Gateway Gets a Refresh – Progress of Sorts

  Just before Thanksgiving, work got underway over at the Gateway Shopping Center. Whole sections of existing planting were cleared to make way for new landscaping, with a few select trees left in place. The former Best Buy was given a quick coat of spray paint (the developers’ equivalent of... Read more

RBRA Meeting Report – Dec 1 2016

On Thursday, December 1, 2016, the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) held an open meeting at the Sausalito City Council Chambers. This meeting was highlighted by the RBRA’s “Enhanced Enforcement Program,” which is the first active step in using the Sausalito Police and Marin County Sheriff’s Department to remove some... Read more

King Tides Project and Upcoming Events

Last year I stumbled across the King Tides Project, but too late in the year to pass on much that was useful. This year, the calendar of events is so full that I’m only going to highlight the first event coming up on December 11: Outside Kids at High Tides (for info... Read more

Keeping High and Dry

Winter storms are on their way. Are you ready? First and foremost, check the lines that secure your home in your berth. Most floating home lines are made of polypropylene. It’s a good material because it is rather inexpensive. It also has a natural tendency to be a bit stretchy,... Read more

TugBoat Caroling Around the Neighborhood – Dec 6 & 7

Due to possible rains on their way, the 7th Annual Holiday TugBoat Caroling took place last night, around the bay and lagoon, at Waldo Point Harbor. In case you missed it – there’s the promise of a repeat performance tonight (Dec 7) at Galilee Harbor and for the Anchor-outs (weather... Read more

Make Way for the King

December 2016 King Tides Approximate Time & Height Sun   12/11     8:50 a.m.       6.6’ Mon  12/12     9:30 a.m.       6.9’  Tues  12/13   10:15 a.m.       7.0’ Weds 12/14   11:00 a.m.       6.9’ Thur  12/15  ... Read more

Van Damme Turns 100 in Style

Over 100 pirates, wharf rats, and nostalgia buffs gathered at the Sausalito Seahorse on November 18 to celebrate the 100th birthday of the ferryboat Charles Van Damme, and to support efforts to restore the old ship’s paddlewheel and smokestack. The colorful crowd danced to live music by Fiver Brown, Jerry... Read more

Community News – Fall 2016

  With all this warm weather it’s hard to believe that winter is just around the corner. Ever since the Tour, and even without the traditional holidays, it feels like it’s been one event piling onto the next. October saw a generously attended CERT training, an All Dock Alert (party),... Read more

FHA Board Meeting Notes – September and October 2016

To keep everyone up to date on what the FHA Board is doing, here are some of the items that were discussed or decided at the September and October 2016 Board Meetings: Chris Clark (a relative of Charles Van Damme) discussed the project to save artifacts from the old ferry. Marin County... Read more

Smoke Alarm Safety Tips

In the event of a fire, a smoke alarm’s warning signal can save your life and those of your loved ones. Roughly three out of five fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or alarms that aren’t working. Here are some smoke alarm tips to help keep you and your... Read more