FIRE EXERCISE – This Saturday, May 16

May 15, 2015

The Woodside Fire Protection District (WFPD) is hosting a Wildland Fire Exercise in Woodside on Saturday May 16th from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Old La Honda Road will be closed to through traffic and limited to residents from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The drill will include a voluntary evacuation for residents of Old La Honda Rd. Firefighter crews will stage at Lawler Ranch Road and simulate wildland firefighting operations in the neighborhoods along Old La Honda Road. The Town of Woodside and WFPD will notify residents during the drill using SMC Alert and an automated emergency telephone …

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Town COWncil meeting tonight May 12

May 12, 2015

Unfortunately, COW is unable to attend the Town Council meeting tonight so we are instead summarizing items appearing on the Agenda for the May 12th meeting. Therefore, this meeting will not be on MooTube which is why the Town should take over the filming of its meetings.

The consent calendar lists the adoption of an ordinance allowing consideration of green energy production and/or distribution in the Community Commercial (CC) zoning district with approval of a Conditional Use Permit, and to permit electric vehicle charging stations as an accessory use in all zoning districts. We applaud this ordinance.

Town …

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Water COWnservation

May 11, 2015

It is embarrassing to see the headline Woodside One of State’s Top “Water Wasters,” Needs to Cut Water Use by 35%. And Wealthy Woodside Is Among State’s Top Water Wasters.

According to the KQED story, over 8 months ago Debbie Mendleson and her son Jason who serves on Sustainability and Conservation Committee asked the COWncil to adopt a water conservation plan. At the very minimum, the Town should hold a public hearing to discuss what can be done.

While it is true that farmers use 80 percent of the water that is consumed in California, but most of …

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Filoli Gardens

May 3, 2015

Every year at about this time, Filoli has a special celebration which is a perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day (May 7 to 10). This year the theme is “Voyages”. A floral interpretation of Voyages has been created by more than 80 designers. If you have not been to Filoli you will see the beautifully furnished and preserved historic House and famous formal Garden as well the amazing designer arrangements, decorative table settings, children’s bouquets, horticultural collections, garden art and vignettes, and educational exhibits. There are fairy gardens, perpendicular hanging gardens and wreaths and baskets located on the tennis court. …

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April 29, 2015

It is time again for the annual May Day Parade and Fun Run! The 93rd annual May Day Parade (and 24th annual Fun Run) will be on Saturday, May 2nd this year. The festivities draw together more than 170 volunteers every year to create this Moo-velous COW-munity event!

If you’re the sporty type, you should participate in the annual Fun Run put on by the Woodside Recreation Committee. Registration for the run starts at 7:30 am, and the two mile Run usually kicks off at 8:30 by the Woodside Library.

Registration forms are available at Buck’s, Robert’s Market, and the …

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