Bodega Bay, California
Bodega Bay Beat - Joan Poulos
by Joan Poulos
The California Coast is so young to foreign invaders, we are just getting around to celebrating 200 years of occupation. I grew up on the east coast and that 200 year celebration was many decades ago. It’s a big deal to call some place “home” for 200 years.
When you first come to settle an area, you are an outsider. You may want to belong, but that takes time. The first generation establishes turf, the second generation has called this new place home all their life, so it's no longer foreign. By the time the first batch of kids grow up, they have no knowledge or recollection that there ever was another place called home.
URGENT NOTICE the envelope read — sure to get us to open it, in the surge of Christmas donation requests. It worked.
The State of California wanted to tell us that they were going to send us a bill of $150 for each “habitable dwelling” within their mapped area for which they say they supply fire protection services. And they did.
Dearest Shipwreck Clean-up Crew Volunteers
URGENT Pinnacle Gulch Shipwreck
Volunteers neeed to clean-up
Friday August 31st from 3:30-6:30PM, Volunteers needed to help with the Pinnacle Gulch shipwreck clean-up.
This was a pristine location now tragically littered with debris from last Friday's shipwreck. Unfortunately, it is in a location that is difficult to access and we must work with the low tide window. We are looking for volunteers to help with the effort and any amount of time and hard work is appreciated. The sooner we can remove the debris from the beach, the better it is for the marine and seabird life and fish that abundantly inhabit the area.
The Bodega Bay Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to enjoy the annual fireworks display this year on Sunday, July 1 at 9:30pm. The show can be viewed from almost anywhere along the edge of the harbor with optimal viewing near Westside Park on Bay Flat Rd.