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California Connection

Welcome to the California Connection, the weekly news service provided in English and Spanish by the California Council of the Blind.

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California Connection - Current Eddition
October 12, 2017

Welcome to the California connection for October 12.
In order to have a message in the connection, please provide the message either to the office or to Gabe Griffith directly at (925) 768-8195 or ca.connection@ccbnet.org by 5:00 PM on Wednesday before the connection is recorded.
Also, please make sure your message states in the subject line that it is for the connection or it may be missed.

Blind Alive

Buy Blind Alive exercise products through the CCB website and we receive 15% of the proceeds.

Accessible Bus Sites

Hello everyone,
Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho and Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund are engaged in structured negotiations with a municipal bus system to improve the accessibility of its website. We are looking for GOOD examples of municipal bus system websites. Does anyone have any recommendations of public bus system websites that they can successfully navigate with their screen readers to find out arrival and departure times, routes, payment information, et cetera?

Please Contact Megan Ryan at 510) 763-9800 or mryan@gbdhlegal.com


The 2017 World Series Food Fest Fundraiser put on by the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the CCB is once again coming up on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 3-7 PM.
The location is the VFW Hall, 8548 Lankershim Blvd., just north of Roscoe Blvd., in Sun Valley, CA. The menu will still be the same and as good as last year including Ken's famous Chili.

Our price has not changed in over ten years, $15 for adults, $8 for children 4-12, and free under age 4. Two $50 gift cards will be given out in a drawing to two participants who call me on or before October 16, 2017. There will also be door prizes and a live auction as in previous fundraisers.

Contact information is: Ken Metz, HOME-(818) 882-3610, CELL-(323) 793-1805, and email kenmetz1946@gmail.com.

California Library Users Conference Call

CLUA invites book lovers to join our discussion on our favorite series or type of book we enjoy reading the most. This conference is open to members and non-members of CLUA, anyone who wants to share what types of books they especially enjoy reading.

When? Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Phone: (712) 432-3066;
Access code: 497700.

My name is Debbie Barry, and I will facilitate the book discussion. If you have any questions, please contact me at:
(home phone) (818) 997-9065;
(cell) (818) 997-9065.
Or E-mail: dmbookworm1025@roadrunner.com.

We hope to see you then; everyone who loves to read is welcome!

Thank you for reading,
Have a nice day

Gabe Griffith

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