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Sausalito Currents - June 27, 2014
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Posted Date: 6/27/2014 3:15 PM

Information from your City Offices Public Notices  Public Announcements  |  Meetings/Events this Week Things Happening Around our Community

 
Remember, the new bus regulations will go into effect on July 10.

INFORMATION FROM YOUR CITY OFFICES
 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

JULY 4:  City Offices are Closed  (Library will re-open on July 5)

JULY 4:  Bridgeway will be closed to traffic (bicycles and automobiles) from 10:00 am to 12 noon for the Parade

JULY 10:  Bus regulations go into effect

 

PARKS AND RECREATION

4th of July EXTRAVAGANZA!
Oh yes, it's another one of the really great community traditions - it's an EXTRAVAGANT event all day long. 

The day begins with the greatest down-home, never ending, fun and funky parade.  The parade kicks off at 10:00 am sharp at the corner of Bridgeway and Main Streets.  The parade route continues all the way down Bridgeway, turning on to Caledonia Street and stopping here and there so that everyone can catch their breath and perform for the judges.  Come on down and find your favorite viewing area along the parade route.  The parade finally end somewhere around noon at Caledonia and Bee Streets.

Oh, but it doesn't end there.  Now everyone filters over to Dunphy Park for the most wonderful day-long, Fourth of July picnic in the park.  Join us for more fun and excitement that includes live entertainment, games and food for sale (if you didn't bring your own basket).  As the sun begins to drop in the horizon, the excitement also begins to wane.

The EXTRAVAGANT festivities in the park finally end at 4:00 pm and it's time to head for home for a short break - because the fun hasn't ended yet.  At 6:30 pm, the Fourth of July activities pick up again in Gabrielson Park.  Here you get to experience more live music  while waiting for the Fourth of July Fireworks EXTRAVAGANZA (which go off shortly after "dark").  Remember, there's still time for you to donate to the Fireworks Display - your tax-deductible donations can be sent to:  FIREWORKS, c/o Sausalito Parks & Recreation Department, 420 Litho Street, Sausalito, CA 94965 - you can also make your donations online at www.sausalito4thofjuly.com . . . . . remember, every dollar counts!

 

LIBRARY

The Summer Reading Program has started and there's a ton going on in the children’s department.  READ on:

Up, Up and Away! Summer Reading at the Sausalito Public Library
Take flight this summer at the Sausalito Public Library as we celebrate reading and imagination.
Between Saturday, June 14, and Saturday, August 9, kids 12 and under are invited to join our flight crew for a summer of great performances and programs, and our annual Reading Challenge.

READING CHALLENGE
June 14 through August 9
All kids 12 and under are eligible for the Reading Challenge—whether they’re reading to themselves or listening to stories read aloud. Reading Challenge participants sign up at the Sausalito Library and then visit the Library after every three hours of reading until they have read for 12 hours. Children get a prize after each visit. Children who read for 12 hours between June 14 and August 9 complete the challenge, get a free book, and are entered into a lottery for gift certificates, special prizes and more.

Tuesday, July 1    3:30 pm
Julian Sterling Magician
Mystery and magic from Julian Sterling, a local (young!) magician. Come be dazzled and inspired. ALL AGES

Wednesday, July 2    9:40 & 10:40am
Toddler Story Time
Join Molly for stories and songs! Perfect for children ages 3 and younger, and their caregivers.

Wednesday, July 2    3pm and/or 3:30pm
Drive in Movies - LEGO Movie
We’ll start the film at 3:30pm, come at 3pm to decorate your own ‘car.’ Stay tuned for more information! Recommended for kids 4-8, but all ages are welcome.

Thursday, July 3    4pm
SHARE-a-Book with a Dog
Come read aloud to dogs specially trained by the Marin Humane Society. Each child gets a 15 minute session. This program is a fun, low-stress way to practice reading. All kids who can read are welcome

Thursday, July 3    4pm
Young Writer’s Club
Join the Young Writer’s Club! We meet every Thursday, but you don’t need to come every week. Come when you can. Every week we’ll do something different. Ages 8-10

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT

THE CITIZEN’S VIEW

The Sausalito Police Department is unveiling another program in their arsenal of Crime Prevention strategies called “The Citizen’s View.” This new crime prevention and investigative tool is a registry of privately owned security cameras across the city. The Sausalito Police Department is encouraging residents and businesses to voluntarily register their existing security cameras with The Citizen’s View program at the Police Department.

In recent years, video footage has become imperative as an investigative tool and key to solving crimes. A resident or business may have unknowingly recorded the crime, possible suspects or escape route the criminal used. However, contacting every resident or business to search out footage is time consuming and not always feasible. The Citizen’s View program is a more efficient way to partner with the community to investigate crimes. Instead of the police spending time canvassing an area where a crime was committed to look for security camera footage, we will use the registry to contact the owner of the camera to request a copy of the footage for evidence or investigative leads.

The process to register is easy, and all the information you provide is confidential. For more information and to print the registry form, visit the Sausalito Police Department website. Click on the Citizen’s View webpage to print the registry form and then mail it to 29 Caledonia Street, Sausalito CA, 94965. From there, the Sausalito Police Department will only contact you if we feel your camera may have captured a crime or investigative lead.

Criminals don’t like being caught on video and will think twice if they know Sausalito residents and businesses share their footage with the police. The Citizen’s View program will make it easy for residents and merchants to register their security cameras and get involved in helping to keep our community safe.

 

 
MEETINGS / EVENTS THIS WEEK
(subject to cancellation)

 

July 1
 3:30 pm
 Children's Library Event - Mystery and magic from Julian Sterling  (see above)
July 2
9:40 & 10:40
 StoryTime for Toddlers  Council Chambers
July 2
3:00 pm
 Children's Library Event - Drive In Movies
 (see above)
July 2
6:30 pm
 Planning Commission Meeting
 Council Chambers
July 3
4:00 pm
 Children's Library Event - Share a Book with a Dog
 (see above)
July 3
4:00 pm  Young Writer’s Workshop  Council Chambers
July 4
10:00 am  FOURTH OF JULY EXTRAVAGANZA (parade, picnic, fireworks)
 (see above)

 

THINGS HAPPENING AROUND OUR COMMUNITY


Sausalito Village Invites You to Join in on a Gentle Movement Class
Sausalito Village will feature a Gentle Movement class led by Jen Fuller, at the Edgewater Room, Sausalito City Hall, 420 Litho Street, Sausalito, on Thursday, July 3 at 10 A.M. Fuller is a certified exercise therapist with the Egoscue Method, a program for stopping pain that focuses on postural alignment. This class is open to the community and free of charge.

After running an Egoscue clinic in Marin County, Jen Fuller opened a private practice in Sausalito, where she treats individuals and runs fitness classes that stress the mechanics of posture.

Come with loose clothing and join in the fun.

 

TIP OF THE MONTH FROM YOUR BOARDS/COMMITTEES AND STAFF


from your Trees and Views Committee

JUNE TREE TIP OF THE MONTH

Be water-wise to help your trees survive the drought.

     • Provide the right amount of water. Water young trees 2x per week & mature trees as needed.
     • Water early in the morning or after the sun has set as this replaces the water they’ve lost during the day.
     • Deep water is essential. Do not give small amounts of water as it encourages shallow roots that dry quickly.
     • Water directly with a hose, 5-gallon bucket or gator bag filled with recycled water rather than a sprinkler.
     • Consider recycled water or gray water from your home. Water collected in a bucket from the shower is an
        option.
     • Water in the “drip-zone” – those areas directly beneath the foliage and shaded by the tree.
     • Avoid directly irrigating the trunk of the tree as the increased moisture can favor root rot disease.

Source: California Urban Forests Council – Invest From the Ground Up