Redwood City, city (1990 pop. 66,072), seat of San Mateo co., W Calif., on San Francisco Bay; inc. 1868. Manufactures include commmunications, electrical, electronic, and medical equipment. There is also biotechnology research and development, and salt is harvested from the bay waters. The city's large chrysanthemum industry dates from 1900.
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