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Archive for April, 2008

Piedmont Elementary Kids Bike Rodeo – Saturday, May 3th

Posted by Len Gilbert on April 30, 2008

All Piedmont elementary school kids and their families are invited to participate in the annual Bike Rodeo at Beach Elementary School! Join us Saturday, May 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the Beach playground for a day of family fun.

We’ll have free bike tune-ups, safety lessons, food and, of course, an obstacle course! For more
information, contact Jason at 547-4493 or jasonz@piedmontbsa.org.

This event is proudly sponsored by the Piedmont Boy Scout Council, the Piedmont Police Department, Wheels of Justice, Mulberry’s Market, Safeway, and Dreyer’s.

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Spray Your Kids with Pesticides?

Posted by Len Gilbert on April 15, 2008

Now is a great time to take action on the state’s plan to spray for the light brown apple moth. The spraying over Piedmont would begin right as our children return to school in late August.

Please come to the Piedmont City Council meeting on Monday, April 21st, 7:30pm to let the council know how you feel and urge them to adopt a resolution against spraying over Piedmont.

On April 15th the SF Chronicle published an article “Moms mobilize to stop spraying” that has some great information about the issue. Also, don’t miss the opinion piece on simple reasons that the state should not spray urban areas. You can also learn more by visiting the California Alliance to Stop the Spray or Stop the Spray. Piedmont also has an apple moth page on its city website.

Please come to the meeting or contact your council members.

Abe Friedman, Mayor afriedman@ci.piedmont.ca.us (510) 654-0409
Dean Barbieri, Vice Mayor dbarbieri@ci.piedmont.ca.us (510) 655-6802
John Chiang jchiang@ci.piedmont.ca.us (510) 655-2959
Garrett Keating gkeating@ci.piedmont.ca.us (510) 566-1481
Margaret Fujioka mfujioka@ci.piedmont.ca.us (510) 682-3419


For a list of cities that have already passed resolutions against the spraying, see the California Coalition of Cities to Stop the Spray and come to the council meeting to urge Piedmont to join the list!

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Open Range: The Art of Douglas Light, Michele Hofherr, and Scott Courtenay-Smith

Posted by drewbendon on April 3, 2008

Local artist Michele Hofherr is currently exhibiting her photographs at the Esteban Sabar Gallery at 480 23rd Street, Oakland, CA.  The show runs through this Saturday and there is a closing reception from 6pm to 9pm this Saturday evening.  So if you happen to be going to Luka’s Tap Room tonight or tomorrow, take a walk around the corner and check out Michele’s photos.  Matt would greatly appreciate it.  Oh, and check it out, its the lead story in the 4/3 SF Daily Candy, a website for shopaholics and guys looking for birthday present ideas.


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