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Reporters’ notebook
February 28, 2014, 05:00 AM

CREAM ice cream sandwich shop is opening a new location in downtown San Mateo this weekend. The family business started 2010 in Berkeley and this will be its sixth franchise in Northern California. The grand opening is March 1 at 1134 S. B St.

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San Mateo police Officer Ryan Monaghan will participate in the Wildflower Triathlon May 2-4 at Lake San Antonio. He was challenged to compete in the triathlon last year in honor of a fellow officer’s son, who was undergoing leukemia treatments at the time. The officer discovered a love of the sport and is returning to the 2014 Wildflower race with a renewed training regimen and dedication to raise awareness for fallen law enforcement officers.

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Congrats to Hannig Law Firm, named “outstanding business” by the Sequoia Awards. The award will be presented March 6 in Redwood City. The Sequoia Awards offers scholarships to Redwood City high school seniors who actively volunteer their time. For more information go to sequoiaawards.org.

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The Lariat Tavern in Belmont is having an Oscar party Sunday at 4 p.m. with the show starting at 5:30 p.m. Red carpet and all.

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The women’s jail has expanded its in-house culinary training program for inmates to include a simulated restaurant mimicking a real-life environment from cooking to doing dishes. On Tuesday, about a dozen women participated and jail officials say the skills will be useful both in the workforce after release and at home with the families.

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California Water Service Company completed the replacement of 2,890 feet of aging water mains at the Aragon track in San Mateo between El Camino Real and Alameda de las Pulgas Thursday, when the 82 customer services served by this main were tied into the system. As part of the project, Cal Water also replaced five fire hydrants to improve fire flow and replaced the original cast-iron main, installed in 1936, with PVC pipe.

The 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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