A Message from the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District About Sandpiper Elementary School Expansion Plans

Dear Redwood Shores Community,

The Belmont-Redwood Shores School District is planning to expand Sandpiper Elementary School to provide 6th, 7th, and 8th grades and a total of 220 additional students in grades K-8. This project is intended to offer the families in Redwood Shores a local public school option for grades 6-8 and to help reduce the overall traffic into and out of the Shores. In compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act, the City of Redwood City has commissioned an environmental study, known as an Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration. The document outlines what the impacts might be and how the District proposes to mitigate the potential impacts to a less than significant level. An analysis of potential traffic impacts is included. The study was published on November 4, and public comments will be accepted until December 6, 2016.

You can find the study on the District’s homepage, at www.brssd.org, and you can provide comments to Lisa Costa Sanders, Contract Principal Planner with the City of Redwood City, at 650-780-7363 or . Thank you!

Michael Milliken

Superintendent

Belmont-Redwood Shores School District

Redwood Shores 2016 Annual Meeting

February 10, 2016, 7:00 pm
at the Redwood Shores Library
399 Marine Pky at Bridge Pky (click for a map)

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

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

Our guests will include:

  • Warren Slocum, San Mateo County District 4 Supervisor
  • Redwood City Mayor John Seybert and City Manager Melissa Stevenson Diaz with a preview of the State of the City
  • Dr. Michael Milliken, Superintendent of Belmont-Redwood Shores School District
  • Dr. James Lianides, Superintendent of Sequoia High School District
  • Dan Child, General Manager of Silicon Valley Clean Water, updating us on construction of major sewage pipelines beneath Redwood Shores.

We try to end our Annual Meeting around 8:00 pm 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.)

“HARAMBEE” Interactive Art Project in Redwood Shores

Something unusual is coming to Redwood Shores, and you have an opportunity to be a part of it!

Three Redwood City parks (including our own Mariner Park) will host artist Michael Koliner as he works with community members to build “Cob-Adobe Benches” — functional pieces of art that are visually distinctive and also convenient for park-goers.

Concept Image of Mariner Park Functional Art Installation

Concept Image of Mariner Park Functional Art Installation

Everybody in the community is invited to participate in a “Harambee” (which means “all pull together” in Swahili) event. Food, refreshments, and music are included. What you will need to bring to participate is your grubbiest clothes, because in order to build these pieces, as many people as possible will need to join a mud dance (stomping in mud) in order to ready the cob-adobe needed to finish these functional art pieces. Children and adults of all ages are encouraged to volunteer and be a part of the art installation!

Saturday, October 17
10:00am – 2:00pm
Mariner Park
(We encourage you to bike or walk)

A number of additional events are being held for opportunities to gain more information about the Harambee and meet the artist and backer behind the project. More information is available in the flier, additional event schedule, and press release posted below:

 

ADDITIONAL EVENTS

Art Talks

“Making on the Road” with Artist Michael Koliner (a TechShop Pittsburgh employee)
Thursday, October 1 from 6:00pm-7:30pm located at 2415 Bay Road, Redwood City, CA 94063

Redwood City Parks and Art Foundation and TechShop Mid-Peninsula sponsor an event to meet Pittsburgh-based artist, Michael Koliner, as he shares his great journey and learning experience in creating the functional art for Redwood City.

Meet Curator Lance Fung and Artist Michael Koliner

Tuesday, October 6 from 7:00pm-8:30pm located at 1044 Middlefield Rd. Redwood City, CA 94063 in the Community Room

Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and the Redwood City Parks and Art Foundation will also be sponsoring an event to “Meet Curator Lance Fung and Artist Michael Koliner” as they both share the interactive, functional, and great art they have planned for Redwood City.

Redwood City “Harambee” Events:

  • Andrew Spinas Park (2nd Ave. and Bay Road) – Friday, October 16 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Mariners Park (Tiller Lane and Bridge Parkway)- Saturday, October 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Mezes Park (Warren St. and Standish St.) – Sunday, October 18 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Public Art Installation Unveiling

Come enjoy three events on October 25 to celebrate the unveiling of the new public art. The City encourages families to attend all three progressive events, which offer food and entertainment at each park location.

October 25 Unveiling Event Details

  • Andrew Spinas Park unveiling: 9:00 a.m.
  • Mezes Park unveiling: 12 p.m.
  • Mariner’s Park unveiling: 3:00 p.m. (parking limited, walk or bike to the event)

http://www.redwoodcity.org/harambee

PRESS RELEASE:

The City of Redwood City announced on September 8th, 2015, the launch of a unique public art partnership with Fung Collaboratives to debut three works of functional art in October sponsored by Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation. The City of Redwood City commissioned emerging artist Michael Koliner to produce and debut functional works of art for the community to sit on, use and enjoy at three local parks. The partners are currently planning opportunities for the community to participate and engage in the artistic process, which will be announced by mid-September.

“The City of Redwood City is thrilled to be partnering with Fung Collaboratives, the Parks and Arts Foundation, and Michael Koliner to bring new functional public art for the community to use and enjoy,” said Aaron Aknin, interim city manager. “Based on our recent city satisfaction survey, over 87.8% of our residents use local parks, and the public art debuting in October will provide a new, creative park benefit within three local parks for residents to enjoy and experience.”

Michael-Koliner artist-at-workThe Redwood City public art installation will be Pittsburgh-based artist Michael Koliner’s first public project on the west coast. Koliner will be based in the Bay Area while creating Redwood City’s three new public art pieces. The unveiling of the functional art collection in late October for the community to use and enjoy.

“We spend a lot of time in Redwood City, taking advantage of all the public programs the city produces. The community is extremely dynamic and a wonderful environment to create this art collection,” said Lance Fung, Fung Collaboratives chief curator. “Commissioning Michael Koliner is truly amazing and his artist energy and creativity will shine through in the art collection he is developing.”

“A big thank you to Fung Collaboratives and the City of Redwood City for their leadership and innovation to help steward this process through,” said Pamela Estes, Parks and Arts Foundation board president. “The art collection will be a tremendous community asset and enjoyed by all parks goers for years to come.”

Silicon Valley Clean Water Project Construction in June

SVCW

A project to rehabilitate the existing biosolids drying beds at Silicon Valley Clean Water’s treatment plant at 1400 Radio Road is nearing completion and will require cement trucks traversing Redwood Shores Parkway for three days in June, all concentrated between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. for their roundtrips. The current schedule, which may change as construction conditions change, is:

  • 6/11 – Thirty-five (35) trucks
  • 6/17 – Fifty-five (55) trucks
  • 6/22 – Fifty-five (55) trucks

The project has significant environmental benefits by lining the beds and by making the drying process much more efficient. The work includes lime stabilization of the existing soil base, a new concrete floor and access ramps, internal roadway improvements, and a new decant system and pump station. The overall drying bed area is not increasing.

In the long term, the improvements will reduce the number of trucks leaving the SVCW site annually from about 600 to about 300 and significantly reduce biosolids disposal costs.

Questions: 650-585-2181,
or email or

Silicon Valley Clean Water
1400 Radio Road
Redwood City, CA 94065
Phone: 650-591-7121
www.svcw.org

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

 

Redwood City Accepting Applications for Seven Open Positions on Its Boards, Commissions and Committees

The following message from The City of Redwood City is shared for the interests of residents of Redwood Shores:


Want to help make a difference in your city? The City of Redwood City is currently seeking applications for upcoming available seats on the Planning Commission, Board of Building Review and Complete Streets Committee (pilot program). Deadline to submit applications is Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 5pm. Interested applicants can go online to access an application.

“We’re looking for committed people who are willing to work hard, represent our City, and who want to make a difference in the City of Redwood City,” said Mayor Jeffrey Gee, City of Redwood City. “We’re dedicated to innovation and improving the quality of life for those who live and work here. The best way to do that is give people an active voice in the process.”

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Redwood Shores 2015 Annual Meeting

February 11, 2015, 7:00 pm
at the Redwood Shores Library
399 Marine Pky at Bridge Pky (click for a map)

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

Our guests will include San Mateo County District 4 Supervisor Warren Slocum, plus Redwood City Mayor (and Shores resident) Jeff Gee and Vice-Mayor (and former Shores resident) Rosanne Foust with a preview of the State of the City.

There will also be information on two big issues facing the Shores:

First is the continuing problems caused by roots of the older trees along the Shores parkways. The City will have an update on the progress of this work and other projects that may impact the Shores.

The Silicon Valley Clean Water Authority (SVCW) is the waste-water treatment plant on the Bay at the end of the Shores. (SVCW is also the source of the recycled water that is being used for landscaping in the Shores.) There is an old waste-water pipe running under the Shores that needs to be replaced, and SVCW will be providing a status report of options currently under review for this major project.

As always, we try to end our Annual Meeting presentation around 8:00 PM so that you can 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.

Give-n-Go Community Donation Drive (with FREE drop-off!)

Here’s a great opportunity to clean house! Take advantage of this free event and dispose of your outdated electronic equipment properly & safely. Bring your old stuff to us and receive a charitable donation (tax!) receipt.

RSCA – collaborating with Goodwill Industries – will accept for recycling old computers (hard drives are 3X erased & shredded for security), monitors, routers, and other consumer electronics including TVs, stereos, telephones, cell phones/PDAs etc.

Saturday, Sept. 6, 10am-2pm
RWS Library, 
corner of Marine Pky & Bridge Pky
(Enter the parking lot from Bridge Pky.)

During this 4-hour event, there’s no charge to bring small appliances, kitchenware, men’s, women’s and children’s clothing & accessories, shoes, bed and bath linens, bicycles, jewelry, books, and more.

* CHECK THIS LINK for what we CAN accept…
and THIS LINK for what we can NOT accept !

Your Redwood Shores Community Association sponsors this annual recycling event in cooperation with our local Goodwill Industries. You can find more information about Goodwill programs at sfgoodwill.org.

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.”)

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.