Dramatic Sea Lion Rescue on East Pier

Terri Thomas of East Pier describes how her dog, Thoreau, first spotted a California sea lion in trouble (on Tuesday Oct 16) along with the rescue by The Marine Mammal Center (TMMC) and the eventual naming of the juvenile sea lion, Walden: “Thoreau saw Walden first (ha!). I was sitting... Read more

Sat Oct 13: Fire Extinguisher Recharge

How time flies. Fire extinguishers require annual maintenance, and it’s been a year since our last FireMaster visit (October 2017). FireMaster Gabe Woods will be at the WPH parking lot where Bridgeway meets Gate 6 Road (formerly known as the railroad property) on Saturday Oct 13 from 9 to 2 p.m. He’ll inspect... Read more

3rd Annual e-Waste Collection – Sat Oct 13

It’s time to gather any old electronics you’ve been meaning to get rid of and recycle them. Tossing these items in the trash contributes to our volume of landfill with the added injury of leaching heavy metals into the soil. The FHA environmental committee makes it easy: bring your e-waste... Read more

Houseboaters Go to Burning Man

The week before Labor Day saw a contingent of houseboaters attending Burning Man in the Nevada Black Rock Desert. Included were Laurie and Dusan Mills, Malia and Ted Rudolf, Jarl Forsman, Steve Sekhon, Rusty Hendley, Tony Williams, Ashley Brown and Ricardo Castro, and Ashley’s frequent houseguest, their son’s Pawpaw, Tim... Read more

Ted Eitelbuss (1941 – 2018)

Ted Eitelbuss passed peacefully on Thursday Aug. 16 at 7:21 a.m. at the age of 77. He was preceded by Elinore and Edward, his mother and father, and his sons Ira and Dutch. He is survived by his loving wife Jenny, his sons Joe, Ted Jr, Luke, and Tate, and... Read more

Sept 5: Evolving Shorelines – Of Marsh and Men

Evolving Shorelines – Of Marsh and Men: Staying Above Water at Bothin Marsh Marin County Parks Event When: Wednesday, September 5, 7 – 8:30pm Where: Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley What: Laurel Collins explores man’s impact over time on the upper Richardson Bay shore in the vicinity... Read more

Friends Gather to Remember Ted

Friends and neighbors gathered at the new WPH park, from Howard Myers, who had known Ted since 1970, to newcomers including Mark Sommers, all grateful for Ted’s smiling presence and service. All are welcome to a memorial for Ted at Fernwood in Mill Valley this Thurs Aug. 23, from 2-3... Read more

East Pier Improv

Here on the docks, we often make do with what’s on hand. This particular skillset was in full view the other day when East Pier’s Liz Gale broke her leg and her mom, Katy Boyd, needed to get her to the hospital. With help from Marty Atkinson, Katy first MacGyvered a... Read more

Flags at Half Mast for Ted Eitelbuss

• impromptu gathering to remember Ted • 5 pm Sunday, August 19 — at the new WPH park  Our dear neighbor Ted Eitelbuss died Thursday morning, Aug. 16. A full obituary will be posted soon. As the news spread around the waterfront community, flags were flown at half mast. Issaquah is... Read more

Fire Safety – Clear Dock Obstructions

We are well into a fire-season that used to start first of August (and now runs year-round). And the press is full of stories of fires so intense they effectively create their own weather (resembling tornadoes and hurricanes, but hot and dry rather than wet). Scary game-changing stuff. Living as... Read more