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April 15, 2014

Daily Fetch 04.15.14: Gone fishing…for information


April 14, 2014

Daily Fetch 04.14.14: More Mountain Lions and Sue Lempert Creates a Disease

Well, what do you know? Another Mountain Lion sighting. This one was seen near Palomar Park.

Sue Lempert has a Netflix subscription and she’s not afraid to let you know. In her column this week she assesses a fictional TV show and declares that there is something called a “Leland Yee Disease.”

Some company called Flightcar, which total does not make flying cars (damn it!), is suing the City of Millbrae…we think a counter-suit may be in order for false advertising.

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April 11, 2014

Daily Fetch 04.11.14: Gone fishing…for information


April 10, 2014

Daily Fetch 04.10.14: Burlingame Post Office is Moving and other news

The Burlingame post office is down sizing. They just accepted an offer on their old building and will be moving a to a new, less expensive location on Howard Avenue.

Menlo Park’s sidewalk fine arts festival starts tomorrow. Stroll away…

In other Menlo Park news, the Peninsula Humane Society wants to replace its facilities, but the Menlo Park City Council is holding up the process. Think about the puppies people!

In Redwood City, if traffic enforcement is needed, they take the dozen or so po-po that have left SJ and assign them to problem traffic areas.  That’s what a city can do when it has enough po-po.

The Grand Old Party, emphasis on Old and Party, have blocked equal pay for equal work for women in the US Senate.  Republicans are rejoicing over ensuring women keep getting a raw deal from corporate America.  Come on Hillary!

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April 9, 2014

Daily Fetch 04.09.14: A Profusion of Poop at Pillar Point

Belmont has a new city councilperson. Cathy Wright was chosen by the City Council last night to fill a vacant seat.

There was a study a couple of months back which indicated that the primary source of pollution in Pillar Point Harbor was poop. Well now there’s a whole lot more of it, as 160 gallons of raw sewage spewed into the water yesterday.

If you see a baby harbor seal at the beach, leave it alone!

A crazy case involving campaign lawn sign shenanigans and the Menlo Park Fire District has been in the courts for two years and now the judge is pushing all sides to settle.

The Republican candidates for Governor are going to lose with the only question being by how much.  Neil Kash-and-Carry is floundering at 3% in the latest Field Poll and Gun-totting and immigrant bashing Tim Donnelly is at 17% versus 57% for Governor Jerry Brown.  The Field Poll is detailed in the SF Chron.

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April 8, 2014

Daily Fetch 04.08.14: Equal Pay for Equal Work and the Money Will Soon Start Flowing for San Bruno

President Obama throws down for women and equal pay by issuing several executive orders that attempt to level the playing field.  It’s about time this issue is getting some play nationally as the fight for increases to the minimum wage has taken center stage of late.  The White House fact sheet on equal pay for equal work is here and CNN provides this look at the issue here.

Rosie-the-Wage Equalizer

Is the combined power of the State of California and San Mateo County enough to defeat Vinod’s efforts to keep Martin’s Beach from the surfers? Stay tuned true believers.

Here’s a story from slightly outside our jurisdiction…seriously San Francsico! Car tipping?! While we in no way encourage this behavior, we can’t help but find it slightly humorous.

Staying on the SF note for one more story. A push is on in The City to raise the minimum wage to $15 bucks an hour.  SEIU submitted paperwork to begin the effort to raise the wage and push SF to the top in the nation.

The San Bruno Foundation, which was formed following the PG&E pipeline disaster, is ready to start dolling out big bucks…nearly $70 million big bucks.

Want to track the migration patterns of sex offenders in your spare time? There’s an app for that.

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April 7, 2014

Daily Fetch 04.07.14: Money pouring into SM Controller race…from candidates own savings

The elected office no one ever knew of—County Controller—continues to capture headlines. Former Burlingame Mayor Joe Galligan pumped $50,000 of his own money into his campaign during the last fundraising period, while recently deemed qualified challenger Juan Raigoza similarly dumped $25,000 into his own efforts. So…does the fact that both candidates have to self-finance just go to prove our point? No one knows of or cares about this race.

The Daily Journal does a write up on the County Supervisor District 3 race, where Supervisor Don Horsley faces perennial candidate Michael Stogner.

Tim Draper met with San Mateo Mayor Robert Ross, Councilman Jack Matthews and City Manager Larry Patterson to discuss campus improvements that would need to be carried out before Draper University gets approved for a permanent home.

Menlo Park’s Parks Commission recently discussed how much nonresidents should pay to use the City’s park and recreation programs.

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April 4, 2014

Daily Fetch 04.04.14: Moss Beach getting a potty and SM Harbor Commission Returning to Harbor

San Mateo County’s Harbor Commission will be moving back to…the harbor. Concluding it’s 10 year South City office park exile, the commission will be moving back to Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay.

Millbrae’s City Council is going to make Millbrae Community Television beg for more cash, as the body decided to kick the question of whether to give MCTV more money down the road.

The all-powerful Sobrato Organization has decided to build a big office park in Menlo Park and the Menlo Planning Commission recently took a look at enviro and fiscal impact reports for the project.

Moss Beach will be getting a toilet.

Sorry for the late post, but Fetch had a going away party for one of our litter last night…hangovers suck! Remember to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and keep your tips and ideas coming to

April 3, 2014

Daily Fetch 04.03.14: PG&E called “Smug” by San Bruno Mayor as Company Hides From the Press

The fallout from the PG&E indictment over blowing up a San Bruno neighborhood in 2010 continues. Phil Matier reports for CBS 5 that PG&E is hiding from the press, releasing pre-taped videos for networks and buying up lots of advertising time. San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane called PG&E’s reaction to the indictment “smug” and suggested that his constituents are afraid to turn on their overs for fear of detonating the neighborhood.

San Bruno gas explosion

The Christian Science Monitor tells us that the government will have a tough time winning the case and that the maximum fine PG&E could receive is a paltry $12 million…mayhap the reason for the energy giant’s smug attitude? Meanwhile survivors are pissed that PG&E’s top execs are not being held personally liable.

In other news…

In case you were wondering what San Mateo County’s new jail will look like…it looks like a jail.

The Daily Journal’s Michelle Durand spins a fairly convoluted tale of $10 million in redevelopment money that the state has thiefed from the hamlet of Redwood City.

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April 2, 2014

Daily Fetch 04.02.14: Feds put hammer down on PG&E for San Bruno

No shock that the Feds dropped the hammer on PG&E over the San Bruno gas line explosion that killed 8 people and destroyed a neighborhood.  So what exactly would that perp-walk look like?  The Federal indictment covers 12 charges and could lead a multi-billion dollar fine and has caused the company to freeze its dividend to investors as it proclaims how sorry it is for the explosion. SF Gate gives the skinny as does the Wall Mother-F#&king Street Journal.

The San Mateo Daily Journal goes out on a limb and endorses incumbent Supervisor Carole Groom. The Fetch whole-heartedly disagrees as we cannot support anyone who spells Carol with an E…come on you’re just begging for typos. We’re not even going to bother to check to see if she has a challenger, but support who-ever-the-hell not CarolE.

Are you one of those people who falls asleep at night fantasizing about large, throbbing locomotives? Well if so you’re in luck! The Almanac reports that there’s going to be a meeting tonight on getting Caltrain a third rail.

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