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News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: The Grave Robbers of Menlo Park

Yesterday's Crimes: The Grave Robbers of Menlo Park

Today, Menlo Park is known as the home of Facebook and tech workers who can't quite afford Atherton, but in 1944 this tree-lined suburb was the site of one of the most bizarre crimes in Bay Area history. Dolores…
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Dining, SFoodie Spice Up Your Weekend at Redwood City's Salsa Festival

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,…
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News, Sucka Free City Free Speech: Activists Challenge Parks Code's Protest Rules

Free Speech: Activists Challenge Parks Code's Protest Rules

A group of animal rights advocates, led by a Redwood City man named Joseph Cuviello, crashed into the city's more obscure free speech regulations last September, when they tried to protest a Ringling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey circus in Union Square.…
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News, The Snitch Mitt Romney Visits Bay Area to Get as Far Away from Obamacare Debate as He Can

Mitt Romney Visits Bay Area to Get as Far Away from Obamacare Debate as He Can

While the U.S. Supreme Court debates the constitutionality of Obamacare over in D.C., GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has made sure to keep his distance from the debate -- literally. The former Massachusetts governor, who has been criticized himself over…
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Drink: Buying Wine: Finding Great Bottles and Advice in S.F.

A good wine shop is worth more than a shelf full of wine guidebooks. At the best shops, the buyers taste everything they stock. If you tell them what you like, they can suggest bottles to fit in with what…
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News, The Snitch EPA Orders South Bay Metal Recycler to Stop Polluting San Francisco Bay

EPA Orders South Bay Metal Recycler to Stop Polluting San Francisco Bay

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Sims Metal Management, a company that claims to be the largest recycler of metal and electronics in the world, to stop polluting San Francisco Bay with toxic chemicals.The EPA announced today that Sims…
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News, The Snitch Nearly 50,000 Gallons of Raw Sewage Flood Redwood City. Is That A Lot?

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

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…
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News, The Snitch Crossbows on the Green: Suburban Poaching in Redwood City

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…
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Best of San Francisco, Shopping & Services

Best Discount Shopping Tour

Thrifting veterans pity the fools who shell out more than $5 for an old frock at city vintage boutiques. The favorite haunts of retro clothing hounds are usually out of town -- and carefully guarded. Yet Redwood City's thrift…
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Film, Reel World

Sister Act

Sister Act Erin Eckles, a marketing writer for a Redwood City software company, will be taking a few vacation days next month: Her screenplay, Trapped, was one of three chosen to be made into short films by Power UP, the…
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Dog Bites

Papering the Town The local office of the Rainforest Action Network bombarded Bay Area media with press releases last week, urging all of us to boycott Home Depot because the chain sells products made from old-growth wood. Unfortunately, their message…
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