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Your Guide To July 4th Fireworks Throughout San Mateo County!

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

The 4th of July is quickly approaching and the county of San Mateo is gearing up to host numerous festivals and fireworks displays.  Independence Day in the county is full of parades, picnics and fireworks. Here is your personal guide to celebrating Independence Day in San Mateo County.

Half Moon Bay:

Half Moon Bay’s 46th Ol’ Fashioned 4th of July Parade will start at noon on the 4th on Main Street.  The Half Moon Bay Lions Club will also be hosting their annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast at 8:00 am at City Hall.

Pacifica:

Plan to head to Frontierland Park in Pacifica for a day full of games, music, arts and crafts, and more on the 4th. The event kicks off at 10:00am and will run through 4:00pm.  For more information about the event visit, here.

San Mateo:

Family fun , music and free recreational swimming is what is in store for the July 4th in the Park Festival in San Mateo.  A highlight of the festival is the family cardboard boat race. For more information about this free event taking place from 11:00am to 2:00pm, visit here.

Foster City:

Leo Ryan Park in Foster City will host an all-day event on Monday, July 4th and there will be something for everyone. The event will have games, food, a dog parade, and family entertainment. The day concludes with a fireworks display. For more information about this full day family event, visit here.

Redwood City:

The 78th annual 4th of July Parade by the Peninsula Celebration Association will once again take place in Downtown Redwood City. The day starts off with the pancake breakfast at the Redwood City Fire Department at 7:30am followed by the Parade Run 5K.  Additional events scheduled throughout the holiday weekend include a festival, carnival, car show, DJ, concert, and fireworks. To see the schedule of events, visit here.

Mountain View:

Enjoy a unique experience this 4th of July with the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View.  Enjoy the sounds of the symphony at the 30th annual fireworks concert. For tickets to this event, visit here.

Menlo Park:

Menlo Park will host a parade that kicks off the morning of the 4th at 11:45am beginning at Chestnut Street.   Children are encouraged to dress up their bikes or wagons and take part in the parade. Following the parade at Burgess Park there will be a wonderful celebration with bounce houses, enormous slides, crafts, games, laser tag, and much more. For more information on the event, visit here.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!  The Rain Team offers unparalleled service to ALL clients in the San Mateo County, including areas such as Half Moon BayEl GranadaMoss Beach,Montara, and Pacifica. Your complete satisfaction with our service and representation is our number one priority. 

 

The Latest News For Residents Of Half Moon Bay

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

The month of June is flying by and there are few things of which residents of Half Moon Bay should be aware.

Half Moon Library Operating From Temporary Location

The construction of the new Half Moon Bay Library is under way with an anticipated opening date in 2018. The demolition of the old location is scheduled to be completed in July.  As a result, the library location we have known as home for some time closed on June 12th.  While the construction of the new library is underway Half Moon Bay will be utilizing a Bookmobile that will be housed at Shoreline Station on select days until July. As of July, the new temporary library location will open at Shoreline Station.

The Bookmobile Schedule

Thursday, June 23 (10 am - 6 pm) 

Friday, June 24 (10 am - 3 pm) 

Wednesday, June 29 (10 am - 6 pm) 
Thursday, June 30 (10 am - 6 pm) 

Friday, July 1 (10 am - 3 pm) 

 

General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC)

All Half Moon Bay residents are invited to the City’s General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) meeting on June 30, 2016, 6:30 pm at the EOC.  Come learn and take part in Plan Half Moon Bay.   The meeting will have a discussion over the Coastal Resources and Coastal Hazards section of the Draft Land Use Plan (LUP).  A question and answer session will be held at the meeting.  Plan to attend and invite your local friends and neighbors.

 

If you are looking to sell your coastal home, we’d love to hear how we can help you with your real estate goals. We can also offer you a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) of your home to advise you what it is worth. Contact us today via email or give us a call at (650) 888-6903.

 

The Rain Team offers unparalleled service to ALL clients in the San Mateo County, including areas such as Half Moon Bay, El Granada, Moss Beach,Montara, and Pacifica. Your complete satisfaction with our service and representation is our number one priority.

 

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by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

Enjoy The San Mateo County Fair This Week

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

If you are looking to get out and enjoy San Mateo this week, head over to the San Mateo County Fair. The fair will run through June 19th and with this annual event there is something for everyone.  Enjoy live music, a wide variety of activities, agriculture, food, fine arts, and talents from local artisans.

Live Music:

Every day at the fair there is a FREE summer concert series with legendary concerts you won’t want to miss. For a list of all the concerts and their times visit here.

Activities:

As per tradition, the fair will host a wide range of carnival rides that are sure to provide hours of fun for both young and old.  Pig races will also be making a return this year. New to the San Mateo County Fair is the Life Size Mousetrap Game.  The game is very similar to the childhood favorite game Mouse Trap created by Hasbro.  With over 25 tons of cranes and equipment, viewers can enjoy this marvel in engineering as they watch a large bowling ball make its way through the trap – not to trap a rodent as they may have done as a kid - but instead to watch a large ancient bank safe land on a car.

Dining:

There is nothing quite like the mix of culinary options you can find at the fair.  Enjoy mouthwatering BBQ, funnel cakes, fresh squeezed lemonade, and the ever popular fried Oreos. If you are looking for something different than the traditional fair foods, there is a wide variety of healthy food options available as each stand must include one healthy food choice item.

For more information about the fair visit the events website here. San Mateo has a lot to offer and this is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy it.

If you are looking to sell your coastal home, we’d love to hear how we can help you with your real estate goals. We can also offer you a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) of your home to advise you what it is worth. Contact us today via email or give us a call at (650) 888-6903.

The Rain Team offers unparalleled service to ALL clients in the San Mateo County, including areas such as Half Moon Bay, El Granada, Moss Beach,Montara, and Pacifica. Your complete satisfaction with our service and representation is our number one priority.

 

The Top Germ Ridden Places In Your Coastside Home And How To Tackle Them

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

We all know germs are everywhere but many times we don’t think about all the places in our home that are harboring them.  Beyond causing illness, germs can also cause allergies to trigger. Below is a list of the most common germ ridden places in your coastside home and what you can do to get rid of them.

According to The Public Health and Safety Organization NSF, who tested 30 of the most common items in a home, the number one items to be ridden with germs by more than 75% was that of dish sponges and rags.  To kill those unwanted bugs, heat your sponges in the microwave daily for two minutes and discard after two weeks of use.

The second place in the home with the most germs is that of the kitchen sink.  The NSF study showed that 27% of sinks they tested had mold and yeast and 45% had coliform growing. Prevent germs by disinfecting not only the bottom but the sides of your sink as well at least once a week, but ideally twice a week.  The sink drains should be sanitized monthly.

The third most germ ridden place in the homes surveyed was the toothbrush holder. 64% of toothbrush holders were growing mold and yeast, 27% had coliform and 14% had staph.  The last thing you need is a toothbrush going into your mouth after it has been in contact with a germ infested holder.  Clean the holder weekly with hot soapy water.

Coming in fourth was pet bowls. They were found to have 45% mold and yeast growing and 18% had coliform.  Keep your pet healthy by thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting your pet’s bowl at least once a week.

The fifth most germ ridden place in the home may come as a surprise and a place you never considered - the reservoir of your coffee machine. 50% of machines tested had mold and yeast and 9% had coliform. To keep them clean use 4 cups of vinegar that is not diluted and allow it to sit for 30 minutes in the machine before running it. Rinse with fresh water until the aroma from the vinegar is gone.  This should be done monthly.

If you are looking to buy or sell your coastal home, we’d love to hear how we can help you with your real estate goals. If you are contemplating selling your home, find out how much it is worth with our online guide available here. Contact us today via email or give us a call at (650) 888-6903.

 

The Rain Team offers unparalleled service to ALL clients in the San Mateo County, including areas such as Half Moon Bay, El Granada, Moss Beach,Montara, and Pacifica. Your complete satisfaction with our service and representation is our number one priority.

 

14th Annual Taste Of Pacifica June 4th!

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

It’s that time of year again where festivals and events along the coast can be found nearly every weekend. This upcoming weekend is one of our favorites- Taste Of Pacifica. In its 14th year, this fun wonderful event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. on June 4th at Surf Spot Restaurant.  

If you’ve haven’t been yet, the “Taste of Pacifica” features 17 local restaurants offering samples of great culinary cuisine from their menus, a variety of wines , live music, and silent auction. It’s a great way to get a sampling of the delicious food that’s offered locally.

Tickets for the event are $35 in advance or $40 at the door, but they do tend to sell out fast.  To purchase your ticket to the “Taste of Pacifica” visit www.pacificachamber.com or call (650) 355-4122. Proceeds from this event will go to the Pacifica Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Center as they continue to promote Pacifica as a premier tourist destination.

Participating Restaurants Include:

The Surf Spot

A Grape in the Fog

Beach Monkey Organic Café

The Devil’s Slide Taproom

Pacifica Farmer’s Market

Guerrero’s Taqueria 2

Kenny’s Café

Lugi’s Italian Restaurant

Moonraker Restaurant

Nick’s Restaurant

Oceana Market

Pacific Java Café

Paisano’s Trattoria & Pizzeria

Salada Beach Café

Sun Valley Fine Foods

Tam’s Chinese Cuisine

The French Patisserie

Pacifica Jack Cheese by the Pacifica Historical Society

If you have decided it’s your time to buy a coastside home, our goal is to guide you through the process from the beginning to the purchase of your new home and beyond. Contact via email or give us a call at (650) 888-6903

 

The Rain Team offers unparalleled service to ALL clients in the San Mateo County, including areas such as Half Moon BayEl GranadaMoss Beach,Montara, and PacificaYour complete satisfaction with our service and representation is our number one priority.

 

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