Yellow Ferry Resident Takes on Covid-19

Dr. Jay Lalezari lives at Yellow Ferry Harbor. You might see him walking his dog Kaya on the nearby spit, dancing at Silent Disco, or unloading his dusty van post Burning Man. He’s not your typical doctor and you won’t find him with a stethoscope. Rather, he’s been on the...

Janet Thuesen Moves North

Sixteen-year Main Dock resident Janet Thuesen has moved to Washington State to reside near one of her daughters. Janet, who describes herself as a flag-waving Dane, filled her bright and airy floating home with Danish heirlooms, figurines and furnishings, including the sign from her parents’ Danish bakery in the Midwest....

Main Dock Loses Pacifico Samonte

Long time Main Dock resident Pacifico Samonte passed away in mid-April in his floating home. The popular guitarist had been suffering from esophageal cancer. His partner, Cameron Duncan, reported, “Pac was breathing very quietly and peacefully all night as I held his hand. It was quite a surprise to see...

Shelter in Place on the Water

SFGate has posted an article subtitled: Being in a houseboat is better: Shelter-in-place, Sausalito houseboat style. Author Madeline Wells interviewed Rachael Limkin of Issaquah, who described how tight-knit our community is: “Normally on a Friday night, I’m in half a dozen different houses having food or wine,” Social distancing is especially...

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...

Rockin’ in Place

Throughout our community, people are finding creative ways to get together and let off steam—all at a safe distance. Annabelle Joy of Liberty Dock invited her friend Chloe Jean to sing and play keyboards on a motorized float one recent Friday night. Previously, Fiver Brown had given a similar performance....

Lance Belville Exits Stage Left

Lance Sherman Belville, playwright, theatre director, and journalist died of congestive heart failure March 14, 2020 in his West Pier floating home in Sausalito in the embrace of his wife and artistic partner, Lynn Lohr. Belville always lived somewhere dramatic, from the Mississippi River town of his birth, Winona, to...

New Dinner Delivery Service

Davey “Jones” Johnson of Davey Jones Deli and his Van Damme Dock neighbor Maria Finn have just started a dinner delivery plan for Sausalito, Marin City and Mill Valley called Port & Provisions. They’re preparing one dinner for Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings, with vegan/vegetarian options. The meals will be...