Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tis the Season for Giving

There is a saying “It is better to give, than to receive”. Christmas is for the children, there is nothing like seeing a child’s face light up on Christmas day when their ripping the wrapping paper off their presents. If each and one of us donated one unwrapped toy, just think of all the children who will have a Merry Christmas. It is not to late make your donations here are some places and links where you can make donations as well as cash donation online.
In San Jose Toy for Tots at 901 E. Mission St. San Jose CA 95112 you can also drop off at any Toy “R” Us stores. In San Bruno at 1150 El Camino Real San Bruno 94066, San Mateo at 2270 Bridgepoint PWY San Mateo 94405, Milpitas at 447 Great Mall Drive Milpitas 95035 these are some of the Toys “R” Us stores here is the link for Toys “R” Us locations
It is not too late to put a smile on a child’s face this holiday season so let’s get out there and donate. Merry Christmas!

Monday, October 10, 2011

41st Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival

It’s that time a year that I love, the leaves are turning yellow brown and rust colors and the air is cooler. Half Moon Bay California is gearing up for its annual pumpkin festival. To kick it off the 38th annual pumpkin weigh off is October 10; 2011the sponsor Safeway will be offering a $5,000 to any grower who breaks the world record 1,850.5 pounds. Wow! That’s a big pumpkin. The Coastside Land Trust invites everyone to dress up in costumes and march with them in the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival parade on October 15, 2011. The 41st annual Art & Pumpkin Festival is fun for all ages if you like to dress in costume like I do you will have a ball. There is a haunted house, vendors selling their handmade crafts, or sit back and enjoy the live bands and the taste the pumpkin inspired food. The Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival is October 15-16, 2011 9:00am to 5:00pm in Half Moon Bay California admission is free. If you don’t have any plans this weekend pack up the family and go to the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival you will have fun. If you need Courier Service to Half Moon Bay Streetwise Special Delivery Inc. Delivers to Half Moon Bay California.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Joys Of Being A Courier

I deliver things to people for a living, and I really enjoy it!   No, I don't dress-up like Santa Claus every Christmas with a fetish for passing out presents, although I have gained a few pounds lately.
I'm a courier, working for a company called 'Streetwise Special Delivery Incorporated'  located in Gilroy, California, where we service the greater San Francisco Bay Area and all parts of California, our reach extending nationally, and, internationally when needed.
Once in a while I get to step onto a jet to deliver documents or items to a far away customer, only to catch the next flight home mission accomplished, however, most travel time is spent in the car driving near and  far, to deliver customers just what they need....when they need it!
The enjoyment comes from visiting so many places, and delivering different items to interesting people for various reasons that involve me in situations not encountered in other professions.
Whether it means getting an computer part to business sight before the engineer arrives making his job easier, or delivering a batch of gourmet cookies to a shopping mall delicatessen just before the lunch rush, or taking sensitive medical equipment or supplies to a hospital in time for doctors and nurses to save lives, or driving medication to the homes of  needy patents in the middle of the night (I'm a licenced medical courier), even taking special hospice-meds to terminal cancer sufferers in pain, I satisfy people's needs....and it makes me feel like I'm contributing!
This makes each ride worth it for me, that and the satisfaction I often see on our clients faces....the same satisfaction my company demands, and guarantees on each and every job!
I feel this is the big reason we're still in business, and able to weather the storm of a bear-market economy which has swallowed up many of our competitors (often much larger than us).
Our philosophy is simple: you only get ONE shot with a client, so provide them with optimum customer service, thus creating the satisfaction that sets us apart from others....and sends us new business from referrals!
We also maintain company growth (each employee and the owners!) by way of our name..."Streetwise", as EACH of us hit the streets, strip-malls and business parks with eyes and ears open....trying to find new companies that need our service.
Add to that our informative website (, its educational blogs, anecdotes, and even a modern, sophisticated radio station....and we're armed with the marketing tools to progress and prosper well into the future.
My goal is to humbly share in that prosperity by continuing to work hard to be the best at my job....or nothing else!  It all starts with appearance and wearing the uniform, followed by performing what I call... the FIVE P's:  PRESENTABLY,  PROMPTNESS, PREPAREDNESS, POLITENESS, AND PROFESSIONALISM.
I only ride with all five, whether delivering gift baskets to birthday parties, rushing court documents to judges, taking mail loads (which the post office can't handle) to depot warehouses, or personally processing company mail and departmental communications for a corporation.
 Yes, I truly enjoy being a courier, and doing it the "Streetwise" way, the BEST way....and the ONLY way!
Thank You;  Don't forget to check out , and listen to 'Streetwise Radio'.
Sincerely,   PeteCam4

Friday, September 16, 2011

The FATE Of Bay Area Sports Teams Entering 2012!

With three and a half months left in the sports year, here's a quick forecast, fair-weather and foul, involving our local professional sports teams!
It starts off badly for baseball with no sun setting on the Oakland Athletics,  and very little shining on the San Francisco Giants.  As for Oakland, they were eliminated from any playoff hopes with yesterday's 4-1 loss to the California Angels, however, despite numerous injuries, specifically to veteran Coco Chrisp and to the entire pitching staff....they've stayed competitive with guts, effort, and stubborn pride.
Next season looks much brighter, following break-out efforts from young stars Josh Willingham (26-HR's--90-RBI's) and rookie sensation Jemile Weeks at second base.  Fine pitching performances from Gio Gonzalez, Andrew Bailey, Guillermo Moscoso, Andrew Bailey, and Brandon McCarthy point toward more success in 2012....and a much easier transition for Manager Bob Melvin, who emerged in mid-season following the firing of Bob Gerin.
As for San Francisco, the Giants are still hanging on by a thread after a disastrous 14-26 slump that has them all but eliminated from catching  the West division leading Arizona Diamondbacks.  Thank God there's a wildcard hope still dangling, however, to pick up six games on the Atlanta Braves with time running thin, it would take a miracle!
However, after today's 3-1 win over San Diego, their 4th-strait victory (Carlos Beltran hit 2-homers for winning pitcher Tim Lincicum) it's tough to count out the reigning World Champs....especially considering what happened last season!
Should they fail however, blame the infamous injury bug which stung them harder than any other National League Team in 2011, losing the likes of catcher Buster Posey, and second baseman Freddy Sanchez for the whole year, while ailing others for part of it, including relievers Brian Wilson and Jeremy Affelt, and sluggers Pablo Sandoval and  Andres Torres to name just a few!
Better times next year depend on Wilson and the rest of their potent pitching staff returning healthy, along with strong,  second seasons from up-and-comers like Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford, and newly squired infielder Jeff Keppenger.
Combine that with a few good roster moves and cuts, along with some bucks better spent on another offensive slugger...and I think manager Bruce Boche will have this team contending for another championship in 2012!
To basketball and the "new look" Golden State Warriors...literally!  Start at the top with new Owner-CEO Joe Lacob, Co-Chairman Owner Peter Guber, and Hall-of-Fame superstar legend Jerry West joining the executive board as Chief Consultant.
These three refreshing breaths of fresh air finally banishing old Owner Chris ("could care less") Cohan, AND...the addition of new head coach Mark Jackson, have me and others finally believing that things are looking up for a Warrior team which has missed the playoffs every year but ONE, since 1994! 
Add to that the maturation of the two young, spectacular guards Monta Ellis and Steph Curry, and an even better year for center-forward David Lee, and you've got at least the beginning ingredients for a team ready to make a playoff run.
Much may also depend on how center Andris Biedrins is either replaced, or somehow slips OUT of last years "comatose" state of play...and returns to his former winning form.
Realistically though, sparkling efforts from veterans like forward Dorell Wright and, perhaps first round draft choice Klay Thompson may better improve the Warriors chances.
I'm looking for a 40-win season at best, which will NOT get them into the playoffs....however, rest assured they will play in front of  home-sellout crowds filled with the best NBA fans in the league, all from right here in the Oakland, San Francisco Bay Area.  Go Warriors! 
Our National Hockey League team the San Jose Sharks remain the most consistant winners of all Bay Area pro sports teams, and yet, despite getting a little closer in 2010, they're still two steps from heaven....where the Stanley Cup Trophy resides!
In order to reach the finals (step one), and win it all (step two), the Joe Thornton-Patrick Marleau-Dan Boyle era....can NOT have run its course--yet, because all three are back this season!
I'm keeping the faith, and remain a stubborn believer that this trio can hold the fort together, and, at least get them back to the Western Conference finals.
From there it will take a mixture of last years recipes and some key, new ingredients to cook up a meal worthy of the coveted CUP!
The October 8th home season opener against Phoenix will not see 2010 stars Devin Setoguchi or Dany Heatley, both traded away in the off season.
However, look for an influx of young stars, like last year's rookie sensation Logan Couture, hopefuls Mike Connelly and Freddy Hamilton.
Then, tutor them with newly acquired veterans Michael Handzus and  Martin Havlat together with staple reliables Ryane Clowe, Doug Murray, Joe Pavelsky, Torrey Mitchell, Jason Demers, and Antti Niemi....blended relentlessly with Jumbo-Joe, Patty, Danny-Boy and executive chefs Doug Wilson (GM)and 3rd-year Head Coach Todd McClellan--and I predict THREE'S A CHARM, and a gormet delight!  The final SHARK FEAST!
Finally to Pro Football:
Al Davis's biggest mistake may have been letting Jim Harbaugh get away after serving as an assistant coach in Oakland.  Now, after leading Stanford to college football prominence a few short years later, Jim threatens to do the same as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers...and I bet he does, eventually!
shakey secondary....and I prognostigate a 7-9 record.(Possibly 8-8)
This could get them to the playoffs because they contend in a very weak NFC West Division.  It will be close!
To tip the scales, look for big years from runningback veteran Frank Gore and receivers Michael Crabtree newly acquired Braylon Edwards, and tight end Vernon Davis, along with a much better pass rush from the likes of Ray McDonald and Justin Smith.
When it's all said and done, the 49ers MAY finally make the playoffs by combining existing talent with Coach Harbaugh's ability to inspire quarterback Alex Smith toward patient, safe, ball-control success under center--just as Harbaugh did quarterbacking the Colts in 1995.
It may come down to the final regular season game.  We'll see.
As for the Oakland Raiders, I think they are FINALLY ready to take that next step too, with an even stronger chance than San Francisco.  Their new headcoach Hue Jackson has spent more time with his team having led the offense last season as an assistant coach, thus becoming extremely popular with his players.
After watching the Raider front seven defense destroy the Bronco running attack in Denver on Monday night, this may keep them in more games than last year with stars like team leader Richard Seymour, Cameron Wemblely, and Stanford Routt.... despite the fact their schedule is a grueling one again!
I say,  if the Raiders can win at least two of their first four games (already won the first), and,  at the same time gain a strangle-hold on NOT drawing  tons of penalties...they can at last WIN the AFC West Division for the first time since 2002!
However, they must have a better than average year from somewhat average quarterback Jason Campbell.  For him to succeed, they must run, run, and run even harder and farther that last year....and they ran FAR in 2010 with Darren McFadden and Michael Bush.
Young, speedy wide receivers like Jacoby Ford, Darius Helyward-Bey, Chaz Schillens, and now ailing Luis Murphy must also step up and reach their must a newly developed, although talented offensive line to protect Campbell, thus allowing him to find those open receivers!. 
The 2011 Oakland Raiders have a playoff-bound defense, and an almost-playoff-bound offense.  If they minimize mistakes, and play as hard for Coach Douglas and his staff as I think they will--then watch the Raiders go 9-7 and sneak into the post season!
The "SILVER AND BLACK"...are back!
p.s. There is one OTHER mini-pro team...the San Jose Sabercats of Arena Football who follow up last years painful 7-11 season with new hope behind returning quarterback Mark Grieb...who has led this team to three championships in the past decade. (more than can be said for the other guys)  Go Cats!
If you want to try out for the team and really get into the sports scene, the Sabercats are holding a try out session Saturday October 1st.  Ouch!
Thanks again, and remember to catch Streetwise Radio by logging on to
Sincerely,  PeteCam4

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sacramento State Fair July 14-31, 2011

It’s time for the State of California fair; this is the biggest fair in the state. Sacramento will be alive from July 14 - 31, 2011. When I was in high school I would go to Sacramento State fair with my best friend and her family. We would leave on Thursday get there and spend the whole weekend in Sacramento enjoying all that the fair had to offer. I really enjoyed the concerts and the rides. I have seen Tower of Power, Con Funk Shun and Ohio Players in concert. The county fair has something for everyone. There
is Poppy Pal Club for kids under 12.  Tuesdays are kid’s day, free admission and all rides are $1 you can’t beat that. Poppy the fairs mascot is having a birthday party on July 19, 2011 all kids are invited. There is a kid’s talent show on July 26, 2011.  For people who go to the fair for the exhibitions and attractions there is the Big Bug exhibit. This exhibit
has gigantic robotic insects. All you music lovers the new Rock U exhibit, you can learn about the history of Rock “N” Roll. For the fairgoers who love to come see the live animals there is Kangaroo Joey’s Big Adventure.You can see six month old Australia baby kangaroo Joey, Wisk the Hedgehog, Emily the Emu and Spike the Porcupine. The concerts at the Sacramento State fair are pretty good this year. You have War, Ohio Players and SOS
Band, Three Dog Night, Starship, Reo Speedwagon and MC Hammer to name a few. Going to the Sacramento State Fair is a treat so if you have sometime go and enjoy. If you have any deliveries to Sacramento, Streetwise Special Delivery Courier Service delivers to Sacramento as well.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer Is Here its Festival and Fair Time

We have had rain and cold weather all the way into June; I thought is there going to be a summer. Well summer is here and there are festivals and County fairs going on all around the area. There is the Noe Valley Summer Festival in San Francisco on June 25, 2011 1pm-6pm. Sonoma Marin County Fair has the Blue Oyster Cult headlining on Saturday June 25, at
8pm. Redwood City has Music on the Square featuring Livewire on June 24, 2011. San Jose is having Dancin’ on the Venue June 25, 2011 4pm-9pm. Food Truck Party in Mt View on June 25, 2011 at 5pm. Sunnyvale has The Mid-Peninsula Shakespeare Festival June 26, 2011 at 7:30pm. Here are some
festivals you can go to, to start your summer off with. Go out this weekend and kick your summer off. Enjoy and be Safe.


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Egg Hunts Around The Bay

It’s nothing like being a child when Easter comes around. You get a brand new outfit and shoes. There are Easter Egg Hunts and Easter candy everywhere. When I was a child I really enjoyed participating in the Easter Pageant that our church put on every year. After the Easter Pageant all
the children would go out and hunt for Easter eggs. Here are some of the Easter Egg Hunts around the Bay Area this weekend. There are twenty parks in the South Bay that are having Egg Hunt in South Bay by the Beautiful
Day Group (Apr 23, 1pm) cost is free. The locations are
Serra Park - Sunnyvale
Live Oak Park - Milpitas
Maywood Park - Santa Clara
John Morgan Park - Campbell
Latimer Elementary School - Campbell
Gardner Academy Elementary - Santa Clara
Booksin Elementary School - San Jose
Roosevelt Park - San Jose
RylandPark - San Jose
Schallenberger Elementary School - San Jose
Canoas Elementary School - San Jose
Lone Hill Park - San Jose
De Anza Park - San Jose
Jeffrey Fontana Park - San Jose
Bernal Road Baptist Church - San Jose
You also have the Easter Egg Hunt in Santa Clara (Apr 23, 10am) Where:central park, Santa Clara, The Hunt at Serra Park (Apr 23) Where: Serra Park, Sunnyvale, Easter Egg Hunt at St. Timothy's (Apr 23, 11am) Were: St.
Timothy's, 2094 Grant Rd, Mountain View, Annual Easter Egg and Pancake Breakfast (April 16, 9am) Where: San Bruno City Park, Egg Hunt in South San Francisco (April 16, 10am) Where: Orange Memorial Park on Orange ave,
Eggstravaganza – San Mateo (Apr 23, 9am - 1:30pm)Where: Central Park, San Mateo, Union Street Spring Celebration & Easter Parade (April 24, 10am - 5pm) Where: Union Street, Gough to Fillmore, SF.

Easter Sunday is the day for celebration and being with family and friends. If you have any special deliveries contact Streetwise Special Delivery Inc. Courier Service at 1-800-635-7531,we will deliver for you.
Happy Easter and be Safe.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Foster City

Where is Foster City? Is a question people ask all the time? Well it is located 25 miles south of San Francisco along the San Francisco Peninsula. It is about 30 miles north of San Jose. San Mateo is to the West, and San Francisco to the East. Did you know Foster City is built on an engineered
landfill on the bay? Foster City is a community that is environmentally concision. On March 16, 2011 Go Green Speakers Series Event kicks off. You will learn how to conserve water and beautify your garden using plants
that are native to California. Foster City is also having its second Earth Day Fair on April 16, 2011. This fair will focus on Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. You can bring your old electronics, shred personal documents and
dispose of expired pharmaceuticals. There is also a swap meet, you can bring your unwanted clothes, book, toys anything you don’t want anymore or find something you need. If you have not been to Foster City go check it


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Sunday, March 13, 2011

The 22nd San Jose Junior League Rummage Sale

It is time once again for the 22nd annual San Jose Junior League Rummage Sale. I started going to this sale back in the late 1980s. With my mother and sisters, would make a whole day out of it. Would have our breakfast and lunch out there while standing in line, strategizing what department we would head to first. You have to know where you’re going, because the place is 45,000 square feet and it can be overwhelming. There are signs posted for every department, like furniture, linens, clothing, electronics, sporting goods, footwear, appliances and baby supplies to name a few. I will tell you this furniture and appliance goes first. If you like shopping for high quality merchandise at bargain prices, this is the place to be. I suggest you get there early, because the line is long.
Junior League Rummage Sale is held this weekend March 12th and 13th at the San Jose County Fair Ground from 9am to 4pm. There also is a Community Health Fair out there on March 12th 8am to noon. This is great for families with children, because they get free vision, dental and other health screenings. All you bargain hunters and families with children get out to the San Jose Junior League Rummage Sale.
Happy Bargain Hunting!


Saturday, January 15, 2011


Harlem Globetrotters, are playing with a spect...Image via Wikipedia

When I was ten years old, my brothers, sisters and I would watch, The
Go-Go Globetrotters on Saturday morning cartoons. I was into basketball,
would play horse with my brother we would make up trick shots and dribble
trying to mimic the Harlem Globetrotters.

No one knows the real beginning of the Harlem Globetrotters, but it’s said to have started in the 1920‘s on the South side of Chicago, Illinois where all the original players grew up. The Harlem Globetrotters are known for
the comic routines, but they are skilled basketball players. Some players that have played on the Globetrotters are NBA greats Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlain, Connie “The Hawk” Hawkins and Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton,

I have never seen the Harlem Globetrotters in person, but I would like to see them one day. Parents if you don’t have anything to do this weekend, take your kids to see the Harlem Globetrotters. You will enjoy yourself and
they will have a memory of a life time. The Harlem Globetrotters are going to be to be in San Jose at the HP Pavilion Friday January 14, 2011

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