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  IMPORTANT VOTING INFORMATION The 2016 Presidential Primary Election will take place TODAY, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. I received an email from the City of South San Francisco regarding the polling place - see below. Please note that the precinct typically assigned to the City Hall Building has been reassigned to the City Hall Annex located at 315 Maple Avenue with ADA parking accessible from Grand Avenue and other visitor parking accessible from Miller Avenue.   Please consult the back of your Sample Ballot for your polling place.   You may also locate your polling place at the following website:
City of South San Francisco | (650) 877-8500 |
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Cinco de Mayo – Fiesta Time or Jail Time?

Cinco de Mayo may be a time to celebrate but be careful or you could end up in jail.  Many believe that May 5th Mexico's independence, but it is not.  That day is in September.  My 5th is the day to honor Mexico's victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). But some people are happy to celebrate anything and so this victory became Cinco de Mayo, in which many party a bit too much. Be careful out there.

San Mateo County Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Tomorrow 4-19

COMMUNITY MEETING | HOTHRA In partnership with San Mateo County Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 19th
Join Historic Old Town Homeowners and Renters Association (HOTHRA) for a special community meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, April 19th.   Attendees will learn about the San Mateo County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, the importance of testing children for lead, and how to apply for free removal of lead in the home (owned/rented) via new grants available.   Spruce School - Cafeteria 501 Spruce Avenue 7:00 p.m.   Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Snacks provided.
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BEWARE – Looking to Rent – Don’t be Scammed!!!!

BEWARE - BEWARE - BEWARE!!!!!! I just received a call on one of my 2 listings .  The caller was looking for a home to rent and said my listing  was listed for rent.  He wanted to see it right away.  Only thing is  I do not have any properties for rent, only for sale. He told me he just talked with the owner and the owner decided not to sell but wanted to rent his home out instead.  He was able to see all the pictures of the inside of the house.  He said the owner told him to send him a check for the rent and he would leave him the key!!  Now that should have been a red flag right away.  He suspected it might be a fraud. This is not the first time this has happened.  A couple of years ago, about 6 months  after I sold one of my listings, the buyer called me and asked if I had ever had the property for rent before it was for sale.  I told her I did not.  She said she came home one day to find people all over the property and in her backyard.  Apparently these scammers are offering the property for rent at a lower than market rent in an attempt to get someone to send them money. So be careful - if it is too good to be true, it usually is.

Come to Centennial Way, Saturday, April 25 to Celebrate Arbor Day

The South San Francisco Beautification Committee will be planting Native tress this coming Saturday.  So come by the North end of Antoinette Lane.  It starts at 9:00 am, rain or shine.  Then go for a walk along the trail.  Here's the information:

New Housing in South San Francisco?

There has been a lot of meetings with the folks in the Sunshine Gardens tract of South San Francisco to discuss the development of 31 townhomes and 4 single-family homes on 1.7 acres of farmland.  Looks like it has passed Planning by a vote of 6-1. This area is just one block from El Camino High School and a short distance from BART.  Commuters should love this location. Sign Hill is still safe for now even thought part of it is for sale. Here is the rest of the story.

Scammer Workshop for Seniors

Today there will be a workshop to help senior citizens spot scammers.and what to do about it.  The free seminar will be held at: Today, Monday September 29th from 9-11 am South San Francisco Municipal Building 33 Arroyo Drive South San Francisco, CA 94080 Sad to say but scammers like to target Seniors and these scams are constantly changing.  Usually if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. One thing I would always guard against is not give personal information over the phone such as your credit card information, especially if the phone call was not made by you.  

Housing Resource Fair May 10

There will be a very informative Housing Resource Fair coming to South San Francisco next month.  To name a few, there will be presentations regarding: First Time Homebuyers Information on Reverse Mortgages Shared Housing and more.  I am not a fan on Reverse Mortgages and I think that you need to be especially informed on the pros and cons of these mortgages.  But in some cases it may be the best way to go.  They are usually very expensive, so ask many, many questions and I think it is wise to have a neutral party go with you should you consider this option. Here is the informatiion:
Saturday, May 10, 2014
9:00am - 1:00pm
Municipal Services Building
33 Arroyo Drive
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Housing Resource in SSF on May 10

Farmer’s Market Opens May 3

I just read an article in The  Daily Journal today stating that Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, D-South San Francisco, and state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo have authored  3 bills between them to cut down on the use of antibiotics in animals. Antibiotic Legislation The FDA is no help as they have only "issued a request" to cut back on their use to promote growth in these animals. You see, one of the problems with using antibiotics is that these animals are being fed corn instead of grass which the animals should be eating.  Cows are given corn because it is the cheapest form of food  but it causes a problem with their digestive system.  This makes them sick, thus the antibiotics. As an example, if  you eat junk food and sugar all day long, do you think you will be healthy or will you be going to your doctor for prescription drugs to fix the problem?  It is a vicious circle. Prescription drugs are over prescribed in humans and also in our animal feed.  When you watch TV and you see a commercial on prescription drugs, we all laugh at the possible side effects because the side effects are usually worse than the disease.  But it is no joke.  According to the Journal of the American Medical Association,(JAMA) over 100,000 people die every year from the side effects of prescription drugs. If you eat food that our bodies were meant to eat and not processed foods, a person will mostly likely be healthier. I know because I used to be sick all the time, taking prescription drugs for allergies, infections, stomach issues, etc.  After doing research about 3 years ago, I went to a naturopathic doctor who discovered what my problems were and I am no longer on any prescription drugs.  I eat whole foods and feel a whole lot better. There are some great documentaries out there - "Food Matters", "Corn, Inc.", and a very good one "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead".  There are more but you will get the picture.  These can be rented on Netflix. We have some great fresh produce at the Farmer's Market beginning May 3 at Orange Memorial Park Farmer's Market at South San Francisco's Orange Memorial Park Look around you, aren't the people who are taking prescription drugs worse off than the ones who aren't and who eat a healthy diet?

Sales Activity for March

Here are the South San Francisco sales for March 2014. The lowest sale was at $380,000 and the highest sale was at $935,000. What you don't see is the the original listed price on 301 Chapman was $649,900 but because of its code violations that a new buyer has to take over, the price came down considerably.

March 2014 Sales

Address Beds Baths SF List  Price Sales Price Close of Escrow
62 MAHOGANY 4 3 2150 $799,000 $935,000 3/27/2014
2249 DERRY 5 2.5 2490 $808,888 $840,000 4/1/2014
54 FRANKLIN 3 3 1728 $799,000 $825,000 4/4/2014
129 HIGHCREST 3 2.5 1950 $729,000 $754,000 3/4/2014
2555 ADAMS 4 2 1810 $649,950 $740,000 3/3/2014
623 MYRTLE 3 1.5 1100 $629,000 $730,000 3/21/2014
18 JACINTO 3 1 1700 $649,999 $728,000 3/28/2014
640 DEL MONTE 3 1 1140 $599,000 $720,000 3/19/2014
256 GARDENSIDE 3 2 1050 $649,950 $680,000 3/6/2014
3931 CROFTON 3 2 1690 $650,000 $650,000 3/19/2014
269 WESTVIEW 3 2 1050 $644,999 $645,000 3/3/2014
419 HAZELWOOD 4 2 1980 $550,000 $617,500 3/31/2014
103 ROSA FLORA 3 2.5 1200 $575,000 $585,000 3/20/2014
301 CHAPMAN 2 1 700 $399,900 $380,000 3/21/2014
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