The Passing of a Friend

There was a tear in the fabric of our community this past December with the death of Howard Myers. Many will remember him as a realtor, others as a builder of houseboats, and most as a friend and neighbor. Howard died just a week short of his 92nd birthday in...

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...

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,...

Not Their First Rodeo

On October 8, four old hands from East Pier decided to mosey on over to the Cow Palace for the Grand National Rodeo. They report having a good time, but would not disclose which one of them wrestled the champion bull to the ground and walked away with the grand...

Artists@Issaquah Oct 15

At least fifteen artists—longtime and new residents, established and pre-professional—will show off their work at the Artists@Issaquah Show and Sale. The event is Saturday, Oct 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free to the public. “When we rebooted Artists@Issaquah in 2018, after a five-year hiatus, we assumed...

Tragic Death on Gate 6 1/2

Jim Gordon, who moved to Gate 6 ½ Dock last May, died tragically on September 6 after being hit by a cyclist while walking near his new home. His widow Felicity wrote the following memorial to her late husband: Jim was generous with his time and with his resources, and...

Marin City Celebrates its 80th

Prior to WWII, the land across the freeway was occupied by a dairy farm and a handful of families. But in 1942 a settlement sprung up there to house 6,000 of the 20,000 employees who migrated from all over the United States to work at the Marinship, Sausalito’s waterfront shipyard....

Ted Sempliner Returns to Catalina

When long–time East Pierian Ted Sempliner was a boy, his family spent many happy weekends aboard their yacht at Catalina. Ted, who passed away in May, was one of those kids who dove for coins tossed from the Catalina Ferry, and always considered the island his favorite place. So that’s...