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Residents dressed in their best gather for festivities as boats prepare to pass under the Beach Road drawbridge in Belvedere in the early 1900s. The summer emergence of Belvedere Cove's historic arks served as a precursor to Opening Day on the Bay, a decorated boat parade that will mark its 100th anniversary on April 23. 
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Opening Day on the Bay to celebrate
100th anniversary

By JEFF DEMPSEY
jdempsey@thearknewspaper.com
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Opening Day on the Bay, a decorated boat parade that traces its roots and tradition to the summer emergence of Belvedere Cove's historic arks, will mark a major milestone this weekend when sailors from all over the Bay Area gather for the event's 100th anniversary.

The April 23 event, which signals the official start of the sailing season on San Francisco Bay, kicks off at 10:30 a.m. at the Corinthian Yacht Club with the Blessing of the Fleet in Racoon Strait. That will be followed by a mock battle between tall ships the Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain in Richardson Bay near Sausalito.

The parade begins at noon and will showcase more than 100 historic workboats, fireboats and tugboats, as well as classic and contemporary craft; powerboats and sailboats will compete for best decoration honors. The festivities will be presided over by Grand Marshal John Morrow, a lieutenant colonel with the Army Corps of Engineers.


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Belvedere will refinance unpaid pension liability to tackle $3.16 million debt

By MATTHEW HOSE
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Belvedere will refinance more than $3 million in unpaid pension liability to take advantage of lower interest rates than those charged by the state pension system.

The Belvedere City Council at its April 11 meeting voted 4-0, with Claire McAuliffe absent, to begin paying off its $3.16 million unfunded pension liability by either selling bonds or taking out a loan backed by city property.

However, the council stopped short of dedicating $1 million of its reserves to shrinking its pension debt, something that was recommended last month by the city's finance committee.

Councilmember Marty Winter said he thought the council had to take advantage of "unbelievably low" interest rates to borrow the money, but he expressed hesitation about using the city's reserves.

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Tiburon panel will hear plea to remove 42 McKegney Knoll trees

By EMILY LAVIN
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A group of Tiburon homeowners is seeking the town's permission to cut down 42 trees on and around McKegney Knoll, a move they say would reduce fire risk, make room for native trees and open views of Richardson Bay, Sausalito and the Golden Gate Bridge for neighborhood residents.

The proponents of the proposal, which include residents of the Reed Heights, Tiburon Knolls and Del Mar neighborhoods, have applied for a town permit to remove the trees. That application will first be considered by the Tiburon Parks, Open Spaces and Trails Commission at a public hearing set for 6 p.m. April 25 in council chambers at Tiburon Town Hall, 1505 Tiburon Blvd.

The commission is expected to forward its recommendation on the permit application to the Tiburon Town Council, which will have final approval.

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