Peninsula: Event will allow free hazardous-waste disposal

Household hazardous waste — everything from paint and paint thinners to motor oil, batteries and photo chemicals — can be dropped off in Redwood City on Aug. 11.

The event is open to residents of Redwood City, Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, Atherton, Portola Valley and Woodside.

Although it’s free, residents need to make an appointment, either by calling (650) 363-4718 or visiting www.smhealth.org/hhw/appt. Both can also let residents know where drop-off spots are located. Appointments are limited.

SAN BRUNO

Caltrain work will close streets during weekends

Caltrain is rebuilding its railroad crossings in San Bruno at Scott Street during the weekends of July 27 and Aug. 3. Scott Street between Herman Street and Montgomery Avenue will be closed during construction.

During the work, crews will replace worn asphalt, rails, ties and ballast on the eastern and western tracks.

Neighbors may hear some noise and see lights at night, and can call (800) 660-4287 to ask questions or get more details.

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO

Zoning ordinance overhaul begins at board meeting

To plug holes in the development process and encourage better design, the city will begin updating its zoning ordinance tonight when the City Council and Planning Commission meet together to discuss project objectives and set a schedule.

The city’s updated Zoning Ordinance would implement the General Plan, which outlines how the city’s neighborhoods are developed in the future and how available land is used.

The joint session will be held at 6 p.m. tonight in the City Council Community Room at 33 Arroyo Drive in South City.

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