An Opportunity to Help Young Neighbors

Volunteer Opportunities: Monday-Thursdays—afternoon classroom support is especially needed—3:30pm (2:30pm on Wednesdays). Or evening one-on-one support from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  For more details, please visit Bridge the Gap — Volunteers. Did you know that you can help some of the children who live in Marin City to get to college? And it... Read more

Brigade Lights Up Sausalito–Marin City Tunnel

Saturday Dec 16, as winter light gave over to darkness, two bands of civic-minded citizens met and merged in the pedestrian tunnel connecting Marin City to Sausalito. On any given day the walkway beneath Highway 101 is a dimly lit—if not threatening—passageway. The 5’2″ high metal bars that run the length... Read more

Join the Tunnel Lighting Brigade – Sat Dec 16

WHAT: Join the Tunnel Lighting Brigade—light up the Highway 101 pedestrian underpass. WHEN: Saturday, December 16 at 6 p.m.  Help keep the focus on resolving a local problem, as neighbors and concerned citizens light up the tunnel connecting Marin City with Sausalito. Starting at 6 p.m., folks from Marin City (on... Read more

Gateway Gets a Refresh – Progress of Sorts

  Just before Thanksgiving, work got underway over at the Gateway Shopping Center. Whole sections of existing planting were cleared to make way for new landscaping, with a few select trees left in place. The former Best Buy was given a quick coat of spray paint (the developers’ equivalent of... Read more

Breaking News at Gateway

For those who feared Starbucks’ imminent departure from the nearby Gateway Shopping Center, it looks like quite the opposite might occur. Starbucks is not only remaining but will have increased presence as the only drive-thru Starbucks in Marin County. Mark Prado, in a June 27th piece for the Marin Independent Journal, also... Read more

Life and (Near) Death at the Flea Market

In the ’80s, my lady friend Sharron and I were regulars at the old Marin City Flea Market. It had been around for decades, and was considered among the biggest and finest flea markets in the Bay Area. Sharron was a true flea market aficionado—she bought most of her clothes... Read more