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News from the City of Sausalito
Sausalito Currents

Stories for the Week of October 13, 2017

City Council Grants Consent for Ferry Landing Project

Sausalito ferry landing
A Bridge District photo rendering of the plans approved on October 10
At the October 10 meeting of the City Council, the Council voted unanimously to grant consent, with conditions, for the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District's revised plans to remove the existing Sausalito ferry landing and build a new ferry landing.

The agreement came near the close of a 45-day review period for the City of Sausalito to make a determination on the project. The review period, which is stipulated by the Bridge District's 1995 lease with the City, began on August 31, 2017 and was set to expire on October 15, 2017.

The City Council vote granting consent for the project was a unanimous 4-0. The vote for consent included a list of 18 conditions of approval, which were accepted by the Bridge District.

The City of Sausalito's approval for the project brings an end to a process that began in September 2012 with the Bridge District's submission of an Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for a Golden Gate Sausalito Ferry Terminal Vessel Boarding Rehabilitation Project.

Construction of the new ferry landing is expected to get underway a year from now, in winter 2018, and be completed by the summer of 2020. Questions about the project may be directed to Lilly Whalen, Assistant City Manager and Sausalito City Clerk, at lwhalen@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4134.
 
WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE OCTOBER 10 CITY COUNCIL MEETING
READ THE CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FERRY LANDING PROJECT
VIEW THE BRIDGE DISTRICT'S REVISED PHOTO RENDERINGS

Sausalito and the North Bay Fires

Fire Map
A map of the fires in Sonoma and Napa counties
Fires continue to burn in Sonoma and Napa counties. Here in Sausalito, we face our own concerns about the unhealthy conditions caused by smoke from the fires. We also want to know what we can do to help the communities to the north of us. And we want to ensure we are prepared if a similar disaster were to strike Sausalito.

Unhealthy Air
Air conditions in Sausalito can change rapidly depending on wind and weather patterns. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has extended its health warning through the weekend and is advising residents to take the following precautions:
  • Reduce exposure to smoky air by remaining indoors with windows and doors closed, if possible and if safe
  • Limit outdoor activities to avoid unnecessary exposure if you smell smoke
  • Set air conditioning units and car vent systems to recirculate to prevent outside air from moving inside
  • Stay tuned to local media for changes in smoke or weather conditions
Elderly persons, children, and individuals with respiratory illnesses are particularly susceptible to elevated air pollution levels and should take extra precautions to avoid exposure.

People in heavy smoke-impacted areas that must remain in the area should, at minimum, use an N95 mask to help minimize breathing fine particles. N95 masks, when used properly, help filter fine particulates in wildfire smoke. Users should read and follow the manufacturer's directions carefully when using an N95 mask to maximize effectiveness. 

How We Can Help
Sausalito residents have already been helping by providing supplies to evacuation shelters in Marin. At this time, there is no need for additional supplies at the Marin County Emergency Volunteer Center, but it is likely that shelters will run low on essential items if the crisis continues. The City of Sausalito will post updates on our website and on social media advising residents of county and municipal requests for emergency supplies.

We are also helping by lending the support of our public safety personnel. Southern Marin Fire District firefighters and paramedics have been deployed to the North Bay. City of Sausalito police officers are contributing to a security detail in the region as part of a Marin County law enforcement team. The deployments will not affect Sausalito's public safety. Our police and fire departments remain fully staffed and prepared to address local emergencies.

Another way we can help is by making financial contributions in support of disaster relief. A list of charitable funds and organizations that are assisting with disaster response and recovery is available on the City website.

For those interested in volunteering, the Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) is overseeing volunteers and donations for Marin County. Visit the CVNL website to register as an emergency volunteer. More information is available on their Emergency Volunteer Center webpage. CVNL is also participating in a collaborative and unofficial North Bay Fire Donation and Volunteer Information page for the most current information about volunteering in the region.

Preparing for Disaster
Sausalito residents can also do their part to prevent and prepare for a catastrophic fire. An essential element in wildfire prevention is defensible space, the buffer between a house and the grass, trees, shrubs, or wildland area that surrounds it. This space is needed to slow or stop the spread of wildfire and protect the house from catching fire – either from direct flames or radiant heat exposure. The Southern Marin Fire Protection District recommends taking the following precautions in the area surrounding your house:
  • Remove all dead leaves, plants, grass, and weeds
  • Remove dead or dry leaves and pine needles from the roof and gutters
  • Trim trees regularly to keep branches a minimum of 10 feet from other trees
  • Remove branches that hang over a roof and keep dead branches 10 feet from chimneys
  • Move woodpiles away from the house
  • Remove or prune flammable plants and shrubs near windows
  • Remove vegetation and items that could catch fire from around and under decks, and from under roof overhangs and canopies
  • Create a separation between trees, shrubs, and items that could catch fire, such as patio furniture and swing sets
  • Cut or mow grass down to a maximum height of 4 inches
As we've learned from the evacuations in Sonoma and Napa, there are times in a disaster when you will need to abandon your house immediately to protect your life and the lives of your loved ones. The Sausalito Police Department recommends that every individual or family maintain an evacuation backpack or duffel bag, also known as a "go bag." Contained within your evacuation backpack are high-priority items that you will need with you if you are forced to make an immediate evacuation, such as:
  • Basic personal hygiene items for all family members
  • Extra eyeglasses
  • Special items for infants, elderly, or disabled family members
  • Flashlight, battery-operated radio, extra batteries, and an extra cell phone charger
  • Safety goggles, cotton gloves, and a dust mask for each family member to protect against smoke and heat in case of evacuating during a large fire
  • One change of clothes for each family member (focus on socks and underwear first)
  • Pet leash and/or carrying box and a small amount of pet food
  • List of important phone numbers, including your designated out-of-area contact
  • Emergency contact cards for each member of the family 
  • A home evacuation checklist with steps to take (if time allows) to give your home the best chance of surviving a wildfire
  • A list of irreplaceable possessions that you will take if you have time to evacuate via a vehicle – you will collect these items just before leaving your house
If you have any questions or concerns about the North Bay fires, or about preparing for a disaster, please contact the Sausalito Police Department at (415) 289-4170.
 
SEE A LIST OF LINKS TO INFORMATION RESOURCES ON THE NORTH BAY FIRES
VIEW THE CURRENT AIR QUALITY INDEX FOR THE BAY AREA
FIND MORE RESOURCES ON FIRE PREPAREDNESS AT FIRESAFE MARIN
FIND MORE RESOURCES ON DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AT READYMARIN
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Help Guide the Future of Sausalito's Neighborhoods and Parks

General Plan Update website
The City of Sausalito General Plan Update website
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.

This Saturday and next Wednesday, there will be events you can attend to get involved in the planning process.

Community Workshop: Sausalito's Unique Neighborhoods
Saturday, October 14 from 10:00 a.m. to noon
Bay Model Multipurpose Room, 2100 Bridgeway
This workshop will provide an opportunity for the Sausalito community to gather and discuss issues in land use, neighborhood character, growth management, and other emerging issues for Sausalito. We'll have a brief overview of the General Plan process to date and will break out into smaller groups for conversation on key topics.

Stakeholder Meeting: Parks, Recreation, and Public Facilities
Wednesday, October 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Edgewater Room, City Hall, 420 Litho Street
This stakeholder meeting will be held in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Commission, whose members will share their expertise and insight on Sausalito's parks, open spaces, recreational areas, trails, public facilities, and other public spaces. While we are inviting specific stakeholders to this meeting and will be having a focused discussion, members of the public are welcome to attend and provide comments on the items discussed.

Please note that the Waterfront Walking Tour scheduled for Saturday, October 14 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. has been canceled due to the health advisory issued by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. The walking tour will be rescheduled to a later date.

All community members are welcome and encouraged to attend the above events. If you plan to attend one or both of the events, please RSVP to info@sausalitogeneralplan.org.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
VIEW A MAP OF SAUSALITO'S NEIGHBORHOODS

License Plate Recognition Cameras Lead to Another Arrest

License Plate Recognition Cameras
Two of the City of Sausalito's license plate recognition cameras
At approximately 3:08 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, the Sausalito Police Department received an alert from our license plate recognition cameras of a stolen vehicle entering Sausalito from the north. The vehicle, a 1996 Honda, had been stolen from Richmond on October 11.
 
Sausalito police officers responded immediately and conducted a search of the area, locating the vehicle in the 1800 block of Bridgeway. When officers attempted to stop the Honda, a short vehicle pursuit ensued, lasting approximately two minutes and approaching speeds of 60 mph. When the Honda reached the intersection of Bridgeway and Gate 6 Road, it encountered stopped traffic and collided with two vehicles. The driver of the Honda then attempted to ram one of the vehicles out of the way. The pursuit ended when the Honda became stuck between the two vehicles it struck.

Sausalito police officers, with assistance from the Marin County Sheriff's Office, removed Alexander Warren (28 year-old resident of San Pablo) and Bianca Foreman (23 year-old resident of Berkeley) from the Honda without further incident and took them into custody. Luckily, no one was injured in the vehicle collision or when the Honda attempted to ram the other vehicle. 

Officers found narcotics paraphernalia, suspected stolen mail, and burglary tools in the Honda. Warren was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, assault with a deadly weapon other than firearm, conspiracy, evading, possession of narcotics paraphernalia, and possession of burglary tools. Warren is also on probation out of Contra Costa County for domestic violence, vehicle theft, possession of narcotics, and identity theft. Foreman was arrested for possession of stolen property, mail theft, and conspiracy. Both were booked into the Marin County Jail.

Since the City of Sausalito's license plate recognition camera system became operational on May 18, 2017, eight stolen vehicles have been recovered, leading to the arrest of eleven individuals.

The goals of the license plate recognition program are to alert law enforcement of wanted vehicles, aid post-crime investigations, and deter crime. Any questions about the license plate recognition may be directed to Lieutenant Bill Fraass at bfraass@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4170.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO POLICE DEPARTMENT

Jaws by the Bay on Friday, October 20

Outdoor Movie
The scene at outdoor movie night in 2016; this year the event will be in Gabrielson Park
Dun…dun. Dun…dun. Yes, you guessed it! Jaws is coming to Sausalito on our huge outdoor screen. For this year's Outdoor Movie Night, the Parks and Recreation Department will present Steven Spielberg's terrifying classic, Jaws (1975, 124 minutes)at Gabrielson Park on Friday, October 20. The movie will begin when the sun goes down at around 6:30 p.m. The event is free, just come with a blanket and find a spot on the grass. Popcorn will be sold, and you are welcome to bring your own picnic. Any questions about Outdoor Movie Night may be directed to the City of Sausalito Recreation Department at (415) 289-4152 or jmyers@sausalito.gov.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT: JAWS BY THE BAY

Get Ready for Halloween Sausalito

Halloween Parade
A scene from the start of the Halloween parade on Caledonia Street
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 the much anticipated Halloween Sausalito for another year. Here's the schedule of the day's events:

Child-Friendly Haunted House Preview – 4:15 to 5:00 p.m.
This year, the Haunted House will open early with a low-key, lights-on version for the little ones. The recommended donation is $5 per person and $20 per family.

Firefighter BBQ – 4:30 p.m.
Start your Halloween night with delicious hot dogs from Southern Marin Fire at Fire Station One, 333 Johnson Street.

Halloween Parade and Trick or Treat Lane – 6:00 p.m.
Ghouls, goblins, princesses, superheroes, cats, ghosts, and monsters of all sizes, shapes, and ages will line up at 5:45 p.m. at the corner of Johnson and Caledonia streets for this year's Halloween parade. The parade starts at 6:00 p.m. sharp and will march down Caledonia to Robin Sweeny Park, where Trick or Treat Lane will be set up for more Halloween fun. The Halloween Parade and activities in Robin Sweeny Park and the Recreation Center are sponsored by Sausalito Parks and Recreation, Caledonia Street merchants, and local community groups.

Howl'O'Ween Dog Costume Contest – 6:30 p.m.
Ghoulish greyhounds, devilish dachshunds, poodle princesses, and butterfly bulldogs are all welcome to participate in the Howl'O'Ween Dog Costume Contest. Dress up your pups and bring them with you on Halloween to compete in this free contest held at Robin Sweeny Park. The contest categories are Best Little Dog, Best Big Dog, and Best Couple (human and dog). The contest is sponsored by SoulMates Animal Care.

Haunted House – 6:15 p.m.
Come see what spooky terrors lurk in this year's annual Sausalito Haunted House. They're dying... to meet you! The Haunted House resides in the Game Room at City Hall. There is a special child-friendly version from 4:15 – 5:00 p.m. After that, the Haunted House reopens in full terror mode at 6:15 p.m. The recommended donation is $5 per person and $20 per family.

Haunted House Call for Volunteers
The Haunted House is volunteer planned, designed, and operated. If you want to help with this year's haunt, please call Recreation Supervisor Linda Finch at (415) 289-4152.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT HALLOWEEN SAUSALITO

State Expands Protections for Businesses That Donate Food

On October 9, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1219, the California Good Samaritan Food Donation Act. The new law strengthens and expands on the state's existing liability protections for restaurants, retailers, and manufacturers that donate surplus food.

A survey by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance revealed that 44% of manufacturers, 41% of restaurants, and 25% of retailers identified fear of liability as their primary barrier to food donation. By more explicitly stating the types of food donations that are protected, the California Good Samaritan Food Donation Act will help businesses better understand how they can safely donate food to those affected by hunger in their own communities.

According to the California Association of Food Banks, food insecurity affects 1 in 8 Californians, including 1 in 4 children. Meanwhile, 40% of food available in the United States is never eaten.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA GOOD SAMARITAN FOOD DONATION ACT

Recap of October 10 City Council Meeting

A regular meeting of the Sausalito City Council was held on Tuesday, October 10, 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: 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: Approved engagement. Adopted Resolution No. 5667.
  • 4C. Adopt a Resolution Amending the 2017-2018 Budget to Increase Appropriations and Incorporate a List of Projects Funded by Senate Bill 1: The Road Repair and Accountability Act (Read the Staff Report, Attachment 1- Draft Resolution)
Adopted Resolution No. 5668 Adopted Resolution No. 5669. Received and Filed. Received and Approved. Received and Approved.

Public Hearing Items: The Council adopted Resolution No. 5670 approving the Ferry Landing Project, including conditions as directed and amended by the Council. The Council also approved an amendment to the Lease Agreement with the District to allow for the temporary relocation of the gangway and float during construction, the location of the donut fender outside the leased area, and the location of the utility cabinets and trenches. Restrictions were placed on overnight docking and the loading and unloading of two vessels at a time. Additional amendments to the lease were also made at the meeting. Finally, the Council also approved the Pass Through Agreement and the City's proposed Second Addendum, dated October 4, 2017, to the District's Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) and supplement to the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP) for the Project to add Mitigation Measure AES-1. This appeal was withdrawn by the applicant in the afternoon of October 10, 2017. The Council removed this item from their agenda the evening of October 10 and did not consider the item, as the appeal was withdrawn.

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.

There will be a special Council meeting on October 17, 2017, with the open session due to commence at approximately 7:00 p.m. See this edition of the Currents for items on the agenda. The next regularly scheduled City Council meeting will be held on October 24, with the open session due to commence at approximately 7:00 p.m.
 
VIEW CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDAS AND VIDEO ARCHIVES

Upcoming October 17 Special City Council Meeting

There will be a special City Council meeting on Tuesday, October 17, 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, view the agenda and read the associated staff reports.

Consent Calendar: Matters listed under the Consent Calendar are considered routine and non-controversial, require no discussion, are expected to have unanimous Council support, and may be enacted by the Council in one motion in the form listed below: Business Items: Did you know you can watch City Council meetings live via webcast? You can also watch video recordings of past Council meetings on the City website. 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 October 24, with the open session due to commence at approximately 7:00 p.m.
 
VIEW CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDAS AND VIDEO ARCHIVES

Updates from Boards and Commissions

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.
Planning Commission. The following actions were taken at the Planning Commission meeting on October 4, 2017:
  • Approved a sign permit to allow for the installation of two wall and two window business-identification signs at the Firehouse Coffees & Teas shop at 317 Johnson Street.
  • Continued a design review permit request for the construction of a 250 square-foot, second-level addition, and other interior/exterior improvements, to an existing single-family residence at 121 Third Street. The project is continued to the December 20 meeting to allow the applicant to consider design changes, conduct more outreach, and provide a shade and shadow study. 
The next Planning Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers. The following items are scheduled:
  • Design Review Permit and Encroachment Agreement requests 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.
  • Design Review Permit and Modification to a Conditional Use Permit to allow exterior modifications and to 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.
  • Design Review Permit and Tentative Map request to allow the construction of a 526 square-foot, two-story addition to an existing two story condominium at 539 Easterby Street, and to expand the unit boundary to the extent of the existing and proposed decks.
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

Public Works. On Monday, October 16, Public Works staff will spend the day breaking down the seasonal bicycle storage area on Tracy Way to return it to use for vehicular traffic and parking. The Sausalito Police Department will assist in the effort. The work will take much of the day and will involve removing bike racks, bollards, ticket machines, and temporary fencing. The street will be open to regular use by 3:00 p.m. Questions may be directed to Maintenance Manager Loren Umbertis at (415) 289-4113 or lumbertis@sausalito.gov.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
Police. Pink patches from the Sausalito Police Department are now available for sale, with proceeds going to Zero Breast Cancer of Marin. If you wish to purchase a pink patch from the Sausalito Police Association, please contact Officer Christina Kazarian at ckazarian@sausalito.gov.

The Pink Patch Project was launched in 2015 by the Irwindale Police Department. The project's goals are to bring public awareness to breast cancer and support research combating the disease. Today, hundreds of police departments around the country are wearing their own pink patch to show their support. 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO POLICE DEPARTMENT

Things Happening in Our Community

Honeybees. Sausalito resident and biologist Jennifer Berry returns to the Sausalito Library on Friday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m. to tell us about honeybees. What began as a fascination with insects has slowly grown into a sideline business of raising and selling hives for Jennifer, and she'll be sharing stories of how the bees are doing in southern Marin and what it's like to tend them. Her tales will include how bees build comb in the wild, how they make honey, and how they communicate with one another, plus she will show off some of her strange and fascinating art projects where she enlists bees as collaborators. Over 100 people attended Jennifer's program, "The Coyotes of Sausalito," last spring.
SEE A CALENDAR OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Postponed: 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 14. 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 has been canceled due to the poor air quality. The e-waste event will now be held on Saturday, October 28.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE E-WASTE RECYCLING EVENT
Concert for Kids & Tot Art in the Park Edgewater Room. Presented by Sausalito Parks and Recreation and sponsored by the Sausalito Lions Club, the next monthly "Concert for Kids & Tot Art in the Park" event will be held on Saturday, October 14 at 10:30 a.m. in the Edgewater Room on the lower level of City Hall, 420 Litho Street. We've moved the event indoors due to the smoky conditions. The musical performer is Kenny Blacklock, who plays bluegrass and American folk songs for children. Music starts at 10:30 a.m. We will provide tables, chairs, and art supplies for the children's art project starting at 11:15 a.m.
SEE A CALENDAR OF UPCOMING PARKS AND RECREATION EVENTS
Community Workshop on Sausalito's Unique Neighborhoods. As part of the General Plan Update currently underway, the City of Sausalito will be hosting a community workshop to discuss Sausalito's unique neighborhoods on Saturday, October 14 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Bay Model Multipurpose Room, 2100 Bridgeway. This is a great opportunity for the community to gather and discuss issues related to land use, neighborhood character, growth management, and other emerging issues for Sausalito. We'll have a brief overview of the General Plan process to date and will break out into smaller groups for conversation on key topics. Please RSVP to info@sausalitogeneralplan.org or check the project website at sausalitogeneralplan.org
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
Open House at the Sausalito Yacht Club. The Sausalito Yacht Club invites the Sausalito community to an open house on Saturday, October 14, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Please come and check out the friendliest yacht club on the Bay. There will be a band and light snacks on what we hope will be a lovely October afternoon. Club members will be on hand to answer any questions. 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO YACHT CLUB
Reenactment of James v. Marinship. Joseph James's 1944 lawsuit against Marinship has been called "a major victory in the civil rights movement that upheld the federal prohibition on racial discrimination." This Performing Stars presentation on Saturday, October 14 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the First Missionary Church in Marin City features Marin City resident Tami Bell as Joseph James. Admission is free, with no RSVP necessary. Please arrive early, as seating is limited. This program is presented by the Sausalito Historical Society as part of the Marinship 75th anniversary celebration. The First Missionary Church is located at 501 Drake Avenue in Marin City.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Sausalito Wine Experience. Sausalito Sister Cities, in conjunction with Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa and Poggio Trattoria, is staging the first annual Sausalito Wine Experience on Sunday, October 15 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. The event will be held in the elegant Alexandrite Suite in The Mansion at the Casa Madrona. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Sausalito Sister City organization and its programs with Cascais (Portugal), Vina del Mar (Chile), and Sakaide (Japan). A premier wine tasting event with honorary chairs Bill and Will Harlan of Harlan Estates and Promontory Winery, the afternoon will feature prominent and iconic wineries as well as food from Copita, Poggio, Seafood Peddler, Sushi Ran, and the Trident. For tickets and more information about the event, visit www.sausalitowineexperience.org.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO WINE EXPERIENCE
Art Reception in City Hall. The Sausalito Foundation is proud to announce the addition of a major work of art to the Foundation art collection that hangs in Sausalito City Hall. Bruce Forrester's photograph, The San Rafael, will be the collection's newest addition. Join us on Sunday, October 15 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the Litho Street lobby of Sausalito City Hall. Refreshments will be served, and copies of Bruce's new book will be available for purchase.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO FOUNDATION
Extra Garbage Pickup. Sausalito's garbage services provider, Bay Cities Refuse, will hold its "Fall Pickup" the week of October 16 through 20. On your usual garbage collection day that week, Bay Cities will collect up to one additional cubic yard of refuse, the equivalent of seven plastic garbage bags. All material must be placed in bags, boxes, or containers and placed at the curb by 6:00 a.m. There is no charge to dispose of the additional refuse. All material from the extra garbage pickup will be taken to landfill. As always, place recyclable materials in your blue bin and green waste (yard and food waste) in your green bin or in reusable 30-gallon paper bags. There is never a limit to how much yard waste you may place at the curbside. Reusable items should be donated to Goodwill or the Salvation Army
LEARN MORE ABOUT GARBAGE AND RECYCLING IN SAUSALITO
Coloring & Doodling Party for Adults. Come relax and join the coloring party on Tuesday, October 17 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.
SEE A CALENDAR OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Around the World in a Small Boat. Two time near global circumnavigator Bob Lorenzi writes, "Blue water cruisers tend to forget the worst moments and experiences as they move on: the sleepless nights, the meal that ends up on the sole, the corrupt customs officials. We remember the best crossings, the pod of killer whales, the seabird sleeping overnight on the boom, the hustle and bustle of the open markets, the sights, smells and sounds." Please join us on Tuesday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room to hear Bob share his experiences and short video takes of his most recent near global circumnavigation, the second of two lasting 4.5 years each (2000 - 2005 and 2009 - 2014). Bob's boat is Armido, a Nor'Sea 27' sloop built by Heritage Marine in 1977 at Dana Point, California. Armido is presently tethered to a port mooring in Richardson Bay.
SEE A CALENDAR OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Klimt and Rodin: An Artistic Encounter. Join Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco docent Victoria Kirby on Thursday, October 19 at 2:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers for a discussion of the masterpieces of Gustav Klimt and the Legion of Honor's Rodin collection. The first Klimt exhibition of this size to be presented on the West Coast, this is an extraordinary opportunity for Bay Area audiences to view the work of this great Austrian master of Modernism. The exhibition features works from the artist's estate in Vienna and the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, the largest collection of Klimt paintings in the world. The Legion of Honor exhibit will be on view from October 14 to January 28. This program is presented by the Sausalito Library, with generous funding from the Friends of the Library.
SEE A CALENDAR OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Outdoor Movie Night. Get on board Sausalito's second Outdoor Movie Night with a free showing of Jaws (1975, 124 minutes) on Friday, October 20. The show will start at sundown (i.e. sometime between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m.) at Gabrielson Park in downtown Sausalito. Bring blankets or folding chairs to sit on. Popcorn will be available for purchase. Any questions about Outdoor Movie Night may be directed to the City of Sausalito Recreation Department at (415) 289-4152 or jmyers@sausalito.gov.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT
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 22 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room. The group typically meets twice a month, on Sundays from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Your host at this Sausalito Library program is recently relocated Sausalito resident, published author, and experienced workshop facilitator, Cindy Knoebel. If interested in attending, please join our Meetup group and RSVP
JOIN THE MEETUP GROUP AND RSVP FOR THE SAUSALITO WRITERS' CIRCLE
Right on the Edge. Shawnecee Schneider will make a presentation about her recent six-week voyage in search of the North Pacific Right Whale aboard the Deep Green Wilderness vessel Orion. The program will take place on Wednesday, October 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Spaulding Marine Center, 600 Gate 5 Road in Sausalito. Shawnecee will also screen her last film project with Deep Green Wilderness, The Unknown Sea: A Voyage on the Salish, a film that investigates the historical, political and ecological factors that went into the recognition of our newest inland sea.
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Hillside Gardening. Join us on Thursday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers to learn all about hillside gardening. This program presented by Marin Master Gardener Mary Warner will focus on site analysis and selecting plants that can be most successful growing on a hillside. You'll also get recommendations for dealing with microclimates, open slopes, soil types, and predators. Mary Warner has lived in Corte Madera's Chapman Park since 1993. Until she retired and started her own hillside garden, the precipitous slope around her home was pretty much left to the deer and the elements. Mary has been a UC Marin Master Gardener since 2010. This program is co-sponsored by Sausalito Beautiful and the Sausalito Library.
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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 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 Street and Caledonia Street.
  • Spooky Parade down Caledonia Street: 6:00 p.m.
  • Dog Costume Contest: 6:30 p.m. in Robin Sweeny Park
  • Haunted House: 6:15 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in City Hall (suggested donation is $5 per person or $20 per family)
  • Trick or treating: begins after the parade and continues until 8:00 p.m. at the Robin Sweeny Park Basketball Courts
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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.
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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.
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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! 
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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.
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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.
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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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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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