday at 08:26am
EVERYONE's INVITED so mark your calendars to our 2nd Annual West Marin National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1st,, 2017 @ the Point Reyes Public Safety Building!
Come join us and your friends, neighbors and local community for an evening of appreciation and support for one another. Meet your local Sheriff's deputies, National & State Park Rangers who will be on-site to answer any questions and share the evening for only one purpose, to break down any barriers and build comraderie between us and you, the public we serve.
Food, beverages, and smiles will be on our menu 😊 I hope to see you there!
Lt. Doug Pittman
aka: your local Sheriff 👮🏻
06/24/17 - Saturday at 02:25pm
This seems like a big deal for West Marin. "Now, the ability to do that through a robust system of air ambulances is being challenged. A primary funding source derived from a $4 fee on traffic tickets is set to expire Dec. 31. And legislation meant to extend it appears hopelessly stalled. “We’re very concerned,” said Eric Freed, vice president for operations of Santa Rosa-based REACH Air Medical Services, which stands to lose millions of dollars and could close bases. “This affects many people, not just in the rural areas but in urban areas as well.” FULL STORY: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/n
(photo Press Democrat)
06/24/17 - Saturday at 08:30am
SFGate, otherwise known as the West Marin Travel Council. These stories must get lots of page views. LINK: http://m.sfgate.com/local/arti
06/23/17 - Friday at 03:20pm
Someone spotted a boat in the Nicasio Reservoir today. Official business or fisherman? (Thx AR)
06/20/17 - Tuesday at 05:01pm
"County sheriff's medivac helicopter rescued a young girl with heat issues in the park, and she was transferred to an ambulance in Bear Valley." Sounds like she's ok. Thanks to local rescue crews for their response. Remember to drink fluids and stay cool during this heat wave. (Thx MM)
06/20/17 - Tuesday at 03:35pm
A hiker is unconscious on the Mt. Wittenberg trail in Point Reyes. Henry 1 rescue helicopter is en route. (thx AN)
06/20/17 - Tuesday at 12:06pm
Summer Solistice today! Going to be an epic evening (if Karl the Fog doesn't show up). Go find a secret spot to commune with West Marin wilderness. Some fun facts here: https://www.vox.com/science-an
06/19/17 - Monday at 06:34am
Monday morning magic. Weekend survived. #sunrise #pointreyes
06/18/17 - Sunday at 02:44pm
"Traffic update: Limantour Beach parking lot is full. South & North Beach would be good to visit at this time. Stay hydrated today." From PRNPS. Also heard a rumor that a local eating establishment was so slammed that they ran out of food yesterday...
06/18/17 - Sunday at 12:57pm
Being on the front page of SFGate probably isn't helping our traffic issues either.
06/18/17 - Sunday at 12:43pm
Parking at Shell Beach has officially maxed out. No more. Don't try. Tempers are flaring. Shelter in place.
06/17/17 - Saturday at 03:33pm
We have visitors. "TRAFFIC ADVISORY: 3:15pm w/traffic heading over Mt Tam on Panoramic has been stop & go since Stinson Beach parking lots filled up @ 10:00am"
06/17/17 - Saturday at 08:45am
Nick Whitney, Mike Durkee, Jamaal Tyson and Brad Thurman won the KWMR golf scramble yesterday at San Geronimo.
06/16/17 - Friday at 06:19pm
Go check it out...
06/16/17 - Friday at 03:15pm
If you only see one art show this year, this is the one to see, "Summer of Love Reception for New Exhibitions - Join us at the Bolinas Musuem on Saturday, June 17th for a reception and concert celebrating the 50th Anniversay of the Summer of Love and the opening of the museum's Counter-culture & Creativity program spotlighting the 1960s & 70s. Gallery talks with artists and curators and reception 4-5 PM + Courtyard Concert 5-7 PM Maria Muldaur & Her Redhot Blusiana Band. PLUS local artist Sue Taylor will have her own exhibition of her own, truly exceptional, hand-knotted rugs." MORE INFO: http://www.bolinasmuseum.org/s
(photo by David Mitchell)
06/16/17 - Friday at 08:29am
Via CHP Marin Twitter feed: "UPDATED (7:55 PM)
At approximately 5:48 PM we received a call of a motorcycle versus a deer in the area of 9059 Marshall Petaluma Road. Callers advised the rider was unresponsive and life saving efforts were underway. Emergency responders from the CHP, Marin County Sheriff's Office, and Marin County Fire responded to the scene. Unfortunately, the rider succomed to his injuries on scene. Personnel are still on scene, conducting their investigation at this time. Any inquiries regarding the identity of the motorcycle rider should be directed to the Marin County Sheriff's Office, Coroner's Division." (thx BE)
06/16/17 - Friday at 08:29am
From NWS Bay Area: "A Heat Advisory has been issued for inland locations from Sat through Mon. Remember your heat safety."
06/15/17 - Thursday at 07:24pm
Via CHP Marin: "FATAL COLLISION:We are currently on scene investigating a fatal traffic collision on Marshal Petaluma Road."
06/12/17 - Monday at 11:06am
From the New Yorker, "In 2011, Steve Costa and Kate Levinson established what might have been the first C.S.B., at Point Reyes Books, in Marin County, California. Costa and Levinson were members of a C.S.A., and Point Reyes, like Blue Hill, relies on summer tourists—they started their program to address the same problem that Haskell was facing." FULL STORY: http://www.newyorker.com/books
06/11/17 - Sunday at 07:49pm
Congratulations to Luke Stevens, Jason Horick, Fernando Pelayo and the Blue Jays for winning the Double A West Marin Little League Championships. First West Marin Double A win since 2007.
06/11/17 - Sunday at 09:23am
Alexis and Trevor Traina defend their Moonrise Kingdom project in the Point Reyes Light: "This issue may be academic for some, but it is personal for us. After spending several years working closely with the county to ensure that our project was environmentally sensitive, the county granted its approval last December to replace one of the cabins with a new 3,900-square-foot home and to preserve three existing handmade cabins." FULL STORY: https://www.ptreyeslight.com/a
06/06/17 - Tuesday at 09:40pm
Posted on behalf of local residents: "You may have heard that the Inverness Association has appealed Marin County’s approval of a Coastal Development Permit for the Moonrise Kingdom project at the top of Vision Road, adjacent to the National Seashore. The approved project totals 10,786 square feet of development, with 15,421 sf of impervious surfaces. Like the controversial Hidden Dragon project on Balboa, this would not be the owners’ main residence, but a holiday home.
Our main concern is that this proposed development is way too big for Inverness. It rivals--and in many ways exceeds--the size of the now-withdrawn Hidden Dragon proposal. Marin County’s Single-Family Residential Design Guidelines state that “the floor area of the proposed development should not substantially exceed the median home size in the surrounding neighborhood.” Hidden Dragon was 4 times the size of the median home in the surrounding neighborhood. Moonrise Kingdom is proposed to be more than 5 times the median size.
The Staff Report ignores the Residential Design Guidelines and merely says “A residence of this size is not out of character with residences located in the surrounding Inverness community, nor is it out of character with the newer homes located throughout Marin County."
The Staff Report also repeatedly asserts, with no evidence, that the existing unpermitted buildings deserve to stay because they are of sentimental value to the community.
The Planning Commission will hear our appeal at 2 PM on Monday, June 12. The Inverness Association will be there to address the issue of size and other problems with the proposal. But without a clear message from the local community that West Marin is concerned about the negative impacts of the increasing number of properties bought as vacation homes, taken out of the rental market, and overdeveloped until no one but millionaires can afford to live here, they will tend to support the staff and the applicants.
Make no mistake, approval of this project without a serious reduction in size will set a precedent for a revived Hidden Dragon and will signal that Inverness is open to other super-sized development proposals.
The main thing is for letters to flood into the PC arguing that Moonrise Kingdom is too big for our community and the neighborhood. Send comments to:
Ana Hilda Mosher, for distribution to the Planning Commissioners (AMosher@marincounty.org), with copies to Marin County Planner Jocelyn Drake (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Supervisor Dennis Rodoni (email@example.com)
If you wish to receive a fact sheet on the size of Moonrise Kingdom and Hidden Dragon and a copy of the Staff Report, please email NancySteinart@gmail.com"
06/06/17 - Tuesday at 10:29am
"Repairs of the Drakes Beach Road started this week. The ETO is still mid to late June. Stay tuned for more info." - Point Reyes NPS https://twitter.com/pointreyes
06/05/17 - Monday at 07:51pm
Pulling donuts in the Second Valley parking lot and destroying the port-a-potty. I guess school is out? (Thx SP)
06/04/17 - Sunday at 09:27pm
This year's Western Weekend had a lot of familiar faces and some new surprises. (thx SD)
06/04/17 - Sunday at 09:12pm
"The windsurfer who was separated from his gear is ok, but he has lost his equipment in Tomales Bay. Its a red board with a green sail. Last seen north of Cypress Point around 7:00pm, drifting south in the water. There is a reward for the return, contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you find it. Thanks."
06/04/17 - Sunday at 07:09pm
A REACH helicopter just landed in Inverness and it sounds like a windsurfer is in distress on Tomales Bay and a helicopter responding to that. Anyone know what's happening in Inverness?
06/04/17 - Sunday at 04:25pm
From NPR Puzzle, "Next week's challenge: This challenge comes from listener David Herbst of Inverness, Calif. Name a well-known U.S. city with two words in its name. The second word sounds like the last name of a famous 20th-century writer. The first word is something found in virtually every work of this author. What is the city, and who is the author?" FULL STORY: http://www.npr.org/2017/06/04/
06/01/17 - Thursday at 03:41pm
CalTrans truck down on PR/Petaluma Road by the McEvoy Ranch. Road will be closed soon while they pull it out. Expect delays. (Thx RJ)
06/01/17 - Thursday at 11:55am
Posted at the Point Reyes post office today. (Thx RJ)
05/31/17 - Wednesday at 11:02am
"Hog Island Oyster Co. will acquire neighboring business Tony’s Seafood Restaurant, which quietly closed this spring, reopening it in the summer and maintaining it as its own distinct brand." FULL STORY: https://sf.eater.com/2017/5/30
05/28/17 - Sunday at 07:33pm
"As part of the National Moment of Remembrance on Memorial Day, on Monday, May 29, 2017, Point Reyes National Seashore and the U.S. Coast Guard will honor the sacrifice of the surfmen who served to protect America's coast as a part of the United States Life-Ssaving Service. Visitors are invited to join the National Park Service and the United States Coast Guard at 1:30 pm for services at the Historic Life-Saving Service Cemetery located at G Ranch.
Following the ceremony, there is an open house at the Point Reyes Coast Guard Lifeboat Station at Chimney Rock from 3 pm to 5 pm, during which attendees will have an opportunity to see the historic Coast Guard Motorized Lifeboat CG-36542." DETAILS: https://www.nps.gov/pore/plany
05/28/17 - Sunday at 07:33pm
We went for a hike during low tide today on Tomales Bay and found this. So bummed. Who does this? Makes no sense.
05/28/17 - Sunday at 01:31pm
Ken Fox plays "Dust in the Wind" as traffic pours into Inverness. Batten down the hatches. Shelter in place. Going to get ugly later.
05/27/17 - Saturday at 04:22pm
Car flipped over on Rt 1 a mile south of Olema. Traffic control, be prepared. Hope everyone is ok. (Thx CM)