Archives for February 2010

Over The Rainbow

OK, I know…you’ve probably seen this. After all, it’s got almost 70 million views on YouTube. It doesn’t matter…it’s still great and inspiring. Let’s see it again.

Funky Foto Contest Week 93

This weeks question is going to be just a tad bit different…mostly because I’m afraid this one is such a gimme! We’re going to have a two part answer…I want to know 1) where this tower is and 2) the name of at least 1 business that’s nearby. If you’re first to answer this you’ll win […]

Measure A

Last week it was pretty gloomy around the San Mateo-Foster City school board and the word was out that there was going to be layoffs of more than 100 employees. Well it seems that Measure A has passed by the narrowest of margins. At one point it appeared that it was leading by 3 total […]

A Balm In Gilead

Not sure how that title relates to the post itself…but it sort of sounded good, so what the heck! Anyway, the point is that Foster City’s own Gilead Sciences  has officially gained approval for nearly doubling it’s Vintage Park campus. It’s going to grow from a little over 629,000 square feet to over 1,200,000 sq […]

Funky Foto Contest Winner Week 92

Wow! Great job on Friday folks!! Congratulations to Ryan Chin for being first to answer that Friday’s Foto was the plaza behind Safeway in the Metro Center. I guess it helps that Ryan works at Visa! Also answering correctly (know knows who else works at Visa) was Nancy, Ranjana, Michael, Suresh, Nicole, Alex O, Maria, […]

The Google Search-Two Versions

Those of you who watched the Super Bowl undoubtedly saw the above Google commercial. It’s cute and sort of touching. Below is an alternate version. It’s smart alecky and sort of funny. I like them both!

Funky Foto Contest Week 92

See that stuff on the ground there…it’s sunlight! Remember that? OK, I’m being too much of a jerk. It just has seemed kind of gloomy the last few days. Maybe today will be better! This weeks question is simply, where is this plaza? A couple of answers will work here. If you’re first to identify […]

Did You Hear The One About FHA Approval?

Here comes a rant. The title above implies a joke is coming…it is! In September I wrote a post about the difficulty of buying a single family house using an FHA loan. Hilariously, I thought that was difficult! Silly me! Wait until you see what it’s like buying a condo around here using FHA! Here’s the […]

Square 1?

Remember this? It was about a year ago that a delay was announced that told the folks that had signed up for the proposed new Mirabella project. This is the project that was set to complete the Parkview Plaza/15 acre site and sure has seemed to have been on the table for ages! If you recall, […]

Funky Foto Contest Winner Week 91

For some of you who spend alot of time there, this was easy. For others it was simply a process of elimination, for the rest…sorry! Congratulations to Dana Ferri who wins the $30.00 Starbucks gift card! Great job Dana!! Also answering correctly were Ryan Chin, DK, Erika Jahnke, Joseph Chandy, Jessica, Sheetal, Jenn R, Grace […]