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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.
 Friday, February 28 ,2020 at 6:24pm
"We only have one chance every 10 years to accurately count everyone living in Marin County. Pledge to respond to the census and be a trusted messenger to tell your family, friends and others and help us get out the count.

Solo tenemos una oportunidad cada 10 años para contar con precisión a todos los que viven en el condado de Marin. Comprometerse a responder al censo y ser un mensajero confiable para contarle a tu familia, amigos y otras personas conocidas porque participar en el censo es tan importante."

More info:
 Friday, February 28 ,2020 at 6:24pm
Via NWS: "Before you are soon inundated with dry February rainfall statistics. CPC 8 to 14 day outlooks continue to show rainfall around the second week of March. Graphics show a slight to moderate risk of heavy precipitation across the Central Coast and Bay Area."
 Friday, February 28 ,2020 at 6:24pm
via PRNPS: "Harbor seal pupping area closures start this Sunday, March 1, and go through June 30. Drakes Estero, Double Point, the end of Limantour Spit, and the eastern side of Hog Island are closed to human access during this time. Learn more: #LeaveSealsBe"
 Friday, February 28 ,2020 at 8:56am
"The Marin County Sheriff's Office received a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) Cyber Tip line Report that there was a possible suspect soliciting, sharing and/or receiving nude photographs/videos of minors via a web based platform. Through an extensive investigation, Detectives determined the activity was believed to be originating from a residence in Point Reyes, CA. On February 26th, 2020 detectives served a search warrant at a residence in Point Reyes, CA and arrested the suspect. A preliminary investigation into his personal electronic devices revealed thousands of images and videos depicting obscene matter of minors."

 Thursday, February 27 ,2020 at 4:15pm
" The Marin County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today confirmed the transfer of one patient with laboratory-confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from Travis Air Force Base in Solano County to a Marin County hospital. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) agreement with the Department of Defense requires any evacuee who tests positive to be moved from the base. Marin County and other Bay Area counties are accepting the patients to reduce the burden on the Solano County health care system."


I highly recommend listening to this podcast to get some background on the virus:

How to prepare for the virus:
 Thursday, February 27 ,2020 at 1:10pm
This dog is lost and thirsty on Lucas Valley Rd. Anyone know who he belongs to? (Thx EV)
 Tuesday, February 25 ,2020 at 7:13pm
This is a very local issue, but I live in Seahaven in Inverness and at some point in the last couple of days, especially noticeable at night, something started making a very low but loud humming noise. Like a battery or some sort of large electric device or conductor. Does anyone else hear it or know what it is?
 Monday, February 24 ,2020 at 8:26am
"ªThis story is behind a paywall (although it worked on my iPhone), but worth reading because it gives the most detailed description of what happened to the lost couple I've read yet:
 Sunday, February 23 ,2020 at 12:56pm
Water rescue in progress on Tomales Bay by Marshall. Not clear on the details yet.
 Saturday, February 22 ,2020 at 3:29pm
If you click through to this helicopter extraction video from Marin County Sheriff, you'll see just how deep the brush was where the rescued hikers were trapped:
 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)
 Saturday, February 22 ,2020 at 1:32pm
Here is Henry1 extracting one of the missing hikers from Inverness this morning. They were found in the woods in some sort of drainage ditch between the Johnstone Trail and Shallow Beach. There will be a press conference at 2pm today in Inverness where more details will be available. (Photo by Marin County Sheriff. Thx RD)
 Saturday, February 22 ,2020 at 11:23am
The couple has been found at Shallow Beach on Tomales Bay. They are in good shape but cannot walk. A helicopter is extracting them now then they will be transported to the hospital.
 Saturday, February 22 ,2020 at 10:40am
Via KWMR: "The missing hikers have been found alive. Rescue by land team and helicopter is underway."
 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."
 Wednesday, February 19 ,2020 at 8:28am
The search still going this morning for the missing couple in Inverness. The Marin County Dive team gearing up to look in Tomales Bay,
 Tuesday, February 18 ,2020 at 7:07pm
Via Marin County Sheriff: "Our search efforts today in Inverness have concluded. We have no updates on the location of Carol and Ian and our Detectives are continuing to investigate. There will be a search tomorrow conducted surrounding the waters edge near Inverness utilizing K9's and a boat."
 Tuesday, February 18 ,2020 at 11:08am
Thick column of smoke coming up behind Point Reyes Station. Anyone know what's going on?
 Tuesday, February 18 ,2020 at 10:21am
Still no updates on the missing persons search. The Search and Rescue teams are back at it again today. They just did a sweep of my street in Inverness and took a look in my backyard. I hope their luck changes today.
 Monday, February 17 ,2020 at 11:18am
Via Marin County Sheriff: "136 search and rescue members from all over the Bay Area have commenced search and rescue efforts this morning in Inverness. We will be searching from both the air and ground today." Anyone else have any updates? I heard there are helicopters in Seahaven.
 Sunday, February 16 ,2020 at 4:39pm
Via Marin County Sheriff: "Our @MarinSAR team is currently looking for the pictured individuals in Inverness. If you have any information about there whereabouts, please contact us at (415)479-2311. Possibly hiking in the Inverness area."
 Sunday, February 16 ,2020 at 12:02pm
"SFDB closed at bottom of White Hill for major traffic collision. Avoid the area. (Thx BE)
 Friday, February 14 ,2020 at 4:17pm
Just got word the the Point Reyes Gas Station is having some issues with their credit card readers, and there is a chance they might be cash only this weekend. Plan accordingly.
 Wednesday, February 12 ,2020 at 1:55pm
Sounds like someone either jumped or fell off a cliff at Agate Beach in Bolinas. Lots of emergency equipment and the Henry 1 helicopter scrambled for the rescue. Sounds like they found the person alive. No word on injuries.
 Monday, February 10 ,2020 at 4:54pm
The high pressure ridge is back: "0" rainfall in San Francisco for Feb 2020 (leap year) so far tied with Feb 1864. A comparison to the top 3 driest Feb, period of record 1849 to current:
1.) Feb 1864 (leap year) 0"
2.) Feb 1953 0.04" (0.02" on Mar 1)
3.) Feb 1899 0.10" (0.22" on Mar 1)"
 Sunday, February 9 ,2020 at 12:02pm
A big fir is down on Buena Vista in Inverness Park and another tree went down near Overlook in Point Reyes and power is out on the mesa for some folks. Extremely windy today. Drive safe. Look at for debris and downed branches. (Thx EW/SG)
 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, February 6 ,2020 at 9:42pm
Not exactly sure if this little shrub planted between Wells Fargo and Palace Market in Point Reyes is an act of defiance or hope, but we applaud the effort. (Thx PD)
 Sunday, February 2 ,2020 at 7:17am
Batten down the hatches today. Be safe, watch for trees and debris. "Forecast wind speed & direction from early Sunday morning through Sunday evening. Note that strongest winds will be over the coastal waters and along the immediate coast where gusts up to 50 mph are likely. Strongest winds expected Sunday afternoon and early evening."
 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.
 Thursday, January 30 ,2020 at 7:02am
Via PRNPS - "Mt Vision and McClures Beach Roads are now open! Our long-awaited repairs have been completed and these areas are once again accessible for your next adventure."
 Tuesday, January 28 ,2020 at 5:15pm
Traffic situation on Point Reyes/Petaluma Rd this afternoon. (Thx AP)
 Tuesday, January 28 ,2020 at 3:59pm
Anyone know what the Merced K-9 patrol is doing at White House Pool today? Training? Manhunt? (Thx DW)
 Sunday, January 26 ,2020 at 9:27pm
A local resident said the heard a very loud boom in West Marin around 4:50pm today. One theory is that it was a meteor. Another is that it was a jet. Did anyone else hear or see it? (Thx BP)
 Sunday, January 26 ,2020 at 9:27pm
"Mike Moyle, a retired corporate lawyer living in Sausalito, has embarked on a quest: to identify all of the dairies that ever operated anywhere in Marin County. Working with Moyle on the project is Inverness resident Dewey Livingston, a historian and author who has written dozens of publications for the National Park Service. "I suppose the thing I'm most interested in is just visualizing what was here before," Moyle said. "It's really difficult living here in Marin to appreciate how much has changed."' LINK TO THE MAP: AND TO THE STORY:
 Saturday, January 25 ,2020 at 4:19pm
TRAFFIC UPDATE: "Sir Francis Drake Blvd now open in both directions. The cement truck has been removed. Thank you for your patience." - via Marin County Sheriff"
 Saturday, January 25 ,2020 at 11:36am
TRAFFIC ALERT: "Sir Francis Drake Boulevard is currently closed between Samuel P Taylor state park and Platform Bridge Road due to an overturned cement truck. Unknown time to open roadway. Emergency crews on scene. Use alternate routes." - Via Marin County Sheriff
 Saturday, January 25 ,2020 at 11:22am
Via Marin County Sheriff: "Sir Francis Drake Boulevard is currently closed between Samuel P Taylor state park and Platform Bridge Road due to an overturned cement truck. Unknown time to open roadway. Emergency crews on scene. Use alternate routes."
 Saturday, January 25 ,2020 at 11:07am
Just heard a report from a local that Sir Francis Drake Blvd is close in Sam P Taylor due to a cement truck being overturned. Can anyone confirm?
 Friday, January 24 ,2020 at 10:07am
This local family could use your support if you are able: "On 12/11, Scott McMorrow suffered two strokes. He had two emergency operations followed by a cardioversion to reset his heart. He has been in hospital since, and we are not sure when he will be able to come home yet. At the moment"”although he is making progress daily"”our life is a jumble of chaos and nerves. Donations of any size towards our grocery bill would help." LINK:
 Thursday, January 23 ,2020 at 6:00pm
Quite the sunset tonight on Tomales Bay. Anyone else get a photo? (Thx NW)
 Wednesday, January 22 ,2020 at 8:44am
"North of Silicon Valley, protected by the Point Reyes National Seashore, is the only operational ship-to-shore maritime radio station. Bearing the call sign KPH, the Point Reyes Station is the last of its kind. Stations like this once riddled the California coastline as part of a radio communication network. The operators who ran them were charged with watching over the Pacific Ocean airways, relaying messages to the sailors at sea." WATCH THE VIDEO:
 Tuesday, January 21 ,2020 at 5:33pm
Accident on Point Reyes/Petaluma Rd by Little Wing Farm. Roads are slippery out there, please drive safe! (Thx AP)
 Tuesday, January 21 ,2020 at 7:11am
Sometimes you forget they're around. This bat was spotted in Inverness last week. (Thx GK)
 Monday, January 20 ,2020 at 9:40am
Gas station in Point Reyes Station will be closed on Tuesday, Jan 21. Plan accordingly.
 Monday, January 20 ,2020 at 9:25am
Via Marin County Sheriff: "Early morning traffic collision closes Pt. Reyes Petaluma Road between Highway 1 and Platform Bridge Road. ETA per @PGE4Me to re-open is around noon. Point Reyes can still be accessed via Platform Bridge Road to Sir Francis Drake through Olema."
 Saturday, January 18 ,2020 at 10:03am
If you're in Point Reyes and want to support a good cause, there is a full schedule of local youth basketball games at the West Marin School gym and the 8th graders will be selling food to help fund their 8th grade trip to Sacramento. Games start at 11am and go through 3pm. Boys and girls! Should be fun! Admission is free!
 Wednesday, January 15 ,2020 at 10:01am
Just heard a report that PG&E will be shutting power down today in Inverness, north of Argyle St. in order to do a pole replacement. I did not hear what the exact times would be or the duration. Anyone else have any info about this?
 Monday, January 13 ,2020 at 8:36am
A really nice article on the history of water in Inverness. "Richard Plant, an IPUD director from 1980 to 1984, said that citizens prefer to tighten their water usage rather than give up Inverness's independence. "It's pretty good-tasting water, for one thing," he said. "And for another thing, it's a good feeling to have local control over something that's so important, rather than having to deal with people as far away as Novato." LINK:
 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)
 Monday, January 6 ,2020 at 2:53pm
"What's in a name? On Jan 6, 1603, Spanish explorer Sebastian Vizcaino sighted the headlands on the day of the three wise men. The headlands were named for this day "la Punta de los Reyes" or Point of Kings. 417 years later the name still stands for this magnificent place." - via PRNPS
 Monday, January 6 ,2020 at 11:37am
"9 southbound gray whales reported so far today! This one surprised us by being close in." - via PRNPS
 Sunday, January 5 ,2020 at 8:58pm
Medical emergency in Inverness requiring a Reach helicopter transport tonight. Hopefully everyone ok..
 Friday, January 3 ,2020 at 9:36pm
Nice sunset on a nice beach in Point Reyes this evening.
 Thursday, January 2 ,2020 at 1:52pm
From the Point Reyes Light: "Hoping to boost business at his Tomales Bay Resort, owner Jeff Harriman has ended Blue Waters Kayaking's lease at its launch of 20 years, leaving the company without a shoreside rental location as of December. Mr. Harriman has since embarked on a joint venture with Tomales Bay Expeditions, a start-up run by former Blue Waters employees Cooper Jolley and Brett Miller. The pair will have a smaller presence on the beach, where Blue Waters had served about 5,000 customers a year for the past four years. "At this stage, less volume of rentals is a better fit for the resort," Mr. Harriman told the Light in an email." FULL STORY:
 Tuesday, December 31 ,2019 at 10:27am
Power out on Balboa Ave in Inverness Park. Car hit a power pole. No estimated time of repair.
 Friday, December 27 ,2019 at 8:19pm
Is this cute kitty yours?
 Friday, December 27 ,2019 at 8:19pm
The Haggard's Decade Ender
Saturday Night, December 28th
Old Western Saloon
Point Reyes, America

"Let's bust out the vintage Fenders
Time to throw the Decade Ender"
- Glen 'Tinder Baker' Haggard
 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
 Friday, December 27 ,2019 at 7:23am
Just heard a report the Lucas Valley Rd is closed due to a power line down this morning. Can anyone else confirm? Marin County Sheriff's Office? (Thx JR)
 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
 Thursday, December 26 ,2019 at 8:04am
"A hiker was killed by falling debris caused by a toppled tree Tuesday on a trail in Muir Woods, the Marin County Fire Department said. The victim, a 29-year-old man, was found dead at the scene by emergency crews. A second person suffered minor injuries, and was taken to MarinHealth Medical Center. The identity of the hikers was not released. The incident occurred at 4:30 p.m. when a tree fell into other trees in the Hillside Trail area, causing debris to strike the hikers. The trail was closed for safety reasons at the time." LINK:
 Wednesday, December 25 ,2019 at 8:02am
That was an intense Christmas Eve. Rolling thunder!
 Tuesday, December 24 ,2019 at 6:15pm
Happy Holidays from the West Marin Feed. May you have a good one. Drakes Beach in Point Reyes this morning. #grateful
 Saturday, December 21 ,2019 at 7:04am
Happy Winter Solstice! May all your days filled with sunlight get gradually longer.
 Wednesday, December 18 ,2019 at 6:13am
Tree blocking one lane just south of Inverness on SFD. Proceed with caution. It's wet out here, drive safe everyone.
 Sunday, December 15 ,2019 at 9:18pm
Those things that washed up on Drake's Beach in Point Reyes made it all the way to Saturday Night Live this weekend. So proud of all of us. (thx SD) @nbcsnl
 Saturday, December 14 ,2019 at 6:54pm
Things got a little awkward at the holiday party in Point Reyes this afternoon.
 Saturday, December 14 ,2019 at 10:54am
The big guys are back. And, three older women at the beach asked me where the penis fish were. I'm actually surprised there aren't more people out there trying to find them. (Spoiler, they're gone).
 Thursday, December 12 ,2019 at 8:31pm
"ªBig elections in Britain today. But Drakes Beach in Point Reyes with strangely shaped animals washed up on shore is the most shared story."¬ 🤔 (Thx CC)
 Wednesday, December 11 ,2019 at 5:11pm
I think I solved the mystery of why there were so many seagulls at Drakes Beach in Point Reyes the other day. Not exactly what I was expecting. Sorry I missed out on the thousands of stranded, pulsing penis fish. Anyone else see them?
 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."
 Wednesday, December 11 ,2019 at 7:26am