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Race for City Council: Endorsement Watch

Race for City Council: Endorsement Watch

Here’s a quick look at organizational endorsements for City Council: The San Mateo County Deputy Sheriff’s Association has given its official approval to incumbent Randy Royce and businessman Ron Collins. If you want to know where the San Mateo County Fire Fighters Local 2400 stands on the candidates, as a member of the San Mateo [...]

Carrie Du Bois, SUHSD Candidate

See Carrie Run! An Interview with the SUHSD Candidate

This November, you won’t see any women running for the K-8 San Carlos School Board, but San Carlos’ Carrie Du Bois is one of three women (and two men) vying for a seat on the Sequoia Union High School District. The SUHSD hasn’t had a member from San Carlos for a long time and Du [...]

Really Basic Guide to San Carlos School Board Race

Really Basic Guide to San Carlos School Board Race

No excuse not knowing about the three men running for two open seats on the San Carlos School Board. Incumbent Seth Rosenblatt and newcomers Adam Rak and Peter Tzifas are making their cases at forums, informal gatherings and online, including Facebook. Tonight, The San Carlos Ed Foundation will hold the first of two sponsored “debates” [...]

The Tally: City Council Campaign Donations

The Tally: City Council Campaign Donations

Here’s a look at campaign donations made to the three candidates running for City Council in San Carlos. According to filings made with the City Clerk, businessman Ron Collins has raised the most: $11,388, including $4,100 from the candidate himself. School Board trustee Mark Olbert followed with $10,795, $5,000 coming from Olbert and non-monetary contributions [...]

What City Council Campaign Signs WON’T Tell You

What City Council Campaign Signs WON’T Tell You

Seventy-five percent of American cities hold nonpartisan elections, the City of San Carlos among them. Voters who have no idea who to check-off for City Council on November 8th may look for party labels to help guide their choice. If you’re one of those people and want to find out the candidates’ party affiliation, you [...]

What’s Up With All Those Yard Signs?

What’s Up With All Those Yard Signs?

Arnold didn’t need yard signs. Neither did Jerry. But at the local level, candidates do, which explains all those yard signs that have popped up all over San Carlos. When it comes to local politics, “people are not well informed,” said Terry Christensen, a professor at San Jose State University, adding that yard signs are [...]

Left to Right: Lewis, Royce, Klein, Grassilli, Grocott

The City Council Race For Dummies

Name a current member of the San Carlos City Council.  Can’t? You’re not alone. Over the last week, the Laurel Street Spy has taken a random survey of residents. Not a big sample (about 25 people) and certainly nothing scientific. The findings: Only a few could name a City Council member. “Which of the yard [...]

Missed City Council Candidate Forum?

Missed City Council Candidate Forum?

You’re not alone. Some people forgot about the Tuesday evening event. Others didn’t know it was happening in the first place. The LSS missed most of the good stuff thanks to tragic DVR failure to record. So basically, in summary: Ron Collins has really nice hair; Mark Olbert sported a cool tie in an interesting [...]

Meet the Candidates (In Less Fun Format)

Meet the Candidates (In Less Fun Format)

All hopes for a good, old fashioned, zinger laced debate between the candidates for elected office in the City of San Carlos are officially dashed. Instead, we’re going to have a forum. The SC Chamber of Commerce is hosting the event scheduled for next Tuesday, September 13th. For those unfamiliar with the distinction between the [...]

Campaign Poster for Ron Collins on Laurel Street

Spied: Signs of Upcoming Election on Laurel…& Online

If there was an award for first City Council candidate to put up posters, Ron Collins would be the winner. So far, he’s the only fellow who’s image can be seen smiling from various storefronts along Laurel Street. Since this is 2011, the local businessman/president of the SC Chamber Board/member of EDAC has a website [...]

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