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...

South 40’s Enchanting Mailboxes

A few years back, when Waldo Point Harbor was converting from traditional mailboxes to locking cluster box units, South 40 residents sought permission to retain the old fashioned style. Not long after that, some neighbors asked Susan Neri to help decorate their boxes. Susan is a lifelong graphic designer, and...

Reflections by Jarl Forsman

Issaquah Dock resident Jarl Forsman is a writer, painter and long-time practitioner and teacher of the art of Tai Chi/Qigong. She’s recently discovered a new artistic direction. Exploring the nooks and crannies of Richardson bay at various times of day from her small motor boat, she began to notice the...

New Virtual Art Gallery

The Sausalito Library is hosting a new Virtual Art Gallery. While the library may be temporarily closed to the public, it continues to provide an ongoing online exhibit showcasing works by local artists. If you live or work in Sausalito or the Floating Homes community, you are invited to submit up...

Main Dock Loses Pacifico Samonte

Long time Main Dock resident Pacifico Samonte passed away in mid-April in his floating home. The popular guitarist had been suffering from esophageal cancer. His partner, Cameron Duncan, reported, “Pac was breathing very quietly and peacefully all night as I held his hand. It was quite a surprise to see...

Board Meeting Notes – Jan 2020

TO KEEP EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON WHAT THE FHA BOARD IS DOING, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE JANUARY BOARD MEETING: A discussion was held about the need to bring in more funds in 2020 as there will be no big Tour....