For the latest Wavelength, I interview Rev. Kazuya Nagashima, pastor of Pacifica's Buddhist center. For anyone who has followed Pacifica's contentious political scene, it is clear that we could use a little more Buddhism!
Rick Bauman and his extended group of friends The P-Towners recently held their annual liars dice tourney at Sharp Park Golf Course, raising $220 for the Pacifica Resource Center. Four winners received prizes and t-shirts. The golf course provided food. Local businesses (Gorilla Barbeque, Nick's of Rockaway, Ash's Vallemar Station, Paisano's Pizza, NorCal surf shop, Rick Bauman Floors, Bill Hooper family) provided donations to help the cause.
In the latest edition of Wavelength (the first in six months while the TV station upgraded to HD), I interview Terry Plank, a Moss Beach resident who is board president of The Clergy Project, an organization that provides resources to religious professionals who no longer hold supernatural beliefs. Click Here for Video
ALSO: Over the past decade we have been supporting nonprofit organization SEEDS, where every dollar goes toward helping with education, health, or environmental issues in villages in Nepal. If you really want to help the people of Nepal, one of the best ways would be to donate to SEEDS. For more information about this fabulous organization of volunteers, please check out their website: SEEDS
Pacifica Beach Coalition hosts regular habitat restoration and cleanups at Pacifica beaches. If your school, group, or family can help, please call 650-355-1668. Supplies and support provided. Join Pacifica Beach Coalition to put your special talents to work. Become a Beach Steward for your favorite beach. Help with record keeping, writing articles, taking photographs, school presentations, media communications, fundraising, grant writing.
Please click Comments below this post to add your condolences and best wishes to those of Elaine's family, friends, and colleagues. This post will remain indefinitely in the Pacifica Riptide archives under the Community Service category.
Céline Maublanc Gerakin (right) won the 2014 Coastside Environmental Leader award for her tremendous hands-on effort organizing volunteers to clean up coastside beaches and creeks. Harbor Commissioner-Elect Nicole David (left) presented the award to Céline at a December 17 event at Hop Dogma Brewing Co. in El Granada.
John Bradford reports: "Nate, the owner of Fog City Pet Supplies on Palmetto Avenue, was injured by a hit-and-run driver earlier this month. When I visited the shop today, his friend told me that the police have identified a suspect. But Nate still needs some help with his medical bills. Nate always has a smile for his customers and his store is a great resource for local pet owners. His friends have set up a fundraising website for anyone who wants to help out." (Click the link below.)