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...

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,...