Moving tips

Congratulations on the purchase of your new home! Now, for the next challenge: moving. This is a great time to carefully weed through your possessions and to dispose of any clothes, furniture and fixtures that you no longer want or need. Donate them to a charity, hold a garage sale – but if you don’t want them any more, don’t move them.

Are you going to pack yourself or hire professionals? If you’re doing your own packing, following is a list of materials you’ll need. Moving companies and overnight mail businesses can furnish these, as well as specialized items including wardrobe boxes for clothing and heavy-duty boxes for china and other breakables. Liquor and computer stores also are good sources for sturdy boxes.

You should start collecting the following materials:

  • Boxes of all sizes
  • Plastic bags
  • Non-shredded newspapers
  • Packing tape
  • Markers
  • Bubble wrap
  • Tissues paper

Packing 101—A few guidelines

  • Cushion the bottom and sides of boxes first
  • Packed items should not exceed 30 pounds
  • When packing, go room by room – it will make unpacking easier
  • Begin your packing as early in the moving process as you can – it will take longer than you think at a time when you’ll be busy with many other concerns
  • Label all boxes by item and where in your new home they should be placed
  • Pack heavy items in smaller boxes and lighter items in larger boxes
  • Thoroughly wrap your breakables in newsprint paper, paper towels or clothing, placing them in dresser drawers, containers with lids, large cans, etc.
  • Fill your refrigerator and washer and dryer with clothes, linens and other light objects
  • Tape cords underneath all electrical appliances
  • Don’t tape furniture, doors and drawers, as tape can cause damage; instead, use rope, elastic or long strips of fabric to secure furniture
  • If you have children, let them feel they are a part of the process by helping them pack their toys

On moving day…
Fill one box with moving-day essentials like paper plates, a coffee maker and coffee, hand tools and extension cords, a bucket, rags, soaps and paper towels. You may also want to set aside a few days’ worth of clothing, food and other essentials you’ll need prior to arriving at your new home and prior to unpacking.

We find that many families use a change of residence as an opportunity to dispose of many outgrown and no-longer-wanted items. It beats taking the items with you and can even put several hundred dollars in your pocket toward buying furnishings for your new home.
As Realtors®, we are expected to be wise in all matters relating to a change of residence. Even though garage sales are far from our primary field of expertise, allow us to pass on the best advice we have picked up over the years.

Planning
Allow plenty of time – three to four weeks – to prepare. Choose a date that will not conflict with holidays or other events that might lure prospective customers away. More people are likely to show up on weekends than weekdays. Your sale is likely to attract more customers if you join together with neighbors in a larger effort with more merchandise – some homeowner groups sponsor neighborhood sales that are proving popular.

What to Sell
Practical household goods, bicycles, children’s toys and clothes, sports equipment and garden tools are popular. Adult clothing has less appeal – price accordingly. All items should be clean, polished and in good repair.

Display
Merchandise your items attractively in neat, clean surroundings. Paper tablecloths offer a pretty setting for glass and ornamental items. Cluster things in categories. Place more desirable items toward the back so browsers can notice other merchandise on their way to the most popular items. Have a 25-cent miscellaneous table for young shoppers. Clothes should be sized accurately and hung on a temporary rack.

Logistics
Locate your appliance table near an outlet so customers may try before they buy. Set aside adequate parking and a place to load large items. Have plenty of bags and boxes on hand for packing and newspapers for wrapping glass items. Ideally, a place for trying on clothing should be provided.

Promotion
Place a classified ad in the local papers – include three or four of the more tantalizing items for sale, directions and other pertinent details (you may or may not want to include your phone number). Take advantage of free publicity provided by bulletin boards in grocery stores and other public places. Provide directional signs to your property using an indelible pen. If your house is listed for sale, have your Realtor® hold an open house on the same day, thus increasing traffic for both the house and the sale.

Pricing
Visit other sales to get an idea on how to price things. Remember that garage sale shoppers are looking for deals, so be prepared to bargain and lower your prices. Really valuable items such as antiques should not be sold at a garage sale; they are not likely to bring the desired price from bargain hunters. Nothing is too worthless to be valuable to someone, so have a giveaway box for old magazines and other assorted odds and ends.

Staging
Post a notice that all sales are final and payment must be in cash. Keep ample change in a cash box in a protected spot. Keep a record of sales, especially when there are several sellers. One recording method that is simple and efficient is to use small adhesive stickers to price items, then transfer the sticker to the name of the seller when the item is sold.

8 weeks prior
____ Remove unnecessary items from your attic, storage shed, etc.
____ Use things you can’t move, such as frozen foods and cleaning supplies
____ Start a possessions inventory
____ Solicit estimates from three moving companies
____ Call your homeowners insurance agent to find out how your policy will cover your move
____ Begin collecting all moving papers and receipts in a file folder
____ Arrange to transfer your children’s school records

6 weeks prior
____ Contact the IRS and/or your CPA for tax-deductible information
____ Evaluate your possessions inventory: Can you donate anything? Do you need it all?
____ Notify your friends, relatives, professionals, creditors, subscriptions, etc.
____ Locate healthcare professionals and hospitals in your new location
____ Complete change of address cards via the post office, or using online services, to include the following:
            ____ Banks
            ____ Charge cards
            ____ Religious organizations
            ____ Doctor/dentist
            ____ Relatives and friends
            ____ Income tax bureau/Social Security Administration
            ____ Insurance broker/lawyer/CPA/stockbroker
            ____ Magazines
            ____ Post office
            ____ Schools
____ Clean your closets
____ Hold a moving or garage sale or donate items to charities
____ Choose a mover or decide to move yourself
____ Contact your mover to ask about insurance

4 weeks prior
____ Send furniture, drapes and carpets for repair/cleaning as needed
____ Gather auto licensing and registration documents, medical, dental and school records, birth certificates, wills, deeds, stock and other financial documentation
____ Contact gas, electric, oil, water, telephone, cable television and trash collection companies for service disconnection and connection at your old and new addresses. Also ask for final readings
____ Request refunds on unused homeowner’s insurance, security deposit with landlord and prepaid cable service
____ Notify your gardener and pool service, if applicable
____ Contact insurance companies (auto, homeowner’s, medical and life) to arrange for coverage in your new home

3 weeks prior
____ Make your travel plans, if applicable
____ Arrange to close current bank accounts and open accounts in new locale, if necessary
____ Notify the Department of Motor Vehicles of your new address
____ Arrange for childcare on moving day

2 weeks prior
____ Arrange for special transport for your pets and plants
____ Service your car for the trip
____ Contact your moving company and review arrangements for your move

On Moving Day:
____ Carry enough cash or traveler’s checks to cover cost of moving services and expenses until you make banking connections in new city, or keep with you an ATM card
____ Carry jewelry and important documents yourself, or use registered mail
____ Plan for transporting of pets
____ Doublecheck closets, drawers, shelves to be sure they are empty
____ Leave old keys, garage door openers and instruction manuals needed by new owner

At your new address:
____ Obtain California-drawn certified checks or cashier’s checks necessary for closing real estate transaction (check with title company transaction coordinator for details)
____ Check on service of telephone, gas, electricity, water and garbage
____ Check pilot light on stove, water heater and furnace
____ Ask mail delivery person for mail he/she may be holding for your arrival
____ Have new address recorded on driver’s license and car registration
____ Visit city offices and register for voting
____ Register children in school

Santa Clara County, CA

   –Campbell
   –Gilroy
   –Los Gatos
   –Morgan Hill
   –Palo Alto
   –Santa Clara
   –Sunnyvale

Cupertino
Los Altos
Milpitas
Mountain View
San Jose
Saratoga

San Mateo County, CA

   –Atherton
   –Brisbane
   –Colma
   –East Palo Alto
   –Foster City
   –Hillsborough
   –Loma Mar
   –Millbrae
   –Moss Beach
   –Pescadero
   –Redwood City
   –San Carlos
   –San Mateo
   –West Menlo Park

Belmont
Burlingame
Daly City
El Granada
Half Moon Bay
La Honda
Menlo Park
Montara
Pacifica
Portola Valley
San Bruno
San Gregorio
South San Francisco
Woodside

Santa Clara County, CA

Campbell top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E 1-800-PGE-5000  
Water San Jose Water Co. 408-279-7900 374 Santa Clara St.SanJoseCA
Garbage City 408-378-2407  
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
TV Cable      
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Phone Local AT & T 1-800-222-0299  
Long Distance AT & T 1-800-222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint 1-800-877-4646  
Fire   408-378-4010  
Police   408-866-2101  
Cupertino top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E 1-800-PGE-5000  
Water San Jose Water Co. 408-279-7900 374 Santa Clara St.SanJoseCA
Garbage Los Altos Garbage Company 408-725-4020  
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
TV Cable      
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Phone Local AT & T 1-800-222-0299  
Long Distance AT & T 1-800-222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint 1-800-877-4646  
Fire/Medical   408-299-3144  
Police   408-299-3233  
Gilroy top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E 1-800-PGE-5000  
Water   408-846-0420  
Garbage SelfValleyDisposal 408-842-3358  
TV Cable Charter Communication 408-842-5653  
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
TV Cable      
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Phone Local Verizon 1-800-483-4000  
Long Distance AT & T 1-800-222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint 1-800-877-4646  
Fire Non emergency 408-846-0370  
Police Non emergency 408-846-0350  
Los Altos top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E 1-800-PGE-5000  
Water CaliforniaWater Service 650-917-0152  
Garbage Los AltosGarbage 650-961-8040  
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
TV Cable      
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Phone Local AT & T 1-800-222-0299  
Long Distance AT & T 1-800-222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint 1-800-877-4646  
Fire      
Police      
Los Gatos top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E 1-800-PGE-5000  
Water San Jose Water Co. 408-279-7900 374 Santa Clara St.SanJoseCA
Garbage GreenValleyDisposal 408-354-2100  
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
TV Cable      
Phone Local Verizon 1-408-356-1410  
Long Distance AT & T 1-800-222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint 1-800-877-4646  
Fire      
Milpitas top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E 1-800-PGE-5000  
Water   408-586-3100  
Garbage BFI Garbage Collection 408-432-0444  
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Phone Local AT & T 1-800-222-0299  
Long Distance AT & T 1-800-222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint 1-800-877-4646  
Fire non-emergency   408-998-7212  
Police   408-263-1212  
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Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E 1-800-PGE-5000  
Water City 408-779-7221  
Garbage SouthValleyDisposal 408-842-3358  
TV Cable Charter Communication 408-842-5653  
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
TV Cable      
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Phone Local Verizon 1-800-483-4000  
Long Distance AT & T 1-800-222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint 1-800-877-4646  
Fire Non emergency 408-378-4010  
Police Non emergency 408-776-7300  
Mountain View top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E 1-800-PGE-5000  
Water City 650-903-6317  
Garbage City 650-903-6317  
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Phone Local AT & T 1-800-222-0299  
Long Distance AT & T 1-800-222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint 1-800-877-4646  
Palo Alto top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas Palo AltoUtilities 650-329-2161  
Water Palo AltoUtilities 650-329-2161  
Garbage Palo AltoUtilities 650-329-2161  
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Phone Local AT & T 1-800-222-0299  
Long Distance AT & T 1-800-222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint 1-800-877-4646  
San Jose top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E 1-800-PGE-5000  
Water San Jose Water Co. 408-279-7900 374 Santa Clara St.SanJoseCA
Garbage Garbage Billing 408-277-2700 777 N 1st. STE 150 San Jose Ca 95112
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
TV Cable      
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Phone Local AT & T 1-800-222-0299  
Long Distance AT & T 1-800-222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint 1-800-877-4646  
Fire emergency 408-277-8911 non emergency 408-277-8900
Police emergency 408-277-8911 non emergency 408-277-8901
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Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas   408-615-2300  
Water Santa Clara Valley Water Dist. 408-265-2600 5750 Almaden Expressway San Jose CA
Garbage Mission Trail Garbage Coll. 408-727-5365  
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
TV Cable      
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Phone Local AT & T 1-800-222-0299  
Long Distance AT & T 1-800-222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint 1-800-877-4646  
Fire   408-296-1515  
Police   408-296-2236  
Saratoga top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E 1-800-743-5000  
Water San Jose Water Co. 408-279-7900 374 Santa Clara St.SanJoseCA
Garbage GreenValleyDisposal 408-354-2100  
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
TV Cable      
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Phone Local AT & T 1-800-222-0299  
Long Distance AT & T 1-800-222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint 1-800-877-4646  
Fire   408-378-4010  
Police   408-867-9715  
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Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E 1-800-PGE-5000  
Water City 408-730-7400 650 W. Olive Sunnyvale CA
Garbage City 408-730-7400 651 W. Olive Sunnyvale CA
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
TV Cable      
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Phone Local AT & T 1-800-222-0299  
Long Distance AT & T 1-800-222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint 1-800-877-4646  
Fire   408-730-7100  
Police   408-730-7100  

San Mateo County, CA

Atherton top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E (800) 743-5000  
Water   (650) 367-6800  
Garbage BFIPeninsula (650) 592-2412 225 Shoreway Road, PO Box 1068, San Carlos, CA 94070
TV Cable   (650) 856-8181  
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Long Distance AT & T (800) 222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint (800) 877-4646  
Fire      
Police Atherton Police Dept (650) 688-6500 83 Ashfield Rd
Belmont top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E (800) 743-5000  
Water   (650) 591-8941  
Garbage BFIPeninsula (650) 592-2412 225 Shoreway Road, PO Box 1068, San Carlos, CA 94070
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Long Distance AT & T (800) 222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint (800) 877-4646  
Fire South County Fire Authority (650) 802-4255 600 Elm Street, San Carlos, CA, 94070-3018
Police BelmontPoliceDept (650) 595-7400 1215 Ralston Ave
Brisbane top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E (800) 743-5000  
Water      
Garbage      
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Long Distance AT & T (800) 222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint (800) 877-4646  
Fire BrisbaneFireDept (415) 467-8746 3445 Bayshore Blvd
Police BrisbaneCityPoliceDept (415) 467-1123 50 Park Ln
Burlingame top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E (800) 743-5000  
Water BurlingameWater Office (650) 558-7210 501 Primrose Road, Burlingame, CA 94010-3997
Garbage BFIPeninsula (650) 592-2412 225 Shoreway Road, PO Box 1068, San Carlos, CA 94070
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Long Distance AT & T (800) 222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint (800) 877-4646  
Fire BurlingameFireDept (650) 558-7600 1399 Rollins Rd
Police BurlingamePoliceDept (650) 692-8440 1111 Trousdale Dr
Colma top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E (800) 743-5000  
Water      
Garbage      
TV cable Ameri Star Worldwide Entrtnmnt (650) 944-3325 140 Reiner StColma, CA
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Phone Local AT & T (800) 222-0299  
Long Distance AT & T (800) 222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint (800) 877-4646  
Fire Colma Fire Dept (650) 755-5666 50 Reiner St
Police Colma Police Detectives (650) 758-1116 1198 El Camino Real
Daly City top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E (800) 743-5000  
Water   (650) 991-8082  
Garbage BFI Waste Systems (650) 756-1130 1680 Edgeworth Ave, Daly City, CA
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Long Distance AT & T (800) 222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint (800) 877-4646  
Fire Daly Fire Dept (650) 991-8138 10 WembleyDr
Police Daly CityPoliceDept (650) 991-8119 333 90th St
East Palo Alto top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E (800) 743-5000  
Water Palo Alto Park Mutual Water Co (650) 322-6903 2190 Addison Ave, East Palo Alto, CA
Garbage BFIPeninsula (650) 592-2412 225 Shoreway Road, PO Box 1068, San Carlos, CA 94070
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Long Distance AT & T (800) 222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint (800) 877-4646  
Fire      
Police East Palo AltoPoliceDept (650) 853-3160 2415 University Ave
El Granada top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E (800) 743-5000  
Water   (650) 726-4405  
Garbage   (650) 355-8400  
TV Cable   (650) 726-9049  
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Long Distance AT & T (800) 222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint (800) 877-4646  
Fire      
Police      
Foster City top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E (800) 743-5000  
Water   (650) 286-3261  
Garbage BFIPeninsula (650) 592-2412 225 Shoreway Road, PO Box 1068, San Carlos, CA 94070
Cable TV   (800) 945-2288  
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Long Distance AT & T (800) 222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint (800) 877-4646  
Fire Foster CityFireDept (650) 286-3350 1040 E Hillsdale Blvd
Police Foster CityPoliceDept (650) 286-3300 1030 E Hillsdale Blvd
Half Moon Bay top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E (800) 743-5000  
Water Coastside County Water Dist (650) 726-4405 766 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA
Garbage BFIPeninsula (650) 592-2412 225 Shoreway Road, PO Box 1068, San Carlos, CA 94070
Cable TV Coastside Cable TV (650) 726-9049 525 Obispo Rd
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Long Distance AT & T (800) 222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint (800) 877-4646  
Fire Half Moon Bay Fire Dept (650) 726-5213 1191 Main St
Police Half Moon Bay Police Dept (650) 726-8288 537 Kelly St
Hillsborough top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E (800) 743-5000  
Water   (650) 375-7402  
Garbage BFIPeninsula (650) 592-2412 225 Shoreway Road, PO Box 1068, San Carlos, CA 94070
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Long Distance AT & T (800) 222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint (800) 877-4646  
Fire HillsboroughTownFireDept (650) 375-7422 1600 Floribunda Ave, Hillsborough, CA
Police Hillsborough Police Dept (650) 375-7470 1600 Floribunda Ave
La Honda top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E (800) 743-5000  
Electricity/Gas Northern Energy (408) 293-8912  
Electricity/Gas Amerigas (408) 293-1252 http://www.amerigas.com
Electricity/Gas Suburban Propane (831) 438-2004 http://www.suburbanpropane.com
Garbage Arm & Arm Diversified (650) 747-0737 300 Woodland Vista, La Honda, CA
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Long Distance AT & T (800) 222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint (800) 877-4646  
Fire      
Police      
Loma Mar top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E (800) 743-5000  
Electricity/Gas Northern Energy (408) 293-8912  
Electricity/Gas Amerigas (408) 293-1252 http://www.amerigas.com
Electricity/Gas Suburban Propane (831) 438-2004 http://www.suburbanpropane.com
Water      
Garbage      
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Long Distance AT & T (800) 222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint (800) 877-4646  
Fire      
Police      
Menlo Park top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E (800) 743-5000  
Water CaliforniaWater Service (650) 367-6800  
Garbage BFIPeninsula (650) 592-2412 225 Shoreway Road, PO Box 1068, San Carlos, CA 94070
Cable TV   (800) 945-2288  
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Long Distance AT & T (800) 222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint (800) 877-4646  
Fire      
Police Menlo ParkPoliceDept Records (650) 858-3319 701 Laurel St, Menlo Park, CA
Millbrae top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E (800) 743-5000  
Water   (650) 259-2420  
Garbage   (650) 589-4020  
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Long Distance AT & T (800) 222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint (800) 877-4646  
Fire MillbraeCityFireDept (650) 259-2400 511 Magnolia Ave, Millbrae, CA
Police MillbraeCityPoliceDept (650) 259-2300 621 Magnolia Ave
Montara top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E (800) 743-5000  
Water   (650) 728-3358  
Garbage   (650) 355-8400  
Cable TV   (650) 726-9049  
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Long Distance AT & T (800) 222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint (800) 877-4646  
Fire      
Police      
MossBeach top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E (800) 743-5000  
Water Citizens Utilities Co (650) 728-3358 2385 Carlos St, Moss Beach, CA
Garbage   (650) 355-8400  
Cable TV   (650) 726-9049  
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Long Distance AT & T (800) 222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint (800) 877-4646  
Fire      
Police      
Pacifica top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E (800) 743-5000  
Water NorthCoastCountyWater (650) 355-3462 2400 Francisco Blvd, Pacifica, CA
Garbage Coastside Scavenger Co (650) 355-9000 2305 Palmetto Ave
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Long Distance AT & T (800) 222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint (800) 877-4646  
Fire PacificaFireDept (650) 738-7362 616 Edgemar Ave
Police PacificaPoliceDept (650) 738-7314 1850 Francisco Blvd
Pescadero top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E (800) 743-5000  
Water      
Garbage      
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Long Distance AT & T (800) 222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint (800) 877-4646  
Fire      
Police      
PortolaValley top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E (800) 743-5000  
Water   (650) 367-6800  
Garbage   (650) 961-8040  
Cable TV   (650) 856-8181  
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Long Distance AT & T (800) 222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint (800) 877-4646  
Fire      
Police      
Redwood City top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E (800) 743-5000  
Water   650-780-7210  
Garbage BFIPeninsula (650) 592-2412 225 Shoreway Road, PO Box 1068, San Carlos, CA 94070
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Long Distance AT & T (800) 222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint (800) 877-4646  
Fire Redwood CityFireDept (650) 780-7400 755 Marshall St
Police Redwood CityPoliceDept (650) 780-7100 1301 Maple St
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Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E (800) 743-5000  
Water   (650) 877-8886  
Garbage   (650) 583-8536  
Cable TV   (650) 877-8889  
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Long Distance AT & T (800) 222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint (800) 877-4646  
Fire San Bruno Fire Dept (650) 616-7096 555 El Camino Real
Police San Bruno Police Dept (650) 616-7100 567 El Camino Real
San Carlos top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E (800) 743-5000  
Water   (650) 343-1808  
Garbage BFIPeninsula (650) 592-2412 225 Shoreway Road, PO Box 1068, San Carlos, CA 94070
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Long Distance AT & T (800) 222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint (800) 877-4646  
Fire San CarlosCityFireDept (650) 802-4255 600 Elm St
Police San Carlos Police Dept (650) 802-4277 600 Elm St
San Gregorio top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E (800) 743-5000  
Electricity/Gas Northern Energy (408) 293-8912  
Electricity/Gas Amerigas (408) 293-1252 http://www.amerigas.com
Electricity/Gas Suburban Propane (831) 438-2004 http://www.suburbanpropane.com
Water      
Garbage      
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Long Distance AT & T (800) 222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint (800) 877-4646  
Fire      
Police      
San Mateo top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E (800) 743-5000  
Water California Water Svc Co (650) 343-1808 341 N Delaware St, San Mateo, CA
Garbage BFIPeninsula (650) 592-2412 225 Shoreway Road, PO Box 1068, San Carlos, CA 94070
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Long Distance AT & T (800) 222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint (800) 877-4646  
Fire San Mateo Fire Dept (650) 522-7900 1900 Ofarrell St # 140
Police San Mateo Police Dept (650) 522-7710 2000 S Delaware St
South San Francisco top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E (800) 743-5000  
Water California Water Svc Co (650) 588-3175 80 Chestnut Ave
Garbage South San FranciscoScavenger (650) 589-4020 500 E Jamie Ct
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Long Distance AT & T (800) 222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint (800) 877-4646  
Fire S San FranciscoFireDept (650) 829-3950 33 Arroyo Dr
Police S San FranciscoPoliceDept (650) 877-8900 33 Arroyo Dr# C
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Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E (800) 743-5000  
Water      
Garbage      
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Phone Local AT & T (800) 222-0299  
Long Distance AT & T (800) 222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint (800) 877-4646  
Fire Menlo ParkFire Protection (650) 688-8400 300 Middlefield Rd, Menlo Park, CA
Police Menlo ParkPoliceDept Records (650) 858-3319 701 Laurel St, Menlo Park, CA
Woodside top
Service Company Phone Address
Electricity/Gas PG & E (800) 743-5000  
Electricity/Gas Northern Energy (408) 293-8912  
Electricity/Gas Amerigas (408) 293-1252 http://www.amerigas.com
Electricity/Gas Suburban Propane (831) 438-2004 http://www.suburbanpropane.com
Water   (650) 367-6800  
Garbage   (650) 569-9900  
Cable TV   (800) 945-2288  
TV Cable COMCAST 1-888-COMCAST  
Phone Local SBC 1-800-310-2355 http://www.sbc.com
Long Distance AT & T (800) 222-0300  
Long Distance Sprint (800)877-4646  
Fire   (650) 851-1594  
Police