Another Community Icon Passes

Michael Petersen, who lived and worked in the floating homes community for nearly half a century, succumbed to leukemia last week. After chemotherapy treatments, he had a brief remission, and was seen working on the docks, walking with the aid of hiking poles. As Issaquah resident Mickey Allison recalled recently,... Read more

Air Quality Advisory – Smoke from Camp Fire

Air quality in Sausalito and other parts of the Bay Area may reach unhealthy levels this weekend due to drift smoke from the Camp Fire in Butte County. An Air Quality Advisory is in effect through Monday, November 12. For updated smoke advisories, visit the website of the Bay Area... Read more

Nixle Could Save Your Life

Nixle is a Community Information Service that helps keep you and your family safe, informed, and connected to your community 24/7. It keeps you up to date with relevant information from your local public safety departments and schools. Launched in 2007, Nixle provides an open communication forum that connects public... Read more

New Insurer for Floating Homes

What do Betty Grable’s legs, Jimmy Durante’s nose, Dolly Parton’s breasts and Tom Jones’s chest hair have in common with floating homes?  They all have been or are insured by Lloyd’s of London. Recently Lloyd’s began writing home owner’s policies for floating homes. Their traditional type of policy includes personal... Read more

PG&E Power Outage Roils Community

We’re now in day 3 of a PG&E power outage that rolled through many of the docks on Friday and Saturday, and is now concentrated on East Pier and A Dock. Actually, not a power outage per se as fortunately PG&E has supplied portable generators (gennies) to keep both docks... Read more

Sunny, Fun Day in the Park

The FHA Day in the Park was sunny and nearly windless, attracting about 90 people out for a beautiful Sunday afternoon of soup, music, and conversation. Davey Jones, Shoshana and Maria Finn started cooking up two large pots of soup at 10 a.m., and the aroma of lentil, ham and... Read more

A Load Off Our Hands

Our community is a half-ton lighter after the FHA-sponsored e-waste collection day on October 13. That’s how much electronic junk was collected by the Conservation Corps North Bay for recycling. All those old computer parts, TVs, and household appliances will now be kept out of the landfill. The Conservation Corps... Read more

Jack Schwaner Passes Away

Long time Co-op resident Jack Schwaner, known as Jack the Welder, recently succumbed to a heart attack. As the Dinghy Dame wrote about Jack in the Floating Times back in 2013: “Jack was born in a tiny town in west Nebraska on the Wyoming border. He led a pretty sheltered... Read more

Chopper Alert

PG&E helicopters plan to inspect power lines this week Low-flying helicopters may be hovering over parts of nearby neighborhoods and open spaces between Wednesday and Friday of this week. Observers plan to patrol the power lines in the county’s highest wildfire threat areas. The work is part of PG&E’s Community... Read more