San Carlos Business Spotlight: Geoffrey’s Diamonds & Goldsmith

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This recommendation is long, long overdue. Geoffrey’s in downtown San Carlos (at 626 Walnut Street) is truly a unique jeweler that is deserving of your business and has become a San Carlos tradition.  It is a sincere pleasure to make them our newest spotlight business in San Carlos. This jewelry store does not offer your typical stuffy environment found in …

The Best of San Carlos 2010

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The Best of San Carlos 2010 was derived from variety of factors including reviews, blog reader submissions and community feedback. The businesses listed below are in no particular order: Best San Carlos Lunch Restaurants The Refuge. This always packed Laurel Street restaurant is a hit for San Carlos.  For more information, please visit them online by clicking here. Gracie’s Delectables. …

Impassioned City Council Meeting Sees Residents Fighting for Their Fire and Police Departments

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If the opinions expressed by San Carlos residents on Monday night at the City Council meeting were in any way indicative of the feelings of all San Carlans, the city may face a Braveheart-like rebellion by its residents if the fire department and police departments are replaced by less attractive options such as Cal-Fire and the Sheriff’s Department. I was …

Meet Carly

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Carly is the first one you see when entering San Carlos City Hall.  She is knowledgeable, friendly and informative.  She also happens to be a computer.  The friendly clerk that was essentially outsourced for a computer no longer occupies that position.  Times have changed in San Carlos, and they are about to change even more. Whether to outsource a variety …

San Carlos Residents are Organized and Ready to Save San Carlos Parks

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A well organized and passionate group of San Carlos residents are doing everything possible to communicate their desire to keep our parks open.  Last month, the San Carlos Parks and Recreation Department announced that they would be recommending the closure of Crestview Park, Arguello Park, Laureola Park and the Youth Center, as part of their mandatory budget cutbacks.  Their recommendations …

With Synthetic Field Green Light, Scrutiny Increases as Possible Park Closures Loom

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For those of you who thought you had heard the final word on the City Council-endorsed synthetic field at Highlands Park, there may still be some life in this seemingly endless and controversial issue.  The installation of a synthetic turf field in San Carlos has been present since 2001.  After countless community meetings, Park and Recreation Commission meetings, City Council …

BREAKING NEWS: San Carlos School District Finalizes New School Boundaries

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At last night’s San Carlos School District Board meeting, the Board approved final changes to the new San Carlos school boundaries.  The proposed changes to the boundaries, which was floated at community meeting late in 2009, remained with a few minor changes detailed below: A few streets within Devonshire canyon will remain assigned to Arundel The Board added some streets …