redwood city: Candy Canes for Cans - 12/21/13 08:02 AM
During December this past year, approximately 300 Menlo Park and Redwood City Residents joined me in contributing over 800 cans and packages of food to Second Harvest Food Bank.  

Candy Canes for Cans began in 2011 when I learned that 1 in every 10 people of San Mateo County rely on food banks. Even though the economy has improved here over the past couple of years, this statistic has remained the same, and there are still many people in dire need of some help.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties was founded in 1974. On … (3 comments)

redwood city: Try a FREE class this January during Redwood City's Open House Week - 12/21/12 03:37 AM
The Redwood City Parks and Recreation department has released their winter activity guide, and they're offering the chance to try a class for FREE during their Open House Week, January 7-12, 2013.
There are a bunch of different options for kids and adults. If you've always been curious about taking a class but wished you could try it out first, you should definitely take advantage of this opportunity! All you have to do is show up at class time, and participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Here are some of the classes you can check out:
For adults:

redwood city: Food for Fines: Clear Redwood City library fines with a food donation - 12/17/12 05:34 AM
Food for Fines
This month Redwood City public libraries are offering the chance to clear your library fines by donating food to those in need. Bring non-perishable food items to one of the participating libraries (listed below) before the end of December to take advantage of this offer. All food collected will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank. A few guidelines:
Food must be in store-sealed cans, boxes, or plastic containers within its expiration date. No glass containers, perishable food, or open containers. Good for library fines and hold fees only (not valid for lost or damaged items). Valid only … (5 comments)

redwood city: West Coast Farmer's Market- Wende's Pick of the Week - 08/01/12 04:46 PM
This week we explored the West Coast Farmer’s Market on the Cañada College campus on Farm Hill Boulevard in Redwood City, CA. This unique farmer’s market features amazing local businesses including our new favorite Nut n’ Bean ( as well as many vendors including fresh fish that is caught the day before and fruit so sweet it seems to have come straight from the field.  Nut n’ Bean includes a broad variety of almond butters and hummus- our favorite was the Jalapeño Cilantro! The West Coast Farmer’s Market has five locations on four different days (visit for more information) and … (4 comments)

redwood city: BOK Ranch- Helping people Be OK - 06/19/12 06:38 AM
A small gem lies at the base of Emerald Hills, the BOK Ranch and the original site for an extraordinary Riding Program started 27 years ago as a 4H projec.  The BOK Ranch has blossomed into an opportunity for more that 100 special needs adults and children to be able to take horse back riding lessons. Every year BOK opens its gates to the rest of the world for a BBQ, auction and show to help raise money and awareness. Take a look at the following video for more information about this amazing place!

or click here to … (0 comments)

redwood city: Your Library Card Gets You More than Free Books - 05/04/12 03:06 PM
 “Discover & Go” Museum Pass Program

Make the most out of your library card with the new "Discover & Go" program! This service provides Redwood City library cardholders with FREE and discounted passes to local museums, cultural instiutions and educational adventures. This is a GREAT way to spend time as a family, explore new things with friends or go on an adventure with that special person in your life.  
This program even allows you to view prices and print out passes from home. Or if you don't have internet access, or feel like getting a book and then going somewhere … (6 comments)

redwood city: Beautiful Craftsman Style Home - 04/22/12 03:31 PM
2638 Brewster Avenue
Redwood City California
Come check out this enchanting craftsman style home in the sought after neighborhood of Mt. Carmel Redwood City. This four bedroom, three bath home is a unique mix of comfort, style and turn of the century charm. Spacious living areas give way to each other in a seem-less and open floor plan that allows the entire home to feel open and inviting. A welcoming kitchen looks over the family room area which has french door leading to the backyard and deck. This house is the perfect space for friends and family to enjoy eachothers … (0 comments)

redwood city: Redwood City Backyard Coffee Company: Perfect Blend of Comfort and Caffeine - 02/18/12 09:27 AM

The Backyard Coffee Company, 965 Brewster Avenue,  brings a spark of the hometown cafe to Redwood City. Centrally located in downtown Redwood City, a stone’s throw from the boulevard of shops and restaurants, rests the Backyard Coffee Company. This locally owned and operated business boasts both an open plan coffee shop and a separate but shared-site gym. The owner of this cozy cafe renamed it from Cafe Sportivo to Backyard Coffee Company in honor of her great-grandmother who ran a restaurant with the same name. The Backyard Coffee Company blends the ideas of a traditional coffee shop with a place … (2 comments)

redwood city: 350 Nimitz Ave, Redwood City - 02/06/12 05:25 PM
Join Wende Schoof on a tour of her newly listed 350 Nimitz Ave, Redwood City home located in the West Selby Neighborhood.

This artfully remodeled home is a 3 bedroom 2 bath positioned in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area Peninsula making it ideally located for all the best the bay has to offer- from weather to entertainment.

For more information please contact Wende at 650-504-0219 or or visit


redwood city: Under the Big Top in Redwood City - 10/12/10 02:04 PM
Look for the big tent next to the Redwood City Main Library at 1044 Middlefield Road from October 15th through October 24th!  Zoppé, an Italian Family Circus, will be dazzling audiences with spectacular two-hour performances that will enthrall all!  Tickets for matinee and evening performances are available at For more information about the Zoppe Italian Family Circus, go to And when you're looking for more fun entertainment ideas, go to … (4 comments)

redwood city: REDWOOD CITY History and Horses! - 10/08/10 06:44 AM
The Redwood City community is invited to join Mayor Jeff Ira in honoring Redwood City's rich historical heritage Wednesday, October 13 at 5:30 pm when a commemorative sculpture and historical information kiosk will be dedicated in the plaza in front of Wells Fargo Bank at 1900 Broadway (corner of Main and Broadway), kicking off Redwood City's new Path of History program. The kiosk and sculpture mark the first completed stop on the self-guided Path of History walking tour and are located across the street from the former site of the Wells Fargo Express Office that was active in Redwood City from … (4 comments)

redwood city: E-Waste Drop Off this Weekend in REDWOOD CITY - 10/07/10 10:56 AM
Redwood City Public Communications Manager Malcolm Smith has also announced a free e-waste clean up event benefitting Redwood City's Fair Oaks Branch Library this Saturday and Sunday, October 9th and 10th, 9-4 pm at the Fair Oaks Library parking lot, 2600 Middlefield Road.
Just drive in and drop off your old electronics, working or not, for free!  And know you're helping in 2 ways:
1. You're helping keep e-waste out of our landfills and helping recycle. Currently less than 10% of e-waste is being properly dismantled or recycled .
2. The proceeds from recycling the e-waste will go to … (1 comments)

redwood city: REDWOOD CITY HOME SALES REPORT - 10/05/10 05:12 PM
The third quarter statistics are out for residential home sales and listings in Redwood City, CA, and it's clear the market is improving.

This data, supplied by, provides a comprehensive overview of residential listings and sales for all of Redwood City. Information about home sales in distinct neighborhoods or specific price ranges in Redwood City and other San Francisco Peninsula cities is also available.
Redwood City Detached, Single Homes, September, 2009:
Median Sold Price: up 3%   September, 2009  ($771,000)   September, 2010  ($792,000)
Number of Sold Homes: down 2%    September, 2009  (45)   September, 2010  (44)
Number of Homes for … (2 comments)

redwood city: Emerald Hills: One of Redwood City's Best Places to Live - 09/10/10 08:01 PM
Since I'm a realtor, people often ask me where the best places to live are.  One of my favorites is Emerald Hills in Redwood City, CA, located on the San Francisco Peninsula.

Just east of the 280 freeway Emerald Hils offers a variety of homes. Prices range from smaller cottages and ranchers in the mid $700,000's to luxury estate style homes in the upper $2,000,000's.

Bordered by Woodside and San Carlos, Emerald Hills attracts home owners looking for a more nature-filled setting with relatively easy access 
to all the amenities of suburban living. With plenty of trees and … (4 comments)

Menlo Park Real Estate  and Homes for Sale, - 650.504.0219 - SF Peninsula  (Wende Schoof)

Menlo Park Real Estate and Homes for Sale - 650.504.0219 - SF Peninsula

Menlo Park, CA

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Address: 707 Menlo Avenue, Ste 100, Menlo Park, CA, 94025

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This blog is dedicated to sharing why the San Francisco Peninsula is a great place to live! Home to Stanford University and bounded by San Francisco and Silicon Valley/San Jose, the cities along the San Francisco Peninsula offer a wide range of housing opportunities and many vibrant downtowns. With the Bay on one side and the Coastal Mountains on the other, combined with a temperate Mediterranean climate, the San Francisco Peninsula supports a year-round outdoor lifestyle for many. The Pacific Coast is about a 30 minute drive, and the Sierra Nevada mountains are only 3 hours away. So come soak up some California sunshine with me and make this Your Home on the San Francisco Pensinsula!



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