Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Weekly Tip - Last Minute Shopping? Think about Personal Safety!

Our personal safety is something that we should always be considering, especially when out in public. The shopping season is in full swing and our shopping centers will be packed this weekend. Here are some tips and thoughts on steps you can take to help maintain your personal safety:

•Awareness & Avoidance - Not enough can be said for being aware of your surroundings. It does not matter where you are, at home, out shopping, driving, at the park, DO NOT settle into a fog and become so involved in your task that you fail to look around. Scan the area before you head out. Look around and see what potential threats may be looming. Are there suspicious persons parked by your car? Is there a car approaching slowly from behind? If you see something that makes you suspicious or uncomfortable, walk away, return to the store, and report the activity and your observations to security or store staff.

•Be a Good Witness - If you see a crime or fall victim, be the best witness you can be. Without good suspect descriptions it is difficult for police to conduct follow-up, apprehend criminals, and hopefully, help prevent others from becoming future victims. Basic physical descriptions such as hair color and style, height, weight and build, clothing color and type, suspect vehicle description and license plate, direction of travel, are all things that a responding police officer will ask for. Try and make note of anything specific to the suspect such as tattoos, scars, piercings or perhaps damage in a particular location on a suspect vehicle.

•Consider the Stakes - If this is a property crime and you are in fear for your safety, give up the purse, the wallet, the car. Your personal well-being is much more valuable than your property. Property can be replaced, you can't.

•Make a Scene! - Drawing attention to yourself, and more importantly, to the suspect, can not only deter the crime but also bring forward other witnesses and possibly help. Yell, scream, use a whistle, run away... 

•Don't be a Target - Walk with a purpose and look about surveying your surroundings. Carry your keys and whistle in your hand, not buried in your purse. This allows you to immediately open your vehicle, set off your car alarm if needed, or perhaps use the keys to slash at your attacker if you are being physically assaulted. Keep your purse tucked under your shoulder, not dangling down or sitting unattended in a cart. Query the topic of personal safety on-line. There are many quality sites that offer additional advice and products that can bolster your safety. Best overall advice...Awareness and Avoidance!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Officer James L. Capoot #497 was fatally shot on 11/17 while trying to apprehend a suspected bank robber.

• 45 years old
• United States Marine Corp 1985-1989
• California Highway Patrol 1990-1992
• Vallejo Police Department 1992-2011

o 1994 Medal of Courage (engaging a suspect armed with an AK-47)
o 1997 Medal of Courage (engaging an armed suspect)
o 2000 Vallejo Police Officer of the Year
o 2002 Medal of Merit (School Safety Patrol)
o 2002 Life Saving Medal (rendering CPR to an injured motorist)
o 2002 Good Conduct Medal (3 consecutive outstanding evaluations)
o 2 Letters of Commendation

• Formerly held positions in both the Motor Unit and SWAT

Officer Capoot is survived by his wife, three daughters and his mother. 

Memorial fund

The Vallejo Police Officer’s Association has a memorial fund for Officer Jim Capoot’s wife and daughters.

Contributions can be made to the 
Officer James Capoot Family Trust
 c/o Vallejo Police Officer’s Association (Sgt. Mark Nicol)
 P.O. Box 4218
Vallejo CA 94590.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Holiday Driving Safety Tips!!

Top 10 driving safety tips:

While the newscasts concentrate on the crowded airports and bus terminals on the Wednesday (and the following Sunday) surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday, the truth is 90% of journeys are made by private vehicle. Of those road travelers, most are travelling less than 100 miles and hit the road ON Thanksgiving Day. So take a few minutes to make sure you can give thanks for a safe trip!!

Before your trip even begins — Consider leaving a copy of your travel itinerary with a trusted family friend or relative (plus a driving route map).
Don't Drive Drunk

More than 30 percent of all auto accident fatalities in the United States involve drivers impaired by alcohol. These accidents led to 11,773 deaths in 2008 alone [source: NHTSA]. Most of those deaths could've been avoided if the drivers involved simply hadn't gotten behind the wheel while drunk. It's easy to avoid driving drunk. If you've been drinking, ask a sober friend for a ride or call a cab. 

Don't Speed

As the old public service campaign so succinctly put it, "Speed kills." Research has shown that for every mile per hour you drive, the likelihood of your being in an accident increases by four to five percent [source: ERSO]. At higher speeds, the risk increases much more quickly. Take your time and obey posted speed limits. If you really need to get there as fast as possible, there's one fool-proof solution: Leave earlier! 

Avoid Distractions

Working a cell phone behind the wheel can delay reaction times by as much as 20 percent, but it isn't just cell phones that cause distractions, however. Eating, applying makeup, fiddling with electronic devices or interacting with passengers also diverts a driver's attention in potentially deadly ways. Perhaps the best advice on driving distractions came from rocker Jim Morrison: "Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel." 

Don't Drive Drowsy

You might think a few yawns are nothing to worry about, but just being a little drowsy is enough to increase your risk of getting in an accident. Responses can range from dozing off for a few seconds at a time to simply "zoning out" and losing all focus on the road. At highway speeds, one or two seconds of inattention can lead to disaster. 

Wear Your Seat Belt

In the overwhelming majority of car crashes, you have a greater chance of surviving if you're wearing a seat belt. Even a low-speed crash can send an unbelted person careening into the dashboard or side window, resulting in severe head injuries or broken bones. At higher speeds, the possible fates of the unbelted occupant are gruesome: severe lacerations from being propelled through the windshield; struck by other cars because you landed on the road; slammed into a tree or a house at 50 mph (80 kph). Sound scary? Then buckle up. 

Be Extra Careful in Bad Weather

Take all of the other tips presented here and make full use of them: Drive below the speed limit if necessary, maintain extra space between you and the car ahead, and be especially careful around curves. If you're driving through weather conditions you don't know well, consider delegating driving duties to someone who does, if possible. If the weather worsens, just find a safe place to wait out the storm.

Don't Follow Too Closely

Safe driving guidelines advise drivers to keep a safe distance between themselves and the car ahead. Drivers need enough time to react if that car makes a sudden turn or stop. It can be too difficult to estimate the recommended distances while driving and the exact distance would have to be adjusted for speed, so most experts recommend a "three-second rule." At night or in inclement weather, double the recommended time to six seconds. 

Watch Out for the Other Guy

Sometimes, it doesn't matter how safely you drive. You could be driving the speed limit and obeying all traffic rules and someone else can crash into you. One good rule of thumb to use is, "Assume everyone else on the road is an idiot." In other words, be prepared for unpredictable lane changes, sudden stops, unsignaled turns, swerving, tailgating and every other bad driving behavior imaginable. Chances are, you'll eventually encounter someone like this -- and it pays to be ready when you do. 

Practice Defensive Driving

Defensive driving incorporates the other tips shown here, such as maintaining a safe distance and not speeding, but remaining calm in the face of frustrating traffic issues is another major part of the concept. Accept small delays, such as staying in line behind a slower car instead of abruptly changing lanes. Yield to other cars, even if you technically have the right of way. 

Keep Your Vehicle Safe

Vehicle maintenance isn't just an important way to extent your car's life -- it's a major safety issue. Many maintenance issues are addressed by state mandated vehicle inspections. If your car is unsafe, the inspecting mechanic will let you know what you need to do to fix it. However, there could be a year or more between inspections, so car owners need to be aware of any potential safety issues and get them repaired before they lead to an accident.

Wishing you all very safe and happy travels this Thanksgiving!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tips for a Safe Halloween

Tips for a Safe Halloween

Halloween can be a fun holiday for kids, but a worrisome one for parents. Concerns about children's safety--whether they are out in the neighborhood or back home with bags of booty--can darken the day more quickly than a black cat. But not to worry! To make Halloween a treat, follow these safety tips.

  • Welcome trick-or-treaters with your porch lights and any exterior lights on.
  • Patrol your street occasionally to discourage speeding motorists, acts of malicious mischief and crimes against children.
  • Report any suspicious or criminal activity to your police department immediately.   
  • Do not give homemade or unwrapped treats to children.

  • Exercise extreme caution when driving a vehicle.  Be on the alert for excited youngsters, whose vision may be obscured by masks, darting out into traffic.

Make sure your kids dress up safely
  • Make sure costumes are flame retardant so children aren't in danger near burning jack-o-lanterns.
  • Keep costumes short to prevent trips, falls, and other bumps in the night.
  • Try make-up instead of a mask. Masks can be hot and uncomfortable, and they can obstruct a child's vision, a dangerous thing when kids are crossing streets and going up and down steps.
  • Make sure kids wear light colors or put reflective tape on their costumes.
Make trick-or-treating trouble freeGhost and Bats
  • Create a map of a safe trick-or treating route and set a time limit for your children to "trick-or-treat".
  • Trick-or-treaters should always be in groups so they aren't a tempting target for real-life goblins. Parents should accompany young children.
  • Make sure older kids trick-or-treat with friends. Together, map out a safe route so you will know where they are going. Tell them to stop only at familiar homes where the outside lights are on.
  • Try to get your kids to trick-or-treat while it's still light out. If it's dark, make sure someone has a flashlight and pick well-lighted streets.
  • Do not go inside anyone’s home. Remain on the porch at all times.
  • Do not accept rides from strangers.
  • Remind kids to keep a safe distance from moving cars.
  • Cross only at street corners, never between parked cars, and never diagonally across an intersection.
  • Look in all directions before crossing the street, and obey all traffic signals. Walk, never run, across the street, and use sidewalks, not the street, for walking.
  • Do not take shortcuts through back yards, alleys or parks.
  • Do not eat any treats until parents have inspected them.
  • Discard any homemade or unwrapped treats.
Check all treats before eating
  • It's hard for kids to hold back from eating their treats until they get home. One way to keep trick-or-treaters from digging in while they're still out is to feed them a meal or a snack beforehand.
  • Check out all candy in a well-lighted place when your trick-or-treater gets home.
  • What to eat? Only unopened candies and other treats that are in original wrappers. Don't forget to inspect fruit and homemade goodies for anything suspicious. By all means remind kids not to eat everything at once or they'll be feeling pretty ghoulish for while!
  • Halloween can be a lot of fun for parents and kids alike--if everybody remembers the tricks and treats of playing it safe.

COSTUMES etc:Jack O Lantern and cat
A note to parents:
  • Make sure your children’s costumes are not flammable.
  • Do not permit your children to wear cumbersome, floor length or vision-impairing costumes.
  • Reflectorized stripes make your costume more visible.
  • In lieu of masks, we recommend face make up.
  • Wear comfortable, safe shoes.
  • Call 9-1-1 if you suspect any tainted candy.

Consejos para un Halloween seguro

La celebración de “Halloween” puede ser muy divertido para los niños, pero inquietante para los padres. Las preocupaciones sobre la seguridad de los niños  - ya si están afuera en la vecindad o en casa con sus bolsas de dulce – pueden oscurecer la noche más rápido que un gato negro. Pero no hay que preocuparse!  Para tener un Halloween feliz, sigan los siguientes consejos de seguridad:


·       Dar la bienvenida a los niños en disfraz  con las luces del exterior de su casa prendidas.
·       Patrullar sus calles ocasionalmente para disuadir a los conductores que manejan a alta velocidad, a los actos de comportamiento maliciosos y los delitos contra los niños.
·       Reportar cualquier actividad criminal o sospechosa al departmento de policía inmediatamente.   
·       Nunca se regala dulces hechos en casa o sin envolver.


  • Tengan mucho cuidado manejando su vehículo. Esten alertos para los jovencitos emocionados que tal vez ya tengan la vista obstruida por mascaras.  

Asegurar que sus niños esten vestidos de manera segura
·       Asegurar que el disfraz sea resistente al las llamas de fuego para que los ninos no esten en peligro cuando se acercan a las linternas de calabaza.
·       Mantener los disfraces cortos de la bastilla para prevenir caidas y tropiezos.
·       Intenar usar maquillaje en vez de una mascara. Las mascaras pueden causar calor y ser incómodas. También pueden obstruir la vista del niño y puede causar peligro al cruzar la calle y al subir escalones.
·       Asegurar que niños traigan puesto colores claros o cinta reflectiva sobre sus disfraces.
Recogiendo dulces sin algún problema

·       Crear un mapa de la ruta mas segura para recoger dulces y establecer un límite de tiempo que sus niños puedan estar fuera.
·       Los niños siempre deberán estar en grupos. Padres deben acompañar a los niños pequeños.
·       Asegurar que niños mayores recogan dulces con sus amigos. Juntos, hagan su mapa de la ruta mas segura para que usted sepa donde van a estar. Decirle a los niños que solamente paren en las casas que tienen sus luces exteriores encendidas.
·       Tratar de recoger dulces cuando todavía hay luz afuera si es posible.Si está oscuro, asegurar que alguien tenga una linterna y que escogan calles con bastante luz.
·       Nunca entrar la casa de la persona que reparte dulces. Mantenerse en la entrada de la casa solamente.
·       Nunca aceptar un paseo en coche con un desconocido.
·       Recordar a los niños que mantengan una distancia segura de los coches en movimiento.
·       Cruzar las calles solamente en las esquinas, nunca entre coches estacionados y nunca diagonalmente a dentro una intersección.
·       Mirar en todas direcciones antes de cruzar la calle y obedecer las leyes de tráfico. Caminar, nunca correr, al cruzar la calle y usar la banqueta para caminar.
·       Nunca tomar vías cortas por las yardas, callejones, o parques.
·       Nunca comer dulces hasta que un adulto los revise.
·       Deshacerse de todos dulces hechos en casa o sin envoltura.
Revisar todos los dulces antes de comer
·       Es difícil que los niños puedan resistir comerse los dulces hasta llegar a casa. Una manera que pueda ayudar es dandoles de cenar antes de salir a recoger dulces.
·       Revisar todo los dulces en un lugar bien iluminado cuando su niño llegue a casa.
·       ¿Que se puede comer? Solamente los dulces que se mantienen en su envoltura original.
·       Halloween puede ser muy divertido para los niños y los padres si todos se acuerdan de usar estos consejos de seguridad.

·       Asegurar que el disfraz de su niño sea resistente a las llamas de fuego
·       No permitir que su niño se vista en disfraz demasiado largo o que obstruya la vista.
·       Rayas reflectantes hacen que el disfraz sea mas visible.
·       En vez de mascaras, se recomienda maquillaje.
·       Usar zapatos comodos y seguros.
·       Llamar at 9-1-1 de inmediato si sospecha dulces contaminados

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Burglary Prevention Tips


Have you ever been locked out of your home? Were you able to get in anyway? Now think about it…if you could break into your own home, it’s just as easy for someone else to break in, too.  Strong locks—and good neighbors who look out for one another—can be effective deterrents to burglars. Here are a few tips that can help you keep you—and your property—safe and secure.

Check Your Locks

Make sure every external door has a strong, well-installed dead bolt lock. Key-in-the-knob locks alone are not enough.

Sliding glass doors offer easy access if they are not properly secured. You can secure them by putting a broomstick or dowel in the inside track to jam the door or by installing commercially available locks. To prevent the door being lifted off of the track, drill a hole through the sliding door frame and the fixed frame. Then insert a pin in the hole.

Lock double-hung windows with key locks or “pin” your windows by drilling a small hole at a 45 degree angle between the inner and outer frames, then insert a nail that can be removed. You should secure basement windows with grilles or grates (but make sure that they can be opened from the inside in case of fire).

Never hide keys around the outside of your home. Instead, give an extra key to a neighbor you trust.

When you move into a new house or apartment, re-key the locks.

Check Your Doors

While we all like to feel that once we close and lock our doors, we’re safe and secure, the truth of the matter is that a lock on a flimsy door is about as effective as locking your car door but leaving the window down with your wallet on the front seat.

All outside doors should be metal or solid wood.

Install a peephole or wide-angle viewer in all entry doors so that you can see who is outside without opening the door. Door chains break easily and don’t keep out intruders.

If your doors don’t fit tightly in their frames, install weather stripping around them.

Check the Outside

Take a look at your home from the outside, and keep in mind the following tips to help make your home as safe as it can be:

Burglars hate bright lights. Install outside lights and keep them on at night. Motion-detector lights can be particularly effective.

Keep your yard clean. Prune shrubbery so it doesn’t hide windows or doors. Cut back tree limbs that a burglar could use to climb to an upper-level window.

If you travel, create the illusion that you are at home by getting timers that will turn lights (and perhaps a television or radio) on and off in different parts of your home throughout the day and evening hours. Lights burning 24 hours a day signal an empty house.

Leave shades, blinds, and curtains in normal positions. And make sure you don’t let your mail and/or newspapers pile up. Call the post office and newspaper to stop delivery or have a neighbor pick them up.

Make a list of your valuables, such as VCRs, stereos, computers, and jewelry. Take pictures of the items, list their serial numbers and description. This will help police if your home is burglarized.

When getting work done on your vehicle, leave only the vehicle key for the service personnel. The same goes for car park attendants and valets.

If you are having work done on your vehicle, give the service station your business address – not your home address.

Burglars Can Do More Than Just Steal

While most burglars prefer to strike when no one is home, intruders can commit other crimes such as rape, robbery, and assault if they are surprised by someone entering the home, or if they pick a home that is occupied.

If something looks questionable – a slit screen, a broken window or an open door – don’t go in. Call the police from a neighbor’s house, a cell phone, or a public phone.

At night, if you think you hear someone breaking in, leave safely if you can, then call the police. If you can’t leave, lock yourself in a room with a phone and call the police. If an intruder is in your room, pretend you are asleep.

One other important note – never leave a message on your answering machine that indicates that you may not be at home, or that you live alone. Instead, say “We’re not available right now.”

What If I Live in an Apartment?

While apartment living is a little different from living in a single family home, there are still some additional things that you can do to make sure that you, your loved ones, and your property remain safe and secure. Similar to Neighborhood Watch, members of an Apartment Watch learn how to make their homes more secure, watch out for one another and members of the community, and report crime and suspicious activity to the police. Some things you can do:

Never let anyone you don’t know into your building or past security doors.

Organize citizen patrols to walk around the apartment complex and alert police to crime and suspicious activities. Don’t forget to patrol parking lots, stairways, laundry rooms, and playgrounds.
Publish a newsletter that gives local crime news, recognizes Apartment Watch captains, and highlights community activities.

Have a reception in the lobby of your building or a cookout on common property so neighbors can get to know one another.

Start a Safe Haven Program for children – places where they can go in emergency or scary situations.

Check the complex on a regular basis for problems such as burned-out light bulbs, dark corridors, uncollected trash, or broken locks on mailboxes and doors. Report any such problems to the building manager. Keep pressure on management to make sure it provides adequate security.

Organize meetings to brainstorm how you can help each other, such as starting an escort service for the elderly.

Thefts from Autos*

One of the most common types of theft is theft of valuables from your automobile. Theft from auto is strictly a crime of opportunity that can be prevented if you take away the opportunity. Thieves generally won’t waste their time breaking into autos that don’t have valuables in plain sight.  Please take the precautions listed below to help ensure your auto is not targeted by thieves:

Keep Your Valuables Out of Sight. The best way to prevent theft from your auto is to always keep valuables out of sight. Never leave cell phones, briefcases, suitcases, or electronic devices (cell phones, iPods, laptop computers, etc.) in your car in plain view. Take these items with you, or secure them—all the time, every time.

Secure Your GPS Device. While many GPS devices are mounted in the dashboard of the vehicle, the MPD encourages anyone who uses a portable GPS device to take it with you, along with any other items of value, when you park the car.

Use Your Trunk. If your car has a trunk, use it. Put valuables in there or in a locked glove compartment. Hiding items under seats is better than leaving them in plain view, but securing them inside the glove compartment or trunk is a far better deterrent.

Don’t Tempt Thieves with New Purchases. During the holiday season especially, or any time you’re shopping, place packages in the trunk, not on the passenger seats or floors.

Remove Your Radio Faceplate. If you can unfasten your sound system and take it with you, or lock it in your trunk, do so. And don’t forget to do the same with your CDs and tapes.

Lock It Up. Also, keep your car doors and windows locked—all the time!

Remember:  “Outta sight, outta mind”—if thieves can’t see your valuables, they’re less likely to waste their time targeting your auto. Take the time to secure your valuables; it makes a difference.

As always, please for your safety do not engage a dangerous situation and report any and all crimes, suspicious activity, and persons/vehicles to RCPD by immediately calling 9-1-1.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Redwood City Police Department leads the City in raising funds for the American Heart Association

Heart Walk 2011
Did you know?
  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.
  • Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease.
  • Every year about 785,000 Americans have a first heart attack. Another 470,000 who have already had one or more heart attacks have another attack.
  • In 2010, heart disease will cost the United States $316.4 billion.  This total includes the cost of health care services, medications, and lost productivity.
The Redwood City Police Department would like to commend our Records Division Supervisor, Bunny Blevins, for her tireless efforts to raise money for such a worthy cause. 

Bunny and her team helped raise a total of $2,700 in donations through a variety of fund-raising activities within the PD.  The Police Department once again led the City of Redwood City as the number one fundraiser.

Thank you for setting such a good example and contributing to such an important cause.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Dear @RedwoodCityPD: Why is my race a mandatory field when reporting a crime?! Not okay.

We recently received a Twitter question regarding our online reporting criteria to file a police report with the Redwood City Police Department:

Dear @RedwoodCityPD: Why is my race a mandatory field when reporting a crime?! Not okay.


As you can see the red asterisk denotes a mandatory field that has a drop down menu to pick from several options--but the question is "why is my race a mandatory field when reporting a crime?"

The simple answer is that the State of California Department of Justice through the Office of the Attorney General requires the information so they are able quantify crime-related demographic data.  Take a look at where this type if information is ultimately published for public consumption:  and similarly, our State data is required by the federal government:

California residents have legitimate interest in crime-related data within the state and the residents of Redwood City should always have access to how crime breaks down in our community.  From a law enforcement perspective, how else can our organization recognize crime trends and develop crime prevention programs?  How can we deploy our resources to effectively address youth violence or spikes in crimes against certain populations, neighborhoods, genders and/or races?  Further, state and federal funding for targeted law enforcement programs is tied to demographic data that supports a categorical need in a defined group.  For example, violence against women and/or domestic violence programming is tied to gender-based factual data just as juvenile initiatives would be tied to age-related criteria.

Specific to race--here in Redwood City we have a large Hispanic population and we are always monitoring our law enforcement response to better serve this demographic in our community.  Our training criterion for officers includes cultural awareness, basic tactical Spanish language training, and outreach programs through our Police Activities League geared towards children and Community Policing for adults.  We are also developing social media strategies to further identify & address the needs of all of our residents including answering questions directly when our residents want to know why we do things the way we do. 
Law enforcement is not a fixed response or a secret and our goal is to serve our diverse Redwood City community as effectively as possible.   Please take this as an invitation to all of our followers, fans and residents to ask the questions so we may have the opportunity to have a discussion. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

ADVISORY: PG&E venting natural gas Wednesday at Edgewood & 280

The Redwood City Police Department has been notified that PG&E will be venting natural gas TOMORROW (Wednesday, September 28) from a pipeline near 280 and Edgewood Road, for the purposes of performing hydrostatic pressure testing on the pipeline. While it is somewhat removed from residential areas, some areas in the hills near 280 may smell gas, and may hear significant noise from the high-pressure venting similar to the sound of a jet engine. So please read the email from PG&E below and, particularly if you live toward that area, be aware that this will be happening on Wednesday. Feel free to pass this information along to any others whom you feel may be impacted or interested.


PG&E is performing a hydrostatic pressure test on a section of natural gas pipeline in your community. The section of pipeline to be tested is being temporarily removed from service and will be safely vented of all natural gas. Outlined below are the next steps in the testing process:

  • Tentative Date: Wednesday, 9/28/11
  • Approximate Time: 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
  • Work Location: Edgewood Road and Highway 280
  • Work to be completed: Releasing of natural gas to the atmosphere.
  • Tentative Date: Wednesday, 9/28/11
  • Approximate Time: 8:00 a.m. to midnight
  • Work Location: Edgewood Road and Highway 280
  • Work to be completed: Air movers (compressors) will be used to push out the remaining natural gas from the lines.

We want to ensure you are provided with the most up-to-date information but please note, these dates and times are subject to change. We will inform you of any scheduling changes as they occur.

Depending on the location of gas venting and weather patterns, there may be a smell of natural gas. We want to assure you that this situation is safe. The pipeline is cleared of gas utilizing a safe and common technique. As part of our normal protocol, we have notified the appropriate public safety agencies of this work. While gas odors are likely from the work being done nearby, safety is our top priority and we encourage any resident who has questions or concerns about the smell of gas to call PG&E 24 hours a day at 1-800-743-5000 or call 9-1-1 immediately.

Sunday, September 18, 2011


The boil water advisory issued by the City has been cancelled as of 10 am on 9/18.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

City Issuing “Boil Water” Alert for Limited Area Due To Possible Drinking Water Contamination

The Redwood City Police Department would like our followers to be aware of a pending concern with the tap water in a small area in Redwood City.  The City of Redwood City has published the attached advisory for residents who live in the area bordered by Woodside Road, Virginia Avenue, Rosemary Lane and Sierra Street.