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Prostitution activ-ity was reported as someone witnessed severalmen coming and going from a room on the900 block of El Camino Real before 6:41 p.m.Sunday,Feb. 10.
A man with a white Mustangwas racing up and down the 300 block of Acacia Avenue after being told several times tostop before 5 p.m. Sunday,Feb. 10.
A Xbox 360 was stolen from ahome on 100 block of San Felipe Avenuebefore 2:09 p.m. Sunday,Feb. 10.
A man was harassing peo-ple at the intersection of El Camino Real andSan Luis Avenue before 1:35 p.m. Monday,Feb. 11.
A man was tryingto break into a vehicle at the intersection of San Antonio and San Benito avenues before12:10 a.m. Sunday,Feb. 10.
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO
. A PS3 was stolen from an apart-ment on Orange Avenue before 10:12 p.m.Saturday,Jan. 26.
A driver hit another car whiletexting and then drove off on Greendale Driveand Callan Boulevard before 4:44 p.m. onSaturday,Jan. 26.
. Two men were in a verbal alter-cation at a hotel on Mitchell Avenue before4:20 p.m. on Saturday,Jan. 26.
. A storage locker was broken into onOyster Point Boulevard before 1:59 p.m. onSaturday,Jan. 26.
. Someone spray painted andsmashed the windows of three cars on AirportBoulevard before 8:12 a.m. on Saturday,Jan.26.
A person was found sleeping in the ban-quet hall of a hotel on South AirportBoulevard in South San Francisco before7:17 a.m. on Saturday,Jan. 26.
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
The San Carlos City Council isn’t wastingmuch time in taking back up controversialplans to build luxury housing and retailaround its existing Caltrain station.Following the council’s split certiﬁcation of the project’s environmental impact report,thePlanning Commission next will make recom-mendations on the plan’s actual merits. First,though,Councilman Mark Olbert suggestedgiving the other body some direction.Although the City Council at Monday night’smeeting ultimately agreed to a joint sessionwith the Planning Commission or a stand-alonediscussion amongst itself,some membersweren’t immediately sold on the idea.“When I was on the Planning Commission,I never had anybody from the City Counciltell me what I should or shouldn’t do,”saidCouncilman Bob Grassilli,adding his opinionthat is why the two bodies are independent.Councilwoman Karen Clapper,who sat onthe commission prior to being appointed tothe council last year,also wondered if thecouncil wasn’t getting ahead of itself withouta speciﬁc plan for evaluation and comment.Clapper said it might be “premature to doany kind of study session until we see whatthe developer is going to come back with.”But Mayor Matt Grocott felt giving thePlanning Commission a heads-up on what thecouncil ﬁnds important “opens up those ideasto them”but doesn’t exclude the membersfrom reaching their own conclusions.Speciﬁcally,the council will focus on 13improvement measures suggested by thePlanning Commission when it last Novemberrecommended the City Council certify theEIR. The measures,which the council canignore,adopt or add to,are meant to mitigatethe possible impacts and address issues thatpossibly weren’t labeled as signiﬁcant in theEIR. The measures include having the devel-oper prepare a landscape design plan for thevacant railroad corridor property,contributefunding toward a residential parking permitprogram and more thoroughly study noisebefore and after construction.The proposal by Foster City-based develop-er Legacy Partners calls for converting a10.53-acre strip of land within the existingCaltrain station and running parallel to therailroad corridor. The project envisions eightfour-story buildings with 281 housing unitsamong a mix of 407,298 square feet of resi-dential,23,797 square feet of ofﬁces and14,326 square feet of retail space. The projectwould also include 667 parking spaces and anew SamTrans Transit Center on 4.29 acres.The Planning Commission met four timesbefore unanimously — although not withoutconcern — voting to recommend that the CityCouncil certify the EIR. The City Council metthree times before voting 3-2 with Grocott andOlbert dissenting in favor of ﬁnding the envi-ronmental review satisfactory.At Monday’s meeting,City Manager Jeff Maltbie said he will try arranging a stand-alone joint meeting between the City Counciland Planning Commission by March but,if scheduling is prohibitive,the council canplace a discussion on an upcoming agenda.The city is also hoping for a separate sitevisit and walking tour of the area earmarkedfor the Transit Village,said Assistant CityManager Brian Moura.The weekend visit,possibly in March orApril,would include the PlanningCommission,City Council,city staff,thedeveloper,SamTrans and the public,accord-ing to Moura.The visit would be followed by a laterevening meeting to discuss the measures.Public testimony would be accepted at themeeting.
Thief suspect pleads not guiltyto swiping candy,hiding meth
The 29-year-old man discovered withmethamphetamine hidden in his rectum whilebeing booked into the county jail on suspicionof ﬂashing a fake gun to swipe candy from aSouth San Francisco 7-Eleven pleaded notguilty to second-degree robbery and drugcharges.Michael Daniel Aragon,of Daly City,is alsocharged with altering an imitation ﬁrearm toresemble a real weapon. After entering hisplea,Aragon waived his right to a speedy trialand was scheduled for a one-hour preliminaryhearing March 19.Authorities say Aragon entered the conven-ience store on El Camino Real at 3:30 a.m.Feb. 2 and bought some taquitos before leav-ing. A few minutes later,he reportedly cameback and hid two pieces of candy in his pantsbefore trying to leave without paying. Whenthe clerk confronted Aragon,police say hepulled up his shirt to show a weapon thatturned out to be a BB handgun and said he hadno money.A second clerk called police but,before theyarrived,Aragon purchased some more taquitosbefore leaving in his car. South San Franciscopolice found Aragon in a nearby car with thereplica gun in the truck and the purloinedcandy in his possession.During Aragon’s booking into the MaguireCorrectional Facility in Redwood City,jailauthorities reported ﬁnding a bag of metham-phetamine concealed in his rectum.Aragon remains in custody on $500,000 bail.
Transit Villageback up for discussion
San Carlos council wants to provide input on development,impacts