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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.
 Saturday, May 6 ,2017 at 7:10pm
Another bad accident on PR/Petaluma Road at Nicasio Valley. A fatality in this one. Tough weekend. (Thx SP/BE)
 Saturday, May 6 ,2017 at 6:39pm
Point Reyes ties with San Mateo for the biggest gust of the day. (Thx SP)
 Saturday, May 6 ,2017 at 10:33am
 Friday, May 5 ,2017 at 8:10pm
Power currently out to 88 customers in Inverness. According to PG&E, no current ETA for return.
 Wednesday, May 3 ,2017 at 9:21pm
Both lanes of SFD near Ash Ave in Kentfield closed due to bad pedestrian/bus accident. Use alternate routes. No ETA. (Thx LL)
 Wednesday, May 3 ,2017 at 5:32pm
Here's the answer to that question. "Hollywood came to Bodega today! "Beautiful Boy", the Amazon drug-addiction drama from Brad Pitt's Plan B with Steve Carell." Photo by West County News Feed. MORE PHOTOS:
 Wednesday, May 3 ,2017 at 4:44pm
The boatel is cordoned off today with security. There have been rumors of a movie being filmed with A-list stars. Perhaps this is it? Anyone know more? (Thx DW)
 Tuesday, May 2 ,2017 at 2:55pm
"A motorcyclist was killed in a head-on collision with a septic truck just south of Olema along Highway 1 on Tuesday morning, authorities said.

The victim is believed to be a 26-year-old San Rafael man, according to the California Highway Patrol. The coroner's office is working on identification.

The motorcyclist, traveling north, apparently veered over the center line, in front of the southbound truck, said CHP Officer Patrick Roth."

 Tuesday, May 2 ,2017 at 2:10pm
Apparently a motorcyclist was killed this morning on Rt. 1 between Stinson and Bolinas. There are no other details available that I've seen. Does anyone else have details? Our hearts go out to the person's family.
 Friday, April 28 ,2017 at 12:25pm
TRAFFIC UPDATE: Fast action by Marin County Department of Public Works (DPW) jumping so quickly to fix the sinkhole on Sir Francis Drake Blvd @ Pierce Point Rd just west of Inverness.

I just spoke to the DPW crew at the scene and they feel confidant that they can complete a temporary repair to the roadway today. They will be able to replace the broken drainage pipe below the surface of the roadway but will have to place temporary steel plates on the roadway until sometime next week when they will come back and repave the roadway.

Best news is that the roadway will be completely open for the upcoming weekend and all the anticipated tourists traveling back and forth from our beaches and lighthouse.

Huge words of praise to the DPW crew members teaming up with Ghilotti Construction getting this repair work done before the weekend! 👍👍👍

Lt. Doug Pittman
aka: your local Sheriff
 Friday, April 28 ,2017 at 8:41am
TRAFFIC ALERT - Large sinkhole discovered this morning on Sir Francis Drake Blvd in the park that could impact traffic this weekend. This is right at the turnoff to Pierce Point. Not good.
 Friday, April 28 ,2017 at 8:40am
Via Doug Pittman. "TRAFFIC ALERT - A sinkhole in the roadway was discovered this morning on Sir Francis Drake Blvd @ Pierce Pt. Road just west of Inverness. The hole itself is only 3'x3' in diameter but closer inspection has found the earth below the roadway has been washed out creating an underground cavern that extends beneath both sides of the roadway. Marin DPW has just arrived and is now evaluating what needs to be done to fix the problem. Local residents should expect significant traffic delays until needed repairs are completed. We hope this problem can be at least temporarily repaired knowing we expect heavy tourist traffic this weekend. Lt. Doug Pittman Aka: your local Sheriff"
 Thursday, April 27 ,2017 at 9:07pm
That escalated quickly. "Besides the tip from West Marin Feed, seemingly no one noticed that the celebrities were in town." Way to go West Marin. FULL STORY:
 Wednesday, April 26 ,2017 at 9:37am
Heard some rumors about this which were just confirmed: "Howard Stern was in Stellina last Thursday for lunch, AND Robert Plant in for dinner Tuesday night." Impressive.
 Tuesday, April 25 ,2017 at 8:31am
A good reminder about working off community service locally...
 Monday, April 24 ,2017 at 10:18pm
An update about Drake's Beach from PRNPS: "We've received a lot of questions about Drakes Beach Road over the past few days. As you can see in the photos, an old cattle tunnel that goes under the roadway failed and partially collapsed a section of the roadway. The steel plates that were installed prior to the collapse no longer have any structural support and can fail if driven over. We are working to get the road open as soon as it can be safely traveled. A repair plan is in progress, but we do not have a time frame yet. We will keep updating the status of the road as we gain more information. Please stay tuned." MORE PHOTOS:
 Friday, April 21 ,2017 at 11:41am
THIS SUNDAY: "The Recycle Circus is coming! The following are accepted items: books, electronics, sports equipment, clothes kitchen and garden supplies, and household items in useable condition. No toxins, car tires, large appliances, stuffed furniture, or mattresses. Please bring your items from 10 AM-2PM only. The Recycle Circus is brought to you free by the volunteer efforts of Waste Free Now. To volunteer, contact, contact Madeline at 415-663-9087."
 Friday, April 21 ,2017 at 11:41am
Earth Day is on Saturday. Lots of local park and beach clean ups happening. Also an Earth Day/Climate Change Demonstration in Point Reyes:

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wells Fargo Bank, Pt Reyes Station
Unable to attend the Earth Day March in San Francisco on Saturday, April 22nd? Join other West Marinites from Noon to 1pm in front of Wells Fargo Bank in downtown Pt Reyes Station.

Bring your signs and celebrate the 47th annual Earth Day. Everyone welcome.
 Thursday, April 20 ,2017 at 10:09am
Lucas Valley Rd. down to one lane this morning in the curvy part. Plan accordingly. (thx SP)
 Wednesday, April 19 ,2017 at 4:44pm
Sentencing handed down in the West Marin drifter murder case. Such a needless tragedy. Still can't believe this folks were at the Greenbridge gas station.
 Tuesday, April 18 ,2017 at 9:17am
From the Bovine Bakery...
 Sunday, April 16 ,2017 at 9:11pm
The road down to Drakes Beach parking lot is still closed.
 Saturday, April 15 ,2017 at 8:16pm
Our hearts go out to John's family.
 Friday, April 14 ,2017 at 1:20am
We are all safer because of Burton...
 Thursday, April 13 ,2017 at 4:42am
Apparently this is happening in Point Reyes. A new walking tour? Is it working? (Thx DZ)
 Tuesday, April 11 ,2017 at 10:52am
"So great to meet author @AmyTan at Bear Valley Visitor Center & the #PointReyesNPS lighthouse! We heard you saw some whales! #FindYourPark" via
 Monday, April 10 ,2017 at 4:54pm
Well, it was fun while it lasted. 😉 (thx AZ)
 Sunday, April 9 ,2017 at 12:23pm
Not sure what the emergency in the park was, but it required a helicopter at Chimney Rock. What a day, hope everyone is alright. (Thx RJ)
 Sunday, April 9 ,2017 at 11:56am
From PRNSA "Book Talk: Coyote America by Dan Flores - Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm Join us on Sunday evening, April 9th for a book talk with Dan Flores, author of the New York Times bestseller Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History.

Called "a masterly synthesis of scientific research and personal observation" by the Wall Street Journal, Coyote America is the illuminating five-million-year biography of this extraordinary animal.

This is a free event which takes place at the Red Barn Classroom in Point Reyes National Seashore (1 Bear Valley Visitor Center Road). There will be a reception with wine and healthy snacks at 6pm, and the book reading will begin at 7pm."
 Saturday, April 8 ,2017 at 7:13pm
"Drakes Beach to remain closed for the weekend. No Shuttles tomorrow. Pls plan for limited parking at the Lighthouse and Chimney Rock." Get updates at:
 Saturday, April 8 ,2017 at 11:28am
Not sure why it's closed. "Road Update: Drakes Beach Access Rd. closed & repair underway. No ETA yet on re-open." -
 Thursday, April 6 ,2017 at 6:56pm
"Tree down on SFD between Motel Inverness and Inverness Park Market. Fire and Sheriff on the scene. Expect temporary delays." - thx MM
 Thursday, April 6 ,2017 at 3:33pm
"Marin County Fire Surf Rescue Operations class rescues dog after tragic loss on Monday. Dog survives four days stranded. Dillon Beach"
 Tuesday, April 4 ,2017 at 5:31pm
NWS BayArea getting wacky and very literal with their graphics: "Storm door is opening!
Rainfall 1-3" N.Bay coastal Mtns. 1-1.5" urban areas 0.5" S.Bay. Gusty south winds 35 mph+ Thu pm-Fri. #cawx"
 Monday, April 3 ,2017 at 6:49pm
Our hearts go out to his family. "A man died when his boat capsized Monday in treacherous Tomales Bay waters in Marin County, officials said. Another man and two dogs were aboard the 13-foot Boston whaler when it flipped over on the west side of the bay north of Avalis Beach in the Point Reyes National Seashore, a spokesman for the national park said." Full Story:
 Monday, April 3 ,2017 at 6:49pm
Rough year for abalone (and salmon).
 Saturday, April 1 ,2017 at 2:35pm
It's one of those days. "Drakes Beach Parking is full. The road has been closed at Sir Francis Drake. Please consider alternate destinations."
 Saturday, April 1 ,2017 at 1:31pm
Here is some raw video from the car chase in Point Reyes last Thursday. Very sketchy. Contains NSFW language. Thanks to local law enforcement for handling this, glad no one was hurt.
 Friday, March 31 ,2017 at 10:10pm
#MarinCounty Road Update: Fairfax-Bolinas Road in #WestMarin has been REOPENED. LINK:
 Friday, March 31 ,2017 at 8:44pm
More car chase details: "A Guerneville man wanted on two felony warrants was arrested Thursday after a pursuit and crash in West Marin. The driver was identified as Jesse Dylan Nielson, 25, said sheriff's Lt. Doug Pittman. Nielson was arrested on suspicion of reckless evasion and additional allegations, plus the outstanding warrants, Pittman said. The chase began shortly before 5 p.m. after a deputy spotted a man driving erratically and on the wrong side of the road on Shoreline Highway near Olema. The driver accelerated when the deputy tried to stop him.

"He's doing about 90 and he's all over the road," a sheriff's deputy announced over the emergency radio.

At one point the suspect struck another vehicle. The pursuit ended when the suspect crashed into a fence at the Olema Ranch Campground and tried to run. Nielson was arrested at gunpoint. Deputies also detained a woman in his vehicle. Of the four occupants in the vehicles that collided, two were treated for injuries."
 Thursday, March 30 ,2017 at 5:25pm
Update from Sheriff Doug Pittman on car chase, "The male subject currently being detained at Olema Campground is a person wanted for at least 1 outstanding Felony Warrant out of Sonoma County. There is no current threat to community as deputies and Federal Park Rangers have secured the scene."
 Thursday, March 30 ,2017 at 5:14pm
Just heard a report that two sheriff cars just chased a pick up truck at high speed through Point Reyes towards the green bridge. Anyone else see it?
 Thursday, March 30 ,2017 at 7:57am
Both lanes of Bear Valley Rd now open.
 Thursday, March 30 ,2017 at 6:53am
"Bear Valley Road closed due to live wires down use alternate route Unknown ETA to open" (thx NT)
 Thursday, March 30 ,2017 at 6:38am
"Bear Valley Road closed due to live wires down use alternate route Unknown ETA to open" (thx NT)
 Wednesday, March 29 ,2017 at 3:02pm
Hopefully the big rains are behind us, but good information to have...
 Tuesday, March 28 ,2017 at 1:52pm
"White's Hill down to one lane control at 1:30 pm." (Thx LM)
 Monday, March 27 ,2017 at 8:39pm
SFGate took the whale story to a whole new level today.
 Monday, March 27 ,2017 at 2:54pm
A water rescue happening up at Millerton Point right now. Helicopter involved. From what I could tell on the scanner, doesn't sound too bad. Anyone else have info?
 Monday, March 27 ,2017 at 8:06am
Over 66 grey whales spotted from the Point Reyes Lighthouse yesterday.
 Sunday, March 26 ,2017 at 6:20pm
A good reminder to keep your eyes in the road in the Point Reyes National Seashore Park. No shoulders. Everyone ok here, just a long wet wait for the tow truck.
 Sunday, March 26 ,2017 at 10:18am
"Deputy onscene with a fishing boat that was pushed ashore 🌊at the end of Seadrift in Stinson Beach. All occupants are ok." Via
 Friday, March 24 ,2017 at 8:02pm
Just another magic sunset at the beach in Point Reyes. (Thx AN) #sunset
 Friday, March 24 ,2017 at 4:19pm
Tree down on Bear Valley Rd both lanes blocked. Use alternate route. Doug Pittman
 Wednesday, March 22 ,2017 at 9:05pm
"To celebrate the West Marin's long, rich creative history, Isis Hockenos has organized "Rhizosphere: Celebrating Artists & Creative Legacy From 1960-Today," an exhibit of more than 100 artworks by more than 60 West Marin artists, at San Francisco's Midway Gallery. It opens Friday and runs through April 9." FULL STORY:
 Tuesday, March 21 ,2017 at 5:16pm
Sir Francis Drake down to one lane at White Hil right now. Found out the hard way.
 Tuesday, March 21 ,2017 at 8:00am
Via Point Reyes NPS "Unfortunately, the rumor is true. Yesterday (Sunday) evening, Park Rangers responded to the Palomarin Trailhead after reports that 2 vehicles were burglarized. Park Rangers located evidence that up to 4 vehicles may have been broken into and an investigation is ongoing. If you have any info regarding yesterday's break-ins, please contact our park dispatch at 415 464 5170. Anyone who witnesses suspicious activity at Pt Reyes Trailheads can report it to Point Reyes National Seashore or Marin County Sheriff's dispatch as soon as practicable and Park Rangers will investigate. (MH)"
 Monday, March 20 ,2017 at 8:44pm
Heard a report that cars were broken into at the Palomarin trailhead out to Alamere Falls over the weekend. Anyone else hear that? Or is that a 'local' rumor?
 Monday, March 20 ,2017 at 4:01pm
Happy Vernal Equinox! Full Story:
 Friday, March 17 ,2017 at 10:15pm
Great photo of Elephant Mountain to celebrate St Patrick's Day from Black Mountain Ranch (thx JR)
 Thursday, March 16 ,2017 at 12:52pm
Community Flavor: Come down to the Station House tonight (Thursday) and support our local youth sports teams. And then watch some most excellent little league baseball every Saturday and Sunday at the West Marin School.
 Thursday, March 16 ,2017 at 9:31am
"Marin ranchers and farmers will be allowed to slaughter a limited number of animals on their premises following a change in regulations approved by county supervisors Tuesday. The decision by the Marin Board of Supervisors was unanimous and came despite vocal opposition. Before taking a vote, supervisors listened to nearly three hours of public comment from dozens of speakers." FULL STORY:
 Thursday, March 16 ,2017 at 7:58am
Via Point Reyes NPS - "First tule elk calf of the season seen this week! Just in time for #NationalWildlifeWeek! Most young are born in May and June. (sc)"
 Wednesday, March 15 ,2017 at 2:31pm
Not a dramatic rescue, this was training on Tomales Bay this morning. My apologies. Photo by Richard James.
 Wednesday, March 15 ,2017 at 2:18pm
Dramatic water rescue on Tomales Bay today captured by Richard James ( Haven't heard any details of what actually happened, anyone know?
 Tuesday, March 14 ,2017 at 8:49pm
"The body of a Penngrove woman missing for more than two years has been found and her death is being investigated as a homicide, a Sonoma County sheriff's spokesman said Tuesday. The remains of Annie Bailly, 63, were discovered Feb. 17 by motorists in a Marin County car crash who spotted the body over an embankment at Pt. Reyes National Seashore, Sgt. Spencer Crum said. Bailly was reported missing by her husband, Kerry Bailly, on Dec. 7, 2014. Her car, keys and purse were left at her Davis Lane home. A cause of death was not released but evidence suggests Bailly was murdered, Crum said." (thx AR/PD) FULL STORY:
 Thursday, March 9 ,2017 at 9:30pm
"PARACHUTE DAYS is an outdoor space (at Love Field in Point Reyes) created to bring together the communities of West Marin, CA and the Bay Area. All events hosted under the parachute are curated to encourage social collaboration and the sharing of music, art, and culture." They're raising funds via IndieGoGo to have events this summer and are holding a special fundraiser this Saturday starting at 9:00pm at The Western. IndieGoGo page: and the Western event page:
 Thursday, March 9 ,2017 at 10:56am
I did not know this. "The directors of the Marin County Free Library and Marin County Parks teamed up and created a program that allows library patrons to visit parks free of charge. At 10 MCFL branches and the traveling Bookmobile, library card holders can check out passes to McNears Beach in San Rafael, Paradise Beach in Tiburon, Miller boat launch in Tomales, Stafford Lake Park in Novato and Black Point boat launch. The passes may also be placed on hold, making it a breeze to grab a book and head outside this spring." -
 Thursday, March 9 ,2017 at 8:53am
"#MarinCounty Road UPDATE: Sir Francis Drake Blvd at Baywood Canyon, White's Hill, IS OPEN. Have a smooth commute & a nice day, #WestMarin."
 Thursday, March 9 ,2017 at 6:05am
Via Rhonda Kutter "I just got a text from the Sheriff's automated system saying that Sir Francis Drake is open at White's Hill! (If you text 888-777 and put your zip code in the message box, you will get updates on road conditions in your area from the Marin Sheriff's Department.) Yea!"
 Wednesday, March 8 ,2017 at 4:15pm
Sir Francis Drake to remain closed until tomorrow, at least, says Marin Public Works. @WestMarinFeed via
 Wednesday, March 8 ,2017 at 2:11pm
"Currently @PGE4Me won't cut power until midnight. Sir Francis Drake will remain closed as we can't clear slide until power cut. 2400 customers in that area would be without power while our crews finish clearing the roadway." -
 Wednesday, March 8 ,2017 at 11:12am
Be prepared for a very congested commute on Lucas Valley Road tonight. CHPMarin says: "Sir Francis Drake closure information:
We have just been informed that it is likely that Sir Francis Drake Boulevard will remain closed at Whites Hill overnight and likely through tomorrow mornings commute. Please plan accordingly."
 Wednesday, March 8 ,2017 at 9:56am
Note: Facebook does not post stories by the date published, so you may not get news right away from TWMF in your feed. Same with Twitter. Options to get updates on time: set alerts in Facebook or follow us on Twitter and set alerts. Or check the website at which has both FB and Twitter feeds on it. I've thought about building a text/email update service, would people be interested in that? Not sure if I could do that for free however.
 Wednesday, March 8 ,2017 at 9:28am
Overflow traffic from SIr Francis Drake slide closure is overwhelming the traffic light at Lucas Valley Road in Nicasio. If SFD is not open today (no ETA on that), be prepared for a very messy commute on way home tonight. Traffic is backing up as far as eye can see right now at Nicasio Valley Rd and Lucas Valley Rd. CHP is on scene. (Thx FP)
 Wednesday, March 8 ,2017 at 8:15am
"ªTraffic is a mess at Lucas Valley Rd in Nicasio this morning due to slide traffic. Plan accordingly."¬
 Wednesday, March 8 ,2017 at 6:16am
Marin Sheriff just confirmed that SFD is closed at White Hill again this morning due to slide activity. No word on re-open time. Use alternate routes.
 Tuesday, March 7 ,2017 at 7:02am
Nasty accident on SFD in Sam P Taylor just now. Traffic passing slowly, CHP on scene. Hope everyone is ok. Drive safe.
 Tuesday, March 7 ,2017 at 6:03am
Good news: "#MarinCounty Road UPDATE: Sir Francis Drake at Baywood, near Whites Hill, is NOW OPEN." - Marin public works.
 Monday, March 6 ,2017 at 4:52pm
On W. Marin Share from Rhonda Kutter Dear West Marin Neighbors, "We have just spoken with the department of Public Works staff about the closure of Sir Francis Drake Blv. at the east side of White's Hill. The Roads Division is reporting that the slide is actively moving and it is not safe to begin clean up or repairs. At this time the closure is indefinite. DPW is continually evaluating the slide and will commence clean-up as soon as possible, hopfully in the next few days. We will keep you informed.

Stay Safe!

Rhonda Kutter

Aide to Supervisor Rodoni"
 Monday, March 6 ,2017 at 10:44am
#MarinCounty Road Closure: Sir Francis Drake at Baywood Canyon Rd, near White's Hill, CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to a slide.