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San Carlos Rebranded (& Other Updates, Too)

San Carlos Rebranded (& Other Updates, Too)

With the sun on your back, a glass of wine in hand and and a couple tokens in pocket, it’s easy to miss the City of San Carlos’ rebranding debut at the Art and Wine Faire. The City of Good Living became CITY OF GOOD LIVING at the SC Chamber of Commerce’s 21st annual event. [...]

K-8 Overcrowding: 2-Schools on 1 Campus? Buses?

K-8 Overcrowding: 2-Schools on 1 Campus? Buses?

Building a new school, or some kind of facility to ease classroom overcrowding, has become the top priority of the K-8 San Carlos School District. That’s according to Superintendent Craig Baker. Baker gave an update on enrollment to a morning meeting of the joint city/school committee, known as 2+2, made up of two City Council [...]

A Sign of Change: A RC Fire Vehicle in front of SC Fire Station #13

New Era for SC Fire Department

On Saturday, the San Carlos Fire Department officially rolls out, operating under the management of Redwood City. The shared services agreement between SC and RC marks the end of a contentious partnership between the cities of San Carlos and Belmont that together provided fire and emergency services under a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA). San Carlos [...]

San Carlos’ Budget Strategy in 1,400 Words

San Carlos’ Budget Strategy in 1,400 Words

The City of San Carlos has come up some pretty interesting strategies to deal with budget woes in a lousy economy…some of them controversial. While the solutions have both fans and critics, one thing can be agreed:  with everyone so busy trying to keep up with international, national and local news – not to mention [...]

Why So Many Mexican, Italian (Whatever) Restaurants?

Why So Many Mexican, Italian (Whatever) Restaurants?

A new Mexican restaurant – Monarcas- is set to open on San Carlos Avenue, just a few doors down from La Cornetta Taqueria.  No doubt, Monarcas hopes to stand out by dubbing itself, “Mexican Cuisine.” An upscale play may help Monarcas distinguish itself from the competition.  It joins a crowded field of nine(ish) Mexican eateries [...]

A drawing by an unknown artist of (impacted) White Oaks Elementary

A New School? Raise Hand If You Know Right Answer

How to solve the problem of San Carlos’ overcrowded schools? Lots of ideas floated and discussed Tuesday at the 2+2 Joint City Council/School Board meeting. Enrollment has shot up, a trend that is expected to continue in the coming years.  Simply put, there just isn’t enough physical space for all the K-8 children, according to [...]

The Guys Have It

The Guys Have It

November’s City Council ballot is beginning to take shape and if the current trend continues, the slate will lack a female candidate for the two open seats (now occupied by Brad Lewis & Randy Royce). This means the next official City Council photo will look different, but distinctly and uniformly…male…not that there’s anything wrong with [...]

Who’s Running for Interim City Council Seat?

This story updated Friday early evening after quick jaunt to City Hall where Brian Moura was adding names to his growing list of applicants. Applications for a city temp job that pays $300 a month trickled in through the day.  By the 5pm deadline, Assistant City Manager Brian Moura counted eleven applicants for the position [...]

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