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Latest Results for Close City Council Race

Latest Results for Close City Council Race

Just when you thought last week’s election was over and done…another update. The San Mateo County Office of Elections has released the latest results. When election night wrapped up, about 20,000 votes still needed to be counted, including some 13,000 that had been dropped off on November 8th. The one to watch in San Carlos [...]

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 [...]

This house on St. Francis in White Oaks called it.

“New Guys” Headed to SC City Council

School Board trustee Mark Olbert and businessman Ron Collins snagged the two open seats on the San Carlos City Council in a tight race…Olbert taking the lead, but only separated by a mere 32 votes. (Election certification expected within 28 days) Mark Olbert sounded a bit overwhelmed when the Laurel Street Spy reached him by [...]

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 [...]

Race For City Council Enters Home Stretch

Race For City Council Enters Home Stretch

Checked in with the three candidates for the two open seats on the San Carlos City Council. Here’s what they had to say: Randy Royce, Incumbent Randy Royce says he, his wife and about 30 volunteers – armed with precinct maps – hit the streets and went door-to-door doing the meet-and-greet and leaving postcards. “We [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Tally: City Council Campaign Donations

The Tally: City Council Campaign Donations

Here’s a look at campaign donations made to the three candidates running for City Council in San Carlos. According to filings made with the City Clerk, businessman Ron Collins has raised the most: $11,388, including $4,100 from the candidate himself. School Board trustee Mark Olbert followed with $10,795, $5,000 coming from Olbert and non-monetary contributions [...]

What’s Up With All Those Yard Signs?

What’s Up With All Those Yard Signs?

Arnold didn’t need yard signs. Neither did Jerry. But at the local level, candidates do, which explains all those yard signs that have popped up all over San Carlos. When it comes to local politics, “people are not well informed,” said Terry Christensen, a professor at San Jose State University, adding that yard signs are [...]

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