Bay Blog and News

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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UPDATE: Mason’s Marina Community Feedback Impacts Plans

Follow up on 11/16/15 Community Meeting Re-Mason's Marina Improvements We want to thank all of you who participated in our November 16, 2015 Community Meeting relative to ideas for future improvements at Mason’s Marina. Below is a copy of the feedback from the meeting and from those who completed the feedback sheets. In response to…
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Mason’a Marina Public Hearing meets Opposition to Plans

Joan Poulos reported in the Sonoma County Gazette that more than fifty Bodega Bay residents crowded into the meeting room at the Firehouse in Bodega Bay to let Sonoma County Regional Parks (the current operator for the County which owns the site) what they thought about the request for a feasibility study to re-design the…
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