Air Bag for Bicyclist Heads

August 29, 2012

For those that are avid bike riders, this is truly something to consider. A airbag that inflates with impact if you hit something or fall.

Check out this site. http://www.car.org/OCTFrame?reqitem=http://www.hovding.com/

Hövding is a bicycle helmet unlike any other currently on the market. It’s ergonomic, it’s practical, it complies with all the safety requirements, and it’s also subtle and blends in with what else you are wearing.

Hövding is a collar for bicyclists, worn around the neck. The collar contains a folded up airbag that you’ll only see if you happen to have an accident. The airbag is shaped like a hood, surrounding and protecting the bicyclist’s head. The trigger mechanism is controlled by sensors which pick up the abnormal movements of a bicyclist in an accident.

The actual collar is the visible part of the invention. It’s covered by a removable shell that you can change to match your outfit, and we’ll be launching new designs all the time. Hövding is a practical accessory that’s easy to carry around, it’s got a great-looking yet subtle design, and it will save your life.

 

School Star Scores Testing Program

July 21, 2012

STAR Site Click Here!

STAR Scores for Sandpiper Elementary in Redwood Shores Click Here!

STAR Scores for Ralston Middle School Click Here!

Sequoia Union High School District Click Here!

 

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

State/County 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 9 10 11 9 10 11
California 48 47 49 50 50 52 53 39 36 40 49 46 46 48 53 48 48 51 44 46 51 46 54 54 55 67 54 53 41 49 43 48 45 48 42 61
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
Bayshore Elem. 31 48 37 21 30 39 59 51 63 36 35 55 41 34 43 59 59 45 46 46 56
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
Brisbane Elem. 43 50 53 49 51 59 67 41 42 57 49 64 64 57 41 53 73 62 68 68 70
Burlingame Elem 72 70 73 75 77 70 76 67 69 65 75 82 75 74 79 71 75 77 82 83 83
Cabrillo Unified 54 58 60 57 62 67 67 61 43 57 53 55 52 58 52 66 54 63 46 61 54 54 64 63 64 70 68 69 48 66 56 52 58 69 54 80
Hillsborough 95 88 82 89 86 90 88 92 89 84 91 87 90 90 89 90 82 88 89 89 90
Jefferson Elem. 50 35 40 44 47 41 44 32 37 41 41 45 35 38 46 39 49 51 55 54 48
Jefferson Union High 36 28 33 51 40 43 54 38 47 43 48 43 45 35 61
Laguna Salada 60 59 60 65 59 59 67 60 55 55 60 58 61 60 63 57 68 67 67 70 69
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
Millbrae Elem 56 52 55 55 63 64 64 47 40 45 47 66 61 68 60 53 60 57 72 72 67
Portola Valley Elem. 88 94 96 96 87 98 95 93 93 91 97 93 92 94 84 92 94 95 97 100 94
Ravenswood Elem. 24 17 15 19 17 18 20 25 36 20 30 27 27 30 19 26 22 26 23 28 25
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
Garfield Charter 5 3 12 12 14 36 21 6 21 38 19 8 16 20 19
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
Sequoia Union 41 33 38 48 38 43 49 37 45 40 39 40 46 34 53
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
Woodside Elem. 82 96 88 98 84 96 95 82 96 84 90 88 98 88 80 98 88 93 93 89 83

Housing Market Snapshot

June 3, 2012

An update on our current market counties in the Bay Area.

I hope you will find the following snapshot of local Real Estate inventory interesting. The table represents aggregated values based on MLS data for the specified date.

Housing Inventory Snapshot May 31, 2012
  Average List Price Median List Price Average Days On Market
Santa Clara County, CA
Single Family under $1M $615,884 $608,000 46
Single Family over $1M $2,425,837 $1,799,950 53
Condo/Townhome under $600K $376,989 $379,000 45
Condo/Townhome over $600K $809,957 $729,000 42
San Mateo County, CA
Single Family under $1M $645,934 $650,000 49
Single Family over $1M $3,879,677 $2,295,000 71
Condo/Townhome under $600K $418,477 $445,000 52
Condo/Townhome over $600K $908,239 $785,000 73
Santa Cruz County, CA
Single Family under $1M $598,361 $624,900 73
Single Family over $1M $2,134,907 $1,649,000 101
Condo/Townhome under $600K $338,777 $299,000 129
Condo/Townhome over $600K $904,200 $748,000 96
Monterey County, CA
Single Family under $1M $511,519 $469,000 78
Single Family over $1M $3,197,835 $2,249,000 121
Condo/Townhome under $600K $353,144 $375,000 82
Condo/Townhome over $600K $882,316 $825,000 85
Alameda County, CA
Single Family under $1M $476,432 $450,000 58
Single Family over $1M $1,818,848 $1,400,000 69
Condo/Townhome under $600K $293,270 $273,100 63
Condo/Townhome over $600K $778,781 $720,000 46
Contra Costa County, CA
Single Family under $1M $429,936 $350,000 57
Single Family over $1M $2,031,242 $1,575,000 93
Condo/Townhome under $600K $229,259 $185,000 62
Condo/Townhome over $600K N/A** N/A** N/A**
 
 
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Burton Park Fun in the Sun Hometown Days

May 19, 2012

Enjoy some fun at Burton Park this weekend. Saturday evening with the band, “High ‘n’ Tight, while enjoying dinner from 5-9…

IMG_0197  I would love to try this sometime, only if I wouldn’t get sea-sick! LOL

IMG_0194  A back breaking experience. Oh, what it must be to be young….

IMG_0201 Music is always enjoyable for young and old a-like.

 

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Burton Park Hometown Days

May 19, 2012

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Check out this video at Burton Park’s Hometown Days. Kids having fun bungie jumping. Today the bands were playing and I must say that ALL of them were great! Come back on Sunday for more entertainment and food.

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Farmer’s Market Canada College

April 9, 2012

An all year Canada College Farmers Market which is hosted by the West Coast Farmers Market Association, will be on Sundays from 9 – 1 starting April 15th. We have always had the one sponsored by the Kiwanis, but  now we an extra one  that we can frequent.

The local Rotary Club will be launching their new evening farmers market soon as well. It will be held at the corner of Broadway and Hamilton streets downtown on Tuesdays, 4-8 p.m., beginning May 1, through September. 

“These [farmers markets] are a great way to get fresh produce and other products, and also to join together with friends and neighbors as you shop,” said Malcolm Smith with the City of Redwood City. “These markets take place on a variety of days, so take a look and get them on your calendar!”

 

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Bay Area Easter Egg Hunts

April 6, 2012

Belmont:

Belmont’s Big Egg Adventure is Saturday @ 9 a.m. sharp in Twin Pines Park.

Burlingame:

Burlingame Lions Club annual Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast is Saturday @ 8 a.m. in Washington Park.

Foster City:

Family Easter Egg Hunt is Sunday @ 1:30 p.m. in Leo J. Ryan 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):

Firefighter Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday @ 10 a.m. in Burgess Park.

City Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday @ 10 a.m. in Kelly Park.

Millbrae:

Spring Festival 2012 is Saturday @ 1 p.m. in Central Park.

Pacifica (2):

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.

San Carlos:

Easter Bunny by Helicopter is Saturday @ 10:30 a.m. at Hiller Aviation Museum.

San Mateo:

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

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Santa Arrives in San Carlos By Helicopter

December 2, 2011

Come and visit Santa when he arrives at the Hiller Aviation Museum at 601 Skyway Rd. in San Carlos on Saturday.

9:30 am to 10:30 am – Music will be provided by the West Bay Community Band. At 10:00 to noon, Santa will be at Bianchinin’s Market for visits and refreshments. Children will receive candy canes and coloring books. Santa will go to his new home on Laurel by Bank of American at 12:30. Santa will be there every Sat. and Sunday until Dec. 18th

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm  Escort by fire truck and police to Santa’s house – Bank of America Lot, 760 Laurel Street & children visits with Santa.
For more information, contact the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce at (650) 593-1068.      

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Big Picture Charter School

November 6, 2011

 Big Picture Learning is an established charter high school organization that will be submitting a charter in just a couple of months to the Sequoia Union High School District. This high school option will soon be available to the families of San Carlos. It is a charter high school that has a mission similar to San Carlos Charter Learning Center. Their approach to learning is offering a project-based learning environment with opportunities for real world learning experiences that CLC also offers its learners.

Big Picture Learning is an organization that was founded in 1995 with the establishment of the first MET High School in Providence, Rhode Island. Big Picture School has 67 schools nationwide and has been growing ever since.

Big Picture Learning believes that high school graduates must know how to reason, problem-solve, and be active members of the community. At Big Picture Learning schools, there is no canon of information that all students must know. In a world where available information is growing exponentially, we believe that the most important thing a student needs to know is how to learn. Integral to the Big Picture Learning design are the five Learning Goals, a framework for looking at concepts, skills, and abilities and help guide the creation of personalized student curriculum.

There is an informational meeting taking place on Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 5:30-7:30 PM, at the following address:

Holbrook-Palmer Park Pavilion

150 Watkins Ave.

Atherton, CA 94027

I hope that you will be able to join me at this exciting event and to learn more about a great new high school opportunity coming to the Sequoia District.

To register for the event, please go to: http://sequoiabigpictureeventbright

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Goblin Walk in San Carlos Friday

October 27, 2011

The City of San Carlos and the Parks & Recreation Department are hosting this GOBLIN WALK on October 28th!

For information call: 650-593-1068  If more information is needed please see www.sancarloschamber.org

This event is for children under 7 that are accompanied by their parent’s or an adult. The time is 4:00 – 5:30 pm. in the 600 – 800 Blocks of Laurel Street. Please make sure to wear your Halloween costume. Trick or treat at Laurel Street businesses displaying the ‘Goblin Walk Stop’ sign. Pick up your Goblin Walk Trick or Treat Bag at the Downtown Park or from any Goblin Walk Volunteer. I will be volunteering, so please stop by and see me. This is a  Free Community & Downtown Event.

 

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