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Variety of Items: Birds on Broadway art; Waterwise Landscaping Class; DMV Videos Online

Good morning, and happy Friday! I have three items of interest this morning, and I have to say – it’s quite an unusual variety.

First, the unveiling of a new art project, Birds on Broadway; second, a reminder about our free water-efficient landscaping class coming up on October 22; and third, a link to some useful videos put out by the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Please read on, and have a great Friday.

~ malcolm

Meet B.O.B. October Mixer Event

B.O.B. is the first of six bird sculptures to be commissioned and installed along Broadway in beautiful Downtown Redwood City along with a plaque that challenges viewers to find all of the birds. The permanent, interactive public art sculpture project entitled, “Birds on Broadway” is funded by the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission and produced by Peninsula Arts Council. Artist Joe Pogan of Portland, Oregon created B.O.B. using a variety of found metals including spoons, nails, buttons, screws and other scrap metal. Found materials add uniqueness and charm and lend an eco-friendly characteristic to the sculpture.

The community is invited to come to the “Meet B.O.B. Mixer” on Thursday evening, October 20, from  6:30-8:30 pm at Mexquite Restaurant located at 2616 Broadway in Redwood City.

Join the fun, meet B.O.B., and mingle with other community members, artists, and city representatives. No host cocktails.

Redwood City and the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) are presenting a series of FREE Water Efficient Landscape Classes for the community. There are still a number of workshops and classes scheduled through October and into November – the complete schedule and much more information on water wise gardening for your home is online at

Here is the final session being held in Redwood City:

Free Water Efficient Landscaping Class
“Graywater for Landscape Irrigation” – Saturday, October 22nd, 9 am to noon. Graywater is water from the shower, clothes washer and bathroom sink that is re-used for landscape irrigation. Participants will find out how graywater systems might work for their households. Instruction provided by Deva Luna. Location: Redwood City Public Works Services, 1400 Broadway
Registration is required – call (650) 349-3000 or email

DMV YouTube Channel Offers Informative Videos

The California Department of Motor Vehicles announces the DMV YouTube channel. The channel hosts several informative videos, each featuring a different topic related to driving safety and the DMV’s online services. The DMV has made it easier than ever to complete many DMV transactions from your computer or smartphone. The channel can be found at

Below are recent videos that introduce some of DMV’s efforts to reduce customer wait times and one of the many Rules of the Road vignettes.

DMV Launches New Self-Service Terminals –
DMV Launches “DMV NOW” Android Application –
DMV First State Department to Launch iPhone Application –
DMV Rules of the Road –



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