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Sausalito Currents - July 11, 2014
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Posted Date: 7/11/2014 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 14:  Marinship Way temporarily close to through traffic (read more below)

 

CITY COUNCIL

Check out what's happening at the July 15th City Council Meeting

  • this meeting is dedicated to discussions involving the Housing Element

To find out more about any of the items being presented to the City Council, click here to review the agenda and associated staff reports. Remember, you can also post an opinion on a specific agenda item by clicking on this link and scrolling down to that agenda item. Then simply click on the "comment" and type away in the text box.  Remember to "submit" to post your comment. This new feature allows the Council to see your comments at the any time prior to the meeting.

 

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 15 -  3:30 pm
Coventry and Kaluza 
Hula hoops, music, comedy, and acrobatics: their circus-comedy show has it all. ALL AGES

Wednesday, July 16  -  9:40 & 10:40 am
Toddler Story Time 
Join Molly for stories and songs! Perfect for children ages 3 and younger, and their caregivers.

Wednesday, July 16  -  3:30 pm
Insect Discovery Lab
Join the educators from the Insect Discovery Lab for a hands-on insect extravaganza. You don’t have to touch the insects, but you’ll probably want to! Recommended for kids 4-8, but all ages are welcome.

Thursday, July 17  -  11:00  am
Littles with Molly
Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and fun. We'll read books about birds, clouds, flying, and other topics from the wide blue sky, and do a special activity. For children entering Kindergarten in the fall or younger

Thursday, July 17  - 4:00 pm
Young Writer’s Club: Comic Book Workshop with Brian Kolm
Whether you’ve made a comic book before or not, Brian Kolm is an expert and is here to help. To make a reservation or find out more, contact Erin at 289-4121 or ewilson@ci.sausalito.ca.us. Ages 8-10

Saturday, July 19  -  10-11:30am
The Great Sausalito Play Date
We will begin the morning with stories, songs, and finger plays, and then set the children loose on ‘stations’ of lushly tactile materials—sticky, soft, crinkly, over, under, squish, jump, play! Children three and younger and their grownups


 

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

BEGINNING TODAY MARINSHIP WAY TO BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC

As Council and the community were advised during a presentation to Council on June 10, 2014, the US Army Corps of Engineers plans to temporarily close Marinship Way between Testa Street and Liberty Ship Way to allow for road repair and the installation of new striping and signage to improve traffic circulation and improve safety conditions along Marinship Way.  The work is scheduled to begin Monday, July 14, 2014 and be completed before the Sausalito Art Festival Labor Day weekend. Temporary road closure signs will be posted at Harbor Drive, Testa Street, Liberty Ship Way and Bridgeway Avenue.

During construction, vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic will still have access to the U.S. Corps of Engineers’ San Francisco Bay Model Visitor Center and Operations Facility. If on foot or bike, please use the existing pathway that runs along the waterfront and east side of the Visitor Center to avoid the construction zone. Bicycles and pedestrians can also connect to Testa and points north via that same route.

For more information call the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ BMVC at 415 289-3007. The City's contact for this project is Jonathon Goldman, Director of Public Works, City Engineer and ADA Coordinator. Goldman can be reached at 415-289-4176 or via electronic message to jgoldman@ci.sausalito.ca.us.

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Video Recording of the June 18 Public Meeting with the National Park Service on the proposed Reservation System for Parking and Shuttles to Manager the Muir Woods Traffic Congestion Public Meeting

Pursuant to requests on where to find the video recording of the National Park Service's recent meeting on the Muir Woods Traffic Congestion, below you will find links.  Community Media Center of Marin will be adding it to their programming soon.  In the meantime, please feel free to visit one of the links below to here the discussions that took place that evening.

http://youtu.be/4zbLUnd4os0 or view the webcast at Community Media Center of Marin

 
MEETINGS / EVENTS THIS WEEK
(subject to cancellation)

 

July 14
 6:30 pm
 Trees & Views Committee Meeting
 Council Chambers
July 15
 3:30 pm
 Children's Library Event - Coventry and Kaluza
 see above
July 15
 4:00 pm
 Library Board of Trustees Meeting
 Friends Room
July 15  7:00 pm
 City Council Meeting
 Council Chambers
July 16
9:40 & 10:40
 StoryTime for Toddlers  Council Chambers
July 16
3:30 pm
 Children's Library Event - Insect Discovery Lab
 (see above)
July 16
6:30 pm
 Planning Commission / Historic Landmarks Joint Mtg
 Council Chambers
July 17
8:00 am
 Business Advisory Committee Meeting
 Conference Room
July 17
 11:00 am
 Children's Library Event - Littles with Molly
 (see above)
July 17
4:30 pm  Young Writer’s Club: Comic Book Workshop with Brian Kolm  (see above)
July 19
10:00 am Children's Library Event - The Great Sausalito Play Date
 (see above)

 

TIP OF THE MONTH FROM YOUR BOARDS/COMMITTEES AND STAFF


From your Age Friendly Task Force

This Month’s Tip -- Stimulating the Mind and Staying Fit

Scientists are in accord that regular and enjoyable efforts to stimulate your mind and stay fit are critical to maintaining brain health. As can be seen from this (incomplete) list, there is no shortage of opportunities to achieve this goal in Sausalito.

The Sausalito Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of programs, ranging, by way of example, from painting and singing to tennis, tai chi, and yoga. All classes are listed in Sausalito and its Community, published quarterly by the Sausalito Parks and Recreation Department and delivered to every household in Sausalito.You can also download the current issue of the magazine at www.ci.sausalito.ca.us or pick up a copy in City Hall, either outside of the library or downstairs in City Hall in the Parks and Recreation Department Office.

The Sausalito Library is far more than a place to check out a book. Card holders can check out movie cds and pre-loaded Kindles, settle into a comfortable chair and read a newspaper or magazine, try out new technology in the library’s electronic “petting zoo.” or look at the latest exhibit of work by Sausalito artists. The library also runs a popular speaker series and sponsors docent lectures about upcoming Bay Area museum exhibits. During August, they will be offering a Summer Movie Series. You can start learning a new language with Mango Languages, the library’s online language learning program. And ask about the popular online program, Discover and Go, which allows library cardholders to print out passes from home for several local museums. Just outside the library you will find shelves with flyers announcing a variety of other programs and classes in the community. If you are unable to get to the library, check out the library’s Homebound Delivery Program at www.ci.sausalito.ca.us/LIBRARY or give a call to Augie at 415-289-4121, ext.501.

The Sausalito Historical Society info@sausalitohistoricalsociety.org. collectionsare housedin the Phil Frank History and Research Room and the Exhibit Room on the third floor of City Hall, which are open on Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10-1 or by appointment: 415-289-4117. Docents are available to show you around and help you research any questions you may have about Sausalito history. The Historical Society also has a regular schedule of programs and events that are publicized in the Sausalito Currents and are usually also listed in the Sausalito Village Update (see below).

Sausalito Village (www.sausalitovillage.org) offers a growing schedule of programs, classes and events. Many of these programs, including weekly bocce (during good weather), a weekly stroll along the waterfront, monthly sing-alongs, and monthly meetings featuring speakers on a variety of topics. are open, without charge, to the entire community. Sausalito Village programs are listed in the Sausalito Village Update, which comes out every other Thursday. To be put on the mailing list and receive regular copies of the Update, send an email to info@sausalitovillage.org .

 

From your Trees and Views Committee

DROUGHT-TOLERANT DOZEN

Looking for a small to medium-size tree that doesn’t need much water? Among other choices, consider one of the unthirsty beauties listed below – but remember that all trees need regular irrigation the first year after planting in order to get their roots established.

AUSTRALIAN TEA TREE (Leptospermum laevigatum)
AUSTRALIAN WILLOW (Geijera parviflora)
BRISBANE BOX (Lophostemon confertus)
BRONZE LOQUAT (Eriobotrya deflexa)
DR. HURD MANZANITA (Arctostaphylos manzanita ‘Dr. Hurd’)
FRUITLESS OLIVE (Olea europea, fruitless types)
PALMS (some)
PEPPERMINT TREE (Agonis flexuosa)
PERSIAN PARROTIA (Parrotia persica)
TEXAS OLIVE (Cordia boissieri)
TOYON (Heteromeles arbutifolia)
WESTERN REDBUD (Cercis occidentalis)

 

From your Disaster Preparedness Committee

CELLULAR PHONE USE IN DISASTERS/EMERGENCIES

Being able to communicate can make the difference in an emergency.  Here are some communication tips that can make a difference for you:

  •   Maintain a list of emergency phone numbers – police, fire, and rescue agencies; power companies; insurance providers; family, friends and co-workers; etc. – and program them into your in your cell phone for easy dialing.
  • Distribute wireless phone numbers to family members and friends.
  • Know how to use call forwarding at home. If you have to evacuate, forward home calls to your cell phone.
  • Keep a charged spare battery for your cell phone and other electronic devices.
  • Limit non-emergency calls to conserve battery power and free-up wireless networks for emergency agencies and operations.
  • Consider using text messages to communicate. Often text messages get through when wireless networks are overtaxed during a crisis
  • Keep a phone charger in your vehicle.
  • Understand your cell phone’s capabilities: email, weather updates, news reports and more can all make a difference.
  • Keep phones, laptops, PDAs, batteries, chargers and other equipment in a dry, accessible location. It is a good idea to keep them in a sealable, plastic bag.
  • Check weather and news reports available through many Internet-connected wireless phones, and through other wireless phone applications, when power is out.