Archive for the ‘San Anselmo’ Category
Stephen brought on a great new property this week. It’s a 3/2 Victorian home zoned for mixed use, plus a 2/1 apartment above the 3-car garage in back. The main house has period charm, including clawfoot tubs and beautiful wood details, and the location is amazing for those wanting to be near downtown. Open both Saturday and Sunday this weekend, 1-4. Asking price is $1,050,000.
A new Pizza restaurant just opened in Red Hill shopping center across from the Yolanda/Calumet neighborhoods called Pizzalina. Super yummy wood-oven pizza and salads. It has a really nice ambiance, excellent service, and they have a great selection of local brews. The server said they are working on better kid selections, which we think would be nice. We love supporting small mom & pop establishments and the San Anselmo town council is working on limiting chain stores in town, which we support. Pizzalina is in a great location near Memorial Park and is a perfect place to grab a quick bite on the way home from the park. Support local!
The new school year is just underway, with some big changes.Â San Anselmo’s Brookside Elementary School was previously divided into two campuses. Lower Brookside was kindergarten through second grade, and third through fifth grades were at the Upper Brookside campus.Â With the big increase in enrollment of younger students, and after much thought about how to accommodate everyone, the district decided to split the two campuses into separate schools altogether.Â With last year as the transitional year, for this 2012-2013 school year Upper Brookside has been renamed Hidden Valley, and will be K-5. Lower Brookside will keep the Brookside name and is still in transition, with K-4 classes for now, and plans to become a complete K-5 next year.
Brookside Elementary has a new principal, Billy Cameron, who was previously assistant principal at Bacich Elementary School in Kentfield.Â Hidden Valley Elementary also has a new principal, Kristi Fish, who was previously a dean of students, assistant and interim principal at Ross Elementary in Ross.Â To read more about her and the new school check out the PTO website.
The Kindergarten Readiness act of 2010 will start to be implemented this year, which gradually will move up the eligibility cutoff so that in 2014 kids will need to be 5 years old by September 1st, where they previously had to be 5 by December 2nd to be eligible for Kindergarten admission. There is a Transitional Kindergarten program at Brookside that will allow children affected by the change to have a pre-kindergarten class on campus before their year in actual kindergarten.Â Further information on the requirements can be found here.
Stephen brought on a great new listing this week in the San Francisco Blvd area of San Anselmo, one of our favorite neighborhoods. It’s a really cool, sunny 3/2, with lots of updates, a family room and office, and a big yard. Asking price is $879,000. It’ll be open Sunday July 29th from 1-4. More info here.
We’ve talked before about the cool program the Ross Valley Sanitary District has had in place for the last few years, where they’ll pay for half the cost (up to $4000) of a new sewer lateral for homes in the district that qualify. Unfortunately the money has dried up for now. I talked with someone at the office who said to keep checking back as they think they’ll have funds again sometime before July, so it sounds like this might be a temporary situation.
You can get more info at their website, www.rvsd.org, or by calling (415) 259-2949.
Sweetlife Bakery & CafÃ© just opened a couple weeks ago in San Anselmo and it’s a fun place to have a casual lunch or dinner. Their pastries are super yummy and the kids will love the pizza. We went for lunch the other day and it was very busy, the food was very good, and the service was excellent. I love the light and bright design of the restaurant, and they have large windows that allow you to peak in and see the fresh breads and pastries being made. Looking through the glass is like getting a behind the scenes peek at Willy Wonka’s factory, without the Oompa Loompas…our kids loved it. They also have a parking lot and there is also a lot of street parking out front, a rarity in downtown San Anselmo. We look forward to many more yummy meals there.
Sweetlife Bakery & CafÃ©.Â 101Â San AnselmoÂ AvenueÂ San Anselmo, CA 94960-2800.Â Phone: 415-456-4580 www.sweetlifebakerycafe.com
From the Style Swap press release:
Marin County women will be swapping their jewelry and scarves to raise money to help less fortunate women re-enter the workplace at the first annual Style Swap this Saturday, September 17, in the parking lot next to the The Great Acorn Company located at 800 San Anselmo Avenue in downtown San Anselmo from 10 AM to 4 PM.
Sales and donations of jewelry and scarves will go to benefit Image for Success, a not-for-profit organization that provides two-week wardrobes to disenfranchised people in Marin County who are transitioning toward self-reliance. Image for Success not only provides the suit for the interview, but also clothes for everyday use â€“ a critical need when someone is making the effort to change their life by re-entering the workplace.
How To Participate
There are three ways people can participate in this weekendâ€™s Style Swap:
1. Bring jewelry and scarves that â€˜just arenâ€™t youâ€™ anymore to The Great Acorn this week, or the day of the event on September 17, to redeem tickets that can be used to shop for other items at the event;
2.Â Donate jewelry and scarves to receive a tax deduction;
3.Â Just stop by and shop.
Additionally, Image for Success will accept other clothing donations during the Style Swap event.
â€œOne womanâ€™s fashion past can be anotherâ€™s fabulous future,â€ said event co-organizer Laura Adler of Women of Inventions.Â â€œWe all have things in our wardrobes that we just donâ€™t wear anymore.Â We loved them at the time we got them.Â Now, instead of collecting dust, why not pass on the love to others.â€
In order to accommodate rising elementary school enrollment in Fairfax and San Anselmo the Ross Vally School District Board is in the process of redrawing the boundaries that determine which school goes with which neighborhood. Itâ€™s part of a process that will also split the two Brookside Elementary campuses into separate K-5 schools.
According to the RSVD website the aim of the changes will be to:
- Create and maintain four, independent â€œk-5â€ schools of similar size
- Prioritize enrollment for residents who live closest to a school site and within its boundary – taking into consideration natural geographic boundaries â€“ to:
- enable and encourage walking and biking to school, and
- minimize the number of people traveling by car.
- Align with Safe Routes to School for students who walk or bike to school.
- Maintain accessibility to District-wide programs (e.g., MAP and the Learning Center).
- Minimize the number of current students who must change schools during the transition phase as a result of these boundary adjustments.
Jack Schreder & Associates, the consulting firm the board hired, has come up with four scenarios for redrawing the boundaries. They say that theyâ€™re now going to look at more tax assessor and census data, get input from the Board of Trustees, district staff, and the community, and then do some recalculating before presenting a final scenario.
There’s a special board meeting tomorrow night at White Hill Middle School to discuss the process. The Powerpoint presentation outlining the four enrollment boundary options is available here.Â For more info visit the RVSD website or contact the district office at 415.454.2162.
Hot off the press is 40 Oak Springs Rd near Sleepy Hollow. It’s a pristine and spacious 3/2 home, with an updated kitchen and master bath, and a cool open floor plan.Â The lot is mostly up-slope, but there’s a good sized flat section that’d be great for gardening or a play area. Asking price is $699,000.
For more info or to schedule a showing give us a ring at 415-578-0572 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stephen just brought on a new two bedroom, two bath view home at 14 Island Drive in San Anselmo. It’s a cute house in a beautiful setting with lots of cool deck areas, including a sort of secret hot tub area through a door off the hallway. It has a nice updated kitchen, a living room with vaulted ceilings and fireplace, and a two-car garage. Definitely worth a look if you’re in the market for a two bedroom home. It’s on the very eastern edge of San Anselmo, so you get high scoring schools and a good commute to SF.
For a showing give us a ring at 415-578-0572 or email email@example.com.