New, Smaller Tour in 2016

  The Tour Committee has scheduled next year’s Open Homes Tour for Saturday, September 24. As noted elsewhere, the tour will be smaller, to lessen the impact on the community and volunteers. In addition to providing the major source of funding for the Floating Homes Association, the annual tour benefits... Read more

Shoreline Flooding

  Marin County’s Flood Zone 3 Advisory Board held a public meeting on November 18 in Marin City to hear presentations on a number of matters of concern to the Floating Home community. After brief presentations on the Coyote Creek Levee evaluation upstream in Tam Valley, and Marin City drainage... Read more

Gate 6 Rd and Bridgeway Water Main Disruption

I. Post by Teddie Hathaway The construction has encountered a variety of unanticipated objects while digging in the intersection, including boulders, tree trunks and a section of old railroad. The estimated project completion date is now Friday, December 11. The water main that is being replaced serves the residents and... Read more

The Early Days of Kappas and WPH

Long-time waterfront resident T.J. Nelsen has written a very personal memoir of Sausalito’s Gate 6 community: Houseboats, Drugs, Government and the 4th Estate. Nelsen discovered the Sausalito waterfront in the early ’60s, and soon moved to Don Arques’ property at Waldo Point, where he worked at various odd jobs. In 1969... Read more

RBRA Stakeholder Committee Outreach

On Thursday, November 12, the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency held a community meeting at the Spinnaker Restaurant. The RBRA is tasked with managing the navigational waterways, open water, and shoreline of Richardson’s Bay. The purpose of the public meeting was twofold. Firstly, inform the citizens and stakeholders of the Sausalito area about the status... Read more

Strange Things Are Happening

No one can say for sure what the effects of the coming El Niño will be, but unusual appearances of sea creatures are occurring off the California coast, as local waters have already begun warming up. The Marine Mammal Center has rescued more northern fur seals in 2015 than any... Read more

Quid Pro Quo: FHA | Sausalito Village

Mari Steeno, co-chair (with Larry Clinton) of this year’s Floating Homes Tour, had the distinct pleasure of delivering the FHA donation to the Sausalito Village at their 3rd annual Members Art Show Opening. On Sunday November 8, at the Sausalito City Council Chambers, some of our own floating home residents were amongst... Read more