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News from the City of Sausalito
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Stories for the Week of October 4, 2019

Update on Dunphy Park and Park Improvement Projects

Dunphy Park
Bocce courts under construction at Dunphy Park
Improving Sausalito's parks is one of the City's highest priorities. Multiple projects are currently underway, each with its unique challenges. Below is an update on active projects as of October 4, 2019.

Dunphy Park
The latest schedule for Dunphy Park calls for the lawn area to reopen in winter or spring 2020, depending on how long it takes new grass to become established. The parking lot, bocce courts, restroom, and shoreline pathways are expected to be completed and open to the public by early November 2019.

When construction at Dunphy Park began in December 2018, it was hoped that the improvement project would be substantially complete by June 2019. That timeline became impossible due to two factors: the discovery of Native American cultural resources and the discovery of contaminated soil. Both discoveries required consultation with experts and regulatory bodies and careful handling of the affected areas.

The City's undeveloped land to the south of Dunphy Park, which is also part of the improvement project, will take longer to complete due to the discovery of cultural resources in that area. The installation of pathways and native plants is currently slated for summer 2020.

MLK Athletic Field
The new outdoor exercise equipment and perimeter pathways are currently open at the MLK Athletic Field. The field itself was seeded with grass in mid-September 2019 and should be ready for use by early 2020. Trees and shrubs will be planted by City staff and volunteers at a special planting day on October 12. The softball diamond is currently under construction and will be ready for use when the athletic field opens.

MLK Basketball and Pickleball Courts
The installation of new basketball hoops, pickleball nets and posts, and temporary pavement markings is expected to take place within the next two months, at which time the courts will be opened for public use. Final surface restoration and pavement marking will take place in the spring of 2020.

Southview Park
City staff is working with contractor Integra Construction Services to determine an optimal start date for work at Southview Park. Integra is also the contractor for the Dunphy Park project.

Questions
Any questions about the status of Dunphy Park or Southview Park may be directed to Public Works Division Manager Loren Umbertis at (415) 289-4113 or lumbertis@sausalito.gov. Questions about the facilities at MLK Park may be directed to Senior Civil Engineer Andrew Davidson at (415) 289-4180 or adavidson@sausalito.gov.

An update on park improvement projects in Sausalito will appear as item 6C at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, October 8.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT PARK IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS IN SAUSALITO
READ A REPORT TO THE CITY COUNCIL ON THE STATUS OF PARK PROJECTS

City Council to Consider Marijuana Regulations

Marijuana
The City of Sausalito currently regulates marijuana within its borders through an interim urgency ordinance that was adopted by the City Council in November 2017. The interim ordinance has been extended twice since it was adopted and will expire on November 24, 2019. At its meeting on Tuesday, October 8, the Council will consider making the interim ordinance a permanent part of the Sausalito Municipal Code.

Under the interim ordinance, the following regulations are in place:
  • Delivery of marijuana by registered businesses operating outside of Sausalito is allowed
  • Storefront retail and other marijuana businesses are prohibited
  • Indoor marijuana cultivation for personal use is restricted to six or fewer adult plants
  • Outdoor marijuana cultivation is prohibited
Making the regulations in the interim ordinance permanent would not preclude the City Council from amending the ordinance at a later date. Among changes previously discussed by the Council include the possibility of allowing non-storefront marijuana businesses.

If the City Council votes to move forward with the permanent ordinance on October 8, a second reading and a vote on adoption would be scheduled for October 22. If adopted, the ordinance would go into effect after 30 days.

Any questions or comments about marijuana regulations in Sausalito may be directed to Senior Planner Calvin Chan at cchan@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4129.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT MARIJUANA REGULATIONS IN SAUSALITO
READ THE SECTION OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE ON MARIJUANA REGULATION

Mudflow Debris Removal Underway

Truck with Debris
A truck loaded with debris on Crescent Avenue
On September 30, City contractor Resource Environmental began collecting, loading, and hauling away debris from the site of the mudflow that struck the Hurricane Gulch neighborhood in February 2019. Work hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

As the project progresses, work hours could be extended to 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from Monday through Saturday. The City will provide advance notification if there are changes to the schedule. Once Crescent Avenue has been cleared, Resource Environmental will work to clear the terrain above and below the street.

The staging area for equipment is located at the intersection of Crescent Avenue and Main Street. "No Parking" signs are posted at the intersection of Crescent Avenue and Main Street and extend approximately 30 feet down Main Street on either side of Crescent Avenue. 

During removal, trucks hauling debris will travel to Highway 101 via 2nd Street and Alexander Avenue. Traffic traveling near the project area will be notified of the construction zone by posted signage and flagging.

The City continues to coordinate with Cal OES, FEMA, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the Marin Municipal Water District, and other regulatory agencies to comply with local, state, and federal safety standards. During operational hours, inspectors are on-site to identify any potential contaminants that could be uncovered during removal, supervise the handling of debris, and implement abatement measures, if necessary. 

Any questions about the mudflow debris removal process may be directed to Public Works Director Kevin McGowan at kmcgowan@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4176.
 
READ THE FAQ ABOUT THE DEBRIS REMOVAL PROCESS
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FEBRUARY 14 MUDFLOW

Fleet Week Flights Begin on Thursday, October 10

Blue Angels
Sausalito residents planning a quick trip over the bridge or a quiet weekend nap may want to factor in the 39th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week, with survey flights by the Blue Angels expected to begin at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 10.

The annual Fleet Week parade of ships will take place on Friday, October 11, with the first ship passing under the Golden Gate Bridge at 11:00 a.m. The air show over San Francisco Bay will be held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon until 4:00 p.m.
 
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Help Plant Trees at MLK Park on Saturday, October 12

The tree plan at the MLK Athletic Field
Volunteers are needed for the first phase of tree planting at MLK Park from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 12. At this special event sponsored by the City of Sausalito and Sausalito Beautiful, more than 100 trees and shrubs will be planted around the perimeter of the MLK Athletic Field.

Holes will already be dug, so "planting" will involve sliding trees into holes, then backfilling with a mixture of compost and native soil. All ages are welcome, although children must be accompanied by an adult. Strong folks who can help wrestle trees into their holes are especially needed.

To volunteer on October 12, please fill out the online sign-up form. Participants are encouraged to wear old clothes and bring gloves, shovels, and rakes if they have them. Any questions about tree planting day may be directed to greenthumbs@sausalitobeautiful.org. Donations to help fund the purchase of trees are also welcome.
 
SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE IN TREE PLANTING DAY AT MLK PARK
LEARN MORE ABOUT PARK IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS IN SAUSALITO

Top Gun in Gabrielson Park on Friday, October 18

Outdoor Movie Night
Attendees at an Outdoor Movie Night in 2017
For Outdoor Movie Night this fall, the Parks and Recreation Department will present Top Gun (1986, 100 minutes) at Gabrielson Park on Friday, October 18.

Top Gun is an action drama about U.S. Navy fighter pilots. The film is rated PG and stars Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis.

The movie will begin when the sun goes down at approximately 6:30 p.m. The event is free, just come with a blanket or lawn chairs and find a spot on the grass. Popcorn will be sold, and you are welcome to bring a picnic basket.

Any questions about Outdoor Movie Night may be directed to the City of Sausalito Recreation Department at (415) 289-4152 or jmyers@sausalito.gov.
 
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Exhibit Your Artwork at the Library

Paintings by Susan Sternau on display at the Sausalito Library
The Sausalito Public Library is now accepting applications from local artists interested in displaying their work inside the library in 2020. Exhibits typically last for six weeks and feature the work of a single artist or a group of artists. To be eligible, artists must live, work, or maintain studio space in Sausalito.
 
If you are interested in exhibiting your artwork at the library, please review the library's Art Exhibition Policy and fill out an Art Exhibit Application (download the MS Word version here). Any questions may be directed to City Librarian Abbot Chambers at achambers@sausalito.gov.
 
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Upcoming City Council Meeting on October 8

There will be a regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, October 8, 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. For more information and additional items, please view the agenda and read the associated staff reports.

Consent Calendar: Business Items: Public Hearing Items: Did you know you can watch City Council meetings live via webcast? You can also watch video recordings of past 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 October 22, 2019, with the open session due to commence at approximately 7:00 p.m.
 
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Updates from Boards and Commissions

Community Safety/Disaster Preparedness Committee. The role of the Community Safety/Disaster Preparedness Committee is to provide a forum for the community to share comments and concerns regarding public safety in Sausalito, including crime prevention, community outreach, and disaster preparedness education and training.

Previous Meeting. At its meeting on September 11, the committee members discussed the Sausalito Art Festival, a new edition of Disaster Preparedness: A Citizen's Guide, a proposed Marin County ballot measure regarding wildfire risk, and upcoming community education events.

Upcoming Meeting. The next meeting of the Community Safety/Disaster Preparedness Committee will be held on Wednesday, October 9 at 5:00 p.m. in the meeting room of Fire Station 1 at 333 Johnson Street. Topics on the agenda include neighborhood resource groups, Disaster Preparedness: A Citizen's Guide, and community outreach/education events. All meetings of the committee are open to the public, and community attendance and participation are encouraged.

Any questions about the Community Safety/Disaster Preparedness Committee may be directed to Sausalito Police Captain Bill Fraass at (415) 289-4170 or bfraass@sausalito.gov.
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Hospitality Business Development Committee. The role of the Hospitality Business Development Committee (HBDC) is to promote the hospitality and tourism industry in Sausalito and make recommendations to the City Council. Membership of the committee consists of two representatives from the hotel industry, two representatives from the restaurant industry, and two representatives from the Chamber of Commerce.

Previous Meetings. The Hospitality Business Development Committee met on Thursday, September 19. Topics on the agenda included an update on the economic development program and a report on short-term economic development projects and RFPs.

Upcoming meeting. A special meeting of the Hospitality Business Development Committee will be held on Thursday, October 10 at 10:00 a.m. in the City Hall Conference Room. The agenda include status updates on the Land Economics Study RFP and the Marketing and Digital Platform Services RFP.

Any questions about the Hospitality Business Development Committee may be directed to Assistant City Manager/Administrative Services Director Yulia Carter at ycarter@sausalito.gov. All meetings of the Hospitality Business Development Committee are open to the public, with time available at the meeting for public comment.
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CoP Oversight Committee. In 2016, the City of Sausalito issued Certificates of Participation (CoP) to fund upgrades to Robin Sweeny Park, Dunphy Park, Southview Park, and the MLK Campus. When authorizing the Certificates of Participation, the City Council also established a CoP Oversight Committee to review invoices and plans to ensure that CoP funds were used as intended, i.e. for the projects as identified and that additional elements or scope were covered by other sources. The committee meets periodically as construction projects move forward.

Upcoming meeting. The next meeting of the CoP Oversight Committee will be held on Thursday, October 10 at 5:00 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room. Discussion items include status updates and invoices to date for the Dunphy Park, Southview Park, and MLK Park projects.

If you have questions or would like to learn more about the Certificates of Participation or the CoP Oversight Committee, please feel free to attend the meeting or contact Assistant City Manager/Administrative Services Director Yulia Carter at ycarter@sausalito.gov.
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Sustainability Commission. The Sustainability Commission advises the City Council on waste management, recycling, and sea level rise. The commission also plans and conducts public education programs related to sustainability.

Previous Meeting. The Sustainability Commission held a regular meeting on September 12. Topics on the agenda included updates on City Council activities and the General Plan. Molly Graham from Transportation of Marin (TAM) was a guest speaker and provided information on funding sources for sustainability projects related to transportation. Bay Cities Refuse reported that 7.2 tons of recyclables, 1.2 tons of compost/food scraps, and 1.8 tons of garbage were collected at the Sausalito Art Festival.

Upcoming meeting. The next Sustainability Commission meeting will be held on Thursday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room. Agenda items include a discussion of EV chargers, outreach on the plastic ban, and the waste rate study.

The staff liaison to the Sustainability Commission is Senior Civil Engineer Andrew Davidson. The City Council liaison is Susan Cleveland-Knowles. Any questions about the Sustainability Commission may be directed to adavidson@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4180. All meetings of the Sustainability Commission are open to the public, with time available for public comment.
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Library Board of Trustees. The five-member Sausalito Library Board of Trustees reviews the administration of library operations, establishes library policies, and makes recommendations to the city librarian.

Previous meeting. The Library Board of Trustees met on Thursday, September 12. At the meeting, the trustees finalized a white paper of the board's goals and objectives, as requested by Mayor Joe Burns.

Upcoming meeting. The Library Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Bookstore on the upper level of City Hall. Topics on the agenda include the library's materials selection policy and a status update on a project to widen the distance between the stacks in the adult fiction and non-fiction collections.

The staff liaison to the Library Board of Trustees is City Librarian Abbot Chambers. The City Council liaison is Mayor Joe Burns. Any questions about the Library Board of Trustees may be directed to achambers@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4123. All meetings of the Library Board of Trustees are open to the public, with time available for public comment.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

News from City Departments

Police. On Tuesday, October 1, at approximately 5:43 p.m., Sausalito Police Officer Nick White observed a Land Rover fail to stop for a stop sign at Liberty Ship Way and Marinship Way. Officer White conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle at Bridgeway and Olive Street and contacted the occupants.

The driver of the vehicle used a New York driver's license to identify himself. Officer White noticed that the driver did not look like the photograph on the license and conducted further investigation, which determined that the driver was Joseph Catania, a 40-year-old resident of San Francisco. At this point, Officer White arrested Catania for false impersonation. A wants/warrants check revealed that Catania had a no-bail felony warrant out of San Francisco for identity theft and another no-bail felony warrant out of Alameda County for a probation violation. 

Officer White then spoke to the female passenger of the vehicle, who identified herself with a false name. Officers were able to positively identify the female passenger of the vehicle as Sharon Neal, a 37-year-old resident of San Francisco. A wants/warrants check revealed that Neal had a felony warrant for possession of a stolen vehicle and identity theft out of San Francisco.

Additional investigation led to the discovery of stolen property, equipment to manufacture fraudulent credit cards, burglary tools, drug paraphernalia, and methamphetamine.

Both subjects were arrested and booked into the Marin County Jail.
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Police. At approximately 11:31 a.m. on Thursday, October 3, officers were dispatched to the scene of an assault at a clothing store in the 20 block of Princess Street.

When officers arrived on scene, they discovered that the assault took place after a subject (later identified as Jonathan Whyte, a 35-year-old transient who is on probation out of San Francisco for felony burglary) attempted to purchase a belt at the store. When Whyte's credit card was declined, he went behind the counter and took the employee's cell phone and started to run away. The employee and White engaged in a struggle for the cell phone. During the struggle, the employee was able to get her cell phone back. Whyte then ran outside and took a rental bicycle from a neighboring business and fled the area. Officers conducted a comprehensive search for Whyte, but were unable to locate him.

That afternoon at approximately 3:37 p.m., officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance in the 2400 block of Bridgeway. The individual causing the disturbance matched Whyte's description. Officers conducted a search of the area and located Whyte in the 2100 block of Marinship Way. Whyte attempted to escape on the stolen bicycle but was quickly stopped and, after a brief struggle, taken into custody. Neither Whyte nor the officers were injured during the struggle.

Whyte was arrested and booked into the Marin County Jail.
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Administration. From October 7 through November 17, you can win prizes when you log your green commute trips on Marin Commutes. Easily log trips, including bus and train rides, biking, walking, carpooling, and riding the ferry, and you'll be automatically entered to win weekly prizes. Top performers compete for $250 gift cards. Commuters have a chance to compete to see who can log the most trips and reduce the most emissions. It's a win-win for participants and Marin County commuters as Marin gets on the road to cleaner air and less traffic congestion.
CREATE AN ACCOUNT ON MARIN COMMUTES
Administration. Business owner and Sausalito native Christopher Holbrook was awarded Sausalito Business Citizen of the Year at the 2019 Spirit of Marin Awards on September 20. Holbrook owns Studio 333, an art and event gallery on Caledonia Street. He has served on the board of the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce for many years, as well as on the City of Sausalito's Business Advisory and Hospitality Business Development committees.  
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SPIRIT OF MARIN AWARDS
Library. The Friends of the Library Bookstore on the upper level of Sausalito City Hall will be holding a $1 book sale between now and October 30 on titles in the following categories: memoirs and adventures, science fiction, travel, writing, biography, self-help, psychology, health, beauty, exercise. Hours for the bookstore are Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Mondays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOKSTORE

Things Happening in Our Community

The Bolinas-Fairfax Road: The History of One of Marin's Most Scenic Roads. Join local author and historian Brian Crawford inside the Sausalito Library at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 4 for a richly illustrated presentation on the history of the Bolinas-Fairfax Road. The scenic road has a long and fascinating history intimately tied to the history of Marin County. As a stage-coach line, operated by a series of remarkable characters, it provided a crucial transportation link across the county. The road was rerouted many times as dams and reservoirs were built. It was also the scene of runaway coaches, landslides, bridge collapses, forest fires, earthquakes, overturns, encounters with bears and enraged stags, and one bizarre holdup.
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City Wide Yard Sale. With more than 80 different seller booths, the City of Sausalito's semiannual City Wide Yard Sale is a great place to find treasures at affordable prices. The fall yard sale returns to the MLK Parking Lot and Basketball Courts on Saturday, October 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is free. The MLK Parking Lot and Basketball Courts are located at 610 Coloma Street. Any questions about the City Wide Yard Sale may be directed to Recreation Supervisor Julie Myers at (415) 289-4152 or jmyers@sausalito.gov.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CITY WIDE YARD SALE
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 Sunday, October 6 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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Met Opera Preview: Turandot. The Sausalito Library's Met Opera Preview series for 2019-20 begins on Tuesday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall with a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Turandot by Giacomo Puccini. Guest host David Marshall 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. David'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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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 on Thursday, October 10 at 2:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers for this HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) seminar that offers free and unbiased information about people's Medicare benefits. The seminar 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.
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Scandals and Mysteries in Hollywood History, Part II. Jan Wahl will return to the Sausalito Library at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11 with more juicy stories about Hollywood's greatest stars, including Hedy Lamarr, Sophia Loren, Kirk Douglas, and Burt Lancaster. Each story will be accompanied by a movie clip. Jan Wahl is San Francisco's favorite movie reviewer and film historian. You can find her on the radio at KCBS All News 106.9-FM and 740-AM. Jan also teaches at Dominican University, makes regular speaking appearances, and emcees at local events.
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Community Tree Planting. Would you like to participate in the single largest tree planting in Sausalito history? Join Sausalito Beautiful at MLK Park from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 12. Together, we will be planting more than one hundred trees and shrubs to beautify Sausalito while helping combat climate change. No prior experience is necessary. Holes will already be dug, so "planting" will involve sliding trees into holes, then backfilling with a mixture of compost and native soil. All ages are welcome, although children must be accompanied by an adult. Strong folks who can help wrestle 8'-10' tall trees into their holes are especially needed! Wear old clothes and sturdy shoes and bring gloves if you have them. Please leave dogs at home.
VOLUNTEER FOR THE TREE PLANTING DAY AT MLK PARK
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, October 12 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
Concert for Kids and Tot Art in the Park. Presented by Sausalito Parks and Recreation and sponsored by the Sausalito Lions Club, these monthly children's entertainment events in Robin Sweeny Park are held on the second Saturday of the month from July through October. The performer on Saturday, October 12 is Chloe Jarvis. Music starts at 10:30 a.m. Bring a blanket to sit on the lawn! The art project for children 5 and under starts at 11:15 a.m. Parks and Recreation will provide tables, chairs, and art supplies.
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String Quartet Concert: The Vessels that Carry Us. Instruments of music and the sea are both vessels that carry us, resonate with us, and enchant us. All are welcome at Spaulding Marine Center on the evening of Saturday, October 12 for a celebration of the wooden instruments of song and sea. The performers will be Andrew Song and Wilton Huang on violin, Leo Baluk on cello, and Benjamin Bregman on viola. Pieces to be played include String Quartet No. 2 in D Major by Alexander Borodin and String Quartet No. 12 in F Major by Antonin Dvorak. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. The concert will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Spaulding Marine Center is located at 600 Gate Five Road.
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Sausalito Wine Experience. The Third Annual Sausalito Wine Experience will be held at the Mansion at the Casa Madrona from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 13. This unique wine-tasting event will take place in the spectacular Alexandrite Suite overlooking the San Francisco Bay during the Blue Angels Air Show for Fleet Week. Guests will enjoy panoramic views and the finest vintages from 13 extraordinary and iconic California wineries. Tickets to the wine tasting are $195 each. Attendees are also encouraged to purchase tickets for the post-event Vintners' Table dinner. All proceeds will benefit the Sausalito Sister Cities organization and its three educational and cultural exchange programs. The Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa is located at 801 Bridgeway in downtown Sausalito.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO WINE EXPERIENCE AND PURCHASE TICKETS
Procraftinators: Crafting for Adults. The Procraftinators crafting meet-up for adults is the perfect place to bring whatever unfinished object, craft project, or hobby you are working on. The Sausalito Library invites you to the Edgewater Room from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15 to complete that knitting, embroidery, or jewelry project while socializing with others for encouragement and inspiration. Bring your own supplies, trade with others, or come to learn a new craft. This event is free of charge and open to all experience levels. Drop in any time between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m.
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School Unification Town Hall Meetings. The Willow Creek Academy and the Sausalito Marin City School District unification committees are seeking input on a new Unification Advisory Group. Public meetings will be held on Tuesday, October 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Bayside MLK multi-purpose room and Wednesday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Willow Creek Academy multi-purpose room. Students, parents, and members of the community are all welcome. For more information, please call (415) 332-3190 or email unification@smcsd.org.
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Love in the Time of Chronic Illness. When illness enters our lives, it has a profound impact on not just the patient and family caregiver separately, but on the connection between them. And that connection can be a source of support, or depletion, for the partners. In this Sausalito Library program in the Council Chambers at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, presenter Barbara Kivowitz, MSW, will describe the ways illness affects the patient/caregiver relationship and suggest approaches to use to strengthen the resilience needed to cope with the challenges of illness. Barbara's latest book, Love in the Time of Chronic Illness, was published by Rare Bird Books in 2018.
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Outdoor Movie Night. Sausalito Parks and Recreation will host another Outdoor Movie Night at Gabrielson Park at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 18. Join us to watch Top Gun (1986, PG) under the stars! Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. City staff will be working the popcorn machine. Any questions about Outdoor Movie Night may be directed to Parks and Recreation at (415) 289-4152 or jmyers@sausalito.gov.
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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. Upcoming tours are available on Sunday, October 20 and Wednesday, October 23. To arrange a tour, please send email to swcps94965@gmail.com.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO WOMAN'S CLUB
Met Opera Preview: Manon. The Sausalito Library's Met Opera Preview series for 2019-20 continues on Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall with a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Manon by Jules Massenet. 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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Julia Morgan Sherry Hour. The Sausalito Woman's Club will host a special sherry hour dedicated to architect Julia Morgan at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 24. The featured presenter is Mark Wilson, the author of Julia Morgan, Architect of Beauty and an expert on Julia Morgan's mentor Bernard Maybeck. Mark will talk about the influences on the Woman's Club's historical Julia Morgan clubhouse. He will also have copies of his book for sale. This event is open to the community, and there will be a no host bar. If planning to attend, please RSVP to swcps94965@gmail. The Sausalito Woman's Club is located at 120 Central Avenue.
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Heath Ceramics: The Making of a California Classic. This special program inside the Sausalito Library at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 25 will feature the screening of the new documentary Heath Ceramics: The Making of a California Classic, followed by a question and answer session with Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey. Robin and Catherine are the Sausalito residents who took over Heath Ceramics in 2003 and have extended the legacy of the Sausalito pottery started by Edith and Brian Heath in 1948. The 55-minute documentary recounts the life and vision of ceramicist Edith Heath, along with an inside look at the Heath factory in Sausalito's Marinship district, where Heath's iconic dinnerware has been made since 1959. Heath Ceramics: The Making of a California Classic was produced in 2019 for the KCET public television series Artbound.
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Coloring and Doodling Party for Adults. Come relax and join the coloring party on Tuesday, October 29 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.
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Getting Started with Your Mac. Join Mac expert Jon Hartman to learn how to be comfortable with the current Mac operating system. In this introductory class at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 31 in the City Hall Council Chambers, you will learn about basic setup and customizations, and familiarize yourself with the interface. Jon will touch on the basics of System Preferences, Safari, Mail, Time Machine, and file management. Jon is a computer consultant who also teaches classes at the libraries in Mill Valley and Tiburon.
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Halloween Sausalito. Sausalito's Parks and Recreation Department is proud to sponsor Halloween Sausalito for another year. Once again, ghouls, goblins, and gremlins of all ages will take over Caledonia Street, Robin Sweeny Park, and the City Hall Game Room for Halloween on Thursday, October 31.  With the Firefighters BBQ, Spooky Parade, Trick or Treat Lane, Dog Costume Contest, and Haunted House, there is something for everyone. Here's a quick look at the schedule:
  • Child-friendly Haunted House: 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. in City Hall
  • Firefighters BBQ: 4:30 p.m. at the Johnson Street Fire Station
  • Line up for the Spooky Parade: 5:45 p.m. at the corner of Johnson Street and Caledonia Street
  • Spooky Parade on Caledonia Street: 6:00 p.m.
  • Dog Costume Contest: 6:30 p.m. in Robin Sweeny Park
  • Haunted House: 6:15 until 8:00 p.m. in City Hall (suggested donation is $5 per person or $20 per family)
  • Trick or Treating on Trick or Treat Lane: begins after the parade and continues until 8:00 p.m. at the Robin Sweeny Park basketball court
Any questions about Halloween Sausalito may be directed to the City of Sausalito Recreation Department at (415) 289-4152 or jmyers@sausalito.gov.
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Finding the Bunny. The world of voice acting is fascinating yet little-known, and as a multi-billion industry, it can be considered America's most influential and invisible art. Attendees at this Sausalito Library program at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 1 will meet Sausalito's own Samantha Paris, the award-winning voice actor, educator, and author who has trained more than 10,000 aspiring and working voice actors since 1988 from her Voicetrax studio complex on nearby Bridgeway. Samantha will share insights and inspiration from her acclaimed memoir, Finding the Bunny, which has just been optioned by Warner Brothers for development into a television series. As part of this enlightening and entertaining presentation, Samantha and local voice actors will voice-act excerpts of her memoir and share snippets from the soon-to-be-released audiobook version.
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Trash'n Fashion: From Throwaway to Runway. The fall fundraiser of the Sausalito Woman's Club Scholarship Fund will be held on Saturday, November 2. For this special event, students from the School of Fashion at Academy of Art University and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising will create garments from repurposed clothing and recycled materials. Cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m. and the fashion show begins at 7:30 p.m. The event will also feature appetizers, a no-host bar, and a raffle. Tickets are $65 per person.
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Sausalito Village Art Reception. All are welcome to attend the opening reception of the 7th Annual Sausalito Village Art Show at the Sausalito Library from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 3. The exhibit highlights the work of Sausalito Village artists and authors, and includes paintings, sculptures, photographs, and books. In addition to perusing the artwork, you will be able to chat with the artists and authors of Sausalito Village while you enjoy refreshments and live chamber music. The exhibit will be on display in the Sausalito Library during regular hours from November 3 to January 4. Sausalito Village is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the ability of its members to live independently and remain active in our community as they age.
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