January 25, 2019

COW’s don’t forget that the Winter Season at Filoli is as spectacular as it is all the rest of the year! Outings are designed for the whole family and include music, art, beautiful floral displays and traditional teas and interesting tours, Filoli is a very special place.

The Ballroom Cultural Series in January and February features live music, film, art exhibit and silent cinema with musical accompaniment all in the main house Ballroom.

The Orchid Show features orchids from a number of Bay Area Orchid societies and includes Filolie’s own historic collection. This is an unimaginable treat for us orchid …

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January 4, 2019

We hope one of the Town COWncil resolutions for the new year is to address ethical concerns quickly and clearly. The COWncil is still reviewing policy based on its most current adoption of its Code of Ethics which was revised in 2018 after some very contentious and troubling accusations concerning ASRB members (see our previous stories here and

They have been reviewing circumstances where an ASRB member also serves on other Town Advisory Committees (as we have discussed before here) which may present a conflict. The Original Code of Ethics was adopted in 1994 and was reaffirmed and …

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Winter Fun!

December 11, 2018

This season is always filled with good family fun. Here are a few to consider. We wish you a happy and safe holiday. There is a cost for some activities so be sure to check the websites.


Santa Train: Through Dec. 28. Come enjoy games, sing-alongs, holiday-inspired characters, hot cocoa and freshly baked cookies. Additional beverages and snack boxes available for purchase. $39-$69.


ZooLights: 5:30-9 p.m. Dec. 7-Jan. 6, Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Road. Bright and colorfully lit animal-themed structures with music in motion, and a laser-light show, and festively-lit gondolas. In addition the Winter Wonderland …

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