Peninsula: Hip-hop fans and Caltrain a good match 

Caltrain is offering a convenient way for hip-hop fans to get to the massive hip-hop festival "Rock the Bells" on Saturday.

The San Francisco Caltrain station is a short walk from the concert venue at the McCovey Cove parking lot. An express train to San Carlos will leave about 15 minutes after the conclusion of the concert and make all local stops from San Carlos to San Jose Diridon. A second train will leave 10 minutes later and serve all local stops.

REDWOOD CITY

North Fair Oaks festival takes place this Sunday

The North Fair Oaks neighborhood will celebrate its sixth annual community festival on Sunday, organized and sponsored by the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department.

The festival, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Middlefield Road between First and Fifth avenues, will feature diverse foods, music, performances, a San Jose Sharks shark tank, clowns, face-painting and a fluorescent-bulb giveaway. Proceeds from the event benefit the Sheriff’s Youth Activities Program Fund, which supports programs for at-risk youth. For more information, call (650) 363-1907.

FOSTER CITY

Fire officials say garage blaze appears to be accidental

A two-alarm fire that destroyed the garage and part of the roof of a Foster City home Tuesday appears to have been an accident, Foster City Fire Department Battalion Chief Nick Weber said Wednesday.

He estimated damage to the home and its contents at $50,000. Investigators aren’t sure what sparked the blaze at 140 Flying Cloud Isle just before 2 p.m. Neighbors heard two explosions and believed at least one was a propane tank. But Weber said fire officials now believe the sounds were caused by fire extinguishers caught in the flames.

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