Posts Tagged ‘burlingame voice’

Daily Fetch 12.18.12: A HMB Snitch did not win…

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Remember the story about the Saint Bernard from Half Moon Bay that was heading to a national agility competition?  Well, Snitch didn’t win… which could lead to an entire thug-life documentary about how snitches never win…

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Speaking of thug-life… Check this out, from the Almanac:  “…Firefighters returning to their East Palo Alto station ran for cover after two rival gangs engaged in a gun battle in front of their quarters about two weeks ago…”

We don’t know what to make of this story that comes to us via The Burlingame Voice.  City Manager Jim Nantell, who retired this week, showed up at the last meeting in a nun’s habit.  Wow…

Daily Fetch 9.19.12: If you are reading The Daily Fetch on Caltrain, good news!

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Here’s good news if you read The Daily Fetch on Caltrain… Caltrain is adding new trains starting October 1st to meet rising demand

Two very said train-related stories today…

First, a retired San Mateo Firefighter may have fallen off an Amtrak train in Colorado or Nebraska…

Second, a sketch of the John Doe who died on the San Mateo Caltrain crossing was released

Finally, Burlingame Voice has been doing their research:  they found the advertisement recruiting a new City Manager for Burlingame.  Funny stuff… You’ll be happy to know that “…a Master’s degree is preferred…”

Daily Fetch 6.14.12: Supervisor flush with cash…

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Here’s a (Daily Journal) headline Supervisor Pine can get behind, $500k in opposition or not:  All ballots counted, car tax wins… Now the Supervisors can finally start spending that money!

We mentioned earlier in the week that it is budget time in the County… Redwood City = Surplus, Foster City = Deficit, and today, Millbrae = Surplus… and this:  (from Riptide) Pacifica bonds downgraded due to financial imbalance… Oops.  Is Pacifica the next Half Moon Bay?

To the blogs…

Bruce Balshone at the PP Examiner, recounts the races from last week.

In case you are interested, the Burlingame Voice looks at B’game Grocery History.  A topic that everyone should know about…

 

 

Daily Fetch 9.7.11: Stay in San Francisco Mr. Avalos. Please…

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

From San Bruno:  Assemblymember Jerry Hill has a bill in the Legislature to improve gas pipeline safety.  An emotional gathering in San Bruno yesterday pushed for the passage of the bill.  At the press conference, San Bruno Mayor challenged anyone who might vote against the bill to visit San Bruno
From San Bruno to Menlo Park, where Jason Green at the Daily News let’s us know that Membrane Technology and Research, where the deadly explosion happened last week “had no record of safety violations“…
The latest in a string of politicians in San Francisco to recommend what should be done with Sharp Park Golf Course stepped forward yesterday.  Supervisor (and Mayoral Candidate) John Avalos has a plan to transfer Sharp Park to the National Park Service. Thank you Mr. Avalos, now please, head back to your campaign headquarters and try to make some headway against all the candidates in front of you and leave Sharp Park alone. And as we’ve asked before of other San Francisco politicians (like Ross Mirkirimi):  Have you ever been to the Sharp Park Golf Course?
Foster City is looking at options of what to do with the 15 acres right next to their City Hall.  Expect a fun community dialogue about this…
To some political news…
Burlingame Voice takes a look at the Council campaign kick-offs in that City
The Daily Journal made some early (?) endorsements in the Sequoia Union High School District race:  Incumbents Olivia Martinez and Lorraine Rumley as well as Carrie Du Bois, a San Carlos Elementary School District School Board member
The PP Examiner also has a look at some school board races… (Welcome back to The Daily Fetch Bruce…)
That’s it folks…

Daily Fetch 9.1.11: PR Advice for Caltrain from Burlingame Voice…

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

It has been a few months since a local city decided to explore doing away with their police department… but Millbrae is next.  The Sheriff’s Office will soon police the entire County…
We learned not too long ago that Caltrain probably wasn’t going with Amtrak to manage their service… but Caltrain surprised again yesterday by rejecting the lowest bidder who wanted to operate the service and Caltrain is going to go with the second lowest bidder:  TransitAmericaBurlingame Voice has some PR advice for Caltrain
To San Bruno:  Some of the San Bruno residents suing PG&E will have a court hearing today to set a possible trial date.  Pretty busy week for those folks…
And this passes for big news in Menlo Park, Portola Valley, and Atherton:  your mail might be delivered at a different time… (We know, the real big news is that postal workers won’t be laid off, but the first sentence is funnier…)

Daily Fetch 8.10.11: Big day for High-Speed Rail haters…

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Here’s some good news to all the High-Speed Rail haters… the pricetag is looking to be over $60,000,000,000… (We are pretty sure we have the right amount of zeroes…) Have at it Burlingame Voice… and Pacifica Riptide
San Carlos is the City of Good Living, but it is also the City of Clean Yards apparently… The City is suing a homeowner who has a very messy yard and home…
If there wasn’t enough proof that the California public school system was in a serious state of decline (think shorter school years, increased UC and Cal State fees, overcrowded Community Colleges, increased class sizes, etc., etc.) the Redwood City School District is looking to hike the price of their student meals
Bucking the trend, Belmont is sticking with their Redevelopment Agency.  Sometimes habits (and slush-ish funds) are hard to break…
Finally, if you’ve ever wanted to send a Letter to the Editor of the Daily Journal, the Editor of the Daily Journal (Jon Mays) provides some insight into what goes into what gets printed

Daily Fetch 7.21.11: Are you listening San Carlos?

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

We’ll start Coastside today where a new piece of the Coastal Trail will be ribbon-cut… HMB Review has the story.  Congrats to everyone involved and happy trailing.
Michelle Durand’s Off the Beat in the Daily Journal grabbed our attention this morning: She gives us some details about Congresswoman Jackie Speier’s efforts to do away with commemorative coins that nobody wants… Funny.  Informative.  Interesting.  Are you listening San Carlos?
Burlingame Voice looks at (or is it listens to?) airport noise, the Civil Grand Jury report, and what is a logical way to measure the noise
The County Times must think this is the most important story in the world, because when we logged in this morning, it was posted twice…
But really, the most important, and tragic, story happening locally is what has been an uptick in violence in East Palo Alto.  A 26 year old man is the latest victim.

Daily Fetch 7.14.11: Baggy Pants OK!

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

It was a big media day for DA Steve Wagstaffe… it turns out he won’t press charges on the dude that was wearing baggy, saggy pants at SFO…
Atherton is getting sued over its outsourcing/cost-cutting plans.  Bonnie Eslinger at the Daily News has been sifting through the court documents and has the union’s lawsuit details
Burlingame Voice chimes in on something new and exciting… High “Cost” Rail… Part 55.  55!

Daily Fetch 7.8.11: A heart-warming 4th of July story…

Friday, July 8th, 2011

That story was ironically positioned right above this one:  Holiday weekend arrests down
While San Carlos and Belmont may not see eye-to-eye on somethings, like fire departments for instance, they do seem to see eye-to-eye on “massage” parlors.  San Carlos may ban new “massage” parlors.  We’ll see if this story has a happy ending…
It seems every big crime case in the County (Ayres, David Lewis’ (alleged) killer) heads to a competency trial… In the Lewis’ murder case, the alleged killer was found not competent to stand trial.  Joshua Melvin in the County Times has the details…
Never a dull week in Atherton.  First we learned of a possible strike, now we learn the Police Chief announced his retirement… What’s next?  A complete outsourcing of two Town departments?
To the Burlingame Voice, where the author is pulling a Sarah Palin by questioning the MSM (Main Stream Media)… Specifically, they are calling out the aforementioned Joshua Melvin about how he found out about the lawsuit filed against Burlingame’s Vice Mayor Jerry Deal.  We’ll answer for Mr. Melvin:  None of your damn business…
Have a good weekend folks…

Daily Fetch 6.15.11: Seven to Four…

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

A simple headline in the Merc belies how complicated the politics (and policy) behind the San Jose City Council decisions were yesterday:  San Jose City Council approves mayor’s budget… The budget passed 7-4.  Joining the obvious nay-voters (Ash Kalra, Kansen Chu, and Xavier Campos) was Councilmember Pete Constant who threw a dais-based hissy fit when his budget  proposal failed because he couldn’t get one of the other 10 Councilmembers of the Council to give him a second… We doubt the politics are over on this one, but maybe for the next 24 hours people can rest… Oh, and before it all went down the City and the San Jose Police Officers’ Association agreed on a deal
Chuck Reed should take heart:  The Burlingame Voice likes him and his pension reform ideas
The Mercury News Editorial Board took a break from the City of San Jose budget battle Editorials to focus on education.  Specifically, supporting a proposal by Rocketship Education to open 20 (that’s not a typo) schools in Silicon Valley by 2018.  School District Board members are freaking out because they can’t compete with Rocketship’s results… so tonight’s County Board of Education meeting should be interesting.  (Joe DiSalvo wrote on the same topic on San Jose Inside this week…)
In local (future) sports news… the budget for the Santa Clara 49ers’ stadium was approved by the Santa Clara City Council… Thank you Mr. Lantern for following such things so closely…
The crime spike in San Jose has garnered lots and lots of attention, including at the San Jose City Council meeting yesterday… Even the San Francisco Chronicle is intrigued… and the Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force is also meeting tonight as a result…
A teacher at a private school (Stratford) in San Jose was arrested for (alleged) molestation.  Get ready for the cable news channels to arrive soon because this is a 28 year old woman who was arrested… Mary Kay, are you still around?
Oh, and for all of you that think the NHL season is over when the Sharks choke in the playoffs… Game 7 tonight:  Bruins @ Canucks…