Posts Tagged ‘lempert’

Daily Fetch 3.11.13: Justice in Menlo Park…

Monday, March 11th, 2013

A cool story to start your day:  A guy at a Menlo Park gas station was robbed of $20… but he’d be damned if the perps were going to get away with it.  He chased them down, got his money back, and led the police to the vehicle of the robbers… Justice!

Here’s something you don’t usually read about in March.  The San Carlos Council is going to get a new Mayor, a few months later than everyone else.  Congrats Bob Grassilli… Now, about that Transit Village…

When Sue Lempert starts off her weekly DJ column with this:  Everywhere you look government seems to be in a mess.  It’s probably something you should read…

State Senator Mark Leno (again) is trying to end gun shows at the Cow Palace.  You go Mark Leno!

If you want to know what’s going on with the Highway 1 widening project in Pacifica, best you read Pacifica Riptide religiously.

Daily Fetch 12.17.12: Jackie Speier = Hero

Monday, December 17th, 2012

As the nation mourns that tragedy from Connecticut, our bad-ass Congresswoman is taking to Twitter to renew her call for stricter gun-control.  Here is a sampling.  If you aren’t following her, start now:

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To much less important stuff…

The 7-Eleven saga in San Mateo is taking even weirder turns than we could possibly imagine.  Luckily, Aaron Kinney at the County Times is on it… and/or…

To even less important stuff…

Pacifica might ban fireworks (for environmental reasons)…

Sue Lempert does David Lim… well, you know what we mean.  She writes about him today…

Daily Fetch 11.5.12: Lempert takes on embezzlement…

Monday, November 5th, 2012

As the nation braces to make a very important, historic decision… San Mateo is going to look at banning leaf-blowers… Eyes on the ball people.

Speaking of keeping your eye on the ball… Atherton’s big decision about where (or if) to build a new library is on the ballot and drawing “thousands of dollars” to the campaign front… In other Atherton political news, there’s this:  Atherton residents should probably be forgiven if they were confused by a flurry of last-minute campaign materials they received last week, including a letter from the mayor sent to refute an earlier mailing by the Atherton Police Officers Association, which has now prepared a letter refuting the mayor’s letter, adding the claim that he wrongly spent taxpayer money to send his letter.

There were four wounded in Menlo Park on Friday night from a shooting

Finally, someone is writing about the rash of embezzlement in San Mateo County… and that someone is Sue Lempert:  Over the past year, at least six public agencies in San Mateo County have suffered incidents of employee fraud. These scandals have occurred in both large and small agencies with losses from $40,000 to $2 million. They have involved the traditional embezzlement of public funds and misappropriation of public funds through fraudulent financial transactions. 

Daily Fetch 10.23.12: Tim Hanretty wanted a big house, now he’s in the Big House…

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Because it’s political season – we start with Sue Lempert’s Daily Journal column (from yesterday).  She gives her complete run-down of the political landscape on November 6th and let’s you know how she’ll be voting.  We’ll call this Sue’s List… She doesn’t say in the column, but I think we can assume she’s also voting for the guy who kicked some serious Romney ass last night… (Oh, the DJ’s full list of endorsements is here…)

In other political news, Aaron Kinney is pulling the fun duty of covering the Hill/Lieber mud-slinging

To Portola Valley, where the former Superintendent Tim Hanretty:  “…was handcuffed and taken into custody directly from a Redwood City courtroom after being sentenced to two years in state prison…”  Apparently, embezzlement of tax dollars is frowned upon these days… unless you are the former Superintendent of the Santa Clara County Board of Education, then you can get a free million dollar loan without having to pay it back

The County might ban plastic bags… all you pro-plastic proponents, get your voices ready to be heard in early November – but don’t get your hopes up.  The arc of history is bending toward a plastic bag-free County.

To San Bruno, where folks are aiming their anger at California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey… they would like to see him sail off into the sunset… quickly.

Daily Fetch 10.8.12: Political Monday…

Monday, October 8th, 2012

It’s (almost) voting time… so the Daily Journal takes a look at how voters will decide how future voters will decide about the how Supervisors will get elected.

(Riptide wants you to vote Yes on District Elections…)

While the news side of the house at the Daily Journal looks local, Sue Lempert on the Editorial pages looks national.  She watched the debate… aka The Sleeping President.

While Sue Lempert looks big picture, Bruce Balshone looks very, very small picture – in East Palo Alto. He writes a thorough piece about Latino leadership in EPA

Daily Fetch 8.27.12: Garbage Saga Updates…

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Garbage Saga news today to start things off right… South Bayside Waste Management Authority chief didn’t misspend agency funds or retaliate against ‘whistleblower,’ investigator says… Bonnie Eslinger is on it…

For those of you who like to complain about the lack of notable buildings in San Mateo County, Frank Gehry and Facebook might make your day… (Perhaps building aesthetics are more important than shareholder value?)

Sue Lempert has her Monday in the Daily Journal… and she’s tackling a big issue today:  Ballot integrity or voter suppression

Speaking of big issue… The president of a Filipino charity, Luzon Visayas Mindanao Association of the Bay Area, plead not guilty to embezzlement

Daily Fetch 8.13.12: No More McKeithen Mail…

Monday, August 13th, 2012

As we still try to figure everything out from the filing deadline on Friday for local offices…

In other political (retirement) news, Sue Lempert talks Tom Huening in the DJ.  And when Sue talks, you know there is going to be history (both recent and distant) involved…

There was an accident over the weekend where two drunk drivers collided into one another… Not to sound mean, but why can’t this happen more often?

Finally, and this isn’t really news, it is a comment on headline-writing.  The Daily Journal has this headline:  South San Francisco’s housing explosion.  We aren’t sure headlines like that are appreciated locally… We know what you meant, but seriously DJ?

 

Daily Fetch 7.30.12: Potential Winter Olympians Protesting…

Monday, July 30th, 2012

As we all focus on the Summer Olympics, a bad story breaks about the fate of the one place locally that can remind us about the Winter Olympics… the Ice Center in San Mateo.  The place is going to close and now you’ll never learn to be an Olympic figure skater… but not without a fight.

Some controversy coming to the City of Good Living… It seems the San Carlos Transit Village plan isn’t sitting so well with the folks on the East Side of town.  City of Not So Good Living?

Speaking of controversy… Sue Lempert steps into some local controversies this week with her column in the DJ.  Specifically:  Mosquito District and special districts overall

 

Daily Fetch 6.11.12: Warren Slocum’s bank account?

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Today will be very quick…

Finally, Sue Lempert in the Daily Journal gets out of Europe and into the County Supervisors’ race.  She asks, “Can Masur prevail over Slocum in the fall?”  The Daily Fetch says yes… Of course, we don’t have access to Warren Slocum’s Wells Fargo account statement, perhaps he has another $100k to put in?

If Menlo Park needed one thing, it is another high-end restaurant serving the steak and wine crowd… Luckily, LB Steak Menlo Park should be opening in a few weeks.

Quick and painless, just as we promised…

Daily Fetch 6.4.12: Another (?) swim coach arrested…

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Everyone is focused on Tuesday’s election… Which is going to be really fun to watch on Tuesday night…

One thing we’ll be watching in addition to the really, really crowded Supervisors’ race is the tax measures the County has put on the ballot.  Aaron Kinney has a look at the intensifying fight

But politics isn’t the only news this week.  An Aragon High School swim/water polo coach was “arrested on suspicion of sexual conduct with student”… This coupled with the abuse in Redwood City of a special needs students and the County is starting to look really, really creepy… As an aside, the Swimmers Daily blog has this headline… causing one to ask, another?

Now we know where Sue Lempert has been… In Greece.  She writes it up in the Daily Journal