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

Friday, July 15, 2016

Behind the Scenes : Disarming a Robbery...with a Glass of Wine




Kindness is a vehicle for change.

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

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mari Tamburo : Why I'm Running for Supervisor


In case you missed it - I'm running for Marin County Supervisor.

Why? I'm running because I think I have something to contribute.

I'm not a politician. I do not want to become a politician. I just want to serve. Politicians are sales people. Public servants are customer service people. I have a customer service background.

What inspired me to run? My experience during that RIDICULOUS million dollar slab that was built with funding from a grant application full of false information - remember that?

https://medium.com/@maritamburo

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Creativity Conversations : Artists Addressing the Prison Industrial Complex



Creative Conversations : Artists Addressing the Prison Industry Complex - live stream on 4/19 from 3 - 6 Pacific Time.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Palace of Fine Arts Update

It was reported in the Save the Palace of Fine Arts Facebook group that the two hotel backers have dropped out of the bidding process :

"Two of the three qualifying respondents, TMG and Equity Community Builders, have now informed the Department that they will not submit final proposals as contemplated by the RFP. Their specific proposals were reliant on leveraging Federal Historic Tax Credits as part of a financing strategy. After further analysis TMG and Equity Community Builders have each independently concluded the ability to obtain federal tax credits is not sufficiently certain due to potential historic preservation requirements that could significantly limit or eliminate the windows necessary for lodging.
The Department is continuing with the RFP process with the one remaining party who qualified, SFMAP. SFMAP’s final submittal will be due on May 20, 2016. The evaluation committee and the Department will carefully analyze that proposal under the terms and conditions of the RFP to determine whether the proposal satisfies all necessary criteria and whether the Department should proceed to negotiate with SFMAP or pursue alternative options for the building."
Before any future use is proposed, the building should be restored.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the collective voice thus far, especially Kris Nangle, who started the original online petition and facebook group.

You may still join this effort by signing the original petition and joining the facebook group.

--- MMT

Related :


https://www.facebook.com/groups/savethepalace/


http://preservethepalace.blogspot.com/2016/04/news-hotel-proposal-backers-drop-out-of.html

#SavethePalaceofFineArts

Thanks to everyone who has helped thus far and continues to work toward a plan to restore this beloved cultural icon into a haven for music/arts/eco education.