MLK Day in Marin City This Sunday

Marin City will celebrate Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day this Monday, January 16. The theme of the 24th annual celebration is ‘Blessed Community in Action’. Activities will kick off with a table talk symposium from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Center at 640 Drake Ave. A...

COVID Test Expiration Dates Extended

The expiration or “use by” dates for at-home QuickVue COVID tests provided by Marin County Public Health have been extended four months. For example, those with expiration dates in February now expire in June. To confirm expiration dates of any tests you have on hand, check this FDA handout. In addition,...

Juanita the Nurturer

Juanita Musson was the colorful, no–nonsense proprietor of Juanita’s Galley on the Sausalito waterfront in the early 1960s. “By her own account, Juanita Musson has opened and closed 11 restaurants since the 1950s,” wrote S.F. Chronicle critic Grace Ann Walden in 2002. “The first was Juanita’s Galley located on Gate...

Literary Laurels for Locals

This fall, Georgia students participated in the annual Reading Bowl challenge, which invites students statewide to read all the Georgia Children’s Book Award Finalists. I was lucky to zoom into Media Specialist Abby Shapiro’s library to meet her reading club members and talk to them about my children’s novel, Muffled....

Makers Faire Saturday Dec 17

The Sausalito Center for The Arts offers unique holiday shopping next Saturday, December 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Over 20 local merchants, makers and artists, including West Pier’s Liz Brott, will display their wares indoors at the newly remodeled Bank of America Building at 750 Bridgeway. Visitors will...

Unsinkable Annie Sprinkle

In 1999, a fire destroyed the waterfront home of one of Sausalito’s more colorful residents: former porn star and prostitute Annie Sprinkle. Her home was located in Varda Landing, near the ferry Vallejo. In a fundraising appeal posted on Compuserve immediately after the fire, a friend of Annie’s wrote: “Thankfully,...

Holiday Gift Ideas

Looking for holiday gifts that reflect our lifestyle? Check out the Boatload of Books section of this newsletter. You’ll find notices of publications by current and former residents as well as select books about our floating homes. Categories include fiction, non-fiction, history, memoirs, poetry and children’s books, so you’re sure to find...

Tunnel Art Project Comes to Fruition

After two years of planning, consultations and negotiations with the County of Marin and CalTrans and raising the necessary funds, the project to clean, beautify, and enhance the experience of moving through the tunnel that connects Marin City and Sausalito is underway. Major grants from the Marin Community Foundation, private...