Posts Tagged ‘ipad’

Daily Fetch 11.3.11: Atherton, it isn’t all BMW SUVs and yoga pants…

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

And you thought everything in Atherton was BMW SUVs and yoga pants… Well, Bonnie Eslinger gives us insight into a story where 2 Menlo College students stole iPads and other stuff from  kids at the Menlo School.  (The College and The School share a campus…)
Millbrae Police Department?  Maybe.  Or maybe another pick up for the Sheriff’s Department
Woodside has a new City (err… Town) Manager: Kevin Bryant, the current Assistant Town Manager.

Daily Fetch 2.4.11: The Daily Fetch hurting iPad sales?

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Scary news coming from the Emergency Housing Consortium shelter in San Jose this morning.  A fire early today caused 215 folks to be evacuated.  No one was injured.

San Jose Inside reported yesterday that “No Facts Behind Ugly Rumors About Oakland Chief Batts“… If we were to repeat what the “ugly rumors” were, we’d just be perpetuating this thing… right?
The Merc Editorial Board is pleased that the Merc Editorial Board (and San Jose) will now have representation on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission… They also throw props to Supervisors Ken Yeager and Dave Cortese for their work to get it done.
Sorry half of the Peninsula but Caltrain has proposed shuttering half its stations to cut costs
In other train news:  Those cheers you hear are coming from the Atherton: “High-speed rail leaders delay Bay Area project for at least a year“…
It isn’t often when two newspapers cover what is happening with one City Hall gadfly, but that’s the case with Don Letcher, Mountain View’s notorious gadfly… It all started with an innocent joke about taking the gadly’s land, which doesn’t seem like much of a joke at all, actually…
You may remember that Morgan Hill was thinking about purchasing iPads for their City Councilmembers to use during their Council meetings… They decided not to, blaming the lack of functionality.  We really think the Council read this on The Daily Fetch and got very, very nervous from January 25:
Have a good weekend people.  Remember, we’re on Twitter all weekend…

Daily Fetch 1.25.11: City Council meeting, State of the Union, and Glee. A perfect day?

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

A few San Jose A’s/Diridon Station/Redevelopment stories to kick things off today…
The Bay Citizen really, really wants the A’s to stay in Oakland.  Yesterday, they had a story that called Lew Wolff’s land-use deals in San Jose “questionable“… We’d use the same word to describe their coverage of San Jose…
From the Merc:  ”…the grand plan for the area surrounding San Jose’s Diridon Station will be  unveiled…” at tonight’s San Jose City Council meeting… but you’ll probably be watching the State of the Union (or Glee) instead, however.
This may not be good news for Harry M. at the San Jose Redevelopment Agency… State Controller John Chiang is doing an RDA audit of big Redevelopment Agencies in the state
The Merc Editorial Board gives props to Mayor Reed’s plan to make the City’s labor negotiations more public and transparent by having the City’s lead labor negotiator, Alex Gurza, present the City’s position publicly and letting unions present the rebuttal publicly.  (That’s at least how The Daily Fetch understands the new plan.)  The idea will get discussed today…
While we’re on the topic:  Protect San Jose does their weekly run-down of the City Council agenda.  Interestingly, they have nothing to say about the new negotiating guidelines or the finalists for Police Chief.  When they do, we’ll let you know…
Speaking of Protect San Jose…
There is a story from Tracy Seipel at the Merc about drug dealing that happens in downtown San Jose’s Fountain Alley and how the police are cracking down successfully.  While the story certainly isn’t funny, The Daily Fetch tries to look for silver linings sometimes, and we found one in this story:  ”…Police say dealers jump on and off [VTA] trains around the downtown core: from Second and San Carlos streets up First St. to St. James Park…”  At least some folks are riding lightrail, right?
How many houses does it take to pay for a city service?” San Jose’s Pierluigi Oliverio has some answers and some ideas on San Jose Inside...
Last night, Palo Alto Mayor Sid Espinosa gave his State of the City and he wants more civic involvement, which shouldn’t be a problem in Palo Alto.  Perhaps the most interesting line from the speech, at least the part of the speech that was covered in the Daily News, was this:  ”…Let me say, the Stanford project will move forward this year…”  From the Mayor’s  mouth to the land-use gods in Palo Alto’s ears…
While Esponisa’s State of the City got some ink today, it is unlikely that the Mountain View State of the City address, given by City Manager Kevin Duggan at NASA Ames Research Center over lunch, will be as interesting…
What does every single City Councilmember need during this historic economic downtown and streatched budgets?  An iPad.  That’s the paperless plan in Morgan Hill to the tune of $840 each
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Google gave $100 million to Eric Schmidt. Is that a better deal than Dan Fenton got when he left Team San Jose? mercurynews.com/breaking-news/…
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Daily Fetch 7.13.10: to iPad or not to iPad…

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Remember yesterday we wrote this about the Redwood City City Council (perhaps) getting iPads to help do their jobs?  Well, they voted on it last night but Councilmember Ian Bain said he wouldn’t accept an iPad if offered.  Probably because they also voted to make $6+ million in cuts
Belmont may install parking meters and perhaps a garage… maybe with the new parking revenue, the Belmont City Council can get iPads too…
Even though it is summer vacation, that doesn’t mean that folks are working at the schools… the San Carlos Elementary School District and its teachers’ union seemingly have agreed to new contract terms
A battle between Saint Matthew Church and its San Mateo neighbors is heating up… Saint Matthew would like to build a new (and big) gym, but neighbors worry about parking, traffic, etc., etc.  Perhaps neighbors should worry about making someone upstairs angry too?
There was a robbery at gunpoint at the Capri Motel yesterday in Redwood City.  As a result, we canceled our vacation plans to the Capri Motel this weekend…
Coastsider (the HMB Phoenix Project actually) wants you to get your medical records from the (now defunct) Coastside Family Medical Center, if you haven’t already.  You have 5 weeks left…