The West Marin Feed gained traction as a Facebook page
and many of the local followers still find it there. Times have changed and Twitter has taken over as a better news medium, but WMF still posts on Facebook at least two or three times a week.
The best part about Facebook (if there is one) is that there is a lot of really good information that people are able to add to stories in the comments. Unfortunately, you have to go to the Facebook post itself to see these comments, they cannot be imported onto this feed.
Saturday, February 22 ,2020 at 3:02pm
The press conference for hikers Carol and Ian who were lost and rescued in Inverness just ended. Basically, they went for a hike from their AirBNB on the Johnstone Trail. Got confused, went off trail and ended up trapped in extremely deep brush. SAR member Quincy Webster heard them yelling for help today during today's sweep on foot. Groot, one of the SAR dogs made first contact. The fact that they were able to survive eight days without food or warm clothes is nothing short of a miracle. Also attached is a satellite shot of the approximate location of the rescue. (Thx RD)
Friday, February 21 ,2020 at 12:22pm
As most people in West Marin are aware right now, PG&E is out in force cutting trees all over the place. This is one observation from a local: "Yesterday (2/20) PG&E tree contractors cut this heritage oak to current codes, 12 feet away from power lines. It seems likely that this kind of tree work will continue today on Forres destroying one of the most idyllic walks in Inverness, a walk up through a tree-lined green archway that leads up to the water district."
Thursday, February 20 ,2020 at 3:59pm
Via ABC News: "As a Coast Guard helicopter makes several low passes over Tomales Bay on Thursday afternoon, the search and rescue effort for a missing Palo Alto couple has turned into a search and recovery mission.
Marin County Sheriff's Office says they received four "independent alerts from Cadaver K9 teams" near Shell Beach along Tomales Bay.
In a statement issued by the Marin County Sheriff's Office, they write: "We've worked tirelessly combing through all leads and areas surrounding the cottage they were vacationing at and are now calling this a recovery mission. We have been in close contact with family and will continue to search for Carol and Ian. Our thoughts are with the Kiparsky and Irwin family during this difficult time."
Saturday, February 8 ,2020 at 3:34pm
"West Marin Grateful Dead Appreciation Society at the Old Western Saloon in Point Reyes Station 2 Sets! Come "deep dive into the catalogue for the sake of collective transcendence!"
Featuring Alex Bleeker, Jeffrey Manson, Nick Aives, Dylan Squires, Andrew Brennan, and Danny Vitali
Poster by Jeffrey Manson ft. majestic urchin by Charlie Callahan - $10 at the Door 21+ Music at 9 PM"
Thursday, January 30 ,2020 at 11:38am
For those who live in Seahaven in Inverness, last night PG&E was working all night to replace a power pole at the top of Via de la Vista. With very bright lights. I think its safe to say,myself included, no one in the area got much sleep.
Friday, January 10 ,2020 at 1:18pm
Paul Reffell, who touched many lives in West Marin and beyond, recently passed: "Our dear Paul Reffell is off to the great unknown. It is a huge loss to our community and the many many who knew him. He graced us with his loving being, intellect, talent, humor, and consciousness and concern for all things good. It was an honor to know and love him." - Rozalynd Roos Merrill on behalf of Sally Phillips. (Photo and text used from a GoFundMe page, now closed, for his green burial)
Friday, December 27 ,2019 at 7:40am
Nature can be rough. The alpha male elephant seals are at Drakes Beach now and there is some serious fighting going on. There was a huge male on the beach on Sunday when another male came out of the water and decided it was his beach. A vicious brawl ensued. The new male sustained a major injury to its nose and there was blood everywhere. Eventually the new male drove the other male off and then lay on the beach in its injured state. It was intense for all the holiday visitors who witnessed it. If you do go to the beach, stay a very safe distance away from these animals and be prepared for some serious nature happening. (Thx IW, NB, JG)
Friday, December 27 ,2019 at 7:40am
ROAD CLOSURE - "Early this morning a power pole fell across the roadway in the area of the 5000 block of Lucas Valley Rd., in Nicassio. Due to this Lucas Valley Rd., in this area will be closed, in both directions, for approximately 12 hours. PG&E and other crews are on scene working to get the road open again for traffic." Via Marin County Sheriff
Thursday, December 26 ,2019 at 4:33pm
"Clear skies and light winds tonight will result in very cool temps. Overnight lows are forecast to be in the low to mid 40s near the ocean, and in the 30s elsewhere, except upper 20s in the coldest inland valleys. Many areas away from the coast will see frost early on Fri." - Bay Area NWS
Wednesday, December 11 ,2019 at 2:24pm
Via The Station House in Point Reyes: "The inimitable Ms. Patricia Healy, may she rest in peace. Pat was a force to reckon with: Independent, ambitious, energetic, athletic and creative. She rolled into town after her jazzing-around days in Los Angeles, found her way and her place, and started a little restaurant called "The Station House Cafe" in 1974. They were big shoes to fill but we've done our best. Grateful to Pat for the vision and the opportunity. We're dedicating this week to her legacy. Please join us for a drink in her honor on Monday, December 16 for Happy Hour."