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Diamonds are not Forever

Some time ago—just in time for a major anniversary—a friend of mine clued me in to Geoffrey’s Diamonds, an independent jeweler on Walnut Street in …

San Mateo County

Welcome to Redwood City

Tuesday afternoon I flew back to the Bay Area, having spent a long weekend up in Portland seeing my kids. I got home and almost immediately headed …

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A Model City

I grew up in Southern California, so very occasionally–every few years or so–I had the privilege of going to Disneyland. Disneyland was, and still …

Walt Disney Company

Help Wanted

I just love this time of year. As Halloween (and later, Christmas) approaches, all of the decorations people put up give me plenty of new things to …

San Mateo County

Where There’s Smoke…

Given this post’s title, you’re probably thinking that I’m going to write about the fires that have been raging in the greater Bay Area of late. …

Cannabis

A Man, A Plan, A Canal, Panama!

Although my title is only somewhat related to today’s blog post, I love whimsical wordplay and the title of this week’s post is a famous palindrome: …

Urban Design

Southern Developments

Each week my wife and I drive for Meals on Wheels. Our regular route covers a portion of downtown Redwood City: Meals on Wheels tries to assign …

San Mateo County

Mingus, AZ (Spring to Early Fall)

The Center of the Universe for Hang Gliding and Paragliding<p>Mingus Mountain, located in the Prescott National Forest between Prescott Valley and …

Hang Gliding

La Salina Baja Mexico's most popular and diverse airsport venue

<b>Welcome to the FLYLASALINA.com website authored by Bajabrent (see</b> <b>www.bajabrent.com</b><b>) Baja's most experienced La Salina paragliding pilot. This website</b> …

List-Worthy

Guide to Jackson Hole (July -Sept)

• <b>Jagged mountains, huge faces, ripping climbs to 6,000m</b>• <b><br>XC across remote terrain, but easier options too</b>• <b><br>Go in late summer, from July to September</b>• <b><br>A</b> …

Skiing

Neighborhoods: Canyon

This week, I present the second in my series of blog posts focusing on specific Redwood City neighborhoods. Last time I took a look at Friendly …

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Broadway Revue

I’ve been thinking a lot about retail lately. For one, I’m still thinking about that presentation on downtown retail and hotels given to the City …

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Going, Going, Gone!

On August 28 our City Council spent the majority of their council meeting in a “Study session regarding retail and hotel opportunities for the …

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It’s Good to be Back

It sure is good to be back in Redwood City! For the last couple of weeks I’ve been in Portland (Oregon), first to see the eclipse and then to attend …

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Neighborhoods: Friendly Acres

For some time I’ve been meaning to do a series of articles focusing on Redwood City’s different neighborhoods. Lately the City Council has taken a …

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Seating Plan

Sometimes a widely accepted word usage just strikes me as odd. For instance, no matter how many times I see or hear the phrase “county seat” I …

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Bay Tours

Last week’s post on places to find a good hamburger in Redwood City really seems to have struck a chord with my readers. Not only did I get a number …

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Long Live the King

Back in June I noted that construction fences had gone up around the Burger King at 575 El Camino Real, near Whipple Avenue. After doing some …

Restaurants

Lets Get Small

This week I’m finally addressing a topic I’ve been meaning to write about for quite some time now. If you sit at one of the outside tables at the …

Lofts

Strolling Along Fifth Avenue

Although absolutely no one would confuse our area’s Fifth Avenue with the more famous one in New York, I nevertheless find it an interesting and …

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Who Knew?

Avoiding the heat was the name of the game this week. Given the week’s weather forecast, it was clear that Tuesday was going to be the best day for a …

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Something in Common

After I gather my notes for one of these blog posts, I put them into a rough order and then try to discern a common thread around which I can weave …

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Fact Finding

The City of Redwood City maintains a list of the major development and infrastructure projects on its website, a list upon which I keep a close eye. …

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Working Out

This week I took a long walk that, among other things, took me downtown along Broadway. While passing Broadway Masala I noticed that their …

Fitness

Getting From Here to There

Throughout this calendar year Redwood City is celebrating its “sesquicentennial”—it’s 150th anniversary. The city picked 1867 as the official birth …

Cities

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

Almost exactly one year ago I took a series of walks that took me to each hotel and motel within Redwood City’s borders. I of course wrote a post …

San Mateo County

Witnessing the Birth

As someone who spent the majority of his working career in tech, I cannot help but consider Redwood City’s place within Silicon Valley (which, …

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Flipboard

Out to Lunch

My wife and I both work from home, so we eat lunch together more often than not. We usually eat lunch here at the house, but if we are out running …

Restaurants

underthesymmetree:

Fibonacci you crazy bastard….<p>As seen in the solar system (by no ridiculous coincidence), Earth orbits the Sun 8 times in the same period that Venus orbits the Sun 13 times! Drawing a line between Earth & Venus every week results in a spectacular FIVE side symmetry!!<p>Lets bring up those Fibonacci numbers again: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34..<p>So if we imagine planets with Fibonacci orbits, do they create Fibonacci symmetries?!<p>You bet!! Depicted here is a:<p>2 sided symmetry (5 orbits x 3 orbits)<br>• 3 …