The former San Francisco mayor and police chief will be the keynote speaker at the One Hundred Club of San Mateo’s annual banquet tonight. The nonprofit provides financial and educational assistance to the survivors of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The group also offers scholarships to current in-service law enforcement officers pursuing college degrees. Read More
On Monday morning, I was shocked again to learn about the truck driver’s tragic accident on the Bay Bridge S-curve.
All vehicles approaching that hazardous, temporary section could be made 100 percent safe from accidents by simply placing a traffic bump every 20 feet.
Yes, it’s inconvenient for drivers, but it would save lives effectively.
Romeo Talam, San Francisco
When students at College of San Mateo return from winter break, they’ll have a post-holiday present waiting for them: a new student services building in the center of campus.
The project is part of a $900 million transformation taking place on the three campuses within the San Mateo County Community College District. Read More
A public meeting will be held in San Mateo on Nov. 17 to discuss proposed toll hikes at all state-owned Bay Area bridges, including the Dumbarton, San Mateo-Hayward and Bay Bridge. The meeting will be held at San Mateo City Hall, 330 W. 20th Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Read More
Eskinder Yosef has been taking free English as a second language classes at San Mateo Adult School for the past four months.
Come January, however, Yosef and his classmates will have to pay $30 per semester for the same schooling in order to help the program make up for some of the $1.2 million cut from the adult school budget for the San Mateo Union High School District last year. Read More
College of San Mateo controlled City College of San Francisco, the second-ranked team in the state, to take a 30-24 NorCal Conference football victory over the visiting Rams on Saturday. Read More
San Mateo — A plan to demolish a Kmart building and replace it with a mixed-use development featuring homes, office space, stores and park land will go before the city’s Planning Commission this month.
The proposed development on South Delaware Street, called Station Park Green, could be open for public review in early 2010 if San Mateo officials’ concerns are allayed by then. Read More
San Mateo-Foster City School District: A push for representation
San Mateo-Foster City School District spans two cities, but its five-member governing board currently has only one person from Foster City.
Two candidates from the smaller city that are running for the board this election hope to even out the balance of representation.
Christine Semenza, the district’s PTA Council president, said such a change is needed. Read More
In the event of an emergency such as a school shooting or an earthquake, parents would hope to get information from their child’s school as soon as possible.
When a former student set off pipe bombs at Hillsdale High School in San Mateo in late August, parents were notified about the incident and told where to pick up their children within minutes, according to district officials.
The messages went out by phone through a program called Blackboard Connect. Read More
Residents willing to give their home an energy-reducing makeover — perhaps installing new insulation, replacing windows, and using more efficient heating and air conditioning systems — could be eligible for tax incentives and loans from San Mateo County.
The concept to “reduce energy before you produce energy” is still in the planning stages, but Deputy County Manager Peggy Jensen said the county is meeting with interested cities. Read More