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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.
 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
 Tuesday, December 10 ,2019 at 1:07pm
Apparently there was a car on fire on SFD on the top of the Olema hill this morning. Did anyone else see what happened? (thx MsA)
 Saturday, December 7 ,2019 at 6:02pm
Every seagull in Northern California seemed to be at Drakes Beach in Point Reyes today snacking on something in the surf. Anyone know what they were eating?
 Saturday, December 7 ,2019 at 11:56am
Point Reyes Gas Station is having a drawing for a huge holiday stocking. Stop by the station to enter, winner is chosen on Sunday, Dec. 20.
 Saturday, December 7 ,2019 at 9:41am
The Dance Palace Artisan Craft and Holiday Market is happening this weekend in Point Reyes. There are also holiday craft fairs happening in Bolinas, Muir Beach and San Geronimo this weekend as well. Weather should be nicer tomorrow for driving. Buy local. Buy sustainable.
 Saturday, December 7 ,2019 at 9:41am
If you build the helipad, he will come.
 Friday, December 6 ,2019 at 3:04pm
So tonight was supposed to be the Path of Lights in Point Reyes, but I think the weather has cancelled a number of the events including posole (rescheduled to Tuesday?) and light the candles at Wells Fargo. Are people still gathering at Tobys and other shops?
 Thursday, December 5 ,2019 at 2:48pm
"A Wind Advisory has been issued for the Greater Bay Area, Central Coast, and San Benito County from 10 AM Friday until 7 AM Saturday. Note that there may be areas that are sheltered from advisory winds." - via NWS Bay Area
 Wednesday, December 4 ,2019 at 10:13pm
"The rain has finally arrived and adult salmon have returned to the Lagunitas Creek watershed. After an unusually dry start to the season over five inches of rain fell during the last week. Stream flows are now high enough to allow salmon to migrate through Lagunitas Creek and into tributaries such as San Geronimo Creek and Devil's Gulch. This is a good time to look for Coho Salmon jumping at the Inkwells, where San Geronimo Creek flows into Lagunitas Creek." LINK:
 Saturday, November 30 ,2019 at 2:02pm
Via PRNPS. Sort of fitting in a way for the windiest spot on the West Coast. "Lighthouse and lighthouse stairs closed due to winds over 40mph! Due to inclement weather, we are sorry to say that tomorrow's lighthouse 149th anniversary celebrations are cancelled. Save yourself a drive and please stay safe!"
 Friday, November 29 ,2019 at 11:14am
Local legends El Radio Fantastique will play tonight (Black Friday 11/29) at Western Saloon in Point Reyes at 9pm. Going to be a good one, last party before the "atmospheric river" hits. INFO:
 Friday, November 29 ,2019 at 8:27am
Be prepared. Have supplies. Drive safe. "Strong winds are expected to develop with the next storm system this weekend. A High Wind Watch has been issued for our entire forecast area from Sonoma and Napa Counties south through Monterey and San Benito Counties. An atmospheric river will take aim on the Bay Area this weekend through early next week. Heavy rain at times and gusty winds are expected, with potential for localized flooding, mud slides, downed trees, and power outages."
 Tuesday, November 26 ,2019 at 9:28am
Update from Horizon Cable about their outage in West Marin:: "We are currently experiencing an Internet outage in all of Point Reyes, Inverness & Olema. No ETA for restoration at this point.Awaiting replacement equipment. Still hoping for late morning restoration of service"
 Tuesday, November 26 ,2019 at 7:58am
Sounds like Horizon Cable is down which means many of the stores in West Marin are only accepting cash right now. I just ordered a breakfast taco at Inverness Park Market and had to pay cash.
 Tuesday, November 26 ,2019 at 6:56am
Be prepared for some weather today. Drive safe. "Forecast precipitation intensity from Noon Tuesday through late Tuesday night. Rainfall will impact the evening commute. Heaviest rainfall will occur as the cold front moves through between about 5 pm and 10 pm."
 Monday, November 25 ,2019 at 6:28pm
More details about the SFD accident: "The California Highway Patrol said one person died in a crash on westbound Sir Francis Drake Boulevard just west of Samuel P. Taylor State Park in the Olema area of west Marin County Monday afternoon. The crash was reported around 2:30 p.m. and the coroner's office was summoned at 3:30 p.m., according to the CHP.

The victim's vehicle went down an embankment and hit a tree, CHP Officer Andrew Barclay said. The Marin County Fire Department responded and found the solo occupant of the vehicle dead, Barclay said. Sir Francis Drake Boulevard is expected to be closed until at least 5:30 or 6:30 p.m., Barclay said." (Thx LF) LINK:
 Monday, November 25 ,2019 at 4:58pm
From a local, have not heard from official channels: "I was just turned around leaving San Geronimo towards point Reyes, there was a fatal accident and SFD is closed ~next two hours."
 Sunday, November 24 ,2019 at 2:15pm
"The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has officially delayed the start of the commercial Dungeness crab season south of the Mendocino-Sonoma county line to Dec. 15, which means there will be no Dungeness crab for sale before Thanksgiving. The season had been set to begin last week, but the state moved it at the request of local crab fleets concerned about potential whale entanglements in their fishing gear.

In 2017, Oakland's Center for Biological Diversity sued the state, alleging that Fish and Wildlife was not doing enough to prevent entanglement of endangered humpbacks and other whales in fishing gear. The case was settled in 2018, resulting in that year's crab season ending three months early.

Crab fleets recommended the current delay because the settlement spelled out severe ramifications for entanglements "” just one can result in harvest restrictions, or even prompt an entire season shut down."

 Sunday, November 24 ,2019 at 2:01pm
Fariba Bogzaran discusses her new book "Gordon Onslow Ford: A Man on a Green Island." 4 p.m. today (Nov. 24) at the Dance Palace in Point Reyes Station.
 Saturday, November 23 ,2019 at 9:27pm
Boat rescue on Tomales Bay tonight. Helicopter and jet skis. Boat had mechanical issues, everyone safe.
 Friday, November 22 ,2019 at 5:00pm
Caught this cat out of the corner of my eye while driving around Inverness and realized it was not your average cat.
 Tuesday, November 19 ,2019 at 7:14pm
What is going on in Point Reyes school parking lot right now? Full "incident report" command center being set up? For wind and possible fires?
 Tuesday, November 19 ,2019 at 4:28pm
Its hard to keep up with the weather. NWS Bay Area: "Hot off the press from @NWSCPC: the latest 8-14 day precipitation outlook gives northern California slightly favored odds of experiencing above normal precipitation in the November 27-December 3 period." LINK:
 Tuesday, November 19 ,2019 at 4:13pm
"Marin County NOT to be affected by Public Safety Power Shutoff. On November 19th, around 1:30 PM, PG&E notified the Office of Emergency Services that Marin County is no longer going to be affected by a Power Shutoff. This information is subject to change if weather conditions change, but as of now Marin County will not be affected. We will continue to monitor the situation and update residents if this changes. We want to remind residents that critical fire weather and a red flag warning remain in effect until Thursday." LINK:
 Monday, November 18 ,2019 at 2:57pm
"Per @PGE4Me : Bolinas, Fairfax, Forest Knolls, Inverness, Lagunitas, Marshall, Mill Valley, Muir Beach, Nicasio, Novato, Olema, Point Reyes Station, San Anselmo, San Geronimo, San Rafael, Stinson Beach, Woodacre will be affected by Shutoff." - via Marin County Sheriff
 Monday, November 18 ,2019 at 12:06pm
BREAKING: PG&E has just notified people in Point Reyes and Inverness the power may go out in the next 36 to 48 hours. If this happens, this means the gas station will also stop working in Point Reyes. Be prepared. Get gas, food, water, candles, etc.
 Monday, November 18 ,2019 at 12:06pm
TRAFFIC ALERT: "Sir Francis Drake Blvd at Baywood Canyon east of Whites Hill currently blocked in both directions by a rollover vehicle accident. Use caution in the area, take an alternate route if you can." Via Marin County Fire
 Monday, November 18 ,2019 at 7:28am
Question from a local, "folks--who would you call to remove a large decaying deer, wedge in a bit, but near our road (SFD)??" (Thx WS)
 Monday, November 18 ,2019 at 7:28am
As wolves will do.
 Saturday, November 16 ,2019 at 9:33pm
Dry weather and offshore winds coming which could possibly result in more power outages. "Complex and honestly pretty bizarre weather pattern shaping up for California over next 10+ days. First, widespread record heat possible this weekend/early next week. Temperatures into 80s and even 90s in some spots." MORE:
 Saturday, November 16 ,2019 at 9:17pm
Twilight in West Marin today was pretty nice in spite of a foggy start.
 Friday, November 15 ,2019 at 4:09pm
"For all the astronomy enthusiasts out there: the Leonid Meteor Shower will peak overnight Sunday and into Monday morning. Although moonlight may obscure views of the meteors, skies should remain mostly clear." LINK:
 Wednesday, November 13 ,2019 at 1:22pm
"Fire management staff at Point Reyes National Seashore, in collaboration with Marin County Fire Department, Bolinas Fire Protection District, and numerous local fire agencies are scheduled the burning between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. November 13-15 but may reschedule depending on weather conditions. The area to be burned is in four property units that make up a total of 205 acres on the east side of Highway 1 approximately seven miles south of Olema and four miles north of Bolinas." LINK:
 Tuesday, November 12 ,2019 at 4:48pm
#MarinCensus2020 will be in #PointReyesStation Thursday for an informational workshop on census jobs. We and @uscensusbureau are encouraging locals to apply. Positions are flexible and positions start at $25 per hour. #WestMarin #MarinCensus #MarinJobs
 Tuesday, November 12 ,2019 at 4:48pm
"Multi-model agreement that extremely dry pattern will continue across CA for next 7-10+ days (outside of poss. sprinkles in north). Ensembles suggesting about ~ 1 in 3 chance that Westerlies could break through ridge last week in Nov, bringing more widespread rain.#CAwx" LINK:
 Tuesday, November 12 ,2019 at 4:48pm
The Reach helicopter landed on Saturday and Sunday this weekend in Inverness. Neither incident appeared to be life threatening, but I'm sure people wondered what was going on. Also something happened in the park on Saturday near Five Brooks that required an emergency response. I never received any details.
 Friday, November 8 ,2019 at 3:50pm
Looks pretty spiffy. Wonder if there will be a rush out to see it this weekend. Anyone notice traffic today? "It took 13 months and $5.7 million to restore the Point Reyes Lighthouse to the shining beacon it once was nearly a century and a half ago. On Friday, the Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County reopened its visitor center and gave tours of the refurbished lighthouse."
 Friday, November 8 ,2019 at 3:50pm
If you might be able to help this person out in Healdsberg: "I am in need of CATTLE people with experience and equipment. Two elderly pet bovines (a huge steer and a smaller heifer, both arthritic) who are not halter broke and have never hauled need to move from the Kincade burn zone off Chalk Hill Road to their new permanent home at a farm animal sanctuary also located in Sonoma County." READ FULL POST:
 Wednesday, November 6 ,2019 at 4:55pm
A visitor in Point Reyes reported that their car had been broken into while parked at Muddy Hollow trail this morning. Lock your car and hide your valuables. Also, unrelated, was there a burglary of a laptop and jewelry at a residence on Camino del Mar in Inverness on Monday?
 Tuesday, November 5 ,2019 at 8:51am
Getting reports of very heavy traffic on Sir Francis Drake Blvd heading into Fairfax and backing way up towards West Marin, so plan accordingly. (thx MM)
 Monday, November 4 ,2019 at 8:33am
"From all of us at the Point Reyes Gas Station...

We would like to thank the community of Point Reyes and the surrounding area for the patience and restraint shown by everyone as we all prepare for, lived through and reopened for business during the recent power outage.

hope halloween found you all well.

happy holidays ❣️

Point Reyes
Station Manager
& Crew"
 Monday, November 4 ,2019 at 8:20am
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 Sunday, November 3 ,2019 at 9:05am
"At long last, we are thrilled to announce that the Point Reyes Lighthouse will reopen to the public Friday November 8 after a major renovation and facelift!" - PRNPS
 Saturday, November 2 ,2019 at 9:34am
"Recreational Dungeness crab season begins today in the waters off Northern California, commercial crab season has been pushed back to Nov 23 due to concerns that marine life may become entangled in crab nets."
 Friday, November 1 ,2019 at 9:29pm
Cliffhanger. If anyone knows what happened, feel free to chime in. I'm not even sure who I'm rooting for here.
 Friday, November 1 ,2019 at 3:51pm
From Bay Area NWS: "Models continue to trend warm and dry through the long term forecast. It's becoming unlikely that we'll see any substantial rain until at least the middle of November."
 Thursday, October 31 ,2019 at 4:53pm
"Another Freeze Warning has been issued for overnight tonight due to several hours of subfreezing temperatures. Sensitive vegetation may be damaged or killed. Ensure all animals have warm shelter." - via NWS
 Wednesday, October 30 ,2019 at 4:48pm
Via Marin County Sheriff: "As of 4:30PM, 96% of #MarinCounty has regained power. Outages still affecting parts of Dillion Beach, Fairfax, Kentfield, Marshall, Mill Valley, Muir Beach, San Anselmo, San Geronimo, Sausalito, Stinson Beach, and Tomales. PG&E crews continuing inspections."
 Tuesday, October 29 ,2019 at 8:00pm
So WMF was last to know, but Hilary Clinton was in Bolinas last week? Anyone see her?
 Tuesday, October 29 ,2019 at 6:45pm
Power may go off again, so if you need gas, go now. "Point Reyes Station gas wanted to say that they will stay open as late as 10 PM tonight as long as the power stays on. Also, for cash transactions they request exact change as they do not have the necessary change to make."
 Tuesday, October 29 ,2019 at 5:48pm
"ªSounds like power just came back on in Point Reyes and Inverness. But for how long?"¬ anyone else have power?
 Tuesday, October 29 ,2019 at 7:21am
There is gas and power in Larkspur at 101. At least for the morning.
 Monday, October 28 ,2019 at 3:23pm
"Much of west county has been downgraded to an evacuation warning. This includes Sebastapol, Bodega Bay, Forestville, Guerneville, Cazadero and Rio Nido. Here's the latest evacuation map."
 Monday, October 28 ,2019 at 2:51pm
Power still off in Point Reyes and Inverness. It sounds like there is power on in parts of Petaluma for those needing supplies and gas. Prepare for more wind tomorrow. "🚩 RED FLAG WARNING 🚩 Issued from Tuesday through Wednesday. Another round of gusty offshore winds will combine with very low humidity to create critical fire weather conditions."
 Monday, October 28 ,2019 at 8:44am
Shoreline Schools are cancelled today.
 Monday, October 28 ,2019 at 8:44am
From Marin Sheriff: "Morning briefing in our Emergency Operations Center. We've received word from @PGE4Me that they are inspecting lines and working toward power restoration in Marin. No estimated time for restoration or if it will happen prior to next PSPS."
 Sunday, October 27 ,2019 at 6:01pm
Ominous sunset in Point Reyes tonight as smoke from Sonoma hangs in the air. PG&E is indicating power restart may happen tomorrow but there is another wind event coming on Tuesday.
 Sunday, October 27 ,2019 at 12:32pm
Something shifted with wind and now parts of Point Reyes and Inverness are buried in thick smoke. Stay indoors. Be safe.
 Sunday, October 27 ,2019 at 10:18am
This happened yesterday: "A fire that started in the lobby fireplace at the popular Olema House hotel near Point Reyes late Friday damaged the lobby, attic and four guest rooms but caused no injuries, the Marin County Fire Department reported. Heavy smoke was pouring from the roof of the three-story hotel on Highway 1 when firefighters arrived shortly after 11 p.m.. Forty firefighters controlled the fire about two hours later." LINK: