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Sausalito Currents - February 14, 2014
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Posted Date: 2/14/2014 5:30 PM

Information from your City Offices |  Meetings/Events this Week | Things Happening Around our Community | Tip of the Month

 

INFORMATION FROM YOUR CITY OFFICES

LIBRARY

Sausalito LibrarySpeaker Series
It's Simply Serendipity:  Four Steps to Manifesting a Life of Bliss
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 7:00 pm in the Edgewater Room

Cali Gilbert – Transformational Author, Award-Winning Photographer and Social Entrepreneur – will discuss her fifth book, It’s Simply Serendipity: Four Steps to Manifesting a Life of Bliss. Through the pages of this book, Cali shares her journey of transformation from homelessness to celebrated artist and creator of the It’s Simply Series of books. She also shares her four-step formula to manifestation. Cali has lived in Sausalito for many years and serves her community by supporting organizations geared towards women in transition and underprivileged youth in the areas of sport, music and the arts. A former athlete and magazine publisher, Cali’s mission is to support others in living a life of purpose and reaching their full potential. Learn more about Cali – www.CaliGilbert.com


New Book Discussion Group for Adults at Sausalito Library
2nd Tuesdays starting March 11th  - 7:00pm in the Friends Bookstore

The Sausalito Library is pleased to announce the addition of a new book discussion group for adults, "Contemporary Classics." Facilitated by local author Peg Alford Pursell, the group meets the second Tuesday of each month in the Friends Bookstore (2nd floor of Sausalito City Hall, 420 Litho Street), 7-8:00pm. Our first meeting is on Tuesday, March 11th and the book is "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" by Karen Joy Fowler. Please contact the library at 415-289-4121 to register. Participation is free.

 

PARKS AND RECREATION

The Caledonia Street Festival - SAVE THE DATE:  MAY 25, 2014
Remember, this is an event to celebrate the character, history and importance of Caledonia Street as well as our wonderful Sausalito community.  Artistic highlights include craft and art booths, live music entertainment and street performers.  But right now, we're calling out to interested artists and sponsors.  If you want to participate, read on:

Caledonia Street Festival Call to Artists!
If you want to enjoy the Caledonia Street Festival from the inside, apply to be a fine art or craft vendor! Artist Applications for the 2014 Caledonia Street Festival are now being accepted. Download online at www.caledoniastreetfestival.com.

Caledonia Street Festival Call to Sponsors!
If you want to support the Caledonia Street Festival from the inside, apply to be a sponsor of this fantastic community event. Applications for the 2014 Caledonia Street Festival are now being accepted. Download online at www.caledoniastreetfestival.com.


JAZZ & BLUES BY THE BAY SPONSHORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Jazz & Blues Sponsorships are a great opportunity to showcase your business and demonstrate support for the local community. Now that our Jazz & Blues by the Bay concerts have become a legendary local favorite, make sure that you plan ahead and have a chance to be a part of this great legand as a sponsor or with a reserved table. In the next few months, these sponsorships and reservations will become available. REMEMBER - All tables are on a first-come-first-served basis and beginning on their registration open date. No exceptions. Higher level sponsors have priority registration dates.

Open Season for Sponsorships is as follows (doors open at 9:00 am) :

$2000 Platinum Level – January 27
$1000 Gold Level – February 3
$650 Silver Level – February 10
$500 Resident Table – February 24
$600 Non-Resident Table – March 3

For additional information and details on what sponsorship levels entail, please call the Sausalito Parks and Recreation Department at 415-289-4152 or go to our website at www.jazzandbluesbythebay.com 

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT

Sausalito Police Recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers
On February 10, 2014, three members of the Sausalito Police Department were recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) during a ceremony held in Petaluma, California. Sergeant Bill Fraass and Officer Justin Ritz both received awards for their efforts in making our roadways safer by arresting a combined total of 35 suspected DUI drivers in 2013.

Sergeant Stacie Gregory received the MADD Avoid the 13 Special Recognition Award for her six years of outstanding commitment to the Avoid the 13 Campaigns. During the presentation ceremony it was also mentioned that Sergeant Gregory held the distinction of coordinating a 2011 check point that screened the most vehicles in a single Marin County check point.

The Sausalito Police Department is proud of Sergeant Gregory, Sergeant Fraass, and Officer Ritz and their work towards reducing the chances of our residents and visitors becoming involved in an alcohol related collision. Chief Jennifer Tejada and the members of the Sausalito Police Department continue with their commitment to increase driver awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving through community outreach and directed enforcement.


72-hour Parking Regulation
The Sausalito Police Department wishes to remind residents and visitors alike that they cannot park their vehicle(s) in one spot, without moving, for longer than 72 hours. City regulations requiring vehicles to be moved, (SMC 15.08.050) was first enacted in 1959.

Parking Services has received an increase in the number of requests to enforce this regulation in the Resident ‘B’ parking zone (Bulkley Avenue and its surrounding streets). The complaints center on the fact that some residents in this area may be storing their vehicles on city streets for an extended periods of time and, thus, preventing others from parking.

Parking Services asks motorist to move their vehicles at least one full car length every 72 hours to meet the requirements of this section. Those who drive their vehicles over one-tenth of a mile within the 72 hour period, may return back to the same location.  Those motorists failing to move their vehicles within 72 hours are subject to a citation ($283 fine) and/or having their vehicles impounded and towed.

Please note that our Parking Services cannot give residents special considerations related to 72-hour enforcement.  As such, our parking staff cannot call or contact residents to let them now their vehicle(s) are in violation before a citation is written. It is ultimately the vehicle’s owner to move their vehicle(s) every 72 hours.

Also note that our Parking staff does not patrol every city street for 72-hour violations. However, we do respond to those complaints that we receive, and we respond to many reports of abandoned vehicles on a weekly basis.  If you believe that a vehicle has been abandoned in your neighborhood, please call the Police Department at 289-4170 right away. 

 

MEETINGS / EVENTS THIS WEEK
(subject to cancellation)

 Feb 17    CITY HALL OFFICES CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY  
 Feb 19  9:00 am  Finance Committee Meeting  Conference Room
 Feb 19  10:30 am  OMIT Committee Meeting  Conference Room
 Feb 19  9:40 & 10:40  StoryTime for Toddlers  Council Chambers
 Feb 19  6:00 pm  Game Night at the Library  
 Feb 19  6:30 pm  Planning Commission Meeting - CANCELLED   
 Feb 19  6:30 pm  Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting  Edgewater Room
 Feb 20  8:30 am  Business Advisory Committee Meeting  Conference Room
 Feb 20  3:30 pm  StoryTime with Phil  Council Chambers

 

THINGS HAPPENING AROUND OUR COMMUNITY

Age-Friendly Sausalito Corner:   This Week’s Topic - Subsidized Housing Option 

The Housing Authority of the County of Marin WAITLIST IS OPEN!!!!
Subsidized Housing (30% of your income)
Application Deadline is February 28, 2014

It has been a very long time since the Housing Authority of the County of Marin has accepted applications for the waitlist for Senior/Disabled Public Housing complexes which are located in Novato, Mill Valley and San Rafael. Maximum income for eligibility is $62,200 for one person and $71,050 for two people. The maximum residents pay for their rent is 30% of their income. It could take months to years to move up the list, but if you are NOT on the list, you won’t have a chance at all!

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION click here OR PHONE Marin Housing at (415) 491-2525

MORE INFORMATION including a list of Senior/Disabled complexes, can be found at Marin Housing’s web site: http://www.marinhousing.org/seniorOrDisabled.htm

ALREADY ON THE LIST FOR MARIN HOUSING? Wonder what is going on? Has your personal situation changed? Update or check your status by phoning (415) 491-2525 or cicking here.

OTHER BELOW MARKET HOUSING OPTIONS that currently have open wait lists are Rotary Housing in Sausalito managed by Paradise Properties (phone 332-7900) and Farley House in Belvedere managed by Ecumenical Association Housing (phone 383-1321).

Have an aging-related informational topic you would like to share or see listed? Write agefriendlysausalito@gmail.com

 

Sausalito Woman’s Club 2014 Scholarship Applications Now Available
The Sausalito Woman’s Club Scholarship Recognition Fund (SWCSRF) is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2014-2015 academic year. Completed applications are due by March 14, 2014.

To qualify, applicants must be permanent residents of Sausalito or Marin City (94965 zipcode) and planning to initiate or continue their education in the summer or fall semester, 2014 at an accredited college, graduate school, vocational or art school.

To request an application, you may email Application@SausalitoWomansClub.org, mail SWCSRF/Application Committee, P.O. Box 3045, Sausalito, CA 94966 or visit http://sausalitowomansclub.org/scholarship/how-to-apply

 

Willow Creek Academy Benefit - In Partnership with the Sausalito Historical Society Schools Program
It's four parties in one day - the Saus Eat-Oh-Soiree - March 15 at the IDESST Hall (511 Caledonia Street).

And the four parties are:
1) Children's Ice Cream Social from 1-3 pm (hosted by the Sausalito Historical Society Schools Program and Lappert's Ice Cream - FREE!

2) Cocktails with Gary Danko from 5-6:30 pm (Chef Gary Danko treats us to champagne and nibbles -   $250/person)

3) Let's Party! from 6:30-8 (live entertainment, hors d'oeuvres from local restaurants and a no-host bar - $25/person)

4) DJ Dancing & Dessert from 8-10 pm (DJ Sunny Dawn, rotating dessert tables and a no-host bar - $10/person)

For more information, go to www.willowcreekacademy.org/saus-eat-oh-soiree.  Tickets:  www.biddingforgood.com/wcacademy or at the Willow Creek Academy Office.

 

TIP OF THE MONTH
(from your Boards/Commissions/Staff)

 from your TREE COMMITTEE:

California has more kinds of native conifers (cone-bearing trees) than any other state!

The pine family is represented in California by pines, firs, spruces, hemlocks, and Douglas firs.

Natives in the cypress family include cypresses, junipers, incense cedars, coast redwoods,
Western red cedars, giant sequoias, and false cypresses.

The Sausalito Municipal Code lists three conifers (Monterey pine, Monterey cypress, and coast redwood) as “undesirable trees.”  This means that they can be removed from private property, with the owner’s permission, without a permit.