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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, February 6 ,2015 at 2:06pm
11:59am - Trees are starting to come down now. Possibly a tree down on Shorline Hwy by Bear Valley Rd. Another tree possibly down on Rt. 1 south of Nick's Cove. If you have to drive, go slow, be safe.
 Friday, February 6 ,2015 at 12:48pm
Ottingers Hill on SFD heading into NPRS still closed, going to be a couple of more hours, if not longer. It's a mess.
 Friday, February 6 ,2015 at 8:46am
Via KWMR: "Tree down blocking both lanes of Sir Francis Drake at the bottom of Ottingers Hill reported at 5:38 am." Stay tuned to KWMR for more updates. Any other damage reports?
 Thursday, February 5 ,2015 at 9:17pm
 Thursday, February 5 ,2015 at 9:17pm
Secret Spot of the Day. Do you know where this is?
 Thursday, February 5 ,2015 at 6:44pm
Just watched Sonoma County "Henry" helicopter and a long line rescue person pull a kayaker and kayak from "The Shark Pit" off the mouth of Tomales Bay near Lawson's Landing about an hour ago. Coast Guard, Marin County jet ski, Bodega Bay FD ambulance all there, too. Who goes out in a kayak with a storm blowing in? Thanks to all the responders and alert people who reported the wayward adventurer.
 Thursday, February 5 ,2015 at 2:42pm
A couple of people have mentioned this to me earlier, and today I just got the 'fake IRS' call on my mobile phone. A recorded voice that said I was under investigation and needed to call a certain number immediately. Even though it was obviously fake, it's still unnerving. Be careful, let people know, especially those who might not get it.
 Wednesday, February 4 ,2015 at 11:00pm
Almost hit a Bobcat on Sir Francis Drake Bl in Inverness Park right by the Abalone house.
Watch out for your pets.

Michele Stone
 Wednesday, February 4 ,2015 at 9:12am
Morning magic here in Inverness. Calm before the storm?
 Tuesday, February 3 ,2015 at 5:46pm
"No matter where you are on Earth, look eastward as soon as darkness falls. The full moon and the dazzling planet Jupiter will couple up together just above the eastern horizon at nightfall. Think photo opportunity!"
 Tuesday, February 3 ,2015 at 5:32pm
Looking for small cottage or home in Petaluma or Pt Reyes, Inverness from 22 April thru 3rd June-
One week minimum; I live in the BEST part of BELIZE............
Placencia, across the road from a beautiful beach & we have a swimming pool, as well as all the amenities of "home," with air con, wifi, cable tv, & our preferred transportation, beach cruiser bikes!
Originally from Pt Reyes area, my grand children live in Petaluma; I want to spend this time period with them, and return to my "home away from home" for the evenings.

Our swap does not have to be simultaneously, as I have a few accommodations in Placencia & can be flexible.
If this is something you would be interested in discussing, please contact me & tell me more.
 Monday, February 2 ,2015 at 9:30pm
 Monday, February 2 ,2015 at 9:30pm
YES! "After quiet weather with warm temperatures through Wednesday, we are keeping an eye on a substantial change in the weather slated for Thursday through Sunday. Confidence remains high that rain will return to our area later this week as a moist flow off the Pacific will bring rainfall back to our area." - NWS Bay Area
 Saturday, January 31 ,2015 at 5:53pm
Skipping the Super Bowl? Then check out the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir at The Dance Palace tomorrow (Sunday, Feb. 1) at 4:00pm. This is a sliding scale event, no one turned away. It will be an amazing show, check the choir out here: and more info here:
 Friday, January 30 ,2015 at 6:03pm
 Friday, January 30 ,2015 at 4:18pm
Secret Spot of The Day: Do you know where this is? Have you ever been there? (thx EO)
 Friday, January 30 ,2015 at 4:17pm
 Friday, January 30 ,2015 at 1:17pm
 Thursday, January 29 ,2015 at 11:32am
A section of Highway 1 by Muir Beach that was washed out during December storms is set to reopen by noon Thursday, according to Caltrans. "It's ahead of schedule," said Steve Williams, a Caltrans spokesman. "The work basically went non-stop once it started. The weather really helped out."
 Thursday, January 29 ,2015 at 10:45am
 Wednesday, January 28 ,2015 at 9:02pm
"Another time we were thinking of opening a restaurant in Inverness, a town fifteen miles or so away from Drake's Bay north of San Francisco, where the waiters would be well-known poets of our acquaintance who'd work there for a week or two and then be replaced by other poets." - from a rememberance of the Pulitzer Prize winning poet Mark Strand. Sounds good to me. (thx DP)
 Monday, January 26 ,2015 at 12:43pm
Does anyone know or has figured out who takes down the posters put up by hard working musicians and non-profits - from the post offices? They just get ripped down before the event has happened. It's annoying. It's actually more than annoying.
 Monday, January 26 ,2015 at 10:28am
Sonoma Sheriff's Helicopter Unit, Henry 1, had a busy weekend: "A woman injured in a fall was rescued by helicopter Saturday from the lighthouse at the Point Reyes National Seashore." That's what all the sirens were about on Saturday. Nice to know we've got such good team watching our backs.
 Sunday, January 25 ,2015 at 8:25pm
 Saturday, January 24 ,2015 at 7:13pm
5:25pm - Single motorcycle accident on Route One south of Tomales. Sounds like they're bringing the Reach helicopter in, hope everything is ok.
 Saturday, January 24 ,2015 at 7:13pm
Question: Why do people bag up the dog poop but then leave it on the trail? Is there a reason? Who's supposed to pick it up? This is not the first time I've seen this happen, so I'm curious.
 Saturday, January 24 ,2015 at 6:58pm
 Saturday, January 24 ,2015 at 5:55pm
yo, any word on the mass sirens roaring out of PR?
 Friday, January 23 ,2015 at 10:32pm
Goat Video Update: They are at D Ranch by Drakes Beach happily eating invasive plants and being pretty cute. #goats #lawnmower
 Friday, January 23 ,2015 at 5:19pm
 Friday, January 23 ,2015 at 4:04pm
This guy was ruling the waves this afternoon at Drakes in Point Reyes. #microsurfer
 Friday, January 23 ,2015 at 11:42am
9:38am - Anyone know what's going with all the loud, gun-shot like noises on the bay this morning? Are those hunters? Using bazookas?
 Thursday, January 22 ,2015 at 11:14pm
High surf advisory starting Friday at 6am through the weekend. Very solid west swell with waves approaching 20 feet. If you go to the beach, stay away from the water, and let others know as well.
 Wednesday, January 21 ,2015 at 11:22pm
Local photographer and former park ranger Carlos Porrata has a photo show opening at The Dance Palace this weekend, the reception is at 1:00pm on Saturday. If you've seen his work, you know how amazing it is and how much he loves this place. This is a photo he shot this week of a Bobcat hanging with some Elk in Point Reyes. See you there!
 Tuesday, January 20 ,2015 at 9:47pm
 Tuesday, January 20 ,2015 at 9:03pm
"Officials with Point Reyes National Seashore will begin an experiment next week to reduce the invasive plant species on about 12 acres of national parkland, the officials said." Apparently they can't mow due to red-legged frogs being around and goats eat what cattle, elk and deer won't. The interwebs found this story mildly amusing and it's gone somewhat viral.
 Monday, January 19 ,2015 at 6:30pm
 Monday, January 19 ,2015 at 6:16pm
At the Palace Market this morning. I'm starting to see a theme here. (via Kathy Gower)
 Monday, January 19 ,2015 at 6:02pm
At the Palace this morning!
 Sunday, January 18 ,2015 at 11:41am
Elephant Seal frat party at Drakes Bay in Point Reyes. Quite the raucous crew. Lots of very cute pups out there too.
 Saturday, January 17 ,2015 at 4:35pm
Spotted in town this morning. Just another day in Point Reyes. (thx RH)
 Friday, January 16 ,2015 at 2:54pm
12:49pm - CHP sitting by Perry's reminding people to drive slow and safe.
 Friday, January 16 ,2015 at 12:51pm
"Dewey Livingston knew by the trees and surroundings that this was Inverness, and more specifically Tomales Bay State Park, and the woman looked to be conservationist Caroline Livermore. We concluded the date of the photograph was circa 1950." Turned out to be the dedication of the Willis Linn Jepson Memorial in 1952. Read the original article, good stuff.

 Thursday, January 15 ,2015 at 9:36am
7:21am - Accident on Olema Hill, one lane closed. Take alternate route if you can. (Thx BE)
 Wednesday, January 14 ,2015 at 6:09pm
 Wednesday, January 14 ,2015 at 2:36pm
Eric Ettlinger
Aquatic Ecologist, MMWD

What started off as an unusually large and early coho run in Lagunitas Creek appears to be coming to a disappointing end. We may see a few fish spawning in the next couple of weeks, but at this point a late surge is unlikely. To date we've counted 103 coho redds, which is similar to what we saw three years ago but barely half of average. What's most disappointing is that in 2013 we observed a robust emigration of coho smolts from the creek. We expected those relatively large fish to pack on some more weight in the restored Giacomini Wetlands and then survive well in the open ocean. It now appears that less than three percent of those fish have returned.

It's possible that we missed some spawning while 15 inches of rain fell and high stream flows kept us out of Lagunitas Creek in mid-December. If that's true, we should have found redds, live fish, or even carcasses when we returned to the creek, but we saw few of each. We also surveyed the tributary streams during that period and saw relatively few salmon for that time of year. There's little option but to conclude that this year's cohort survived poorly in the ocean.

On January 5 we saw our first steelhead spawner of the season and once the rain returns we should see steelhead numbers ramp up. We're still seeing a couple of Chinook salmon in the creek, and yesterday had the distinct pleasure of seeing a small mixed school of coho, Chinook, and steelhead holding in a deep pool. It wasn't much, but we'll take what we can get.
 Tuesday, January 13 ,2015 at 2:22pm
 Tuesday, January 13 ,2015 at 1:51pm
11:35am - There is a macaw that is in the eucalyptus trees near the "sand castle" (by the senior housing in Point Reyes Station). The hawks are going after it. (thx RH)
 Monday, January 12 ,2015 at 9:51am
7:45am - Heavy, heavy fog this morning. Drive very carefully, plan for delays.
 Sunday, January 11 ,2015 at 10:21pm
West Marin musicians Peter Rowan, Paul Knight and Blaine Sprouse were featured on this weekend's "Prairie Home Companion" radio show broadcast from and recorded in San Francisco.
 Sunday, January 11 ,2015 at 8:18pm
Love it! Rock on.
 Saturday, January 10 ,2015 at 10:49am
Wise Academy is currently open for enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year for grades K-5. We would like to invite you to our Open House January
11th from 2:30-4:30. Parents, students, family and friends are all
welcome. Join us at the beautiful Henry Bothin Center located at 3125
Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in Marin County. Our Open House will consist of a
tour through our grades with classroom presentations from our teachers
that will give prospective families inspiration of how our Waldorf
methods program works. We hope you can attend!

Schedule of Events:

2:30-2:40 Parents welcomed in Little House by Ellie Jenkins, Director
- Refreshments/tea served

2:45-3:05 Kindergarten presentation

3:05-3:20 First grade presentation

3:30-3:50 2nd-3rd grade presentation

4:00-4:20 4th-5th grade presentation

4:20-4:30 Closing at Little House
- Registrations taken
- Refreshments served

Thank you,

Wise Academy
 Friday, January 9 ,2015 at 6:41pm
On a lighter note, I spotted this guy frollicking in the waves today out at North Beach in Point Reyes. Whales all over the place. And that's not a small whale, that's a big wave, be careful if you head out there.
 Friday, January 9 ,2015 at 4:58pm
Just in case you live way out in the woods and haven't heard this yet. The Golden Gate Bridge will be closed from midnight Friday night (tonight) until Monday at 4am. They're installing this nifty new moveable safety barrier and eliminating those brave dudes who drop the yellow cones in the holes. Kind of sad if you ask me. But hopefully safer for everyone.
 Friday, January 9 ,2015 at 12:53pm
10:46am - Haven't heard official word yet, but it sounds like the Pygmy Sperm whale that they found on a beach in Point Reyes yesterday isn't going to make it. Apparently he was a juveline, poor little guy. This picture is from KGO via SFGate.
 Friday, January 9 ,2015 at 10:35am
Press Democrat has a story today about the challenges of cleaning up the now defunct Drake's Bay Oyster Farm: "Ben Becker, the national seashore's marine ecologist, said he saw several hundred oyster strings on two wooden oyster growing racks during a snorkeling survey conducted from a 12-foot outboard motor boat this week, when the videos were taken."
 Thursday, January 8 ,2015 at 11:38pm
 Thursday, January 8 ,2015 at 10:51pm
 Thursday, January 8 ,2015 at 10:04pm
"A pygmy sperm whale beached itself in the Point Reyes National Seashore on Thursday afternoon, according to the Marine Mammal Center. The 5- to 6-foot whale was alive at some point after it stranded, but its body was bloodied and it was unclear if the animal would survive." Please be respectful and leave it in peace so that scientists can examine it and learn what happened. A beautiful creature, very sad.
 Wednesday, January 7 ,2015 at 9:26pm
 Wednesday, January 7 ,2015 at 9:10pm
Surfer's ring, lost on Bolinas beach in 1979, returned after 35 years. Remember, there's always hope...
 Wednesday, January 7 ,2015 at 11:05am
"Biologists who monitor the seal population recently spotted the first pup of the season born on the beach at Point Reyes. Most pups are born in January, and initially are about 3 to 4 feet long and weigh about 60 pounds. "

Photo by Kent Porter at the Press Democrat:
 Wednesday, January 7 ,2015 at 12:58am
I lost my earring downtown Point Reyes on Monday. Just spreading the word in case anyone has found it.
 Tuesday, January 6 ,2015 at 6:59pm
Point Reyes officially entered Spanish maps on January 6, 1603 when Sebastian Vizcaino sighted the headlands on the Roman Catholic feast day of the three wise men. Following Spanish tradition, the headlands were named after these religious figures: "la Punta de los Reyes" or the Point of the Kings. (thx EP).
 Tuesday, January 6 ,2015 at 6:59pm
A digital camera in black bag was lost on or around the Kehoe trail or parking lot Sunday, January 4th. Reward offered. If you've seen it or know anything about it, please leave a comment below. Thanks. (LL)
 Tuesday, January 6 ,2015 at 6:28pm
"Point Reyes officially entered Spanish maps on January 6, 1603 when Sebastian Vizcaino sighted the headlands on the Roman Catholic feast day of the three wise men. Following Spanish tradition, the headlands were named after these religious figures: "la Punta de los Reyes" or the Point of the Kings. Spanish expeditions along the north coast continued. Later, sailors eventually found and entered Tomales Bay, where they would have seen the Miwok village at Segogolue or Toms Point. Amongst the kotças (sleeping shelters), the Spanish traded goods made of metal for finely woven Miwok baskets." (from"¦/historycu"¦/people_europeanexplorers.htm)
 Tuesday, January 6 ,2015 at 2:44pm
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.
 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