Ten years after Burlingame’s drive-in movie theater closed, the vacant Beach Road property could be getting some new tenants.
An application to develop the 16-acre site was submitted to the city’s Planning Department this month, Planning Manager Maureen Brooks said.
The plans submitted by Millennium Partners — a developer of luxury hotels and condominiums — include more than 700,000 square feet of floor space and a realignment of Airport Boulevard.
Brooks said this is the first application for the property in more than a decade. Read More
Three days before leaving for a Hawaiian getaway, Abby Beeler realized the worst possible scenario had come true: Someone had hacked into her bank account and stolen money.
The 24-year-old San Francisco resident was at a loss. She said she didn’t know what to do.
“I was really dumbfounded by it,” she said. “I thought I did everything right.”
Instead of preparing for her trip, Beeler said she had to visit the bank, close her accounts and wait for the $2,500 to be replenished after she returned from her four-day trip. Read More
Students looking to enrich their education and get ahead in classes over the summer now have that opportunity in the Sequoia Union High School District — but classes come with a fee.
The board of trustees recently agreed to allow the district to charge students looking to take credits in addition to their required courses.
School board President Olivia Martinez said trustees didn’t want to limit learning to those who needed it most.
“We need to worry as much about the kids excelling as those who are struggling,” she said. Read More
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