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Reporters’ notebook
March 14, 2014, 05:00 AM

Join librarians at the South San Francisco Public Library for a week of eBook workshops from March 24-30. Workshops will be offered every day to help you download eBooks and eAudiobooks to your device.

Workshops will be offered at the following times: 10 a.m.-noon. Monday; 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-noon. Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

For more information about this free program, call 829-3860. The South San Francisco Public Library is located at 840 West Orange Ave. in South San Francisco.


Trying to lose weight or live a healthier life? Join the South San Francisco Public Library and Seton Medical Center for a free healthy living workshop. The workshop will explore many of today’s popular diets so you can find the diet that best fits your goals. This free event takes place 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at the South San Francisco Public Library Auditorium, 840 West Orange Ave. in South San Francisco. Light refreshments provided. 

For more information about the program call 829-3860.


The owners of the Fox Theatre in Redwood City are expanding their theatrical holdings. Eric and Lori Lechtefeld announced this week they have entered escrow to purchase the Golden State Theatre in Monterey. The theater includes 1,000 seats, 6,000 square feet of office space and five storefronts occupied by three restaurants and two retail stores. The couple bought the Fox Theatre in 2010.


Forget “Night at the Museum.” In San Mateo County, it’s all about “Night@Shoreway.” The Shoreway Environmental Center in San Carlos is holding its second night event which will give Girl Scouts from Belmont the chance to check out the recycling center after hours.


Redwood City is looking for a few good volunteers on Friday, March 21 to build a new playground at Friendship Park, 2914 Huntington Ave. in North Fair Oaks using a design based on children’s drawings. To volunteer for the project, estimated to help 18,000 kids in North Fair Oaks, visit the city web site and click on the right tab to help out with building, food or loaning tools.


Pacific Gas and Electric was recognized as corporate citizen of the year by the San Mateo Police Activities League’s annual Lights and Sirens Awards and Recognition event Friday, March 7.

The award was accepted by Papia Gambelin, the company’s Corporate Affairs director for the Central Coast region, which includes the Peninsula.

The award recognizes PAL partners who provided major support for youth programs, such as the G.R.E.A.T. program that has brought uniformed officers to middle-school classrooms in the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District. The 13-week program teaches positive decision-making and other skills to young teens.


For the seventh consecutive year, J.D. Power ranked Kaiser Permanente highest in customer satisfaction for California, according to a study released this week.

The Reporters’ Notebook is a weekly collection of facts culled from the notebooks of the Daily Journal staff. It appears in the Friday edition.



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