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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.
 Friday, November 3 ,2017 at 8:08am
Two cars off the road on Lucas Valley Rd today. Roads are slick, please drive safe! (Thx SP)
 Friday, November 3 ,2017 at 7:40am
"On scene of two crashes on Lucas Valley east of Big Rock - one lane blocked in area - use caution here and on all the wet roads today!"
 Tuesday, October 31 ,2017 at 8:13pm
Trash is not only unsightly in our communities, it enters waterways, polluting the water and hurting the environment and wildlife. Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (MCSTOPPP) is partnering with local anti-litter coalitions, collectively referred to as Clean Marin, to put on the inaugural Trash Summit on Wednesday, November 1. The free event will be at the Marin Center Exhibit Hall, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. LINK:
 Tuesday, October 31 ,2017 at 8:13pm
"The debate over the future of ranching in federal park lands in West Marin is underway and support for the practice was voiced this week as hearings kicked off. National Park Service officials held a pair of public sessions "” one in Point Reyes, the other in Sausalito "” to look at the various alternatives for ranching. The park service's initial proposal would allow existing ranch families to continue beef and dairy operations with 20-year leases, the agency announced earlier this month." FULL STORY:
 Monday, October 30 ,2017 at 3:37pm
From Bob Raines, Superintendent of the Shore Unified School District, "On the morning of Monday, October 30, 2017, the SUSD buses did not run. Early that morning, and the evening prior, all of the district's bus drivers except one called in sick. As soon as the district learned this information, a phone message was sent to all parents via School Messenger letting them know that there would be no bus service. In addition, various other classified employees, including most food service employees, also called in sick. The district has no further information at this time. Although the district and the classified union currently are involved in contract negotiations, the district does not believe the events of today are related because a sick-out or strike would be illegal and a violation of the good faith negotiating principle, neither of which we would expect from our dedicated and hard working staff. We took all steps necessary to minimize the impact on students, including providing food service. We sincerely apologize to the students and their families who rely on bus service and were unable to attend school today as a result. We are in the process of securing substitute bus drivers to prevent this situation from occurring in the future. Thank you."
 Monday, October 30 ,2017 at 11:00am
I've had multiple sources tell me that there were no school buses for the Shoreline School District this morning. Is this true? Can someone explain what happened? Thank you.
 Sunday, October 29 ,2017 at 7:06pm
A car flipped over on Rt 1 at Millerton this evening. No word on injuries, hopefully everyone ok. (Thx AZ)
 Saturday, October 28 ,2017 at 7:51pm
"The Point Reyes Disaster Council invites everyone to the 31st annual Pancake Breakfast at the Point Reyes Station firehouse on Sunday, October 29, starting at 8 am. The benefit is sponsored by the Marin County Fire Dept. Our wonderful firefighters from the Marin County Fire Dept./PRS firehouse and from the Inverness Volunteer Fire Dept. will be cooking up pancakes and assorted breakfast eats. Come on down and help us thank them for their 24-7 protection of our community. As always, there will be a raffle and silent auction and various outdoor activities like fire truck rides, a fire safe house and, just possibly, Smokey the Bear himself!"
 Saturday, October 28 ,2017 at 8:48am
"Día de los Muertos in Point Reyes - Join us for this special annual community event featuring Aztec Dancers, Coro de los Muertos singers, a procession down main street, Day of the Dead pageantry, a blessing of the altar, Mexican food, drinks, and surprises. You are encouraged to dress in Day of the Dead finery.

2:30-4:30 Face painting at Ernesto's Studio next to Cafe Reyes patio.
5:00-6:00 Procession down main street. Meet at Gallery Route One. Bring pictures and mementoes of loved ones to carry in the procession and place on the altar in the Dance Palace.
6:00-8:30 pm - Day of the Dead Dia de los Muertos Ceremony and Celebration at the Dance Palace, 503 B St, Point Reyes Station."

 Friday, October 27 ,2017 at 7:57pm
From the Southern Marin Fire District: "The severity of fires in our community has taken many lives, property, and most of all our spirits. For the past 5 years us local firefighters have created a bike drive for kids for Christmas. Due to what is happening we think now is the most appropriate time to pull together, donate bikes, and put a smile on families faces." GoFundMe Page:
FB Page:
 Friday, October 27 ,2017 at 8:45am
"Before a throng of bicycling advocates, including three of his alleged victims, a Novato man accused of intentionally striking cyclists with his pickup truck was handcuffed in court Thursday and thrown back into jail with an increased bail. "We are asking for full enforcement of the law," said Jim Elias, executive director of the Marin County Bicycle Coalition. The man would face up to five years in prison if convicted of all the charges, said Assistant District Attorney Barry Borden." FULL STORY:
 Thursday, October 26 ,2017 at 7:48am
Movie night tonight at Ink.Paper.Plate in Point Reyes at 7pm. "Battle Royale"
 Thursday, October 26 ,2017 at 7:32am
Accident on Point Reyes/Petaluma Rd just past stop sign off Rt 1. Sounds like everyone ok, be cautious around there. (Thx SP)
 Tuesday, October 24 ,2017 at 8:44pm
An absolutely stunning sunset over Palomarin in Bolinas tonight. The moon was out and the Farallones were on fire. #sunset #westmarin #heatwave
 Sunday, October 22 ,2017 at 9:20pm
Did anyone hear a lot of cars going at high speeds on SFB on Saturday around 11:30pm? Seems like this is becoming a common occurrence.
 Saturday, October 21 ,2017 at 5:21pm
Don't forget the community fundraiser for Jennie Eubank is tonight at the Dance Palace starting at 7pm. More info here:
 Wednesday, October 18 ,2017 at 12:03pm
Power outage stinson Bolinas. From Bolinas fire chief, Anita Tyrrell-Brown, Bolinas-Dogtown: "Cypress tree down with PG&E pole and lines. Horseshoe Hill road closed. PG&E will have to replace pole and wires, unknown time for power restoration or road opening."
 Wednesday, October 18 ,2017 at 9:44am
That is a very welcome sight.
 Wednesday, October 18 ,2017 at 9:29am
This one is the real deal, be safe. "A High Surf Advisory has been issued for the entire coastline between Sonoma County and Monterey County between 6PM Thurs. and 6PM Fri. However, timing may need to be extended in later updates. #CAwx #highsurf #ripcurrents #beachwx #swell 🌊"
 Monday, October 16 ,2017 at 9:02am
Thanks to everyone who commented on the wild animal post I put up this morning to help quickly debunk it. I should have fact checked that before posting. Lesson learned. Here is better information:
 Sunday, October 15 ,2017 at 3:15pm
Via Amanda at KWMR - "Important info regarding wildfires: The City of Santa Rosa, FEMA, and the California Office of Emergency Services, the County is opening a Local Assistance Center (LAC) at 427
Mendocino Ave. A LAC is a one stop shop for people who have been impacted by these terrible fires, to access critical resources such as:
â—‹ A FEMA Disaster Response Center to provide direct assistance,
â—‹ DMV services to help people to obtain documentation that may
have been destroyed,
â—‹ Insurance claims,
â—‹ Small Business Administration Services,
â—‹ and a cadence of County Services.

The site will be wheelchair accessible and Spanish translators will be available and will be open from 9:00AM until 7:00PM for at least the next
two weeks and likely longer.
● Buses will be available at Safeway at Hwy 12/Calistoga Rd. for anybody who needs alternate transportation.

● Shelters are not checking immigration status, however they may ask for identification. The purpose of this is to locate missing persons. You do
not have to provide identification and you may only share your name if you choose.

● Call 707-565- 3856 to report a missing person or a person who has been found.

La Ciudad de Santa Rosa, FEMA y la Oficina de Servicios de Emergencia de California, y el Condado están abriendo un Centro de Asistencia Local (LAC) en 427 Mendocino Ave. LAC es una ventanilla única para personas que han sido afectadas por estos incendios, para acceder a recursos críticos como:

Un centro de respuesta desastres de FEMA para brindar asistencia directa,
Los servicios del DMV para ayudar a las personas a obtener documentación que fue destruida,
Reclamos de seguro,
Servicios de administración de pequeñas empresas,
y una cadencia de servicios del condado.

El sitio estará accesible para sillas de ruedas y habrá traductores españoles disponibles. Estará abierto de 9:00 a.m. a 7:00 p.m. durante al menos las próximas dos semanas y probablemente más largo.

Autobuses están disponible en el Safeway situado en la Hwy 12 y Calistoga Rd. si necessita transporte alternativo.

Los refugios de emergencia no están revisando el estado migratorio, sin embargo, podrían pedir para identificación. El propósito de esto es localizar a personas desaparecidas. Usted no tiene que proporcionar identificación y sólo puede compartir su nombre si lo desea.

Llame a 707-565-3856 para reportar una persona desaparecida o una persona que ha sido encontrada."
 Sunday, October 15 ,2017 at 12:58pm
At the beach in Point Reyes and there is a huge plume of smoke visible to the north east. Anyone know what fire that's from?
 Saturday, October 14 ,2017 at 7:59pm
The SFChronicle has put together a very useful interactive fire map with air quality overlay: The Wifire map is also very good:
 Saturday, October 14 ,2017 at 7:43pm
"We are trying to determine how many evacuees are are staying in homes in our communities (Inverness, Inverness Park, Olema, Point Reyes Station, Marshall (not including Marconi CC). We want to get information to them as we get it. We need help from homeowners that have housed evacuees in their homes with them or in rentals they own. This may be a fluid number, changing a lot, but the count we are looking for is how many heads are on your pillows at midnight! We do not want your name (may be unavoidable if in your email), your address, your guests' names or addresses. All we need is a, "Yes I have (# of evacuees), (# pets)." Please reply as soon as possible to: sends e-mail). Thanks in advance. Lynn, Point Reyes (West Marin) Disaster Council"
 Saturday, October 14 ,2017 at 5:19pm
"Winds continue from the NE (offshore) this afternoon pushing the thickest smoke into Sonoma, Napa and Marin counties. #NorthBayWildfires" -
 Saturday, October 14 ,2017 at 1:33pm
UPDATE: Per the Emergency Operations Center, the Novato staging area at Fireman's Fund has been shut down.
 Saturday, October 14 ,2017 at 7:44am
"#NorthBayFires Evacuees: If your nearby shelter is full, a temporary evacuation staging area is available in Novato: 777 San Marin Drive." -
 Friday, October 13 ,2017 at 10:23pm
"Ordered a HEPA air purifier with delivery expected Monday. My daughter was a month in to her viral cough when she was exposed for 24 hours to ash and smoke Sunday 11PM- Monday 11PM. She's in distress even after a week shut tight indoors pumped full of herbal tea and resting. Anyone have a spare, small HEPA air filter to loan for the next few days? Our cabin is tiny; any spare small HEPA will do. Something ugly this way blows. Just smelled it 3/4 up up here on Drakes View Drive." - Deirdre Nemmers
 Friday, October 13 ,2017 at 5:58pm
From Lynn Axelrod, our disaster preparedness coordinator.....

Help is needed to relieve the volunteers at the Marconi Conference Center in Marshall for dinner prep/cleanup TONIGHT! And for weekend shifts this weekend if you can swing it. The original set of volunteers need a break.

Dinner prep/serve is 4 to 6:30pm
Clean up runs until 8:30pm

PLEASE CONTACT LYNN IF YOU CAN HELP - give her your name, email and phone contact and when you can work
her email is best -
then cell phone - 415-663-8400
 Friday, October 13 ,2017 at 1:08pm
"A new Red Flag Warning has been issued for the North and East Bay Hills and is valid from 5 PM Friday through 11 PM Saturday."
 Thursday, October 12 ,2017 at 5:24pm
Here is a list that is being updated regularly of ways that you can help fire evacuees:
 Thursday, October 12 ,2017 at 3:55pm
All Marin public schools closed on Friday, Oct 13 Press Release:
 Thursday, October 12 ,2017 at 7:02am
TWMF had not been able to keep with with latest evacuee/volunteer situation in West Marin. Does anyone have updates? I know there were many families in town last night looking for shelter. AirBNB has put together this program:
 Thursday, October 12 ,2017 at 7:01am
"Lucas Valley road .... truck overturned Again! Near the switchbacks east of big rock." (Thx LKL)
 Wednesday, October 11 ,2017 at 6:37am
Air quality looking much better this morning, but it all depends on how the wind shifts later today. Stronger winds also increase fire danger and spread.
 Tuesday, October 10 ,2017 at 8:12pm
Via Debbie Daly - "Evacuation shelter update from the Dance Palace: I just spoke with Bonnie. They served over 200 people in the past two days with shelter, meals, clothing, etc, thanks to the wonderful help of many people in the community. Starting tonight, the shelter operation is in the process of being moved up to the Marconi center, where evacuees are being provided with comfortable rooms and their pets are allowed to stay with them. Dance Palace is serving dinner tonight and is staying open in case anyone else shows up tonight. Donations of food and supplies are no longer needed, however volunteer help will be needed at the Dance Palace tomorrow (Wed) to lend extra hands to a big cleanup operation and to help transport supplies up to Marconi and to return other borrowed supplies. Dance Palace have been working around the clock, sleeping at work etc. Staff from West Marin Community Services have also been instrumental. Thanks to these pillars of our community! Donations are in order and are appreciated at and"
 Tuesday, October 10 ,2017 at 12:34pm
Air quality is progressively getting worse today. Please protect yourself and those most vulnerable. Stay indoors if possible.
 Tuesday, October 10 ,2017 at 11:49am
"Arson is suspected in a hillside fire that scorched about half an acre in the Terra Linda neighborhood of San Rafael on Tuesday morning. San Rafael firefighters battled and rapidly extinguished the blaze that broke out around 8:15 a.m. Witnesses reported seeing a man fleeing from the scene, said San Rafael Battalion Chief Jeff Rowan. Anyone with information was encouraged to contact authorities." FULL STORY:
 Tuesday, October 10 ,2017 at 11:49am
From The Dance Palace: "Right now we are serving lunch and dinner for the evacuees. Regarding donations, we can still use facemasks and individual bottled water."
 Tuesday, October 10 ,2017 at 11:18am
"The San Geronimo Community Center needs toiletries, paper towels, towels and blankets." (thx LN)
 Tuesday, October 10 ,2017 at 8:26am
per @CHPMarin , Lucas Valley Rd is now open.
 Tuesday, October 10 ,2017 at 7:40am
AirNow is a good resource to monitor air quality. Here are current conditions.
 Tuesday, October 10 ,2017 at 7:11am
"Lucas Valley Road update: Current estimated time of opening, per @CHPMarin is approximately 8:30"
 Tuesday, October 10 ,2017 at 6:09am
"Latest Napa and Sonoma County large Fires per Cal Fire as of Tuesday morning."
 Tuesday, October 10 ,2017 at 5:55am
"Lucas Valley Road closed east of Big Rock due to stuck big rig, ETO 4-6 hours. Use alternate routes! #WestMarin #traffic." - Marin County Fire
 Monday, October 9 ,2017 at 8:23pm
Looks like tanker truck made it to the gas station in Point Reyes and some pumps are open. (Thx JS and JS)
 Monday, October 9 ,2017 at 4:05pm
Someone who is currently down at the Dance Palace told me they could use donations of bedding, bottled water, snacks and volunteers. (Please let me know if I have that wrong, this is unofficial).
 Monday, October 9 ,2017 at 3:51pm
"Just received word that fire evacuees are walking around Pt. Reyes with cats and no carriers. We could help with that. Please notify Kathy at Planned Feralhood if you see someone in need of help with their cats. 415-663-8497 or 415-634-8324 cell." - Kathy Runion
 Monday, October 9 ,2017 at 2:50pm
The Dance Palace is temporarily sheltering people until the school is open. If anyone is able to donate the following it would be very much appreciated:
-Adults diapers
-children's diapers size 4
-dog food
Also, if anyone is going over the hill we have had many requests for face masks (the hardware store in town is out)

More info:
 Monday, October 9 ,2017 at 2:17pm
"Urgent PSA for anyone with a horse trailer in north bay. Chalk Hill Ranch near Healdsburg needs emergency help. They have 54 horses in dire need of transportation to get off the ranch. Phone number is 707-433-1804 if you can help."
 Monday, October 9 ,2017 at 12:35pm
"More fire evacuee shelters: Presbyterian Church in Tomales, Marconi Conference Center in Marshall, Community Center in San Geronimo Valley." - via KWMR, stay tuned to 90.5 for more updates on the radio
 Monday, October 9 ,2017 at 11:20am
"Fire Evacuee Info: Dance Palace still has room for limited # of evacuees at 503 B Street, Point Reyes Station. Camping is also available at the Bear Valley visitor center and parking lots, but there are no emergency supplies available there. Please let people who are looking for assistance/space know."
 Monday, October 9 ,2017 at 9:17am
"Evacuees are arriving in Tomales and are being provided with basic services at the Presbyterian church" - via KWMR. Tune into KWMR for updated info (90.5 in Point Reyes)
 Monday, October 9 ,2017 at 9:17am
Gas has run out in Point Reyes. Lots of evacuees in town, very little parking.
 Monday, October 9 ,2017 at 7:51am
Marin emergency crews going to help with fires. Hopefully damage and loss kept to a minimum.
 Monday, October 9 ,2017 at 7:51am
Current fires as of 7am. Smoke is thick across North Bay into San Francisco.
 Monday, October 9 ,2017 at 2:26am
From Marin County Sheriff "Calls are overwhelming our 911 center due to Napa Co. 🔥 & winds are pushing smoke into Marin. Please call 911 only if you see 🔥 near your 🏘"
 Monday, October 9 ,2017 at 2:26am
NWS Bay Area: "Updated #GOES16 satellite imagery around 12:45 AM Monday shows wildfires continue to spread in N Bay, including #AtlasPeak Fire in Napa Co. Fires being fanned by strong/dry northeast winds. Colors in image represent heat with oranges/reds signifying hottest parts of fires. #cawx"
 Sunday, October 8 ,2017 at 1:29pm
via CHPMarin - SUSPECT IN CUSTODY: "Thank you everyone for all of the tips and information regarding the bicycle collision on Point Reyes-Petaluma Road on Saturday morning. Your help has proven invaluable yet again. We received numerous tips that lead us to a house in Novato where our officers located the vehicle involved in the collision. Shortly before midnight, approximately 12 hours after the collision, Marin CHP officers along with members of our Investigative Services Unit placed the driver under arrest." FULL STORY: (thx SD and SL)
 Saturday, October 7 ,2017 at 6:43pm
HELP NEEDED: "Four bicyclists participating in a group ride in West Marin on Saturday were struck and injured by a vehicle that fled the scene. Authorities are seeking the public's help in finding the driver of a midnight blue, crew cab Dodge Ram that is believed to have intentionally struck the bicyclists participating in the organized bike ride. The injuries suffered varied among the bicyclists, whose identities were not available Saturday afternoon. One cyclist who suffered "major injuries" was taken by helicopter to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital." FULL STORY:
 Saturday, October 7 ,2017 at 6:43pm
 Saturday, October 7 ,2017 at 12:12pm
Sounds like a very bad accident at Hicks Valley Rd by Cheese Factory. Hope everyone is ok. Roads are a mess today, be safe.
 Saturday, October 7 ,2017 at 12:12pm
Sounds like a very bad accident at Hicks Valley Rd by Cheese Factory. Hope everyone is ok. Roads are a mess today, be safe.
 Tuesday, October 3 ,2017 at 5:03pm
During the Chris Robinson (of the Black Crowes) interview on the Howard Stern show a week ago:

Chris: "Weren't you at Point Reyes the other day?"
Howard: "I was"
Chris: "We live right up the street, why didn't you call?!"
 Sunday, October 1 ,2017 at 10:48pm
"Update: Possible sighting today on Chimney Rock Trail. We received a phone call from a good samaritan indicating they may have seen dog in the distance while hiking Chimney Rock Trail. My husband went straight there, he happened to be in Sebastopol at the time, but could not find anything. People in the area please keep your eyes peeled!"
 Saturday, September 30 ,2017 at 8:34pm
I'm guessing this is a joke. Found on SFD by Inverness. We applaud your spirit, tough location though.
 Saturday, September 30 ,2017 at 8:18pm
From Marin County Sheriff: "Recently, we received a report of wildlife that was found dead of mysterious causes. The wildlife was located in different areas of open space throughout the county. Based on past experiences, we've found the cause is often illegal marijuana growers that use toxic chemicals that impact our environment. The Marin County Sheriff's Marijuana Eradication Team (MET) responded with an eradication mission along with our partners: State Park Rangers, National Park Rangers, and Fish & Wildlife. Together, we were successful in locating two different growing sites that contained fertilizers, pesticides, irrigation tubing, growing marijuana, and garbage. We confiscated the plants along with the harmful chemicals to limit additional environmental damage and wildlife deaths. We appreciate our partners and the positive difference we make together." FULL STORY:
 Saturday, September 30 ,2017 at 8:18pm
Nice shot of Sean Hayes playing at the benefit block party in Point Reyes tonight. (Thx DW)
 Thursday, September 28 ,2017 at 5:10pm
Looks like Henry 1 helicopter just landed in Inverness, anyone know what's going on?
 Wednesday, September 27 ,2017 at 9:32pm
Sean Hayes and El Radio Fantastique Benefit for Michelle Lujan
Saturday, Sept 30. This is an "all ages" block party from 7 to 10 p.m. Sean Hayes will start at 7pm sharp.on outdoor stage!! El Radio Fantastique will follow. .. The music will continue inside, from 10 p.m. onward, for those 21 and over
More Info At:
 Wednesday, September 27 ,2017 at 1:53pm
"Sounds like a fire north of PRS. Air attack on the way, engines on scene." Sounds under control now? What a week.
 Tuesday, September 26 ,2017 at 6:36pm
""ª"Pg&e just called and said 1200 people without power right now. Estimate time back on is 10pm""¬"
 Tuesday, September 26 ,2017 at 6:36pm
"Marin County Fire Department
Marin County Fire Department There is a small fire on Shoreline near Olima. The fire progress is stopped. No evacuations no road closures." Photo by Dave Leslie.
 Tuesday, September 26 ,2017 at 6:22pm
Fire in Olema, air support on way. There may be two fires. Also power out in Inverness and Inverness Park. Not sure if related. Anyone have info?
 Tuesday, September 26 ,2017 at 6:22pm
"Ground and air assets are fighting a vegetation fire near Shoreline Highway 1/2 mile south of Point Reyes Station. Forward progress halted." Power is out in Point Reyes, Inverness Park and Inverness. (Via KWMR)
 Tuesday, September 26 ,2017 at 5:22pm
 Tuesday, September 26 ,2017 at 3:44pm
Some sort of medical emergency happening in downtown Inverness. Sounds like they may bring the helicopter in for transport.
 Sunday, September 24 ,2017 at 8:02pm
"The Red Flag Warning (Fire Wx Warning) has now been extended through Wed.(9/27) afternoon, and now includes the East Bay Hills."
 Saturday, September 23 ,2017 at 1:46pm
"Big wreck on Tomales Petaluma Rd. @ Cereni Rd. Closed, Tomales + Route 1 backed up. Pickup and sedan, car off road." (Thx CHM)
 Friday, September 22 ,2017 at 11:02am
Someone passed this along. I'm not sure what the whole story is, but sounds a little hectic. Anyone know more details?
 Thursday, September 21 ,2017 at 8:03pm
Sounds like fire on Olema Hill is under control. A huge thank you to local fire teams for an incredible response. With that wind today, that could have been a disaster. (Thx DP for photo)