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Sausalito Currents - January 11, 2013
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Posted Date: 1/11/2013 2:00 PM

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Free Sausalito Electronic Waste Collection Event
Help our City to dispose of e-waste the right way by recycling!

The Sausalito Sustainability Commission is sponsoring its annual e-waste disposal event on Saturday, January 12, 2013, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the Sausalito City Hall rear parking lot on Bee Street. Residents and businesses are invited to drop off non-working and obsolete electronics at the event.

The following e-waste will be collected, free of charge: computers, printers, copiers, scanners, fax machines, servers, main frame units, networking equipment, systems, printed circuit boards, telephones and cellular phones, stereos, televisions and flat screens, DVD players and other consumer electronics.

E-waste collected will be shredded and mechanically separated into the primary commodities of steel, aluminum, copper and plastic for use in the manufacture of new products. No e-waste will be landfilled or exported as e-waste.


Closed for Construction – January 16
The Sausalito Library will be closed Wednesday, January 16th for electrical work on the main floor. The Library will resume regular hours Thursday, January 17th. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Picnic Time!
Tuesday January 15, 3:30-4:30pm
Edgewater Room

Missing summer? So are we! Join us for an indoor picnic. Bring your picnic blanket and basket—we’ll bring lemonade, a snack, some indoor games and a craft.

For kids 12 and under and their caregivers. Free!

For more information, please contact Erin Wilson, Children’s Librarian, at

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.



On Tuesday, January 15th, from 11AM to 8PM, the Mairn County District Attorney's Office is sponsoring a "Gun Buy Back" program at the below listed locations.  Residents of Marin, Sonoma, Contra Costa, or San Francisco counties can receive from $100 to $200 for up to three firearms turned in for destruction.  There is no limit to the number of firearms you turn in; however, you will only receive payment for the first three.

No questions are asked, but you must be able to prove that you reside in one of the four listed counties by providing a driver's license, utility bill, etc.

Residents from other counties may also drop off firearms at these locations.  These residents will recveive a voucher for potential payment.

You can also receive $10 for turning in 5 violent video games.  Ammunition is accepted, but there is no payment.


Marin City St. Andrews Church, 101 Donahue, Marin City
San Rafael Police Department, 1400 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael
Novato Police Department, 909 Machin Avenue, Novato
Central Marin Police Authority, 250 Doherty Drive, Larkspur
Point Reyes Station, Marin County Sheriff's sub-station

While the City of Sausalito is not one ofthe listed buy back locations, we can accept firearms on this date.  No buy-back cash will be available at the Sausalito Police Department, but we can forward your name and address to the buy-back program for later payment.

Firearms must be unloaded at the time they are dropped off.  If you are unsure if the firearm is loaded ask staff for assistance with your weapon.

**NOTE:  A second surrender date has been scheduled for January 21, 2013 at the San Rafael Police Department and the Mill Valley Police Department.  Again the hours of operation will be from 11AM to 8PM.


Police Seize 167 Pounds of Marijuana
Acting on an anonymous tip that Nicholas “Nick” Pappas was storing 100 pounds of marijuana in a Marinship Way storage container, Sausalito Police Detective Brian Mather initiated an investigation to locate the subject and the container. On Saturday, December 29th, Detective Mather observed a vehicle registered to Pappas parked next to a freight/shipping container at Marinship Self Storage at 2346 Marinship Way. When Pappas opened the container, Detective Mather immediately smelled the strong odor of marijuana coming from inside. Pappas gave Detective Mather consent to search the storage container at which time police found approximately 40 pounds of marijuana. Further investigation revealed a false wall built inside the container that concealed another approximately 120 pounds of marijuana. During the search, police also found paraphernalia used for smoking narcotics, 3.7 grams of suspected cocaine and 15 grams of concentrated cannabis.

Pappas told police that he grew the marijuana in Mendocino County and then transported it to his Sausalito storage container.

Pappas was arrested for cultivation and possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Nicholas Pappas, age 54, appeared to be living in the storage container. Police found the container was equipped with electricity, cable television, and a bed.

The total weight of the seized marijuana was 167.6 pounds with an estimated street value of $419,000.


(subject to cancellation)


 Jan 12  9:00 am  E-Waste Collection  (see above)
 Jan 13  10:00 am  Farmers Market  Dunphy Park
 Jan 15  3:30 pm  Picnic Time (Library event)  (see above)
 Jan 15  7:00 pm  City Council Meeting  Council Chambers
 Jan 16  9:40 am  Toddler Story Time (kids 3 yrs & younger)  Council Chambers
 Jan 17  1:00 pm  Weekly E-book Workshop  Conference Room
 Jan 17  3:30 pm  StoryTime with Phil  Council Chambers



The Sausalito Woman’s Club will host a special literary event “From a Writer’s Perspective” on Friday, January 18th at the Sausalito Woman Club, 120 Central Avenue, Sausalito. The evening will include a moderated discussion among celebrated Bay Area authors discussing how literature has changed and the future of books and writing. Moderated by Jane Ganahl Co-Founder/Director San Francisco’s Litquake the panel of authors include Roger Housden, Twenty Poems to Bless Your Marriage; Holly Payne, Kingdom of Simplicity and Marilyn Yalom, How The French Invented Love.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with a gourmet pizza tasting, the program starts at 7 p.m. followed by a dessert reception and book signing. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED by January 14th. PLEASE CALL (415) 332.0214… $25 at the door includes: program, one glass of wine, pizza tasting and dessert reception.

Limited Parking. Suggest car pooling and walking from
Christ Episcopal Church parking lot 70 Santa Rosa Avenue (at San Carlos Ave.), Sausalito.

Sausalito Historical Society offers a special drawing workshop for 8-9 year olds
In conjunction with “Fritz (the comic wit of Phil Frank) Crackers” exhibit, the Sausalito Historical Society presents a special drawing workshop with special effects wizard and nationally syndicated cartoonist, Cris Hammond. This is a 3-part workshop open to third grade kids, ages 8-9 years, to learn the basics of drawing and developing cartoon characters. Saturdays 2:00-3:15 pm with optional homework assignments.

Week 1: How to use basic shapes to create characters
Week 2: How expressions tell stories and how to develop a story
Week 3: Perfecting expressions and finalizing a character

Saturdays: January 19, January 26, February 2
$30 Members/$35 Nonmembers
Includes sketch pad and all materials
Space is limited so please book ahead. Visit to register.

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 woman, 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 woman 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.