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Bodega Bay Tidings – Patty Ginochio

Must Not Miss Meeting and
Showing our Love by Cleaning Up The Beach
Family Style

Join Bodega Bay CERT on Monday
February 10, 2020 at the Fire Station...
Beach Cleanup event with Clean River Alliance on March 7th

Jan 31, 2020
by Patty Ginochio, Ginochio’s Kitchen & Sonoma Concierge.


2020 is shaping up to be a fabulous year in Bodega Bay!  Can’t you just feel the LOVE and excitement for all things Bodega Bay?  Bring your loved one to Bodega Bay on Valentine’s Day — the beach is so romantic and fun for everyone. Come draw your heart in the sand!

GONE FISHING, WEATHER OR NOT! Is the theme of the 2020 Fisherman’s Festival in Bodega Bay on May 2nd and 3rd at Westside Park in Bodega Bay.  This event donates thousands of dollars to show the love for our Non-Profits throughout our coastal community.  Want to build a wooden boat? Watch a Boat Parade to bless our fishing fleet? Enjoy delicious food? Stand on a hay bale, dance and cheer on your favorite band? Enjoy the Kid Zone? Touch Tank Tide Pool? CHP and Sonoma County Sheriff helicopter landings?  US Coast Guard rescue demos in the harbor? Visit:

CSZ - SUBDUCTION ZONE LOVE? IMPACT TO BODEGA BAY? ARE YOU READY? This is a must not miss meeting. Join Bodega Bay CERT on Monday, February 10, 2020 at the Fire Station to learn why there is no love for the Cascadia Subduction Zone major impact if it pops. It can generate a much more powerful earthquake and tsunami than the San Andreas fault.  Scientists say it is PAST DUE…  Do you know about it? Do you know what to do during and immediately following the quake?  Join us for this important life-saving meeting. Learn more:  I’m President now – come learn 2020 plan for BB CERT at the meeting.

SHOWING OUR LOVE BY CLEANING UP THE BEACH, FAMILY STYLE - B-Rad Foundation is organizing their 5th Annual big family-friendly beach cleanup event with Clean River Alliance on March 7th. Mark your calendar now. These are amazing organizations that give back to our coast and waterways every day.  Learn more at

HOW’S THE FISHING? Dick Ogg, our local famous and loved Bodega Bay Fisherman shares some insights!

A large number of boats, including his are bringing in their crab gear and looking at other fisheries. That’s not to say everyone, but a fairly large number. Many of the Bodega Bay fisherman are continuing to crab although the production has dropped off dramatically. Many will try to fish to as close to the beginning of Salmon as possible or is economically feasible. Dick will switch to Black Cod fishing until the Salmon season starts. Our fingers are crossed for a good Salmon season. 

DID YOU LOVE BODEGA BAY CHOWDER DAY? 1,500 Ticket holders enjoyed tasting chowder of Bodega Bay Oyster Company, Rocker Oysterfeller’s, Bluewater Bistro, Drake’s Sonoma Coast at the Bodega Bay Lodge, The Boat House, The Bird’s Café, Ginochio’s Kitchen, Fisherman’s Cove, Spud Point Chowder & Caterer Anello Family Crab & Seafood on Saturday, January 25th.  The winners listed on the Chamber’s website, and their Facebook page: Bodega Bay, CA

BODEGA BAY GRANGE CIOPPINO FEED WAS A SOLD-OUT SUCCESS! Were you one of the lucky ones to get a ticket to the best Cioppino Feed in Sonoma County?  Diners donned crab hats and bibs to dine on the tasty dish! Proceeds from this coveted event allow the Grange to offer scholarships to Tomales High School college bound students. Did you know my “love” Grandparents Ann & Emil Valena helped build the Grange? It now needs a commercial kitchen…can you donate please? Learn how you can at : 


Bluewater Bistro at the Links in Bodega Harbour is hosting Nicole Blue Doria, a vocalist and guitarist performing alternative rock, blues and folk. She sings popular classics and original work. Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Check it out:

Sonoma Coast Vineyards “SCV” - Sparkle & Pop on Wednesdays, 4-6 pm (A glass of bubbly and a bowl of gourmet popcorn for $10) And Local’s Night, Thursday’s 4-6pm ($6 Wines by the Glass). On Saturday, February 29th, 12-2pm enjoy Chowder in your very own souvenir mug, wines by the glass and live music:

Bodega Bay Area Chamber of Commerce “Business After Hours” at Ginochio’s Kitchen on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Beverages & yummy food served!  Come on by!



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