|City of Redwood City|
The skyline of downtown Redwood City
|Motto: Climate Best By Government Test|
Location in San Mateo County and the state of California
|Incorporated||March 27, 1868|
|- Mayor||Rosanne Foust|
|- Total||34. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group San Mateo County ( "san muh-TAY-o") ( Spanish for: St California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The US state of California is divided into fifty-eight counties. San Mateo County ( "san muh-TAY-o") ( Spanish for: St A municipal corporation is the legal term for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to cities, counties, Towns A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 6 sq mi (89. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 5 km²)|
|- Land||19. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 5 sq mi (50. 5 km²)|
|- Water||15. 1 sq mi (39. 1 km²) 43. 66%|
|Elevation||20 ft (6 m)|
|- Density||3,871. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 3/sq mi (1,494. 7/km²)|
|California Department of Finance Estimate|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|- Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|ZIP code||94059, 94061-94065|
|GNIS feature ID||0277584|
Redwood City is a suburb located on the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. The Pacific Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-8) UTC−8 is a band of Timezones separated from the Universal Coordinated Time by 8 hours Daylight saving time ( DST UTC−7 can be observed in Mountain Standard Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time Zone Canada The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks North American area code 650 is a California Telephone Area code which includes most of San Mateo County (except the northernmost Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout The San Francisco Peninsula in California separates the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. The San Francisco Bay Area, commonly known as the Bay Area, or the Bay, is a geographically and ethnically diverse metropolitan region that surrounds the California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. Redwood City is the county seat of San Mateo County. A county seat is a term for an Administrative center for a County, primarily used in the United States. San Mateo County ( "san muh-TAY-o") ( Spanish for: St It was originally part of the Rancho de las Pulgas. Rancho de las Pulgas was a Spanish land grant to José Darío Argüello, later Luis Antonio Argüello, then later Luis's widow Maria Soledad Ortega de Argüello As of the 2006 census, the city had a total population of 79,000. The Port of Redwood City is the only deepwater port on San Francisco Bay south of San Francisco. The Port of Redwood City (37505° N 122214° W is a marine freight terminal on the western side of the southern San Francisco Bay, on the West Coast of the United ||-||-|-||-||-||-||-||-||-|} A port is a facility for receiving Ships and transferring cargo San Francisco Bay is a shallow productive Estuary through which water draining from approximately forty percent of California, flowing in the Sacramento The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city
In some older maps, the community is listed simply as "Redwood. " It was known as a shipping port for the logging of redwood trees in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The Santa Cruz Mountains, part of the Pacific Coast Ranges, are a Mountain range in central California, United States. 
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 34. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 6 square miles (89. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 5 km²), of which, 19. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 5 square miles (50. 5 km²) of it is land and 15. 1 square miles (39. 1 km²) of it (43. 66%) is water. A major watercourse draining much of Redwood City is Redwood Creek, to which several significant sloughs connect, the largest of which is Westpoint Slough. Redwood Creek is a Stream in San Mateo County California, USA which discharges into South San Francisco Bay. The word slough (in British English ˈslaʊ to rhyme with "cow" in American and Canadian English pronounced /ˈsluː/ "slew" has Westpoint Slough is the largest of several Sloughs feeding into Redwood Creek in San Mateo County California, USA.
Redwood City's sphere of influence includes the districts of Emerald Lake Hills and North Fair Oaks, which however are largely outside the city boundaries and are counted individually for the U. Emerald Lake Hills is a Census-designated place and neighborhood in unincorporated San Mateo County, in the state of California, USA North Fair Oaks is a Census-designated place and district for the purposes of the United States census in an Unincorporated area of San Mateo County S. census. Palomar Park, just north of Emerald Hills and east of San Carlos' Crestview area, is another Redwood City neighborhood that is formally part of unincorporated San Mateo County. The neighborhood of Redwood Shores is part of Redwood City, although it is not possible to travel by road from one to the other without passing through the neighboring city of San Carlos. Redwood Shores is an affluent waterfront neighborhood on the San Francisco Peninsula in California. San Carlos is a city in San Mateo County, California, USA on the San Francisco Peninsula, about halfway between San Francisco and San Jose Although Redwood City is mainly upper middle-class, the eastern section of Redwood City highly resembles East Palo Alto in demographic make-up and income level. East Palo Alto (often called EPA) is a city in San Mateo County, California, United States.
El Camino Real, a northwest/southeast arterial street and Woodside Road, a north-northeast/south-southwest arterial, run through Redwood City. El Camino Real ( Spanish for The Royal Road, also known as The King's Highway) usually refers to the 600- Mile (966- Kilometer) Locally, the former is regarded as north/south and the latter east/west, as El Camino connects Redwood City to San Francisco and San Jose and Woodside Road runs from San Francisco Bay to the Santa Cruz Mountains. The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city San Francisco Bay is a shallow productive Estuary through which water draining from approximately forty percent of California, flowing in the Sacramento The Santa Cruz Mountains, part of the Pacific Coast Ranges, are a Mountain range in central California, United States. The actual geography is as stated.
The National Weather Service, which maintains both a forecast center and a cooperative office in Redwood City, reports that December is the coolest month and July is the warmest month. The National Weather Service ( NWS) once known as the Weather Bureau is one of the six scientific agencies that make up the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The record highest temperature of 110°F (43. 3°C) was recorded on July 14 and 15, 1972. The record lowest temperature of 16°F (-8. 8°C) was recorded on January 11, 1949. Annually, there are an average of 21. 6 days with highs of 90°F (32°C) or higher and 2. 8 days with highs of 100°F (38°C) or higher; there are an average of 10. 4 days with lows of 32°F (0°C) or lower.
The normal annual precipitation is 20. 16 inches (51. 20 cm). The most rainfall in one month was 12. 42 inches (31. 55 cm) in February 1998. The record 24-hour rainfall of 4. 88 inches (12. 4 cm) was on October 13, 1962. There are an average of 62. 1 days with measurable precipitation. Snow flurries have been observed on rare occasions; there was some minor snow accumulation in May 1935 and February 1976.
As of the census of 2006, there were 79,000 people, 29,870 households, and 17,902 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 3,871. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 3 people per square mile (1,494. 5/km²). There were 29,870 housing units at an average density of 1,484. 8/sq mi (573. 2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 65. 16% White, 4. 24% African American, 1. 61% Native American, 10. 31% Asian, 1. 98% Pacific Islander, 15. 57% from other races, and 6. 42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 39. 84% of the population.
There were 28,060 households out of which 31. 3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49. 2% were married couples living together, 9. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36. 2% were non-families. 27. 1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8. 0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 62 and the average family size was 3. 20.
In the city the population was spread out with 23. 2% under the age of 18, 8. 4% from 18 to 24, 37. 4% from 25 to 44, 20. 9% from 45 to 64, and 10. 2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 101. 2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100. 4 males.
According to a 2006 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $71,628, and the median income for a family was $86,015. Income, refers to consumption opportunity gained by an entity within a specified time frame which is generally expressed in monetary terms Nevertheless, because of the extremely high cost of living in Redwood City, certain jobs (especially in the service industry) pay over $50,000 a year in Redwood City, and in other parts of the country these jobs would be classified as low-income. Cost of living is the Cost of maintaining a certain Standard of living. Disposable income is relatively constant when Redwood City is compared with the rest of the country, however. Disposable income is Gross income minus Income tax on that income  Males had a median income of $50,345 versus $41,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $34,042. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 3. 9% of families and 6. 0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 3% of those under age 18 and 6. 3% of those age 65 or over.
In the state legislature Redwood City is located in the 11th Senate District, represented by Democrat Joe Simitian, and in the 21st Assembly District, represented by Democrat Ira Ruskin. The California State Legislature is the state legislature of the U The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. Seren Joseph Simitian (born February 1 1953) is a Democratic California State Senator, who was elected to replace the term-limited The California State Assembly is the Lower house of the California State Legislature. Ira Ruskin (born November 12, 1943) is a Democratic California State Assemblyman and former Redwood City California Federally, Redwood City is located in California's 12th and 14th congressional districts, which have Cook PVIs of D +22 and D +18 respectively. California's 12th congressional district spans from the southwestern portions of San Francisco in the north down to San Mateo in the south and from Moss California's 14th congressional district is located between San Francisco and San Jose The Cook Partisan Voting Index ( CPVI) sometimes referred to as simply the Partisan Voting Index ( PVI) is a measurement of how strongly an American The 12th is represented by former State Senator Jackie Speier, who won the April 2008 special congressional election to complete the rest of the term made vacant by the death of Democrat Tom Lantos. Thomas Peter Lantos ( February 1 1928 – February 11 2008) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives The 14th is represented by Democrat Anna Eshoo. Anna Georges Eshoo (born December 13, 1942) is a US politician who has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives
In an attempt to revitalize Redwood City's downtown, city officials decided to look into development. In August 2006, a new 20-screen theatre and various shops opened in a prime downtown location. The theatre complex boasts restaurant and retail space at street level and a 2-level underground parking structure. 
In addition to the new 20-screen theatre, major improvements were made to the historical courthouse located on Broadway. In the late 30's an addition was built in front of the original structure, obscuring the view. It was torn down as part of the revitalization project. The building has been replaced with a large courtyard flanked by water fountains on either side, leading to the main steps of the courthouse. The courthouse's glass dome is lit at night and changes colors every 20 seconds.
Redwood City is sometimes referred to colloquially as "Deadwood City" by San Francisco Bay Area natives, and particularly by Redwood City residents; it is both a term of (ironic) endearment and derision. As a judgment it was more reflective of an earlier time, when the city's downtown was in decline. Several major projects are underway in the area.  Some projects include the restoration of the historical courthouse and a new cinema complex, including shops, at the intersection of Middlefield Road and Jefferson Avenue.
Redwood City's slogan, emblazoned on arches across Broadway at the east and west entrances to downtown, is "Climate Best By Government Test". This is based on a climatological survey conducted by the United States and German governments prior to World War I. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All The area centered on Redwood City tied for the world's best climate with the Canary Islands and North Africa's Mediterranean Coast. The Canary Islands ( English pronunciation kəˈnæriː ˈaɪləndz Spanish: Islas Canarias, ˈizlas kaˈnarjas are a Spanish The Maghreb (المغرب العربي al-Maġrib al-ʿArabī) also rendered Maghrib (or rarely Moghreb) meaning "place of Sunset 
Redwood City's Independence Day parade sponsored by the Peninsula Celebration Association, held continuously since 1939, has been billed variously as 'The largest Independence Day Parade in California', 'West of the Mississippi', 'in North America', claims which may or may not be accurate. In the United States, Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July (or the Fourth) is a Federal holiday commemorating the adoption
The Scott Peterson trial was held in Redwood City. Scott Lee Peterson (born October 24, 1972) is a Californian who was convicted of the murder of his wife Laci Peterson, who was eight months
In 1976, Patty Hearst was held at the San Mateo County jail — the same facility that housed Scott Peterson — as it was the most secure facility in the Bay Area at the time. Patricia Campbell Hearst (born February 20, 1954) now known as Patricia Hearst Shaw, is an American newspaper Heiress, Hearst, the heiress and granddaughter of the legendary newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst, was kidnapped by a radical group, the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA), and made national headlines when she joined the group in a series of crimes. For other people named William Randolph Hearst see William Randolph Hearst (disambiguation William Randolph Hearst I (April 29 1863 &ndash The Symbionese Liberation Army ( SLA) was an American self-styled urban Guerrilla warfare group active between 1973 and 1975 that considered itself a 
Author Ken Kesey spent time in the San Mateo County jail in 1967 for possession of marijuana. During his incarceration he wrote Kesey’s Jail Journal. 
Through the late 1980's the San Francisco 49ers football team held workout practices at Red Morton Park, located near the Redwood City Veteran's Memorial Center.
Harold and Maude was filmed at various Northern California locations. Harold and Maude is a Cult classic movie directed by Hal Ashby in 1971. There is a scene of Maude liberating a "poor tree that can't breathe" which was filmed in front of the San Mateo County Government Center in downtown.
The courthouse scenes of "Mrs. Doubtfire" were filmed at the Redwood City courthouse. Mrs Doubtfire is a 1993 Comedy film based on the Novel Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine.
Several DreamWorks animated films (i. DreamWorks LLC, also known as DreamWorks Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, or DreamWorks Studios, is a major American Film studio e Over The Hedge, Madagascar, Shark Tale, Shrek 2, Shrek, etc. Over the Hedge is a 2006 computer-animated film based on the characters from United Media comic strip of the same name. Shark Tale is a 2004 CGI comedy produced by DreamWorks Animation. Shrek 2, released in the United States on 19 May 2004, is the 2004 Academy Award nominated Sequel to the Shrek is a 2001 computer-animated American Comedy film, directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, and ) were made by PDI/Dreamworks (the Northern California branch of Dreamworks Animation), which moved to Redwood City from nearby Palo Alto (Park Drive) in October 2002. DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc ( is an independent American Animation studio which primarily produce a series of critically and commercially successful Video game publisher Electronic Arts is based in the Redwood Shores neighborhood of Redwood City.
The clock tower at Broadway and El Camino Real
City Hall (surrounded by redwood trees)
The now-demolished 1939 facade of the Redwood City Court House. Roy Williams (born August 14, 1980 in Redwood City California) is an American football safety for the Dallas Cowboys of In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the All-star game of the National Football League (NFL The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team in the Eastern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC in the National Jeff Clark (born March 26, 1957 Redwood City) is one of the most noteworthy and respected big wave surfers, famous for surfing Surfing is a surface water sport in which the participant is carried along the face of a breaking wave, most commonly using a Surfboard, although wave-riders Casiotone for the Painfully Alone is the musical solo-project of Musician Owen Ashworth (born 1977) of Redwood City California. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone is the musical solo-project of Musician Owen Ashworth (born 1977) of Redwood City California. El Camino Real ( Spanish for The Royal Road, also known as The King's Highway) usually refers to the 600- Mile (966- Kilometer) Sequoia sempervirens is the sole living Species of the Genus Sequoia in the cypress family Cupressaceae (formerly
Redwood City Public Library
The Pioneer Store on Main Street
Solar-powered parking meter on Jefferson Avenue
The historical courthouse, built in 1910 and renovated in 2006
Redwood City School District Schools Boundary Map