ESC Recap 4.18.2012 Peninsula Progress

Everything South City is an online community group where people share what’s up in South City in real time. This is a recap of some of the past week’s posts.  Join in on the conversation at or find us on Facebook (you do not need a FB account to view the conversations, only to comment)

Everything South City has been enjoying some lively conversations this past week including that crazy thunderstorm on Thursday evening. Everyone was checking in to see how different neighborhoods were doing and it seemed we all faired OK.  Some streets were experiencing flooding and some auto accidents were noted.

Many use the online site to keep up with our fire department log in of calls as well as Everything South City’s hosted Police Dispatch in real time. Our South City dispatchers also cover services for the cities of Colma and Pacifica.  They do a great job so if you have the internet, check it out some time, free and no registration required.

El Camino High School Coach Jake (Eric Jacobson) shared the good news that our ECH Basketball Team was honored by Mayor Garbarino, along with our City Council, and March 28th has been proclaimed “El Camino High School Varsity Basketball Day”. Coach Jake says, “This is a great tribute to a GREAT SEASON AND TEAM. COLT PRIDE”

Penny Blensdorf shares she had “a super fun time at Hats Off for Education last night!” Penny continues, “So proud and thankful for all the wonderful individuals/groups that make our city the best. Congratulations to See’s Candy (SSF Business of the Year Award), Shirley Hoch (Pamela Selli Community Kindness Award) and especially near, dear and truly positively impacting my family, Russ Ferreira (Eugene Mullin Educator of the Year Award) & Janet Ingersoll (Romolo J. Braschi Person of the Year Award)!”  To which many of our ESC fans agreed and shared their comments congratulating our newly awarded inspirations and many shouts out to event chair, Robin Bortoli for another successful event.

All of our local teams hit the fields again this week until rains canceled much of Friday’s events due to soggy fields.  There is much frustration from coaches, parents and players alike over the fact our city has fields in such bad condition. Thursday evening’s School Board meeting was to have an update on the Measure J Bond Funds and many of our athletics are asking where is the money that was to be earmarked for field restoration.  The upside of our youth sports leagues this past week was the scoreboard at the ATT Park Giants game on Sunday and the Welcome to Pony Baseball South San Francisco – brought a lot of smiles to many and we thank Angelique Presidente for posting a picture to share with us all.

Cindy Alger of South City and Prudential invites us all to her company’s Shredding Party this upcoming Saturday 180 El Camino Real San Bruno 10am-2pm. After going through our files and getting taxes ready most of us have documents that need to be discarded. Don’t take the chance on identity theft, be secure and have your papers shredded for free. Thanks to Winston Manor Association and to San Bruno Life, Karin Cunninghan, for the hook up.

Betty Wolfe checked in with some great news from St. Veronica’s Church and we congratulate (Veronica) Nancy Jones upon her receiving the 2012 St. Veronica Parishioner of the Year Award. Nancy began her volunteer career at St. Veronica’s in 1977 and has continued to this day in service to others. She just celebrated her 90th birthday yet it is agreed she is still 29 at heart! Nancy was further honored as one of the local parishioners honored by YMI Council #32 this past Sunday at their annual Communal Breakfast to receive the Dick and Jeanne Nfoginser Award.


John Kevranian shared information out of Burlingame regarding a trend of home break-ins that seems to have hit our city as well. Be aware of break ins occurring from the rear entrance of your home, especially at the time of a stranger knocking at your front door.  There was a recent attempt on a home on Capay in South City that was thwarted by the homeowner. Police are asking for help in finding the female suspect, described as being Caucasian, in her early thirties with red hair and driving a 1997 Dodge truck with California license plate 8×46182. If anyone has any information, please contact SSFPD (650) 877-8900 and speak with Officer Baggetta or a member of the Criminal Investigation Bureau.  Dan Parks also shared concerns over vehicle break ins on El Camino Real.


Angelina Andrea McNaughton was concerned about the women who use to live in the Chestnut Safeway parking lot. Angelina was especially worried during the thunder storms and was hoping she was safe.  While there was no report on her whereabouts in real time, it was good to see so many in our community aware of this woman and her plight and struggles.

Juan Bustos, founder of Baseball Without Borders Foundation, is quoted as saying, “Mexicans join the Irish to send the Americans to Italy. Gotta love our multicultural city! BWB is hosting this fundraiser on Cinco de Mayo MAY 5th – at Molloy’s Tavern. Food at 5pm and music by Santana tribute band, ADELANTE, starts at 7pm. Last call is now – tickets close to be sold out.” For more information contact Juan at (650)952-4058. Tickets $25pp, proceeds to help our BWB Team’s expenses for their Italy trip coming up in June.

ESC also thanks the following businesses for welcoming the Peninsula Progress onsite so all our newspaper readers can have easy access to the best local news by local folks.

MSB 33 Arroyo, Police Dept. Arroyo, Fire Station 61 on Canal, Dept of Public Works on Canal,
Planning Dept on Walnut, Library – Orange, Peets on Grand, Subway Grand, Darby Dan’s
Sunshine Pharmacy, Hairline – Sunshine Ctr, Anna’s Sunshine Ctr, Garden Club, The Standby,
Nathan Morello, DC across from Sunshine Ctr, Magnolia Senior Ctr, Hillside Daycare,
South City Lumber, Subculture Deli (Spruce behind Raymonds Bread), Dialysis Center Brentwood,
Brentwood Bowl, Las Trancas, Royal Doughnuts, Subway on Hickey.


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