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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.
 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.
 Monday, December 8 ,2014 at 2:19pm
Spotted yesterday by The Marshall Store. I think there may be a boat under that mast. #daveyjoneslocker
 Monday, December 8 ,2014 at 10:06am
8:49am - There is a significant rock slide on the Point Reyes/Petaluma road this morning. Be aware, drive safely. If anyone gets a picture of it, please send it over.
 Sunday, December 7 ,2014 at 7:42pm
"There is a sailboat that came loose from it's mooring washed up in the cove between teacher's beach and shell one. It has a mustard colored hull. I couldn't get to the stern to see the name, but the number on the bow is CF 2313 GS." thanks SK
 Sunday, December 7 ,2014 at 6:42pm
Christmas West Marin style. Santa arrives at Nick's Cove on a beautiful Sunday evening.
 Sunday, December 7 ,2014 at 12:18pm
I don't know if the owners have already been notified, but there is a sailboat that came loose from it's mooring washed up in the cove between teacher's beach and shell one. It has a mustard colored hull. I couldn't get to the stern to see the name, but the number on the bow is CF 2313 GS.
 Sunday, December 7 ,2014 at 9:52am
Wednesday evening's storm looks powerful with high winds and heavy rain. Expect power outages, trees down and some small mud slides. Prepare now!
 Sunday, December 7 ,2014 at 9:52am
Be prepared, this sounds like a pretty major storm with heavy winds and flooding possible. Please share with others.

"THIS STORM IS ALSO FORECAST TO PRODUCE STRONG AND POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS. SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND BECOME STRONG AND GUSTY BY WEDNESDAY NIGHT. STRONGEST WINDS ARE CURRENTLY EXPECTED FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH MIDDAY THURSDAY."

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/data/M...
 Sunday, December 7 ,2014 at 9:52am
 Sunday, December 7 ,2014 at 9:20am
The 44th annual Dance Palace Holiday Crafts Fair is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with handmade arts and crafts, jewelry, textiles, artwork, ceramics, cards and more, plus food and drinks for purchase from The Farmer's Wife, at the community center in Point Reyes Station. Support your local artists!
 Friday, December 5 ,2014 at 9:54pm
Think Blue Marin: "We've had an exciting couple of weeks on Lagunitas Creek with lots of both rain and fish. In that time we've received over eight inches of rain and Lagunitas Creek flows increased from 20 cubic feet per second to a peak of 1,800 cfs. During a break in the rain on Monday we observed 63 coho, 28 Chinook, and one chum salmon."

http://www.marinwater.org/Blog...
 Friday, December 5 ,2014 at 6:06pm
Join us even if it's raining!
 Friday, December 5 ,2014 at 5:21pm
The Toby's Christmas is tonight! Santa arrives at 5:30pm.
 Friday, December 5 ,2014 at 3:22pm
 Friday, December 5 ,2014 at 1:33pm
Question: In what year do you think this boat will dislodge from the sandbar due to rising sea levels? #canaryincoalmine
 Friday, December 5 ,2014 at 12:08pm
From Eric Ettlinger at MMWD Today at 9:51 AM

We've had an exciting couple of weeks on Lagunitas Creek with lots of both rain and fish. In that time we've received over eight inches of rain and Lagunitas Creek flows increased from 20 cubic feet per second to a peak of 1,800 cfs. During a break in the rain on Monday we observed 63 coho, 28 Chinook, and one a chum salmon.

The stats for the season so far include:
· 117 coho, 74 Chinook, and two chum salmon
· 24 coho redds (gravel nests), 20 Chinook redds, one chum redd, and nine redds we couldn't classify
Our coho observations are far above average for this early in December and we've already seen the second-highest number of Chinook recorded for the creek.

Not only have the numbers been unusual, but so have the interactions between salmon species. On Monday we saw a male chum salmon attempting to spawn with a female Chinook (see the photo here). This confused fish was driving off three male Chinook salmon and even biting and wounding the female, presumably because he occasionally mistook her for a male. These species can't hybridize, so hopefully the female Chinook survived the encounter and eventually spawned with her own kind. Male coho have also been seen attempting to spawn with female Chinook, maybe because these extra-large females are simply irresistible.

Today we observed salmon jumping through Roy's Pools (at the western edge of the San Geronimo Golf Course), at The Inkwells (the confluence of San Geronimo and Lagunitas Creeks), and spawning at the Leo T. Cronin Fish Viewing Area. We're hoping flows will recede enough to get into the creek on December 9, but if anyone sees salmon before then, particularly in Devil's Gulch and San Geronimo Creek, please share your observations in the comments section of this blog post: http://www.marinwater.org/blog.


Eric Ettlinger
Aquatic Ecologist


220 Nellen Avenue
Corte Madera, CA 94925
t 415-945-1193
f 415-945-1171
eettlinger@marinwater.org
 Thursday, December 4 ,2014 at 1:18pm
Major high tide today on Tomales Bay. This is a dock near Chicken Ranch. #thetideishigh #butimholdingon
 Thursday, December 4 ,2014 at 1:18pm
The Citizen needs to rise to the level of basic jouralistic standards. It just plagerized Guy Kovner of the Press Democrat, character by character. Checked with him, he did not know they had done it or offer any permission to republish his writing. Example:

The plaintiffs' action does not need a judge's approval and while they technically have the right to renew their case in the future, Heather Bussing, an Occidental attorney and Empire College of Law instructor, said that was unlikely. "“ Press Democrat, Nov. 2, 2014

The plaintiffs' action does not need a judge's approval and while they technically have the right to renew their case in the future, Heather Bussing, an Occidental attorney and Empire College of Law instructor, said that was unlikely. "“ Citizen November 4, 2014

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/h...
 Wednesday, December 3 ,2014 at 9:35pm
A full house tonight at the Inverness Association meeting to discuss the 'Hidden Dragon' house plan on Balboa. Kathy Maxwell expresses her concern about the scale of the house.
 Wednesday, December 3 ,2014 at 9:35pm
 Wednesday, December 3 ,2014 at 6:36pm
A community meeting about the proposed development at 135 Balboa Avenue, including a presentation by the owners, a Q&A session and a discussion, starts at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Inverness Yacht Club. Hosted by the Inverness Association. Unfortunately the owners of 135 Balboa won't be there this evening, but may still come to another meeting in the future.
 Wednesday, December 3 ,2014 at 1:18pm
CHP hiding out by the reservoir, half a mile before Nicasio Valley Rd coming from PR.
 Wednesday, December 3 ,2014 at 11:18am
10:02pm - Power is being reported out in parts of Inverness Park. You can get up-to-date info here: http://www.pge.com/myhome/outa...
 Wednesday, December 3 ,2014 at 8:33am
Does anyone know if the Tomales curve on Highway 1 near town is passable?
 Wednesday, December 3 ,2014 at 8:18am
7:11am - Weather Services issues "significant weather advisory" for Marin re new storm moving in with rain, wind, maybe hail and thunder
 Wednesday, December 3 ,2014 at 8:18am
7:05am - Needless to say, the roads are extremely wet this morning. Please drive safe, look out for flooding.
 Wednesday, December 3 ,2014 at 8:18am
Are schools both open ? I haven't heard anything different, but this storm was pretty wild last night.
 Tuesday, December 2 ,2014 at 11:07pm
 Tuesday, December 2 ,2014 at 9:50pm
Tree down on Drakes View Drive. Road is closed for at least an hour, probably more.
 Tuesday, December 2 ,2014 at 9:34pm
8:18pm - Just heard there is a tree down with live wires on Drake's View Drive in Inverness Park. If you're in the area, be extremely careful.
 Tuesday, December 2 ,2014 at 9:03pm
7:54pm - The storm window is open. The rain is thick. How is everyone doing out there?
 Tuesday, December 2 ,2014 at 9:03pm
 Monday, December 1 ,2014 at 8:57pm
7:36pm - If you have shoes on the porch, I'd bring them in before going to bed. We're about to get our rain on.
 Monday, December 1 ,2014 at 7:40pm
The Point Reyes lighthouse was lit for the first time 144 years ago today! Happy Birthday! - via Point Reyes NPS
 Monday, December 1 ,2014 at 10:23am
 Monday, December 1 ,2014 at 10:07am
What if West Marin ranchers and farmers had the support of technology and people who know technology in securing their operations for future generations?
 Sunday, November 30 ,2014 at 8:07pm
 Saturday, November 29 ,2014 at 6:20pm
 Saturday, November 29 ,2014 at 5:51pm
4:41pm - Heard a rumor that folks spotted a baby whale swimming off of Chicken Ranch this afternoon. Did anyone else hear this? Or see the whale?
 Saturday, November 29 ,2014 at 2:50pm
A big Oak came down on Balboa Ave. last night taking out a Volvo. Pacific Slope Tree Co. was on the scene this morning cleaning it up. With the rain comes the mud. (Thx élan)
 Saturday, November 29 ,2014 at 1:48pm
 Saturday, November 29 ,2014 at 11:45am
Just had a fantastic latte from June at the new Saltwater cafe (assist from Leroux). Equator coffee! Sandwiches! Soup! Check it out!
 Saturday, November 29 ,2014 at 8:58am
The Inverness boat is cool, but is it one of the world's most amazing abandoned sights? I'm not so sure. Seems like there should be more news then that today.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/sli...
 Friday, November 28 ,2014 at 11:15am
 Friday, November 28 ,2014 at 10:29am
Tule Elks feeling the love this morning in Point Reyes. #kissingelks #nuzzles
 Thursday, November 27 ,2014 at 6:16pm
A magic ending to a magic day in West Marin. We give thanks for having the incredible good fortune to be able to live here. #happythanksgiving
 Thursday, November 27 ,2014 at 6:16pm
 Thursday, November 27 ,2014 at 3:43pm
It's a full house at the annual West Marin Community Services community Thanksgiving Day supper
 Monday, November 24 ,2014 at 7:10pm
"It's Madeline Hope's modeling of an engaged, caring, go-getter resident of West Marin"”who has put "a lot of heart and soul" into countless projects over the 19 years that she's lived in the area"”that led to her winning the Pacific Sun's 2014 Community Spirit award."

http://www.pacificsun.com/hero...
 Monday, November 24 ,2014 at 6:55pm
Don't call it a comeback! "5 day rain forecast shows more than 1" possible in the North Bay. Next chance of rain after Thanksgiving."
 Sunday, November 23 ,2014 at 9:15pm
 Sunday, November 23 ,2014 at 8:29pm
"Smiley's Schooner Saloon in Bolinas, the oldest business in Marin County, has a new owner, Leila Monroe, a 35-year-old San Francisco lawyer, the first woman in its colorful, 163-year history. That's the news in this happily isolated coastal hamlet, ending months of rumor and speculation, but it isn't the story. The story is that in a town famously mistrustful of outsiders, no one is calling her a carpetbagger. Quite the opposite, in fact."

http://www.marinij.com/marinne...
 Saturday, November 22 ,2014 at 8:59pm
The Old Western Saloon. Where memories are born. Good luck to you mystery couple. #saturdaynight
 Saturday, November 22 ,2014 at 8:14pm
"Dan Mankin, who has led the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center since founding executive director Carol Friedman retired in 2008 after 37 years, will vacate his post on Dec. 15 after the board decided this month to let him go."

http://www.ptreyeslight.com/ar...
 Saturday, November 22 ,2014 at 5:33pm
 Saturday, November 22 ,2014 at 1:30pm
Nice day for a sail in Tomales Bay until this happens. Boat overboard! #wetandcold
 Saturday, November 22 ,2014 at 12:59pm
I'll be printing PRC and INVERNESS shirts live tomorrow. Come on by!
 Friday, November 21 ,2014 at 5:56pm
Tonight's community gathering hosted by PointReyes NationalSeashore deals with the Tule Elk issue on pastoral zone ranches; everybody is welcome!

5:30 to 8:30 pm at the Dance Palace Community Center in Point Reyes Station.
 Thursday, November 20 ,2014 at 7:02pm
Full house tonight at the Ranch Management Plan community gathering hosted by the Point Reyes National Seashore tonight. Hopefully no one gets called an a**hole like last time: http://westmarincitizen.com/le...