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Fall – a great time to license your pet!

One more very important item for you this week – please click here to read about the importance of licensing your pet.

Or  just go directly to www.petdata.com or www.smchealth.org/node/356 to obtain or renew your pet’s license.

Thanks,

~ malcolm

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Salsa Fest Tomorrow! Sequoia Sports Benefit Oct. 7

Good afternoon, and happy Friday to you!

Reminder: Redwood City’s 5th Annual Salsa Festival is TOMORROW, Saturday September 29, from noon to 8 pm, all over Downtown. Join the fun with live music, salsa tasting and competition, tequila tasting, kids’ play area and art projects, bounce houses, carnival rides, and more. Visit www.redwoodcity.org/events/salsafest.html for all the details.

And…please read below for info on a fundraiser for Sequoia High School’s wrestling team and Redwood City Martial Arts.

thanks,

~ malcolm

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You’re invited to this very special concert, which benefits
Sequoia High School Wrestling Team and Redwood City Martial Arts
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Enjoy a performance by Hawaii’s Male Vocalist of the Year and Grammy nominee, Nathan Aweau, in concert Sunday, October 7, 8 pm at Club Fox, 2209 Broadway. Opening will be guitarist/vocalist Stephen Espaniola. Visit www.ClubFoxRWC.com for info and tickets.

At the show, there will be live and silent auctions for great sports baskets and more, with the auction proceeds going to the Sequoia High School wrestling program and Redwood City Martial Arts. A portion of ticket sales will also benefit these groups.

This will be a wonderful evening of top-notch music and fun, and will help raise funds for these great sports programs for our youth.

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2 Items: Walk to School Day; and Robert Reich at Canada College

Good afternoon –

I want to share two great items with you.

  • First: next Wednesday is International Walk to School Day, and you’re encouraged to participate through your kids’ schools.
  • Second: don’t miss Robert Reich (former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration) speaking at Cañada College on October 17 – it’s a benefit for Cañada’s new social sciences student scholarship fund.

Please read below for the details on these two events!

thanks,

~ malcolm

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Redwood City School District Schools Celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 3, 2012

Redwood City 2020 in collaboration with the Redwood City School District (RCSD) will be joining schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 3, 2012.

Nearly 2,100 students from seven schools participated in our April 2012 Walk to School Day event and we’re looking to beat those numbers this year. Participating schools will be walking to school on Wednesday October 3rd along with parents, teachers, and community leaders. It begins with a walk from a designated start location, and will arrive at schools just before the start of class.

Throughout the US, International Walk to School Day is expected to include 5,000 schools from all 50 states. And, walkers from the US will join children and adults in 40 countries around the world.

Walk to School events work to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, reducing traffic congestion, concern for the environment and building connections between families, schools and the broader community.

Redwood City 2020, Redwood City School District, and the San Mateo County Office of Education are organizing the event. For additional local details, please contact Alonso Barahona at 650-423-2299 or abarahona@redwoodcity.org.

You can also visit these sites for more information:

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Robert Reich to Speak at Cañada College on October 17

Robert Reich, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration, will speak at Cañada College on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

The title of Reich’s talk is “The 2012 Election, the Lousy Economy, Jobs and Everything Else You want to Know About the Future.” All proceeds from the event will benefit the new social sciences student scholarship fund at Cañada.

Reich’s talk will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Main Theater on the Cañada campus, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City. General admission tickets are $20 or $10 for students (student ID will be checked at the door). Parking is free.

A special reception with Reich will be held at Cañada Vista from 6 to 7 p.m. It includes wine, hors d’oeuvres and an opportunity to meet Reich. The price to attend both the reception and the talk is $40.

More information and tickets are online at http://canadacollegerobertreich.bpt.me/.

Time Magazine named Reich one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the last century. He has written 13 books, including the best sellers, “Aftershock” and “The Work of Nations.” His latest, “Beyond Outrage” is now out in paperback. The Cañada College Bookstore will be selling copies of his books at the event.

During his tenure in the Clinton Administration, Reich implemented the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), successfully promoted increasing the minimum wage, successfully lobbied to pass the School-to-Work Jobs Act, and launched a number of job training programs.

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Redwood City/YMCA Considering New Combined Facility

Dear Community Member –

We’re excited to share that Redwood City and the YMCA are in the very early stages of considering the possibility of a new, combined health and wellness facility in our community. Please read the attached letter for more information.

Thanks,

~ malcolm

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Blood Drive This Sunday at Shores Library

Good morning – This Sunday, September 30 the Blood Centers of the Pacific is bringing their Bloodmobile for a blood drive at the Redwood Shores Branch Library. It’s a great opportunity for you to help save someone’s life – please read below and consider donating.

Thanks,

~ malcolm

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One out of every three people will need a life saving blood transfusion
And you never know when you or someone you love might be that one.

Sunday September 30 2012 12:00-4:00 PM Location: 399 Marine Parkway, Redwood City – Bloodmobile in parking lot

Please schedule your life-saving appointment online at http://www.bloodheroes.com/, Click on “Donate Blood”, Enter Sponsor Code: RWSLibrary

If you need assistance scheduling, you can also contact Deanna at dlacroix@redwoodcity.org

Blood Centers of the Pacific

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Parks Dept 75th Annniversary Gala “Fun” Raiser Oct. 18

Good morning –

Next month, our Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is celebrating it’s 75th anniversary! You can join the fun, and help to get the new Parks and Arts Foundation off the ground by coming to the 75th Anniversary Gala and “Fun” Raiser. It takes place on Thursday, October 18th, from 6 – 10 pm, at the historic Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway. Buy tickets today at http://tickets.foxrwc.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=410

Not only does this gala event celebrate a remarkable 75 years of providing parks and recreation services to the community, it’ll benefits a new non-profit organization – the Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation. This Foundation will further the PRCS mission of providing critical services to the Community, and the October 18th “Fun” Raiser will help to get that new foundation up and running. This event’s program includes a VIP Reception with a hosted bar (beer/wine), a “Taste of Redwood City” (local restaurants providing food), a raffle of great local prizes, and admission to a wonderful concert by the renowned party band, “Love Fool,” all for $50 (concert only is $25 advance purchase).

Please see the news release at www.redwoodcity.org for a few more details. We look forward to having you join in the gala “Fun” Raiser event on October 18th!

Thanks,

~ malcolm

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“Faces of Our Community” Photo Exhibit/Reception Oct. 5

Good afternoon –

This is your invitation to join with the Redwood City Together collaborative, Redwood City 2020, and the City of Redwood City to experience a remarkable and inspiring photo exhibition, “Faces of Our Community.” It’s a series of 26 photographs and quotes depicting the extraordinarily rich diversity of the Redwood City community, featuring a wide array of long-term residents as well as newcomers from all walks of life in Redwood City, whose origins are from all over the world.

These beautiful professional photographs provide a powerful glimpse into the lives of these subjects and their families, as members of the Redwood City community.

The exhibition will be installed at the Gallery Annex, 2115 Broadway (next to the Old Spaghetti Factory), and you’re invited to a special reception to open the show – Friday, October 5, 2012 from 5 – 7 pm (short program at 6 pm).

The Faces of Our Community exhibit will be on display at the Gallery Annex for the month of October. Many of the photos will be displayed in the windows facing Broadway, and a schedule of open hours for viewing the interior displayed photos will be posted on the Gallery Annex door.

The exhibit is made possible with funding from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and the generous support of the San Mateo Credit Union. The Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center (PCRC) is an important partner in coordinating this effort, and the cooperation of the Gallery Annex is appreciated.

The “Faces of Our Community” exhibition is sponsored by Redwood City Together, a collaboration of caring community members and organizations working to build a stronger, inclusive, and welcoming community. Redwood City Together highlights an appreciation of shared values and builds on the strength of our diversity. People from all backgrounds want safe streets for children, neighbors who look out for each other, and a thriving community where all 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 www.rwc2020.org

Thanks,

~ malcolm

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Farm Hill Blvd Open House Reminder & Project Docs Online

Good morning –

This is a quick reminder about two open house/information meetings to discuss a proposed pilot project for improvemetns to parts of Farm Hill Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue. The first open house is tomorrow night, Tuesday, September 25, and I also wanted to let you know that you can take a look at the project documents online.

To see the documents, go to www.redwoodcity.org/gis, click on the disclaimer, then on “City Projects” followed by “Infrastructure Projects,” and then select “Farm Hill Blvd. Street Design Project.” There, you can select from a number of project documents.

This Project is designed to make the streets safe, comfortable, and accessible for people walking, riding bikes, and driving on sections of these roadways in western Redwood City. We held a meeting on this in June, and community members provided a great deal of comment and input, resulting in draft designs for the project. These open houses are an opportunity for you to review and learn about the draft designs, talk with City staff about the proposed road improvements, and comment on the design concepts. Each of the open houses will have the same content; it is not necessary to attend both. The improvement project is proposed as a pilot project for Farm Hill Boulevard between Jefferson Avenue and the western City limits, and on Jefferson Avenue from Farm Hill to Alameda de las Pulgas.

The open houses are scheduled for:

  • Tuesday,      September 25, 2012
    5:30 – 7:30 pm (Drop in any time)
    Multi-use building at Roy Cloud Elementary School, 3790 Red Oak Way
  • Wednesday,      October 3, 2012
    5:30 – 7:30 (Drop in any time)
    Council Chambers at City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road

You’re invited to participate in shaping the development of the designs for improvement to these roadways. After gaining community input at these two open house meetings, staff expects to take a final recommendation to the City Council to consider whether this pilot project is preferred, or if the roadways should remain as they are. If approved, some improvements could be installed this year. The roadway is also scheduled for resurfacing in 2013.

Thanks,

~ malcolm

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2 Items: Main Street Roadwork Starts Monday; “Artistry in Fashion” at Cañada

Good evening  – here are two quick items: Main Street will be undergoing resurfacing starting Monday, and Cañada College is hosting it’s 21st annual Artistry in Fashion. Please read below!

Thanks,

~ malcolm

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Redwood City is about to start a road resurfacing project on Main Street between Maple and Veterans. This work starts on Monday, September 24.

This work will provide a smoother, safer, improved roadway – but will cause some inconvenience to residents, businesses, and motorists in these areas during the work. The major resurfacing work is scheduled to begin September 24, 2012, and will be completed in approximately one week. Temporary striping will be installed after the paving and permanent striping will be installed in October

Neighbors are being notified of specific scheduling and details of the work, and appropriate “No Parking” signage is being installed. The short-term inconvenience consists of a requirement to keep cars off the street during certain portions of the work. The City will take all reasonable measures to minimize the impact of construction activity, though some inconvenience is unavoidable.

Motorists should expect periodic lane closures, detours, some dust, and temporary parking restrictions during construction. All roadway users are asked to be particularly cautious during construction. If possible, motorists should use alternate routes during the work in order to avoid delays.

Overall work hours will be 7:30 am until 4 pm. Main Street WILL remain open to traffic during construction. At times Main Street may be under one-way traffic control with flaggers to stop traffic so that opposing vehicles may pass. Appropriate signage will be posted in the area.

In general, the process for this resurfacing project will involve two phases, Prep Work and Overlay:

  • Prep      Work – repair failed areas and low spots, and remove weeds;
  • Overlay      – loose material will be swept up, and a two inch layer of new asphalt will be placed on top of the existing surface. Traffic controls will be in place to direct vehicles around the new asphalt. Drivers are asked to proceed carefully and look for signs to direct traffic.

Thanks for your patience on this, I think you’ll be pleased with the result!

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Cañada College Fashion Department celebrates its  21stannual “Artistry in Fashion”

Saturday, September 29, 2012, 10 am
Cañada College
4200 Farm Hill Blvd. Redwood City

  • 10AM-4PM:  Professional Designer Sale featuring 60 designers selling clothing, jewelry, and fashions on the plaza
  • 11:30AM:  Designer Showcase/Fashion Show in the outdoor amphitheater.
  • Noon-3PM:  Fashion Department’s Open House. Meet instructors, learn about course offerings, and view student projects and garments.
  • 1:30PM: Marsha McClintock, pattern designer (Saf TPockets) and author, presents a fashion show in the auditorium.

$10. Donation.  Proceeds benefit the Cañada College Fashion Department.

Food will be available for purchase.

Free parking on campus.

For more information:  www.ArtistryInFashion.com  or call (650) 306-3370

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2 Open House Meetings on Farm Hill/Jefferson Improvements

Good morning, and happy Friday!

I wanted to let you know that Redwood City has scheduled two open house/information meetings about a proposed pilot project for improvemetns to parts of Farm Hill Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue.

This Project is designed to make the streets safe, comfortable, and accessible for people walking, riding bikes, and driving on sections of these roadways in western Redwood City. We held a meeting on this in June, and community members provided a great deal of comment and input, resulting in draft designs for the project. These open houses are an opportunity for you to review and learn about the draft designs, talk with City staff about the proposed road improvements, and comment on the design concepts. Each of the open houses will have the same content; it is not necessary to attend both. The improvement project is proposed as a pilot project for Farm Hill Boulevard between Jefferson Avenue and the western City limits, and on Jefferson Avenue from Farm Hill to Alameda de las Pulgas.

The open houses are scheduled for:

  • Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    5:30 – 7:30 pm (Drop in any time)
    Multi-use building at Roy Cloud Elementary School, 3790 Red Oak Way
  •  Wednesday, October 3, 2012
    5:30 – 7:30 (Drop in any time)
    Council Chambers at City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road

You’re invited to participate in shaping the development of the designs for improvement to these roadways. After gaining community input at these two open house meetings, staff expects to take a final recommendation to the City Council to consider whether this pilot project is preferred, or if the roadways should remain as they are. If approved, some improvements could be installed this year. The roadway is also scheduled for resurfacing in 2013.

Thanks,

~ malcolm

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