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News from the City of Sausalito
Sausalito Currents

Stories for the Week of April 12, 2019

City Recognizes Volunteers at Annual Event

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Decorations and a memorial display at the volunteer event on April 9
The City of Sausalito thanked its volunteers at the annual Volunteer Recognition Event at the Spinnaker restaurant on Tuesday, April 9. More than 125 volunteers attended the evening event, which began with a social hour and hors d'oeuvres, followed by brief speeches from Mayor Joe Burns and representatives from the City's seven departments. The event concluded with dessert, coffee, and more time for socializing.

Invitations to the event went out to 306 area residents who served on one or more of the service organizations that supported the City in 2018. These organizations range from City boards and commissions, to local nonprofits like Sausalito Sister Cities and Sausalito Beautiful, to volunteer groups that work in the library and at City events.

Three longtime volunteers who passed away in recent months were also recognized at the event: Lou Wilkinson and Dorothy Gibson of the police department's Volunteers in Public Safety (VIPS) and Steefenie Wicks of the Sausalito Historical Society.

Interested in volunteering? There are volunteer opportunities in Sausalito that are suitable to a broad range of interests and abilities. If you would like to become a volunteer and join us at next year's recognition party, please send an email message to currents@sausalito.gov or visit the Volunteer Opportunities page on the City website.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN SAUSALITO

City Hires Firm to Develop Strategy for Mudslide Debris

Debris Pile
The debris pile at Crescent Avenue
On Monday, April 8, the City of Sausalito entered into a professional services contract with Harris & Associates of Concord, California, to assist the City in developing a recovery strategy for the mudslide that took place on February 14, 2019. The recovery strategy will include scope, schedule, and cost estimates for debris removal, infrastructure design, permitting, construction, and financing. The project manager for Harris & Associates is Eric Vaughn, who recently managed a similar project for the Paradise Irrigation District in the aftermath of the Camp Fire in the fall of 2018.
 
A tentative project schedule was included with the contract, with the caveat that, "flexibility in [the] implementation schedule should be anticipated due to site conditions, stakeholder engagement, FEMA and Cal OES responsiveness, responsiveness to RFPs for contractors, weather, and other variables." The tentative schedule is as follows:
  • April 2019: Develop recovery strategy
  • May and June 2019: Create debris removal plan
  • July to September 2019: Remove debris
  • November and December 2019: Complete project, submit requests for reimbursement to state and federal agencies
The April 8 contract with Harris and Associates covers only the development of a recovery strategy. The City of Sausalito expects to enter into additional contracts with Harris & Associates and other firms as we move through the cleanup process.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FEBRUARY 14 MUDSLIDE

Rehabilitation Planned for Boat Shop and Marina at Fort Baker

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The Fort Baker boat shop and marina complex
The National Park Service is seeking a commercial partner for the boat shop and marina complex at Fort Baker. The partner that emerges at the end of a review process will be responsible for rehabilitating the existing facilities and operating a new waterfront community center. Suggested elements for the new community center include a restaurant and bar, an event venue, and a public marina for day use. 

Fort Baker is located on waterfront property between Sausalito and the Golden Gate Bridge. From the early 1900s until the 1990s, Fort Baker was an army post. In 1995, ownership was transferred to the National Park Service and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The boat shop and marina complex at Fort Baker consists of an 8,200-square foot main building, three smaller outbuildings, a deck, and a guest dock.

Prospective partners for the boat shop and marina project have until June 12, 2019, to respond to a request for qualifications. The National Park Service will then review the submissions and, in late 2019, release a short list of candidates for further consideration. The park service expects that the partner that is ultimately awarded with the project will begin rehabilitation of the complex in 2020 or 2021, with an expected 20-year lease for operations.

The National Park Service is planning to hold a community workshop on the Fort Baker project in Sausalito City Hall on Monday, June 17. When available, details will be published in Sausalito Currents and on the City website.

More information about the project can be found on the Fort Baker Historic Boat Shop RFQ web page. Any questions about the project may be directed to National Park Service Project Manager Christopher Fryday at chris_fryday@nps.gov. A printed copy of the request for qualifications packet is available at the reference desk of the Sausalito Library.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PLAN TO REHABILITATE THE FORT BAKER BOAT SHOP
READ AN ARTICLE ABOUT THE PROJECT FROM THE MARIN IJ
DOWNLOAD THE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS DOCUMENT

Road Work Scheduled for Caledonia Street and Spencer Avenue

Caledonia Street
Pavement conditions on Caledonia Street
As part of the City's 2018 Streets Project, a City contractor will be performing crack sealing on Caledonia Street and Spencer Avenue on Monday, April 15 and Tuesday, April 16. The work on Caledonia Street will be between Napa Street and Johnson Street. The work on Spencer Avenue will be between Prospect Avenue and the Highway 101 frontage road. Construction hours are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Crews from Paving Construction Services, Inc. will post no parking signs in the areas where they will be working. The signs will be removed after there has been sufficient time for the crack seal to dry.  

Caledonia Street and Spencer Avenue will remain open and under flagger control while work is underway, but drivers are advised to find alternate routes around both construction areas to avoid delays. Delays are likely to be the longest for drivers going to or coming from the highway via Spencer Avenue.

In late April or early May, the contractor will return to microsurface the roadway and restore pavement markings along the same segments of Caledonia and Spencer. This work will require road closures in the areas where the microsurface is being applied. Microsurface is a protective seal coat which extends the life of pavement.

Any questions about this project or other streets projects in Sausalito may be directed to Senior Civil Engineer Andrew Davidson at adavidson@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4180. Road work on Caledonia Street and Spencer Avenue was originally scheduled to begin in late 2018 but was postponed until after the rainy season.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 2018 STREETS PROJECT

Find Bargains at the City Wide Yard Sale on April 27

City Wide Yard Sale
A scene from the spring 2017 City Wide Yard Sale
With more than 80 different seller booths, the City of Sausalito's semiannual City Wide Yard Sale is a great place to find treasures at affordable prices. The spring yard sale returns to the MLK parking lot and basketball courts on Saturday, April 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is free.

The MLK parking lot and basketball courts are located at 610 Coloma Street. Any questions about the City Wide Yard Sale may be directed to Recreation Supervisor Julie Myers at (415) 289-4152 or jmyers@sausalito.gov
 
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Upcoming City Council Meeting on April 16

There will be a regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, with the open session beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 420 Litho Street. The following agenda snapshot provides highlights only. For more information and additional items, please view the agenda and read the associated staff reports.

Consent Calendar: Business Items: Other Council Business: 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 April 30, 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

Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee. The role of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee is to provide the City Council with recommendations on bicycle and pedestrian circulation in the community. The committee's current priorities are the General Plan, safe routes to school, and congestion management: 
  • General Plan. We are focused on updating the Circulation Element with visionary guidance and accurate documentation, ensuring our community is both prepared and well served in the rapidly changing landscape of mobility and transportation (e.g. e-bikes, rideshare, autonomous vehicles)
  • Safe Routes to School. We are committed to providing safe, easy-to-navigate, and fun options for our students to get from home to school and back again (e.g. bike lanes, crosswalks, crossing guards)
  • Congestion Management. We are excited by a variety of projects supporting locals and visitors alike, each one critical to protecting, accessing, and/or enjoying Sausalito safely, whether experienced by bus, boat, car, foot, or bike (e.g. parking, bike lanes, crosswalks, tour buses, ferry landing design)
Previous meeting. The Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee held a regular meeting on Monday, March 18 in the City Hall Council Chambers. Topics on the agenda included the bicycle route through Sausalito, the bike lanes on Bridgeway between Princess and Richardson streets, and the committee's mission statement. Watch the video recording of the meeting

Upcoming meeting. The next meeting of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee will be a special meeting held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 15 in the City Hall Council Chambers. Meeting topics will include the General Plan Update, safe routes to school, and steps, paths, and walkways in Sausalito.

All meetings of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee are open to the public and are also live streamed and video recorded. The staff liaison is Chief of Police John Rohrbacher. The Council liaison is Joe Burns. Bjorn Griepenburg serves as the liaison of the Marin County Bicycle Coalition. Questions, comments, and project ideas may be directed to pbac@sausalito.gov or jrohrbacher@sausalito.gov.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Outreach, MLK, IT, Transportation (OMIT) Committee. The OMIT Committee is a standing subcommittee of the Sausalito City Council tasked with reviewing City operations in the areas of outreach, information technology, transportation, and the MLK, Jr. Campus. The membership consists of two representatives from the Sausalito City Council.

Previous meeting. The OMIT Committee met on Tuesday, February 19. At the meeting, the committee reviewed a letter of intent for two available suites at the MLK, Jr. Campus and confirmed the OMIT meeting schedule for 2019.

Upcoming meeting. The next meeting of the OMIT Committee will be held on Tuesday, April 16 at 10:00 a.m. in the City Hall Conference Room. Topics on the agenda include MLK tenants Lycée Français, Richard Morton, and Gary Ferber; City property leases with Cass Gidley Marina, Gene Hiller Menswear, and the Sausalito Yacht Club; and a review of the updated MLK page on the City website.

Any questions about the OMIT Committee may be directed to Assistant City Manager/Administrative Services Director Yulia Carter at ycarter@sausalito.gov or Acting Management Analyst Amy Turner at aturner@sausalito.gov. All meetings of the OMIT Committee are open to the public, with time available for public comment.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE OMIT COMMITTEE
Planning Commission. The role of the Planning Commission is to review applications for design review and land use entitlements, as set forth in planning and zoning laws of the City and the state, and perform other such duties as specified in the Sausalito Municipal Code.

Previous meeting. The following actions were taken at the meeting of the Planning Commission on April 3:
  • Upheld the appeal of a Community Development Department determination of the front property line at Lot 5 of Wolfback Estates (99 Wolfback Ridge Road)
  • Continued to May 29 a retroactive design review permit for the expansion of a second floor deck at 27 Central Avenue
  • Approved a tree removal permit to remove one giant yucca tree (Yucca gigantea) at 26 Atwood Avenue
  • Continued to a date uncertain a design review permit for a 1,517-square-foot addition to an existing non-conforming triplex, the conversion of a non-conforming triplex into a duplex, a tree removal permit, and a lot merger at 28 Lower Crescent Avenue
Watch the video recording of the April 3 meeting

Upcoming meeting. There will be a regular meeting of the Planning Commission in the Council Chambers of City Hall at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17. The following item is on the agenda:
  • A design review permit and encroachment agreement to construct a new 642-square-foot detached two-car garage and associated retaining walls at 76 Cazneau Avenue
All Planning Commission meetings are open to the public and are also 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 at (415) 289-4128. The department's 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
Business Advisory Committee. The Business Advisory Committee is a standing subcommittee of the Sausalito City Council. Its nine members are tasked with evaluating the economy of the City of Sausalito, identifying actions to promote the economic health of the business community, and performing other duties as requested by the City Council.

Previous meeting. The Business Advisory Committee met on March 21. At the meeting, the committee continued a discussion related to the General Plan Update. The members decided to edit and finalize the summary from the special meeting that was held on March 6 to discuss the Caledonia retail area. The Caledonia retail area summary will be added to a General Plan Economic Element and Economic Development Report Recommendations document that also includes sections on the downtown retail area and the Marinship.

Upcoming meeting. The next regular meeting of the Business Advisory Committee will be held on Thursday, April 18 at 8:00 a.m. in the City Hall Conference Room. The agenda includes the approval of the edited report from the Caledonia Retail Subcommittee and the scheduling of a joint meeting with the Hospitality Business Development Committee.

Any questions about the Business Advisory Committee may be directed to Assistant City Manager/Administrative Services Director Yulia Carter at ycarter@sausalito.gov or Acting Management Analyst Amy Turner at aturner@sausalito.gov. All meetings of the Business Advisory Committee are open to the public, with time available for public comment.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BUSINESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Hospitality Business Development Committee. The role of the Hospitality Business Development Committee is to promote the hospitality and tourism industry in Sausalito and make recommendations to the City Council. Membership of the committee consists of two representatives from the hotel industry, two representatives from the restaurant industry, and two representatives from the Chamber of Commerce.

Previous meeting. The Hospitality Business Development Committee met on Thursday, April 4. At the meeting, the committee received presentations from three prospective marketing and public relations companies: Sojern, Lisa Demoney, and Greg Stern.

Upcoming meeting: The next meeting of the Hospitality Business Development Committee will be held on Thursday, April 18 at 10:00 a.m. in the City Hall Conference Room. Agenda items include the continuation of a discussion on hiring a PR company.

Any questions about the Hospitality Business Development Committee may be directed to Parks and Recreation Director Mike Langford at (415) 289-4126 or mlangford@sausalito.gov. All meetings of the Hospitality Business Development Committee are open to the public, with time available for public comment.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HOSPITALITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

News from City Departments

Community Development. Does your property have an unpermitted accessory dwelling unit (ADU) or junior accessory dwelling unit (JADU)? If the answer is yes, you have a rare opportunity to legalize it during the City of Sausalito's reopened ADU/JADU amnesty period from March 31, 2019, until March 31, 2020.

Accessory dwelling units are small units accessory to a primary dwelling unit that have exterior access and kitchen and bathroom facilities. Junior accessory dwelling units are limited to 500 square feet in size and are typically created from bedrooms within existing dwellings that have an entrance into the existing dwelling and a separate entrance to the outside. JADUs are required to have separate cooking facilities but are allowed to have shared bathroom facilities with the main house.

During the amnesty period, property owners of existing unpermitted ADUs and JADUs may apply to legalize the unit. Only unpermitted ADUs established prior to January 1, 2012, and unpermitted JADUs established prior to June 30, 2018, qualify. During the amnesty period, the permit fee for amnesty ADUs and JADUs is also reduced, and the process for legalizing the unit is simplified.

To find out more information about the ADU/JADU amnesty period, visit the public counter of the Community Development Department in City Hall or contact Associate Planner Katie Faulkner at kfaulkner@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4135. Questions about the amnesty process will not result in code enforcement against your property.
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Things Happening in Our Community

Remembering Grace Kelly. From Hollywood to Monaco, from silver screen to royal palace, Grace Kelly's career was filled with dramatic and defining moments. Join KALW movie critic Peter Robinson inside the Sausalito Library at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12 for an entertaining look at Grace Kelly's life and film performances, including clips from Rear Window, High Noon, To Catch a Thief, and High Society.
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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, April 13 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
Open House at Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center. The IDESST Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center will be hosting its annual open house at 511 Caledonia Street between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. Everyone is invited to drop by. The event will be an opportunity for those who may be unfamiliar with the center to visit and learn more. In the morning, some of the center's members will be making both Malassadas (Portuguese donuts) and Arroz Doce (rice pudding). If you are interested in learning how they are made, or just in sampling the results, you should stop by early. Questions may be directed to Mike Moyle at history@idesst.org.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE IDESST SAUSALITO PORTUGUESE CULTURAL CENTER
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, April 14 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room. Your host at this Sausalito Library program is Sausalito resident, published author, and experienced workshop facilitator Cindy Knoebel. If interested in attending, please join our Meetup group and RSVP. The Writers' Circle typically meets twice per month.
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Shut Up & Write! Sausalito. Looking to spark your writing in the company of other writers? Whether you're writing – or wanting to write – a script, a book, a blog, a short story, a poem, or a song, Shut Up & Write!™ Sausalito is the place to be. Join us on Monday, April 15 and every Monday morning from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room on the ground floor of the Sausalito Fire Station at 333 Johnson Street. Writing prompts will be offered to get you started, and those who wish to may share their writing in the last 15 minutes. Sausalito writer A.T. Lynne is the host. There is no charge to participate.
LEARN MORE ABOUT SHUT UP AND WRITE! SAUSALITO
An Evening of Poetry. The Sausalito Library and the Sausalito Woman's Club invite you to an Evening of Poetry on Wednesday, April 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Woman's Club, 120 Central Avenue. This special gathering will celebrate some of the outstanding poetry of today. Hear readings from entrepreneurs, teachers, clergy, and community leaders, along with special guest appearances by award-winning SLAM poets from local high schools — brave new voices bringing the noise from the margins to the core. Free admission. No-host bar. Parking is available at Christ Church, or make a reservation with Call a Ride for Sausalito Seniors (CARSS) before April 15: (415) 944-5474. 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO WOMAN'S CLUB
Recovery and Demise in California's Marine Protected Areas. Join Dirk Rosen, founder and Executive Director of Marine Applied Research and Exploration (MARE), for a special program about the health, biodiversity, and challenges down deep along our California coast. MARE was formed to fill the knowledge gap in deep-sea ecosystems through the deployment of remotely operated vehicles. This presentation at Spaulding Marine Center from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 will discuss MARE's collaborative work with the Department of Fish and Wildlife deploying remotely operated vehicles to document changes to fish and invertebrate populations. Spaulding Marine Center is located at 600 Gate 5 Road.
LEARN MORE ABOUT SPAULDING MARINE CENTER
Estate Planning Basics. Who needs an estate plan? Chances are you do. Estate planning is a process designed to help you manage and preserve your assets while you are alive, and to conserve and control their distribution after your death according to your goals and objectives. But what estate planning means to you specifically depends on who you are. Please join Jeanie Schwarz from Sausalito-based Lumina Financial Consultants in the City Hall Council Chambers at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 to learn what you should consider to ensure your estate is protected for you and your family. Jeanie is a Certified Financial Planner and an expert in personal financial management with over 18 years of experience.
SEE A SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Easter Parade and Egg Hunt. The Easter Bunny will be hopping into Sausalito on Saturday, April 20. This year's parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the corner of Johnson and Caledonia streets. We will then march to Robin Sweeny Park for children's Easter egg hunts by age group, followed by live music from Tim Cain. After the egg hunts, there will be an Easter bonnet contest judged by members of the Sausalito Woman's Club. The 39th Annual Easter Parade and Egg Hunt is presented by the Sausalito Parks and Recreation Department.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EASTER PARADE AND EGG HUNT
Let's Dance Western. It's going to be a honky-tonk kind of night at the Sausalito Woman's Club on Saturday, April 20. There will be snacks, chili, hot dogs with all the condiments, and a no-host bar. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Pat Ronzone and Joe Bellis are scheduled to perform, and there will be a professional caller. Tickets are $15 at the door. If planning to attend, please RSVP to the Sausalito Woman's Club at (415) 332-2700. 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO WOMAN'S CLUB
Coloring and Doodling Party for Adults. Come relax and join the coloring party on Tuesday, April 23 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall. We provide a stress-free atmosphere, soothing music, and delicious refreshments so you can unleash your imagination. The Sausalito Library provides all coloring supplies, and we can help you make bookmarks and buttons from your artwork. Seating is limited for this free program. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Rebecca Burgan at rburgan@sausalito.gov.
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Getting Started with Your Mac. This introductory class presented by the Sausalito Library is designed to get you comfortable with the current Mac operating system, macOS 10.14 Mojave. On Thursday, April 25 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall, you will learn about basic setup and customizations, and familiarize yourself with the interface. We will touch on the basics of System Preferences, Safari, Mail, Time Machine, and file management. Instructor Jon Hartman is a computer consultant specializing in Apple devices who also teaches classes at the libraries in Mill Valley and Tiburon. No RSVP necessary.
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Tomato and Vegetable Basics. Join us on Thursday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers for a primer on growing your own tomatoes and other vegetables in Marin County. You'll hear about the basics of planting, watering, and maintaining your plants. You'll also learn which varieties grow well in our area and how to deal with common challenges. Presenter Joe Jennings is a Marin Master Gardener who grows vegetables year-round in his home garden. This program is co-sponsored by Sausalito Beautiful and the Sausalito Library.
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City Wide Yard Sale. Sausalito's City Wide Yard Sale is a great event for bargain hunters and window shoppers, featuring more than 80 seller booths at the MLK parking lot and basketball courts. The spring yard sale will take place on Saturday, April 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is free. Residents of Sausalito and surrounding towns use this biannual event as an opportunity to clear out their garages and offer up treasures at bargain-basement prices.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SPRING CITY WIDE YARD SALE
Marin Wildfire Forum. Wildfire prevention and emergency preparedness are countywide priorities. Sausalito residents are invited to a special Marin Wildfire Forum on Saturday, May 4 to learn what they can do to protect their homes and what we can do together to make Marin as wildfire-safe and emergency-ready as possible. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Embassy Suites, 101 McInnis Parkway in San Rafael.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MARIN WILDFIRE FORUM
Art Making Through the Ecstatic Experience. Local artist Bret Arenson has explored the use of the ecstatic experience as a creative impetus in both visual arts and in performance. After discovering an automatic response within him on a fateful night fifteen years ago, he has applied this ecstatic response to a wide variety of creative projects, including ongoing street performances and large scale ambient works. At this program inside the Sausalito Library at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, Bret will talk about his experiences in the unfolding of his ecstatic discoveries, his application of ecstatic automatism to the art making process, and bringing forth creative ecstatic experience into a modern context. Bret Arenson's exhibit "Forest Fog (Afterglow In The Elements)" is on display inside the Sausalito Library through May 11.
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Met Opera Preview. The Sausalito Public Library's Met Opera Preview series for 2018-19 comes to an end on Tuesday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall with a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Dialogues des Carmélites by Francis Poulenc. Host Tom Wilhite will present background information about the opera and composer, followed by a plot synopsis that includes a selection of audio and video clips from past performances. Tom's preview takes place on the Tuesday before the Saturday morning Live in HD simulcast from the Met. All are welcome.
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Fado at The Pines V. You are cordially invited to an evening of petiscos, wines, and Portuguese fado music. The national song of Portugal, fado is intimately intertwined with Portuguese food, wine, and culture. This year's event will mark the first appearance of Fado de Coimbra fadistas in Northern California. Fado at The Pines V will be held on Saturday, May 18 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at The Pines mansion at 33 Miller Avenue in Sausalito. The event is a benefit to support the Youth Sailing Exchange between Cascais, Portugal and Sausalito. A limited number of tickets remain at prices ranging from $90 to $125.
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