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Darlene - 08/03/98 15:26:26
To Manny; Estelle; and Tushar: Manny, "you're welcome. See you soon. We ALL miss you!" I gave Yard Dog copies of the commuter/computer (try saying that fast!) article; he thought it was great to see himself quoted without any "bad" words! Estelle: I thought I was too cynical but am glad to see your impression of the so-called meeting matched mine. Will be glad to write a letter. Marty thought a letter to Gov Wilson might also be in order. See you soon and thanks for your hard work in making the meeting happen. You are much appreciated!
Tushar: May you have a speedy and complete recovery.
Manny - 08/02/98 22:15:02
I want to thank everyone for your concern, it is
very much appreceited. I miss all of you and
looking foward to returning to work. Needless
to say it will be a while longer. The fruit basket
was wonderful and quite a surprise and I want
to say thank you. I talked to Ric aka yardog
his sister was operated on and was doing better.
I am very impressed with the
EStelle - 08/01/98 15:52:14
The rest of the address for the CCJPA is: Oakland, California 94604-2688
Estelle - 08/01/98 15:47:02
I appreciate Mr. Fleisher conducting a workshop on the 726 last night, but don't think our opinions will be considered seriously (at least for those of us who are in favor of Option A). We are apparently outnumbered, and more likely, outpoliticized (a ne
word?). I have asked his assistant to send us copies of questions and responses from previous workshops held in Auburn, Sacramento, Oakland, and San Jose.
I encourage you to document your opinions in letters to the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority, P.O. Box 12688 (LMA-2). Letters should be copied to individual Joint Powers Board representatives in Placer County, Sacramento Regional Transit District,
olano Transportation Authority, and Yolo County Transportation District. I will get names and addresses. Please make copies for our files.
The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority meets again on August 12.
Manny - 07/29/98 19:56:27
Do you know of any old Malley engineers who used to run the Sacramento Canyon? I need some historical information on how oil was transferred from SP to PG&E at the old Redding Manufactured Gas Plant. Give me a call at 916-366-1701 ex 361.
Estelle - 07/29/98 05:59:23
Does anyone have plans to attend the Amtrak hearings? We need representation and there's not much time to organize. Let's talk about it on the train tomorrow.
Darlene - 07/28/98 23:00:28
Re the Amtrak hearings: sorry the telephone number did not appear in its complete form. The number for info is 510-464-6085. Hope it works this time.
ChrisS - 07/28/98 21:52:54
Bill Fleisher would like to meet with us friday,
July 31, 1998 on the 5:38 p.m. train (726?). Is that correct Bobby? Please come prepared to discuss issues with Bill and members of his staff.
Let's try to develop an agenda tonight.
Darlene - 07/28/98 18:34:08
To anyone interested: Amtrak is holding public meetings on the Amtrak Capitols (see www.transitinfo.org) on July 29 and 30; in Oakland on the 29th and in San Jose on the 30th. These meetings concern the proposed 5th and 6th additional runs. Call 510-4
4-6085 for more information.
Darlene - 07/28/98 18:02:56
Tushar: Great to see you back on the train!!! I want to see a tres chic eyepatch tonight!
Michelle Caisse - 07/23/98 23:29:38
What happened to Manny? Manny got clunked on the back of the head with some sort of overhead door that fell open on the lower level of the lounge car. It happened while 726 was in the Oakland yard preparing to leave. He had a concussion and was in the
ospital overnight. He's still (over a week later) recuperating at home, but reportedly doing better. We hope you're feeling better, Manny!
Roy Woodward - 07/23/98 19:40:30
Sounds like lots going on with the train gang; what happened to Manny? Sorry to Darlene and Marti that I've been slow on the travel reports: I'm in Costa Rica (airport project) - green and wet, but may be on the train at least once next week in-between
rips. I guess I've got to show-up in the office once in awhile (my 90-day 10 ride pass is running-out with only 4 rides on it). I took the train from Cusco to Machu Picchu (Peru) last week; at least we don't get off the communter train seasick. That's
a great place to visit if you ever get the chance. August looks like more Spanish practice with lots of projects going on in central and South America. Take care and it's great reading about you all - just add a few more details! Thanks.
Chris S - 07/23/98 17:33:14
We are all thinking of you. How are you feeling and will we be seeing you soon. Please know that the entire "gang" sends their regards. Hope to talk with you soon!!
Chris for the "GANG"
Chris S - 07/22/98 20:37:32
I call bill Fleisher (BART Capital Coordinator) from the train at about 6:30 am to complain about the 15 to 20 minute delay in Martinez. Bill's assistant, Carl Molvia, returned my call to offer an apology to the "group," and an explanation of what happene
, based upon his peliminary investigation. Bill Fleisher would also like to meet with us on Friday, 7/31/98, on the way home. Can we plan to talk about this tonight. Please think of agenda items to bring up.
ChrisS - 07/16/98 15:10:54
Hopefully all of you are aware that the temperatures will be in excess of 105 today in
Sacramento and over 100 in other cities. This means that our speed will be approximately 50 miles p/hr from Richmond to Sacramento. You may want to pick up a snack or other itmes for the long ride home.
Christine - 07/15/98 23:52:47
Manny is expected home this afternoon and will be following up with his own doctor. I have a card and have ordered a fruit and cheese basket. Please see me if you would like to sign the card and make a contribution.
diana - 07/10/98 22:20:52
last minute (as usual) but i've been requested to post a notice of a tgif potluck tonight on the train - be there or be square.
Darlene - 07/10/98 17:28:11
Estelle or Michelle: Mike Cohen should be moved to the former commuter area as he no longer works in the Bay Area. Thanks.
Michelle - 07/02/98 16:14:08
POSITION WANTED - TEMPORARY
Trilingual (French, Spanish, English) woman with strong administrative and organizational skills, knowledge of the arts, history seeks employment in September-October.
Contact Michelle with any ideas. Thanks!
Darlene - 06/23/98 18:32:09
Roy: Where in the world -- and I do mean world -- are you? Marty and I miss you and want to know when we are going to be added to your entrourage.
Tushar - 06/09/98 22:12:42
Golf Tournament! Vow!
I only hope, I will not hear the word "fore" and have to duck and hear the bouncing golf ball/s around me from today onwards on the train.
I hope the aisles will be clear and no one will be using the Amtrak green for their putting practise.
Just kidding!!! This is great and I am going to volunteer myself to help in organising the tournament, as I am not a golfer.
Sam, I like the idea of Marty's 19th hole. I am looking forward to taste Marty's famous chili, which have been discussed on the train before.
Tushar - 06/09/98 21:59:23
What you have informed us is a good and a bad news.
The good news is you have found what you were looking for a long time.
The bad news is the 'first lady of 721 and 726' will not be travelling on Amtrak. I will miss your friendship and your very cool behaviour. You will be moving farther away from Sacramento. This is very sad to me and my wife, who was very complimentary of
ou and liked you.
Anyway what matters is you should be happy!
Good luck and keep in touch,
Michelle - 06/09/98 18:34:45
We have a deal on the house in Pleasant Hill! Watch this board for future announcements -- housewarming party sometime this summer, availability of 3br 2ba 1286 sq ft home in north Davis.
Sam - 06/08/98 22:25:16
Thanks for the emails everyone. Things are going well. I should be back on board in another couple of weeks. Although I may be more asleep than awake! The golf tournament looks like a great idea. I nominate Marty's for the 19th hole. Good location a
d that stunning new pool and landscape job!
Alice - 06/04/98 05:02:51
The June Amtrak parking lot pass has been sold! Thank you for your inquiries!
Tushar - 06/03/98 18:26:05
Thank you for your E-Mail. I am back to work. I am sure you will suceed in your search. I will keep my eyes and ears open, and let you know as soon as I hear of the opportunity for you.
Tushar - 06/02/98 23:28:36
Thank you for your E-Mail. I hope you are succesful in your search. I will keep my eyes and ears open and will let you know of the opportunity, as soon as I hear about it.
Alice - 05/28/98 06:12:04
Reduced Cost Sacramento Amtrak Parking Pass!!
Interested in parking at the Sacramento Amtrak parking lot everyday for the month of June for $35? (Regular cost: $50/month or $4.50/day)
Call Alice Mark at (510) 540-2534 (8AM to 5PM/M-F)
NOTICE: Sacramento Amtrak Parking written notification requirement. If you're thinking of NOT parking at the Sacramento Amtrak parking lot, be sure to give 30 days advance written notice before the 1st of the month that you won't be using the parking pa
Tushar - 05/22/98 00:21:20
Congratulations on the birth of the twins.
Hey Papa, you cannot blame the Amtrak Train schedule for the loss of your sleep hours, anymore.
Charly - 05/21/98 19:33:05
No, I wasn't abducted by aliens, I just got laid off as of 5/7, was sick for a week, and had a bit of trouble getting to this web page. The good news is that I have been getting a solid 6 hours of sleep *every day*. I miss you all, and I'll probably be r
ding a day or two this month while I still have my monthly pass.
Congrats to Sam, Laurie, and the JJ guys. Anyone who wants to reach me can email email@example.com, and I am looking for work, so keep your ears open for me. . .
Sam - 05/16/98 19:13:54
Wanted to let everyone know that we celebrated our first Mothers Day! At 3:30 am on Mother's Day, Laurie gave birth to two healthy boys -- James Chase (5 lbs 9 oz) and John Henry (5 lbs 7 oz). Laurie and the kids are doing great; however, the early morni
g train no longer seems that early! Hope all is well with everyone and that Charlie and Michelle let their opponents win sometimes!
ChrisS - 05/14/98 00:07:32
Roy: Thanks for looking for the gym bag!
Tushar: I want you to know how much we think of
you on the train rides. We are all following your
progress. I think Poopsi and I will visit some
time this weekend. Don't cut all the roses!!! Bobbi and Poopsi are still engaged in their signals when I play "Back Alley"
Bridge. They only "cheat" with me. We all recently met Marty's daughter. She is indeed
delightful, an up and coming business woman. Dog is back from vacation and Manny has been away, and now attending a course.
Take care and please know that we indeed miss you.
The Gang send their regards!!!!
Darlene - 05/13/98 17:35:30
Tushar: That message that sounds as if it came from you, was from me. I'm quite rusty at this tech stuff. Sorry and see you soon.
Tushar - 05/13/98 17:30:07
Glad beyond words to hear that you feel well. I hope by the time you are back on the train we will see you and, more importantly, you will see us. Stay well.
Tushar - 05/11/98 23:45:57
Thank you all for the beautiful card. I appreciatee your concern for my health. I am doing fine. I still have no vision. I hope to see you all by the end of May.
Tushar - 05/11/98 23:43:06
Thank you all for the beautiful card. I appreciatee your concern for my health. I am doing fine. I still have no vision. I hope to see you all by the end of May.
Darlene - 05/07/98 22:15:54
Have you all seen the proposed "development" being planned for the Emeryville Station? It is in the CHRONICLE. If the train is late, we can stay at the Hilton .
Estelle - 04/20/98 05:37:23
Thanks, everyone, for your concern about my father. He's recovering well and the doctors sent him home from the hospital a few days early. It wasn't the most relaxing way to spend ten days in Hawaii, but fortunately there were no complications with the s
rgery. I'll catch up with everyone during the week!
Roy Woodward - 04/19/98 19:50:39
Hi to everyone from overcast Lima Peru. Marty & Darlene insist I keep them informed of my travels - they want to brag about all of the neat things I'm missing on the train. I'm working on various rain forest issues for a pipeline project and learning a
ew new Spanish works everyday (all nice ones I think). The food is great and I've bought some neat textiles and musical instruments at the mercado artesanals. I joined the Brits from our office and went on a 'hash' yesterday near Pantanos de Villa (they
describe it as "an event for drinkers with a running problem" - it was fun even for a non-drinker.
Chris: I looked for a gym bag for you on my last trip, even at the Egyptian store at Heathrow airport, but no luck. Want one with Llamas on it? The bags are attractive (cotton weaves) but in more of a 'refugee' than 'gym' style.
I'm out of here Tuesday night (4/21), but have to stopoff in L.A. for a couple of days. Maybe see you all in a couple weeks. - Roy
diana - 04/16/98 19:03:34
anybody up for a t.g.i.f. potluck on the 726? let's celebrate the end of the week (and the filing of the taxes -ha).
Chris S - 04/14/98 20:43:56
Greetings Capital Corridor Commuters:
I heard from Estelle. She is in Hawaii on a family emergency. Her father underwent bi pass surgery-- (quadruple bi pass). She had to fly out on Monday, p.m. I sent greeting from all of us. She is uncertain about her return date, but did want to let us kn
w what had occurred.
Laptop Cable Found on 726 - 04/13/98 15:16:38
Manny found a 3Com laptop network cable adaptor on the 726 last Friday and gave it to me. If it yours, see me. Marty DeVault
Diana - 04/10/98 18:56:25
Is anyone interested in a last minute "potluck" TGI(G)F party on the 726 tonight?
Chris S - 04/07/98 17:31:34
Will try to meet the train in Berkeley or Sacramento. Missed it this morning by 1 minute
in Davis and Suisun. If anyone wants a copy of
the numbers please call me at (510) 204-5093, or
Pupla can stop by in the am to pick up a copy.
Please don't fear, I'm working at home tomorrow.
Marty DeVault - 04/03/98 23:34:09
Bob W-I did the same thing and got it back letting the conductors know. Someone in the yard probably took it off the train and it is sitting around somewhere. Ask the lost and found in Emeryville. Good luck.
Bob Westfall - 04/03/98 20:03:36
I left a power adapter for a Mac laptop in the lower level of the cafe car on the 723 yesterday. If any of the conductors have noted this to you, please let me know (otherwise, I'm left powerless).
Marilyn Underwood - 04/03/98 18:19:11
Please send email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanxs
Chris S - 04/01/98 20:42:18
Did you know???
It is better of write a letter to CalTrans than e-mail. All letters are required to be logged in and a written response, if the author identifies
the appropriate information (name, address, etc.).
For rail and equipment write to:
Bill Bronie, Chief --Office of Rail Equipment
For other matters write to:
Warren Weber, Rail Program Manager
Address: Caltrans, Rail Program
PO Box 942874 MS #74
Sacramento, CA. 94274-0001
Chris S - 04/01/98 18:50:39
Pupla: I sent you an E-mail. Did you receive it?
Chris S - 03/31/98 17:48:19
Roy: How very exciting about your trip. If you
find a great gym bag, bring one back for me.
When I was in Egypt, I purchased one with images of queen Nefertiti. My car was broken into at a "park and ride." (before my train days) I will never be able to have the bag again. If you happen
to come across one, buy if for me at a reasonable cost.
Marty DeVault - 03/30/98 21:36:14
Thanks for the very first international posting. Sounds like a tough job, but someone has to do it.
We are all waiting to hear more about the birds and warm water fish you are peering at.
- 03/30/98 21:34:14
Roy Woodward - 03/30/98 03:56:44
I promised Marty, et al. to say 'hi' from the Middle East. I'm in Abu Dhabi, UAE, doing environmental assessments (bird watching) for some power/desal plant sites on the Gulf. It's 100 degrees everyday, but everyone says this is great - it gets really h
t in a couple of months. Everything in the city is new, except for where they're tearing down the new stuff to build newer stuff (money is no object). I'm getting out of the city a lot (car, helo, boat); it really is mostly desert here, but the Gulf is
like a big warm aquarium with wonderful fish. Sorry I missed your great party, and I'll probably be back on the train end of April. See you!
Chris S - 03/27/98 21:06:06
We are with Michelle we will also attend the
next party arranged by Pupla and his male crew!!
Chris and Estelle
Michelle - 03/27/98 16:55:23
Luckily, I had nothing to do with the success of the fabulous March 25th party, so no one can expect me to do it again. However, we all know how gracious a host Pupla can be and what a wonderful gravlox he makes, so I nominate him to provide all the food
(home-cooked of, course) for the next party. I will certainly be there!
Pupla - 03/27/98 06:20:42
To Chris, Estelle and Michelle(?):
Ladies, I need to say that because of your efforts, Manny's birthday party was one of the most successful parties we have had ever.
Because of the success of this party, I for one would like not only to thank you but i nominate the three of you to do this on a monthly basis.
If any one would like to second this motion please feel free to do so.
Chris S - 03/21/98 01:34:41
It was so nice to hear from David Berry. David
was a regular some time ago. He loves the web
page. Food order is confirmed. See you on Monday.
Chris S - 03/20/98 22:24:35
Finally, heard from bearclaw (Rick Halliday) I
left a "curt" message (smile. He is not sure
he will be able to attend, since it is on a
Wednesday. He is now manager of the San Jose
Office and can't take the time as of now. He will
let us (me) know next week.
David Berry - 03/20/98 22:15:21
Hey fellow Amtrak Social Society members, I haven't fallen off the edge of the earth. . . Just not commuting to the bay area any more. Hope you are all well and I will try to meet the train in Davis on Wednesday, March 25, 1998.
Chris S - 03/20/98 19:28:23
Paying caterer today about 3:00 p.m. Last chance
to register for the party without an increase in the price. It will be a blast!! Seven of us are
in for the group gift. I'm shopping tomorrow!!
Chirs S (510)204-5093.
Pupla - 03/20/98 06:48:35
Last week I lost a green cardigan on the train. It has sentimental value (have had it for 10 years). If anyone sees it please let me know.
John Kinnison - 03/18/98 22:30:56
Love this link, keep up the good work. Chris...the date of the party changed from the 13th to the 25th...can't make it that day, Oh well, I'll try again.
To all the people who developed this tool, thanks..it's great.
Chris S - 03/18/98 16:29:52
Food order goes in today, this is the last day to pay! See Chris or Estelle. I will not be on the
train Thursday, and will be driving in on Friday,
in order to drive to the restaurant to pay the caterer. Call if you have not signed up by 3/18/98. Chris (510) 204-5093.
Pupla: I called Bearclaw again and left yet, another message. To date no response!
Also some of you indicated you will be purchasing individual gifts. However, I will take responsibility to purchase a group gift, for those who want to go-in as a group. But, I will be shopping on Saturday, so call me if you want to be apart of the grou
gift. Remember, I'm not on the train Thursday and Friday. Chris S
Pupla - 03/18/98 06:01:12
If anyone sees or hears from Bearclaw he should be informed of the party on wednesday. Also, Bearclaw is on the citizens advisory board for Amtrak, his email address should be made available to all commuters.
Cindi Cereceres-Anderson - 03/16/98 20:57:12
Interesting facts on the Birthday boy:
1. Grandpa Choo-Choo's grandfather fled to California from Chihuahua Mexico in order to avoid being killed by Poncho Villa.
2. Grandpa Choo-Choo didn't speak English until Kindergarden. On his first day of school he ran home before class started.
3. Originally a south paw.
4. Played in a band with Lee Greenwood in the 60's.
5. Ran two "Manny's Orange Julius" stands in the 70's.
I thought this info. might be fun to know for the Birthday party.
Chris S - 03/13/98 22:44:19
Someone needs to take responsibility for the cake.
Who would like to volunteer? It could be a male
this time!!! My suggestion is to have written on
the cake "Happy Birthday--Manny (Grandpa Choo-Choo).
Let me or Estelle know who can handle this task!!
Diana - 03/12/98 18:04:36
This is fabulous! Chris - I'll be on the train tonight if it's not too late to pay for the party. I haven't been on the train this week. Thanks :-)
Chris S - 03/11/98 23:09:26
The "Dog" says his birthday is December 4, 19_ _
Therefore, we are Ok, no need for a dual celebration.
Chris S - 03/11/98 23:06:30
Reminder!! Those of you who have not paid for the
party, please do so by the 18th. The food order
will be placed at that time.
Chris S - 03/09/98 23:58:45
Just wanted you to know I finally received access to the web site. Tonight let's plan to determine
the date of "Yard dog's birthday." We would not want it around the same date and we failed to recognize him.
P.S Did you know March is Women Awareness Month!!
Cheryl - 03/09/98 23:50:13
This is absolutely toooooo cool...
Someone pleaase help Bobby Brar...he doesn't remember his email and doesn't know where to get it...does anyone have it?
Post it here! He'd get lots of attention
Mike Cohen - 03/08/98 08:34:10
Darlene: You ran off before I had a chance to wish you a safe trip. Will miss you looking over my shoulder at the cribbage game. See you in a few weeks - Mike
Michelle - 03/06/98 22:14:37
Thanks, Cindi, for the valuable information. We'll use it appropriately. (Keep it under wraps until the b-day, folks.)
If you've had trouble using the email list on the Commuters page, try again. It should work now.
Cindi Cereceres-Anderson - 03/06/98 16:56:40
For your information, the Birthday boy's real name is "Grandpa Choo-Choo", so named nearly 16 years ago.
Also, he may argue the point that his actual birthday is March 24th. This has been an ongoing arguement for years. Ignore it.
Howard Resnick - 03/05/98 21:37:45
Your site is so cool that it almost makes me wish I lived really far from my work!
Maria Tikkanen - 03/05/98 20:33:07
Michelle & Estelle, Thanks for getting this together.
Tushar - 03/05/98 19:07:57
Michelle and Estelle,
Great idea and very good work, both of you.
I showed it to my collegues who travel by BART,
especially, the notice of the party on the 13th.
Guess what, they were jealous. And they wondered if they could do the same on BART.
I had fun teasing them.
Sam - 03/05/98 18:31:15
Michelle, I think Mike Hobson is at ey.com not ex.com. This all looks great.
Marty DeVault - 03/05/98 16:23:01
Michelle, In my machine, email is defaulting to first name regardles where you click.
Michelle - 03/05/98 16:02:27
Wow, this is great. I have just shared this site with some of the people in the office and one fellow said the ferry should do the same thing. Maybe you are on to something here. Bravo!!
Richard - 03/05/98 05:56:00
Hi, I like your work in progress at:
Keep up the good work! Tell Manny he looks cool! Yard Dog needs help from Adobe Photoshop.
Allan - 03/05/98 00:43:44
Success..this does work although with some amount of effort....ok who is going to tell the first joke.
Chris - 03/04/98 23:54:44
Ifound a jacket
Estelle - 03/04/98 04:58:36
Michelle -- This is FANTASTIC -- let's see who gets online tonight!
Chris - 03/04/98 04:07:10
Ron.. told me about this page, but the guy forgot the address. But I am here anyways.
Michelle - 03/04/98 03:48:25
The bulletin board works!
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