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  • Alert Status: 
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    Wed, May 27, 8:46am
    West Marin

    https://my2020census.gov/?fbclid=IwAR0dkexogFStdUNGc--LSEIZtHgUluq-2QepVNnyKM7Yr... the census is simple and confidential! You can support your community by filling it out.” Ya se registro para el 2020census? Si no ha compretado el censo visite my2020census.gov, o llame al 844.330.2020 -- Es muy importante ser contado para que sigamos recibiendo servicios publicos --
    Su informacion es completamente confidencial --Pass the word.

     

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    Tue, May 26, 11:01pm
    West Marin

    Saturdays, June 6 & 20; July 11 & 25; 9 am-4 pm. FREE disposal days at West Marin Compost, 5575 Nicasio Valley Road (across from the Nicasio Corporation Yard). Green waste such as branches, grass, light brush. No building materials, garbage, palm trees. Residential debris only, please. Info: 415-473-6717. Sponsored by Marin County FD, West Marin Compost, FireSafe Marin. ~posted by Lynn Axelrod, pointreyesdisastercouncil.org

  • Alert Status: 
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    Sat, May 23, 1:02pm
    West Marin

    MCFD asks everyone, and especially anyone who needs power for medical reasons, to please contact PG&E now to make sure they have your contact info. Per PG&E:  “If you are a Medical Baseline customer, please know that we will make every effort to notify you of a shutoff before it occurs: Outreach will be done through automated calls, texts and emails. If we don't speak to you or a family member directly, or receive confirmation of the email or text we send, we will follow up with a phone call. If a phone call is not successful, we will attempt to notify you in person at your address.” For more information, call 1-800-743-5000.

    Emergency Power Planning for People Who Use Electricity & Battery Dependent Assistive Technology & Medical Devices (6 pages, attached). If you can't open this, go to https://www.pointreyesdisastercouncil.org/safety-information

    Link to the PG&E page for PSPS information, including for Medical Baseline customers: https://www.pge.com/en_US/safety/emergency-preparedness/natural-disaster/wildfir...

    And for all of us: 

    Wildfire: ... are you ready?  https://www.readyforwildfire.org

    El incendio forestal: ... esta preparado?  https://www.readyforwildfire.org/spanish/

    ~posted by Lynn, pointreyesdisastercouncil.org

  • Alert Status: 
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    Sat, May 23, 12:35pm
    West Marin

    Christie Neill, Marin County Fire Department Battalion Chief;  Ben Nicholls, CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit Division Chief;  Anthony Gossner, Santa Rosa Fire Department Chief.

    One Click Call in:  (669) 900-6833,,91554633691#,,039491#

    Watch online: www.facebook.com/AsmMarcLevine. Please email questions to: assemblymember.levine@assembly.ca.gov  

    [No Spanish translation, per Assemblyman Levine's office.]

    Wildfire: ... are you ready?  https://www.readyforwildfire.org

    El incendio forestal: ... esta preparado?  https://www.readyforwildfire.org/spanish/

    ~post by Lynn Axelrod, pointreyesdisastercouncil.org

     

  • Alert Status: 
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    Tue, May 26, 11:00pm
    COVID-19

    Covid-19, Marin: May 16: 299 (9,060 tested); May 17: 317 (9,080 tested); May 18: 329 (9,137 tested). 30 more cases in three days. More testing reveals more cases. Please continue basic protocols. Flyers attached. Status updates: https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org/updates

  • Alert Status: 
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    Tue, May 19, 12:24pm
    COVID-19

    See flyers for contact information

     

  • Alert Status: 
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    Tue, May 19, 11:20am
    West Marin

    Visitors may not be able to enter the gallery at Gallery Route One, but there are plenty of ways to engage!

    Gallery Route One ONLINE

    Art Projects at Home 

    Since we added our "Art Projects at Home" section to the GRO website, 4 different projects have been uploaded. These are fun and easy projects that anyone can do with simple things they find from around the house. People can enjoy the projects on their own, or the whole family can get involved.

    Visit Art Projects at Home on Gallery Route One's homepage: https://galleryrouteone.org/

    Art Kits for All

    As a gift to our community, we have gathered donations of art supplies from local artists and have put together "art kits" that were distributed in our community. The kits included activity printouts for those who have run out of ideas for their stay at home crew and don’t have access to a printer. Contact to efweb@me.comto get yours.

    Email a photo of your finished artwork to efweb@me.comso we can post it online!

    Support GRO by Shopping for Art and Gifts

    You can support Gallery Route One through this challenging tim by visiting our website and making a secure donation online. If you are in need of a gift for Mother's Day or some other special occasion, visit our new online store:https://www.groshop.org/

    There you will also find artworks for sale by our members, from affordable works in the Alcove section, to the Spring 2020 Members' exhibition. The Members' Exhibition can be viewed online on the GRO website listed above, under the "Exhibits" tab, select "Spring 2020".

    Artists In the Schools going Online

    Gallery Route One received Emeregency Funding from the West Marin Fund, and has begun work on a series of online art workshops for the students attending all of the Shoreline schools. Stay tuned for the release of our first video!

    Along with reaching the kids virtually, we will also be holding the annual AIS exhibition, which normally opens at Toby's Gallery during Western weekend, online, date to be determined.

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    A regional landmark since 1983, Gallery Route One is an arts organization located in the town of Point Reyes Station, adjacent to the entry for Marin County's Point Reyes National Seashore. Besides offering rotating exhibits by member artists, GRO also maintains its outreach programs: the Latino Photography Project, the Artists in the Schools Program, as well as exhibitions in the Project Space addressing environmental, immigration and social justice issues. For more information, please visit: https://galleryrouteone.org/

     

  • Alert Status: 
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    Mon, May 18, 10:55am
    COVID-19

    Rental Assistance through West Marin Community Services

  • Alert Status: 
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    Mon, May 18, 10:27am
    COVID-19

    COVID-19 | Phases of Recovery
    Marin County’s COVID-19 response is divided into three broad phases.
    Each phase has criteria that must be met before moving to the next
    phase to continue our successful mitigation of COVID-19 while building
    the infrastructure needed to move forward. This document outlines our
    process to engage our community as we take steps to rebuild.

    COVID-19 | Fases para la Recuperación
    La respuesta COVID-19 del Condado de Marin se divide en tres amplias fases.
    Cada fase tiene criterios que deben cumplirse antes de pasar a la siguiente
    fase para continuar con nuestra mitigación exitosa de COVID-19 mientras se
    construye la infraestructura necesaria para avanzar. Este documento describe
    nuestro proceso para involucrar a nuestra comunidad a medida que tomamos
    los pasos necesarios para la reconstrucción.

    The full details are listed and being developed on the following County Web site: https://marinrecovers.com/

    Down load the attached files for latest details

  • Alert Status: 
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    Mon, May 18, 9:55am
    COVID-19

    Effective Monday, May 18. Link: https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org/parks-order-effective-5182020

    Some provisions:

    1. This Order supersedes the April 29, 2020 Order (“Prior Order”) of the Health Officer Directing All Parks, Campgrounds, and Open Spaces to Continue Closing to Motorized Access.  This Order lifts the Prior Order’s restrictions related to motorized access of many – but not all – outdoor recreation areas within Marin County (“the County”), now leaving it to local jurisdictions to allow, limit or prohibit motorized access to those areas as appropriate.  This Order also extends the terms of the Prior Order to certain high-traffic, destination outdoor recreation areas, continuing the existing prohibitions against motorized access to the same in order to slow the transmission of Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”).  

    2. When people need to leave their places of residence, they should remain as close to the same as practicable and at all times comply with Social Distancing Requirements as defined in the May 15 Order of the Health Officer of the County of Marin Directing All Individuals Living in the County to Continue Sheltering at Their Place of Residence (the “Shelter in Place Order”) or any subsequently issued order of the Health Officer.  All provisions of this Order should be interpreted to effectuate this intent.  Failure to comply with any of the provisions of this Order constitutes an imminent threat and menace to public health, constitutes a public nuisance, and is punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both. 

    3. Unless specified otherwise in the following section, all agencies and jurisdictions operating public outdoor recreation areas, including but not limited to parks and open spaces (hereinafter, “Park Facilities”), within the County are hereby authorized to reopen all operations and services related to facilitating the public’s motorized access to all Park Facilities located within the County. This means that people will now be able to drive to and park at or near many of the Park Facilities within the County for the purpose of engaging in Essential Activities as defined in the Shelter in Place Order, including outdoor exercise.  However, local jurisdictions and authorities are authorized and encouraged to continue prohibiting as much motorized access to any Park Facility, even those otherwise entitled to reopen under this Order, as necessary to prevent crowds that cannot feasibly comply with the Social Distancing and other requirements of this and other Health Officer orders. All Park Facilities reopening to motorized access must be actively monitored and managed by the appropriate authority. Such management includes continuing to close by signage and/or physical barriers all portions of Park Facilities with high-touch equipment or that encourage gathering, including, but not limited to, playgrounds, gym equipment, climbing walls, benches, picnic areas, dog parks, pools, and barbecue areas.

    4. Due to their high-traffic nature and the fact that they draw regional crowds from across the greater Bay Area, creating conditions where individuals cannot feasibly comply with Social Distancing Requirements, the following Park Facilities are not authorized to reopen to motorized access at this time: Point Reyes National Seashore, Golden Gate National Recreation Area (including Muir Woods National  Monument), Mount Tamalpais State Park, Tomales Bay State Park, Samuel P Taylor State Park, Chicken Ranch Beach, Miller Park, White House Pool Park, Bolinas Lagoon Open Space Preserve, Bolinas Park, all Marin Municipal Water District lands, and all beaches along the Pacific Ocean or inlets of the Pacific Ocean (not including the San Francisco Bay).  However, individuals may continue to responsibly access these Park Facilities if they are local to their residences and readily accessible by foot, bicycle or other non-motorized means for the purpose of engaging in Essential Activities as defined in the Shelter in Place Order, including outdoor exercise. Such access of Park Facilities shall continue to be exclusively by non-motorized means, except that  disabled individuals with vehicles possessing current and valid Disabled Person (DP) Parking Placards or DP License Plates may continue to access the above-listed Park Facilities by motorized means but only to the minimum extent necessary to engage in Essential Activities, Any motorized vehicle driving to or parking around a Park Facility named in this section for the purpose of accessing that Park Facility is in violation of this Order unless it is displaying a DP Parking Placard or DP License Plate. Violation of any of the provisions of this Order constitutes an imminent threat and menace to public health, constitutes a public nuisance, and is punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both.

    posted by Lynn Axelrod, pointreyesdisastercouncil.org

     

  • Alert Status: 
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    Mon, May 11, 6:59pm
    COVID-19

    Six pages posted as a png. If it can't be read in full, please go to: https://www.pointreyesdisastercouncil.org/safety-information

    Summary of a few points: (1) extends for 60 days expiration dates for notaries public whose commissions are set to expire; notaries can use an expired DMV driver’s license or identification card to confirm identification, consistent with prior action that extended expiration dates for driver’s licenses and identification cards.

    (2) allows for retired peace officers to temporarily be reemployed for up to a year if they left the agency in good standing; also authorizes remote reporting under the Sex Offender Registration Act consistent with state public health guidance. This will help facilitate reporting that otherwise may not be occurring or not occurring in a manner that protects law enforcement personnel and registrants.

    (3) extends by 60 days certain procedural deadlines of the Department of Industrial Relations, including the deadline for workers to file wage claims with the Labor Commissioner; the deadline for employers to appeal Cal/OSHA citations; and the deadline for Workers’ Compensation Administrative Law Judges to issue decisions.

    ~ posted by Lynn Axelrod, pointreyesdisastercouncil.org

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    Thu, May 14, 8:46pm
    COVID-19

    In support of Mental Health Awareness Month, Marin HHS Behavioral Health & Recovery Services has virtual gentle yoga & breathing workshops via Zoom, utilizing a trauma-informed approach, for all body types and abilities. Older adults are invited to attend online from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, and a session for anyone is set for 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14.

    Wednesday:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAofuqtrDIvG9yMZegJG6dXoMgFTaiHC9dL

    Thursday: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsdOGprT8pGtbGyLqyy2tj4VN_Z6kL_KJt

    ~posted by Lynn Axelrod, pointreyesdisastercouncil.org

  • Alert Status: 
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    Sun, May 10, 8:24pm
    COVID-19

    We are looking for licensed health care professionals to support contact investigations or clinical operations. Volunteers in this area must be 18 years or older, have a valid California license for clinical practice and have no negative licensure or certification actions. Health care professionals who wish to volunteer should read the eligibility and registration process on the Marin Medical Reserve Corps websiteand then register on the California Healthcare Volunteers (DHV) website. https://www.marinhhs.org/marin-county-medical-reserve-corps  &  https://healthcarevolunteers.ca.gov

    If you are not a healthcare professional, you can still help with our community’s COVID-19 response. Currently, the greatest volunteer need in Marin is help at food banks and food distribution sites. Register with the Center for Volunteerism and Non-Profit Leadership (CVNL). 

    Consider making a monetary donation to Marin Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund. The fund will help provide rental assistance to Marin residents who are at risk of losing housing due to COVID-19 related income loss. During the first week of the program, more than 1,500 requests for rental assistance were received totaling approximately $2.4 million in funding requests. Donations of any size are welcome. MCF is a funder of the the local rental assistance program administered by West Marin Community Serviceshttps://marincf.givecorps.com/causes/14681-covid-19-fund-of-mcf 

     

     

    ~posted by Lynn Axelrod, pointreyesdisastercouncil.org

     

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    Fri, May 8, 1:20pm
    West Marin

    Free online training available on solar and battery systems for homeowners.

    Should you go solar at your home? Should you add battery storage if you do? And how do battery systems compare to traditional backup generators?

    Get your questions answered at a free online webinar organized by the Marin County Sustainability Team and the Pacific Gas & Electric Company’s (PG&E) Pacific Energy Center.

    With the COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders and requirements on social distancing, the in-person trainings have been switched to online sessions. They are:

    Saturday, May 30, 9-10:30 a.m.
    Tuesday, June 2, 6:30-8 p.m.
    August, date and time to be determined

    The class covers the basic information a homeowner would need before investing in solar for their home including costs, return on investment, technical specifications, owning vs. lease agreements, and more. The trainings are sponsored by the Marin Energy Watch Partnership, a collaboration of the County of Marin and PG&E. https://www.marincounty.org/depts/cd/divisions/sustainability/energy-programs/en...

    Many Marin residents have been investigating battery storage and generators to prepare for potential public safety power shutoffs during the wildfire season. The class will cover the available options for combining battery systems with solar and how that technology compares to traditional generators.

    Sign up today on the Pacific Energy Center’s website. You will need to create an account to register for the class at the top right of the page. https://pge.docebosaas.com/learn/course/external/view/webinar/517/solar-batterie...

    The Marin County Sustainability Team is a division of the Marin County Community Development Agency. The staff works to support healthy, safe and sustainable communities while preserving Marin’s environmental heritage. The team has developed programs to promote renewable energy, address climate change, encourage green building, recognize green businesses and implement energy efficiency projects in County schools, special districts and cities and towns. The policies and programs will ensure that Marin is healthy, vibrant and sustainable for many generations into the future. Learn more about sustainability programs for residents on the Sustainability Team’s webpage. https://www.marincounty.org/depts/cd/divisions/sustainability/new-for-residents-...

    ~posted by Lynn Axelrod, pointreyesdisastercouncil.org

     

  • Alert Status: 
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    Fri, May 8, 6:07pm
    COVID-19

    4pm. Speakers Andy Naja-Riese, Ag Institute of Marin; Meg Davidson, SF-Marin Food Bank; David Goodman, Redwood Empire Food Bank. Dial in: 669-900-6833. Meeting ID: 950 3371 8339. Access Code: 691680. Watch online: facebook.com/AsmMarcLevine. Submit questions to Assemblymember.Levine@assembly.ca.gov  Posted by Lynn Axelrod, pointreyesdisastercouncil.org 

Online Forums

Commons Connect Forums provide a virtual gathering place to those who live and work in the West Marin Community. (Access to this local online forum is limited to those who work and live in the geographical area outlined here.)

A single registration allows community members to post local events on the Community Calendar, to post items of immediate importance on Alerts, and to access all of the forums including:

  • West Marin Soapbox: Campaigns, Causes, and Discussions
  • Over-the-Hill-Gang: Rides and Errands
  • West Marin Share: Reuse materials; share information and services -  a money free zone
  • West Marin Marketplace: rentals; things and services for sale
  • Tending the Wild Collaborative: An Ethnobiology Project
  • Local Food System Initiative: Food and garden related shares and information
  • Think Local West Marin: Appreciation and applause for our neighbors
  • Commons Connect Tech Support: Help with our Web site features
  • Volunteering Opportunities in West Marin: Help our local non-profits

 

 

 

 

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