What’s New This Fall – 2014

Memorial Park – Loma Mar
Saturday, September 27th
9:00am to 1:00pm

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a citizen scientist in the field of nature’s living organisms? Grab your smartphone using the iNaturalist IPhone app (Android app) and join in on the investigation of plants, animals and species of all kinds as you learn about the Redwood Forest ecosystem. Join San Mateo County Parks along with the California Academy of Sciences and many other organizations to participate in Memorial Park’s 90th year by hiking and finding its many hidden treasures and hiking with the group at 9500 Pescadero Creek Road, Loma Mar, CA 94021.

Register for the event through Eventbrite and iNaturalist.org.
For more information call the County’s Community Programs at 650-599-1306.

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Cow Palace – Daly City
Monday, September 29th
Bay Area singers have an exciting opportunity! The only American Idol XIV auditions on the West Coast are set for anyone 15-28 years of age and who are eligible to work in the U.S. Help spread the word to all your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors.
Please take note all Idol hopefuls–it will not be allowed to camp out overnight or form lines before 6:00am on September 29th. Soon after receiving a wristband, the lines will be allowed to enter the arena of the Cow Palace.
More information is available online at American Idol

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Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Application Deadline
Wednesday, October 1st

Like to advocate for low-income issues in San Mateo County?

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission, a government agency overseeing transportation
planning and financing in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area, has a vacancy on its Policy Advisory Council.
The Commission seeks an individual who lives or works in San Mateo County to represent the interests of low-income residents on its citizens’ advisory committee.
Experience working on public policy or community-related issues is desirable.
For more details, visit the Metropolitan Transportation Commission website or call 510-817-5757.

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Symposium on Career Options
Saturday, October 4th
9:00am to 12:30pm
A career in law enforcement offers tremendous rewards. Learn about all career opportunities within the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office by attending this informative symposium for women. Hear from female officers about their personal experiences and career paths.
Register for the Symposium and attend this special opportunity at the College of San Mateo, Public Safety Academy Building, 1700 West Hillsdale Boulevard in San Mateo.
For more information, email the Sheriff’s Office.

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San Mateo Credit Union – Redwood City
Wednesday, October 15th
5:00pm & 6:00pm
Learn how to choose and work with a Realtor or find ways to get pre-qualified for a loan by attending this free interactive workshop. Demystify the complexities of buying a home and hear about great tips before making that big purchase.
Register for one of two sessions. Find free parking at the Credit Union Headquarters at 350 Convention Way, Redwood City, CA 94063.
If you have questions, contact the SMC Association of Realtors at 650-696-8209.

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A Conference Celebrating the Good Life
Tuesday, October 28th

Come to one of the greatest gathering of seniors in the Bay Area to learn how to live a more active and fulfilling senior life!
This year’s 27th Annual Seniors On The Move, hosted by my office and the Office of Congresswoman Speier, is a free all-day event at the San Mateo County Event Center.  Look for registration forms at my office, the Office of Congresswoman Speier or senior centers throughout the County.
For more information on the event, please call my office at 650-363-4572.

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Westlake Community Center – Daly City
Tuesday, December 2nd
9:00am to 12:30pm
Register now for this worthwhile safety seminar offering seniors an awareness of age related changes they might not have noticed as they continue to drive. Other topics give them insights on new rules of the road, transportation alternatives and a confidential self evaluation.
This is the last seminar for 2014!
Register by calling my office at 650-363-4572.

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District 5 Residents Are Welcome to Apply
The Arts are essential to the development of vibrant, thriving and economically healthy communities.
The Arts Commission is still seeking a community member who resides in District 5 to serve a 4-year term encouraging the arts in the County.
If you or anyone you know has an interest, please read the Notice of Vacancy and apply by filling-out the County’s application on-line.

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Low-Income & Foster Kids Qualify for Halloween-Wear
Do you have a costume sitting in your closet from last year? Many families cannot afford Halloween costumes for their children. The Children’s Fund – Costumes for Kids program provides help with assorted costumes and accessories to needy families. They need your help with new or gently-used Halloween costumes so that a little ghost, princess or superhero can get dressed up for this fun trick-or-treating holiday.
Clothing donations, from infants to adults, can be dropped off with the Children’s Fund Team at 1 Davis Drive, Belmont CA 94002.
To make a monetary donation, please make a check payable to “Children’s Fund”, and mail it to 1 Davis Drive, Belmont CA 94002.
For information, please contact the Children’s Fund at 650-802-5152.
Feel free to visit their facebook page for more details.

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Keep Up With Everything In Your Neighborhood
The County’s new partnership with Nextdoor will help to connect residents with a multitude of County related information. Learn more about public events, meetings, projects and programs, crime prevention and safety, as well as emergency notifications in your neighborhood.
Nextdoor provides a great platform for residents to connect with County departments, and each other, about things that matter most to their communities. Being part of the Nextdoor neighborhood is a free and easy way to talk online in a private social networkwith the people living right in your community.
The County will utilize Nextdoor to foster neighbor-to-neighbor communications and engage residents in their local government.
Join the network with the County at Nextdoor.
Nextdoor is not intended to replace San Mateo County Emergency Services or other support agencies in the County.

Please contact Supervisor Tissier at [email protected] to tell her what you’d like to see in her next newsletter.