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Sausalito Currents - July 13, 2015
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Posted Date: 7/13/2012 2:30 PM

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Spike in Thefts from Vehicles
On July 11, 2012, the Sausalito Police Department took three theft-from-vehicle reports.  The crimes occurred sometime between 6 p.m. on July 10th and 8 a.m. on July 11th.  The crimes occurred inside parking garages located in the 100 block of South Street and on Bulkley Avenue.  Two of the three vehicles had items of value left in plain sight. Items stolen included a laptop computer, camera, IPod and two cellular telephones. The estimated loss is $1000.

During a neighborhood canvass, officers located a ransacked vehicle in the 100 block of Bulkley Avenue.  Officers were unable to contact the owner of the vehicle to determine what was taken.   

The SPD is asking anyone who may have seen any suspicious people or vehicles in the area between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning to contact us at 415-289-4170.

** Crime Prevention Tip **

When parking your vehicle, items of value should never be left in plain sight.  It takes a criminal a matter of seconds to smash a window and steal small items such as cameras and purses.  As part of our crime prevention program, nighttime officers routinely walk residential foot beats looking for unlocked vehicles.  When an unlocked car is found, officers will attempt to secure the vehicle as well as leave a courtesy notice for the owners about the importance of locking their car doors.


DUI and Driver’s License Checkpoint
Last Friday evening, the Sausalito Police Department, along with many other Marin County Law Enforcement Agencies, conducted a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint on Bridgeway, between Coloma Street and Gate 5 Road.  The operation began at 6:20 PM and ran until approximately 11:30 PM.  A total of one thousand, six hundred and fifty-four (1,654) vehicles went through the checkpoint.  Of these vehicles, one thousand, six hundred and thirty (1,624) were screened and thirty (30) were passed through unscreened due to emergency fire vehicle traffic needing to pass through.  

Results of the operation were:

One driver were arrested and booked for DUI.
Thirty-one field sobriety tests were performed.
One driver operating with a suspended license was arrested, cited, and released.
Five unlicensed drivers were arrested, cited, and released.
Fourteen moving and safety violations were issued.
One vehicle was impounded.  
One driver was arrested for displaying a stolen license plate.

This checkpoint was the part of the Avoid the Marin 13 Grant.  It was funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.



Come One, Come All to The Amazing Library Circus!
Get ready to be astonished and enthralled by this year’s Summer Reading Program:
The Amazing Library Circus.

Between Tuesday June 26 and Friday August 3, the Big Top is coming to the Library with circus-themed performances, hands-on programs and a Reading Challenge. We’ll have a magician, a ventriloquist, jugglers, puppets, music and—of course—a clown.

All kids twelve and under are eligible for the Reading Challenge—whether you’re reading to yourself or being read to. Reading Challenge participants must visit the Sausalito Public Library at least five times, between 6/26 and 8/3 and read for a total of sixteen hours. Children get prizes after each library visit and children who complete the challenge get a free book and will be entered into The Amazing Library Circus lottery.

This Week’s Events:

Tuesday July 17, 3:30pm
The Trombonist
Improvised stories using the rich and playful sounds of the trombone: The Trombonist has collected stories and sounds from around the world and brings them to us in a unique, super fun and family (encouraged!) friendly performance.  (Event held in the Council Chambers at City Hall)

Friday July 20, 3:30-4:30pm
If I was the Ringmaster: Make a Circus Book
What would happen at your circus? Clowns, cowboys and elephants on a tightrope? Jugglers on a trapeze? Come make your own circus book! Free, all ages, no registration required.  (Event held in the Game Room at City Hall)



Community Dinner
hosted by Southern Marin Fire
Everyone is cordially invited to a Thank You Sausalito and Meet Southern Marin Fire Event on Saturday, August 25th at Fire Station 1, 333 Johnson Street, from 11:30am to 2:00pm. Please be our guest and celebrate the joining of Sausalito Fire and Southern Marin Fire. Family, friends & supporters are invited to tour Fire Station 1, meet the firefighters, SMFD Board & staff and have a snack at the fire station. RSVP by August 20th by calling 388-8182. Sponsored by the SMFD Public Outreach Committee.



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a General Municipal Election will be held in the City of Sausalito on the 6th day of November, 2012 for the following offices:

Member of the City Council – three elective offices

Nomination papers may be obtained from the office of the City Clerk, 420 Litho Street, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, and beginning July 16, 2012.

It is recommended that you schedule an appointment with City Clerk Debbie Pagliaro in order to obtain the Nomination Papers and to review all associated forms.  The City Clerk can be reached at 289-4165.  (No one will be available on Friday, July 20 to issue papers)


THE SAUSALITO CITY COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER THE ADOPTION ORDINANCE NO. 1207  regulating of smoking in multi-unit housing residences including common areas, private balconies, porches, decks and patios. The amendments allow private individuals the right to enforce the smoking regulations.  In addition, the amendments establish smoke-free areas, including public streets and parks; outdoor dining areas for restaurants; marina facilities; and recreation and special events.  Adoption of this ordinance is proposed for Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, located at 420 Litho Street.  A copy of the Ordinance is available on the City’s website .


Effective immediately, any calls to schedule a building inspection MUST be received prior to 7:30 am in order to be scheduled for the next day.

To schedule a building inspection, please call 415-289-4100, Ext. 811 and leave the following information in the order below:


- The Inspection Request line is a 24-hour / 7-day message line.
- Please leave your inspection request one day prior to your inspection day.
- You will not receive a confirming phone call.
- If your request is received after 7:30 a.m., your inspection will automatically be scheduled
    for the next inspection day.

Inspection days are every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday that we are open for business.  Hours of inspection are 9:00 am - Noon and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

A responsible party is required to be on-site during inspection. If you will be away from the site for less than 5 minutes during your scheduled inspection window, you may leave a note with your cell phone number and the building inspector will re-schedule your inspection.



Southern Marin Fire Protection District Notice of Board of Director Vacancy
Notice is hereby given that a vacancy exists on the Board of Directors of the Southern
Marin Fire Protection District (SMFD) effective July 8, 2012. 

Interested persons should submit a letter of intent along with a brief resume to SMFD,
308 Reed Boulevard, Mill Valley, CA 94941 by 5:00 p.m. on July 18, 2012. Candidates must be a registered voter residing in the Southern Marin Fire Protection District. SMFD serves the communities of Tamalpais Valley, Almonte, Homestead Valley, Alto, Strawberry, portions of Tiburon, as well as the City of Sausalito.  Sausalito residents ARE eligible to serve on the SMFD Board. 

The appointee will serve on the Board until the General Election in November 2013.

The Board of Directors will hold interviews at the regular meeting of the Board on July 25, 2012 at 308 Reed Boulevard, Mill Valley at 7:00p.m.

For more information, please call Susan Kim at (415) 388-8182 or send an email to


(subject to cancellation)


 July 13  6:30 pm  Jazz & Blues by the Bay  Gabrielson Park
 July 15  10:00 am  Farmers Market  Dunphy Park
 July 16  5:30 pm  ADU Working Group  Conference Room
 July 17  3:30 pm  The Trombonist (Children’s event - see above)  Council Chambers
 July 20  3:30 pm  If I was the Ringmaster: Make a Circus Book  Game Room



In partnership with Spaulding Wooden Boat Center, Sausalito Historical Society docents are offering Free Boat Tours of the Sausalito Waterfront during Spaulding's open house on July 14.  Free Tours depart from the Spaulding Center at the foot of Gate 5 Road from 11 AM to 2 PM. Space is limited. For more information and directions, go to .