During September’s Pedestrian Safety Month, San Mateo County officials proposed a ban on cell phone usage while crossing the street.
A new animal shelter will be built at Coyote Point Park in San Mateo to replace the outdated one that operated for 60 years. Construction began on Oct. 10, and the new facility is expected to open in winter 2019.
The annual tailgate and ceremony of lights were hosted by the PTSO on Sept. 9 to kick off the football season at their first home game.
California’s new accountability program aims to offer a more in-depth report on the academic performance and socioeconomic demographics of individual schools. Before, schools were ranked solely based on the Academic Performance Index, which only measured students’ performance on standardized tests. Therefore, the State Board of Education approved an Accountability and Improvement System that offers the public more information on the progress of a school or district.
With skyrocketing housing prices in the Bay Area, teachers at Aragon face difficulty in the search for affordable housing near campus. The San Mateo Union High School District, at its January board meeting, shared a presentation about how they aim to alleviate this problem. It stated, “A teacher’s salary per year is $77,879 … as of December, an average one bedroom apartment in San Mateo rents for $30,984 annually.” A board meeting will be held in the next few months to discuss a plan to help teachers by building affordable employee housing near Mills High School.
With an increasing number of residents entering the San Francisco Peninsula in recent years, construction of apartments and office buildings on the Peninsula has grown, creating issues for traffic and rent.
After a soda tax ballot was passed in Berkeley, Calif. in November 2014, the city has been one of the only one in the U.S. that taxes sugary drinks sold. Berkeley’s tax rate is one cent per fluid ounce of sugary drinks. Now, officials will set up a ballot in Nov. 8, 2016 to find out if this tax should be implemented in San Francisco. The tax in San Francisco,…