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Ellie Wikholm Died at the End of May, 2015

This photograph was taken twenty years ago
at a birthday party for her friend Carla at Carla's Point Arena home.

Ellie was a caregiver for several Whitecaps members over the years as well as being a member herself.

New Toll-payment System on the GG Bridge

We received the following email and attachment today, March 14, 2013.

Good Morning. Today, I wanted to let you know that by the start of the morning commute on the Golden Gate Bridge, Wednesday, March 27, 2013, the final “cut-over” to all electronic tolling will have taken place and our toll collectors will no longer be in the toll lanes to accept cash. Of the original 28 collectors, 9 do not yet have other positions, but we are still working with them to try to place them into other jobs here. Information about the four all electronic toll payment options (FasTrak, plus three Pay-By-Plate choices) and how they work are explained here: www.goldengate.org/tolls or people can call the customer service center to learn more: Toll Free (877) BAY-TOLL (1-877-229-8655). We appreciate your assistance in spreading the word to your friends, neighbors, clients, co-workers, relatives, customers to be sure that they are aware of this change. Also, I have attached sample articles that you may use in any way that is helpful for you.
Mary Currie, Public Affairs Director Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District
All Electronic Tolling is Coming to the GGB on March 27: www.goldengate.org/tolls
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No more fumbling for cash to pay your toll and no more stopping at the Toll Plaza when you cross the Golden Gate Bridge. All electronic tolling, a cashless payment system, will be in place for the morning commute on March 27th. If motorists haven’t already made the move to FasTrak, they can also try one of the three new Pay-By-Plate toll payment options: open a License Plate Account, make a One-Time Payment, or pay a Toll Invoice. At the Golden Gate Bridge, drivers using FasTrak pay discounted toll rates and with the Pay-By-Plate options, the non-discounted toll rates apply. For example, when using FasTrak, a 2-axle vehicle pays $5 toll while motorists using a Pay-By-Plate option pay a $6 toll. FasTrak is likely the most convenient and seamless toll payment choice if you cross the Golden Gate or any of the Bay Area toll bridges, or use the Express Lanes in the East Bay at least ONCE a year. FasTrak saves you money at the Golden Gate and requires a prepaid toll balance.

Open a FasTrak Account now at www.bayareafastrak.org/ or pick up a FasTrak toll tag at select Walgreens, Costco, Safeway, and other retail locations listed online. If FasTrak is not for you, then the Pay-By-Plate options (License Plate Account, One-Time Payment, or Toll Invoice) may better suit your needs. These options are all tied to your license plate number that is scanned while driving through the Toll Plaza. A License Plate Account is similar to FasTrak, but you “pay as you go” (rather than maintaining a prepaid toll balance with FasTrak) as your credit card is charged ONLY when you cross the Golden Gate Bridge. Making a One-Time Payment is ideal for those that want to continue to pay using cash at one of many Cash Payment Locations around the Bay Area where you can use cash to pay your toll as many as 30 days before or 48 hours after your crossing. And, if you take no action to use FasTrak, License Plate Account, or One-Time Payment, the registered owner of the vehicle is mailed a Toll Invoice (with no added penalties). To learn more, visit our website: www.goldengate.org/tolls

New Stagecoach Map and Schedules
on the Transportation Page

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Changes to the Exercise Program

Anna Gottreich will be making some modifications to the exercise program with more emphasis on balance control and more work while standing (for those who can). There is no longer a required fee but, rather, a suggested donation for those who wish to contribute.

There is relevant material newly added to the Forum page and the new description of the classes in the Stretch page.


white golf shirtStuArt Chapman made a logo type design based on the logo you see in the upper left corner of this page, a miniature of Hokusai's "Great Wave". Buzz at the Bolinas Surf Shop has made the necessary silk-screen and you can now buy T-Shirts or Golf Shirts or Baseball Caps with the logo in any of several colors on stock of various colors directly from Buzz. Here is a white golf shirt with a navy logo.


 Close Embrace Invitation

This is a special invitation to see Alma Del Tango's 2013 dance production, Close Embrace, a Tango Love Story, choreographed and directed by Debbie Goodwin, and performed Feb.14-17th at Drake Little Theatre, 1327 Sir Frances Drake Blvd., San Anselmo, CA 94960.

Tickets are $20.00 in advance (415 453 4371) or $25.00 at the door if available. And because I am a cast member, I am happy to be able to offer a special group discounted rate of $15.00 for our Valentine's Day production on Feb.14th at 8:00PM and for our Sunday production on Feb.17th at 2:00PM for a group of 10 or more each performance.

So grab your honey or come by yourself or with a group of friends to see how easy it is for Tango to captivate your mind, body and soul. We have some of the best Bay area dancers, Daniel Peters, Rose Vierling, and David Caditz performing as guest artists with a special appearance by Debbie Goodwin and John Campbell. Of course, I along with my fellow student cast members will thrill and delight you!!  If you would like to reserve your tickets at the group rate of $15.00 for 10 people, call Sylvia at 415 381 5370 and she will be happy to take your reservation. Checks made out to Alma Del Tango are tax deductible.

Hope to see you there!