In a time when positions are being cut at all levels of government and money is being spent stringently, South San Francisco officials recognize the need to keep some small programs alive.
That is why the elected officials are sponsoring and organizing a jazz concert fundraiser Saturday that will benefit community outreach programs that help the elderly, developmentally disabled and students in need of school supplies in their community. Read More
Have a small claim to file in San Mateo County courts?
Starting May 3, all claims will be handled in one office instead of two. Court Chief Executive John Fitton cites state budget cuts as the reason for the consolidation. Read More
As long as outside displays of liquor products are kept to a minimum and cameras strictly monitor the indoors, the Walgreens on Broadway in Burlingame is permitted to sell beer and wine.
In a 4-1 vote, the Burlingame City Council approved the request from the drug retailer to expand its sales to include beer and wine at its 1160 Broadway location.
Vice Mayor Terry Nagel opposed the resolution, saying it was unnecessary. Read More
Safety concerns outweighed any financial issues for South San Francisco when it came to making a decision on keeping red-light cameras.
The cameras became a source of controversy when it was revealed that the contract with American Traffic Solutions was not ratified by the City Council until January, even though the traffic-monitoring equipment had been installed at two intersections in August. Read More
A sentence in South San Francisco’s open weapon ordinance is out of compliance with state law, according to city officials, and was corrected Wednesday by the City Council.
The law, which was first adopted in 1955, according to city documents, states that it is “unlawful for any person or persons to carry a weapon anywhere in city limits unless that weapon is unloaded with [breech] or magazine open or parts broken down or separated.” Read More
More than 22 acres of South San Francisco’s industrial space will be redeveloped over the next 10 years and made into office space to accommodate the ever-growing biotech industry.
Mike Lappen, South City’s economic development coordinator, said he is anticipating more biotech companies to relocate to the area, and redevelopment projects like this will accommodate the growth. Read More
A large sinkhole has prompted the closure of two blocks in South San Francisco, possibly through tonight, public works superintendent Gary Batis said.
Public works employees spotted a small dent in the roadway at Magnolia and Baden avenues Monday and drilled it to determine what was underneath, according to Batis.
What they found was an 18-inch storm drain that had broken and sucked in the soil, creating a void beneath the asphalt, Batis said. Read More
Eleven acres of park in the center of South San Francisco are slated to get a face lift with new landscaping, sidewalks and playground equipment using $2 million of development fees set aside for the project.
City engineer Ray Razavi said specific upgrades for Westborough Park are still to be decided.
“We will ask for community input once we get a landscape architect,” he said. Read More
The Sister Cities Committee donated $1,000 toward relief efforts to Pasig, Philippines, which was struck by the Ketsana typhoon Sept. 26. Read More
When big events happen in the city, the Cultural Arts Commission often marks the occasion with a new piece of public art.
But a project planned last year to celebrate South City’s 100-year anniversary was delayed because of uncertainty about funding, and the commission is still looking for a piece of art to commemorate the occasion. Read More