Guard cat of East Pier

Gus is a cat who hangs out on East Pier, where neighbors occasionally feed him. Gus is known as a feisty guy, who sometimes bites the hand that pets him. And recently, East Pierian Joan Kedell spotted Gus at the dock gate, presumably standing guard against unwanted dogs.

Test Your Floating Homes IQ

Joe Novitski, chair of the Floating Homes Association’s Legislative Action Committee has crafted a series of quizzes to help you test your knowledge of your rights has a floating homeowner. We’ll be running one a week for the next few weeks. Here’s multiple choice question number one: You’re selling your...

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...

Live Theater Roars Back in Marin

The pandemic was tough on live theater, with actors and directors needing to become overnight filmmakers—Zoommakers, in order to practice their craft and reach an audience. Because without an audience, what’s the point? The audience makes the circle complete. We houseboaters are lucky. No need to cross a bridge to...

Climate Change Symposium Feb. 9

This poster announces a Climate Change symposium featuring East Pier residents Wilford Welch and Terri Thomas, along with ex-Mayor Janelle Kellman. It is being held at the Sausalito Library on Friday, February 9 at 6:00 p.m.  

Two Homes Flooded in Kappas Marina

In late December, floating homes on both East and West Piers were flooded due to plumbing problems. A burst water pipe flooded the barge of #15 East Pier at low tide. When the tide came in, the house wouldn’t float, so the bay water came in the windows and rose...

Navigation Hazard Causes Injury

On September 4, Mira Kanter of East Pier was paddle boarding on the north side of Richardson Bay Marina when she struck a part of an old, sunken barge which sent her into the water. These barges have been sitting in the mud since before the marina was built, so...

Meet the PR/Marketing Committee

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be presenting brief profiles of the members of the FHA Public Relations and Marketing Committee. East Pier resident Kelly English has lived in the community for 12 years. She loves the outdoors and access to trails for biking and hiking. She runs her own...

Ted Sempliner Returns to Catalina

When long–time East Pierian Ted Sempliner was a boy, his family spent many happy weekends aboard their yacht at Catalina. Ted, who passed away in May, was one of those kids who dove for coins tossed from the Catalina Ferry, and always considered the island his favorite place. So that’s...

Ted Sempliner Suffers Fatal Fall

Ex-East Pier resident Ted Sempliner passed away peacefully on May 21 after a fall at SFO. He and his wife Linda were joining Teddie and Brad Hathaway for a cruise when he tripped and fell, hit his head, went into a coma, and never awakened. Dock rep Carole Angermeir wrote...