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Archive for January, 2012

Piedmont Regular Meetings – February 2012

Posted by Len Gilbert on January 30, 2012

Notice of Regular Meetings

February 2012

Pursuant to Government Code Sec. 54954.1 this is the official notice of City of Piedmont meetings during the month of February, 2012. All meetings are held at 120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont, unless otherwise noted.

Agendas for meetings will be posted in City Hall and the Piedmont Police Department at least 72 hours prior to each meeting. Copies of all agendas may be requested from the office of the City Clerk, 120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont or by calling 510-420-3040. Notice and agendas of special meetings will be provided at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.

Wednesday February 1-  Park Commission 5:30 pm Chambers

Monday February 6 – City Council 7:30 pm Chambers

Monday February 13 – Planning Commission 5:00 pm Chambers

Wednesday February 15 – Recreation Commission 7:30 pm Chambers

Tuesday February 21 – City Council 6:30 pm Community Hall

Prepared and distributed January 27, 2012

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John O. Tulloch, City Clerk

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Oakland/Piedmont Home Energy Forum

Posted by Len Gilbert on January 25, 2012

Thanks to the Rockridge Community Planning Council I heard about this upcoming forum co-sponsored by both Oakland and Piedmont. See below for details from the event listing. Registration and event information are available at www.oakland-piedmontenergyforum.eventbrite.com.

 

The Surprising Facts About Your Home Energy Use

 Did you know?

  • You may be eligible for up to $4,000 in rebates from PG&E when you make your home more energy efficient.
  • The average home loses approximately 40% of its energy through leaks
  • Indoor air quality is 2-5x worse than outdoor air quality, according to the EPA
  • The average home creates more air pollution than the average car 

Learn how easy it is to get thousands of dollars back on home improvements that will save money, save energy, and make your home more comfortable

Participating Contractors who are trained and ready to work on your home will be there to answer your questions, and you’ll also hear from a Rockridge homeowner who has been through the process.

Upgrades can also help local schools! When you sign up for an energy upgrade, participating schools can receive $100, and a chance to earn an additional $5,000 in May 2012. It’s not too late to get your school involved! See www.energizefortheprize.org for more information.

Event Co-Sponsors: City of Oakland, City of Piedmont, Greening Oakland Homes

Registration and event information are available at www.oakland-piedmontenergyforum.eventbrite.com.

 

 

 

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Piedmont Connect General Meeting

Posted by Len Gilbert on January 7, 2012

Piedmont Connect General Meeting January 19th 7 pm– all invited!

Over the past year and a half, Piedmont Connect has helped bring Piedmonters together to take a number of initiatives towards greater environmental sustainability at the local level – from our green garden rambles, where residents have learned from each other about native and drought tolerant plants and organic gardening methods, to hands-on events and projects which demonstrate how we can save energy in our homes, to educating Piedmonters about the issue of plastic pollution and investigating what actually happens with the plastics we put in our recycling.

What’s next for Piedmont Connect? We hope you’ll attend our next general meeting to help create an answer. If you’ve been thinking you’d like to join with others in taking action to create a more environmentally sustainable future, or if you have ideas about activities you’d like to initiate or be involved in during the coming year, please come to the meeting! What the future holds is in all of our hands.

When: Thursday January 19th, 7 pm

Where: Havens Elementary School – Science Room – 344
2nd floor overlooking the Mulberry’s parking lot. Enter through the Vista Ave. doors across from City Hall

For more information: piedmontconnect@gmail.com 

To RSVP go to: www.piedmontconnect.org

 

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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Posted by Len Gilbert on January 5, 2012

Associated Parent Clubs of Piedmont

Invite you to a Benefit Screening of

EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE

Starring: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, & Thomas Horn

“A handsomely polished, thoughtfully wrapped Hollywood production…” Los Angeles Times

“As adaptations demand, sacrifices were made by director Stephen Daldry and writer Eric Roth to bring to the screen Jonathan Safran Foer’s 9/11 novel. Their choices reflect a compassionate brilliance. Hushed performances abound: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Max von Sydow, Viola Davis, Jeffrey Wright. But it’s Thomas Horn who carries the film on slender shoulders as 9-year-oled Oskar.” Denver Post.com

JANUARY 16,2012 4:00pm

GRAND LAKE THEATER
3200 GRAND AVENUE
OAKLAND, CA 94610-2739

$50 per ticket

Tickets are selling fast and seats are limited!

Extremely Loud Incredibly Close – Official Trailer 2

Plot Summary

A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Rated PG-13 for emotional thematic material, some disturbing images and language.

PURCHASE TICKET

Proceeds benefit the Associated Parent Clubs of Piedmont
PO Box 11139
Piedmont, CA 94611
(510) 653-1816
Tax ID #94-2960998

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