The Nine Lives of the Charles Van Damme

The IOO+-year-old ferry boat Charles Van Damme is an historic part our local waterfront. Learn about the ship’s many lives from the first car ferry, restaurant, sixties music venue to a local public exhibit on Friday February 2I at the Sausalito Library. Judyth Greenburgh and Michael Rex tell the Charles...

Law vs. Reality at Waldo Point

Charles Bush, former attorney for the Gates Cooperative, recently recounted the seesawing and at times even violent past of the area just north of Sausalito called Waldo Point. Here is a lightly edited digest of his remarks, leading up to the houseboat wars of the 1970s: Part I — Boats...

Joe Tate: Mischief & Music

Every Monday night, you can find Joe Tate and the Blue Monday Band jamming at the Sausalito Cruising Club. If you haven’t seen him there, maybe you’ve caught his escapades in the videos The Houseboat Wars or Last Free Ride. Joe’s one of the founders of the Sausalito floating homes...

The Sinking of the Red Barge

  WHO: Charles Bush WHAT: Reads from his novel Houseboat Wars WHERE: Sausalito Library WHEN: July 9 at 7:00 p.m. Charles Bush is a former attorney who represented the waterfront dwellers during the County’s attempts to evict them in the 70s. He’s now written a novel based on those events,...

Bri Hurley: 2/15/1964 –12/24/2018

Bri, a longtime resident of the waterfront community, passed away on Christmas eve after a long battle with cancer. She was private, strong and brave throughout her life, with unique grace and energy, and she died as she lived, with dignity and reserve. She was a fantastic photographer and published...

Vallejo Exhbition at Bolinas Museum

The Bolinas Museum is presenting an exhibit entitled “Ship of Dreams: Artists, Poets, and Visionaries of the S.S. Vallejo (1949 – 1969).” This is the same exhibit that appeared at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Arts last April. On Saturday, February 16 Betsy Stroman, the author of “The Art and...

Another Community Icon Passes

Michael Petersen, who lived and worked in the floating homes community for nearly half a century, succumbed to leukemia last week. After chemotherapy treatments, he had a brief remission, and was seen working on the docks, walking with the aid of hiking poles. As Issaquah resident Mickey Allison recalled recently,...