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Stories for the Week of September 30, 2016

Peer Review of Plans for Ferry Landing Improvement Project

ferry landing
In May 2016, Sausalito hired COWI North America, a highly-regarded engineering firm, to peer review the engineering and design plans for the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District's proposed major alterations and improvements to the Sausalito Ferry Terminal. COWI has extensive experience in designing and constructing marinas and ferry terminals, including Bay Area locations at the Ports of San Francisco and Oakland.

COWI commenced its peer review by separately identifying and distinguishing between the legally required design features and those features that the District desires for operational reasons.

COWI determined that the project's 16-foot-wide central walkway as part of the proposed 53-foot-wide float, as well as the project's 16-foot-wide gangway, derive from the District's operational desire to disembark and embark 920 passengers (the District's assumed summer-peak passenger count conditions in the year 2029) within 15 minutes in order to conform to the District's current, shortest time frame schedules.

COWI conducted its peer review in two phases.

In phase 1, COWI did not challenge or verify any of the District's future growth projections or operational considerations, but instead analyzed whether the Project as designed is "optimized" (i.e. no larger than required) in light of the District's growth projections and operational desires. COWI determined that the size of the float was not optimized, even accepting the District's growth projections and operational desires. COWI determined that the length of the float could be shortened by as much as 9 feet. COWI further determined that any reduction in the central walkway results in a reduction in the overall width of the float: a 14' walkway reduces the size of the float by 2', a 12' walkway reduces the size of the float by 4', and a 10' walkway reduces the size of the float by 6'.

In phase 2, COWI reviewed for accuracy the District's passenger loading calculations underlying the District's claimed need for a 16-foot-wide central walkway and gangway in order to disembark and embark 920 passengers within 15 minutes. The District's engineers submitted calculations to COWI supporting their contention that any reduction in the central walkway and gangway width from 16 feet to 14 feet or 12 feet would increase the 920 passenger turn-around time by 52 and 122 seconds, respectively, resulting in total turn-around times of 15.4 and 16.6 minutes, respectively, above the District's operational goal of 15 minutes.

COWI determined, however, that the District's narrowed central walkway/gangway calculations were erroneous because they incorrectly reduced the width of the two 8-foot-wide ferry doors, when in fact the ferry door sizes would not be reduced, but would remain constant regardless of the width of the central walkway and gangway. Adjusting the calculations to correct this error, COWI determined that the District's assumed 920 passengers would disembark and embark in less than 15 minutes (14.9 min.) with a 14-foot-wide central walkway and gangway. Reducing the width of the central walkway and gangway to 12 feet would increase the 920 person turn-around time by merely 54 seconds, for a total of 15.5 minutes. Moreover, even if the central walkway and gangway width was reduced to 10 feet, the total turn-around time would increase by only 97 seconds, to 16.2 minutes.

The City remains open to discuss COWI's findings with the District and working together to find a mutually beneficial design that meets the District's operational needs, while maintaining the aesthetics and natural beauty of Sausalito’s historic waterfront. 
 
READ THE PEER REVIEW OF THE SAUSALITO FERRY TERMINAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FERRY TERMINAL PROJECT, LAWSUIT AND ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTS

City Council Forms Task Force on Short-Term Rentals

Old Town Sausalito
At its September 27 meeting, the Sausalito City Council announced the formation of a task force to address short-term rentals in Sausalito. The task force will explore methods to improve code enforcement, devise a plan to work with host platforms like Airbnb and VRBO to get reporting data on short-term rental activity occurring in Sausalito, discuss the possible impact of short-term rentals on accessory dwelling units (ADUs), consider establishing a program that regulates or restricts short-term rentals, and discuss any other related issues. 
 
The task force will consist of Mayor Jill Hoffman, two Planning Commission members, one Historic Landmarks Board member, Community Development Director Danny Castro, and at-large community members Russ Irwin and Kate Stohr. The task force is charged with reporting its recommendations to the City Council by November 2016. While the task force meets, the City will be drafting changes to increase the citation fees for violations of the zoning law on short-term rentals. The current citation fees are $100 for the first citation, $200 for a second citation and $500 for the third and subsequent citations if the violation has not been corrected.  
 
Sausalito zoning laws currently do not allow any short-term rentals in residential districts. Short-term rentals are "transient occupancy" uses defined as occupancy of homes for a period of less than thirty days. Despite this prohibition, short-term rentals have become increasingly popular, and Sausalito has faced challenges with enforcing the zoning laws. Over the past several months, the City has conducted two forums on short-term rentals to get input and feedback from the Sausalito community. An online survey was also conducted, and it was discovered that the community is divided on whether to continue to prohibit short-term rentals or to allow them with appropriate regulations. 
 
If you have any questions about short-term rentals, please contact Danny Castro, Community Development Director at dcastro@ci.sausalito.ca.usor (415) 289-4133.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT SHORT-TERM RENTALS IN SAUSALITO
VIEW THE PRESENTATION SLIDES FROM THE JUNE 18 COMMUNITY FORUM
SEE THE RESULTS OF THE ONLINE SURVEY ON SHORT-TERM RENTALS

Public Meeting on Southview Park Improvements This Saturday

Southview Park in Sausalito
On Saturday, October 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., the Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a public meeting at Southview Park to gather public input on upcoming renovations to the park. The focus of the meeting will be on the features residents would like to see remain at Southview Park and what changes, if any, should be made.
 
Southview Park is located on North Street between 3rd and 4th streets in Old Town Sausalito. The property originally served as the site for South School. In 1941, the school closed and shortly after was used as a recreation center for soldiers during World War II. After the war, the property was turned over to the City and in 1961 was developed into a park with much the same configuration seen today. In 1998, the park was renovated by volunteers and a new play structure was installed. Since that time, the retaining walls have begun to fail and the play structure no longer meets safety and accessibility requirements.
 
For additional information, please contact Parks and Recreation Director Mike Langford at mlangford@ci.sausalito.ca.us or (415) 289-4126.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT SAUSALITO'S PARKS & FACILITIES

Oonagh Kavanagh Receives Spirit of Marin Award

Oonagh Kavanagh
Oonagh Kavanagh, CEO and President of the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce for nine years, received the prestigious Spirit of Marin award last week. A large group of Sausalito civic leaders and friends joined her for the ceremony. Each year, Bank of Marin hosts the Spirit of Marin awards to celebrate the volunteer efforts of local businesses and individuals as chosen by the Marin County Chambers of Commerce. The awards were founded in 1993.
Oonagh retired from her CEO position earlier this year. Under her leadership, the Sausalito Chamber evolved into a professional and financially stable organization with a solid track record of connecting, supporting and advocating for local businesses. She has been a tireless advocate for making Sausalito a better place to live, work and play, as well as a leader unafraid of tackling tough political issues. With her cheerful personality and wit, her ready smile and Irish brogue, Oonagh is the quintessential Spirit of Marin.
 
Oonagh is a long-term member of the Sausalito Woman's Club, where she has served on the Board of Directors. A talented and professionally trained thespian, Oonagh has acted, directed and produced community theatre in Sausalito, Mill Valley and Ross and was a founding member of the Sausalito Film Series. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in drama.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SPIRIT OF MARIN AWARDS

Sausalito Disaster Preparedness Awareness Day

Disaster Preparedness
The City of Sausalito's Seventh Annual Disaster Preparedness Awareness Day for the public will be held on Saturday, October 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This free event is being held in conjunction with the City of Sausalito's City Wide Yard Sale at the MLK parking lot and basketball courts at 610 Coloma Street.
 
The goal of Disaster Preparedness Awareness Day is to help Sausalito residents learn how to prepare themselves and their families to deal with disasters and emergencies like fires, storms, earthquakes and acts of terrorism. Public safety professionals will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate emergency equipment. Residents will also have an opportunity to learn what steps the City of Sausalito is taking in the area of disaster preparedness and emergency management.  
 
Disaster Preparedness Awareness Day is a joint effort of the City of Sausalito's Disaster Preparedness Committee, the Sausalito Police Department, the Southern Marin Fire Protection District, the Sausalito Volunteers in Public Safety (VIPS) and the Southern Marin Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT). Questions about Disaster Preparedness Day may be directed to Sergeant Brandon Rodgers at (415) 289-4179 or brodgers@ci.sausalito.ca.us.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT DISASTER PREPAREDNESS IN SAUSALITO

Volunteer for Beautification Day at Tiffany Park

beautification day
Sausalito residents who enjoy working outdoors and would like to help improve Sausalito's public landscapes are encouraged to volunteer for the third annual Beautification Day on Saturday, October 15 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The goal of Beautification Day is to make a big difference at one of Sausalito's parks or public spaces. In 2015, it was Viña del Mar Plaza. This year, the focus will be on Tiffany Park, a hidden gem located near the corner of Bridgeway and Richardson Street in Old Town Sausalito. 
 
Beautification Day is co-sponsored by the City of Sausalito and local nonprofit Sausalito Beautiful. Little or no experience is required to participate. Most tasks involve simple hands-on work such as weeding, trimming, mulching and raking. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.
 
To sign up to become a volunteer at Beautification Day on October 15, please send an email message to volunteer@sausalitobeautiful.org or fill out the online volunteer form
 
VOLUNTEER TO PARTICIPATE IN BEAUTIFICATION DAY ON OCTOBER 15
LEARN MORE ABOUT SAUSALITO BEAUTIFUL

Recap of the September 27 City Council Meeting

There was a regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 27. The following, in red italics, is a brief summary of actions taken at the meeting (for a full report, watch the video from the meeting):

Special Presentations: Consent Calendar: (Watch the video from this portion of the meeting where all items on the Consent Calendar were adopted) adopted by a 5-0 vote
  • 4A. Adopt resolution authorizing the use of California Division of Boating and Waterway grant funds to abate marine debris and derelict vessels  (Read the Staff Report, Attachment 1, Attachment 2) Adopted Resolution No. 5601
  • 4B. Adopt resolution awarding and authorizing the City Manager to execute Standard Form Professional/Consulting Services Agreements with Riedinger Consulting and Miller-Pacific for inspection of PG&E's Gas Main Replacement Project (Read the Staff ReportAttachment 1) Adopted Resolution No. 5602
  • 4C. Adopt resolution approving and authorizing the City Manager to execute a Standard Form of Amendment to the Professional/Consulting Services Agreement with Riedinger Consulting for Project Delivery Services for the ADA Improvements Project (Read the Staff Report, Attachment 1) Adopted Resolution No. 5603
  • 4D. Reject all bids received for the Safe Pathways to School – Bridgeway – Ebbtide Improvement Project (Read the Staff Report) Rejected the bids
  • 4E. Adopt resolution adopting the City of Sausalito Emergency Response Plan dated July, 2016 (Read the Staff Report, Attachment 1, Attachment 2) Adopted Resolution No. 5604
  • 4F. Approve Second Amendment to Collection Services Agreement with Serco Inc. and an increase in yearly service fees (Read the Staff Report, Attachment 1, Attachment 2, Attachment 3) Approved the Second Amendment with Serco Inc.
  • 4G. Conduct biennial review of the City of Sausalito Conflict of Interest Code and adopt resolution approving amendments (Read the Staff Report, Attachment 1) Adopted Resolution No. 5605
  • 4H. Receive and file meeting notes from the July and September meetings of the Finance Committee, CoP Oversight Committee and Business Advisory Committee  (Read the Staff ReportAttachment 1, Attachment 2, Attachment 3, Attachment 4, Attachment 5) Received and filed all meeting notes
  • 4I. Authorize the City Manager to execute Contract with Sungard Public Sector for TrakiT Software as a service for Permitting and Planning Software (TrakiT) (Read the Staff Report, Attachment 1) Authorized the City Manager to execute the contract in an amount not to exceed $175,000
NOTE:  BUSINESS ITEMS 6A and 6B WILL BE HEARD PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC HEARING ITEM

Public Hearing
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Business Items: Did you know you can watch City Council meetings live via webcast? You can also watch video recordings of past Council meetings on the City website. View the minimum streaming requirements here.

Council meetings are also broadcast live on television via Comcast Cable Channel 27 or AT&T Channel 99. If you miss the live broadcast, check out the rebroadcast schedule here.


The next regularly scheduled City Council meeting will be held on THURSDAY, October 13, 2016 with the open session due to commence at approximately 7:00 p.m.
 
VIEW CITY COUNCIL AGENDAS HERE

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 and Commissions representing the City of Sausalito. Follow this link for more information on all of our Boards and Commissions.
Sustainability Commission. The Sustainability Commission met for its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, September 8. Topics of discussion included Biobag outreach opportunities, such as Sausalito's 38th Annual Chili Cook-Off, and the Marin County Hazardous and Solid Waste Management Joint Power Authority (JPA) Cycle 6 Zero Waste Grant. The commission plans to use the zero-waste grant to update the City's 2013 Waste Audit. The commission's Action Committee on Waste Management will prepare a request for proposals to obtain professional services to perform the update.

The October 13 regular meeting of the Sustainability Commission will be held in the Game Room, located on the lower level of Sausalito City Hall. The November 10 regular meeting will be held in the Edgewater Room, also located on the lower level of City Hall.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION
Planning Commission. The Planning Commission met twice during the month of September. At the September 7 meeting, the following actions were taken:
  • Approved a project to add 946 square feet and expand a car deck for an existing 1,469 square-foot residence at 112 Marion Avenue. 
  • Adopted a resolution finding that the conveyance of the two-acre Butte Street property for conservation purposes is in conformance with the City's General Plan.
  • Continued a project to construct a 3,907 square-foot residence at 220 Currey Lane to a date uncertain, with direction to the applicant to modify the proposed design to address size, landscaping, and consistency and character with the neighborhood.
At the September 21 meeting of the Planning Commission, the following actions were taken:
  • Continued a project to construct a 1,971 square-foot residence and detached three-car garage at 211 West Street. The request to continue was by the applicant to allow additional time for architectural design changes to the project. 
  • Continued a project to substantially demolish and remodel an existing two-unit residential dwelling on 446-448 Sausalito Boulevard, resulting in a decrease of the total square feet from 3,132 square feet to 2,998 square feet, and to construct a new 2,504 square-foot residence at 77 Crescent Avenue. The project is located on a single parcel that fronts both Sausalito Boulevard and Crescent Avenue, and the proposal includes converting the single parcel into a three-unit condominium covenant.   
  • Approved a modification of a Conditional Use Permit for Fish and Chips Restaurant at 817 Bridgeway to allow sales of beer, wine, and distilled spirits for onsite consumption and to allow the serving of alcohol from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and holidays. 
The next Planning Commission meeting will be held on October 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers. On the agenda is a special presentation on building improvements and new temporary office buildings at the Machine Shop property at 25 Liberty Ship Way. There will also be public hearings on: 
  • A project to add 400 square feet to an existing residence that would exceed the permissible building coverage and impervious surface area limits for the property at 1 Cloud View Circle.
  • A proposed façade remodel and new outdoor dining at Mollie Stone's Market at 100 Harbor Drive.
  • A project to convert the former three-screen movie theater at 101 Caledonia Street into a mixed-use structure containing a two-screen theater and restaurant on the ground level and an office space on the upper level. The project also includes a remodel of the building's exterior.
All Planning Commission meetings are live-streamed on the City website. Archived recordings of past meetings are also available. If you have any questions about the Planning Commission, please contact the Community Development Department (CDD) at (415) 289-4128. The CDD public counter in City Hall is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Friday from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PLANNING COMMISSION

News from City Departments

Public Works. Work continues on the project to upgrade the natural gas distribution system serving homes and businesses in the Caledonia Street area. During the week of September 26, PG&E began installation of new a gas main on Turney Street between Bonita Street and Bridgeway. For the most part, this gas main was installed using "trenchless technology," whereby the gas main is pulled through a drilled hole rather than an excavated open trench.

After the gas main was installed, PG&E began installing gas services to the various properties that connect to the main. As this work proceeded, PG&E's subcontractor continued locating and marking the other buried utilities to ensure they are not damaged as a result of the current gas main installation. On Wednesday, September 28, PG&E cut the street pavement on Locust Street between Caledonia Street and Bridgeway in preparation for trenching work next week.

On Monday, October 3, gas main installation will begin on Locust Street between Caledonia and Bridgeway. Trenching to install the new gas main will take approximately one week. Installation of gas services to the properties will likely take another week. The forecast is for PG&E to be occupied on this block of Locust until approximately October 15.
 
Work on Sausalito's Bridgeway sewer line will also be taking place in early October. The Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District will be cleaning the line along Bridgeway between Harbor Drive and Coloma Street starting Tuesday October 4 and ending by Friday October 7. Bridgeway's right northbound lane will be closed during working hours to support this work. Please expect traffic delays and drive safely in construction zones.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
Parks & Recreation.  Here are the winners of the 38th Annual Chili Cook-Off, which took place in Dunphy Park on Saturday, September 24:
  • Best Booth: Big Buck Boys Bowl of Chili
  • Judges' Choice: The Dirty Dozen
  • People's Choice: Chili Willie
See the full list of winners, with runners up, on the Chili Cook-Off website.

Reserved V.I.P. tables for Arias in the Afternoon go on sale starting Monday, October 3. Enjoy the San Francisco Opera in the beautiful and picturesque setting of Gabrielson Park while sitting at your reserved table. Contact Parks & Recreation at (415) 289-4152 to check for available tables. These pre-set tables will include a chilled bottle of champagne and fresh strawberries. Residents - $75. Nonresidents - $85.
LEARN MORE THE PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT

Things Happening in Our Community

Southview Park Renovations Public Meeting. The City of Sausalito Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a public meeting at Southview Park on Saturday, October 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to gather public input on upcoming renovations to the park. The focus of the meeting will be on the features residents would like to see remain at Southview Park and what changes (if any) should be made. For additional information or questions please contact Parks and Recreation Director Mike Langford at mlangford@ci.sausalito.ca.us or (415) 289-4126. The entrance to Southview Park is on North Street between Third and Fourth Streets.
LEARN MORE ABOUT SAUSALITO'S PARKS & FACILITIES
Archival, a Contemporary Dance Work. Live dance comes to the Sausalito Public Library with a special performance by the Maligrad Contemporary Dance Company on Saturday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m. Maligrad is directed by Sausalito resident Molly Fletcher Lynch-Seaver. The Library will provide the backdrop for the premier of a new dance work, Archival. Join us for a unique evening of contemporary dance and art, followed by a reception. There is no charge to attend the performance.
LEARN MORE ABOUT MALIGRAD CONTEMPORARY DANCE
Sausalito Classic Car Show. Each year, the Sausalito Classic Car Show celebrates the automobile with food, music and a wide selection of cars on the beautiful Sausalito waterfront. The 22nd annual event will be held in Gabrielson Park on Sunday, October 2, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Sausalito Classic Car Show is sponsored by a committee of classic car owners, collectors and enthusiasts. It is a judged event, offering six trophies. There is no charge for admission.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO CLASSIC CAR SHOW
Meet the City Council Candidates. The Sausalito Woman's Club Civics Committee, in conjunction with the League of Woman's Voters, will once again host Candidates Night, an opportunity for the community to hear from the four candidates who are competing for three seats on the Sausalito City Council in the November election. This election year, Candidates Night will be held on Tuesday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Spinnaker Restaurant in Sausalito, 100 Spinnaker Drive. Learn about the issues and what each candidate sees for the future of Sausalito. As part of the program, questions for the candidates may be submitted by the audience. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. Arrive early to secure a seat. Free valet parking is available.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES
Met Opera Preview: Tristan and Isolde by Wagner. The Sausalito Public Library's Met Opera Preview series for 2016-17 gets underway on Tuesday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall with a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde. Guest host Jerry Zientara will present background information about the composer and opera and 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.
VIEW A SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Sausalito City Council Candidates' Forum. The Rotary Club of Sausalito is pleased to announce that it has scheduled a candidates' forum for candidates for Sausalito City Council. The forum will be held on Thursday, October 6, during the Rotary Club's regular lunch meeting at the Sausalito Yacht Club. The meeting commences at 12:00 p.m. and the candidates' forum will begin at 12:45 p.m. and end at 1:30 p.m. The public is invited; however, space is limited. The cost for lunch is $20 at the door. If members of the public wish to attend, they should RSVP to bruce.huff@rotary.comcastbiz.net at least one week prior to the forum.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES
Apollo 1: America's First Manned Space Fatalities. The Sausalito Public Library's fall 2016 series of Sausalito People programs begins at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 7. For the first program, longtime Sausalito resident Peter Van Meter will share his experience as an engineer on the Apollo moon landing program. Peter will tell his personal story of involvement with the events leading up to the tragic deaths of three astronauts in a launch pad fire during a mission practice. During the program, you'll be reintroduced to the brave crew and the Apollo mission. Peter will explain the technology involved in this disaster, the decisions that led to this horrific event, and the aftermath. 
VIEW THE FALL 2016 SCHEDULE OF SAUSALITO PEOPLE PROGRAMS
City Wide Yard Sale. The City Wide Yard Sale is free to the public and – with over 90 seller booths – a great event for bargain hunters and window shoppers alike. The fall sale will be held at the MLK Parking Lot and Basketball Courts on Saturday, October 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Residents of Sausalito and surrounding towns use this semiannual event as an opportunity to clear out their garages and offer treasures at bargain prices.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CITY WIDE YARD SALE
Fun Treasure Hunt. Join the fun and sign up for the Sausalito Historical Society treasure hunt on Sunday, October 9 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Be a history detective and find the answers to clues about Sausalito history. Come with a team or make a team that day with others. Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams. Family teams with kids are $20 per family group. All-adult teams are $15 per adult. Sign in is at 1:00 p.m. at the Sausalito Historical Society archives and exhibit room on the upper level of Sausalito City Hall. Register via email to info@sausalitohistoricalsociety.com
or by telephoning (415) 289-4117.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FUN TREASURE HUNT
Sausalito Village Speaker Series. Joshua Barrow, a third generation resident of Marin City, will discuss its history and current dynamics at the Sausalito Village Speaker Series on Tuesday, October 11, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of Sausalito City Hall. The event is free of charge and open to the public. Sausalito Village is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a support system for Sausalito residents who wish to remain in their own homes as they grow older. For more information, call Betsy Stroman at (415) 331-1464.
LEARN MORE ABOUT SAUSALITO VILLAGE
Shining Moments of Hollywood's Biggest Stars. Sausalito's Jan Wahl returns to the Library on Friday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. with a hand-picked selection of movie clips of her favorite actors and actresses, from Clark Gable to Matthew McConaughey. For each performer, Jan will give a career overview and share with us what makes the selected scene so great. Jan Wahl has worn many hats as San Francisco's favorite movie reviewer and film historian. These days, 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. Jan's previous Sausalito Library programs include Oscars: Who Should Have Won and Movies That Changed Our Lives.
VIEW THE FALL 2016 SCHEDULE OF SAUSALITO PEOPLE PROGRAMS
Beautification Day. Be sure to save Saturday, October 15 from 9:00 a.m. to noon for Beautification Day 2016. This year, the focus will be on Tiffany Park, a hidden gem located near the corner of Bridgeway and Richardson Street in Old Town Sausalito. Beautification Day is co-sponsored by Sausalito Beautiful and the City of Sausalito. To sign up to become a volunteer on October 15, please send an email message to volunteer@sausalitobeautiful.org or fill out the online volunteer form
LEARN MORE ABOUT SAUSALITO BEAUTIFUL
The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of 17th Century France. Join FAMSF docent Rita Dunlay on Tuesday, October 18 at 2:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers for an exploration of the mysterious Le Nain brothers – Antoine, Louis, and Mathieu – celebrated painters in Paris in the early 17th century. Little is known of their lives; unmarried and childless, they lived and worked together, producing some of the most arresting paintings of their time. The corresponding Legion of Honor exhibit, which runs October 8, 2016 to January 29, 2017, features over fifty of their works, from tender religious paintings to enigmatic scenes of peasant life. Sponsored by the Friends of the Sausalito Library.
VIEW A SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Met Opera Preview: Don Giovanni by Mozart. The Sausalito Public Library's Met Opera Preview series for 2016-17 continues on Tuesday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall with a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Mozart's Don Giovanni. 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.
VIEW A SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Sausalito Marin City School Board Candidates' Forum. The Rotary Club of Sausalito is pleased to announce that it has scheduled a forum for candidates for the Sausalito Marin City School Board. The forum will be held on Thursday, October 20, during the Rotary Club's regular lunch meeting at the Sausalito Yacht Club. The meeting commences at 12:00 p.m. and the candidates' forum will begin at 12:45 p.m. and end at 1:30 p.m. The public is invited, however space is limited. The cost for lunch is $20 at the door. If members of the public wish to attend, they should RSVP to bruce.huff@rotary.comcastbiz.net at least one week prior to the forum.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ROTARY CLUB OF SAUSALITO
A Prison Story: Iran. Mehri Dadgar, a former political prisoner of Islamic Iran, will present a reading and Q&A session on Thursday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers. Mehri’s memoir A Prison Story: Iran is the story of a young woman arrested on a Tehran street for distributing pro-democracy literature in 1981. After her arrest, Mehri endured a physical and psychological brutality that inflicted deep wounds upon her sense of self. Mehri's book is a testimony of bravery and fear, honesty and betrayal and, ultimately, hope and victory. Today, Mehri makes her home in Marin.
VIEW A SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
"Guitar Man" Michael Indelicato. Sausalito resident Michael Indelicato has spent over twenty years and covered more than a million miles in his search for vintage guitars. Michael has bought (and sold) thousands of them, including many of the most valuable and iconic guitars in existence. Along the way, he has put guitars into the hands of many of the world's best known musical artists. In this special program at the Sausalito Library on Friday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m., Michael will share some of his favorite stories and photos from a lifetime with vintage guitars. Michael will also screen a few clips from the upcoming film Guitar Man, which he helped produce, and will bring a few vintage instruments to share with the audience.
VIEW THE FALL 2016 SCHEDULE OF SAUSALITO PEOPLE PROGRAMS
Arias in the Afternoon. Arias in the Afternoon with the San Francisco Opera singers returns to Sausalito on Sunday, November 13 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This free program is sponsored by the Arques Charitable Education Trust and produced by the Sausalito Parks & Recreation Department. Come enjoy the San Francisco Opera in the beautiful and picturesque setting of Gabrielson Park. Reserved V.I.P. tables are on sale starting on Monday, October 3rd. Contact Parks & Recreation (415) 289-4152 to check for available tables. These pre-set tables will include a chilled bottle of champagne and fresh strawberries. Residents - $75. Nonresidents - $85.
LEARN MORE ABOUT ARIAS IN THE AFTERNOON
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