Community Briefings: Djerassi Hike Registrations, ADU and Composting Workshops, Local School Hiring and More | New
The San Mateo County Sustainability Academy will be hosting a two-hour home composting workshop on Saturday, August 27 at 10 a.m.
Participants will learn how to turn their food scraps, leaves and plant cuttings into compost that helps your garden retain moisture, reduce weeds and prevent erosion, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions Greenhouse.
Free entry. RSVP here.
The Town of Woodside will host Secondary Secondary Apartments (ADU) Workshops five consecutive Thursdays at 6 p.m. at Independence Hall, located at 2955 Woodside Road, during September and October. Each event will be organized for residents based on their electoral district.
At ADU workshops, the city will review recent city code updates that comply with new state laws (such as reducing setbacks and increasing site coverage allowances) and homeowners will receive attention individual on ADU planning.
The workshop for District 1 will take place on September 15, followed by District 2 on September 22; District 3 on September 29; District 4 on October 6; and District 5 on October 13.
Portola Valley is looking for volunteers for its Zotts to Tots family fun run on September 17 to help block off intersections on the race course, answer questions from drivers and help reopen the cross street as soon as the race passes.
Volunteering will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Sign up as a volunteer by emailing Ed Holland at [email protected]
The Portola Valley School District is looking to hire full-time substitute teachers, paraeducator, night watchman, office staff substitute, and traveling substitute teacher. Those interested in applying can find listings here.
Menlo Park City School District is hiring playground supervisors at Hillview Middle School and Encinal School, school crossing guard, preschool aide, teaching aide, transitional kindergarten extended care provider and more of roles. Apply here.
The Ravenswood City School District is hiring substitute teachers, substitute administrator, paraeducators and child nutrition and education worker and more. Apply here.
Las Lomitas and Woodside Elementary School Districts are hiring substitute teachers. Apply here and here.
San Mateo County is embarking on a series of road repairs to repair cracked and rough pavement between State Highways 1 and 35.
Work began on Monday August 22.
The project will ultimately improve road surfaces, but will cause short-term delays and inconveniences, particularly for cyclists.
Michelle Durand, spokeswoman for the county, said this is the 15th consecutive year of the county’s “chip seal” road maintenance program, a proven, cost-effective method that both improves surfaces and causes less disruption to travelers than other treatments.
The project involves 50 miles of county-maintained roads. On August 22, work began on Sunshine Valley Road, then moved to Higgins Canyon Road and Purisima Creek Road.
Road works are expected to last through the week of September 23.
The Djerassi Artist-in-Residence program offers free guided hikes for nature lovers and artists from March to November.
The hike director and program volunteers will guide groups of 20 people on a 3.5-mile hike through the 583-acre ranch, stopping by more than 40 carvings.
The walks will take place every Sunday until November, 12 of which are free. Reservations are available on a first come, first served basis.
More information can be found here.