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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.
 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)

http://www.sfgate.com/books/ar...
 Monday, December 22 ,2014 at 9:42pm
The Golden Gate Bridge will be closed on Saturday & Sunday, January 10 & 11:

http://goldengate.org/news/bri...
 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."

http://www.marinij.com/marinne...
 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:
Hi!
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!).

Enjoy!
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.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/so...
 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:
http://www.pge.com/en/myhome/o...
 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: dianeharley@horizoncable.com 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."

http://www.marinij.com/marinne...
 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
 Tuesday, December 16 ,2014 at 10:29am
Perfect rainbow over Point Reyes.
 Tuesday, December 16 ,2014 at 10:15am
December 16, 2014
Eric Ettlinger, MMWD Aquatic Ecollogist
The third week of December is typically the mid-point of the coho spawning run on Lagunitas Creek. Spawner survey results before mid-December don't typically mean much in terms of predicting the season's coho run, but at this point I can let myself start feeling hopeful or worried about the season total. So with five weeks of surveys behind us, how do I feel about this year's coho run? In a word, disappointed. To date we've seen 51 coho redds, which is somewhat below average, and predicts a season total in the neighborhood of 150 redds. That total would rank in the bottom third of runs over the last 18 years, in a year when abundant rain has allowed coho to spawn wherever and whenever they want, unlike some past years. It may be that this week will mark a sharp upswing in coho spawning activity, but for now things don't look encouraging.

On a more positive note, we continue to see relatively large numbers of Chinook and chum salmon in the creek. To date we've counted 22 Chinook redds, which matches the pace of the big Chinook run of 2004-05, when we saw 125 Chinook and 44 redds. In the case of chum, "relatively large numbers" means three fish, but these few fish continue to be fascinating. Last week we again saw a male chum attempting to spawn with a female Chinook. In this instance the male had taken on the coloration of a female chum, with a solid, dark bar running the length of the fish (photo here <http://marinwater.org/Blog.asp...> ). We weren't fooled, however, because he was on a redd with an obviously female Chinook and his pattern of worn scales indicated that he had been fighting, not building a redd. Interestingly, it's been many years since we've seen a chum salmon displaying the bold purple and black stripes of spawning males. Maybe they only dress up like that in the presence of other males.

It looks like rain and high flows will keep us out of the creek for at least the next few days, if not all week. Hopefully coho are surging upstream as I write this.
 Tuesday, December 16 ,2014 at 9:58am
Another welcome sight. Where is this? And where is your favorite waterfall? Do you have a photo of it?
 Monday, December 15 ,2014 at 9:15pm
The Living Seed Company in Point Reyes owned by Astrid and Matt Hoffman have a Kickstarter campaign going to help upgrade their seed saving program. It's a very cool little company doing some good work and they only have 44 hours to hit their goal, check it out: https://www.kickstarter.com/pr...
 Monday, December 15 ,2014 at 8:28pm
6:11pm - Wow. That's some heavy rain.
 Monday, December 15 ,2014 at 8:28pm
6:13pm - A Special Marine Warning was just issued for a Thunderstorm north of Pt. Reyes. Mariners are advised to seek safe harbor immediately. Thunderstorms like this can produce sudden waterspouts. - @NWSBayArea

https://nwschat.weather.gov/vt...
 Monday, December 15 ,2014 at 5:56pm
Rainbows all over Nicasio! Any in Point Reyes? (Thx dw)
 Monday, December 15 ,2014 at 12:06pm
Local West Marin artist Ido Yoshimoto is featured in SFGate this morning in an article about a new online marketplace called 'Edition Local'. Ido's work is beautiful with a lot of soul, the site does a great job of capturing the essence of what he does, check it out: http://www.editionlocal.com/ed...

The SFGate article is here: http://www.sfgate.com/news/art...
 Monday, December 15 ,2014 at 11:36am
 Monday, December 15 ,2014 at 9:51am
 Monday, December 15 ,2014 at 9:51am
7:49am - Lots of trees down this morning. One was already cleared off of Sir Francis Drake in Samuel P. Taylor. I took Lucas Valley Road this morning and it was all clear. If you come across any road closures or storm issues, feel free to post them here.
 Monday, December 15 ,2014 at 9:21am
Does anybody out there know the story behind this steam engine that was revealed this weekend on Limantour? I saw it about first about 20 years ago and have wondered ever since.
 Sunday, December 14 ,2014 at 12:32am
10:24pm - For all of you night owls out there: "The peak night of the 2014 Geminid meteor shower is expected to be from late evening tonight (Saturday, December 13) until dawn tomorrow (Sunday, December 14)." - Let me know if anyone sees anything!

http://earthsky.org/tonight/ge...
 Saturday, December 13 ,2014 at 6:04pm
They're back! A lone Elephant Seal relaxes on the beach at Drakes. #pointreyes
 Saturday, December 13 ,2014 at 11:53am
We think maybe we have Matsutaki mushrooms. They look right and they smell right but the spore print is white straight lines. Anybody familiar with these mushrooms and know how to identify them with certainty?
 Friday, December 12 ,2014 at 8:45pm
 Friday, December 12 ,2014 at 7:47pm
I was checking Drakes Beach at sunset (road is open) when I spotted a huge water spout off of the lighthouse. Raced out to the point with a stranger and the two of us sat in silence for ten minutes until it dissipated. #waterspout #pointreyes
 Friday, December 12 ,2014 at 3:28pm
Looks like SR-1 between Mill Valley and Muir Beach is going to be closed for a couple of months due to the road washing out (photo via CHP). Bummer.
 Friday, December 12 ,2014 at 1:10pm
 Friday, December 12 ,2014 at 12:54pm
We'll be playing at the Western tonight!
 Friday, December 12 ,2014 at 9:22am
7:09am - UPDATE: All schools in the Shoreline Unified School District are closed today as well as Papermill Creek. The Panoramic Highway is closed due to mudslides. Route 1 from Mill Valley to Muir Beach is closed until 2015 because the road has washed out completely in places.
 Friday, December 12 ,2014 at 9:22am
Shoreline Unified Schools closed today, Friday, due to road closures and flooding in the area.
 Friday, December 12 ,2014 at 9:07am
panoramic hwy closed mudslides
 Thursday, December 11 ,2014 at 4:48pm
2:35pm - via Point Reyes Light: "Platform Bridge Road is now closed. As is Sir Francis Drake from Olema to Lagunitas."
 Thursday, December 11 ,2014 at 4:16pm
From Firechief Kenny Stevens via Next Door re Panoramic closure in Stinson Beach.
 Thursday, December 11 ,2014 at 4:01pm
Went down town PR. It looked like a normal to heavier, rainy winter day to me...except businesses were closed, closing early etc. Is this due to the storm, or storm hype? Or is it just that the out of town "local" work force can't get here to run the town?
 Thursday, December 11 ,2014 at 3:33pm
Rainy Day Quick Quiz: What is special about this photo? (Thx Ciara)
 Thursday, December 11 ,2014 at 3:17pm
do you cover stinson?
 Thursday, December 11 ,2014 at 3:17pm
The bridge in the reservoir is once again fully submerged!
 Thursday, December 11 ,2014 at 1:33pm
It really does feel like winter now. And Love Field Lake is back! #marinstorm
 Thursday, December 11 ,2014 at 1:19pm
I need to be in Petaluma this afternoon. Anybody know if there are problems getting there? Flooding or downed trees? Thanks
 Thursday, December 11 ,2014 at 12:47pm
10:32am - Shorty just reported on KWMR that there is some flooding happening in front of Perry's in IP on Sir Francis Drake. If you have a low clearance car, be careful.
 Thursday, December 11 ,2014 at 12:47pm
Forest Knolls bridge ~9:30 am
 Thursday, December 11 ,2014 at 12:47pm
Christian, thank you for keeping us all updated, this is such a wonderful resource. You and KWMR have our backs!
 Thursday, December 11 ,2014 at 12:47pm
 Thursday, December 11 ,2014 at 12:15pm
10:01am - Mesa Road in Point Reyes is now flooded. Power is also out over there. Route One between Point Reyes and Olema is officially closed. The campground has been evacuated. Thanks to @evaughanlee for photo.
 Thursday, December 11 ,2014 at 10:50am
 Thursday, December 11 ,2014 at 10:33am
8:21am - Large amount of water reported between Point Reyes and Olema. Do not try and pass through. The campground is starting to flood and they may have to evacuate.
 Thursday, December 11 ,2014 at 10:17am
8:03am - Highway 1 south of Tomales is flooded.
 Thursday, December 11 ,2014 at 10:02am
 Thursday, December 11 ,2014 at 9:48am
From the face of Inverness Mesa - good morning!
 Thursday, December 11 ,2014 at 9:32am
It's official now: "FLASH FLOOD WARNING issued for Marin and Sonoma county. Heavy rain/flooding can potentially cause mudslides. Be alert."
 Thursday, December 11 ,2014 at 9:18am
The atmospheric river continues to run. Lights are flickering in Inverness, Dillon Beach Road at Rt. 1 is closed. Trees are down on Panaromic Highway and on Lucas Valley Road but both appear to be open. Don't drive unless it's an emergency, keep your radio tuned to KWMR for updates.
 Wednesday, December 10 ,2014 at 11:32pm
According to forecasts: "Worst part of the storm hit heart of Bay Area around 11AM THU." Solid rain happening right now in Inverness, not much wind, twitter and the scanner are quiet. How is everyone holding up out there?
 Wednesday, December 10 ,2014 at 8:11pm
Blurred Photo Trivia: Who is this yellow jacketed man who will be very busy tomorrow?
 Wednesday, December 10 ,2014 at 3:51pm
Via the West Marin Citizen: "Jeannie Moody calling from Shoreline Unified School District to let you know that all schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday. It is has not been determined yet if Friday is opening or not. The board meeting scheduled for tomorrow night has been rescheduled for the 18th same time same place just the week later on next Thursday."
 Wednesday, December 10 ,2014 at 9:27am
I'm putting together a 'quick reference' page for emergency resources in West Marin. In the comments here (or contact me directly), let me know what other resources should be on this list. Thanks.

http://thewestmarinfeed.com/re...
 Tuesday, December 9 ,2014 at 7:51pm
"Hi, we have sand and sandbags available at the county fire stations in west marin. (Woodacre, Pt. Reyes, Tomales) for anyone that needs them." from Scott Pederson
 Tuesday, December 9 ,2014 at 1:51pm
From Supervisor Susan Adams: URGENT ALERT: Prepare for high winds and rain

Nasty storm coming our way Wednesday and Thursday

The County has been out clearing and performing maintenance in anticipation of the winter storm season; it's time for all of us to secure our own space! Take a look around your home now to make sure your flashlights and batteries are working, you have water and emergency food, and that your gutters, drains and culverts are clean and working. Check drainage pipes, and trim precarious branches if you can. If you live near a storm drain, please help to make sure leaves are not covering the grate and that street gutters are clear. The coming storm is projected to bring heavy rain and wind, power outages are possible. Sounds like it will be wild out there with wind and rain! Remember to drive safely on Thursday, or better yet, if you don't have to be on the roads - stay home!
 Tuesday, December 9 ,2014 at 9:05am
7:47am Via Burton - "If anybody is near Tomales Bay right now, a boat hit-and run accident just occurred and the perpetrator needs to be brought to justice as the victim is being rushed to the hospital."
 Tuesday, December 9 ,2014 at 9:05am
 Tuesday, December 9 ,2014 at 8:35am
If anybody is near Tomales Bay right now, a boat hit-and run accident just occurred and the perpetrator needs to be brought to justice as the victim is being rushed to the hospital.