FABULOUS FILOLI

October 18, 2019

Our Fabulous Filoli has been selected by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) for participation in a national initiative to increase diversity and inclusion on museum boards. The grant is a collaboration between The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Alice L. Walton Foundation, and Ford Foundation.

The AAM picked 5 localities for grants, one of which is San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose Area. In addition to Filoli, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, Exploratorium, Museum of Sonoma County, Oakland Museum of California, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Jose Children’s Discovery Museum, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Triton Museum of Art, …

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DAY OF THE HORSE 2019 OCTOBER 11 – 13TH

October 9, 2019

It is the time of year to once again have fun at Day of the Horse in Woodside. There are 3 days of celebrating the contributions horses make in our Town and COWnty and our Town’s equestrian heritage. Whether you ride or not, the Day of the Horse provides fun and entertainment for everyone.

The fun begins Friday, October 11 with an opening reception and equestrian art show 6PM – 8PM. We are especially looking forward to the Youth Art Show which takes place the entire weekend at the Woodside Village Church. Find out about submissions here. Then continues Saturday, …

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FIRE SAFETY INSPECTIONS REVIEWED BY THE 2018-2019 SAN MATEO COUNTY CIVIL GRAND JURY

September 27, 2019

We cannot say enough good things about our wonderful Fire Department and all they do to keep us safe. The Grand Jury report is about Fire Safety inspections in all of the fire departments in our COWnty. When it comes to fire, prevention is the best protection. We are proud that Woodside scored better than most of the other Fire Departments and Districts in our COWnty.

A June 2018 investigation by the Bay Area News Group who found the State mandated annual fire safety inspection programs of major fire departments across the Bay Area were not being done. As a …

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VOLUNTEERISM ADHOC COW-MMITTEE

September 19, 2019

Democracy depends on participation. Once again, we urge all COWS to consider volunteering for a role in Town governance. Woodside relies on volunteers for Council, Planning Commission, ASRB and the many other committees. Without them, the same few people do these important jobs over and over again. This results in the insularism which we have complained about.

In April, Staff presented COWncil with recommendations to implement a Citizens Ad Hoc Committee on town volunteerism to help encourage participation. Since then there have been several meetings at Town hall. The next one will be September 19th at 1 p.m. at …

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