Author: gesc

San Carlos Airport Update Jan 21, 2018

San Carlos Airport Noise Update Members of GESC have been working with San Mateo County staff and the San Carlos Airport staff to address some of the noise issues that have been impacting our neighborhood. We would like to let everyone know that progress has been made and that we will continue to work with all involved parties for the foreseeable future. We had a very productive meeting last Friday and as of now the Airport is working to: Have planes fly at higher altitudes – 1300 feet for arrivals and 1400 feet for planes transitioning from east to...

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Tree Screening for the Transit Village

Dear GESC community, As you know the San Carlos transit Village is being constructed as we speak. Your GESC Board and some community members have met with the city and developer for a tree plan along the berm. These plantings are primarily for visual buffers for our community. Please take a look at the attached pictures of the trees at various growth stages and types. Any comments questions or suggestions would be appreciated. Please send all correspondence to: gescpresident at gmail dot com. After we receive the comments and suggestions we will bring them back to our final planning...

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San Mateo Daily Journal – Neighbors Blast Plane Noise

The next step is to get the city to take action and join with other cities in doing something about Surf Air and the Helicopters.If Menlo Park, Atherton, and Palo Alto city Councils and City Governments can work with their residents, why can’t San Carlos?  Stay Tuned for updates. Neighbors blast plane noise: San Carlos residents complain about takeoffs October 21, 2016, 05:00 AM By Bill Silverfarb Daily Journal Surf Air planes may be making less noise as they approach the San Carlos Airport but nearby neighbors are now saying the noise has become unbearable during takeoffs. Atherton residents have complained...

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Neighborhood Meeting Tuesday October 18th at 7PM

Neighborhood Meeting Tuesday October 18th at 7PM In Laureola Park at the Laureola Building AGENDA: Airport Noise, Traffic, Board Elections, Association Name, Neighborhood Development, Future of Laureola Park San Carlos Airport Noise Noise complaint web form: Noise complaint hotline: 844-266-6266 Our neighborhood is experiencing a large number of helicopter and plane flights buzzing over our heads coming from San Carlos Airport Surrounding communities are getting a lot of noise from Surf air a COMMERCIAL carrier operating out of a general aviation airport General Aviation airports should not have scheduled commercial airline flights! Surf Air started operations sometime in 2013 and...

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CA Water Rate Increase Meeting October 4, 2016, 6 to 8 p.m.

WHAT: CPUC to Hold Public Participation Hearing to Solicit Communities’ Feedback on California Water Service Company’s Request to Increase Rates (CPUC proceeding A1507015) WHEN: Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 6 to 8 p.m. WHERE: San Carlos Library, 610 Elm St., Community Room (2nd Floor), San Carlos 94070 DETAILS: Public Participation Hearing: A.15-07-015 – In the Matter of the Application of California Water Service Company (U60W), a California corporation, for an order (1) authorizing it to increase rates for water service by $94,838,100 or 16.5% in test year 2017, (2) authorizing it to increase rates by $22,959,600 or 3.4% on January...

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RSS HSR Compatibility

  • The End of CBOSS
    The rosy view, from 2011Caltrain's troubled positive train control solution, known as CBOSS, has now been completely abandoned, to be replaced by the de-facto standard freight PTC technology known as I-ETMS. That's mostly good news, since Caltrain will no longer be stranded with a globally unique PTC system. I-ETMS is being deployed by numerous other […]
  • CalMod 2.0: Three Things to Watch
    UPDATE, from Caltrain TIRCP funding applicationCalMod 2.0 is now formally known as EEP or Electrification Expansion Program100% state-funded through cap and trade program (TIRCP)Consists almost entirely of option buys of 96 EMU cars for $600M17 x 8-car EMU fleet planned for start of electric service (if $$ awarded)No 4-car EMUs (this is super important for future […]
  • CBOSS Dumpster Fire Update
    The CBOSS development lifecycle,as anticipated in 2009 on this blog.Today we are at "point of no return."The deadly crash of an Amtrak train near Tacoma, Washington, which would likely have been prevented if a PTC (Positive Train Control) system had been in place, has renewed the discussion of the status of PTC systems in the […]
  • Thoughts on Palo Alto
    There is a vigorous discussion of grade separations now underway in Palo Alto. It misses several important points:1) Grade Separation is not one project. Trying to come up with a single, grand unifying grade separation scheme for the entire rail corridor through Palo Alto is to over-constrain the problem and to limit the range of feasible […]
  • Freeway Lanes of Caltrain
    If everyone drove instead of taking Caltrain, how many more lanes would peninsula freeways need to absorb the additional traffic?The way to answer this question is to count how many train passengers ride past any given location, in each direction, within the span of one hour. Caltrain publishes all the information you need to do […]

RSS Daily Journal News

  • Serving the country from the skies
    Though Rich King’s memories of his days as a helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War are close to 50 years old, he’s still able to recall the full-body coordination required to operate the hovering aircraft.
  • Pot delivery rules under city review
    In the latest step in Redwood City’s phased approach to commercial cannabis regulations, the Planning Commission will consider Tuesday the legalization of cannabis delivery operations as well as nurseries that grow and sell starter plants.
  • Central Park master plan up for adoption
    After years of planning and community engagement, San Mateo residents will be able to chart improvements and new amenities planned for Central Park as an updated master plan for the city’s first public park nears adoption.
  • Mayor looks to Half Moon Bay’s future
  • Man found dead in Half Moon Bay identified
    A 67-year-old Hayward man found dead outside the Half Moon Bay substation Wednesday afternoon was identified as Frederick Carl Bittikofer by the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office.