When the International Sportsman’s Expo announced it will no longer host a show in San Mateo County, Karen Carbonnet saw it as an opportunity opening.
The owner of California Fly Shop in San Carlos said though losing the staple show is disappointing, it is giving her an opportunity to organize a show specifically for fly fishing that will allow fishermen to get their hands on new equipment and try it out in a pool. Read More
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
Redwood City voters are voicing their support for developers to do an environmental impact report for the Saltworks project, just weeks before city officials are to approve an environmental consultant. Read More
Ground will break on 36 new low-income condos in June, nearly four years after plans to build the homes were presented to Daly City by Habitat for Humanity.
The project, which will break ground June 3, is located at 7555 Mission St. It will consist of 36 condos and be open to low-income families, but future owners will not be able to just sign up and hope they get chosen, they will have to work for it, said Habitat for Humanity spokeswoman Jennifer Doettling. Read More
Thirty-six-year-old Oakland resident Magdalena Boulet will be running in the elite category at today’s ING Bay to Breakers. How long have you been running ING Bay to Breakers? I’ve only done it a couple of times. I always wish I could do it every year, but sometimes after other races, especially spring marathons, there’s not enough time in between the two. Read More
Three power outages in a five-week span affecting more than 7,000 Burlingame customers each time is one reason residents are demanding answers from Pacific Gas and Electric.
A citizens group is meeting with the utility company and city staff to discuss the issues and possible solutions at the end of this month. Read More
When budget cuts threatened the music programs at Redwood City schools, parents banded together to raise funds to save it.In February, parents met with the Redwood City Education Foundation to brainstorm ideas to save the programs.
Georgia Jack, chair of Save the Music for the education foundation, said community drives, a fun run and an all-day concert were determined as ways to help raise money. Read More
Days before some of the world’s most elite runners take on the 7.46-mile course for the 99th annual ING Bay to Breakers, nearly 2,000 San Francisco Unified School District middle-schoolers will run 2.49 miles in Golden Gate Park.
ING’s Run for Something Better program is a school-based, free training program aimed at reducing childhood obesity by introducing kids to running and the benefits of physical activity.
It began four years ago, according to Josh Muxen, organizer of the program. Students train for 13 weeks before the 4K race to get ready and in shape. Read More
An additional $17,000 will be collected by the Redwood City Elementary School District after an increase in students attending school in March because of the potential to win an iPod Touch.
Raul Parungao, the district’s chief business official, said the contest, which lasted all of March, did entice children to come to school.
“Seventeen thousand seems worth it,” he said of the contest. “Every dollar counts in this environment. Especially with the state budget crisis, this certainly helps.” Read More
Wet weather that has soaked the Bay Area in recent weeks will not spare the region from major wildfires, fire authorities said, it will only delay any possible start to them.
Daniel Berlant, spokesman with Cal Fire, said California’s Mediterranean-type climate provides the perfect conditions to spark wildfires with the extra brush that has grown throughout the state, whether is has been a wet winter or not.
“More rain means additional growth,” he said. “The rain will increase moisture, but it doesn’t take much to dry it out.” Read More
Daly City native Elizabeth Santiago was never afraid of the police as a child.
The 22-year-old Daly City police cadet said she wants to train to become a K-9 cop, but first she is going to volunteer with kids in Daly City to show them not to be afraid of police and other officials during the annual Kops and Kids Family Day.
Santiago said she first volunteered at Kops and Kids Family Day two years ago to get further involved with the youth in her community while on her way to becoming a police officer. Read More
Lily Mein’s eighth birthday party was not the same as her peers’.
Instead of pink party favors and pony rides, Mein invited her friends to Stulsaft Park in Redwood City for a cleanup project last month.
According to the 8-year-old’s mother, Lily was adamant about picking up trash, setting up recycling bins and hosting a scavenger hunt in the park.
“It’s something I never considered doing,” Nancy Mein said of her daughter. “But she really wanted to move forward.” Read More
Enjoy some chips and salsa — and help the Special Olympics.
Members of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department will be your waiters for one night this month as they try to raise money for this summer’s Special Olympics.
From 5 to 9 p.m. May 13, patrons of the Chevy’s Fresh Mexican Restaurant in Redwood City can participate in Tip a Cop, where members of the Sheriff’s Department will team up with a server to bring chips, salsa and beverages and even bus tables. Read More
The focal point, its oldest exhibit, of Coyote Point Museum is coming down after 30 years on display.
The exhibit, known as “The Place Called San Mateo,” occupied the 8,000-square-foot Redwood Hall. This week, the information that was displayed visually and through text describing the Bay Area’s geographical diversity will be dismantled and given to bidders who purchased portions of the display. Read More
Brian Riley, the managing director of Merrill Lynch San Francisco, is the co-chair of the Commonwealth Club Distinguished Awards Dinner on Thursday.
What is the Distinguished Awards Dinner? It is our 22nd annual, put on by the Commonwealth Club, that honors distinguished citizens in the community. This year’s dinner, we are really trying to recognize what’s great about California, which is the theme of the dinner. Read More