Peninsula: More candidates head toward race

Two more candidates have pulled papers and show an intent to run for one of the three available seats on the Foster City City Council in this year’s elections.

Patrick McKinnie and Stanley Roberts were the sixth and seventh candidates to show an interest in one of the seats. Roberts unsuccessfully ran in 2005.

Council members Rick Wykoff and Linda Koelling have both retrieved paperwork to defend their seats, and with a third seat up for grabs — to be vacated by two-term member Ron Cox — City Clerk Therese Calic expects a busy election race.

SAN MATEO

Caltrain reports record ridership, revenue numbers

For the second year in a row, Caltrain has reported record numbers of riders and revenue.

From July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007, Caltrain carried 10.98 million passengers — up 8.2 percent from the previous fiscal year.

Caltrain officials have credited the introduction of the popular Baby Bullet service in 2004 for the turn-around.

Caltrain’s revenue also increased by 14.8 percent over the last fiscal year. Officials report that the service brought in $34.9 million in ticket and pass sales.

REDWOOD CITY

Fundraising music festival to take place this weekend

The Police Activities League hosts its annual fundraising blues festival Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. at Courthouse Square in downtown Redwood City. The festival also offers arts and crafts, a kids’ stage and playland and food and drink from local restaurants.

The city’s PAL organizes programs to keep youths occupied after school, on weekends and during the summer. For more information, call (650) 556-1650.

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