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Pacifica Baseball Puts Two Freshmen On All-CIF Team

The awards continue to roll in for Pacifica Baseball as Kevin Hammer and Keenan Pierandozzi-Howes were selected to the All-CIF Southern Section Division VII baseball team.  Hammer, the Mulholland League MVP, was selected to the first team while Pierandozzi-Howes was awarded second team honors.  They are two out of only four freshmen to make All-CIF baseball teams in any division.

Pacifica finished its inaugural baseball season with an overall record of 13 wins and 4 losses, a Mulholland League championship and a first round victory in the CIF playoffs.  Pierandozzi-Howes led the team with a .509 batting average, while Hammer hit at a .456 clip and recorded a team-high 4 wins on the mound, including a complete game victory over Newbury Park Adventist in the first round of the CIF playoffs.

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SMMUSD Accepting Applications For Citizens Commitee to Examiine Feasibility of Emergency and Temporary Parcel Tax

At its July 16, 2009, meeting, the SMMUSD Board of Education approved the establishment of a Citizens Committee to examine the feasibility of an emergency and temporary parcel tax to offset all or a portion of the budget deficit due to the State budget crisis.

The draft charges of the committee are as follows:

Report to the Board of Education with a recommendation regarding the feasibility of an emergency and temporary parcel tax.

Work with a polling firm to craft questions for community input.

Work with the Chief Financial Officer to delineate the steps necessary to place a parcel tax on a future ballot or special election and retain the necessary counsel for each step of the process.

This report should be made no later than the December 10, 2009, board meeting.

It is possible that this committee would also later examine the feasibility of a bond measure following recommendations regarding an emergency and temporary parcel tax.

The committee will meet regularly through December 10, 2009.  The schedule of meetings will be determined at the committee’s first meeting.  Additional meetings will be scheduled as needed.

Members of the public who would like to serve on the committee need to complete an application, a link to which can be found in the bottom left-hand corner of the district’s web site: http://www.smmusd.org.  Completed applications can be emailed to swahrenbrock@smmusd.org, faxed to 310.581.1138, or dropped off at the district office: 1651 16th Street, Santa Monica.

Completed applications must be submitted to the Superintendent’s Office no later than August 11, 2009.

A subcommittee of the Board of Education will review all completed applications and bring forward a list of recommended committee members for board approval at the August 19, 2009, board meeting. 

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