To apply, submit a one-page written essay (single-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins) on the city website at is.gd/bizen493.
The deadline to apply is March 15.
Tools for second units
San Mateo County has released an online toolkit for land owners who are interested in building second units on their properties. Called the "Second Unit Resources Center," the website offers a cost calculator and a step-by-step workbook for people considering the concept, offers stories of people living in and creating second units, and explains what the zoning requirements are in each city throughout the county.
Go to is.gd/unit403 for more information.
International fly fishing film festival
The Guild Theatre will host the International Fly Fishing Film Festival on Thursday, March 15, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
The event is hosted by California Trout, a nonprofit that works to preserve and restore trout and other fish populations. Co-sponsors are the Venturing Angler, Lost Coast Outfitters and Patagonia-Palo Alto.
California Trout spokeswoman Tracey Diaz says that the organization has hosted the event for several years, and it tends to have a strong turnout or sell out.
In general, she said, while the main demographic of fly fishing tends to be older men, the audience is getting younger, and more women are getting into the sport.
Fly fishing is an activity that gets people out in beautiful locations, is meditative and is peaceful, she noted. "I think people are just looking to reconnect with nature and have that meditative break," she said.
—By Kate Bradshaw
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