Foster City Residents Can Enjoy & Relax in the Great Outdoors
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The Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve is A Great Place for Foster City Folk to Spend the Day
The Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve is home to a variety of plants and animals. It is a vast preserve, covering over 3,000 acres of open meadows and dense forest. The park is situated in the Santa Cruz Mountains and is a popular place to get away from it all and spend the day enjoying nature. You can walk, hike, or bike. There are trails for horseback riding. You won’t want to miss visiting the top of Borel Hill. The spot offers a magnificent view of San Francisco.
While enjoying the park, be on the lookout for:
- Northern harrier
- A variety of beautiful birds
For more information on what the preserve has to offer, you can call (650) 691-1200. The preserve is located in nearby Redwood City.
SERVPRO Provides Fire Damage Restoration in Foster City
A home can be impacted by a fire at any time. Even small fires can do serious damage. For professional fire damage restoration services in Foster City, contact SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos at (650) 591-4137.
Redwood City’s Children’s Winter Book Club
Some after effects of storms are flooding issues. If this occurs to your home, call the professionals at SERVPRO for the water mitigation services.
Kids Can Enjoy Great Books & Fun Activities via Redwood City Public Libraries
If your children like to read, or you want to foster good reading skills, the Redwood City Public Library has some fantastic children’s book clubs. Right now, the meetings are virtual, but the fun continues. The library provides the books, and you pick them up once you are registered. Several book clubs are available, but the library asks that participants only choose one because of high demand. You can choose from the following clubs:
• Awesome Readers – Grades 2 – 3. Group 1 - Tuesday 4 – 5 PM. Group 2- Tuesday 5 – 6 PM.
• Page Turners – Grades 4 -5. Group 1 – Monday 4 -5 PM. Group 2 – 5 – 6 PM.
• Club de Lectura – Grades 3 -5 (Spanish) – Tues 5:15 – 6:15 PM
Join in the weekly chat and book discussion. There will be fun activities kids can do at home as well. Contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SERVPRO Provides Flood Damage Services in Redwood City
If you experience flood damage, contact SERVPRO of Belmont/San Carlos at (650) 591-4137. We can clean, repair, and restore your home. Our professional technicians can mitigate floodwater damage safely and efficiently.
Foster City Residents Count on SERVPRO for Water Mitigation
Secondary water damage is no DIY project. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for the knowledge, experience and latest technology for your home needs.
When Water Overflows in Foster City Homes Our Technicians Know Just What to Do
A mild Mediterranean climate, beautiful countryside, and low crime rates make Foster City a great place to call home. Approximately 33,000 people live, work, and play in this quaint town. Considered one of the safest cities in the United States, it is often considered part of Silicon Valley.
Founded in 1960
Foster City does not trace its roots back to the days of Native Americans like many places in California. It is a relatively new city. T. Jack Foster owned a good portion of the land that is now Foster City. He was a real estate magnate and saw the potential in converting an engineered landfill into something with a future. The town is located near the San Francisco Bay marshes. The city is named after Foster and in 2009 was on Forbes’ America’s Top 25 Towns to Live Well list. It came in at #10.
Home to Many Businesses
There are quite a few well-known businesses that have their headquarters in Foster City. Visa Inc. moved their headquarters there and, at one point, was the biggest employer in the area. Today the top 10 employers are:
- Gilead Sciences
- Inovant LLC
- Guideware Software, Inc.
- Illumina Inc
- CSG Consultants
Recreational Activities Abound
Those who live in Foster City, work there, or come for a visit enjoy a variety of top-notch recreational venues. The city has more than 24 beautiful parks. Public soccer fields, baseball fields, tennis courts, and basketball courts abound. There are excellent rollerblading and biking trails that run alongside the San Francisco Bay. Needless to say, the view is stunning.
If you love golfing or want to learn the game, Mariners Point is the place to go. They feature a 9-hole golf course and a driving range. They are well-known for their comprehensive teaching. The Mariners Point Golf Center is on public land and invites everyone from beginners to pros to stop by and enjoy a round of golf. They have 64 practice stalls that allow you to tighten up your game. Visitors can enjoy:
- Well-tended natural grass practice tees
- Driving range with easy-to-read yardage markers
- Clearly defined target greens
- Short game facility open seven days a week
- Bunkers to practice pitching, sand shots, and chipping
- Challenging 9-hole, par-three golf course
Windsurfing & Kite-Surfing Along the Bay
Adjacent to Mariners Point is a world-class kitesurfing and windsurfing spot. Baywinds Park is known for being one of the places serious kiteboarders head to for some kitesurfing. The winds in this area are steady and consistent, building throughout the day and peaking towards evening. Unloading your windsurfing gear is easy, as the park is right along the bayfront. There are also:
- Concession stands
- Kiteboarding rentals
- Kiteboarding lessons
- A synthetic turf area
- New restrooms and rinse areas
If you have wondered what dragon boating is all about, now is your chance to check it out. Dragon boating has its origins in the Pearl River Delta region in China. Traditionally made of teak, the boat is entirely man-powered. Dragon boat racing is an exciting event. There are two clubs operating in the Lagoon in Foster City. One is the Bay Area Dragons, and which is a dragon boat racing club. The Lagoon is a man-made enclosed system that covers 218 acres.
The Ho’okahi Pu’uwai Outrigger Canoe Club (HPOCC) is the other club in the Lagoon. Their goal is to share their love of outrigger canoeing and other Pacific Island and Hawaiian paddling sports. They are a non-profit group with crews that train and compete. The Lagoon is dedicated to preserving Foster City’s waterways. To keep noise levels low, only wind, electric, or man-powered boats and watercraft are allowed in the Lagoon.
Keeping the city’s teens busy and active is a goal of the community. The Vibe is a newly constructed center for older kids that includes:
- Video games
- A kitchen
- Outdoor basketball courts
- Homework rooms
- Concrete skatepark
Theatre & The Arts
Leo J. Tyan Memorial Park is home to Foster City’s public amphitheater. During the summer, folks can enjoy several City Summer concerts. Right next to the park, there is a boat tie-up facility and a boardwalk to stroll along. Other theater attractions take place at the Hillbarn Theatre. This historic theatre began in 1941 and is host to traditional plays, trivia nights, and theatre classes.
Werder Pier was once part of the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge expanse. It is one of the oldest and longest piers in California but sadly is no longer in operation due to needed repairs. Other interesting items of interest related to Foster City include:
- Kevin Mitchell and Jeff Kent, former San Francisco Giants, call Foster City home.
- Paypal founder Peter Theil was raised here.
- Over the Edge is a movie based on 1973 Foster City events.
- Herb Perez is a 1992 Olympic gold medalist and has served in various government positions in Foster City, including being mayor.
SERVPRO Provides Water Mitigation Services to Foster City
Burst pipes, dishwasher overflows, and similar situations can happen to anyone. When they do happen, you need fast water mitigation. Water seeps under floorboards and into places you cannot see rapidly. Even if you can get up most of the water, hidden moisture can be a problem. SERVPRO has experienced technicians that can:
- Seek out hidden moisture with specialty equipment
- Extract water using the right pump for the incident
- Dry your home with industrial-strength air movers and dehumidifiers
- Repair and restore damaged elements
- Leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”
If not attended to, water can cause secondary problems such as mold, damaged structural elements, and permanently ruined flooring. If you have experienced a water intrusion, do not risk damage to your home. Contact SERVPRO of Belmont/San Carlos for professional water mitigation services. Give us a call at (650) 591-4137.
Lemos Farm Offers Fun for All Ages
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Looking for Something New? Try This Goat Yoga Class Near Redwood City
About 20 minutes away from Redwood City, nestled amongst the comfortable rural farms near the coast, lies an unexpected and exciting yoga opportunity. A trip out to Lemos Farm can find you a relaxing class from an experienced instructor, with a few helping hooves. While concentrating on your movements, you may find yourself interrupted by the gentle licks and nibbles of tiny, curious goats. While these friendly critters may not create the most smooth and calming experience, they’ve developed a regular clientele for a reason. The sessions are quirky and fun, and people end up loving every minute.
A spot in each session costs $35 per person, and they run every Saturday and Sunday morning. After your hour-long yoga class, the folks at Lemos Farm grant a half-hour of petting zoo access. Since the yoga class is open to all ages, this makes for a fun family excursion. And, rest assured, every possible coronavirus precaution is made during and in between classes.
SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos provides 24/7 fire damage restoration services for the smallest and largest disasters and anything in between. Call us at (650) 591-4137.
Have You Thought About Adopting a Kitten?
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Cats and kittens from Around Belmont Look for Good Homes
On Sunday the 20th, just a short drive north of Belmont at the Pet Club of San Mateo, there will be a colossal adoption fair for kitties seeking a new home. If your household has room for a new furry member, then you should check this out. The event will be hosted by the San Mateo County Cat Rescuers, a group that takes abandoned and stray cats from around the area and places them into new and loving homes. With such a large event, expect to see a wide variety of ages, breeds, and attitudes.
Every cat eligible for adoption comes with a full set of vaccinations and has been spayed or neutered. The Cat Rescuers note that due to coronavirus concerns, there is a chance that they may not be able to transport some or all the cats to the fair site. However, even if that happens to be the case, the volunteers present can match you and your household with the perfect pet.
SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos is a locally owned company specializing in fire debris cleanup and other damage restoration services. Call us at (650) 591-4137.
Exploring Belmont’s Culture
The Van's is one of Belmont's most iconic restaurants. We look forward to seeing its next chapter.
A New Chapter for One of Belmont’s Most Famous Buildings
For over a century, one building in Belmont has stood out from the rest. The Van’s Restaurant on the Hill was, until earlier this year, a beloved local Italian restaurant known for its plentiful portions and excellent service. After almost fifty years of running the restaurant, owner Loring De Martini finally retired in the face of financial uncertainty due to COVID-19.
The building housing this famous restaurant once had a far more impressive claim to fame: it was a centerpiece exhibition at the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition, held in 1915. Less than a decade after the great earthquake of 1906 that destroyed most of the Bay Area, this world’s fair demonstrated the area’s resilience and culture. One of the most noteworthy exhibitions was the Japanese Formosa Tea House. It made such an impression on Belmont native E.D. Swift that he decided to have the whole building brought down from San Francisco by barge. For a time, his daughters used it as a home, but it would soon be sold. After changing owners a few times, the building would eventually be purchased by De Martini, who opted to keep its old name while granting the place some fresh flair.
Now, this century-old building with distinctive Japanese roofing and construction will enter a new phase, as condominiums to help house the town’s ever-growing population. Surprisingly, the building lacks historic designation, but De Martini makes sure that any future owner keeps its unique features intact.
Public Art in Belmont Planned to Expand Over the Next Few Years
Belmont has a long history with public art projects, dating back to its participation in the world’s fair while still being a fledgling community. Today, city leaders plan to keep that tradition alive with evolving plans for public art in parks, streets, and government buildings around the area. Here are just a few of the many focus areas that you can expect to see developing over the next decade, with projects starting to emerge in 2021.
One of the most vital aspects of city planning involves wayfinding or the signs and structures that help people map their way around town. While these planning efforts can be as simple as street signs and speed limits, they also carry many artistic endeavors opportunities. Imagine benches on the side of the road that direct travelers to interesting landmarks or sculptures that signify what part of town in which you find yourself. These artistic emplacements can serve both a pretty and practical purpose, making them a high priority for taxpayer dollars.
Our public park system is the envy of other towns across America, and with expanded allocations for sculptures and other artistic endeavors, its uniqueness only stands to increase. Part of the funding for public art projects will involve contracting a landscape architect and environmental scientist dedicated to creating new, ecologically-friendly exhibits that provide an artistic experience without disrupting nature. The city government expects to have new installations finished in both Twin Pines Park and Water Dog Lake within the next five years.
Some of the most important artistic developments happen not on a commissioned project but in the minds and hearts of unexpected individuals. Recognizing this, a portion of the public art master plan focuses on private installations of sculptures, murals, and architecture. Many future construction elements will be required to dedicate a part of their budgets to artistic features, with the hope of creating a more beautiful face for our community over time. The city hopes to have soon a set of dedicated guidelines and recommendations for individuals and development companies looking to add to the city’s culture in this way.
Initially, most of these plans were expected to begin seeing results as early as this year, but the coronavirus pandemic has unfortunately caused many delays. However, with restrictions easing and business resuming, 2021 appears to be an excellent time for an artist in Belmont.
The Science Behind One of the Most Advanced Mold Removal Companies in Belmont
Without appropriate training and equipment, mold removal from a Belmont home can quickly turn into a disaster. Different species of mold spread across your home in different ways. Without understanding the science behind our detection technology, it may be challenging to assess the risk level in any given part of your house. So, read on to learn a bit about how SERVPRO identifies areas of mold growth and determines potential threats.
One of the latest and most significant pieces of technology we use in our initial inspections has made the identification of fungi a breeze. Infrared imaging devices allow our inspectors to look through walls, floors, and ceilings to find water leaks and elevated moisture areas that can support patches of mold growth. Although we cannot identify an infestation by moisture levels alone, we can figure out where to direct our attention.
Next, we use a variety of different tools to assess the number of fungi in an area. The specific device we use may vary depending on the situation. For example, if we know that a particular type of mold is growing in one area of your house and suspect growth in another room, we may take a quick reading through the wall to determine fungal growth. We may need to take a more detailed reading using air scrubbers that collect spores and analyze them based on their species or genus in other circumstances. Thanks to these tools and many others, we stay two steps ahead of the problem and can help your home with as little time and money spent as possible.
SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos is one of the most advanced mold removal companies in Belmont and surrounding areas. Call our 24/7 hotline at (650) 591-4137 for any home damages you encounter.
Join Other Residents of Redwood City, CA to Enjoy Swimming Performances
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Redwood Residents and Tourists Can Enjoy the High-Performance Swim Camp Series
You do not have to wait until the Olympics season to enjoy high swimming performance with your friends and family. If you reside in Redwood City or its surroundings or visiting the city for several days, you can join other swimming enthusiasts at the High-Performance Swim Camp series. Held on Saturday, November 28th at the Bay Club Redwood Shores in the Bay Area, the event features:
• November Freestyle Swim Camp
• December Elite Mechanics Camp
This exclusive swim camp series is hosted by swim clinics managed by professionals who designed it for competitive swimmers of all capabilities and ages. The event runs for a whole month from November 28th at 10 am to December 28th at 4 pm. Bring your friends and family and enjoy the high-quality drills as well as stroke demonstrations from world champions and Olympians. Make sure you wear your mask for covid safety.
SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos is welcoming you to the High-Performance Swim Camp Series. If there is fire damage in your business, we can help you to bring things back to normal within a short time. Talk to us today at (650) 591-4137. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!
Learn About Different Types of Food at the Flavors of Photography Event in San Francisco
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San Francisco Residents and Visitors Can See the Various Sumptuous Foods They Can Enjoy
The flavors of photography event is an exhibit that is dedicated to showcasing the work of prominent food photographers in San Francisco. The event takes place on November 28, 2020, at 9.00 pm at Palette Gallery, 816 Folsom Street. All are welcome to showcase their indigenous food.
The event also allows people the opportunity to learn about the different types of food and cultures. It also allows people to market and sell their products. Hoteliers are allowed to set up stalls throughout the event and promote their businesses. With food at the beginning, the artists take the observers to the plate, the field, and other places they have imagined.
The images capture the individual perspective of the artist on how food and everything that goes with it is an essential aspect of the human experience. The event features the works of several artists, including:
• Ed Anderson
• Caren Alpert
• Soraya Matos
• Eric Wolfinger
• Sara Remington
• Soraya Matos
Missing the event will be denying oneself a chance of enjoying the diversity of life. Book a ticket and avail yourself for the event.
SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos welcomes you warmly to the flavors of photography event. We are proud to assist businesses that make such events possible. If your San Francisco restaurant requires commercial flood cleanup, we can help you. Call us any time at (650) 591-4137 for prompt restoration.
San Francisco Dwellers Can Get Water Cleanup Services from Reliable and Certified Professionals
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Dedicated SERVPRO Restorers Respond Fast to San Francisco Business Owners Commercial Water Cleanup Needs
San Francisco is the backbone of Northern California as far as culture, financial, and commercial activities are concerned. It is the 16th most populated city in the U.S.A and the fourth most populated city in California, with close to a million residents. According to the metropolitan statistical area data, San Francisco ranks 12th in the U.S and is the 4th largest by economic output. In 2018, the county-city had a GDP of $549 billion.
The history of San Francisco
The city of San Francisco was founded on 29 June 1776. This was when Spanish colonists established Mission San Francisco de Asis and Presidio of San Francisco at the Golden Gate. In 1849, the California Gold Rush attracted rapid growth in San Francisco, making it the largest city on the West Coast. Between 1870 and 1900, San Francisco's status peaked as the largest city on the West Coast. This was after 25 percent of California's population settled in the city.
In 1906, an earthquake and fire destroyed around three-quarters of San Francisco. However, the residents quickly rebuilt the city and hosted the Panama-Pacific International Exposition almost a decade later.
During the Second World War, the city became the principal port of departure for servicemen who shipped out to the Pacific Theater. In 1945, San Francisco became the birthplace of the United Nations. After World War II, several factors led to cementing San Francisco as the center of liberal activism in the country. Factors such as:
• The confluence of bringing home servicemen
• Liberalizing attitudes
• Significant immigration
• The rise of the "hippie" counterculture
Popular Tourist destinations in San Francisco
Many tourists visit San Francisco every year, and the city is known for its cool summers, steep rolling hills, the eclectic mix of architecture and fog. The frequent portrayal of the city in popular music and film has helped attract millions of tourists worldwide. The city witnessed the fifth-highest number of tourists in the country in 2016. About 25 million foreign tourists arrived in the city during that year. The city accumulated $9,96 billion from tourism alone.
San Francisco hosts popular landmarks such as:
It is the home of Pier 39 and a sea lion colony. The colony of sea lions began residing next to the pier 39 way before the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. They lie on wooden docks that anglers used to dock their ships.
The area hosts a wide range of seafood restaurants, including the most popular floating Forbes Island restaurant that serves fresh seafood. The area also hosts several San Francisco events like the Fourth of July fireworks display.
The Golden Gate Bridge
This popular tourist attraction is a 1-mile wide suspension bridge that connects the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. The structure links the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula to Marin County. It is the most recognized symbol of the city and California across the world. The American Society of Civil Engineers declared the structure designed by engineer Joseph Strauss as one of the Wonders of the Modern world. Tourists can bike ride, walk, or driver across the bridge to photograph or admire stunning views.
Former Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary
Found on Alcatraz Island, the maximum-security federal prison was built between 1910 and 1912 as a military prison for United States Army. The three-story cell house is believed to be America's strongest prison that is escape-proof. This is due to the cold water surrounding the island, the strong currents of San Francisco Bay, and the prison’s high-security measures.
The city is home to the largest Chinese enclave out of Asia, located on Grant Avenue and Stockton Street. The Chinatown in San Francisco is the largest in North America. Since the establishment of the Chinatown in 1848, it has been influential and highly important in the culture and history of Chinese immigrants in North America. The residents of Chinatown continue to maintain their culture.
When it comes to food, Chinatown restaurants in San Francisco have a wide range of ethnic foods. People consider the city as the origin of Americanized Chinese cuisines like Chop Suey, Cantonese dishes, and Chicken drummettes. Chinatown is rich with more than enough to meet the needs of both foreign and local tourists.
San Francisco’s financial sector
The town is the headquarters of five banking institutions and companies such as:
• Gap Inc
• Levi Strauss and Co
• Pacific gas and electric company
• Wikimedia Foundation and Craigslist
The institutions play a significant role in pushing the economic status of San Francisco. Commercial buildings are vulnerable to water damage resulting from a wide range of issues, including HVAC problems. HVAC condensate water can harm your commercial building. To prevent further damage, you need to hire reliable restorers.
How do SERVPRO restorers conduct commercial water cleanup in San Francisco?
Commercial water cleanup is a complicated task that is best handled by experienced professionals. At SERVPRO, we have a highly trained and experienced team of technicians who can perform commercial water cleanup in your San Francisco business. We can use hi-tech equipment and advanced products to restore your property to its original state.
• We are accredited and insured professionals.
• We respond fast to our customer's emergency.
Our response team is always prepared, including on weekends, middle of the night, and holidays.
SERVPRO technicians also work closely with our customers and insurance adjusters. We update the customer about every step we take. Our friendly yet professional technicians can also help you collect the necessary data required by your insurance company to file your claim.
Our technicians can begin by conducting thorough water removal using portable extractors. You don't have to shut down your business for small water leaks. With our wide range of advanced equipment and innovative techniques, we can restore the affected area without causing any destruction to your business.
However, during sanitizing and deodorization, we use advanced products that may affect your business for a few hours. The products consist of chemicals that may irritate those without protective gear. Since we are available 24 hours a day, we can conduct processes that involve such products when you close the business for the day.
If there is water damage in your office building, contact SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos immediately. We can make the destruction seem, “Like it never even happened.” Talk to us today at (650) 591-4137.
Should Homeowners Paint Over Smoke Damaged Walls?
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Minor Fires May Seem Easy to Clean Up but Professionals Are Recommended to Mitigate the Damage in San Francisco.
A fire doesn’t have to be a blazing inferno to cause damage to San Francisco homes. Smoke can spread throughout the home, quickly impacting areas that have no direct fire damage.
Isn’t Painting the Walls a Quick Fix?
A small trash can fire that gets extinguished fast can leave smoke residue on walls. Homeowners may think a quick wipe down can clean the soot. Then it is a simple matter of repainting. But that may not be the best choice. Using the wrong product can cause further damage. Painting over the sheetrock may not remove smoke odors. Calling a professional fire damage restoration company in San Francisco to handle the problem is the better choice.
What Gets Done in the Case of Sheetrock?
Anytime we are called out to assess a fire-damaged home, our technicians carefully inspect ceilings and walls. Because there are different types of smoke residues, they must determine which type they are dealing with. Adding to the challenge is that there can be more than one type involved in a fire. The four types of smoke residue include:
- Wet smoke
- Dry smoke
- Protein smoke
- Fuel oil smoke
Each of these requires a unique cleaning process, so it is vital to know which kind is present. Smoke that has settled onto surfaces is known as soot. It has a very strong odor. If it has settled onto the sheetrock and you paint over it without removing the contaminant properly, you can trap the smell. Our technicians perform tests to ascertain the soot type. They then clean the surface with the appropriate cleaning products.
The particulates can become embedded in the sheetrock, and typical cleaning methods alone do not work. Sealants may be used in this case. The sealants encapsulate the odors in a way that covers the foul odors. Priming and painting can take place after that.
Contact SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos at (650) 591-4137 for professional fire damage restoration. We are licensed and bonded – Contractor Licenses: General: 937457. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.