Red Tide Muddies the Waters

  For the past few days, the media have been running scary stories about an algae bloom which has caused a red tide offshore and in parts of San Francisco Bay. The red tide results from a higher-than-normal concentration of a microscopic algae (plantlike organism) known as Heterosigma akashiwo, which...

In-Person Coastal Cleanups are Back

On the third Saturday of September, volunteers all over the world will converge on beaches, shorelines and inland waterways to pick up trash and remove dangerous debris. Considered the largest marine–related volunteer event in the world, Coastal Cleanup Day is a wonderful opportunity to lend a hand and make a...

New Street Smarts Campaign Begins This Month

The Transportation Authority of Marin will be introducing a new ‘street smarts’ campaign called “Eyes Up” starting in mid–September. The campaign will focus on dangerous behavior on Marin County roads, including speeding and distracted driving from phone use, and will also include bicycle and pedestrian safety messages. Signs and banners...

Proposed New Home Triggers Petition on Issaquah

Approximately 90 residents of Issaquah Dock signed a petition to the Marin County Board of Supervisors and the management of Waldo Point Harbor expressing their concerns about a proposed home swap there. Here’s the precise wording of the petition: From the undersigned residents of Issaquah Dock, Sausalito Requesting our voices...

Headlands Center Open House Aug 28

The Headlands Center for the Arts, located in the hills above Rodeo Lagoon, will host an open house on Sunday, August 28, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. This free event provides a once–a–season opportunity to roam the Headlands Center campus, meet current artists, view works in progress, and attend...

Lagoon Concert Sept 5

A local band named TNT will give a float–in lagoon concert on Monday, September 5 from 4 p.m. to dusk. TNT was previously known as the King Tide band, with a studio at Varda Landing. They feature both electric and acoustic original music, plus their own take on covers of...

Call for Artists at Bay Model

The Bay Model is planning a show of floating home artists from February 13 to April 3 next year, hopefully timed to coincide with the FHA’s annual meeting, depending on COVID restrictions in effect at that time. Curator Dan Cassidy points out that entry is free and 100% of any sale...

Board Meeting Notes — Aug 22

Here are some of the items that were discussed or decided on at the August 9 FHA Board Meeting. More details will be reported later in the Floating Times. Tracy Corbin of East Pier is moving to West Marin and will resign her position as FHA treasurer. FHA secretary Linda...

Marin City Celebrates its 80th

Prior to WWII, the land across the freeway was occupied by a dairy farm and a handful of families. But in 1942 a settlement sprung up there to house 6,000 of the 20,000 employees who migrated from all over the United States to work at the Marinship, Sausalito’s waterfront shipyard....