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  • Alert Status: 
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    Wed, Nov 25, 3:17pm
    West Marin
  • Alert Status: 
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    Tue, Nov 24, 7:16pm
    County of Marin

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cc_sW8RbFbs&feature=youtu.be

    Marin’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Matt Willis, shares and urgent message with Marin residents, shedding light on some of the recent COVID case-trends in Marin County. Dr. Willis also discusses how our collective choices in celebrating the holidays safely can potentially stop or reduce a further surge in cases.

  • Alert Status: 
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    Mon, Nov 23, 1:44pm
    West Marin

    The Coastal Health Alliance Point Reyes Clinic site will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Saturday, November 28th. The Point Reyes location will be open on Friday, November 27th for telehealth ONLY. No in person visits at the clinic.

    There will be no COVID-19 testing on Thursday, November 26th due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Alert Status: 
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    Mon, Nov 23, 11:44am
    West Marin

    from West Marin Community Services

    The West Marin Food Pantry is closed, but West Marin Community
    Services will assure that needy families and individuals in West Marin
    will not be left food
    insecure during this coming Thanksgiving week.

    West Marin families in need of food assistance can call 415-663-8361
    or email info@westmarincommunityservices.org.

    Staff may not be able to answer immediately. If so, leave a voicemail
    message saying “I (My family) needs food help” and then give your
    name, phone number and the day and time you called.

    Your call will be returned as quickly as may be possible.  Community
    volunteers will distribute food packages (or in some cases, food gift
    cards to purchase food) to those in need who call 415-663-8361.

    La despensa de alimentos de West Marin Community Services está
    cerrada, pero se asegurará de que las familias y las personas
    necesitadas en West Marin no se queden con inseguridad alimentaria
    durante la próxima semana del Día de Acción de Gracias.

    Las familias de West Marin que necesiten asistencia alimentaria pueden
    llamar al 415-663-8361 o enviar un correo electrónico a
    info@westmarincommunityservices.org.

    Es posible que el personal no pueda responder de inmediato. Si es así,
    deja un voice-mail mensaje diciendo “Yo (mi familia) necesito ayuda de
    consequir la comida” y luego diga su nombre, número de teléfono y el
    día y la hora en que llamó.

    Su llamada será devuelta tan pronto como sea posible. Los voluntarios
    de la comunidad distribuirán paquetes de alimentos (o en algunos
    casos, tarjetas de regalo de alimentos para comprar alimentos) a
    quienes lo necesiten y que llamen al 415-663-8361.
     

  • Alert Status: 
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    Sun, Nov 22, 3:38pm
    Lost & Found

    We recently adopted a cat who needed a new home. Last night he escaped from our house at 150 Perth Way. Toby is a big tabby cat, with very dark, almost black stripes. Confident and friendly, although I'm not sure how he would respond to a stranger outside. No collar, but he is chipped.  Pls call us immediately if you see him... 415 669 1948. Thanks, Catherine and Mike

  • Alert Status: 
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    Sat, Nov 21, 11:36am
    West Marin

     

     Protecting Our Community and Staff from COVID-19 West Marin Community Services Statement Wednesday November 18, 2020

    To our beloved community and beyond,

    One of our staff members tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday November 16, 2020. Out of an abundance of caution, we have closed our Food Pantry, Thrift Store, and Resources Office until further notice.

    We will be working at a very limited capacity when it comes to our administrative duties such as offering whatever remote assistance is possible and staying current with our communication portals. Our neighboring food pantries Tomales Town Hall, Bolinas Community Center, and San Geronimo Valley Community Center have been notified of our closure and are preparing what they can in their own capacities.

    Our best mode of contact at this time is our email info@westmarincommunityservices.org. We will be periodically checking voicemails on our office line (415) 663-8361 and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Please also visit our website westmarincommunityservices.org for up-to-date information regarding our opening status, alternative food pantries, and other resources for the community.

    We want to thank our community for bearing with us in this trying time and urge everyone to enjoy this holiday season responsibly.

    Sincerely,

    Socorro Romo, Executive Director

    Protegiendo Nuestra Comunidad y el Personal de COVID-19 Comunicado de West Marin Community Services Jueves 19 de Noviembre de 2020

    Para nuestra querida comunidad,

    Un miembro de nuestro personal dio positivo a la prueba de COVID-19 el lunes, noviembre 16, 2020. Hemos decidido tomar las precauciones necesarias y cerrar el dispensario de comida, la tienda de segunda, y nuestras oficinas hasta un próximo aviso.

    Nosotros estaremos trabajando limitadamente en las oficinas administrativas ofreciendo asistencia remotamente como sea posible. También estaremos manteniendo el portal de comunicaciones al corriente. Se les ha notificado Los dispensarios de comida de nuestros vecinos en Tomales Town Hall, Bolinas Community Center, and San Geronimo Valley Community Center de nuestro cierre y ellos se están preparando para servir a nuestra comunidad como lo permita su capacidad.

    La mejor manera de comunicarse con nosotros en este tiempo es por correo electrónico a info@westmarincommunityservices.org. Nosotros estaremos revisando los mensajes de voz en la oficina periódicamente (415) 663-8361 y le regresaremos la llamada lo más pronto posible. Por favor visite nuestro sitio de internet westmarincommunityservices.org para información sobre el estado de reapertura, dispensarios de comida alternativos y otros recursos para la comunidad.

    Le agradecemos a nuestra comunidad por estar con nosotros durante estos tiempos difíciles, y le pedimos a todos que disfruten las fiestas venideras responsablemente.

    Sincerely,

    Socorro Romo, Executive Director

  • Alert Status: 
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    Thu, Nov 19, 2:10pm
    West Marin

    WMCS Food Pantry
    (updated 11/17/20):
    Closed until further notice.
    If you need food assistance call 211.
    You can also contact us at info@westmarincommunityservices.org or call us at 415-663-8361. We will check our email and voicemail periodically.

    Thrift Store Closed until further notice
    Other Food Pantries:
    Tomales Town Hall
    27150 Shoreline Hwy
    Tomales, CA 94971
    Every Thursday 2 - 2:45 PM
    Bolinas Community Center
    14 Wharf Rd
    Bolinas, CA 94924
    Every Thursday 12 – 1 PM
    San Geronimo Valley Community Center
    Lagunitas School Parking Lot
    1 Lagunitas School Rd
    San Geronimo, CA 94963
    Every Thursday* 11 AM - 2 PM
    *For Thanksgiving week: Tuesday November 24 at 11 am - 2 pm

    (updated 11/17/20):

  • Alert Status: 
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    Sun, Nov 15, 12:36pm
    West Marin

    Home Hardening 1: Prepare Your Home, FIRESafe MARIN board member Steve Quarles & special guest Jack Cohen, Forest Service scientist addressing the vulnerabilities of your home to wildfire & steps to improve the chance your home can survive.  Tuesday, Nov. 17, 6 pm. Join on Facebook live stream or via Zoom here: https://firesafemarin.zoom.us/j/87382415962   ~posted by pointreyesdisastercouncil.org

  • Alert Status: 
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    Sun, Nov 15, 12:37pm
    West Marin

    PRS free chipping Wed., Nov. 11. Register: https://www.chipperday.com or 415-570-4376. Run by FIRESafeMarin, funded by Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority (MWPA) More info at the link, incldg about what they will take. When you call, leave your name, phone number & address so crews can find it. No pile size limit!  This is special for PRS (the website says there's a limit but not for this event in PRS). ... Please note if you join with a neighbor for one pile, you should register both addresses & explain which address will have the pile out front.  Also, if you have a road behind the house where it will be, ie, not out front, please explain, as crews will be looking for addresses. This really is "curbside;" crews can't walk across yards to reach the pile. Last, please do call the phone number with such additional information and any questions.  ~posted by Lynn, pointreyesdisastercouncil.org

  • Alert Status: 
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    Mon, Nov 2, 6:49pm
    West Marin

    Indivisible West Marin invites all West Marin residents to a NON-VIOLENT RALLY to protect the results of the 2020 election.  Gather in front of the Wells Fargo Bank and line both sides of Main Street from 4 to 5pm.  Please bring signs that say "Count Every Vote," facemasks and flashlights.   We will be masked and socially distant.  Bring a chair if needed. Go to protecttheresults.com to RSVP and to get more info and updates.We will also rally Friday Nov 6 and beyond if necessary. For local information, contact Harriet Barlow (415-663-8834) or Susan Hayes (415-663-9078). 

     

    Go to protecttheresults.com to RSVP and to get more info and updates.

     

     

  • Alert Status: 
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    Sat, Oct 31, 10:19am
    Emergency

    Olema has been removed from the PSPS list, per this link from Sheriff's Office (Nixle): https://local.nixle.com/alert/8321896/  

    All updates from PG&E re PSPS updates can be found by using the Address function to see if you are a customer the shutoff list:  https://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/updates/   

    Community Resources Centers listed via the NIxle Alert are: 

    Stinson Beach: 15 Calle Del Mar (3PM to 10PM)
    Mill Valley: 352 Throckmorton Ave (3PM to 10PM)
    Marin City: 630 Drake Ave (3PM to 10PM)
    San Anselmo: 1327 Sir Francis Drake Blvd (3PM to 10PM)

    And, per the usual suggestion, please be sure you have enough supplies and food/water ready to get through a power shutoff. For quick reference, the Nixle link provides information about being prepared. Please sign up for nixle (nixle.com) for emails and texts and alertmarin (alertmarin.org) 

  • Alert Status: 
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    Sat, Oct 24, 4:59pm
    Emergency

    Per Marin County (Sat. Oct. 24): At 7:30am this morning, PG&E said it could potentially initiate a planned power shutoff in parts of Marin County between 1pm and 5pm on October 26th, 2019.  PG&E estimated that 86,813 metered locations within Marin would be affected by a possible PSPS. The duration of the shutoff is unknown and will be determined by PG&E. [...] Marin County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services is putting into motion its Electrical System De-energization Response Plan. Additionally, it is coordinating with nearby response partners in monitoring the power situation. The Emergency Operations Center will be activated in the event of the Public Safety Power Shutoff. 

    PG&E is monitoring weather patterns and said it will provide updates to customers and the County of Marin as additional information is available.  Residents and businesses can access updated PSPS information from PG&E online at: www.pge.com/pspsupdates

    All questions regarding PSPS events and extended outages should be directed to PG&E via their website and (866) 743-6589. Please only call 9-1-1 if you are experiencing a medical or life-threatening emergency (or see a downed line).

    Charge up cell phones and other equipment to last as long as possible. 

    PG&E Updates: https://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/updates/

    PGE Weather Awareness: https://www.pge.com/en_US/safety/emergency-preparedness/natural-disaster/wildfir...

    ~posted, Lynn, pointreyesdisastercouncil.org

     

  • Alert Status: 
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    Sat, Oct 31, 10:20am
    Emergency

    Oct. 25-27: PG&E has indicated a PSPS Watch for Sunday Oct. 25 through Tuesday Oct. 27.  To see the status visit: https://www.pge.com/

    Currently, this event could potentially impact many customers all throughout Marin County.  The event has an estimated shutoff time of Sunday afternoon (4-8pm) with an estimated restoration by midnight Tuesday.  Please review the following resources to get ready:

    RESOURCES TO HELP YOU PREPARE FOR PSPS 

    Food Safety during a power outage: https://www.foodsafety.gov/food-safety-charts/food-safety-during-power-outage?fb...

    For customers who rely on power to operate life-sustaining medical devices or have access and functional needs, additional support may be available. For more information, visit https://www.pge.com/en_US/safety/emergency-preparedness/natural-disaster/wildfir...

    For translated communications and in-language support during PSPS events, visit https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/outages/public-safety-power-shuttoff/psps-...

    To view city/county level information, visit https://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/updates/

    PG&E Safety Partners can view PSPS Event Files including event-specific PDF maps, KMZ and shape files for the areas affected at https://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/pg-e-partners/

    To view a general area map of the potential outage area, visit https://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/outages/  
    To look up addresses that may be affected, visit https://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/addresslookup/  

    Get outage tips and a sample emergency plan at https://www.pge.com/en_US/safety/emergency-preparedness/natural-disaster/wildfir...

    For generator safety tips, visit https://www.pge.com/en_US/safety/electrical-safety/electric-generator-safety/ele...

    To learn more about Public Safety Power Shutoffs, including the criteria used to turn off power, visit https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/outages/public-safety-power-shuttoff/learn...

    For a 7-day Public Safety Power Shutoff forecast, visit www.pge.com/pspsweather

      If you see a downed power line, assume it is energized and extremely dangerous, and report it immediately by calling 911

    ~posted by Lynn, pointreyesdisastercouncil.org

     

  • Alert Status: 
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    Last modified: 
    Sat, Oct 31, 10:22am
    West Marin

    Residents are advised to exercise extreme caution during the Red Flag Warning because a simple spark could cause a major wildfire, including the use of equipment and machinery as well as smoking. Please report potential new fires to 911.

    The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the North Bay Mountains and other parts of the Bay Area, which is in effect from Monday, Monday,  Oct. 19, 11pm & continuing through the weekend of Oct 24 & 25, so far. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected during this time frame for strong wind gusts and hot, dry conditions. The affected area includes higher terrain areas of Marin, Napa, Sonoma, and East Bay counties. Also Fairfax-Bolinas Road closed 7pm tonight through the Warning. 

    The concerns of this weather system are that fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Erratic gusty outflow winds may result in dangerous and unpredictable fire behavior.  California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and CAL FIRE have approved the strategic prepositioning and increased staffing of critical fire resources. 

    The following land-use restrictions are in effect for the Marin Municipal Water District, Mount Tamalpais State Park, Marin Open Space, and The Point Reyes National Seashore during the Red Flag conditions.
    •    Closures at Sky Oaks, Natalie Coffin Green Park (Ross), Leo Cronin Parking Lot, MMWD, and San Rafael Open Space
    •    Mount Vision Rd, Inverness  (National Park Service)
    •    Closure to Fairfax Bolinas Road
    •    All open burning and burn permits are suspended on public lands
    •    Closures to Mount Tamalpais State Park - Roads north of Panoramic Highway are closed to motor vehicle traffic on Pantoll Road and Ridgecrest Boulevard.  All park use permits north of Panoramic Highway are suspended, including filming. 

    The Mount Tamalpais State Park information number is 415-388-2070.
    The Marin Municipal Water District information number is 415-945-1195.
    The Marin County Fire Information Hotline number is 415-473-7191.

    Defensible space is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire.  
    To register for emergency alerts, visit www.nixle.com & www.alertmarin.org. To learn more about preparing for wildfire, visit www.firesafemarin.org(link is external)(link is external).

    ~posted by Lynn, pointreyesdisastercouncil.org

  • Alert Status: 
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    Thu, Oct 8, 12:55pm
    Lost & Found

    Sitting in my yard at 25A Forres Way Inverness.

    Doesnt move or respond to my calls

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