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  October 26, 2012
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Halloween Safety Tips for Drivers and Trick or Treaterslogo

Trick or Treating should be one of the great adventures of Halloween for children. The excitement of the children and adults sometimes makes them forget to be careful. Simple common sense can do a lot to stop any tragedies from happening. Here are a few safety tips from the Belvedere Police Department that can protect your children who plan on going trick-or-treating this Halloween.

Below are just a few common safety tips that can help.

Candy, Fruit, and other Treats:
Parents/guardians should inspect the commercially wrapped treats for signs of tampering, for example, unusual appearance or discoloration, tiny pin holes, or tears in the wrappers. Furthermore discard any homemade candy and baked goods, unless you know the person giving the treat.

POISON CONTROL 1-800-222-1222 (Toll Free)

Pedestrian Safety:
Young children should ALWAYS be accompanied by an adult or older responsible child. If you decide to go out after dark, ensure you are wearing brightly colored costumes which will be more readily visible to passing motorist. Children should WALK, not run house to house and use the sidewalks regularly. If you need to use the street, look both ways and check for vehicles before entering to roadway. DO NOT run into traffic and be especially cautions if you are wearing a dark costume. If possible, attempt to cross the street at intercession and not mid-block.

Driver Safety:

DRIVE SLOWLY and be cautious especially in residential neighborhoods where children are present. Be cautious and use proper signals when driving. Try to take main roads instead of side streets. If possible, conduct your business during daylight hours.

Motorists should watch for children darting out from between parked cars and walking on roadways. Also, when driving, be sure to enter and exit driveways carefully. Parents, make sure your child can be seen, especially when it gets dark. Remind the kids to look both ways before crossing the street and to use the crosswalks at intersections.

The Belvedere Police Officers wish you a safe and fun Halloween!

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Enter Your Photographs Now for the 2012 Belvedere Community Foundation
Photo Contest

Enter by October 31st... Only 5 Days Left!

Whether you are looking back on Belvedere from your sailboat on the bay or looking down on the Tiburon Peninsula from atop Saint Hillary’s open space, there is no denying we live in one of the most beautiful and photogenic places on earth. For the past decade, the Belvedere Community Foundation has been inviting professional and amateur photographers alike to share their most captivating images of our home in their annual photography contest. For the eleventh year of the photography contest we have six categories to submit photos under:

  • Architecture of the Tiburon Peninsula
  • Events on the Tiburon Peninsula
  • Wildlife on the Peninsula
  • Views of Belvedere and the Tiburon Peninsula
  • People of the Tiburon Peninsula
  • Life in Tiburon and Belvedere (Entrants aged 5-18)

The contest is open to everyone. Photographs must reflect some aspect of the Belvedere Tiburon Peninsula in color or black and white.

  1. All visitors to the Photo Contest will register to submit photos. After users are approved, they will be able to upload their photos.
  2. Any photos uploaded will be previewed to ensure they are in the spirit of the contest.
  3. There is no fee to enter. There is a limit of 5 photographs per entrant. Photos should not be larger than 3MB in size.

The contest is already open and accepting photographs. All submissions must be received by October 31, 2012. A panel of judges will determine a winner in each of the three categories. There will also be a People’s Choice Award determined by community voting on our website so even if you don’t submit photos, visit the Photography Contest on the Foundation website to vote for your favorites.

To vote, please go to the gallery page and select one of our six photo contest category galleries, then highlight the picture you wish to vote for. Scroll down to the rating stars. To vote, roll your cursor over the blue stars until they turn green and click at the number of stars you wish to give to the photo.


For more information, please visit their website at

Belvedere Community Foundation Photo Contest

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Weekly Roadway Encroachment Updatesbarricade.gif

10/29 | 316 Golden Gate Ave for scaffolding delivery
10/23 - 10/29 | 76 Lagoon Rd for deliveries & off-hauling
10/24 - 10/29 | 44 Peninsula Ave for roofing deliveries & off-hauling
10/24 - 10/31 | Pagoda Lane (footpath) for City retaining wall work
10/25 - 10/31 | 55 Peninsula Rd for deliveries & off-hauling

10/22 - 11/5 | 270 Madrona Ave for deliveries & truck staging
10/25 - 11/8 | 276 Beach Rd for deliveries & off-hauling, etc
10/10 - 11/10 | 213 Golden Gate Ave for deliveries & off-hauling
10/22 - 11/22 | Acacia Ave & 140 Bayview Ave for deliveries & off-hauling
10/26 - 11/29 | 415 Golden Gate Ave for deliveries & off-hauling
10/1 - 12/31 | Pine Ave, #340 - #475 Belvedere Ave, #330 - #402 Golden Gate Ave for utility
undergrounding work
10/8 - 12/7 | San Rafael Avenue between San Rafael Ave & Golden Gate Ave for MMWD pipeline replacement

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TIBURON WINTER FESTIVAL 2012  -  ‘is the season to be…. Local.  gingerbread house

The Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that on Friday, November 30th  – for one magical, fun-filled night only – the Tiburon Winter Festival 2012 will feature a outdoor ice skating  rink for everyone to enjoy!

Tree Lighting Ceremony
Fountain Plaza

Gingerbread House Decorating
Sam's Anchor Cafe
27 Main Street
4:30pm, 5:30pm and 6:30pm (3 seatings)
35 per house

The houses are already built so kids will be able to do the best part – decorate with all the goodies! All proceeds for the event benefit Kids Believe Achieve, a non-profit created by local children with the mission of fundraising for kid-focused non-profit organizations. Space is limited – reservations highly recommended.

Ice Skating
Main Street (by Fountain Plaza)
Opens to Public at 3:30pm (sessions run every half hour)
$25 advance reservations; $15 at the door (prices are per person and include skate rental). Group reservations available.

Reservations for Gingerbread House Decorating and Ice Skating will be taken starting Thursday, November 1st. Reservations are taken in the order received. Emails and telephone calls received prior to November 1st will not be considered. Please contact the Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce at 435-5633 or

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Counci_Chambers.JPGPublic Meetings

Belvedere City Council
Second Monday of the month at 6:30pm at Belvedere City Hall Council Chambers. Due to the Veteran's Day Holiday, the next regularly scheduled meeting will be Tuesday, November 13, 2012.

Belvedere Planning Commission
Third Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at Belvedere City Hall
Council Chambers. The next regularly scheduled meeting is
November 20, 2012.

Citizens' Flood Zone Committee
Second Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm at Belvedere City Hall Council Chambers. The next regularly scheduled meeting is November 14, 2012.

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Felicia N. Wheaton

Community Development Director/Assistant City Manager
City of Belvedere
(415) 435-3838

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