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Stories for the Week of January 4, 2019

City Council to Discuss Short-Term Rentals at January 8 Meeting

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The Sausalito City Council will continue its discussion of short-term rentals at its meeting on Tuesday, January 8. Under consideration will be whether to initiate a zoning ordinance amendment for a pilot program allowing short-term rentals. A short-term rental is defined as the rental of a home, dwelling unit, or room or rooms in a dwelling unit for a period of less than thirty days. Short-term rentals are currently prohibited in Sausalito.

The draft zoning ordinance amendment establishing a short-term rental pilot program includes the following provisions:
  • The pilot program will have a duration of one year
  • The number of short-term rental permits issued by the City will be capped at 100
  • The rental host must be the primary, long-term resident of the unit
  • The number of "unhosted" days a unit may be occupied as a short-term rental is limited to 90 days in a calendar year (an unhosted stay is when the primary resident is not present at the unit during the stay)
  • There is no limit on the number of hosted stays in a calendar year (a hosted stay is when a portion of a primary residence is occupied by a short-term renter when the primary resident is present)
  • A 24/7 hotline will be available for residents to report complaints about short-term rental properties
City staff has asked the Council to provide guidance on the following elements of the pilot program under consideration, among others:
  • Confirm the maximum number of permits to be allowed under the pilot program: proposed is 100
  • Confirm the maximum number of days for unhosted stays: proposed is 90 in a calendar year
  • Confirm that there is no maximum for hosted stays
  • Identify the method of issuing City permits to short-term renters (e.g. lottery or first-come, first served)
  • Confirm the definition of a "primary resident": proposed is "someone who has been physically present for no less than 183 days in a calendar year at the primary residence, and a person may only have one primary residence"
  • Identify the documentation required for proof of primary residency: proposed includes, but is not limited to, documentation from income tax statements or a driver's license
  • Identify the documentation required for safety inspection compliance: proposed is a building inspection report completed by a certified third-party general contractor, building inspector, or home inspector
  • Discuss liability insurance requirements: recommended is in the amount of at least $1,000,000
  • Confirm that parking requirements should be discussed by the Planning Commission, with the intent to require parking for short-term rental units
  • Identify the requirements for the local contact person for unhosted stays (where the primary resident is not present): proposed is a person who resides in Sausalito who is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week during the term of any unhosted stay, and must respond within 30 minutes of being contacted
For a complete overview of the zoning ordinance amendment under consideration, please read the staff report to the City Council. If the Council decides to move forward with a zoning ordinance amendment, one noticed hearing by the Planning Commission and two noticed hearings by the Council must be held before it can be enacted. 

The January 8 meeting of the City Council will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. The short-term rentals item is scheduled to begin at approximately 7:55 p.m. Time will be available for public comment. Comments may also be directed to Community Development Director Lilly Whalen at (415) 289-4133 or lwhalen@sausalito.gov.
 
READ THE STAFF REPORT ON THE SHORT-TERM RENTAL PILOT PROGRAM
READ THE DRAFT ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT
READ THE CURRENTS ARTICLE ON CODE ENFORCEMENT FROM NOVEMBER 30, 2018
LEARN MORE ABOUT SHORT-TERM RENTALS IN SAUSALITO

Souper Bowl Returns on January 26

Trident Restaurant
Soup tasting at the Trident restaurant during the 2018 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 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.
 
Restaurants scheduled to participate as of December 26, 2018, include:
  • Bar Bocce
  • The Barrel House Tavern
  • F3
  • Joinery
  • Osteria Divino
  • Salito's
  • Sausalito Yacht Club
  • Scoma's
  • ThaiTanic
  • The Seafood Peddler
  • The Spinnaker
  • The Trident
Any questions about Sausalito's Souper Bowl may be directed to Recreation Supervisor Julie Myers at (415) 289-4198 or jmyers@sausalito.gov.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT SAUSALITO'S SOUPER BOWL AND PURCHASE TICKETS

Get Rid of Your Old Electronics at the Annual E-Waste Event

City Hall Parking Lot
The parking lot behind Sausalito City Hall, site of the e-waste event on January 12
Dispose of electronic waste the right way! The City of Sausalito Sustainability Commission, Bay Cities Refuse Service, and Conservation Corps North Bay are sponsoring their eighth annual e-waste collection event on Saturday, January 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the City Hall parking lot off of Bee Street. Residents and businesses are invited to drop off obsolete and broken electronics at the event.

The following types of e-waste will be collected, free of charge:
  • Computers
  • Printers
  • Copiers
  • Scanners
  • Fax machines
  • Networking equipment
  • Printed circuit boards
  • Telephones
  • Cellular phones
  • Stereos
  • Televisions
  • Flat screens
  • DVD players
  • Other consumer electronics
Please note that light bulbs and batteries will not be accepted at the e-waste event. There is a receptacle for battery recycling in the main hallway of Sausalito City Hall. 

Old electronics may also be brought 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.

The e-waste collected on January 12 will be shredded and mechanically separated into the primary commodities of steel, aluminum, copper, and plastic for use in the manufacture of new products. No e-waste will go to landfill or be exported in e-waste form. At last year's collection event, approximately 7,500 lbs. of e-waste was recycled and kept out of landfill.

Any questions about the e-waste event may be directed to Senior Civil Engineer Andrew Davidson at adavidson@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4180.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT GARBAGE AND RECYCLING IN SAUSALITO
LEARN MORE ABOUT CONSERVATION CORPS NORTH BAY

Tula Biederman Receives Extreme Act of Kindness Award

Tula Biederman
Tula Biederman at the Sausalito Library's service desk
At the City of Sausalito employee holiday party on December 14, City Manager Adam Politzer announced the winners of two annual awards for Sausalito City employees, the Extreme Act of Kindness Award and the Debbie Pagliaro Exceptional Customer Service Award. In this week's Currents, we'll recap the Extreme Act of Kindness Award. Next week, we'll present the winner of the Exceptional Customer Service Award.

The Extreme Act of Kindness Award was created to recognize a City employee for going far beyond her or his day-to-day responsibilities to help a Sausalito resident, fellow employee, or visitor to Sausalito. Nominations were made by City employees, who were invited to submit the names and accomplishments of deserving coworkers.

The following City employees were nominated for the 2018 award:
  • Assistant City Librarian Augie Webb
  • Police Chief John Rohrbacher
  • Library Assistant II Tula Biederman
  • Police Officer Brandon Nail
The 2018 winner of the Extreme Act of Kindness Award, as selected by City Manager Adam Politzer and Community Development Director Lilly Whalen, was Tula Biederman of the Sausalito Library. Tula received the award for making a special trip to visit a library patron at the VA Hospital in San Francisco. 
 
VIEW THE CITY OF SAUSALITO STAFF DIRECTORY

Friday Evening Programs at the Sausalito Library

The scene before a Friday evening program at the Sausalito Library
City Hall was once Sausalito's Central School, and the Sausalito Library is located inside the old school auditorium. To recapture its auditorium days, the library hosts special Friday evening programs in the fall and winter. To make room for a big audience, we move aside the shelves and tables in the central area and set up rows of chairs. Attendance at past programs has been as high as 175 people.

The winter 2019 program series gets underway on Friday, January 18. This year's winter series features works by three local filmmakers, a presentation on Sausalito history co-sponsored by the Sausalito Historical Society, and return visits from Jan Wahl and Peter Robinson. Programs begin at 7:00 p.m. and admission is free, with no RSVP necessary. Please arrive early, as seating is limited.
  • Friday, January 18
    Gatsby Revisited: Flappers and Philosophers
    Join KALW movie critic Peter Robinson as he explores the story behind The Great Gatsby. In this 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 Robinson's tenth program at the Sausalito Library. Previous programs include "We'll Always Have Paris" and "Memorable Tunes from the Movies."
     
  • Friday, January 25
    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. 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 to explore this fascinating aspect of our local history. The program will be followed by a reception in the Exhibit Room of the Sausalito Historical Society.
     
  • Friday, February 1
    Scandals and Mysteries in Hollywood History
    Sausalito's own Jan Wahl returns to the Sausalito Library 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 clip of the star in a famous role. 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. 
     
  • Friday, February 8
    Vanishing Coral (2018)
    Coral reef populations worldwide are declining at a rapid pace. Though they make up less than 1% of the oceans, reefs are home to 25% of fish and other marine life. This special program 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. 
     
  • Friday, February 15
    Women at the Helm (2018)
    Women at the Helm (2018, 47 minutes) is 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. 
     
  • Friday, March 1
    Sausalito and Experimental Film
    In this program, San Francisco-based filmmaker Dominic Angerame will use the experimental film Sausalito (1948) by Frank Stauffacher as a jumping off point for his own film explorations of urban landscapes. Stauffacher's Sausalito is a surreal 11-minute excursion through Sausalito as it appeared in the late 1940s. Angerame will discuss Stauffacher's influence on his own work and that of other experimental filmmakers, followed by a screening of his short films Premonition (1995) and Revelations (2018).
Any questions about programs at the Sausalito Library may be directed to City Librarian Abbot Chambers at (415) 289-4123 or achambers@sausalito.gov.
 
SEE A CALENDAR OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Have Coffee with a Cop on Monday, January 7

Coffee with a Cop
Coffee with a Cop provides a great opportunity for members of the community and officers from the Sausalito Police Department to get together on an informal basis to discuss local issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. The next Coffee with a Cop event will take place from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 7 at Firehouse Coffee, 317 Johnson Street. Everyone is welcome.

The majority of contacts that law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community, and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO POLICE DEPARTMENT
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Upcoming City Council Meeting on January 8

There will be a regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, January 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 (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.

Special Presentations:
  • 1A. Award from the World Health Organization
  • 1B. Celebration of Life Declaration for Gene Hiller
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: Public Hearing Items: (Public Hearing items will be heard following Business Items) Business Items: (Business Items will be heard prior to Public Hearing 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 January 22, 2019, 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, and sea level rise. The commission also plans and conducts public education programs related to sustainability.

Previous meeting. The Sustainability Commission met for a regular meeting on December 13. At the meeting, the commission continued its discussion of the General Plan Update and received a presentation on Sausalito's 2016 greenhouse gas emissions inventory from Christine O'Rourke, Sustainability Coordinator for the Marin Climate and Energy Partnership.

Upcoming meeting. The next meeting of the Sustainability Commission will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 10 in the City Hall Conference Room. Topics on the agenda include the General Plan Update, the Sausalito ferry landing, and single-use plastics. 

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.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION
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, December 13. At the meeting, the Trustees approved modifications to the library's proof-of-address requirements and discussed the appointment of a new chair for 2019.

Upcoming meeting. The Library Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, January 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Bookstore on the upper level of City Hall. The meeting will begin with a closed session to discuss the performance of the City Librarian. Topics on the open-session agenda, which begins at 6:45 p.m., include the appointment of a new chair for 2019 and a discussion of the mayor's initiative to increase the visibility of Sausalito's boards and commissions.

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

Southern Marin Fire. Crews from the Southern Marin Fire Protection District responded to the scene of an overturned rowboat in the vicinity of Schoonmaker Point Marina on the afternoon of Monday, December 31. Rough water and high winds are thought to have caused the accident. One person was pulled from the water conscious and alert. The other was in cardiac arrest and declared deceased upon arrival at a local hospital. The victim has been identified as Robert Lee Williams, Jr. of Marin City. The Sausalito Police Department assisted in the rescue effort.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SOUTHERN MARIN FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
Public Works. If you have been wondering what to do with your old Christmas tree now that the holiday season is over, Bay Cities Refuse Service advises that your tree may be placed at the curbside with your green bin on your regular garbage pickup day in Sausalito. Please remove tree stands and ornaments. Flocked trees are not recyclable. If you would like to dispose of your tree earlier, Bay Cities has a debris box at the MLK parking lot off of Coloma Street. Questions about tree recycling may be directed to Bay Cities Refuse at (415) 332-3646.
LEARN MORE ABOUT BAY CITIES REFUSE
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
Administration. Is the County of Marin government providing the services you want and need? Take the Marin County 2018 Resident Survey. This online survey will require about 15 minutes to complete and includes questions about quality of life, demographics, and government services. The survey will be open through January 31, 2019. Results from the survey will be available in spring 2019 via the County's website and will be discussed during a public workshop with the County Board of Supervisors. 
TAKE THE MARIN COUNTY 2018 RESIDENT SURVEY

Things Happening in Our Community

Half-Price Book Sale. The Friends of the Sausalito Library Bookstore in City Hall will be holding a half-price sale beginning on Saturday, January 5. You will find a huge selection of fiction, mysteries, non-fiction, biographies, art books, and children's books, as well as DVDs, books on CD, and more. Everything in the store is half off the already very low prices! Hours for the sale are: Saturday, January 5, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; Monday, January 7, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday, January 9, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Saturday, January 12, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Friends of the Sausalito Library Bookstore is located on the top floor of City Hall at 420 Litho Street.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOKSTORE
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, January 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.
SEE A CALENDAR OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Coffee with a Cop. Coffee with a Cop provides a great opportunity for members of the community and officers from the Sausalito Police Department to get together on an informal basis to discuss local issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. The next Coffee with a Cop event will take place from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 7 at Firehouse Coffee, 317 Johnson Street. Everyone is welcome.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO POLICE DEPARTMENT
Met Opera Preview: Adriana Lecouvreur. The Sausalito Library's Met Opera Preview series for 2018-19 continues on Tuesday, January 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall with a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Adriana Lecouvreur by Francesco Cilea. 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.
SEE A CALENDAR OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Ice House Plaza Celebration at The Pines. Please join the Sausalito Historical Society at The Pines mansion on Friday, January 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for a special fundraiser celebrating the start of construction of the new Ice House Plaza in the heart of Sausalito's historic downtown. Tickets are $100 per person. Guests at the event can explore the beautifully restored four-story Queen Anne Victorian mansion, enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres, and bid on fabulous silent auction prizes and three live-auction destination vacations. Parking and a shuttle to The Pines will be located at 299 Spencer Avenue.
PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE ICE HOUSE PLAZA CELEBRATION
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, January 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
The Realities of Getting Published. Sausalito resident Adene Corns is a vice president at Simon & Schuster and the veteran of almost 40 years in the book publishing business. In this special presentation in the Edgewater Room of City Hall at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15, Adene will talk about the realities of getting published today, including common pitfalls for new authors. If you are an aspiring or unpublished author, Adene's talk will be a fascinating opportunity to pull back the curtain on today's publishing business. A question and answer period will follow the presentation. This program is sponsored by the Sausalito Library.
SEE A CALENDAR OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Gatsby Revisited: Flappers and Philosophers. Join 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. Previous programs include "We'll Always Have Paris," "Memorable Tunes from the Movies," and "Sex Upstairs and Downstairs in Downton Abbey."
SEE A CALENDAR 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.
SEE A CALENDAR OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
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 CALENDAR 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.
SEE A CALENDAR OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
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.).
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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.
SEE A CALENDAR OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
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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