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senior drivers
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Elliot Karlan / FOR THE ARK
Belveron resident Anne Ripley, 80, says she no longer drives at night, but wants to hang on to the freedom and independence of driving for as long as she can.
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Seniors safely staying behind the wheel
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By Ann Mizel
amizel@thearknewspaper.com
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Most drivers can remember getting their first driver's license — it was a red-letter day. Driving means mobility. It means freedom and independence.

For senior drivers, losing one's license quickly becomes a quality of life issue.
It can mean restructuring your days according to when you can get a ride, or learning to use public transportation for the first time in decades. It can mean isolation.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the elderly population is the fastest growing population in California — there will be more than 6 million residents older than 65 by 2020. In response to the needs of a large aging population, public and private agencies have developed programs to help seniors safely extend their driving years, and programs that offer transportation assistance to elderly non-drivers, allowing them to keep their independence.

The Department of Motor Vehicles' Senior Driver Ombudsman program, begun in 2000, was created to address seniors' concerns related to safe driving. The program has four ombudsmen who serve as intermediaries to ensure that senior are treated fairly and with respect.

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From fun run to fashion show, Reed schools foundation kicks off annual fundraising drive
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By Nicole Jones
njones@thearknewspaper.com

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The Foundation for Reed Schools is gearing up for its annual fundraising blitz next week — but this year, a few changes are in store.

First, the foundation has its sights set on its most ambitious goal ever: $1.9 million. That will be the aim when the string of benefits starts April 30 with Kids' Bingo Night. Along with annual favorites like the fashion show and Reed Regatta, organizers have also planned a student fun run for May 1.
The Reed Regatta will also have a markedly different vibe.

This year, the atmosphere will have the feel of an art festival. A variety of dining options will be provided from food truck vendors; art exhibits in the vein of "Art History 101: Pop Art Now and Then" will be on display; and revelers are encouraged to dance the night away. Tickets for the May 3 regatta are $150.

Not to mention organizers are hoping for one of the most successful silent and live auctions.

"We have some very unique prizes up for grabs this year," auction co-chair Tina Atherton said. "We're all excited about what will be available, and we're hoping to have a banner year."

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If You go
The Foundation for Reed Schools' annual spring fundraising drive runs April 30-May 3 at Blackie's Pasture, with the San Francisco Giants' Tiburon Day on May 23. The foundation's fundraising goal is $1.9 million.
• Kids' Bingo Night: 5-6:30 p.m. April 30. Entry is $10 per child.
1.9K for $1.9M Fun Run: 3-6 p.m. May 1 at Blackie's Pasture. Free. Students must sign up by April 25 at arkn.ws/2014funrun.
13th annual Fashion Show and Boutique: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 2 at Blackie's Pasture. Luncheon at noon; fashion show at 12:30 p.m. $125 for lunch and show. The boutique is free. Raffle tickets are $100.
Reed Regatta: 6 p.m. May 3 at Blackie's Pasture. $150.
Tiburon Day at the Giants: 7:15 p.m. May 23 at AT&T Park, San Francisco. $30 bleachers, $20 view reserve.
How to buy: Tickets for bingo, the fashion show and raffle, and the Giants game, along with donations for the fun run, may be purchased at arkn.ws/reedspring2014. Tickets for the Reed Regatta dinner and auction are available at arkn.ws/reedregatta2014.
Info: Learn more about the Foundation for Reed Schools and its events at foundationforreedschools.com.
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Forum attendees pan meters, want focus on employee parking

By Deirdre McCrohan
dmccrohan@theark
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Meters are not the answer to Tiburon's downtown parking shortage, but residents and merchants said at a recent forum, but they agreed that downtown employees — who often rotate in and out of two-hour street spaces — need a better solution.

Although one resident at the town's April 10 forum on downtown parking solutions quipped that he would favor meters if Tiburon used the revenue to pay off its public pension liability, most who spoke were opposed.

Over the past few years, the town has been engaged in an effort to breathe new life into downtown Tiburon, including the creation of a Downtown Revitalization Task Force that has looked into ways to make the town a more enjoyable experience for visitors and residents alike, as well as a new town slogan and a new website with a marketing focus.

But one thing officials found during workshops on its revitalization efforts was that there wasn't enough low-cost parking that permits people to eat, shop and run errands without constantly moving their cars, Tiburon Town Manager Peggy Curran says.

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