Sheriff’s officials will wait tables for Olympics

Diners can head to Chevy’s in Redwood City today for some table waiting service from county sheriff personnel. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sheriff’s officials will greet the public and wait tables at Chevy’s, 2907 El Camino Real, to benefit Special Olympics.

While waiting tables the sheriff’s wait staff will solicit “tips” and talk with customers about Special Olympics, which provides year-round sports training and competitions to children and adults with developmental disabilities.

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO

Teacher’s contract agreement goes to board vote tonight

Teachers in the South San Francisco Unified School District could be a step closer to having a contract when the board votes on ratifying the tentative agreement tonight. The two sides went to impasse but came to a tentative agreement April 29 after meeting with a state mediator several times. The tentative agreement increases teacher salaries by 7 percent this year and 1.5 percent the following year.

The school district would also pay for any increased costs for health benefits over the next two years.

FOSTER CITY

Seminar aimed at helping writers improve skills

Local writers can sharpen their wordplay and writing skills at a Foster City Arts and Culture Committee seminar on Saturday, aimed at helping aspiring authors strengthen their work and find a publisher.

From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Foster City Recreation Center, author Teresa LeYung Ryan will help writers hone their craft through a 90-minute discussion of themes and archetypes, followed by a 30-minute discussion of publishing. The event is $20 for Foster City residents and $25 for nonresidents.

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