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San Anselmo: Golden Gate Transit News, Creeks and Watersheds, and Library Storytimes

Golden Gate Transit News

Larkspur Ferry customers are soon going to going to have to pay for parking.  Starting on Monday, February 3, 2014, customers will have the choice to pay either the $2 daily fee or a  $20 monthly fee to park at one of the 1808 spaces at the ferry terminal.  The parking fees are charged on weekdays only, from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Parking at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal is available for Larkspur Ferry customers for up to a 24  hour period.  All parking spaces are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  Monthly permit holders are not guaranteed a space. 

There are seven holidays with no parking fees, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.  Parking fees will be charged on Martin Luther King Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day and the day after Thanksgiving.

Revenues generated by the new parking program are projected at approximately $400,000 per year.  These revenues will be used to offset general ferry operating expenses, as fares only cover approximately 50% of those expenses.

Collection services will be provided by Parkmobile, a leading firm in the electronic collection of parking fees.  Customers wishing to pay their daily parking fee may use the Parkmobile app on their smartphone; go to www.parkmobile.com and pay online, or call 877-727-5718.

Customers wishing to buy a monthly pass may purchase one online at www.goldengate.org/ferryparking.   Parkmobile honors Commuter Check and WageWorks parking benefits.  Be sure to read how to use the vouchers at www.goldengate.org/parking.

Creeks and Watersheds

No matter where you live, your actions influence watersheds and creeks. In Marin, all storm drains flow directly to local creeks, bays or the ocean without treatment.

Marin County has over 3000 miles of natural creeks. Some of the creeks remain relatively natural, while others have undergone many changes, such as dams and channel alterations resulting from development within the watershed.

To find out about individual watersheds and the plants, animals and fish that are part of the watershed, visit the Marin Watersheds website at http://www.marinwatersheds.org/.

Library Storytimes

The Library has a number of storytimes for babies, toddlers and families:

Baby and Toddler Storytime

Early contact with books can make lifelong readers. Baby and Toddler Storytime at the San Anselmo Library is a fun way to introduce your baby or young child to a wide range of high-quality picture books, songs, poetry, and nursery rhymes carefully selected to satisfy their developmental needs. Presented by April and Michelle.  No registration required.

·            Mondays from 10:30-10:50 am, or 11:00-11:20 am (2 sessions!) in the Council Chambers.   

·             Perfect for babies and toddlers ages 0 to 3 years.


Family Storytime

Our interactive family storytime provides an opportunity for children birth to five years to spend time with their peers, develop skills in listening, and, most importantly, nourishes a love of reading that will last a lifetime. This 30- minute program includes stories, nursery rhymes, traditional songs, and fingerplays. Presented by April.  No registration required.

·            Fridays from 10:30 am-11:00 am in the Council Chambers.

·            For babies, toddlers, and children birth to age 5.


French Storytime

French educator Amber Smith offers this fun French Immersion storytime to toddlers and young children. Each week children and parents or caregivers will enjoy songs and nursery rhymes as well as picture books in French.

·            Thursdays, 10:30 am in the Council Chambers.

·            All ages welcome, best suited for toddlers 18 months to 3 years old.

For more information, contact April at 258-4656 or ahayley@townofsananselmo.org

San Anselmo News, published weekly on Fridays, is available at the San Anselmo Town Hall, Library, and on the Public Notice Bulletin Board. It is also available on the Town’s website, www.townofsananselmo.org, and by email subscription. 

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