Around Town: Business forum tackles greenhouse gasTuesday, April 29, is the last day to sign up for a business forum on climate change and greenhouse gas sponsored by the SAMCEDA (San Mateo County Economic Development Association) on Friday, May 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Oracle Conference Center, 350 Oracle Parkway in Redwood Shores.
"Confronting Climate Change: Using Markets to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions" aims to update the local business community on Assembly Bill 32, California's "Global Warming Solutions Act," which sets out new rules and methods for reducing carbon emissions by 2020.
David Crane, an adviser to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on climate change, will join four other speakers to guide business leaders through the fine points of a "cap and trade" system for carbon dioxide.
• Jerry Hill, San Mateo County supervisor, chair of the Bay Area Air Quality Maintenance District, and member of the California Air Resources Board.
• Lawrence H. Goulder, vice chair of the California Market Advisory Committee for AB 32, and professor of environmental and resource economics at Stanford.
• Winston Hickox, chair of the California Market Advisory Committee, and former secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency.
• Josh Margolis, CEO of CantorCO2e.
Tickets to the event are $30 each. For information or tickets, call 413-5600 or go to samceda.org and click on "Using Markets to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions."
Go back to logging days at Woodside Store
Every year, Old Woodside Store Day is a great opportunity to take the family back in time to the days when logging was king in the hills above Woodside.
On Sunday, May 4, from noon to 4 p.m., kids and their grownups can ride in a horse-drawn wagon, cut redwood shingles, make rag dolls, twine rope, churn butter, and immerse themselves in a bygone era, at the 1854 Woodside Store, at the corner of Kings Mountain and Tripp roads. Sponsored by the San Mateo County Historical Association, the event is free and open to the public.
JobTrain holds Breakfast of Champions May 9
Celebrities, politicians, sports stars, and Silicon Valley business leaders will join some 800 guests in honoring graduates of JobTrain's many job-training programs, at the Breakfast of Champions on Friday, May 9, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, 5101, Great America Parkway.
JobTrain, which recently changed its name from OICW, has trained more than 120,000 people for productive jobs over 43 years. On April 24, it graduated 18 people from its newest program, which trains people to install solar equipment.
Co-chairs of the event, which always features mystery guests — such as Joan Baez or Danny Glover, or Tiger Woods — are Susan Ford Dorsey, president of the Sand Hill Foundation; Ronnie Lott of the NFL Hall of Fame; and Paul Cook, founder of Raychem.
Tickets may still be available at $60 each by calling Holly Hansen at 330-6419 or sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
For information, got to jobtrainworks.org.
League of Women Voters meets May 12
Linda Craig of Menlo Park, advocacy director for the League of Women Voters of California, will be the speaker at the annual meeting of the League of Women Voters of South San Mateo County, on Monday, May 12, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Trellis Restaurant, 1077 El Camino Real in Menlo Park.
Ms. Craig will speak at 8:30 p.m. on "How the League Takes Action." She will discuss League actions at the state level, including its support of efforts to reform the way that California establishes legislative districts.
Tickets at $30 each should be reserved by Wednesday, May 7. Guests are encouraged; the meeting alone is free.
For information or reservations, call 325-5780; or go to lwvssmc.org.