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News from the City of Sausalito
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Stories for the Week of October 27, 2017

Halloween Sausalito Is Almost Here

Halloween Parade
The Spooky Parade down Caledonia Street
This year's Halloween Sausalito is lurking just around the corner. The events on Tuesday, October 31, get underway in the late afternoon and continue until the last terrifying trip through the haunted house at 8:00 p.m. The weather is expected to be sunny and clear, with temperatures in the 60s.

The complete schedule for Halloween Sausalito appears below. This year, we'll have eighteen tables on Trick or Treat Lane, including tables for all three candidates for Sausalito City Council. The haunted house theme is Pirates of Sausalito, and a big turnout is expected for the annual Howl'O'Ween Dog Costume Contest.
  • Child-Friendly Haunted House: 4:15 p.m. to 5:00 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 and Caledonia streets
  • Spooky Parade on Caledonia Street: 6:00 p.m.
  • Dog Costume Contest: 6:30 p.m. in Robin Sweeny Park
  • Haunted House: 6:15 p.m. to 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 Courts
LEARN MORE ABOUT HALLOWEEN SAUSALITO

Council Rejects Bids for Dunphy Park Improvement Project

Dunphy Park drawing
A drawing from the construction documents for the Dunphy Park Improvement Project
In August 2017, the City of Sausalito issued a notice inviting sealed bids for construction of the Dunphy Park Improvements Project. Prospective contractors were asked to bid on a base project with an engineer's estimate of $1.6 million. Contractors were also asked to provide bids on a series of additive and deductive alternates for the project that included the base project plus the cost of additional improvements. The engineer's estimate for the base project with all additive and deductive alternates was $2.4 million.

Two bids were received, opened, and read aloud at the appointed hour on Monday, October 9. The base bid received from the low bidder totaled $2.68 million, more than $1 million over the City's estimate. The low bidder's total project bid, which included the alternates, was $4.6 million, more than $2 million over the City's estimate. 

In a presentation at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, October 24, Public Works Director Jonathon Goldman attributed the small number of bidders and the higher-than-expected bids to the heavy workload of qualified contractors, the complexity of the project, and instability in the fuels and materials market caused by Hurricane Harvey. 

After the presentation, the City Council voted to reject the bids and directed the City's design team to return with a budget proposal to expend additional resources looking for cost savings in the project plans. The objective is to invite bids in January 2018 for a project that can be awarded using available funding. The Council also directed City staff to use the time between now and January to identify additional potential funding for the project.
 
VIEW THE BID DOCUMENTS FOR THE DUNPHY PARK IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
WATCH THE OCTOBER 24 PRESENTATION TO CITY COUNCIL
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DUNPHY PARK IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

Police Chief Reports on 2017 Bike Season

Bicycles on Bridgeway
Bicycles on Bridgeway in Sausalito
At the City Council meeting on Tuesday, October 24, Police Chief John Rohrbacher presented an end-of-season report on the 2017 bicycle season in Sausalito. Data presented by Chief Rohrbacher included the following:
  • Overall bicycle traffic from April to September was down by 12.5% in 2017, compared to 2016. However, during the busy month of July, traffic in 2017 was almost identical to 2016, with 56,430 cyclists. Counts are made daily between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the south end of Sausalito by ambassadors from SausalitoPlus.
  • 72,735 valet bicycle parking permits were sold at the temporary bike parking lot on Tracy Way between April and the end of September, generating $219,868 in revenue. Revenues exceeded expenditures for 2017 by $56,292.
  • 352 illegally parked bicycles were cited between April and September. Total revenue from citations was $8,805.
  • Sausalito Bike Return, a local company that returns bicycles to San Francisco by truck, reported a total of 5,698 returned bicycles in 2017.
The City of Sausalito's partners in congestion management include SausalitoPlus, Sausalito Bike Return, the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce, the Ferry Division of the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District, Blue & Gold Ferry, and several bike rental companies that contribute funds toward the management of ferry queues.

After his report, Chief Rohrbacher presented a draft request for proposal (RFP) for congestion management services during the 2018 bicycle season. The RFP includes ambassador/guide services and the management of bicycle parking and bicycle return services. For the 2017 season, these services were provided by SausalitoPlus and Sausalito Bike Return. The Council directed City staff to make revisions to the draft RFP, which will then go to the Finance Committee for further review before returning to the Council.
 
WATCH THE VIDEO RECORDING OF THE END-OF-SEASON PRESENTATION
VIEW THE SLIDES FROM THE PRESENTATION

License Plate Cameras Lead to Recovery of Another Stolen Vehicle

Police Corporal Francisco Padilla and Officer Edgar Padilla
Corporal Francisco Padilla and Officer Edgar Padilla
At approximately 2:57 a.m. on Monday, October 23, the Sausalito Police Department received an alert from our license plate recognition (LPR) cameras of a stolen vehicle entering Sausalito from the north end of town. The vehicle, a 2010 BMW, had been stolen in Oakland on October 20.

Sausalito Police Corporal Francisco Padilla and Officer Edgar Padilla were in the vicinity when the alert sounded and immediately located the BMW near the intersection of Bridgeway and Harbor Drive. With the assistance of deputies from the Marin County Sheriff, the officers stopped the BMW at Gate 6 Road and detained the driver, Edgardo Castillo (32 year-old resident of San Francisco), and passenger, Daniel Orozco (35 year-old resident of San Francisco).

Upon further investigation, the officers found narcotics paraphernalia, suspected stolen mail, and burglary tools in the BMW. Castillo was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property, possession of narcotics paraphernalia, possession of burglary tools, and a $20,000 misdemeanor warrant for possession of stolen property out of San Francisco County. Orozco was arrested for possession of stolen property, possession of narcotics paraphernalia, possession of narcotics, and possession of burglary tools. Both were booked into the Marin County Jail.

Ten stolen vehicles have been recovered since the City of Sausalito's LPR system became operational on May 18, 2017, leading to thirteen arrests. The goals of the LPR program are to alert law enforcement to wanted vehicles, assist post-crime investigations, and deter crime.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO POLICE DEPARTMENT
READ ABOUT ANOTHER RECENT ARREST BASED ON AN LPR ALERT

Contribute to the Southern Marin Fire District Bike Drive

Bicycles
Bicycles already collected for this year's Southern Marin Fire District Bike Drive
The Southern Marin Fire District has launched its annual bike drive. This year we are collecting bicycles for those affected by the recent Sonoma fires.

For the past four years, Southern Marin Fire has collected bicycles to give to underprivileged kids during the holidays. Normally the drive begins later in the year, but due to the fires in the North Bay, we have decided to get an early start.

Marin firefighters, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, and Trips for Kids have joined forces for the fundraiser. There are two ways you can contribute. If you have new or used bicycles to donate, you can bring them to a local fire station. If you would like to make a cash donation, a GoFundMe site has been created for you to contribute to the cause.

The Southern Marin Fire District will give the donated bikes to kids and families affected by the fires. Cash donations will be used to purchase new bicycles. Southern Marin Fire can provide a tax ID number for donors.

Southern Marin Fire stations accepting bikes:
  • Fire Station One: 333 Johnson Street, Sausalito
  • Fire Station Nine: 308 Reed Boulevard, Mill Valley
  • Fire Station Four: 309 Poplar Avenue, Mill Valley
If you would like additional information, please contact Firefighter Mike Coleman at (415) 717-7376 or mcoleman@smfd.org.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SOUTHERN MARIN FIRE DISTRICT
VISIT THE GOFUNDME SITE TO MAKE A CASH DONATION

Owls to Descend on the Library on Friday, November 3

Barn Owl
Amadan, one of five owls who will be visiting the Library on the evening of Friday, November 3
The blockbuster, all-ages program at the Sausalito Library this fall will be Owls: Spies in the Sky, featuring appearances from five owls from the WildCare wildlife hospital in San Rafael and West Coast Falconry in Marysville. One of the owls from West Coast Falconry will perform a demonstration flight between two trainers inside the Library.

The program will take place inside the Sausalito Library on Friday, November 3 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. During the program, we'll also learn about owl behavior and the evolution of birds and owls. This special event is produced by Sausalito resident Robert Timineri and sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Our owl guests on November 3:
  • Sequoia the Northern Spotted Owl
  • Trill the Western Screech Owl
  • Amadan the Barn Owl
  • Tigg'rr the Great Horned Owl
  • Wee Hamish the Eastern Screech Owl
No RSVP is necessary, but seating inside the Sausalito Library is limited, so please arrive early. Any questions about Owls: Spies in the Sky may be directed to City Librarian Abbot Chambers at achambers@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4123.
 
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Recap of October 24 City Council Meeting

A regular meeting of the Sausalito City Council was held on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. The following, in red italics, is a brief summary of actions taken at the meeting (for a full report, watch the recording from the meeting):

Consent Calendar: Watch the recording from this portion of the meeting. Authorized the Mayor to sign the letter. Adopted Resolution No. 5674 Resolution Declaring the City's Concrete Sheet Piles and Anchor Block Remaining from the Bay Street Bulkhead Project Surplus and Authorizing their Disposition. Adopted Resolution No. 5675 Approving an Encroachment Agreement for Improvements within the Public Right-of-Way of Wray Avenue at 33 Wray Avenue. Adopted Resolution No. 5676 Accepting the Safe Pathways to School Bridgeway-Ebbtide Project as Complete. 

Business Items: The Council agreed by consensus to direct staff to incorporate comments as enunciated by the Council into a revised RPF which would be brought to the Finance Committee who would forward a recommendation to the Council. Watch the recording from this portion of the meeting.
  Adopted Resolution No. 5677 reestablishing membership, terms of office, and purpose of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee, as modified by the Council. Watch the recording from this portion of the meeting. This item was for information only; the Council did not take any action. Watch the recording from this portion of the meeting. The Council (1) adopted Resolution No. 5678 thanking the bidders and rejecting the bids for the Dunphy Park Improvement Project which were opened October 9, with direction to staff to perform value-engineering and continue the permit application and grant application processes with the objective of re-bidding a revised project in January 2018, for a project that can be awarded using the available funding, and (2) directed staff to use the time in the interim to finalize permits and identify additional potential funding for the project. Watch the recording from this portion of the meeting. The Council agreed by consensus to direct staff to draft an ordinance amending the City's Zoning Ordinance to regulate marijuana cultivation. The draft ordinance will then go to the Planning Commission for a recommendation to the City Council. Watch the recording from this portion of the meeting.

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. View the minimum streaming requirements here.

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 out the rebroadcast schedule here.

The next regularly scheduled City Council meeting will be held on November 14, 2017, 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

Each week, on a rotating schedule, this section will provide highlights of the recent activities of one or more of the boards, commissions, and special committees representing the City of Sausalito. More information about City of Sausalito boards and commissions and City Council special committees may be found on the City of Sausalito website.
Business Advisory Committee. The Business Advisory Committee (BAC) met on October 19 to review the business environment in Sausalito and discuss possible impacts from the recent North Bay fires. The BAC voted to request that the City Council temporarily lift the ban on short-term rental housing to assist those who have been displaced by the fires.

The next BAC meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 16 at 8:00 a.m. in the City Hall Conference Room. Interested residents and business and property owners are invited to attend committee meetings. Future topics include short-term rentals, assessing congestion issues downtown, and revamping the business start-up guide.

The Business Advisory Committee is charged with periodically evaluating the economy of the City and identifying actions to promote the economic health of the business community. There is currently one vacancy on the BAC; anyone interested in influencing the direction of business and economic development in the City of Sausalito is encouraged to apply. An online application for committee membership is available on the City website.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BUSINESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Planning Commission. The following actions were taken at the Planning Commission meeting on October 18:
  • Continued requests for a Design Review Permit and an Encroachment Agreement to make permanent improvements to an existing parklet for outdoor dining and public seating located in front of four food establishments at 621-633 Bridgeway. The project proposes to maintain the parklet in the existing configuration and replace the existing wood deck surface area with a permanent concrete surface area.
  • Approved a project to allow exterior modifications and convert an existing 1,987 square-foot residential apartment into two new hotel suites for the Inn Above Tide located at 30 El Portal Street, increasing the total number of hotel rooms from 31 to 33.
  • Approved a project to allow the construction of a 526 square-foot, two-story addition to an existing two-story condominium at 539 Easterby Street and expand the unit boundary to the extent of the existing and proposed decks.
The next Planning Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers. The following items are scheduled:
  • Zoning Ordinance Amendment to Sausalito Municipal Code Section 10.44.080, Accessory Dwelling Unit Regulations, in order to bring the municipal code into compliance with recent state law.
  • Zoning Ordinance Amendment to the Sausalito Municipal Code regarding marijuana legislation to prohibit the commercial cultivation and sale of all marijuana, prohibit the delivery of all marijuana, including medical marijuana, and prohibit the outdoor cultivation of all marijuana.
  • Administrative Citation Hearing for the alteration of a protected tree without a permit on private property located at 111 Prospect Avenue.
  • Tree Removal Permit request to remove a protected tree on private property located at 310 Second Street.  
All Planning Commission meetings are live streamed and video recorded. If you have any questions about the Planning Commission or an item under consideration, please contact the Community Development Department (CDD) at (415) 289-4128. The CDD public counter in City Hall is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Friday from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PLANNING COMMISSION

News from City Departments

Police. There is a new phone scam targeting Sausalito residents, with calls coming from someone claiming to represent Comcast. The caller says that you need to call to schedule an appointment so that they can check the cable and internet service inside your home. Supposedly, the appointment would be at no cost, but if you don't call and make an appointment, you will start to experience problems with your Comcast service. The caller provides a phone number that is not associated with Comcast's advertised phone numbers. If you receive a call like this, do not call the number provided or give any information to the caller. Hang up, then contact Comcast directly.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO POLICE DEPARTMENT
Community Development. The General Plan Update currently underway in Sausalito is a community-wide planning effort. The update involves a review of existing conditions, the development of a refined vision for the City, and the establishment of goals and guiding principles towards reaching this vision of Sausalito. Community involvement is essential throughout the process. 

The Waterfront Walking Tour scheduled for Saturday, November 4 from 10:00 a.m. to noon is designed to give community members an opportunity to learn about the Sausalito waterfront outside of the Marinship with an on-the-ground look at buildings, land uses, and conditions in the area. Participants will have an opportunity to share their thoughts and aspirations about the future of the waterfront. The starting location is at Yee Tock Chee Park at 639 Bridgeway. If you plan to attend the Waterfront Walking Tour, please RSVP to info@sausalitogeneralplan.org.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
Public Works. The preparations for gas main improvements on Alexander Avenue and South Street that were scheduled to begin on Monday, October 23, have been postponed to the week of Monday, October 30. For this project, a contractor for PG&E will be inspecting the sanitary sewer main and laterals below the two streets. The work will be performed between 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. and consists of placing a camera in the sewer and recording the existing condition of the sewer pipe. Work is being performed at night to minimize the impact on traffic, and should be completed by Friday, November 3. PG&E's upgrade of the natural gas distribution system in the area is expected to begin the week of November 13 and continue until late December.

The Sausalito Yacht Harbor, located northwest of City Municipal Parking Lots 3 and 4, will be performing maintenance dredging. Work is scheduled to begin the week of October 30 and end no later than November 30. All work will be conducted on the water. Permits have been obtained from the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, and the City of Sausalito.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
Recreation Department. Santa's coming! He's making a special trip to the Sausalito Yacht Club on Saturday, December 2, to eat breakfast with you and your family. It will be a magical morning where kids make holiday crafts and visit with Santa, while elves prepare a delicious breakfast of pancakes and sausage. There are two seatings to choose from: the 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. seating sees Santa arrive, the 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. seating gets to see him return to the North Pole. The cost is $15 per person (free for children 2 and under), and registration opens on Wednesday, November 1. To register, please call (415) 289-4152. Toy donations will be accepted as part of the Marin Performing Stars Holiday Toy Drive. Any questions about Breakfast with Santa may be directed to Julie Myers at jmyers@sausalito.gov.
LEARN MORE ABOUT BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Administration. The City of Sausalito encourages Sausalito residents to vote in the November 7 special municipal election. Sausalito voters will be choosing a City Councilmember to fill the open seat on the City Council that was created when Herb Weiner resigned in April 2017. The term of the open seat expires in November 2018. 

If you plan to vote by mail, and have not yet registered to receive a vote-by-mail ballot, applications must be received by the Marin County Elections Department by Tuesday, October 31. After that date, voters wishing to vote by mail must get a ballot in person from the Marin County Elections Department at 3501 Civic Center Drive, Suite 121, in San Rafael.

From now through Election Day, registered voters may walk into the Elections Department at the Marin Civic Center and cast a ballot between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays, or until 8:00 p.m. on November 7. 

New voter registration rules allow eligible residents to register and vote in an election, even if they wait until Election Day. During the period of fourteen days through and including Election Day until 8:00 p.m., a registrant may cast a conditional provisional ballot at the Marin County Elections Department after delivering a properly executed affidavit of registration.
VISIT THE WEBSITE OF THE MARIN COUNTY ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT
LEARN MORE ABOUT CONDITIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION

Things Happening in Our Community

Free E-Waste Recycling Event. Bring your discarded electronic items to the second annual Floating Homes Association e-waste collection and recycling event from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 28. The event will take place in the Waldo Point parking lot at the intersection of Bridgeway and Gate 6 Road, conveniently located for drop off by foot, shopping cart, or car. Not sure what to bring? Electronic items such as small appliances, phones, computers, printers, and TVs of any size and shape, along with cords and cables, are all accepted free of charge. Please NO batteries, light bulbs, fridges, or hazardous waste. This event was originally scheduled for October 14.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE E-WASTE RECYCLING EVENT
Halloween Sausalito. 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 Tuesday, October 31. Sausalito's Parks and Recreation Department is proud to sponsor Halloween Sausalito for another year. 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 5:00 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 Courts
LEARN MORE ABOUT HALLOWEEN SAUSALITO
Seduced by a Song and a Dance. Often in a movie, sometimes on stage, there comes that magic moment when a song or a dance takes on a life of its own. Join film critic Peter Robinson on Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers as he explores musical scenes from classic movies and stage productions. Film clips will feature Bob Hope and Jimmy Cagney, The King and I, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and other unforgettable, iconic performances that will have you singing in the rain. This will be a fun, toe-tapping Sausalito Library event that celebrates song and dance.
SEE A CALENDAR OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Speakeasy Gala. Channel your inner Sally Stanford and celebrate Sausalito with 1920's exuberance at the annual Chamber of Commerce Gala and Fundraiser on Friday, November 3 at The Pines Mansion. This Speakeasy-themed event begins at 6:00 p.m. and will feature special rooms like Little Italy, Old Chinatown, the Gatsby Room, and the Sally Stanford Room. There will be live entertainment, plus a raffle and a silent auction. This year we're opening the event to all of Sausalito because "a little party never hurt nobody!" Tickets are $150 per individual or $275 per couple. The Pines is located at 33 Miller Avenue in Sausalito.
BUY TICKETS FOR THE SPEAKEASY GALA AND FUNDRAISER
Owls: Spies in the Sky. Please join us in a celebration of owls from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, November 3 at the Sausalito Library. This special program presented by Sausalito resident Robert Timineri will begin with an exploration of the evolution of birds and owls, from Archaeopteryx to the 10,000 species of birds extant today, including about twenty species of owls. Then we'll have a visit from two owls from WildCare, the wildlife hospital based in San Rafael. Sequoia and Trill will educate and enthrall the audience just as they have educated and enthralled thousands of visitors to WildCare. The second half of the program will feature Master Falconer Kate Marden, founder of West Coast Falconry in Marysville, who will present a Barn Owl, an Eastern Screech Owl, and a Great Horned Owl — and demonstrate the flight of one of these magnificent birds inside the Library! 
SEE A CALENDAR OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Waterfront Walking Tour. The General Plan Update currently underway in Sausalito is a community-wide planning effort. The update involves a review of existing conditions, the development of a refined vision for the City, and the establishment of goals and guiding principles towards reaching this vision of Sausalito. The Waterfront Walking Tour scheduled for Saturday, November 4 from 10:00 a.m. to noon is designed to give community members an opportunity to learn about the Sausalito waterfront with an on-the-ground look at buildings, land uses, and conditions in the area. Participants will have an opportunity to share their thoughts and aspirations about the future of the waterfront. The starting location is at Yee Tock Chee Park at 639 Bridgeway. If you plan to attend the Waterfront Walking Tour, please RSVP to info@sausalitogeneralplan.org.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
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, November 4 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. The next meeting is Sunday, November 19.
JOIN THE MEETUP GROUP AND RSVP FOR THE SAUSALITO WRITERS' CIRCLE
Benefit to Support the Sausalito Woman's Club Scholarship Fund. Put on your ball gown and dancing shoes and waltz the night away at a benefit to support the Sausalito Woman's Club Scholarship Fund. Imagine that you are in the heart of Vienna at the State Opera with wine, cocktails, and delectable hors d'oeuvres. Opera stars will sing Mozart, Johann and Richard Strauss, The Merry Widow, and Die Fledermaus, accompanied by renowned pianist Daniel Lockert. The event takes place on Saturday, November 4. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the program begins at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required by October 23. Please RSVP to Yvonne Spencer, 607 Main Street, Sausalito, CA 94965 with $65 payable to SWCSRF. The Sausalito Woman's Club is located at 120 Central Avenue.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO WOMAN'S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Sausalito Village Art Show Opening Reception. The 5th Annual Sausalito Village Art Show Opening Reception will be held on Sunday, November 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. inside the Sausalito Library. The exhibit will feature paintings and other works by members of Sausalito Village, a community of friendship and support among Sausalito's older residents. Sausalito Village authors will also be on hand displaying their work, and there will be food, drink, and music from a classical trio. Free rides from Call a Ride for Sausalito Seniors (CARSS) may be arranged by calling (415) 944-5474 before November 3. The art show will be available for viewing at the Sausalito Library during regular hours from November 5 through December 17. Special thanks to the Sausalito Art Festival Foundation for supporting this project!
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North Bay Fire Relief Food Drive. The Sausalito Woman's Club, in support of the SF-Marin Food Bank, will be accepting non-perishable food items for the victims of the North Bay fires on Wednesday, November 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. No glass containers, please. Bring donations to the Woman's Club at 120 Central Avenue in Sausalito. All food collected will be donated to the SF-Marin Food Bank for distribution as part of North Bay fire relief.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SF-MARIN FOOD BANK
Turn Your Radio On. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Sausalito's Marinship shipyard, the Sausalito Historical Society and the Sausalito Woman's Club will present a live reenactment of excerpts from a 1942 radio program about Marinship that was originally broadcast from the clubhouse of the Woman's Club. This special event will take place on Friday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m. inside the Sausalito Library. The program will feature a simulated live broadcast, enactments of interviews with workers at the shipyard, and song and dance entertainment. Following the show, the Sausalito Historical Society invites you to the opening of a new exhibit, The People of Marinship — Who They Were, Where They Came From, What They Did, and How They Did It. Marinship built 93 Liberty ships and tankers for the war effort between 1942 and 1945.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Beautification Day. Sausalito Beautiful will hold the fourth annual Beautification Day on Saturday, November 11. This year, the focus is on the Sausalito Post Office at 150 Harbor Drive in Sausalito. For Post Office Beautification Day, we will remove dead plants, add landscape fabric with mulch on top, and (if we have time) plant some new plants. The day will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at noon. Register to participate by sending an email to volunteer@sausalitobeautiful.org with your name, email address, and street address. Please note that pre-registration is required; details will be forwarded nearer the date to all who register.
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Caregiver Support Group. If you or someone you know is caring for a loved one with a dementia-related illness, consider joining the Caregiver Support Group in Southern Marin. The group meets on the second Saturday of each month. The next meeting will be held on Saturday, November 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Edgewater Room or Game Room on the lower level of Sausalito City Hall, 420 Litho Street. Led by professional, credentialed facilitators affiliated with the Alzheimer's Association of Northern California, the group offers caregivers of loved ones suffering with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, or other cognitive impairments the ability to exchange information, learn about solutions to problems, talk through challenges and ways of coping, share feelings and frustrations, and learn about available resources. Participants and their situations are assured complete confidentiality. For additional information, email caregivermarin@gmail.com.
VIEW A MAP SHOWING 420 LITHO STREET
Marinship and Marin City: Celebrating 75 Years. Everyone is invited to be part of the Veteran's Day celebration in Marin City, presented by Performing Stars of Marin. Festivities on Saturday, November 11, will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a parade starting at the 100 block of Drake Avenue and ending at Rocky Graham Park. The celebration will continue in Rocky Graham Park with a children's performance, plane flyover, entertainment, food, and a ceremony honoring veterans. The Sausalito Historical Society is a community partner for this event. For more information, please contact Felecia Gaston at (415) 332-8316 or performingstars@sbcglobal.net.
SEE A MAP SHOWING THE LOCATION OF ROCKY GRAHAM PARK
Sausalito Village Speaker Series. Chloe Cooke of the Marin County Department of Aging and Adult Services will make a presentation on Tuesday, November 14 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of Sausalito City Hall. Aging and Adult Services provides a multi-disciplinary system of services and support for older adults and persons with disabilities to promote quality of life and independence. Funding comes from the federal and state government and the County of Marin. All are welcome to attend this free event presented by Sausalito Village and Age Friendly Sausalito.
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Met Opera Preview. Join Tom Wilhite on Tuesday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall for a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of The Exterminating Angel by Thomas Adès, including background information about the composer and the opera and 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. This is the fifth year of Metropolitan Opera previews sponsored by the Sausalito Library.
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Sausalito Players. On Wednesday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m., Sausalito Players will present Ivan Menchell's play The Cemetery Club at the Sausalito Woman's Club, 120 Central Avenue. Admission is free and open to the public. The Cemetery Club is a poignant comedy about three Jewish widows who meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husbands' graves. This performance is directed by Jean Spaulding, with Brenda DeBruyn as stage manager and producer. The cast includes Marge MacLaury, Laurie Wright, Debbie Ford-Scriba, Jean Spaulding, and Eric Blomendale. Sausalito Players has successfully produced Reader's Theater for almost forty years. Actors read from the script while performing on stage. Light refreshments will be served. Carpooling is recommended. For more information, contact Sandra Macleod White at (415) 332-7060.
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Coloring & Doodling Party for Adults. Come relax and join the coloring party on Tuesday, November 21 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 bookmarks and buttons made from your artwork. Seating is limited for this free program. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Rebecca at rburgan@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4100 x502.
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