Posts Tagged ‘daly city’

Daily Fetch 01.02.14: BART ticket fees and San Mateo County supervisors’ salaries on the rise

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Happy New Year ladies and gents! Welcome back.

If you took BART into work this morning you may have noticed it was more expensive. The system hiked rates yesterday 5%.

Things are looking so rosy in San Mateo County even the politicians are now getting a raise. Pay for county supervisors rose 3% last year, 1.5% yesterday and could go even higher later in the year.

Some jackass decided to go for a joyride in an ambulance on Monday. (Apparently) when Daly City paramedics were in a house saving someone’s life,  some jerk stole their ambulance. Fortunately, the idiots didn’t take it far…it was found a half mile away.

Half Moon Bay is looking to contract out its Parks and Recreation services to the Boys and Girls Club.

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Daily Fetch 12.16.13: At least PG&E pays its taxes, and Daly City has some news

Monday, December 16th, 2013

You think your property tax bill was high? PG&E paid over $7.5 million this year to San Mateo County’s taxman.

The developer of Daly City’s Westlake neighborhood, Henry Doegler, is getting a documentary. Fun Fact: The Westlake development inspired this little ditty.

Speaking of Daly City, funding was approved last week for a new free shuttle connecting West Daly City to East Daly City.

Ok…while we think it’s hilarious that even sightings of mountain lion poo get a news story in San Mateo County, this story of a Mountain Lion spotted in someone’s backyard in Millbrae is a little concerning.

Foster City Councilman Herb Perez gets all philosophical about city evolution (and says not much of lasting impact) in this op-ed in the Daily Journal. Wait…does this mean our kids will have to learn about “City Evolution” now too!

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Daily Fetch 11.21.13: Speier helping folks with Obamacare and the Food Network takes over Daly City restaurant

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

According to the California Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor the once golden state will be golden once more by 2017. Taylor projects that by then the state budget will have a $10 billion surplus.

Congresswoman Jackie Speier is helping to promote an event this weekend from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday called Healthcare 411. The event will be at the San Mateo Main Library, and will feature representatives from Covered California who will be available to answer any and all questions you may have about Obamacare.

(Apparently) there have been 205 accidents involving either bicycles or motorcycles on Skyline Blvd since 2003 (most have involved motorcycles).

The Food Network will be taking over Entradas in Daly City tonight, as the show “Restaurant Impossible” seeks to upgrade area cuisine.


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Daily Fetch 11.06.13: Netflix Exec trounces The Clapper in San Carlos

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Sadly, voters decided to clap off San Carlos Councilmember Karen “The Clapper” Clapper. She will be replaced by Netflix exec Cameron Johnson.


San Mateo-Foster City School District’s controversial Measure P also went down in flames.

There’s a truckload of other election news. Fortunately the Registrar has all the results for you in one spot right here.

Daly City has some news for a change. The City Council defied current voters wishes in support of voters of the future by approving a controversial housing development near Serremonte Shopping Center.

A massive mixed retail residential project is quietly coming to fruition in Menlo Park.

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Daily Fetch 10.24.13: Slow news day in San Mateo County…toilet tragedies and fuel-efficient cops

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Daly City bought several new police cruisers, which are 20-30% more fuel-efficient. That’s not too shabby.

The Daily Journal educates us on the issues the candidates vying for San Bruno City Council care about.

A worker who fell from a toilet during the shooting of the film “Mavericks” is suing the production company. Make your own joke.

The Daily Journal has an update on Belmont’s critical streetscaping project. (Apparently) the public likes what it’s seeing.

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Daily Fetch 10.15.13: Surfers battle billionaires and Belmont now worried too about PG&E

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

The battle for Martin’s Beach has made it to the Huffington Post. Surfers battling billionaires…it’s a Cinderella story.

Daly City Councilmember Mike Guingona takes to the Daily Journal to blast the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors intransigence on redistricting.

Foster City has some news. It’s about parks, but it’s totally passive.

County Manager John Maltbie is all blasé about San Mateo County innovating on virtual town halls.

San Carlos’ newly renovated downtown library will reopen on November 2nd.

Belmont’s City Manager Greg Scoles is nervous about the PG&E lines that run under his city after concerns were raised about lines running under San Carlos.  california-san-bruno-gas-explosion-francisco-gout_25827_600x450

San Carlos residents may soon pay more on their garbage bill.

As the government shutdown is close to entering its 3rd week, it looks like the US Senate may be inching closer to a deal to reopen the government and avoid defaulting on the nation’s debt.  The Hill has the story.

KTVU is reporting that a federal mediator, George Cohen, has flown in from Washington DC to help with the BART contract negotiations.   If Cohen can work his magic here in the Bay Area and keep the trains running let’s get him back to DC to talk some sense into Congress and the President.

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Daily Fetch 9.11.13: Mail truck surfing in Daly City

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

“Neither snow, nor rain can stop the U.S. Postal Service, but a man on drugs who’s clinging to a mail truck and gets into a fight with a police officer can certainly delay it.” We didn’t see how we could make that sentence any funnier than it already is…hence the direct quote. BTW this bit of insanity occurred in Daly City.

mail truck surfer

NIMBYs in Pacifica are fighting a plan to widen Highway 1.

The Almanac tells us that San Mateo County prosecutors have decided not to file criminal charges against PG&E for blowing up San Bruno in 2010.

The Half Moon Bay Patch tells us more about San Mateo County’s hardest working supervisor (Don Horsley)’s efforts to spruce up Princeton-By-Sea.

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Daily Fetch 8.19.13: Grand Jury says politicians misleading public on San Mateo County finances

Monday, August 19th, 2013

The San Mateo County grand jury says that the County is not as broke as the politicians have been saying. In fact, while claiming a deficit last year the county (apparently) ran a $26 million surplus. Politicians misleading the public…we are just shocked.

The Almanac tells us a run down of the races in Portola Valley and Woodside.

A San Mateo County bank teller stole over $119k from a 91-year-old man and went on a shopping spree.

The South Bayside Waste Management Authority Board is meeting for the first time since its board was emptied of bureaucrats and replaced with politicians. Of course their first act will be to develop a code of conduct.

The Daly City City Council is going to reconsider allowing a CVS store to sell booze as the wrong data was used when the Council voted to ban such sales in July.

The Menlo Park Fire chief who fell from a ladder at his San Jose home has been rendered a paraplegic from his accident, but is planning to return to work next month.

Instead of getting rid of red light cameras like many other cities, Menlo Park will be adding more.

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Daily Fetch 8.02.13: Pot on the beach

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

A lifeguard uncovered $2.1 million worth of pot on a beach in Half Moon Bay.  Not quite the haul this other guy found and then posted on social media for the cartel to easily find him.  Genius.

pot on the beach

In a hotly contested race to become the first poet laureate of San Mateo County, 15 wordsmiths have declared their candidacy.

Portola Valley’s Council race is going to be a free for all. 6 candidates have thrown their hats in the race.

San Mateo County’s new draft supervisorial maps are now online.

17 pimps were arrested in Daly City this week as part of a Nation-Wide sting. The operation also uncovered a brothel in San Bruno.

National Night Out is coming this Tuesday.  Show up and take a bite out of crime.

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Daily Fetch 6.21.13: Atherton is a special, special place

Friday, June 21st, 2013

The Almanac tells us Atherton City Council has decided to appoint someone to fill the council seat that will be vacated by Vice Mayor Jerry Carlson July 1st.  Over the vehement objection of Councilmember Dobbie, the council voted to make Cary Wiest the new Vice-Mayor. Seems Dobbie thought it was wrong to let a short timer, Carlson, vote on his own replacement…ahhh, small town politics are so cute.


Caltrain will begin installing signal enhancements this fall to prepare for high speed rail.

South San Francisco is thinking about tinkering with its business tax and by tinkering we mean putting the screws to businesses to get them to cough up more money for the city.

Half Moon Bay will get to dredge boat ramps at Pillar Point Harbor, but the Coastal Commission slapped the City’s hand in the process. It seems surfers think that rather than just dumping the sand resulting from the dredging, the City should use it to curb coastal erosion. Sounds like a good idea to us.

HMB’s Cabrillo Unified School District won’t face the drastic cuts that were projected.

Daly City Councilmember Mike Guingona is taking micromanagement to a whole ‘nuther level. He’s doing an assessment of the city’s current and proposed bike paths by biking them himself.

President Obama has nominated San Mateo County Judge Beth Freeman to become a federal judge.

Another day passes and the men and women in black still have not ruled as to whether all of us are equal under the law.

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