After several tough years for hotels in San Mateo County, the industry made a rebound at the end of last year, thanks in large part to a rise in business-related bookings.Hotel occupancy rates were up 7.4 percent through November 2010 compared with the same time in 2009, said Anne LeClair, the CEO of the San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau. Read More
Peninsula residents in 10 cities and parts of unincorporated San Mateo County should brace for higher garbage rates this year as a San Francisco firm becomes their first new trash collector in almost three decades.
Prices for some customers are projected to increase by nearly 40 percent after Recology took over service for 92,000 households and 10,000 businesses between Burlingame and East Palo Alto, which officials say is one of the largest garbage-service areas in the country. Read More
Party-goers beware: Police are out in force through New Year’s Eve. As part of a holiday driving safety campaign, Burlingame police plan a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint today at 6 p.m. at an undisclosed location within the city. No one was killed while driving drunk during the holiday season last year, but eight people were injured in alcohol-involved collisions. Read More
First it was South San Francisco, then San Francisco. Now, Burlingame officials are ramping up their efforts to make their city the next biotech hot spot on the Peninsula.
A potential boost could come from a proposal for a 730,000-square-foot life sciences office complex along Burlingame’s Bayfront, which both the city and developer Millennium Partners hope will catalyze growth in the city’s biotech field. Read More
The pedestrian who was struck and killed on southbound U.S. Highway 101 in Burlingame early Wednesday morning has been identified as Raymond Briggs, the California Highway Patrol said Friday. Read More
Four lanes of southbound U.S. Highway 101 in Burlingame were closed early Wednesday morning while the California Highway Patrol investigated a fatal accident involving two vehicles and a pedestrian.Reports of a person lying on the ground in the fast lane of Highway 101 just north of Broadway came into the CHP communications center at about 1:25 a.m., Officer Peter Van Eckhardt said. Read More
Businesses on Burlingame Avenue are hoping free parking and appearances by Saint Nicholas will spark spirited spending among shoppers this holiday season.
The upcoming holidays will be the first big test for the area’s newly created, controversial business improvement district. Board members have been working furiously in recent weeks to organize promotions that they hope will draw people downtown. Read More
Menlo-Atherton at San Mateo, 3 p.m.The Bears are off to an 0-3 start and have scored just 23 points all season. A road test against the Bearcats (2-1), who are coming off a 50-29 loss to a quality Terra Nova team, could be a tough task. Read More
In late September last season, the Burlingame High School football team survived a thrilling 13-12 victory over Homestead on the strength of a fourth-quarter touchdown.
“It was a tough, physical game,” recalled Burlingame coach John Philipopoulos after a Panthers practice this week. “It could have gone either way, and fortunately we won.” Read More
Woodside at Los Altos, 3:15 p.m.After a bye week, Woodside looks to earn its first win of the season. The Wildcats will have their hands full with the Eagles, who won by 50 last week.
Burlingame at Gunn, 3:30 p.m.After a hard-fought loss to Palo Alto last week, Burlingame takes on a Titans team fresh off a 39-0 trouncing of Yerba Buena. Read More