Three years later — and piece by piece — a San Francisco couple was reunited Thursday with a stolen, 500-pound bronze sculpture that their Sutro Heights neighbors affectionately knew as Thomus T. Hippopotamus. Read More
Both the early history and the current whereabouts of Thomus the Hippopotamus remain enshrouded in mystery, but the part of his life story that we know begins 15 years ago in Burlingame.
Dannette Peltier was on a walk with her mom in the Peninsula city when they saw a sign for an auction. Never having attended an auction before, they decided to peek in — but not before promising each other they wouldn’t purchase anything. Read More