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  1. Guest commentary: Donation of 300 acres is testament to family's love of open spaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | Inside Bay Area

    On behalf of the Friends of Coyote Hills, I want to thank the Patterson family for donating more than 300 acres to East Bay Regional Park District. It is a permanent testimony of this generation of the Patterson family for their love of this land and open space.


  2. Biz Break: Apple plans to debut new iPad on Oct. 16, multiple reports sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 3 | Contra Costa Times

    SEPTEMBER 09: Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the Apple Watch during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.


  3. John Horgan: East Coast media myopia on display once againRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 1 | Contra Costa Times

    You hear it constantly out here in the wilds of the Far West: There is a distinct East Coast bias when it comes to the national media. Examples abound.


  4. Redwood City: Man gets two years in jail for torturing, killing puppy in front of childRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | Contra Costa Times

    A Redwood City man who pleaded no contest to killing his puppy Lucky after torturing it for weeks in front of his 4-year-old daughter was sentenced to two years in county jail Friday morning, prosecutors said. Alan Velete, 32, pleaded no contest in July to felony animal cruelty and misdemeanor child endangerment, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.


  5. Historic Redwood City house may go on the market for $1 -- with a catchRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | Contra Costa Times

    For only a buck, you may be able to buy a historic house in Redwood City. The only catch is you'd have to remove it from a downtown plot where a developer wants to build a seven-story apartment building.


  6. Redwood City police looking for man who punched victim and stole his bikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | Contra Costa Times

    Redwood City police are searching for a man who punched a victim and stole his bicycle outside a convenience store in July. The 33-year-old victim was riding his bike through the parking lot of a 7-Eleven store at 400 El Camino Real around 11:30 p.m. on July 21 when the suspect confronted him, police said.


  7. Silicon Valley Tour de Coop spreads enthusiasm for urban chicken farmingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 21 | Inside Bay Area

    It's hard to know what was the most exhilarating to witness on Sunday's Silicon Valley Tour de Coop: the ingenuity in urban backyard chicken farms, the subtle shades of fresh eggs or the beauty of a Lavender Orpington hen. In perfect Bay Area weather on the cusp of the fall equinox, hundreds of bicyclists toured 29 mini-ranches showcasing black Australorps, silver-spangled Hamburgs, golden sex-link and other breeds, as well as gardens and beehives.


  8. Redwood City gas station, service center owners ordered to pay $300,000 for tank leaksRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    The owners of a Redwood City gas station and auto service center were ordered Tuesday to pay $300,000 in civil penalties in a case over leaks in underground tanks, San Mateo County prosecutors said. The leaks were discovered in 1992 when three underground tanks capable of holding 5,000, 7,500 and 10,000 gallons of fuel were removed from the property at 590 Canyon Road, according to the district attorney's office.


  9. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg wants more students to explore techRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies -- and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company. Zuckerberg told students Thursday at Redwood City's Sequoia High School that understanding technology and computers will be critical to having options later in life.


  10. Redwood City: Man wearing 'rub me for luck' T-shirt who grabbed girl at target sentenced to 5 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    A man wearing a "rub me for luck" T-shirt who inappropriately grabbed a 6-year-old girl in a San Bruno Target store in 2012 was sentenced today to five years in prison, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Former UPS driver Glenn Albrecht, 51, was arrested on Aug. 26, 2012, after the girl pointed him out as the man who touched her buttocks when she wandered into another aisle while shopping with her family at Target.


  11. Box leases Redwood City office complex where it could move 1,700 workersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    Box has leased 334,000 square feet in Redwood City, allowing for an expansion of the company's operations in the Bay Area in a location that could contain about 1,700 employees, realty officials said Tuesday. The online storage company has signed a deal to rent a two-building complex located in downtown Redwood City at the corner of Middlefield Road and Jefferson Avenue.


  12. Redwood City spa owner pleads not guilty to pimping chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    The owner of two Redwood City massage parlors pleaded not guilty Wednesday to three counts of pimping and two counts of keeping a house of prostitution, prosecutors said Thursday. Ting Sun, 28, was arrested Aug. 8 at the New Spa at 636 El Camino Real after an undercover police officer went there and was offered prostitution.


  13. OrthorexiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    During a recent trip to the Half Moon Bay farmers market, Johnny Righini didn't suffer a panic attack or chastise his mother when she bought nonorganic produce. For Righini, this moment of self-restraint marked another small victory in his struggle to overcome a pathological obsession with eating "pure" foods.


  14. Santa Clara: First-time visitor becomes Great America's 75 millionth guestRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    Redwood City resident Michael Prosper walked through the gates of California's Great America for the first time Monday and became the amusement park's 75 millionth guest.


  15. Morgan Hill: Aspiring soccer stars try out for talent scoutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2014 | Inside Bay Area

    Aspiring soccer stars put their best feet forward Sunday, as hundreds auditioned for a spot on the Mexican or U.S. national or developmental teams, pro teams and soccer academies.


  16. San Jose: Amid militarization furor, SJPD jettisons hulking armored transportRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    Amid a national furor over police militarization, the San Jose Police Department has decided to get rid of a 15-ton armored vehicle it received earlier this year from a federal military surplus program.


  17. Orthorexia: When healthy diets go too farRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2014 | Inside Bay Area

    During a recent trip to the Half Moon Bay farmers market, Johnny Righini didn't suffer a panic attack or chastise his mother when she bought non-organic produce.


  18. Redwood City: Man who stayed in hotel claiming Red Cross assistance pleads not guiltyRead the original story

    Aug 27, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    A man who stayed in a South San Francisco hotel claiming to be assisted by the American Red Cross pleaded not guilty to burglary and grand theft charges Monday, San Mateo County prosecutors said.


  19. Pilot killed in Marin plane crash was Redwood City resident, authorities sayRead the original story

    Aug 26, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    The identity of the pilot killed in a single-engine plane crash in West Marin last week was confirmed as Robert Madge, the Redwood City man to whom the plan was registered, the coroner's office said Tuesday.


  20. Sheriff: Burglary suspect busted while trying to commit check fraudRead the original story

    Aug 21, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

    A Belmont man was arrested on burglary and fraud charges after deputies caught him trying to cash a fraudulent check and later found items linking him to several Peninsula burglaries, authorities said.


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