Thursday's storm deposited about three inches of rain in San Anselmo, and managed to cause havoc in a number of areas.
A sanitary (erroneously reported initially on Bolinas Avenue) was contained after spilling about 10,000 gallons.
A tree down on Florence Avenue damaged a car, took down three power poles, and caused a power outage in the neighborhood. A tree service was called to remove the tree and PG&E is working on the lines.
A landslide on property on Summit Avenue caused a water main break and a closure of Scenic Avenue. A contractor was called in to remove the debris and shore up the hillside.
A failed retaining wall and deck caused a landslide off Woodruff and closed the corner of Sturdivant and Prospect for the day. A contractor was called in to remove debris and the roadway was opened late in the day.
At 390 Redwood drainage water has undermined the roadway and it is closed until repairs can be made.
Youth Sports Programs Need a Freezer
The San Anselmo Baseball Association and San Anselmo Girls Softball are looking for a new freezer for use in the operations of the Memorial Park Snack Shack. A full‐sized, stand‐up freezer in good working condition is desired. For more information or to donate, please contact Dana Gibson at 258‐4669.
Spring/Summer Events – mark your calendars!
Flashlight Egg Hunt – Friday, April 22 at 7:50 p.m. at . Find out how good your night vision is. Kids eight-years-old and up get to use their flashlights to find the treats tucked away in the grass. Bring your running shoes, a basket, and, of course, your flashlight and get ready to run the length of Memorial Park!
Children’s Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 23 at 11 a.m.; for ages 7 and younger. Get in the spring spirit by participating in our annual egg hunt! We’ll split the kids into age groups and let them run around the park looking for candy, eggs, and the coveted golden eggs, which are redeemable for a big prize. Bring your camera as well, in case you happen to see that loveable bunny. In addition, there will be a Summer Camp Fair held on the upper lawn at Memorial Park from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Come see what’s in store for summer 2011.
Film Night in the Park – Friday and Saturday nights from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Visit www.filmnight.org for more information.
Anniversary Beatles Tribute – Saturday, July 9, 6 to 10 p.m. in . Come together as San Anselmo salutes the Beatles, starring the Liddypudlians. There will be a live music sing‐along and a twist ‘n shout dance contest for kids. $12 adults/$5 kids 12and under. Tickets are available at Creek Park the day of the event, starting at 4:30 p.m. No pets allowed. Sponsored by the San Anselmo Arts Commission.
Music in the Park – Free summer concert series in Creek Park on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Music is scheduled as follows:
• July 24 – Jeb Brady tribute: Blues, plus announcement of first recipient of Naim Satya Student Scholarship Award
• July 31 – The Shots: Irish, Old‐time, Country, Blues
• August 7 – Blue Ambience: Django‐style Gypsy
• August 14 ‐ Lonestar Retrobates: Country, Western, Jazz
• August 21 – Revolver: 60s music
Picnics on the Plaza – Friday nights starting July 22 and ending Aug. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Town Hall Plaza. Music and fun in downtown San Anselmo. Bring your picnic basket!
San Anselmo Art & Wine Festival – Saturday and Sunday, July 16 – 17, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., featuring 200‐plus artists and outstanding food. The is proud to showcase San Anselmo’s boutique retail businesses. Visit www.sananselmochamber.org for more information.
San Anselmo Country Fair Day – Sunday, Sept. 26. This popular community festival showcases our town with a parade, children’s activities and street booths populated with San Anselmo‐based schools, community groups, artisans and shopkeepers. This collaborative event is produced each year by community volunteers and can only sustain itself if people get involved AND there are many ways to get involved.
The schedule is as follows:
7 a.m. Pancake Breakfast at the downtown fire station
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Street Fair
11 a.m. Community Parade
For more information, please contact David Donery, Community Services Director, at 258‐4640.
Climate Action Plan
On Monday, April 4, the Planning Commission will be reviewing the town’s draft Climate Action Plan. The plan outlines strategies that the town can take to address climate change, as local governments play a strong role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating the potential impacts of climate change.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. and will be held in the Town Hall Council Chambers. A copy of the draft plan can be found here. For more information, contact Phil Boyle at email@example.com or 258‐4617.
As we can all see, weed season is here. The weeds are once again merrily taking over our medians and parks.
Town Public Works crew members are working very hard to knock down the weeds quickly this year. It is a battle that we don’t always win. For example, one of the first medians to be mowed was the Miracle Mile, and the grass is already coming back, thanks to a little rain followed by some sun!
Town staff is committed to using no herbicides in the control of these weeds, per the direction of the town council, in consideration of keeping our community healthy and safe. The price to be paid, however, is that the removal of our extensive weed growth takes a lot of person hours.
Nevertheless, we are committed to continuing to mow down the weeds as quickly as we can to keep our town looking good!
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