Alameda Floating Homes Get Rent Control

Residents of the Barnhill Marina floating homes community reached out to the city of Alameda earlier this month after being told their rent could be hiked at least 30% by the harbor’s new owner. The marina had long been owned by the Barnhill family. Its patriarch, Audley Vernon “Barney” Barnhill,...

Ember Stomp May 28

Fire Safe Marin and Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority present “Ember Stomp,” a wildfire prevention and preparedness festival. This free event will create an opportunity to further build community while enjoying interactive games and demonstrations that educate Marin County residents on wildfire safety. The festival will honor community activists, highlight wildfire...

Entertainment Galore at Day in the Park

At noon on Sunday, May 22, MC Heather Lerner will present a full lineup of music and a poetry reading at the FHA’s free Day in the Park (between Issaquah and Charles Van Damme Docks). Here’s the schedule: 12:00 -12:40 Joe Tate and Maggie Catfish: Throwback Rock 12:45 -12:55 Teresa...

Board Meeting Notes — May 2022

Here are some of the items that were discussed or decided on at the May 10 FHA Board Meeting. More details will be reported later in the Floating Times. Treasurer Tracy Corbin reported that the FHA’s general liability insurance premium has been paid and 2021 federal and state taxes will...

Tunnel Design Project Seeks Volunteers

Sausalito and Marin City are coming together this spring to brighten and enliven the pedestrian walkway under the Highway 101 tunnel that school children and other walkers and cyclists use every day. Raylene Gorum, an artist who lives in Sausalito, has designed a painting with rainbow colors that will stretch...

Bay Cleanup Makes a Difference

About 20 people attended the May 1 Bay cleanup sponsored by 13-year old Oscar Melet of Gate 6 ½. Oscar’s mom, Nikki, reported that the group retrieved a large tarpaulin, styrofoam, ChapStick, a pill bottle and more. “We noticed there was way less trash than last year,” she pointed out...

Let’s Make Day in the Park the Best Ever

The Floating Homes Association’s Day in the Park will be on the lawn between Issaquah and Charles Van Damme Docks on Sunday, May 22, from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. This will be an afternoon of free food, music and lots more. All residents and friends are welcome to attend. Here...

Marin Is Healthiest County in CA

Marin has been ranked the healthiest of California’s 58 counties because of its high scores in quality of life, clinical care, and social and economic factors, according to the recently released 2022 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps. The rankings place greatest weight on longevity, or life expectancy. The average Marin...

Bay Cleanup May 1

Oscar Melet, a 13-year-old on Gate 6 ½, will host his second annual water-access bay cleanup on Sunday, May 1, from 11:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Oscar says, “I hope you can join us on your own water vessel. If you need to rent, try Sea Trek. It’ll be super...

Board Meeting Notes — Apr 2022

Here are some of the items that were discussed or decided on at the April 12 FHA Board Meeting. More details will be reported later in the Floating Times. Funds were requested and approved for May 22 Day in the Park: $2,500 and Emergency preparedness (CERT training reimbursements: $1,500). FHA...