February 11, 2013
On the San Francisco Peninsula there are 14 active and 16 pending sales in Burlingame. Low inventory continues to be a problem everywhere. It is amazing how agents keep coming up with properties to sell to their waiting “pent up” buyers. Our Burlingame office just had 50 offers on a pair of fixer properties in San Mateo, which sold all cash substantially over asking price. There is little new inventory coming on in Hillsborough, however the high end is starting to show movement with four properties over $10 million and two over $5 million now in escrow. This is very encouraging to see high-end buyers actively in the market. Our Palo Alto manager says the inventory is even scarcer (if possible) than last year – while the demand is higher. Lack of inventory is the biggest concern for agents and clients in the Redwood City-San Carlos area. Agents are working in a wider area in order to find properties for their buyers. In San Mateo, our manager sees a slight increase in listings. Homes that are off-market coming back on the MLS in the Woodside and Portola Valley area. Sales have picked up over the past two weeks. Everyone has lots of buyers – not too many sellers yet.
August 15, 2012
A great time was had by all who love Hawaiian music. A group of ukulele musicians entertained us yesterday morning at the Belmont Senior Center. We had some special dancers as well. Click on the 2 links for a short video of the event.
July 21, 2012
Sample scores from 1998 for comparison purposes between districts
TOTAL READING Grade level-Percent of Students
TOTAL MATH Grade level-Percent of Students
TOTAL LANGUAGE Grade level-Percent of Students
SCIENCE Grade level-Percent
SOCIAL SCIENCE Grade level-Percent
|San Mateo Co.||54||51||53||54||55||55||57||43||38||40||49||52||49||53||57||53||52||55||48||50||54||52||57||59||59||62||58||59||44||52||45||50||56||52||43||62|
|Belmont/Redwood Shores Elem.||58||69||72||70||76||76||77||61||73||74||67||77||74||66||65||69||73||71||75||82||76|
|Jefferson Union High||36||28||33||51||40||43||54||38||47||43||48||43||45||35||61|
|La Honda Pescadero||39||54||59||43||34||62||64||31||33||45||42||46||51||53||38||58||38||63||19||48||50||54||60||53||35||65||38||52||30||39||41||24||30||56||30||48|
|Los Lomitas Elem.||71||88||85||89||82||87||84||76||83||86||90||88||87||87||71||80||91||89||85||93||83|
|Menlo Park City Elem.||76||81||85||85||81||84||88||73||79||81||81||82||84||83||79||78||84||87||82||84||85|
|Portola Valley Elem.||88||94||96||96||87||98||95||93||93||91||97||93||92||94||84||92||94||95||97||100||94|
|East Palo Alto Charter||22||8||12||16||32||22||26||22||16||8||20||32|
|Redwood City Elem.||46||41||37||41||40||42||43||42||41||35||39||50||40||38||49||39||38||43||43||47||41|
|San Bruno Elem.||56||55||57||55||59||58||54||57||60||46||48||54||54||43||62||52||58||59||60||67||59|
|San Carlos Elem.||65||70||74||73||76||77||78||65||60||56||68||73||72||72||72||67||75||75||70||76||70|
|San Mateo/Foster City Elem.||52||54||59||58||59||61||65||49||50||57||57||60||55||56||56||54||63||63||62||68||64|
|San Mateo Union||52||51||48||65||63||60||69||55||61||53||58||52||64||55||68|
|South SSF Unified||54||44||44||51||52||49||46||39||36||32||45||55||44||53||52||44||43||55||49||44||51||48||50||56||52||52||44||62||47||47||41||57||41||47||41||66|
June 3, 2012
|An update on our current market counties in the Bay Area.
May 20, 2012
April 13, 2012
You have to check this awesome photo out….
My daughter, Lizzy and I were driving home from up north of where we live last evening, not a good night to be out. Lizzy is good at driving in the torrential rains, which is actually a surprise for me.
Since in my younger days… when I flew for TWA, I remember being in a high rise hotel with other CA flight attendants and they all came running into my room. I actually thought we were having a bomb scare. Not to be. They were just afraid… None of them had experience the thunder and lightening that we just had.
I was at the office today and everyone was talking about the lighting and I said, “it is just like being at home”, another lady said, “just like being in Pennsylvania”…. I think we experience a lot growing up in the Midwest or East Coast and we are so grateful to be here. On the same note, I think we take our beautiful weather for granted.
For me, it is a joy to live here and not shovel snow, or freeze to death trying to dig my car out of snow in the parking lot, so I can drive home. And, I love flowers, we have that one all the time, don’t we?
April 11, 2012
A very usful presentation for everyone that has concerns over this topic. I feel it is always good to get as much information as possible. Dementia is an epidemic. Alzheimer‘s disease is the most common cause of dementia in individuals over 60 years of age and roughly half of all people aged 85 and up suffer from it.
You can learn: How to avoid dementia, warning signs, latest research and treatment.
This is on Tuesday, April 17 at 10:00 AM. For more information and to register call: 650-802-4384.
April 6, 2012
Belmont’s Big Egg Adventure is Saturday @ 9 a.m. sharp in Twin Pines Park.
Burlingame Lions Club annual Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast is Saturday @ 8 a.m. in Washington Park.
Half Moon Bay:
Easter Egg Coloring Class is Saturday @ 2 p.m. at New Leaf Community Market.
City Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday @ 11:45 a.m at the Half Moon Bay High School softball field.
Menlo Park (2):
City Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday @ 10 a.m. in Kelly Park.
City Egg Hunt is Saturday @ 10 a.m. at Frontierland Park.
Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday @ 1 p.m. at New Life Community Fellowship.
Palo Alto (2):
Children’s Easter Party is Saturday @ 9:30 a.m.,11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Gamble Garden.
Easter Family Fun Day is Saturday @ 12 p.m. in Bell Street Park (EPA).
Redwood City (2):
Free Easter Egg Hunt is Sunday @ 11:30 a.m. at Malibu Castle.
Free Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday @ 10 a.m. at Whole Foods for ages 2-12.
Eggstravaganza is Saturday beginning @ 9:30 a.m. in Central Park.
As with everything these days, there’s even a website for nationwide Easter Egg hunts in case you’ll be out of town. You can check it out here.
Compliments from Dave Colby
March 21, 2012
I am so sorry to hear this news, however it does make me wonder where in the world I am headed. I can’t jog anymore NOW… This lady is to be admired. And, the driver 83, this could happen to anyone. So sorry for both of them at this stage of their lives. Still driving and jogging? Driving yes, but jogging???
Maybe, they can tell me how they do it.
“An 80 yr old Belmont woman was struck by a car, while jogging on El Camino, Tuesday afternoon. The woman was crossing Middle Rd at approx. 4:00 PM when she was struck by a 1988 Toyota that was making a right turn from Middle Rd onto S/B El Camino. The jogger was treated at the scene by Belmont Fire Department paramedics and transported to an area hospital with non life threatening injuries. The driver of the Toyota, an 83 yr old Belmont man, was not injured.
The driver was attempting to make a right turn on a red light, when the collision occurred. While the cause is still under investigation, it also appears that the driver’s attention was focused on the on-coming El Camino traffic to his left, and he did not see the jogger, who stepped off the curb to his right. The jogger, who saw the Toyota, may have felt that she was safe as she was crossing with the light.
“It is important that both drivers and pedestrians stay alert.” “Drivers must check all around them, especially when making turns” said Belmont Police Chief Don Mattei. “Pedestrians also shouldn’t assume that drivers see them.” “Just because you have a green light or a walk signal, it may not be safe to cross.” “Try and make eye contact with drivers, whenever possible, to make sure the driver sees you” Mattei added.”
October 17, 2011
|Compliments of ABC News Events|
Now that we have really enjoyable weather, it will be great fun for our ghosts and goblins this year.
Farmer John’s Pumpkin Farm
Fun, family atmosphere in a relaxing country setting off of Highway 1. Monday – Friday 9:30am – 5:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am – 6pm. 850 North Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. (650) 726-4980.
Half Moon Bay Main Street
41st Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival 2011- Music stages, food, drinks, crafts, costume contests and more. October 15th – 16th, 2011. 10am – 5pm. 850 North Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019.
Halloween on the Farm- Pumpkin patches, ghost train ride, hay ride, and haunted house, and petting zoo. Open daily in October. 12320 San Mateo Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. (650) 726-2342.
Halloween Parade and Carnival- Parade from Burgess Park to Fremont Park. Participants will receive a trick or treat bag. After the parade, trick or treat your way back to Burgess Park through Downtown Menlo Park at participating stores. The Arrillaga Family Recreation Center will then open for a carnival for children ages 12 and under. Activities are co-sponsored by the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce. Saturday, October 29th, 2011. Menlo Park, CA 94025.
Redwood City: Pick of the Patch Pumpkins
Pick of the Patch Pumpkins- Offer several varieties of pumpkins, interactive Pumpkin Patch Tours, bounce houses, slides, retail items (such as carving kits, painting kits, snacks) and a Halloween photograph area. Sunday – Thursday 9:30am to 9:00pm Friday & Saturday 9:30am to 9:30pm. 1301 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063..
San Bruno: Pick of the Patch Pumpkins
Pick of the Patch Pumpkins- Offer several varieties of pumpkins, interactive Pumpkin Patch Tours, bounce houses, slides, retail items (such as carving kits, painting kits, snacks) and a Halloween photograph area. Sunday – Thursday 9:30am to 9:00pm Friday & Saturday 9:30am to 9:30pm. Sneath Ln & Huntington Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066.
Spook Parade and Costume Contest – Trick-or-treat with participating stores. Parade, costumes, and prizesp for children ages 12 and under. Monday, October 31, 2011 3pm – 6pm. See other Halloween events at Serramonte in October. 3 Serramonte Center, Daly City, CA 94015. (650) 992-8687.
San Carlos: Pick of the Patch Pumpkins
Pick of the Patch Pumpkins- Offer several varieties of pumpkins, interactive Pumpkin Patch Tours, bounce houses, slides, retail items (such as carving kits, painting kits, snacks) and a Halloween photograph area. Sunday – Thursday 9:30am to 9:00pm Friday & Saturday 9:30am to 9:30pm. W El Camino Real & Arroyo Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070.