Corte Madera Chronicles: The Town of Corte Madera's Newsletter
The Town of Corte Madera's Newsletter for February 15, 2019
Be a Lifesaver

***ATTENTION CORTE MADERA and Central Marin NRGs***

Did you know about our FREE Certified Comprehensive First Aid Training? 

Did you know that the Town of Corte Madera began sponsoring training classes for community members since November of last year? If you were not aware, this is a great time for you to become informed. 

The Town of Corte Madera is committed to emergency preparedness. We want to build community awareness, preparation and resilience when it comes to disasters in our Town. The Certified Comprehensive First Aid (CCFA) Training is a FREE 5-hour class that is certified by the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI). Individuals taking this training learn about child and adult CPR, appropriate use of Automated External Defribillators (AEDs), how to manage blood borne pathogens, appropriate skilled first-aid training and coordination and interaction with badged first-responders.  
At the completion of this training, participants receive a certification card that expires after two years. Not only is the training FREE to Corte Madera residents, but participants also receive a FREE home first-aid kit. 

We have had approximately 50 participants at our November training and 50 at our recently held January training. We currently have two other trainings scheduled for the spring. One will be held on March 23rd and the other will be held on May 4th. If you are interested in signing up, please contact Lorena Barrera in the Administration Department. She can be reached via phone at 415-927-5086 or via email at

If you know of anyone interested in registering, please share the flyer with them. Please encourage them to spread the word and register as soon as possible. These trainings are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. 
What's Happening in Town
Third Wednesday Speaker Series

The Third Wednesday Speaker Series: Staying Alive!

Age-Friendly Corte Madera, Twin Cities Village, Corte Madera Parks and Recreation and Age-Friendly Solutions, Sponsors of The Third Wednesday Speakers Series present... 
Staying Alive

Marin's first responders emphasize that all residents must be prepared to survive for 5-7 days in their homes following a disaster. Now that firestorms are also a reality in our area, we need to understand about emergency alerts and how to escape. This custom Get Ready class for Older Adults will help you create an emergency plan, evacuation checklist, and strategies to keep you safe.

Presenter: Maggie Lang
                  RN, Marin County CERT and GetReady Coordinator. 
Location: Corte Madera Community Center, 498 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925

Driver Safety Education

Start Smart - A FREE Teen Driver Safety Class

Do you have a teen driver in your family? Help them to “start smart.”  Central Marin Police Authority (CMPA) is pleased to partner with the California Highway Patrol’s Marin Office and offer the Start Smart class to our communities. Start Smart is a FREE two-hour traffic safety class designed specifically for teen drivers or soon-to-be drivers (15 to 19 years of age) and their parents. The class will teach teens about some of the most common mistakes that new drivers make, and the most common reasons that law enforcement officers will contact them while driving.  The class also serves to educate parents and clarify some of the confusion about the laws regarding provisional drivers licensing.  

At least one parent or guardian must attend with their teen. (exception for Court referrals over 18 years old)

You must register for the class in advance. The Eventbrite links are listed below.  Each person attending will need their own ticket, including parents.  Please select “2” when registering for tickets.

Start Smart will be offered at two locations:

San Anselmo – Saturday, February 16, 2019   10 am to noon
San Anselmo Town Hall Council Chambers
525 San Anselmo Avenue, San Anselmo

Larkspur – Saturday, March 9, 2019   10 am to noon
Central Marin Police Authority community room
250 Doherty Drive, Larkspur

All Things Apple

All Things Apple Classes for Beginner and Intermediate Apple Users

The Corte Madera Library invites you to participate in All Things Apple, a series of free, drop-in classes for both beginner and intermediate Apple users. Discover how to get the most out of your Apple computer, iPad or iPhone in these interactive classes. 

Classes will be held Tuesdays from 1-3 pm, beginning February 12th through April 2nd, 2019. For a complete list of classes visit

For more information, contact the Corte Madera Library at 415-924-4844.

Community Workshop

Community Workshop for the Central Marin Regional Pathways Gap Closure Project

On Wednesday, February 27th, the Town of Corte Madera’s Public Works Department is hosting a community workshop for the Central Marin Regional Pathways Gap Closure Project.  The workshop will be held at Corte Madera’s Town Hall, located at 300 Tamalpais Drive from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Town staff and our consultants will introduce current conditions and potential features of the project.  The community’s input is sought in order to assist in identifying issues and providing feedback on potential project options.
The gap closure project has spanned more than 10 years of planning efforts involving a wide range of stakeholders, including: the Town of Corte Madera, local citizens, school parents, local advocacy groups, the City of Larkspur, Caltrans, the Bay Trail, and the Transportation Authority of Marin.  These efforts resulted in the award of a competitive Active Transportation Program grant for the further planning and design of project elements.

The gap closure project sits at the nexus of five active transportation pathways and routes. Current conditions in the project’s vicinity leave users with sub-standard and aging pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, uncontrolled pedestrian crossings, lack of bicycle facilities, challenging intersections and congested streets.  The gap closure project involves providing a number of pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular improvements on Wornum Drive, Nellen Avenue and Fifer Avenue in the Town of Corte Madera.  Potential project components consist of the following:

  • Improving the multiuse pathway along the south side of Wornum Drive between Tamal Vista Boulevard and Redwood Highway Frontage Road
  • Installing a roundabout at the intersection of Wornum Drive and Nellen Avenue
  • Providing a two-way cycle track on Nellen Avenue between Wornun Drive and Fifer Avenue
  • Enhancing uncontrolled pedestrian crossings across Fifer Avenue at Nellen Avenue
  • Enabling direct access to southbound Nellen Avenue via eastbound Fifer Avenue

Please join us on Wednesday, February 27th to provide your input. If you are unable to attend the workshop and wish to provide comments by e-mail you can address them to R.J. Suokko, the Town of Corte Madera’s project manager, at

To view a PDF of this announcement, please click here

Giant Indoor Yard Sale

Corte Madera Women’s Improvement Club

The yard sale will be held on Saturday, March 2nd, from 9AM to 3PM at the Corte Madera Community Center, 498 Tamalpais Drive.

Mark your calendar, and rummage through your cupboards, cabinets, and closets for items to donate. 

Items in good condition are welcome but the following CANNOT be accepted (Not an exclusive list)

  • Hazardous materials
    • paint/stain, herbicide, pesticide, construction material, household cleaners, glass, automotive parts, medications
  • Electronic/appliances
    • batteries, cell phones, computers/monitors, televisions, microwave ovens, large appliances
  • Furniture
    • large/heavy items (sofas, etc.), mattresses/box springs, blinds/drapes, ceiling fans
  • Books & Prints
    • encyclopedias, magazines and textbooks 
    • Most welcome book donations: cookbooks, children's books, hard cover or large format coffee table and best sellers, paperback novels
  • Perishables
    • Food, cosmetics
  • Children Items
    • Strollers, cribs, high chairs, car seats
  • Other
    • Exercise machines, skis, etc., weapons/ammunition, broken or strained items, home burnt CDs & videos (copyrighted material)

Deliver donations to the Community Center on Friday, March 1st, 11:30AM to 7PM.
Proceeds benefit scholarships for local high school girls active in community service.
For questions of more information email
To download and share the flyer, please click here

Central Marin Fire

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT from Central Marin Fire

Central Marin Fire is currently accepting applications for a Firefighter/Paramedic.

Please visit the link below for more information.…/job-19681321

What's Happening in Marin
Transportation Authority of Marin

TAM Citizens' Oversight Committee Releases Annual Report

Did you know that the Transportation Authority of Marin's Citizens' Oversight Committee (COC) released their 14th Annual Report that highlights TAM projects and explains in detail, how all of the public funds are being spent? 

If you haven't had a chance to look at the report, you can do so by clicking here. To learn more about what TAM and their work in Marin, visit their website

Lego Play Day

Lego Play Day

The Mill Valley Library invites you to bring your kids to get in touch with their inner engineer and build with colorful legos. The library will bring out their collection of more than 10,000 lego bricks and kids will be able to build whatever they imagine. 

This event will take place on Friday, February 22nd from 2:30PM to 4:30PM at the Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941. 

For more information on this event, please click here

Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year Celebration

The Bay Area Discovery Museum invites you to experience the traditions of the Lunar New Year. There will be lots of performances, programs and activities. Food will also be for sale. 

This event will be held on Monday, February 18th from 9AM to 4PM at the Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito, CA 94965.

For view the performance schedule, get more details and purchase tickets, please click here

Firewise Event

Firewise Workshop

Fire Safe Marin will be hosting a Firewise Community workshop on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 9AM to 11AM at the Marin Valley Community Center, 100 Marin Valley Drive, Novato, CA 94949.

This workshop is intended to introduce resident and neighborhood leaders to the Firewise USA program, and provide resources and networking opportunities for potential Firewise sites that intend to seek national recognition in 2019. There will also be an opportunity to meet with residents and stakeholders following the presentation.  

For more detailed information about this event, please take a look at the event flyer or visit the FireSafe Marin website by clicking here

Age-Friendly Intergenerational Center
AGIC February Schedule

Intergenerational Center

The Intergenerational Center is a gathering place for seniors, children and young adults, featuring programs in art, games, yoga, literature, technology and more. AFIC offers events and activities for all ages -- preschool to 100+. 

For information or to view the February program schedule, please visit the Intergenerational Center website: or call 415-991-4040

Intergenerational Center Members are FREE. Membership cost for Corte Madera residents is $15; for those outside of Corte Madera, $25. 
This is a tax-deductible donation to Age-Friendly Solutions, a 501(c))(3) tax-deductible organization. Membership entitles you to ALL Intergenerational Center activities at NO CHARGE for the rest of 2018. 
Please contact Pam at The Center at 415.991.4040 to reserve space for your child or email

The Intergenerational Center is located by the "pencil bench" at 498 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera CA 94925

Upcoming Town Council, Board and Commission Meetings
Upcoming Town Council, Board and Commission Meetings

Work Week of Monday, February 18th to Friday, February 22nd

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