The Coastal Post - May 2000

Briefs Submitted By Readers


North Bay Interational Airport?

To: Michel A. Thomet, PhD and Bechtel
Re: Simrod and SF Bay Area Airport Study

After seeing your presentation and the little I understand about computers, I wondered if you could enter in a new scenario. I have proposed a fourth Bay Area International Airport, somewhere between Sears Point Raceway and Vallejo. The most likely spot would be Skaggs Island or Tubbs Island. Both areas are dry farmland, not wetlands.

My question is how air traffic, cargo, passenger, new jumbo jets would change if two, or possibly three, three-mile runways were put on Skaggs Island?

Can Simrod show the noise effect?

What if only cargo came to the new airport?

Can you help me meet Bechtels long-range executives?

What if only one alternate runway were built in two, three, five or 10 years?

A new North Bay International Airport would be the best thing since the Golden Gate Bridge. It is important that every scenario be evaluated.
-Harvey Goldberg

Music In The Valley

On Saturday, May 6 at 8 p.m. there will be a musical performance by Karen Savoca at the San Geronimo Valley Cultural Center at 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in San Geronimo Valley (5 miles west of Fairfax). Playing conga and hand percussion, Karen, a singer-songwriter, performs on her feet, standing up and moving around with her drum "I don't think music is made to sit to," she says.
Call 488-9385 or email [email protected] for more information.

Foreign Student Hosts Needed

Students ages 15 to 18.5 come from many different countries and bring with them a desire to share their language, customs and perspective-a great way for Marin County families to experience another culture. "The experience can be immensely rewarding for the family and the student," says Academic Year in America Director Terri Williams, "All Marin County families need to do is provide the student with meals, a place to sleep and study, and to treat him or her like a member of the family. Each student has full medical insurance and spending money and is the best and brighest 'ambassador' of his or her home country."

If you would like to host an international student, or learn more about the AYA program, call Danielle Carpino at 1-800-322-4678 x 5146 or email to [email protected]

Affirmative Action Volunteers Needed

The Affirmative Action Advisory Commitee is seeking applications from a board representation of residents interested in serving four hours monthly. The AAAC is a task-oriented body which is advisory to the Personnel Commission and monitors the county's Affirmative Action Plan.

Women and men, Hispanics, African-Americans, Asians, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, people over 40, gays, lesbians and people with disabilities are invited to apply, as well as people familiar with the employment problems associated with these groups.
deadline is May 15. Call 499-6185 or 499-3731.

Audubon Canyon Docent Orientation

People who enjoy nature and want to work with children are invited to join a team of volunteer docents who support the Elementary School Nature Education Program at the Bolinas Lagoon Preserve. Weekly training will be given from September through March 2001 to enable participants to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to teach 4th and 5th graders about their enviornment. Docents offer educational classroom visits to Bay Area school children, followed by a visit to the Preserve.

Orientation for interested candidates will be Wednesday, May 31 from 9:30 to noon at the Preserve 3.5 miles north of Stinson Beach along Highway One.

For more information or to reserve your place, call 868-9244, or access website www.egret.org.

Grief Groups

Hospice of Marin offers on-going grief support groups for adults on Mondays beginning May 22 and Wednesdays beginning May 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. at 150 Nellen Avenue in Corte Madera.

"The group helps loved ones cope when they learn someone with an illness can no longer respond to therapy," says bereavement services coordinator Suzanne Miller. "Facing the finality of loss with support and guidance can make a difference."

Reservations are required for the free support groups. Call 927-2273.

Senior Services Classes

The Marin Council of Agencies and the Leave a Legacy Foundation will co-sponsor a Wills Clinic on two consecutive Satudays, May 6 and 13 from 10 a.m. to noon. These workshops will be held at Marin Catholic High School and are open to anyone.

An Organizing Your Possessions class will be held at the Dance Palace on May 8 at 10:30 a.m. Susanne Karch and Jan Bonfilio of Estate Services will provide advice on arranging or selling your possessions or someone else's.
>Call 663-8148 for more information.

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