Posts Tagged ‘101’

Daily Fetch 10.3.12: EPA Sanitary District Flushing Your Money Away…

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

We’ve suffering from the weather-related illness whose only cure is to spend every waking moment outside enjoying the warm temperatures…

We aren’t sure if this story makes us feel any better, but here goes… That shooting on Highway 101 on Sunday was “not random”…

We have a brewing controversy since last we wrote… Bonnie Eslinger discovered a junket-happy East Palo Alto Sanitary District.  It turns out the public agency which nobody really knows about has Board members who like the go to meetings in nice places (Napa, Palm Desert…) on the taxpayers’ expense

If you follow local school districts in the fancier parts of the County, you know that education foundations play an important role in balancing school districts’ budgets.  That is very much the case in the Portola Valley School District where: The district, still trying to recover from the financial escapades of former superintendent Tim Hanretty, has managed to balance its budget in large part because of a major boost in funding from the Portola Valley Schools Foundation

If you are coastside today around 10 a.m., you’ll hear a full-volume test of the tsunami warning system… Cover your ears folks, but it’s only a test….

Sadly, a fishing boat capsized over the weekend. The body of one man was found by family members near Pigeon Point and the other man on the boat is still missing.

 

 

 

Daily Fetch 5.2.12: Fear the Beard (Jerry Hill)

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Here is the big news: Facebook will go public on May 18th. Most us won’t be getting rich that day, but some of you really, really will. Realtors… on your marks, get set…

The DMB offices in Arizona are circulating this story this morning… Eslinger looks at Monday’s Redwood City Council meeting. The Saltworks project could “take a fateful turn“… Drumroll please… Could we all be looking at a divisive vote on the project? Political consultants on all sides can hardly contain them$elve$…

The Assembly race to replace Gene Mullin gets a look-see from the DJA good, long read if you have a few extra moments today.

Other political stuff coming out the DJ today is an endorsement for State Senate for Jerry Hill… Sorry Sally, we guess Fear the Beard in politics too…

Finally, if you are out late (very late) tonight, remember, Northbound 101 lanes will be closed between Marsh and Willow.

Daily Fetch 3.7.12: High School or School High?

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

If this headline surprises you either A. you don’t have a kid or B. you never went to high school (or school high, as the case may be)… Sheriff: Woodside High School student caught dealing pot in school

Not to be too morbid this morning, but here is the line-up on the Daily Journal today… Rape, strangulation, and mysterious death…

If you’re a late-night driver on 101 in Menlo Park… you’re SOL the next three nights

 

Daily Fetch 3.10.11: Good news for loan sharks and drug dealers…

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

It is a bad morning on 101 North in San Mateo this morning, so you probably got to work late…
Desk Gate in Atherton took another turn yesterday.  Desk Gate is the story where an 11 year old called the police because a teacher rattled a desk in class. The District has concluded its investigation, but will not release any information because it is a personnel matter…
Also earlier in the week, we learned that a Burlingame High School student was arrested for making threats against his high school… he’ll be charged with a felony.
Speaking of (alleged) felonies… Artichoke Joe’s is set to reopen.  Which will make Bay Area loan sharks and drug dealers very, very happy.
The 280 mountain lion apparently had a deer snack this week near the Wooside Priory School in Portola Valley… Yum!  The Daily Fetch loves venison…
We hop over the hill for this headline that many, many people have been dreading.  From the HMB Review:  Alleged thefts linked to Farm Bureau head
While we’re Coastside… Earlier in the week, Pacifica Riptide noted that they had unconfirmed reports that the Rockaway Quarry had been sold.  Today, the “Rockaway Quarry status unclear…”

Daily Fetch 2.25.11: NIMBYs versus Notre Dame de Namur… continued

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Wow, the drama in Belmont over the field issue at Notre Dame de Namur is never-ending… First neighbors complained about NDNU’s plans throwing the original plan into NIMBY-land…  Then the City Council came up with their own plan for the fields… Now, NDNU is saying “take a hike” to the Belmont City Council’s plans… In responding to saying no, NDNU President Judith Maxwell Greig is quoted in the Daily Journal saying this (about the NIMBYs…):  ”…The council’s action not only strips the university of its vested rights in the use of Koret Field, it also imposes numerous restrictions and reporting requirements on us that would serve no purpose other than to supply a handful of local residents additional ammunition with which to continue their complaints…”  It seems like she has a pretty good grasp of Belmont politics…
From San Bruno:
Could you soon pay to travel in an express lane on 101 during rush hour?  It could happen if Supervisor Rich Gordon gets his way…
Yesterday there was a story out of Menlo Park about how one union leader wanted to meet personally with some City Councilmembers.  Those meetings were rebuffed by the Council.  Today we learn that some folks in Menlo Park, i.e. taxpayer advocates, would like the City Council to discuss the contract negotiations in public at Council meetings.  Memo to Menlo Park: See City of San Jose/Alex Gurza
While we are in Menlo Park, we learn that Facebook wants to add new “amenities” to its future home at the former Sun campus.  What type of amenities you ask?  ”…a bike shop, small bookstore, perhaps Kepler’s, and a three-days-a-week farmer’s market…”  We “like” that a lot…
An interesting twist in the Supervisor’s race… It seems Michael Stogner, a.k.a. the Mike-Hotel, hasn’t been invited to a bunch of candidate forums and he’s a little peeved about it.  Mr. Stogner, if you would like to talk about all this publicly, we’ll give you 300 words on The Daily Fetch.  Email us
In other political happenings, we would like to point out the Google Ad that appeared on the Daily Journal Opinion/Letters page this morning… Someone thinks that right wingers read the Daily Journal…
Brisbane is the latest school district to look at a parcel tax to stave off cuts, and perhaps even a campus closure
Have a wet weekend friends…

Daily Fetch 1.26.11: Yee’s love affairs with the microphone…

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

As we said last week, State Senator Leland Yee never saw a microphone he didn’t like (or love)… especially now that he’s running for Mayor of San Francisco. Now, he is launching a boycott of Rush Limbaugh’s advertisers.
That injured (and revived) Mavericks’ surfer is doing better
From San Bruno:  The Mercury News Editorial Board says, “Allow sunshine on San Bruno pipeline records” agreeing with Assemblymember Jerry Hill…
If there was ever a city or town where planting trees would be opposed by environmentalists, it is Menlo Park.  The tree-planting plan for Bedwell Bayfront Park only got 3 votes on the 5-member City Council.  While some trees are being planted, the big redwood on a Menlo resident’s lot will be removed, because the Council voted to let the homeowner-to-be cut it down… Menlo Drama at its best…
101 in Belmont will be closed this week… (Don’t worry, it will be in the middle of the night to build the bike bridge.)
Speaking of construction:  ”The Digging is Done” on Devil’s Slide Tunnels.  Hat tip to Pacifica Riptide
And even more construction:
Burlingame Voice has an update (#63) on the new Safeway

Daily Fetch 1.14.11: Bankruptcies, Security Breaches, and Runny Eggs…

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Here’s some good news to start this Friday, from the Merc:  San Jose area bankruptcies set all-time record. And the bankruptcies don’t include any government agencies… yet.
More good news, there was a “security breach” at SJC yesterday that caused all kinds of flight delays.  A woman went through security, left the secure area, and reentered the secure area without going back through security.  At least SJC’s spokesperson was very truthful about the incident saying, “I don’t know how that happened.”  (Fetch loves Vossbrink…)
We’re not sure if this is good news or bad news, but Sal Pizarro at the Merc let’s us know that Mayor Chuck Reed’s State of the City (see the previous two stories for a preview of the speech) will be held at night.  No runny Convention Center eggs this year apparently…
The Merc Editorial Board is pushing State Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg to appoint a Silicon Valley person for the High-Speed Rail Authority.  (Remember, Rod Diridon, Sr. was not reappointed by the Governor.)  Is there a more thankless job these days than sitting in community meetings in Atherton twice a week?
101 in Mountain View was an absolutely disaster yesterday.  We wonder if consolidated city services would have helped clean that mess up quicker
Enjoy the looooong weekend…

Daily Fetch 9.13.10: An actor walks into a bank…

Monday, September 13th, 2010

The big news is, of course, San Bruno.  And we are certain that we needn’t recap all of it for you here.  We’ll leave that to the real newspapers, tv stations, etc.  We will direct you to Assemblymember Jerry Hill’s piece in this weekend’s Daily Journal.
Here is news you might have missed:  A local stage-actor in Half Moon Bay has been arrested for committing bank robberies all over California… seriously, this is awesome. Check out the Review… or the Playbill
In other crime news, it wouldn’t be a biker party without a shooting erupting, right?
A devastating accident on Sunday morning on 101.  The details are too gruesome to write about, but if you were on 101 on Sunday morning (like The Daily Fetch was) you know that traffic was messed up everywhere…
In other grizzly news, a guy was killed on the Caltrain tracks in Menlo Park on Sunday night…
We love reading Sue Lempert in Mondays’ Daily Journal, but this is one screwed up headline:
The County Times raises the curtain on next month’s pumpkin weigh off in Half Moon Bay.  A pumpkin preview, if you will
Burlingame Voice has seen a “puzzling pole in park“… Do you know what it is?
Bruce at the PP Examiner looks at the merge-athon going on between and among Peninsula cities.
See you Tuesday…

Daily Fetch 9.8.10: An (inter)national audience for the Harbor Commission…

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Nothing gets the Tea Party-types quite as pissed as eminent domain… so the San Mate City Council is treading on some interesting ground as they vote to “seize property on Humboldt Street to build a new fire station…”
Here’s some good news from the Daily News:  East Palo Alto sees 16 percent drop in overall crime rate.
Your tax dollars at work.  San Bruno’s Numerate, a biotech company, is getting a big-ass contract ($6,500,000) with the Department of Defense
Do you think 13 options are enough possible solutions to address the crappy intersection at 101 and Poplar?  The San Mateo Public Works Commission hopes so
You know your town doesn’t have a ton going on when your police department stops 25 bicyclists and gives them tickets in one day… Welcome to Woodside.  The COWs have no comment
Thanks to a great source, we learned that there is a national (international?) audience following the Mavericks saga with the Harbor Commission.  Here’s a piece from ESPN.com
Surf on…

Daily Fetch 8.31.10: A Great White in Pacifica!

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Great White spotted in Pacifica“… thank you Daily Journal for freaking out an entire coastline…
Lots and lots of news today… actually, there are some updates on old news stories, which is just as fun…
Here’s a headline that will make your head spin:  Striking garbage workers paid overtime to catch up.  That’s right… they were on strike, which screwed up garbage collection this week.  To un-screw up garbage collection this week, drivers are getting paid overtime. Benefiting from going on strike, that sounds good…
The Redwood City sewage spill seemed simple enough and small enough – 5,000 gallons. Well, now it turns out the spill was actually 48,000 gallons.  What’s a decimal point between friends?
The Menlo Park pension reform measure will move forward, that according to a Superior Court Judge… which will make Lee Duboc pretty happy, but local public employees very unhappy.
San Carlos will take another (another!) step toward outsourcing their police department. How many steps will this take?
And from Atherton… Sequoia Union High School District (M-A High School) has “a temporary solution” for the lights at M-A issue.  Of course, this temporary solution is the face of a lawsuit from angry neighbors.  Which neighbors in Atherton aren’t angry?
Belmont-Redwood Shores teachers have agreed to furlough days to help with the budget crunch…
We’ll end with these two (related?) stories: