Posts Tagged ‘richard holober’

Daily Fetch 4.29.11: the campaign cash is in…

Friday, April 29th, 2011

It’s the last weekend before ballots are due Tuesday… but the last dollar figures for campaign cash are in.  And suprising nobody, Dave Pine reached deep again… so did Richard Holober… Interestingly (because of the next story) the San Mateo County Deputy Sheriff’s Association PAC spent $37,000 on Gina Papan mailers
To anyone who thinks public employee benefits and salaries ought to be adjusted to fit the new economic realities, this County Times headline will make your head explode:  ”…Contract guarantees San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies will be the best paid in the Bay Area…”
From San Bruno:  A Daily Journal Editorial talkes about the “positive news” from San Bruno…
If you thought the security at the San Carlos Airport seemed pretty good… think again.  Two planes were vandalized this week because folks sneaked over the fence
Lots of consolidating of fire departments throughout the County, but the merger between San Mateo and Burlingame’s police forces may not be moving forward.  Why?  Too expensive for Burlingame
There was a big fire in East Palo Alto yesterday that displaced 75 folks from their homes
From Pacifica Riptide, we learn that environmentalists have sued the County to block the Big Wave Project… Click through to read more…

Daily Fetch 4.22.11: Surfing in HMB on 4/20… hmmm…

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

The biggest news of the day is that Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner took his kids surfing in Half Moon Bay on Wednesday.  I guess Facebook and fundraisers were too boring for the uber-cool Treasury Secretary, so he took his daughter and son to HMB to ride some waves.  We don’t want to suggest anything, but surfing on 4/20 in HMB.
Hmmmm…
Fresh off the Daily Journal and County Times endorsements, candidate Dave Pine posted the biggest fundraising numbers again yesterday with a totla of $321,307 raised.  But the big story of the fundraising filings is Richard Holober, who dug deep into his own pocketbook to “loan” his campaign $135,000.  That brings Holober’s total up to $298,663.  Papan and Nagel are way behind in the money game:  Papan = $164k, Nagel = $163k.  Bruce at the PP Examiner looks into the “bizarre Supervisor race“…
Redwood City got about 900 letters from folks with concerns about the Saltworks project.  We are a little surprised the number is that low… The staff in Redwood City is now sifting through them all… Bonnie Eslinger at the Daily News has the details
From San Bruno (sort of):  PG&E CEO announced he was stepping down yesterday. The Mercury News Editorial Board says it was “the right thing to do“…
A big ($48,000,000) development broke ground in SSF yesterday.  The mixed-use project is on El Camino, just north of SSFHS

Richard Holober is mad (or he wants us to think that he’s mad)

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

The Supervisors’ race is heating up!

Below is the text of an email Supervisorial candidate Richard Holober sent out to supporters today.  If anyone has the actual piece of hit mail he is talking about, please scan it and send it along

Holober is mad about something (or he wants us to think he’s mad about something) but without the piece, it’s hard to figure out what the heck is going on.

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Dear XXXXXX,

Yesterday, I received a piece of campaign literature that attacked Gina Papan. I first learned about it when it arrived in my mailbox.

This mailer was sent by an independent political action committee. Because the mailer also discussed my candidacy, some voters might mistakenly believe it was sent by my campaign. It was not.

My campaign mail, phone banks and precinct walks are focused on my record and my plans to help San Mateo County. We are not discussing any other candidates.

I have no control over the behavior of others acting without my knowledge. I don’t agree with these tactics and I regret they decided to engage in this negative campaigning.  I also expect that there will be independent groups supporting my opponents who may attack me as our campaign continues to gain traction with the voters.

Federal and state law permits this type of campaign activity by businesses, unions and others who operate without the knowledge of any candidate.  While there is no legal way to stop this activity, voters are entitled to know who is responsible for the campaign literature they receive. I believe we need much stronger campaign laws to require very prominent disclosure of the names of the funders of mailers of this sort.

My campaign will not engage in this type of activity and it is regrettable it has happened. I hope voters will focus on the issues facing San Mateo County, rather than being distracted by negative campaigning.

Ballots Went Out On Monday

The County Elections Office mailed ballots out on Monday, April 4. We have heard from many voters who have not yet received their ballot. We suggest you call the County Elections Office at (650) 312-5222 if you do not receive your ballot by Friday, April 8.

Sincerely,

Richard Holober

Daily Fetch 3.31.11: Meet Demetrios Nikas…

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

We’ve heard from Richard Holober and Terry Nagel, now Demetrios Nikas gets his day in the Supervisorial candidates’ sun… While may be a nice enough guy, he’s “…not doing any fundraising or seeking any endorsements…” so he will not be the next Supervisor…
Some really bad budget news today… Nobody seems to know what’s next because the State is so f-ed up.  Big cuts are coming to school districts… San Mateo-Foster City’s budget cuts get a closer look in the Daily Journal… But other Districts won’t do well either…
It is the 10th anniversary of the Ritz in Half Moon Bay… it seems like just yesterday…
Enjoy Opening Day…

Daily Fetch 2.1.11: High Speed Rail more or less difficult than putting a man on the moon?

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Political pundits say, those with the biggest war chests are ready for war… So, it is a big day when two candidates for Supervisor this spring “loan” (but will never repay) themselves big cash.  Dave Pine is “all in” and has loaned himself $100,000… Not to be outdone, Burlingame’s Terry Nagel loaned herself $75,000.  Those two raised the most, obviously.  Gina Papan raised about $44k, Richard Holober raised about $17k.  And bringing up the rear with zero, is Michael Stogner, who is spending all his money on the hotel room in which he is living in order to even qualify as a candidate…
To San Bruno:  The San Bruno Resource and Recovery Center opened in downtown San Bruno for those that need assistance.
Temporary lights at M-A’s football field…  It used to seem like a pipe-dream, but apparently a deal has been struck with the NIMBY neighbors and the lights could be ready for next fall.  Of course, things are never as they seem in Atherton…
Rosanne Foust of SAMCEDA and the Redwood City City Council, calls High-Speed Rail our “Sputnik moment” in the pages of the Daily Journal today… It may actually have been easier to get a man on the moon than get High-Speed Rail through San Mateo County…
Pacifica Riptide has a little snippet about an unconfirmed coyote attack on a woman and her dogs at Rockaway Quarry from over the weekend… They will bring us all more when they know…
We added some social networking capabilities to The Daily Fetch today.  All the kids are doing it…

Daily Fetch 1.31.11: Senator Rand Paul and San Mateo County politics?

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Congresswoman Jackie Speier had her “Congress on Your Corner” event this weekend.  This proves once again that Jackie Speier is the coolest elected official in the Bay Area…
From the coolest, to the least cool:  State Senator/SF Mayoral Wannabe Leland Yee.  Yee achieved his nirvana this weekend and appeared, with a picture, on the Drudge Report:
The County has a big, giant budget fiasco on its hands: $55 million to cut from its budget. We don’t know what to make of the ad that appears adjacent to this story on the Daily Journal today, but here’s what popped up when we clicked through to the story…
The County’s budget fiasco won’t go away for a long, long time… so it is a wonder that folks want to actually join the County Board of Supervisors.  But that’s exactly what’s happening. And today, Sue Lempert in the Daily Journal gives us a glimpse at Richard Holober and “How the 1960s had influence on Richard Holober…”
Over the weekend, the Chronicle profiled a Woodside home on their real estate pages…one that isn’t “historic” or being bulldozed…
Daly City may be looking to be the next city to ban plastic bags at grocery stores… (and the story made the Associated Press…)
And that pretty much wraps it up for today.  Remember, The Daily Fetch staff is on Twitter all day…

Daily Fetch 11.29.10: Post-Thanksgiving NIMBY Activities…

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Welcome back folks…
A scary start to the week, there was a bike-by, gang-related fatal shooting in Redwood City late yesterday, according to the Daily Journal.
Folks in Redwood City must be pleased with the developments of the non-downtown jail site… And another step may be taken Tuesday to making the new site a reality:  The County Board of Supervisors looks to approve an MOU with the City of Redwood City on the non-downtown Chemical Way site… Which would set a bunch of things in motion making the Chemical Way site the new jail’s home…
While we are are all Redwood City…
Get your NIMBY-fix this week at a ‘scoping session’ in Redwood City about the Cargill project.  Nevermind the fact that most Cities and Towns around San Mateo County would like the project to have exactly no scope at all…
And in case that doesn’t give you your NIMBY-fix, perhaps the Burlingame Voice can.  High Cost Rail:  Part 39.  (Seriously, 39!)
Here’s a funny Daily Journal headline:  City seeks budget solutions. They are talking about San Mateo, but they could be talking about any City in California right now… It is almost like an Onion headline…
It seems like Thanksgiving brought good friends together at the San Mateo Union High School District.  The teachers and the District “forged a labor deal” over turkey and stuffing…
3 dogs good, 4 dogs not good… those are the new dog park rules in Foster City…
And finally…
Sue Lempert’s Daily Journal piece gives us some insight about what we’ll all be talking about for the next few months:  the race to replace Supervisor Mark Church.  Those that are in the race so far:  Dave Pine, Terry Nagel, Gina Papan, Richard Holober, and Michael Stogner… Get ready everyone, this is a big one.