Evacuation Tags Now Available

The Sausalito Police Department and other Marin County law enforcement agencies are now distributing free evacuation tags to be used during evacuation emergencies, such as a fast–moving wildfire. When evacuating their homes, residents are asked to display these tags in a highly visible location, such as their front door, mailbox,...

Board Meeting Notes – May 2021

HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE MAY 11 FHA BOARD MEETING: Larry Clinton reported that magician Jay Alexander, a resident of West Pier, will be the MC for the June 9 Virtual Gala and Tour. The Mirene tugboat on South 40 has been...

Flood Control for Marin City

If you’ve ever been caught in a flood on the Marin City off–ramp from Highway 101 south, or been forced to detour around it, you’ll be encouraged to learn that the Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District (the “District”) Flood Zone 3 plans to make improvements to the...

Board Meeting Notes – Mar 2021

HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE MARCH 9 FHA BOARD MEETING: Treasurer Teddie Hathaway reported that income exceeded expenses in February by $1,831.89, due to a membership surge around the Annual Meeting. A discussion was held about damage to cars in the parking...

COVID News Updates

As spring approaches, there have been several positive dispatches from the war on COVID-19. FHA Emergency Services chair Flo Hoylman reports that 90% of Marinites aged 75+ and 70% of those aged 65+ have already been vaccinated. In the next week or so, those aged 50+ and anyone with special...

Capacity Crowd for FHA Annual Meeting

  The Floating Homes Association’s Annual Meeting on February 23 was the first to be conducted virtually. “And, hopefully the one and only,” said FHA President Michael Labate. While he couldn’t offer the pleasure of a catered dinner as in the past, he said, “We’ll try and make it a...

Stay-Home Order Lifted in Marin

The surge in COVID-19 across the Bay Area is showing signs of slowing, leading the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to lift the regional stay-home order for the Bay Area and statewide, effective immediately. Marin County announced the change in a January 25 news release. “Everyone has been making...

Safety Tips from PG&E

With so little rainfall this autumn, fire season will last longer than usual. In response, PG&E is offering planning tips for dealing with power shutoffs and other emergencies.  While some of these tips are specifically for older adults and individuals with independent living needs, others apply to everyone. Each of...

Plug into Backup Batteries

In a November 14 webinar, Martin Herzfeld of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council discussed stand-alone backup battery systems as an alternative to generators. Most of these systems can be charged by household electricity (or grid power) for those who don’t have solar panels. They can power devices and appliances during...

Fire Extinguisher Tips

The National Safety Council (NSC) website is loaded with tips for preventing, fighting and escaping fires, including the following tips on when and how to use a fire extinguisher: Always put your safety first; if you are not confident in your ability to use a fire extinguisher, get out and call...