Subject: Room change for Santa Clara meeting
Hello UBL TC, I finally had occasion yesterday to inspect the room that was reserved for our UBL TC plenaries 1-5 November (the Meeting Room above the Auditorium). It didn't take more than a glance to see that this room is way too big for us. So I've arranged instead to move the plenaries to the Ballroom of the Mansion. This should be just right for us, and it has the big advantage of moving all of our meetings into the same building -- the same floor, in fact. So we will be using the Ballroom, Billiard[s] Room, and Conservatory, effectively taking over the entire second floor of the Mansion for the week. (I should point out for people who haven't visited the Santa Clara campus that these names are not an affectation. The building in question dates from the 1920s as was for decades the Director's Mansion of the Agnews Developmental Center. It was completely restored when Sun acquired the property from the State of California and is really quite lovely.) This visit also allowed me to check on the directions from the East Bay given in my message of 1 October at http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/ubl/200410/msg00001.html Revised directions for arrivals from the East Bay are as follows: From Oakland Airport, OAK (45-60 minutes): From the Airport terminal follow the signs to I-880 [Nimitz Fwy] South approx 27 miles. Exit at Montague Expressway [West] and continue approximately 2.4 miles. Turn right on Agnews (De La Cruz is to the left); a new Safeway and gentrified strip mall is on the corner. Stay on Agnews (do not enter the campus) and follow it around to the other side of the Sun campus. Turn left at the signal onto Lafayette and then shortly left again at the next signal (Palm Drive). Follow the signs to the Auditorium and Mansion. Please refer to the earlier message for maps and directions from SFO and SJC.