How to Take Action on Climate Change

East Pierians Wilford Welch and Terri Thomas presented a climate change symposium at the Sausalito Library in February. Wilford acknowledged the challenges of getting people to focus on these issues and move from concern about the climate crisis, to actions that individuals can take to solve it. He stressed that...

Latest Developments in Rent Control Talks

The Legal Action Committee (LAC) of the Floating Homes Association continues to meet with County officials to iron out possible proposed changes to the Floating Home Residency Law, specifically the provisions that which went into effect in January 2023 limiting increases on berth rents upon sale of a floating home....

Atmospheric Rivers and Storm Surges

This is the fourth installment of a research paper on the microclimates of Richardson Bay by Yellow Ferry resident Richard Pavek. Unlike ordinary storms that circle a slowly moving Low Center passing by in a single Storm Front, Atmospheric Rivers are narrow plumes of water vapor originating from as far...

Tides, Breakers, and Fetches

This is the third installment of a research paper on the microclimates of Richardson Bay by Yellow Ferry Resident Richard Pavek. Sooner or later, everyone who lives on the water acquires a tide chart thinking it will forecast the high and low tides. But it doesn’t. While NOAA scientists can...

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...

FHA Zoom Meeting Feb 17

Once again, this year, the Floating Homes Association annual meeting will be conducted via Zoom, due to limits on large gatherings. The FHA has increased its capacity for this virtual meeting, so all are welcome to join it. The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 17, from 6:00 p.m....

Bomb Cyclone Sinks Anchor–Outs

The October 24 bomb cyclone significantly impacted anchor-out vessels. According to USA Today, the recent low pressure phenomenon pulled deep tropical moisture from the Pacific Ocean, creating an atmospheric river that brought strong wind gusts and heavy rain on land and in Richardson’s Bay. Jim Malcolm, the new harbormaster for...

Climate Action Workshops Start Sept 15

Are you ready to take effective, measurable climate action and help build disaster–resilient communities? Join a Climate Action Team by signing up to participate in a free five–session virtual workshop presented by Resilient Neighborhoods. Whether you’ve done a little or a lot already, there are over 100 actions to choose...