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Sausalito Currents - November 8, 2013
Posted Date: 11/8/2013 3:00 PM

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Special Event to Benefit Robin Sweeny Park Project
This Saturday, the Sausalito Parks and Recreation Department has great event you will not want to miss – Casino Night!!  That’s right, no need to fight traffic going to Rohnert Park to get your gaming fix. This Saturday, from 7:00 pm to11:00 pm at the IDESST Hall, 511 Caledonia Street in Sausalito (Right next to City Hall), Parks and Rec is hosting a Casino Night to benefit the Robin Sweeny Park project. Prizes include:

• Use of a Vegas Vacation home
• Big Screen TV
• Sports ticket package for two (49er’s Upper Reserved 40 yard line, Warriors Luxury Suite and  signed Jersey, Giants Lower Box, Cal Bears University Club)
• Cavallo Point Staycation
• Luxury Yacht Bay Charter for 35
• And More!

Tickets are $40 in advance (Purchased by Friday at 4 pm, 415.289.4152), $50 at the door. There will be a no-host bar, as well as a Taco Bar hosted by Saylor’s Restaurant. For Additional information go to

Even if you can’t make it, let your friends know!



Fall 2013 Sausalito People Program Schedule
Friday, November 8th @ 7:30pm inside the Library
David Wronski: Tor des Geants
Ultrarunner David Wronski returns to Sausalito People with a report on his experiences at this year’s Tor des Geants, a 200-mile, non-stop footrace through the Alps in Italy, France, and Switzerland. David finished in just under six days. All told, the course required 80,000 feet of climbing.

Sausalito Library Speaker Series
Monday, November 18 @ 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers
A Novel Approach to Revenge by Sausalito's "Dr. Scapegoat"
Psychiatrist and author Dr. Arthur Colman will discuss his forty years in Sausalito as a writer, therapist and expert on scapegoating and the motivations behind revenge. Author of Up from Scapegoating: Awakening Consciousness in Groups, Dr. Colman has also written several fiction titles set in Sausalito. You can read more about his work on, a blog dedicated to explaining and exploring the role that scapegoating plays in a long list of social evils, from the Holocaust and ethnic cleansing to mass murders, sexism, racism, bullying and hazing.

Game Night at the Library
Every Wednesday night except holidays – 6:00-8:45 pm in the Library Reading Room
Classic Board Games for Adults
Bring a friend or two and check out one of our classic board games to play inside the library. We have several to choose from: Monopoly, Chess, Checkers, Apples to Apples, Balderdash, Doink It Darts, Jenga, Backgammon, Scrabble and more!

Come Write In: November is National Novel Writing Month
Dates: November 7, 14 & 21   7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  in the Library
Cost: Free

At 12:01 am November 1, people worldwide will begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 pm on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel. Last year’s NaNoWriMo had 341,375 participants across the world! To register for NaNoWriMo, sign up for a free account at

Are you ready to join NaNoWriMo and write your novel? The Sausalito Library is here to help! Come Write In at the Library on Thursday nights in November from 7-9pm for coffee, hot chocolate and cookies. No registration necessary.



County of Marin Single Use Carryout Bag Reduction Ordinance (“plastic bag ordinance”)
The Marin County Hazardous and Solid Waste Management Joint Powers Authority (JPA) has completed a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for a Single Use Carryout Bag Reduction Ordinance which is available for public review.

The DEIR and Notice of Availability may be found on the JPA’s website
As specified by State California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines, the DEIR is available for public comment for a 45-day review period. The public comment period began on November 1, 2014 and ends on December 15, 2013. The JPA welcomes agency and public input during this period regarding the scope and content of environmental information that must be included in the DEIR. Response to this document may be submitted in writing by 5:00 p.m. on December 15, 2013 to:

Steve Devine, Program Manager
Marin County Hazardous and Solid Waste Management JPA
899 Northgate Drive, suite 100
San Rafael, CA 94903


Project Headlands Construction Update
Seeding and mulching is scheduled at Alexander Avenue on November 7 and 8 between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm. Seeding and mulching will continue on Bunker and Mitchell Roads on Saturday, November 9 between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm.

Road repairs on Conzelman Road between Alexander Avenue and the roundabout are scheduled from November 12 through November 15, 2013 between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm and construction activities on Bunker Road will continue through the end of November.

Though traffic delays at multiple locations may occur, the total delay should not exceed 15 minutes collectively during this time.

Updated information on Phase 2 construction and projected scheduling will be regularly posted on the project website at  


(subject to cancellation)

 Nov 8  7:30 pm  Sausalito People Program  Sausalito Library (see above)
 Nov 9  9:00 am  Smoke Alarm Inspections  (see below)
 Nov 9  7:00 pm  Casino Night (benefitting Robin Sweeny Park)  IDESST Hall (see above)
 Nov 10  10:00 am  Farmers Market  Dunphy Park
 Nov 13   9:40 am  Toddler Story Time  Council Chambers
 Nov 13  6:00 pm  Classic Board Games for Adults  Library Reading Room (see above)
 Nov 13  6:30 pm  Planning Commission/HLB Mtg  Council Chambers
 Nov 14  3:45 pm  Storytime with Phil  Council Chambers
 Nov 14  6:00 pm  Sustainability Commission Mtg  Conference Room
 Nov 16  10:00 am  Workshop on Dunphy Park  Bay Model Visitors Center



Free Inspection of Smoke Alarms for Sausalito Senior Citizens on November 9
The Rotary Club of Sausalito will provide free inspections of smoke alarms, and replacements of batteries and/or smoke alarm units for all residents of Sausalito over the age of 65 on Saturday, November 9, 2013, between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. Any seniors that are interested in this free service can either send an email to or leave a phone message at 415.549.6780. Please leave a detailed message with your name, phone number and street address. You must be available on Saturday, November 9 between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm to take advantage of this complimentary service from your local Rotary Club.

Sausalito Village Monthly Meeting – November 13
Sausalito Village will feature a talk by member Margot Biestman at its monthly meeting at the Edgewater Room, Sausalito City Hall, 420 Litho Street, Sausalito, on Wednesday, November 13 at noon. Ms. Biestman will discuss and demonstrate the process of creating art, inviting members of the audience to participate in dialogue with questions and answers. Participants are advised to bring a brown bag lunch. This program is open to the community and free of charge.

Margot Biestman is a multi-faceted artist. She creates collages, drawings, watercolors, and is primarily interested in creating the art of living as a human being—connecting with herself and others who are interested in living creatively in whatever they choose. Margot teaches breathexperience, breath-art, and breath-writing. She has a B.A. from Stanford, M.A. from Sonoma State University, and a life-time teaching credential. An active woman at 82, Margot says that breathexperience, art, and writing are her passions.

Friends of Dunphy Park Invites Input on Dunphy Park Plan
The Sausalito community is invited to provide ideas and priorities for an upgrade to the City’s Dunphy Park on Bridgeway. The Friends of Dunphy Park, a volunteer group, will host a Public Forum on Saturday, November 16 from 10 a.m. to noon. The meeting will be held at the Bay Model Auditorium, 2100 Bridgeway in Sausalito.

The park currently provides limited seating, a lawn area, a gazebo, a sand volleyball court, two bocce ball courts and a small beach area. With input from the public on what functions and features the park should provide, the Friends will develop an initial guideline for future development of the park. This Schematic Master Plan will be reviewed by City committees in public meetings and will be considered by the City Council in 2014.

Topics for discussion at the Public Forum include such features as entryways and general pedestrian circulation, bicycle paths, restrooms, landscaping, parking, as well as active and passive use areas such as a bocce ball court and seating. The plan will also consider the design and use of the beach area along with shoreline and marine habitat restoration and maintenance. It will also consider what types of events should be accommodated in the park and with what frequency.

The Friends of Dunphy Park is collaborating with the City, Galilee Marina, Cass Marina, adjacent property owners and the public to develop the Schematic Master Plan to reflect the preferences of the local community. The park must also comply with land use and shoreline development laws and purchase agreements.

For more information, visit . The City has also set up an Open City Hall forum with more information and survey questions --  click here to participate online. 

We’d appreciate your participation--either in person at the Forum, online or both!
Public comment will be taken at the Public Forum and in writing until November 30, 2013 via the website or to .

Live Well. Age Well. - Age-Friendly Sausalito Questionnaire released November 6
Are you age 55 or older? Do you reside in Sausalito or on a boat or floating home near Sausalito?

The Age-Friendly Sausalito Task Force has spent the last several months creating a set of questions that will help assess the City’s current ‘age-friendliness’ - how accessible and inclusive is Sausalito for its older residents? Your input is crucial in providing information and insight that will help to shape a strategic plan for Sausalito’s aging community. Please take 10 minutes and complete the questionnaire when you receive it. Copies of the questionnaire will also be available at the Sausalito Library, Police Station and Bridgeway Gym (along with a drop off box) starting November 6th. You can also complete the questionnaire online through the website: If you have any questions, please contact Tricia at

Portugal – a Culinary Journey
The Sausalito Portuguese Hall is proud to announce the first of a series of events featuring the cuisine of Portugal and the Portuguese-speaking world. These events are designed as an introduction to that underappreciated cuisine and, in addition to providing an excellent culinary experience, will place the evening’s dishes in both a historic and regional context.

Our first journey will be led by Chef Manuel Azevedo, owner and chef of both Sonoma’s top-rated LaSalette Restaurant (2013 Bib Gourmand recipient) and the newly opened Café Lucia in Healdsburg, and author of the “LaSalette Cookbook – New Portuguese Cuisine.” During the course of the evening, Chef Azevedo will present twelve dishes - all of which may be found in the LaSalette Cookbook - and lead a discussion of their significance. Winemaker Robert Morey will complement the dining experience with information about the Portuguese wines which will be included with the meal. Seating will be limited to 72 guests.

The details of the evening are as follows:

Date: Friday, November 22, 2013
Time: Doors open at 6:00PM/ Presentation begins at 7:00PM
Venue: Sausalito Portuguese Hall, 511 Caledonia Street
Cost: $50/person for members of the Sausalito Portuguese Hall
$75/person for all others

Further information about the event, including a complete list of the dishes to be served, can be found at Tickets may also be purchased on that site. Information about membership in the Sausalito Portuguese Hall, which is open to all, may be found on the membership page of Hall’s website:



Have you been following the open discussion forums? More and more of you have joined in to offer input. The open topics of discussion on Open City Hall continue to include:

Dunphy Park” - Participate online by answering the five questions about this site and possible upgrades to the park. In addition, information is provided on the Public Forum being hosted by The Friends of Dunphy Park, a volunteer group, on Saturday, November 16 from 10 a.m. to noon. The meeting will be held at the Bay Model Auditorium, 2100 Bridgeway in Sausalito.

Recycling and Composting” (Did you know that we must meet certain State mandated recycling goals? This forum offers you the opportunity to make suggestions on how we can meet, or better, our current recycling program.)

Have your Say” (In this forum we are inviting you to offer suggestions on how to use this new public discussion tool.) This discussion will be closing soon. Make sure you have been heard! 

Click here to participate in one, or all, open discussions.  We value, and look forward to, your input.