YIMBY – Get Involved, Over Dinner – Dec 4

Concerned about education in Marin? WHO: Jenny Silva WHAT: hosts a dinner discussion ABOUT: housing’s impact on education WHY: to see what we can do WHERE: Jenny’s house #27 East Pier WHEN: DEC 4 6:30 p.m. Additional info: contact Jenny Come for dinner and a discussion with Laura Foote, executive director... Read more

Donna Lunsford: Outing the Dinghy Dame

If you’ve been in the floating homes community for more than three years, you’ve probably read the Dinghy Dame’s resident profiles called Water You Doing Here? For 20 years, Donna Lunsford wrote those profiles. “The Dinghy Dame was a lot of fun to write,” she tells me with a smile.... Read more

Paella Plus on Liberty Dock

Julie and Rick DiNapoli treated their Liberty Dock neighbors to a paella party last month before the float-in screening of the documentary, Ghost Fleet. Their dockmate (director and producer) Shannon Service, and other members of the film crew, attended the screening. Ghost Fleet is the tale of an amazing woman who... Read more

Larry Clinton:  The Man Who Knows Sausalito’s Secrets

When you’ve been organizing the floating homes tour for 33 years, been President of the Floating Homes Association and the Sausalito Historical Society, and a long-time Editor of the Floating Times, you’re plugged in. That’s Larry Clinton. He’s got the lowdown on the people and goings-on around town, some of... Read more

Norman Carlin Memorial Sept 28

Norman Carlin, long term Liberty Dock resident known for decades as Norman the Plumber, died on September 4. His son Joey reported: “While having dinner with his girlfriend and another friend he was short of breath and he collapsed; he most likely had a heart attack. He was taken to... Read more

Issaquah Accepts Beautification Award

During an awards ceremony on September 17, Issaquah Dock was presented with a 2019 Sausalito Beautification Award for Community Effort. Several of the dock’s prolific and creative gardeners were there to accept the award. Thanks to Kats Hunter, Sue Hayes, Judy Shaper and Jarl Forsman for their efforts to make... Read more

 Donna Bragg: Persistence, Patience & Pitching In

The first time I saw Donna Bragg was in the documentary Houseboat Wars—a film about our community’s hippie beginnings and residents’ struggle to continue living on the water. She’s being interviewed sitting in a cushioned lawn chair, the bay behind her, wearing dark sunglasses, her long black hair parted in... Read more

Joe Tate: Mischief & Music

Every Monday night, you can find Joe Tate and the Blue Monday Band jamming at the Sausalito Cruising Club. If you haven’t seen him there, maybe you’ve caught his escapades in the videos The Houseboat Wars or Last Free Ride. Joe’s one of the founders of the Sausalito floating homes... Read more

Something Is Growing on South Forty

Something is growing on South Forty Pier. A new garden has been planted in the common area and newly landscaped groupings have appeared in the pots on the railings and in the push-out areas that run along the sides of the dock. Pink and white begonias form festive rings at... Read more

Jay Lalezari: Poet’s Soul, Healer’s Heart and Hands

Even though Jay Lalezari’s floating home at 19 Yellow Ferry Harbor isn’t on the main walkway, it’s difficult to miss. It’s a three-story with a huge squid on the side. There are butterflies, a mermaid and progressive political signs too. Tourists often stop to take pictures, and Jay sometimes invites... Read more