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California Poppy Sonoma Coast

Nature photographer Paul F. Gill's California Poppy Sonoma Coast was taken on a spring day on the Sonoma Coast. It was taken on a wild section of the coast. A steep and rugged section, you probably must be a local to know where it is located. Wildflowers along the Sonoma Coast occur in Spring from…
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Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay

I know it's not Bodega Bay but Frisco Bay is close by and as I listened to the words and music I could see in my mind's eye this song being performed on the patio at Gourmet au Bay or across the street from the Spud Point Crab Co. About Playing For Change. Playing for…
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Keeping the coast free, round 2? – A little history

Andrea Granahan of The Press Democrat has a good article in the June 1st edition that recounts some of the history behind the last time the State of California tried to impose beach fees on the Sonoma coast in 1990. Granahan writes "State Parks has proposed charging an $8 use fee to get to the…
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Do You Remember The “Running Fence”?

Thirty-six years ago Christo's "Running Fence" was installed in Sonoma and Marin counties. Anybody have memories of this project that was well documented in the press at that time? From the Christo and Jeanne-Claude website: Running Fence: 18 feet (5.5 meters) high, 24.5 miles (39.4 kilometers) long, extending east-west near Freeway 101, north of San…
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Cordell Bank and Bodega Canyon Seabird Trips

Shearwater Journeys is scheduling 4 trips this year to the Cordell Bank. Cordell Bank and Bodega Canyon have an immense array of rare seabirds which include: LAYSAN, "SHY", LIGHT-MANTLED and SHORT-TAILED ALBATROSSES; MURPHY'S, COOK'S, HAWAIIAN, WHITE-CHINNED, PARKINSON'S and GREAT-WINGED PETRELS; STREAKED, CORY'S, GREAT, FLESH-FOOTED, WEDGE-TAILED and MANX SHEARWATERS; WILSON'S and LEAST STORM-PETRELS; LONG-BILLED MURRELET; CRESTED…
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Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay

STATION FACTS  Commissioned—July 5, 1963  Station previously located at Point Reyes  One of 20 designated surf stations  Awards earned—Meritorious Unit Commenda- tion August 2007, Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award Jan. 2003; Jan. 2005; May 2008  Station Bodega Bays Operational Statistics Web/Social Media  Average 125 Search and Rescue cases/year …
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Anybody Remember Erden Eruç? (It’s Been 5 Years)

Erden left Bodega Bay July 10, 2007 on a trip to circumnavigate the world using only human power on a bike or in a row boat. The first leg of his journey took 312 days as he rowed singlehandedly from Bodega Bay on the California shores to the waters of Papua New Guinea. Erdun is…
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California Coastal Prairie Hike – June 2nd

Kathleen Kraft, an expert on California native grassland conservation, will guide us on a walk at Bodega Pastures through California Coastal Prairie Saturday June 2 Please meet us at the Bodega Post Office at 10am. We’ll carpool to Pastures from there. Grasslands, colorful wildflowers & gorgeous views! Come see for yourself! The coastal prairie community…
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Seal Release June 2nd at Scotty Creek

From Phil at The Marine Mammal Center: As you may know, I am a volunteer and board member at The Marine Mammal Center, a nonprofit organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and releases marine mammals along more than 600 miles of California coastline. On Saturday, June 2nd we will celebrate our 4th annual Community Release of harbor…
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Press Democrat Editorial Backs Parking Fees At Beaches

The May 25th editorial in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat beings with: "Your right to walk on the beach is guaranteed in the state constitution. But a restroom? A lifeguard? Trash collection? A convenient parking place? None of these is promised in Article X, Section 4 of the constitution, nor in any of the myriad…
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“Take a Hike! package at Timber Cove Inn

The Timber Cove "Take a Hike" package includes an Ocean or Cove View room with a king bed, daily breakfast for two, and a welcome bottle of Hirsch (Timber Cove Cuvee) Pinot Noir. Complimentary suite upgrade if available upon check-in. This package is offered at $269/night, taxes and gratuities extra, subject to availability Sunday through…
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FREE Our Sonoma Coast State Beaches

MEETING: Thursday, May 24 at 6:30 pm. at Bodega Bay Fire Station Free Our Beaches, Inc. and Ernie Carpenter will host a meeting to discuss the recent State Parks proposal to install fee collection devices commonly called Iron Rangers along the Sonoma, Marin and Mendocino coast. The initial fee would be $8 per car to…
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Hitchcock’s Northern California Movies (Part 2: The Birds)

Part 2 focuses on "The Birds" in Channel 5's "Eye On The Bay: Hitchcock Step-By-Step" program. There is also nice segment on Michael Fahmie's Hitchcock Collection in the Bodega Country Store and the cameo performance by the owner of The Tides in 1962, Mitch Zankich. If you are a fan of Hitchcock's "The Birds" you…
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