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Reporters’ notebook
April 18, 2014, 05:00 AM

Belmont is holding an Egg Adventure Hunt full of bouncy houses, games and more for children ages 3 through 10 to celebrate Easter. The hunt begins 9 a.m. sharp and runs through noon, Saturday, April 19 at Twin Pines Park, 30 Twin Pines Lane in Belmont. Participants should bring their own baskets and camera and keep their eyes open for the bunny!

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The Port of Redwood City and yacht and boating groups of the South Bay mark opening day Saturday, May 3 with a decorated boat parade, blessing of the fleet and other events highlighting this year’s theme “South Bay Magic.” The parade and blessing is 11 a.m. Saturday, best viewed from the port’s waterfront access area and fishing pier. Spectators will vote on their favorite and can also enjoy band music, purchase lunch and visit exhibits. For more information visit www.southbayopeningday.org/2014.

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Get ready for the inaugural Stanford in Redwood City speaker series. The free evening includes a reception at courthouse square and a panel of speakers at the Fox Theatre including Tara VanDerveer, director of Stanford University women’s basketball, Tesla co-founder and Chief Technical Officer JB Straubel and James Tynan, who leads the community and partnerships team at Khan Academy. The event, the first in a multi-year series offered by the city and Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education, is 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8 at the Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City.

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The Foster City Park and Recreation Department is calling for entries to the 37th Annual International Writers Contest. Prizes will be awarded in fiction, personal essay and poetry categories for works submitted now through Sept. 12. First prize in each category is $250 with second place taking home $100. Winners will have their names and pictures published and are required to complete a W-9 form to claim their prize. The entry fee is $10 per manuscript and can be sent to the Foster City Park and Recreation Department, C/O Foster City International Writers Contest, 650 Shell Blvd., Foster City. For more information and to enter visit www.fcwriterscontest.org.

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Total tonnage at the Port of Redwood City is up 18 percent over the last fiscal year. More than 75 percent of the tonnage the first three quarters was important sand and aggregates from British Columbia followed by exported shredded scrap metal by Sims Metal Management, totaling 201,614 MT, more than 16 percent of the total tonnage for this year-to-date.

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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