Dan UllyotThe doctor and chairman of the board for the Peninsula Health Care District helped give out $2 million in grants this year to 10 local nonprofits. In the past 14 years, the organization has given away in excess of $17 million. What do you look for when reviewing applications? We look at the impact the organization will make on the physical and mental health of people in the district. It’s a vague answer, but we bore down to the detail. Read More
The development at the former Bay Meadows racetrack could take a turn toward the home stretch as early as next summer.
The plan to build at the former horse racetrack comes after developers announced in May they would indefinitely postpone building until the housing market firmed up.
An estimated 88 condominiums and 256 townhomes could begin appearing on 12 acres of the northern section of the 83.5-acre project, said Genelle Ball, project manager with Wilson Meany Sullivan, a development firm in San Francisco. Read More
A shift in swimming habits during the past half-century is a driving force behind the upgrades at four San Mateo Union High School District pools.
Project Manager Todd Lee said the four pools currently have an area for lap swimming and an area for diving, but the world of swimming has changed in the past 50 years.
“No one dives anymore,” he said. “It’s a different configuration. It will be one single pool instead of two.” Read More
A shift in swimming habits during the past half-century is a driving force behind the upgrades at four San Mateo Union High School District pools.Project Manager Todd Lee said the four pools currently have an area for lap swimming and an area for diving, but the world of swimming has changed in the past 50 years.“No one dives anymore,” he said. “It’s a different configuration. It will be one single pool instead of two.” Read More
With San Mateo County’s unemployment rate hovering around 9 percent, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier is stepping up efforts to help residents obtain interview skills and potentially land jobs.
The San Mateo Democrat, along with San Mateo County Supervisor Mark Church, will host “Job Hunters Boot Camp” on Thursday.
The one-day workshop will feature one-on-one résumé counseling and feature speakers including CEOs and human resource representatives from large local corporations to talk about the job climate. Read More
A proposed 52-unit apartment complex in San Mateo that would bring green energy and high-density housing is heading to the Planning Commission this week.
The project — located at 120 Tilton Ave., known as Magnolia Terrace — will include solar panels and green building material during construction, as well as a water system to catch rainwater and irrigate the property.
“We’re learning a lot as we go,” owner and developer Tim O’Riordan said. “We’re using solar-thermal heating and cleaner sustainable products.” Read More
Almost every day for the next six weeks, Carole Wong will wake up in her Redwood Shores home to the sound of heavy machinery cleaning the bottom of the lagoons.
Though the 55-year-old resident said the work can be a nuisance, she said getting the lagoons clean is a priority.
“I hear it all the time,” Wong said. “Some people see it as an annoyance, but when the other alternative is not having the lagoon dredged and the water level higher, this is a temporary inconvenience.” Read More
Gene Klein, CEO of Barker Blue Digital Imaging in San Mateo, said his company wanted to install $1.5 million worth of solar panels two years ago — roughly 17,000 square feet — but finding funding proved difficult.
He said not all banks understood the business investment, making it difficult for his company to do the project.
“Some wanted to give us a real estate loan,” he said. “They couldn’t get their heads wrapped around an energy investment.” Read More
A battle in Burlingame that has lasted more than a decade over plans to replace an old Safeway shopping center with a larger market and another new development may be heading into its final rounds of fighting.
On July 29, revised plans were submitted to the city for the Safeway project, which the company said addressed concerns brought up during a June 22 study session. Read More
Due to an editing error, 17 establishments that serve food were misrepresented in the box accompanying the Jan. 7 story “Finding the cleanest restaurant.”
The 17 establishments were reported as having a “poor” health inspection rating from the Environmental Health Department of San Mateo County. However, each of the 17 establishments received a subsequent health inspection and an improved rating ranging from “fair” to “excellent.” Read More
Nonprofit agency Spark has been working for the past year to find a vehicle to transport more than 100 youths to and from internships, but has been unsuccessful so far.
A vehicle may become available to the agency if SamTrans is able to implement a program that would enable nonprofits to borrow unused vehicles from government agencies or private entities. Read More
Nearly 20,000 students expecting to start their spring semester at schools in the San Mateo Community Colleges District will remain home today after the wind and rain storm moving through the Bay Area knocked out power at the college campuses.District officials canceled all classes at the College of San Mateo and Canada College through 5 p.m.District spokeswoman Barbara Christensen said power was knocked out at both schools around 6:30 a.m. She said PG&E is working to fix the problem. Read More
More than 1,600 PG&E customers are still without power on the Peninsula coast following strong winds and rain earlier in the day.
According to PG&E spokesman Joe Molica, the major areas affected are in Half Moon Bay and along Skyline Boulevard in the community of Woodside.
Molica said a majority of the outages occurred between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. when the first of the series of storms came through the area.
Molica said crews continue to work through the night to get power restored as quickly and safely as possible. Read More
Despite community objections, Daly City elected officials approved a resolution to extend severance pay for the city manager and city attorney by an amount equivalent to an additional six months’ salary if fired without cause.
Councilman Dave Canepa, the lone dissenting vote in a 4-1 decision, told The Examiner he could not justify an additional benefit to the two officials.
Daly City cut $5 million from its $72 million operating budget this year. Read More
A new thermal imaging device will help the Daly City Police Department find missing persons, hiding suspects or recently fired and abandoned guns.
Permission to purchase the device was granted last week with money forfeited during drug busts.
This is the first thermal imaging device for Daly City patrol units, police Capt. Eric Wollman said.
The gadget costs roughly $5,000, Wollman said, but it comes from the Police Department’s asset forfeiture fund, which gives law enforcement agencies money confiscated during drug busts. Read More