With nearly a third of San Francisco children attending private school these days, it was no surprise to see thousands of students at the San Francisco High School Fair. About 2,000 students — and prospective students — packed into the cafeteria at Lick-Wilmerding High School on a recent afternoon to learn more about The City’s many high school options. Read More
November’s City Council election in Burlingame will pit two well-known incumbents against a newcomer, Ricardo Ortiz, with two seats at stake.Ortiz, 48, faces first-term Councilman Jerry Deal and second-term Councilwoman Terry Nagel, who’s also mayor. The Colombian-born Ortiz hopes to bring “common sense” back to the council, saying he decided to run after watching three months of debates over whether to save Tom, an old eucalyptus tree that was damaging the sidewalk. Read More
The U.S. Postal Service's plan to cut costs could lead to the closure of more than a dozen mail processing facilities employing hundreds of workers in California.The financially troubled agency announced this week it may close more than 250 mail processing facilities, or more than half of the service's processing centers nationwide. 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 has lost in the quarterfinals of the Central Coast Section Division III girls’ volleyball playoffs each of the past three years and one would think this result could become disheartening.
But after earning a No. 2-seed in last year’s playoffs, their highest seeding in the three years, the Panthers are motivated to get over that hurdle.
“It’s been tough, but I think the girls are really resilient,” Burlingame coach Steve Erle said. Read More
The retrial of a drunken driver whose horrific high-speed crash with a eucalyptus tree in Burlingame killed his best friend is set to begin Monday.
After a long day of boozing in April 2009, 38-year-old Bruce Alan Walker Jr. lost control of his luxury sedan on El Camino Real. The passenger side of the silver Infiniti M45 slammed into a roadside tree, killing pal Daniel James White, 36, of San Francisco. 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
A woman was killed on the Caltrain tracks in Burlingame this morning, and trains are behind schedule by up to an hour, a spokeswoman said.The woman was hit by a train south of Trousdale Drive, near the Broadway Station, at 10:09 a.m., Caltrain spokeswoman Tasha Bartholomew said.Trains are running on a single track through the area, Bartholomew said.The San Mateo County coroner’s bureau is investigating the incident. Read More
A mountain lion was seen walking the links on a golf course in unincorporated Burlingame Sunday morning, San Mateo County officials said.The big cat was spotted at about 4:25 a.m. walking across Crystal Springs Golf Course, which borders the San Francisco State Fish and Game Wildlife Refuge west of Skyline Boulevard, officials said.Golfers and hikers alike should never approach a mountain lion, especially those that appear to be feeding or accompanied by offspring. Read More