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One of Newman's Two Houses...the day-time version

An Amped Up Christmas on Eucalyptus

Here’s a prediction that can’t go wrong: Eucalyptus Avenue in San Carlos will deliver another shock-and-awe Christmas light show beginning tonight, December 1st.  Expect traffic and lots of blinking and jaw dropping. David Newman, who owns the two houses that arguably draw the most attention on the street, says he made some changes this holiday [...]

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.  

The Nutcracker Production That Aims to Prevent Nod-Offs

The Nutcracker Production That Aims to Prevent Nod-Offs

Want the kids to see the Nutcracker but don’t want to shell out hundreds of bucks for tickets to catch a performance in San Francisco? You can watch a family-friendly production of the holiday classic that’s much more affordable in Redwood City this Friday, December 2nd at the historic Fox Theater. The ballet is condensed [...]

City Council Highlights: Style, a Lawsuit & Another Change for Fire?

City Council Highlights: Style, a Lawsuit & Another Change for Fire?

Who knew a style report might be in order for city council meetings? Since lamentably few citizens show up, all that style is completely wasted. So let’s start off with that,shall we? The LSS Style Report (and analysis) Mayor Andy Klein is letting his crew grow out, but not too long.  Hair length perfectly acceptable [...]

News Scout: Olbert Sounds Off; The Funny Thing About Home Sales in SC & Cautionary Tale For Parents

News Scout: Olbert Sounds Off; The Funny Thing About Home Sales in SC & Cautionary Tale For Parents

The Laurel Street Spy scouted news sources and blogs and found: **The election of Mark Olbert to the City Council and Carrie Du Bois to the Sequoia Union High School District means two open seats on the San Carlos School Board (K-8). The choices: fill them by appointment or special election. Olbert makes his case [...]

Armed Robbery at Holly Gas Station & Incident at PG&E Yard

Armed Robbery at Holly Gas Station & Incident at PG&E Yard

Police are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery at Holly Gas and Diesel in San Carlos. Around 9:30pm on November 27th, an Hispanic man about 25-years old with a stocky build allegedly entered 907 Holly Street and confronted the two clerks while brandishing a “silver, revolver type handgun.” The suspect, described as having [...]

Wheeler Plaza For Dummies

Wheeler Plaza For Dummies

This is for those of you who think Wheeler Plaza is a TV western from the seventies. For those in-the-know, the draft environmental impact report on the development project is out and available for some serious downloading and reading. Get out your specs. It’s more than 200 pages long, broken into four parts and comes [...]

Countdown to Christmas on Eucalyptus

Countdown to Christmas on Eucalyptus

The Frankoni family was out in force the day after Thanksgiving doing what they’ve done for about 20 years now: getting the front of their house ready for the annual Eucalyptus Christmas drive-by and walk-by spectacular. “We got rid of the crystal arch,” explained Nancy Frankoni, a retired special ed teacher who worked for the [...]

News Scout: City Council Gives Thumbs Down to AT&T; Millbrae to Outsource PD

News Scout: City Council Gives Thumbs Down to AT&T; Millbrae to Outsource PD

The Laurel Street Spy scouted local news sources and blogs and found: –The City Council, at its Monday night meeting, reversed the planning commission’s approval of AT&T’s plans to expand its cell phone tower at 260 Shelford Avenue. So it’s back to the drawing board for AT&T according to the article in The San Mateo [...]

Where 1700 block of Laurel intersects with St. Francis

Parking Challenge at South End of Laurel

The south side of Laurel Street – the quiet end – is changing and so is the parking situation. “It’s getting livelier by the minute,” said Jim Peck of Peck & Peck Insurance Brokers, who’s office is on the 1700 block of Laurel. “Parking is ridiculous,” Peck said. So what’s changed? Part of the problem [...]

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