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Register Now for October Events

September 18, 2017 

Registration is now open for our October programs. Click the links below to sign up.

Stories and Science for Kindergartners. Thursdays at 2:15 starting October 5.

Picture Books & More: High Flying Fun TUESDAY SESSIONS for first and second graders. Tuesdays at 3:30 starting October 3.

Picture Books & More: High Flying Fun WEDNESDAY SESSIONS for first and second graders. Wednesdays at 2:30 starting October 4.

Toddler music with Charity Kahn for ages 2-5. Tuesdays at 11am starting October 2.







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Reading Buddies starts soon

September 14, 2017 

Kids in first through fourth grades can read with Teen Buddies to help develop literacy skills and foster a lifelong love of reading. They'll read together, play literacy games, and have fun!

Mondays after school starting October 16.

For more information and to apply, visit the Reading Buddies page.


An Afternoon of Poetry

September 14, 2017 

Why would anyone today choose to write a sonnet? In fact, some of our best contemporary poets have taken a stab at the venerable form, in order to explore (and, at times, explode) the limits of the form, and to place the sonnet in the service of surprising, at times radical ends.

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City Takes Steps to Reduce Traffic Around Hwy. 101 Overpass

September 13, 2017 

Continuing its efforts to combat traffic and reduce congestion, the Mill Valley City Council last week unanimously agreed to enter into an agreement with the County of Marin to study a practical solution to provide congestion reduction at the Highway 101 overpass connecting East Blithedale Avenue and Tiburon Boulevard.

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Fermentation Nation: Cooking with Koji

September 11, 2017 

What do some of the most characteristic Japanese products like miso, soy sauce, and sake have in common? They are all produced with a special mold called koji that has been an ingredient central to Japanese cuisine for centuries.

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City Council Adopts Affordable Housing Ordinance

September 6, 2017 

At the September 5, 2017 meeting City Council adopted the Affordable Housing Ordinance, which is aimed at implementing one of the community's overarching goals of "encouraging the continued diversity of housing, income levels and lifestyles in the community" (Mill Valley 2040 General Plan, Goal #2).

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Sewer Lining - Day and Night Work Scheduled

September 6, 2017 

As a part of the Miller Avenue Streetscape Project, the City's contractors will repair the public sewer pipes along Miller Avenue using a construction method call "cured-in-place pipe" (CIPP), which involves installing a flexible tube that gradually hardens to form a rigid, smooth surface that seals cracks and restores the sewer pipe lining.

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FIRE IN MARIN! FREE 2-HOUR CLASS

September 5, 2017 

FIRE IN MARIN! FREE 2-HOUR CLASS

Come learn why our communities are at great risk for a catastrophic fire and what you can do about it. Learn how to create and implement attractive landscaping that complies with your Fire Department’s Defensible Space regulations.The class also covers how to make your home more fire resistant and what you need to know to be ready to evacuate if needed.

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Your Film Fest Stories

August 29, 2017 

Record your memories of the Mill Valley Film Festival in celebration of its 40th anniversary and make your mark on local history.

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Recent Small Earthquake – Big Message

August 28, 2017 

Small Earthquake – Big Message

On August 22, 2017 a 3.0 magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean.

Approximately 7 miles outside the San Francisco Bay. Although the earthquake was relatively small and resulted in no appreciable damage, the Mill Valley Emergency Preparedness Commission (EPC) urges you to take heed prior to the “big one”. This small quake was in the same general location as the 1906 earthquake that so devastated San Francisco. The U.S. Geological Survey states there is a 72% probability of a significant earthquake at some point before 2043.

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Miller Avenue Transit Update: Bus Stops

August 25, 2017 

Over the past week the City has received a number of comments and questions about the bus stops on Miller Avenue. We appreciate your interest and will provide information here regarding the status of improvement of the bus stops.

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Suspicious Circumstances 8/22/17

August 22, 2017 

On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at approximately 4:55 pm, the Mill Valley Police Department received a suspicious call requesting that a “bomb squad” be sent to the Camino Alto Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Center, located at 125 Camino Alto. It was ultimately determined that the business had received a series of calls throughout the day from an anonymous source that culminated in the threat made to the Mill Valley Police Department.

Mill Valley Police responded and investigated the threat, no suspicious devices were located, and it was determined that the threat was not credible.

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A Message from Mayor Jessica Sloan

August 15, 2017 

City Council voted to implement a 12-month pilot project to make a stretch of Miller between Willow and Millwood, known as the Parkway, a single lane roadway with a buffered bike lane and curbside parking.

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Road/Lane Closures Week of 8/14/2017

August 10, 2017 

Impacted roads: Cornelia, E. Manor, E. Blithedale Ave, Edgehill, Eldridge, Greenwood, Hillside, Locust, Lomita, Lovell, Miller, Oxford, Portola, Robertson, Seaver, Summit, Terrace, Rose, W. Blithedale, Woodbine.


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Keep Your Valuables Safe

August 8, 2017 

While Mill Valley is generally a safe community, burglaries and petty thefts from vehicles are fairly common crimes. The good news is that they are often preventable. Although burglaries may seem random in occurrence, burglars often choose easy targets, like houses with the easiest access, the greatest amount of cover, and cars with valuables in plain sight. You can reduce your risk of being a target by removing important items from your vehicle and by remembering to lock your vehicle and home.

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Fall 2017 Activity Guide

August 7, 2017 

The new guide is ready for viewing here and will be available at the Community Center and Aqautics & Fitness Center desk at the same time. REGISTRATION opens Monday, August 21st.

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Call for Artwork

August 4, 2017 

The Mill Valley Arts Commssion is now accepting Call for Artwork applocations for art exhibits at City Hall and the Community Center in 2018.

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Road/Lane Closures for the Week of 8/7/2017

August 4, 2017 

Impacted roads: Alvarado, Amicita, Bay Tree, Bigelow, Bolsa, Buena Vista, Carmelita, Cascade, Catalpa, Coronet, Cornelia, Corte Madera, Country Club, Crown Court, E. Bliothedale, Edgewood, Elm, Elma, Fern, Greenwood, Hilarita, Hillside, Juanita, Lyon Place, Manor Terrace, Miller, Plymouth, Presidio, Summit, Sunnyside, Surrey, Wainwright, Walnut, W. Blithedale, Willow, Woodbine,


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Break for Buses

August 1, 2017 

As the new school year kicks off, make sure you know the rules and laws concerning yellow school buses.


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First Wednesday - Marin County Railroad Tunnels | August 2nd, 7pm

July 31, 2017 

Please join us for an illustrated presentation focusing on the railroad tunnels in Marin given by one of MVHS’s favorite speakers, local historian Richard Torney. A lifelong resident of Marin County and fourth generation California native, Richard has long been interested in railroads, and his talks have been popular all over Marin.


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Road/Lane Closures for the Week of 7/31/2017

July 27, 2017 

Impacted roads: Alvarado, Cascade, Cornelia, Coronet, East Manor, Ethel, Greenwood, Hillside, La Goma, Laurelwood, Locust, Lovell, Miller, Park, Presidio, Rose, Summit, Sycamore, Wainwright, W. Blithedale, Walnut, Willow, Woodbine.

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Medicine and Drug Disposal

July 26, 2017 

Community members can dispose of old or unwanted medicine and prescription drugs at the Mill Valley Police Department during regular office hours. Just look for the blue bin in the lobby.

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Pacific Gas & Electric to Modernize Utilities

July 26, 2017 

PG & E will be modernizing their utility poles and electric lines by upgrading overhead electrical equipment. This work will take place on Portola Lane, Woodbine Drive, Greenwood Way and along Eldridge Avenue, between West Blithedale Avenue and Woodbine Drive

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Recent Thefts at Grocery Stores

July 24, 2017 

Recently, the Mill Valley Police Department has received several reports of thieves targeting shoppers at local stores. The reports indicate that the thieves are targeting people who keep their personal items inside of shopping carts or baskets while grocery shopping.

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The Pink Patch Project

July 20, 2017 

The Mill Valley Police Officers Association is pleased to announce our participation in the #PinkPatchProject. The Pink Patch Project is a public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support research organizations in combating this devastating disease. You can buy your own patch at the MVPD for $10.

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New Parking Meters

July 12, 2017 

This past week the City of Mill Valley upgraded its parking meters in the downtown area. The new meters allow individuals to use either coins or credit cards.

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Fourth of July

June 28, 2017 

The Mill Valley Police Department wishes you a happy 4th of July! Please celebrate safely and responsibly. Remember that fireworks are illegal in Marin County.

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Historical Treasure Hunt & Exhibition | June 12-Sept. 30

June 12, 2017 

Summer is the perfect time to find hidden treasures of Mill Valley. Whether natural phenomenon or local historical landmarks, there is much to discover. Visit the Mill Valley Public Library’s lower level gallery space to photos of significant places and historical artifacts that exist right here in our own backyard and take part in our Historical Treasure Hunt.

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The Dipsea Race

June 9, 2017 

This year marks the 107th annual Dipsea Race. The race begins in downtown Mill Valley at 8:30 am on Sunday, June 11th, and ends at Stinson Beach.

The event will impact traffic in the downtown area. Please be aware that there will be changes in parking rules and traffic routes during this time. Signs will be posted along Throckmorton Ave and Lovell Ave to notify you of any changes.



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First Wednesday - Operation Storm | June 7th, 7pm

June 7, 2017 

Did you know that the California coast was swarming with Japanese submarines in the weeks immediately following the Pearl Harbor attack? Writer John Geoghegan discusses his book Operation Storm: Japan's Top Secret Submarines and Its Plan to Change the Course of World War II .

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Movies in the Park

May 25, 2017 

Each summer the Mill Valley Recreation Department hosts free Movies in the Park. These movies are held Friday nights under the trees in Old Mill Park.

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The 2017 Evacuation Drill is a Great Success!

May 22, 2017 

The City of Mill Valley conducted its 10th Annual City-wide area evacuation drill on May 20, 2017. The drill targeted the Edgewood/ Homestead Valley neighborhoods and was conducted in collaboration with the Southern Marin Fire Protection District, PG&E, and many other agencies.

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Beware of Scams

May 18, 2017 

Please beware of scams. The Mill Valley Police Department has received recent reports of people claiming to be police officers over the phone in order to obtain payments. Make sure you verify information with the agency before you wire any funds. Read the full article to learn more.



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Oral History Spotlight: Local Government, Real Change

May 18, 2017 

Unlike those in Washington, the people who shape Mill Valley are close enough for a handshake and a conversation. Four oral histories - Jean Barnard, Don Hunter, Dick Spotswood and Anne Solem - tackle the intricacies of local government behind the walls of City Hall. What were the motivations behind the landscape we see today? Read on for a taste of local political life, along with links to the full recordings and transcripts for these four richly detailed, honest and empowering interviews.

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Stay Safe

May 16, 2017 

With construction in full swing on Miller Ave, the Mill Valley Police Department would like to remind residents to stay safe. Construction machinery can obstruct a diver’s vision and unfamiliar routes can add to a driver’s confusion. Motorists should take efforts to drive cautiously and keep an eye out for others on the roadways. Similarly, pedestrians, workers, and cyclists are encouraged to take steps to protect their safety. You can increase your visibility–whether you are jogging, biking, or working along the roadways–by wearing bright clothing and reflective gear, especially at night or in bad weather.

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Mill Valley Memorial Day Parade

May 15, 2017 

The Mill Valley Memorial Day Parade is schedule for Monday, May 29, 2017. The Parade will begin at Old Mill Park at 10:30 am. The route has been changed this year due to construction on Miller Ave.

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Mill Valley Historical Society's 40th Annual Walk into History | May 28th

May 15, 2017 

This year, the Mill Valley Historical Society honors the history of community action that has “fueled” this town. Learn the history of the Fire Department, make your way around the center of town and meet some amazing people who helped to make Mill Valley what it is today through their creative and generous actions. The walk begins at the famous Outdoor Art Club and ends at the Depot Clock Tower.

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Library Podcast: Eight Books That Made Me

May 9, 2017 

There is one thing we are absolutely sure of here at the Library: books change lives. This notion is at the heart of the Library's new podcast, Eight Books That Made Me. In this podcast series, we explore the lives and careers of speakers and performers from our After Hours events through the eight books that most influenced them.

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Road/Lane Closures Week of 5/1/2017

April 28, 2017 

Impacted roads: Cascade Way, Coronet Ave, Bigelow Ave, Camino Alto, Florence Ave, Hillside Ave, Magee Ave, Marguerite Ave, Miller Ave, Millside Ln, Monte Vista Ave, Summit Ave, Tamalpais Ave, Throckmorton Ave, W. Blithedale Ave.

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Application Forms for 2017-2018 Tax Exemption and Credit

April 27, 2017 

Application forms for the 2017-2018 Exemption to the City of Mill Valley Municipal Services Tax (Income limit applies), Exemption to the City of Mill Valley Library Tax (Income limit applies), and Credit for Sanitary Sewer Service Fee (Income limit applies) are now available.

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Protect Your Property

April 17, 2017 

Mill Valley is a safe community. However, statistics show that property crimes are becoming more common. Don't be lulled into a complacent "it couldn't happen here" attitude, as burglaries and petty thefts from vehicles are fairly common crimes and, to a large extent, preventable.

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Beware of Scams This Tax Season

April 11, 2017 

The Mill Valley Police Department has seen a recent increase in the number of people reporting frauds and scams. Please be careful this tax season. The IRS will send a bill before calling and will never demand payment over the phone. Learn more about scams by clicking here.

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MVPD Partners with MVMS

April 5, 2017 

The Mill Valley Police Department has partnered with the Mill Valley Middle School to make the campus safer for everyone. Learn about a recent anti-bias training the department participated in as part of a larger move to repair and prevent harm in our community.

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April 1, 2017 

In honor of Distracted Driving Awareness Month this April, the Mill Valley Police Department would like to remind residents to drive carefully. Distracted driving includes any behavior that diverts a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. By driving cautiously and staying focused, we can keep our community safer and reduce the number of collisions on our streets.

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Finding Common Ground

April 1, 2017 

At the moment, it may feel as though what divides us is far greater than what unites us. If you would like to help turn the tide, be a part of Finding Common Ground, a groundbreaking new library program designed to help people discover their shared humanity.


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National Night Out

March 28, 2017 

The Mill Valley Police Department is interested in partnering with the community for National Night Out. The event, which happens annually, aims to strengthen relationships between law enforcement and the neighborhoods they serve, creating a safer and more connected community. Please contact the police department if you are intersted in participating.

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Planning to Dig?

March 28, 2017 

PG&E encourages everyone planning excavation projects big and small to get a free safe-digging ticket using the new and convenient tool: 811express.com. Customers, excavators and contractors are urged to take just one minute and use the online service on desktop, mobile phone or tablet at least two days prior to excavation. Utilities will be dispatched to the site to mark underground utility lines so that unsafe digging threatening gas and underground services can be avoided.

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City Council to Discuss the Next Phase of Miller Avenue Streetscape Project

March 2, 2017 

At their upcoming March 6, 2017 meeting, the City Council will receive a report on upcoming paving work, which is the next phase of construction for the Miller Avenue Streetscape Project. Repaving of the roadway is anticipated to cause disruptions and impacts to the community in regards to traffic congestion, limited vehicle access, detours and noise.

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Security Camera Registration Program

March 1, 2017 

The Mill Valley Police Department is excited to announce its new Security Camera Registration Program. This program allows residents and business owners to register the locations of their security systems with the Police Department so that when a crime occurs, police are able to identify potential footage that could assist in their investigation.

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First Wednesday: Crookedest Railway in the World | March 1st, 7pm

February 27, 2017 

Join us Wednesday, March 1st for an invigorating ride through Mill Valley’s unique past as author, historian, archivist, and scenic railroad enthusiast Fred Runner talks about the railroad and Howard Folker’s carefully hand crafted model of a Tamalpais (Shay) engine, now on display in the Mill Valley Library’s Lucretia Little History Room.

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Road Closure at 255 Ethel Avenue

February 23, 2017 

Please be advised of a road closure at 255 Ethel Avenue. A tree on the down-slope side of the roadway has fallen, and the loss of the tree has destabilized the roadway.

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Lane Closure Outbound on E Blithedale at Roque Moraes Tues 2/21 – Wed 2/22 9AM – 5PM

February 21, 2017 

Expect a lane closure at E Blithedale Ave and Roque Moraes on Tues. 2/21 and Wed. 2/22 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm for PG&E pole replacement work. To view a map of the area, click here.

For questions or comments, contact:

PG&E
Andy Contreras
(707) 480-4441

City of Mill Valley
Julie McClure, Engineer Technician
(415) 384-4820
jmcclure@cityofmillvalley.org


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CANCELED: Lane Closure at 619 E Blithedale Ave near Camino Alto Thurs 2/23 9AM – 5PM

February 21, 2017 

Expect a westbound right lane closure at 619 E Blithedale Ave near Camino Alto Thurs 2/23 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm for Comcast conduit work. To view a map of the area, click here.

For questions or comments, contact:

Comcast
Jose Zapien
(707) 704-2188

City of Mill Valley
Julie McClure, Engineer Technician
(415) 384-4820
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Flooded Creeks Are Dangerous

February 8, 2017 

While flooded creeks and streams might appeal to adventurous kids and teens, the strong waters present a serious danger to those who enter. The Mill Valley Police Department has responded to reports of kids boogie boarding in the creeks during the storm, causing officials to make several rescues.


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Gas Powered Leaf Blowers are Prohibited

February 2, 2017 

The City of Mill Valley would like to remind residents and gardeners that the use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers is prohibited by the Mill Valley Municipal Code in an effort to minimize air and noise pollution.

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Oral History Interview Spotlight: Rita Abrams, 1970

January 27, 2017 

Rita Abrams' "Mill Valley" song spans decades and oceans. A chance encounter with the song transports one library staffer right back to "the little place where life feels very fine and free." Join us as we revisit the spirit of Mill Valley through Rita's classic, 1970 oral history interview. Does Rita's idyllic picture of Mill Valley still hold true? Click through for the story, audio excerpts and a link to the full interview and transcript.

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Restorative Justice in Mill Valley Schools

January 27, 2017 

Many schools across the country, dissatisfied with traditional discipline models, are seeking alternative systems to improve the school community. One such alternative system, restorative justice, is proving successful. In Mill Valley, both the middle school and the high school have started to introduce restorative practices. When compared to traditional systems, restorative justice is not only more effective at addressing the true problems on campus, it also builds relationships, creates a better learning environment, and empowers students with problem-solving skills to prevent future problem behavior.

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Bus Stop Relocation

January 26, 2017 

The bus stop that was in front of Joe's Taco Lounge has been relocated across Montford Avenue in front of Jiffy Lube. A custom transit shelter has been designed as part of the project and will undergo construction once design details are finalized.




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Door-to-Door Solicitation Scams

January 25, 2017 

The Mill Valley Police Department has received reports of various door-to-door scams recently. All solicitors are required to have a permit from the City of Mill Valley. Make sure a company is legitimate before donating any money.

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5th Annual Family Fun Run

January 19, 2017 

The 5th Annual Family Fun Run and Health & Wellness Fair was a huge success last weekend. Members from the Mill Valley Police Department were there to assist and provide education to community members. Congratulations to Isaac, our raffle winner!

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New Traffic Camera

December 22, 2016 

The City of Mill Valley is installing a camera at the intersection of Camino Alto and Miller Avenue to control traffic movement at the intersection.

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Starduster Orchestra Dance

December 11, 2016 

Slip into your dancing shoes and kick up your heels in our elegant Cascade ballroom for the Stardust Orchestra Dance. 3rd Tuesday of the Month.



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Annual Council Mayoral Transition

December 5, 2016 

At their meeting on Monday night, the City Council thanked Councilmember John McCauley for his year of service as Mayor and elected Councilmembers Jessica Sloan as Mayor and Stephanie Moulton-Peters as Vice Mayor for 2017.

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Mail Theft

December 1, 2016 

Mill Valley residents are currently experiencing repeated mail thefts throughout their neighborhoods. The Mill Valley Police Department would like to encourage residents to be vigilant about reporting any suspicious activity to law enforcement and would like to remind community members how to better protect themselves against mail theft.

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A Message from Mayor John McCauley

November 23, 2016 

The City Council has received several communications about our Steps, Lanes and Paths (SLPs) program, and we are excited to see the outpour of enthusiasm from the community.

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City Secures $1.06 Million for Flood Control – Immediate Improvements to Follow

November 20, 2016 

The City of Mill Valley is on target to obtain more than $1 million in funding from the County of Marin’s Flood Control and Water Conservation District, an allocation that will allow the City both to make immediate improvements in one of Mill Valley's most flood-prone areas and to continue its ongoing efforts in developing a City-wide master plan for flood control and drainage.

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Almonte/Miller Ave Intersection Meeting Postponed

November 15, 2016 

The City has postponed the November 16, 2016 Community Meeting regarding the Almonte/Miller Avenue intersection. The meeting's purpose is to address concerns raised about modifying the Almonte Boulevard/ Miller Avenue intersection in conjunction with the adopted Miller Avenue Streetscape Plan.

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Almonte/Miller Avenue Design Neighborhood Meeting

November 6, 2016 

Please join us on November 16, 2016 at the Mill Valley Community Center Mountain View Room from 6:30pm – 8:00 pm. The meeting’s purpose is to address concerns raised about modifying the Almonte Boulevard/ Miller Avenue intersection in conjunction with the adopted Miller Avenue Streetscape Plan.

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SASM Announces Sale of Revenue Bond for $38 million to Improve Wastewater Facility

November 3, 2016 

The Sewerage Agency of Southern Marin (SASM) has announced the sale of $38 million in sewer revenue bonds through a competitive bidding process, after the bond issuance was granted an AA positive rating by Standard & Poor's Rating Service. The SASM Board approved a bond issue in the fall of this year to facilitate critical upgrades and improvements to the SASM wastewater treatment plant located in Mill Valley.

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Your MST At Work

November 3, 2016 

The funds generated by the Municipal Service Tax improve the condition of City streets, reduce fire hazards, and shorten emergency response times.

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City Receives Award for Energy Savings

October 20, 2016 

The City of Mill Valley received a Beacon Spotlight Award from the Institute for Local Government on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, for its work toward increasing energy efficiency in the community.

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On Display Now: Disappearing Businesses

October 13, 2016 

The History Room’s latest historical photography exhibition, Disappearing Businesses, provides a look at how local businesses have been impacted by market competition, population growth and technological change, among other forces.

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California Pedestrian Safety Month

October 12, 2016 

In response to California Pedestrian Safety Month, the Mill Valley Police Department and Marin County Parks teamed up to promote safe practices on Mill Valley's multi-use path.

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Traffic Task Force Subcommittee Meeting - City Concludes Traffic Task Force, Sends Detailed Report to Council

October 11, 2016 

More than a year after its creation, after a number of public meetings and successful fine-tuning of traffic infrastructure throughout the City, the City of Mill Valley’s Traffic and Congestion Reduction Advisory Task Force held a final subcommittee meeting to wrap up its work and pass the baton of addressing the City’s traffic congestion to City staff and the City Council.

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Stealing Signs is Illegal and Dangerous

October 10, 2016 

In recent weeks, Mill Valley has seen a rise in road sign thefts and vandalism. While stealing a sign might seem like a harmless prank, the act can have serious ramifications. Stealing a sign poses a significant safety threat to our city and can cause confusion for drivers and lead to harmful situations.

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Historical Mill Valley newspapers now online

September 20, 2016 
Nearly 1,000 issues of two Mill Valley newspapers are now available online through the California Digital Newspaper Collection, a freely accessible, searchable database of digitized California newspapers. Visitors to the site can now delve into the history of early Mill Valley by browsing or text searching the Mill Valley Independent (1908-1910) and the Mill Valley Record (1907-1923).
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Gun Buyback Program

September 19, 2016 

The Gun Buyback Program was put on by the Marin County District Attorney’s Office and involved the use of local law enforcement facilities that served as collection sites. The Mill Valley Police Department was selected as one of the drop-off centers for Marin, providing a location for citizens to turn in firearms and other weapons on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. A total of 105 firearms were turned in at the Mill Valley Gun Buyback location.

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Your MST at Work: Road Pavement Project Set to Begin

July 25, 2016 

The City is underway with the first phase of our annual road pavement project to improve roads on more than 35 streets all over town. This year’s project will target more than $4 million toward improvement of our local roads and sewer facilities.

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Third-Grade Local History Bingo

June 30, 2016 

Summer’s here, school’s out, and one Mill Valley student has wrapped up his third-grade year with a whole lot of Mill Valley history knowledge and a fun goody bag filled with local prizes.

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With Fire Season Upon Us, Firefighters Set Up Weed Abatement Efforts

May 18, 2016 

Mill Valley residents and property owners – particularly those living in areas adjacent to open space – will be seeing much more of Mill Valley Fire Department personnel in the coming weeks. Those visits won’t be of the flashing lights and sirens variety – in fact, they’re specifically designed to prevent them.

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Miller Avenue Parking Update - May 4, 2016

May 4, 2016 

May 4, 2016: Parking - TheMiller Avenue Streetscape Plan includes new parking regulations to helpmake better use of existing parking stalls. The regulations will helpcreate “turn over” of existing parking spots to allow for customeraccess to local businesses.

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Did You Know You Can Get Financing for Energy Efficient Upgrades to Your Home or Office?

March 4, 2016 

Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, is an innovative way to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water upgrades to residential and commercial buildings. Property owners can finance up to 100% of the project, for up to 30 years, as a tax assessment on their property bill. The assessment obligation may be assumed by the new owner upon property sale, and under most leases, can be shared with tenants.

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Introducing Mill Valley History Online

October 24, 2015 

The History Room is excited to introduce Mill Valley History Online, our new online collections database! Mill Valley History Online is a digital sampling of the History Room’s collection of photographs, oral histories, and other materials.

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City of Mill Valley's Tree Policy

August 20, 2015 

Trees contribute greatly to the identity, character, environmental health and natural beauty of Mill Valley. The City of Mill Valley has a longstanding policy regarding maintenance, pruning, removal and management of trees within City limits. That policy requires a permit for cutting or significant pruning of a number of types of trees.

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Miller Avenue Streetscape Project Update

August 17, 2015 

After years of planning, budgeting and engineering, the City of Mill Valley is set to embark in early 2016 on the Miller Avenue Streetscape Project, a complete overhaul of one of our town’s two primary arteries.

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SASM Unveils Master Plan for Wastewater Treatment Plant’s Next 30 Years

December 15, 2014 

The board of the Sewerage Agency of Southern Marin (SASM), which provides wastewater treatment and sewage disposal for its six member agencies, is set to review the Wastewater Treatment Plant Master Plan, a comprehensive report on all of SASM’s major assets: collection, treatment and conveyance facilities, at its December 18 meeting.

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Single-Use Carryout Disposable Bag Ban

December 17, 2013 

Sustainability initiatives are among City Council’s top 10 priorities for the year as part of its mission to preserve a high quality of life for its local residents, businesses and visitors. On October 21, 2013, City Council adopted an ordinance restricting the provision of single-use disposable bags at grocery stores, pharmacies and convenience stores in Mill Valley. Encouraging the use of reusable bags is one example of the programs being implemented by the City to work toward the City's “Zero Waste” goal whereby no materials are landfilled, but instead fully recycled, repaired or reused by the year 2025.

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New Construction Management Requirements

November 7, 2013 

The City has recently updated and expanded the scope of and requirements for CMPs to address residents’ concerns about construction-related impacts and will be required on all new projects subject to Zoning Administrator or Planning Commission approval by the Planning Department.

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