Please Give Our Geese a Break

These are trying times. Canada Geese are nesting on our docks, in our planter boxes and on occasion on our rooftops. It can be particularly unnerving to be walking down the dock—lost in thought—only to be jolted to attention by the sudden hiss of a Canada goose. Rumors abound, which—even if...

Movies Around the World

This short 3-minute film—aired midway through the awards presentations the night of the Oscars, February 26—is now available to view (for free). It was commissioned by the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences and produced and filmed by our own East Pier filmmakers Will Parrinello and John Antonelli (Mill Valley Film Group). Enjoy! Movies Around...

Fire Hose Training for All

The latest Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training began Saturday, April 1. Part II—including drills on Kappas East and West Piers—will take place this Saturday afternoon, April 8. Emergency Preparedness Chair Flo Hoylman invites everyone who wants to learn about using fire hoses to come to East Pier at 1:15 p.m.

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...

FHA Oral Histories

The Floating Homes Association has begun recording oral histories of long-term residents.  I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Ron Moreland—who first moved onto East Pier in 1975, along with his wife, Cathy. Together, they have been very active members of the community and especially the FHA.  They are planning...

From East Pier to the Oscars

On the recent Oscar telecast, one of the things that went right was a showing of the short film “Movies Around the World,” which was made by two filmmakers whose studio is on East Pier. Here’s how Chronicle columnist Leah Garchik described their contribution to the telecast: “Every year, documentarians...

Sausalito Village Living Room Chat – Please Come

Teddie and Brad Hathaway are holding a Sausalito Village Living Room Chat at their home on East Pier: this Sunday afternoon, August 7, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Sausalito Village is a non-profit organization founded by a small group of volunteers who wanted to build a community of friendship and support among Sausalito’s older...