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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.
 Sunday, September 14 ,2014 at 12:43pm
Mexican Independence celebration right now in Point Reyes. Amazing food and music. If you're not here, you should be.
 Saturday, September 13 ,2014 at 10:17pm
 Saturday, September 13 ,2014 at 9:32pm
Wondering what the *^!+# happened to the trees in front of ye old Point Reyes Station train depot now serving as U.S. Post Office?

They're getting ready to paint the building and the verdant tree branches needed to be pruned back to make room for painting apparatuses. Not to worry, they'll grow back soon.
 Saturday, September 13 ,2014 at 7:29am
Photograph of fossil diatoms collected in Pt. Reyes National Seashore in Marin County, California, and arranged on a microscope slide in 1968 by A.L. Brigger.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
 Friday, September 12 ,2014 at 7:27pm
Not sure how I feel about local deputy essentially telling someone that he'd have to arrest him (in the future) based on rumors... http://youtu.be/gWFm1CvN4ps
 Friday, September 12 ,2014 at 2:20pm
2:06pm - CHP is very active on SFD in and around Inverness today. I was followed closely all the way from Perry's to Chicken, wondering what I did wrong and how much it was going to cost me. Instead he went into the park to have lunch I presume. Phew.
 Friday, September 12 ,2014 at 12:48pm
Speed trap at IP
 Friday, September 12 ,2014 at 7:44am
Nice article about the history of mountain biking in West Marin with a hand drawn map of the famous 'Repack' course by Dewey Livingston. But why no mention of Steve Potts?

http://www.collectorsweekly.co...
 Friday, September 12 ,2014 at 6:10am
 Thursday, September 11 ,2014 at 10:11pm
Caught this huge red ant in the house today. Could it be a Queen Carpenter Ant? Has anyone soon one before?
 Thursday, September 11 ,2014 at 5:49pm
 Thursday, September 11 ,2014 at 4:02pm
3' Feet for Safety Act, CA Vehicle Code Section 21760, goes into effect next Tuesday, September 16th.

This new law requires "the driver of a motor vehicle overtaking and passing a bicycle that is proceeding in the same direction on a highway shall pass in compliance with this article applicable to overtaking and passing a vehicle, and shall do so at a safe distance that does not interfere with the safe operation of the overtaking bicycle, having due regard for the size and speed of the motor vehicle and the bicycle, traffic conditions, weather, visibility, and the surface and width of the highway."

In short, a driver of a motor vehicle shall not overtake or pass a bicycle at a distance of less than three feet between any part of the motor vehicle and any part of the bicycle or its operator. Of course what this section does not include is the responsibility of the bicyclist to maintain his/her course of travel along the far right side of the roadway and within a bike lane if provided. Those cyclists who travel several abreast must not assume this new law provides them any added protection themselves if they are already in violation of the California Vehicle Code.

My hope is that common courtesy between all those who Share the Road continues....I wish everyone safe travels!

Doug Pittman
your local Sheriff
 Thursday, September 11 ,2014 at 3:46pm
Don't forget the Shoreline School Board meeting is today at 6:00pm at the Tomales High School.
 Thursday, September 11 ,2014 at 10:09am
Your Thursday fuzzy wuzzy. Looks like a pretty nice place when you dress it up like that. This photo is by Attilio Ruffo, more of his work can be found here: http://www.attilioruffo.com/la...
 Thursday, September 11 ,2014 at 8:58am
The Sheriff went blazing by me at 6am this morning heading out to Pierce Point Road. Heard that might have been an accident out there, does anyone have any details?
 Wednesday, September 10 ,2014 at 10:48pm
Please Help Us West Marin Community. We are becoming a little desperate:

Planned Feralhood must find a place to hold around 30 cats for two weeks, give or take a few days, in late September, early October. 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.

Our current abode is going to be fumigated. Our fencing will have to be pulled away from the house, and the cats will need safe refuge during the toxic tenting and repairs.

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
 Wednesday, September 10 ,2014 at 5:01pm
Shoreline Unified School District meets for their regular monthly board meeting on Thursday, September 11th at 6pm in Tomales High School. Further conversation & community feedback on proposed budget reductions are on the agenda. Agenda and details available online at http://shorelineunified.org/
 Tuesday, September 9 ,2014 at 8:25pm
 Tuesday, September 9 ,2014 at 8:25pm
 Tuesday, September 9 ,2014 at 8:09pm
Our beloved "Emma" is missing. She's a long haired Siberian, grey striped tabby markings & a big, fluffy tail. She has been missing from upper Drakes View Drive in Inverness Park for two weeks. If you see her, please take her in and call us, or call if you spot her anywhere.

415.602.6659 or 415.309.1957
Johanna and Tom

REWARD!
 Tuesday, September 9 ,2014 at 7:53pm
Cranky homeless man in Point Reyes has been harassing people. He pointed to me Friday telling me "It's all your fault." I was caught off guard and just went to my car and left. Today I came upon him yelling at two tourists who got in their car and drove off then he yelled at me (while I had my baby with me) and I kept walking, said hi to some friends to avoid him and he began yelling at the man. Sheriffs came and sent him on his way. Be aware. Nothing physical but he's threatening and present downtown.
 Tuesday, September 9 ,2014 at 6:50pm
"A federal court judge rejected an injunction request Tuesday that would have helped keep the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. open. In a tone that was sometimes harsh, U.S District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers rejected the argument, saying the plaintiffs had no standing to bring a request for the injunction "given the lack of merit."

Rejecting virtually all of the coalition's arguments, Rogers told their attorney, Stuart Gross of San Francisco, that she had considered issuing sanctions for bringing a frivolous lawsuit based on the "complete lack of merit" in the case.

http://www.marinij.com/marinne...

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/n...
 Tuesday, September 9 ,2014 at 4:45pm
Hay truck flipped over on Ottinger's Hill in Point Reyes this morning. I wondered if that ever happened (thx David).
 Tuesday, September 9 ,2014 at 12:46pm
Apparently there was an animated meeting last night about the budget reductions and the Shoreline School District. The scheduled school board meeting is this Thursday at 6:00pm at the Tomales High School. School Superintendent Tom Stubbs will be interviewed on KWMR at 5:00pm today to discuss the details.
 Monday, September 8 ,2014 at 2:53pm
 Monday, September 8 ,2014 at 2:08pm
It's not too late to complete the bilingual online survey of proposed Shoreline Unified School District budget cuts before tonight's 6pm public meeting at Tomales High School. Your survey response, including comments and suggestions in the "Other" answer option, will help guide the school board's decisions.
 Sunday, September 7 ,2014 at 4:17pm
The annual trans bay swim took place this morning off of Shell Beach. Sounds like there was quite a crowd getting wet.
 Sunday, September 7 ,2014 at 3:44pm
 Sunday, September 7 ,2014 at 9:57am
Gene Fisher was looking sharp in this shirt yesterday. Anyone have a good story about that place?
 Saturday, September 6 ,2014 at 8:30pm
Point Reyes dairy farmer John Taylor has cut the size of his herd by a third since the California drought started, and unless sufficient rainfall arrives by December, he will have to sell more of his 400 cows and calves. "On December 1, we're going to evaluate the rainfall and based on that we may have to make some more tough decisions," said Taylor, a six-generation dairy farmer.

http://www.marinij.com/marinne...
 Saturday, September 6 ,2014 at 3:57pm
Rocking out in downtown Point Reyes this afternoon.
 Saturday, September 6 ,2014 at 1:58pm
 Saturday, September 6 ,2014 at 10:00am
Police presence in I.P.
 Friday, September 5 ,2014 at 4:36pm
4:22pm - Wow, who saw those two fighter jets just scream over PR? Looked almost like a dogfight. It's not Fleetweek yet...
 Friday, September 5 ,2014 at 2:08pm
Hello everyone!
In just 15 days, Gallery Route One's Latino Photography Project will host their annual Mole Dinner to benefit the project on Saturday Sept 20 at 6:00 PM at the Dance Palace. Local Latina cooks from various states in Mexico will serve their delicious home recipes and will have photographs on display and for purchase. Tickets can be purchased at Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station and through their website at: www.galleryrouterone.org
Hope you can join us!
 Friday, September 5 ,2014 at 2:08pm
Hola a todos!
En solo 15 dias, el Proyecto de Fotografia Latino/a del Gallery Route One les invita al mole anual que beneficiara al proyecto y se llevara acabo el 20 de septiembre a las 6 PM en el Dance Palace. Cocineras Latinas locales de varios estados de Mexico serviran sus deliciosas recetas de mole y tambien habra fotografias en exhibición. Los tickets estan disponibles para comprar en el Gallery Route One en Point Reyes Station y tambien atraves de la pagina de internet: www.galleryrouteone.org
Nos vemos para entonces!
 Friday, September 5 ,2014 at 9:30am
A follow up on yesterday's post, the CHP have been very active in the Point Reyes and Inverness for some reason. Someone reported getting a $300 ticket for doing a "California" stop on B Street yesterday. So be mindful, be safe and keep your money in your pocket.
 Thursday, September 4 ,2014 at 9:16pm
The PRNSA is looking for volunteers for its upcoming 'Dinner on the Pacific Plate' fundraiser on September 20th at Bear Vallery. If you're interested in supporting this important event, there is more info here: http://bit.ly/1pEZ6rG
 Thursday, September 4 ,2014 at 6:17pm
"Shoreline Unified school officials are hustling to cut $1.5 million "” about 11 percent "” in operating expenses, in hopes of avoiding bankruptcy and a possible takeover by the county Office of Education."

http://www.marinij.com/marinne...
 Thursday, September 4 ,2014 at 3:44pm
Accident on SFD in Inverness. Black Saab eaten by ditch. Hopefully everyone is ok.
 Thursday, September 4 ,2014 at 3:15pm
3:01pm - "Two car injury crash reported SFD at Vision Road, Inverness" - reported by Richard Dillman on the West Marin Citizen FB page.
 Thursday, September 4 ,2014 at 1:27pm
1:11pm - Lots of people reporting CHP is at Perry's handing out tickets. Drive safe, as you always do.
 Wednesday, September 3 ,2014 at 9:27pm
 Wednesday, September 3 ,2014 at 4:12pm
"The search for a 21-year-old Sacramento area man who vanished while swimming at Drakes Estero was scaled back Wednesday but national park rangers continued to patrol beaches for any sign of the man."

http://www.marinij.com/marinne...
 Wednesday, September 3 ,2014 at 6:54am
Two stingrays chilling at Chicken. (Thx dw).
 Tuesday, September 2 ,2014 at 10:46pm
Annie & Willy's adoption fell through! These 3 month old siblings are from Bolinas,where I plucked them from the thicket at 5 weeks old. 100% guaranteed sweet, loving, devoted, playful companions. They need a home where they can cuddle in bed with you.
 Tuesday, September 2 ,2014 at 5:21pm
any news about what was happening over at Baywood today that required 20 plus law enforcement vehicles? anyone? crazy going up wilson hill earlier....
 Tuesday, September 2 ,2014 at 11:03am
Has anyone seen a newer model red dodge charger seemingly parked or abandoned out here in West Marin. Car is believed to have new dealer paper license plates or even possibly an out of state license plate. Can't give specific details but I have a great interest in finding this car. Trust me, it doesn't belong out here...

Thanks,
Doug (your local Sheriff)
 Tuesday, September 2 ,2014 at 11:03am
From Sheriff Doug Pittman: "Has anyone seen a newer model red dodge charger seemingly parked or abandoned out here in West Marin. Car is believed to have new dealer paper license plates or even possibly an out of state license plate. Can't give specific details but I have a great interest in finding this car. Trust me, it doesn't belong out here... Thanks, Doug (your local Sheriff)"
 Tuesday, September 2 ,2014 at 10:00am
Search crews are back out at the Estero looking for the missing swimmer this morning. Our hearts go out to the family and friends.

http://www.marinij.com/marinne...
 Monday, September 1 ,2014 at 9:20pm
 Monday, September 1 ,2014 at 8:16pm
On a more happy note, Mr. River Otter heading out to Drakes to grab a bite to eat. #otter #pointreyes #sneaky
 Monday, September 1 ,2014 at 8:16pm
This is an urgent message. Liam got bit by a dog and it broke the skin. We don't know who the owner is but need to find her asap. There was a 50'ish couple walking near the barn in the Giacomini marsh at 7:30 tonight - the woman asked if Liam was okay but LIam didn't see the broken skin until he got home. His mom ran back and the couple was gone. The dog is a brown and white Austrailian Shepherd. The woman had short light brown hair and glasses, If you know who they are, please get in touch with Laughty, Ilie, or Peggy.
 Monday, September 1 ,2014 at 8:16pm
 Monday, September 1 ,2014 at 5:10pm
4:55pm - Emergency rescue happening out at the Limantour Spit right now. Four young men were swimming across the Estero, one is missing. Local surfers assisted them. Helicopters and jet skis combing the area.
 Monday, September 1 ,2014 at 3:23pm
Any idea why all the sirens going through Inverness?
 Sunday, August 31 ,2014 at 8:07pm
Only three kittens left! Huckleberry & Fynn are black with white patches underneath, are brothers, and are adventurous little rascals! Here is a picture of Andre. All are from the same litter.
My phone line and internet have been down, for the second time. AT&T coming (again) tomorrow morning. Leave me messages and I will get back to you ASAP. Don't miss your chance to have a 100% sweet and loving Kitten!
 Sunday, August 31 ,2014 at 7:36pm
 Sunday, August 31 ,2014 at 5:17pm
Traffic is gridlocked at the Levee Road in Point Reyes. Do not leave your house unless you have to!
 Sunday, August 31 ,2014 at 4:16pm
Winner of the sand castle contest at Drakes Beach in Point Reyes.
 Sunday, August 31 ,2014 at 4:16pm
Complete madness at Drakes Beach today. Hard to believe. #fauxsocal
 Saturday, August 30 ,2014 at 3:12pm
 Saturday, August 30 ,2014 at 3:12pm
A birder counted 15 Mola Molas out at the Point Reyes Lighthouse on Friday. Very cool. (via @PointReyesNPS)
 Friday, August 29 ,2014 at 6:31pm
Point Reyes Wild is an exhibition and sale of landscape paintings of Point Reyes National Seashore by the BayWood Artists.
The show celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act passed by Congress in 1964 and is a fundraiser for Point Reyes National Seashore Association's mission

It is the result of a year-long effort by these accomplished plein air artists to depict some of the park's best-known landmarks and species, as well as special remote locations. The show opens with an artist reception and light refreshments at noon on Saturday, August 30 at the Red Barn Classroom and Art Galley at Point Reyes National Seashore. Admission is free.

Also as a part of this event, at the Yellow Commons house this weekend they are selling some of Carlos Porata's photographs.

http://www.ptreyes.org/events/...
 Friday, August 29 ,2014 at 2:25pm
 Friday, August 29 ,2014 at 1:06pm
I had no idea someone was missing. "No clues have surfaced in a months-long search for a prominent Inverness physician whose BMW was found in a parking lot in the Point Reyes National Seashore, officials said."

http://www.marinij.com/marinne...
 Wednesday, August 27 ,2014 at 12:18pm
Twitter thinks this image is 'sensitive'. After staring at it for a long time, I guess it could be seen that way. I mean, if you really want to go there. Geez. #algorithmsgonebad

http://www.buzzfeed.com/expres...
 Wednesday, August 27 ,2014 at 6:56am
 Tuesday, August 26 ,2014 at 11:17pm
Planned Feralhood must find a place to hold around 30 cats for two weeks, give or take a few days, in mid to late September. 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-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.

Our current abode is going to be tented and then repaired. Our fencing will have to be pulled away from the house, and the cats will need safe refuge during the toxic tenting and repairs.

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. Donations can be mailed to Planned Feralhood, PO Box 502, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. We are currently filing for 501(c)(3) tax exempt status, and expect to be approved by the end of the year.

We are also looking for homes for 8 kittens. Please go to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/plann... and see their pictures and stories.
 Tuesday, August 26 ,2014 at 9:13pm
"Shoreline Unified School District faces some budget challenges that will require all of us to come together as a school community to resolve," writes Superintendent Tom Stubbs on the district's website. "I am hoping that the process will be inclusive of all stakeholders and result in a financially healthy school district for the future."

A school board trustee special meeting this Thursday, August 28th at 6pm at Tomales High School will be a public opportunity to discuss potential budget cuts. Childcare and Spanish language translation will be provided.

For a copy of the agenda and other school board information, visit http://shorelineunified.org/
 Tuesday, August 26 ,2014 at 4:57pm
KWMR - West Marin Community Radio was live on air within 7 minutes of Sunday's Napa earthquake, Richard Dillman reporting from Inverness Ridge hours before any other Bay Area radio station. On Wednesday morning's "Swimming Upstream" with Amanda Eichstaedt, at 8am and streaming live from www.kwmr.org, Dillman and other guests will recount the amazing collaboration between the West Marin Disaster Council and KWMR.

www.kwmr.org
 Tuesday, August 26 ,2014 at 7:49am
"A series five aftershocks, one registering a preliminary magnitude 3.9, rattled Napa in between 5:30 and 7 a.m. Tuesday." Heard that some folks in Inverness felt them, anyone else? I didn't.

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.c...