A man who threatened a RadioShack employee with a box cutter after he was told not to open a package is facing seven years in prison after admitting to the attack on Monday. Read More
One of Belmont’s oldest and most historic homes has come a long way in 126 years. About three blocks, to be precise.
The former home of a prominent citizen, Belmont’s Emmett House was ripped off its foundation nearly three years ago and transplanted to a new location. Read More
Caltrain riders flooded a Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board meeting in San Carlos on Thursday morning to plead against station closures in their cities as the agency grapples with a $30 million budget deficit. The board is considering terminating service at up to seven Caltrain stations including South San Francisco, Belmont, San Bruno and the College Park station in San Jose. Read More
Scheduling conflicts between the Peninsula’s new garbage service provider and street sweepers in at least five cities has created a bit of a messy situation.
In East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Foster City and Belmont, residents have complained that the truck routes of San Francisco-based Recology are overlapping with city street sweeping days, preventing their roads from getting a sufficient scrub.
Recology uses automated trucks that Read More
As Little League baseball and spring soccer leagues begin their 2011 seasons, the familiar jostling for field space is back in full force.
“At times, even in the fall, we’ll have four teams practicing on one field,” said Tom Snider, president of the 200-kid club soccer league Belmont United. “It’s that tight.” Read More
Belmont is about to be the owner of a new $1.2 million, 100-foot ladder truck, but a consultant’s study from neighboring San Carlos has raised questions about whether the city needs the firefighting vehicle.
The truck and about $500,000 in loan debt are going to Belmont as part of the break-up of the Belmont-San Carlos Fire Department, which is scheduled to dissolve in October amid a dispute between the cities about how to divide its costs. Read More
Caltrain trains are running 30 minutes late on the Peninsula after the software to switches on the tracks failed, according to transit officials.The first report of a faulty switch between the Belmont and Hillsdale stations was reported around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn. Read More
A debate over regionalizing fire service in southern San Mateo County is setting up a fiery clash between the powerful local firefighters union and the county’s contracted fire department.
A county Board of Supervisors subcommittee is expected to discuss this week two concept proposals for merging fire services in a five-city area that includes San Mateo, Foster City, Belmont, San Carlos and Redwood City that would become the county’s largest fire agency. Read More
About 200 PG&E customers in Belmont are without power this evening after a 17-year-old boy crashed his truck into a utility pole earlier in the day, officials said.At about 8:45 a.m., the teenager was driving west in a Chevrolet pickup truck in the 200 block of Mezes Avenue when he crashed into a utility pole near Alameda de las Pulgas, according to the Belmont Police Department.No one was injured in the crash, and no other vehicles were involved, according to police. Read More
Belmont is having a hard time digesting millions of dollars in proposed sewer improvements on its decades-old sewer lines. The City Council balked this week at issuing about $18.5 million in new 30-year bonds to rehabilitate pipes and make repairs, which would cause an estimated 8 percent rate increase. Several council members wanted more evidence of the immediate need for the work. Read More