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Stories for the Week of January 18, 2019

Historical Society Breaks Ground on New Ice House Plaza

Jerry Taylor
Sausalito Historical Society President Jerry Taylor at the groundbreaking
On Friday, January 18, representatives from the Sausalito Historical Society, the Sausalito Foundation, and other local organizations were joined by members of the City Council for a ceremonial groundbreaking of the new Ice House Plaza in downtown Sausalito. The new plaza will front Bridgeway on public land adjacent to the Ice House Museum and Visitor Center at the corner of Bay Street and Bridgeway.

The plaza design was created by SWA Group of Sausalito and consists of wooden benches, concrete seating walls, native plants, a wooden platform for making presentations to local schoolchildren, and a historical timeline that follows the tracks of a rail line outlined in tile. The plaza will also feature a bronze statue of cartoonist and longtime Sausalito Historical Society volunteer Phil Frank. Following Phil's death in 2007, Bea Seidler of the Sausalito Foundation took up the cause of building the plaza that Phil had always envisioned for the site.

Plans for the Ice House Plaza were approved by the Planning Commission and the Historic Landmarks Board in February 2017. In May 2017, the City Council approved the placement of the Phil Frank statue. 

Construction of the new plaza is expected to be completed by May 2019. Any questions about the project may be directed to the Sausalito Historical Society at (415) 289-4117 or info@sausalitohistoricalsociety.org. The Ice House Visitor Center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
VIEW THE PROJECT PLANS FOR THE ICE HOUSE PLAZA
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ICE HOUSE PLAZA PROJECT
READ AN ARTICLE ABOUT THE PROJECT FROM THE MARIN IJ

City Council to Consider Modification to Waterfront Management Plan

Richardson Bay Jurisdictions
A map showing the jurisdictional boundaries of Richardson Bay
In June 2017, the City Council approved a Waterfront Management Plan for the Sausalito Police Department. The plan was established to improve public safety and quality of life on Sausalito waters. To date, the police department has been enforcing the four highest priorities of the plan:
  1. Removal of marine debris vessels and illegal mooring balls
  2. Removal of unoccupied vessels used as storage
  3. Citation of unregistered vessels and removal of vessels when registration is expired by more than one year
  4. Removal of vessels occupied by persons who are a danger to themselves or others
The department's most recent survey of vessels on November 25, 2018, provided an indication of the success of the Waterfront Management Plan so far. On that date, 45 vessels were tallied on Sausalito waters, a number down from a high of 77 vessels in surveys conducted in August and October 2017. Of the 45 vessels in the November 2018 survey, 4 vessels were new to Sausalito waters since the previous survey in October 2018.

At the City Council meeting on January 22, Chief John Rohrbacher of the Sausalito Police Department will ask the Council to modify the priorities in the Waterfront Management Plan. The proposed modification calls for the addition of a new two-part strategy for occupied vessels on Sausalito waters:
  1. Immediate enforcement of Sausalito's 72-hour ordinance with respect to any new occupied boats entering our waters
  2. Deferred enforcement of occupied boats already on our waters to enable their numbers to be reduced through attrition and through Marin County and Sausalito efforts to relocate those living on Sausalito waters
In his presentation to the Council, Chief Rohrbacher will also discuss the City of Sausalito's ongoing collaboration with the Richardson's Bay Regional Agency (RBRA), the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), and the Marin County Sheriff's Office. The goal of collaboration is to align priorities such that enforcement is consistent throughout the multiple jurisdictions responsible for Richardson Bay. The City of Sausalito withdrew from the Richardson's Bay Regional Agency in 2017.

The Waterfront Management Plan item is scheduled to be discussed at approximately 7:45 p.m. at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, January 22. The meeting will be held in the City Hall Council Chambers at 420 Litho Street, and time will be available for public comment. Any questions about the Waterfront Management Plan may be directed to Lieutenant Bill Fraass at (415) 289-4170 or bfraass@sausalito.gov.
 
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READ THE STAFF REPORT FOR THE JANUARY 22 MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL

Winter Storm Causes Minimal Damage in Sausalito

Rainwater cascading down from the Sausalito hills after the storm
Sausalito escaped with minimal damage from the storm that struck the area on January 16 and 17. Incidents responded to by the Sausalito Police Department, the Department of Public Works, and the Southern Marin Fire Protection District included the following:
  • A large tree was knocked down on Wolfback Ridge Road, partially blocking the roadway
  • A large limb fell into the roadway near the intersection of Bonita and Napa streets
  • A tree blew over near the intersection of West Court and Richardson Street
  • Gate 5 Road experienced significant flooding on Thursday morning
The Sausalito Police Department reports that there were no incidents on Sausalito waters. In water controlled by the jurisdictions within the Richardson's Bay Regional Agency, one motorboat capsized and five vessels of various types and sizes broke free and ended up along the Tiburon shore.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT DISASTER PREPAREDNESS IN SAUSALITO

7,292 Lbs. of E-Waste Collected at Annual Recycling Event

E-Waste Collection Crew
The crew at the e-waste collection event on January 9
The City of Sausalito Sustainability Commission, Bay Cities Refuse Service, and Conservation Corps North Bay sponsored their annual e-waste collection event on Saturday, January 12 in the City Hall parking lot. During the event, 201 local residents dropped off a total of 7,292 lbs. of damaged and obsolete electronics.

Many who dropped off old electronics expressed their gratitude and said that they were repeat participants from prior years. To say "thank you," one local resident brought the collection crew a platter of wraps for lunch.

If you missed this year's e-waste collection event, you can bring your old electronics to the Marin Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 565 Jacoby Street in San Rafael. Hours for residential drop-off are Tuesday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The facility also accepts other types of household hazardous waste, including motor oil, paint, propane cylinders, batteries, and light bulbs.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT GARBAGE AND RECYCLING IN SAUSALITO

Sunrise Photos on Display at the Sausalito Library

A sunrise photo by Julie Myers
Every morning since January 1, 2015, with only two exceptions, Julie Myers has gotten up early to take a photo of the sky at sunrise. Most days, she takes the photo during a walk with her dog Quincy to a waterfront park near her home in Richmond.

Julie says, "I started the project right after I lost my job and needed a reason to get up and get out of bed every morning. I decided to keep going after I got a new job in July 2015 as the City of Sausalito's Recreation Supervisor for Special Events. After one year, I decided to try for a thousand days. Once I hit a thousand, I just couldn't stop." 

Seventy of Julie's favorite sunrise photos are currently on display on the walls of the Sausalito Library during open hours through February 16. Of the two days that she missed, Julie says, "I missed one when Quincy got sprayed by a skunk, and once I just plain forgot."
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT ART EXHIBITS AT THE SAUSALITO LIBRARY
LEARN MORE ABOUT SPECIAL EVENTS FROM SAUSALITO PARKS AND RECREATION

A Visit with Alice Merrill

Alice Merrill
Alice Merrill at Driver's Market
Alice Merrill's parents, Charlie and Clem Merrill, moved to Sausalito in 1939. Alice says, "My father wanted deep water for sailing near San Francisco." Their first house was on Sausalito Boulevard at Spencer Avenue. Charlie kept a dinghy hanging in his carport, which always drew attention from passers-by who knew to "turn at the dinghy." A dinghy named Charlie Merrill was built in her father's honor by the Richardson Bay Maritime Association shortly after his death in 2006.

Alice has two older sisters. Together, they would sail their Bear boat around the bay when they were children. Bear boats were built in Sausalito by Nunes Brothers Shipyard. Alice says, "Someone said, 'That is a bear of a boat' to the Nunes Brothers, and the name stuck."

Growing up, Alice attended South School, Central School, and Richardson Bay School in Sausalito. In 1968, she moved away for thirty years, first to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she started a family, and later to Long Beach, California, and Mukilteo, Washington. She returned to Sausalito in 1998.

These days, Alice spends much of her time at the Sausalito Woman's Club and Driver's Market. Her connection to these two local institutions runs deep. The building that houses Driver's was once owned by her family. Today, Alice enjoys working part time for the market. More than a hundred years ago, her great aunt Susan Loosley was the first president of the Sausalito Woman's Club. Today, Alice is serving her own term as club president.

This is another installment in a regular series of articles about longtime Sausalito residents who have made an impact on our city. The articles are written by John Oppenheimer, in collaboration with Age Friendly Sausalito, a task force of the Sausalito City Council. Age Friendly Sausalito is dedicated to advancing Sausalito as an age-friendly city, so that its residents can actively age in place. Links to previous articles from the series may be found on the Age Friendly Sausalito website.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT AGE FRIENDLY SAUSALITO

Upcoming City Council Meeting on January 22

There will be a regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, with the open session beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 420 Litho Street. The following agenda snapshot provides highlights only (special presentations, consent calendar, public hearings, and business items). For more information and additional items, please view the agenda and read the associated staff reports.

Please note: In last week's City Council recap, it was erroneously reported that an award from the World Health Organization was presented to Sybil Boutilier, the chair of Age Friendly Sausalito. The award was to the City of Sausalito for its Age Friendly Home Adaptation Grant Program, which was developed in conjunction with Age Friendly Sausalito.

Special Presentations:
  • 1A. Marin County Sustainability Team - Update on Energy Program Offerings and Resources
  • 1B. Introduction of Administrative Aide Maria Hernandez
  • 1C. Introduction of Administrative Aide Kille Pille
  • 1D. Introduction of Permit Technician Megan Lockett
Consent Calendar: Matters listed under the Consent Calendar are considered routine and non-controversial, require no discussion, are expected to have unanimous Council support, and may be enacted by the Council in one motion in the form listed below: Business Items: Did you know you can watch City Council meetings live via webcast? You can also watch video recordings of past Council meetings on the City website.

Council meetings are also broadcast live on television via Comcast Cable Channel 27 or AT&T Channel 99. If you miss the live broadcast, check the rebroadcast schedule.

The next regularly scheduled City Council meeting will be held on February 5, 2019, with the open session due to commence at approximately 7:00 p.m.
 
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Updates from Boards and Commissions

Business Advisory Committee. The Business Advisory Committee (BAC) is a standing subcommittee of the Sausalito City Council. Its nine members are tasked with evaluating the economy of the City of Sausalito, identifying actions to promote the economic health of the business community, and performing other duties as requested by the City Council.

Previous meeting. The Business Advisory Committee held a regular meeting on Thursday, December 20 at 8:00 a.m. in the City Hall Conference Room. At the meeting, the committee continued a discussion about the work of subcommittees focusing on downtown retail and the Marinship. Both subcommittees were tasked with preparing a written report to be presented to the full committee at the next meeting. This work will result in committee recommendations to be forwarded to the General Plan Advisory Committee and the City Council. Martha Carvalho was elected as the new chair of the committee for 2019. The committee also reappointed Aaron Singer, the outgoing Chamber-appointed member, as an incoming BAC-appointed committee member.

Upcoming meeting. The next meeting of the Business Advisory Committee will be held on Thursday, January 24 at 8:00 a.m. in the City Hall Conference Room. The agenda includes a review of reports from subcommittees on downtown retail and the Marinship, and a discussion of the format and scope of the economic development program.

Any questions about the Business Advisory Committee may be directed to Yulia Carter, Assistant City Manager and Administrative Services Director, at ycarter@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4105. All meetings of the Business Advisory Committee are open to the public, with time available during the meeting for public comment.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BUSINESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

News from City Departments

Administration. Sausalito City Hall and the Sausalito Library will be closed on Monday, January 21 in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. MLK Day is one of ten annual holidays for City of Sausalito staff, when all City offices are closed except for the Sausalito Police Department and Southern Marin Fire Protection District Station 1.

The 2019 City of Sausalito holiday schedule:
  • Tuesday, January 1: New Year's Day
  • Monday, January 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Monday, February 18: Presidents' Day
  • Monday, May 27: Memorial Day
  • Thursday, July 4: Independence Day
  • Monday, September 2: Labor Day
  • Thursday, November 28: Thanksgiving
  • Friday, November 29: Day after Thanksgiving
  • Tuesday, December 24: Christmas Eve
  • Wednesday, December 25: Christmas
VIEW THE CITY OF SAUSALITO HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
Administration. Would you like to transform your spare bedroom into a money-maker? That's much easier to do now that the state of California has streamlined planning requirements to convert a bedroom to a legal rental known as a junior accessory dwelling unit (or JADU, pronounced jay-doo). You could end up with a rental unit that might bring in between $1,200 and $1,600 each month, quickly paying off any cost of adding an outside entrance and mini-kitchen — and help Marin's affordable housing crisis as a bonus.

Want details? Visit the free JADU Expo between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 7 at Whistlestop, 930 Tamalpais Avenue in San Rafael. The expo is sponsored by the Aging Action Initiative, the Marin County Commission on Aging, and the Age Friendly Marin network. For additional information, please contact support@agingactioniniative.org.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE JUNIOR ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT EXPO
Parks and Recreation. The big game is coming to Sausalito from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 26. The fourth annual Souper Bowl will take ticket holders on a tour of downtown and Caledonia Street restaurants to find out who has the best soup in Sausalito. The winner will receive the coveted "Lom-Bowl-Di Trophy." The Sausalito Yacht Club is the defending champion.
 
Tickets are $15 and may be purchased in advance online. Same-day tickets will be available from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the ferry landing. Each ticket enables the ticket holder to visit all the restaurants, taste soup, and vote for a winner. Local businesses will also be offering discounts and freebies along the way, such as two-for-one glasses of wine at Madrigal Family Winery and Real Napa Wine Tasting. 
LEARN MORE ABOUT SAUSALITO'S SOUPER BOWL AND PURCHASE TICKETS
Parks and Recreation. Celebrate Valentine's Day with the little sweethearts in your life! The Parks and Recreation Department's Family Valentine's Dance returns on Sunday, February 10 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Exercise Room on the lower level of Sausalito City Hall. This event for mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters will feature a professional DJ who will introduce basic dance moves and play great music. Refreshments will be provided, and each family will receive a photograph keepsake. Dress is casual, but feel free to dress up in your fancy attire. The cost is $25 per family for Sausalito residents and $30 per family for non-residents. Please call (415) 289-4152 to register.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FAMILY VALENTINE'S DANCE
Parks and Recreation. Sausalito Parks and Recreation is offering a new restorative movement class on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Exercise Room in City Hall. The class will help reduce chronic pain and stiffness, relieve stress, and restore freedom of movement. The instructor is Somatic Bodywork Practitioner Patricia Howe, who will lead attendees in movements developed by Thomas Hanna. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Participants will leave class with a series of safe, gentle movements to practice at home. The drop-in fee is $10 for Sausalito residents and $12 for non-residents.
LEARN MORE ABOUT PROGRAMS AND CLASSES FROM PARKS AND RECREATION
Southern Marin Fire. The Southern Marin Fire Protection District is pleased to announce the addition of a new Sausalito-based administrative assistant to our Fire Prevention Bureau. The new employee will help callers with permits and other administrative requests. The Fire Prevention Bureau provides fire hazard inspections, community development plan checking and approval, and fire code enforcement to citizens living within the boundaries of the Southern Marin Fire Protection District. Please call (415) 388-8182 with any inquiries.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FIRE PREVENTION BUREAU AT SOUTHERN MARIN FIRE
Administration. Due to the government shutdown, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area will maintain a one-way loop traffic plan in the Marin Headlands through Monday, January 28. Under the plan, vehicle traffic through the Baker-Barry Tunnel is one way in the westbound direction, and Conzelman Road is one way in the eastbound direction between McCullough Road and Alexander Avenue. Bicycles are not be subject to these restrictions and may continue to operate in both directions. 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MARIN HEADLANDS
Public Works. Beginning on January 19, the combination of lunar phase and the solar perihelion will result in especially high tides, sometimes referred to as "king tides." King tides that exceed 6.5' can cause street flooding in Sausalito, most often on Gate 5 Road. High tides exceeding 6.5' are predicted on the following days:
  • Saturday, January 19 at 9:24 a.m.
  • Sunday, January 20 at 10:13 a.m.
  • Monday, January 21 at 11:03 a.m.
  • Tuesday, January 22 at 11:54 a.m.
Rain, lowered barometric pressure as a result of winter storms, and wind (especially out of the south) can increase tide heights and inundation areas. Staff from Sausalito Public Works, the Sausalito Police Department, and Southern Marin Fire will monitor tides and flood zones especially carefully on each of these days and proactively place "flooded" signs in the areas that are usually affected by tides of these heights. 
GET TIDE PREDICTIONS FOR SAUSALITO

Things Happening in Our Community

Gatsby Revisited: Flappers and Philosophers. Join KALW movie critic Peter Robinson inside the Sausalito Library at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18 as he explores the stories behind The Great Gatsby. In this special program, we'll delve into the life and romance of F. Scott Fitzgerald with clips from three Gatsby movies, music from the Jazz Age, readings from Scott's letters to Zelda, and notes from critics and scholars. This is Peter's tenth program at the Sausalito Library. His previous programs include "We'll Always Have Paris" and "Memorable Tunes from the Movies."
SEE A SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Sausalito Song Society First Annual Song Competition. The Sausalito Woman's Club will open the doors of its clubhouse on Saturday, January 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the Sausalito Song Society First Annual Song Competition. The day will be filled with beautiful art songs and songs of the American musical theatre. The applicants range from age 16 to 80, and there are four categories of winners. Drop in anytime to watch the competition, or come for the excitement of the Winners Concert, which will begin at 7:00 p.m. Doors for the Winner's Concert will open at 6:30 p.m. Winners will be announced at the end of the concert. The $20 donation payable at the door includes a wine reception for the winners. The Sausalito Woman's Club is located at 120 Central Avenue.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO WOMAN'S CLUB
Sausalito Writers' Circle. Looking for a supportive group to share your writing with? Ready to tackle that story, novel, or poem? Interested in providing feedback to others? Whether you're an aspiring writer, a seasoned veteran, or somewhere in between, come join us on Saturday, January 19 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room. Your host at this Sausalito Library program is Sausalito resident, published author, and experienced workshop facilitator Cindy Knoebel. If interested in attending, please join our Meetup group and RSVP. The Writers' Circle typically meets twice per month.
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Coloring and Doodling Party for Adults. Come relax and join the coloring party on Tuesday, January 22 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall. We provide a stress-free atmosphere, soothing music, and delicious refreshments so you can unleash your imagination. The Sausalito Library provides all coloring supplies, and we can help you make bookmarks and buttons from your artwork. Seating is limited for this free program. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Rebecca Burgan at rburgan@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4100 x502.
SEE A SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Introduction to iPhone. The Sausalito Library is now offering hands-on workshops to help local residents with their mobile devices. Introduction to iPhone will be presented on Thursday, January 24 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Edgewater Room of Sausalito City Hall. The class focuses on the basics of iPhone, from making calls and sending emails to understanding apps, the App Store, and Apple IDs. No RSVP necessary, but please bring your iPhone with you. Your instructor is Jon Hartman, a computer consultant specializing in Apple devices.
SEE A CALENDAR OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
The Waldo Grade: Highway Through the Hills. The construction of the Golden Gate Bridge wouldn't have made any sense without an equally bold construction project in the hills above Sausalito. The creation of the 3.6-mile Waldo Grade required the excavation of millions of cubic yards of material and the boring of the first of today's two tunnels. After the opening of the original undivided four-lane roadway in 1937, additional projects were undertaken to widen the highway. Along the way, serious proposals were made to build alternative roadways that would have required either new tunnels under Sausalito or a viaduct along the Sausalito shoreline. Join Sausalito resident Mike Moyle inside the Sausalito Library at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 25 to explore a fascinating aspect of our local history. This program is co-sponsored by the Sausalito Historical Society and will be followed by a reception in the Exhibit Room on the upper level of City Hall.
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Sausalito's Souper Bowl. The big game is coming to Sausalito on Saturday, January 26 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. And we are not talking about football. The Souper Bowl pits Sausalito restaurants against each other to find out who has the best soup in Sausalito. The winner will receive the coveted "Lom-Bowl-Di Trophy." Tickets to the event are $15. Each ticket enables the ticket holder to visit all the restaurants, taste soup, and vote for a winner.
LEARN MORE ABOUT SAUSALITO'S SOUPER BOWL AND PURCHASE TICKETS
Herring Celebration and Fundraiser. This year's Sausalito Herring Celebration is a lunch and film-screening fundraiser for the Sausalito Community Boating Center at Cass Gidley Marina. The 2019 event will take place on Sunday, January 27 at the Bay Model at 2100 Bridgeway. The film this year is Blue Serengeti, a documentary that tracks the largest migration on earth under the waters of our coast. Tickets are $40 and include a delicious herring plate lunch presented by Sausalito restaurants. Beverages are $5. Should our silvery little friends not arrive at our local waters on time, the chefs will provide equally delectable bites. Two ticket options are available: an 11:00 a.m. screening and 1:00 p.m. herring lunch (doors open at 10:30 a.m.); and a 1:00 p.m. herring lunch and 2:30 p.m. film screening (doors open at 1:00 p.m.).
BUY TICKETS FOR THE 2019 SCBC HERRING CELEBRATION
Met Opera Preview: Carmen. The Sausalito Library's Met Opera Preview series for 2018-19 continues on Tuesday, January 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall with a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Carmen by Georges Bizet. Host Tom Wilhite will present background information about the opera and composer, followed by a plot synopsis that includes a selection of audio and video clips from past performances. Tom's preview takes place on the Tuesday before the Saturday morning Live in HD simulcast from the Met. All are welcome.
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Water: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. Water is one of the basic elements of life. We can track its history and we can see what is happening today, but can we predict tomorrow? We'll explore what we know about Marin's water yesterday, today and tomorrow in this program sponsored by Sausalito Beautiful and the Sausalito Library on Thursday, January 31 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Presenter Peggy Mathers joined Marin Master Gardeners in 2009. The focus of her community volunteering is water conservation. As the long-standing project coordinator, she has worked together with the Marin Municipal Water District and Marin gardeners to create a perfect balance of water conservation and landscaping.
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Scandals and Mysteries in Hollywood History. Sausalito's own Jan Wahl returns to the Sausalito Library at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 1 to share juicy stories about some of Hollywood's greatest stars, including Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, and Rock Hudson. Each story will be accompanied by a film clip of the star in one of his or her famous roles. Jan Wahl is San Francisco's favorite movie reviewer and film historian. You can find her on the radio at KCBS and All News 740-AM. Jan also teaches at Dominican University, makes regular speaking appearances, and emcees at local events.
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Understanding Your Medicare. Are you or a family member new to Medicare? Do you have questions about your specific rights and health care options? Please join us for this HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) seminar that offers free and unbiased information about people's Medicare benefits. On Thursday, February 7 at 2:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, we will discuss Part A, Part B, Part D, Medicare Supplement Plans, and Medicare Part C, or Advantage Plans. HICAP is the only agency approved by the California Department of Aging to offer these vital programs. HICAP does not sell insurance. This program is co-sponsored by California Health Advocates and the Sausalito Library.
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Valentine: The Real Story. Winter will soon be winding down, and spring is in sight with its flowers and bird songs. Join Sausalito resident, teacher, and food professional Valeria Furino on Thursday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers for a guided tour through St. Valentine's legends, traditions, colors, aphrodisiacs, foods, and drinks. Valeria will present each attendee with a folder of recipes and a take-home gift, along with a list of recommended love and romance movies on Netflix. To help Valeria prepare her take-home gifts, please RSVP to Abbot at achambers@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4123 if you plan to attend.
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Vanishing Coral. Coral reef populations worldwide are declining at a rapid pace. Though they make up less than 1 percent of the oceans, reefs are home to 25 percent of fish and other marine life. This special program inside the Sausalito Library at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 8 will present the new documentary Vanishing Coral (2018, 27 minutes), followed by a live discussion via video conference with marine ecologist Dr. Phil Dustan, who is featured in the film. Vanishing Coral was directed and produced by Stephen Olsson of Sausalito-based CEM Productions. Stephen will also be on hand to answer questions after the screening. The film was edited by Patsy Northcutt, with executive producers Juan Devis and Kim Spencer for KCETLink.
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Caregiver Support Group. Are you or someone you know caring for a loved one who is suffering from cognitive impairment? Consider joining the Sausalito-based Caregiver Support Group, led by facilitators affiliated with the Alzheimer's Association of Northern California. The next monthly meeting will be held on Saturday, February 9 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the Rotary Village Community Room at 701 Coloma Street in Sausalito. The group offers caregivers the ability to exchange information, talk through challenges and ways of coping, and share feelings and frustrations. Participants and their situations are assured complete confidentiality. For additional information, please send email to caregivermarin@gmail.com.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Family Valentine's Dance. Celebrate Valentine's Day with the little sweethearts in your life! The Parks and Recreation Department's Family Valentine's Dance returns on Sunday, February 10 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Exercise Room on the lower level of Sausalito City Hall. This event for mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters will feature a professional DJ who will introduce basic dance moves and play great music. Refreshments will be provided, and each family will receive a photograph keepsake. Dress is casual, but feel free to dress up in your fancy attire. The cost is $25 per family for Sausalito residents and $30 per family for non-residents. Please call (415) 289-4152 to register.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FAMILY VALENTINE'S DANCE
Women at the Helm. Join us inside the Sausalito Library at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 15 for a screening of Women at the Helm (2018, 47 minutes) a new documentary about five salty senior women in the Bay Area and Washington state who were pioneering mariners. The women profiled include a cargo ship captain, a tall ship captain, a commercial fisher, a sail maker, and one intrepid adventurer who skippered her own boat to places around the world, sometimes single-handedly. Filmmaker and Sausalito resident Helen Vandeman, herself a three-time live-aboard owner of classic boats, will be on hand to answer questions after the screening. 
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Attic Sale. The St. Mary Star of the Sea Attic Sale for 2019 will be held on Saturday, February 16 and Sunday, February 17 at 180 Harrison Avenue in Sausalito. The sale will include clothing, jewelry, furniture, housewares, electronics, framed art, craft supplies, toys and dolls, and pet gear. Hours are Saturday, February 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 17 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Drop off times for donations to the sale are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to noon through February 11.
VIEW A GOOGLE MAP OF 180 HARRISON AVENUE
Coloring and Doodling Party for Adults. Come relax and join the coloring party on Tuesday, February 19 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall. We provide a stress-free atmosphere, soothing music, and delicious refreshments so you can unleash your imagination. The Sausalito Library provides all coloring supplies, and we can help you make bookmarks and buttons from your artwork. Seating is limited for this free program. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Rebecca Burgan at rburgan@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4100 x502.
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Monet: The Later Years. Please come to the City Hall Council Chambers on Thursday, February 21 for a presentation on the later works of Claude Monet presented by Alfred Escoffier, a docent with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. The corresponding exhibition at the de Young Museum (February 16 to May 27) features fifty paintings by Claude Monet dating mainly from 1913 to 1926, the final phase of his long career, including twenty works from the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris. Boldly balancing representation and abstraction, Monet's radical late works redefined the master of Impressionism as a forebear of modernism. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Sausalito Library.
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Julia Morgan Tour. The clubhouse of the Sausalito Woman's Club, the crowning jewel of architect Julia Morgan's work in Marin, sits atop a steep lot overlooking the San Francisco Bay at 120 Central Avenue. This historical landmark is now open to the public for tours by appointment. Tours are available in the month of October on Sunday, February 24 and Wednesday, February 27. To arrange a tour, please send email to swcps94965@gmail.com.
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