Saturday, October 31, 2009

Report to NSRCR for September 2009

"Ray Lorber"
North San Rafael Coalition of Residents Meeting
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Hosted by Carolyn Lenert
Safe Passage along Lucas Valley Road Report
By Ray Lorber

Activities since the last meeting on September 3rd:
Sept. 6 – Art Reichert and Mary Feller enjoyed a “Walk with Us” experience
Sept. 8 – Canoed the Gallinas Creek with Art and Carolyn
Sept. 9 – Attended a Marinwood Association Annual meeting and met Supervisor Adams
Sept. 10 – Endorsed Candidate Mark Levine at his Kickoff Meeting at Falkirk
Sept. 11 – Researched Grants at the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL)
Sept. 13 – Mont Marin Ice Cream Social – Adams, Levine, and Ford attended – Carolyn and I worked the crowd
Sept. 15 – Jim Leonard (MMHA) and Ray Lorber cut branches along LVR in preparation for Coastal Cleanup Day
Sept. 16 – Talked with IJ reporter, Jennifer Upshaw, about Monique Petrov’s accident
Sept. 19 – Coastal Cleanup Day – Great success with 22 supporters
Sept. 22 – (Major MILESTONE) - Lucas Valley Road Boundary Survey delivered to my door by Craig Tackabery .   “HOORAY”   County line is between 100 and 200 feet south of the edge of LVR.   There is plenty of room to construct a safe and separate path for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Sept. 23 – Held a Barbeque luncheon for Mont Marin residents who have worked on the Safe Passage along Lucas Valley Road Campaign during the past 3 years.
Sept. 25 - Carolyn and I met with Craig Scheidt, Building Manager 101 Lucas Valley Road Complex

Sent out periodic emails to update our 200 supporters
Have a meeting scheduled with Damon Connolly on 10-4, and a meeting with Susan Adams & Bob Beaumont- DPW on 11-12.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Task Force Tackles Graffiti and Litter!

Now there are three NEW ways to report graffiti and litter issues in the community: Telephone, Quick-Form and Email. Report the Crime - get a dime! Either way you report it, make sure to include as much information as possible: location, type of issue, colors, tag name and upload a picture, possible.

1. Telephone: Call 800.311.1493 - use this number to report all graffiti: simply say the name of the agency you believe is responsible: City of San Rafael, ATT, Comcast, or PGE and you will be forwarded to the correct voicemail. If you don't know who should get the call, just say "graffiti", leave all the location details and your return number and we will take it from there.

2. Quick-Form - if you really care about making sure we know about the graffiti, then you can add it on our new interactive map. Simply type in all of the details and we will receive time-stamped alerts. This enables you to track completion from the comfort of your own computer!

3. Email: Send all of the details to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Biketobertfest Marin-2009 “The human-powered two-wheelin’ festival”

WHO: Access4Bikes (A4B), Marin County Bicycle Coalition (MCBC) present…

Sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing

WHAT: Biketoberfest Marin 2009

Biketoberfest combines a handmade bicycle show with a brewfest, featuring Northern California's best!

A celebration of the bicycle, Biketoberfest 2009 is for cyclists of all ages, combined with a brewfest of over a dozen handcrafted beers from premier Northern California brewers. Biketoberfest features a bike expo, vintage bike show, activities for kids and live music.

Highlights include...

• Beer tasting featuring over 20 different beers from 15 different Northern California Brewers!

• Soda tasting for the kids.

• Live music featuring Honeydust, Sons of the Pacific and Philip Der Stein Quintet

• Handmade bikes from Steelman, Ingis/Retrotec, Sycip, Rivendell, Soulcraft, Calfee, Ahrens and more!

• Classic bike show featuring 40 vintage bikes!

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, October 10, 2009

LOCATION: FairAnselm Plaza Parking lot765 Center Blvd. (next to Iron Springs Pub and Java Hut), downtown Fairfax, Calif. COST: Free. Includes bike expo, vintage bike show, kids activities and music.

BEER TASTING: The Biketoberfest beer tasting features over 20 beers from 15 Northern California brewers. The fee for tasting is $20 and includes a commemorative Biketoberfest 8oz. glass. Proceeds benefit bicycle advocacy in Marin County.

PHONE: 415-453-4333


Proceeds from Biketoberfest 2009 benefit bicycle advocacy in Marin County, the Bay Area's premier cycling destination.