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Sausalito Currents - July 12, 2013
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Posted Date: 7/12/2013 3:30 PM

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

 

 OPEN CITY HALL

Have you been following the open discussion forums? Those topics still open for discussion on Open City Hall include:

1. “Have your Say” (In this forum we are inviting you to offer suggestions on how to use this new public discussion tool.)

2. “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.)

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

 

 INFORMATION FROM YOUR CITY OFFICES

LIBRARY

All kids 12 & under are eligible to sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge, whether they’re being read to or reading on their own! Participants must come to the library at least six times between 6/8 & 8/2, and read for a total of 20 hours. Kids get prizes after each library visit and kids who complete the Summer Reading Challenge get a free book & are entered into a lottery for even more awesome prizes!

Here are the special events planned for this week:

Tuesday, July 16: Orange Sherbet: Sweet Music for Families
Toe tapping tastiness and scrumptious singing: this is a band families can groove with. Delicious! 3:30 PM – Welcome to all ages

Wednesday, July 17: Game & Puzzle Day
Play board games, cards or spend some quiet time working on a big puzzle.
3:30 PM – Recommended for kids 4-8, but all ages are welcome

Thursday, July 18: Beach Wonders
Celebrate the beach and water creatures with stories of beach feet and playing in the sand. We’ll also make and decorate a jellyfish out of a paper plate and streamers.
11:00 AM – For children entering kindergarten in the fall or younger

Friday, July 19: Mix it up with Flip Books
What do you get when you combine a pirate, a seahorse and a squid? Come check out these flip books and make some of your own.
3:30 PM for 9-12 year olds


Monday, July 15 - 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers
Sausalito Library Speaker Series
Free event

Michael Konrad, Scientist and Author
Sausalito resident Michael Konrad retired from a career as a biochemist and molecular biologist to focus on the marine life along the Richardson Bay shore. His recently published book, “Life on the Dock”, describes the animals and plants that grow on the edges of the floating docks that make up our boat harbors. The inhabitants on and around the docks represent a huge diversity of size and life style and we can learn a great deal of biology from our neighbors on the dock. A modest microscope, a few books, and access to the Internet enable the beginning biologist to acquire a basic understanding of the science of biology.

The author will describe how simple it is to follow the embryonic development of animals on the dock, and why this is often the key to a deeper understanding. He will describe similarities between the dock animals and humans.


Sausalito People Program Series now being Broadcast
The Library's spring 2013 Sausalito People program series is now being broadcast on Marin TV's Education Channel, Comcast cable channel 30, courtesy of the Community Media Center of Marin. The six speaker series started July 5 and will run every Friday at 6pm through August 9. The series will then start repeating immediately on August 16 and run through September 20.

7/5, 8/16: Megan Papay (shoe designer)
7/12, 8/23: David Wronski (ultramarathoner)
7/19, 8/30: Paolo Salvagione (artist and engineer)
7/26, 9/6: Gordie Nash (sailor)
8/2, 9/13: Maria Finn (author)
8/9, 9/20: Amy Novesky and Bethanie Murguia (children's book authors)

Marin TV Education Channel schedule: http://cmcm.tv/edu-schedule

 

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS 

PG&E with construction support from ARB, Inc., is upgrading the gas distribution system by replacing the existing copper line from the gas main to the house meter with plastic. The gas meter, if needed, will be brought up to current codes.

In order to accomplish this, ARB Inc. will be conducting construction at various locations in the next few weeks commencing Monday July 15th. The primary construction of replacement of the copper line will likely not be on a house or business, but there may still be some impact.

ARB has notified the impacted addresses that during the construction effort, it will need to turn off the gas temporarily. If this happens, ARB will notify PG&E to send a re-light technician to those impacted later that day to restore the gas supply and relight every pilot light. However, if you are not available during the re-light procedure, you may call PG&E to request that a technician be dispatched to perform a new service relight for your appliances when you return home.

Please be assured that PG&E will restore the gas service after the construction is completed.

TO CALL FOR RELIGHT - (1-800-743-5000)

The following streets may have some impact: Napa Street, San Carlos Avenue, Prospect Avenue, Central Avenue, and Glen Drive. For the complete schedule, go to our website.

 

MEETINGS / EVENTS THIS WEEK
(subject to cancellation) 

 

 July 12  6:30 pm  Jazz & Blues: Madison Band Blues  Gabrielson Park
           Sponsored by: Friends of the Sausalito Dog Park  
 July 13  10:30 am  Family Story Time  Council Chambers
 July 14  10:00 am  Farmers Market  Dunphy Park
 July 15  7:00 pm  Library Speaker Series  (see above)
 July 17  9:40 am  Toddler Story Time  Council Chambers
 July 18  3:30 pm  Storytime with Phil  Council Chambers
 July 18  5:00 pm  Sausalito Village Special Event / Reception  (see below)

 

 THINGS HAPPENING AROUND OUR COMMUNITY

Sausalito Village Special Event
Sausalito Village invites its members and other interested seniors in the community to join them at a summer gathering in a grand Sausalito home on Thursday, July 18, from 5-7 PM. The evening will feature wine and light refreshments as well as a brief overview of the many programs and services membership offers.

Sausalito Village provides a support network for residents who wish to continue living in their own homes as they grow older. Their services provide everything from transportation to medical appointments, to referrals to home car service providers, to cultural excursions, social activities, and more. RSVP by July 14th to Sharon Seymour at 331-1362 or e-mail Sharon@sausalitovillage.org.

 

Summer Camp for kids 5-8 yrs old – August 12-16 - 1:00PM - 4:00PM daily
(sponsored by the Sausalito Presbyterian Church)

Water Water Everywhere!

A fun and lively summer camp will offer young people an understanding of water's importance, how to preserve and improve the environment and how water ties into stories like Noah’s Ark and Jonah and the Whale. This camp experience is designed to explore water - learning about conservation of water and water resources, caring for our environment, and having fun with water! The week-long camp will include arts and crafts, games, songs, snacks, and time spent exploring local waters. Telephone 415-332-3790 or email office@sausalitopresbyterian.com for questions or reservations. $50 per child • $40 per additional sibling.

 

 TIP OF THE MONTH FROM YOUR BOARDS/COMMITTEES AND STAFF

Disaster Preparedness Committee:

MANAGEMENT OF FOOD SUPPLIES DURING A DISASTER

During emergencies or disasters there are three key aspects for managing your food supplies.  They are:

1) Safety and Sanitation

Do:
• Keep food in covered containers.
• Keep cooking and eating utensils clean.
• Keep garbage in closed containers and dispose outside, burying garbage if necessary.
• Keep your hands clean by washing them frequently with soap and water that has been boiled or disinfected.
• Use only pre-prepared canned baby formula for infants.
• Discard any food that has come into contact with contaminated floodwater.
• Discard any food that has been at room temperature for two hours or more.
• Discard any food that has an unusual odor, color, or texture.

Don't
• Eat foods from cans that are swollen, dented, or corroded, even though the product may look safe to eat.
• Eat any food that looks or smells abnormal, even if the can looks normal.
• Use powdered formulas with treated water.
• Let garbage accumulate inside, both for fire and sanitation reasons.

Note: Thawed food usually can be eaten if it is still “refrigerator cold.” It can be re-frozen if it still contains ice crystals. To be safe, remember, “When in doubt, throw it out.”

2) Cooking

• Alternative cooking sources in times of emergency include candle warmers, chafing dishes, fondue pots, or a fireplace.
• Charcoal grills and camp stoves are for outdoor use only.
• Commercially canned food may be eaten out of the can without warming.
• To heat food in a can:

1. Remove the label
2. Thoroughly wash and disinfect the can. (Use a diluted solution of one part bleach to ten parts water.)
3. Open the can before heating.

3) Managing Without Power

Here are two options for keeping food safe if you are without power for a long period:

• Look for alternate storage space for your perishable food.?
• Use dry ice. Twenty-five pounds of dry ice will keep a 10-cubic-foot freezer below freezing for 3-4 days. Use care when handling dry ice, and wear dry, heavy gloves to avoid injury.

 

Tree Committee:

Little-known fact: There is a fine of up to $1000 for altering, pruning, shaping, trimming, topping, or removing any protected, heritage, dedicated or city-owned tree without a Tree Removal / Alteration Permit.

  • Protected Trees include any Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia) on developed private property measuring 4 inches or more in diameter at breast height (DBH) or any tree measuring 4 inches or more in DBH on undeveloped private property.
  •  Heritage Trees include any tree measuring 10 inches or more in DBH on developed private property.
  • Dedicated trees are those with special significance as provided for by resolution of the City Council.
  •  City-Owned Trees include any tree or shrub on city-owned property or public right-of-way.

When in doubt, call Lilly Schinsing at (415) 289-4134 or email her at LSchinsing@ci.sausalito.ca.us with questions. For more information visit the Trees and Views Ordinance (Municipal Code Section 11.12) .

 

Sustainability Commission:

Help Keep Household Medications Out of Our Watershed
Do you have expired or unwanted prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, supplements, and needles? Please do not flush these items down your toilet, into your sink, or put them in your trash. Most drugs cannot be removed by sewage treatment plants so they end up in our watershed, contaminating our drinking water and the Bay. Safely dispose of these at the Sausalito Police Department at 29 Caledonia Street. They will also provide you with a free Sharps container to safely dispose of unwanted needles. Thank you for protecting our water!