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December 8, 2017

Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations Dick Miner 

2017 San Anselmo Volunteer of the Year

At the Town Council meeting of Tuesday, November 28, Town resident Dick Miner was named the 2017 San Anselmo Volunteer of the Year.

Dick has served on the Historical Commission since 2006 and acts as docent in the Historical Museum. Since 2009, he has annually conducted local history tours for 2nd grade classes from all the schools in town. He has personally conducted over 30 oral history interviews with long-time San Anselmo residents and, in 2017, he developed the ‘Stroll Through History’ project. Dick led these popular walking tours in downtown San Anselmo monthly from June through October.
In his not-so-spare time, Dick volunteers weekly at the Alcatraz Historic Gardens. He leads tours and manages the composting efforts on the Island where he has earned the nickname “Chief Composting Officer.” In addition, Dick is involved in gardening and composting projects Olompali State Park in Novato and at Western Hills Nursery in Occidental. He is also a frequent volunteer host for Bread & Roses.

Thank you, Dick, for your tireless efforts for the community and congratulations on the being named the 2017 San Anselmo Volunteer of the Year!

Santa's House

Letters to Santa

Last year hundreds of children dropped off letters to Santa at his downtown San Anselmo house located in front of Town Hall. Keep up the tradition and bring a letter for Santa. Town Hall “elves” will make sure the letters reach Santa during this busy holiday season.

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 9 - Fire Station - 8am and 10am

Each year, the San Anselmo Recreation Department partners with the Ross Valley Fire Station to bring the popular Breakfast with Santa event to Fire Station #19 (777 San Anselmo Ave.). Don't forget your wish list and your camera as Santa will be in attendance. It wouldn't be Breakfast with Santa without him! There will also be a toy drive so be sure to bring a toy!

Pre-sales for this event have closed. A limited amount of seats are reserved for each time slot. Seatings are at 8:00am and at 10:00am. 

Downtown San Anselmo

Happy Holiday Parking!!

The Town of San Anselmo is providing FREE four-hour parking to holiday shoppers. The free four-hour holiday shopping period will continue through January 1, 2017. During this period, the parking meters will not be operating. There will be enforcement for parking over the four hour limit.  And, as always, the disabled, red zone and other safety related parking violations will be enforced.
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Violin and Cello Winter Concert

Thursday, December 21, 2017
12:00-1:00 PM
Library Reading Room

Celebrate the spirit of the season with a special winter concert of holiday and Celtic music performed by violinist Charmian Stewart and cellist Amanda Craver. Hot apple cider will be served.
Imagination Text
Town Books


A visit to TOWN BOOKS is a “must” for your holiday shopping.  We sell gently used books including fiction, non-fiction, children, art, history, travel, local authors, cookbooks, DVDs, CDs, and audio books. We offer gift certificates that make great stocking stuffers for family, friends, and teachers. During December, we also are hosting an exhibit and sale of paintings by local artist, Ann Langston and jewelry by San Francisco designer, Methinee Bozeman.  
Come visit us, celebrate the spirit of the season, and mark off a few names on your shopping list!
TOWN BOOKS:       411 San Anselmo Avenue, San Anselmo
Regular Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 - 4:00
OPEN DECEMBER SUNDAYS: December 3, 10, 17, 10:00 - 4:00
CLOSED: December 24th and 31st.
Info: 415.526.3791 or
TOWN BOOKS is a volunteer organization and proceeds go to the SAN ANSELMO PUBLIC LIBRARY.

Happy Holidays

Town Hall and Recreation Office Holiday Hours

Town Hall and Recreation offices will be closed for the holidays from Friday, December 22, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018. Employees will be taking vacation days and other paid time off in addition to the regular holidays. While Town offices are closed for the holiday week, the Police and Fire Departments are on duty and in touch with management staff to ensure a quick and thorough response to any issue that may arise, including storm and flooding problems.

Library Holiday Hours

The Library will be CLOSED on Monday, December 25 and Monday, January 1.

San Anselmo Public Library

Upcoming Public Meetings

Monday, 12/11 – Arts Commission, Historical Museum, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, 12/12 – Economic Development Committee, Council Chambers, 8:45 a.m.
Tuesday, 12/12 – Town Council, Council Chambers, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, 12/13– Fire Board, Fire Station #19, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, 12/18 – Planning Commission, Council Chambers, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, 12/19 – Parks & Rec Commission – Cancelled
Wednesday, 12/20 – Historical Commission – Historical Museum, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 12/20 – Open Space Committee – Council Chambers, 7:30 p.m.

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