Stay-at-Home Order Extended through May

Marin County’s stay-at-home order will be extended through May, public health officials announced Monday. A Marin IJ article states that most restrictions on business, travel and gatherings will continue, but the county will issue a new order this week to replace the current one, which is set to expire May... Read more

Masks Now Mandatory

As of Wednesday morning, April 22, people over the age of 12 in Marin and other Bay Area counties are required to wear face masks in public. It is now mandatory to cover our noses and mouths when we leave home to go to the doctor, grocery store or other... Read more

The Changing Face of the Pandemic

The Marin County Public Health and Human Services Department  receives regular updates on cases of respiratory illness from all Marin County Emergency Departments (ED), and from Emergency Medical Services (EMS). As of Monday, April 13, the HMMS reports there have been 2,145 people tested for COVID-19 in Marin, resulting in... Read more

Sheltering in Paradise

As we cope with the coronavirus quarantine, Jane and I have been trying to find special places to walk each afternoon. Recently we strolled Cavallo Point. When I sent the photo below to Jane’s daughter Jennifer, she replied: “What you two call quarantine other people would call honeymoon!” Mother Nature... Read more

Waste is a Terrible Thing to Mind

Do you know your holding tank’s capacity?  How many times can you flush your toilet before your holding tank is ready to overflow? These and other questions were posed by Emergency Services chair Flo Hoylman at the FHA Annual Meeting, as she introduced the world premiere of a 5-minute video,... Read more

Power Outage Tips on FHA Website

“Use some empty plastic or glass bottles to make ice to keep the freezer and refrigerator cold. (Choose small bottles to fit anywhere; large-mouth are easiest to fill.)”  That’s just one of many tips for surviving a power outage on the docks. Flo Hoylman and her Emergency Services Committee have... Read more

Battery Backup Lightbulbs

Late last year I received an extra gift from my mother. It was a package with four battery backup light bulbs. These bulbs have a battery built in, so when the power goes out I will still have light. The bulbs I received are from a company called BrightLiving. The... Read more

Predicting Abnormally High-Water Events

As described previously, tide tables are merely estimates calculated by averaging the highs and lows for the last ten years and projecting them forward for the coming year(s). During periods of rain, tide tables must be adjusted to higher levels than forecast. Here is a high water level forecasting tool... Read more