Posts Tagged ‘cows’

Daily Fetch 8.11.11: Jet Skis at Mavericks? Sort of…

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Things are a little, shall we say, “different” when it comes to the Town of Atherton… Nothing is easy.  Nothing is apolitical.  So the Town of Atherton is going to court to get permission to lay off six employees… Tea Partiers will have a field day on Fox News with this one.
If some of those folks in Atherton end up getting laid off, perhaps they might find a job as the new Woodside City Town Manager.  That job is open and the Town Council is looking for someone with the right stuff… The COWs of Woodside have “herd” some rumors on the topic…
Mavericks is a dangerous place to surf, no doubt about it… So the Sheriff’s office is thinking about patrolling Mavericks on Jet Skis, which are normally prohibited out there.
The San Mateo County Community College District is going for a bond this November. Sound familiar?  This is their third bond in a decade (unless we missed one…)
Pacifica Riptide does a deep-dive into the County Crop Report released this week.  Top earners locally:  brussels sprouts, honey, and lumber… Because nothing goes with honey like a good piece of lumber…
Finally, to San Bruno:  The anniversary of last September’s explosion is approaching, and the County Times looks at the rememberance that the City has planned.

Daily Fetch 3.1.11: If Yan can cook… You can see the video…

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

San Mateo Police were involved in fatal shooting yesterday when they returned fire on a man who turned his gun on police.  The 35 year old was shot dead in front of his home.  KTVU had video of most of the incident (but you’ll probably have to watch and ad with Martin Yan first…)

The Supervisors’ race in May has taken political center stage over the past few weeks and will continue for the next several months… Two things:  Yesterday, Sue Lempert continued her candidate previews in the Daily Journal.  This week’s profile:  Dave Pine.  And… Check back here later this morning for a statement from Michael Stogner about his non-invitation/invitation to some local candidate forums…
From San Bruno:
San Carlos is making plans to go ahead with fire services without their frenemy Belmont
If you know anything about Menlo Park it is that anything related to city government is never easy, so when a story like this gets written:  Menlo Park set to approve new contract to operate city’s pools… you know there were major politics (and major headaches) involved… and there were.
Mills-Peninsula Medical Center will open its new doors in Burlingame on May 15… That’s good news.
The COWs of Woodside are COWnfounded by the search and the search process for a new Town Manager.  They are downright COWnsipiratorial about it too…
Half Moon Bay is prepping for some pretty deep cuts in City services… The City Staff in HMB put together $200,000 in “quick fixes”… Will it be enough?  Probably not.  But Pacifica might just come to the rescue on providing police services… (Welcome to the online media landscape PacificaPatch…)
Remember, check back later today for Michael Stogner’s statement…

Daily Fetch 1.28.11: San Mateo County lands a big fish (maybe)

Friday, January 28th, 2011

In real estate news… San Mateo County is landing a big fish:  Facebook has bought land near the Sun Microsystems (former) campus is Menlo Park.  That’s good news for Menlo Park, bad news for Palo Alto, Facebook’s current home.  We who will play Facebook’s real estate agent in Social Network II…
From San Bruno:
The Daily Journal Editorial crew gives props to Congresswoman Jackie Speier for being generally awesome, but specifically about her response to the Tuscon shooting.
There will be (another) Save Caltrain-type summit this weekend.  If you didn’t get your fill last week, this weekend is your chance
Woodside will start looking for a new Town Manager as Susan George announced she’ll step down (in 12 months)… Nothing from COWs of Woodside on this topic yet
That’s all for now…

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 6.25.10: Garbage Saga… still

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Since we started our original blog, Watch Dog San Mateo, the Garbage Saga has been a favorite topic of readers (and writers too)… And another chapter is now being written in Menlo Park.  Menlo Park Councilmember Heyward Robinson wants elected officials and ratepayers to be in on contract negotiations that the garbage company has with Teamsters and other unions. The bottom line seems to be that the oversight of the garbage collection and recycling is screwed up… and getting more and more expensive.  As we often say, the Garbage Saga is to be continued
The County Charter Review Committee would like to see an election to fill vacancies on the Board of Supervisors… with all due respect to Supervisor Carole Groom, of course…
The Woodside murder-for-money accused killer was due in court yesterday to enter a plea, but it was delayed until mid-July.  More details about the murder victim’s life insurance policy is discussed in County Times story today… (We also get a picture of the accused in the Almanac…)
East Palo Alto is looking for a new City Manager, which is normal enough.  But one of the folks on the short-list has been fired, let go, or often complained about in his previous jobs, according to a Daily News story today.  That sounds about right for EPA…
While we are in EPA… We’ve known for a while that the Police Chief has been looking to get out of there.  But it won’t be to Seattle.   You may remember that Chief Ron Davis also didn’t get the New Orleans gig he was looking for either…
Is Burlingame becoming the San Francisco of the County?  Maybe.  They are thinking about a similar law as SF has about cell phone radiation emission notices…
It has been a pretty good week for the La Honda-Pescadero School District.  They have had a pretty good, scandal-free run and now they about to get a chunk of cash from the Feds.  That’s the good news.  The not-so-good news is that the money is going to help “…188 low-achieving California schools…’
If you are interested in what happened at the Woodside Council meeting on June 22nd, read it on the Citizens of Woodside website.  Of course, that universe of people who are interested in what happens at any given Woodside Council meeting is probably very, very small…