Shel Silverstein's Sausalito Houseboat. (Courtesy of Paul Bergeron)

Shel Silverstein's Sausalito Houseboat Hits the Market, Bill Murray to Perform in Napa + More Local News

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Here are the week's strange and newsworthy happenings, from an amazing archeological discovery to Bill Murray's dabbling in classical music.


Poet Shel Silverstein's Sausalito Houseboat Asks $390K, SF Curbed


Shel Silverstein's bohemian one-bed one-bath houseboat is now on the market at $390,000—and it looks as quirky as the beloved poet's works. Oh—and it's built on top of an old balloon barge from World War II. Read More


Judge Blocks Trump Effort to Withhold Money From Sanctuary Cities, NY Times

A San Francisco judge temporarily blocked President Trump's attempts to starve sanctuary cities of federal funds Tuesday. The ruling is yet another judicial setback for the administration, which has now seen three immigration orders put on brakes by federal courts—in its first 100 days. Read More

Bill Murray will be reading Hemingway and Capote while classical musicians Jan Vogler, Mira Wang, and Vanessa Perez accompany him in the background in his most recent project, to debut at Festival Napa Valley.(Courtesy of Dorn Music via YouTube)

Bill Murray to Debut Classical Music, Literature Project in Napa, SFist

66-year-old actor Bill Murray's latest unexpected project is being introduced in Napa. This summer, as part of the Festival Napa Valley, Murray will sing Gershwin and read Hemingway to the accompaniment of acclaimed cellist Jan Vogler, whom he met on a flight. We're not even surprised. Read More


A 130,000-year-old Archaeological Site in Southern California, Nature

Just published yesterday, the discovery of an archaeological site near San Diego may completely change our understanding of prehistoric human arrival in North America. The fractured bones of an ancient elephant-related species were found alongside tools like anvils and stone hammers, meaning our early ancestors may have arrived in what's now California much, much earlier (read: 100,000 years earlier) than we thought. Read More


National Monuments Under Siege by Trump Include 8 in California, SF Chronicle

President Trump issued an order Wednesday instructing the Interior Department to review all national monuments greater than 100,000 acres designated over the last decade. The list includes eight national monuments across California, such as Berryessa Snow Mountain and Giant Sequoia. Read More


Spike in Suspected Heroin Overdose Deaths in Santa Rosa Spurs Public Warning, The Press Democrat

Santa Rosa has seen five deaths relating to heroin overdose in the last 10 days—a spike that could point to a particularly potent batch of the drug on the streets. Toxicology reports are still pending, but the Sonoma County Coroner's Office officials decided to release the information Tuesday to warn the public and hopefully prevent another death. Read More