. Someone reported grafﬁti on pub-lic property at the intersection of Cadillac Wayand Carolan Avenue before 9:49 p.m. Sunday,Feb. 17.
. Someone reported their car wasegged on the 1500 block of Cabrillo Avenuebefore 5:51 p.m. Sunday,Feb. 17.
. Someone reported their car wasscratched and that a mirror was broken off onthe 1100 block of Dufferin Avenue before12:16 p.m. Saturday,Feb. 16.
A revolver was found in arental car on the 1400 block of Rollins Roadbefore 5:52 p.m. Friday,Feb. 15.
. Someone reported their back doorhad been tampered with but no entry was madeon the 100 block of Bayswater Avenue before8:58 a.m. Friday,Feb. 15.
. A woman reported being battered onthe 800 block of Mahler Road before 7:53 a.m.Tuesday,Feb. 12.
. Someone reported that $12,000worth of valuables were stolen from a buildingunder construction on Vintage Park Drivebefore 11:26 a.m. Tuesday,Feb. 19.
. Someone reported that their car’sspoiler was damaged on Beach Park Boulevard before 1:19 p.m. Saturday,Feb. 16.
Someone reporteda woman wearing glasses and pink pajamasknocked at their door asking to make a call tothe bank on De Soto Lane before 10:15 a.m.Friday,Feb. 15.
. Someone was arrested for steal-ing a pair of speakers worth $280 on MetroCenter Boulevard before 6:27 p.m. Thursday,Feb. 14.
A man wearing a baseball cap,jeans anda black sweater was arrested for stealingitems from a men’s ﬁtting area on WalnutStreet in Redwood City before 1:53 p.m.Tuesday,Feb. 19.
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
San Carlos provides a sense of communitywhether that be through its housing,its serv-ice and building industries or positive ﬁnan-cial standing,according to an assortment of members called on by the mayor to take thecity’s temperature.Mayor Matt Grocott assembled the group atlast night’s annual State of the City address toalso weigh in on current and upcoming proj-ects and perspectives on economic and educa-tional trends in the City of Good Living. Thetone of last night’s addresses were fairly glow-ing,explaining why San Carlos is an attractiveplace to both live and work. That said,thespeakers didn’t shy away from mentioningsome of the challenges for those looking toremain or move in. These challenges includ-ed:residential availability,transit-orienteddevelopment and limited ofﬁce space stock and multi-family housing units.Joining Grocott at Thursday’s Chamber of Commerce-sponsored reception,entitled“Where Everybody Knows Your Name,”wereSteve Divney of Colliers International and aformer planning commissioner,Chuck Gillooley of Alain Pinel Realtors,CityManager Jeff Maltbie,Don Mancini of Pioneer Millwork,Robert Porter of the SanCarlos Elementary School District,BrianSchwartz of Undisputed Boxing and Greg St.Clair of the Avenir Group/Town restaurant.The group told a full house at the HillerAviation Museum theirindividual thoughts onhow the city is doing andwhere it is headed.“We have a huge futureahead of us,”said St. Clair,describing the city as “inthe red zone”but not total-ly scoring yet.St. Clair foresees SanCarlos as a dining destina-tion not just downtown but elsewhere andcommended the city for taking realisticapproaches to issues like parking.Restaurants,he said,are “more than just aneconomic interest,”providing also a city iden-tity and social gathering points.San Carlos is also a “go-to location”forcontractors because of its building supplyindustry which is one of the city’s largest salestax generators,Mancini said.Likewise,Gillooley painted San Carlos as ahousing destination,saying the number of homes available have dropped but demandexploded creating an “absolute circus”andseller’s market. Unfortunately for buyers,thatmeans a challenging atmosphere of multipleoffers,he said.The result is a mix of excitement and frus-tration that doesn’t appear headed for changein the future,he said.“Unfortunately for home buyers,that meansmuch more of the same,”he said.For example,as of yesterday there wereeight homes for sale in the city which wouldlikely drop to six by today,he said.Class A ofﬁce space is equally limited inSan Carlos,with only ﬁve buildings of whichone — Circle Star — is currently owned bythe county and poised for lease,Divney said.If the city hits the 7 percent vacancy rate,itwill be pretty healthy,Divney said.“I am cautiously optimistic about it being ...sustainable,”Divney said of the city.Backing up the anecdotes with facts,CityManager Jeff Maltbie agreed that “we’redoing all right.”With that in mind,he said now is the time toinvest in San Carlos through projects like theSan Carlos Transit Village. He also highlight-ed the under-construction Palo Alto MedicalFoundation hospital project on IndustrialRoad and ongoing hope that Wheeler Plazacan be developed despite the demise of theredevelopment agency. Even the more mun-dane ﬁnancial investments are of note,he said,such as sewer capital improvements,streetrepaving and utility undergrounding.“San Carlos is a very special community,”Maltbie said.
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Mayor,others address state of San Carlos
Sen. Jerry Hill,D-San Mateo
,willunveil legislation at the
Palo Alto CaltrainStation
creating a safeguard restricting high-speed rail through the Peninsula to a blended,primarily two-track system that will minimizeimpacts to communities along the Caltrainright-of-way. Joining Hill at the news confer-ence will be Caltrain board
Chair Ken Yeager
,members of the
PaloAlto City Council
and other local elected ofﬁcials from throughoutthe Peninsula. The event is today,10:30 a.m.,Palo Alto CaltrainStation,95 University Ave.,Palo Alto.
Half Moon Bay City Council
unanimously approved a banon plastic bags at most local stores at its Tuesday night meeting. Thechanges mirror a countywide ordinance passed last year and goes intoeffect April 22.