Virtual Gala & Tour: Around the Corner

  The Sausalito Floating Homes Virtual Gala and Tour is only THREE weeks away, and the Planning Committee has been working feverishly to curate and create a fabulous evening for all. Do you have your tickets yet? Cavallo Point Stay-and-Play Live Auction Package We are thrilled to announce that Cavallo...

California, a Myth that Came True

California got its name when early explorers mistook it for a legendary island supposedly inhabited by female warriors under the rule of a queen named Calafia. Thanks to historian Elenore Meherin, I’ve found what may be the source of that myth: a 16th Century novel by Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo...

Come and Get it – Bayside Cafe

In the 80s, the restaurant in the nearby Harbor Center changed hands so frequently, we called it the Under New Management Café, because banners like that were posted almost constantly. But that all changed in 1992, when the Davary family took over and renamed the facility the Bayside Café. For...

Mrs. T. Carves a Path

Elizabeth Terwilliger, who passed away in 2006 at the age of 97, was a remarkable woman in many ways. A recent Marinscope profile noted that Mrs. T., as she was lovingly known, was a descendant of Kit Carson, Daniel Boone and James Fenimore Cooper, and “a modern-day trailblazer in the...

Mountain Play, Down but Not Out

Last week we presented the story of the early days of the Mountain Play and lamented the closing of its 2020 season. But over its 107-year history, the Mountain Play has resiliently overcome a number of challenges. This report was compiled from a Facebook post by the Marin History Museum,...

It’s Curtains for 2020 Mountain Play

One of the casualties of the Coronavirus pandemic is the Mountain Play on Mount Tam. This would have been the 107th production, and Jane and I would be rounding up friends and relatives to go see Hello Dolly. But since the season has been shuttered and we’re all shut-ins, I...

Evil Eye Goes Back on Market

“Shel Silverstein’s whimsical houseboat floats onto the market in Sausalito.” That’s the headline on a recent L.A. Times news item. Known as the Evil Eye, the home sold for $375,000 in 2017, and after some remodeling is now listed at $783,000. Times staff writer Jack Flemming describes the 1200-square foot...

Joe Novitski Gives Online Talk on WIND STAR

On Wednesday evening East Pier’s Joe Novitski will Zoom the story of the men who dreamed up, designed, built and sailed WIND STAR, the first sailing cruise ship and the first commercial sailing ship in two generations. Joe’s presentation, part of the Sausalito Yacht Club’s Lecture Series, will be streamed...

Saving Travis Marina

“One of Marin’s best-kept-secret views of the Golden Gate Bridge is through the windows of an unassuming-looking building that sits behind the Discovery Museum on the shore of Horseshoe Cove at Fort Baker.” That’s how Marin Magazine described Travis Marina, home to the Presidio Yacht Club at Fort Baker. Presidio...