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

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

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

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

Qaddafi’s Cook Comes to Town in May

West Pier’s resident playwright Lance Belville has another play opening in the Bay Area May 23. Fresh from a London run in the West End’s Latin American Theatre Season, Bons Tempos Theatre Company’s Fringe Festival hit, “Qaddafi’s Cook,” brings its immersive energy to Ft. Mason’s Southside Theatre, May 23-24, 2020,... Read more

Rich Stim Wins Fiction Award

Rich Stim of A Dock—and the godfather of this online newsletter—has won the Reed Magazine John Steinbeck Award for his short story, “Closer to Heaven.” Reed is California’s oldest literary journal, tracing its heritage to 1867. The magazine features the works of emerging authors alongside notable pieces by literary lions:... Read more

Culinary Champ on Gate 6 1/2

Samantha Gordon of Gate 6 ½ recently won $10,000 on the Food Network show Chopped. In each episode of Chopped, chefs face off to prepare a full day’s worth of meals. They’re under a time limit, and have to use all the ingredients the show provides them. At the end... Read more

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