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A few items of interest…

Good afternoon

I want to share a few interesting items with you, if I may:

  • Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards Hosted in Redwood City
  • Mandarin Storytime at the Downtown Library
  • Nine Lives Foundation St. Patrick’s Day Open House
  • Local Artists Exhibit at Downtown Library

Please read on, and have a great weekend!

~ Malcolm


Water Conservation Awards to Honor Eight Champions

Last year the drought appeared to be over. This year it looks like it’s back. Such uncertainty in precipitation from year to year is likely to be the “new norm” for California in the face of climate change. Water shortages affect the environment and the economy, and are likely to worsen as population grows and available water decreases.

With this in mind, the Silicon Valley Water Conservation Coalition, representing 20 organizations, business networks, cities and water agencies, will present eight water conservation awards on World Water Day – March 22.

The Awards, in their fourth year, recognize organizations and individuals whose programs and leadership have advanced water conservation in Silicon Valley (San Mateo County, Santa Clara County and Alameda County from Hayward south).

The 2012 Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards will be presented on Thursday, March 22 from 11:00am–1:00pm at the Redwood City Council Chambers, 1017 Middlefield Road. Arthur Jensen, Chief Executive Officer of the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (one of last year’s winners), will give the keynote address. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so people should RSVP at

2012 Award Winners

Large Government Agency – Santa Clara Valley Water District

Small Government Agency – Estero Municipal Improvement District

Large Business – Adobe Systems

Small Business – Earth Bound Homes

Organization – Our City Forest

Greenscape Management – Waterfluence

Education – Tuolumne River Trust

Water Champion – Frank Niccoli


The Redwood City Library Presents

Mandarin Storytime for Toddlers

Wonderful Stories, Fun Songs, and Entertaining Rhymes in Mandarin Chinese! Great for toddler and other little ones.

Saturday, March 17 – 4:00-4:45pm

Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road

For information on this and other great library events, visit

The award winning Redwood City Public Library connects the community and inspires a love of reading and learning through innovative, visionary programming and services such as literacy programs, access to technology, and safe, inviting spaces for youth and families. It’s all online at


Nine Lives Foundation’s St. Patrick’s Day Adoption Fair and Open House

March 17 and 18

11 am – 5 pm

3016 Rolison Road in Redwood City


Nine Lives Foundation, a no-kill cat shelter offering low cost spay/neuter and vaccines for cats, presents a wonderful opportunity for you to see their facilities and consider adopting a cat this weekend – in honor of St. Patrick’s Day!

  • Saturday, join us in your green attire and enjoy Irish inspired nibblies, beverages, and Irish coffee.
  • Learn how we serve the community by providing services to help manage the feral cat population.
  • Bring in a can of Friskies or Fancy Feast cat food or Gerber baby food (meat) for our furry feline leprechauns and receive a nice token of our appreciation.
  • Invite someone who’s never been to our shelter and you’ll both receive a delicious Guinness cupcake!
  • And, shop for special gifts from our lovely gift boutique.
  • Gift certificates are available for adoption, spay/neuter and vaccine service, and low cost feline dentistry.

You can still make a difference, even if you can’t attend the adoption event! Give $50 today directly to Nine Lives Foundation if you are unable to adopt a cat. Your donation will provide food, shelter, and healthcare to our animals in need.

Thank you!


Local Artists Exhibit at the Redwood City Public Library

The Sequoia Art Group (SAG), which curates a variety of local sites in Redwood City, has completed the jury selection for Artist Exhibits at the Redwood City Public Library, 1044 Middlefield Road in downtown.

The next exhibit features art from two Redwood City Artists, Mary Alice Bowie and Beth Mostovoy.  Artwork will be featured on the two stairway landings for two month intervals.

Mary Alice ( is a printmaker, working primarily in monotypes. Her work is gorgeous, abstract and full of vibrant color. She is an artist in the Linden Street Warehouse Artists’ Studios in Redwood City.

Photographer Beth Mostovoy, a.k.a. Honeybear Prints (, travels the world in search of images that “reveal the extra-ordinary in the ordinary moments that color our lives.”  In addition to selling her own images, she also co-produces the popular Art on the Square shows in downtown Redwood City (email:

The Main Library show will be installed on Thursday, March 1st through Monday, April 30th.  Be sure to drop by the fabulous Main Library and see the beautiful creations.

The Sequoia Art group will also be doing their annual Spring Show in Redwood City.  If you are an artist who would like to participare or want more info on the Sequoia Art Group (SAG), go to:  sequoiaartgroup.Com/



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