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News from the City of Sausalito

Stories for the Week of January 26, 2018

City Appeals Planned Ferry Service to Fort Baker

Fort Baker
A graphic from the SF Planning Department's Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration
On December 6, 2017, the City of San Francisco filed a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration for a planned Alcatraz Ferry Embarkation Project. One component of the project is to initiate weekend ferry service between Pier 31½ and Fort Baker, which is located at the City of Sausalito's southern boundary. To make ferry service to Fort Baker possible, the project plans call for upgrades to the existing pier at Fort Baker. According to the plans, the upgrades would begin in 2023.

In late December 2017, the City of Sausalito filed an appeal to the Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration. In the appeal, the City argued that the project's proposal to provide ferry service between Pier 31½ and Fort Baker would substantially increase pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular traffic along Alexander Avenue, as well as in the Marin Headlands and Sausalito. The additional visitors and traffic would exacerbate what are often severe, over-crowded conditions within Sausalito's historic downtown and waterfront. For these and other reasons, the appeal states that the City of San Francisco must either prepare an Environmental Impact Report to fully assess the potential direct and indirect impacts of the proposed Fort Baker ferry service or remove the Fort Baker component from the project.

The San Francisco Planning Commission is scheduled to consider Sausalito's appeal of the project on February 22, 2018. Keep an eye on future editions of Sausalito Currents for updates on the appeal and information about public meetings related to Fort Baker ferry service. Any questions or comments about the City of Sausalito's appeal may be directed to City Clerk and Assistant City Manager Lilly Whalen at (415) 289-4134 or lwhalen@sausalito.gov.
 
READ THE PRELIMINARY MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION
READ THE APPEAL FILED BY THE CITY OF SAUSALITO
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PLAN FOR FORT BAKER FERRY SERVICE

Council Approves Plan to Renovate Athletic Facilities at MLK Park

MLK Basketball Courts
The basketball courts at MLK Park
On January 23, the Sausalito City Council approved a preliminary plan to renovate the outdoor athletic facilities at MLK Park. The renovations will include:
  • Major repairs to the five tennis courts. Repairs are expected to include a complete resurfacing of the courts, new fencing, and the installation of wind screens.
  • Improvements to the athletic field. The plan calls for grading, improved drainage, and a new irrigation system. The track would be replaced by a walking path that goes around the entire field. Public meetings will be held to discuss the design, as well as the possibility of adding adult exercise equipment to the plan.
  • Repairs to the basketball courts. The plan calls for the reconfiguration of the area to include two pickleball courts and two basketball courts, along with new fencing and surfacing.
City staff will return to the Council with funding requests for each phase of the project, the first of which will be repairs to the tennis courts. Funds for the work will come from the 2016 Certificates of Participation. If you have any questions about the plans for MLK Park, or would like to be notified of future public meetings, please contact Parks and Recreation Director Mike Langford at (415) 289-4126 or mlangford@sausalito.gov.
 
WATCH THE PRESENTATION FROM THE JANUARY 23 COUNCIL MEETING

King Tides Expected January 28 to February 1

King Tide Predictions
Sausalito tide predictions for late January and early February
Between Sunday, January 28, and Thursday, February 1, the combination of lunar phase and the solar perihelion will result in especially high tides, sometimes referred to as "king tides." These conditions occur most often in winter. The closest point to the sun in the earth's orbit is called the perihelion and takes place on approximately January 2 of each calendar year. Perihelion amplifies the magnitude of tidal ranges. When the moon is new or full, the effects of both the moon and the sun on tides are most pronounced. King tides that exceed 6.5' can cause street flooding in Sausalito, most often on Gate 5 Road.
 
In late January and early February 2018, high tides exceeding 6.5' are predicted on the following days:
  • Sunday, January 28 at 8:15 a.m.
  • Monday, January 29 at 9:08 a.m.
  • Tuesday, January 30 at 10:01 a.m.
  • Wednesday, January 31 at 10:53 a.m.
  • Thursday, February 1 at 11:44 a.m.
Rain, lowered barometric pressure as a result of winter storms, and wind (especially out of the south) can increase tide heights and inundation areas. Staff from Sausalito Public Works, the Sausalito Police Department, and Southern Marin Fire monitor tides and flood zones especially carefully on each of these days and proactively place "flooded" signs in the areas that are usually affected by tides of these heights. 
 
GET TIDE PREDICTIONS FOR SAUSALITO
VIEW THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 7-DAY FORECAST FOR SAUSALITO

Sea Level in Sausalito the Focus of Special Event on February 3

Sea Level Map
A map showing Sausalito's vulnerability to sea level rise

Learn how sea level rise may affect our community at a special Sea Level in Sausalito event presented by the City of Sausalito Sustainability Commission. The event takes place on Saturday, February 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Bay Model, 2100 Bridgeway.

The program includes:

  • A talk by Andrew Gunther, an engaging national speaker who will break down the basics of climate science and change
  • A presentation by Will Travis, a Bay Area climate celebrity who will discuss the unique challenges affecting our region
  • A data-driven projection of how sea level rise will specifically affect Sausalito under several different climate scenarios, taken from Marin County's BayWAVE project
  • An opportunity to learn some new climate change adaptation strategies by playing the award-winning Game of Floods, a fun and engaging way to prepare for the future
RSVP is optional, but will help the organizers predict attendance. Arrive early at 9:30 a.m. for free bagels from Bridgeway Bagels, juice from Mollie Stones, and coffee from Driver's Market. Bring your own coffee mug! Any questions about Sea Level Rise in Sausalito may be directed to Senior Civil Engineer Andrew Davidson at (415) 289-4180 or adavidson@sausalito.gov.
 
RSVP FOR SEA LEVEL IN SAUSALITO ON FEBRUARY 3
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION

City Welcomes New Administrative Aide

Amy Turner
Administrative Aide Amy Turner
Amy Turner is the newest member of the Administration Department, joining the staff on December 18 as an administrative aide. Originally from Texas, Sausalito has been Amy's California hometown since 1996. Amy graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Radio/TV/Film and has a background in the entertainment industry. In addition, Amy assisted seniors for over ten years at the Redwoods, volunteered with local charity Bread & Roses, and has performed for the last nine years with the "Rock the Ages" rock & roll senior chorus as their alto section leader. She is thrilled to join the City staff and looks forward to harmonizing with the City of Sausalito!
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT

Photos of Urban Coyotes on Display at the Sausalito Library

Coyote
One of the photos from the exhibit that begins on January 28 in the Library
Urban coyotes are the subject of a new photo exhibit at the Sausalito Library from January 28 to March 10. The photographs are the work of Janet Kessler, a.k.a. "the Coyote Lady" of San Francisco, a pioneer in the documentation of the lives of urban coyotes. For the past eleven years, Janet's photos have been capturing coyote family life and their behavior towards people and pets. Through her photographs and outreach efforts, Janet seeks to promote coexistence with urban wildlife. 

Coyotes are social and, except for some transients, live in families. The twenty-eight photographs in "Coyotes: Beyond the Howl" show some of their less-seen behaviors and interactions, as well as their individuality. The exhibit will be on display in the Library during regular open hours, beginning Sunday, January 28. More of Janet's work may be seen at her website, coyoteyipps.com
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT ART EXHIBITS AT THE SAUSALITO LIBRARY

Recap of City Council Meetings

A special meeting of the Sausalito City Council was held on Saturday, January 20, 2018, and a regular meeting was held on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The following, in red italics, is a brief summary of actions taken at the meetings. For a full report, watch the recordings from the January 20 meeting and the January 23 meeting.
 

Special City Council Meeting on Saturday, January 20

For more information, view the full agenda and read the associated staff reports.

Strategic Plan Workshop: Watch the recording from the meeting.

Materials: The Council held a workshop on the strategic plan.
 

Regular City Council Meeting on Tuesday, January 23

For more information, view the full agenda and read the associated staff reports.

Consent Calendar: Watch the recording from this portion of the meeting. Adopted Ordinance No. 1250 Approving an Amendment of the Zoning District Designation of 44 Wolfback Ridge Road (APN 200-310-19). Adopted Resolution No. 5693 Establishing Environmentally Preferable Purchasing and Practices Policy.
  • 4C. Receive and File Report on Winter Preparedness (Read the Staff Report)
Received and Filed Report on Winter Preparedness. Adopted Resolution No. 5694 Approving a Variance from the Elevation Requirements of the Floodplain Management Section of the Sausalito Building Code for a pier at 20 Alexander Avenue. Adopted Resolution No. 5695 Accepting City of Sausalito 2017 Street Rehabilitation Project as Complete, Approve Change Order, and Thank Ghilotti Brothers, Inc. for its Good Service to the People of Sausalito.
  • 4F. Receive and File Update on Membership on Sausalito's Boards, Commissions, and Committees (Read the Staff Report)
Received and Filed Update on Membership on Sausalito's Boards, Commissions, and Committees. Adopted Resolution No. 5696 Approving a Professional Legal Services Agreement between the City and Brown & Winters. Adopted Resolution No. 5697 Awarding Contract for Preparation of Bid Documents for Southview Park.

Public Hearing Items: The Council waived First Reading, and Read by Title Only and lntroduced an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sausalito Modifying the Definition of "Banks and Financial Services, Retail" Uses and the Permit Requirements for the Commercial Residential (CR) Zone.

Business Items: The Council received an update on the Master Fee Schedule. No action taken. The Council received an update on the Machine Shop. No action taken. The Council approved a Schematic Master Plan for Renovations to the MLK Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts, and Fields.

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 February 13, 2018, 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.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee. Due to illness, the City's Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee canceled the special meeting scheduled for Monday, January 22. Items to have been covered at the meeting included a discussion with the General Plan Update consultant team on issues and concerns related to non-vehicular traffic in Sausalito. Because the Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee's next regularly scheduled meeting falls on the Presidents' Day holiday (February 19), a special meeting will be calendared as soon as a quorum of the committee agrees on a date.

The staff liaisons for the Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee are Public Works Director Jonathon Goldman and Chief of Police John Rohrbacher. The Council liaison is Vice Mayor Joe Burns. Bjorn Griepenburg serves as the liaison of the Marin County Bicycle Coalition. Residents of Sausalito with interest in applying to fill vacant positions on the Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee are encouraged to apply. If interested, please fill out an application on the City website or contact Sausalito City Clerk Lilly Whalen at lwhalen@sausalito.gov.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Historic Landmarks Board. Along with the City Council and the Planning Commission, the Historic Landmarks Board is the primary governing body involved in implementing the Community Design and Historic Preservation Element of the City's General Plan, which is currently undergoing a comprehensive update. On January 25, the Historic Landmarks Board participated in a "stakeholders" meeting with the General Plan Update consultant team to provide feedback and insight on historic preservation challenges and opportunities for the City.
 
The Historic Landmarks Board is currently seeking two additional board members to fill vacant seats. The five-person board is responsible for reviewing applications for exterior renovation of historic or noteworthy structures, historic sites, and landmarks located throughout Sausalito. The Historic Landmarks Board meets once per month to review prospective projects. Please contact Senior Planner Calvin Chan at cchan@sausalito.gov for additional information, or fill out an application on the City website.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS BOARD

News from City Departments

Parks and Recreation. The big game is coming to Sausalito on Saturday, January 27 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. And we are not talking about football. The third annual Souper Bowl will take ticket holders on a tour of Downtown and New Town (a.k.a. Caledonia Street) restaurants to find out who has the best soup in Sausalito. The winner will receive the coveted "Lom-Bowl-Di Trophy." Sushi Ran is the defending champion.
 
Tickets to the event are $15. Each ticket enables the ticket holder to visit all the restaurants, taste soup, and vote for a winner. New this year, Pick Me Up Chocolates will give attendees a free truffle, and Madrigal Family Winery is offering a two-for-one glass of wine. Tickets may be purchased in advance online. Same-day tickets will be available at the ferry landing from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
LEARN MORE ABOUT SAUSALITO'S SOUPER BOWL
Community Development. On Saturday, January 27, between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m., the General Plan Update project team will set up a pop-up workshop next to the Souper Bowl ticket booth at the ferry landing. Maps and materials related to the General Plan Update will be available, and we'll be gathering input on how the community views Sausalito's public spaces, historic resources, and the City's overall community identity. The team is hoping to hear from the community about favorite public spaces, new trails and connections that should be established, ideas about improving Sausalito's Downtown Historic District, and other thoughts about community design, historic preservation, and Sausalito's community identity. If you can't make it on January 27, there are lots of other ways you can get involved in Sausalito's General Plan Update.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
Public Works. Dispose of electronic waste the right way! The City of Sausalito Sustainability Commission, Bay Cities Refuse Service, and Conservation Corps North Bay are sponsoring their eighth annual e-waste collection event on Saturday, January 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the City Hall parking lot off of Bee Street. Residents and businesses are invited to drop off obsolete and broken electronics at the event. Please note that neither light bulbs nor batteries will be accepted. There is a receptacle for battery recycling in the main hallway of Sausalito City Hall. 

The e-waste collected on January 27 will be shredded and mechanically separated into the primary commodities of steel, aluminum, copper, and plastic for use in the manufacture of new products. No e-waste will go to landfill or be exported in e-waste form. At last year's collection event, over 8,000 lbs. of e-waste was recycled and kept out of landfill. Any questions about the e-waste event may be directed to Senior Civil Engineer Andrew Davidson at adavidson@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4180.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
Library. The Sausalito Library has a new 3D printer, thanks to a grant from the Southern California Library Cooperative. The printer is a Lulzbot Mini, which uses an extruded polymer filament to print three-dimensional objects. Designs may be created using a variety of 3D modeling applications, including the user-friendly TinkerCAD website. If you are interested in trying out the printer, please create a stereolithography (.stl) file of your design and send it to City Librarian Abbot Chambers at achambers@sausalito.gov, along with times when you would be available to watch the printer in action. Because printing is slow, we ask that you limit objects to 500 cubic centimeters or less. People of all ages are welcome to participate.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO LIBRARY
Administration. Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) has started a new newsletter that highlights important transportation projects and programs in Marin County. Each issue of TAM Traveler will include updates on roadway projects, safety improvements, transportation funding, local programs, and public meetings.
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Things Happening in Our Community

Annual E-Waste Collection Event. The City of Sausalito's annual e-waste collection event returns to the City Hall parking lot on Saturday, January 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Residents are encouraged to bring old and worn out electronic equipment to the parking lot, which may be entered off of Bee Street. The e-waste collection event provides residents with an environmentally responsible way to dispose of unwanted electronic equipment. 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENT
Half-Price Book Sale. The Friends of the Sausalito Library Bookstore's half-price sale comes to an end on Saturday, January 27. You will find a huge selection of used and new fiction, mysteries, non-fiction, biographies, art books, and children's books, as well as DVDs, books on CD, and more. Everything in the store is half off the already very low prices! The open hours on January 27 are 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Friends of the Sausalito Library Bookstore is located on the top floor of Sausalito City Hall at 420 Litho Street.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOKSTORE
Sausalito's Souper Bowl. The big game is coming to Sausalito on Saturday, January 27 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. And we are not talking about football. The Souper Bowl pits Sausalito restaurants against each other to find out who has the best soup in Sausalito. The winner will receive the coveted "Lom-Bowl-Di Trophy." Tickets to the event are $15. Each ticket enables the ticket holder to visit all the restaurants, taste soup, and vote for a winner. 
LEARN MORE ABOUT SAUSALITO'S SOUPER BOWL AND PURCHASE TICKETS
Sausalito Writers' Circle. Looking for a supportive group to share your writing with? Ready to tackle that story, novel, or poem? Interested in providing feedback to others? Whether you're an aspiring writer, a seasoned veteran, or somewhere in between, come join us on Saturday, January 27 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. 
JOIN THE MEETUP GROUP AND RSVP FOR THE SAUSALITO WRITERS' CIRCLE
Herring Celebration and Fundraiser. This year's Sausalito Herring Celebration is a lunch and film screening fundraiser for the Sausalito Community Boating Center at Cass Gidley Marina. The 2018 event will take place on Sunday, January 28, at the Bay Model at 2100 Bridgeway in Sausalito. The film this year is Sonic Sea, which is about protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution. Tickets are $40 for the film screening, music from The Fishwives, and a delicious herring plate lunch. Beverages are $5. Participating restaurants include Fish, Osteria Divino, Chef DR Davey Jones, Joinery, and Angelino. Fort Point Beer Company will pour beer. Two ticket options are available: an 11:00 a.m. screening and 1:00 p.m. herring lunch (doors open at 10:30 a.m.); and a 1:00 p.m. herring lunch and 2:30 p.m. film screening (doors open at 1:00 p.m.)
BUY TICKETS FOR THE 2018 SCBC HERRING CELEBRATION
Coloring & Doodling Party for Adults. Come relax and join the coloring party on Tuesday, January 30 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. The Library also offers a variety of coloring books for adults to take home, color, and return. Leave your artwork in the book for others to see! Need coloring implements? Boxes of colored pencils are now available for in-Library use. 
SEE A CALENDAR OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
New Year, New Intentions, New You. Do New Year's resolutions really make a difference in wellness, longevity and vitality? Each new year, new week, or new day is the perfect opportunity to set an intention to make small changes in your daily life that can favorably affect your health in the long run. Join Integrative Medicine physician and Sausalito resident Dr. Andrea Young on Thursday, February 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers for an intriguing discussion about intention setting and the path to your optimal health. Dr. Young is an Integrative Family Medicine physician and founder of Artís Health & Wellness. This program is presented by the Sausalito Library. 
SEE A CALENDAR OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Paying the Price for Peace. The Sausalito Library's Sausalito Documentary Film Series continues on Friday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m. with Paying the Price for Peace (2016, 97 minutes) an award-winning film edited by Sausalito storyteller Susan Utell and directed and produced by Bo Boudart. Through the life and times of Air Force veteran S. Brian Willson, Paying the Price for Peace tells the story of a world-wide anti-war movement to expose the truth about the United States' addiction to war. The film is narrated by Peter Coyote, with appearances by Martin Sheen and Daniel Ellsberg, along with many other peace activists and veterans. Susan Utell will answer questions from the audience after the film.
SEE A CALENDAR OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Sea Level in Sausalito. Learn about the impacts of sea level rise in Sausalito and how you can help. The Sausalito Sustainability Commission invites you to spend a few hours with your neighbors learning about the unique issues affecting our town. This special event takes place on Saturday, February 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Bay Model in Sausalito, 2100 Bridgeway. The program will include:
  • A talk by Andrew Gunther, an engaging national speaker who will break down the basics of climate science and change
  • A presentation by Will Travis, a Bay Area climate celebrity who will discuss the unique challenges affecting our local bay region
  • A data-driven projection of how sea level rise will specifically affect Sausalito under several different climate scenarios, taken from Marin County's BayWAVE project
  • An opportunity to learn some new climate change adaptation strategies by playing the award-winning Game of Floods, a fun and engaging way to prepare for the future
Arrive early at 9:30 a.m. for free bagels from Bridgeway Bagels, juice from Mollie Stones, and coffee from Driver's Market. Bring your own coffee mug!
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION
Met Opera Preview: L'Elisir d’Amore by Donizetti. The Sausalito Public Library's Met Opera Preview series for 2017-18 continues on Tuesday, February 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall with a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Gaetano Donizetti's L'Elisir d’Amore. Host Tom Wilhite will present background information about the composer and 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.
SEE A CALENDAR OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Talk with Moe Roddy, RN. The Sausalito Woman's Club is hosting a talk with Moe Roddy at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 7. Moe Roddy is a retired RN and transplant to the Bay Area. Moe has sailed and raced extensively in the Caribbean and North East. In her talks, she uses her dual experience of being a nurse assisting in open heart surgery and single-handing to Bermuda to educate women about heart disease and empower them to take control of their health. As she likes to say, "Sailing empowers women to do the things they thought impossible." Moe recently retired after thirty-four years of nursing.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO WOMAN'S CLUB
Sausalito Seekers. One of the filmmakers behind the classic Sausalito waterfront story Last Free Ride, Saul Rouda filmed the tribulations of the houseboat community from 1968 to 1984. In his latest film project, Sausalito Seekers (2017, 69 minutes), Saul takes Sausalito's story a little deeper, flushing out the nasty and the sublime and touching on the existential — with help from Joe Tate, Bill Kirsch, Larry Moyer, Shel Silverstein and a large supporting cast. Part of the Sausalito Documentary Film Series, this program inside the Sausalito Library on Friday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m. will also feature the 20-minute short Waldo Point, along with several resurrected film portraits of the "good old days." Saul will be with us to introduce the films and answer questions.
SEE A CALENDAR OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Marin Town Hall on Wildfire Preparedness. Assemblymember Marc Levine and FIRESafe MARIN invite you to hear what state, county, and local governments are doing to prepare for wildfires and how we plan to improve fire safety in Marin. The event will take place at the College of Marin's Fusselman Hall on Saturday, February 10 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Learn how to prepare your family, home, and property in case of disaster. A focus of the meeting is to inform residents of the work that has been done to plan for a fire disaster and to let them know how wildfire disasters will be handled in Marin.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TOWN HALL ON WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS
Family Valentine's Dance. Celebrate Valentine's Day with the little sweethearts in your life on Sunday, February 11, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. in the Exercise Room of Sausalito City Hall. Mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters are all welcome. A DJ will introduce some dance moves and play great music. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Dress is casual, but feel free to dress up in your fancy attire! A professional photographer will provide each family with a photograph keepsake. The cost is $50 per family for Sausalito residents, $55 per family for non-residents. This special event is presented by City of Sausalito Parks and Recreation. Register online or call (415) 289-4152.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FAMILY VALENTINE'S DANCE
Casanova: The Seduction of Europe. Renowned today for his amorous pursuits, Giacaomo Casanova (1725-1798) traveled through Italy, France and England, as well as the Ottoman Empire and Russia. Join Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco docent Carol Porter on Thursday, February 15 at 2:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers for a fascinating discussion of this notorious character and the great art he inspired. This program coincides with the exhibit on display at the Legion of Honor Museum from February 10 to May 20. The Sausalito Library's museum docent lectures are sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
SEE A CALENDAR OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
In Our Hands: Solving the Climate Crisis. What will the world look like in 2050 if we are able to take effective action to slow global warming? What if we fail? Join Sausalito houseboat resident and futurist Wilford Welch in the City Hall Council Chambers on Thursday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m. for a look at the individual and collective actions we can take to shape our future. The author of the new book In Our Hands: A Handbook for Intergenerational Actions to Solve the Climate Crisis, Wilford has been exploring the driving forces impacting our world for over five decades: as a U.S. diplomat in Asia; as an economic development and business consultant in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the U.S.; as the publisher of a world affairs magazine that appeared in twenty-six countries in six language editions; and as the leader of educational trips to numerous countries and cultures. This program is sponsored by the Sausalito Library.
SEE A CALENDAR OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
A Tribute to Larry Moyer. Larry Moyer was a fixture on the Sausalito waterfront for more than forty years. An artist, filmmaker, photographer, raconteur, and close friend of Shel Silverstein, Larry spent his last years living on Shel's old houseboat, Evil Eye. Larry passed away in 2016 at the age of 92. This special program at the Sausalito Library on Friday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m. will feature clips of interviews and performances, along with a scene from Larry's 1963 beatnik classic, The Moving Finger. Larry's good friend and fellow Sausalitan Kayla Kahn will introduce the program, and there will be time for the audience to share stories after the screening.
SEE A CALENDAR OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Met Opera Preview: La Bohème by Puccini. The Sausalito Public Library's Met Opera Preview series for 2017-18 continues on Tuesday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall with a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème. Host Tom Wilhite will present background information about the composer and 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.
SEE A CALENDAR OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Scholarship Opportunity. The Sausalito Woman's Club Scholarship Recognition Fund (SWCSRF) is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Completed applications are due no later than Friday, March 16, 2018. Permanent residents living in the Sausalito Marin City School District who are planning to initiate or continue their education at an accredited college, graduate school, vocational school, or art school are eligible to apply. For additional information, contact the scholarship coordinator at swcsrfapplications@gmail.com or write to: SWCSRF/Application Committee, P.O. Box 3045, Sausalito, CA 94966.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SWC SCHOLARSHIP RECOGNITION FUND AND APPLY
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