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Anyone know who the owner of this boat at Shell Two in Inverness is? (Thx BH)
A rare and welcome rainbow in Inverness this afternoon. (Thx DW)
Youth baseball is back in West Marin! Opening day parade and ceremonies in Fairfax today for West Marin Little League. If you’re driving by and see a game, stop by and watch a couple of innings. Some of the most beautiful fields around. Elvis and the Pranksters in the house.
Reminder, there is a big bike ride happening today in West Marin starting from Due West in Olema. Here are the routes. Plan accordingly. Be safe everyone.

LINK: https://www.marinbike.org/jane...
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- Head's up, there is a big bike ride happening on Saturday, March 12. The Jane Fondo ladies only ride with a 25-mile, 38-mile and 62-mile loop through West Marin and Point Reyes. You can find the map details and more info here.

- Both Kehoe Beach and North Beach have reopened to the public.

- A Marin County Superior Court judge has issued an injunction ordering the cleanup of a Bolinas property used by two spiritual organizations.

- A lot of local faces in this CBS television report about Point Reyes Station trying to become a Dark Sky Reserve.

- Last week, supervisors approved a $57,000 civil engineering contract to determine what kind of new bathrooms could fit on a county-owned parcel near the Coast Guard property, at Mesa and Giacomini Roads in Point Reyes Station.

- The West Marin Meme posted this WMF Mean Tweet video.

- If you have an extra $6M lying around, here is what it will buy you in Inverness.

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Gas prices at record levels in Point Reyes Station. This was last night, they could be higher today.
Some locals were out at Kehoe Beach which re-opened today. Sadly, there was a lot of boat debris (foam, broken glass, wood) mixed into the sand from the salvage operation. A clean up crew is still there sorting through it. This all could have been avoided.

I have heard that a town hall type meeting with the Coast Guard to figure out how to not repeat this type of thing in the future has been (or is being) set up. Does anyone know the details?

STORY: https://www.pressdemocrat.com/...

Photo by LR
Some locals were out at Kehoe Beach which re-opened today. Sadly, there was a lot of boat debris (foam, broken glass, wood) mixed into the sand from the salvage operation. A clean up crew is still there sorting through it. This all could have been avoided.
I have heard that a town hall type meeting with the Coast Guard to figure out how to not repeat this type of thing in the future has been (or is being) set up. Does anyone know the details?

STORY: https://www.pressdemocrat.com/...

Photo by LR
A whale washed up on Limantour Beach in Point Reyes today. A skinny female gray whale is what the Marine Mammal folks told us.
Beach cows strike again.
Weekend Update:
1. Heavy winds today up to 40mph, look out for downed trees
2. El Radio Fantastique plays Smiley's Saloon on Saturday at 6pm
3. Opening at the Tom Biagini gallery in Inverness on Saturday from 2-4pm
4. KWMR is dedicating a bench to Charlie Morgan at 11am at KWMR in Point Reyes Station.
5. Kehoe Beach and North Beach still closed today, make sure to check tomorrow for closures if you're heading out to those beaches.

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A GoFundMe page has been set up to support the family of the 30-year-old crab fisherman, Ryan Kozlowski, who died last week when he fell out of his boat off of Point Reyes.

LINK: https://www.gofundme.com/f/for...

STORY HERE: https://www.pressdemocrat.com/...
@wisdominthewaves captured this amazing shot in Point Reyes yesterday morning of a coyote and an elephant seal passing at dawn.
Via PRNPS: "Kehoe and North beaches remain closed until further notice. Kehoe is the location of the fishing vessel that ran aground Friday and is now in the process of being removed. North Beach is the staging area for removal equipment."

Does anyone have any more information about why they let the boat run aground and not tow it back to Bodega?

Tweet: https://twitter.com/PointReyes...

Updates: https://www.nps.gov/pore/plany...
From Susanna Smedley Crowley: "My terrier-ish dog Griffin has been missing all afternoon. She was with me when I visited a friend on Glen Way in First Valley of Inverness.

I have been walking and calling her for several hours. Fireman Ken Fox is aware that Griffin is missing. She is a very friendly dog and wears a name tag with my mobile number. For her to not come when called is highly unusual!

Please call or text my mobile number: 415-300-5971. You might also call or leave a voicemail message on my home phone: 415-669-9614.

Griffin is the gray dog on the left in this picture."
If you get early enough, you can see the air elk in Point Reyes.
Accident on SFD north of Inverness. Car drove off the road. Hopefully everyone ok. Expect traffic deists. One of those days.
Bad accident at the Nicasio Reservoir today. No word on injuries, at least one person airlifted to hospital. Such a dangerous section of road, please drive safe.
Traffic collision by the Nicasio Reservoir. Sounds like it might be a rolled over truck and a Ferrari? Be prepared for traffic delays. Hopefully everyone ok. Anyone have more info?
Via PRNPS “Kehoe Beach and Kehoe Beach Trail are closed until further notice due to a grounded vessel.”

Check their web site for updates: https://nps.gov/pore/planyourv...

Photo by GB
Apparently there is a whale stuck on a sandbar near Marshall Store in Tomales Bay. Hopefully it will get unstuck as the tide comes in, has anyone seen it? You can see the spout here. (Thx MO)
It sounds like an empty fisherman's boat was found near Elephant Rock in Point Reyes with his cel phone in it. Search under way for him now on the beaches and out at sea. I hope he's ok and they find him. Anyone else have any more details? (Thx RD)
A truck flipped over earlier and I’ve heard reports that SFD is closed or one lane by Samuel P Taylor. Anyone have updates?
From Kathy Runnion.

"My brother wrote this tribute for Lee Richardson, including the photos. I thought some of you might appreciate it:

“17 DAYS”
for Lee

I recall the dog days of summer and endless days of sitting on a boat while catching huge trout. I was mesmerized by the gentle rock of the water and could spend all day like that, in total peace and quiet, dreaming. Then suddenly: the fight of a big fish!

It just didn’t seem right. I felt guilty for having so much fun.
So if the fish would just let me, I’d have some lunch, then like to feel guilty some more.

I’d eventually have dinner ready on the boat as well, and the day melted along with the sun.

The fishing was so good, I just hated any interruption of it. Any time I felt an urge to come in for a bit, I just promised myself ‘one more cast and I will.’

A cast of thousands then ensued, with each one being that last, promised cast. Sure enough, the light of day passed, then nothing but pitch blackness surrounded me, ruining all my fun. The nightly “lights out” provided by mother nature reminded me of my own mother wagging her finger at me and saying: “tomorrow is another day” as I leaned into the refrigerator for the 16th time.

You never wanted ANY reason to stop, but I guess today just HAD to be postponed for “tomorrow.”

But suddenly I had to deal with an unnerving silence and obvious blindness around me. If you’ve ever taken a night walk in the Sierra, your vision would be about one inch, and Webber was THE example. It got so dark and quiet, I felt like Helen Keller. You suddenly went from being a cool, die-hard fisherman to a lonely dummy sitting in the middle of nowhere surrounded by water, blind, and with a chorus of 200 laughing coyotes that started just for effect, but did not help with anxiety. But hey, I only needed to find Lee’s dock here.

Somebody’s solar-powered lights flickered on at the other end of the lake, and it was a mild comfort to see SOME sign of civilization, but it was no beacon for my cause. I turned around and looked off towards Lee’s campground engulfed somewhere inside the black silhouette of heavy timber on the opposite end of the lake. It was a starless hole, and a bit scary, unlike the clean mountain sky that rested just above the tree line. At least the stars there provided some light.

Yet it was impossible to see the shore, and I wondered where Lee was anyway. I wondered where the hell everybody was for that matter. It seemed no lights were on along the entire north end of the lake, a normally busy camping stretch. I heard a group of people laughing way off in the distance, and I imagined it was Lee making jokes about my situation while plotting a crowd to witness it all.

Man, it was dark. Damn this addiction. Now look at me. I just pulled on the rope, the motor started, and I putted off—taking my chances and hoping I wouldn’t crash the boat or bottom out. Now and then I’d hit a patch of floating weeds that made the motor bog down, but it always kept going, foregoing the inevitable torcher my mind would have perpetrated—that is, being stranded in the middle of a weed patch and maybe having to jump into it to swim back to shore—a group of lucky campers laughing while offering their help. Lee leading them all of course, as we always considered teasing each other in the highest regard and could never pass up an opportunity such as the one my mind just made up.

But like I said: ‘the motor always kept going’ –ALWAYS. Nothing EVER seemed to go wrong when I was at Webber. I did NOT get stuck. Sorry Lee.

So the tiny boat with its beleaguered passenger gurgled along and cut through the darkness, hoping for the best. Every now and then a flicker of lightning sparked off to the right and briefly illuminated the entire lake; but the flash quickly returned black, and the coyotes yelped.

I strained into the void. Suddenly a dim, yellow light flickered somewhere off in that best-guess range of view. The light grew whiter and stronger. I gambled it was Lee and adjusted my steering towards his possible marker. Indeed it was Lee’s pier, and when I finally docked his boat, he emerged somewhere from out of the darkness, stepped up onto the dock, then sauntered along its modest length and to its wobbly end. He picked up his lantern and said: “put a shirt on, we’re going to the McCarthy’s for a shrimp fry.”

The very next night went the same. I came in late, the lantern hissing at the end of the pier, then Lee walked out and said: “put a shirt on, we’re going to Harold and Liesel’s for Lasagna.”
Then the next night came, with the same lantern hissing and sputtering at the end of the pier. “Put on a shirt,” he says. “We’re going to Calpine for prime rib.”

And so it went for 17 straight days before reality finally found me and called me back home; ending my stay in Heaven. I had turned solid red from being on the water at 7000’ during the best part of an otherwise hot, sunny, superb, Sierra summer. The reflection off the water had fried me.

So where is this dream I was just in anyway? Was it real? By whose benevolent hand did I land there?

So I hear now that my aged friend has finally left us. Lee certainly was something. Let’s face it, he was a “father figure” to me for those magical 17 days; and for a successive period of years after; probably as he was to most of us.

As my sister is a long-time Point Reyes resident, I often stopped by to visit Lee when visiting her. I also lived there for a period. He could not get rid of me.

When I knocked, he was always excited to see me. He’d say stuff like: “Good God, I’m going to have to enlarge the damn door.”
Honestly, we’d then spend half the day together.

Now Lee was a bit younger than my true father. But both men seemed cut from a like mold.

Lee and I would sit at a table, drink coffee, and talk for hours before starting our day; just like I did with my own dad. Around lunch we’d finally get out of our pajamas: me to go fishing, and Lee to go off and split thirty cords of wood or something. But it was those long “talks” that solidified our friendship. I learned so much from him and had some things to offer as well.
My own father, still alive at the time, but separated from me by 1000 miles, seemed to be pouring out of Lee in both men’s combined experience as Lee talked. They were so much alike, Listening to Lee was like visiting my own dad. A real “bro-mance” was brewing here, but I was actually starting to love him like I love my own dad—plain and simple.

Even Lee’s mannerisms mimicked my father’s. As interesting and respected as they were, they could sometimes be gruff, caustic, or direct. But underneath all that were those proverbial big hearts. We all knew that about our dads.

You could certainly trust both men. Lee and my father lived through the social norms and historical context of their lives and, as both men were very principled, they applied those principles considered correct for each issue of that time. Virtually every experience is talked about through that lens. And that is what I took from our visits. A wealth of information and help.

These men were storied. They spilled their treasures of knowledge and experience for everyone, for all of us, all along their way like a Spanish galleon with a hole in its bottom. As our two lives passed, Lee loaded me up with his own life, using sarcasms and wit and lots of color along the way—but mainly by spending time and by going on excursions together. He was intelligent, very opinionated, and could certainly be funny. He was a respected teacher and role model to me. My time with him is cherished. My friends who have never met Lee, still know him anyway. The man was a factory for memories, and I will always have mine.

Lee, I am hoping we can hook up again when my time comes.

I’ll be looking for your lantern, old friend.

Love always and happy travels. A piece of you lives strong in me, and always will. I am better and richer for having met you and sharing those experiences uniquely our own. I’ll always remember your laughter, your company, your stories and insights, your friendship, your endless generosity, and the blessing that you were.

Here’s to your life; and oh what a life.

Your friend always,
Tom Runnion"
Anyone get some good shots of the sunset clouds tonight? This is Point Reyes.
The streak of dry days in Inverness is broken. Not a drought buster by any measure, but we'll take it.
- Winter is back this week, near freezing temperatures expected with the coldest day being Wednesday. A very slight chance of some precipitation here, but there will be some snow in the Sierras.

- Marin County Fire Chief Jason Weber said that although it was a great time of year for prescribed burns on the coast, he was discouraged that Fire Forward’s burn at Audubon Canyon ranch last week led to an unexpected “slop-over” that needed an emergency response.

- Marin’s businesses will have to meet new goals for diverting organic waste from landfills after a statewide mandate took aim at greenhouse gas emissions. For residents to comply with the new composting rule, they must place all food scraps in their green bins. Supermarkets, grocery stores over 10,000 square feet and food wholesalers must now donate the maximum possible amount of edible food that would otherwise end up in the garbage to a food bank or nonprofit.

- On January 28, 1913, The Samoa, carrying twenty-one men and 380,000 feet of lumber hit Ten Mile Beach in Point Reyes and broke up. All twenty-one men were saved.

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Medical emergency on Bay View Trail which brought a helicopter to Inverness and a car collision on Rt. 1 by Marshall which also has air support coming. Point Reyes Station is packed and the roads are full. Be safe everyone.
Via PRNPS: “The stairs down to the Point Reyes Lighthouse have closed as of 2:30 pm Sunday 2/20 due to wind speeds over 40 mph.”

LINK: https://twitter.com/pointreyes...
Mask mandate lifted. Inverness Park Market.
Car rolled over an embankment in Point Reyes near North Beach this afternoon. Single driver out of the car. Hopefully he's ok.
An older woman fell off the rocks on the south end of McClures Beach in Point Reyes. She looked like she was going to be ok.
Some sort of rescue happening in Point Reyes. Subject at McClures Beach. Helicopter was requested.
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- A two acre brush fire broke out near Audubon Canyon Ranch on Rt. 1 just north of Stinson Beach. This was particularly dangerous because of the extreme heat and offshore wind. Fire crews quickly put it out. There had been a controlled burn in the area the day before, but no one has said publicly if there was a connection.

- "State health officials said Monday that they will allow the statewide indoor face mask mandate to expire on Feb. 15. “Marin no longer has a local health order around masking, so we’ll align with the state,” said Dr. Lisa Santora, Marin County’s DPHO."

- A young fisherman from San Francisco is still missing after he and two adults were swept off the rocks at Muir Beach. The two adults he was with have were recovered safely with no injuries. Recovery operations have been suspended.

- A generator caught fire last night at Marconi Center in Marshall but fire crews quickly extinguished it.

- An attempt at compromise between the Marin County Sheriff’s Office and proponents of civilian oversight was set aside last week by county supervisors, after public speakers decried the proposal for a community working group as ineffectual and inadequate. . “We are looking for systemic change in an oppressive system, which has a massive imbalance of power in the hands of law enforcement,” Lisa Bennett, co-chair of ICE Out of Marin, said at last Tuesday’s hearing on the proposal.-
Another unseasonably epic night at the beach in Point Reyes. This big guy was covering himself with seaweed to cool off. Some big low tide sand art and another sublime sunset.
Structure fire at Marconi Center in Marshall.
"Deputies and Marin County Fire making access to a reported vegetation fire near Audubon Canyon off Shoreline Highway north of Stinson Beach.

No threat to the community at this time."

LINK: https://twitter.com/MarinSheri...
Via Marin Public Works: "February 8-11, we're doing concrete/asphalt work as we near completion of Lucas Valley Road project. From 8AM-5:30PM, traffic will be on 1 lane. Road will be open outside work hours."

Project: https://bit.ly/LVRCurveProject
Via Greg Wong at KCBS: "Two fishermen have been rescued however a San Francisco man remains missing in the ocean at Muir Beach on Monday afternoon.

The three men, all from San Francisco, were hiking to water from the Muir Beach overlook, according to Golden Gate National Parks Service officials. Two of the men were rescued cliffside and brought to shore unharmed by a California Highway Patrol helicopter, but the other individual remains missing."

Sounds like they were swept off the rocks by big waves.

STORY: https://www.audacy.com/kcbsrad...

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
Here is your news summary to get ready for the week:

Hot weather ahead. An intense dome of high pressure will build over the West Coast, bringing an extended period of summerlike, potentially record-breaking heat to California.

A project to address saltwater contamination affecting the West Marin water supply is set to begin after nearly a year’s delay — and at a much higher price.The North Marin Water District has approved a $192,000 construction contract to build a new well that would be free from saltwater contamination that has affected two-thirds of its wells.

The North Marin Water District voted this week to relax water use restrictions that have been in place since early 2020 for Point Reyes Station, Inverness Park, Paradise Ranch Estates, Bear Valley and Olema. Residents will be asked to voluntarily conserve by 15% compared to the last normal water year of 2013. Previously, these residents were required to cut back water use by 25%.

A draft list of potential housing sites raised some unexpected new opportunities for West Marin to meet the state’s goals. In a list released last week, the county identified more than 75 properties on the coast that could add nearly 1,000 new housing units if they were rezoned and developed.

Six months after the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria announced it would rebuild the roundhouse at Kule Loklo, the site remains in disrepair, frustrating the replica village’s devotees and reinforcing the rift between the Sonoma County-based tribe and West Marin’s unenrolled community of Coast Miwok descendants.

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Power outage cleanser. The West Marin Sunset Feed was out in Point Reyes tonight and we spotted this great horned owl that was so big I thought it was a bobcat.
Medical emergency near Vlads with helicopter support. Anyone know what’s going on?
Car accident in Inverness Park which may be related to power off in Inverness. Sounds like power line down over road. Expect delays, you may have to use Portola. Anyone have info?
Be ready for downed trees and power outages. Drive safe! From NWS Bay Area: "A high wind watch has been issued across the majority of the San Francisco Bay Area and Santa Cruz mountains (excluding the Santa Clara valley) for gusty northerly winds. These gusty winds arrive between Monday night and Thursday morning and forecast to be strongest in the N Bay mtns."

LINK: https://twitter.com/NWSBayArea...
Anyone else hear all those planes and helicopters going over West Marin? Looked like a Super Hercules and some V-22 Ospreys? Is that training?
Another bad traffic accident on SFD near White Hill School this morning. Hopefully everyone ok. Expect delays if that is part of your commute. (Thx GO and LP)
Does anyone know the details of the accident yesterday that closed down Sir Francis Drake near White Hill in Fairfax? Apparently there was a bicycle involved and possibly a fatality? I can't find any news reports about, sounded very sad.
Not something you see every day in Point Reyes. A bunch of dudes surfing solid waves on an inflatable raft out at the beaches.(Thx JG)
From locally based Emergence Magazine: "Across the United States, Indigenous communities are calling for sweeping revisions to stories commonly told as “history”—stories that, even today, neglect and erase Indigenous peoples and serve as justification for continued ownership of stolen Indigenous lands.

This three-part series is the multigenerational story of a Coast Miwok family’s eviction from their ancestral home in Northern California and one woman’s mission to bring the living history of her family back to the land. Throughout this series, Theresa Harlan chronicles the story of her family’s displacement from their homestead on a cove in Tomales Bay and shares her grassroots efforts to involve the wider community in protecting both the history and the future of this place.

As she tells her family’s story, Theresa makes a powerful claim: remembering and retelling inclusive histories has the power to create a more just future. In this series we ask: Who gets to define history? In what ways is it our responsibility to ensure that a shared history is an accurate and just representation of the places we call home?"

LINK: https://emergencemagazine.org/...
From local shark researcher Scot Anderson: "I found this receiver buoy on North Beach last week. John Eleby from PRNS helped me recover it! The receiver was deployed off Point Reyes in 2011 and should have several years of data from acoustically tagged White Sharks that have visited the area over the years. We are extremely grateful to PRNS and John Eleby for the help in retrieving this receiver!

Last year, a receiver buoy that was anchored off Tomales Point washed ashore on Dillon Beach. It supposedly was picked up and brought to Dillon Beach Resort. However, we went to pick it up and they said it was most likely thrown away. As the data recorded on these receivers are invaluable, we never give up hope that it might be somewhere other than the trash can. It's not obvious what these things are so it may be on someone's lawn, or in a pile of crab pots. If someone has seen this missing buoy, it would be of great help and really awesome if we could get this back!

Scot, Paul, Sal"
Via Bolinas Fire: "EMERGENCY ROAD CLOSURE: Mesa Road at Olema-Bolinas Road. Mesa Road will be CLOSED from approx. 3:30pm today OVERNIGHT into Tuesday, January 25th.
ALL vehicular access to Mesa Road will be through Terrace Avenue. PLEASE USE CAUTION on Terrace Avenue, and drive slowly." Anyone know why?
Via MarinIJ “Two people were arrested in West Marin on Sunday morning after a reported home burglary in Inverness. The incident occurred at about 9:15 a.m. when Marin County Sheriff’s Office deputies were alerted to a possible residential burglary.

Deputies and a National Park Service ranger following the neighbor’s description stopped a vehicle on Point Reyes-Petaluma Road near Highway 1.

Craig Mitchell Weaver, 34, of San Rafael, and Lia Watts, 37, of San Rafael, were found in the vehicle. Deputies searching the vehicle found items stolen from the Inverness residence along with suspected drugs and paraphernalia.”

LINK: https://www.marinij.com/2022/0...
This must have been an interesting exchange. I wonder if the dispatcher asked if he was sure it wasn't a bobcat. And, did he get help? From the Point Reyes Light sheriff's calls.
The West Marin Sunset Feed missed both the sunset and that wild moonrise tonight. Anyone else get pictures of it?
The bunnies outside the fence on the PR/Petaluma Rd really stress me out. I want to pull over and pick them everytime I drive by. Anyone else?
This video from Mickey Murch in Bolinas shows how dangerous a tsunami surge can be. "I just watched it go from low tide to high tide in one minute." Watch the whole thing.
https://www.instagram.com/tv/C...
Waves spotted in the Bolinas lagoon from the tidal surge this morning. (Thx LS)
Beaches closed in Point Reyes this morning due to tsunami warning from volcano explosion in Tonga. No word on re-opening, plan accordingly.

“The tsunami waves will arrive in pulses throughout the day.”

Tides higher in Point Reyes
https://twitter.com/robmayeda/...

NWS Bay Area
https://twitter.com/nwsbayarea...

Eruption:
https://twitter.com/us_stormwa...
“**A Tsunami Advisory has been issued for the U.S. West Coast, including our area. Arrival time of waves: around 7:35 AM this morning**

A tsunami capable of producing strong currents hazardous to swimmers, boats, and coastal structures is expected. #cawx”

Link: https://twitter.com/nwsbayarea...
Has anyone else heard these? "Loud and repeated night-time booms have bewildered San Geronimo Valley residents for the past month. The explosions, heard and even felt from Woodacre to Lagunitas, have prompted discussions on Nextdoor and multiple calls to the Sheriff’s Office, but so far remain unexplained.

“[It’s] definitely a mystery that people in the valley are following closely because it’s so loud and perplexing,” valley resident Becky Bond said. Some neighbors have pinpointed the noises, which usually occur between the hours of 9 p.m. and midnight, as coming from near the former San Geronimo Golf Course or the Roy’s Redwoods Preserve."

Full Story: https://www.ptreyeslight.com/n...

The West Marin Feed Weekend Newsletter is out now for more news, events and weather. Spoiler: the weather is going to be really nice this weekend:
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Mystical sunset over Point Reyes tonight. They keep getting more intense. Anyone else get photos?

Time lapse here:
https://www.instagram.com/tv/C...

Or here:
https://twitter.com/westmarinf...
We’re on a two day
We especially need kids and coaches from West Marin so we can have teams out here!

"West Marin Little League Spring 2022 Season: We are excited to announce that Registration is Open for the Spring 2022 WMLL season! Come be a part of the amazing baseball community we have created in San Anselmo, Fairfax and West Marin. From our Opening Day Parade through downtown Fairfax, to our annual night games under the lights in Fairfax, Nicasio and Woodacre, you can count on WMLL to provide great baseball instruction and lots of fun!

Registration fee scholarships/discounts are available for players in financial need.

Sign up now for the Spring 2022 season of WMLL and play baseball with your friends on the most beautiful ball fields in Marin County."

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Crazy day in Point Reyes topped off by a gorgeous sunset. Anyone get a photo of it?
Sunset coyotes are the best coyotes. A stunner in Point Reyes tonight.
So much to catch up on in the last couple of days. Check out the last two email updates for the latest news and photos:

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Weekend Edition:
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Some of the stories covered:

- The whales are back, via Point Reyes NPS: Whale count: 12 grays, 2 humpbacks. A blue whale also reported! Seen from the observation desk at top of lighthouse stairs.

- The western monarch butterfly, a migratory population that overwinters on the California coast, has both delighted and befuddled conservationists this year with an apparent surge after last year’s low numbers.

- Skeletal remains found in a remote area of the Point Reyes National Seashore were identified late last month as belonging to a Petaluma man who went missing nearly a decade ago.

- The chief of the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, Thane Kreiner, resigned last week after just nine months in the position.

- Lots of sunshine and not much rain for at least the next two weeks.

Photo of Point Reyes by The West Marin Feed.
If you're looking for a COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot, they are available tomorrow (Wednesday, January 5) at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center from 10am to 1:30pm. Appointments required.

If you're looking for PCR tests (these aren't rapid), one option is Curative. You can search on their site for locations: https://curative.com/
From the Lawson Landing Fishing Report blog about that water rescue on Saturday: "Three crabbers in a 12 foot boat were cruising down the channel off of Sand Point when the boat came to a sudden stop. Water immediately started coming over the transom and within seconds the boat sank.

The three crabbers were able to swim to shore on Tomales Point and were brought back over by the Marin County Fire Department and the CHP helicopter.

From the third-hand account I heard, it sounds to me like they ran over a crab rope and buoy that were held underwater by the ripping outgoing current, and that ripping outgoing current then washed over the now stern-anchored vessel.

That'll sink you quick. I'm guessing that the 48 degree water is probably not conducive to continued human life, so good on those guys for getting to shore quickly." (Thx TB)

LINK: https://fishlawsons.blogspot.c...
This week's "Roll into the Week" email newsletter includes:

- COVID is surging across the country, the state and in Marin County. Get vaccinated. Get boosted. Get tested if you think you've been exposed. Testing happening Monday and Wednesday 3pm to 5pm at West Marin Community Services. And Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to noon at the former golf course in San Geronimo. (See newsletter for more details)

- King tides hit Marin this week (Chicken Ranch Beach pictured here).

- Local wildlife photographer Carlos Porrata was profiled in the MarinIJ.

- The forecast is for less rain and lots of sun, but not this week apparently. Raining in Inverness now.

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We got up on the ridge today in Point Reyes to get a new perspective for 2022. WMF wishes you all a safe, productive and happy new year.
We pulled into Drakes Beach in Point Reyes today and saw an elephant seal sitting in the middle of the parking lot in danger of being hit by cars. Two park employees showed up, blocked the area off and with a simple tarp, guided the big boy back to the new lagoon. Good job!
IMPORTANT NOTE: West Community Services is NOT doing COVID-19 testing this week.

WMF was going to wait for this update until holiday numbers are calculated, but the backlog is causing a delay. Omnicron is here and spreading like wildfire. Get vaccinated. Get your booster. Wear a mask indoors around other people. More info in the links below. Follow the CDC guidelines.

"Across the Bay Area, signs now point to the current surge in coronavirus cases, driven by the highly infectious omicron variant, topping the peak in delta cases over the summer and becoming the region’s second worst wave of infection since the pandemic began.

And with a backlog of testing results from the Christmas weekend still being counted, the spike in new infections is expected to grow quickly.

Case rates in at least two Bay Area counties — San Francisco and Marin — have already crept past their delta zenith.

Still, in a state where more than 70% of people are fully vaccinated, hospitalizations remain relatively low, with about 4,400 people now hospitalized with COVID-19 compared to more than 8,700 in August during the delta surge.

But hospitalization numbers, even in the highly vaccinated Bay Area, are beginning to creep up, and it’s unclear when they might level off."

MARINIJ Article:
https://www.marinij.com/2021/1...

Marin County Coronavirus Data:
https://coronavirus.marinhhs.o...

Marin County Coronavirus Testing Info:
https://coronavirus.marinhhs.o...

CDC Info:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronaviru...
Merry Christmas and happy holiday. A nice rainbow spotting in Point Reyes today (Thx AN). Hearing lots of reports of positive COVID tests. Stay safe, get vaccinated, get your booster, wear a mask.
Thursday (Dec. 23) is the last full shopping day before Christmas. If you are still searching for a perfect gift, here are some great local options to check out. You can also get gift cards from local restaurants and shops.

The hoodies in the photo are available at the Tom Biagini Gallery in Inverness.

Point Reyes Station:
Sea to See
Toby's Feed Barn
Monk Estate
Cabaline County Emporium & Saddlery
Zuma
Loose Joint Records
Captain Oko
OCN Culture
Vita Collage
Point Reyes Surf Shop
The Little Store
Susan Hayes Handwoven
West Marin Community Services Thrift Store
Coyuchi
Epicenter
Leona's
Jayli
Visions
Point Reyes Books
Point Reyes Jeweler
Monk Estate
The West Marin Pharmacy
Ace Building Supply
Palace Market
Heidrun Meadery
Cowgirl Creamery
Brickmaiden Breads
Bovine Bakery
The Station House
Toby's Coffee Bar

Inverness Park:
Spirit Matters
Inverness Park Market
Inverness
Tom Biagini Gallery
The Inverness Store
Saltwater Oyster Depot

Marshall:
The Marshall Store
Tony's Seafood
Hog Island
NIck's Cove

Olema:
Sir and Star

Buy someone a subscription to the Point Reyes Light.

I know I didn't get everyone. Feel free to add on to the list in the comments.
Happy Holidays!
Ever wonder why the average tank levels go down in Inverness what its raining? Wade Holland, the customer service manager at IPUD (Inverness Public Utility District), explains why. "To the extent it is possible, we avoid operating the treatment plants while it is raining and the creeks are roiled up, because the turbidity in the incoming water overloads and clogs up the membrane filters. Cleaning the filters is laborious and time-consuming (and reduces their life, and they are quite expensive to replace). So, we typically shut the plants down during rainy periods and while the source streams are stirred up. During these times we have to live off tank storage.

Sometimes while it is raining continuously we will go two or three days without putting any new water into the system. This means the tanks are being drawn down at exactly the time when there is abundant water falling from the sky. Fortunately, these events occur during the time of the year when demand is lowest, so we can go much longer in the winter living off the tanks than would be the case during the summer (of course, the turbidity problem does not occur during the summer dry season).

Recently, we've also been juggling operational complexities related to the work on replacing the Tenney tanks, a consequence of which was that we had to let the overall tank levels fall. The first of the two new tanks is now operational and the other tank has been taken offline and is being dismantled. Because we are now anticipating rain on a daily basis for perhaps as long as a week, we expect to continue to see the tank levels' percentage dropping. We would, of course, start processing turbid water if that should become necessary to keep up with customer demand."

We have an amazing (and fragile) water system in Inverness run by an extremely dedicated staff. You can learn more about it and get the latest data at the IPUD web site:
https://www.invernesspud.org/
- The holidays are here, and so is the rain. Expect more of it this week. Lots of COVID testing options available if you're spending time with people over the holidays.

- The very talented local chef, Dave Cook, is having a one time dinner pop up at the Tomales Bay Resort (12938 Sir Frances Drake Blvd, Inverness) this evening (Monday, Dec. 20) from 4pm to 7pm. Sesame crusted Ahi Tuna and, "Mary's" roast sage chicken. Beverages sold separately with a corkage fee. No reservations.

- It's also 'locals night" at the Saltwater in Inverness (every Monday) with football on the screen and darts along with some affordable (and delicious) eating options.

- WMF also just bought a very stylish Cheda's Garage t-shirt and baseball cap as stocking stuffers. Remember to support your local shops, artisans and community members this holiday. And be safe!

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Wild West Ferments took this video of salmon spawning in Lagunitas Creek along SFD yesterday. Apparently there are a lot of them. So that’s something.
A week ago the water level was nowhere near the lip of the spillway at the Nicasio Reservoir. Today this is where it was. Amazing.
Photos never do rain justice, but we drove out to Pierce Point at sunset in Point Reyes. It was dumping rain with gusts up to 47mph. Wild. Much stronger storm then I expected and it’s still going!
Anyone else see that amazing rainbow this morning?
Wet and windy weather continues through today. Lots of trees down and there was an accident last night on SFD and Bear Valley Rd. Drive safely! (Photo by a local resident of tree down on Vision Rd. in Inverness this morning)

WEATHER: https://twitter.com/NWSBayArea...
Anyone see the fish going crazy at White House Pool in Inverness Park at sunset today? Jumping fully out of the water. Someone thought they were steelhead salmon.
The WMF Weekend Edition:
- The atmospheric river returns on Sunday, forecasted to bring up to 4.5 inches or rain to West Marin. Get ready!
- Prince Andrew Andreevich Romanoff, an Inverness artist and descendant of Russian tsars, died on Nov. 28. He was 98 years old. Buy the Point Reyes Light this week to read about one of the most interesting people ever to live in West Marin. Legendary.
- So many amazing events happening this weekend. Be sure to support your local shops, artisans, farmers and workers!

Get more details about all of this and more, here:
https://mailchi.mp/8e4844076c2...

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"Why buy when you can swap? In December, we are hosting a clothing swap for local families at the Tomales Bay Youth Center (TBYC) located at the West Marin School in Point Reyes Station.

Please bring your gently used, clean clothes to TBYC from 3-6 pm Monday through Friday. We are accepting clothing donations through the end of the swap. You can also bring your clothes on the days of the swap.

Youth volunteers in our after-school program will sort donated clothes and get them ready for swap days. In exchange for their help, they can pack a bag of clothes to take home before the event.

Everyone is welcome to bring and take clothes on the days of the swap, which are:

Friday, December 10, 2021, 3-6 pm

Saturday, December 11, 2021, 9-3 pm

Friday, December 17, 2021, 12:30-6 pm

Saturday, December 18, 2021, 9-3 pm

This is a fun circulation event that brings us together, keeps us looking good, and develops our resiliency skills for climate action."

LINK: https://www.tbyclounge.org/new...
This threat was posted at the Papermill Creek Saloon in Forest Knolls on Friday, December 3rd. If you have any information about this, call the number on the flyer. There is also a reward for the arrest and conviction of the individual.
Lots going on this weekend. Remember to support your local shops when thinking about holiday gifts.

1. There is an open-air holiday gift fair at Toby's Feed barn in Point Reyes Station on Saturday and Sunday.
2. The Haggards play at Smileys in Bolinas on Saturday night.
3. Santa Claus makes an appearance, by boat no less, at Nick's Cove in Marshall at Sunday around 3pm.
4. Tides are really high (Chicken Ranch Beach disappears) Dec. 2 - Dec. 7.

Check out more details about these events, geeky weather info and news of the week in the West Marin Feed email newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/3c5ad993819...

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Super low tide in Point Reyes tonight. We had the good fortune to discover Andres Amador working on a large scale beach art piece. Its probably gone already…
Today is Giving Tuesday. "Señora Guadalupe Garcia is well known around Point Reyes Station for her tamales. For just $2.50 apiece, her handmade tamales have fed locals, out-of-towners and tourists until recently. Lupe suffered a stroke in early October and has been at home in recovery ever since. Now, her friends are seeking donations to help cover the costs of medicine, treatment, food, living expenses and transportation to doctor visits. “She is an indomitable person with an extraordinary life,” Mark Switzer, a frequent customer, said. “The family doesn’t have the resources that I would have. She needs our help.”"

You can support Lupe and many others in need in the community by supporting West Marin Community Services.

Tax-deductible donations can be made by check payable to West Marin Community Services, P.O. Box 1093, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956; non-tax-deductible donations can be made to Wells Fargo account 6569199281 or mailed to Guadalupe Garcia, P.O. Box 1222, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.
"Ann Bertucci, our cheerful, helpful, hard-working librarian, is being transferred to the Civic Center branch this month. A celebration of Ann’s extraordinary service to our community is being held on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 11am - 1pm, in the Inverness Library garden." (Thx FA)
Welcome to Monday. More sun this week, rain forecast still looking a little iffy for December. Fog rolled in fast on this painter in Point Reyes on Sunday night (he had to put away the colors).

Locals night is back at the Saltwater in Inverness on Monday, go check it out.

Get all the info for the week with the WMF weekly newsletter here and then subscribe: https://mailchi.mp/d7dd0fabbc3...
Support your local shops, restaurants, farmers, non profits, artisans and workers this holiday weekend. "Point Reyes Open Studios! Friday/Saturday/Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. Twenty-one local artists are opening their studios, most for all three days but some for only Friday and Saturday. Details and a map are available on our website. Brochures are available from local merchants. Masks required, please."

Open Studios Link: https://pointreyesart.com/
"JOIN THE BENEFIT (DONATION) PADDLE, 100% of your payment donated to Holiday Food and Gift Program of West Marin Community Services

Next Sunday November 28th 9:30-1:30pm

You’re invited to join Blue Waters Kayaking for an incredible opportunity to support the Holiday Food and Gift program of West Marin Community Services while enjoying a fully guided kayak tour on Tomales Bay on next Sunday, November 28, 2021.

Sign up on this page, Register for the Holiday Donation Kayak Tour, Sunday Nov 28, 2021 or by calling the Blue Waters Kayaking office at 415-669-2600, 9am-5pm.

100% of your contributions will be used directly to purchase food and gifts for our local families and kids.

For over 30 years West Marin Community Services has been bringing joy during the holiday season with the Holiday Food and Gift program. This program serves an average of 100 families with food and toys for over 260 children. This year it is projected that WMCS will serve more community members since many are still recovering from the pandemic.

Can’t join the kayak tour?

Please consider a contribution to this wonderful program through this link https://westmarincommunityserv... with the note “Holiday program”.

For any questions, please call Blue Waters Kayaking office at 415-669-2600, 9am-5pm or email info@bluewaterskayaking.com

Many thanks!"
Perfect weather for the annual West Marin School TurkeyTrot on the Bear Valley trail today. All the kids went for it and that’s not an easy run.
Photos from US Coast Guard Bodega Bay of their rescue of three people on a capsized boat off of Point Reyes this morning. Keeping us safe. Always remember to wear your life jackets! (Thx KR)

https://www.facebook.com/ussta...
Sounds like a water rescue happening near McClures Beach in Point Reyes. Overturned vessel with three people in the water.
A gorgeous day in Point Reyes on Sunday. Heard a story that some people on the trail out to Kehoe Beach saw a mountain lion and were telling people to watch out. Other people thought it was a really large coyote. Was anyone else out there and hear about this? I left right before all the excitement but did get a nice shot of this hawk.
Via PRNPS “Breaking news!
A prescribed burn happening near Point Reyes Station today.
From Wayne Patton: "So, we live in Forest Knolls and I woke up today to what we are 99% sure was a Mountain Lion kill about four feet outside of our kitchen window.

Last night at about 11:15 pm, I heard some small murmuring or whining and at first I thought there was a dying rat or something in the wall and then I opened the window to the upstairs bathroom and it was more pronounced. I then heard the sounds of a cat and dismissed it as a cat fight as we hear those often out here. Turns out right outside the window was a Mt Lion feasting on this deer.

I took pictures of the scat too and this was confirmed as Mt Lion scat. We have the county coming out to remove the carcass as Mt Lions will return for their kill and we have two small children at home, a cat, dog, and chickens.

This is very scary and too close. I know we live in nature and this is their house and I respect that we just have never really had an “encounter” like this. Wakes you up a bit and we aren’t going to be letting our 4 year old play outside alone any longer. I just wanted to warn you all that this Mt Lion is in the area. I may set up a video cam now out back. I hope you all stay safe!"
I drove by this skeleton on a bike in Inverness yesterday and had a nice chuckle. It's the same street with the very sweet solar powered dog snack vending machine. According to a local resident, the skeleton was recently stolen (the bike was meant to given away for free but is still there). If you have the skeleton or know where it is, please return it and keep some good cheer in the neighborhood. Thank you.
Who saw the crazy BMW club that blew through West Marin this afternoon? They were running people off the road in Inverness and almost took me out in the North Beach parking lot. Hopefully law enforcement caught up with them.
A family of seven otters swam under us today in Point Reyes then had a big cuddle pile in the dunes.
Remember, Lucas Valley Road is closed until 5pm today. Plan accordingly. For more traffic updates and more, got to the WMF Twitter feed or our web page:

Twitter
https://twitter.com/westmarinf...

Web:
https://www.thewestmarinfeed.c...
Via Marin County Sheriff: "There is a large tree down across both lanes of Highway 1 just north of Point Reyes. Both lanes will be blocked for an extended amount of time. Please use alternate routes." Power is also out in parts of Point Reyes Station. I think you can still use Mesa Rd. as a detour. (Thx GE)
Took the kids out to scout a rumor about elephant seals returning to Point Reyes. And they sure are. Caught this interesting interaction between an elephant seal and a coyote. We’ve seen coyotes snooping around there before looking for snacks. Another special evening in the park.
From a local resident: "Rescue on Bear Valley Trail beyond the bike racks towards Coast Trail. Person stung by yellow jackets having a life threatening allergic reaction. 2 Park Ranger vehicles and an ambulance and other Marin Fire Department vehicles responded. CHP helicopter and Reach helicopter landed at the Bear Valley Trail head, but didn’t transport the patient." (Thx AF)
Fascinating story by Grant Marek, the SFGate Editor, about a dangerous short cut to Alamere Falls in Point Reyes thats on the AllTrails app. Has anyone taken the short cut?

"The shortcut in question takes you underneath a canopy of trees, along an exposed path with loads of poison oak, scrambling down a few boulders, across the creek (where you have to step on the same four or five rocks that the 6-year-old fell on) and down an extremely dangerous shale crevice that takes you from the top of the cliff (about five stories up) to the beach. Because that final crevice is entirely made of shale, the walls crumble when you try to grab them for support, and the rock sheets you’re scrambling down (which are covered in the crumbled shale pieces) make slipping and sliding an almost guarantee.

I’m on the phone with Point Reyes National Seashore spokesperson Christine Beekman the day after the hike. She tells me the shortcut leads to probably two dozen rescues every year (other estimates have it as high as one emergency rescue per week).

In just the past decade, news sites are littered with wild rescue stories linked to the shortcut, including a 50-person rescue effort to save two men trapped halfway down the cliff (and a third trapped by the tide), a CHP helicopter crew-assisted rescue of two men stuck in the exact same spot, a Sonoma County sheriff’s helicopter rescue of a man who had fallen from the cliffs, a helicopter rescue of a 16-year-old girl who fell off the cliff and broke her leg and a harrowing rescue of a 6-year-old who slipped and slid down the falls for 15 feet."

Photo by Charles Russo/SFGATE

FULL STORY: https://www.sfgate.com/califor...

PRNPS Page and warnings: https://www.nps.gov/pore/plany...
Fascinating story by Grant Marek, the SFGate Editor, about a dangerous short cut to Alamere Falls in Point Reyes that's on the AllTrails app. Has anyone taken the short cut?

"The shortcut in question takes you underneath a canopy of trees, along an exposed path with loads of poison oak, scrambling down a few boulders, across the creek (where you have to step on the same four or five rocks that the 6-year-old fell on) and down an extremely dangerous shale crevice that takes you from the top of the cliff (about five stories up) to the beach. Because that final crevice is entirely made of shale, the walls crumble when you try to grab them for support, and the rock sheets you’re scrambling down (which are covered in the crumbled shale pieces) make slipping and sliding an almost guarantee.

I’m on the phone with Point Reyes National Seashore spokesperson Christine Beekman the day after the hike. She tells me the shortcut leads to probably two dozen rescues every year (other estimates have it as high as one emergency rescue per week).

In just the past decade, news sites are littered with wild rescue stories linked to the shortcut, including a 50-person rescue effort to save two men trapped halfway down the cliff (and a third trapped by the tide), a CHP helicopter crew-assisted rescue of two men stuck in the exact same spot, a Sonoma County sheriff’s helicopter rescue of a man who had fallen from the cliffs, a helicopter rescue of a 16-year-old girl who fell off the cliff and broke her leg and a harrowing rescue of a 6-year-old who slipped and slid down the falls for 15 feet."

Photo by Charles Russo/SFGATE

FULL STORY: https://www.sfgate.com/califor...

PRNPS Page and warnings: https://www.nps.gov/pore/plany...
Tree and power lines down at the corner of Vision and SFD in Jnverness, be very careful.
Power off in a large part of Inverness this morning.
The Annual 'Black Hat Classic' flag football game was held today in Tomales between West Marin School and Tomales Elementary. The 'Black Hat Classic' games are in honor of Joey Mendoza, an alumunus of Tomales High, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2015. It was an exciting back and forth battle ending with 26-19 comeback win by the West Marin Wildcats.
They're not making a big deal of it, but Marin County lifted the indoor mask mandate today.

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal....

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Spied this coyote chilling post beach snack in Point Reyes this morning.
Wires down on Rt 1 north of Point Reyes Station. Rt 1 is blocked, expect traffic delays. (Thx KD)
A lot of Halloween action happening in front of the Inverness Store today. (Thx LR)
Get ready for a busy (and spooky) weekend in West Marin with the WMF weekend edition. Sounds like the weather will behave for trick or treaters. Yay. WMF was in the park after the last big storm and spotted this very inquisitive badger working on his house.

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Heard a helicopter this morning over Tomales Bay in the thick fog. Anyone know why? Is that unusual? REACH helicopters don’t land with this kind of fog.
Massive waves in Point Reyes tonight. We also saw some huge water surges unexpectedly coming way up the beach. Use extreme caution if you’re heading to the coast tomorrow.
The rain came! Did you know you can get WMF updates emailed to you twice a week? News, weather and events. Easy access without relying on the Facebook algorithm. Read this week's edition here and subscribe: https://mailchi.mp/703d1b630c1...
Levee Rd. between Inverness Park and Point Reyes Station is open this morning. West Marin School is open today. (Thx MN)
Hard to see from this photo, but Levee Rd between Inverness Park and Point Reyes Station is starting to flood at a number of different spots. I watched a car go through deep water by the White House pool parking lot and I turned around. Be careful out there tonight, make good choices. Hopefully it recedes by the morning.

Anyone else make it through there tonight?
Via Marin County Sheriff: “Shoreline Highway in Olema closed from Sir Francis Drake/Hwy 1 to Sir Francis Drake/Hwy1 in Point Reyes due to flooding.”

Link: https://twitter.com/marinsheri...
Marin County Sheriff: "7000 block of Lucas Valley Road is closed both directions due to downed Power Lines. Fire resources at scene. Avoid the area."

Tweet:
https://twitter.com/MarinSheri...

PulsePoint:
https://web.pulsepoint.org/?ag...
Rt 1 between Point Reyes Station and Olema has a lot of water on it, take caution if you use it, especially later tonight. Olema campground flooded.
Rain continuing to fall at a steady pace. Hearing various reports about the amount. Five inches in Point Reyes Station in the last 48 hours? A huge tree is down over the Panoramic Highway by Stinson Beach closing that road. I've also heard reports that the Olema Campground is starting to flood.

"Panoramic Hwy between 4-corners intersection and Throckmorton Fire Station is closed due to a downed tree & power lines. PG&E is handling situation due to power lines. Road is expected to reopen by end of today."

Any other updates?

Tam photo by Josh Redner:
https://twitter.com/joshredner...

Marin Public Works:
https://twitter.com/DPWMarin/s...

Water flow for Lagunitas Creek in Samuel P Taylor:
https://waterdata.usgs.gov/mon...
Sunday morning in West Marin. Steady rain with some really heavy wind gusts. Just missed the person updating the Inverness water capacity sign. That is a committed individual.
Power just went off briefly in Inverness. Back on now, not sure what happened, but there is a new power pole being installed on SFD by Inverness, so expect traffic delays and possibly another power outage? Anyone else have more details?
"A tree fell and is blocking the road on Sir Francis Drake about 2 miles from Lagunitas on the way to Olema." (thx SR)

It will probably be cleaned up soon, but a lot more rain and unstable weather is on the way, so please drive safely.

"Lingering showers continue today, but we're watching Storm #2 develop off the Pac NW Coast. Storm #2 will bring another round of steady rain Thursday night through Friday."

"A very large WNW swell train will arrive alongside the atmospheric river and likely result in hazardous conditions in the surf zone & area beaches late Sunday into Tuesday."

Weather tweets:
https://twitter.com/NWSBayArea...

And:
https://twitter.com/NWSBayArea...
Might be worth interviewing drivers at this point to try and figure out how they end up on LVR and why they ignore all the signs. There is some psychological phenomena at play here. "#Alert! #Road closure: Lucas Valley Road in #WestMarin near Big Rock trailhead is closed due to an oversized truck that is stuck at a tight turn. @CHPMarin is handling the situation. No estimated time for reopening yet."

Marin Public Works tweet: https://twitter.com/DPWMarin/s...
Huge news from Brickmaiden Breads in Point Reyes Station. From their Instagram: "There is a lot of beauty, heart and soul in these walls and in this space. We celebrated 21 years of Brickmaiden yesterday! Changes are ahead. As owner and founding baker I am ready to step down and make space for new talent and maybe take a bit of a rest before seeking the next adventure. Brickmaiden Breads is for sale! We are at a high point where all the dedication and hard work of so many have made this business a success, and with gratitude I will be saying a bittersweet farewell. Until then we will be working round the clock to bring all of this deliciousness to you each day ❤️❤️❤️❤️."

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CV...

Celine also wrote a heartfelt letter in this issue of the Point Reyes Light.

We ❤️ Celine and all the amazing staff past and present at Brickmaiden and are so grateful for being spoiled with the best bread you can get anywhere in the world right here in West Marin. Thank you.
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