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Sausalito Currents - September 14, 2012
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Posted Date: 9/14/2012 3:30 PM

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34th Annual Chili Cook-Off
Sunday, September 30 from 11am to 4 pm in DUNPHY PARK

The air at Dunphy Park will be thick with the aroma of tomatoes, beans, peppers and spices. Come join us and experience booth after booth of delicious park-made chili. Tasting will begin at high noon. Purchase a $10 unlimited chili tasting band and visit each booth to try its unique and original chili. You will help decide the winners by casting your “bean vote.” Voting beans will be given to the first 1,000 people who purchase a tasting band so don’t bean late!

City Wide Yard Sale
Saturday, October 13 from 9 am to 2 pm in the MLK PARKING LOT

It’s time to start planning ahead.  Sign up for Sausalito’s Community Yard Sale where your old goodies might be someone else’s new treasures. Make some money selling what you no longer need. Please no craft vendors or food vendors allowed and only garage/rummage sale items to be sold. The City reserves the right to refuse any items it does not view as appropriate for sale at this event.

Chose your spaces size: 19' x 9'    14' x 14'    10' x 18'  or a Yellow Space is 16' x 9'

Cost to rent your space will be somewhere between $10 and $20, depending on location.  Space choice will be given in order of registration.  REGISTRATION OPENS SEPTEMBER 4.  Check out the SPACE MAP online:


Sausalito Library Speaker Series

Beyond His Control: Memories of a Disobedient Daughter
Date: 9/24/2012 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Sausalito City Hall - Council Chambers - 420 Litho St.,Sausalito

Join author Linda Bucklin as she discusses her memoir  of growing up in San Francisco as part of a wealthy, "well-known" family and the journey of self-discovery following a series of life-altering events.  She'll be exploring the essential themes of this process including abuse of power by others, negative repercussions of staying silent and the price one pays to "keep up appearances."

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sausalito Library


Reade Lane will be closed to through traffic on September 24, 2012 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm through September 28, 2012 and again on October 1, 2012 through October 5, 2012 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm for construction of a public sanitary sewer line segment replacement job between 701/693 Bridgeway and 112/104 Bulkley Avenue on Reade Lane.

Residents at 100, 104, 112 Bulkley Avenue and  5, 7, and 10 Reade Lane should plan to leave with vehicles by 8:00 am and return after 5:00 pm. The contractor, Hardiman Construction's Trenchless Titan, will make every reasonable effort to accommodate residents leaving after 8:00 am or returning home prior to 5:00 pm; however, residents should expect significant delays when doing so.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Sewer Coordinator Pat Guasco at (415) 289-4192 or via email at


Planning Commission Meeting
The Sausalito Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on  Accessory Dwelling Units beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday September 19, 2012 in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 420 Litho Street, Sausalito on the Accessory Dwelling Unit ordinance.

Building Division Rolls Out New Concurrent Plan Check Process
The Building Division has initiated a new Concurrent Plan Check Process for the review and approval of construction plans for building permits.  The new process will allow building, planning, engineering, sewer, and fire staff to review construction plans concurrently.  Previously, construction plans were frequently reviewed by one staff member at a time.  The Concurrent Plan Check Process is designed to provide a quicker turnaround and shorter time for permit issuance while still ensuring full compliance with City building, zoning, and public works requirements.

For additional information on the new Concurrent Plan Check Process or the building permit submittal requirements and procedures go to: or contact Permit Technician Nichole Houstone at 289-4137 or


Southern Marin Fire Protection District
Notice of Board of Director Vacancy

Notice is hereby given that two vacancies exists on the Board of Directors of the Southern Marin Fire Protection District (SMFD). 

Interested persons should submit a letter of intent along with a brief resume to SMFD,
308 Reed Boulevard, Mill Valley, CA 94941 by September 19, 2012 at 5:00p.m. Candidates must be a registered voter residing in the Southern Marin Fire Protection District. SMFD serves the communities of Tamalpais Valley, Almonte, Homestead Valley, Alto, Strawberry, portions of Tiburon and the City of Sausalito.

The appointee will serve on the Board until the General Election in November 2013.

The Board of Directors will hold interviews at a regular Board of Directors meeting on September 26, 2012 at 308 Reed Boulevard, Mill Valley at 7:00p.m.

For more information, please call Susan Kim at (415) 388-8182 or send an email to

(subject to cancellation)

 Sept 16  10:00 am  Farmers Market  Dunphy Park
 Sept 19  6:30 pm  Planning Commission Meeting  Council Chambers
 Sept 20  3:30 pm  Storytime with Phil  Council Chambers


Growing Up Green Week
The Willow Creek Academy is participating in a fundraising benefit the week of September 15-23.  Bring the attached flyer to any Sloat Garden Center location during the week and Willow Creek Academy will receive 10% of your purchases back in the form of a Sloat gift card to help with their beautification projects, fundraisers and classroom activities.  The school with the highest participation will receive 20% of purchases back.  Remember to think green and go to Sloat Garden Center this next week (located in Mill Valley, San Rafael, Kentfield, Novato, San Francisco and Danville).

Willow Creek Presents: Joseph Stillwell in Concert
Willow Creek Academy, Sausalito's K-8 public charter school, invites you to an evening of music, food, and good company. We hope you will join us on Thursday, September 20 at 7:30 PM for a piano concert featuring a performance by Joseph Stillwell, a local musician and award-winning composer. Held at Christ Episcopal Church's beautiful Campbell Hall, the evening will be an opportunity to enjoy classical music, enjoy refreshments with friends, and support one of Marin County's most dynamic schools. All proceeds from the event go towards Willow Creek Academy's programming. With tickets priced at $40 apiece, this is a perfect way to support Main County's young people. The fact that you can do so while enjoying Mr. Stillwell's performance is just icing on the cake.

To purchase tickets, contact Amy Langer by email at or by phone at (415) 331-7530 ext. 220.

Sausalito Woman’s Club Preservation Society to host annual Sherry Hour
This year, Mark Wilson, a Bay Area architectural historian, will provide a lecture based on the work from his recent book, Bernard Maybeck Architect of Elegance. Maybeck was an influential mentor of Julia Morgan and he designed many buildings in this area. Wilson’s presentation includes a series of beautiful images including many private homes, which have never been publicly viewed. So if you are interested in history, architecture or interior design, you should not miss this fascinating event. The lecture is open, free to all members, friends and the local community. Come join us, have a glass of wine and slide back into the world of the early 20th century Bay Area.

When:  Thursday, September 20, 2012   7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Sausalito Woman’s Club, 120 Central Avenue

The Mill Valley Philharmonic to appear at the Sausalito Woman’s Club
Enjoy a lovely Sunday afternoon listening to the award-winning MV Philharmonic as they perform three chamber ensembles in the beautiful Julia Morgan designed historic clubhouse.  100 Central Avenue - $30 at the door; for more information, call 415 332-0160.

Bay Area Discovery Museum Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s National Museum Day Live! Free Admission for All Participants
On Saturday September 29, 2012, the Bay Area Discovery Museum will open its doors free of charge along with over 1,400 other participating venues for the eighth annual Museum Day Live!  Inclusive by design, Museum Day Live! fulfills Smithsonian Media’s mission to make cultural education accessible to everyone.  For one day only, Bay Area Discovery Museum will grant free access to visitors who download a Museum Day Live! ticket at  Last year’s event drew over 350,000 museum-goers, and this year’s Museum Day Live! is expected to attract close to 400,000 participants.

The Museum Day Live! Ticket will be available to download beginning in August at Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! Ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues for one day only.  One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2012 and a list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit