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Sausalito Currents - June 21, 2013
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Posted Date: 6/20/2013 5:00 PM


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INFORMATION FROM YOUR CITY OFFICES  

PARKS AND RECREATION

Don't forget the Mary Ann Sears Park Grand Opening Celebration!
Saturday, June 22nd at 11:00 am.  Please come celebrate the Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies for Sausalito’s newest park – Mary Ann Sears Park (formerly known as Harrison Park). Bring the kids and let them play on the new play equipment! The park is located on Harrison Avenue across from Star of the Sea Church. Refreshments will be served.

 

LIBRARY

All kids 12 & under are eligible to sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge, whether they’re being read to or reading on their own! Participants must come to the library at least six times between 6/8 & 8/2, and read for a total of 20 hours. Kids get prizes after each library visit and kids who complete the Summer Reading Challenge get a free book & are entered into a lottery for even more awesome prizes!

Tuesday 6/25: Shadow Puppets Discover the magical world of shadow puppetry with Daniel Barash of The Shadow Puppet Workshop. See you in the land of shadows!
3:30 pm, Council Chambers
All ages!

Wednesday 6/26 Boat About! All sailors need a boat . . . come make your own from recyclable and re-purposed materials. If you bring a usable item or two as a boat bottom, even better. Plastic lids and containers are most welcome! A handmade boat-building workshop with Linda Janklow of Peopleologie.
3:30pm, Edgewater Room
Perfect for ages 4-8 but everyone is welcome

Thursday, 6/27: Hooray for Fish! “Hello spotty fish, stripy fish, happy fish, gripy fish!” Listen to stories of colorful, mischievous fish. Make your own hanging fish puppet, too.
11am, Council Chambers
For kids entering kindergarten or younger, and their caregivers

Friday, 6/28: Message in a Bottle Secrets, shouts, whispers, or pleas—what message do you want to send? Come decorate a bottle and write exactly the message you think is key.
3:30pm, Edgewater Room
Kids ages 9-12

 

ADMINISTRATION

Open City Hall
Have you participated in our new online, open dialogue forum? Open City Hall is designed to let people discuss issues, answer questions, or offer opinions and suggestions on chosen topics.

This new program was developed by Peak Democracy, a non-partisan company whose mission is to broaden civic engagement. Mayor Weiner noted that this will “offer transparency like we’ve never had before.

Please join in on the community discusssions found on Open City Hall. Go to the City of Sausalito’s website (www.ci.sausalito.ca.us) and clicking on the Open City Hall News Link.

Future postings are currently in the planning stages.

 

 PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

The City of Sausalito is still accepting applications to serve on the Marinship Steering Committee. The purpose of this Committee will be to:

  • Evaluate the Marinship Specific Plan to determine to what degree that the Marinship Specific Plan is adding to the health of the City and to the degree that is necessary to avoid the negative consequences of doing nothing; and
  • Identify areas of the Marinship where improvements can be made to the Marinship Specific Plan to add to the health of the City and to avoid the negative consequences of doing nothing.

There are four Council-appointed positions to be filled for the Marinship Steering Committee. If you have an interest in serving on the Marinship Steering Committee, please complete the application form and return it to the City Clerk as soon as possible. The application can be obtain by clicking here. If you still have questions, please contact City Clerk Debbie Pagliaro at 415-289-4165, or drop by the Administration Office to obtain an application and ask your questions.

 

PG&E Service Interruptions

PG&E has notified us that there will be an interruption in services on the following dates and at the following locations:

 Friday, June 21  55 Cloudview Road  8:30 am – 5:30 pm  
 Saturday, June 22  Ebbtide & Olima  8:30 am – 3:30 pm
 Wednesday, June 26  Bee Street  10:00 pm – 6:00 am
   Bridgeway & Spring  
   1702 Bridgeway  
   Dunphy Park  
   Easterby & Bridgeway  
   Napa & Bridgeway  

 

 MEETINGS / EVENTS THIS WEEK
(subject to cancellation)

 June 21  6:30 pm  Jazz & Blues – High Water Blues
      Sponsored by: Sausalito Sister City Committee
 Gabrielson Park
 June 22  10:30 am  Family Story Time  Council Chambers
 June 23  10:00 am  Farmers Market  Dunphy Park
 June 26  9:40 am  Toddler Story Time  Council Chambers
 June 26  7:00 pm  Southern Marin Fire Protection Dist Board Mtg  308 Reed Blvd, MV
 June 27  3:30 pm  Story Time with Phil  Council Chambers  

 

 THINGS HAPPENING AROUND OUR COMMUNITY

June 21: Jazz and Blues: Sponsored by the Sausalito Sister Cities Committees for Cascais, Portugal and Viña del Mar, Chile.

Leave your picnic basket at home!

Indulge in the delight of a Bifana from Portugal, or from Chile, a Completo.
Add a beverage of your choice either alcoholic or non-alcoholic.

 

Boatrides and Barbecue – Thursday, June 27 4:30-6:30 pm
Cass Gidley Marina - Sausalito Community Boating Center is celebrating further milestones accomplished! Join us for some music, boatrides and barbecue in Dunphy Park onThursday, June 27, from 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Bring the kids, bring something to share if you like. We'll have life jackets, hot dogs, veggie burgers and lemonade.

Music by the Waterfront Pickers

This is a free event, we do, however accept donations. Meet the group and say hello to summer.

 

TIP OF THE MONTH FROM YOUR BOARDS/COMMITTEES AND STAFF
(Monthly tips from the various Boards and Commissions) 

Sustainability Commission:

Help Keep Household Medications Out of Our Watershed
Do you have expired or unwanted prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, supplements, and needles? Please do not flush these items down your toilet, into your sink, or put them in your trash. Most drugs cannot be removed by sewage treatment plants so they end up in our watershed, contaminating our drinking water and the Bay. Safely dispose of these at the Sausalito Police Department at 29 Caledonia Street. They will also provide you with a free Sharps container to safely dispose of unwanted needles. Thank you for protecting our water!

 

Disaster Preparedness Committee:

Coping with Disaster
The emotional toll that disaster brings can sometimes be even more devastating than the financial strains of damage and loss of home, business, or personal property.

Understand Disaster Events
• Everyone who sees or experiences a disaster is affected by it in some way.
• It is normal to feel anxious about your own safety and that of your family and close friends.
• Profound sadness, grief, and anger are normal reactions to an abnormal event.
• Acknowledging your feelings helps you recover.
• Focusing on your strengths and abilities helps you heal.
• Accepting help from community programs and resources is healthy.
• Everyone has different needs and different ways of coping.
• It is common to want to strike back at people who have caused great pain.

Children and older adults are of special concern in the aftermath of disasters. Even individuals who experience a disaster “second hand” through exposure to extensive media coverage can be affected.

Contact local faith-based organizations, voluntary agencies, or professional counselors for counseling. Additionally, FEMA and state and local governments of the affected area may provide crisis counseling assistance.

Recognize Signs of Disaster Related Stress
When adults have the following signs, they might need crisis counseling or stress management assistance:
• Difficulty communicating thoughts.
• Difficulty sleeping.
• Difficulty maintaining balance in their lives.
• Low threshold of frustration.
• Increased use of drugs/alcohol.
• Limited attention span.
• Poor work performance.
• Headaches/stomach problems.
• Tunnel vision/muffled hearing.
• Colds or flu-like symptoms.
• Disorientation or confusion.
• Difficulty concentrating.
• Reluctance to leave home.
• Depression, sadness.
• Feelings of hopelessness.
• Mood-swings and easy bouts of crying.
• Overwhelming guilt and self-doubt.
• Fear of crowds, strangers, or being alone.

Easing Disaster-Related Stress
The following are ways to ease disaster-related stress:
• Talk with someone about your feelings - anger, sorrow, and other emotions - even though it may be difficult.
• Seek help from professional counselors who deal with post-disaster stress.
• Do not hold yourself responsible for the disastrous event or be frustrated because you feel you cannot help directly in the rescue work.
• Take steps to promote your own physical and emotional healing by healthy eating, rest, exercise, relaxation, and meditation.
• Maintain a normal family and daily routine, limiting demanding responsibilities on yourself and your family.
• Spend time with family and friends.
• Participate in memorials.
• Use existing support groups of family, friends, and religious institutions.
• Ensure you are ready for future events by restocking your disaster supplies kits and updating your family disaster plan. Doing these positive actions can be comforting.