Streets Around Us

The Forbidden Fruit is Thy Neighbor’s Tree

By |July 21st, 2021|

Do you have a neighbor that’s a nuisance? Many do, yet they may be unaware. We’re talking about nuisance trees. Say your neighbor’s tree has limbs over your fence, or the neighboring tree’s roots are damaging your driveway. What can you do about it?

The good news is you do have rights—but they’re limited. You can’t just […]

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California to Offer $3,000 Subsidy for Earthquake Retrofitting

By |October 17th, 2018|

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re living near a major earthquake fault. Now if you’re unsure if you live near an active fault, this web site . Temblor, co-founded by Ross Stein from the USGS, is very useful for determining the proximity to, and estimating the damage from, an earthquake near your home.

We don’t have […]

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Belmont to Open its First Golf Course!

By |May 26th, 2016|

Local headlines might have read like that in 1925. Unfortunately for fans of golf, the course is not some well-kept secret—in fact it has been gone for years.

Around 1925 the team of Lyon, Monroe and Miller had a grand scheme to create an 18 hole golf course adjacent a tony club house complete with swimming […]

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70 State Parks Slated to Close in California

By |May 13th, 2011|

The What:

Governor Jerry Brown announced today the closing of 70 State parks in California.

Voters had a chance to save the parks back in November when proposition 21 was on the state ballot.

It would have imposed an $18 vehicle registration fee to provide a windfall of cash for ailing parks. The measure would have […]

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Garbage Strike Hits Belmont and San Carlos

By |August 26th, 2010|

What's that wafting about in Belmont? The rumblings sure aren’t from the Allied Garbage trucks but rather disgruntled garbage workers.
If you live in Belmont you must have heard, if you haven't smelled it yet, that the garbage strike has left San Carlos and Belmont’s waste removal program canned for the time being. Apparently the garbage […]

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The Streets Around Us-Sharon Road

By |September 7th, 2008|

In our last newsletter issue we mentioned how some of Belmont’s streets got their names and we were coxed to include some more in this edition. We also included a teaser about Belmont’s first and only golf course so we’ll dispense with that first. Unfortunately for golf fans, the course […]

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