Best Wishes to Ted and Linda Sempliner

Two of our community’s most active members, Ted and Linda Sempliner, are leaving their East Pier home to move closer to family in Ohio. During their three decades here, they’ve made innumerable contributions to the Floating Homes Association that benefitted the community as a whole. The couple met while Ted...

Coastal Cleanup 2019: Butts Still Worst Offender

Twenty people filled more than 19 bags of trash and recycling along our shoreline from Kappas Green to Commodore on Coastal Cleanup Day 2019. Among the unusual items found were goggles, a stinky cooler, a rusted bicycle, candles, and three license plates. The group gathered approximately 175 pounds of trash....

Bill Kirsch Passes Away on Commodore

Longtime waterfront resident, artist and architect Bill Kirsch died on Tuesday, February 27. According to Sausalito Village, of which Bill and his wife Felicity were founding members, “Bill was sitting in his favorite rocking chair at home on Tuesday evening when he simply passed away.” Just two weeks earlier, the Sausalito...

Seaplanes To Keep Flying

The hearing room in Marin County’s Civic Center had something on Monday, August 28, that Commissioner Peter Theran said he’d never seen before: a standing-room-only crowd of interested citizens for a hearing of the Planning Commission. The citizens were there to hear presentations and to express their views on the...

Seaplane Hearing August 28

On Monday afternoon, August 28, the Marin County Planning Commission will hold a public meeting to discuss the future of Seaplane Adventures at Commodore Marina. Specifically, the Commission will consider making a recommendation to the Marin County Board of Supervisors regarding a revocation or modification to Seaplane Adventures’ Use Permit....

Embracing Sea Level Rise

What’s not to like about a beautiful photo, with the sky reflected back in a rippling pool of water? We put up with the king tides of winter, and some of us (East Pier and Gate 6 1/2, the further end of A Dock parking where 2 or 3 spots...

Glorious Start to Jazz & Blues by the Bay

Friday evening, June 2, was a perfect kickoff to the new season of jazz and blues on the Sausalito waterfront at Gabrielson Park. This had to be the best opening night weather I’ve experienced in the more than 20 years I’ve been enjoying these free concerts. It was Commodore Marina’s...

What’s in a Name? Why Sausalito?

Prior to merging with the new and improved Floating Times, the name that appeared on our blog banner was the Sausalito Floating Homes Association. Going back to the beginning (October of 2015) we didn’t spend much time on the name, but rather swiftly settled on something that got us up and running. We weren’t...