Tobacco sting uncovers merchants who sell to kids

In spite of county efforts to curb the sale of tobacco to underaged youths, six out of 32 merchants, or 19 percent, sold to kids during a tobacco-buy operation coordinated by the Youth Leadership Institute and the county Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday.

The operation comes just four months after the last sting in the same unincorporated areas of the county, mostly North Fair Oaks, in which about 11 percent of merchants sold to underage youths.

“It just shows that not all businesses are following the law,” said Sgt. Joe Sheridan, Sheriff’s Office deputy.

SAN CARLOS

New Rotary president pledges involvement

Judy Brown was welcomed as the new president of the San Carlos Rotary this week. She replaces Claire Earley, who was officially “debunked” from her presidential post during a ceremony at the Stanford Park Hotel on Saturday.

Brown said her goal this year is to get all Rotary members involved in one of the charitable organization’s many committees. The Rotary sponsors a number of local events, such as the Hometown Days Fun Run and a pancake breakfast.

FOSTER CITY

Camps offer kids activities to keep busy during summer

As the school year winds to a close and summer begins, Foster City’s seasonal camps return with a variety of summer camp opportunities for resident children to keep them occupied during the break.

Different camps are available for students ranging from preschool to eighth grade, and include arts and crafts, field trips and overnight camping. Camp begins Monday at 9 a.m. at Foster City Elementary School.

Parents can register their children online by visiting www.fostercity.org and clicking on the “Summer Camp Begins,” link or by calling (650) 286-3380.

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