Irrigation: Not Simply a Question of On & Off

This is the second of two posts on water usage. The first is a reminder of the Marin Municipal Water Department (MMWD) water regulations currently in effect, and a look at the new generation of smart irrigation controllers: How Smart is Smart Phone-Controlled Irrigation? This post points to MMWD tools and tips to help us be water... Read more

Start Small: Grassroots Environmentalism

Earth Day is Friday, April 22 this year, but the best observance occurred earlier, on April 18, when the Goldman Foundation recognized its 2016 prize recipients. For the last 27 years, the Goldman Foundation honors six individuals who have triumphed against greed to save their local environment, one from each continent.... Read more

High Over the Sausalito Floating Homes

East Pier resident Ron Moreland recently attached a GoPro videocam to a drone, and got a jaw-dropping aerial view of our community on a cloudless and windless day. Can you find your home on Above the Sausalito Floating Homes ? Read more

Community Meet and Greet Well Received

The first of the community meetings with our government representatives—organized by East Pier residents Carole Angermier and Wilford Welch, and Brad and Teddie Hathaway—kicked off Sunday afternoon (February 28) with Kate Sears, our County Supervisor. The informal setting at 1 East Pier was meant as a discussion, not a speech,... Read more

Connect the Dots – All Politics is Personal

County Supervisor Kate Sears on Kappas East East Pier residents Teddie Hathaway and Wilford Welch are hosting a series of community meetings with elected officials. These opportunities to meet face-to-face with our local, state and federal representatives are planned as information exchanges, not fund-raisers. They will be held at Wilford Welch... Read more

A Drop in the Bucket

  A while back the Environmental Committee discussed how our community could be better informed about our water usage, and if knowing how much water we use would affect our choices. Could immediately available feedback exert a positive effect on our behavior? Individual water metering turned out to be prohibitively... Read more

The Early Days of Kappas and WPH

Long-time waterfront resident T.J. Nelsen has written a very personal memoir of Sausalito’s Gate 6 community: Houseboats, Drugs, Government and the 4th Estate. Nelsen discovered the Sausalito waterfront in the early ’60s, and soon moved to Don Arques’ property at Waldo Point, where he worked at various odd jobs. In 1969... Read more