Tenants of iconic Pete’s Harbor in Redwood City are hopping mad about plans to turn the property around the affordable liveaboard marina into a 411-unit housing complex and their imminent eviction from the premises. Pete Uccelli built the 21-acre harbor in ’58, and it has since become a quirky haven for lower-income liveaboards and boaters. But if the project moves forward, all current tenants will lose their slips as the marina will become exclusive to apartment tenants. Current tenants hope to have a big showing of support at the Redwood City Planning Commission meeting tomorrow night at 7 p.m. at City Hall. You can see their petition to halt the project at this link.
If you’re a fan of Kame Richards’ talks — and who isn’t? — you’ll want to make room on your calendar to attend his ‘Sail Design in 3D’ presentation at Corinthian YC Wednesday night. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the talk starts at 7. The event is free but an RSVP is requested either online or by phone at (415) 435-4771.
And in case you missed it, today is Global Handwashing Day. The World Health Organization hopes to spread the word that washing with soap (they stress the "with soap" part) helps prevent such fun illnesses as respiratory infections and diarrhea, which we all know can really put a damper on a fun day of sailing. So wash those hands . . . at least for today!