Dress up your home and yard with lights, Santa, reindeer, snowmen and win prizes! Winning homes will be featured in The PILOT and on the web. If you would like to submit your holiday decorations for consideration and publication in The PILOT, we are asking that you take a photo of your home, apartment, condominium or townhome, and submit it to our Board of Directors for their official “judging” process. Of course, it’s best that this be a “nighttime” photo so we can see how brilliantly the lights and decorations shine in the darkness.
Each photo should be emailed to with the resident’s name and street address, including apartment or unit number if applicable.
Your photos must be submitted no later than the end of the day Sunday, December 15th, as our elves will be judging all applicants the week beginning Monday, December 16. Sorry, no late applicants can be considered, as this is a lengthy process !
Santa will be in Redwood Shores to greet everyone on December 8th from 1-3PM, so come out with your family to the Redwood Shores Library and meet Santa!
Bring your cameras to capture magical moments of your children on Santa’s lap while sharing their requests. Mingle with your neighbors, enjoy cookies and candy canes, hum along to the Christmas Carols played on the piano, and enjoy a crafts project with the Library staff while waiting your turn to see Santa.
For our third year in a row, the Redwood City Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in co-operation with Redwood Shores Community Association (RSCA) will be conducting a Emergency Drill on Sunday, November 24th.
On that day, we ask residents to display the RED/GREEN signal cards that were distributed each of the past two years to every household via the Pilot. CERT teams will survey all of Redwood and Belmont Shores looking for those cards.
The Disaster Signal Card allows residents to signal for help when landline telephone, cell phone and online communications are not working. This tool for Redwood Shores will improve the ability of first responders such as fire and police departments as well as our Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) to quickly identify homes in need of help.
Redwood Shores Disaster Signal Card
The CERT teams are made up of Redwood City volunteers who have been trained in First Aid and Disaster Procedures. In an actual disaster, those teams would be looking for homes in distress. Homes that displayed a green card would be helping by allowing the teams to quickly move on.
Please help to prepare for a disaster by showing your card so that we can help you. Put them in your front window so they are visible from the street!
If you are new to Redwood Shores this year, you can request a Disaster Signal Card by sending an email to email@example.com with your name and address. Please include the date that you moved into your new home.
Bring your kids in their Halloween costumes to Marlin Park on Saturday October 26th, 1:00 PM sharp for a spooky good time in the park.
We will have treats for the kids, so please bring a goodie bag or bucket. And PARENTS, don’t forget the camera for photo opportunities with the Good Witch!
Our local RWC Police will also be available to provide voluntary FINGERPRINTING for children of parents who might wish to have this
record for identification. Because a child’s appearance can change in a short time, fingerprinting can be the best way to identify a lost child.
RSCA holds this event each year for Shores children elementary school age and under.
The Redwood Shores Community Association together with the Belmont Redwood Shores PTA council are sponsoring a public forum with the prospective school board candidates that are up for election in November.
Come and meet the candidates to hear their plans for the future of our school district. The candidates running for election are:
Herb Neuman M.D.
Just a last minute reminder of this opportunity to clean house! Use this free event to dispose of your outdated electronic equipment properly & safely. Bring your old stuff to us and receive a charitable donation (tax!) receipt.
“Give-n-Go” E-Cycling (with FREE drop-off! )
Sept. 7, 10am-2pm
RWS Library, on the corner of Marine Pky & Bridge Pky
RSCA – collaborating with Goodwill Industries – will accept old computers (hard drives are 3X erased & shredded for security), monitors, routers, and other consumer electronics for recycling, and this includes TVs, stereos, telephones, cell phones/PDAs etc.
During this 4-hour event, there’s no charge to bring small appliances, kitchenware, men’s, women’s and children’s clothing & accessories, shoes, bed and bath linens, bicycles, jewelry, books, and more.
* CHECK THIS LINK for what we CAN accept…
Your Redwood Shores Community Association sponsors this annual recycling event in cooperation with our local Goodwill Industries. You can find more information about Goodwill programs at sfgoodwill.org.
Dr. Michael Milliken, the new superintendent for the Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School District, is eager to meet the community. His top priority is to improve the District’s communication, and as part of this effort is inviting residents to join him to talk about issues that affect our school system.
Thursday, August 29th 6:30 PM Sandpiper Community Center (797 Redwood Shores Parkway, Redwood City, CA 94065)
Everyone is invited to convene for this important meeting.There will be a similar event in Belmont on Sept. 4th – see the District’s website ( http://www.brssd.org ) for details.
About Dr. Michael P. Milliken
Dr. Milliken joined the District formally beginning on July 1, 2013. He began his career in public education as an elementary school teacher in San Diego in 1996. He subsequently served as an elementary teacher and then middle school math teacher in Maryland and was appointed as an elementary principal in Newark, California, in 2005. Dr. Milliken joined the Palo Alto Unified School District as the principal at Jordan Middle School in 2008. He served as principal for three years and is credited with creating a collaborative environment and positive school culture.
In 2011, Dr. Milliken was elevated to Director of Secondary Education in the Palo Alto Unified School District and has been responsible for supervising Palo Alto’s two high schools, as well as three middle schools and adult school.
Dr. Milliken received a BA in Political Science, and an MA and Ph.D. in Educational Administration, all from Stanford University. For two years after college, he taught English in Indonesia to students preparing to become teachers. Dr. Milliken, who is married with two daughters, has coached youth softball and soccer, and has served on the board of the educational foundation for his daughters’ school district.
For over 15 years near the end of each August, your Redwood Shores Community Association has sponsored our Annual Levee Cleanup. To benefit the environment, RSCA helps beautify the nearly seven miles of levee surrounding the Shores. Residents and admirers of our beautiful Shores are all invited to join us in this very worthy annual event to help keep this neighborhood and wetland area clean.
Date: Saturday, August 24 Time: 8:00 am til noon Place: Mariner Park, Redwood Shores, CA 94065 (click here for a MAP) Starters: Coffee, juice and bagels served at 8:30 am Lunch: Barbeque for all hands at 11:30am Crews: Qualifies as 4-hours of Community Service
The Shores Levee Cleanup is a fun community event. As you know from your experience last year, volunteers are assembled into teams and assigned cleanup areas. Kids and parents, adults and seniors are all welcome and encouraged to get involved in this worthwhile event. Family work groups handle their areas at their own pace; all help to keep these bountiful nature trails debris-free.
This is a great opportunity for Redwood City residents (and their friends) to enjoy a beautiful summer morning while experiencing a variety of birds and other wildlife. Volunteer and enjoy the splendor of our seven miles of shoreline, including incredible views of the bay.
We hope you will join us again this year; please bring gloves and wear good walking shoes… all pickup tools and trash bags will be provided. Take pride in enhancing this important Redwood City resource, and join us Saturday, August 24, 8am to noon.
Lunch is on us! As a small ‘thank you’ to our volunteers, a barbeque is sponsored by our friends at the San Mateo Credit Union for all hands. Barbeque will be served at 11:30am in Mariner Park.
Recology Systems Inc. provides the trash collection containers, and their assistance is gratefully acknowledged. Each year large amounts of trash are picked from the Redwood Shores Levee environment by our volunteers and removed by Recology Systems free of charge. Every piece of trash that is eliminated is important!
For more information about this event, please contact Nina Boire at .
To acknowledge his faithful community service and leadership, this year’s cleanup is again dedicated to Pete Hughes. Pete organized this valued community initiative from the beginning and gained the continuing support of civic, business, and community leaders who support this public effort with their time and resources.
OUR SUMMER CONCERTS HAS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON — THANKS FOR COMING OUT!
Sundays this Summer, Marlin Park is the place to rock! Join us for the Redwood Shores summer concert series.
RSCA has moved the Sounds of the Shores summer concert series this year to Sunday afternoons, 5-7pm, in Marlin Park, starting June 23rd. We expect more people to be able to join us on Sundays, and the earlier time should help avoid the early evening chill that can cool things off as the sun goes down.
(AT&T’s services program has passed this message along through RSCA about developments of new services and facilities in Redwood Shores. This construction proposal has been discussed in The PILOT and is a matter RSCA encourages the Redwood Shores community to attend this July 23rd meeting if you are interested in or concerned with the AT&T service proposal. This will be residents’ opportunity to ask questions and get answers about these plans.)
AT&T is pleased to announce plans to build a wireless facility right here in Redwood Shores! Our engineers have identified a significant coverage gap in your neighborhood, and Redwood Shores residents have expressed a need for enhanced wireless data and voice services. This cell site will enable residents to enjoy a more robust wireless network, one that will better connect them to the people and information they want, whenever and wherever they are. Wireless connectivity is critical to personal and professional relationships. It is also critical in emergencies: approximately 70% of 911 calls are made with wireless phones.
AT&T Mobility seeks to improve wireless service from Bridge Parkway on the South side of Redwood Shores, Marin Parkway on the West, Shearwater Parkway on the North, and the coastline waters on Waterside Circle. The proposed cell site will also provide enhanced indoor coverage to the Redwood Shores community.
The proposed cell site will resemble a pine tree, and will be designed to blend into the existing landscape of trees. It will be 70 feet tall, 22 feet wide at its widest point, and will contain 12 antennas. These antennas will provide residents with 4G LTE service, allowing faster downloads of data, more reliable voice calls and more dependable access to emergency services.
In order to learn more about the proposed cell site and how it will impact your life and immediate neighborhood, please attend a Community Meeting led by AT&T representatives. The meeting will be held on July 23rd, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., at the following location:
AT&T encourages you to attend the meeting to learn more about this exciting innovation, and to find out how you can help make these plans a reality. Please direct questions to Shiyama Clunie, Area Manager, AT&T External Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.