Richardson Bay Bridge Milestones

The recent announcement of late-night lane closures for emergency repairs to finger joints on the Richardson Bay Bridge aroused my curiosity about the history of the local landmark, which is a prominent feature of our view from Gate 6 ½ in Kappas Marina. In the Anne T. Kent California Room’s...

Silent Auction Kicks off Virtual Gala

The silent auction portion of the Floating Homes Virtual Gala and Tour is now open for bidding. You don’t have to be a ticket holder to bid, but you will need a ticket to watch the Virtual Gala at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9. The auction closes at the...

The Water Wars

Catherine Lyons-Labate has created a 209-page hard cover photo essay featuring hundreds of her photographs, as well as recollections by her and others who lived or worked on the Sausalito waterfront in the late 1970s. The book, Once Upon A Waterfront, tells the stories of many colorful Co-Op characters, and...

Lots to Bid on in Virtual Gala & Tour

The June 9 Virtual Gala and Tour is building momentum, with the announcement of exciting auction items. Our celebrity auctioneer, Sen. Mike McGuire, will be accepting bids on unique packages. Here’s a sneak preview of three stay-and-play experiences that will be offered: Deep Dive into Marin Headlands. Two couples can...

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,...