You get emails, newsletters, and calls from us every month
asking for you to take an action, get involved, sign a letter, and so much
more! This month, my main ask for you is to have fun with fellow members and
supporters of the Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter at our annual Oktoberfest!
Celebrate the beginning of autumn with us with music, a
glass of locally crafted beer, pretzels and a sumptuous array of fall foods. Meet
other members of our Chapter. Find out about exciting activities and events you
can be a part of. And this year, you will have the opportunity to take home
great prizes by bidding in our very first Oktoberfest silent auction!
Sunday, October 21 - 1-4 p.m.
Peninsula Conservation Center
3921 E. Bayshore Rd in Palo Alto, CA 94303 (map)
So mark your calendar today and join us at Oktoberfest. Please RSVP here.
Hope to see you then!
Conservation Program Coordinator
Loma Prieta Action Alerts
San Jose Residents - Community Discussion on Great Streets
October 16 — 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Cool Cities Team Meeting at 7:00 p.m.)
Building at 1922 Alameda, conference room 105, San Jose CA 95126 (map)
What makes a
great street in your neighborhood? Join the discussion and learn about upcoming
projects like Urban Villages in your area. Stay for the San Jose Cool Cities
meeting to learn how to get involved! For more information visit the Facebook event
attend an Urban Village workshop to learn more about the West San Carlos
and South Bascom Urban Village project and how you can stay involved with
building better urban villages in San Jose!
For the Alameda Urban
Thursday, October 18 — 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church 1100 Shasta Avenue, San Jose
For the W. San Carlos/S.
Bascom Urban Village
Wednesday, October 24 — 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Bascom Community Center 1000 South Bascom Avenue, San Jose
Monday, October 29— 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Hoover Community Center (1677 Park Ave.)
Spanish language workshop
November 28 — 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Luther Burbank School, 4 Wabash
Ave, San Jose
Santa Clara County Residents - Mount Umunhum Environmental Restoration and
Public Access Project Public Hearing
Wednesday, October 17 — 7:00 p.m.
Historic Del Monte
Building 100 S. Murphy Ave. , Sunnyvale, CA 94087 (map)
Regional Open Space District Board of Directors will consider final approval of
remaining project elements, including selection of a radar tower option and
development of the summit area. For questions or comments regarding the Mount
Umunhum Environmental Restoration and Public Access Project, please contact
Meredith Manning, Senior Planner, at 650-691-1200.
To receive project
updates via email, please subscribe here.
San Mateo County
Residents - SamTrans Service Plan Outreach Meetings
When: Various Dates in
October (See below)
Where: Half Moon Bay, San
Mateo, Daly City, East Palo Alto, San Carlos
SamTrans is proposing changes to its
bus routes after completing a comprehensive SamTrans Service Plan. Public
meetings will be held to inform the public about the proposed changes, gather
input and feedback, and provide an opportunity to ask questions. Visit
Thursday, October 18
— San Mateo 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Peninsula Station 2901 South El
Camino Real, San Mateo
Tuesday, October 23 —
Daly City 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
War Memorial Community Center 6655
Mission St., Daly City
Wednesday, October 24
— East Palo Alto 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
East Palo Alto Family YMCA 550 Bell
St., East Palo Alto
Thursday, October 25
— San Carlos 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
SamTrans 1250 San Carlos Ave., San
San Mateo Residents -
Council Study Session on Leaf Blower Ordinance
Monday, November 5 —
San Mateo City Hall, Room C - 330 W.
20th Avenue San Mateo, CA 94403 (map)
Please come and show your support for
the city-wide leaf-blower ban! This policy will impact you, your neighbors and
your community! For more information visit the City of San
Mateo website. Time may change once it gets closer to the date, please contact the City
Clerk's office for updates or subscribe to the Agenda-City Council notification
via Notify Me on www.cityofsanmateo.org
Help The Sierra Club Spread
Solar Power And GET $1000 Cash (in October only!)
The Sierra Club supports renewable energy wherever
possible, and particularly when the source is right where it will be used! So
Sierra Club is working with Sungevity to make rooftop solar at your home easier
for you! Sungevity will size and install panels on your roof, and give you a
special lease rate. They guarantee that the lease payment plus the 'new'
electricity bill will be less than the 'old' electricity bill, or they won't
take on the job. You save money from day 1, AND they will actually pay you and
the Chapter for the privilege of doing business. Our solar campaign offers the
homeowner $750 cash back, but for the month of October only Sungevity will give
you a rebate to $1,000 and $1000 to the chapter! Click here now to get a quote and see how much you might be able
to save on your electricity bill.
Other Happenings in Your Area
Housing, Transit and Traffic" Presentation
October 18 - 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Heritage Park Museum, 570 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, CA (map)
Nguyen, Land Use and Housing Coordinator for Urban Habitat, shows how the
shortage of housing and lack of quality transit near job centers results in
long commutes, congestion, social equity issues and environmental harm and offers
solutions. Discussion to follow. Snacks provided. Hosted by Sunnyvale
Cool. Registration requested: http://sunnyvalecool.eventbrite.com
Cycling Through South San Jose
20 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Come along for
a bicycle ride through South San Jose's neighborhoods and valleys to explore
how the city plans on growing in the next 30 years, from Caltrain transit
villages to foothill sprawl.
Meeting place: Almaden VTA
Light Rail Station – Park & Ride Lot; northeast of intersection of Winfield
Rd and Coleman Rd, on an unmarked road behind nearby apartment housing and a
RSVP ONLINE or click here
Transit Oriented Housing Tour
October 27 - 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Sunnyvale to Downtown San Jose
Point: Kensington Apartments, 1220 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Sunnyvale (map)
Ride the light
rail with us to experience transit-oriented housing communities from the City
of Sunnyvale to Downtown San Jose, three stops and five incredible housing
communities. City staff and developer representatives will provide insight
during the tour regarding the challenge of building transit oriented housing. To register fallhousingtour2012.eventbrite.com. The $10 registration includes
breakfast and lunch.
Silicon Valley Tour de Coop - A
Self-Guided Bicycle Tour of Chicken Coops and Gardens
October 27 Various locations
This event is FREE and open to
anyone with an interest in coops and chickens! Simply register, get the email
with the map, and print out the Tour De Coop map, select your coop tour,
and GO! The event and coops will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register at tourdecoop.org.
Carrots and Sticks on the Menu:
Local Strategies to Support Healthy Food Environments (A Healthy Communities
November 7 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Santa Clara University
Heather Wooten of ChangeLab
Solutions and Sadie Clements from Community Alliance for Family Farmers will
present on how access to healthy food builds healthy communities. Join other
community members and local leaders to discuss strategies for how we can make
our communities economically, environmentally, and socially healthier and more
resilient. No charge, open to the public, refreshments and light dinner provided.
RSVP now at www.healthycommunitiesforum.org.
November 8 - 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Heritage Park Museum, 570 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale. (map)
Principal at Nelson\Nygaard Transportation Consulting, brings an analytical eye
to parking practices that so often go unexamined. How have parking
practices shaped our cities and transportation choices? What strategies and
policies can be considered to make parking requirements more flexible? Snacks
provided. Hosted by SunnyvaleCool.org. Registration requested: http://sunnyvalecool2.eventbrite.com/
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