The Nine Lives of the Charles Van Damme

The IOO+-year-old ferry boat Charles Van Damme is an historic part our local waterfront. Learn about the ship’s many lives from the first car ferry, restaurant, sixties music venue to a local public exhibit on Friday February 2I at the Sausalito Library. Judyth Greenburgh and Michael Rex tell the Charles... Read more

Herring Celebration & Fundraiser Jan 26

The annual herring lunch and film-screening fundraiser for the Sausalito Community Boating Center at Cass Gidley Marina will be held on Sunday, January 26. Herring dishes from local restaurants will be served. Tickets are $40 and include a lunch of herring dishes presented by Sausalito restaurants. Beer, wine and other... Read more

Law vs. Reality at Waldo Point

Charles Bush, former attorney for the Gates Cooperative, recently recounted the seesawing and at times even violent past of the area just north of Sausalito called Waldo Point. Here is a lightly edited digest of his remarks, leading up to the houseboat wars of the 1970s: Part I — Boats... Read more

Richardson Bay in the News – Again

Gate 6 ½ resident Claudia Cowan, a reporter for Fox News, has posted an update to the anchor-out situation off our shores. And writer Sharon McDonnell, who attended our September 14 open homes tour, recorded some very favorable impressions of our community for Roadtrippers Magazine. Her piece includes some gorgeous... Read more

Gate Six Intersection Safety Improvements Delayed

Safe travel through the Gate 6 intersection for drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians has been delayed, once again. In April 2019, the Sausalito City Council approved a motion to solicit bids for the construction of improvements to the intersection at Gate 6 Road, but Sausalito Project Manager Jill Barnes wrote in... Read more

Kick Off the Holidays – at Gate 5 Clay Studio

Several of our residents (past and present) have been up to their elbows in clay, slurry and glaze—producing bowls, plates, mugs and ceramic pieces. Get a leg up on the holiday shopping while supporting the local cooperative Gate Five Clay. They, along with Tracey Kessler and other Beyond The Wave... Read more

Law vs. Reality at Waldo Point

For more than a century, law and reality didn’t correspond at Waldo Point: what the law said should be there wasn’t in fact what was there. The past fifty years witnessed a seesawing and at times even violent struggle to bring law and reality into harmony. Charles Bush, former attorney... Read more

Marinship General Plan Vision

On Nov 12 the Sausalito City Council recommended a Marinship vision to guide Marinship-related policies for the City’s General Plan Update. * This is but one step in a long process—the plan itself still needs to be approved. Here, FHA president Michael Labate speaks to the Marinship-specific aspects of The Plan and... Read more

Sausalito Village Grand Art Opening

2019 Sausalito Village Annual Art Show — Showcasing local senior artists and authors — The floating home community was again well represented at the 7th annual Sausalito Village Art Show, and at the opening reception hosted at the Sausalito Library on Sunday November 3, 2019.  21+ local senior artists, including... Read more