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

Art Show Opens October 21

Long-time East Pier resident Michele J. Harris is having an art exhibit at Marin Humane in Novato. The exhibit, “The Adventures of Rocket the Cow-Cat & Harley,” depicts a fantastical world inhabited by Rocket, Michele’s 21-year-old cat and Harley the lovable Chihuahua side-kick. From camping in the woods with Big... Read more

Lagoon Wedding

Michele Affronte and Keith Shaw of Liberty Dock were married earlier this year in an intimate ceremony on the Brittany Coast of France. But they decided to stage a second ceremony in the Waldo Point lagoon, to share their happiness with friends and neighbors. On September 29 they repeated their... Read more

Fair Winds to Stuart Riddell

Stuart Edward Riddell, accomplished sailor/skipper, world traveler, marine surveyor, and published author, passed away on September 24th, 2018, surrounded by his beloved family. Stuart’s story began on April 15, 1929, on Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada. He was the only child of Edward Alec Riddell and Mary Stuart Cameron. Following his parents’... Read more

Revived Artists@Issaquah Art Show and Sale a Big Success

On Saturday, September 8, somewhere between 375 and 400 visitors enjoyed the work of 17 artists in ten open homes during the Artists@Issaquah exhibition. The weather cooperated and people were wowed by our waterfront lifestyle and the creative artwork. After a five-year hiatus, organizers John Schlag and Jennifer Gennari rebooted... Read more

Co-op Changes and Open Views

The lagoon is looking different these days. The last vestiges of the Gates Co-op moved in late summer. Since then TJ Nelsen and Claus Koestel have been overseeing the removal of the old pilings, a requirement of BCDC. Walking out the viewing pier at the new Waldo Point Harbor park gives... 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

When Good Carts Go Astray

Shopping carts left in parking lots can be vulnerable to vandalism or theft. In March, someone upended one of the newer FHA carts into the marsh off the Gate 6 1/2 parking lot. This month, I spotted a blue FHA cart on the corner of Harbor Drive and Gate 3... 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