Brendan Bartholomew

Midpen staff and California Conservation Corps members remove California bay trees from the Los Trancos Preserve in Los Altos, in order to protect nearby oak trees from the fungus-like pathogen that causes Sudden Oak Death. (Courtesy Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District)

Scientists study incurable tree disease in San Mateo County

There is nothing sudden about stopping Sudden Oak Death. But a group…

 

People square dance at the Pride Initiative celebration in San Mateo on June 4. (Courtesy County of San Mateo)

LGBTQ Commission speaks for underrepresented community

When a transgender woman visiting San Mateo County from the Philippines found…

 

David Canepa, left, and Mike Guingona will face off in a race to represent District 5 on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. (Courtesy photo)

Politicians’ petulant past points to bellicose race for county supervisor

Two Daly City elected officials are poised to go head to head…

 

Unite Here Local 2 members deliver to San Bruno city staff more than 3,000 signatures gathered to place a referendum on the November ballot that would reverse the city council’s March decision to sell a 1.5-acre parcel of land to hotel builder OTO Development. (Courtesy Unite Here Local 2)

Ballot measure rejection results in lawsuit against San Bruno over hotel

Opponents of a planned hotel in San Bruno are suing the city…

Unite Here Local 2 members deliver to San Bruno city staff more than 3,000 signatures gathered to place a referendum on the November ballot that would reverse the city council’s March decision to sell a 1.5-acre parcel of land to hotel builder OTO Development. (Courtesy Unite Here Local 2)
The San Francisquito Creeks floods at the Pope/Chaucer Bridge in Menlo Park in 2012. (Courtesy Len Materman)
The San Francisquito Creeks floods at the Pope/Chaucer Bridge in Menlo Park in 2012. (Courtesy Len Materman)
Unite Here Local 2 members deliver to San Bruno city staff more than 3,000 signatures gathered to place a referendum on the November ballot that would reverse the city council’s March decision to sell a 1.5-acre parcel of land to hotel builder OTO Development. (Courtesy Unite Here Local 2)

Measure seeking to block proposed San Bruno hotel heading to November ballot

A multiyear effort by elected officials to bring a new hotel to…

Unite Here Local 2 members deliver to San Bruno city staff more than 3,000 signatures gathered to place a referendum on the November ballot that would reverse the city council’s March decision to sell a 1.5-acre parcel of land to hotel builder OTO Development. (Courtesy Unite Here Local 2)
Chef Cindy Fuentes prepares food for Pacifica’s Meals on Wheels program. (Courtesy Ann Cooney)

San Mateo County looks for new partners for Meals on Wheels

Changes are being cooked up to programs that deliver meals to the…

Chef Cindy Fuentes prepares food for Pacifica’s Meals on Wheels program. (Courtesy Ann Cooney)
Mark Woodward, CEO of Invoca, is the latest tech worker to suffer backlash after voicing his disdain for the Bay Area’s lower-income population. (Courtesy photo)

Another tech CEO in hot water for insensitive comments

Tech CEO Mark Woodward appears to be the latest leader in the…

Mark Woodward, CEO of Invoca, is the latest tech worker to suffer backlash after voicing his disdain for the Bay Area’s lower-income population. (Courtesy photo)
A restored wetlands habitat is located adjacent to the proposed development site in Pacifica. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Old rock quarry in Pacifica a possible site for housing development

The latest proposal to redevelop an old rock quarry in Pacifica could…

A restored wetlands habitat is located adjacent to the proposed development site in Pacifica. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A rendering of the future Bayshore Elementary campus, which will absorb Robertson Intermediate and install state-of-the-art technology in classrooms. (Courtesy BCA Architects)

School consolidation to revitalize Bayshore in Daly City

Daly City’s Bayshore Elementary School District is celebrating tentative approval of a…

A rendering of the future Bayshore Elementary campus, which will absorb Robertson Intermediate and install state-of-the-art technology in classrooms. (Courtesy BCA Architects)
Construction equipment sits at the former site of the now-demolished 320 Esplanade Ave apartment building. The building at 310 Esplanade Ave., which was yellow tagged and evacuated in late January, can be seen in the background. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Pacifica upholds yellow tagging of cliffside apartments

The latest chapter in the saga of Pacifica’s endangered cliffside apartment buildings…

Construction equipment sits at the former site of the now-demolished 320 Esplanade Ave apartment building. The building at 310 Esplanade Ave., which was yellow tagged and evacuated in late January, can be seen in the background. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Daly City is interested in joining the Vision Zero campaign — following San Francisco and cities worldwide that want to end traffic-related fatalities. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Daly City considers joining Vision Zero campaign

Daly City Councilman Mike Guingona is asking his fellow councilmembers to follow…

Daly City is interested in joining the Vision Zero campaign — following San Francisco and cities worldwide that want to end traffic-related fatalities. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Daly City Vice Mayor David Canepa says creating safe exchange zones will help deter crimes during in-person transactions. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Daly City considers safe exchange zones

Daly City Vice Mayor David Canepa says tragedies similar to the 2013…

Daly City Vice Mayor David Canepa says creating safe exchange zones will help deter crimes during in-person transactions. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Burlingame High School teacher Kevin Nelson says he’s been transferred to Aragon High due to ongoing conflicts with BHS principal Di Yim. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Burlingame teacher faces transfer amid conflict with principal

A series of disputes between the principal and a popular teacher at…

Burlingame High School teacher Kevin Nelson says he’s been transferred to Aragon High due to ongoing conflicts with BHS principal Di Yim. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Before her death, Marie Hatch lived in this cottage at 625 California Dr. in Burlingame. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Gentrification evictions could amount to elder abuse

Evictions in the Bay Area, where the cost of living has skyrocketed…

Before her death, Marie Hatch lived in this cottage at 625 California Dr. in Burlingame. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos advocates opening the watershed for public recreation in a video he made for the Open the SF Watershed organization. (Courtesy Open the SF Watershed)

Supervisors call for greater recreational access to watershed

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has aroused the ire of some…

San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos advocates opening the watershed for public recreation in a video he made for the Open the SF Watershed organization. (Courtesy Open the SF Watershed)
Daly City’s Bayshore Elementary, pictured, is in need of serious repairs, and the sellling of Robertson Intermediate to developers could help the district net much-needed funding. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bayshore school district seeks to sell Robertson campus for housing development

Daly City’s Bayshore Elementary School District appears to have cleared a hurdle…

Daly City’s Bayshore Elementary, pictured, is in need of serious repairs, and the sellling of Robertson Intermediate to developers could help the district net much-needed funding. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)
City Manager Pat Martel says Daly City would save almost $3 million over the course of five years by outsourcing its police dispatch services. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Outsourcing of Daly City’s police dispatch services disputed

Controversy surrounding a proposal to outsource Daly City’s police dispatch services came…

City Manager Pat Martel says Daly City would save almost $3 million over the course of five years by outsourcing its police dispatch services. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Seton Medical Center in Daly City is part of the Daughters of Charity hospitals, where doctors and nurses have recently left to find better job stability. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Good tidings for Peninsula health care workers

BlueMountain Capital Management’s recently finalized deal with the Daughters of Charity Health…

Seton Medical Center in Daly City is part of the Daughters of Charity hospitals, where doctors and nurses have recently left to find better job stability. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)
North Coast County Water District. S.F. EXAMINER PHOTO BY MICHAEL ARES

Pacifica weighs taking on water district responsibilities

Pacifica has financial problems, but could increase efficiency by merging its water…

North Coast County Water District. S.F. EXAMINER PHOTO BY MICHAEL ARES