Peninsula: Medical complex up for review tonight

Sequoia Hospital officials are nearing final city approval of their plans for a new, $240 million hospital and medical complex.

The project — including a 148,000-square-foot hospital that would be built next to the existing structure — will be discussed at a Planning Commission meeting tonight.

If approved by the City Council, the hospital would be on track for construction to begin this fall.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road, Redwood City.

S.F. Airport

Speedy security program contract to be awarded today

The San Francisco International Airport Commission today is scheduled to award a major contract for the registered traveler program — designed to speed preapproved travelers through security lines — to Verified Identity Pass Inc.

The program, expected to start this fall, came amid much fanfare as San Francisco and airport officials touted its usefulness for business travelers, who are expected to be the bulk of the program’s users.

Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport, which sees the bulk of Silicon Valley business travelers, has such a program in place as well.

SAN MATEO

SamTrans will offer service to Festa Italiana this weekend

SamTrans is offering several routes to serve the more than 50,000 people expected to attend Sunday’s Festa Italiana.

The Italian street festival will run along North B Street between Tilton and Second avenues. It is served by SamTrans routes 390 and 391, which run along El Camino Real until shortly after midnight, and by routes 250, 292 and 295, which stop at the San Mateo Caltrain station.

The festival kicks off at 10 a.m. and is followed by a bocce ball tournament, a classic-car show and carnival.

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