Posts Tagged ‘styrofoam’

Daily Fetch 2.26.13: Stop telecommuting you lazy ass…

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

The big news of the day in Silicon Valley is Yahoo’s plan to stop folks from telecommuting.  Why?  Well, because Marissa Mayer seems to know that all the stay-at-home-Yahoos don’t do shit and she’s a bad ass… Good thing the bosses at The Daily Fetch don’t ban telecommuting…

The San Jose City Council wants to enter 1998 and ban Styrofoam containers from restaurants… y’know, because they never decompose, they clog water ways, they aren’t recycled, and they are generally a nuisance.  The Merc Editorial board agrees with the City Council, but there are folks that don’t.  Like the Chamber and this guy – Javier Gonzalez.  (His name might sound familiar, if you have been following George Shirakawa’s career…)

In other San Jose news, new (new) plans are being discussed about how to revitalize (even more) Japantown into “housing, retail, a park and performance space”… Let’s hope this plan sticks.

Here’s a story that bridges both sides of this blog… A bald eagle escaped from the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo three days ago, but was found in Redwood City.  Silly eagle doesn’t know how much nicer Palo Alto is than Redwood City.  (Just kidding, Redwood City.)

Daily Fetch 12.4.12: The County Auditor takes aim at George’s P-Card…

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Another day another big story in P-Card Gate…

The County Auditor took a closer look at Supervisor Shirakawa’s spending and found the exact same problems that everyone at Metro and the Mercury News has found.  Namely:  “…That Santa Clara County Board President George Shirakawa Jr. used his taxpayer-funded credit card to pay for his personal expenses and for items “strictly prohibited” since he took office in 2009 and demands the District 2 supervisor “immediately reimburse” $12,772…”  Good luck with getting that cash County… Which leads us to this:  Perhaps Supervisor Shirakawa filed for bankruptcy to avoid having to pay back the County for his lavish spending and to plead poverty when the FPPC came calling for the massive fines he’ll face… just a thought.  Oh, and this gem from today’s story:  “…The Controller-Treasurer will now audit all spending in Shirakawa’s District 2, including his staffers’ credit card transactions, many of which also include questionable meals and missing receipts, this newspaper found…”  We hope Cindy has lots and lots of money for George’s (and Eddie’s? and Andres’?  and Andrea’s?) lawyers…

Sal Pizarro fills us in on the changing (and lucrative) soon-to-be-new name of the San Jose Civic Auditorium

If you were one of those plastic-loving people who lament the by-gone age of plastic bags in San Jose (Pete Constant) then you probably also love Styrofoam take-out containers… Don’t get too attached Councilmember Constant, they’re (probably) on their way out too

Here’s some controversy for you:  The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is filing a lawsuit against the County of Santa Clara for approving the Lehigh Southwest Cement’s quarry… Barry Chang must be pleased…

Speaking of controversy, to Palo Alto and the Weekly:  Faced with a flurry of criticism about a sweeping proposal to build four office towers and a theater in downtown Palo Alto, city officials on Tuesday scrapped the idea of bringing the project to the voters in June.

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 2.8.12: Tim, his brother Don, and a University…

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Draper University at the Ben Franklin in downtown San Mateo? That’s the idea that Tim Draper, considerably less cool than Don Draper, pitched lasts night

A bit down the road, Styrofoam was the topic of the day. Redwood City will probably ban foam containers for take out

Finally, we love this story: Realtors are drooling at all the new Facebook-types working in Menlo Park and their requisite stock options that they’ll plunk down on Peninsula property

 

Daily Fetch 10.25.11: Netflix, we have a problem…

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

From Los Gatos (and Wall Street):  Netflix, we have a problem…
To San Jose City Hall:  the climbing Occupy Wall Street protester who is on up on a wall won’t come downPerhaps OPD could chase him down
From OPD to SJPD… More details came out yesterday about the latest OIS (officer involved shooting) including a 911 tape released from the San Jose Police Department.  When the tapes back up the SJPD account of what happens, apparently there isn’t a problem releasing them… when they don’t, the tapes remain secret.  Perhaps Scott Herhold will write about that
Union officials held a press conference yesterday to ask for the City’s pension overseer to be fired because he forwarded an Economist article to San Jose Councilmember Sam Liccardo titled:  The struggle with public-sector unions should be about productivity and parity, not just spending cuts… Sounds like the Economist article was written by Pierluigi Oliverio… Or Jack Welch.
The County may ban styrofoam, joining (almost) everyone in San Mateo County… We wonder if the DA and Sheriff have anything to say about this…

Daily Fetch 10.18.11: Developing hillsides bad… Development Bay good…

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

The Redwood City Planning Commission is trying to limit hillside development in that town… partly because of environmental reasons.  To recap:  development on hillsides bad.  Filling in the Bay, (possibly) good…
Speaking of development… Foster City chose a development cohort to figure out what to do with the coveted site near their City Hall.  In case you didn’t know where Foster City was, the Daily Journal has this helpful (?) map accompanying the story…
Foster City also banned styrofoam last night… Busy night for those guys…
The school districts that are suing the County to recoup their $20 million may have to bark up a different tree.  A tentative ruling did not go in their favor yesterday.  Oh well… Perhaps those school districts should join the Occupy Wall Street protesters (and Anna Eshoo)?

Daily Fetch 9.29.11: Speier and Merc Mad at Rand Paul…

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

An absolutely terrible day in East Palo Alto yesterday.  Following a fatal crash early in the morning involving a man being chased by police fatally hitting a motorcyclist, a 6-year-old girl was hit and killed on her way to school by a teacher driving.  Devastating.
From San Bruno:  Earlier in the week, we wrote about Congresswoman Jackie Speier’s anger at Senator Rand Paul for holding  up a pipeline safety bill making its way through Congress.  The Mercury News Editorial Board must have had a call with Congresswoman Speier:  ”Rand Paul’s blocking of pipeline safety measures is an outrage“…
In the issue that will never end, the Daily Journal reports that “County closer to picking jail option“… We’ll believe it when we see it…
All you styrofoam-lovers are going to be super pissed at Foster City when they ban the environmental kryptonite
Some news about Mavericks today… sort of.  The coastside Harbor Master, Robert Johnson, has left the building as of September 10th.  Who is next?

Daily Fetch 4.18.11: The Jay/Mavericks Drama…

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Mavericks turned into The Jay at Mavericks Big Wave Surf Invitational this year. The event never happened because of weather, but now the drama has kicked in again.  Barracuda Networks, the chief sponsor of The Jay pulled out, The Jay organization seems to have disbanded, and Jay Moriarity’s family doesn’t want the “Jay” name to be used anymore…
The Daily Journal continues their coverage of the Supervisors’ race by having the candidates take on the thorny issues between the County and cities… Sue Lempert, in her weekly column, provides us an update about where things stand in the race… And because we love Twitter, we learned this from candidate Terry Nagel over the weekend:
It is a big week for San Mateo County cities and their fire departments… Burlingame will consider the San Bruno/ Millbrae/ Hillsborough merger... and San Carlos will consider their options without Belmont (go alone?  go with Redwood City?  go with the Wackenhuts?)
Here’s something:  Venture capitalist Tim Draper bought San Mateo’s Benjamin Franklin Hotel.  Now, the obvious question is why?
If you love styrofoam, then you are going to hate Burlingame.  They are about to enter 1995 and ban it…
Have a good week Supervisorial candidates…

Daily Fetch 2.14.11: County does not want a styrofoam Valentine…

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Here’s a headline that will have the South Bayside Waste Management District has been hoping to avoid, from the Daily Journal:  Another city hit by garbage rate hike… The City is San Carlos…
Styrofoam, meet the County.  County, say goodbye to styrofoam
There is nothing that is more fun to watch than local cities fight each other… and they are now fighting each other to keep their Caltrain stations.  The Burlingame Voice looks at “Saving the Old Train“…
Sue Lempert has her weekly moment in the Daily Journal.  She is continuing her review/preview of the candidates for County Supervisor.  Today is Terry Nagel’s day in the sun
Have a good week folks…