Thursday, December 8, 2016

Ask the Electors

A group of concerned citizens has created a website tool to teach out to the electors:

http://asktheelectors.org/

Friday, November 25, 2016

California Association of Voting Officials to Hold Press Conference 11/28/2016 11:00 am

CAVO PRESS CONFERENCE – MONDAY –NOV 28th – 2016- 11 am – SF CITY HALL
California Association of Voting Officials is holding a press conference at SF City Hall ( Polk St side ) -11 am Monday morning - Nov. 28th - This is to announce the California Association of Voting Officials ( CAVO ) is notifying election officials that, due to the insecure nature of the current proprietary code election systems and the totality of reported surrounding circumstance, regarding the 2016 United States Presidential election, it is our studied opinion the " Swing States " should not certify the vote counts until thorough recounts / audits / investigations occur. San Francisco is leading the country toward solution to this crisis via the open source voting system project recently partially funded by Mayor Lee / SF Board of Supervisors. We MUST expedite that project to avoid further invalid elections.

Media contact- Brent Turner
650-726-1133
turnerbrentm@gmail.com

Monday, November 14, 2016

"She's the First" - Song Aims to Raise Funds for Girls' Education



Check out this video - if you like the song, buy it on iTunes!
Proceeds will benefit girls who are the first in their families to get an education.

Music is a vehicle for change!

Ox,
Mari

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Reminder : School Bus Passing Laws

The new school year is here (or will be here soon, depending upon where you live) and school buses will be on the roadway. Before you drive, please make sure you review the below laws concerning passing a school bus. These laws apply whether you are traveling in the same direction or opposite direction as the school bus.

Flashing Yellow Lights: School bus lights will flash yellow when the bus is preparing to stop to let children off, indicating that you should slow down and prepare to stop.

Flashing Red Lights/Extended Stop Arms: Drivers must stop for school buses when their red lights flash until the children are safely across the street and the lights stop flashing. You must also stop when school buses deploy their “Stop Arms,” the red stop signs that swing out from the sides of the bus, and must remained stopped until the Stop Arms are positioned against the sides of the bus again.

Drivers must stop, even if you are traveling in the opposite lane of traffic, for as long as the red lights or Stop Arms are deployed.

If a motorist fails to stop, not only are our children placed at a very real risk, but, you may be fined up to $1,000 and your driving privilege could be suspended for 1 year (CVC §22454).

Exceptions:
1.If the bus is on a street divided by a median or barrier (like in some areas of Miller Avenue), the cars on the opposite side of the median do not need to stop.
2.If there is a bus driver, crossing guard, or law enforcement officer signaling you to pass the bus, you may proceed with caution.


Stay safe!

Thanks to the Mill Valley and Sausalito Police Departments and the folks at Nixle for this reminder.

Best Regards,
Mari

Saturday, July 2, 2016

ICYMI : Marin Election Results Are In

Realized that since all Marin votes have been counted, I should probably publish a follow up to my previous Medium post :

Marin Election Results Are In…

…and I did not make the runoff. In fact, I came in last place among listed candidates. Results will be verified on Tuesday, July 5th...


https://medium.com/@maritamburo/marin-election-results-are-in-71b31dbf67ee#.km35wzwqg

Behind the scenes look at Apple's New Campus

Posting because this looks like a giant steering wheel to me. Plus, it's fascinating to see all the work that goes into something, especially when it's never been been done before, challenges the status quo.

http://www.popsci.com/apple-campus-spaceship-tour-making-of

-- Mari