Voters decided to stick with familiar faces after the votes were counted Tuesday for two seats on the City Council.Councilwoman and Mayor Terry Nagel won her third term while Councilman Jerry Deal nabbed a second term, with both candidates running on their records of achievement.
Meanwhile, newcomer Ricardo Ortiz, who said he decided to run after watching three months of debate over whether to save an old eucalyptus tree dubbed “Tom,” came in third. Read More
As cellphone towers shoot up around the Bay Area, so-called stealth antennas have grown in popularity.Antennas can be concealed behind phony brick walls and inside flag poles, faux boulders, street lamps, grain silos, gas station signs, fake trees and cacti, and even church steeples. Read More
When the new Burlingame Safeway opens in October, it will mark the end of a long and contentious chapter in the city’s history.
The Howard Avenue supermarket served as a rallying point for residents frustrated with local government and even helped remove one incumbent from office in 2003. The more than decadelong approval process for the renovated store helped change local politics, and even altered the way Safeway does business, according to those involved in the fight. Read More
Two Peninsula cities are standing up to some of the world’s largest telecommunications companies in a fight to control the installation of cellphone antennas.On Tuesday, Burlingame’s City Council unanimously suspended antenna construction through Oct. 21. And tonight, the Daly City Council will reconsider its earlier rejection of six new antennas. Read More
Burlingame Mayor Terry Nagel welcomed Chinese business leaders to the city this week. The delegation is in town to learn about potential opportunities in the area. Nagel and Councilman Michael Brownrigg met with the group during a dinner Sunday that was hosted by the Cross Culture Exchange of San Francisco, which also organized the trip. Read More
On Tuesday, some nine cities in San Mateo County hope to turn back the clock to a time when neighbors looked out for each other.
National Night Out is an annual meet-and-greet where folks hang out in front of their homes, meet their neighbors, maybe serve food or ice cream, and meet local police. Read More
Burlingame has gone bright green, but it’s the other San Mateo County cities that ought to feel envious.Mayor Terry Nagel said Burlingame is “ahead of schedule” for meeting the state’s carbon emission reduction goals. Meanwhile, about two-thirds of county cities don’t even have climate action plans yet. Read More
Dave Pine beat out five other candidates to win the District 1 seat in San Mateo County’s first all-mail election for supervisor. Pine bested community college district president Richard Holober to win the position outright in a race with no run-off. In third place was Millbrae Council member Gina Papan, followed by Burlingame Mayor Terry Nagel, victim’s advocate Michael Stogner, and retired San Mateo Highlands resident Demetrios Nikas. Read More
As a six-way race for an open San Mateo County supervisor seat comes down to the wire, election officials say the Peninsula’s first all-mail supervisor contest is producing encouraging results.
With Election Day on Tuesday, officials have begun processing thousands of ballots for the exceptionally competitive race for the open District 1 supervisor seat. Read More
Of all the competing concerns San Mateo residents aired with David Lim as he was campaigning for city council, an unexpected front-runner emerged: leaf blowers. Residents complained that the machines are noisy, spew harmful pollution and are often heard early in the morning — despite city rules against using them before 8 a.m. on weekdays. Read More