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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.
 Monday, March 6 ,2017 at 7:32am
Sheriff Robert Doyle: "The Marin County Sheriff's Office policy is clear; no person will be contacted, detained, or arrested solely on the basis of his or her immigration status. The sheriff's office does not, and will not participate in any generalized ICE enforcement efforts. In fact, our policy specifically forbids participation in sweeps intended solely to locate and detain undocumented immigrants." - FULL STORY:
 Sunday, March 5 ,2017 at 12:32pm
Sunny with a chance of hail today in Point Reyes. (Thx DW)
 Saturday, March 4 ,2017 at 6:22pm
"Traffic accident near Beaumont Farm on Petaluma Point Reyes Road" - proceed with caution. (Thx TT)
 Friday, March 3 ,2017 at 6:42pm
Sounds like there is a hiker trapped on a cliff near Alamere Falls. Helicopter rescue in progress.
 Sunday, February 26 ,2017 at 7:50pm
This river otter scored a nice dinner tonight out at Drakes Beach in Point Reyes. (Thx AN) #otter
 Friday, February 24 ,2017 at 1:37pm
Local musicians Johnny and June will be playing together tonight (Sat. Feb 24) at Ink.Paper.Plate by the gas station in Point Reyes starting at 7:00pm.
 Friday, February 24 ,2017 at 1:22pm
Excellent film screening tonight at the Dance Palace. Arc of Justice. Starts at 6:00pm and is free!
 Friday, February 24 ,2017 at 6:45am
"#MarinCounty Road UPDATE: Sir Francis Drake Blvd at Baywood Canyon, Whites Hill area, is NOW OPEN. Thanks for your patience. "
 Thursday, February 23 ,2017 at 6:02pm
#MarinCounty Road UPDATE: Nicasio Valley Road, 1 mile north of Sir Francis Drake Blvd, is now cleared and OPEN.
 Thursday, February 23 ,2017 at 5:47pm
"Sir Francis Drake Blvd over Whites Hill closed due to a slide. @DPWMarin on scene, unknown ETA to reopening at this time." Via Marin County Fire.
 Thursday, February 23 ,2017 at 11:53am
#MarinCounty Road Closure: Nicasio Valley Road both lanes closed, 1 mile north of Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Tree down into wires.
 Thursday, February 23 ,2017 at 10:36am
IMPORTANT: You are invited to a Community Life & Tourism Forum at the Dance Palace, Thursday Feb. 23; 6:00 pm social/ refreshments; 6:30 Forum

State Senator Mike McGuire will be moderator for this meeting. Supervisor Dennis Rodoni will also be present, as will:
Bijan Sartipi, District 4 Director, Caltrans
Robert Mota, Marin Commander California Highway Patrol
Robert Doyle, Marin County Sheriff
Nancy Cave, North Central District Manager, California Coastal Commission
John Dell'Osso, Point Reyes Ntl Seashore Chief of Interpretation

The forum will address how villages are being affected by the dramatic growth of tourism in recent years and tourism-related problems such as traffic, parking, trash, litter and septic demand. What can county, state and federal agencies do to help us? We'll be asking them to start discussing possible solutions in a working relationship with us.

This is not intended to be an anti-tourist meeting (our local businesses depend on visitors) but a sincere start to letting the public agencies that affect our lives hear our voices and our (polite) insistence that they work together, with us and for us.

We know Supervisor Rodoni can speak for us to county agencies. We'll also be expecting that Senator McGuire will be our strong voice to state agencies during the meeting and in follow-up meetings; and that both officials will work together on keeping our voices in front of the agencies and to get timely, respectful responses "“ and help.


The Forum is hosted by the PRS Village Association in collaboration with East Shore Planning Group, Inverness Association, Inverness Park Association, Olema Valley Association, Bolinas Public Utility District, and Stinson Beach Village Association.
 Wednesday, February 22 ,2017 at 4:26pm
Marin County - SR-1 between Stinson and Muir Beach is closed in both directions due to slip out. Roadway closed until further notice.
 Tuesday, February 21 ,2017 at 5:21pm
We don't normally post two rainbow photos in a row, but this one from today is so good, we couldn't resist. Boat rainbow! Break the internet! (photo by Fernando Pelayo)
 Tuesday, February 21 ,2017 at 5:21pm
#MarinCounty Road UPDATE: Sir Francis Drake near Whites Hill will open at 5:30PM. Excavator finishing up & K-rail being placed. Via:
 Tuesday, February 21 ,2017 at 1:11pm
"Panoramic Highway is now closed at the Throckmorten Fire Station, at 816 Panoramic Highway, and at the intersection at Highway 1 in Stinson Beach. This closure is a temporary closure. Highway 1 also remains closed from Panoramic Highway to Muir Beach (no estimate when that will be fixed.) The closure on Panoramic Highway is estimated to last about 2 hours. However, for now it is a hard closure while slides are being cleared and will hopefully be open by 3 p.m. " - Marin County Sheriff
 Tuesday, February 21 ,2017 at 1:11pm
They are aiming to have Sir Francis Drake by White Hill safely REOPENED before tonight's evening commute.
 Tuesday, February 21 ,2017 at 9:29am
Closed means closed.
 Tuesday, February 21 ,2017 at 6:55am
TRAFFIC UPDATE: Important commuter info: From Fairfax PD. In regards to the below "urgent alert" post re the closure of Sir Francis Drake Blvd at Baywood Canyon we have the following update from County work crews:

They have advised us that the roadway "may" be opened by 9:00am, but they cautioned that it could remain closed throughout the day. The main problem they are running into, is the side of the hill (rocks and other debris) is still continuously sliding down causing a hazard. Though most of the debris has been moved off the roadway, the threat of another slide is imminent. Power to portions of the west end of Fairfax are still out. This is in County jurisdiction. For further information you can contact the Marin County Sheriff's Office at 415-499-7233. (Thx BE)
 Tuesday, February 21 ,2017 at 6:55am
Lucas Valley Road is open, still one lane at Nicasio Valley Rd, lots of traffic overflow from SFD closure. Otherwise, clear.
 Monday, February 20 ,2017 at 7:27pm
This is where things get dicey. Lucas Valley Road is hanging on by a thread, and now this: "Alert- Sir Francis Drake Blvd at Baywood Canyon (West of Fairfax) is closed due to a slide with power lines down. No ETO." - via CHP Marin
 Monday, February 20 ,2017 at 6:59pm
"Bear Valley Rd between Olema and the Bear Valley VC has reopened. Beware of a low hanging line along the north shoulder. PGE is aware of it."
 Monday, February 20 ,2017 at 6:14pm
For a split second the sun poked out over Tomales Bay and a quick rainbow popped out. #rainbow
 Monday, February 20 ,2017 at 4:11pm
Large tree fallen in the area of 7299 Lucas Valley Rd east of Nicasio damaging private bridge to residence, integrity of roadway compromised. - via Marin County Sheriff
 Monday, February 20 ,2017 at 3:01pm
TRAFFIC UPDATE: SFD at Ottingers Hill into park now open. Multiple slides on Lucas Valley Road, down to one lane in spots, drive with care.
 Monday, February 20 ,2017 at 10:35am
Large tree took out power lines at corner of Rt 1 and Bear Valley Rd. Bear Valley Rd closed, emergency crews on scene monitoring power lines. No ETA to opening.
 Monday, February 20 ,2017 at 10:19am
"Bear Valley Road is closed due to power lines down. PG&E has a 45 minute to 1 hour eta." (Thx BE) (10:11am)
 Monday, February 20 ,2017 at 9:16am
"ªSir Francis Drake going into Point Reyes National Park is closed at Ottingers Hill. No park access right now."¬
 Monday, February 20 ,2017 at 8:27am
STORM UPDATE: Looks like the brunt of the atmospheric river went to the south and straight into the Sierras. We'll still get plenty of rain and there is a wind warning, but we may have got lucky on this one. Hope people in effected areas are safe. LINK:
 Monday, February 20 ,2017 at 7:28am
That was quick. "Sir Francis Drake Blvd near Samuel P Taylor State Park is now OPEN in both directions due to swift work by county DPW crews!"
 Monday, February 20 ,2017 at 6:30am
"Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is closed at Platform Bridge and in Lagunitas due to mudslide and several large trees down near Camp Taylor. Could be closed several hours." (Thx ML)
 Sunday, February 19 ,2017 at 9:50pm
STORM ALERT. I have never seen forecasters talk the way they are about tomorrow's storm. I hope this is all hype, but BE PREPARED. "Here's what is causing so much concern: If the atmospheric river stalls, there could be up to a foot of rain in a span of about 36 hours over places that are already flooding"”that's a rainfall intensity that isn't expected more than once a century, or even more rare." LINK:
 Sunday, February 19 ,2017 at 8:47pm
Wind just went next level in Inverness.
 Sunday, February 19 ,2017 at 6:44pm
Here is the full story of what happened today in Bodega.
 Sunday, February 19 ,2017 at 4:35pm
Extremely hard to find updates about the situation in Bodega. From what I can tell, a SWAT stormed the residence looking for a suspect, but did not find who they were looking for. This person may be on the loose? Bodega roads apparently are open now. This is all unconfirmed if anyone has more information...
 Sunday, February 19 ,2017 at 3:37pm
A car flipped over at Rocky Point on PR/Petaluma Rd around 2:30. Everyone ok. (Thx SM and BE)
 Sunday, February 19 ,2017 at 1:34pm
Three people in inflatable kayaks were rescued this morning when they were swept north trying to get back across Tomales Bay from camping. They were treated for hypothermia but sounds like they'll be fine. Thanks to local jet ski and helicopter rescue crews. Check the weather, respect the water and know your limits people. (Thx BM)
 Sunday, February 19 ,2017 at 12:16pm
BREAKING: "Town of Bodega is shut down for law enforcement activity. Stay tuned" I've heard it might be a hostage situation, can anyone confirm? - via Bodega Volunteer Fire Department LINK:
 Sunday, February 19 ,2017 at 12:16pm
The town of Bodega is on lock down right now due a 'barricaded' situation.
 Sunday, February 19 ,2017 at 12:16pm
Also sounds like there is a water rescue happening right now on Tomales Bay, trying to get more details about that.
 Sunday, February 19 ,2017 at 7:53am
Yesterday: "Today, Bill Johnston Jr took this photo of me with a plastic raven at lovely @PointReyesBooks. It's ... Black Books meets Game of Thrones." - Helen Macdonald, author of 'H for Hawk'. LINK:
 Saturday, February 18 ,2017 at 10:48pm
"Motorists discovered human remains down an embankment near Point Reyes Station on Friday evening. The drivers noticed something suspicious and stopped to investigate. The remains they found had been wrapped in some sort of plastic material, but had been left out there for quite some time, Point Reyes National Seashore spokesman John Dell'Osso said. Dell'Osso said that it remains unclear whether the remains were moved from another location. Also, the gender of the body is still unknown." FULL STORY:
 Saturday, February 18 ,2017 at 2:44pm
UPDATE: "Platform Bridge Road between Sir Francis Drake Blvd & Point Reyes-Petaluma Road is now OPEN to all traffic."
 Saturday, February 18 ,2017 at 11:30am
"Police in Marin County are investigating Saturday morning after finding a dead body Friday night, according to the Marin County Sheriffs Office." MORE:
 Saturday, February 18 ,2017 at 10:34am
"MEDIA enroute to Platform Bridge Rd incident are asked to stage @ Sir Francis Drake Blvd @ Platform Bridge Rd. to meet with NPS PIO." Via Marin County Sheriff
 Saturday, February 18 ,2017 at 8:07am
This is sort of strange: "Temporary Road Closure of Platform Bridge Road in West Marin is due to on-going criminal investigation, there is NO threat to community." Via Marin County Sheriff
 Friday, February 17 ,2017 at 8:07pm
UPDATE: Traffic being let through PR/Petaluma Rd now. Platform Bridge Rd closed due to flooding.
 Friday, February 17 ,2017 at 7:50pm
UPDATE: Point Reyes/Petaluma Road closed from Route One to the Graffiti Bridge because of a tree down. Platform Bridge Road also closed due to flooding.
 Friday, February 17 ,2017 at 6:55pm
The Point Reyes/Petaluma Road is closed right now due to a tree down traffic is backed up on both sides. No word when it will open back up. (thx MM)
 Friday, February 17 ,2017 at 5:26pm
Well, it feels like Groundhog Day, but more rain coming Sunday through Tuesday. "Monday's storm will bring more heavy rain and increased risk of #CAflood concerns. Be prepared for any potential impacts"
 Friday, February 17 ,2017 at 8:36am
Lots of rain means lots of waterfalls. Alamere Falls in Point Reyes is in full effect if you want to make the big hike, well worth it. VIDEO:
 Tuesday, February 14 ,2017 at 11:09am
West Marin merchants plan to participate in their own version of a national strike planned Friday against the Trump administration. The nationwide boycott calls on people to skip work, avoid spending money and take action in protest of President Trump's agenda. In Point Reyes Station, at least 15 businesses will stay open and plan to donate a percentage of all sales to groups that promote civil liberties, environmental causes and movements that counter Trump's message. "Everyone is excited," said Susan Hayes, owner of Susan Hayes Handwovens, a co-organizer. "(Shop owners) feel it's more proactive than closing. They have to consider employees. It's getting a lot of buzz. People are feeling very, very positive and they are happy to participate." FULL STORY:
 Monday, February 13 ,2017 at 7:31pm
"The forecast precipitation for the next three days show another dose of heavy rainfall for the west coast starting by Wednesday."
 Saturday, February 11 ,2017 at 10:48am
Joel Whitney is speaking about his new book 'Finks' at the Point Reyes Bookstore tonight at 7:00pm. Very apropos given our current state of affairs. "When news broke that the CIA had colluded with literary magazines to produce cultural propaganda throughout the Cold War, a debate began that has never been resolved. The story continues to unfold, with the reputations of some of America's best-loved literary figures"”including Peter Matthiessen, George Plimpton, and Richard Wright"”tarnished as their work for the intelligence agency has come to light."
 Friday, February 10 ,2017 at 9:14pm
Via Carlos Porrata: "Abbotts Lagoon area around the bridge received a lot of damage from the storm. The lagoon is open to the ocean and dropped over 15 feet in depth, both upper and lower lagoon. Lots of erosion beyond the bridge and there are cracks where more material is going to go down. Be very careful. NPS notified."
 Friday, February 10 ,2017 at 6:41pm
After a long wet week, then sun came back and started to dry things out. Happy Friday everyone. And a full moon! #sunset #westmarin
 Thursday, February 9 ,2017 at 8:10pm
UPDATE: The Levee Road in Point Reyes is now closed due to high tide. Cars got stuck in it last night. Don't be 'that person'. Use Bear Valley Road instead. (thx BE)
 Thursday, February 9 ,2017 at 7:52pm
"The Levee road is pouring over. Almost didn't get through at 7:20pm" Road isn't closed yet, but proceed with caution. Photo from 5:00pm when flooding started. (thx FP and JS)
 Thursday, February 9 ,2017 at 4:57pm
"#MarinCounty Road UPDATE: Panoramic Hwy, between Hwy 1 & Throckmorton Fire Station, is now cleared & OPEN."
 Thursday, February 9 ,2017 at 2:00pm
Flooding on Rt 1 at the usual spot south of Tomales. (Thx RJ)
 Thursday, February 9 ,2017 at 1:46pm
The Station House Cafe closing at 3pm today and the Bovine closed at noon.
 Thursday, February 9 ,2017 at 1:00pm
"Shoreline Highway is closed 1 mile south of Tomales due to flooding. Shoreline Highway in Point Reyes Station near the bank is reported flooded due to a clogged drain." - via KWMR
 Thursday, February 9 ,2017 at 9:14am
"Did anyone hear a train whistle blow in downtown Point Reyes at 8:82 am this morning? My whole office is confused."
 Wednesday, February 8 ,2017 at 6:56pm
More school closures tomorrow due to weather.
 Wednesday, February 8 ,2017 at 4:25pm
"School Cancelled for Shoreline Unified tomorrow." (Thx FP)
 Wednesday, February 8 ,2017 at 12:42pm
Be prepared. "Another potent system to bring widespread rainfall, gusty winds and flooding issues to the #BayArea and #Central Coast on Thurs! #CAflood"
 Wednesday, February 8 ,2017 at 6:48am
Levee Road is open this morning and easily passable as of 6:32am. Tide gets very high later this morning Nicasio Valley Road and Lucas Valley Road all clear too.
 Tuesday, February 7 ,2017 at 8:22pm
Just got a report from the Levee Road that it is still flooded and its still closed. But there was a car stuck in the middle with its blinkers on. And people were still trying to plow through the water. The CHP showed up to help, and people were still trying to plow through the water and the CHP was yelling at people that the road was closed and to turn around. Seriously. People get into their cars and morph into crazy. LEVEE ROAD IS CLOSED, DON'T DRIVE THROUGH STANDING WATER. (thx FP)
 Tuesday, February 7 ,2017 at 7:18pm
Trying to confirm a report that Sir Francis Drake Blvd is now open. Does anyone know? Twitter is quiet.
 Tuesday, February 7 ,2017 at 7:04pm
Update on power situation in Lagunitas.
 Tuesday, February 7 ,2017 at 3:52pm
TRAFFIC ALERT via Marin County Fire, "Sir Francis Drake Closed at Samuel Taylor Park. Expected to be closed till late tomorrow".
 Tuesday, February 7 ,2017 at 3:26pm
"Creek water is right up to and starting to get onto one lane of the Point Reyes Petaluma Road between the Graffiti Bridge and Highway One." If this road floods out, we have a problem because SFD is closed right now too. (thx AF) (3:22pm)
 Tuesday, February 7 ,2017 at 1:56pm
TRAFFIC ALERT: "Sir Francis Drake Blvd between Lagunitas and Platform Bridge Rd will remain closed for between a day and a day-and-a half." - according to PG&E via Burton (1:51pm)
 Tuesday, February 7 ,2017 at 12:45pm
TRAFFIC UPDATE: Tree cleared, traffic getting through on SFD by White House Pool now. (12:29pm)
 Tuesday, February 7 ,2017 at 12:45pm
"The Levee road is now blocked by flood water that has left motorists stranded in flood water. Closed! Stay home if you can." - via Burton (12:41pm) AN photo
 Tuesday, February 7 ,2017 at 12:29pm
Huge tree blocking Sir Francis Drake by White House Pool. Traffic blocked both lanes. Via Richard Dillman and KWMR (12:16pm)
 Tuesday, February 7 ,2017 at 12:29pm
UPDATES: Nicasio Valley Road past LVR open to one lane. SFD by White House Pool blocked both lanes. Water continuing to rise, all creeks at limits, flooding all around Point Reyes Station. Be safe. (Thx DL) (12:23pm)
 Tuesday, February 7 ,2017 at 11:47am
Road Closure: Panoramic Highway is closed between Highway 1 & Pantoll, due to downed trees & debris. #MarinStorm #CAstorm (as of 11:44pm)
 Tuesday, February 7 ,2017 at 9:26am
Lucas Valley Road is still open, but major delays due to Nicasio Valley Road being closed and the stoplight on LVR.
 Tuesday, February 7 ,2017 at 9:10am
"Heads up for all those traveling in West Marin: Sir Francis Drake closed for wires down in the area of Lag market.
Platform Bridge Rd closed due to flooding.
Nicasio Valley Rd between Lucas Valley Rd and SFD closed due to tree down." - at 7:00 am (thx CB) Also, I'd say platform bridge closed soon, it's really close. (TWMF)
 Tuesday, February 7 ,2017 at 9:10am
"Flood sirens in Fairfax!!" - via twitter at 7:03am