Bay Blog and News

Civil War Days Returns to Duncan Mills

One of the largest Civil War reenactments west of the Mississippi and the largest in Northern California is returning to Freezeout Canyon in the charming town of Duncans Mills, California, on the Russian River. On Saturday, July 16, and Sunday, July 17, CIVIL WAR DAYS, a two-day living history reenactment open to the public, gives…
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Bodega Bay Daytrip: Visit Kruse Rhododendron State Reserve

Once a year forest bloom happening now.  Visit http://www.californiasparks.com for more about California's parks Vivid pink petals of wild rhododendrons color the forest in the Kruse State Reserve for a few short weeks around Mother’s Day, and the natural event is now in full swing on the Reserve’s 300 acres, 30 miles north of Bodega…
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Salmon Creek ArtWalk – May 14-15

Directions: From San Francisco, take Hwy 101 North to Petaluma. At Petaluma take the Washington St Exit. Turn left on Washington St. and continue all the way to Bodega Bay (The street name will change several times but will eventually turn into Hwy 1.) Hwy 1 will take you all the way to Bodega Bay!…
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Castles and Kites – May 7th – Doran Park

This annual festival features spectacular kites, demonstrations and training on the beach with sand sculpture creations. Park representatives are on hand with tools and molds to help you create your own! Overnight camping available.
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Tall Ship Cannon Battles Scheduled in Bodega Bay

The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will visit Bodega Bay April 13-18, 2016 and offer walk-on tours, educational programs, and cannon battles from Spud Point Marina, 1818 Westshore Road, Bodega Bay. The ships are currently on a seven-month tour of California ports. Both ships are U.S. Coast Guard-inspected passenger vessels. Here’s their public…
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Commercial Crab Fishing Boat Overloading

Commercial fishing is one of the most dangerous industries in the world. According to U. S. Bureau of Labor statistics, in 2014, commercial fishing was the second most dangerous occupation in the country with over 80 fatalities per 100,000 workers.* Crab fishing is without-a-doubt the most dangerous sub-category of the commercial fishing industry, and the…
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Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival – April 9 & 10 2016

Welcome to the home of the Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival. Since 1973, this event has celebrated our local fisherman and it’s when salmon season is kicked off with a blessing of the fleet. The Festival is packed with events for people of all ages: craft booths, live music, good food, entertainment and more. TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/43rd-annual-bodega-bay-fishermans-festival-saturday-and-sunday-april-9-10-2016-tickets-21226570243…
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Hitchcock Film Fest – March 12th

Join us on Saturday, March 12th in Bodega Bay, original filming location for The Birds! Two movies will be shown:  The Birds & North by Northwest.  Two of Hitchcock's best movies.  Fun begins at 3:30 pm for an introduction by Dan Sneed, Hitchcock Expert Enthusiast, then watch The Birds.  At 7:00, North by Northwest. Spend…
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POLENTA AND BEEF STEW DINNER SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27TH 2016

POLENTA AND BEEF STEW DINNER SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27TH 2016 MCCAUGHEY HALL DOWNTOWN BODEGA 17184 BODEGA HWY TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR. ADULTS $15 CHILDS $8 CREAMY POLENTA TOPPED WITH BEEF STEW AND SPRINGHILL CHEESE SERVED WITH SALAD AND A ROLL. DESERTS, BEER, WINE, WATER AND SODA FOR SALE. BVFD CLOTHING ALSO BEING SOLD. AND 50/50…
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Struggling Bodega Bay Crab Fishermen Get Boost From Community With Grocery Gift Cards

Community members in Bodega banded together to help provide struggling crab fishermen with necessities as thousands of crab traps sit idle after the department of public health banned fishing for the popular crustaceans. “It’s just devastating right now, very devastating. It’s a great gesture,” Bodega Fisherman Tony Anello said. People in the community were worried…
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Cleaning up the Bodega Bay coast

Interesting article in the Press Democrat about Keary and Sally Sorenson and their efforts to clean Sonoma Coast beaches. “There are pristine beaches in Santa Cruz and Southern California” Keary explained, but “the beaches around here are deposition beaches.” Coastal deposition occurs in areas where the sea drops or deposits material. This can include sand,…
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Jenner a perfect spot to spy bald eagles

A pair of bald eagles whose hunting expeditions at the mouth of the Russian River have entertained tourists and local visitors over the past several years have turned the coastal hamlet of Jenner into a popular stopping point for bird-lovers, as if the scenery and seals weren’t enough of a draw. The raptors’ admirers include…
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13th Annual Chowder Day Saturday, January 30, 2016

Tickets are $10 and go on sale at 10AM on the day of the event and ticket sales end at 3:00PM.  Buy one $10 ticket and sample chowder from all the competitors. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold and chowder will be served until 3:00PM or until all the chowder is sold. The ticket price…
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Land Use in the Sonoma Coastal Zone – Jan 12th Meeting

Eric Koenigshofer is reporting that on January 12, 2016, the Board of Supervisors will make an important decision regarding coastal land use policy. On Highway 1 between Valley Ford and Bodega Bay there is an establishment called the Sonoma Coast Villa. The Sonoma Coast Villa was approved in 1985 and provides lodging and restaurant services.…
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