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A Dark Part of Foster City History

A Dark Part of Foster City History

BURIED follows the gripping story of Eileen Franklin who, while playing with her young daughter, suddenly had a memory of witnessing the rape and murder of her childhood best friend, 8-year-old Susan Nason, which led to a re-opening of a case that had gone unsolved for nearly 20 years. And in a shocking twist, when Eileen came forward with her memory, she told the police that she remembered the murderer was her own father, George Franklin. Catch the story streaming…

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Summer Festivals in Foster City

Summer Festivals in Foster City

For years Foster City had the “Art & Wine Festival.” It then became “City Fest”. The last City Fest was 2018. In 2019 it was canceled and the city put on an event called “Summer Days“. The Foster City Chamber of Commerce was in the lead on this for years until changes caused them to have to cancel the event. Google interestingly caught the below image we believe from 2019 from overhead. Showing the colorful tents and attractions. It appears…

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Newcomers & the Welcome Wagon

Newcomers & the Welcome Wagon

As Foster City formed there were groups that developed to introduce people to the community and welcome them to Foster City. There was the original newspaper/newsletter the “Welcome Wagon” that would let people know about their new neighbors, local business, and happenings. It would say for example Jon and Jane Doe moved in to XYZ Street. It would let the community about who they are, where they work, do they have kids. But everyone had a local person to say…

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The Foster City Incorporation Election

The Foster City Incorporation Election

Foster City is finishing up our 50th anniversary celebration. Today we have a special treat acquired from the San Mateo County Clerk & Assessors Office, San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division. This is the archived vote tab for Foster City’s Incorporation 50 years ago. We had a registration of 3,928 people in 1971, 2,519 people voted, a 64% turnout. The vote to incorporate passed at 92%. Two years later there was another election, a special election entitled PG&E Acquisition…

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1981 – Charge of the Lite Brigade, SM Bridge Half Marathon

1981 – Charge of the Lite Brigade, SM Bridge Half Marathon

Back in 1981 Foster City hosted what was hoped to become an annual race. It was a half marathon from Hayward finishing on the Foster City Levee. Called “Charge of the Lite Brigade” it was one of very few times you could actually run across the San Mateo Bridge. Today, even the Amgen Tour of California doesn’t cross the San Mateo Bridge. The hope was that the “Charge of the Lite Brigade” would be an annual race and the city…

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50th Ann Essay Writing Contest

50th Ann Essay Writing Contest

Do you enjoy writing AND proud of Foster City’s history? Show you love with Foster City essay contest that runs from now through November 29, 2021. To help celebrate Foster City’s 50th anniversary, the Foster City Historical Society’s sponsoring an essay writing contest. First Place: $100; Second Place: $75 (for each category) Category 1: Elementary / Middle School Youth (exempt from fee) Category 2: High School Youth (exempt from fee) Category 3: Adults (generally 17 and older, but if person…

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Foster City Through the Years

Foster City Through the Years

San Mateo County History Museum is now showing Foster City Through the Years. It will exhibit August 10, 2021 to January 2, 2022. In 2022 the exhibit will come to the Foster City Recreation Center. Here is the opening of the exhibit with the Mayor of Foster City Sanjay Gehani, Foster City Historical Society President Evan Adams & Foster City Historical Society Vice President Larry Staley For more information visit: https://historysmc.org/exhibits/foster-city-through-the-years/