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Art by the Bay returns
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5 acclaimed sculptors show 21 works over next month
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By Graham Gremore
ggremore@thearknewspaper.com
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Think sculpture. Think bold.

Think of glass, wood, granite and metal — and then, think big.

Very big.

On Oct. 16, the second Art by the Bay, a free, self-guided art exhibit, opens on the Tiburon Peninsula, featuring works by leading international sculptors in an outdoor setting.

The theme for this year's monthlong show is "Ornamenting Landscape," and features 21 works by five artists: Mike Riegel, John Lewis, Bruce Johnson, Bruce Beasley and Rebekah Waites.

The curated exhibit is presented by the Drever Family Foundation, a private philanthropic organization based on the peninsula dedicated to "enhancing the community's quality of life by supporting education and the arts."
"We want to support community and the arts," said Isabelle Drever, "and bring people together."

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If You go
The outdoor, self-guided Art by the Bay installation runs Oct. 16-Nov. 16, with works along Tiburon Boulevard and Shoreline Park and at the Drever family estate.
Reception: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 16 in downtown Tiburon.
Admission: Free.
Info: artbythebaysf.com.
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Tiburon to start charging hotel taxes on short-term rentals of rooms and homes
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By Hannah Beausang
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Tiburon will begin collecting hotel taxes for short-term rental units — like those listed on popular and controversial website Airbnb — beginning Nov. 1.
After The Ark's September article about the prevalence of homes being used as short-term rentals in Tiburon and Belvedere, Tiburon's Finance Division realized the tax hadn't been implemented as outlined in the town's municipal code, which mandates a 10 percent transient occupancy tax for any hotel, lodge, home or section of a home used for occupancy of 30 days or fewer, Director of Administrative Services Heidi Bigall said.

Bigall says the town sent out letters to the three Tiburon homes already registered for seasonal rental permits, while Planning Manager Dan Watrous said two additional applications have been approved for such permits, and those parties will be notified of the upcoming tax as well.

An Ark investigation found that dozens of illegal listings, for as much as $1,400 per night, appear on online rental communities such as Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO and Tripping, but that enforcement is difficult without complaints from neighbors.

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Redwood High locked down after false alarm of gunman

By Hannah Beausang
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Redwood High School was placed on lockdown for more than two hours Oct. 8 as police investigated reports of a possible gunman, only to determine there was no real threat as students were sent home early.

Officials at Redwood — the main public high school for Tiburon Peninsula students — contacted Central Marin Police Authority to report that a student using the restroom had heard what sounded like the trigger being pulled on an unloaded gun and a bullet hitting the floor in another stall, police spokeswoman Zaneta Feleo said.

The campus was put on lockdown about 12:45 p.m. when police arrived, Feleo said.
Officers tracked down the alleged gunman in a classroom after interviewing the student who reported the sounds and watching surveillance camera footage.

Feleo said they determined the suspected student didn't have a gun, but rather that the mechanical sound was from a prescription device with a metallic cap that the student used to self-medicate in the restroom — and that the student had accidentally dropped a silver key, which was mistaken for the bullet sound.
The lockdown was lifted shortly before 2 p.m., and students were sent home for the day.

Redwood senior and Tiburon resident Nick Schwager said he'd thought the campus was on a lockdown drill, but realized the campus was taking real safety precautions. He said he was in class during the lockdown.

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