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Another Round for the Carlos Club?

Another Round for the Carlos Club?

The owner of the Carlos Club on El Camino wants to expand. San Carlos Police Chief Greg Rothaus is on the record. He does not approve. Rothaus sent a staff report to the city citing safety concerns. Mostly, he’s worried that the City of Good Living has way too many places serving alcohol compared to [...]

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Debut Night: Xmas on Eucalyptus (and about that Jeep)

Wow. David Newman’s two houses entered Disney electric light parade territory on Eucalyptus Avenue’s first night of holiday lights. While Newman is known for his wild and crazy light show, just down the street…there’s the house with the Jeep. Stephanie Moody says her family’s signature decoration was her husband’s inspiration five years ago. He jacked [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

ABA Hearth & Home's New Location at 1494 Laurel Street

Home For Where The Hearth Is

The north-west corner of Laurel and White Oak Way is looking a little more mid-century modern, along the lines of the Carlos Club, The Light House and J&M Hobby House. ABA Hearth & Home recently moved from its leased space in the busy 800 block of Laurel to its new home behind Trader Joe’s. ABA [...]

Paula Ebejer-Moffitt, owner of Prima Printing

The Perils of Printing When Everyone Has a Printer

Back in the old days, before the rise of desktop publishing and online based printing services, Prima Printing ran its business right on Laurel Street. Then in the late nineties, things began to change for the cottage printing industry. Technological advances made life easier for printers. “When things could be saved as a PDF, that [...]

J&M Hobby House, 1660 Laurel Street, San Carlos

From Boys to Men: The Evolution of J&M Hobby House

This is first in a series of stories about older businesses in San Carlos that have experienced changes in the community and society….and how they’ve evolved. Around 2 o’clock in the afternoon in the middle of the week, J&M Hobby House at the south end of Laurel Street is bustling with customers. Catch the time [...]

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