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News from the City of Sausalito
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Stories for the Week of January 25, 2019

City Moving Forward with Short-Term Rental Enforcement

Sausalito
At the meeting of the Sausalito City Council on Tuesday, January 8, the Council voted unanimously to maintain the current ban on short-term rentals of a dwelling unit, accessory unit, or room or rooms of a dwelling unit for less than 30 days. The Council directed staff to prioritize code enforcement with respect to short-term rentals.

In the coming weeks, the City's code enforcement staff will be working closely with Host Compliance to identify all short-term rentals operating in the City of Sausalito. Once identified, the property owner associated with short-term rental activity will be notified that they are operating illegally. If it is subsequently found that a property owner who has received notification is not complying with the City's ban on short-term rentals, the owner will be issued compliance orders and citations. Violations will be fined at $1,000 for the first offense, $2,000 for the second offense, and $5,000 for the third and subsequent offenses, per Sausalito Municipal Code section 1.10.110.B. Fines are cumulative and citations may be issued each day the violation exists.

Operators of short-term rentals in Sausalito are urged to cease short-term rental activity immediately. The City will be collecting transient occupancy tax for all illegal short-term rental activity occurring on or after January 8, 2019, and all violators will be fined if they do not comply with issued compliance orders. Issuance of an administrative citation does not alter any obligation to comply fully with a compliance order.
 
Renting dwelling units or accessory units is allowed for long-term occupancy, which is 30 days or more. Renting a room or rooms of a dwelling unit for long-term occupancy is also allowed, as long as no more than two paying occupants are accommodated at any one time.

Resources exist in Marin County to help homeowners share their home for 30 days or longer. Home Match, a service offered by a regional nonprofit organization, helps senior homeowners with extra rooms connect with home seekers who need an affordable place to live. Home Match screens all applicants through interviews and background checks and provides assistance with rental agreements for both parties.
 
Host Compliance will be providing the City with a 24/7 hotline and online portal to report complaints about short-term rentals. These resources will be communicated to the community as soon as they are available. In the meantime, please refer complaints regarding short-term rentals to the City's code enforcement officers, Patty Camacho and Gene Diaz, at (415) 289-4111 or code_enforcement@sausalito.gov.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT SHORT-TERM RENTALS IN SAUSALITO

Update on the Mobile Shower Pilot Program

Mobile Shower Trailer
A mobile shower trailer at Marinship Park
On November 13, 2018, the City Council unanimously approved a six-month pilot program to offer a mobile shower service on two days a week in Sausalito. The pilot program began on Tuesday, December 4. Since the start of the program, 63 showers have been provided to members of Sausalito's homeless and waterfront communities. Those using the showers are also given information about housing and employment services and other forms of assistance available to them. 

During the early weeks of the pilot program, the mobile shower service was offered one day a week at Marinship Park and one day a week at the City Hall parking lot. Getting the mobile shower trailer up Bee Street and into the City Hall parking lot in wet weather proved to be difficult and dangerous, so the mobile shower service is currently limited to Marinship Park on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.

To date, there have been no reports of improper behavior at the mobile showers, and no complaints have been made to the Sausalito Police Department. Any questions about the mobile shower service or the pilot program may be directed to Lieutenant Bill Fraass at (415) 289-4170 or bfraass@sausalito.gov.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT MOBILE SHOWERS IN SAUSALITO

A Busy Week for Mother Nature

Landslide on Sausalito Blvd.
The landslide upslope of Sausalito Boulevard on Saturday, January 19
Flooding at Gate 5 Road
Flooding at Gate 5 Road on Sunday, January 20
Fallen Tree
The fallen tree near the corner of North and Josephine streets on Monday, January 21
Public works and public safety personnel were kept busy this week by a series of minor natural disasters that provided a reminder of Sausalito's somewhat precarious position between its steep hillsides and the waters of Richardson Bay. 
  • On Saturday, January 19, a minor landslide took place on National Park Service land in the vicinity of 447 Sausalito Boulevard. The slide consisted primarily of rock and did not block the roadway or cause any property damage.
  • On Sunday, January 20, seasonal king tides caused heavy flooding on Gate 5 Road. The flooding was deep enough to create a hazard for small vehicles.
  • On Monday, January 21, a large Italian stone pine toppled over, causing minor damage to an adjacent home. The tree was located on City land near the top of the North Street Steps at the intersection of North and Josephine streets
No injuries were reported as a result of these incidents, and in each case public safety and public works staff secured the area to prevent any additional harm.

If you witness a natural disaster and do not see public safety personnel on site, please evacuate to a safe place and report the incident by calling 9-1-1. Smaller incidents like fallen branches or blocked storm drains may be reported via the Public Works Department's maintenance request form. Any questions about disaster preparedness in Sausalito may be directed to Lieutenant Bill Fraass at bfraass@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4170.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT DISASTER PREPAREDNESS IN SAUSALITO
READ A CURRENTS ARTICLE ON LANDSLIDE SAFETY DURING RAINY SEASON

Improvements to MLK Tennis Courts Coming Soon

MLK Tennis Courts
The tennis courts at MLK Park
Improvements to the tennis courts at MLK Park are moving forward thanks to City Council approval of a construction contract with Maggiora & Ghilotti, Inc. of San Rafael. The company submitted the low bid of $315,315 in a competitive process that began in November 2018. The scope of the project includes the repair and resurfacing of the tennis courts, along with the creation of a new van-accessible parking stall on Coloma Street and a new accessible path of travel to the courts.

Funding for improvements to the MLK tennis courts comes from the 2016 Certificates of Participation. Construction is expected to begin before spring 2019, and the courts will be closed during construction. Any questions about the project may be directed to Senior Civil Engineer Andrew Davidson at adavidson@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4180.
 
READ THE STAFF REPORT ON THE TENNIS COURTS PROJECT
LEARN MORE ABOUT PARK IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS IN SAUSALITO

City of Sausalito Welcomes New Employees

Megan Lockett is the newest employee in the City's Public Works Department. She joins the department as a Permit Technician. Megan is from Novato and holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Sonoma State University. Her work experience includes three years at the Town of San Anselmo's Public Works and Building Department.
Megan looks forward to helping residents through the City's permitting process. In her time off, Megan enjoys exploring hiking trails around Marin. She brings her dog Zoe along with her on the easier trails.
Kille Pille is the new Administrative Aide for the City's Administration and Finance Department. She worked as a temporary administrative aide for the Community Development Department before being hired by City administration. Kille holds a bachelor's degree in political science and is currently pursuing a master's degree in the subject.
Kille was born in Estonia and has lived in the United States for ten years. She speaks four languages. This is Kille's first job in municipal government. Her previous jobs include stints as a flight attendant and as the branch manager for a bank.
 
VIEW THE CITY OF SAUSALITO STAFF DIRECTORY

Where and How to Dispose of Unused Medications

Collection Kiosk
A MED-Project collection kiosk
Is your medicine cabinet full of drugs or medications that you no longer need or want? Unused medications should be disposed of in a safe manner to keep them from inadvertently being consumed by someone else or entering our water supply. Do not flush medications down the toilet unless the information on the label, package, or insert specifically instructs you to do so.

The simplest way to dispose of old and unwanted medications is to drop them off at a collection kiosk. The collection kiosk nearest to Sausalito is maintained by MED-Project and located at the CVS pharmacy at 150 Donahue Street in Marin City. The kiosk is available Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The collection kiosk at CVS accepts medications in any dosage form in their original container or a sealed bag. Not accepted are herbal remedies, vitamins, supplements, cosmetics, aerosols, inhalers, medical devices, sharps, or illicit drugs. To protect your privacy, please remove all personally identifiable information on labels or containers before depositing your old and unwanted medications.

If you are homebound or disabled, MED-Project can provide you with a pre-paid envelope to return your unwanted or expired medicine. To request an envelope, call 1-844-MED-PROJ or visit their mail-back page.

Additional drop-off locations, including locations that accept sharps like syringes and lancets, may be found on the County of Marin Medical Waste Program page.
 
VIEW THE COUNTY OF MARIN LIST OF MEDICAL WASTE DROP-OFF LOCATIONS
LEARN MORE ABOUT MED-PROJECT
LEARN MORE ABOUT DISPOSING OF UNUSED MEDICINES FROM THE FDA

Recap of the City Council Meeting on January 22

A regular meeting of the Sausalito City Council was held on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. The following, in red italics, is a brief summary of actions taken at the meeting. For late mail, please view the meeting agenda.

Special Presentations:
  • 1A. Marin County Sustainability Team - Update on Energy Program Offerings and Resources
Kellen Dammann provided an update on Energy Program Offerings and Resources. Watch the recording of this portion of the meeting
  • 1B. Introduction of Administrative Aide Maria Hernandez
Director of Parks and Recreation Mike Langford introduced Maria Hernandez as the new Administrative Aide for the department. Watch the recording of this portion of the meeting
  • 1C. Introduction of Administrative Aide Kille Pille
Human Resources Manager Susan Paterson introduced Kille Pille as the new Administrative Aide for the department. Watch the recording of this portion of the meeting
  • 1D. Introduction of Permit Technician Megan Lockett
Director of Public Works Jonathon Goldman introduced Megan Lockett as the new Permit Technician for the department. Watch the recording of this portion of the meeting

Consent Calendar: Watch the recording of this portion of the meeting  Received Quarterly Library Update.   Adopted Resolution No. 5765 Awarding Contract for Construction of the Napa Street Drainage Improvements Project.
  • 5C. Waive further reading, read by Title only, and adopt Ordinance No. 1269 "An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sausalito Amending Title 10 to Add New Section 10.40.140 'Inclusionary Housing' of the Sausalito Municipal Code" (Read the Staff Report, Attachment 1- Ordinance)
Waived further reading, read by Title only, and adopted Ordinance No. 1269. Adopted Resolution No. 5766 approving Dunphy Park Improvement Agreement with Galilee Harbor Community Association, Inc.  Waived the Encroachment Permit and Construction Parking Fees.  Approved the amended 2019 City Council Meeting Schedule. Received Report. Adopted Resolution No. 5767 accepting all completed work at MLK.   Adopted Resolution No. 5768 approving the City of Sausalito's ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan Update.

Business Items: Chief of Police John Rohrbacher presented a Waterfront Management Group Update. Council approved the modification of the Occupied Vessels (Phase IV) component of the City of Sausalito's Waterfront Management Plan priorities. Phase IV would be modified to adopt a 2-part strategy. 1. Immediate enforcement of 72-hour ordinance with respect to any new occupied boats entering our waters that have not previously been depicted on previous surveys. 2. Deferred enforcement of occupied boats already on our waters to enable their numbers to be reduced through attrition and through Marin County and Sausalito relocation efforts. Watch the recording of this portion of the meeting Council directed Community Development staff and the City Attorney to explore the use of a Development Agreement for potential future non-storefront retail and distribution businesses. This project will continue to be discussed/crafted at future public meetings. Watch the recording of this portion of the meeting Approved Resolution No. 5769 Finding the project exempt from CEQA and from Design Review and Authorized the City Manager to issue a Notice of Award and Execute a Contract for the Construction of MLK Park ADA and Tennis Court improvement project. Watch the recording of this portion of the meeting

Did you know you can watch City Council meetings live via webcast? You can also watch video recordings of past Council meetings on the City website.

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 February 5, 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

General Plan Advisory Committee. The mission of the General Plan Advisory Committee is to facilitate the update of the 1995 Sausalito General Plan, in concert with City staff, consultants, and the public.
 
Previous meeting. On January 15, the members of the General Plan Advisory Committee met to discuss historic preservation conditions, Caledonia (CR) and Neighborhood Commercial (CN) land-use designations, and City-owned parcels. Watch the video recording of the meeting

Upcoming meeting. The General Plan Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, January 29 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. At the meeting, the committee will discuss utility undergrounding, over-water land uses, a waterfront pathway/trail, and Marinship traffic conditions. For the full agenda packet, visit the General Plan Advisory Committee meetings and agendas page.

Questions about the General Plan Advisory Committee or the General Plan Update may be directed to Community Development Director Lilly Whalen at (415) 289-4133 or lwhalen@sausalito.gov.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GENERAL PLAN ADVISORY 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 December 19, 2018:
  • Without discussion, continued a request for a conditional use permit to allow the hosting of limited special events at Studio 333 — an art gallery located at 333 Caledonia Street — and a sign permit for business-identification signage
  • Conducted a fact-finding meeting and issued an advisory decision for restoration of views from 308 Third Street
  • Recommended the City Council adopt a zoning ordinance amendment to add Sausalito Municipal Code section 10.40.140 establishing regulations for inclusionary housing
Watch the video recording of the December 19 meeting

Upcoming meeting. There will be a special meeting of the Planning Commission in the Council Chambers of City Hall at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30. The following items are on the agenda:
  • Approve the 2019 calendar for Planning Commission meeting dates
  • Consider a request for a conditional use permit to allow the hosting of limited special events at Studio 333 — an art gallery located at 333 Caledonia Street — and a sign permit for business identification signage (the applicant is requesting that this item be continued)
  • Conduct a fact-finding meeting and issue an advisory decision for restoration of views from 46 Santa Rosa 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

News from City Departments

Administration. The City of Sausalito is currently recruiting for four full-time positions on City staff. Job titles and application deadlines are as follows: For more information about job openings at the City of Sausalito, please visit the Job Openings page on the City website. Any questions may be directed to Human Resources Manager Susan Paterson at spaterson@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4130.
LEARN MORE ABOUT JOB OPENINGS WITH THE CITY OF SAUSALITO
Administration. Would you like to transform your spare bedroom into a money-maker? That's much easier to do now that the state of California has streamlined planning requirements to convert a bedroom to a legal rental known as a junior accessory dwelling unit (or JADU, pronounced jay-doo). You could end up with a rental unit that might bring in between $1,200 and $1,600 each month, quickly paying off any cost of adding an outside entrance and mini-kitchen — and help Marin's affordable housing crisis as a bonus.

Want details? Visit the free JADU Expo between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 7 at Whistlestop, 930 Tamalpais Avenue in San Rafael. The expo is sponsored by the Aging Action Initiative, the Marin County Commission on Aging, and the Age Friendly Marin network. For additional information, please contact support@agingactioniniative.org.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE JUNIOR ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT EXPO
Administration. Is the County of Marin government providing the services you want and need? Take the Marin County 2018 Resident Survey. This online survey will require about 15 minutes to complete and includes questions about quality of life, demographics, and government services. The survey is open through January 31, 2019. Results from the survey will be available in spring 2019 via the County's website and will be discussed during a public workshop with the County Board of Supervisors.
TAKE THE MARIN COUNTY 2018 RESIDENT SURVEY
Parks and Recreation. Celebrate Valentine's Day with the little sweethearts in your life! The Parks and Recreation Department's Family Valentine's Dance returns on Sunday, February 10 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Exercise Room on the lower level of Sausalito City Hall. This event for mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters will feature a professional DJ who will introduce basic dance moves and play great music. Refreshments will be provided, and each family will receive a photograph keepsake. Dress is casual, but feel free to dress up in your fancy attire. The cost is $25 per family for Sausalito residents and $30 per family for non-residents. Please call (415) 289-4152 to register.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FAMILY VALENTINE'S DANCE

Things Happening in Our Community

The Waldo Grade: Highway Through the Hills. The construction of the Golden Gate Bridge wouldn't have made any sense without an equally bold construction project in the hills above Sausalito. The creation of the 3.6-mile Waldo Grade required the excavation of millions of cubic yards of material and the boring of the first of today's two tunnels. After the opening of the original undivided four-lane roadway in 1937, additional projects were undertaken to widen the highway. Along the way, serious proposals were made to build alternative roadways that would have required either new tunnels under Sausalito or a viaduct along the Sausalito shoreline. Join Sausalito resident Mike Moyle inside the Sausalito Library at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 25 to explore a fascinating aspect of our local history. This program is co-sponsored by the Sausalito Historical Society and will be followed by a reception in the Exhibit Room on the upper level of City Hall.
SEE A SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Sausalito's Souper Bowl. The big game is coming to Sausalito on Saturday, January 26 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
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 2019 event will take place on Sunday, January 27 at the Bay Model at 2100 Bridgeway. The film this year is Blue Serengeti, a documentary that tracks the largest migration on earth under the waters of our coast. Tickets are $40 and include a delicious herring plate lunch presented by Sausalito restaurants. Beverages are $5. Should our silvery little friends not arrive at our local waters on time, the chefs will provide equally delectable bites. 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 2019 SCBC HERRING CELEBRATION
Met Opera Preview: Carmen. The Sausalito Library's Met Opera Preview series for 2018-19 continues on Tuesday, January 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall with a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Carmen by Georges Bizet. 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.
SEE A SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Water: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. Water is one of the basic elements of life. We can track its history and we can see what is happening today, but can we predict tomorrow? We'll explore what we know about Marin's water yesterday, today and tomorrow in this program sponsored by Sausalito Beautiful and the Sausalito Library on Thursday, January 31 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Presenter Peggy Mathers joined Marin Master Gardeners in 2009. The focus of her community volunteering is water conservation. As the long-standing project coordinator, she has worked together with the Marin Municipal Water District and Marin gardeners to create a perfect balance of water conservation and landscaping.
SEE A SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Scandals and Mysteries in Hollywood History. Sausalito's own Jan Wahl returns to the Sausalito Library at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 1 to share juicy stories about some of Hollywood's greatest stars, including Mae West, Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, and Rock Hudson. Each story will be accompanied by a film clip of the star in one of his or her famous roles. Jan Wahl is San Francisco's favorite movie reviewer and film historian. You can find her on the radio at KCBS and All News 740-AM. Jan also teaches at Dominican University, makes regular speaking appearances, and emcees at local events.
SEE A SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
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, February 3 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.
SEE A SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Understanding Your Medicare. Are you or a family member new to Medicare? Do you have questions about your specific rights and health care options? Please join us for this HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) seminar that offers free and unbiased information about people's Medicare benefits. On Thursday, February 7 at 2:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, we will discuss Part A, Part B, Part D, Medicare Supplement Plans, and Medicare Part C, or Advantage Plans. HICAP is the only agency approved by the California Department of Aging to offer these vital programs. HICAP does not sell insurance. This program is co-sponsored by California Health Advocates and the Sausalito Library.
SEE A SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Valentine: The Real Story. Winter will soon be winding down, and spring is in sight with its flowers and bird songs. Join Sausalito resident, teacher, and food professional Valeria Furino on Thursday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers for a guided tour through St. Valentine's legends, traditions, colors, aphrodisiacs, foods, and drinks. Valeria will present each attendee with a folder of recipes and a take-home gift, along with a list of recommended love and romance movies on Netflix. To help Valeria prepare her take-home gifts, please RSVP to Abbot at achambers@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4123 if you plan to attend.
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Vanishing Coral. Coral reef populations worldwide are declining at a rapid pace. Though they make up less than 1 percent of the oceans, reefs are home to 25 percent of fish and other marine life. This special program inside the Sausalito Library at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 8 will present the new documentary Vanishing Coral (2018, 27 minutes), followed by a live discussion via video conference with marine ecologist Dr. Phil Dustan, who is featured in the film. Vanishing Coral was directed and produced by Stephen Olsson of Sausalito-based CEM Productions. Stephen will also be on hand to answer questions after the screening. The film was edited by Patsy Northcutt, with executive producers Juan Devis and Kim Spencer for KCETLink.
SEE A SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
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, February 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
Celebrate Sausalito, Island Style. Join the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce in celebrating Sausalito's businesses of the year at the Sausalito Chamber's largest fundraiser. This year's gala has an island theme, so wear your tropical attire to the Spinnaker Restaurant on Saturday, February 9. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. and will feature music, dancing, awards, a raffle, and an auction. State Senator Mike McGuire will be MC and auctioneer for the evening. The cost is $150 for a single ticket and $275 for two tickets. Business of the year nominees include Sea Trek Ocean Kayaking Center and the Trident in the category of Large Business of the Year. Any questions about the event may be directed to chamber@sausalito.org or (415) 331-7262. The Spinnaker Restaurant is located at 100 Spinnaker Drive.
PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE CELEBRATE SAUSALITO GALA
Family Valentine's Dance. Celebrate Valentine's Day with the little sweethearts in your life! The Parks and Recreation Department's Family Valentine's Dance returns on Sunday, February 10 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Exercise Room on the lower level of Sausalito City Hall. This event for mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters will feature a professional DJ who will introduce basic dance moves and play great music. Refreshments will be provided, and each family will receive a photograph keepsake. Dress is casual, but feel free to dress up in your fancy attire. The cost is $25 per family for Sausalito residents and $30 per family for non-residents. Please call (415) 289-4152 to register.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FAMILY VALENTINE'S DANCE
Women at the Helm. Join us inside the Sausalito Library at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 15 for a screening of Women at the Helm (2018, 47 minutes) a new documentary about five salty senior women in the Bay Area and Washington state who were pioneering mariners. The women profiled include a cargo ship captain, a tall ship captain, a commercial fisher, a sail maker, and one intrepid adventurer who skippered her own boat to places around the world, sometimes single-handedly. Filmmaker and Sausalito resident Helen Vandeman, herself a three-time live-aboard owner of classic boats, will be on hand to answer questions after the screening. 
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Attic Sale. The St. Mary Star of the Sea Attic Sale for 2019 will be held on Saturday, February 16 and Sunday, February 17 at 180 Harrison Avenue in Sausalito. The sale will include clothing, jewelry, furniture, housewares, electronics, framed art, craft supplies, toys and dolls, and pet gear. Hours are Saturday, February 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 17 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Drop-off times for donations to the sale are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to noon through February 11.
VIEW A GOOGLE MAP OF 180 HARRISON AVENUE
Coloring and Doodling Party for Adults. Come relax and join the coloring party on Tuesday, February 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 or (415) 289-4100 x502.
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Monet: The Later Years. Please come to the City Hall Council Chambers at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 21 for a program on the later works of Claude Monet. The presenter is Alfred Escoffier, a docent with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. The corresponding exhibition at the de Young Museum (February 16 to May 27) features fifty paintings by Claude Monet dating mainly from 1913 to 1926, the final phase of his long career, including twenty works from the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris. Boldly balancing representation and abstraction, Monet's radical late works redefined the master of Impressionism as a forebear of modernism. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Sausalito Library.
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Julia Morgan Tour. The clubhouse of the Sausalito Woman's Club, the crowning jewel of architect Julia Morgan's work in Marin, sits atop a steep lot overlooking the San Francisco Bay at 120 Central Avenue. This historical landmark is now open to the public for tours by appointment. Tours are available in the month of October on Sunday, February 24 and Wednesday, February 27. To arrange a tour, please send email to swcps94965@gmail.com.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO WOMAN'S CLUB
Advanced iPhone. The Sausalito Library is now offering hands-on workshops to help local residents with their mobile devices. Advanced iPhone will be presented on Thursday, February 28 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Edgewater Room of Sausalito City Hall. In this workshop, instructor Jon Hartman will help you take your knowledge and abilities on iPhone to the next level. Topics covered will include downloading apps from the App Store, email, phone calls, and web browsing. 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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Sausalito and Experimental Film. In this special program at the Sausalito Library at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, San Francisco-based filmmaker Dominic Angerame will use the experimental film Sausalito (1948) by Frank Stauffacher as a jumping off point for his own film explorations of urban landscapes. Stauffacher's Sausalito is a surreal 11-minute excursion through Sausalito as it appeared in the late 1940s. Angerame will discuss Stauffacher's influence on his own work and that of other experimental filmmakers, followed by a screening of his short films Premonition (1995) and Revelations (2018).
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Carnaval. Carnaval is coming to Sausalito as hosted by the Sausalito Lions Club for their annual fundraiser. The event at IDESST Hall on Saturday, March 2 will feature live music, Brazilian dancers, games, authentic Cajun cuisine, and fine wines, rums, and beers. There will also be three grand prize drawings with prizes valued in the thousands of dollars. Tickets are available at the early-bird price of $95 until January 31. IDESST Hall is located at 511 Caledonia Street in Sausalito. The event begins at 6:00 p.m.
BUY TICKETS TO CARNAVAL IN SAUSALITO
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