New Safety Signage at Gate 6 Intersection

Pedestrians trying to cross Bridgeway coming from Marin City on Donohue St. are getting some much-needed assistance these days. A sign facing the right turn lane onto Bridgeway warns drivers to yield to pedestrians before turning. A similar sign is posted on the median, for drivers turning right from the... Read more

Crucial Meeting on Marin City Housing July 21

The historic Golden Gate Village, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright protégé Aaron Green and scenically nestled on a hillside in Marin City, is Marin’s only family public housing complex. It provides housing for 700 tenants, about 400 of whom are African American. Unfortunately, the complex is in dire need of... Read more

Dock Residents Join Marin City Protest

The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, on top of four hundred years of systemic racism, has sparked global protests against police brutality. Marin activists have organized Black Lives Matter demonstrations throughout the county. On June, 2 at least 1,000 people gathered peacefully in the Marin City... Read more

Fresh Local Produce at Marin City Market Day

The Marin City Community Services District is now hosting a Market Day each Tuesday featuring fresh local produce at below wholesale prices. Operating Tuesdays from 1:30-2:30, the open-air market is held in front of the senior center, 630 Drake Avenue at Phillips. Jane and I strolled over there to check it... Read more

Resilient Neighborhoods Presentation at May 14 Board Meeting

Tamara Peters, executive director of Resilient Neighborhoods, will give an audio-visual presentation, about her organization, at the beginning of the May 14 FHA Board Meeting. Resilient Neighborhoods offers free workshops to empower people to take action on climate change, lower their bills, strengthen their communities and prepare for emergencies. Last spring,... Read more

Check Presented to The Center for Excellence

Last month’s Artists@Issaquah Art Show and Sale was free, but visitors were asked to drop a few dollars in donation jars for Marin City school arts programs. This week, organizers were pleased to present a check for $500 to The Center for Excellence. Bayside-Martin Luther King Jr. Academy provides K-8... Read more

When Good Carts Go Astray

Shopping carts left in parking lots can be vulnerable to vandalism or theft. In March, someone upended one of the newer FHA carts into the marsh off the Gate 6 1/2 parking lot. This month, I spotted a blue FHA cart on the corner of Harbor Drive and Gate 3... Read more

Turning Sea Level Rise Ideas into Reality is Last Challenge

In a former Alameda airplane hangar-turned-winery, people gathered to celebrate the culmination of a year-long effort to generate innovative ideas to prepare for sea level rise. The Resilient by Design teams—including two focused on San Rafael and Marin City—received praise for their efforts. Large posters, displayed against the stacked wine barrels, showcased... Read more