11/10/17 - Friday at 08:39am
"Marin Community Farm Stands & CSA Please read our free weekly newsletter at http://conta.cc/2yjXt9H
for important information on our Thanksgiving Holiday schedule". - Jim Baum
11/09/17 - Thursday at 04:41pm
A downhill slide on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, located at milepost 18.76 in Samuel P. Taylor State Park, was sustained during last winter’s storms. Due to environmental regulations for fish activity in Lagunitas Creek, which bisects the park, the necessary regulatory agency permits were not issued in time to meet the work requirements this year. Permits will be sought in late April 2018 and repairs are expected to begin as early as May 2018.
In the meantime, the downhill slide within the park has been winterized to endure the rainy season, but requires the closure of one lane to maximize safety. For approximately the next three weeks, traffic flow on the single lane will be controlled with stop signs in both directions.
A temporary traffic signal will be installed in December and remain in place until early May. Traffic flow will be continually monitored and the signal’s timing will be adjusted to minimize congestion. It is recommended that travelers seek alternative routes during commute hours as traffic delays are anticipated.
11/06/17 - Monday at 09:42am
A sad day in town as this big guy gets taken out. Anyone know how long that tree has been there? (Thx AW)
11/06/17 - Monday at 08:54am
Via PRNPS, "We will be burning Monterey Cypress piles near Limantour Beach created for defensible space around residences. From around 10 AM - 4 PM."
11/04/17 - Saturday at 04:21pm
Both CHP and Sheriff very active today in West Marin outside of Inverness and Inverness Park helping to remind people to drive the speed limit.
11/04/17 - Saturday at 08:24am
"Today's New York Times crossword puzzle, any guesses on number 59 across?" (thx AC)
11/03/17 - Friday at 08:08am
Two cars off the road on Lucas Valley Rd today. Roads are slick, please drive safe! (Thx SP)
11/03/17 - Friday at 07:40am
"On scene of two crashes on Lucas Valley east of Big Rock - one lane blocked in area - use caution here and on all the wet roads today!"
10/31/17 - Tuesday at 08:13pm
Trash is not only unsightly in our communities, it enters waterways, polluting the water and hurting the environment and wildlife. Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (MCSTOPPP) is partnering with local anti-litter coalitions, collectively referred to as Clean Marin, to put on the inaugural Trash Summit on Wednesday, November 1. The free event will be at the Marin Center Exhibit Hall, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. LINK: https://www.marincounty.org/ma
10/31/17 - Tuesday at 08:13pm
"The debate over the future of ranching in federal park lands in West Marin is underway and support for the practice was voiced this week as hearings kicked off. National Park Service officials held a pair of public sessions — one in Point Reyes, the other in Sausalito — to look at the various alternatives for ranching. The park service’s initial proposal would allow existing ranch families to continue beef and dairy operations with 20-year leases, the agency announced earlier this month." FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/busines
10/30/17 - Monday at 03:37pm
From Bob Raines, Superintendent of the Shore Unified School District, "On the morning of Monday, October 30, 2017, the SUSD buses did not run. Early that morning, and the evening prior, all of the district's bus drivers except one called in sick. As soon as the district learned this information, a phone message was sent to all parents via School Messenger letting them know that there would be no bus service. In addition, various other classified employees, including most food service employees, also called in sick. The district has no further information at this time. Although the district and the classified union currently are involved in contract negotiations, the district does not believe the events of today are related because a sick-out or strike would be illegal and a violation of the good faith negotiating principle, neither of which we would expect from our dedicated and hard working staff. We took all steps necessary to minimize the impact on students, including providing food service. We sincerely apologize to the students and their families who rely on bus service and were unable to attend school today as a result. We are in the process of securing substitute bus drivers to prevent this situation from occurring in the future. Thank you."
10/30/17 - Monday at 11:00am
I've had multiple sources tell me that there were no school buses for the Shoreline School District this morning. Is this true? Can someone explain what happened? Thank you.
10/29/17 - Sunday at 07:06pm
A car flipped over on Rt 1 at Millerton this evening. No word on injuries, hopefully everyone ok. (Thx AZ)
10/28/17 - Saturday at 07:51pm
"The Point Reyes Disaster Council invites everyone to the 31st annual Pancake Breakfast at the Point Reyes Station firehouse on Sunday, October 29, starting at 8 am. The benefit is sponsored by the Marin County Fire Dept. Our wonderful firefighters from the Marin County Fire Dept./PRS firehouse and from the Inverness Volunteer Fire Dept. will be cooking up pancakes and assorted breakfast eats. Come on down and help us thank them for their 24-7 protection of our community. As always, there will be a raffle and silent auction and various outdoor activities like fire truck rides, a fire safe house and, just possibly, Smokey the Bear himself!"
10/28/17 - Saturday at 08:48am
"Día de los Muertos in Point Reyes - Join us for this special annual community event featuring Aztec Dancers, Coro de los Muertos singers, a procession down main street, Day of the Dead pageantry, a blessing of the altar, Mexican food, drinks, and surprises. You are encouraged to dress in Day of the Dead finery.
2:30-4:30 Face painting at Ernesto’s Studio next to Cafe Reyes patio.
5:00-6:00 Procession down main street. Meet at Gallery Route One. Bring pictures and mementoes of loved ones to carry in the procession and place on the altar in the Dance Palace.
6:00-8:30 pm - Day of the Dead Dia de los Muertos Ceremony and Celebration at the Dance Palace, 503 B St, Point Reyes Station."
10/27/17 - Friday at 07:57pm
From the Southern Marin Fire District: "The severity of fires in our community has taken many lives, property, and most of all our spirits. For the past 5 years us local firefighters have created a bike drive for kids for Christmas. Due to what is happening we think now is the most appropriate time to pull together, donate bikes, and put a smile on families faces." GoFundMe Page: https://www.gofundme.com/ptpvu
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/south
10/27/17 - Friday at 08:45am
"Before a throng of bicycling advocates, including three of his alleged victims, a Novato man accused of intentionally striking cyclists with his pickup truck was handcuffed in court Thursday and thrown back into jail with an increased bail. “We are asking for full enforcement of the law,” said Jim Elias, executive director of the Marin County Bicycle Coalition. The man would face up to five years in prison if convicted of all the charges, said Assistant District Attorney Barry Borden." FULL STORY: http://www.mercurynews.com/201
10/26/17 - Thursday at 07:48am
Movie night tonight at Ink.Paper.Plate in Point Reyes at 7pm. "Battle Royale"
10/26/17 - Thursday at 07:32am
Accident on Point Reyes/Petaluma Rd just past stop sign off Rt 1. Sounds like everyone ok, be cautious around there. (Thx SP)
10/24/17 - Tuesday at 08:44pm
An absolutely stunning sunset over Palomarin in Bolinas tonight. The moon was out and the Farallones were on fire. #sunset #westmarin #heatwave
10/22/17 - Sunday at 09:20pm
Did anyone hear a lot of cars going at high speeds on SFB on Saturday around 11:30pm? Seems like this is becoming a common occurrence.
10/21/17 - Saturday at 05:21pm
Don't forget the community fundraiser for Jennie Eubank is tonight at the Dance Palace starting at 7pm. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/event
10/18/17 - Wednesday at 12:03pm
Power outage stinson Bolinas. From Bolinas fire chief, Anita Tyrrell-Brown, Bolinas-Dogtown: "Cypress tree down with PG&E pole and lines. Horseshoe Hill road closed. PG&E will have to replace pole and wires, unknown time for power restoration or road opening."
10/18/17 - Wednesday at 09:44am
That is a very welcome sight.
10/18/17 - Wednesday at 09:29am
This one is the real deal, be safe. "A High Surf Advisory has been issued for the entire coastline between Sonoma County and Monterey County between 6PM Thurs. and 6PM Fri. However, timing may need to be extended in later updates. #CAwx #highsurf #ripcurrents #beachwx #swell 🌊"
10/16/17 - Monday at 09:02am
Thanks to everyone who commented on the wild animal post I put up this morning to help quickly debunk it. I should have fact checked that before posting. Lesson learned. Here is better information: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/
10/15/17 - Sunday at 03:15pm
Via Amanda at KWMR - "Important info regarding wildfires: The City of Santa Rosa, FEMA, and the California Office of Emergency Services, the County is opening a Local Assistance Center (LAC) at 427
Mendocino Ave. A LAC is a one stop shop for people who have been impacted by these terrible fires, to access critical resources such as:
○ A FEMA Disaster Response Center to provide direct assistance,
○ DMV services to help people to obtain documentation that may
have been destroyed,
○ Insurance claims,
○ Small Business Administration Services,
○ and a cadence of County Services.
The site will be wheelchair accessible and Spanish translators will be available and will be open from 9:00AM until 7:00PM for at least the next
two weeks and likely longer.
● Buses will be available at Safeway at Hwy 12/Calistoga Rd. for anybody who needs alternate transportation.
● Shelters are not checking immigration status, however they may ask for identification. The purpose of this is to locate missing persons. You do
not have to provide identification and you may only share your name if you choose.
● Call 707-565- 3856 to report a missing person or a person who has been found.
La Ciudad de Santa Rosa, FEMA y la Oficina de Servicios de Emergencia de California, y el Condado están abriendo un Centro de Asistencia Local (LAC) en 427 Mendocino Ave. LAC es una ventanilla única para personas que han sido afectadas por estos incendios, para acceder a recursos críticos como:
Un centro de respuesta desastres de FEMA para brindar asistencia directa,
Los servicios del DMV para ayudar a las personas a obtener documentación que fue destruida,
Reclamos de seguro,
Servicios de administración de pequeñas empresas,
y una cadencia de servicios del condado.
El sitio estará accesible para sillas de ruedas y habrá traductores españoles disponibles. Estará abierto de 9:00 a.m. a 7:00 p.m. durante al menos las próximas dos semanas y probablemente más largo.
Autobuses están disponible en el Safeway situado en la Hwy 12 y Calistoga Rd. si necessita transporte alternativo.
Los refugios de emergencia no están revisando el estado migratorio, sin embargo, podrían pedir para identificación. El propósito de esto es localizar a personas desaparecidas. Usted no tiene que proporcionar identificación y sólo puede compartir su nombre si lo desea.
Llame a 707-565-3856 para reportar una persona desaparecida o una persona que ha sido encontrada."
10/15/17 - Sunday at 12:58pm
At the beach in Point Reyes and there is a huge plume of smoke visible to the north east. Anyone know what fire that's from?
10/14/17 - Saturday at 07:43pm
"We are trying to determine how many evacuees are are staying in homes in our communities (Inverness, Inverness Park, Olema, Point Reyes Station, Marshall (not including Marconi CC). We want to get information to them as we get it. We need help from homeowners that have housed evacuees in their homes with them or in rentals they own. This may be a fluid number, changing a lot, but the count we are looking for is how many heads are on your pillows at midnight! We do not want your name (may be unavoidable if in your email), your address, your guests' names or addresses. All we need is a, "Yes I have (# of evacuees), (# pets)." Please reply as soon as possible to: firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail). Thanks in advance. Lynn, Point Reyes (West Marin) Disaster Council"
10/14/17 - Saturday at 05:19pm
"Winds continue from the NE (offshore) this afternoon pushing the thickest smoke into Sonoma, Napa and Marin counties. #NorthBayWildfires" - https://twitter.com/nwsbayarea
10/14/17 - Saturday at 01:33pm
UPDATE: Per the Emergency Operations Center, the Novato staging area at Fireman's Fund has been shut down. fb.me/3n3vRTBgc
10/14/17 - Saturday at 07:44am
"#NorthBayFires Evacuees: If your nearby shelter is full, a temporary evacuation staging area is available in Novato: 777 San Marin Drive." - https://twitter.com/maringov/s
10/13/17 - Friday at 10:23pm
"Ordered a HEPA air purifier with delivery expected Monday. My daughter was a month in to her viral cough when she was exposed for 24 hours to ash and smoke Sunday 11PM- Monday 11PM. She's in distress even after a week shut tight indoors pumped full of herbal tea and resting. Anyone have a spare, small HEPA air filter to loan for the next few days? Our cabin is tiny; any spare small HEPA will do. Something ugly this way blows. Just smelled it 3/4 up up here on Drakes View Drive." - Deirdre Nemmers
10/13/17 - Friday at 05:58pm
From Lynn Axelrod, our disaster preparedness coordinator.....
Help is needed to relieve the volunteers at the Marconi Conference Center in Marshall for dinner prep/cleanup TONIGHT! And for weekend shifts this weekend if you can swing it. The original set of volunteers need a break.
Dinner prep/serve is 4 to 6:30pm
Clean up runs until 8:30pm
PLEASE CONTACT LYNN IF YOU CAN HELP - give her your name, email and phone contact and when you can work
her email is best - email@example.com
then cell phone - 415-663-8400
10/13/17 - Friday at 01:08pm
"A new Red Flag Warning has been issued for the North and East Bay Hills and is valid from 5 PM Friday through 11 PM Saturday."
10/12/17 - Thursday at 03:55pm
All Marin public schools closed on Friday, Oct 13 Press Release: goo.gl/hUSQ7X
10/12/17 - Thursday at 07:02am
TWMF had not been able to keep with with latest evacuee/volunteer situation in West Marin. Does anyone have updates? I know there were many families in town last night looking for shelter. AirBNB has put together this program: https://www.airbnb.com/welcome
10/12/17 - Thursday at 07:01am
"Lucas Valley road .... truck overturned Again! Near the switchbacks east of big rock." (Thx LKL)
10/11/17 - Wednesday at 06:37am
Air quality looking much better this morning, but it all depends on how the wind shifts later today. Stronger winds also increase fire danger and spread. https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?a
10/10/17 - Tuesday at 08:12pm
Via Debbie Daly - "Evacuation shelter update from the Dance Palace: I just spoke with Bonnie. They served over 200 people in the past two days with shelter, meals, clothing, etc, thanks to the wonderful help of many people in the community. Starting tonight, the shelter operation is in the process of being moved up to the Marconi center, where evacuees are being provided with comfortable rooms and their pets are allowed to stay with them. Dance Palace is serving dinner tonight and is staying open in case anyone else shows up tonight. Donations of food and supplies are no longer needed, however volunteer help will be needed at the Dance Palace tomorrow (Wed) to lend extra hands to a big cleanup operation and to help transport supplies up to Marconi and to return other borrowed supplies. Dance Palace have been working around the clock, sleeping at work etc. Staff from West Marin Community Services have also been instrumental. Thanks to these pillars of our community! Donations are in order and are appreciated at dancepalace.org and westmarincommunityservices.org."
10/10/17 - Tuesday at 12:34pm
Air quality is progressively getting worse today. Please protect yourself and those most vulnerable. Stay indoors if possible. https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?a
10/10/17 - Tuesday at 11:49am
"Arson is suspected in a hillside fire that scorched about half an acre in the Terra Linda neighborhood of San Rafael on Tuesday morning. San Rafael firefighters battled and rapidly extinguished the blaze that broke out around 8:15 a.m. Witnesses reported seeing a man fleeing from the scene, said San Rafael Battalion Chief Jeff Rowan. Anyone with information was encouraged to contact authorities." FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/general
10/10/17 - Tuesday at 11:49am
From The Dance Palace: "Right now we are serving lunch and dinner for the evacuees. Regarding donations, we can still use facemasks and individual bottled water."
10/10/17 - Tuesday at 11:18am
"The San Geronimo Community Center needs toiletries, paper towels, towels and blankets." (thx LN)
10/10/17 - Tuesday at 08:26am
per @CHPMarin , Lucas Valley Rd is now open.
10/10/17 - Tuesday at 07:11am
"Lucas Valley Road update: Current estimated time of opening, per @CHPMarin is approximately 8:30"
10/10/17 - Tuesday at 06:09am
"Latest Napa and Sonoma County large Fires per Cal Fire as of Tuesday morning."
10/10/17 - Tuesday at 05:55am
"Lucas Valley Road closed east of Big Rock due to stuck big rig, ETO 4-6 hours. Use alternate routes! #WestMarin #traffic." - Marin County Fire
10/09/17 - Monday at 08:23pm
Looks like tanker truck made it to the gas station in Point Reyes and some pumps are open. (Thx JS and JS)
10/09/17 - Monday at 04:05pm
Someone who is currently down at the Dance Palace told me they could use donations of bedding, bottled water, snacks and volunteers. (Please let me know if I have that wrong, this is unofficial).
10/09/17 - Monday at 03:51pm
"Just received word that fire evacuees are walking around Pt. Reyes with cats and no carriers. We could help with that. Please notify Kathy at Planned Feralhood if you see someone in need of help with their cats. 415-663-8497 or 415-634-8324 cell." - Kathy Runion
10/09/17 - Monday at 02:50pm
The Dance Palace is temporarily sheltering people until the school is open. If anyone is able to donate the following it would be very much appreciated:
-children's diapers size 4
Also, if anyone is going over the hill we have had many requests for face masks (the hardware store in town is out)
More info: https://www.facebook.com/theda
10/09/17 - Monday at 02:17pm
"Urgent PSA for anyone with a horse trailer in north bay. Chalk Hill Ranch near Healdsburg needs emergency help. They have 54 horses in dire need of transportation to get off the ranch. Phone number is 707-433-1804 if you can help."
10/09/17 - Monday at 12:35pm
"More fire evacuee shelters: Presbyterian Church in Tomales, Marconi Conference Center in Marshall, Community Center in San Geronimo Valley." - via KWMR, stay tuned to 90.5 for more updates on the radio
10/09/17 - Monday at 11:20am
"Fire Evacuee Info: Dance Palace still has room for limited # of evacuees at 503 B Street, Point Reyes Station. Camping is also available at the Bear Valley visitor center and parking lots, but there are no emergency supplies available there. Please let people who are looking for assistance/space know."
10/09/17 - Monday at 09:17am
"Evacuees are arriving in Tomales and are being provided with basic services at the Presbyterian church" - via KWMR. Tune into KWMR for updated info (90.5 in Point Reyes)
10/09/17 - Monday at 09:17am
Gas has run out in Point Reyes. Lots of evacuees in town, very little parking.