Redwood City Man Returns Serena Williams’ Serve and Other Weekend News

Corner Yogurt’s one year anniversary drew in a crowd of hundreds, and Patch served up prizes at the Gilroy Garlic Festival.

As Danny Reyes walked up to the court to face off with arguably the world’s best female tennis player, his nervousness was nearly palpable.

“My legs were jelly,” Reyes said of having to face 13-time Grand Slam winner, Serena Williams. Reyes for a chance to return one of Serena Williams’ monster serves in Stanford Stadium in front of thousands of people.

On Saturday evening at the Bank of the West Classic, the crowds’ cheers were so loud, he said he barely had any time to think.

“There were lots of good vibes coming from the corner,” he said.

And when Williams served up the ball three times, Reyes was able to return two over the net. Though not particularly well, he admits.

“I wish I could have risen to the occasion more,” he said. “The balls floated and I didn’t have the control that I wanted to.”

The two both won in many ways that weekend: Williams went on to win the entire tournament, and Reyes said the entire event was “awesome."

“It was the second best Bank of the West event ever,” he said.

The first? The one three years ago when he met his wife.


Corner Yogurt Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

It was the perfect weather in Redwood City, as usual, for creamy frozen yogurt goodness on Sunday. Corner Yogurt was and offering 50 percent off to all customers, a win for the store and yogurt lovers.

Owner Bob Brda said hundreds of customers stopped by that day to take advantage of the discounted, but equally delicious, yogurt.

During the activities portion of the day, between noon and 4 p.m., there were over 200 customers enjoying facepainting, crafts and coloring. Kids were able to enjoy the movies playing and make jewelry with beads.

He said in addition to the regular customers, there were people who had never been to the yogurt place before.

“Several people said they saw the article on Patch, so that’s good!” Brda said.

From the new store banner and an employee dancing in a cone outfit on the street corner, it wasn’t hard to spot Redwood City’s only self-serve frozen yogurt store.

And for those who couldn't make it to the event Sunday, Brda promises that customers can always stop by and get free samples to try some of their 10 flavors.

Corner Yogurt might also continue hosting the kid-friendly events on Saturday, Brda said.


Patch Hands Out Prizes at the Gilroy Garlic Festival

Garlic was in the air, no matter which way you smelled. The fragrant plant was incorporated into everything from sausage to sauces to… ice cream? Yes, there were free samples of garlic ice cream, but Patch Editors didn’t dare brave the lines to sample the unique frozen treat.

Instead, we were out talking to you! At the Patch booth, people who signed up for our newsletter won several prizes from Patch water bottles to magnets and also had a chance to win an iPad.

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