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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, August 10 ,2014 at 4:01pm
Incredible photo by Richard James of the woman trapped in her car this morning. More photos at:
 Sunday, August 10 ,2014 at 2:12pm
@NWSBayArea: #supermoon tonight - moonrise at 801 PM PDT. Inland/High Elevation areas best visibility.
 Sunday, August 10 ,2014 at 10:48am
With the closure of Drakes Bay Oyster Company retail operations, the next step is cleaning up the debris and jettisoned farming equipment in Drakes Estero.

Here are a few underwater videos shot by a local resident, showing the trash left behind, and the invasive "marine vomit" known as Didemnum vexillum which comes with non-native oyster farming:
 Sunday, August 10 ,2014 at 10:34am
10:19am - Its a solo non-injury accident. Flipped car. Traffic backed up. (Thx yp)
 Sunday, August 10 ,2014 at 10:19am
10:01am - Bad accident on Sir Francis Drake before Inverness. Traffic control in place.
 Sunday, August 10 ,2014 at 8:32am
Huge show tonight in Point Reyes. Local musical hero Jesse DeNatale performs with very special guests Jonathan Richman and Tommy Larkin. Music starts at 7 p.m. at Toby's Feed Barn, in Point Reyes Station. Tickets are available for a $20 donation at the door and in advance at or by calling Toby's at (415) 663.1223. A raffle and silent auction will be held during the evening; doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Here is a video of Jonathan Richman and his band, The Modern Lovers, which recorded the legendary 'Roadrunner' in 1972. And I don't say legendary lightly. Don't miss it.
 Sunday, August 10 ,2014 at 3:32am
 Saturday, August 9 ,2014 at 9:14pm
 Saturday, August 9 ,2014 at 8:29pm
"Deputies Arrest Suspect for Threatening Customers
at Whale of a Deli with 26" Machete". Yikes. Full story at the Citizen:
 Saturday, August 9 ,2014 at 12:46pm
12:15pm - If you're headed over the hill, SFD having problems. "@CHPMarin: One-Way traffic control on Sir Francis Drake Blvd in #SanGeronimo #Marin due to earlier crash into power pole."
 Friday, August 8 ,2014 at 10:48pm
Planned Feralhood will be at the Inverness Fair tomorrow with 9 kittens looking for forever homes! You won't want to miss this! The Point Reyes Animal Hospital also is helping us by trying to adopt two kittens out of their facility. You could see them by calling 663-1533.
 Friday, August 8 ,2014 at 4:54pm
Two big events tomorrow: The Inverness Fair by the Inverness library from 9am to 3pm. Music, food, books and all sorts of great stuff. Later, The Lucid Art Foundation presents "Night of Rhythm and Poetry: From Formless to Form," featuring poetry and recitations by Fariba Bogzaran and Kim Rosen alongside Middle Eastern, Persian and classical Indian music, at 7:30 p.m. at the Dance Palace.

Photos from last year's fair: http://www.sparselysageandtime...
 Friday, August 8 ,2014 at 1:38pm
1:32pm - CHP is staked out at IP this afternoon. Keep your Friday cool, calm and safe.
 Thursday, August 7 ,2014 at 7:51pm
A letter released today shows that twelve ranchers resigned on July 25th from the Point Reyes Ranchers Association. If anyone has any further details on the story, please let me know. Here is the letter.
 Thursday, August 7 ,2014 at 2:45pm
 Thursday, August 7 ,2014 at 2:15pm
Well. I was trying avoid DBOC talk this week but signs are getting spray painted, emotions are running high and there is quite a brouhaha breaking out over at the Point Reyes Light FB page. Apparently half the Point Reyes Ranchers Association resigned recently in response to the handling of a letter to Cicely Muldoon.
The resignation letter is posted there along with a full explanation (see the comments on the post). Would love to hear what else people know about this because it probably won't be published in either of the local papers (or at least it hasn't yet from what I can tell).
Here is the link:
 Wednesday, August 6 ,2014 at 10:43am
"National parks in Marin County brought $496 million in spending to the area and helped employ 5,505 people in 2013, according to the study. In 2012 the figure was $469 million.
The Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Point Reyes National Seashore and Muir Woods National Monument generated about one-third of the overall $1.5 billion visitors spent in association with national parks in California in 2013."
 Wednesday, August 6 ,2014 at 10:42am
 Tuesday, August 5 ,2014 at 9:32pm
"On August 5, 1973, Park Ranger Kenneth Patrick was shot and killed while making a traffic stop at Point Reyes National Seashore, California. The vehicle that he stopped contained several members of a militant group, known as the Black Panthers. One of the men opened fire on Ranger Patrick with a 9 mm handgun as he approached the car, wounding him. Ranger Patrick was wearing a winter coat and was unable to draw his weapon.
Read more:
 Tuesday, August 5 ,2014 at 9:32pm
 Tuesday, August 5 ,2014 at 6:16pm
you should get paid to be the eyes and ears of this community.
 Tuesday, August 5 ,2014 at 6:00pm
4:28pm - Another accident north of Inverness Park. Traffic control in place. Weird traffic day on SFD.
 Tuesday, August 5 ,2014 at 11:12am
11:02am - Injury accident just north of Inverness Park, hopefully not too bad. (Thx AP)
 Monday, August 4 ,2014 at 7:51pm
Yet another secret spot of the day. This is a beauty. (Thx Alex) #pointreyes #ssotd #treemunched
 Monday, August 4 ,2014 at 11:01am
 Monday, August 4 ,2014 at 8:28am
@marinij - A chance of rain with a possibility of thunderstorms is forecast overnight Monday, with a wet commute possible Tuesday.
 Sunday, August 3 ,2014 at 5:04pm
Secret spot of the day. Well worth the hike. #ssotd #pointreyes #guanoisland
 Saturday, August 2 ,2014 at 9:06am
VLBR (very large bike ride) in West Marin today. Use caution, have patience, share the road. Thanks!
- Marin Fire
 Friday, August 1 ,2014 at 3:32pm
Secret spot of the day. Name the beach. (Thx @kneelo)
 Friday, August 1 ,2014 at 1:30pm
CHP staked out at Perry's. Drive safe. As you always do.
 Thursday, July 31 ,2014 at 2:49pm
Via Richard Dillman, "More Point Reyes Potties - Marin County ranger installs screening behind which lurks a row of porta-potties along the south wall of the Grandi Building. Rejoice, ye visitors with full bladders!" I've noticed these things springing up around town...
 Thursday, July 31 ,2014 at 1:47pm
More Point Reyes Potties - Marin County ranger installs screening behind which lurks a row of porta-potties along the south wall of the Grandi Building. Rejoice, ye visitors with full bladders!
 Thursday, July 31 ,2014 at 9:45am
sammy the dog has been found, thanks for all your help west marin feed and west marin people!!
 Thursday, July 31 ,2014 at 9:45am
 Thursday, July 31 ,2014 at 8:30am
On the sports front, former Inverness resident (and former Boston Red Sox) Jonny Gomes was trading to the Oakland A's this morning. He must be stoked to be back in the Bay Area. Oh yeah, and Cespedes was traded too.
Gomes From Inverness story:
 Wednesday, July 30 ,2014 at 9:11pm
Via Phoebe Bryan, "Hello. My families dog went missing today From my dad's shop blue slide art tile. We think he might have gotten picked up by someone because he didn't have a collar. Here is his picture."
 Wednesday, July 30 ,2014 at 9:11pm
For all of you not participating in the 'healing advocates' group hug, there is a farewell ceremony tomorrow at 11am at the Drake's Bay Oyster Company out in the park. It will last about an hour and parking is limited, so plan accordingly. More info here:
 Wednesday, July 30 ,2014 at 6:26pm
Lots of great photos of old school Marin and some of West Marin in a new Facebook page called 'Lost Marin'. We should start something like this for out here. Hmmmmm. (thx Marc).
 Wednesday, July 30 ,2014 at 2:10pm
Quote of the Week: "All "healing advocates" should gather somewhere and have a nice hug fest."
 Tuesday, July 29 ,2014 at 5:02pm
Inverness, 4:50pm
A duo of County sheriff's SUVs headed up Inverness Way South, First Valley.
 Tuesday, July 29 ,2014 at 8:55am
 Tuesday, July 29 ,2014 at 8:12am
From a local salmon fishing report yesterday: "We saw a great white kill and eat a small porpoise off McClures." Wow. I thought they didn't come back until September. (artist rendition of the shark)
 Monday, July 28 ,2014 at 5:03pm
Someone scored a pretty sweet ride. #oldschool #boat
 Monday, July 28 ,2014 at 12:09pm
This isn't a very fun article to read, but if you were hoping (like I was) that El Nino was going to rescue us from the drought, I would update your expectations.
 Monday, July 28 ,2014 at 10:07am
From the police reports this week. Wild baby pig? Lost baby pig? Dangerous baby pig? Reminds me of rabbit sketch from Monty Python's The Holy Grail:
Sir Robin: What's he do? Nibble your bum?
Tim: He's got huge, sharp... er... He can leap about. Look at the bones!
King Arthur: Go on, Bors. Chop his head off!
Sir Bors: Right! Silly little bleeder. One rabbit stew comin' right up!
 Monday, July 28 ,2014 at 7:08am
 Saturday, July 26 ,2014 at 9:44pm
Another cat in the neighborhood of Walnut Place has been taken by a Coyote who is regularly casing the neighborhood. Please - Protect your pets.
 Saturday, July 26 ,2014 at 4:04pm
Levee road in #pointreyes is backed up to whitehouse pool. Plan accordingly.
 Saturday, July 26 ,2014 at 4:04pm
The Far West Fest in #pointreyes in full effect. The Crux rock the main stage.
 Saturday, July 26 ,2014 at 8:33am
Car commercial time on Lucas Valley Road at the reservoir. Expect delays. #hollywood
 Saturday, July 26 ,2014 at 8:33am
It's going to get wild today! We've got the Farmer's Market in the morning, then Far West Fest in the afternoon and an after party at the Old Western Saloon. Plan your travels around town accordingly and we'll see you out at Love Field! More information here:
 Saturday, July 26 ,2014 at 8:33am
"Allies of Drakes Bay Oyster Co. announced Friday they had secured an agreement with the National Park Service to give the embattled Marin County oyster farm 30 days' notice before ordering it to shut down operations in the Point Reyes National Seashore.
The agreement "ensures the status quo," enabling oysterman Kevin Lunny's company to continue harvesting oysters until a competitor, Tomales Bay Oyster Co., can get its case before a federal judge, possibly in September, said Stuart Gross, a San Francisco attorney representing Tomales Bay."
 Saturday, July 26 ,2014 at 8:33am
Car commercial time on Lucas Valley Road at the reservoir. Expect delays. #hollywood
 Saturday, July 26 ,2014 at 8:33am
 Thursday, July 24 ,2014 at 9:56am
Update on the warm water situation: "Wondering why our local ocean temps are so warm? Hint: not #elnino! Lack of upwelling the reason." Water temps are dropping fast right now. - via NWSBayArea
 Wednesday, July 23 ,2014 at 8:16am
Marin County authorities are warning hikers to beware of a man claiming to be a park ranger who in the past month has kicked dogs, taken photos of women with a cell phone and given out false information about dog rules. (thanks Sharron)
 Wednesday, July 23 ,2014 at 8:16am
 Sunday, July 20 ,2014 at 6:43pm
 Sunday, July 20 ,2014 at 5:27pm
Local legend Banana Levinger is playing at the Station House tonight from 5pm to 8pm.
 Sunday, July 20 ,2014 at 3:54pm
Tree and power lines and AT&T lines down Lower Roberts Drive off Drakes View Drive
(Thx Richard)
 Sunday, July 20 ,2014 at 1:55pm
Tree and power lines and AT&T lines down Lower Roberts Drive off Drakes View Drive
 Sunday, July 20 ,2014 at 10:50am
The Community Land Trust Association of West Marin (CLAM) is holding their annual meeting tonight with a special discussion about the Coast Guard property in Point Reyes. Please attend and be a part of the conversation. 6:30pm at The Dance Palace.
 Saturday, July 19 ,2014 at 2:52pm
Planned Feralhood has been tracking a few new cats that have arrived in PRS around the affordable housing area. One of them had four kittens which Kathy caught last night. Mom is being spayed and cared for. It took two weeks to track her to her kittens. Please be alert and contact us with any information on new cats in the neighborhood. If you would like to foster and tame kittens to get them ready for adoption, please contact me here or at 663-8497.
 Friday, July 18 ,2014 at 7:15pm
The salmon was selling like hot cakes in downtown #pointreyes tonight. (thx Suzanne)
 Friday, July 18 ,2014 at 2:53pm
The new Black Mountain Circle Film Series starts tonight with a screening of the Sundance award winning film, "A River Changes Course" at 7:30pm at the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church. A Q&A with the filmmakers follows the screening.
Point Reyes Books created the series, it is curated by West Marin filmmaker Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee and Sausalito Film Festival Co-Director Allison Faust. More info here:
 Friday, July 18 ,2014 at 1:06pm
A new lawsuit has been filed by a number of local businesses led by the Tomales Bay Oyster Company, Margaret Grade, Stellina and the Saltwater. Apparently they're seeking a temporary restraining order and injunction to stop the closure of the DBOC before July 31. The filing is here, that's an impressive list of defendants:
 Friday, July 18 ,2014 at 12:20pm
No last oyster yet. Lawsuit filed around midnight last night by Tomales Bay Oyster Company and our local businesses! BUSINESSES THREATENED BY CLOSURE OF DRAKES BAY OYSTER COMPANY FILE EMERGENCY SUIT TO STOP ITS CLOSURE ON JULY 31
SAN FRANCISCO, July 18, 2014 "“ Late last night, West Marin businesses and others that directly depend on the continued operation of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company filed an emergency action to stop its closure by the federal government on July 31st .
The Tomales Bay Oyster Company, a plaintiff in the case, stated in papers filed in support for a Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction that the company stands to lose between $250-$400 thousand a year if the Drakes Bay Oyster Company is shut down.
Charles "Tod" Friend, owner of the Tomales Bay Oyster Company, stated, "I've been involved in the West Marin oyster farming for thirty-five years. This is a close-knit community. We depend on each other. If they close down Drakes Bay, it is not only the Lunnys and all of their hard-working employees who will suffer." Mr. Friend explained that Tomales Bay Oyster Company grows oysters itself, but depends on Drakes Bay Oyster Company when customer demand at their retail operations on shores of Tomales Bay outstrips what they can grow.
These sentiments were echoed by longtime West Marin resident and manager at Drakes Bay Oyster Company, Loretta Murphy, also a plaintiff. "Drakes Bay Oyster Company and the oyster farm workers are an integral part of the community fabric. If the oyster farm is forced to close and the oyster workers lose their housing and move to other areas it will be a large negative impact on the local school, the local church, and countless businesses, shops and restaurants. The loss of these jobs will mean upheaval for over 40 family members and there will be much collateral damage from such a large change in such a small town."
The list of restaurants joining Tomales Bay Oyster Company and Loretta Murphy as plaintiffs read like a who's who of the West Marin farm-to-table culinary scene, including Margaret Grade of Sir and Star, Osteria Stellina, Saltwater Oyster Depot, and Café Reyes.
Luc Chamberland, owner of the Saltwater Oyster Depot in Inverness, emphasized the importance of Drakes Bay oysters in the ability of his restaurant and others to deliver what their clientele has come to expect. "I and the other West Marin restaurateurs have built our reputations on providing an exceedingly fresh farm-to-table experience in a location that is remarkably close to one of the most urbanized places in the country. Closing Drakes Bay Oyster Company threatens our ability to do that."
Stuart G. Gross of Gross Law, lead attorney for the plaintiffs. explained that the suit is fundamentally about ensuring that government agencies follow the law. "The Secretary of the Interior explicitly declared himself exempt from all legal requirements in deciding whether to close Drakes Bay Oyster Company. This was wrong. There are laws that he was required to follow, and he didn't. This suit seeks to compel his compliance."
Drakes Bay Oyster Company provides between one third and half of all oysters grown in California and as much as 70% of the oysters grown in Marin County. The nearest other growers to the San Francisco Bay area are hundreds of miles away. The suit alleges that the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service ignored their responsibilities under the National Aquaculture Act and the Coastal Management Act and disregarded the public trust rights of the people of California and California's enforceable policies against conversion of coastal areas from agricultural use.
Also joining as plaintiffs are Alliance for Local Sustainable Agriculture (ALSA), Dr. Jeffrey Creque, founding member of ALSA, the Hayes Street Grill, and its co-owner and local food advocate, Patricia Unterman. Also named as a defendant is an office of NOAA.
With Stuart G. Gross of Gross Law, also representing plaintiffs are former U.S. Congressman Paul "Pete" McCloskey of Cotchett, Pitre, & McCarthy, LLP and former California state assemblyman Bill Bagley of Nossaman, LLP.
Gross Law is located at Pier 9 on The Embarcadero in San Francisco, California. Gross Law represents clients in natural resource, environmental, commercial, and business practices litigation throughout the United States.
The lawsuit is titled, Tomales Bay Oyster Company, et al. v. U.S. Dep't of the Interior, et al., No. 14-3246, and was filed in the District Court of the Northern District of California.
 Friday, July 18 ,2014 at 12:20pm
 Friday, July 18 ,2014 at 11:02am
CHP SUV back in business on Lucas Valley Road today. Drive safe.
 Thursday, July 17 ,2014 at 7:36am
 Wednesday, July 16 ,2014 at 8:21pm
Anyone know what the helicopter over Point Reyes was all about today? 2:00PM-ish.
 Wednesday, July 16 ,2014 at 4:13pm
(I had this happen on a webpage. Was convincing until I thought about it.)
DATE: 07/16/2014
Released By: Sergeant N. Snyder
FRAUD Warning:
Residents of Marin County have been receiving fictitious telephone calls about outstanding arrest warrants
due to missed jury service, red light violations, failure to pay a parking ticket, or they owe money to the
Internal Revenue Service (IRS). These telephone scams are occurring nationwide and one should be
suspicious of any caller identifying themselves as a law enforcement official or government employee
demanding a "fine" be paid immediately over the telephone via credit/debit card or pre-paid cards (i.e. :
Green Dot cards). These callers are reportedly intimidating and threatening when demanding fines be paid
immediately. Law enforcement officials do not call people and demand that fines be paid immediately over
the telephone.
If you receive a telephone call from someone impersonating a law enforcement official and have caller I.D.,
record the telephone number. Ask the caller for their name, badge number, agency they are employed, their
call back telephone number, and the court or ticket number they are calling about. Tell them you will call
their agency and hang up. Do not provide any credit/debit card, or pre-paid debit card information to these
callers. Also, do not provide any of your personal identity information. Be vigilant in protecting your
personal identity information from both telephone and email scams.
Even if you have committed an infraction that could result in a fine, law enforcement officials do not contact
you by telephone to collect payment. Law enforcement officials do not require anyone to provide sensitive
information in a telephone call, including requests for credit card numbers. It is a crime for anyone to falsely
represent himself or herself as a law enforcement official.
If you have additional questions regarding protecting yourself and your family from telephone or email
scams, visit a federal, state, or local law enforcement website for educational materials on how to protect
your personal identity information from criminals:
www.IRS.GOV More info on scams, click on "Tax Scams" under "News/Events." Federal Government Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force. This website will point
you to what agency you need to report your fraud. They will have a link for tax fraud, insurance fraud,
identity theft, and many more. The website also contains information on how to avoid different scams. is from the National Consumer League and is a website designated to provide you
information on current fraud scams and how to obtain information.
www.BFI.GOV The Federal Bureau of Investigations will investigate common fraud scams, investment
related scams, internet scams, and Senior Citizen scams. For internet related scams specifically please go
to www.IC3.GOV The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center to file a report.
www.OAG.CA.GOV State of California Department of Justice Office of the Attorney General which has
information on identity theft crimes and will provide resources for e-crimes.
Persons wishing to give crime tips are encouraged to call the Sheriff's Office at 415-473-7233.
To remain anonymous and possibly become eligible for a cash reward call Bay Area Crime Stoppers at
 Wednesday, July 16 ,2014 at 8:25am
A lone surfer contemplates his good fortune in West Marin.
 Tuesday, July 15 ,2014 at 10:55pm
 Tuesday, July 15 ,2014 at 10:55pm
She could have been chased and is just traumatized and hiding. Sometimes they disappear for a week, but if she is injured she may need help, so we need to get the whole neighborhood on board to look in all the thickets. Look for little tunnels at the base of the thickets where she could enter, and call for her. It is too soon to give up.
 Tuesday, July 15 ,2014 at 3:07pm
Rambling Jack Elliott is playing tonight at the Pine Cone Dinner in a benefit for Zeke. From 7pm - 9pm, don't miss it. Every time you see Jack, its like being a part of music history.
 Tuesday, July 15 ,2014 at 11:47am
BREAKING: serious brush fire on Sir Francis Drake in Inverness near #pointreyes (thx Adam)
 Monday, July 14 ,2014 at 8:45pm
Whoa, major rainbow alert in #pointreyes, anyone see that one? Both sides of the bay. #gold thanks @kneelo