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...

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...

Love Letter to a Dock

Diana Wolf moved to Gate 6 ½ in 1995. She and her husband Brent raised a son and daughter on the dock before moving to Novato several years ago. They kept the floating home, which they had built together, on the end of the dock as a rental property, until...

Reliving Day in the Park

Bonny Meyer splits time between Issaquah Dock and the Napa Valley, where she’s a principal at Meyer Family Enterprises. She’s also the author of Perfectly Paired, the story of the love affair behind Silver Oak Cellars. And on top of that, she’s also an avid videographer, and recently completed a...

Coolest Mayor(s) in California

Saturday, May 14, was a beautiful evening for a night with the mayors. Yes, “mayors” plural. Christine Templin was the winning bidder for a dinner with the mayor of Sausalito at the Sausalito Floating Homes Virtual Gala and Tour last June. Ed Lopez and I were honored to host Chris,...

Joe Tate: Disruptor to Inventor

Joe Tate’s role in the 70’s Houseboat Wars is well documented (his video Last Free Ride is available online and in libraries) but when I ask about the feud, he claims his role was a saboteur or disruptor in modern usage. With his co-conspirators, floating ropes laced with metal shards...