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Posted on August 17, 2017

Redwood City Improvement Association Invests $10,000 to Install Automated External Defibrillators in Downtown

The Redwood City Improvement Association (RICA), a community benefit district that works to enhance Downtown Redwood City, is investing $10,000 to install four new automated external defibrillator (AED) units in Downtown Redwood City. Two AED units have been installed by the City of Redwood City Redwood City Fire Department and Public Works Services Department in the Courthouse Square and on the front of the Redwood City Public Library Downtown Library. Two more centrally located Downtown AED…

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Posted on July 10, 2017

Redwood City Improvement Association Installs Doggie Bag Dispensers in Downtown

The Redwood City Improvement Association (RCIA), a community benefit district that works to enhance Downtown Redwood City, has installed doggie bag dispensers around Downtown Redwood City to make the Downtown more pet friendly and maintain the cleanliness of the area. The City of Redwood City helped the RCIA install 15 green dispensers scattered throughout Downtown Redwood City, making it easily accessible for pet owners. Click here to view full press…

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Posted on May 19, 2017

Redwood City Improvement Association Installs Umbrellas and Seating in Downtown to Activate Public Spaces

The Redwood City Improvement Association (RCIA), a community benefit district that works to enhance Downtown Redwood City, is installing 30 green and blue umbrellas in Downtown Redwood City and 10 tables and chair sets along Theatre Way. There will be 20 umbrellas in the Courthouse Square and 10 umbrellas on Theatre Way accompanied by 10 tables—each with four chairs, activating Downtown Redwood City’s public spaces and making the Downtown a more desirable place to come and…

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Posted on April 13, 2017

Redwood City Improvement Association Celebrates Redwood City’s 150th Anniversary with New Magic Lantern 3-D Show, April 18

-  World-renowned light show artist, Bart Kresa, designs new 3-D video mapping display for Redwood City’s 150th anniversary - REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (April 6, 2017) – On Tuesday, April 18, the Redwood City Improvement Association, a non-profit community benefit district that works to enhance the Downtown Redwood City experience, will release a new 3-D video mapping light show in honor of Redwood City’s 150th anniversary. The Magic Lantern 3-D Show is designed by world-renowned light…

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Posted on March 14, 2017

Redwood City Improvement Association Launches Mural Installations throughout Downtown

The Redwood City Improvement Association, a non-profit community benefit district that works to enhance Downtown Redwood City, will install six interactive murals to be completed by Jane Kim, a local artist from Cole Valley, San Francisco. Kim’s project is titled “Flora from Fauna” and will show unlikely residents of Redwood City offering gifts of Chrysanthemums to passersby. A variety of animals will be included in the murals like bald eagles, a fox, squirrels, deer, a Great Blue Heron…

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Posted on January 12, 2017

Redwood City Improvement Association Announced as a Presenting Sponsor of Redwood’s City’s Sesquicentennial Celebration

On Monday, Jan. 9, Redwood City kicked off its Sesquicentennial Celebration in honor of Redwood City’s 150th Anniversary. The Redwood City Improvement Association (RCIA), a non-profit community benefit district ran by a board of property owners, residents, community members and businesses, is one of the presenting sponsors donating $25,000 to benefit the City’s year-long celebration and will be hosting a 150th Anniversary-themed Magic Lantern 3D Show in the Courthouse Square commemorating…

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Posted on November 22, 2016

Introducing the New Holiday Tree Installment at Annual “Hometown Holidays” Celebration

On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Redwood City Improvement Association (RCIA), a non-profit community benefit district ran by a board of property owners, residents, community members and businesses, will introduce a new tree lighting tradition to the annual “Hometown Holidays” event—a community-wide party in celebration of the holiday season from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The RCIA will be enhancing the event this year by investing $27,000 to light up two large, Redwood trees with red, green and white LED…

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Posted on September 21, 2016

Redwood City Improvement Association Invests $100,000 in Public Light Installation in Downtown

The Redwood City Improvement Association (RICA), a community benefit district that works to enhance Downtown Redwood City, in partnership with the City of Redwood City, installed energy efficient white LED lights in 165 trees over a 8 blocks radius of Downtown Redwood City. The RCIA funded $100,000 for the most efficient LED lights on the market and Redwood City Public Works provided expertise, project management, and installation to complete it. This is the first project collaboration between…

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Posted on September 19, 2016

Redwood City Improvement Association Takes Part in “Scare on the Square” Halloween Extravaganza on Thursday, Oct. 27

On Thursday, Oct. 27, the Redwood City Improvement Association, a non-profit community benefit district ran by a board of property owners, residents, community members and businesses, will play its Halloween-inspired Magic Lantern 3D Show for Downtown Redwood City’s Halloween extravaganza, “Scare on the Square” presented by Facebook; the Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services; Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation; and the Redwood City Improvement. The event will include…

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Posted on July 6, 2016

Redwood City Improvement Association Returns with New Magic Lantern 3-D Light Show “Sea-ing is Believing,” July 12

On Tuesday, July 12, the Redwood City Improvement Association, a non-profit community benefit district that works to enhance the Downtown Redwood City experience, will release a new 3-D video mapping light show named “Sea-ing is Believing.” The Magic Lantern 3-D Show is designed by world-renowned light show artist, Bart Kresa, and projects weekly onto the San Mateo County History Museum. The new, water-inspired light show visuals represent the beauty of water and the magical role is plays…

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