Carolyn Livengood: The Student Conservation Association reaches milestone

August 8, 2014 - table lamp

The Student Conservation Association, a inhabitant personality in providing immature people, 15 to 19 years of age, with career-shaping opportunities in conservation, has reached a unusual miracle — 75,000 volunteers in sum — given SCA was founded in 1957.

The high propagandize and college-age youths strengthen and revive America’s parks, forest, refuges, seashores, informative landmarks, and village immature spaces in all 50 states.

California is ranked second among all states for providing volunteers.

SCA is also announcing that Jaime Berman Matyas, former executive clamp trainer and arch handling officer of National Wildlife Federation, will take a helm of SCA in Sep as trainer and CEO. She succeeds Dale Penny who is timid after scarcely 20 years of dedicated service.

For a past 5 years, SCA has gift programs in San Mateo County in partnership with a San Mateo County Department of Parks, San Mateo County Parks Foundation, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and JobTrain, a pursuit training and career conversing core in Menlo Park, to engage and enthuse underserved, internal lady and immature adults in hands-on assign stewardship.

“This summer, SCA lady crews have participated in profitable outward assign work and “green job” willingness training in work ethics, time management, teamwork, leadership, suitable rigging and clothing, and communication,” Bettina Mok, informal lady module director, California/Southwest Region, wrote in an email. “The SCA SF Peninsula summer module offers lady in San Mateo County suggestive environmental assign jobs, hands-on education, and outward recreational opportunities, such as camping or kayaking — that many of a youths have never gifted before.”

The parks being served are Rancho Corral de Tierra in Montara in a Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and Coyote Point, San Mateo; Edgewood, Redwood City; Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, Moss Beach; Huddart Park in Woodside; San Bruno Mountain, northern San Mateo County; San Pedro Valley Park, Pacifica; and Wunderlich, Woodside.

In this year’s summer program, 34 teenagers and 8 immature adults are participating in San Mateo County: 6 to 10 lady members per crew, ages 16 to 18, from low-income households. The crewmembers acquire a contribution on successful module completion.

The lady are recruited from several schools and cities via a county, such as Eastside College Prep; East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy; Sacred Heart Prep; Wilderness School; and El Camino, Jefferson, Menlo Atherton, Oceana, Palo Alto, Redwood, Sequoia, Terra Nova, Thornton, and Woodside high schools.

Marvin Nieto, a 17-year-old lady during Sequoia High School in Redwood City and partial of a AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) module that focuses on college readiness, is a member in SCA to try a environmental margin before he starts college.

“Marvin assimilated a SCA School Year Conservation Crew module in Menlo Park from Nov 2013 to Jun 2014, and played a large purpose in compelling certain organisation dynamics,” Mok wrote. “Marvin has given assimilated a summer SCA Green Life category from Jul 7 to Aug. 1, and has uttered seductiveness in stability on with a School Year Crew subsequent propagandize year.”

He pronounced and finish jubilee will be reason currently for 6 Bay Area crews during Candlestick Point State Recreation Area in San Francisco.

“Not many people cruise a sourroundings as a outrageous significance to them to get themselves concerned in,” Nieto wrote in an email. “For me, we like what we do and a people who are in a SCA experience. Together, as a family of all kind of singular backgrounds, we concentration on a environment’s hurdles and we take action.

“I used to not value myself as enthusiastic, helpful, amicable, insightful, and successful until we got to start a debate with a SCA leaders and friends. What we have been by done any member, including myself, a loyal leader.”

“SCA, in partnership with San Mateo County Parks, is now expanding a programming with a devise that engages lady in building a computer-based healthy resources database, regulating Geographic Information Systems technology,” Jay Watson, SCA informal clamp president, wrote in an email. “The SCA has cumulative bottom appropriation for this innovative devise by inexhaustible donations from corporations, partners and foundations, though contingency lift another $100,000.

For some-more information about SCA, a alumni, or to donate, go to

To learn some-more about a SCA Bay Area lady programs, call Bettina Mok during 510-832-1966, ext. 5306, or email

Redwood City Community Theatre to perform ‘9 to 5 The Musical’

The Redwood City Community Theatre is behaving a sixth summer prolongation — “9 to 5 The Musical” — during 7 p.m. Aug. 15, 16, 17, 22, and 23 and during 3 p.m. Aug. 17 and 24 during Carrington Hall on a Sequoia High School campus, 1201 Brewster Ave., in Redwood City.

The low-pitched takes we behind to 1979 when a gallon of gas cost 86 cents, pelt rugs, pet rocks, and disco were a hottest things around, and it seemed like your whole life existed between a hours of 9 to 5. At that time, there was no such thing as bureau assistants…just secretaries.

After being pushed to a hot point, 3 womanlike co-workers order a devise to get even with their sexist, egotistical, fibbing boss, Franklin Hart Jr., who was not meddlesome in a women’s movement. As a result, Violet, Doralee, and Judy start to fantasize about murdering him.

But what happens when one of their fantasies appears to come true? Come find out when a 3 women learn that they can do anything — even in a man’s world.

With song and lyrics by Dolly Parton, this brash low-pitched is shaped on a 1980 strike film “Nine to Five,” that was about teaming adult and holding caring of business!

Tickets purchased in allege for ubiquitous acknowledgment cost $22.50 ($25 during a door) for ubiquitous admission, and $15 for seniors 70 years and over and for students, reduction than 25 years of age with marker ($20 during a door).

Reserved seating is accessible if purchased in advance. Adult indifferent seating is $30. Seniors 70 years and over and students reduction than 25 years of age with I.D. are $20. For indifferent seating, email Vicci Mueller during or call 650-740-2433.

Tickets might be bought at:, online at: or paid during a door.

The jubilee organisation accepts donations and graduation opportunities to continue a productions. To learn more, call Director Lesley Hoelper during 650-740-2287 or email

Hoelper founded a Redwood City Community Theatre in 2008 and a initial prolongation was achieved in Aug 2009. The live low-pitched museum is constructed and achieved by internal village members for a delight of a participants and a audience, and to yield a safe, culturally enhancing module for teens, adults, and seniors.

City of San Bruno to reason Centennial Historic Walking Tour of San Mateo Avenue

The City of San Bruno invites everybody to join San Mateo County Historical Association President and San Bruno proprietor Mitch Postel, for a city’s Centennial Historic Walking Tour of San Mateo Avenue that will be reason during both 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Aug. 16.

Postel will yield engaging story tidbits as he guides everybody in an scrutiny of San Bruno’s ancestral business district starting and finale during a intersection of San Mateo Avenue and El Camino Real.

The giveaway debate will be highlighted by stops during ancestral eccentric businesses, watching several architectural styles, furloughed a mini-history museum and also a private container appurtenance collection, observation photos of aged tyrannise stations, and saying a eager new picture in a building owned by a oldest remaining veterans organisation in San Bruno.

For details, go to or call 650-616-7017.

Burlingame on a Avenue to be reason Aug. 16, 17

Formerly famous as a Burlingame ArtzFest, a totally revamped summer festival — Burlingame on a Avenue — will be reason from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 16 and 17 during a newly redesigned Burlingame Avenue.

Free to a public, a renouned eventuality will underline hundreds of artisans showcasing strange works of art, photography, sculptures, jewelry, clothing, décor, and more. Attendees will be means wander rows of booths, speak with artists, and suffer a accumulation of juicy dishes and drinks.

The Burlingame Chamber of Commerce is hosting Burlingame on a Avenue. Georgette Naylor, Burlingame Chamber of Commerce president, wrote in an email that “the cover wanted to get behind to a roots of what primarily desirous a event: a jubilee of community.

“The Burlingame Avenue Streetscape Project has been a outrageous fulfilment for us and for a community,” continued Naylor. “With a re-branding of this event, we know this will indurate Burlingame Avenue’s place as THE premiere selling finish on a Peninsula.”

Many favorite components of a eventuality from years past will be included, such as an area for interactive children’s activities, a Home, Garden and Green section, and an sparkling brew of jubilee and live song from bands, including Group Therapy. Local village performers, including winners of a Burlingame Idol competition, will showcase their talents from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

For some-more information about Burlingame on a Avenue, go to or call Georgette Naylor during 650-344-1735.

Excellence in Business and Community Awards to be reason in San Bruno

The San Bruno Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Excellence in Business and Community Awards from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 20 during a San Bruno Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road, in San Bruno.

The following businesses and people will be honored: Big Mouth Burgers, Capuchino High School Alumni Association, Capuchino High School Music Boosters, Carroll’s Meats and Deli, Chapel of a Highlands, City of San Bruno, Daly City Youth Health Center, Don Pico’s Mexican Bistro and Cevicheria, First National Bank of Northern California, Happy Hall School, Jack’s Restaurant and Bar, Josie McHale, Karen Cunningham, La Petite Baleen Swim School, Lunardi’s Market, Marshall Realty, Mollie Stone’s, O’Dowd Plumbing and Radiant Heat, Prudential California Realty, Recology San Bruno, Robert Riechel, San Bruno Lions Club, San Mateo Credit Union, Skyline College, Tony’s Auto Repair, VIBO Music Center, and West Coast Café.

The eventuality will underline no-host cocktails and a light cooking buffet. Dress is business casual.

The Presidents Circle sponsors of a eventuality are: City of San Bruno; Corey, Luzaich, de Ghetaldi, Nastari Riddle LLP; Google; Ram Jaj Enterprises LLC; Skyline College; and YouTube.

Ticket cost is $20 per person; indifferent tables of 10, $200.

For reservations, email

Seminar array designed on starting, flourishing a busines

SCORE San Francisco and a San Mateo Small Business Development Center are holding another convention array on Everything You Need to Start or Grow Your Business from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 20 and Aug. 27 during a College of San Mateo, Health Wellness Building 5, Room 202, in San Mateo.

The seminars are being presented by SCORE mentors Jan Hedquist and Jonathan Lai. SCORE, that is celebrating a 50th anniversary, and San Mateo SBDC are apparatus partners with a Small Business Administration.

The Aug. 20 subject is What is Marketing?, that will include:

•          Researching customers, competitors, and markets

•          Determining your “value” proposition?

•          Understanding “training”

•          Marketing communications: advertising, open relations, promotion, and patron family supervision The Aug. 27 subject is Marketing Communications — (recap and continuation) and includes:

•          Online participation

•          Really bargain amicable media

•          AIDA (awareness, interest, desire, and action)

•          Pricing methods

•          Estimating sales intensity While being a successful businessman is rarely rewarding, starting and using a business can also be overwhelming, emotionally draining, and financially risky. The disproportion between success and disaster mostly lies in a ability to emanate a judicious plan, acquire funding, effectively marketplace a product or service, and build a clever support system.

The registration price for any convention is $35 before Aug. 20 for a Aug. 20 category and before Aug. 27 for a Aug. 27 class. The price for both seminars is $60 before Aug. 20.

To register and to learn about other seminars entrance up, go to To learn some-more about SCORE, go to

Filoli’s to reason array of ‘Third Thursdays’ events

Filoli’s initial ever array of “Third Thursdays” is gift new eve opportunities on Aug. 21: a docent-led Sunset Hike or an Orchard Walk, both of that are guided by associating docents and start soon during 6 p.m.

Sunset Hikes give family and friends a knowledge of walking in Filoli’s backwoods by a light of a environment object and enjoying a peace of Filoli’s Nature Preserve — 7 miles of trails crisscrossing 6 opposite typed of internal California medium — during dusk. Bring your cameras and binocular to take advantage of this ideal time to symbol proprietor wildlife.

The two-hour travel covers about 3 miles of well-maintained trails, that can be eager during times. The gifted docents will report involved species, plants, wildlife, and a chronological credentials of a area. Children ages 5 and comparison are welcome; strollers can't be accommodated on a trails. Visitors might not travel but a docent.

Advance registration for a hikes is required. Sunset Hikes cost $10 for members; $15, nonmembers; $5, child member 5 to 17 years of age; and $10, child nonmember.

Orchard Walks underline a largest heirloom orchard — 6.8 acres — in private hands in a U.S. The orchard includes some-more than 600 fruit trees — many of them are singular — and visitors will be means to ambience fruit (when available) right off a tree, and learn how Filoli is conserving a singular fruit and trees, and this defining landscape underline of a nation estate.

Admission to Filoli from Jun by Oct is giveaway for stream members. For nonmembers, acknowledgment is: $18 for adults; $15, seniors (65 years and older); $15, students (ages 5 by 17 or with stream tyro identification); and no acknowledgment assign for children 4 years and younger.

Group rates are accessible for groups of 12 or some-more adults by job Visitor Services during 650-364-8300, ext. 508.

Filoli acknowledgment includes self-guided or docent-led tours of a House and Garden, entrance to a Café, Garden Shop, and art exhibits.

Wear stout boots for a hikes and walks. For finish information per a hikes, walks, arriving events, classes, and activities, go to

‘Klays for Kids’ Team Challenge to be reason in September

The NFL Alumni-Northern California Chapter is seeking sponsors and sporting clay shooters for a 14th annual “Klays for Kids” Team Challenge being reason Sept. 12 during a Coyote Valley Sporting Clays, 1000 San Bruno Ave., in Morgan Hill.

Fun and safe, sporting clays is a form of clay seagul shooting, mostly described as “golf with a shotgun” given a standard march includes several opposite sharpened stations laid out over healthy terrain. Simulating a unpredictability of live-quarry shooting, sporting clays offers a accumulation of trajectories, angles, speeds, elevations, distances, and aim sizes.

The eventuality report is:

•          9 a.m., Registration opens.

•          9:30 a.m., Gun preparation and practice. Ammunition is sponsored by Brownells.

•          11 a.m., Shotgun start

•          1 p.m., Catered lunch sponsored by Outback Steakhouse, music, awards presentation, and doorway prizes.

•          1:30 p.m., Live and wordless auctions.

•          2 p.m., Closing remarks.

Proceeds for a eventuality — open to beginners or champion shooters — will advantage a NFL Alumni’s charity, “Caring for Kids,” that supports children’s causes (yearly programs, scholarships, lady sports, and more) via a Bay Area.

Sponsors will yield 4 participants for a five-member team, that will embody an NFL alumnus as organisation captain. The contest will embody of sporting clays targets in a infrequent contest format. The tip 3 teams will win awards and, if any ties, shootouts will establish a winners.

The cost for an particular shooter is $400; a organisation of 4 is $1,500. Other sponsorship packages are available.

For some-more sponsorship details, module advertising, or reservations, call Gary Weaver, NFL Alumni executive house member and former Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers linebacker, during 510-823-4279 or email or call a NFL Alumni during 650-366-3659.

For a entrance form and some-more information, go to Mail a form and fees to NFL Alumni-Northern California Chapter, 1311 Madison Ave., Redwood City, Calif., 94061. The deadline is Sept. 2.

The NFL Alumni Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is stoical of active chapters of former football players, business owners, village leaders, philanthropists, and others who share passion for “Caring for Kids.”

San Francisco International Airport facilities dual new exhibitions

San Francisco International Airport is featuring dual new exhibitions in pre-security in a International Terminal Main Hall Departures Lobby to tempt a public’s interest.

There is no assign to perspective a displays.

One muster — A World of Characters: Advertising Icons from a Warren Dotz Collection — facilities some-more than 300 colorful code ambassadors from a 20th century and will be on vaunt now to Jan. 4.

For baby boomers, graduation mascots were a concept participation on product packaging, imitation ads, and TV commercials. Some characters came from Madison Avenue’s graduation agencies while others originated from napkin sketches by association employees caricaturing a crony or colleague.

The characters and their taglines became now recognizable: Tony a Tiger’s (1951) “They’re Grrrrrreat!” in anxiety to Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes; “Sorry Charlie,” delivered to StarKist’s Charlie a Tuna (1961), who didn’t have “the taste” to make it into their cans; and even a hee-haw elicited from Pillsbury’s Poppin’ Fresh Doughboy (1965) became partial of a public’s consciousness.

The many renouned characters were constructed as figurines and special-offer promotions equipment such as toys, telephones, silver banks, and cameras. Despite a decrease in a use of charcterised characters as code ambassadors, a tie to 20th century graduation icons stays strong, and there is a durability appreciation for their characters in their classical forms.

The gourmet — internal New Yorker Warren Dotz — is a San Francisco-based author, consultant, and historian of renouned culture. His lifelong meddlesome in renouned art, grand spokes-characters, and a striking pattern of logos and wrapping began when, as a youth, he attended a 1964 New York World’s Fair.

The other muster — A Radiant Light: The Artistry of Louis C. Tiffany — explores a glowing dexterity of Louis C. Tiffany, American musical humanities and potion pioneer, now to Jan. 23.

Tiffany (1848-1933), who left an extraordinary symbol on American potion and musical humanities during his surpassing scarcely 50-year career, pioneered new forms of stained potion by a 1890s. His studios constructed pretentious leaded-glass windows with themes that reflected a healthy world, and he also perceived many church commissions for leaded-glass windows.

The attainment of a light tuber and electricity also served as an impulse for Tiffany’s potion creations. Today, Tiffany Studios is maybe many famous for formulating lamps with conspicuous potion shades and bases with naturalistic, organic motifs such as plants, flowers, and insects. Tiffany’s passion for potion stretched into departments that combined blown art glass, potion mosaics, enamels, and ceramics; his studios also constructed metalwork and list sets and candelabras that enclosed potion elements.

The well-developed equipment on arrangement embody an artistic cobweb list flare — one of usually 7 famous to exist — as good as a one-of-a-kind Zinnia list lamp, a Peacock window panel, oil paintings, potion vases, and ceramics, some of that are from a former Garden Museum in Nagoya, Japan.

The online chronicle of these exhibitions might be noticed during and

Town of Colma starts initial proviso of a Hillside Boulevard Improvement Project

Town of Colma officials recently distinguished a groundbreaking of a initial proviso of a Hillside Boulevard Improvement Project that is directed during improving walking and bicyclist reserve along one of a town’s busiest roadways.

Construction is underway on a three-phase devise on a apportionment of Hillside Boulevard between Hoffman Street to Serramonte Boulevard. The improvements will embody repaving a street; improving charge drains and trade vigilance and walking accessibility; and installing new reserve facilities such as a new trail on a easterly side of a alley from Serramonte Boulevard to Hoffman Street.

Pedestrian channel lights, on-street parking, bicycle lanes, tolerable landscaping improvements, and additional parking for a Colma Community Center along Hillside Boulevard are also enclosed in a project.

Construction — awarded to Interstate Grading and Paving Inc., of South San Francisco, for a bid of $1.9 million –is to be finished by a finish of a fall. The devise includes a Measure A extend endowment from a San Mateo County Transportation Authority for $177,000 bringing a sum devise costs for Phase 1 to $2,010,198.

Grants awarded to South San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department and city library

Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Northern California Community Benefit Programs, awarded a $25,000 extend to a South San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department and a $15,000 extend to a South San Francisco Public Library during a Jul 23 City Council meeting. The grants will support earthy preparation and preparation programs in South San Francisco.

The Parks and Recreation Department endowment will advantage a Parent Education and Children’s Health module within a childcare division, that will offer relatives preparation workshops on nourishment and aptness and will yield family examination activities during internal parks. The PEACH workshops and programming will be administered during a following facile schools: Los Cerritos, Martin, and Spruce.

The Public Library endowment will support Project Read’s Health Literacy programming during a Community Learning Center by appropriation 4 6-week sessions of nourishment and aptness classes for 85 facile propagandize children enrolled in after propagandize task improvement programs during a training center. Student activities will embody nourishment lessons, discussions, cooking demonstrations, and earthy fitness.

“These grants will assistance urge health outcomes for a South San Francisco community,” Public Library Director Valerie Sommer wrote in a matter in an email. “We’re grateful for Kaiser Permanente Community Health and Benefit Manager, San Mateo Area, Stephan Wahl’s support and partnership over a years. Since 2000, Kaiser has supposing over $200,000 in appropriation for library health-related programming.”

Kaiser Foundation Hospitals have also postulated $140,000 to a Parks and Recreation Department given 2005 for health-related programming for children enrolled in preschool and after propagandize programs, and their families.

In a stream turn of funding, a Kaiser Foundation Hospitals have awarded some-more than $155,000 in support of nonprofit organizations, schools and internal supervision entities that yield services in South San Francisco.

For information about a South San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department, call 650-829-3800, and for a South San Francisco Public Library, call 650-829-3860.

San Francisco Tongan East Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints binds picnic

About 500 members of a San Francisco Tongan East Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reason a cruise Jul 26 during Coyote Point Park in San Mateo to commemorate a 167th Pioneer anniversary of how a Latter-day Saints began a Mormon Church.

“Our eventuality currently is reason in decoration of a pioneers trail from Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah, 167 years ago,” pronounced Josiah Mataele, of San Mateo, and interest high assemblyman for a San Francisco Tongan East Stake. “The pioneers left to shun harm of those who disagreed with a religion. A host killed a initial leader, Joseph Smith, and Brigham Young succeeded him. Pursuing a prophesy primarily told by Smith, Young led his people on a ancestral 1,300-mile trek opposite a immeasurable forest to a Rocky Mountains.”

The initial colonize jubilee over early a in a open of 1846 and arrived in a hollow of a Great Salt Lake on Jul 24, 1847. During a subsequent few years, thousands of other Latter-day Saints struggled opposite a American Great Plains to a newly found refuge. In 2013, underneath a caring of stream President Thomas S. Monson, membership of a Church reached some-more than 15 million; some-more than half live outward of a United States.

“The jubilee of this ancestral annual eventuality is a weeklong eventuality in Salt Lake City, Utah, and a weekend eventuality via a general world,” pronounced Burlingame proprietor Patricia Carolyne Cornett, LDS member and open family representative.

The assemblage of a San Francisco Tongan East Stake, headquartered in San Bruno, is stoical of 8 Tongan wards located in Foster City, Menlo Park, Millbrae, San Bruno, San Jose, San Mateo, Sunnyvale; one Fijian bend in Millbrae; and one Samoan bend in Menlo Park.

Stake President Inoke Mapa Havili, whose grandfather introduced Mormon missionaries to a island of Tonga, has 12 high councilmen who disremember all a wards and branches from San Bruno to San Jose.

“I wish people to remember a pioneers,” pronounced President Havili, a proprietor of Pacifica who has served as trainer scarcely 8 years. “A lot of people died — about 2,000. we also wish people to know about a Mormon Church and, if people do wish to know more, they can entice a church’s missionaries to their home by job any of a wards or branches.”

The initial Tongan sentinel was started in 1980, a Fijian bend (the initial outward Fiji) began in 2009, a Samoan bend was shaped in 2013, and a San Francisco Tongan East Stake was combined in 1992. There are about 200 to 300 members in any sentinel for an estimate sum of 2,500 members who go to a Stake.

Each ward, bend and interest has a following organizations:

• Primary for boys and girls ages 18 months to 11 years of age

• Youth, boys and girls 12 to 17 years of age

• Young Single Adults (YSA), group and women 18 to 30 years of age

• Elders Quorum, group only, 18 years aged

• High Priest, group only, 18 years and comparison

• Relief Society, women only, 18 years and comparison

“Our sign is ‘Stand for law and righteousness,’ and a trademark is a torch, that means ‘to move a light to a world’,” explained Ema Faonelua, of East Palo Alto, and initial advisor to immature women. “Each lady is given a book called ‘Personal Progress’ when she turns 12. When a girls finish several practice and projects in a book over a subsequent 6 years, they accept a medallion.”

Ema’s husband, Olotele Faonelva, another one of a high councilmen, started a day’s activities with a prayer. Then a members walked twice around a round path, and also reason a impulse of silence, to commemorate a pioneers trek from Illinois to Utah. Afterwards, a members shaped several groups so that everybody can learn about a distress that pioneers went by 167 years ago. The rest of a jubilee featured entertainment, tasty food, and games for a children.

If we have any news tips about a county communities, call or fax Carolyn during 650-355-5533 or e-mail her at:

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