Gabrielson Park Goes Dark

For the first time in 34 years, there is no Jazz and Blues by the Bay this summer. As a regular attendee for virtually every season, I decided to look into how this ongoing music fest came to be. The series was started in 1996, under the direction of Park... Read more

Mountain Play, Down but Not Out

Last week we presented the story of the early days of the Mountain Play and lamented the closing of its 2020 season. But over its 107-year history, the Mountain Play has resiliently overcome a number of challenges. This report was compiled from a Facebook post by the Marin History Museum,... Read more

It’s Curtains for 2020 Mountain Play

One of the casualties of the Coronavirus pandemic is the Mountain Play on Mount Tam. This would have been the 107th production, and Jane and I would be rounding up friends and relatives to go see Hello Dolly. But since the season has been shuttered and we’re all shut-ins, I... Read more

Galilee Dock Closed Over Complaints About Anchor-Outs

Earlier this month we reported that an attorney for Galilee Harbor had asked the Bay Conservation and Development Commission for approval to remove a launch float because of alleged misuse and damage by some anchor-outs. That request was approved, and the dock disappeared on April 22. According to an article... 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

Saving Travis Marina

“One of Marin’s best-kept-secret views of the Golden Gate Bridge is through the windows of an unassuming-looking building that sits behind the Discovery Museum on the shore of Horseshoe Cove at Fort Baker.” That’s how Marin Magazine described Travis Marina, home to the Presidio Yacht Club at Fort Baker. Presidio... Read more

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

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