Bruce Thomas: The Happy East Pier Buddha

Walk along East Pier and you’ll easily locate Bruce Thomas’ boat. The Happy East Pier Buddha collecting coins for Save the Bay marks the entrance. “When I make contributions, I sign them The Happy East Pier Buddha, so that’s how they address their thank you notes to me,” he laughs,...

Board Meeting Notes – Apr 2019

TO KEEP EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON WHAT THE FHA BOARD IS DOING, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE APRIL BOARD MEETING: Without a quorum, the FHA Board discussed several agenda items, but was unable to take action on them. Treasurer Teddie Hathaway...

Floating Homes Tour Returns Sept 14

After a one-year hiatus, we will once again present our Open Homes Tour, on Saturday, September 14. Between 11 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at least a dozen homes will be open, ranging in style from funky to palatial. So far five homeowners have offered to participate, including two new homes...

Board Meeting Notes – Mar 2019

TO KEEP EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON WHAT THE FHA BOARD IS DOING, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE MARCH BOARD MEETING: During the Open Forum portion of the meeting, Christina Leimer from East Pier proposed that the FHA sponsor a peace pole...

Getting Involved in 2019

Community involvement was the theme of this year’s Floating Homes Association Annual Membership Meeting. A capacity crowd gathered in the Bay Model meeting hall to hear new FHA President Michael Labate and VP Taylor Ray announce that 2019 is the year of participation in FHA activities. Taylor presented a slide...

Board Meeting Notes – Feb 2019

TO KEEP EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON WHAT THE FHA BOARD IS DOING, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE February BOARD MEETING: President Michael Labate and VP Taylor Ray introduced a new approach to meetings: pressing issues will be discussed first, with less...

Board Meeting Notes – Jan 2019

TO KEEP EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON WHAT THE FHA BOARD IS DOING, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE JANUARY BOARD MEETING: Michael Labate (A Dock) was elected President of the FHA Board for a two-year term. Taylor Ray (Liberty) was elected Vice...

Farewell to Robin

Robin Sweeny, Sausalito’s first woman mayor and one-time owner of the ark Mayflower near Main Dock, died last month at 93. During her 28 years on the city council Robin ended up serving as mayor four times. She first moved to Sausalito in 1953 and raised her family on a...

Floating Homes Tour Returns Sept 14

After a one-year hiatus, the Floating Homes Association will once again present our open homes tour, on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Over a dozen homes will be open, ranging in styles from cozy to palatial. Homeowners will be encouraged to docent their own boats and answer questions about our unique...

Afternoon Jam

Jen Gennari and John Schlag recently dropped into Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael to hear their Issaquah Dock neighbor Edo Castro Woodhouse perform. Edo joined Michael LaMacchia and other musicians for a set of instrumental spins on Grateful Dead tunes and other original arrangements. Edo played a custom 7-string bass...