Redwood City

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    Athletes Battle NCAA in Oakland Court

    A thorny dispute over college athletes' right to make money could be resolved in Oakland court, where a federal judge will decide will decide whether the National College Athletic Association is a mercenary "cartel," or a well-intentioned training program. Lead plaintiff and former UCLA basketball ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Watch This Pedestrian Dart in Front of a Speeding Caltrain (VIDEO)

    CBS News published this harrowing video this morning showing a man who nearly got killed after darting out in front of a express train last month. The video captured the February incident at the Redwood City Caltrain Station during the morning commute. Needless to say, this 1:30 video is a good li ... More >>

  • News

    December 11, 2013
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    November 1, 2013

    Peninsula Dining Update: Favorite Japanese Restaurant Returns to Daly City

    In December 2012, many South San Francisco diners were very disappointed to hear that one of their favorite local Japanese restaurants since 1985 would be forced to close because of construction on the Westborough Square Shopping Center. Now, Kamameshi House is back and located not very far away fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Peninsula Dining Update: Tandoori Bacon-Wrapped Prawns, More High-Tech Ice Cream

    Redwood City's growing dining scene now has a new Northern Indian-inspired destination with a pedigree of one of the Bay Area's favorite Indian restaurant groups. Anupam Bhatia, formerly the general manager of the Amber India in Santana Row, has opened Broadway Masala in the heart of downtown. The r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Baby Lobster Roll at Sushi Sam's is a Favorite Sandwich in Nigiri Form

    When you see lobster on a menu, usually you have visions of hot dog buns overstuffed with lobster meat and succulent claws, mixed together with some mayonnaise or warm butter, and perhaps a few diced bits of celery for crunch. Sushi Sam's in San Mateo won't be confused with any of the lobster shack ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Peninsula Dining Update: Food Fests Highlight Bacon, Beer, and Salsa

    Spin! Pizza has signed a franchising agreement to open five outposts in San Mateo County within the next seven years. Founded in 2005, Spin! currently has five locations around Kansas City and recently opened its first restaurant in Orange County. The Spin! founders and owners also launched the nati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    Peninsula Dining Update: Sandwiches, Steaks, and the Season's New Brews

    They're not monkeying around at Foster City's new lunch destination, The Sandwich Monkey, located in the shadow of the San Mateo Bridge's entrance. The Sandwich Monkey is the vision of a local family looking to spruce up the usually monotonous midday sandwich and salad routine with several unique op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Caltrain Hits, KIlls Pededtrian

    About 20 minutes ago, a southbound Caltrain car hit a pedestrian on the tracks near San Carlos. We don't have much information at this time, but according, to Christine Dunn, spokeswoman for Caltrain, the #146 train hit the person on the tracks north of the San Carlos station. Approximately 125 pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    Peninsula Dining Update: Mezes Replace Wine Flights in Burlingame

    Burlingame might be closer to the Bay than the Bosphorus, but now you don't have to leave for some kofte and tarama. Istanbul Turkish Cuisine recently opened in the former Grape Escape Wine Bar. It's from the same Turkish owners, who decided to switch from wine to their native cuisine, but oenophile ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    Peninsula Dining Update: Station 1 Branches Out From Prix Fixe

    For more than two years, diners from all over the Peninsula have been enjoying the three-course prix fixe menu at Woodside's Station 1. That dining format left with spring at the solstice, and the restaurant has shifted focus to a la carte. Chef Andrew Mitchell's tidy menu revamp now gives diners th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Peninsula Dining Update: Off the Grid Migrates South, Dinosaurs Brings Banh Mi to Pacifica

    Off the Grid is now on in Daly City, bringing the roving food truck market to the Serramonte Center for the summer each Tuesday night, 5-9 p.m. Expect a wide array of weekly-changing vendors, including The Chairman with steamed bao buns, Me So Hungry with burgers, and the Rip Whip with barbeque. Ser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Peninsula Dining Update: Ike's and The Plant Cafe Move South, Filipino Chain Dining

    Kenta Ramen is the latest entry into the intense pool of San Mateo area ramen shops. The new spot specializes in a spicy taro ramen with pork and tofu, but also offers 16 versions of ramen, udon, and soba. The mammoth menu covers many corners of Japanese cuisine. You can start with crispy chicken ka ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    Peninsula Dining Update: New Coastal Restaurants, a Hofbrau, and Pizza in Palo Alto

    Just in time for the summer beach season, a few new destinations have opened up along the coast. In Pacifica, the 140-seat Puerto 27 is now open inside the Pacifica Beach Hotel. The Peruvian-style cuisine comes courtesy of Jose Calvo-Perez, most recently of Pasion in San Francisco's Sunset District. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Zazzle Bails on Bay to Breakers Race

    If you missed it in the Chron this weekend, Zazzle, the Redwood City-based company that serves as a platform for crappy t-shirts and mugs online, abruptly dumped a city favorite -- Bay to Breakers. It couldn't be worse timing, especially for the city's nudists. Bay to Breakers is now one of the fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Spice Up Your Weekend at Redwood City's Salsa Festival

    Redwood City's 5th Annual Salsa Festival Where: Downtown Redwood City (Courthouse Square) When: Sat., Sept 29, 12-8 p.m. Cost: Free Seeing as its motto is "Climate Best by Government Test," we humbly suggest that Redwood City add to that, "And We Also Host a Salsa Fest!" On Saturday, the city will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Friday: Uber Delivers On-Demand Ice Cream

    You might have previously used Uber, which bills itself as "San Francisco's only on-demand black car service," for a stylish ride home after a drunken night out, but the app-driven company is offering a much sweeter proposition from noon to 6 p.m. this Friday (July 13): On-demand ice cream. That da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Is "i" the New "Mc"? The Rise of the iRestaurant

    ​Two weeks ago, the Weekly reviewed iSkewers, a now three-month-old restaurant serving skewers and dumplings in the Outer Sunset. iSkewers (2407 Judah) opened in the same month as iThai (720 Post) and iCreation (1139 Taraval), and there's also a new iDumpling in Redwood City. This week, a tea-and- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Reward for Drowned Cat Increases to 8K

    He looked kinda like this ​Last week, we told readers about the horrific tragedy where a 12-year-old cat was found floating in the lagoon with a five-pound weight tied to its neck. The Peninsula Humane Society is on the hunt for the cat killer -- and the community is helping, too.The Peninsula Hum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Shawna Kim Apour, Lizard-Stabbing Suspect, Deemed Incompetent for Trial

    ​The San Carlos woman who was accused of stabbing her boyfriend's precious pet lizard, Speedy, to death will receive treatment rather than jail time. Media outlets are reporting that 37-year-old Shawna Kim Apour suffers from a developmental disability which makes her unfit to stand trial. She was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Alleged Con Artist Pearlasia Gamboa Explains Her Fake Island Nation (VIDEO)

    People facing serious accusations of financial fraud aren't habitually chummy with the media. Redwood City resident Pearlasia Gamboa is an exception to this rule, as SF Weekly discovered when she paid a recent visit to our office. Gamboa, the subject of this week's cover story, has participated in v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Izak Jesus Garcia-Lopez, Baby Shot to Death, Update: Police Arrest Teenager

    One arrested ​UPDATE: Police arrested a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of shooting and killing a infant Sunday morning. They say the teenager was seeking revenge for being the target of a beating in May. However, police claim the shooting was a case of mistaken identity. According to media outlets, ... More >>

  • News

    January 12, 2011
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    January 3, 2011

    Giants' World Series Trophy in City Hall Tomorrow

    You think he was there for the trophy or the supes meeting? ​The confluence of the current Board of Supervisors' final meeting and a two-day stopover by the Giants' World Series trophy portends for large crowds in City Hall over the next several days. Expect lots of wild clothing and boisterous sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Giants World Series Trophy at City Hall (PICS)

    Oh happy day! ​At San Francisco's City Hall, one eventually gets used to the sight of statuesque brides in frilly gowns and strappy sandals clomping through the metal detectors. But a fella with a two-foot-tall, traffic cone orange hat, a matching scarf and a gleeful Jack-O-Lantern smile? No, he's ... More >>

  • News

    September 22, 2010
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    September 2, 2010

    Plane Crashes into Redwood City Lagoon Near Oracle; Woman Killed

    A Beechcraft BE 65 like this one is currently submerged in a Redwood City lagoon, and at least one passenger is dead​At least one person is dead following a small plane's plunge into a Redwood Shores lagoon. This, by the way, is the very same lagoon inundated by 50,000 gallons of raw sewage last w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Nearly 50,000 Gallons of Raw Sewage Flood Redwood City. Is That A Lot?

    There's 50,000 gallons more where that came from, kid...​Stories about just shy of 50,000 gallons of raw sewage bubbling into half a dozen prim Redwood City homes and inundating the community's lagoon touched off a round of schadenfreude here in the city. There's just something that much funnier a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Hawaii Six Five-0: Takahashi's Polynesia on the Peninsula

    Tamara PalmerGuava chiffon cake from Redwood City's Cake Happy.​Tokutaro Takahashi started his eponymous San Mateo market in 1906, and there it still stands, operated by three generations of the Takahashi family. What it might lack in polish, it more than compensates for with the Bay Area's be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Swindler Dresses As Clown On Kiddie Bike To Impersonate Immigration Official

    Oh look! Two immigration officials! ​The evidence is in: To immigrants, there is little difference between an immigration authority and a clown on a kiddie bike. That was the disguise Frank Salvador Solorza used when impersonating an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official and extorting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Southern Sandwich Eyes S.F. Debut

    Tamara PalmerSmoked beef sausage and hush puppies.​Man, we're salivating just looking at that picture and remembering that smoked beef sausage and glossy toasted bun. Damn. We drove down to Redwood City to check out Southern Sandwich, the new truck from Nathan and Brett Niebergall. The brother ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Ex-Frisee Owners Launch Southern Sandwich Co., a Mobile BBQ Eatery

    Southern Sandwich Co.Owners Brett and Nathan Niebergall bought a used taco truck, then did most of the rehabbing themselves.​When brothers Brett and Nathan Niebergall shuttered Frisee back in December 2008, they posted a good-bye note on the door of the Castro restaurant promising they planned ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    'Terrorist Explosions' Today in Bay Area. It's a Drill, People...

    Hey, nothing to worry about...​Explosions will ripple through the Bay Area today -- but those averse to objects blowing up are urged to worry not. It's all part of the drill. Today is the Golden Guardian full-scale, port security exercise across the state -- and "The Ports of Oakland, Redwood City ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Media Dogpile For iPhonegate Warrant

    GizmodoEveryone wants one of these ... and the warrant that ensued from this picture​High-tech and low-tech collided today in Redwood City, when tech journalists were forced to show up in person (gasp!) and shell out cash (double gasp!) to obtain the just-unsealed search warrant in the iPhonegate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Latest State Employment Numbers: Slightly More Abysmal than Before

    ​We know you've been sitting in the closest, in the dark, refusing food and ignoring the increasingly desperate pleas of friends and family to Please, just come out! Not until I get my next installment of the Employment Development Department's monthly labor statistics, you told yourself resolutel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Huzzah: September's Unemployment Statistics are Here

    ​Stop the presses!!! Do not click 'save' on that blog entry!!! Drop everything you are doing RIGHT NOW (fact: The kids will still be at school, they don't die if you're late) and listen up. The Employment Development Department has issued September's unemployment statistics. When last we visited t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Vehicular Madness, Cop Swarm in Potrero Hill -- With Video

    For reasons yet undisclosed, a car somehow jumped the curb last night on Potrero Street between 23rd and 24th Street around 11 p.m. One neighbor who was returning home from work after the after the accident occurred said that it "looked like every cop in San Francisco was there." The footage abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    S.F. Unemployment Numbers: Every Time a Teacher Loses Their Job, a Bartender Is Born

    ​The leaves rustle gently in the wind, and deer raise their dewy muzzles expectantly to the sky. Birds twitter in anticipation. Hark! What's that sound?Shhh. It approaches.Here's this month's unemployment statistics from the state Employment Development Department! So, there's good news and bad ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    That's Just the Sound of the Employment Rate Whizzing Past Your Ears

    The California Employment Development Department released their latest statistics pertaining to unemployment and industry today, and guess what? They are not awesome. California hit a record high of 11.2 percent unemployment in March, which is nearly five points higher than March of last year. San F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Buckethead, YouTube Live! and Eddie Money: Your Weekend Hitlist

    By Melissa Baron The sun finally came back out and with Thanksgiving on the way it's best to enjoy this weekend before inevitable family drama ensues. Here's what's going on: Friday night Sunlandic dance explosion Of Montreal play the Regency Center Grand Ballroom. For those of you who haven't s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2007

    Spot That Shot: Can High-Tech System Alleviate City's Gun Woes?

    Will “Shot Spotters” be the answer for San Francisco – or just raise more questions? By Joe Eskenazi Joe Cox: Whoa, a new toy. Can I play? Clarence Boddicker: Watch this … New and improved. State of the art, bang, bang. Emil: I like it! The preceding exchange of dialogue – and result ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2007

    Crossbows on the Green: Suburban Poaching in Redwood City

    Ted Nugent would be proud: Time magazine reports that poachers with crossbows took to a public park in nearby Redwood City, where they built a tree stand, scattered bait, and waited for black-tailed deer to wander by so they could bag themselves a nice trophy, and one would hope, at least some venis ... More >>

  • News

    August 17, 2005

    Remote Controlled

    Will a new generation of curbside sensors end our parking problems -- or help the government monitor our every move?

  • Calendar

    April 6, 2005

    What's a Coxswain?

    Preppies gather in Redwood City

  • Summer Guide

    June 25, 2003

    Summer Events a Go Go!

    What to do, all summer long

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 15, 2002
  • Music

    February 28, 2001

    Pulp Friction

    How the Orange Peels turned sour grapes into freshly squeezed pop

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