Pacifica Performances Tammy Hall-Kristen Strom Quintet, Saturday, October 10, 2015, 7:30 p.m., Mildred Owen Hall, 1220 Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica, in the building with the colorful mural. Dynamic is the word for these two powerhouse women of jazz. Kristen’s melodic, exhilarating sax and Tammy’s “good for the soul” piano are a must-see. With Scott Sorkin, guitar, Sam Bevan, bass, and Lorca hart, drums. Tickets are on sale at the door starting 30 minutes before the show, or in advance at http://www.pacificaperformances.org by noon Friday, the weekend of the show. Seats for six or more can be reserved with Visa or MasterCard by calling 650.355.1882 by Friday, noon. Admission: $20 General; $17 Seniors and Students under 25 with current ID; $15 Members; $12 Senior and Students Members; Youths under 18 are free. Doors open 30 minutes before the show. For more information or a schedule, call 650.355.1882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Mildred Owen Hall is wheelchair accessible.
The Pacifica Chamber of Commerce has a new chief executive officer. Pacifica native Vickie Flores becomes the chamber's CEO on October 5, following a two-month search by the chamber board of directors.
Ana Reepen remains free on bail following her arraignment September 11 on two felony charges related to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in the Highway 1 death of Bruce Bernor. No pleas were entered in the case on September 22. The case has been continued to Friday, October 16 at 9 a.m. for pleas or possible plea negotiations. Stay tuned for more details as we get them from our reporters. In the meantime, feel free to leave a Comment at the link below this post.
The San Mateo County real estate industry (click link above) turned out in force September 28 at Pacifica City Council to fight rent control, but so did supporters of rent control and fair housing for working people in Pacifica. This deployment of a vested interest's lobbying arm (SAMCAR) was truly a case of class warfare. Stay tuned for details of the meeting. At the link below, you can see how the Realtors feel about rent control.
"California Agriculture" highlights California's diverse agricultural resources through art. The show runs through October 23. Gallery hours are Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and by appointment. The gallery is at Coastside Land Trust, 788 Main Street, Half Moon Bay.
Top: Peter Loeb, Chaya Gordon. Bottom: Cynthia Kaufman, Deni Asnis
Local voters swamped the Pacificans for Highway 1 Alternatives (PH1A) Fogfest booth September 26-27. More than 300 registered voters signed up to help PH1A educate the public with accurate information based on Caltrans highway-widening plan data. PH1A supports alternatives to the plan and advocates for an independent study that incorporates Intelligent Transportation technology and a multifaceted approach to reducing congestion and making improvements to Highway 1. (Story and photos by Leo Leon)
This news item gives new meaning to the term “pufferbillies.” Pueblo County (Colorado) is debating using money from pot-growing operations outside Pueblo, Colorado city limits to pay for track and signal upgrades and a new Pueblo stop along the route of Amtrak’s Southwest Chief train. Now that’s a super-smart solution for a dope economy! (Sources: Chieftain.com, NationalCorridors.org)
Outgoing Chamber of Commerce CEO Courtney Conlon sells out Pacifica small businesses one last time as she hugs Fairmont 7-Eleven franchisee Destiny Nguyen at Fogfest. Conlon confirmed that 7-Eleven recently joined the chamber, stating further, "KIMCO is a Chamber of Commerce member, they just don't want anyone to know it..." She also said, "Terrible things happen to cities when we start talking about a vacancy tax..."