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The (Grand)Mother of All Open Houses: 1905 Cedar

The (Grand)Mother of All Open Houses: 1905 Cedar

Over the weekend, more than 950 people trooped through the open house at 1905 Cedar Street. “I’ve never held anything that big in my entire life,” said Intero real estate broker Dave Blewett of the distinctive property known as the “brick bookend” house at the corner of St. Francis Way. Unlike most houses on the [...]

Having Fun Raising Funds

Having Fun Raising Funds

The entrepreneurial spirit starts young in San Carlos!  This weekend, quite a few lemonade stands popped up…one strategically located next to an Open House.  However, one stood out for the big hearts behind it. The lemonade & treat stand at the corner of St. Francis Way and Pearl Ave. went up on Sunday to help [...]

Stairs leading to man cave

Enter the Man Cave…San Carlos Style

When a postcard for an Open House arrives advertising a “gem of a home” with a basement “man cave,” there’s really only one option (if you’re the Laurel Street Spy).  You go. What would a man cave in San Carlos look like?  Would it be covered in Giants posters?  Would there be a lamp with [...]

1528 St. Francis Way...before scrape

New San Carlos Homes….Kind of Big

Even for White Oaks – where homes are smaller and closer together than most other SC neighborhoods – the house at 1528 St. Francis seemed tiny at 870 square feet. After the 2/1 sold for $710,000 last summer, down it came.  When construction is finished, in its place will stand a much bigger residence…but one [...]

Asbestos removal at fire damaged house on St. Francis Way

Update: St. Francis Way, White Oaks House Fire

Not exactly a wealth of new information regarding the devastating house fire earlier this month on St. Francis Way in the White Oaks neighborhood, but it’s an official statement. According to James Palisi, Fire Marshall of the Belmont-San Carlos Fire Dept., the fire, “appears to be accidental.” Homeowner Jasmine Kuramoto didn’t seem to hold out [...]

The badly damaged garage

White Oaks House Fire: Updated

If you were awakened by the sirens during the night, then you heard the fire department responding to a house fire on St. Francis east of Cedar. The house was badly damaged and the garage and the cars inside were completely destroyed. The homeowner – understandably shaken – said the fire started in the garage [...]

Yes, There IS Crime in San Carlos

Highlights from the San Mateo County San Carlos Police Bureau’s Town Hall Meeting on June 7. -Discrete sighs of relief all around when Bureau Chief Greg Rothaus announced to the audience of some 30 citizens that the meeting would last an hour, 90 minutes tops.  (It would have been with fewer longish comments/anecodotes, but what’s [...]

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