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News from the City of Sausalito
Sausalito Currents

Stories for the Week of March 8, 2019

Update on the February 14 Mudslide

Mudslide and Carport
At left, the damaged parking deck at 406/408 Sausalito Boulevard
Below are the latest updates from the site of the mudslide that occurred in the area of Sausalito Boulevard and Crescent Avenue on February 14, 2019:
  • On March 11, City staff and a City contractor will attempt to remove the damaged parking deck from 406/408 Sausalito Boulevard. The parking deck is lodged against the duplex at 402/404 Sausalito Boulevard. Once the parking deck is removed, it should be possible to make a structural assessment of 402/404 Sausalito Boulevard.
  • Public Works staff would like to see a week of dry weather and a 10-day prediction of dry weather before reopening Sausalito Boulevard to through traffic. A key indicator will be when there is no water seeping down from the slide area.
  • On March 6, the red tag was lifted on the structure at 63 Crescent Avenue, meaning that it is now safe for residents to return to the upper and lower units. The removal of the red tag was accompanied by conditions related to long-term repairs. The structure remains without gas service due to a failed pressure test on March 4.
  • City staff and representatives from the Marin County Office of Emergency Services (Marin OES) are scheduled to meet on Tuesday, March 12 to discuss the cleanup of the debris field and request additional assistance from the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are also expected to be in attendance.
Questions about the mudslide on February 14 may be directed to the following dedicated phone line at the Sausalito Police Department: (415) 289-4151. Please leave a detailed message. The police department will put you in contact with the City staff member best able to answer your questions.

If you are a tenant or property owner affected by the mudslide and you would like to meet with City Manager Adam Politzer, please contact City Clerk Serge Avila at (415) 289-4134 or savila@sausalito.gov.
 
GET THE LATEST UPDATES ON THE MUDSLIDE AT SAUSALITO BOULEVARD
VIEW THE SAUSALITO FORECAST FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

Mudslide Closes North Street Steps

Barriers at North Street Steps
The cement barrier marking the closure of the North Street Steps at Bridgeway
A mudslide on the slope above Bridgeway at Tiffany Park occurred overnight on Tuesday, March 5. Mud and debris broke loose from the slope and covered a portion of the North Street Steps, which run along the perimeter of the park and connect North Street with Bridgeway. The steps and a portion of Tiffany Park remain closed until debris can be removed and stabilization measures can be put into place. When available, updates on the status of the mudslide site and the steps will be published in Sausalito Currents
 
VIEW A MAP SHOWING THE LOCATION OF THE NORTH STREET STEPS

Construction Equipment Vandalized at Dunphy Park

Repairs underway on the damaged drivetrain of a construction vehicle
Excavators belonging to a City contractor were vandalized on two separate occasions at the Dunphy Park construction site in late February 2019. In one incident, the drivetrain of an excavator was damaged. In the second incident, another excavator had its drivetrain damaged and one of its windows broken. Total estimated damage is $15,000.

If you have any information about either of these incidents, please contact Detective Justin Ritz of the Sausalito Police Department at (415) 289-4190 or jritz@sausalito.gov. If you observe any suspicious activity at the Dunphy Park construction site, please call 9-1-1.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DUNPHY PARK IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO POLICE DEPARTMENT

Friday Evening Programs at the Sausalito Library

Friday Evening Program
The audience at a recent Friday evening program inside the Sausalito Library 
The Sausalito Library will soon be embarking on another series of Friday evening programs inside the library. The spring 2019 series runs from Friday, March 15 until Friday, April 12. Programs begin at 7:30 p.m. and are typically one hour long. Seating is limited, so please arrive early!
  • Friday, March 15 at 7:30 pm.
    The Ships That Built the West
    Join us for a photo presentation by maritime historian Olaf Engvig about the ships and seamen from Scandinavia that helped build the West Coast during the years 1880 to 1945. Featured will be the stories of the steam schooner Wapama and the hybrid ship Værdalen. The Værdalen is now the sole survivor of the famed "Scandinavian Navy" of commercial vessels that plied the West Coast. 
     
  • Friday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m.
    The Houseboat War That Didn't Happen
    In the midst of the Houseboat Wars of the mid-70s, one group of citizens chose to envision and work towards what they wanted, rather than fight what they didn't want. The result was the design and creation of the only neighborhood and dock that was constructed without a fight — an integrated community called the South 40. In this special program, Michael Rex, the architect who led the effort, will tell stories and present pictures and drawings from that tumultuous time.
     
  • Friday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m.
    Enid Foster: Sausalito's Greatest Forgotten Artist
    In 1958, new Sausalito residents Carol and Allan Hayes met Enid Foster when they bought one of her paintings. As their friendship developed, Enid introduced Allan and Carol to the thriving Sausalito art colony that revolved around her. Enid had been an internationally respected artist before 1920, but the critics, curators, and gallery owners of the 1960s saw her only as the town character, an amusing eccentric who made irrelevant art. Today, that "irrelevant art" dazzles us with its vitality, freshness, and originality. Allan's talk will be followed by a reception for a show of selected works by Enid Foster in the exhibit room of the Sausalito Historical Society.
     
  • Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m.
    Shipwrecks of Marin
    Marin County is a graveyard of ships. Its steep and rock-bound shores, treacherous currents, and frequent fogs have been the doom of hundreds of ships in the past 400 years. Local historian Brian K. Crawford has researched the details of famous wrecks from contemporary accounts. If you love ships and the sea and tales of danger and adventure, or if you just want to know more about the many wrecks that dot our coast, you will enjoy this illustrated presentation.
     
  • Friday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m.
    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 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.
Any questions about programs at the Sausalito Library may be directed to City Librarian Abbot Chambers at (415) 289-4123 or achambers@sausalito.gov.
 
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Outdoor Movie Night Canceled Due to Wet Weather

The wet weather and soggy conditions at Gabrielson Park have prompted the cancellation of the outdoor screening of Top Gun scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8.

Any questions about Outdoor Movie Night may be directed to the City of Sausalito Recreation Department at (415) 289-4152 or jmyers@sausalito.gov. The next outdoor film screening in Gabrielson Park is scheduled for October 18, 2019.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT

New Online Registration System at Parks and Recreation

New Registration System
A screenshot of the new registration system
Sausalito Parks and Recreation recently launched a new online registration system. With the new system, you can register for a class or program, book a facility, or sign up for a special event. You can even reserve a nightly table at Jazz and Blues by the Bay. 

To get started, visit the login page and create an account. A temporary password will be emailed to you, at which point you can log in and set a new password. Registration options may be found in the Start Here section.

Any questions about the new registration system can be directed to Recreation Supervisor Linda Finch at lfinch@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4152.
 
ACCESS THE NEW ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT

Get a Seller Space at the Spring City Wide Yard Sale

Yard Sale
A scene from the City Wide Yard Sale in April 2017 
The City of Sausalito's semiannual City Wide Yard Sale features more than eighty seller booths at the MLK parking lot at 610 Coloma Street. The spring City Wide Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, April 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is free.

Seller booths will go on sale to Sausalito residents via the Parks and Recreation Department's new online registration system at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 11. Sales to non-residents will begin on Monday, April 1. The cost of a booth ranges from $15 to $31 for the day. Please consult the map of seller booths to see what is available. 

Any questions about the City Wide Yard Sale may be directed to the City of Sausalito Recreation Department at (415) 289-4152 or jmyers@sausalito.gov.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CITY WIDE YARD SALE
VIEW THE MAP OF SELLER BOOTHS

Upcoming City Council Meeting on March 12

There will be a regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 12, 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.

Special Presentations:
  • 1A. Presentation of Souper Bowl Winner
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.

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 March 26, 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

Finance Committee. The Finance Committee is a standing subcommittee of the Sausalito City Council. It consists of two councilmembers and is tasked with monitoring the City's finances, evaluating fiscal implications, and making recommendations to the Council.

Previous meeting. A meeting of the Finance Committee was held on Monday, January 14. Topics on the agenda included an update from the Assistant City Manager/Administrative Services Director on Finance operations and upcoming projects, a review of the new structure of the Administrative Services Department, and discussion and endorsement of a proposal from NBS for a Sewer Rate and Stormwater Fee Study.

Upcoming meeting. The next meeting of the Finance Committee will be held on Monday, March 11 at 11:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers. At the meeting, the committee will hear an update on the City's annual financial audit and discuss a schedule for the upcoming mid-year budget review. 

Any questions about the Finance Committee may be directed to Yulia Carter, Assistant City Manager and Administrative Services Director, at ycarter@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4105. All meetings of the Finance Committee are open to the public, with time available during the meeting for public comment.
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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 February 27:
  • Conducted a public hearing to consider a retroactive design review permit for the expansion of a second floor deck at 27 Central Avenue — this hearing was continued to April 3
  • For the next year, Vicki Nichols was selected as the chair of the Planning Commission and Janelle Kellman was selected as the vice chair
Watch the video recording of the February 27 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, March 13. The following item is on the agenda: 
  • The appeal of a Community Development Department determination of the front property line at Lot 5 of Wolfback Estates (99 Wolfback Ridge Road)
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.
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Historic Preservation Commission. The role of the Historic Preservation Commission is to identify, preserve, and protect the historical assets of the City of Sausalito and to educate and engage the public on the importance of preservation.

Previous meeting. At its meeting on Thursday, February 7, the Historic Preservation Commission reviewed an annual report of local preservation activities for submission to the Office of Historic Preservation of the state of California.

Upcoming Meeting. There will be a special meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission in the Council Chambers of City Hall at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 14. The following items are on the agenda:
  • A certificate of appropriateness application for a project to construct a new detached two-car garage at 76 Cazneau Avenue
  • A certificate of appropriateness application for a rehabilitation project at 52 Princess Street
The staff liaison to the Historic Preservation Commission is Senior Planner Calvin Chan. Any questions about the commission may be directed to cchan@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4129. All meetings are open to the public, with time available for public comment.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
Sustainability Commission. The Sustainability Commission advises the City Council on waste management, recycling, and sea level rise. The commission also plans and conducts public education programs related to sustainability.

Previous meeting. The Sustainability Commission held a special meeting on Thursday, February 7. Topics on the agenda included public outreach and the General Plan Update.

Upcoming meeting. The next Sustainability Commission meeting will be held on Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room. At the meeting, the commission will receive a presentation from Marin Clean Energy. Ongoing agenda items that will also be discussed include the General Plan Update, the ferry landing, and a proposed ban on single-use plastics.

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

Previous meeting. The Library Board of Trustees met on Thursday, January 10. At the meeting, the trustees reviewed library operations reports and appointed Jeanne Walker Harvey as chair for 2019. 

Upcoming meeting. The Library Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Bookstore on the upper level of City Hall. Topics on the agenda include a review of the hallway bulletin board policy and a discussion of state and local library laws.

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

News from City Departments

Parks and Recreation. The Sausalito Parks and Recreation Department is now offering hatha yoga classes taught by Trishna Horvath. "Being Yoga – Hatha Flow" features hatha yoga with an emphasis on breath and awareness. This philosophy-based practice includes a fluid sun salutation and asanas offered with gradations of challenge, as well as pranayama, mantra, and meditation. All levels are welcome. Classes are held Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. starting on Friday, March 8. The drop-in cost is $15 for residents and $17 for non-residents. Discounts are available when purchasing a pass for 4 or more classes. 
LEARN MORE ABOUT CLASSES FROM SAUSALITO PARKS AND RECREATION
Southern Marin Fire. Daylight saving time for 2019 begins at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 10. The Southern Marin Fire Protection District recommends that you remember to "turn and test," i.e. test your smoke alarms at the same time that you turn your clocks. This will ensure that you check your smoke alarms at least twice per year, when we go on and off daylight saving time.

A properly functioning smoke alarm doubles your chance of surviving a fire by warning you of a dangerous situation before it is too late. For minimum coverage, have at least one smoke alarm on every level of your home, in hallways outside every bedroom, and in every sleeping area. You can also add alarms to the top and bottom of all stairways and in places such as basements, attics, utility rooms, and garages. 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SOUTHERN MARIN FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

Things Happening in Our Community

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, March 9 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the Rotary Village Community Room at 701 Coloma Street in Sausalito. The group offers caregivers the ability to exchange information, talk through challenges and ways of coping, and share feelings and frustrations. Participants and their situations are assured complete confidentiality. For additional information, please send email to caregivermarin@gmail.com.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
The Ships That Built the West. Join us at the Sausalito Library at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15 for an entertaining slide presentation from Olaf Engvig based on his recent book, The Ships That Built the West. Olaf's book is about the ships and seamen from Scandinavia that helped build the West Coast during the years from 1880 to 1945. Featured are the stories of the steam schooner Wapama and the hybrid ship Værdalen. The Værdalen is now the sole survivor of the famed "Scandinavian Navy" of commercial vessels that plied the West Coast. Olaf Engvig is a maritime scholar, author, and captain of historic vessels.
SEE A SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Scholarship Opportunity. The Sausalito Woman's Club Scholarship Recognition Fund (SWCSRF) is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2019-20 academic year. Completed applications are due by March 15, 2019. To qualify, applicants must be permanent residents of Sausalito or Marin City (94965 ZIP code) and must be current or returning scholars planning on attending an accredited college, graduate school, vocational, technical, or art school. To request an application, please email swcsrfApplications@gmail.com; send postal mail to SWCSRF/Application Committee, P.O. Box 3045, Sausalito, CA 94966; or visit the link below.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SWC SCHOLARSHIP RECOGNITION FUND AND APPLY
St Patrick's Day Dinner. St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church invites you to its annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner on Saturday, March 16 at 6:00 pm at Parish Hall, 180 Harrison Avenue in Sausalito. The event will include a dinner with the option of corned beef and cabbage or baked salmon. There will also be Irish music (including a bagpiper), a silent auction, and a raffle. A no-host bar will be available with beer, wine, and Irish coffee. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Reservations may be made by sending email to staroftheseamensclub@gmail.com. Tickets will be sold at the door (if still available).
VIEW A GOOGLE MAP OF 180 HARRISON AVENUE
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, March 17 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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Wildfire Safety Workshop for Contractors. On Tuesday, March 19, FIRESafe MARIN will host a contractor's workshop to help green industry professionals, tree services, arborists, and landscapers operating in Marin understand wildfire preparedness and vegetation management concepts intended to reduce the risk of wildfires. This is not a class for individual homeowners looking for wildfire safety tips. Look for homeowner preparedness classes beginning spring 2019 at firesafemarin.org. This workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Marin Valley Community Center, 100 Marin Valley Drive, Novato.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CONTRACTOR WORKSHOP AND REGISTER
Coloring and Doodling Party for Adults. Come relax and join the coloring party on Tuesday, March 19 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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Delta Lore with Bill Wells. Bill Wells is the Executive Director of the California Delta Chambers and Visitor's Bureau and writer of the monthly "Delta Rat Scrapbook" column for Bay & Delta Yachtsman magazine. He and his wife Sue cruise their 1937 Stephens classic yacht Ranger to boating events throughout the Delta. In this special program at the Spaulding Marine Center at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, Bill will show us Delta photos dating back to the early 20th century and discuss the early settlers of the Delta. The Spaulding Marine Center is located at 600 Gate 5 Road in Sausalito. 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SPAULDING MARINE CENTER
Two Breaths, One Step: Hiking across the Himalayas. In 1984, Sylvia Verange set off on a 500-mile journey across the Himalayas of Nepal. Hiking through the breathtaking scenery, remote mountain villages, and treacherous, freezing conditions, Sylvia's story lays out both a historical snapshot of the region, as well as an epic travelogue of a once-in-a-lifetime journey. In this special Sausalito Library program on Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, Sylvia will share a spectacular slide show from her journey and read from her new book, Two Breaths, One Step: Hiking across the Himalayas. The presentation will be followed with time for questions.
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The Houseboat War That Didn't Happen. In the midst of the Houseboat Wars of the mid-70s, when boat dwellers were laying down in front of bulldozers to stop a developer from destroying their community, one group of citizens chose to envision and work towards what they wanted, rather than fight what they didn't want. The result was the design and creation of the only neighborhood and dock that was constructed without a fight — an integrated community called the South 40. On Friday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. inside the Sausalito Library, Michael Rex, the architect who led the effort, will tell stories and present pictures and drawings from that tumultuous time.
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Met Opera Preview: Die Walküre. The Sausalito Library's Met Opera Preview series for 2018-19 continues on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall with a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Die Walküre by Richard Wagner. Guest host Jerry Zientara 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. Jerry'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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iPhone, App Stores, and Apple IDs. In this workshop taught by Jon Hartman, we will learn about texting, email, phone calls, and web browsing on the most important communication device you own. We will also delve into the mysteries of Apple IDs (iCloud and iTunes) to make sure your data is where you want it. This workshop sponsored by the Sausalito Library will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on March 28 in the Edgewater Room of City Hall. 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, but please bring your iPhone!
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Basic Backyard Composting. Would you like to find ways to avoid adding to our landfills? Curious about what to do with table scraps? Has composting always been a mystery to you? Join us for Basic Backyard Composting in the City Hall Council Chambers at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 28. A Master Gardener since 2003, presenter Joan Irwin has gardened in the Bay Area for over forty years. She speaks frequently on composting, organic gardening, and community gardens. This program is co-sponsored by Sausalito Beautiful and the Sausalito Library.
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Enid Foster: Sausalito's Greatest Forgotten Artist. In 1958, new Sausalito residents Allan and Carol Hayes met Enid Foster when they bought one of her paintings. As their friendship developed, Enid introduced Allan and Carol to the thriving Sausalito art colony that revolved around her. Enid had been an internationally respected artist before 1920, but the critics, curators, and gallery owners of the 1960s saw her only as the town character, an amusing eccentric who made irrelevant art. Today, that "irrelevant art" dazzles us with its vitality, freshness, and originality. This special presentation by Allan Hayes will be held inside the Sausalito Library at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 29. The program will be followed by an opening reception for a show of works by Enid Foster in the exhibit room of the Sausalito Historical Society. Allan and Carol's new book about Enid Foster will be available for purchase. Carol passed suddenly in 2018, but Allan still lives in the home that Enid often visited.
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Rotary Club Annual Gala. Each year, the Rotary Club of Sausalito dedicates its annual gala to a local nonprofit. This year's beneficiary is Sausalito Sister Cities in appreciation of its efforts to build international relationships and provide residents and local children with the opportunity to experience diverse cultures. The 2019 gala will be held on Saturday, March 30 at the Spinnaker Restaurant. The theme is "Global Groove." The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and includes cocktails, dinner, a live auction, and a raffle. Tickets are $150 per person. Proceeds from the event will also benefit Rotary Senior Housing and the Rotary Educational Trust.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ROTARY CLUB ANNUAL GALA AND PURCHASE TICKETS
Japan Summer Exchange Program. Sausalito's Sister City Program with Sakaide, Japan, is recruiting Marin County high school students ages 15-17 to participate in a delegation traveling to Sakaide this summer for a 10-day cultural exchange program. The program includes a two-day visit to Kyoto before returning home (departing July 26 and returning August 7). Students will be hosted by the City of Sakaide, stay with Japanese host families, and experience a wide range of cultural, educational, and lifestyle experiences. An application and program materials are available on the website of Sausalito Sister Cities. Applications are due no later than Sunday, March 31.
APPLY TO BE A STUDENT DELEGATE TO SAKAIDE, JAPAN
Bill Broder. The Sausalito Library invites you to join us for readings from two new books by author and longtime Sausalito resident Bill Broder. This special program will be held on Thursday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. In What Do We Do With Our Dead? A Meditation, an aged storyteller attempts to retrieve his beloved wife after her accidental fall and her journey through the dark corridors of American medical bureaucracy that led to her death. A Man of No Rank: The Memoir of a Storyteller is the chronicle of one man's progress out of his family's story, through various accidents of life to the meeting of a good woman who helped lead him to storytelling. 
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Shipwrecks of Marin. Marin County is a graveyard of ships. Its steep and rock-bound shores, treacherous currents, and frequent fogs have been the doom of hundreds of ships in the past four hundred years. Local historian Brian K. Crawford has done extensive research fleshing out the details of famous wrecks from contemporary accounts. If you love ships and the sea and tales of danger and adventure, or if you just want to know more about the many wrecks that dot our coast, you will enjoy this illustrated presentation on Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. inside the Sausalito Library. 
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Scott and Zelda: The Beautiful Fools. Join playwright Lance Belville and actress Adrienne Krug in the Edgewater Room of City Hall at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9 for a preview of the Ross Valley Players' upcoming production of Lance's new play, Scott & Zelda: The Beautiful Fools. Lance will discuss the research that went into the play and share his reflections on The Great Gatsby and Fitzgerald's Jazz Age novels. You'll also meet the characters with whom Scott partied to greatness, from Ernest Hemingway to Groucho Marx. Scott & Zelda: The Beautiful Fools will be performed from April 12 to 28 at the Ross Valley Players theater at the Marin Art and Garden Center.
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