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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.
 Tuesday, January 6 ,2015 at 2:28pm
West Marin community please come out to show support. West Marin Mosquito Council meeting tonight. 7pm. Bolinas firehouse. Please attend to show the district that West Marin citizens still strongly support LOW toxic protocols for mosquito control.
 Monday, January 5 ,2015 at 5:16pm
Interesting way to memorialize your very special day. At The Old Western Saloon on the bar. Love the guy sitting on the stool. Maybe this was all Ken Fulk's idea. Photo by B.J. Martin.
 Monday, January 5 ,2015 at 10:01am
 Sunday, January 4 ,2015 at 7:06pm
Full moon rising! Look for it! "The January 2015 full moon is the first full moon after the December 21 solstice. In North America, we often this full moon the Wolf Moon, Old Moon or Moon After Yule. Astronomically speaking, the moon is full at the moment that it's most opposite the sun in its orbit (180 from the sun in celestial or ecliptic longitude). For general reference, however, we can say the moon is full all night tonight, lighting up the nighttime from dusk until dawn." This picture is the same moon, tonight, in Italy.
 Sunday, January 4 ,2015 at 2:04pm
Here's some inspiration for the New Year. A great post about how Colin Carpenter built this gorgeous, completely off-the-grid house in Inverness a few years ago. Living the dream.
Maybe Ken Fulk and Hidden Dragon should take some notes...
 Sunday, January 4 ,2015 at 11:05am
3rd Spare the Air day in a row today. Yesterday morning when I walked out onto my deck first Valley was filled with smoke. Today is not quite as much. Quaint old Invernesians are hypocritically exempt? Wood now is my only source of heat ... Other than easy to find portable electric heaters that can be moved from room to room.
 Saturday, January 3 ,2015 at 10:45pm
Only Golden Gate Transit buses, emergency vehicles will be allowed to cross on Jan. 10-12. Golden Gate Ferry will expand its service.

By Bay City News Service:

The Golden Gate Bridge will close later this month for the installation of a 13,340-foot moveable median barrier to provide a safer trip across the bridge and eliminate head-on collisions, bridge officials said.

The 52-hour closure starts at 12:01 a.m. Jan. 10 and ends at 4 a.m. Jan. 12.

More than 3,200 steel-clad metal and concrete barrier units are already stacked at the Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza administration building off of Merchant Road, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District spokeswoman Priya David Clemens said.

The units are 12 inches wide, 32 inches high and filled with high density concrete. They will be connected in a line using steel pins to form a semi-rigid median barrier designed to stay in place through tension and their own weight. Each barrier weighs approximately 1,500 pounds, Clemens said.

In advance of the closure, blue dots are being installed on the bridge roadway, Clemens said.

The dots are guidelines for the two zipper trucks with Golden Gate Bridge logos that will move the barriers to different lanes to accommodate traffic flow.

The estimated cost of the project is $30.3 million, with $20 million from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission via the state of California, $1.3 million in federal funds and $5.1 million from Golden Gate Bridge toll revenues.

During the closure, Golden Gate Transit buses will still be allowed to cross the bridge and will run on their normal weekend schedule. Emergency vehicles also will be allowed on the bridge during the closure.

Vehicles traveling from the North Bay will have to use either the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge or Bay Bridge to get into San Francisco.

Golden Gate Ferry will expand its service to and from Larkspur and San Francisco to include late night trips.

There will be 15 departures from Larkspur to San Francisco starting at 5:45 a.m. Jan. 10 through 12:35 a.m. Jan. 11. Eleven of the departures from Larkspur to San Francisco will be half-hour high-speed runs.

There are 14 departures from San Francisco to Larkspur from 6:20 a.m. Jan. 10 through 1:10 a.m. Jan. 11. Eleven of the departures will be high-speed runs.

The Sausalito Ferry to and from San Francisco will operate on its regular weekend schedule. The trip takes a half-hour one way.

The bridge's east sidewalk will remain open to pedestrians and bicyclists, but the west sidewalk and parking lots at both ends of the bridge will be closed to the public.

San Francisco Municipal Railway 28-19th Avenue buses will be allowed to operate through the tunnel under the Bridge Toll Plaza.

Access roads that lead to the bridge will start closing at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 9.
U.S. Highway 101 in Marin County will close at the Marin City/Sausalito exit. There will be no southbound access from Marin City to the bridge and there will be no northbound access from Alexander Avenue. Access to northbound Highway 101 will be available from Spencer Avenue and Rodeo Avenue.

In San Francisco, the Highway 101 closure will be at Doyle Drive and Marina Boulevard. There also will be a closure at the intersection of Park Presidio Boulevard and Lake Street. There will be no northbound access to Highway 101 between those exits and the bridge.
 Friday, January 2 ,2015 at 11:28pm
Hadn't dawned on me that people might even try: "Point Reyes Visitors Warned Against Collecting Shellfish At Closed Drakes Bay Oyster Farm Site"


The company plans to hold one last party to thank those who have supported them over the years. The potluck, which is open to the public, will take place Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Point Reyes Station's Green Barn, at 540 Mesa Road.
 Friday, January 2 ,2015 at 10:59am
 Friday, January 2 ,2015 at 9:46am
New Year's Resolution: Where is the one place in West Marin you haven't been to in awhile (or ever) and are going to get to this year?

You could start here, what is the name of this spot?

Photo by Steve Bratman:
 Wednesday, December 31 ,2014 at 12:56pm
 Wednesday, December 31 ,2014 at 11:08am
Just (9 am Dec 31) had a chat with Will Thompson, who is our local CHP patrolman. He told me he had just had a discussion at the sheriff's office about the parking ticket issued to a local person at Chicken Ranch a couple of days ago. He told me they have decided to rescind the ticket and that no parking tickets should be issued at that location, where people park to go to the beach. Linda Petersen
 Wednesday, December 31 ,2014 at 9:40am
Comet Lovejoy will be the first naked eye comet of 2015, so check it out tonight when you're celebrating New Year's Eve, the green glow is amazing.
 Monday, December 29 ,2014 at 11:25pm
 Monday, December 29 ,2014 at 9:21pm
WIND ALERT: NWS has issued a wind alert from 7am Tuesday to 12pm on Wednesday. "A fast moving...Cold...And dry storm system will sweep through the area late tonight and tuesday morning. Strong and gusty north to northeast winds will develop beginning tuesday morning through midday wednesday. Strongest winds are expected in the hills of the north and east bay. The time period of strongest winds will be between late tuesday afternoon and late tuesday night. Winds will gradually subside on wednesday."

Plan accordingly, be safe.
 Monday, December 29 ,2014 at 12:43pm
So did anyone go? How was it? Star power in Point Reyes...
 Monday, December 29 ,2014 at 9:38am
7:28am - Intense fog going over the hill and CHP at the reservoir. Drive safe! And it's a spare the air day...
 Sunday, December 28 ,2014 at 1:57pm
 Sunday, December 28 ,2014 at 1:14pm
 Sunday, December 28 ,2014 at 1:14pm
Has anyone ever gotten a parking ticket for parking at Chicken Ranch Beach?

Yesterday I got a ticket for parking on the shoulder of Sir Francis Drake Blvd just up from the beach. This is where I have been parking for ages to meet Carlos to go take photos, and where I see 100s of cars park weekly to visit the beach.

As you can see, I am parked facing the wrong way, though I am very far off the road. This cost me $61. To add to my pain, "PARKED ON SHOULDER/FREEWAY CVC 21718" was hand written on the ticket, raising my ticket to $106. SFD is a freeway?

I TOTALLY accept my violation and respect that the officer who wrote it was simply doing his/her job. So no friction, I totally understand. I am just curious of others experiences parking on the shoulder of SFD Blvd so I know for future reference.

Merry Christmas to me...
 Sunday, December 28 ,2014 at 10:11am
Shaping up to be another epic day in Point Reyes. (Who sees the flying cloud bird?)
 Saturday, December 27 ,2014 at 8:03pm
They said there were whales, and there were whales. We got to the Point Reyes Lighthouse around 8:30am and saw 11 whales in about an hour. Perfect whale watching weather right now.
 Saturday, December 27 ,2014 at 7:02pm
 Saturday, December 27 ,2014 at 6:46pm
Two Bull Elephant Seals just outside the old cafe at Drakes all day today
 Saturday, December 27 ,2014 at 9:50am
95 #whales seen from the Point Reyes Lighthouse yesterday! Better watching conditions today...maybe we'll see a hundred! - via Point Reyes NPS
 Friday, December 26 ,2014 at 10:19pm
 Friday, December 26 ,2014 at 9:49pm
7:31pm - A couple of police cars just flew up Route One heading towards Marshall. Sounds like there may be a high speed chase in progress. Anyone see them go by?
 Friday, December 26 ,2014 at 8:04pm
A gorgeous sunset out at Limantour Beach caps off a beautiful day in Point Reyes.
 Friday, December 26 ,2014 at 2:33pm
Sounds like 'Hidden Dragon' might pale in comparison to what Ken Fulk is bringing to town: "Fulk is creating a summer compound in Inverness for philanthropists Alexis and Trevor Traina, with an old-time fishing-camp theme. "He imagines design like an Old World theater director," Alexis Traina said, "where every single detail is a rich, sensory experience that tells a piece of a great story hatched by Ken and his clients.""
 Friday, December 26 ,2014 at 2:33pm
12:18pm - "Traffic is now open both directions on Lucas Valley Rd after tree took out power lines Wednesday." Phew, hopefully that's the last post about that.
 Friday, December 26 ,2014 at 2:03pm
Anyone know the status of Lucas Valley Road now, at almost noon?
 Friday, December 26 ,2014 at 11:32am
9:28am - Repair crews still hanging power lines along Lucas Valley Road near Skywalker Ranch in #MarinCounty. Road remains closed to all but locals. - @maringov
 Thursday, December 25 ,2014 at 11:04pm
Anyone know what sounds like gunfire or cannon shots occasionally in Lagunitas?
This is the third time I've heard a series of these pretty late at night, any ideas?
 Thursday, December 25 ,2014 at 5:36pm
3:33pm - Early indication: it will be midnight before Lucas Valley Road is fully reopened. @CHPMarin could open a single lane sooner.
 Thursday, December 25 ,2014 at 4:06pm
As of four hours ago, Lucas Valley Road still closed, anyone have any updated info? "Lucas Valley Road remains closed this morning because of downed power lines. Trees have been removed. Waiting on @PGE4Me." - @maringov
 Thursday, December 25 ,2014 at 4:06pm
 Thursday, December 25 ,2014 at 2:35pm
Anybody know for sure if Lucas Valley Road is open now? Thanks!
 Thursday, December 25 ,2014 at 12:19pm
Merry Merry on a frosty Christmas morn.
 Thursday, December 25 ,2014 at 10:34am
Jack Frost was in Point Reyes and Inverness this morning. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
 Thursday, December 25 ,2014 at 10:34am
 Wednesday, December 24 ,2014 at 6:24pm
4:11pm - Lucas Valley Road between San Rafael and West Marin closed both directions due to large tree and power lines down. Closed until tomorrow. - via @MarinSheriff
 Wednesday, December 24 ,2014 at 6:09pm
4:00pm - Tree down north of Hog Island on Route One. Fire Dept. says it will take about two hours to clear, not sure if road is fully closed.
 Wednesday, December 24 ,2014 at 5:26pm
3:21pm - Just got a report that a power line is down on Lucas Valley Drive about 10 minutes away from 101, road is closed for now. (thx CJ)
 Wednesday, December 24 ,2014 at 3:38pm
 Wednesday, December 24 ,2014 at 2:53pm
Christmas Eve Secret Spot; Where is this and why are they there?
 Wednesday, December 24 ,2014 at 1:26pm
Wednesday morning: Kent Lake spilling
 Wednesday, December 24 ,2014 at 12:40pm
Last night's high tide took a boat tied up near Chicken Ranch beach. A 12" aluminum dinghy with oars and outboard motor. CF 9627 SM, 2015 registration. If anyone's seen it, please let me know. Thanks in advance.
 Tuesday, December 23 ,2014 at 7:24pm
Rare bird alert! LeConte's Sparrow seen at Abbott's Lagoon in Point Reyes. #rarebirdalert #pointreyes - via @AudubonCA
 Tuesday, December 23 ,2014 at 2:06pm
SF Chronicle gives some well deserved love to Steve and Kate today: ""Steve came to me with his idea, and I said it would never work, the community was too small," recalls Malcolm Margolin, the publisher of Heyday Books in Berkeley. "He proved me wrong. But it turned out he wasn't buying a bookstore, he was opening a community center."" Shop local! (thx MM)
 Monday, December 22 ,2014 at 9:42pm
The Golden Gate Bridge will be closed on Saturday & Sunday, January 10 & 11:
 Monday, December 22 ,2014 at 9:26pm
 Monday, December 22 ,2014 at 12:45pm
A nice holiday story: "A tiny shopping shuttle that has made a big difference to seniors in rural communities including Point Reyes Station and Inverness got a new lease on life this week as Marin transit officials renewed grant funding. Kathy Hart of Point Reyes Station told transit officials the shopping shuttle has been life changing for her and others, including a man she said emerged from virtual seclusion to join others on shuttle trips."
 Monday, December 22 ,2014 at 12:15pm
News about Kent Lake. Why is this West Marin news? Because Nicasio Reservoir is drained when Kent Lake gets to a low level. Unfortunately, Nicasio doesn't provide water for thirsty people or crops in Nicasio or make it's way to Point Reyes, it is pumped up over the hill to quench East Marin's homes and lawns. Nevertheless, we all tend to use a quick glimpse of the Nicasio Reservoir as an assessment of our state of drought. Here is the news via Jean Berensmeier and her son Paul:
Tina and I just came back from running up to the Kent Lake spillway. Our timing was perfect. We actually got to see the water spill over the lip of the spillway! I've never been there at exactly that time! The big moment occurred at 8am. I took pictures to document this exciting event (first time in four years!).

Paul & Tina
Forest Andi Knoll
 Sunday, December 21 ,2014 at 1:36pm
It's the December Solstice today! First day of winter and the shortest day (longest night) of the year. Go for a walk, build a fire, and get cozy tonight. Birds on a wire from the park today.
 Saturday, December 20 ,2014 at 2:10am
There was a coyote this morning just outside the Planned Feralhood cat enclosure, and Zackerie was taking a good look at him! Portola neighborhood - Keep your pets safe! This coyote was doing a nice long investigation of our kitties. Thank goodness they are safe and sound within our special fencing!
Sorry about the terrible quality of the pic - I had to grab it fast!
 Friday, December 19 ,2014 at 9:41pm
 Friday, December 19 ,2014 at 6:22pm
Power is out on the face of Inverness Mesa due to trees in contact with power lines. PG&E's website states that restoration will occur by 5pm.

Here's their outage web page with free updates via phone, text and email:
 Friday, December 19 ,2014 at 4:18pm
2:01pm - Slide blocking one lane Route 1 between Stinson and Bolinas, should be cleaned up soon, just be aware (via CHPMarin).
 Friday, December 19 ,2014 at 2:18pm
 Friday, December 19 ,2014 at 2:04pm
 Friday, December 19 ,2014 at 2:04pm
11:40am - Received a report that Walker Creek is completely flooded and only trucks with a high clearance can pass. Anyone else have a recent update from there? (thx SG)
 Friday, December 19 ,2014 at 1:18pm
Local Music Restoration Project Presents: Doug Adamz Music and Danny Vitali at the Dance Palace Church Space tonight at 7 pm. All ages, $10 at the door.
 Friday, December 19 ,2014 at 8:49am
6:42am - Ok, get ready for the next round of rain, because here it comes. Drive safe!
 Wednesday, December 17 ,2014 at 11:29pm
Diane Harley needs help with a hit and run incident today on Sunnyside near Drake's View Drive. If you live in the neighborhood and might be able to help her identify the car/driver, contact her here: Thank you.
 Wednesday, December 17 ,2014 at 1:37pm
Crazy triple rainbow thing over Tomales Bay yesterday morning!
 Wednesday, December 17 ,2014 at 1:37pm
 Wednesday, December 17 ,2014 at 1:37pm
 Wednesday, December 17 ,2014 at 1:05pm
One more storm to go. "Marin is due for a brief respite from rain with light showers forecast for Wednesday, but another storm is expected early Friday before a week of dry weather. The storm front Friday morning may bring up to another inch of rain."
 Tuesday, December 16 ,2014 at 7:50pm
Boom. Nicasio Reservoir is officially overflowing. (thx AP and EV).
 Tuesday, December 16 ,2014 at 7:37pm
 Tuesday, December 16 ,2014 at 10:29am
 Tuesday, December 16 ,2014 at 10:29am