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December 2003

Join Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department to Celebrate 2004 with an Afternoon Tea Dance

12/30 Major Renovation, New Installations to be Celebrated at Redwood City's Andrew Spinas Park
12/29 Redwood City Police Announce "Operation Silent Night" for New Years Eve 2003
12/23 Third Annual Freedom Festival in Redwood City to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rekindle his Legacy of Peace, Justice, and Freedom
12/16 Excavation and Other Work to Begin on Downtown Underground Public Parking Garage; New Webcam Provides Online View of Work
12/16 January’s “Forum at Redwood City” Features Michael Freedman, Nationally Renowned in the Field of City Design and Planning
12/5 "Help Create a Vision for Redwood City" - Public Involvement Sought for General Plan Update
12/4 Redwood City Playing Fields to be Closed for Annual Repair and Rest

November 2003
11/25 Redwood City Fire Department Praises Oracle for its Community Spirit and Contributions - Presentation Ceremony Planned
11/24 Conceptual Design for New Courthouse Square Moves Forward as Second Public Workshop is Scheduled
11/21 With "Down" Economy, Redwood City PAL, Police, and Fire Seek More Help With 2003 Toy and Book Drive
11/19 Citywide Children’s Chorus of Redwood City to Entertain at Caltrain Trains for Tots Event
11/18 Redwood City Senior Center Sponsors Free Lecture on "How to Make Your Holidays Bright"
11/13 Redwood City Library Foundation to Host Special "Latin Flavor" Fundraiser on November 21
11/13 "The Forum at Redwood City" Opens with Nationally-Known Speaker and Author Peter Katz
11/10 Redwood City and CityTrees Offer Free "Tree Care Workshops" to the Public
11/07 Redwood City Pride & Beautification Committee Joins with CityTrees, John Gill School PTA, Community Impact, and Slow Food Volunteers for a Day of Tree Planting
11/06 CANCELED: Congresswoman Anna Eshoo's Talk at Redwood City’s Veterans Memorial Senior Center
11/03 Final Phase of Culvert Relocation Work to Close Jefferson at Broadway for Two Days
11/03 Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission Sponsors Family Concert Featuring Acclaimed Performer Suni Paz, and the Citywide Children's Chorus of Redwood City

October 2003
10/31 The First Rain of the Season is Here - Redwood City Urges Residents to Help Protect Our Creeks, Streams, and Watersheds
10/30 Fire Department Credits Smoke Detector With Saving Family of Five During Home Fire
10/30 Redwood City Joins Cities and States Nationwide in Recognizing November 19, 2003 as "Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day"
10/29 City Awarded Grant for Construction of Redwood Shores Branch Library
10/27 Learn How Traditional Sugar Skulls are Created for "Day of the Dead"
10/17 Congresswoman Anna Eshoo to Speak at Redwood City's Veterans Memorial Senior Center
10/17 Tragic event in Choctaw history dramatized at the library
10/17 Great Local Talent at Redwood City's Teen Band Jam
10/17 Redwood City to be haunted by ghosts, vampires, and more! Proceeds from Haunted House benefit the Fair Oaks Community Center
10/17 Join the Family Fun at Redwood City's Halloween Spooktakular
10/14 Redwood City Unveils Redesigned Website
10/13 Middlefield Road from Broadway to Winslow to be Closed for Next Two Years as Downtown Construction Continues
10/13 Incredible Deals on Thousands of Books During Friends of Redwood City Public Library's Gigantic Book Sale
10/03 October Special Events at Redwood City's Veterans Memorial Senior Center

September 2003
9/30 Off-Duty Redwood City Firefighter Uses Automatic External Defibrillator to Save Life at Pacific Athletic Club
9/19 Speed Limit Lowered on Roosevelt Avenue
9/19 Winners of Annual Mayor's Beautification Awards to be Honored
9/19 "Autumn Leaves" Dance Party at Veterans Memorial Senior Center
9/17 A Tale for All Ages at Redwood City Public Library's Kick-Off Program
9/15 Update on Jefferson Avenue Lane Closures, Downtown Culvert Work
9/12 Planned Date for Switchover to Chloramine as Water Disinfectant Changed to February, 2004
9/12 Bring the Young Artists to "KIDZ ART DAY" in Redwood City
9/10 Redwood City Offering Mercury Thermometer Exchange
9/09 Join the Celebration of Redwood City's "City Talk Toastmasters"
9/08 Volunteers Needed in Teen Homework Center
9/02 Take Pride in Redwood City – Join the Annual Fall Cleanup -- A Cooperative Effort With the State Coastal Cleanup Day
9/02 Community Invited to Participate in Discussion of Courthouse Square Design

August 2003
8/28 Celebrate Life at Redwood City's 2nd Annual Free Health & Wellness Fair
8/27 Broadcast of Redwood City Council Meetings Moves to Comcast Channel 27
8/26 11-Year Old Redwood City Boy Credited With Helping Rescue Family Members in Fire
8/18 "Go Back in Time for a Day" - Redwood City Co-Sponsors Victorian Days at the Old Courthouse
8/13 Jefferson Avenue Lane Closures Starting Friday
8/5 Redwood City and CityTrees Celebrate "1,000 Trees in 1,000 Days!"
8/4 Portion of Middlefield Road to be Closed to Through-Traffic for Next Two Years as Downtown Construction Projects Continue
8/4 Redwood City Debuts E-News: Online/Email Community Newsletter, Seeks Subscribers

July 2003
7/30 City Council Approves Environmental and Safety Findings on Use of Recycled Water
7/28 Fundraising & Volunteers Help Bring Young Burn Victims to "Champ Camp"
7/23 Redwood City's Summer Teen Activity Schedule Continues with Band Jam
7/23 Redwood City's "Kids Klub" Offers Convenient, Affordable After-School Care
7/21 Redwood City Neighborhood Street Improvements Scheduled
7/08 PACT Helps to Build a Great Community Together! Applications Now Available for Redwood City's "Partnership Academy for Community Teamwork"
7/07 Middle School Kids Invited to Redwood City Summer Dance

June 2003
6/26 Redwood City Appoints New Fire Chief
6/20 Redwood City Helping to Make Community "Heart Safe" with Defibrillators at Public Buildings
6/18 Stafford Park Summer Concert Series Schedule Announced
6/18 Update on Culvert Relocation Project in Downtown Redwood City
6/17 Track Work in Redwood City Beginning in June
6/16 Redwood City Reinforces Ban on Fireworks
6/13 City Council's Recycled Water Meeting to be Re-broadcast Monday Night
6/6 Redwood City Public Library Book Sale Was a Great Success; Now, Bookstore Needs Books!
6/3 Developmentally Disabled Adults Express Themselves Through Painting; Their Art to be Featured at "From Hearts to Arts" Exhibit & Reception
6/3 15th Annual Mayor's Beautification Awards Now Underway
6/2 Redwood City PAL and D.A.R.E. Programs Present "Family Fun Day" Fundraiser With the San Jose Giants Baseball Team at San Jose Municipal Stadium
6/2 Odd-Looking, Possibly Extra-Terrestrial Vehicles Seen Downtown and at Red Morton Park

May 2003
5/29 Memorial Scheduled for San Mateo County in Honor of Fallen Public Safety Members
5/29 FREE Live Music Downtown Begins June 13 at City Center Plaza
5/28 Redwood City Parks & Recreation Offers Summer League Basketball for 5th – 9th Graders
5/16 Ash and Sycamore Trees Hit by Fungus, Most Expected to Recover
5/15 Redwood City Police and Sequoia High School Team Up for Career Seminar
5/12 Application Deadline Approaching for Redwood City Boards, Commissions, Committees
5/9 G.R.E.A.T. Essays Win Students Tickets to Giant's Baseball Game, Through Redwood City Police's Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program
5/9 What the Professionals are Looking for in Children's Books at the Redwood City Public Library
5/8 Portion of Middlefield Road to be Closed to Through-Traffic as Part of Culvert Relocation

April 2003
4/29 Redwood City Council Declares May, 2003 as "Yellow Ribbon Month" in Honor of Armed Forces
4/29 Revisit Wyatt Earp, President Hoover, Pioneers, and More on Redwood City's Historic Walking Tour, Featured During National Historic Preservation Week
4/24 Redwood City Police Activities League and San Mateo Credit Union Present the Northern California Junior Olympic Boxing Tournament, Help to Raise Funds for PAL
4/23 Redwood City Public Library Debuts New Website
4/23 Electronics Recycling Added to Redwood City's May 3rd Spring Clean Up
4/17 Redwood City 2020 Joins with San Mateo County to Enroll Kids in Health Insurance
4/10 Incredible Deals on Thousands of Books During Friends of Redwood City Public Library Book Sale
4/15 "Hidden Authors of the Peninsula" is Subject of Special Presentation at Senior Center
4/08 Community Invited to Take Pride in Redwood City & Join the Annual Spring Cleanup!

March 2003
3/28 Redwood City Fire Engine On the Way to Sister City of Colima, Mexico
3/26 Author Francisco Jiménez Highlights Special Events to Celebrate National Library Week at the Redwood City Public Library
3/25 Change in Hours for Redwood City Building Department Service Counter
3/24 "Sea Otter Classic" Bicycle Race Brings Gala Pre-Race Celebration and More to Redwood City
3/21 Community Activities Fair Offers Information on Summer and Year-Round Activities for Youth and Families in Redwood City
3/19 Redwood City Celebrates 135th Birthday with Downtown Bash!
3/19 Redwood City's 2nd Annual Pet Parade!
3/19 Redwood City Boards, Commissions, Committees Need Energetic, Involved Members
3/12 Redwood City Police Department Unveils New Website
3/11 Redwood City Fire Department and Sequoia Hospital Join Forces to Promote Home Safety for Senior Citizens
3/10 Redwood City Parks to Receive Benefit of Kiwanis Volunteers on "Total K Day"
3/07 Redwood City's "Kids Klub" Offers Convenient, Affordable Summer Child Care Services
3/05 City Council to Discuss Grant Application for Proposed Redwood Shores Branch Library
3/04 Redwood City Could Lose Millions in State Budget Crunch, Urges Citizens to Learn About Budget and Inform Legislators
3/04 Redwood City to Open New Skate Park in Radical Style
3/03 Recent East Coast Fires Highlight Redwood City's Fire Safety Inspections & Tips (español)  
3/03 Prestigious International Bicycling Event Coming to Redwood City in April

February 2003
2/28 Renaissance of Downtown Redwood City Continues with Start of Culvert Relocation for Underground Public Garage Construction
2/27 Women's History Month Celebrated by Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department
2/25 Redwood City Welcomes the John Steinbeck Award Ceremony for 2nd Consecutive Year, Congratulates This Year's Recipient, Joan Baez
2/25 Redwood City Named 2002 "Tree City;" Celebrates Arbor Day With Tree Planting
2/14 Special Poetry Event to Celebrate Black History Month at the Redwood City Public Library
2/13 Redwood City Public Library to Hold Forum to Discuss Possible Intervention in Iraq
2/10 Join Former Mayors for a Look at Changes in Redwood City Over the Last 50 Years
2/5 February's Special Events at Redwood City’s Veterans Memorial Senior Center
2/4 Redwood City Expresses Disappointment With Governor's Veto
2/4 Redwood City Mayor to Speak on City Issues at Veterans Memorial Senior Center Luncheon
2/3 Register for Redwood City Recreation Classes ONLINE!

January 2003
1/29 Community Forum #4 Scheduled for Proposed Branch Library at Redwood Shores
1/28 Redwood City Urges Legislature to Reject Governor's Vehicle License Fee "Take Away"
1/24 Redwood City Initiates Local Quake Relief Effort for Sister City of Colima, Mexico (español)  
1/24 Redwood City Seeking Applicants for P A C T "Partnership Academy for Community Teamwork" Citizen Participation Program
1/23 Redwood City & Bay Area Parent Magazine Schedule Preschool Preview Night for Parents
1/22 Redwood City's Citizens Police Academy Brings "Real Life" Law Enforcement Skills and Experience to the Community
1/10 Enjoy a Musical Theater Breakfast at Veterans Memorial Senior Center
1/9 Redwood City’s PAL Basketball League Seeking Coaches
1/9 The Life of John Steinbeck Presented at the Redwood City Public Library
1/7 Help Someone Love Reading! Redwood City’s Project READ Recruits Volunteer Tutors for Free Training


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