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Sausalito Currents - January 25, 2013
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Posted Date: 1/25/2013 4:00 PM

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Get Emergency Alerts! - Register your Cell Phone or VoIP Number
On January 26, the Sausalito Police Department will be partnering with the Marin County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services to launch the new Telephone Emergency Notification System (TENS).

What is TENS: TENS is a high-speed communications system that can quickly notify members of the public by phone of critical emergency information in situations where property or human life is in danger. These notifications are made to specific geographically affected areas. TENS makes emergency calls to landlines and to registered cell phones.

In the event of an emergency, wherever you are, don’t miss the critical call with information or instructions from the Marin County Office of Emergency Services. If you live, work or go to school in Marin County, and if you are 18 and over, you can receive these emergency alerts on your CELL PHONE by text, email and voice, and by your VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone. To receive alerts, you must register on the secure website portal: Cell phone numbers are NOT in the system UNTIL you register them. Need a computer to sign up? Go to any Public Library for free computer use.

So where will you be when an emergency strikes? Will you be near your landline phone to receive the call with critical information or directions? While many of us have landlines, nearly all of us have cell phones. And there is a growing number of us who have cell phones but no landline phones! Please take the time to register!


Is your Residence Equipped with a Security Camera?
The Sausalito Police Department was recently able to identify a vehicle used in the commission of a crime by viewing the security camera footage from a Glen Drive residence. The Sausalito Police Department is interested in creating a database of residences that are similarly equipped with a security camera system in order to better identify suspicious persons or vehicles that may travel through your neighborhood.  If a crime did occur in your neighborhood, the Sausalito Police Department may ask to view your security camera footage to help solve the crime.

If you have a camera system, the Sausalito Police Department is interested to know:

  • Your address
  • The camera’s angle of view
  • If the footage is recorded 
    • and if so, how long is the footage stored?

The Sausalito Police Department wants to thank you in advance for taking the time to respond to this flier.

Contact information:
Lieutenant Kurtis Skoog
29 Caledonia St.
Sausalito, CA 94965


Ground Breaking Ceremonies – Harrison Park
After years in the making, installation of new play equipment and landscaping at Harrison Park is set to begin next week! In honor of this momentous occasion, there will be a Ground Breaking Ceremony this Saturday, January the 26th at 2 pm.

It would be fantastic if you were able to join us in the celebration. Please feel free to invite your friends and family (especially children). There will be coffee, hot coco, and cookies.

Most Sausalicious! And Park Renovation Funds Too!
Willow Creek Foundation representatives will present $2,399.69 to the City of Sausalito to assist in the renovation of the Robin Sweeny Park playground at the City Council Meeting on January 29 at 7:00 pm. The funds were raised in the jointly sponsored Sausalicious event in November, 2012 held at the Libertyship artist studios.

Sausalicious is an enchanting evening of favorite local restaurants and local art and music, where restaurants compete for votes to be the ‘Most Sausalicious!’ The presentation of ‘Most Sausalicious!’ awards to winning restaurants will also take place at the January 29 Council Meeting.


Weekly E-book Workshop: Every Thursday from 1-2pm
Why spend money buying e-books when you can borrow them from the library? Beginning Thursday, January 3rd, the Sausalito Public Library will be offering a weekly drop-in workshop to help tablet, laptop, Kindle, iPad and other mobile-device owners get set up to check out and read books from the Library’s ebook collections. Workshops run from 1 to 2pm and are held in the conference room at Sausalito City Hall. Please email Abbot Chambers at if you have any questions about the workshops or would prefer to set up a 1-on-1 training session.



2013 Sewer Rate Allocation Study - Fresh Look at Calculating Sewer Charges
The Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District has retained an independent consultant to evaluate its method for allocating sewer service charges among its residential and commercial customers.  The District is undertaking a study to determine sewer flows and costs between different classes of users: single-family residential, multi-family, commercial, and others. To help inform and educate the community, several public meetings will be held over the next few months as the study progresses toward a Board decision regarding potential changes to the rate structure and rates.

The District will ensure that information is made available as the study unfolds through mailings, the press, public meetings and the web.

6:30 p.m.
City of Sausalito - City Council Chambers
420 Litho Street, Sausalito

The second meeting will look at potential sewer rate structure alternatives. Current surveys indicate that a variety of methods are used by agencies to calculate fixed and flow based wastewater sewer charges. The second meeting will be based on Technical Memorandum #2 (TM2). This part of the study will develop alternative rate structures that may be considered by the District and evaluate the impact, both on the District and on customers.  

Robin’s Nest Preschool Community Meeting
On February 7, 2013, the Robin’s Nest Preschool, along with the Sausalito Marin City School District, Southern Marin Fire District and City of Sausalito Police, Public Works and Planning Departments will host a neighborhood meeting to discuss the Robin’s Nest Preschool. For more information see their flyer.


(subject to cancellation) 


 Jan 26    Alert Marin Day
       (read about this under the Police section above)
 Jan 26  2:00 pm  Harrison Park Ground Breaking Ceremonies    (see above)
 Jan 26  7:00 pm  Seven Women, Seven Wines, Seven Dreams  (see below)
 Jan 27  10:00 am  Farmers Market  Dunphy Park
 Jan 27  3:00 pm  Special Musical Presentation at SWC  (see below)
 Jan 28  5:00 pm  “Back to the Trident” – SHS event  (see below)
 Jan 29  7:00 pm  City Council Meeting  Council Chambers
 Jan 30  12 noon  Sausalito Village Community Meeting  (see below)
 Jan 30  9:40 am  Toddler Story Time (kids 3 yrs & younger)  Council Chambers
 Jan 31  1:00 pm  Weekly E-book Workshop  Conference Room
 Jan 31  3:30 pm  StoryTime with Phil  Council Chambers



Seven Women, Seven Wines, Seven Dreams
To celebrate Sausalito’s oldest sister city relationship with Vina del Mar, Chile and promote an entrepreneurial exchange with Chilean business women, the civic leaders are hosting a “Taste of Vina del Mar” at the historic Pines Mansion in Sausalito on Saturday, January 26.

The elegant evening starts at 7 PM with a Chilean wine tasting, a buffet dinner, entertainment and a live auction. The evening is a benefit for an upcoming trade mission in April when seven women business owners from Vina del Mar will visit Sausalito.

The Pines mansion dates back to 1888, and is now a private residence. Owners Roxanne Sheridan, Gil Purcell Sr. and Gil Purcell Jr. have generously opened their home for the event. The venue is not accessible by car, so shuttle service will be provided throughout the evening from the Spencer Avenue bus stop & Sausalito City Hall parking lot starting at 6:30 PM.

Tickets are $57 and available in advance through

For more information: Roxanne Sheridan 415.515.3561
Veronica Barzelatto 415.497.6311

The Sausalito Woman’s Club’s Scholarship Recognition Fund invites the public to a performance by the Palo Alto Chamber Ensemble and Reception. Violinists Richard Ruby and Julie Buckley, Violist Julie Hawkes, Cellist Bill Schneiderman and Pianist Linda Harjono will perform works by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Lennon/McCartney and Santana. All proceeds from this performance benefit scholarships for local students.

Sunday, January 27, 2013, 3:00 pm. Sausalito Woman's Club, 120 Central Avenue, Sausalito. Admission: $30. Additional information at

Back to the Trident
A benefit for the Sausalito Historical Society and a tribute to The Kingston Trio
Monday January 28 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm at the beautifully restored Trident Restaurant,
558 Bridgeway, Sausalito and will feature the World Premiere of "The Lion Sons", Josh Reynolds and friends singing folk songs made famous by Josh's father, Nick, and The Kingston Trio. Also featured will be Chris Rowan, plus surprise guests.

There will be hors d'oeuvres and a complimentary beverage, plus cash bar. Come in period clothes! Prizes for best costumes!

Admission: $45
Advance reservations recommended:
Call 415-289-4117 or e-mail, or send a check to
SHS, PO Box 352, Sausalito, CA 94966

Sausalito Village Community Meeting, January 30
Sausalito Village invites its members and interested members of the public to attend its annual Community Meeting on Wednesday, January 30, 12-2 PM at the Sausalito Woman’s Club, 120 Central Avenue, Sausalito. In addition to offering an opportunity to find out about Sausalito Village programs, services, and volunteer opportunities, the meeting will feature speaker Walter Bortz M.D., one of the nation’s leading experts on healthy aging, who will talk about “The Roadmap to 100.”

Bring your own lunch. Cookies and fruit will be served. If you need a ride, call 332-3325.

Dr. Walter Bortz practiced geriatric medicine at the Palo Alto Medical Clinic for many years. He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor Emeritus at the Stanford School of Medicine and has authored four books on the subject of healthy aging and longevity: We Live Too Short and Die too Young, Dare to be 100, Aging for Dummies, and Roadmap to 100.

Sausalito Village is an all-volunteer group of residents dedicated to helping Sausalito seniors live independently and productively in their own homes, connected to friends and community.

Sausalito Herring Festival – Saturday, February 9, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Gabrielson Park

Cass Gidley Marina - Sausalito Community Boating Center invites you to join us in and celebrate the herring season with some culinary delights, live music and entertainment on the Sausalito waterfront.

Come on down and enjoy fresh, and original, herring dishes prepared by local restaurants and chefs. Pick up some information about the bay, the fish, the fishery and its history. There will also be a kids' zone, beverages, and lots of musical and other entertainment.

Please support this fundraiser for the Cass Gidley Marina - Sausalito Community Boating Center……and enjoy some fun in doing so!

Sausalito Village – Monthly Meeting – February 13
At its monthly members’ meeting, Sausalito Village will feature two talks about educational opportunities for older adults by Sausalito Village members. Colette Pratt will discuss the OLLI program at Dominican University and Ann Heurlin will present a few learning and education resources avallable on the Internet. The program will take place at the Edgewater Room, Sausalito City Hall, 420 Litho Street, Sausalito, on Wednesday, February 13, at noon. Participants are advised to bring a brown bag lunch. This program is open to the community and free of charge.

Sausalito Woman’s Club Scholarship Applications Now Available

The Sausalito Woman’s Club Scholarship Recognition Fund (SWCSRF) is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2013-2014 academic year. Completed applications are due by March 19, 2013.

To qualify, applicants must be permanent residents of Sausalito or Marin City (94965 zipcode) and planning to initiate or continue their education in 2013 at an accredited college, graduate school, vocational or art school.

To request an application, you may email, mail SWCSRF/Application Committee, P.O. Box 3045, Sausalito, CA 94966 or visit