Missions across California may be home to a centuries-old secret that some archeologists say shows the early Catholic church embraced advanced science, astronomy and even pagan traditions.
The San Carlos Transit Village – the housing and retail development near a train station – worries some east San Carlos residents. They fear the 50-foot buildings will eliminate neighborhood views and amplify train sounds.
For decades, the Williamson Act kept taxes low for property owners who protected open land from development. Now, as state faces budget crunch, some landowners must farm or see tax rates nearly double.
Despite being the birthplace of so much new cell phone technology, Silicon Valley has notoriously spotty cell service. A local organization is lobbying to make it easier for providers to put up cell antennas.
After the Sept. 9 PG&E gas-line explosion in San Bruno, residents received an outpouring of community support. In this video, victims, volunteers and city leaders recount acts of heroism on the night of the fire.
The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department took over police services in San Carlos last month and will soon be bidding to do the same in cash-strapped Half Moon Bay. Such arrangements give the sherrif’s office steady revenue.
In 1979, San Carlos and Belmont created a joint fire department to reduce the cost fire services. Now, San Carlos has decided to break from the joint Fire Department – claiming it’s less expensive.
In San Carlos, employees doing the same jobs have different pensions depending upon when they were hired, and the city is negotiating even leaner benefits for future city workers.
As school districts across California have faced steep cuts in state funding, some education proponents have responded with fundraising efforts. The San Carlos Education Foundation raised $1.7 million.