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News from the City of Sausalito

Stories for the Week of May 6, 2022

City Council Identifies Three Areas of Focus for Start of FY 2022-23

City Council
The City Council in session on Saturday, April 30
At a special meeting on Saturday, April 30, the City Council identified City finances, infrastructure, and staff bandwidth as three primary areas of focus going into fiscal year 2022-23, which begins on July 1.

Below is an overview of the direction given to City Manager Chris Zapata in each of the three areas over the course of the meeting.

City Finances
City staff will prepare a recommendation on the renewal and possible modification of Measure O, a ½-cent local sales tax approved by Sausalito voters in 2014 and expiring in 2024. Staff will also bring forward other potential revenue and cost-saving opportunities for the City, including pension obligation bonds and the modernization of parking rates in the downtown area.

Infrastructure
The Council will prioritize infrastructure improvement projects, with a dual focus on immediate-term fixes to roads, sidewalks, sewers, and City facilities and longer-term solutions to address the impacts of sea level rise. For projects with a longer time horizon, federal and state grants and collaboration at a regional level should save the City money and staff time.

Staff Bandwidth
The Council will work with the City's boards and commissions over the next year to reduce the amount of support time required of City staff without diminishing the great work being done by the volunteer commissioners and board members. Ideas include reducing the frequency of meetings and converting commissions that aren't required by state or local law into stand-alone community partners like Sausalito Beautiful.
 
WATCH THE VIDEO RECORDING OF THE SPECIAL MEETING ON APRIL 30
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO CITY COUNCIL

Attend a May 9 Virtual Town Hall on Housing Opportunity Sites

Draft Opportunity Sites
A street map of draft housing opportunity sites for the May 9 meeting (larger version)
The City of Sausalito will host its second virtual town hall meeting on the Housing Element Update from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 9. The town hall will focus on a list of draft opportunity sites for new housing in Sausalito that was developed by the Housing Element Advisory Committee in conjunction with City staff and the City's consulting team.

To facilitate the discussion, neighborhood-level maps of the housing opportunity sites have been posted in the central hallway on the main floor of City Hall at 420 Litho Street (open weekends during library hours). Neighborhood maps have also been posted on the façade of the Bank of America Building at 750 Bridgeway. Source maps showing all Sausalito neighborhoods are available in digital format as a street map and aerial view.

The town hall will be conducted via Zoom. The meeting will also be available as a live webcast, and a video recording will be posted to the webcast page after the meeting. To participate and/or provide comment, please RSVP to receive details on accessing the meeting via Zoom.

If you are unable to attend the virtual town hall on May 9, written comments may be submitted to heac@sausalito.gov.

Sausalito's 2023-2031 Housing Element must be adopted by the City Council and submitted to the California Department of Housing and Community Development no later than January 31, 2023.
 
RSVP FOR THE HOUSING ELEMENT VIRTUAL TOWN HALL ON MAY 9
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE

City to Commemorate Juneteenth with "Words That Made the Difference" in Dunphy Park on Sunday, June 12

Words That Made the Difference
The City of Sausalito will host an outdoor production of the play Words That Made the Difference: Brown vs the Board of Education at Dunphy Park at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 12. This special event is in honor of Juneteenth, which is celebrated on the following Sunday. The play is being staged on June 12 so as not to conflict with the Juneteenth Festival in Marin City on June 19.
 
Juneteenth commemorates the effective end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to carry the announcement that all enslaved people were free, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed.
 
Words That Made the Difference is based on actual events in the fight to end school segregation and is set in the courtrooms of history, capturing the real words in court cases that culminated in the Supreme Court's ruling in Brown v. Board of Education. The play is a reminder that emancipation was only the beginning of a struggle to end systemic racism that continues to this day.
 
This is a free event presented by the City of Sausalito and community partners the Sausalito Marin City School District, Friends of the Sausalito Library, and Friends of the Marin City Library. Chairs will be available in front of the temporary stage in Dunphy Park. Lawn seating will also be available.

The play is one hour and 45 minutes long and will be followed by a Q&A session led by playwright and director Cindy Acker.

Dr. Cindy Acker, Ed.D. is an international racial and social justice consultant and the founder of the Montessori Elementary Intermediate School of Alameda. Among her several degrees is a doctorate in Educational Leadership from UC Berkeley. In June, she will be presented with the 2022 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award from the Alameda Chamber of Commerce.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT WORDS THAT MADE THE DIFFERENCE
VIEW A MAP SHOWING THE LOCATION OF DUNPHY PARK
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 6TH ANNUAL JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL IN MARIN CITY

City Sends Letter to Marin County Requesting Funds for Encampment

Tent Encampment
The tent encampment at Marinship Park on March 3
The City of Sausalito has sent a letter to Marin County Administrator Matthew Hymel and Supervisor Stephanie Moulton-Peters requesting $1.5 million to fund a social worker, security, and emergency housing vouchers for the homeless residents of the tent encampment in Marinship Park. To date, Sausalito has spent over $1.5 million maintaining and securing the encampment.

An initial draft of the letter was prepared by Mayor Janelle Kellman and Vice Mayor Melissa Blaustein in response to a recent report by the Marin IJ that Marin County "expects to end the current fiscal year with a $51.1 million general fund surplus."

The City Council held a special meeting on Wednesday, May 4 to consider whether to send the letter and if any changes should be made to the draft version. At the end of the 30-minute meeting, a motion to send a revised version of the letter was approved by a vote of 4-0. Councilmember Susan Cleveland-Knowles was unable to attend the meeting.
 
VIEW THE LETTER SENT TO MARIN COUNTY OFFICIALS
WATCH THE VIDEO RECORDING OF THE SPECIAL MEETING ON MAY 4
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TENT ENCAMPMENT AT MARINSHIP PARK

Housing Element, Dorothy Gibson House on Council Agenda

City Hall
The 2023-31 Housing Element and the Dorothy Gibson House are among the topics on the agenda for the regular meeting of the City Council at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10. The meeting will be held via Zoom and broadcast live on the City website.

Below is a brief overview of the business items on the meeting agenda:
  • Housing Element. The Council will receive an update on the status of the 2023-31 Housing Element Update and consider forming a Housing Element Working Group consisting of two councilmembers and two planning commissioners. Staff report for item 5A
     
  • Dorothy Gibson House. Dorothy Gibson left her property at 429½ Johnson Street to the City of Sausalito when she passed away in 2019. The Council accepted the gift and its stipulation that the property be used to provide moderate to low-income housing for one or more full-time employees of the City. For this item, the Council will consider soliciting a general contractor to develop a cost estimate for bringing the dwelling up to code and converting the existing space to accommodate as many as three apartment units. Staff report for item 5B
As special presentations at the beginning of the meeting, the Council will also receive a sea level rise update from Mayor Janelle Kellman and a Planning Commission update from Chair Kristina Feller. Appointments to boards and commissions will be made at the end of the meeting.

For an item's approximate start time and supporting documents, please consult the meeting agenda. Information about participating in the meeting via Zoom and options for providing public comment may also be found on the agenda.
 
VIEW THE AGENDA FOR THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON MAY 10
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO CITY COUNCIL

Extra Garbage Pickup Scheduled for Week of May 16

Garbage and Recycling
Sausalito's garbage services provider, Bay Cities Refuse, has announced that its Spring Cleanup will be held the week of May 16 through 20. On your usual garbage collection day that week, Bay Cities will collect up to one additional cubic yard of refuse, the equivalent of seven plastic garbage bags. All material must be placed in bags, boxes, or containers and placed at the curb by 6:00 a.m.

There is no charge to dispose of the additional refuse on your cleanup day. Larger items such as furniture can be scheduled for removal at extra cost by calling Bay Cities at (415) 332-3646.

All material from the extra garbage pickup will be taken to landfill. As always, place recyclable materials in your blue bin and green waste (yard and food waste) in your green bin or in reusable 30-gallon paper bags. There is never a limit to how much yard waste you may place at the curbside. Reusable items should be donated to Goodwill or the Salvation Army.

Hazardous materials such as computer monitors or printers, paint, motor oil, household batteries, or microwaves can be taken to the Marin Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 565 Jacoby Street in San Rafael.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT GARBAGE AND RECYCLING IN SAUSALITO

News from the City, County, and State

WAG Dog Festival. Dogs and dog lovers of all shapes and sizes will make their way to Gabrielson Park on Saturday, May 7 for the 5th annual WAG Dog Festival from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Attendance is free for both two-legged and four-legged attendees. The festival will feature six open-entry dog show categories, a police dog demonstration, booths for dog-related vendors and nonprofits, and a raffle with prizes provided by the vendors. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WAG DOG FESTIVAL
Updated Water Rules. On May 3, the board of directors of Marin Water updated the district's ongoing water-use rules. Effective immediately, the board also rescinded its water shortage emergency declaration and lifted the temporary restrictions that went into effect last year due to critically low water supplies.

According to a news release from Marin Water, "the board's actions recognize that the district's reservoirs have recovered to average storage levels for this time of year, while also balancing the need for continued water-efficient practices as climate-driven drought conditions persist across much of the state."

For the May 3 update, the following rules have been added to the district’s ongoing rules:
  • Outdoor irrigation using overhead sprinkler systems is permitted up to two days per week, and drip irrigation is permitted up to three days a week. Irrigation must still only occur before 9:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m.
  • Spas and swimming pools must have covers to reduce evaporation. This rule was introduced during the water shortage emergency and now becomes a permanent and ongoing requirement for district customers.
  • Sanitation agencies are required to reduce their potable water use for sewer cleaning when reasonably possible.
VISIT THE WEBSITE OF MARIN WATER
June Primary Election. Ballots for the June 7 Statewide Direct Primary Election will be mailed to all registered voters in Marin County on May 9. Voters will notice something new in the mailed packet: a two-card ballot due to the number candidates and races. Ballot cards will be clearly labeled Card A and Card B with a message at the bottom instructing voters to vote and return both cards.

For this election, multi-day regional vote centers, including one at Sausalito City Hall, will replace Election Day polling places. The change is a result of a May 2021 decision by the Marin County Board of Supervisors to implement the Voter's Choice Act model of voting, which also includes mailing a ballot to all registered voters.

Voters will continue to receive a postage-paid envelope along with their two ballot cards and must remember to sign the envelope before mailing it back. The ballot envelope must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received at the Elections Department within seven days.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE JUNE 7 STATEWIDE DIRECT PRIMARY ELECTION
COVID Treatments. According to Marin County Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis, the recent arrival of hundreds of doses of COVID treatments into pharmacies across the county is a "game-changer" in local pandemic response. In a brief Marin COVID-19 Status Update posted to the Marin County YouTube channel on May 4, Dr. Willis explains how zero COVID deaths is now an attainable goal for Marin County. 
WATCH THE COVID STATUS UPDATE FROM DR. MATT WILLIS
Temporary Closure on Caledonia Street. On Wednesday, May 11, construction at 519 Caledonia Street will require the closure of the southbound lane of the street between Napa and Bee streets. Lane shifts and pedestrian detours will be in place. While work is underway, the Bridgeway off-ramp onto Caledonia Street will also be closed. As always, please take special care in and around construction zones, whether you are driving, walking, or cycling.
VIEW A MAP OF THE CLOSURE AREA ON CALEDONIA STREET
Road Closures in Hurricane Gulch. A contractor for PG&E will be doing maintenance on power lines on Monday, May 9 and Thursday, May 12. Road closures from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. will be in place at the following locations:
  • May 9: 28 Lower Crescent Avenue
  • May 12: 66 and 86 Marion Avenue
VIEW A MAP OF THE HURRICANE GULCH NEIGHBORHOOD
4th of July T-Shirt. The design of this year's 4th of July t-shirt will be selected via a contest sponsored by Sausalito Parks and Recreation. People of all ages are encouraged to submit their designs for a chance to win a $100 gift card to a local restaurant and a t-shirt with their design.

Design specifications and details on how to submit your entry may be found on the 4th of July Festivities page on the City website. The last day to submit a design is Monday, May 23. Any questions about the contest may be directed to Recreation Coordinator Carly Bartlett at cbartlett@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4198.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 4TH OF JULY T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST
Choose Reusables. Zero Waste Marin would like to remind everyone that litter, pollution, and waste are among the long-term costs of everyday items that are designed to be used once and then thrown away. Instead of trashing paper or plastic bags and cups, choose reusables!
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE REUSABLES CAMPAIGN FROM ZERO WASTE MARIN
Sausalito and Marin City in the News. Below is a sampling of news stories about Sausalito and Marin City that have appeared in local, regional, and national media over the past week. Links to articles requiring a paid subscription have been omitted, but some sites may require users to disable their ad blockers and/or provide an email address.
SEARCH GOOGLE NEWS FOR RECENT STORIES ABOUT SAUSALITO AND MARIN CITY

Recap of the Special City Council Meeting on April 30

The Sausalito City Council held a special meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 30. Pursuant to executive orders issued by Governor Gavin Newsom, the meeting was conducted remotely via Zoom. A complete video recording of the meeting is available on the City website.

Below, in red italics, is a summary of actions taken at the meeting. For more information and supporting documents, including public comment via email, please view the meeting agenda.

Interviews and Appointments for Boards and Commissions:
  • 2A. Conduct Interviews for the Historic Preservation Commission, Library Board of Trustees, Parks and Recreation Commission, and Economic Development Advisory Committee (Staff Report)
Conducted interviews. Appointments will be made at the City Council meeting on May 10.

Business Items: Received the presentation and provided direction to prioritize revenue and infrastructure. Directed the City Manager to work with boards and commissions to maintain volunteerism while streamlining staff demands. This item will be brought back to the City Council at a date uncertain. Adopted resolution 6157. Directed staff to host a virtual meeting supplemented by maps of housing opportunity sites posted at City Hall and the Bank of America Building.
 
WATCH THE VIDEO RECORDING OF THE SPECIAL MEETING ON APRIL 30

Recap of the Special City Council Meeting on May 4

The Sausalito City Council held a special meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4. Pursuant to executive orders issued by Governor Gavin Newsom, the meeting was conducted remotely via Zoom. A complete video recording is available on the City website.

Below, in red italics, is a summary of actions taken at the meeting. For more information and supporting documents, including public comment via email, please view the meeting agenda.

Business Item:
  • 2A. Discussion and Consideration of Funding Request to Marin County for Additional Direct Funds to the City of Sausalito to Assist with Homelessness (Draft Letter to County)
Approved changes to the draft letter and directed Vice Mayor Blaustein and Mayor Kellman to sign the final version for submission to Marin County.
 
WATCH THE VIDEO RECORDING OF THE SPECIAL MEETING ON MAY 4

Upcoming City Council Meeting on May 10

A regular meeting of the Sausalito City Council will be held on Tuesday, May 10, with the open session scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.

Pursuant to section 54953(e) of the California Government Code, the meeting will be conducted via Zoom and broadcast live on the City website. For additional items and documents, please view the meeting agenda.

Information on attending the meeting via Zoom and providing public comment may be found on the City Council meetings and agendas page. Public comment may also be submitted via email to cityclerk@sausalito.gov; please refer to the title of the agenda item in the subject line of your message.

Special Presentations / Mayor's Announcements:
  • 1A. Planning Commission
  • 1B. Sea Level Rise Update
Consent Calendar: Business Items: Additional Items: The next regular meeting of the Council will be held on Tuesday, May 24, with the open session due to commence at approximately 7:00 p.m.
 
VIEW CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDAS AND VIDEO ARCHIVES

Updates from Boards and Commissions

Sustainability Commission. The Sustainability Commission advises the City Council on waste management, recycling, sea level rise, and other topics related to sustainability.

Previous Meeting. The Sustainability Commission held a regular meeting via Zoom on April 14. Business items on the agenda included the Ride and Drive Clean EV Program and the Marin Green Business Program. Watch the video recording of the meeting

Upcoming meeting. The next regular meeting of the Sustainability Commission will be held via Zoom at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 12. In addition to updates from subcommittees and task forces, the commissioners will receive presentations on SB 1383 and sustainability at City events, activities, and parks. The meeting agenda includes details regarding how to virtually participate in the Zoom meeting and provide public comment.

The staff liaison to the Sustainability Commission is Assistant Civil Engineer Ali Iqbal. The City Council liaison is Vice Mayor Melissa Blaustein. Any questions about the Sustainability Commission may be directed to aiqbal@sausalito.gov.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION

Programs and Events for Our Community

WAG Dog Festival. The Parks and Recreation Department will host the 5th annual WAG Dog Festival from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 at Gabrielson Park in downtown Sausalito. Attendance is free for both two-legged and four-legged attendees. The festival will include a dog show, booths with dog-related vendors and nonprofits, and a raffle with prizes provided by the vendors. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WAG DOG FESTIVAL
Music in the Park for Kids and Families. Join the Sausalito Library at Robin Sweeny Park from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 for another amazing performance by Soul 4Kidz for children ages 0 to 5 and their families. Soul 4Kidz is a trio consisting of vocalists Shamilah Ivory and Omega Brooks and guitar player Graal Swartz. Songs to be performed with a soulful twist include Baby Shark, Wheels on the Bus, I'm A Little Teapot, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Five Little Monkeys, and many more! Carpet squares will be provided for lawn seating — or you can bring your own blanket.
VIEW A CALENDAR OF YOUTH PROGRAMS AND EVENTS FROM THE LIBRARY
Marin Open Studios at B of A Building. Marin Open Studios is holding an inaugural exhibition in the new Sausalito Center for the Arts in the former Bank of America Building at 750 Bridgeway. Work by fifteen local artists will be on display on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8. Hours are 11:00 am to 6:00 p.m. Artwork featured includes painting, sculpture, ceramics, and jewelry. Artists include Stephen Ehret, Jennifer Fearon, Swann Freslon, Joe Grenn, Teddy Hathaway, Liz Lauter, Debra Maddox, Don McCartney, John Murphy, Larry Neinkark, Suzanne Riley, Arlene Whiting, Kirby Hutson, Nicki Adani, Kids for Climate Justice, and Samantha Terris.
LEARN MORE ABOUT MARIN OPEN STUDIOS
A Tour of Sausalito's Marinship. A new documentary about Sausalito's working waterfront will be screened at the Bay Model Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. Produced by the Sausalito Working Waterfront Coalition, the 75-minute film takes us on a guided tour of the Marinship with the craftspeople, fabricators, artists, maritime workers, and educators who are the heart and soul of our endangered waterfront and industrial zones. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. The Bay Model Visitor Center is located at 2100 Bridgeway in the Marinship District.
WATCH A PREVIEW OF THE WORKING WATERFRONT DOCUMENTARY
Dancing at the MLK Gym. All are welcome to drop in for 90 minutes of dancing at the MLK Gym from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. every Sunday, including Sunday, May 8. These sessions are free to residents of Sausalito and the 94965 ZIP code. For more information, please contact James Cavenaugh at jcavenaugh@mac.com. The MLK Gym is located at 610 Coloma Street, adjacent to MLK Park.
LEARN MORE ABOUT PROGRAMS AND CLASSES FROM PARKS AND RECREATION
Mother's Day Brunch. St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish will be honoring all Sausalito mothers and their families at a Mother's Day Brunch in the church hall at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 8. The menu will feature Rustic Bakery quiche, fruit salad, sausage, pastries, and beverages. The recommended donation is $10 for adults, and the event is free for children 12 and under. All women that attend will receive a red rose. Tickets will be on sale at the door. Reservations can be made but are not required. St. Mary Star of the Sea is located at 180 Harrison Avenue.
RSVP FOR THE MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH ON MAY 8
Housing Element Town Hall #2. The Sausalito community is encouraged to attend a virtual town hall at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, May 9 to discuss the City's Housing Element Update. At the meeting, City staff and the City's consulting team will seek community feedback on draft housing opportunity sites selected by the Housing Element Advisory Committee. Please RSVP to receive details on attending via Zoom.
RSVP FOR THE HOUSING ELEMENT TOWN HALL ON MAY 9
Tuesday Storytime for Babies and Toddlers. Join us at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10 for a Sausalito Library weekly outdoor storytime for babies and toddlers at Robin Sweeny Park. Tuesday storytimes are presented by Miss Emily and feature books, songs, rhymes, movement, and puppets. Carpet squares will be available for sitting on the lawn at Robin Sweeny Park — or bring your own blanket. Storytimes are weather permitting and will be canceled in the event of rain. 
VIEW A CALENDAR OF YOUTH PROGRAMS AND EVENTS FROM THE LIBRARY
Vaccine Booster Clinic for Seniors. Age Friendly Sausalito and Marin Public Health will hold a vaccine booster clinic for adults ages 50+ on Wednesday, May 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room on the lower level of Sausalito City Hall. The clinic will have Moderna and Pfizer boosters and is also open to younger adults who have a verified immunocompromised condition. Those receiving a first booster must have completed their vaccination series on or before December 11, 2021. Those receiving a second booster must have received their first booster on or before January 11, 2022. Vaccine card and ID are required. Please RSVP via email to agefriendlysausalito@gmail.com by Monday, May 9 to help the organizers gauge demand.
LEARN MORE ABOUT VACCINATION OPPORTUNITIES IN MARIN COUNTY
Dungeons & Dragons for Teens and Tweens. Be part of an established Advanced Dungeons & Dragons campaign! Your party of adventurers is currently trekking through desolate wilderness at the behest of a certain nobleman who is paying you to rid the region of a lurking horror beneath the crumbling ruins of the sorcerer's tower. Hosted by Dungeon Master Jeffrey, this Sausalito Library program from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 13 is designed to be an introduction into the world of role-playing games. Snacks will be provided. No registration necessary. Any questions may be directed to Circulation Supervisor Jeffrey Jackson at jjackson@sausalito.gov.
VIEW A CALENDAR OF YOUTH PROGRAMS AND EVENTS FROM THE LIBRARY
Saturday Storytime for Babies and Toddlers. The Sausalito Library's Saturday outdoor storytime for babies and toddlers returns at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 14 with stories and songs from Mx Librarian Mishi, Sausalito's Children's and Young Adult Librarian. Carpet squares will be available for sitting on the lawn — or bring your own blanket. Any questions about storytimes may be directed to Mishi at mramos@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4100 x504. Storytimes are weather permitting and will be canceled if it is raining.
VIEW A CALENDAR OF YOUTH PROGRAMS AND EVENTS FROM THE LIBRARY
Ice House Museum Fundraiser. The Sausalito Historical Society will host a celebration and fundraiser for the Ice House Museum from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. The event at The Pines will feature music, hors d'oeuvres, wines, and live and silent auctions. Attendees are invited to dress as their favorite Sausalito historical character or in cocktail attire. Tickets are $100 per person.
PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE ICE HOUSE MUSEUM FUNDRAISER
End of Life Care / Dignity in Death. Sausalito Village and the Sausalito Library will host Gerontologist Louise Aronson for a special program at Campbell Hall from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 16. Dr. Aronson's talk will cover two big topics: end of life care and dignity in death. Our chances of dying increase with each year we live and, thankfully, most Americans die in elderhood, not childhood or adulthood. Yet the facts of death in old age speak to different standards of care and attention to dying for older people, even as our country purports to have a single, universal approach. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Campbell Hall is located at 70 Santa Rosa Avenue in Sausalito.
RSVP FOR THE PROGRAM WITH DR. LOUISE ARONSON ON MAY 16
Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy. Join Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco docent Mike Madrid and Sausalito Library moderator Augie Webb for a virtual program at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18. The program coincides with the current Legion of Honor exhibit running from April 16 to September 5. Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy is the first comprehensive exhibition of the work of the woman hailed as China's first couturier. This dazzling retrospective features Guo Pei's work from the past two decades, drawn from her most important collections. Please RSVP to receive details on accessing the program via Zoom.
RSVP FOR GOU PEI: COUTURE FANTASY ON MAY 18
Read to a Dog. The Sausalito Library and Marin Humane invite parents of children in grades Kindergarten and above to sign up for a fun way for their children to practice reading skills. Read to a Dog is held every third Wednesday of the month, with the next one taking place on Wednesday, May 18. Please call the Sausalito Library at (415) 289-4121 or email reference@sausalito.gov to sign up for a 15-minute slot between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m.
VIEW A CALENDAR OF YOUTH PROGRAMS AND EVENTS FROM THE LIBRARY
Know Your Rights for Tenants. Join a lawyer from Legal Aid of Marin for a virtual know-your-rights session for tenants at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19. Topics covered will include the eviction process, habitability issues like mold and broken appliances, and the current situation with rental assistance. This workshop will be held in both English and Spanish. Please RSVP for details on accessing the workshop via Zoom. Legal Aid of Marin provides services for workers' rights and unpaid wages, as well as housing assistance for unlawful detainer actions and evictions.
RSVP FOR KNOW YOUR RIGHTS FOR TENANTS ON MAY 19
Benefit Art Sale for Ukraine. On Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22, the Sausalito Art Festival Foundation will hold a benefit art sale to raise money for humanitarian aid to the people of Ukraine. The benefit event held at the Sausalito Center for the Arts at the Bank of America Building in downtown Sausalito will feature artwork in multiple creative categories from artists associated with the Sausalito Art Festival. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Sale proceeds will be donated to UNICEF, the Red Cross, and World Central Kitchen. Interested in volunteering to help with the sale? Please sign up at the Sausalito Art Festival website.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Fado at The Pines VI. You are cordially invited to a fund-raising benefit from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 in support of the 2022 Youth Sailing Exchange Program between Sausalito and Cascais, Portugal. Fado at The Pines VI will feature petiscos, wines, and some of the finest Portuguese fado music in the world performed by Marisa Silva Rocha, Chico Avila, and the Alma Fadista Trio. A limited number of tickets remain at prices ranging from $90 to $125. The Pines mansion is located at 33 Miller Avenue in Sausalito. This year's special raffle prize is a five-night stay at the 5-Star Azor Hotel in Ponta Delgada, São Miguel.
LEARN MORE ABOUT FADO AT THE PINES AND PURCHASE TICKETS
Ember Stomp. Fire Safe Marin will present the first-ever wildfire prevention festival in Marin County at the Marin Center Fairgrounds Island from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 28. The festival will be an immersive experience featuring live music, hands-on activities, fire safety demonstrations, and food trucks. Admission is free.
LEARN MORE ABOUT EMBER STOMP ON MAY 28
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