Bay Blog and News

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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Tera Mitchel Shooting Bodega Bay

Tera Mitchel photographs Bodega Bay California. Cindy Jenkins edited and compiled images into this slide show. Waking up to another beautiful day on the Sonoma Coast.
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Public Tours of “The Birds” Schoolhouse in Bodega, California

[caption id="attachment_3059" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Elaine with Grey Cats[/caption] Public tours of the “Birds Schoolhouse” in Bodega, California, will be offered on May 24 and September 6, 2015, at 10am, 11:30am and 1:30pm. Tickets are $25.00, with all proceeds to benefit the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center. Tickets may be purchased on line @ www.seb.org or…
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12th Annual Bodega Bay Chowder Day

Saturday, January 31, 2015 Chowder Day in Bodega Bay will take you on a culinary tour of town.  You'll spend the day tasting chowder and meeting chefs.  Visit all the stops and you're eligible for an entry in a prize drawing!  Trust us, you won't leave Bodega Bay hungry! NEW TICKET LOCATION! Tickets are $10…
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Mystery of Bodega Bay proposal solved

Following last week's storms, the clouds cleared just enough to create an artistic painting of color in the sky. This is what called Edward Kent, an amateur Sonoma County photographer, and Louise Kent, his wife of 44 years, to the Sonoma Coast on Dec. 12. It was Edward's intention to capture the sunset with his…
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Newest Segment of Bodega Bay Bike & Pedestrian Trail Opens to Public

Parks officials and community members gathered Thursday in Bodega Bay to open the newest segment of a larger pedestrian and bicycle route planned for the coastal village. The path dedicated by Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo and others is a .47-mile connection between the Bodega Dunes campground and the Bodega Bay Community Center and Children’s…
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A ray of hope for our Sonoma sea stars (SR Press Democrat)

The sea stars (starfish) along the Sonoma Coast have mostly died off from sea star wasting disease. This sickness has killed off most of the sea stars in areas from Mexico into Canada. Modern epidemiologists have not been able to determine what is causing the die off. Some specialists believe that sea star wasting disease…
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“Hole in the Head” exhibition at Sonoma State University

The exhibition Hole in the Head: The Battle for Bodega Bay and the Birth of the Environmental Movement presents the dramatic story that involved a remarkable array of people, including scientists, students, atomic energy commissioners, communists, libertarians, ranchers, a museum director, Pacific Gas and Electric, government officials from the state and local level, the Sierra…
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