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City Council Highlights: Style, a Lawsuit & Another Change for Fire?

City Council Highlights: Style, a Lawsuit & Another Change for Fire?

Who knew a style report might be in order for city council meetings? Since lamentably few citizens show up, all that style is completely wasted. So let’s start off with that,shall we? The LSS Style Report (and analysis) Mayor Andy Klein is letting his crew grow out, but not too long.  Hair length perfectly acceptable [...]

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 [...]

Race for City Council: Endorsement Watch

Race for City Council: Endorsement Watch

Here’s a quick look at organizational endorsements for City Council: The San Mateo County Deputy Sheriff’s Association has given its official approval to incumbent Randy Royce and businessman Ron Collins. If you want to know where the San Mateo County Fire Fighters Local 2400 stands on the candidates, as a member of the San Mateo [...]

Meet the Candidates (In Less Fun Format)

Meet the Candidates (In Less Fun Format)

All hopes for a good, old fashioned, zinger laced debate between the candidates for elected office in the City of San Carlos are officially dashed. Instead, we’re going to have a forum. The SC Chamber of Commerce is hosting the event scheduled for next Tuesday, September 13th. For those unfamiliar with the distinction between the [...]

Campaign Poster for Ron Collins on Laurel Street

Spied: Signs of Upcoming Election on Laurel…& Online

If there was an award for first City Council candidate to put up posters, Ron Collins would be the winner. So far, he’s the only fellow who’s image can be seen smiling from various storefronts along Laurel Street. Since this is 2011, the local businessman/president of the SC Chamber Board/member of EDAC has a website [...]

More Time Needed To Solve Illicit Massage Biz Problem

More Time Needed To Solve Illicit Massage Biz Problem

San Carlos’ Chief of Police wants to extend the ban on new massage businesses.  The City Council is expected to make a decision Monday evening when meetings resume after a summer break. Police staff asked for the original 45-day moratorium after noting a suspicious spike in the number of applications for massage therapy permits. As [...]

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 [...]

The Problem With Some Massage Establishments: Prostitution

On Monday, the San Carlos City Council will consider banning Styrofoam food containers, plastic bags and new massage establishments; the moratorium on massage businesses considered the most urgent. In a memo submitted by Police Chief Greg Rothaus, the Council is advised, “we have determined not all businesses offering massage in our community are legitimate and [...]

Brad Lewis photo credit City of San Carlos

Brad Lewis: In-between Projects & Ready to Go

Former SC Mayor/Pixar Director Brad Lewis is the newly chosen Interim Member of the City Council, a seat made vacant by the unexpected death of Mayor Omar Ahmad last month. The City Council last night ( 6/6) voted unanimously to appoint Lewis to the temp job, which runs through December.  Lewis starts his new (familiar) [...]

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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