Row Row Row Your Boat – SF to Hawaii

After months of sitting tight and staying close to home it’s fair to say we’re all a bit bursting to bust out. Shortly after 11 p.m. last Wednesday (June 17) former East Pier resident, Lia Ditton, did just that when she quietly set off in a rowboat from the Corinthian Yacht... Read more

South 40 Knighthood

South 40 resident Michael van Walt has been knighted by the Dutch government for exceptional service to society with a global impact. On the occasion of the birthday of His Majesty the King of the Netherlands, a national holiday, Michael was awarded the rarely bestowed royal distinction of Commander in... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

Show Your Stuff at Art Exhibit

Art lifts the spirits whether you are making it, looking at it or dreaming about it! Don’t miss the opportunity to exhibit your creative endeavors at the Sausalito Village 7th Annual Art Exhibit. If you are a member or volunteer (of SV or CARSS) or want to be, please let... Read more

Sausalito Has a Bookstore – Again

Sausalito has a long history of great bookstores. The Tides, which opened in 1957, became a model for the concept of bookstore as hangout. Locals spent hours drinking coffee at its tables. It’s successor, Upstart Crow & Co., lasted a few years but eventually succumbed to a one-two combination: the surge... Read more

Perfect Day for Open Homes Tour

Our open homes tour on September 14 was an outstanding success. Over 800 people turned out to see 12 unique floating homes on a gorgeous Sausalito day. Tour co-chair Barbara Rycersky and I would like to thank: everyone who attended the homeowners who opened their doors to an admiring public... Read more