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Coastal Treasures is filled with beach decor, hand made pillows,scarves,throws and much more.
Coastal Treasures is filled with beach decor, hand made pillows,scarves,throws and much more.

The Perfect Beach
Caltrans Continues Repair
Coastal Treasures
Our Hero Deputy Sheriff 

And More

Jul 25, 2019
by Patty Ginochio, Ginochio’s Kitchen & Sonoma Concierge.


JULY WAS A SPECTACULAR MONTH IN BODEGA BAY!  The Chamber’s Maritime Celebration allowed locals and guests to safely enjoy celebrating our maritime heritage.  Although there were no “organized” fireworks, there was plenty of celebration activities around the Bay.  It was a good old-fashioned family fun day! Had we lit up the sky with fireworks this year, some joked it would once again be “fogworks” due to the heavy fog that evening.  We are already looking for volunteers to help with next year’s events! Contact the Chamber at  

The Perfect Beach on our coast.

THE PERFECT BEACH – DORAN REGIONAL PARK – Don’t miss visiting this wonderful beach offering stunning views, RV & Tent camping & the perfect long stroll on the beach where you can see sand dollars, shells, seals and build a sandcastle. Join activities on August 10th at 11 am till noon “Hands” on fun learning about sea stars, hermit crabs, sea anemones & more. August 17th at 7 – 8 pm Beachside Campfire Program.  To learn more visit:

HELICOPTERS & EMERGENCIES – With the recent surge in the use of Helicopter/Air Ambulances on the coast, do you know who pays the cost? Learn about Reach Air Ambulance Insurance plan & special discounted coverage for BB CERT members. Also join us for a presentation on what “to do or not” in an emergency situation by Firefighter/Paramedic James Levy.  Join Bodega Bay CERT on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm at the Bodega Bay Fire Station. To learn more visit

CALTRANS CONTINUES TO REPAIR the road just south of Bay Hill Road where an old redwood culvert (last one on the coast) failed due to the rains back in February.  Caltrans agreed to not close any lanes of the road during the day due to the severe impact to the Bodega Bay businesses and residents that occurred over Memorial Weekend.  Most of the work has been occurring overnight so all lanes are open!

POKER RUN IN BODEGA BAY – WILL YOU HAVE THE WINNING HAND? Join the Bodega Bay Area Chamber as they host the first annual Poker Run on September 7th & 8th.  Register online at then stop in at the Sonoma Coast Visitor’s Center to receive the map of participating local businesses and a scorecard on the days of the event.  Visit at least 5 businesses, turn in your cards at the Visitor Center to receive your commemorative poker chip and qualify to win.  Cost is $25 with proceeds going to help local businesses impacted by the past Memorial Weekend Caltrans lane closure: La Bodeguita Restaurant, High Tides, Left Coast Latte, Eastshore Outfitters, Second Wind, Pacific and Ren Brown Galleries, Roadhouse Coffee, Eclectic Amanda, Coastal Treasures, Ginochio’s Kitchen, Gourmet Au Bay, Spud Point Crab Company and Fishermen’s Cove Restaurant.

WELCOME SHERIFF DEPUTY JASON POSERO – OUR HERO!  Bodega Bay’s new Deputy Sheriff, Jason Posero stopped Betai Koffi of San Francisco after an LSD fueled rampage that injured numerous people in Bodega Bay on the 4th of July. Jason was assisted by our local CHP, Bodega Bay Firefighters/paramedics & Bodega Harbor Allied Security Guard, Allen Eckles.  Thank you all for your bravery!  Bodega Bay anxiously await Jason’s return.  We were just getting to know you and so excited to have you here full-time. A welcome party is awaiting!

DETACHMENT APPROVED – LAFCO Commissioners approved the request by Bodega Bay residents to detach from the Palm Drive Health Care District.  What does this mean?  Millions are still owed to pay off the Hospital’s debts, bankruptcies and lawsuit but the accrual of future debt will cease for Bodega Bay residents. The hospital & emergency room have been closed for months.  The facility is now a long-term acute care for profit business and offers drop-in urgent care from 9 am to 9 pm.

A fun little store with lots to offer.SPOTLIGHT ON BODEGA BAY BUSINESS “COASTAL TREASURES”– Are you looking for the perfect coastal trinket, home decoration or gift?  Don’t miss stopping in at Coastal Treasures offering every type of beach decoration and gift you are looking for. They also do slipcovers too!  A must stop during your Bodega Bay visit at 1580 Eastshore Road in the Blue Whale Center on the lower level.  Check them out on Facebook as well!

Bodega Bay Tidings by Patty Ginochio



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