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Trash and Data at Doran. Photo:
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Show Some Coastal Love  
on Saturday, September 21st
Attend Town Hall Meeting
September 26th 

Waves of Compassion

and more...


Aug 24, 2019
by Patty Ginochio, Ginochio’s Kitchen & Sonoma Concierge.


Our true summer has final arrived in Bodega Bay!  September & October are the perfect times to visit.  The fog clears, the winds die down and the ocean glitters reflecting the bright sun. Yes, sun! The town quiets a bit as most children have gone back to school.  What is there to do?  Lots going on! Won’t you join us?

The cards are in play the weekend of September 7th & 8thA BODEGA BAY POKER RUN!  DO YOU HAVE THE WINNING HAND?  The cards are in play the weekend of September 7th & 8th during the Bodega Bay Area Chamber of Commerce first Annual Poker Run.  Visit participating businesses that were financially impacted by the sudden Highway 1 lane closure during Memorial Weekend to pick up a card. Turn in your best hand to possibly win a weekend for two in Bodega Bay.  Lots of other incredible prizes too.  Buy tickets for just $25 at:  Please help these impacted businesses who will receive the proceeds.

for a Town Hall Meeting sponsored by the Bodega Bay Collaborative on Thursday, September 26th at 6:00 pm at the Bodega Bay Grange.  Updates on Bodega Bay Fire Consolidation, Caltrans, Affordable Housing, Vacation Rental Management & so much more. Email with any questions -  

The food pantry is currently aiding 70 local families by providing quality groceries twice a month. Photo:

THE BIG NON-EVENT – Waves of Compassion Foundation, you know the amazing group that helped Evacuees during the Firestorm, offers a local food pantry twice a month and provides scholarships to the local preschool is having a “non-event’ where you don’t have to dress up or leave your home!  All you have to do is donate money and get a raffle ticket for every $10 you donate to win fabulous prizes!  Learn more at

SHOW SOME COASTAL LOVE on Saturday, September 21st for COASTWALK’s 35th Annual Coastal Clean-up Day from 9 am – 12 pm. Pick your beach, pick up trash and celebrate our beautiful beaches. For more information and to sign up go to   Trash belongs in the Trash, not our ocean!

Join Bodega Bay CERT on October 4th for a coordinated Disaster Drill in four locations around the town.SURVIVING A DISASTER IN BODEGA BAY.  DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO?  Join Bodega Bay CERT on October 4th for a coordinated Disaster Drill in four locations around the town.  We will practice our skills for Ham Radio Communication, using our Disaster Sheds, testing our CERT skills and assisting wherever possible to save lives.  If you want to see a trained and coordinated Disaster Drill in action, join us!  To learn more or volunteer visit   After the drill, we will help our Firefighters kick-off Fire Safety Week with a BBQ & life-saving demonstrations. Mark your calendar today!

MEREDITH PIER – HISTORICAL BUILDING IN RUINS –Join us at the Board of Supervisor’s meeting on September 10, 2019 to speak up about the future of this building crumbling into Bodega Bay. My “love” Grandma, Ann Valena, worked filleting fish there in the good old days! Back then it was known as The Cannery Building.  Some talk of demolishing it, others like me want to preserve it! Maybe turn it into a historical landmark where you can learn the treasured history and also the future of coastal sustainability.  Board of Supervisor’s meeting time for this topic can be found at this link 72 hours before the meeting:   Questions, Support or Comments? Contact Ed Cohen at 

WELL DESERVED RETIREMENT & WELCOME TO OUR HERO – Join Bodega Bay and the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office in wishing Jerry Turney a happy retirement and welcome incoming Bodega Bay Resident Deputy Jason Pasero on Saturday, September 21st from 9:00 am to Noon at the Bodega Bay Grange.  Drop in, say hello and goodbye, plus a HUGE thank you!  Our local law enforcement officers are very important to our community.  We are so thankful for all their service.

SEARCHING FOR FIREFIGHTERS & EMS PERSONNEL FOR A BODEGA BAY FIRE HISTORY PROJECT –  If you were part of the Bodega Bay fire department dating back to 1953, we would like to capture the history!  Join us on September 7th, 2019 from 2pm - 5pm as we will be hosting a gathering of past employees of BBAR, Bodega Bay Fire and Bodega Bay Volunteer Fire Department at the Bodega Bay Fire Station at 510 Highway 1, Bodega Bay.  This event is in conjunction with the Rancho Bodega Historical Society.  They are currently seeking anyone who was part of the history!  Visit: to learn more and plan to attend!

Bodega Bay Tidings by Patty Ginochio



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