A Feel-good San Carlos, California story for a Sunny Sunday

San Carlos, California, 97070, is a real down-home kind of place, located on the Peninsula in San Mateo County, mid-way between San Francisco and San Jose. The motto of our town is "The City of Good Living."

City of San Carlos, CA

Well, this story I came across today shows that is more than empty words--San Carlos really is the City of Good Living!

Last month a Good Samaritan found several $100 bills dancing along a downtown sidewalk, in the heart of our shopping area; looking further, he saw a whole stack of bills, totaling $2,000. He immediately took the money to the Police Department, where it was held for safekeeping.

Meanwhile, the woman who had withdrawn the cash from the local Wells Fargo Bank discovered a hole in her jacket pocket and the cash gone. After properly identifying herself, and with the assistance of the bank teller, the police were able to turn the money over to her. The thankful woman not only gave the finder some award, but made a donation to the police department's Juvenile Diversion Program. The police also acknowledged the Samaritan with their Citizen Appreciation Coin.

If you want to learn more about living on the Peninsula, log onto the Facebook page, Peninsula Living. San Carlos might just be the place you want to call home. Our real estate market is strong and active, and it's the people who help make it so great, not to mention the hiking, biking, trail running, schools, youth sports, rec center classes, concerts, farmers' markets, shops, libraries, etc.!

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

Today | Sotheby's International Realty

San Carlos, California, 94070

CA BRE#01215160; 650-465-4547

Lottie@LottieKendall.com;

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Comment balloon 27 commentsLottie Kendall • May 23 2010 03:22PM

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Lottie - That's a great story and a wonderful endorsement for your area. We need more good samaritans!

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 7 years ago

Hi John -- that story really made me feel good. It reminded me to look for little ways I can add happiness to the day for others.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Lottie, what a beautiful story!  It made me feel good, too!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital (Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.) over 7 years ago

Lottie, what a delightful story!  Don't you wish our 24/7 hour news stations would run this kind of news??  I sure do.  Thanks for sharing, really made me smile.

Posted by Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522) over 7 years ago

Patricia, I'm glad that made you feel good.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Lee and Pamela -- you really said it; too bad it's believed good news doesn't sell. Kinda reminds me of lots of the real estate coverage in the last few years. Glad this story made you smile.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

That is a neat story.  You wonder about things like that, because handing in the money you are not sure the owner will ever be found.  I would probably never go to the police thinking that money was long gone.

Posted by Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market (Home Jane Realty) over 7 years ago

In our police department, Jane, money is held for a certain period (I don't remember if it's 3 months, or what) and then given to the person who found it if the former owner can't be found. Years ago my 8-year old daughter found $60 in the grocery store and turned it in. I was so proud of her-she never even thought about keeping it ('course I wouldn't have let her, but that didn't even come up.)

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Lottie, What a delightful story and we appreciate you sharing some good news!

Margaret

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 7 years ago

Good morning, Margaret -- I love coming across good news. There are lots of 'good news' stories out there, they just rarely get printed.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Lottie, you are so right, the good news is over shadowed.  Thanks for sharing this one. 

Posted by Mary Kay Hopkins, e-PRO,GRI,CRS (Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB) over 7 years ago

Lottie:  Thank you for that wonderful story.  I love it when someone does the right thing when no one is looking!

Posted by Jim Allhiser, Salem, Oregon Home Inspector (Perfection Inspection, Inc.) over 7 years ago

Lottie - A welcome story of doing the right thing regardless and a great testement to the town's motto

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hello Mary Kay - I'm glad you enjoyed this good news story. I had to smile when I walked past that Wells Fargo today and thought of this.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Jim, thanks for reminding me of that great saying, 'doing the right thing when no one is looking.' Wishing you the best

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Hi Kathy, I'm glad you enjoyed my bit of good news. I believe our towns are full of these untold stories.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Hi Lottie,   Terrific story.  People helping people.  Have a terrific Memorial Day ! 

Posted by Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos (16 Sunview Blvd) over 7 years ago

Hi Lottie -- with all the bad, rotten and just totally awful news we are bombarded with every day, these days, a good news item is very welcome indeed.  A neat story of good that points out that all is not bad.  I think all the news should at least begin and end with good news and we could do what we want in between.

Sue of Robin and Sue

Posted by Robin Dampier REALTOR®, Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source (Coldwell Banker King) over 7 years ago

Lottie --  San Carlos is indeed a great little town with lots of good people, and your story proves it.  I especially like the part about the woman making a donation to the police dept's youth program.  I lived in nearby Redwood City for a few years recently while working at Stanford Univ. and also went to high school at Notre Dame in Belmont.  Great area!

Posted by Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging that Sells Portland Homes" (Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR) over 7 years ago

Thanks for sharing. Great story.

Posted by Jane Jensen (Century 21 New Millennium) over 7 years ago

Hello Bill - yes, that's what matters, right?

Sue, I'm with you. If good news sold better, we'd hear more of it.

 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Maureen, you have some pretty strong Peninsula roots! You might enjoy the Facebook page, Peninsula Living: San Mateo County and Silicon Valley Real Estate -- it'll keep you in touch with what's going on here.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Hello Jane - I'm glad you enjoyed this. Wishing you and all a Happy Memorial Day!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

60 minutes or Dateline or one of those shows just did a feature on leaving a wallet at different places in New York City. Wallets was always returned when found on the Subway, but nor returned so much when found in the taxicab. Interesting.

Posted by Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County (Broadpoint Properties) over 7 years ago

Melissa, that's fascinating, but a bit disturbing. Do you think people act differently when surrounded by others than when alone? Thanks for the thought-provoking comment.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Lottie - What a wonderful story.  There are good people out there who still value honesty.

Posted by Susan Brown (Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too)) over 7 years ago

Hi Susan - glad you liked my story--good people abound.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

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