Jerry Jampolsky Transitions

“Gerald ‘Jerry’ Jampolsky’s life story reads like the ultimate self-help book.” That’s how Marin Magazine introduced a profile of long-time Issaquah Dock resident Jerry Jampolsky and his wife Diane. Jerry passed away peacefully on December 29. Recently, Diane Cirincione-Jampolsky sent this message to friends and family: “At this time of...

COVID Vaccines and Testing in Marin

On December 21, Marin County Public Health announced that Marin County had received its first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine, a minimal supply of 2,000 doses received on December 16. The county will distribute the recently approved vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna in a phased approach; Phase I of this distribution...

California, a Myth that Came True

California got its name when early explorers mistook it for a legendary island supposedly inhabited by female warriors under the rule of a queen named Calafia. Thanks to historian Elenore Meherin, I’ve found what may be the source of that myth: a 16th Century novel by Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo...

Board Meeting Notes – Dec 2020

HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE DECEMBER 8 FHA BOARD MEETING: Peter Hudson (Main Dock) will run for vice president of the FHA Board at the January 12 meeting. Other officers will run for re-election: President Michael Labate, Secretary Linda Sempliner and Treasurer...

Safety Tips from PG&E

With so little rainfall this autumn, fire season will last longer than usual. In response, PG&E is offering planning tips for dealing with power shutoffs and other emergencies.  While some of these tips are specifically for older adults and individuals with independent living needs, others apply to everyone. Each of...

Plug into Backup Batteries

In a November 14 webinar, Martin Herzfeld of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council discussed stand-alone backup battery systems as an alternative to generators. Most of these systems can be charged by household electricity (or grid power) for those who don’t have solar panels. They can power devices and appliances during...

Marin COVID Update

Although Marin is the only Bay Area county not in the state’s most restrictive purple tier risk category, MHHS has tightened local rules for higher-risk indoor activities where the virus can spread more easily. Until further notice, indoor dining at restaurants is banned and businesses are now required to conform...

More King Tides Coming

King tides (tides over 6.5’ high) are due in December and January, with tides exceeding 7 feet in mid-December. If accompanied by rains, these tides could flood parts of our parking lots, Gate 5 Road, the Manzanita parking lot and the multi-use path. Below are the predictions for higher than normal...

Uprise Skyward Performed at Sea Level

Earlier this month Elana Yonah of East Pier and Joey Carlin of Liberty Dock co-hosted an acrobatic performance by ShiftShapers, a troupe of touring artists collaborating to inspire and shape the shift needed in the world through art performance and activism. The water-access performance, “Uprise Skyward,” was quite an extravaganza,...