Thursday, December 8, 2016

Friday, November 25, 2016

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

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

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!


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).

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,

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...

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.

-- 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?

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 :


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.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Music is a Vehicle for Change : Raptor Blues

I just stumbled upon this - It's really the "rodenticide blues" - because rat poison is what is giving the raptors the blues. And the raccoons, and household pets.

Poisons don't belong in our food chain. Period.

Music is a vehicle for change.

I get so excited when I see more of us using our powers for good!

--- MT

More info :

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Primary School for Social Entrepreneurs

Editor's note : Grateful for kindred spirits. 

Victoria Park Academy is not your average primary school. In 2007, the school was failing and in the bottom one per cent of schools in England. Through the determination, creativity and resourcefulness of its pupils and teachers, The Academy is now a huge success story, and was awarded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2011.

Following the NICER curriculum, Victoria Park Academy has embedded social entrepreneurship and core “Changemaker skills”, such as empathy, teamwork and creativity, throughout its curriculum. Encouraging the children to be independent and to take ownership of their learning is at the centre of the Academy’s ethos. Talking to three Year 6 pupils, they confidently explained the Academy’s “confusion to clarity” approach to learning.
The pupils are encouraged to adopt a healthy perspective of ‘failure’, and build resilience and problem-solving skills. One initiative is ‘The Pit’. At the beginning of a class the students will be given a problem and challenged to figure it out by themselves — effectively ‘thrown into the pit’. When asked whether this approach to learning was intimidating, the pupils said not. “It makes you prouder of your work because you’ve done it by yourself,” they explained.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Watershed Education : A Vehicle for Change

Whidbey Watershed Stewards from Thriving Communities on Vimeo.
A teacher’s vision, a living laboratory for students, and a community collaboration in service to a watershed and everyone in its community. Their contributions in this natural environment serve to dramatically illustrate a new way of stewarding the fragile ecosystem in which we live.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

SSIR : #RR : Tackling Heropreneurship

Recommended Read : "Tackling Heropreneurship : Why we need to move from 'the social entrepreneur' to social impact.

"...To really change a system, I believe people need a more holistic set of skills, including systems thinking, an understanding of collaboration tools to further collective impact, and lateral leadership skills such as the ability to lead without power and to galvanize movement toward a common goal across a diverse and disjointed solutions ecosystem. They also need a grounded understanding of themselves and their skills, such as how they like to work, which roles in a team best fit their skills, and if/how their risk tolerance fits with the range of social impact career options. Finally, if they plan to take a leadership or strategic role in solving a problem, they need a deep understanding of the reality of that problem."