Belmont 80 Year Old Hit While Jogging?

March 21, 2012

I am so sorry to hear this news, however it does make me wonder where in the world I am headed. I can’t jog anymore NOW… This lady is to be admired.  And, the driver 83, this could happen to anyone.  So sorry for both of them at this stage of their lives. Still driving and jogging? Driving yes, but jogging???

Maybe, they can tell me how they do it.

“An 80 yr old Belmont woman was struck by a car, while jogging on El Camino, Tuesday afternoon. The woman was crossing Middle Rd at approx. 4:00 PM when she was struck by a 1988 Toyota that was making a right turn from Middle Rd onto S/B El Camino. The jogger was treated at the scene by Belmont Fire Department paramedics and transported to an area hospital with non life threatening injuries. The driver of the Toyota, an 83 yr old Belmont man, was not injured.

The driver was attempting to make a right turn on a red light, when the collision occurred. While the cause is still under investigation, it also appears that the driver’s attention was focused on the on-coming El Camino traffic to his left, and he did not see the jogger, who stepped off the curb to his right. The jogger, who saw the Toyota, may have felt that she was safe as she was crossing with the light.

“It is important that both drivers and pedestrians stay alert.” “Drivers must check all around them, especially when making turns” said Belmont Police Chief Don Mattei. “Pedestrians also shouldn’t assume that drivers see them.” “Just because you have a green light or a walk signal, it may not be safe to cross.” “Try and make eye contact with drivers, whenever possible, to make sure the driver sees you” Mattei added.”

A left-turn traffic light on El Camino Real in...

A left-turn traffic light on El Camino Real in Sunnyvale. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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Weather in Belmont

May 9, 2011

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The best time of year for Belmont weather is the spring. We are in a special spot between the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay which keeps Belmont weather relatively cool in the summer and mild the rest of the year.

But what about the so-called microclimates we hear so much about?

For those of you who live and work in Belmont it may come as no surprise to find the temperature in one part of Belmont completely different from another. These so called “microclimates” exist all over the Peninsula but in some cities such as Belmont, they can be found within the city itself.

With the micro-climates…in the 1860’s, William Ralston picked an area in Belmont to build his home located near the downtown section of Belmont, yet secluded inland far enough away to be protected from the colder San Francisco Bay winds, this area today is known for its superior microclimate.

Other microclimates can be found elsewhere such as in the hills overlooking the bay. These higher elevations are affected also; by more exposure to the wind and their altitude. Referred to as the “lapse rate”—for every 1,000 feet in elevation, temperatures are around 3.5 degrees lower. So it stands to reason that a home up in Belcrest Gardens near Highway 92 would be cooler than a home in Sterling Downs; but it’s not just elevation that accounts for the differential in temperatures. Microclimates created by the shelter of a hillside, ravine or eastern exposure can create a protected environment free from the cool afternoon wind which can drop temperatures as much as 20 degrees in the course of just a few hour…

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Fire Services Dissolving for San Carlos and Belmont

May 4, 2011

The Belmont and San Carlos Fire Department as we know it now will dissolve on October 12. Both cities are very unique in their needs for fire services. Each city will be working to implement a new fire department for themselves. No agreement could be made to keep them together.

Belmont Farmer’s Market

March 20, 2011

Enjoy fresh produce at the Belmont Farmer’s Market, every Sunday from 9-1. For more places that the Pacific Coast Farmer’s Markets are, check out this link:

Belmont Greek Festival

September 4, 2010

Join me and enjoy those yummy Greek donuts! (loukoumades)

I am also enclosing a coupon for a $1.00 off…. Enjoy and see you there!

Largest Home Ever Built in Belmont

April 6, 2010

I have always been so impressed with this now school/university. If you haven’t been there to see this, give yourself a treat. Located on the campus of Notre Dame Demur at 1500 Ralston Avenue.

This is the largest home ever built in Belmont, and was completed in 1867. It has 55,000 square feet, four stories, 75 rooms, in-laid wood floors, 23 crystal chandeliers and a mirrored ballroom with opera box. William Ralston sure didn’t leave an expense out.

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March 19, 2010

Red poppy flower, side view
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Hey all,

What beautiful weather we are having. I just love it. Driving down Arroyo and all the trees in blossom. Then  headin on Brittan and the rows of tress all in blossom. Priceless. Flowers, blossoms and more. Oh yeah! I am not partial to this picture, but I do love the red poppies.

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Belmont Farmer’s Market

March 18, 2010

The Belmont Farmers’ Market offers the best of California’s agricultural bounty direct from the farmer to you. You can find fruits, vegetables, greens and nuts as well as freshly baked breads and pastries, delicious specialty foods, fresh flowers and much more. Enjoy live music weekly along with the season’s freshest fruits and vegetables and the company of your friends and neighbors. 9-1 all year.

Belmont Stats

March 15, 2010

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Belmont median sales prices

Belmont, CA (population 26,000) is situated half-way between San Francisco and San Jose, in San Mateo County. Known for its wooded hills, views of the San Francisco Bay and stretches of open space, Belmont is a quiet residential community in the midst of the culturally and technologically rich Bay Area.

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Belmont Historical Home…

March 4, 2010

Ok, this has been going on for a long…………time. Does anyone have an update for me……

The Pre-Construction Meeting for the Emmett House Project took place on July 14th.  During this meeting the contractor representatives, designers and members from Police, Community Development, Public Works, Belmont/San Carlos Fire and Mid-Peninsula Water District discussed key issues associated with the project.  Currently, City staff and designers are in the process of reviewing multiple submittals with special emphasis given on exterior color selection.  City staff also met with City arborist to receive recommendations on tree protection.  The Notice to Proceed will be issued on July 27th.  Contract construction time will begin on August 3rd  with contractor mobilization which shall include providing temporary power, storage equipment, fence installation and erosion control measures.  Contract construction time is 260 working days.

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