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The WMF Facebook Feed
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, April 6 ,2019 at 7:20pm
Not sure what happened here but it ended in the ditch on Levee Rd in Point Reyes. Looks like everyone was ok, please drive safe.
 Saturday, April 6 ,2019 at 5:50pm
From the bird list. Didn't realize we had black vultures too. "Today at 11:20 AM while in Point Reyes Station we observed a black vulture being harassed by a red-shouldered hawk while in a kettle with several turkey vultures. It circled for a minute or so before peeling off to the south." The difference:
 Saturday, April 6 ,2019 at 9:16am
Visitors to West Marin often think they've seen a mountain lion when its actually a bobcat. This video shows the difference. Hopefully people are clear on what a bear looks like. (video via Aududon Canyon Ranch, shot in the Mayacamas Mountains)
 Friday, April 5 ,2019 at 9:33pm
Two men have died in unrelated crashes in less than two weeks on Mt. Tamalpais. The victims died at the same curve along Ridgecrest Boulevard, says CHPMarin. One of the men was from Inverness. Our hearts go out to all of the family and friends. Please be safe out there.
 Friday, April 5 ,2019 at 5:46pm
"Tucker" was found wandering around Vie de la Vista in Inverness. No address on his tag. If you know who's dog this is, please let me know or leave a comment, thanks.
 Thursday, April 4 ,2019 at 6:46pm
"Model trends over the past several days have scaled back on rain amounts for Friday. With that said, though, expect light to moderate rain, particularly during the morning hours, with lingering rain showers into the afternoon."
 Monday, April 1 ,2019 at 1:00am
The Point Reyes National Seashore announced this weekend that the new Point Reyes lighthouse restoration will include a Shake Shack restaurant. In an effort to expand revenue streams for the park and provide more food options for visitors, the park cut a deal with the extremely popular fast food company after months of negotiations. The location will be down at the point right next to the lighthouse and will become the crown jewel of the Shake Shack westward expansion.

"We couldn't be more pleased," announced a park spokesperson, "the lighthouse is the most visited spot in the park and now we've teamed up with one of the most popular food establishments in the country. Imagine how incredible it will be to hike down the stairs to our newly renovated lighthouse and be able to enjoy an amazing chocolate shake and a tasty hamburger with one of the greatest views in the world."

The menu at the Shake Shack will be very similar to other locations around the country, including the newly opened location in Larkspur. Because of the uniqueness of this location, there will however be daily specials suited to the region like deep fried oysters, organic elephant seal shakes and free range elk burgers, all locally sourced. "We're still working out the details," the park spokesperson said, "but once we get it all sorted, it will be a big win win for everyone."

Access from parking lot to the observation deck and the Shake Shack will be ready by late May/early June.

(Rendering of the new Shake Shack provided by the architects of record, April One)
 Friday, March 29 ,2019 at 3:19pm
Anybody hear the three fighter jets that just went over? Tomcats? Holy crap that was loud.
 Thursday, March 28 ,2019 at 6:48pm
Not to get ahead of ourselves, but early weather models show the chance of another "atmospheric river" event late next week (April 5/6). So start thinking about prepping now. Clean the gutters (again). Sign up for Nixle alerts. Get some food and candles stored away. Just in case.
 Thursday, March 28 ,2019 at 11:04am
The recent car fire in Inverness on Ottinger's Hill on SFD was not an accident it turns out. If you are having suicidal thoughts, there is always someone willing to talk at 1-800-273-8255.

"After talking with the driver, however, deputies learned he was recently unemployed and "trying to navigate a rough patch in his life. His vehicle catching fire was no accident, but rather an attempt to take his own life," deputies said.

 Wednesday, March 27 ,2019 at 9:39pm
"The usual recycle circus Sunday fell on Easter this year, so it is postponed (lest the Easter bunny loses too many eggs in the ruckus) until June 9th." (Thx RD)
 Wednesday, March 27 ,2019 at 9:39pm
A great story.
 Wednesday, March 27 ,2019 at 9:25pm
"Old sign at south end of town and newish sign coming in from the north" (thx JS)
 Wednesday, March 27 ,2019 at 9:25pm
"Multi car accident on SFD near inkwells can't get passed for at least another hour."
 Wednesday, March 27 ,2019 at 6:28pm
Update: tree down, being removed now - Delay on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard north heading into Inverness "downtown" (post office, etc.) Anyone know what's going on?
 Tuesday, March 26 ,2019 at 4:06pm
Surreal sunset pic from the green bridge in Point Reyes last night by Mari Breitenbach. #sunset #theshire
 Tuesday, March 26 ,2019 at 10:30am
The Henry One helicopter just picked up a medical emergency in Inverness. Hopefully everyone ok.
 Sunday, March 24 ,2019 at 9:35am
Some smokey haze in the air from a barn fire at the Giacomini Ranch late last night. Apparently you could see the flames from across the bay. Thanks to local firefighters for handling everything last yesterday! (Thx BE)
 Sunday, March 24 ,2019 at 8:47am
I'm not exactly sure what happened here, but it wasn't good. The aftermath of the car fire from last night in Point Reyes. Looks like the engine exploded and blew the hood off?
 Saturday, March 23 ,2019 at 9:02pm
Car accident with car fire blocking lanes on Sir Francis Drake on Ottingers Hill. Hopeful everyone ok, they say one lane should be open soon.
 Friday, March 22 ,2019 at 10:11pm
"Robert Mueller submitted his report wearing a hat familiar to modern architecture fans. The Sea Ranch logo."
 Friday, March 22 ,2019 at 7:31pm
"ªUpdate; Pg&E said power out at 7:30 for an hour."¬
 Friday, March 22 ,2019 at 2:34pm
"PG&E has advised that there will be a short power interruption between 3pm and 4pm affecting customers in Inverness as they switch power back to the Olema substation from the generator in Inverness."
 Thursday, March 21 ,2019 at 10:06pm
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 Wednesday, March 20 ,2019 at 7:48pm
Super moon tonight, who got a good picture of it? This is the best I could do.
 Wednesday, March 20 ,2019 at 4:19pm
This happened a week ago Inverness. "A bobcat just climbed up to our neighborhood osprey nest (they come every year to the same spot) and killed the female who has been sitting on the nest for the last couple of weeks. Heartbreaking. Honestly, I love bobcats, but I also love our ospreys and was looking forward to the new brood." Apparently it was the female osprey in the nest while the male was gone. The bobcat snuck up on her. Story and photo by Raven Gray.
 Tuesday, March 19 ,2019 at 9:33pm
When you put spot ruined by the Internet on the Internet.
 Monday, March 18 ,2019 at 12:45pm
"Smoke is visible from Stinson Beach and Bolinas from a controlled burn."
 Thursday, March 14 ,2019 at 8:27am
High pressure system brings a sublime start to the day in West Marin.
 Wednesday, March 13 ,2019 at 8:10pm
Power back on in Point Reyes and Inverness. The tree is cleared from the power station in Olema and there are some very large generators in Inverness. Are those powering Inverness right now...
 Wednesday, March 13 ,2019 at 10:56am
Sounds like power on in parts of Point Reyes but not Inverness.
 Wednesday, March 13 ,2019 at 10:56am
Palace Market is also open today, the Bovine is not.
 Wednesday, March 13 ,2019 at 7:30am
Inverness Park Market is open today but is only accepting cash.
 Tuesday, March 12 ,2019 at 9:38pm
Sounds like PG&E is trying get the breakers that tripped back up and are bringing in some huge generators to try and restore some partial power tonight. But power will probably be up and down for at least the next 24 hours depending on the load. So prepare accordingly. (Thx RJ)
 Tuesday, March 12 ,2019 at 6:19pm
3,000 customers affected by power outage in Point Reyes and Inverness. Estimated time for restoration is 9:30pm according to @PGE4Me
 Tuesday, March 12 ,2019 at 5:51pm
Tree fell on Olema power station, getting reports of power outages through Inverness. (Thx BE and MM)
 Sunday, March 10 ,2019 at 10:27pm
Single vehicle car accident at SFD and Bear Valley Rd. Proceed with caution, CHP on the scene. (Thx WS)
 Saturday, March 9 ,2019 at 9:46pm
 Saturday, March 9 ,2019 at 9:03pm
Crazy story: "Investigators now believe several hundred thousands plants (native succulents called Dudleya farinosa) worth tens of millions of dollars on the Asian black market have been torn illegally from bluffs along the Northern California coast over the past several years, in some cases stripping whole areas of the plant species, said Adrian Foss, a captain with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife." LINK:
 Friday, March 8 ,2019 at 11:41pm
Via Point Reyes NPS. Photo of a huge slide on Drakes Beach. Looks like it's down towards the rookery?
 Friday, March 8 ,2019 at 7:53am
Sounds like they're filming something at the Nicasio Reservoir. Subaru commercial?
 Thursday, March 7 ,2019 at 4:20pm
Anyone know what kind of gun this was? Via the PRNPS, "Park Rangers need your help! If you visit the park, you may have noticed the new message boards placed around the park. Unfortunately, the one located at Pierce Point Rd and Sir Francis Drake was vandalized by gunfire late last week. The vandalism occurred in the overnight hours of 2/28. Park Rangers are asking anyone with information regarding this illegal act to send us a direct message, or contact Point Reyes National Seashore Dispatch at (415) 464-5170. Thank you to all who help us protect Point Reyes and report incidents they see throughout the park. (mh)"
 Thursday, March 7 ,2019 at 8:18am
A TWMF reporter just made it through where they're cleaning up the slide on Sir Francis Drake at Samuel P Taylor and said they now have one lane open.
 Thursday, March 7 ,2019 at 7:48am
"Sir Francis Drake Blvd is closed between Platform Bridge Rd and the entrance to Samual P Taylor State Park due to a large tree down. Marin County Fire Department crews are working to cut up the tree but it will likely take at least an hour. Use alternate routes. Update: @marin county department Marin County Public Works is on scene and estimating the road will be closed until 10AM. Use an alternate route." - CHPMarin (thx LP and BE)
 Wednesday, March 6 ,2019 at 9:34am
Be safe, make good choices. "Shoreline Highway just south of Tomales at 7:30am. Bring a kayak." (Thx CG)
 Wednesday, March 6 ,2019 at 7:35am
"Tree down blocking both lanes at 1500 Nicasio Valley Road. Hopefully open around 8:00am but no guarantees!" (Thx RMB)
 Tuesday, March 5 ,2019 at 1:34pm
More road wash out in the park. A second stop sign is set up on Sir Francis Drake in Point Reyes by Mt Vision road. (Thx AN)
 Monday, March 4 ,2019 at 5:14pm
"The next storm system will bring rain and wind to the area Tuesday through Wednesday. Impacts include minor flooding of roadways and small streams, small rock/land slides, and isolated power outages."
 Sunday, March 3 ,2019 at 3:11pm
In Inverness, the Chicken Ranch Beach Waterfall has emerged from Channel B. Quite a sight. (Thx ER) #waterfall
 Sunday, March 3 ,2019 at 10:46am
Happening today, March 3, from 3pm to 6pm: "Please join us in a celebration of the life of Byron Muntyan. We will be gathering at the Dance Palace to enjoy music, food, and memories of Byron. If you would like to help with setup at 2:30 or clean up after the event, please let us know."
 Sunday, March 3 ,2019 at 10:46am
A rainy Sunday afternoon puzzle. A reader sent in the cover of this book published in Inverness (1976?) and is about Inverness. Does anyone know anything more about the book or the author? Some of the text from the book in the comments.
 Saturday, March 2 ,2019 at 11:45am
Something is going on in San Anselmo, "Central Marin PD is working a critical incident in the area please shelter in place until further notification" on Grove Hill Ave.
 Thursday, February 28 ,2019 at 7:34pm
Via PRNPS "Storm damage update: the road to McClures Beach is closed due to severe damage. The parking lot for Tomales Point Trail is open."
 Thursday, February 28 ,2019 at 2:28pm
Storm clean up continues in Inverness where a clogged culvert is causing water flow issues. Thanks to Marin Public Works for being on it (and cleaning up that huge slide across from the boatel). (Thx SC)
 Thursday, February 28 ,2019 at 7:44am
"Road UPDATE: Levee Road and Platform Bridge Road are now OPEN. " via Marin Public Works
 Wednesday, February 27 ,2019 at 8:48pm
The water on Levee Rd. has subsided but the 'road closed' signs are still there and apparently the CHP is asking people not to drive on the rode until DPW has a chance to clear off the debris from the flood. Apparently driving over it now with the debris damages the road. I heard that CHP had stopped some folks who drove through and asked them not too.
 Wednesday, February 27 ,2019 at 8:41am
Big tree down in Inverness Park, direct hot to propane tank. (Thx AN)
 Wednesday, February 27 ,2019 at 7:10am
Levee road is closed. Bear Valley Rd is open. You can get to Point Reyes from Olema on Rt 1 (minimal flooding). PR/Petaluma Rd is open. Sir Francis Drake to Fairfax open. Lots of slides and debris, drive safe. Thank you to Marin Public Works for getting up super early and clearing slides and trees.
 Wednesday, February 27 ,2019 at 6:40am
Just gearing up for commute, has anyone made it over the hill yet?
 Tuesday, February 26 ,2019 at 9:50pm
"This pic is the forecast model for this evening at approximately 9:40 pm. Heavy pulse due to move in through midnight tonight. Plan ahead and stay off the roads if possible."
 Tuesday, February 26 ,2019 at 9:33pm
 Tuesday, February 26 ,2019 at 8:48pm
A brave duo making their way to Point Reyes on the Levee Rd. this afternoon. (thx AH)
 Tuesday, February 26 ,2019 at 6:31pm
This is an incredible story from West Marin resident William Barrett that happened on Lucas Valley Rd. on Monday night. Drive safe everyone. Thank you to all the emergency crews in West Marin who keep us safe. "Rainy night. Dark country roads. Overturned car in a rapidly rising creek. Got there just before all the emergency crews. Me and my little flashlight looking for anyone in the car. The door on the downside, in the water, was open and I was dreading seeing a body further down the creek. Luckily (?) the lone occupant was caught up in their seat belt and still in the car but unable to get out. Heroes arrived and I left. Whew." MORE HERE:
 Tuesday, February 26 ,2019 at 4:49pm
Bear Valley Rd is open and passable but getting to Point Reyes via Rt 1 gets challenging right at Marin Sun Farms. We saw cars drive though, but it's risky. Trucks are going through Levee Rd, but not advised.
 Tuesday, February 26 ,2019 at 2:44pm
"Point Reyes Hostel is welcoming all evacuees of flooded homes from West Marin we will comp tonights' stay. Please call the office for details 415 663 8811 or if you make it up here just turn up by 10pm!"
 Tuesday, February 26 ,2019 at 1:46pm
Via KWMR, "Bear Valley Road at 1:11 PM. Passable by higher clearance vehicles."
 Tuesday, February 26 ,2019 at 1:17pm
From Ann Abbott Hildeggard, "what resources are there for those who live on the levee road? I need somewhere to in the downstairs unit 3rd house down from the green bridge. cold and wet from leaving. please post any info or PM me" Does anyone have some info for her?
 Tuesday, February 26 ,2019 at 12:33pm
"Dear Friends, We have decided to close Station House Cafe for the rest of today. Our staff needs to get home safely and we hope you do, too! Thank you."
 Tuesday, February 26 ,2019 at 12:18pm
Stay safe, make good choices everyone. "It's not getting better on Hwy 1 north of Olema just before Pt Reyes Station. Small car is stuck. Good Samaritan trying to pull him out." via
 Tuesday, February 26 ,2019 at 11:34am
The creek in Point Reyes is getting very close to the Green Bridge. (thx DL)
 Tuesday, February 26 ,2019 at 11:06am
The Inverness Park Market is open today, Dan is manning the shop. No deli or tap room, but you can get groceries there for those stuck on this side Levee Rd.
 Tuesday, February 26 ,2019 at 10:18am
The Wells Fargo bank in Point Reyes is closed due to flooding. Creek getting high. (thx DP)
 Tuesday, February 26 ,2019 at 10:01am
"Today, February 26th Due to weather conditions Coastal Health Alliance will be Closed. We are on Call 24/7: 415-663-8666"
 Tuesday, February 26 ,2019 at 8:02am
Levee Road and Bear Valley Road are closed due to flooding. Heavy flooding on PR/Petaluma Rd too. Shelter in place, do not risk it today.
 Tuesday, February 26 ,2019 at 7:17am
Via KWMR "DPW is closing Sir Francis Drake in Olema due to landslides on Olema Hill and beyond. Platform Bridge Road is closed. Levee Road is closed."
 Tuesday, February 26 ,2019 at 7:01am
I'm hearing reports that both the levee road and bear valley road are flooded and impassable in low riding cars. Can anyone confirm?
 Tuesday, February 26 ,2019 at 6:03am
Via KWMR: "Nicasio Valley Road is closed between Lucas Valley and Sir Francis Drake due to a large tree down. ETA for opening is not known at this time."
 Sunday, February 24 ,2019 at 12:13pm
From West Marin Share: "If you or someone you know "scored" a stainless steel stand for a table top last week, on the sidewalk by the old Creamery building - BRING IT BACK! It wasn't for "free" - it was CLAM's new table stand for our new table, and we took it out to the sidewalk to CLEAN IT. Can you imagine all the work that went into finding the right table, getting it from over the hill, cleaning it up - so that we might have a nice office to receive visitors? And doing this in the midst of all our other work - and then, when we're ready to put it all together....the stand is gone? Literally, disappeared? Our hearts dropped to the floor. No shame or guilt - we all put things out for free here in West Marin. But this wasn't that. Please drop it back by the CLAM office ASAP. We'll give you a free ceramic CLAM chowder bowl and spoon for your effort. Thank you! - Kim"
 Sunday, February 24 ,2019 at 11:45am
"ªI'd like to know more about this hole."¬
 Sunday, February 24 ,2019 at 8:30am
"Updated rainfall forecast. Heaviest rain expected from Monday afternoon through Tuesday night, with highest rain totals forecast across the North Bay. A Flood Watch is in effect for #Sonoma, #Napa, and #Marin Counties from Monday afternoon through Wednesday night."
 Thursday, February 21 ,2019 at 4:51pm
Sorry for the late notice. Important town hall meeting at The Dance Palace in Point Reyes tonight at 6:30pm that's a follow up about the last one about the impact on tourism on West Marin.