Let It Snow!
In December of 2012, I published a video showing proof a freak snowstorm that hit San Carlos in February of 1976. That posting was the single most viewed page I have ever had in the 8+ years of the San Carlos Blog. I decided to re-post that video again this year because we have many new users on the site. The opening shot is at Brittan Avenue and Alameda, looking south into Oak Park and White Oaks. The backyard shots are from 1023 Alameda (corner of Brittan and Alameda), which was my family's first home. The crazed dog is Alfie and the little one in the video is yours truly. A very happy holidays from me and my family to all of you and all the best for... [Read More]
Filling a Huge Need
If your house has been anything like my house over the past few years, trying to figure out the differences on pre-schools, schools, camps, classes, birthday party locations and everything in between for your kids can be an exhaustive process. There has never been a go-to source with reliable reviews. That is no longer true. Enter Kidfully. Kidfully is a company that was designed by a client of mine to bridge the gap for parents and the prospective activities for their children. You can gain the information you need based on other reliable reviews and find deals on certain activities. You can check out the San Carlos site by clicking here.... [Read More]
For those of you unfamiliar with Patxi's, you are about to get a dose of what a true pizza craze is all about. The wildly popular Patxi's, Chicago style pizza will be moving into the building currently holding Laurel Street Antiques on the 600 block of Laurel Street. The Patxi's in Palo Alto can be standing room only at times due to overwhelming demand. It is also the recipient of numerous notable awards. To be taken to the Patxi's site, click here.
The trendy JoeyRae Boutique will be sharing the current Laurel Street Antiques location with Patxi's. JoeyRae has been a hit in San Carlos since it first opened. It is currently located on the 800 Block of Laurel Street... [Read More]
Meet Cameron Johnson
It was a pleasure to conduct the following podcast for Cameron Johnson, who is running for San Carlos City Council this November. In my experience knowing Cameron, I have found him to be hard working, balanced, open minded and very bright. Take a listen to the podcast below to learn a little bit more about Cameron.
To be taken directly to Cameron's website, click here.
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Can you place the San Carlos Headline with the year in which it happened? Give it a shot!... [Read More]
Start Your Barbeques!
The only competition of its kind in San Carlos will be held on August 24, 2013, on the grounds of Central Middle School. Delicious bbq will be available to the public for purchase, along with activities for kids and music. Here is your chance to show-off your mastery of the barbeque. The competition has two different categories: (1) Professional Teams $250; and (2) Backyard/Amateur Teams $100. Both categories of teams come with two t-shirts and a 10' x 20' space. Proceeds from the event will benefit the San Carlos Education Foundation.
Grand Champion: $350
Individual Categories (chicken, pork and ribs & tri-tip) 1st Place $100,... [Read More]
Here We Go Again
It’s almost unimaginable, but the San Carlos synthetic turf battle is heating up once again. The last battle lasted through three city councils, four Parks and Recreation Commissions and ten very long years. At long last, synthetic was installed at Highlands Park. Now, the City of San Carlos and residents surrounding Crestview Park appear ready for yet another showdown as the City moves toward plans for synthetic turf for that field as well. For those of us who were involved in the process the first time, nothing that I write in this post could accurately describe the frustration felt by both sides of the issue. If you were not totally dialed in to San Carlos politics... [Read More]
Mark Your Calendars
Please scroll down to see a list of these worthwhile San Carlos Events that are headed your way!
The Wizard of Oz
The San Carlos Children's Theater's production of The Wizard of Oz opens May 10th and marks the company's 100th production. Since 1991, the SCCT has been enriching the lives of youth in San Carlos and the greater peninsula with drama courses, workshops and camps, customized curriculum and full stage productions. The Wizard of Oz is running May 10-19th. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 pm at Mustang Hall, 828 Chestnut Street, San Carlos. Tickets are $12 for students and $15 for adults. For a complete... [Read More]
King and Queen Pets
Does your pet have what it takes to be crowned the King or Queen Pet of San Carlos? This competition, which is being offered through San Carlos Hometown Days, was the idea of San Carlos resident Allison Rak. Looking for a way to build on the Pet Parade from previous years, Rak has come up with a fun competition that will undoubtedly be quite popular given the number of pets in San Carlos.
Here's What You Need to Know
The Pet Parade will take place on Sunday, May 19th as part of the final day of Hometown Days. All types of pets are welcome. In years past, dogs, cats, hamsters, parrots and a turtle have all been entered. Judges will be Mayor Bob Grassilli,... [Read More]
An Expected Surge in Enrollment
In a letter to Sequoia Union High School District families, Superintendent James Lianides laid out the plan for six community meetings which will discuss possible boundary changes for Carlmont, Sequoia, Menlo-Atherton and Woodside high schools. The primary reason behind the prospective boundary change is the expected surge in enrollment. Here are the projections by SUHSD:
Boundary Changes Are About Balancing Enrollment
The projected average will be 2,400 students per school with Carlmont obviously projected as being the highest above that average at 2,600 students. Woodside would be the lowest at 2,080 students. In an effort to more evenly... [Read More]