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Reporters’ notebook
January 17, 2014, 05:00 AM

The Coastside Land Trust Gallery will be holding its California Wildlife Art Show featuring 21 local artists and 29 original works. Attendees can explore the state’s diverse wildlife through art during the opening reception 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24. Artistic mediums include oil, acrylic, watercolor, batik, photography and collage. All works are for sale.

The gallery is located at 788 Main St. in Half Moon Bay. The show runs Jan. 24 through March 21. The gallery is open Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information visit


The Cost Plus World Market at the Hillsdale Shopping Center will be closing its doors Jan. 28.

The retailer opened a new store in December and now occupies a smaller site at the Bridgepointe Shopping Center.

The Hillsdale locale is having a closing sale with items such as furniture, wall art, decor, food and other times up to 60 percent off. Most of the staff will remain with the company and relocate to the Bridgepointe store or to another site, a store manager said.

The Bohannan Development Company, owner of the Hillsdale Shopping Center, has yet to announce what will be constructed in its place since it withdrew its application to the city to redevelop the property late last year.


Want food delivered right to you? There’s an online petition to bring the smartphone-based food delivery company Fluc to Burlingame. Once the petition hits 250 signatures, they’ll be bringing the service to the area.

Fluc, Food Lovers United Co., delivers hot food and drinks from local restaurants and drive-throughs to your home in under 40 minutes. For about $6, you can order off of your smartphone or computer.

You can find the petition at


The Millbrae City Council recognized a number of individuals this week including Recreation Services Manager Howard Kaplan who is retiring. It also recognized John Charles, Millbrae Police Bureau volunteer, for the final quarter of 2013. Finally, the council recognized the public works and parks staff for working from 11 p.m. Dec. 12 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13 on a series of seven water main breaks.


The playground near the Werder Shelter and meadow area at Huddart Park will be temporarily closed through Jan. 24 for repairs and upgrades, according to the San Mateo County Parks Department.


RethinkWaste is inviting students and teachers to get creative and give trash a new meaning through its second annual “Trash to Art” Contest. The contest is open to all fourth- through sixth-grade classes in the RethinkWaste service area.

The art pieces must be made as a class effort, and 90 percent of the art must be made from materials collected at home, school and everyday life. All mediums of artwork are encouraged, including sculptures, collages and murals, among others.

Artwork must be submitted by 5 p.m. March 21 to the Environmental Education Center at the Shoreway Environmental Center, 333 Shoreway Road, San Carlos. Winning art pieces will be announced April 4 and recognized at the RethinkWaste Earth Day event April 12. Art pieces will also be displayed at the Environmental Education Center as part of an educational exhibit. Prizes will be awarded to a class, not individually. Prizes range from $500 to $100 and first and second places also get a private tour of the Shoreway facility.


Congrats, state Sen. Jerry Hill. The San Mateo legislator was honored by the nonprofit public policy research organization California Healthcare Institute for his work in 2013 advancing biomedical science, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device innovation.


The Code 30 Foundation, founded by the Deputy Sheriff’s Association after three active members died in less than a year, is raffling off two tickets in the new 49ers stadium to raise money for the organization which provides immediate financial help to families for needs like funeral expenses, travel and bills. The grand prize is two club level seats at approximately the 30 yard line in row 10 for the entire season. The cost equivalent is $46,500. Ticket donations are $150 each with a maximum of 555 sold. Try your luck for a good cause by calling 261-1081 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or after hours at 888-0480 or 465-7310.

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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