San Carlos

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Peninsula Dining Update: Food Fests Highlight Bacon, Beer, and Salsa

    Spin! Pizza has signed a franchising agreement to open five outposts in San Mateo County within the next seven years. Founded in 2005, Spin! currently has five locations around Kansas City and recently opened its first restaurant in Orange County. The Spin! founders and owners also launched the nati ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    Peninsula Dining Update: San Mateo's Cajun Invasion, New Wine Bar in San Carlos

    We're a long way from Bourbon Street, but now you can smell the gumbo on San Mateo's B Street. Cajun House has marched into town bringing bold Cajun and Creole flavors to the Peninsula. It's the second edition of Cajun House, with the original in San Francisco's Inner Richmond. Of course gumbo is on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Caltrain Hits, KIlls Pededtrian

    About 20 minutes ago, a southbound Caltrain car hit a pedestrian on the tracks near San Carlos. We don't have much information at this time, but according, to Christine Dunn, spokeswoman for Caltrain, the #146 train hit the person on the tracks north of the San Carlos station. Approximately 125 pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    Peninsula Dining Update: Station 1 Branches Out From Prix Fixe

    For more than two years, diners from all over the Peninsula have been enjoying the three-course prix fixe menu at Woodside's Station 1. That dining format left with spring at the solstice, and the restaurant has shifted focus to a la carte. Chef Andrew Mitchell's tidy menu revamp now gives diners th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Peninsula Dining Update: Devil's Canyon Moves to San Carlos, The Refuge Opens in Menlo Park

    On the hop-forward front, the ever-popular and growing Devil's Canyon Brewing Co. has moved operations to San Carlos after a dozen years in its Belmont digs. For now, the brewery continues to mainly sell its brews via restaurants and bars, aside from growler fills every Friday (4-6 p.m.) and an open ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Peninsula Dining Update: New Burmese Superstar in San Carlos, Fancy Fried Fish in Half Moon Bay

    Rangoon Ruby's unique take on Burmese cuisine has proved so popular after its rookie year in Palo Alto it's already opened up a sequel in San Carlos. The San Francisco pedigree is there, with the chef/owners formerly of the city's beloved Burma Superstar. It'll take a few visits to make your way thr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    Peninsula Dining Update: New Coastal Restaurants, a Hofbrau, and Pizza in Palo Alto

    Just in time for the summer beach season, a few new destinations have opened up along the coast. In Pacifica, the 140-seat Puerto 27 is now open inside the Pacifica Beach Hotel. The Peruvian-style cuisine comes courtesy of Jose Calvo-Perez, most recently of Pasion in San Francisco's Sunset District. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Impostor Sheriff Making Rounds on the Peninsula Carrying, of all Things, Candy Canes

    Authorities down on the Peninsula are warning residents not to open their door to a candy-cane carrying man who is posing as a San Mateo County sheriff's deputy. The "sheriff" was reportedly making rounds on the 1100 block of Woodland Avenue in San Carlos at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. He knocked o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Celebrate James Brown's Birthday at These Two S.F. Parties

    The next two weekends in San Francisco feature parties in tribute to the late James Brown, who would have turned 79 on May 3. The entertainer had a long history performing for multiple generations in the Bay Area, perhaps most frequently at San Carlos' legendary (and now defunct) Circle Star Center, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Drink of the Week: John Chapman at Hog & Rocks

    For seasonal, produce-driven cocktails, this is always an odd time of year. Fresh, local citrus and apples are dwindling in supply, but the spring strawberry and cherry crops haven't quite peaked. Scott Beattie's John Chapman ($12, St. George Whiskey, Weller Bourbon, pear eau de vie, apple, ginger, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Farm Fresh Cocktails at Hog & Rocks

    ​Hog & Rocks has always featured an interesting selection of classic cocktails, but now it boasts some serious talent behind the bar. This past fall, chef Scott Youkilis hired famed bartender Scott Beattie to design a new cocktails and menu for both Hog & Rocks and his upcoming BBQ spot ac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    New Lawsuit Says Neil Young's Fire-Starting Lincoln Continental Hybrid Was Unsafe

    JackRickard.blogspot.comNeil Young and the LincVolt​Only a crazy (read: legally negligent) person would convert a 1959 Lincoln Continental to run on a hybrid of gasoline and electricity. That's the argument in a new lawsuit filed against a firm owned by Neil Young, whose custom-built hybrid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Shawna Kim Apour, Lizard-Stabbing Suspect, Deemed Incompetent for Trial

    ​The San Carlos woman who was accused of stabbing her boyfriend's precious pet lizard, Speedy, to death will receive treatment rather than jail time. Media outlets are reporting that 37-year-old Shawna Kim Apour suffers from a developmental disability which makes her unfit to stand trial. She was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Gaspar Puch-Tzek Update: Teen Accused of Killing Cook in Case of Mistaken Identity

    ​A 15-year-old boy was arrested this week and charged with the Aug. 30 murder of  Gaspar Puch-Tzek, a local cook who was shot while taking a smoke break after work. Police did not release the name of the suspect because he is a juvenile, however, they did confirm that he is a gang member.

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Gun Violence Continues: Man Shot in Ingleside District

    More gun violence​A 18-year-old man is in critical condition after he was shot yesterday morning while driving through the Ingleside neighborhood. Police say the victim and another man were driving along San Jose and Geneva avenues at about 11:17 a.m. yesterday when two men in another vehicle drov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Another Shooting in the Mission

    What's up with all this violence in the Mission?​A man was critically injured after being shot in the Mission District, marking the fourth shooting in a weeklong streak of gun violence in the neighborhood. Police issued very few details about yesterday's shooting, which occurred at shortly before ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Dwayne Spruell Identified as Man Killed in Labor Day Argument

    Another homicide ​The man who was shot and killed Monday morning during a heated argument in the Mission District has been identified as 45-year-old Dwayne Spruell. Neighbors told reporters that they heard loud arguing sometime after 2 a.m. on Monday morning near Camp and Guerrero streets, where d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Man Shot and Killed During Argument in the Mission; Homicide No. 35

    Tex Texin via Flickr ​The Mission District suffered a grim holiday when a man was shot and killed Monday morning in what witnesses described as a heated argument. It's the neighborhood's third murder in the last seven days. Medical authorities told SF Weekly they have not yet identified the victim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    San Carlos Woman in Jail After Allegedly Stabbing Ex-Boyfriend's Pet Lizard to Death

    Little man survives DV dispute​Update (10:30 a.m.): Sadly, the man's pet lizard died. Sometimes domestic disputes involve children and other times they involve pets. A San Carlos woman is in jail after she had it out with her ex-boyfriend and took a knife to his pet lizard. Police arrested 37-year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Tonight: Urban Kitchen Wants to Hang Out

    These Pickles Don't Know They're Tonight's Appetizers.​Urban Kitchen SF Happy Hour Where: Hog and Rocks, 3431 19th St. (at San Carlos), 550-8627 When: Tues., May 24, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Cost: Free appetizers; drink prices vary The rundown: Urban Kitchen SF is a go-to for classes on beekeeping, ... More >>

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    May 4, 2011
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    March 9, 2011
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    November 16, 2010

    Neil Young's Warehouse Fire Traced to 'LincVolt' Hybrid 1959 Lincoln Continental

    The damage done...​Innovative musician Neil Young has apparently found the most eclectic manner yet of triggering a million-dollar warehouse fire. An aircraft carrier-sized 1959 Lincoln Continental the singer hired a team of experts to transform into the world's largest hybrid vehicle apparently b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Neil Young's Warehouse Burns -- Doesn't Fade Away. My, My. Hey, Hey.

    ​A warehouse packed with rock musician Neil Young's memorabilia burst into flames this morning, with damages estimated at roughly $1 million. No word yet on whether Young is now reconsidering one of his most famous lyrics: "It's better to burn out than fade away."  The San Carlos warehouse wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Neil Young's Peninsula Warehouse Burns

    Neil Young performing at the Fox Theater in July​The San Carlos warehouse Neil Young uses to store memorabilia from his more than 40-year career in music went up in flames this morning.The fire caused an estimated $1 million in damages, according to firefighters. It's unclear yet what was damaged, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Feds Say Fuck No to Lincecum-Themed T-Shirts

    ICE Fucking Took It​The federal government is not your friend. Barry Bonds knows this -- the home run king will be in federal court next year not for using steroids, but for allegedly lying to a federal grand jury about using them (this after a federal agent rooted through BALCO kingpin Victor Con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    VIDEO: Win or Lose, Our New Giants/Lincecum Anthem (fuck yeah)

    Fish Eye FilmsTimmy in a Snuggie? Fuck yeah!​We admit it: at first, we weren't huge fans of Ashkon Davaran's Journey-fueled Giants anthem (mostly because we really, really don't like Journey). But it grew on us. And who cares what we think -- nearly 800,000 people like the video just fine, evidenc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    SF Cocktail Week, Day 2: Farmers' Markets, Mixfits, and Bar Lit

    Lou BustamanteLast night: Under construction at the Boothby Center.​Last night's kickoff party at the Boothby Center (still very much under construction) was a total blast. Cocktail Week organizer the Barbary Coast Conservancy of the American Cocktail seized on the construction theme, with yel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Plane Crashes into Redwood City Lagoon Near Oracle; Woman Killed

    A Beechcraft BE 65 like this one is currently submerged in a Redwood City lagoon, and at least one passenger is dead​At least one person is dead following a small plane's plunge into a Redwood Shores lagoon. This, by the way, is the very same lagoon inundated by 50,000 gallons of raw sewage last w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Hog and Rocks: Late-Night Refreshments Minus the Brown Bag

    Vanessa V./YelpSomething you couldn't get at the corner store Hog and Rocks replaced.​We dipped into Hogs and Rocks last night. We were trying to remember what once occupied the space it inhabits on the corner of 19th Street and San Carlos in the Mission, and couldn't, for the life of us, reca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    A Look Back at Michael Jackson's Bay Area Appearances

    Michael Jackson never graced the Bay Area with a solo show, though the Jackson 5 did perform its second official concert as a Motown act at San Francisco's Cow Palace on June 19, 1970, appearing as the opening act for Tina Turner and Rare Earth; they returned to the venue in 1972 and 1973. J5 wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Mini SXSW in Downtown San Jose

    Yo La Tenga plays this summer's Left Coast Fest​Last year, San Jose held its first annual Left Coast Live Music Festival, and no one really heard about it. It was headlined by Bay Area's soul man Booker T. and East Bay rapper Lyrics Born. Dubbed "a mini-SXSW", the Left Coast Live Music Festival wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Eric Byrnes' Next Gig After Baseball: Selling Sofas

    This morning, we reported that former Oakland A's fan favorite Eric Byrnes, just days after being cut off the Seattle Mariners, was playing beer-league softball here in the Bay Area. But it hasn't been all play and no work for the young retiree. Byrnes was spotted hawking houseware at a San Carlos s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Sundays in May, Score Free Straus Ice Cream at Rodger's Coffee

    Kirk A./Yelp​The local coffee scene is so crowded it can get confusing. One thing that's clear, even through clouds of latte steam: the offer of free Straus soft-serve ice cream from Mission purveyor Rodger's, Sunday afternoons in May from 1 to 2 p.m. Toppings are extra for the Sunday special, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Vegan Eats: Off the Farm Blueberry Vanilla Almond Energy Bars

    T. Palmer​San Carlos' Off The Farm has succeeded in knocking our socks off with these blueberry vanilla almond energy bars. Although colorful, they look like they'd taste like any other dry, sad granola snack bar on the market. But this outpaced our textural expectations by about a thousand. The b ... More >>

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    November 11, 2009
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    October 9, 2009

    Support Your Local Police: Cops Ask Permission to Accept Key Chains and Pistols

    ​Everyone harbors suspicions that police are enjoying deep discounts on coffee and donuts all over the city -- and, as department spokeswoman Sergeant Lyn Tomioka tells us, they usually are. But it's protocol to never accept anything for free. If the clerk insists, the common practice is to toss t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Sexy Dishes Week Specials

    Today through Friday is TasteTV's "Sexy Dishes Week" in the Bay Area, a celebration of the release of the book Sexy Dishes that contains profiles of hot local chefs and their recipes. Several establishments are offering specials based on or inspired by their chef's recipe(s) in the book. Announced s ... More >>

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    May 5, 2004

    'Roid Ragers

    Two macho men and the bitchy bodybuilding world that surrounds -- and, perhaps, spawned -- the BALCO steroids case

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    July 2, 2003

    San Mateo Confidential

    How a lesbian love triangle involving two police officers and a former kickboxing champion led to a drawn-out privacy lawsuit against the San Mateo County DA who had allegedly outed the kickboxer to her ex-husband, a probation officer who then decided to

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    February 12, 2003

    You Make Me Sick

    Pleasant reprimands for cubicle coughers and train-platform trashers

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    November 8, 2000

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    Multimedia Zilch

    The computer revolution still hasn't come to San Francisco government

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