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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 [...]

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 [...]

Update…and Question for Readers

Update…and Question for Readers

Dear Readers…Well, I’m back working in a newsroom. Full-time. And commuting to SF. Which means less time to devote to the Spy. Used to spend at least 5 hours a day researching, interviewing and writing…and loving every minute. Have held off making any sort of decision or announcement about the future of the Spy. At [...]

Meet San Carlos’ Very Own Cake Boss

Meet San Carlos’ Very Own Cake Boss

Seen those crazy, sculpted cakes featured on cable shows like Cake Boss? A baker who specializes in 3-D and custom cakes has quietly moved into San Carlos. Ken O’Neil is the owner of Cakewalk Creations. Its new home on the busy El Camino is the former Burrito Express. O’Neil, a graduate of the California Culinary [...]

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