Posts Tagged ‘shelly masur’

Daily Fetch 10.26.12: No soda tax…yet

Friday, October 26th, 2012

While baseball is the big story of the day… Shelly Masur and Warren Slocum have been raking in the cash.  Bonnie Eslinger takes a look.

Speaking of Supervisors… Rose Jacobs Gibson would like us to know that no proposal to tax sugary drinks and soda is in the works… yet.  First they came for plastic bags and then they came for Mountain Dew…

Devastating news out of Menlo Park… there will be no Golden Acorn Awards this year.

Daily Fetch 10.16.12: Mercury News for Masur 2012

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

First to politics, where Shelly Masur got the Mercury News Editorial nod in today’s paper.  That’s good news for her, bad news for Slocum.  Does anyone out there know where the race stands?

If you are NIMBY in Redwood City, then change your plans for tonight.  The project at Pete’s Harbor is going before the Redwood City Planning Commission.  400 apartments and private boat slips?  Not if NIMBYs have their say

Speaking of NIMBYs:  Neighbors balk at San Carlos’ Transit Village review… (from the DJ)

To San Bruno… where former Senator and peacemaker George Mitchell has been brought in to lead the settlement talks between PG&E and the California Public Utilities Commission.  With all due respect to Senator Mitchell, isn’t this a bit of step down from finding peace in Northern Ireland?

Daily Fetch 8.1.12: Real-life Risky Business in Woodside…

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Usually, when we talk about “house parties” in fancy neighborhoods, we talk about so-called “social host” ordinances that municipalities are keen to pass these days… But here’s a story from Woodside that should make teenagers are a little more cautious about holding parties.  One party-goer left with $25,000 of electronics… Oops.  The Sheriff is on the case, but lesson learned, right?  It’s like Risky Business come to life…

Yesterday, we learned that Joe Simitian was supporting Jerry Hill in his run for State Senate against Sally Lieber.  Today, we learn that both Hill and Lieber are raising lots and lots of money… (and Lieber is putting in lots and lots of her own money too…)

In other political fundraising news, Shelly Masur has been outraising Warren Slocum big time… But remember, Slocum put a six-figure amount into his race before June.

To San Bruno:  More details are coming out about the San Bruno pipeline as testimony is given in a variety of lawsuits.  The AP, The County Times, and the Mercury News have the details.

To Portola Valley, where former Superintendent Tim Hanretty, who is facing up to four years in prison for embezzlement, pleaded no contest


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 6.7.12: Slocum if you got ‘em

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Warren Slocum-If-You-Got-Em went from counting votes to having votes counted… He and Shelly Masur will head to a run-off election in November.  Expect this to be a really fun campaign… Can’t wait!

When a County has three tax measures on the ballot at once, it’s hard to keep track.  But Bonnie Eslinger is on the case.  2 are failing, one might win… the rental car tax at SFO.

In State Assembly and State Senate races, it will be like déjà vu all over again in November:  Hill/Lieber, Mullin and the other guy, Gordon and some Republican…

Jon Mays at the Daily Journal, who gets all philosophical on our ass today.  The election (or not having a Brian Wilson garden gnome) must have really rattled him

Finally, this has nothing to do with the election, but it doesn’t make it any less awesome.  Someone poached the Devils’ Slide Tunnel and rode their bike through it.  On its own, that would be a cool story… but there is video!  (Hat tip:  Pacifica Riptide)








Daily Fetch 5.14.12: We’re a General Law blog, for now…

Monday, May 14th, 2012

The most exciting (and sometimes downright funniest) race this June is for County Supervisor.  Bonnie Eslinger looks at Shelly Masur’s candidacy today…  We have to ask Masur, no billboards?

To San Bruno, where there will be a welcome back ceremony for survivors of the 2010 blast.

San Carlos may take the step to become a charter city and leave the old, dusty “general law city” governance style behind.  Call it the “legacy of Andy Klein”… or something like that.

Ending some of the revolving door chaos that has plagued Atherton, this week they are likely to take the “Interim” off of the Interim Police Chief’s title.

Finally, Amgen bike race today.  If you are going to be Coastside today, traffic will be all messed up, unless, of course, you are a world-class cyclist.




Daily Fetch 2.21.12: Supervisor = Best Job in the World?

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Being a San Mateo County Supervisor must be the absolute best job in the world because there is another Menlo Park City Councilmember entering the race: Andy Cohen. He joins everyone else in the race to replace Rose Jacobs Gibson. Everyone else includes: Kirsten Keith, Shelly Masur, Memo Morantes, Carlos Romero, David Woods, and Ernie Schmidt… Let the games begin.

Speaking of the June ballot (and Shelly Masur) the Redwood City school district is considering looking for a parcel tax… again, again, again

As if rates for garbage weren’t high enough, over the weekend Bonnie Eslinger let us know that “Recology overcharged San Carlos customers for waste pickup“… Garbage Saga, Chapter 2?

Daily Fetch 2.10.12: Penn State West?

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Joshua Melvin is following the case against the Redwood City teacher
accused of child endangerment and battery… and things are looking
worse than originally thought: “…The Redwood City School District
placed eight employees on administrative leave Thursday and launched
an investigation into its workers’ handling of allegations that a teacher
slapped and kicked special needs students during a two-month period
Penn State West?  (Note to Shelly Masur:  You should say something about this sooner rather than later…)

It seems that Styrofoam is enemy number one in San Mateo County. This week it was Redwood City looking to ban it and next week it will be San Carlos. What did Styrofoam ever do to you Andy Klein?

Ah, downtown Burlingame. It is getting all the attention today. From the Daily Journal’s Editorial and from the Burlingame Voice. Good times…

Daily Fetch 12.15.11: Michelle Durand takes a stand…

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

On the 220th anniversary of the First Amendment, we cheer Michelle Durand at the Daily Journal for her column today on the new Planned Parenthood facility in Redwood City.  Michelle is standing up even though others were silent when Planned Parenthood was getting bashed by the one right-wing freak in all of San Mateo County… Kudos Michelle.  For you, we provide this video for your viewing pleasure…
Here we go! There is a Supervisor’s seat open in June (to replace termed-out Rose Jacobs Gibson) and there is a 4th person in the race (joining Shelly Masur, Memo Morantes, and David Woods):  Ernie Schmidt, Redwood City Planning Commissioner
There is good news for the advancement of coastside healthcare today… It’s been a while, but the County is opening up a clinic to provide many of the services that the Coastside Family Medical Center used to provide.
Another crazy and sad and crazy sad story from East Palo Alto.  A 19 year old was shot and killed in the middle of the day.