The Fox Theater is now in the hands of the lending company that had initiated the foreclosure process, as no one stepped up to bid on it in yesterday’s auction. It faces an uncertain future. Not exactly what the city planners had in mind when they embarked on the downtown project several years ago. The […]Read more "national register of foreclosed places"
On Sunday afternoon, two jet fighters made several low-altitude passes over the neighborhood. I don’t know what kind of planes they were, but they were flying in close formation. They ended up heading south, maybe to Moffett Field. A few other neighbors came out to observe. They were impressively loud. The planes, I mean. After […]Read more "warbirds"
We are mostly pleased with the results of yesterday’s election in Redwood City. There’s a changing of the guard on the City Council, and a crackpot who was trying to get on the elementary school board failed to do so.Read more "the results are in"
On a neighborhood stroll, we ventured into an open house on a street just above us on the hill. The view from their backyard was outstanding, and that’s a real plus because if you lived there you would want to avert your gaze from the house itself. It looks OK from the street at first […]Read more "that was weird"
I must say I’m disappointed in the reaction from our city’s mayor to the closing of the Fox Theater and it’s popular night-club companion, the Little Fox. These two venues represented a centerpiece to Redwood City’s downtown revival, which has been energized by live music. The two guys who took a big risk and renovated […]Read more "sub-par"
The new General Plan for Redwood City is available for review and comment, and the Introduction includes some anecdotal comments from RWC citizens of the future, describing how great everything is since the plan was adopted. There’s a big focus on trains, streetcars, restaurants, and so on. The people of the future are always going […]Read more "wishful thinking"
The two things I am referring to here are the newly-opened Martins West in Redwood City, and a the Lager Diabla they serve, from Belmont California’s Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company. Both things are surprisingly good.Read more "two thingsism"
Redwood City doesn’t have a lot of public art, aside from the empty retail storefronts being used as phantom gallery space (which Mellowcat endorses). So I await with interest the sculpture to be placed in front of the downtown library. It’s being funded by the $1.3 million gift to the city by a resident, intended […]Read more "mass turbulence"
The always interesting Malcolm Gladwell has a piece in the New Yorker about underdogs and the techniques they use to overcome their stronger competitors. He’s profiling a girls basketball team from right here in Redwood City that was able to use clever tactics and exploit the rules of the game to gain an advantage over […]Read more "david v. goliath"
There’s quite a difference between shopping at the local Home Depot and Orchard Supply Hardware. OSH is a little smaller, but they’re pretty well stocked on most items. Sometimes I think they could include more than one tier of products – they’ll usually aim at stocking the most affordable options. And I wouldn’t mind paying […]Read more "ivy’s house"