US Coast Guard Station Golden Gate
435 Murray Circle, Sausalito, CA 94965
US Coast Guard Station Golden Gate is home to two 47-foot Motor Lifeboats and two 25-foot response boats. Station Golden Gate is the busiest station on the West Coast. The Golden Gate Coast Guard executes more than 600 rescue cases and 300 law enforcement boardings per year. The unit’s area of responsibility extends 50 miles offshore from Point Reyes to Point Ano Nuevo, including the Farallon Islands, and inside the Bay, from Bluff Point to Pier 39 at the San Francisco waterfront.
Station Golden Gate is part of the Eleventh Coast Guard District. The 51 member crew who serve here carry out search and rescue, homeland security, marine protection, and maritime law enforcement missions.
The Eleventh Coast Guard District encompasses the states of California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah, the coastal and offshore waters out over thousand miles and the offshore waters of Mexico and Central America down to South America. Coast Guard operational units are located throughout the state of California, with the District and Pacific Area headquarters located on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California along the east side of San Francisco Bay.
Since September 11, 2001, the Coast Guard has assumed a dynamic role in protecting the District’s major ports, which include six Tier one ports: San Diego, Los Angeles, Long Beach, and San Francisco, Oakland, and Richmond. The Coast Guard’s presence in the District continues to expand, as more people, new equipment, and state of the art technology are employed to meet the needs of the United States as it enters the 21st century.
The Bay area – divided into the North and South Bay – has three major Airports. The largest one – San Francisco International Airport SFO – is located on the South Bay on Highway 101 and I-380, San Bruno.
Oakland International Airport is straight across on the North Bay off I-880 and Hegenberger Road.
San Jose Mineta International SJC is at the east end of the Bay – off Highway 101 and 87.
Frequent South Bay flyers prefer San Jose’s Mineta Airport – the smallest of the three (but by no means small) – as getting to it and to the departure gate is less time-consuming.
Ninety miles to the south is the Monterey Peninsula Airport which serves the Central Coast of California and offers daily flights to San Francisco International.
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a California school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 1st. Check with the school for other requirements.
In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Department of Health (415) 554-2666
The Department of Public Health strives to achieve its mission through the work of two Divisions – the San Francisco Health Network and Population Health and Prevention. The SF Health Network is the City’s health system and has locations throughout the City including San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center, Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, and over 15 primary care health centers.
Human Services Agency (415) 557-5000
Human Services Agency is your home for help with food, health insurance, supportive care, financial assistance, child care, and more.
San Francisco SPCA (415) 554.3000
As the fourth oldest humane society in the U.S. and the founders of the No-Kill movement, the SF SPCA has always been at the forefront of animal welfare. As a result of our efforts and those of our community partners, San Francisco has the lowest euthanasia rate of any major city in the United States. No adoptable dog or cat in San Francisco goes without a home, even if they have medical or other issues.
California Highway Patrol (415) 557-1094
Coast Guard government-owned family housing is available in the San Francisco Bay Area at four locations for officers and enlisted personnel with families:
Alameda Housing Office: (510) 769-0831
Novato Housing Office: (415) 382-8584
Moffett Federal Airfield Housing Office: (650) 564-9490
Concord Housing Office: (925) 685-6854
Mission Bay – San Francisco, CA
14 miles from base
Mission Bay is a neighborhood in San Francisco, CA. It has a population of 10,264. Mission Bay is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Mission Bay offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Mission Bay, there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops and parks. The public schools in Mission Bay are above average.
Showplace Square – San Francisco, CA
15 miles from base
Showplace Square is a neighborhood in San Francisco, CA. It has a population of 11,564. Living in Showplace Square offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. The public schools in Showplace Square are above average.
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In Sausalito, CA, the summers are long, comfortable, arid, and mostly clear and the winters are short, cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 45°F to 72°F and is rarely below 39°F or above 83°F.
The warm season lasts for 4.4 months, from June 13 to October 24, with an average daily high temperature above 69°F. The hottest day of the year is September 20, with an average high of 72°F and low of 58°F. The cool season lasts for 2.0 months, from December 4 to February 4, with an average daily high temperature below 59°F. The coldest day of the year is January 3, with an average low of 45°F and high of 56°F.
The wetter season lasts 5.1 months, from November 4 to April 9, with a greater than 15% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 31% on February 20. The drier season lasts 6.9 months, from April 9 to November 4. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on July
The average cost of living in Sausalito, CA is 202, that puts it 46% higher than the average of California and 102% higher than our nation’s average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city’s goods. In the case of Sausalito, CA, the price of goods and services are 17% higher than the average of California as well as 29% higher than the nation’s average.
The Lands End Trail is the perfect San Francisco activity for three reasons: one – it’s an easy way to show how beautiful this place is thanks to views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands, and coastal terrain; two – there are tons of only-in-SF hidden treasures, like the rock labyrinth, Mile Rock Lighthouse, and octagon house; and three – it’s an urban hike, which means you get to show off how natural SF really is and get in a workout.
Another one of those touristy things to do that’s totally worth it is walking the Golden Gate Bridge – the most photographed bridge in the world. Plus, the only way to truly understand the size of it is to stand atop it. Once you’re on the other side, walk down to Sausalito and go to Bar Bocce for pizza and bocce with water views, before taking the ferry back to SF.
If you’re not going to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge (or even if you are), head to Crissy Field and walk along the promenade by the water until you get to this fort built for the Civil War that overlooks the Golden Gate. It’s a great place to take pics of the bridge, watch surfers narrowly miss jagged rocks and get a little history lesson while you’re at it. Don’t forget to high-five or high-10 Hoppers Hands when you get there.
Is Lombard Street technically the crookedest street in San Francisco? No, it is not. But the actual crookedest street in Potrero Hill isn’t paved with red brick and lined with perfectly manicured greenery and colorful hydrangeas. Which means THIS is the crookedest street your out-of-town guests want to see. Sure it’s touristy, and sure sometimes there’s a wait to drive down it, but hit it up on your way to Fisherman’s Wharf…if only because their delight will delight you.
If you get the sense that your friends or family members need to unwind, take them to the oh-so serene Japanese Tea Garden where you can meander on the winding paths past koi ponds, a Zen garden, native Japanese plants, and pagodas. And be sure to make them climb the famous Drum Bridge so you can take a picture.
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