News Scout: New Trees to Block In-N-Out Sign? More $ for SC Projects

The Laurel Street Spy scouted local news sources and blogs and found:

–Some home owners living near In-N-Out want the fast food restaurant to plant new trees in their backyards to block out that tall neon sign. According to The Daily Journal‘s Michelle Durand, they just might get it done.

–The San Carlos CalTrain station got a $3.5 grant, the first bit of funding for the Transit Village Project.  Details in the S.F. Examiner. (The City of SC says the proposed development that would include 280 new housing units and 14,000 sq. feet of retail space is on hold pending info. on High Speed Rail…reconsideration to begin next year)

–The three candidates for the 2-open seats on the San Carlos City Council gave interviews to Kristen Marschall of the Daily News. Businessman Ron Collins (also President of the Chamber of Commerce) said the city should work to attract more small to medium sized businesses; SC School Board trustee Mark Olbert said he’d work on bringing transparency to the Council, needed – he says – because residents feel the City doesn’t listen to them; incumbent Randy Royce said the City needs to invest in infrastructure, prevent flooding on the El Camino and possibly save more money should the economy continue to weaken. (Quick summary, for more…click on link)

–According to The Daily News, San Carlos will share in a $1.7 million Caltrans (Safe Routes to School) grant with East Palo Alto and Redwood City. The $340,800 for San Carlos will go toward physical improvements around Arundel Elementary.

–Under a new program at The San Mateo County Community College District, all fees must be paid IN FULL at registration beginning in the Spring semester: January 4th. Details at The Daily Journal.

–Realtor Chuck Gillooley has the third quarter real estate report for San Carlos: sales are up and prices are down…at The White Oaks Blog.

Also….The City Council meets Monday, October 24th. On the agenda: a study session on the proposed library remodel design and budget; “consider directing staff” to put in synthetic turf at Crestview Park and possible sites for electronic message boards. For a complete list of discussion items…click here.






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