May 2023 Issue

I’ve used a different technique for uploading this month, creating scanned image files and then uploading as images.

If this technique proves to be inconvenient to you in some way, please do inform me and I can revert to creating PDF files, as in prior months (save for page 4, which was not created in ‘Word’.)


(A post from our neighbor on Sailfish, Walt Heinzer)

Driving through Foster City, we keep seeing camera vehicles that look like street mapping that Google deploys.

I was certainly surprised when I searched further and found out that they are Amazon’s self-driving transport vehicles. ZOOX is headquartered in FC.

The test vehicles are very dark.

The actual transport cars look like an amusement park ride vehicle.

The transport vehicle driving habits are somewhat odd.

They tend to very slowly start up from traffic lights, then once at speed very abruptly change from acceleration to constant speed (Digital change)

All the test vehicles have passengers, but I did not realize that there was no driver? Not really sure.

January, 2023 Issue

Here is the YouTube video showing Hillbarn Theatre’s cast in rehearsal for Assassins!

Here’s a link to a review of Hillbarn Theatre’s currently running production of Assassins (lyrics by Stephen Sondheim)

328 Bowfin Sold! ( Here’s a Video by Lori Langmack )

Lori Langmack is the realtor who handled the preparation and sale of 328 Bowfin.

She has shared with the Bowfin Inquirer this impressive video presentation. It demonstrates how important updating and staging the property was toward making it attractive to today’s prospective property purchasers.

Lori also pointed out to us: “Compass provided $45,000 in interest-free money to front the remodel/staging costs, which were paid back upon the home closing. It’s a terrific product we can offer clients.”

Lori’s also been so kind as to provide the B.I. with answers to questions Eve and I had regarding the property, its selling points, and a bit about our new neighbor, Anita. Her Q and A will appear in the January, 2023 issue, which will be out and on your porches in a few days.

Site for Monitoring Local Weather Conditions (From Our Neighbor on Sailfish Isle, Walt Heinzer)

Dear Neighbors,

I am glad we are receiving long overdue rain. 

Just hope hardship for people in flooded areas does not overwhelm them.

Our Hetchy Water Supply from the CDC (CA Dept of Water) is at 28.9 inches, which is 188% of normal for this time of year.

PLOT_FSI selected from Precipitation Drop Down. Copy attached.

Sierra seems to be heading to a new record.

Your Neighbor,

Walt Heinzer & Fifi

341 Sailfish Isle, Foster City, CA 94404