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  October 6, 2011
Belvedere E-Notifications
NightInVenice.jpgA Night in Venice
Beach Road, Belvedere
Saturday, October 8 @ 6:30 pm

year's annual Landmarks event reaches back into the history of Belvedere and Tiburon to return Venice to the Beach Road Canal! This magical celebration of song and lights first appeared in Belvedere in 1894 - that's right - 1894! The breathtaking event spread across several days and involved nearly everyone in the community.  Set to return in October 2011 for one night only, Landmarks invites you to return to its original Beach Road location and visit Venice along Beach Road with music, food (seated dinner), dancing, Royal Procession on the Beach Road Canal, celebration, lights, strolls along the canal, and yes, even gondola rides!  Don't Miss Out!

For more details, visit the Landmarks website or call the Landmarks Offices at (415) 435-1853

Special Details Regarding Event Coordination 

The Nights in Venice event will take place along the southern side of Beach Road.  A special road closure and traffic diversion plan has been approved for the event (similar to what was approved for prior events along this section of Beach Road).  This southern side of Beach Road will be closed to vehicle traffic from Thursday night through Monday morning coinciding with the tent installation and removal.  The Road Closure will occur between Belvedere Land Company Park and Cove Road.  Tents will be installed all along the traveled way.  Parking will be prohibited on both sides of Beach Road during the closure to allow two-way traffic to be diverted to the north side of Beach Road.  The north side will be flagged and coned for two-way traffic Friday through and including Monday morning until the tent(s) are removed.  A working draft site plan is shown below:

George Rodericks
City Manager

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marin-village.jpgMarin Village - Kick-Off Event
Kick-Off Party, Belvedere Community Center
Sunday, October 30 from 4 pm to 6 pm
Serving Belvedere, Tiburon & Strawberry

Marin Village - Neighbors helping Neighbors
Stay Home | Stay Active | Stay Connected

Working with a parent organization, Marin Village, the Tiburon Peninsula Village (TPV) is dedicated to providing Tiburon Peninsula residents with the varied resources they require to remain, safely and confidently, in their own homes as they age. All Tiburon Peninsula residents (Belvedere, Tiburon and Strawberry) who join Marin Village automatically become members of TPV (Tiburon Peninsula Village) at no extra charge. Tiburon Peninsula Village, has been recruiting members and a growing team of volunteers, some of whom are also members. These volunteers are available to help members with occasional transportation needs, provide assistance with daily activities, and run errands.  To request assistance from a TPV volunteer, call the Marin Village central number (415) 457-4633. The office will match your request to a volunteer in your neighborhood. TPV is developing a program of classes, events, and social activities and will keep members informed via email updates, or mail.

The goal is to help seniors stay in their own home or apartment, stay active and stay connected.  TPV is neighbors helping neighbors - a very low cost alternative to for-profit groups.  The " virtual village concept" has spread across the country but TPV is not part of any national organization. TPV is run completely by local volunteers with administrative functions handled by two paid employees who cover all of Marin County from the Marin Village office. In the Bay area, San Francisco, Sausalito, Berkeley, Ross Valley, Homestead Valley have already established "villages" with more to come.  The basic idea is to have vetted volunteers help with shopping, rides to appointments, dog walking, computer help or whatever small errand is needed. TPV also offers members a list of screened professionals, many of whom offer discounts. Members hire the professionals on their own as needed. Member to member recommendations are another benefit.

TPV is having their "Kick-off Party" at the Belvedere Community Center on Sunday, October 30 from 4-6pm with appetizers, beverages, acoustic guitar music and a tango demonstration. Of course, there will be information on the benefits of becoming a member along with an opportunity to join. Annual household membership is $200 per year with scholarships available.

For more information, visit the website or email -

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Upcoming Doyle Drive Closure
Weekend Closure of Doyle Drive will impact Golden Gate Bridge Traffic

As part of the construction phasing for the Presidio Parking Project, Caltrans will close Doyle Drive for a weekend this fall, which will result in severe impacts to traffic traveling across the Golden Gate Bridge.  As a result, Golden Gate Transit will offer modified bus schedules during the closure to best meet the needs of the communities.  However, major delays are anticipated.  The weekend closure is expected to occur in fall 2011.  Caltrans has not yet announced the dates or times of the closure. 

The weekend closure will allow traffic to shift onto the newly completed southbound structures and temporary bypass.  During the closure there will be no access to Highway 101 from Marina Boulevard/Richardson Avenue and the public is encouraged to choose buses, ferries, alternate routes, or car-free activity. 

For more details about the Doyle Drive Project, visit

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RTC Open House.jpgDiscovery Day Open House @ San Francisco State University's

Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies
3150 Paradise Drive, Tiburon

The RTC invites you and your family to the 22nd Annual Discovery Day Open House!  On Sunday, October 30 from 11 am to 4pm come share science with family and friends!

• Meet scientists, students and staff at our marine research laboratory!
• Enjoy interactive science displays and talks,
• Touch tanks, art activities, food and more!
• Free admission and parking

For more information visit or call (415) 338-3757.

Part of the 2011 Bay Area Science Festival

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terror-toy-store-2011.jpgKids' Fright Night: Terror at the Toy Store
Saturday, October 22 - Belvedere Community Center

The 2011 Halloween Haunt returns to the Belvedere Community Center on October 22. Bel-Tib Recreation presents "Terror at the Toy Store!" The "no scare" version (for smaller children) will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The "scary version" follows from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Bring the kids for for music, food, a jump house, face painting, and more!

Visit the Recreation website for more details at

Dog.jpgDog Licensing in Marin

Dog licenses are required by law for all dogs over the age of four months who live in Marin County . For more information about licensing your dog, call (415) 506-6220.

Why is it important to get your dog licensed? If your dog gets lost, a license tag on your dog’s collar is the fastest way to reunite you and your dog. Even if your dog is microchipped, a license tag is immediately visible and doesn’t require a scanning device to read. A current license lets people know that your dog has received the required vaccination to protect your dog from rabies. The fee you pay for your Dog License and license renewal helps support the animal shelter. Your dog’s Dog License shows that you are a responsible guardian.

Licensing Fees (as of May 1, 2010) A $40 late fee is imposed by the county for late renewal of your dog’s license. In order to purchase a license, you must have a current rabies vaccination certificate for your dog.

Altered Dog:
1 year - $16
2 year - $24
3 year - $34

Unaltered Dog:
1 year - $45
2 year - $55
3 year - $77

Senior/Disabled Owner with Altered Dog (*Senior is 62 years or older)
1 year - $12
2 year - $18
3 year - $26

Senior/Disabled Owner with Unaltered Dog
1 year - $34
2 year - $42
3 year - $58

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TFPD.gifTiburon Fire Department Annual Blood Drive
The Tiburon Fire Department sponsors the Annual Community Blood Drive. This year, the event is Wednesday, November 2 from 3 pm to 7 pm in the Engine Room at 1679 Tiburon Boulevard. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. All donors should be in good health, weigh at least 110 lbs, eat, drink lots of water/juice, and bring a picture ID.

Call (415) 435-7200 to schedule your life-saving appointment!

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Sincerely ,

George Rodericks
City Manager
City of Belvedere

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