Lance Belville Exits Stage Left

Lance Sherman Belville, playwright, theatre director, and journalist died of congestive heart failure March 14, 2020 in his West Pier floating home in Sausalito in the embrace of his wife and artistic partner, Lynn Lohr. Belville always lived somewhere dramatic, from the Mississippi River town of his birth, Winona, to... Read more

RBRA Explores Anchor-Out Solutions

On Thursday, March 12, the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) had its monthly meeting at Tiburon Town Hall. The meeting was highly anticipated because of two recent requirements laid down from the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC). Those requirements were 1) the RBRA was to remove from Richardson’s Bay... Read more

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Over the years I’ve been impressed with our community’s willingness and skill at helping each other in times of crisis. That spirit of neighborliness has never been more evident than right now, during the coronavirus quarantine. Almost as soon as the shelter-in-place order came down, notes began appearing on dock... Read more

Waste is a Terrible Thing to Mind

Do you know your holding tank’s capacity?  How many times can you flush your toilet before your holding tank is ready to overflow? These and other questions were posed by Emergency Services chair Flo Hoylman at the FHA Annual Meeting, as she introduced the world premiere of a 5-minute video,... Read more

2019 Sausalito Floating Homes Market Redux

As always, when contemplating the state of the Sausalito floating homes market, it’s helpful to understand the context of the larger housing market in Marin County, the Bay Area and the US. Keep in mind that the condition of the economy and the housing market could be greatly impacted by... Read more

New Dinner Delivery Service

Davey “Jones” Johnson of Davey Jones Deli and his Van Damme Dock neighbor Maria Finn have just started a dinner delivery plan for Sausalito, Marin City and Mill Valley called Port & Provisions. They’re preparing one dinner for Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings, with vegan/vegetarian options. The meals will be... Read more

Annual Meeting Brings Community Together

“It’s a magic place,” said FHA President Michael Labate upon opening the annual membership meeting on February 29. He was greeted by a round of applause when he added, “We’re fortunate to live here.” Indeed, community was the theme of the meeting. Membership chairs Jill Sherman and Lisa McNelley announced... Read more

Mardi Gras Pop-Up on East Pier

Bruce Thomas, who once lived in New Orleans, hosted a Mardi Gras pop-up dock party on Fat Tuesday. The party was actually held at the home of Jenny Silva and Jeff Davis. Dock residents festooned in beads and masks feasted on jambalaya and kings cake, with plenty of appropriate libations.... Read more

Coronavirus Tips

Congressman Jared Huffman passes along these tips from the Centers for Disease Control for dodging the coronavirus disease  (COVID-19): There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive... Read more

Gate 6 ½ Loses a True Original

Serafino James Presta, better known as “Uncle Jimmy” on Gate 6 ½, passed away on February 7 after a long illness. Jimmy first moved to Gate 6 1/2 in 1995, shortly after meeting Susie Dupuis through their good friend and floating homeowner Jane Colton. Jim rented #18 on the dock... Read more