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The photographic art of renowned local photographer John Hershey
The photographic art of renowned local photographer John Hershey, Faces of Bodega Bay is a photojournalistic record of the people of Bodega Bay.

Faces of Bodega Bay Exhibit
Photojournalistic Record
of the People of Bodega Bay

April 27th & 28th at the Bodega Bay Grange Hall


Mar 29, 2019


LOVING SPRING AT THE COAST with gentle breezes, nourishing sprinkles and flower blooms bursting! I must have Coastal Spring Fever! With rain measured in feet, rather than inches in February & March, Bodega Bay is now awash in colorful flowers, cruising whales & crystal blue waves. The show is spectacular. Let’s put the flood behind us but keep those who lost so much in our hearts and open our wallets for their fundraisers.

DORAN PARK IS GETTING SOME MUCH DESERVED TLC with improvements to the boat launch, showers, kayak launch, new trails& so much more. County Measure M funds, some incredible grants and donations are making dreams come true for this beautiful park. Donations are still needed. Won’t you help?  Make a donation at click on the bottom right side green rectangle “Support Parks – Donate Here” & be sure to specify it is for “Doran Park” in the drop down.Regional Parks’ managers have identified a variety of opportunities for improvements at Doran

WHALES, RIVETS, CARGO SHIPS & YOU – The Truth about how to love whales, fight climate change and save the world. Fresh, Lively, revelatory describes the latest vintage of Science Uncorked at Gourmet Au Bay or GAB as us locals call it. Join scientists from the UC Davis Bodega Marine Lab while they pair delicious wines with delicious ideas. Next one is at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, April 3rd, at GAB 1412 Bay Flat Road, Bodega Bay. Or plan to attend the April 17th event: More than 50 years at the Bodega Marine Lab, the past, the present and the future. 

FACES OF BODEGA BAY, featuring the photographic art of renowned local photographer John Hershey, Faces of Bodega Bay is a photojournalistic record of the people of Bodega Bay: school kids, surfers, shop owners, fishermen, restaurant workers; the whole gamut of people who live and work in Bodega Bay and make it the wonderful community that it is. April 27th & 28th at the Bodega Bay Grange Hall, 1370 Bodega Avenue, Bodega Bay.The exhibit is on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bodega Bay Grange Hall, 1370 Bodega Ave., Bodega Bay, CA. The exhibit is open to the public and there is no charge. For further information contact

Performance flyer for internationally acclaimed vocalist Jackie Ryan at the The Harbour Yacht Club.TIME TO JAZZ IT UP IN BODEGA BAY– Join us on Saturday, April 27th at The Harbour Yacht Club to hear an exhilarating performance by the internationally acclaimed vocalist Jackie Ryan with Jazz great Pianist Larry Vuckovich quartet. Two shows. With net proceeds supporting the Bodega Bay Firefighters Association. Get your tickets today at

GO FLY A KITE & BUILD A CASTLECelebrate the joys of sandcastle building and kite flying at the beach with the entire family. Amateurs and experts are welcome. Bring your own kite or purchase one from local vendors. Longtime sand sculptors will be on hand to work on elaborate creations to build the sandcastle you have always imagined.Saturday, May 18th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Doran Regional Park. Don’t forget April is Kite Month in Bodega Bay!  Visit the Sonoma Coast Visitor Center at 913 Highway 1 for a list of kite specials around Bodega Bay. Remember…we are “Blowdega Bay”!

CALTRANS MAKES 25 YEAR PLANS, but Bodega Bay was left in the dark on the TCR (Transportation Concept Report) for Highway 1. Marin County sure had a few things to say but no one from Bodega Bay was consulted.  Thank you to Supervisor Hopkins for saying stop, you need to hear from Sonoma County too. The public comment period has been extended to May 31, 2019. Want to receive a copy of TCR? Email We also encourage you to email your comments to:

HOW DO YOU FEEL about the proposed Marathon coming through Bodega Bay on September 29th? The CMAC held a meeting on March 31st in Bodega Bay with Owners/Promoters and governmental agencies for us to learn more. As one local said, “No marathon on the Sonoma Coast. We are a community not a Theme Park”. Stay tuned & continue to voice your opinion. 

So much going on in Bodega Bay this spring.  Our love for our beautiful coastal village is showing!

Bodega Bay Tidings by Patty Ginochio




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