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Reporters’ notebook
August 09, 2013, 05:00 AM

The unveiling of the “Name Redwood City’s New Fireboat contest” has been moved from Aug. 10 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. The location is still the Port of Redwood City on Seaport Boulevard. The unveiling is also the public’s first chance to see the new MetalCraft Marine FireStorm 36 fireboat purchased for nearly $1 million with a federal homeland security/port security grant.


Tuesday, a San Bruno man pulled an allegedly intoxicated man from his burning car on Huntington Avenue near Herman Park. The passerby, Ron Cerri, saw flames shooting out the window and then pulled the man out of the car to safety. He even put out the fire before fire crews were called to the scene. Cerrie even offered to drive the victim home but police officials said the gesture was unnecessary. The victim suffered some minor injuries.


The San Francisco-based Foundation for Youth Investment has announced a $10.7 million grant from the Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council to expand its outdoor youth education programs and strategic initiatives. The Stewardship Council, a nonprofit agency, was established in 2004 as part of a Pacific Gas and Electric Company settlement and is located in San Mateo. With the grant, the foundation will formally separate from the Stewardship Council and begin operating as a standalone grantmaking and fundraising public charity. Created in 2010 to continue the Stewardship Council’s grantmaking legacy as a sustainable funding source for youth development in California, FYI works to improve academic achievement, reduce obesity, teach teamwork and cooperation, prepare youth for the workforce and provide the environmental stewards of tomorrow with transformative outdoor experiences.


AcquaPazza may have shut its doors in downtown San Mateo, but those looking to get their fix should head to San Carlos. The operations are moving to Locanda Positano, translated by Google as Positano Inn. AcquaPazza translated to Crazy Water. Taking its place on the corner of Third Avenue and Ellsworth Avenue in San Mateo is Roti Indian Bistro, which moved from Burlingame.


The California Resource Recovery Association awarded RethinkWaste with its 2013 “Outstanding Recycling Program Award” for its programs and services to reduce waste and educate its customers. CRRA is California’s statewide recycling association and one of the largest nonprofit recycling organizations in the United States.


Forget the dog days of summer. Snow is on its way! At 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 the parking lot of Unleashed by Petco in Daly City will be transformed into a winter wonderland for canines with 20 tons of snow. Dogs can play in the fenced-in area and chomp on ice cream treats while their human companions enjoy local food trucks or peruse other animals up for adoption. The Daly City event is one of only eight held nationwide by the company and will last until the snow melts.


Picture this — your photography on television. Use your photographic talents as a volunteer to capture the spirit of San Mateo at special programs, events or activities and share your work with the San Mateo community through SMTV community television and more. The city currently needs a one-day commitment to cover the Sister City 50th Anniversary Celebration in San Mateo Central Park Aug. 17. Celebration includes: Festival in the Park from 11a.m.-2 p.m.; Friendship Game (boys baseball) from 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Interested? Visit and apply at VolunteerSource at In the Assignment Preference choose: Special Event Photographer in the pull down menu  [Additional information about the Sister City Celebration is at].


The reporters’ notebook is a weekly collection of facts culled from the notebooks of the Daily Journal staff. It appears in the Friday edition.



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