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Apply for City Committee; See Free Film Tonight; Adopt-a-cat Event 9/17-19

Today I have three items for you. First, you’re invited to consider applying for appointment to a City advisory committee; second, TONIGHT is a free screening of the powerful film Sin Nombre, hosted by Redwood City Together. And third, the Nine Lives Foundation Presents a Luau Meow Weekend Long Adopt-a-thon the weekend of August 17.

Please read on for details!


~ malcolm


Involved, Engaged, Informed Community Members Invited to Apply for Two Redwood City Advisory Committees

Redwood City, CA – The City of Redwood City is offering a great opportunity for residents to serve their community. Seats on two of the City’s advisory committees are available for appointment, and residents with a strong desire and willingness to work diligently on behalf of the community are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is 5 pm, Tuesday, August 21, 2012. Applications are available online at, or may be requested by calling 650-780-7220.

The Historic Resources Advisory Committee has available one seat which expires on July 31, 2014, and two seats which expire July 31, 2015. The Architectural Advisory Committee has two seats available, which both expire on May 31, 2016. Appointments to these two committees will be made by the Planning Commission (which is appointed by the City Council). Non-Redwood City residents may be eligible for certain seats.

Serving on one of these committees is an important way to offer new perspectives and ideas, and contribute to the City’s discussions and decisions on a variety of substantial matters. Members of these committees serve an essential function in helping to manage the significant issues our community faces – and being appointed requires a commitment to carrying out the responsibilities of serving. Applicants’ ability to build consensus, their willingness to offer thoughtful, productive recommendations, and their motivation to be prepared, informed, and engaged in their board’s work are all critical factors contributing to being appointed to a committee.

Typical basic requirements are that applicants must have a strong interest in civic involvement, must be 18 years of age or older, and must be a registered voter. More information on the specific boards, commissions, and committees for which the City is recruiting can be found online at


“Redwood City Together” announces the final film in this summer’s series of free monthly movies, featuring some of the most interesting and thought-provoking films of the last few years. These films inspire new perspectives on our lives and those of people in other parts of the world, and offer an opportunity for discussions and new insights into our own community. These films are part of the Movies at the Library program, sponsored in part by Friends of the Library, and screened in the Community Room of the Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road. Here is the last of the three-film series:


Wednesday, August 1 – 6:30 pm

Seeking the promise of America, a beautiful young Honduran woman, Sayra, joins her father and uncle on an odyssey en route to the United States. Along the way she crosses paths with a Mexican gang member who is trying to outrun his violent past and elude his former associates. Together they must rely on faith, trust and street smarts if they are to survive their increasingly perilous journey towards the hope of new lives. In Spanish with English subtitles. Directed by Cary Fukunaga; Starring Henry Paulina Gaytan, Edgar M. Flores, Buillermo Villegas; Rated R; 96 minutes; 2009.

Redwood City Together is a collaboration of caring community members and organizations working to build a stronger, inclusive, and welcoming community. Redwood City Together believes we’re most successful when we appreciate our shared values and build on the strength of our diversity. People from all backgrounds want safe streets for our children, neighbors who look out for each other and a thriving community where we can prosper together. The group is coordinated by Redwood City 2020, a collaborative of key public and private organizations in our community working to ensure the health and success of all children, youth and families served by the Redwood City School District. Together, the partners of RWC 2020 identify barriers and then implement collaborative approaches that will open the doors to success. Visit


Nine Lives Foundation Presents –

Luau Meow Weekend Long Adopt-a-thon

Friday, August 17 – 5-9pm

Saturday, August 18 – 12-7pm

Sunday, August 19 – 12-4pm

Nine Lives Foundation

3016 Rolison Road, Redwood City

Join us for three days of Luau inspired fun and don’t miss out on the special adoption rates (good for the entire weekend!) for black cats and kittens in honor of National Adopt a Black Cat Day. Donate a can of Friskies cat food and receive a lei.

Friday’s festivities include a delicious Pu-Pu platter, Pinot Noir*, black cat inspired cocktails,* black cat tattoos and relaxing chair massage. On Saturday enjoy an open house followed by an authentic Luau barbeque complete with a hula hoop contest for the kids, Hawaiian music and tropical meow-tinis* and meow-tais.* Dinner will be served from 5-7pm.** Indulge in luau leftovers and tropical punch as we wind up the adopt-a-thon on Sunday afternoon. All proceeds raised will benefit the cats at the Nine Lives Foundation, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) no-kill cat shelter.

*$5 donation for alcoholic beverages

**Dinner donation: $20 (includes a cocktail for those 21 and older), $10 (ages 7 to 14), Free (6 and under)


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