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Reporters’ notebook
September 06, 2013, 05:00 AM

Looking to squeeze some cute buns? Hop on over Saturday to the rabbit adoption extravaganza at the Peninsula Humane Society. The event will feature at least a few bunnies (or buns for short) looking for a good home, 50 percent off adoption fees and 10 percent off rabbit starter kits and caging. Specialists will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate things like grooming, clicker training and rabbit massage. Check out some of the guests at www.peninsulahumanesociety.org/adopt/smallanimals.html and then head over from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Center for Compassion, 1450 Rollins Road in Burlingame.

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One of the benefits from the five-day Bay Bridge closure? The San Francisco Bay Ferry reported morning ridership increased 57 percent on the first day of the closure. The ferry system, which has a terminal in South San Francisco, also experienced a boom in riders during the BART strike.

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The Refuge in San Carlos got a little national attention Monday night when it appeared on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives on the Food Network. The focus of the episode? Meat lover’s paradise. The Refuge’s pastrami must have fit right in.

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Speaking of food, the city of San Mateo received enough votes this week to win the best food category in the 2013 Best Small Towns category of the Rand McNally Best of the Road contest. The city beat out Walla Walla, Wash. by 14 votes.

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During the public hearing section of the Tuesday night Burlingame City Council meeting, one member of the public suggested that the city consider adopting a mascot. Any ideas? Just not a Bearcat.

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All you salsa aficionados out there have until Tuesday, Sept. 10 to enter your delicious chip companion in the Redwood City Salsa Festival slated for Saturday, Sept. 28. Fees are $50. The entry form can be found at http://www.redwoodcity.org/events/salsafest_entries.html.

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The Half Moon Bay Shakespeare Company is announcing a new group rate for its presentation of Hamlet through Sept. 15. The group rate is $10 each for groups of more than 10. All performances are at Cameron’s Inn and Pub. Normal rates are $20 and $15 or students and seniors. It would be a tragedy not to take advantage of this deal. For more information go to hmbshakespeare.org.

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Curious where the county is spending its money? Visit the newly launched Open Checkbook, a free public database detailing checks of $5,000 or more written by county departments and agencies for the first month of the fiscal year. For instance, did you know the county had 55 transactions totalling $22,422 for bakery products? Or $13,415.90 on guns and ammunition expenses? Start exploring at https://data.smcgov.org/checkbook.

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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