FHA Tour Returning to Kappas Green

Due to logistical considerations, the FHA Tour Committee has decided to base the September 14 tour back at Kappas Green, rather than at the new WPH Park as previously planned. Kappas Green offers many amenities, such as shade trees, ample rest areas, and a natural setting for musical performers Between... Read more

Cheers to Tom Dugan

Neighbors from the floating homes community joined other friends of Tom Dugan for a traditional Irish wake on Memorial Day. Tom and his wife Blaise had lived on A Dock and Gate 6 ½ for many years until he passed away two days before St. Patrick’s Day after a long... Read more

King Tide Project Photo-Ops Jan 20, 21

Update from the California King Tides Project: Last month, Californians photographed some of the highest high tides of the year to help us better understand and plan for future sea level rise. You’ll get one more chance to participate this season, Sunday January 20 and Monday January 21.   Check... Read more

Michael Labate is New FHA President

Michael Labate was elected President of the Floating Homes Association Board at its January 8 meeting. Michael and his family were long term residents of the Gates Co-op until they moved to a new home on A Dock as part of the Waldo Point Harbor configuration. Taylor Ray of Liberty... Read more

PG&E Power Outage Roils Community

We’re now in day 3 of a PG&E power outage that rolled through many of the docks on Friday and Saturday, and is now concentrated on East Pier and A Dock. Actually, not a power outage per se as fortunately PG&E has supplied portable generators (gennies) to keep both docks... Read more

Understanding Gender Identity

Janna Barkin and her husband Gabriel and are coming up on their one-year anniversary on A Dock. On Thursday, June 6, she will be speaking in City Hall on Understanding Gender Identity, based on her book He’s Always Been My Son. Here’s a brief excerpt from the introduction to the book:... Read more

Foil Porch Piracy | Get Deliveries to Your Door

Getting packages delivered to the door has always required a little extra effort from our delivery drivers. Lately, some drivers have taken the shortcut of leaving parcels at the head of the docks, where they make for easy pickings. Hardest hit are the docks with gates at the entryway—A Dock’s... Read more

Book Reading at the Library – Thursday Jan 18

Join Janna Barkin at the Library—7 p.m. in Council Chambers Thursday Jan 18—for a reading, discussion and signing of her book, He’s Always Been My Son. Written with warmth and humor, He’s Always Been My Son reminds us to accept others for who they are, and will support, educate and... Read more

A Labor Day Weekend to Remember

A Labor Day weekend to remember—or forget—depending upon how one managed to survive the heatwave. Joy Dryden (West Pier) describes the intense heat—105 degrees in the shade—on the afternoon of Friday, September 1: I decided at the most heat (105°) to seek refuge at my air conditioned office. As I... Read more