Bay Blog and News

World Water Day Sonoma Coast Cleanup

In honor of World Water Day, we invite you to a day of stewardship and fun on the Sonoma Coast. Help remove the debris and garbage brought to our beaches by this year’s floods. Volunteers, please arrive no later than 10am to check in, sign a waiver, and listen to a brief orientation talk. Organizers,…
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7th Annual Hitchcock Film Festival – March 23rd

Tickets are available HERE. Movies & Showtimes: 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.: The Birds Director Alfred Hitchcock's thriller centers on a California coastal town under avian assault. Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette, Jessica Tandy, Veronica Cartwright 3:30 p.m.: Psycho A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks…
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The Hiker’s hip pocket Guide to the Mendocino Coast—4th Edition

The Hiker's hip pocket Guide to the Mendocino Coast—4th Edition ($17.50) by Bob Lorentzen Now with 32,000 copies sold, our most popular book details all public trails on and near the coast between Gualala/Sea Ranch in northwestern Sonoma County and Chemise Mountain on the southern Lost Coast. Thirty-two years after our first edition, a wealth…
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Looking out for spouts: Whale-watching season

As a longtime docent with the Whale Watch Public Education Program at Bodega Head, Norma Jellison fields the same question over and over again: “Have you seen any whales today?” Rather than tire of the line, she considers it an invitation to share information about the majestic Pacific gray whales migrating within view of visitors…
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Bodega Bay Chowder Day 2019 Results

Bodega Bay Area Chowder Day 2019 Results People's Choice 1st - Spud Point Crab Company 2nd - Fisherman's Cove 3rd - Ginochio's Litchen Critic's Choice 1st - Fisherman's Cove 2nd - Spud Point Crab Company 3rd - Ane;;o Family Crab & Seafood Best Themed Booth 1st - Fisherman's Cove 2nd - Fishetarian Fish Market 3rd…
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Weekend getaway: Bodega Bay foodie adventures

The Coastal Miwok must have been awestruck as they watched Spanish Captain Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra drop anchor in their traditional fishing grounds in 1775, and name the “newly discovered” estuary harbor after himself. But it wasn’t until Alfred Hitchcock set his 1963 classic, “The Birds,” in the towns of Bodega and…
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Getting crab on the table for Christmas

Rising uncertainty in the crab fishery is taking a toll, however, a function in part of shifting ocean conditions but also of growing public alarm about unintentional whale and other animal entanglements frequently linked to crabbing gear. For many crabbers, the outlook is daunting, likely to result in greater costs and increased restrictions. “Nothing is…
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Monster surf forecast

HIGH SURF WARNING is in effect along the coast from Sonoma County through Monterey County 9 AM Sun to 9 PM Mon. Dangerous, life threatening waves will be the largest seen this season so far -- It's advised that people and their pets remain off and well away from the beaches.
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Crab Season Delayed Again North Of The Sonoma-Mendocino County Line

The commercial crabbing season has been delayed for a second time for the area north of the Sonoma-Mendocino county line. The delay is meant to allow the crustaceans time to mature and gain weight, according to state regulators. Normally crabbing begins on December 1st in that region. The commercial crab season opened on the Sonoma…
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Tony Lee Moral visiting Santa Rosa and Bodega Bay

"Tony Lee Moral, author of three books on Alfred Hitchcock including "The Making of Hitchcock's The Birds", is visiting Santa Rosa and Bodega until January 4th 2019. He is researching his next book on Hitchcock, which focuses on the director's reputation, especially during the filming of The Birds in the spring of 1962. If anyone…
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Vicki Barbolak Comedy for a Cause to benefit Bodega Bay Fire

Vicki Barbolak & Friends - Comedy for a Cause With the recent California fires over the past two years, the Bodega Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, Bodega Harbour and comedian Vicki Barbolak, a top 10 finalist on America's Got Talent®, have come together to raise highly needed funds for the Bodega Bay Fire Protection District.…
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Jenner Headlands preserve takes hikers to breathtaking heights

WHERE: The Jenner Headlands gateway is located 2 miles north of the town of Jenner on Highway 1. The gate will be open every day from 8 a.m. to sunset. Parking is limited. DOGS: Dogs on leash are allowed on the headlands, though not on the final mile of Sea to Sky, which is on…
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Salmon Creek Artwalk – Nov 3 & 4

Studios open to the public 10am - 4pm Salmon Creek Village is 1 mile north of Bodega Bay on Hwy 1 Come see our Open Studios and enjoy an Artful Day at the Beach!   http://salmoncreekartwalk.com/index.html
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Bodega Bay Community Farmers Market

Sundays ~ 10:00 am to 2:00 pm – Behind the Community Center. Formed to provide residents of Bodega Bay and surrounding communities with fresh, locally grown products and to provide farmers with a venue to sell their farm fresh products directly to the consumers. Memorial Day until the end of October the open-air BBCFM thrives…
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