Redwood Shores Levee Cleanup 2014

At the end of each August, your Redwood Shores Community Association has sponsored our Annual Levee Cleanup. To benefit the environment, the community bonds together to help beautify the nearly seven miles (yes, 7 miles!) of levee surrounding the Shores. And we need all the help we can get to cover those seven miles..

Date: Saturday, August 23
Time: 8:00 am til noon
Place: Mariner Park, Redwood Shores, CA 94065
(click here for a MAP)
Starters: Coffee, juice and bagels served at 8:00 am
Lunch: Barbeque for all hands at 11:30am
Crews: Qualifies as 4-hours of Community Service

The Shores Levee Cleanup is a fun community event. Residents and admirers of our beautiful Shores are all invited to join us in this very worthy annual event to help keep this neighborhood and wetland area clean. Volunteers will be assembled into teams and assigned cleanup areas.  Kids and parents, adults and seniors are all welcome and encouraged to get involved.  Family work groups handle their areas at their own pace; all help to keep these bountiful nature trails debris-free.

This is a great opportunity for Redwood City residents (and their friends) to enjoy a beautiful summer morning while experiencing a variety of birds and other wildlife. Volunteer and enjoy the splendor of our seven miles of shoreline, including incredible views of the bay.

We hope you will join us again this year; please bring gloves and wear good walking shoes… all pickup tools and trash bags will be provided.  Take pride in enhancing this important Redwood City resource, and join us Saturday, August 23, starting at 8am.

Lunch is on us! As a small ‘thank you’ to our volunteers, a barbeque is sponsored by our friends at the San Mateo Credit Union for all hands.  Barbeque will be served at 11:30am in Mariner Park.

  

Recology Systems Inc. provides the trash collection containers, and their assistance is gratefully acknowledged. Each year large amounts of trash are picked from the Redwood Shores Levee environment by our volunteers and removed by Recology Systems free of charge.  Every piece of trash that is eliminated is important!

For more information about this event, please contact Nina Boire at  .  

To acknowledge his faithful community service and leadership, this year’s cleanup is again dedicated to Pete Hughes. Pete organized this valued community initiative from the beginning and gained the continuing support of civic, business, and community leaders who support this public effort with their time and resources.

The PILOT: August 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.

All of the software needed to view this web-based version of The PILOT should be linked below if it is not already installed on your web browser, and you can also download or print the PDF document for use away from the computer. If you are having trouble viewing this document on your cellphone, tablet or computer, please contact the .

The PILOT — August 2014

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Sounds of the Shores 2014

There’s only one concert left this summer! Come out Sunday, August 10th and party in the Shores!

Sundays this Summer, Marlin Park is the place to party! Join your friends and neighbors for the Redwood Shores summer concert series.

Hosted by RSCA, the Sounds of the Shores summer concert series takes place once a month throughout the summer on Sunday afternoons, 5-7pm, in Marlin Park, starting June 22rd. We’ve programmed this year’s shows in the late afternoon to make use of the warm setting sun for a perfect weekend capper with music, food, and friendly folks in the park.

The final summer concert will be on August 10th and features blues-based American soul — come feel the groove of Highwater Blues! Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, your friends, and your dancing shoes!

Again this year, we’ll also have food & drink available for purchase if you would like to get dinner or snacks during the show.

Mark the dates for complete RSCA’s 2014 summer concerts…

JUNE 22: THE SHANKS (Classic Rock)
JULY 13: COCKTAIL MONKEYS  (Pop / Disco / R&B)
AUGUST 10: HIGHWATER BLUES (Blues-Based American Soul)

Movie Production in Redwood Shores

We want you to be aware of the filming of a major motion picture on the Oracle Campus (*see footnote below) that will start this week. (This is a change from the information in the July PILOT magazine, so please forward this to your neighbors.)

You may have noticed a helicopter taking aerial photos of the Oracle campus on Sunday, July 27.  It was photographing in afternoon light, magic hour and into darkness.

All other filming will be interior, with some lighting on the exterior of the Oracle buildings after dark. The interior filming is now scheduled for Thursday, July 31, through Saturday, August 2.

July 31:  Filming will be from 2:00pm to 2:00am
August 1 – 2: Filming will be from 5:00pm to 6:00am

The producer of the film has stated that, ”We appreciate the cooperation of the neighbors; we understand that we are ‘temporary guests’ and our crew will be respectful while working in the area and obey all traffic regulations.”

Gail Stempler is the Location Manager. If you have questions, you can contact her at 415-720-5151.

(*For you film buffs, the Oracle complex was previously used as a futuristic backdrop in the 1999 Robin Williams film, “Bicentennial Man.”)

The PILOT: July 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.

All of the software needed to view this web-based version of The PILOT should be linked below if it is not already installed on your web browser, and you can also download or print the PDF document for use away from the computer. If you are having trouble viewing this document on your cellphone, tablet or computer, please contact the .

The PILOT — July 2014

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Update for 63-inch Pipeline in Redwood Shores

The following message from Silicon Valley Clean Water was shared with RSCA in order to inform residents about an issue that affects Redwood Shores residents.

 


 

Geotechnical Investigations Set for July 16-17

Consultants for Silicon Valley Clean Water on Wednesday and Thursday, July 16 and July 17, will be conducting preliminary geotechnical investigations in the locations described and shown below.

The work, called cone penetrometer tests, involves a truck parked on the pavement for about an hour, sometime between 7 am and 5 pm. In some locations if a lane is blocked, traffic control will be provided to direct traffic around the truck.

The truck has equipment that will push a rod down into the ground to depths of up to 120 feet in order to gather information about the ground so that engineers can confirm if a deep tunnel is feasible.

The geotechnical investigation is part of investigating the feasibility of replacing SVCW pipelines without surface disruption through Redwood Shores.

The six locations are:

  • C-1 Shearwater Parkway between Breakwater Drive and Mindano Drive.
  • C-2 Redwood City Reservoir near Avocet Drive.
  • C-3 Shell Parkway between Marine Parkway and Davit Lane.
  • C-5 End of Spar Drive.
  • C-7 Twin Dolphin Drive between Shoreline Drive and Lagoon Drive.
  • C-10 off of Whipple Avenue near E. Bayshore Road.

How To Stay in Touch
Let us send you electronic updates to your email – send us your email to siliconvalleycleanwater@svcwnews.com and ask for 63-inch Pipeline Project Updates.

Follow our blog at the Redwood City-Woodside Patch: http://redwoodcity-woodside.patch.com/blogs/sbsa-wastewater-facility 
Log on onto the SVCW website and follow updates.
Silicon Valley Clean Water
1400 Radio Road
Redwood City, CA 94065
Phone: 650-591-7121
www.svcw.org

SVCW provides wastewater services to residents and businesses in Redwood City, San Carlos, Belmont, and West Bay Sanitary District.

The PILOT: June 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 — June 2014

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The PILOT: May 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 — May 2014

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PG&E Open House

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will be holding an Open House for the Shores community to answer questions about their upgrade work on our local gas distribution infrastructure.

Join PG&E this Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
5 to 7 p.m.
Redwood Shores Library
399 Marine Parkway

The current work is part of a system-wide program to enhance the safety and reliability of our natural gas lines that deliver natural gas to you, your neighbors home and local businesses.

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Special Shores City Council Session

A reminder that the City Council of Redwood City is holding a Special Session & Town Hall Meeting, May 5th, 7:00pm at our Redwood Shores Library.

There are NO formal agenda items or action items for this special session. This is your opportunity to address the City Council and ask questions regarding City business.

The goal of this Special Session is to make the Council more accessible to City residents and enable residents to speak directly to the Council and share their thoughts about our community. You are invited to come and speak with your City leadership and to listen to the concerns of your neighbors.

You can see the agenda for this “town hall” meeting by clicking this link: City Council Special Session Agenda for May 5

Please join your neighbors this evening at the Shores Library, 7:00pm.