Eggstravaganza 2014!

It’s time for the RSCA’s annual Eggstravaganza, held every year at Marlin Park in the center of Redwood Shores. Bring all your children and a basket for goodies to the park for the big Egg Hunt, where toddlers and young kids can seek out goodies hidden in the grass and playground. Also, the Easter Bunny will be there to lead off the Egg Hunt and later to pose for pictures with the boys and girls, so be sure to take along a camera as well!

The festivities begin at 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 19th at Marlin Park here in Redwood Shores.

Be sure to arrive early so that your child can line up in the right age category — the eggs disappear quickly, and the whistle begins exactly at 1:00, so be on time!

 

We’ll have treats for the kids, so please bring a small basket. (Please limit your children to 6 eggs each so that everyone can share.) Look for the GOLDEN EGGS for a special prize!

Our local RWC Police will also be available to provide voluntary FINGERPRINTING for children of parents who might wish to have this record for identification. Because a child’s appearance can change in a short time, fingerprinting can be the best way to identify a lost child. And parents, don’t forget your camera for photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny.

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The Eggstravaganza is run by RSCA, and is a great place to sign up with our organization if you have not yet had a chance to do so. Please join in in making great events like this possible in Redwood Shores!

The PILOT: April 2014

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The PILOT — April 2014

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The PILOT: March 2014

Below is this month’s issue of The PILOT, published in it’s entirety on the RSCA website. To get a complete view of this month’s issue that is easy to read on your screen, please choose the “Fullscreen” option at the top of the viewer — from there, you can click on the left or right of each page to thumb through the various pages.

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The PILOT — March 2014

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SVCW Pipeline Replacement Project Meetings

For those not able to attended the Redwood Shores Annual Meeting on February 12th, RSCA would like to bring to your attention this series of meetings regarding an issue that will significantly affect our neighborhood.

 



Silicon Valley Clean Water (SVCW; formerly South Bayside System Authority) is in the planning stages of replacing an aging wastewater pipeline segement that runs from the San Carlos airport area to the treatment facility in southeastern Redwood Shores.

Join us at one of these meetings at SVCW’s (SBSA’s) administrative offices:
1400 Radio Road, Redwood Shores

  • Wed. March 5th at 3 P.M. (with optional tour)
  • Wed. March 5th at 7 P.M.
  • Sat. March 8th at 10 A.M. (with optional tour)
  • Wed. March 12th at 3 P.M. (with optional tour)
  • Wed. March 12th at 7 P.M.

The meetings will share information about possible locations for the new pipeline and provide an opportunity for community members to share input. This is also an opportunity to take a tour from your wastewater treatment plant (daytime meetings only.)

SVSW officials are studying possible locations for the new 63-inch-diameter pipeline with the goal of identifying the route with the least disruption to the Redwood Shores community and the most long-term benefit to the community. We are seeking input on the possible locations. Whichever location is chosen, construction would begin in mid- to late-2015.

The PILOT: February 2014

Below is this month’s issue of The PILOT, published in it’s entirety on the RSCA website. To get a complete view of this month’s issue that is easy to read on your screen, please choose the “Fullscreen” option at the top of the viewer — from there, you can click on the left or right of each page to thumb through the various pages.

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The PILOT — February 2014

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Redwood Shores 2014 Annual Meeting

February 12, 2014, 7:00 pm
at the Redwood Shores Library
399 Marine Pky at Bridge Pky (click for a map)

Join RSCA for its Annual Meeting and get the latest update on “The State of the Shores”.

Our guests will include Redwood City Mayor (and Shores resident) Jeff Gee and Vice-Mayor (and former Shores resident) Rosanne Foust to talk about the State of the City and the State of the Shores.

You will also have the opportunity to meet Dr. Michael Milliken, the new Superintendent of the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District.

You may not be aware, but this past November San Mateo County re-drew the boundaries of the County’s Supervisor Districts. Redwood Shores was moved from District 3 into District 4, and you can meet our “new-to-us” District 4 Supervisor Warren Slocum.

There will also be updated and new information on two big issues facing the Shores in the next year. First is the continuing problems caused by the older trees along the Shores parkways. The City will have maps showing the trees that will need to be removed and will be looking for input on how to phase the work over the next few years.

The South Bayside System Authority (SBSA) is the wastewater treatment plant on the Bay at the end of the Shores. SBSA is also the source of the recycled water that is being used to water landscaping in the Shores. SBSA has an old wastewater pipe running under the Shores that needs to be replaced and will be looking for input on the best route for the new pipe.

We try to end our Annual Meeting around 8:15pm so that you have time to ask questions or talk with our guests about issues of particular interest to you.

(RSCA will also elect its new Board of Directors.)

EARLY SPECIAL CONCERT
6:30-7:00pm

Come early and enjoy a special concert featuring several of our young Shores piano students.

RSCA provided initial and matching funds for the purchase of the grand piano that now graces RWS Library’s Community Room, and we are proud of this addition to our community library. We are pleased to take this opportunity to showcase the talents of just a few of the gifted young people who are able to take lessons on this wonderful instrument.

Superintendent’s Update to the Community

Thursday January 23, at 7pm
at Nesbit School in Belmont

Micheal Milliken the Belmont Redwood Shores School District Superintendent, wants to keep the community informed, to give them direct access to our district leadership, and to provide current and accurate information about district budget, curriculum, enrollment, and testing. Mr. Milliken will be holding a community meeting this Thusday to discuss these important matters with Redwood Shores and Belmont residents.

Please plan to attend for the latest with the district.

News on Duck Cholera & Pond Drainage

The following message is of important note to Redwood Shores residents concerning our local waterways and wildlife. As some residents may be aware from local news reports, ducks in the Redwood Shores area are suffering from a spread of Cholera. Representatives from RSCA have been speaking to authorities on the situation, and will follow up with information that affects our community. The following is a statement from the South Bayside System Authority about the situation:


 

SBSA News Alert
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Confirms Avian Cholera Killed 200 Ducks; Update on What Drainage of SBSA Pond Means to Area
Drainage of the South Bayside System Authority’s popular bird-watching pond in Redwood City is underway. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service today confirmed the cause of death of 200 ducks as avian cholera.

Draining the pond, known as a landscape impoundment, is proceeding, but with it comes another potential big problem – odors. With several inches of bird excrement on the bottom of the area and the water removed, officials expect there will be odors. On top of that, the weather in the area is expected to be record setting warm this week – which potentially could greatly “enhance” the odors. Depending on wind direction, the odors could impact Redwood Shores neighbors. The wastewater facility is at 1400 Radio Road in southeast Redwood Shores.

“To mitigate what we can, we have heavy equipment ordered and coming in to try and keep the area as fresh as possible, but it is going to smell,” SBSA Manager Dan Child said.

The pond was created in 1998 on the west side of the treatment plant to eliminate dust from the dry barren dirt in the area. The pond is kept fresh by a flow of recycled water from the treatment facility to replace water lost by evaporation and by allowing a certain amount to overflow back to the treatment plant. Peak water flow to the pond in the hot season can reach over 100,000 gallons per day of water from the recycled water system.

It will take a few months for the drained pond to dry out before it can be refilled, Child said. It is too early to be more definitive with a timeline.

The PILOT: January 2014

Below is this month’s issue of The PILOT, published in it’s entirety on the RSCA website. To get a complete view of this month’s issue that is easy to read on your screen, please choose the “Fullscreen” option at the top of the viewer — from there, you can click on the left or right of each page to thumb through the various pages.

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The PILOT — January 2014

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Santa Comes to the Shores 2013 Pictures

Thanks to everybody who came out for this fun holiday event!

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