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Sausalito Currents - January 18, 2013
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Posted Date: 1/18/2013 3:30 PM

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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.


The Department of Public Works has developed a tree replacement plan to mitigate for the removal of the two Indian Laurel Fig trees that have outgrown their space and become a hazard fronting 42 Caledonia. The trees will be removed, the sidewalk demolished, the tree root balls carefully grubbed out, a new sidewalk poured and a minimum of three replacement Indian Laurel figs in containers similar to those in Sausalito Municipal Parking Lot 1 will be placed where they do not interfere with pedestrians, wheelchairs or persons entering or exiting parked vehicles on that side of the block. The new sidewalk will remove trip hazards and excessive cross-slopes for pedestrians. Replacement trees in containers will prevent a recurrence of the damage the Indian Laurel trees have done to the sidewalk and underground utilities while preserving the spirit of the figs in that portion of Caledonia.

The City Council will consider the matter at its January 29, 2013 – persons wishing to comment on the planned project are encouraged to do so either in writing or by appearing at the meeting to speak. Project contact: Jonathon Goldman, Director of Public Works, 415-289-4176 or  


Get Emergency Alerts! - Register your Cell Phone or VoIP Number
On January 26, the Sausalito Police Department will be partnering with the Marin County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services to launch the new Telephone Emergency Notification System (TENS).

TENS is a high-speed communications system that can quickly notify members of the public by phone of critical emergency information in situations where property or human life is in danger. These notifications are made to specific, geographically affected areas. TENS makes these emergency calls to landlines and to registered cell phones.

In the event of an emergency, wherever you are, don’t miss the critical call with information or instructions from the Marin County Office of Emergency Services. If you live, work or go to school in Marin County, and if you are 18 and over, you can receive these emergency alerts on your CELL PHONE by text, email and voice, and by your VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone. To receive alerts, you must register on the secure website portal: Cell phone numbers are NOT in the system UNTIL you register them. Need a computer to sign up? Go to any Public Library for free computer use.

So where will you be when an emergency strikes? Will you be near your landline phone to receive the call with critical information or directions? While many of us have landlines, nearly all of us have cell phones. And there is a growing number of us who have cell phones but no landline phones! Please take the time to register! 



Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District to Hold a Special Meeting, January 30, 6:30 pm 
This Special Board Meeting will focus on the Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District's ongoing Sewer Rate Allocation study. The Board meet in the Sausalito City Council Chambers and will hear a presentation on potential sewer rate structure alternatives. Current surveys indicate that a variety of methods are used by agencies to calculate fixed and flow based wastewater sewer charges. This part of the study will develop alternative rate structures that may be considered by the District and evaluate the impact, both on the District and on customers. The public will have the opportunity to provide input and have their questions answered.

More information is available on our website:  


(subject to cancellation) 

 Jan 18  6:00 pm  From A Writer's Perspective  (see below)
 Jan 20  10:00 am  Farmers Market  Dunphy Park 
 Jan 23  9:40 am  Toddler Story Time  (kids 3 yrs & younger)  Council Chambers
 Jan 23  9:00 am  Finance Committee Meeting  Admin Offices  
 Jan 23  10:30 am  OMIT Committee Meeting  Conference Room
 Jan 23  6:30 pm  Joint Planning Commission/HLB Mtg  Council Chambers
 Jan 24  1:00 pm  Weekly E-book Workshop  Conference Room
 Jan 24  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.

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 women, 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 women 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.

Sausalito Woman’s Club Scholarship Applications Now Available
The Sausalito Woman’s Club Scholarship Recognition Fund (SWCSRF) is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2013-2014 academic year. Completed applications are due by March 19, 2013.

To qualify, applicants must be permanent residents of Sausalito or Marin City (94965 zipcode) and planning to initiate or continue their education in 2013 at an accredited college, graduate school, vocational or art school.

To request an application, you may email, mail SWCSRF/Application Committee, P.O. Box 3045, Sausalito, CA 94966 or visit