The Shops at Tanforan host the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA for a monthly FREE mobile spay/neuter clinic on the first Thursday of every month through November 5. Families and pet owners with limited financial means can bring their pets and help eliminate the possibility of accidental litters. Pets are accepted from 8 to 9 a.m. first-come-first-served. The spay or neuter surgery is performed by a licensed veterinarian inside the Peninsula Humane Society's mobile surgery vehicle. Note: One pet per family; dogs and cats only; no dogs over 80 pounds; no pets over 8 years old. Pets must fast from midnight on the night before surgery and be current on vaccinations. Pets may drink water after midnight. For questions on the mobile clinic, please contact 650-340-7022, ext. 387. WHEN: September 3, October 1, and November 5 from 8 to 9 a.m. WHERE: Petco/Sears parking area off El Camino Real
Welfare Check 1508310135 Occurred at Linda Mar Bl/Peralta Rd, Pacifica. Male subj wearing a blue shirt with superman logo running circles in the lanes of traffic. Disposition: Gone On Arrival. (Pacifica Police report)
The County of San Mateo offers citizens a unique opportunity to see firsthand their local government in action! Called Civics 101, the nine-week course is a chance for anyone who is 18 and older and lives or works in San Mateo County to learn about local government, meet local officials, and get behind-the-scenes tours of facilities like county jail and county parks. Participants learn about county programs, services, and finances; and interact with leaders in public safety, health, human services, parks, public finance, transportation, and other key agencies and departments. Civics 101 is free and begins September 15. Participants meet on consecutive Tuesdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at various locations. Two Saturday field trips are planned. Deadline to sign up is SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5. Application and info at cmo.smcgov.org/civics-101
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7-Eleven's plan for 505 Linda Mar Boulevard (Dave & Lou's Valero station) would raze the existing building and build the convenience store parallel to Highway 1, with zero setback from the sidewalk, drastically reducing driver visibility turning onto Highway 1 and reducing ocean views of 26 nearby homes and mountain views of 36 nearby homes.
Listed site features include: 1. No setbacks (distance between building and property line) 2. Site would require use permits for sale of alcohol and 24-hour operation. 3. Location would be northwest corner of the lot. This location would give greater visibility and accessibility to pedestrian traffic. 4. New canopy should be raised to accommodate truck route.
Join your neighbors for an informational session about the Village of the Coastside (VOTC), a unique virtual village being built by volunteers. We want to create a vibrant, healthy environment for older adults who want to retire and age in place on the Coastside. VOTC will offer activities, resources, fun, friends, referrals to vendors, local transportation, personal assistance in the home, and volunteer opportunities. Informational meetings September 9 at 1 p.m. @ Senior Coastsiders; September 10 at 6:30 p.m. @ Half Moon Bay Library.
Big Banker reports on Harmony @ 1 finances: "As of the close of business Friday, August 28, there were no recorded liens or notice of default. First loan, $5 million. Second loan, $5.6 million. On February 17, 2015, a strange deed of trust was recorded by Sonora Shores in favor of Urban Land, a performance deed of trust, which normally means there is some kind of equity share agreement between Sonora Shores and Urban Land, a specific performance action that takes place when lots sell. The only items filed and recorded were the Declaration of Convents, Conditions, and Restrictions (CCR); and a subordination agreement on July 29, 2015 regarding the CCRs."
Ana Reepen of Daly City will be arraigned on two felony charges related to vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. She is charged with driving the wrong way on Highway 1 on July 25, hitting and killing Pacifica motorist Bruce Bernor. The arraignment is on Friday, September 11 at 9 a.m. in Redwood City Superior Court.
Have you noticed heavy equipment operating recently in Rockaway Quarry? A new developer for the quarry is having his land planning and reclamation consultant take soil samples. It seems that the geotechnical report done many years ago can't be found, so they have to do it all over again.
Project manager John Zentner (click link below for his team bios) has met with city staff, City Council members, and other community members. (I met with him August 25 and we walked the quarry site.) Zentner says he has talked with California Coastal Commission (CCC) staff and city staff about the geotechnical work, and says he did not need a permit.
Meanwhile, a concerned citizen contacted a CCC staff member, who said Zentner will be asked to submit a detailed work plan before any more work is done. The backhoe continued digging through August 25, so geotechnical work may be largely finished by the time the work plan is delivered.
Zentner says his first objective is to clean up the collapsed culvert blocking the wetlands at the end of the old quarry road. The culvert will be cleared, allowing the wetlands to flow.
The next stage will be completing the required quarry reclamation plan. This will require permits and coordinating with a number of agencies. It will involve a lot of earthmoving. Once the reclamation plan is done, the site will be ready to be developed.
Ideas for development and locations are general at this point, but they include a resort-style hotel with cabins on the area known as The Pad, a commercial area adjacent to the Rockaway Beach neighborhood, and an apartment building in an undetermined location. The general development concept is for the center of the quarry land to be restored wetlands.