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Reporters’ notebook
January 31, 2014, 05:00 AM

New Leaf and its partner MBA Poultry, the producer of Smart Chicken, donated a total of 3.7 tons of poultry to area food banks — including 2,850 pounds to Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.


A prosecutor inserted a little levity into his opening statement in a 2001 Daly City murder trial. Displaying photos of the evidence to jurors, he referenced just how long ago the crime happened. “You know the age of the case from looking at that cellphone, ladies and gentlemen,” he said.


Latest San Mateo County flu tally: 14 hospitalizations; four deaths.


San Mateo company Maverix has received a $100,000 order from the University of Missouri to provide the data analysis for the 99 Lives Cat Whole Genome Sequencing Initiative. The initiative acts as a community discovery resource for veterinary and health care researchers.


Casino, crabs and cops — all in one night. The San Mateo Police Officers’ Association is holding its annual Crab Feed Friday, Feb. 21 at the San Mateo Elks Lodge 6 p.m. to midnight. This is the fifth year the association has invited the public to break bread and dance the night away with the officers who serve the community. For the first time, the event will include a casino night fundraiser to assist the association in donating to thousands of charitable organizations. Tickets are $60 per person, $550 for a table of 10 or for $250 businesses or individuals can sponsor a casino table for the evening. The event has sold out every year so people are encouraged to reserve a seat quickly by contacting association members. For more information contact Jeanine Luna at (650) 522-7522 ext. 551, or Lupe Mejia at


U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, was included in a fake news song mashup in which someone, apparently with a lot of time, auto-tuned her recent congressional floor speech when she described certain political junkets replete with steak, vodka and caviar. It’s pretty entertaining, though kind of strange. If you’d like to check it out, it’s at


Registration is open for Half Moon Bay’s 24th Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show.

The show, which features various cars, trucks, motorcycles, aircraft and assorted contraptions representing every era and style takes place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, April 27 at Half Moon Bay Airport.


Daniel P. Bergeron is the new executive director of the Redwood City Police Activities League. One of Bergeron’s main responsibilities will be to operate and run the PAL Community Center at the Taft School Campus in Redwood City.


The sale of the Burlingame Post Office could be affected by Congress’ omnibus appropriations bill, which states the U.S. Postal Service needs to put a moratorium on sales of historic post offices while it waits on the inspector general’s report and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation reports. This stems from some concerns about USPS ignoring federal preservation guidelines.

USPS representative Gus Ruiz said it’s too premature to tell how this would affect the Burlingame sale.

Reporters’ Notebook is a weekly collection of facts culled from the notebooks of the Daily Journal staff. It appears in the Friday edition.



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