Archive for October, 2008

October 31st – Deadline for 2009 Honoree Nominations

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

October 31st – Deadline for 2009 Honoree Nominations
Celebrated During Women’s History Month ~ March 26, 2009

On March 26, 2009, MARIN WOMEN’S HALL OF FAME (MWHF) will induct the 97TH, 98TH, 99TH, 100TH & 101ST HONOREE at their annual Gala Celebration and Ceremony, at Embassy Suites, San Rafael. MWHF was the first organization in Marin County to identify and honor women of high achievement. Since 1987, MWHF has recorded their biographies, displayed their portraits and in some cases written their amazing stories back into history.

Extraordinary women have always made a huge contribution to the quality of life, the culture, mores and even the landscape of Marin County. They are the business and community leaders, the people who make the non-profit world so meaningful and important; the educators, scientists, health and medical professionals, artists, athletes, religious and spiritual leaders, authors, environmentalists, public affairs specialists and advocates for social change. They are the women who have given their energy and talents to make the world a better place. It is time for their HERstory to be told so they can receive the appreciation and acknowledgment they so richly deserve.

You know them…please tell the world about these women and why they are so important!

The deadline to submit a nomination for an outstanding Marin County woman to be considered as a candidate for the Marin Women’s Hall of Fame 2009 Awards Ceremony, is October 31, 2009.

The Nomination Forms can be downloaded from the Hall of Fame website and must be postmarked no later than 10/31/08. A confidential Selection Committee will review each candidate and select 4-5 women to be inducted into the Hall of Fame at a Gala Celebration during Women’s History Month, March 26, 2009. One posthumous Honoree may be included.


For additional information, please call:
(V) 415-455-4900 or
(H) 415-382-0924

Marin County Employer Transportation Survey

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Greetings Marin County Chambers:

In an effort to provide more targeted services, 511 Rideshare is conducting a survey in coordination with the Transportation Authority of Marin. The survey is geared to gauge what type of employee transportation assistance and information Marin County employers are interested in receiving. We would greatly appreciate your help in distributing this survey to your membership.

You can review the survey by clicking here . We plan to distribute the survey link to employers next week. Please let me know if you have any questions and if you are willing to distribute this survey to your membership. If you need introductory text to include in an email to members we would be happy to provide something for you.

We appreciate your support in gathering this important information.

Thank you,

Christy Garland
Employer Services Representative
511 Regional Rideshare Program
70 Washington Street
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 273-3628

Shark Sightings in Stinson Beach, a good yarn, to cut down the no.s of cars/traffic flow, to the beach..

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

You, got to hand it to the GGNRA, transportation staff & Cal Trans Public Information Spokesperson BoB Haus, they finally got it right. The Cal Trans digital readout signs, saying, “Parking Lots Full, at the Beach”, 511 transportation Blurbs saying that the Muir Woods & Stinson Beach Parking Lots were full, newsmedia cautions, packed shuttles/buses/awestmarintaxi/ West Marin Stagecoach, Hwy.#1 & Panoramic Hwy Gridlock, have not deterred a glut of visitors in too many cars, overuse/debris of the beaches and parks in the GGNRA, State Parks, County Area of West Marin and the Hwy. 1 & Panoramic Communities of SW and West Marin…But a, “Great White Shark Sighting”, verifiable by only two distinctly separate viewers, on two different dates, sure did…I wonder, if there would be as much credibility and reaction, by the GGNRA, if there were two separate sightings on MT TAM, of, “UFO’s”, unverified by supporting public or officialdom. Would they close the top of Mt Tam, to the public, due to possible, “Alien Abduction”. Give me a break, GGNRA, you plagiarized my idea, how to limit Gridlock, too many beach/park/Hwys. 1 & Panoramic users on a Indian Summer Heated Fire Prone Weekend.. How would our 1st Responder Serices reach an emergency need, if the Hwy’s would have been gridlocked this, ” Labor Day”. I have not done an indepth analysis, of the loss of income, from the businesses here in SW Marin, from the, “Lack of Gridlock”, this last weekend, but feel it is safe to say, that no one loss, money. The usual spenders, were here, having made plans well in advance, most of which, do not care, if they can’t wade in the water, they never do anyway..Most of the dropoff, was felt by the surfboard & related equipment, surf specialty businesses. People still ate, drank, rented rooms, awestmarintaxi, took the shuttle & West Marin Stagecoach..albeit awestmarintaxi, did not have as many calls as July 4th, but it was smooth sailing on our SW Marin 2 laners for once..a welcome relief, free from burning brake and car exhaust toxicity.