Bay Blog and News

Fort Ross Festival – July 25th – 10:00am to 6:30pm

California State Parks and Fort Ross Conservancy are pleased to welcome you to Fort Ross Festival where we celebrate the wonderful diverse international flavors and cultures of Fort Ross. This year's event, sponsored by Renova Fort Ross Foundation, will highlight the Kashia, Russian, Alaska Native, and California ranch era peoples who have called Fort Ross…
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How Bodega Bay got its name

Bodega Bay is named for Don Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra. The name “Bodega” probably refers to an ancestor who worked in a wine cellar or warehouse, two meanings of the Spanish word. Born in Peru in 1743, Bodega traveled to Spain as a young man to enter the Cadiz Naval Academy. Returning…
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PUBLIC MEETING – Realignment of Highway 1 at Gleason Beach – July 29, 2015

PUBLIC MEETING - Realignment of Highway 1 at Gleason Beach - July 29, 2015  Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment (EIR/EA) as well as Public Question/Answer Panel and Open House/Map Display for the State Route 1 Gleason Beach Roadway Realignment Project What’s Being Planned: The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposes…
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Extras Needed for Film Shooting in Bodega Bay (sebastopol)

Seeking 20-25 extras of all ages for the film Lane 1974 shooting near Bodega Bay this August. We are looking for both "straight" folk and hippie folk, but are especially in need of men and women with longer hair. Unfortunately we are a SAG ultra low budget film, so while we can't pay out for…
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Months-long construction project to limit Highway 1 traffic near Fort Ross

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat is reporting that there will be a temporary traffic signal for several months on Highway 1 north of Fort Ross State Park beginning Tuesday while Caltrans builds an erosion prevention wall, the agency said Monday. There will be only a one-way lane for traffic for five months while Caltrans builds…
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Terrapin Creek earns ★★★½

If you had to dream up your perfect restaurant, what would it be like? It might be near the ocean, close to a lovely bay with salt-scented breezes. Beautiful art would decorate the walls, and large windows flood the room with light. The owners would be friendly and welcoming. The food would be exceptional, the…
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Ceres Benefit Concert with Jazz Singer Kellye Gray – July 15th

Freestone, CA: If you’re into jazz, outdoor concerts, and supporting  your community, we have the event for you. Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary is hosting it’s annual Ceres Benefit Concert. Featuring the musical talents of San Francisco jazz star Kellye Gray, delicious and healthy food served by Ceres Community Project, wine, dessert, and more, this evening…
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Civil War Days Returns to Duncans 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 18, and Sunday, July 19, CIVIL WAR DAYS, a two-day living history reenactment open to the public, gives…
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Pollution drops at North Coast beaches, thanks to drought

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Kent Porter / Press Democrat 2015[/caption] The Santa Rosa Press Democrat is reporting that ocean beaches on the North Coast and across California are cleaner and safer from disease than they’ve been in years, a rare upside to the drought. Lack of rainfall means fewer pollutants are washing down…
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Fireworks Over Bodega Bay – July 3rd – 9:30pm – Westside Park

Fireworks show produced by Pyro Spectaculars will start at dark (9:30PM) on Friday, July 3.  The display can be seen from all around Bodega Bay.  Handicap parking at Westside Park. If you can see the protected waters of the Bodega Bay harbor, you should be able to see the show. It's viewable from Westside Road,…
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Japanese Cultural Day – Wednesday June 17th

Join us for a day of celebrating and honoring the peaceful harmony of Japanese culture and its influence on Osmosis. Enjoy a guided journey including: Koto Japanese Music in the mediation garden- Traditional Tea Ceremony – Japanese Art Bazaar – Ceramic pot and tea cup Exhibition – Healthy and Delicious Japanese Food — 75-minute Massage…
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What killed California’s Sea Stars and Urchins?

In August 2011, scientists walked into their labs and were met with a disturbing sight: thousands of purple sea urchins and other marine invertebrates were dead in their tanks—which are fed directly by seawater. Outside, the tea-colored ocean washed up carcasses of red abalone, large sea stars, and football-sized, snail-like chitons. Less conspicuous—but even more heavily…
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