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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 [...]

For the New School Board: A Tough First Assignment

For the New School Board: A Tough First Assignment

The race for the School Board is over. Maybe, kind of, sort of as the saying goes. Incumbent Seth Rosenblatt got a return trip and tech executive Adam Rak earned his boarding ticket after a long campaign. That took care of the two seats that needed filling. And then a double whammy happened on election [...]

Left to right: Brad Lewis, Randy Royce, Andy Klein, Bob Grassilli, Matt Grocott (w/apologies to Lewis for unfortunate cropping)

Randy Royce…& Others on the Election Upset

Incumbent Randy Royce lost his seat on the city council by a little less than 300 votes. Royce had a laundry list of endorsements, from newspapers to state elected officials and local community leaders. Examiner.com columnist Bruce Balshone predicted victory for Royce, writing; “Royce remains popular and will win reelection.” So what happened? Only the [...]

Pitch Me Baby One More Time

Pitch Me Baby One More Time

With apologies to Britney (and the candidates)… The Laurel Street Spy invited all the San Carlos candidates running for election on Tuesday, November 8th to take the Twitter challenge: make their pitch in 140 characters or less. Here’s what they came up with…listed in alphabetical order. (Variation in character count explained below)   Running for [...]

Campaign “Buddies”

Campaign “Buddies”

LSS Analysis: Some San Carlos politicians are endorsing each other as they hope to score a win on November 8th. When you look closely at who’s endorsing whom, it reveals alliances that may impact city government. Before you read on, you might want to grab a score card. San Carlos City Council candidate Ron Collins [...]

Carrie Du Bois, SUHSD Candidate

See Carrie Run! An Interview with the SUHSD Candidate

This November, you won’t see any women running for the K-8 San Carlos School Board, but San Carlos’ Carrie Du Bois is one of three women (and two men) vying for a seat on the Sequoia Union High School District. The SUHSD hasn’t had a member from San Carlos for a long time and Du [...]

So Many Kids, Not Enough Space

So Many Kids, Not Enough Space

(Updated to include interview with Superintendent) A School Board committee with a yawn-of-a-name is in charge of one of the city’s most challenging issues:  what to do about increased enrollment in K-8 schools. While the question of a new school for San Carlos is on the agenda for Tuesday’s 2+2 Joint City/School Committee meeting, the [...]

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