• The Spy Takes A Break

    The Laurel Street Spy is on an extended hiatus.  Thank you for reading the Spy.

  • Andy Klein, former Mayor of San Carlos

    Andy Klein Exits as Mayor

    Today, Andy Klein is the former mayor of San Carlos. In a surprise announcement – at least to the community – Klein resigned from his office Wednesday after just ten months in the position. Effective immediately. Klein filed a letter of resignation with the city clerk’s office. In it, he cited “major setbacks” to his [...]

  • News Scout: Carlos Club Part IV (V?)

    News Scout: Carlos Club Part IV (V?)

    There’s an app for that. This time, “app” is for appeal. The SC City Council voted 3-2 to appeal the Planning Commission’s go-ahead for the Carlos Club to expand. Mayor Andy Klein leading the charge against the CC. Hearing set for first city council meeting in April. Click here to read full coverage in SM [...]

  • News Scout: Schools…Carlos Club Continued

    News Scout: Schools…Carlos Club Continued

    Carlos Club: Looks like not everybody was happy with SC’s Planning Commission decision to approve the Carlos Club’s request to expand. Strongly suspect Police Chief Greg Rothaus did a big eye roll and heaved a big, disappointed (disgusted?) sigh. Mayor Andy Klein thinks the expansion is a lousy idea and plans to ask the City [...]

  • So Many Kids…Not Enough Classrooms

    So Many Kids…Not Enough Classrooms

    School and city leaders are trying to solve the very complicated problem of adding classrooms for the growing number of students in San Carlos. This is an ongoing process that will definitely not be solved at a meeting scheduled tonight. But it ought to be pretty interesting. Heather Murtaugh reports in The Daily Journal that [...]

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  • Ryan Connolly, New Owner of 1905 Cedar Street

    New Owners for Old Book-End House

    There’s nothing like a man standing in a dumpster that screams a spiffing up is under way. That’s Ryan Connolly off to the left, new owner San Carlos’ famous brick “book-end” home in the White Oaks neighborhood at the corner of Cedar and St. Francis. Ryan and his wife Brenna are still at their place [...]

  • Score for Carlos Club (& yeah, there’s a van)

    Score for Carlos Club (& yeah, there’s a van)

    Expect the Porta Potty, the official symbol of expansion and remodeling in back of the Carlos Club sometime in the not so distant future. SC’s Planning Commission Monday evening  approved the expansion of the Carlos Club on the bustling El Camino. To read SM Daily Journal reporter Michelle Durand’s excellent coverage of the decision , [...]

  • Cruisers on Laurel

    Cruisers on Laurel

    Just in case you start seeing super short skateboards made of vinyl in eye-popping colors around San Carlos…. They’re called Stereo Vinyl Cruisers. Society Skate Shop on Laurel now carries them and owner Narbe Vagharshakian  likes them so much he even made his own video featuring the Cruiser right on Laurel.  (Yes, Narbe is that [...]

  • Christmas Stuff To Do in San Carlos

    Christmas Stuff To Do in San Carlos

    Friday, December 2nd: The Second Annual Night of Holiday Lights presented by SC Parks & Rec Dept. and The Chamber of Commerce. 5pm-8pm on Laurel Street between San Carlos Ave. & Arroyo; 6:30: Tree Lighting at intersection of Laurel & Cherry Mayor Andy Klein will be on hand to light the street and “encourage everyone [...]

  • News Scout: Office Bar & Grill Employee Robbed at Knifepoint

    News Scout: Office Bar & Grill Employee Robbed at Knifepoint

    San Carlos Patch has the story of a restaurant employee at The Office Bar and Grill being robbed at knifepoint…way back on October 23rd in the early morning hours. Location: Eaton Avenue near Cowgill Alley. Click here to read article by Patch editor Kenny Porpora.  

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  • Enter the Craftsman

    Enter the Craftsman

    Parts of San Carlos are beginning to look a bit more like Berkeley or Palo Alto, thanks to the number of craftsman style homes going up. Jill Lewis with SC’s Planning Department says the city is seeing a growing  preference for this type of architecture. “Particularly in the flat land areas,” she said. Especially true [...]

  • Alex Wu, Kristin Wu, Allie Umber, Alex Vick, Heidi Umber, Susie Vick, Sara Umber

    For One Week Only…The Laurel Street Project

    A rather ingenious school project is now on display through Saturday at U.S. Bank: a model of Laurel Street. Gasp…it looks like children actually made it! (As opposed to parents …need the LSS say more). Brittan Acres Teacher Heidi Umber assigned the project to her class of second and third graders. Last year, the class [...]

  • Mixed Week for PG&E

    Mixed Week for PG&E

    On the same day…PG&E found itself both blamed and praised. Blamed by state regulators. Praised by leaders in San Carlos. Last Thursday, the Public Utilities Commission issued a report…alleging the utility broke state and federal laws that led to the deadly pipeline gas explosion in San Bruno in 2010. Meaning the Commissioners will consider fines [...]

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