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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.
 Tuesday, October 7 ,2014 at 1:06pm
 Tuesday, October 7 ,2014 at 11:34am
Gray whales migrating south for winter are now passing the San Francisco Bay Area, and rangers at Point Reyes National Seashore observed 41 whales last Sunday, and another 25 Friday.

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.c...
 Tuesday, October 7 ,2014 at 7:48am
Total eclipse of Blood Moon tonight! This is the Northern Hemisphere's Hunter's Moon "“ the full moon after the Harvest Moon. It's also a Blood Moon, and this eclipse is the second in a series of four so-called Blood Moon eclipses.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/to...
 Monday, October 6 ,2014 at 11:04am
New Chapter For Drakes Bay Oyster Company
Historic Farm Settles Federal Lawsuit
Agrees To End Oyster Farming In Drakes Estero
Will Be Opening Restaurant Specializing In Local Shellfish, Will Remain In Oyster Distribution



San Francisco"”Drakes Bay Oyster Company, a historic family-owned oyster farm in West Marin County, today announced it has settled its long-running lawsuit against the federal government. The legal agreement with the National Park Service, filed today, will allow the company to keep harvesting oysters until the end of 2014.



"We fought long and hard all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Along the way we stood up for family farms, for sustainable food, and for scientific integrity in government," said Drakes Bay Oyster Company co-owners Joe, Kevin and Bob Lunny.



"At the end of the day, although we lost this battle, it was important for us to be a voice for justice for family farms," the Lunnys added. "But we also respect the rule of law. Even though we believe we were right, as good and law-abiding Americans, we accept this decision and will now move on to other things."



The Lunnys also have good news to announce. Having fallen in love with the sustainability, ecological contributions, and food value of oysters, the Lunnys are planning a new venture: Drakes Oyster House, a restaurant to be located at the Tomales Bay Resort in Inverness, California.



In addition, because restaurant owners recognize the Lunny's commitment to quality and service, Drakes Bay will also continue distributing oysters. Hundreds of restaurants and markets around the San Francisco Bay Area will still be able to depend on Drakes Bay for their shellfish needs.



"This new venture will allow us to continue to provide jobs for many of our oyster workers while supporting other small family farms and fishermen in West Marin County," said Kevin Lunny. "We are delighted that we will be able to continue to offer bags of oysters to our cherished Drakes Bay retail customers. And we are very excited about the opportunity to serve oysters and other fabulous local food at this stunning location on the water, with dining and decks overlooking beautiful Tomales Bay." Tomales Bay Resort owner Jeff Harriman said "I am thrilled to have the Lunnys bring the restaurant component to our 5 acre, 35 room Resort and Marina."



In the settlement agreement, the farm will be allowed to continue harvesting oysters until the end of the year. The National Park Service wants the oyster farm's operations ended, and so the Park Service will be taking responsibility for removing all of the oyster-farming equipment and structures remaining in Drakes Estero. The Park Service has also pledged to provide relocation assistance to the company's workers. The settlement agreement has been submitted to the federal district court for its formal approval.



"We'd like to thank our many friends and supporters, starting with Senator Dianne Feinstein and Marin County Supervisor Steve Kinsey. We are especially grateful for our employees, many of whom we hope will keep working with us as we move forward," the Lunnys said.
 Monday, October 6 ,2014 at 11:04am
BREAKING: The Drakes Bay Oyster Co. announced Monday it has settled its lawsuit against the federal government, signing a legal agreement with the National Park Service to allow it to keep harvesting oysters until the end of 2014 and then close.

http://www.marinij.com/marinne...
 Monday, October 6 ,2014 at 11:04am
 Monday, October 6 ,2014 at 8:31am
Fun fact of the day. If you follow Bay Area sports, you probably read Ann Killion in the SF Chronicle. And did you know her brother is the celebrated local artist Tom Killion? No, I bet you did not.

"My famous brother's art in these Levi's windows. Very cool."

https://twitter.com/annkillion...

http://annkillion.com/

http://tomkillion.com/
 Sunday, October 5 ,2014 at 7:12pm
Not exactly local but if you're jonesin' for Jalisco-style, looks like there's some relief across the bay....the big bay, I mean:
 Sunday, October 5 ,2014 at 8:25am
Setting up to be another epic day on the bay in Point Reyes.
 Saturday, October 4 ,2014 at 1:16pm
 Saturday, October 4 ,2014 at 1:01pm
If you live in Bolinas and know the young dudes who surf, tell them that waxing the cars of Point Reyes surfers is not cool. We don't wax their cars when they surf here. Sheesh. Kids these days. #getoffmylawn
 Friday, October 3 ,2014 at 5:46pm
CHP found this old wreck off of Ottinger's Hill today in Point Reyes. Looked like a 50's station wagon. Anyone?
 Friday, October 3 ,2014 at 4:47pm
4:30pm - Electric line down on PR/Petaluma road. One lane traffic control. Be aware. (thx AN)
 Friday, October 3 ,2014 at 9:04am
Via The Point Reyes Light: "Hikers on Sky Trail in the Point Reyes National Seashore on Tuesday morning discovered two dead bodies, one of which has been identified as Thomas Fletcher, a 62-year-old from Petaluma. The park service has not yet released further details, but the sheriff's log from Tuesday shows that at 9:33 a.m. someone who had spent the night at Sky Camp reported seeing two people"”a man and a woman"”who appeared to be dead."

http://www.ptreyeslight.com/ar...
 Friday, October 3 ,2014 at 9:04am
 Thursday, October 2 ,2014 at 8:42pm
Whoops. "After arrests of Inverness couple this week, SWAT team discovers large grow site and firearms at the top of Drakes View Drive." - Tess Elliott @PointReyesLight
 Thursday, October 2 ,2014 at 8:35am
"The National Weather Service on Wednesday issued a heat advisory for most of the northern and central California coast beginning at noon Thursday and running through 9 p.m. Friday, as temperatures inch toward the high 80s and low 90s in most coastal cities and the upper 90s and even low 100s in some inland areas. Those temperatures are 10 to 15 degrees above normal for this time of year, according to the weather service."

http://www.marinij.com/marinne...
 Wednesday, October 1 ,2014 at 9:40pm
9:00pm - Someone reported SWAT teams seen in Point Reyes this evening? Anyone have any info? (Thx LM)
 Wednesday, October 1 ,2014 at 9:40pm
 Wednesday, October 1 ,2014 at 8:38pm
What's with the SWAT teams in town tonight? Anyone know?
 Tuesday, September 30 ,2014 at 8:29am
There will be a 7 acre prescribed control burn at the Estero Trailhead from 10am - 3pm today assuming conditions are optimal.
 Sunday, September 28 ,2014 at 10:28pm
Bomb Squad Called to LAX to Investigate Reality TV Equipment http://briefly.today/bomb-squa...
 Friday, September 26 ,2014 at 2:26pm
 Friday, September 26 ,2014 at 1:39pm

Sundance award winning film THE OVERNIGHTERS is playing tonight!
7:30 at the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church, $10
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/102881502
 Friday, September 26 ,2014 at 1:07pm
12:51pm - CHP doing their thing at White House Pool. Drive safely. Be mindful. Drive safe. Mahalo.
 Friday, September 26 ,2014 at 12:51pm
CHP by White House Pool.
 Friday, September 26 ,2014 at 8:46am
 Friday, September 26 ,2014 at 8:31am
Two fun events today. Apple cider pressing in the Commons in Point Reyes from 3:30 to 6:00. And a printmaking open house for musicians at Ink.Paper.Plate with Sirima. Get out there! Info below...

More apple info:
http://www.westmarincommons.or...

More printing info:
https://www.facebook.com/event...
 Thursday, September 25 ,2014 at 9:05pm
Secret spot of the day! Do you know where this is? #pointreyes #mrtoad (thx IW)
 Thursday, September 25 ,2014 at 6:47pm
6:39pm - On Sir Francis Drake just east of Samuel Taylor Park a station wagon has hit a large tree which fell over onto the car and on the road. 911 has been called and emergency vehicles on the way. Proceed with caution, hopefully everyone is ok. (thx MM)
 Thursday, September 25 ,2014 at 2:44pm
 Thursday, September 25 ,2014 at 1:10pm
If you're heading over the hill, be careful of the CHP hiding out just past the Inkwells in Samuel P.
 Thursday, September 25 ,2014 at 11:35am
 Thursday, September 25 ,2014 at 11:07am
Woke up this morning to hear traffic on the scanner about a barn fire in Nicasio. Many units responded, just finishing up now. Any details?
 Thursday, September 25 ,2014 at 6:16am
Rain came last night, roads are super slick, already lots of accidents reported on the road ways. Drive safe.
 Wednesday, September 24 ,2014 at 11:01pm
Standing room only at the Inverness Association meeting tonight as they talked about the future of the 'Launch For Hire' boathouse.
 Wednesday, September 24 ,2014 at 7:12pm
 Wednesday, September 24 ,2014 at 6:57pm
The roads are already super slick and there has been several minor accidents all ready. Slow down! (Please)
 Wednesday, September 24 ,2014 at 5:55pm
Full rainbow over Tomales Bay! Thx DW. #gold #rainbow #unicorns
 Wednesday, September 24 ,2014 at 1:27pm
Jared Huffman gets roasted by Steven Colbert on his 'Better Know A District' series. "What's your position on Han Solo shooting first?" Funny stuff in that horribly awkward sort of way.

http://thecolbertreport.cc.com...
 Wednesday, September 24 ,2014 at 10:17am
"We should see some rain Wednesday and into the night, and showers the next day," said National Weather Service forecaster Steve Anderson. "There may even be a possible thunderstorm."

http://www.marinij.com/marinne...
 Tuesday, September 23 ,2014 at 1:22pm
1:12pm - Just got a report that a 'bomb squad' truck went through Inverness Park with their lights on. Anyone else see that or hear about it? (thx EL)
 Tuesday, September 23 ,2014 at 12:02pm
Someone posted this 'secret spot' in Point Reyes on Twitter this morning. Anyone know where it is?
 Tuesday, September 23 ,2014 at 8:07am
7:49am - CHP has set up shop at Perry's this morning. Be slow. Be safe. Be mindful. Embrace the inner child. Namaste. (thx DW and AP)
 Tuesday, September 23 ,2014 at 8:07am
 Monday, September 22 ,2014 at 12:27pm
Monday, 9:15am, Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, just north of Balboa Drive
School bus driver decides to shave 30 seconds by passing garbage truck on a narrow section with a double yellow line. The first try was stopped by oncoming traffic, but the bus driver wasn't deterred.

Whew.
 Monday, September 22 ,2014 at 12:27pm
 Monday, September 22 ,2014 at 11:40am
Missed this one yesterday: "The Coast Guard rescued three individuals from the water in Tomales Bay, Sunday morning. At approximately 8:30 a.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Command Center personnel received notification that three individuals went into the water just off Lawson's Landing when their raft deflated.The individuals were not wearing personal flotation devices, nor were they properly prepared for exposure to the elements."
 Monday, September 22 ,2014 at 9:38am
Nice sketch of the Point Reyes Lighthouse by http://neriticzone.blogspot.co...
 Sunday, September 21 ,2014 at 5:22pm
 Sunday, September 21 ,2014 at 4:18pm
An SUP water skiing behind sailboat. Not something you see everyday. #pointreyes #redbull #radical
 Saturday, September 20 ,2014 at 3:54pm
The week of September 22 to 26 - Prescribed fires are planned for Olema Valley on the east side of Highway 1, seven miles south of Olema between Randall Trail and Dogtown. There may be short traffic delays depending on smoke. Drivers travel carefully, watch for firefighters and equipment. The burns will be cancelled if conditions are too wet, dry or windy.
 Saturday, September 20 ,2014 at 2:10pm
Bike-a-palooza in Point Reyes this afternoon. Plan accordingly.
 Saturday, September 20 ,2014 at 8:48am
Traffic Alert: The MS 'Waves to Wine' bike ride is happening today, coming over Mt. Tam, up Rt. 1, taking a right at Olema and then heading out towards Petaluma. Plan Accordingly.

http://bikecan.nationalmssocie...
 Friday, September 19 ,2014 at 6:22pm
 Friday, September 19 ,2014 at 2:34pm
From CHPMarin at 2:19pm: "#Ragnar relay is in full swing in west Marin on Pt. Reyes-Petaluma Road. Expect traffic delays/watch for runners in the area #marintraffic"
 Thursday, September 18 ,2014 at 8:15pm
 Thursday, September 18 ,2014 at 1:20pm
Taken this morning in downtown Inverness!
 Thursday, September 18 ,2014 at 1:19pm
They're finally removing those pipes from Lucas Valley Road! Expect delays. (Thx DW & FN)
 Wednesday, September 17 ,2014 at 10:45pm
I'm out of town but I heard a rumor it's, raining?
 Wednesday, September 17 ,2014 at 8:09pm
What is that weird wet stuff coming out of the sky?
 Wednesday, September 17 ,2014 at 7:24pm
On Thursday afternoon, at 3:30 in Point Reyes Station's West Marin Elementary School, a presentation on Mindfulness in our local public schools takes place! Spanish translation will be available and everyone is invited!

Then, at 6pm in the same location, the local school board meets in public session to act on the required budget resolution to reduce staffing. Childcare and Spanish translation will be available and everyone is encouraged to attend!
 Wednesday, September 17 ,2014 at 5:35pm
 Wednesday, September 17 ,2014 at 12:01pm
OUR SITUATION IS BECOMING DESPERATE
Please, everyone, we need our community's help. Network and think about the possibilities and contact us with any ideas or leads. We need to be out by Sept. 28th!
Our current abode is going to be fumigated. Our fencing will have to be pulled away from the house, and our sanctuary cats will need safe refuge during the toxic tenting and repairs.
We have a couple irons in the fire, but have not secured a place for the cats yet, and Kathy would love a place to stay where she could keep a couple of her special needs cats with her.
Planned Feralhood must find a place to hold around 30 cats for two to three weeks, give or take a few days, by September 28th. A portion of a barn, perhaps some stalls that could be fenced in would be good. We could kennel the cats individually, and/or let them have the room to roam inside the temporary enclosure. An outbuilding, garage, or fenced area that we could cat escape-proof are other possibilities. We would install, then remove any fencing materials; and do a complete clean up when we move back to our own digs.
Another possibility would be individuals who could take one or more cats. We could set up in kennels if necessary, and could come daily to clean up, feed, and care for them. Some of our cats are very friendly and have good manners. A spare bathroom would be a great place to house our elderly, special care cats.
We could use help moving the cats and their supplies - large vehicles, pickup trucks or jeeps, etc., and manpower to carry everything down then back up 42 steps. Volunteers would be very appreciated.
If anyone can offer us a place, please contact Kathy at (415)663-8497, or plannedferalhood@gmail.com. We also have some special needs cats that would do better in a foster care situation if you can help with that.
Donations can be mailed to Planned Feralhood, PO Box 502, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
 Wednesday, September 17 ,2014 at 11:15am
 Wednesday, September 17 ,2014 at 10:03am
There's a dead deer in the creek beside my parent's house, stinking to high heaven. We've been calling the Marin Humane Society since Sunday to get it removed, with no response. Meanwhile my parents can't open the windows because of the smell, and the yard is unusable (and it's been HOT). Any ideas about how to deal with this nuisance? It's really impacting their quality of life!!! The West Marin Feed, anyone have thoughts on this?
 Tuesday, September 16 ,2014 at 6:23pm
A 380-foot cargo steamship involved in a deadly collision in the fog off Point Reyes more than 100 years ago has been located by high-tech gear 200 feet on the floor of the Pacific Ocean, part of a recent effort to look at area shipwrecks. (But where exactly??)

http://www.marinij.com/marinne...
 Monday, September 15 ,2014 at 10:00am
Oh, dear. Yesterday we were biking down to Limantour from the youth hostel when a woman stopped us and said she had been chased by a buck on the trail and to be careful because it was 'the rut'. Sure enough, we got down the trail and there was a buck and a doe right in the trail not backing down from us. Eventually they didn't think we were worth it and they went up into the hills and let us pass, but it was a little sketchy. It's that time of the year, so take care when hiking...
 Monday, September 15 ,2014 at 9:31am
A solid south swell moving into the area tonight, be safe. PRNPS: "The National Weather Service has issued a beach hazard for strong rip currents through this evening. Please be cautious in/around the ocean."
 Sunday, September 14 ,2014 at 11:21pm
 Sunday, September 14 ,2014 at 5:47pm
More on the new bike laws. "Under the law, drivers can't cross double-yellow lines when they're trying to give a wide berth to bicyclists. Bicyclists also are entitled to use the whole lane if they flow with the speed of traffic, but must ride as close to the shoulder as practical. Bicyclists are also required to pull over if five or more cars stack up behind them."

http://www.marinij.com/marinne...
 Sunday, September 14 ,2014 at 1:15pm
More from Mexican Independence Day.