Posts Tagged ‘cell tower’

Daily Fetch 2.28.12: Oh Atherton, how we love thee…

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Cell towers and small, San Mateo County cities… it is a recipe for disaster. And that’s what happened in San Carlos last night. The City Council called AT&T “bullies” and yelled and screamed, but eventually approved a new cell tower.

Oh Atherton, how we love thee… On January 27th, we wrote:

And today… when we learn that the interim City Manager will not, in fact, be an executive coach. He won’t be anything. Atherton makes Bell look well-run…

To Pacifica, where Riptide was correct, unfortunately, Councilmember Jim Vreeland has resigned from the City Council due to health problems. Leave it up to the County Times to have a small error in the posting of the story however…

While we’re in Pacifica, Riptide gives us the scoop on yesterday’s Council meeting. No sales tax measure heaading to the ballot

Daily Fetch 2.9.12: Crime, crime, court…

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

There was one big story in San Mateo County yesterday… unfortunately, that story was about a gigantic “crack, meth bust“…

In other crime news, the Summit prep student pleaded not guilty to attempted rape

Speaking of things that are/will be in court… the suit brought against Burlingame for their cell tower “moratorium” is in court this week.

Have a good one…

Daily Fetch 1.9.12: Bring on the waves…

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Opening ceremonies (finally) went off without a hitch on Friday. The contest is now open, and waiting for waves (and presumably a public safety plan…)

This will be bad news today for a certain set of folks in Menlo Park… The British Bankers Club has had its liquor license suspended

Today, Sue Lempert’s inches in the Daily Journal are dedicated to Redwood City’s new Mayor: Alicia Aguirre, “Redwood City’s first Latina Mayor…”

Burlingame and cell phone towers go together like… well, like Burlingame and leaf blowers. They don’t really. But the Burlingame Planning Commission will discuss cell towers’ future tonight.  If you hate college football, perhaps this is something you might want to attend…

 

 

Daily Fetch 10.28.11: We will continue to publish (and so will the County Times)

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Big media news today: The Daily Fetch will continue to publish under this masthead… (Oh, and the County Times will continue to publish too…)

Remember Monday when the Board of Supervisors agreed with the Sheriff to apply to the State for money for the new jail?  That’s when we (sarcastically) wrote:  ”Because the state has so much cash to help out…”  Well, it turns out we weren’t really being sarcastic after all.  The State told the County to go pound stand
The Burlingame (temporary) wireless cell tower ban is in court, because one of the companies affected applied pre-ban… Lawyers are having a field day…
Enjoy your weekend.  Check out downtown Oakland this weekend.  We hear things are nice and calm over there…

Daily Fetch 9.8.11: A Councilmember, a Supervisor, and a Police Chief walk into a pot club…

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

A Pacifica Councilmember (Mary Ann Nihart), a County Supervisor (Don Horsley), and a Chief of Police (Jim Tasa) walk into a pot club in Pacifica… This isn’t a joke.  But we are supposed to believe that it was an accident.  The Daily Fetch thinks the crew was looking for the Kind
Ok, we admit when we’re wrong.  Earlier in the week we said that Burlingame wanted to ban cell towers.  It turns out it was a temporary moratorium, not permanent.  (Thank you Mayor Nagel for the correction and thank you to the Daily Journal for the follow-up story.)
Here’s something that will suprise absolutely nobody:  The Supervisorial Districts in the County won’t change much

Daily Fetch 9.6.11: Cell Tower Erections in Burlingame?

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

This County has had its share of deadline explosions in the past year and there was another one late last week when a laboratory at Membrane Technology and Research on Willow Road in Menlo Park exploded and killed a scientist there.  This is a tragic story that is still unfolding…
From San Bruno:
The County Times says that the redevelopment of San Mateo’s Bay Meadows is “slow, steady“… But we’ll put the emphasis on slow
We know that the online County Times headlines aren’t the same as whatever print edition is coming out these days (if there is one), but this is still a bit much:
Here’s some tips for future online headline writing.  You’re welcome…
Getting in on the redistricting action, there will be a Santa Clara County Committee looking at where the lines should be drawn.  Welcome to 6 months ago County of San Mateo… Everyone else is done with their redistricting, you may have noticed…
Here’s something:  As most communities grapple with how and where to put cell phone towers, Burlingame may go the easiest route and ban them all together… Which really puts the burden on surrounding Cities to amp up their cell tower erections… (That sounds funny…)
Finally, we’ll go coastside, where Half Moon Bay seems to be shaping up as a war zone between Nortenos and Surenos… which is not good  news.

Daily Fetch 8.4.11: Debt Ceiling versus Mavericks…

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

You thought it was tough for the folks in Washington to come together to pass an extension of the debt ceiling?  Well, the factions in the Mavericks surf world are seemingly coming together for the good of the order
Downtown Burlingame is going to change considerably in the future… At least that’s the hope of the City Council.  They’ll soon consider 19 proposals to develop the parking lots in and around town…
In other (equally-controversial) news from Burlingame, the City Council will start to figure out how, and where, to put up cell phone towers to provide service to your iPad 2…

Daily Fetch 5.6.11: Dave Pine can now move his furniture…

Friday, May 6th, 2011

The Supervisors’ race is final.  Dave Pine is the new guy.  Richard Holober, Gina Papan, and Terry Nagel are eying their next runs… Michael Stogner is finally moving home…
Some folks in San Mateo County have reason to celebrate with this obvious headline: Hillsborough, other affluent San Mateo County communities top school rankings
Those cheers you hear (very faintly as a bike speeds by you today) are from cyclists who take the train.  That’s because Caltrain is adding more bike cars
Five Guys Burgers and Fries is moving into the new (not-yet-built) Safeway in Burlingame.  Also going into the center, A Grind Coffee House, which is, of course, famous for being the place where Nancy Botwin gets her coffee
In the latest of the local cell tower battles… a San Bruno man claims he is willing to get arrested to stop a tower across from his house.

Daily Fetch 4.19.11: Stock up for 4/20… just not in San Jose

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Big night for the Sharks… Game 3 in LA.
The day before 420, the San Jose City Council is poised to crack down (eliminate?) medical marijuana collectives in San Jose.  Will San Jose soon secure its spot as the uncoolest place in the Bay Area?  We’ll see… The Merc Editorial Board says:  ”Don’t ban clubs…”  We’ll assume the Metro/San Jose Inside also would like to see the clubs alive and well, if for no other reason than advertising revenue…
Scott Herhold at the Merc has dubbed the Santa Clara Valley Water District the “Golden Spiggot”… Now, the Merc has dubbed San Jose’s proposed new water treatment facility (sewage plant) the Taj Mahal of Toilet Water… In fairness to the Taj Mahal, it probably didn’t take nearly 2 billion to build…
Speaking of the Water District… “South County water rates ready to surge…”
Two big stories about Caltrain today.
These stories combined make it seem like a fairly “complex” organization to run…
The cell tower application to put a tower on St. Albert the Great Church in Palo Alto has been pulled.  It turns out the Church pulled the plug on the project.  So, for all you folks on Channing Avenue in Palo Alto who can’t get your YouTube videos to load on your iPad 2s, this is why…
Remember to stock up for 4/20…

Daily Fetch 4.8.11: If you aren’t following us on Twitter…

Friday, April 8th, 2011

If you aren’t following us on Twitter and aren’t our friend on Facebook, you are missing so much in between The Daily Fetch’s morning post… Like this:
As you probably heard, the defendants in the De Anza civil rape trial were not held liable and no damages were awarded to the victim.  The Merc’s Scott Herhold takes a very close look at how the trial and the issues surrounding it… (As an aside, one of the alleged attackers’ father uses perhaps the worst metaphor ever in relationship to the verdict:  ”This was a pretty good spanking (for the plaintiff).”… Really Roger Maltbie?)  The Merc Editorial Board chimes in too to say that “What happened at that party still wrong…”
The controversy over AT&T’s proposed cell tower at St. Albert the Great Church in Palo Alto took another turn yesterday, and not a particularly good one for AT&T.  In front of Palo Alto’s Architectural Review Board, AT&T representatives got chastised for designing a “…50-foot-tower coated in pink stucco to match the church, with gray stones flanking each corner…”  The saga continues…
The deep cuts to Caltrain have been postponed.  Apparently the Caltrain board is convinced that a miracle is going to happen in the next two weeks, which is how long they have delayed taking action… Remember, the Merc Editorial board isn’t too enamored with the Caltrain board’s decision-making processes (“Few signs of life on Caltrain board…”)…
Speaking of deep cuts… This week, the City of San Jose begins their community budget meetings out and about throughout the City.  Steve Kline of San Jose gives his “Citizen Opinion” in The Bay Citizen… His opinion, in part, is that Deb Figone doesn’t really like open government after all
To Sunnyvale and Dweeb.org... Councilmember Jim Griffith runs down the recent corporate relocations/expansions in Sunnyvale.  The most recent:  HP.  At least he tells it like it is:  ”…I’d love to take credit for this (and since I’m an elected official, I’m sure I’ll find a way to do so)…”
The San Jose-Hating Giants open tonight at home… We’ll meet you at the Mays Statue…