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Police shoot carjacker near airport
San Francisco police shot a man who stole a car and attempted to carjack another near San Francisco International Airport, authorities said. The unidentified suspect was in stable but serious condition after he was shot in the abdomen Sunday morning, police Chief Greg Suhr said. Officers with SFPD...
From wire reports FULL STORY
Going solar could get easier: Foster City, San Mateo consider ordinances expediting residential permits
Easing homeowners’ ability to go solar by expediting the permitting process and potentially waiving fees is the goal of two local cities seeking to reduce greenhouse gases while adhering to state mandates. San Mateo and Foster City are considering ordinances that would benefit single-family home...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Housing crisis runs on: San Mateo complex sold, new owners evict every tenant
All the families living in a four-unit apartment complex in San Mateo have had their leases terminated so new owners can remodel the aging building. Tenants at 1824 El Parque Court have until Aug. 24 to move or face legal action, according to a letter sent by Raymond Ong with RWC Property Services...
By Bill Silverfarb Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Attorney warns of election system lawsuit: South City school board should examine how trustees are selected, said attorney
To protect the South San Francisco Unified School District from threat of a lawsuit, an attorney told officials they should consider changing the system used to elect the Board of Trustees. David Soldani, a partner with the law firm Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud and Romo, recommended the board tra...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Man arrested for DUI after hitting cement wall
Police arrested a man for DUI after a vehicle he was driving crashed into a cement wall in South San Francisco early Friday morning, police said. Officers responded at about 3:40 p.m. to the intersection of Airport Boulevard and Tower Place after a report of single-vehicle crash. Police allege tha...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Beverage group sues city over soda warnings, advertising ban
SAN FRANCISCO — The American Beverage Association has sued the city of San Francisco, claiming new legislation requiring health warning labels on sugary beverages and prohibiting advertisements of them on city property violates the First Amendment. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the associa...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Wrong-way driver tased and arrested after high-speed chase
A wrong-way driver was arrested in Millbrae early Saturday morning after crashing his car while exiting U.S. Highway 101 at a high rate of speed during a pursuit, according to the CHP. Around 3 a.m. officers had been chasing the suspect, later identified as 34-year-old Claudio Valdovinos of San...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Man, 19, arrested for assault, theft
A man suspected of assaulting a security guard while stealing from a J.C. Penney store in San Bruno on Thursday evening has been arrested, according to police. The suspect, later identified as 19-year-old Marco Sandoval of San Bruno, allegedly assaulted a loss prevention officer at 7:27 p.m. o...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Pedestrian killed on Highway 101
A man was fatally struck by a vehicle on U.S. Highway 101 after getting out of his vehicle near South San Francisco Sunday morning. The incident was first reported as a vehicle stopped in the northbound lanes of the highway around 5:20 a.m., south of the Sierra Point Parkway off-ramp. Shortly a...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Woman arrested for DUI after fatal crash on Highway 1
A Daly City resident has been arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter after a fatal collision on state Highway 1 in Pacifica Saturday evening, according to police. Ana Reepen, 41, was taken into custody on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and felony DUI causing death after Pacifica p...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Blaze causes $1 million in damages
Firefighters are estimating that an early morning blaze caused $1 million in damage to an unoccupied residence in Menlo Park Saturday. The fire was reported at 3:16 a.m. at 1045 Trinity Drive, near the Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club. Firefighters arrived on scene at 3:22 a.m. to find...
No injuries when plane crashes
An aircraft crashed Saturday evening after leaving a San Carlos airport, according to the San Mateo County Public Safety Communications office and the Federal Aviation Administration. A public safety communications official said the plane crashed at about 8:40 p.m. Initial reports said no one w...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
New superintendent comes full circle: Joan Rosas returns to San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District
When Joan Rosas accepted an offer to become the new superintendent of the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District, it marked a homecoming for the lifelong educator. Rosas signed on to become the district’s top administrator last month, replacing former superintendent Cynthia Simms, who r...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Air district may chip in for Caltrain electrification
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and making room for more commuters on the increasingly popular Caltrain line could get a financial boost from air quality officials who are considering allocating $20 million toward the transit agency’s plans to ditch the diesel and go electric. Next Wednesday, ...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Flood-prone creek to be dredged
The flood-prone Belmont Creek and another channel along Holly Street near Highway 101 in San Carlos are set for some major dredging work as they are currently filled with sediment, vegetation and debris that cause water flows to “choke” when moving through the channels. The San Carlos City Coun...
By Bill Silverfarb Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
San Mateo County police reports
Not in Millbrae lady. A San Francisco woman was arrested for possessing narcotics and hypodermic needles on the 500 block of El Camino Real in Millbrae before 10:16 a.m. Thursday, July 23. MILLBRAE Vehicle burglary. A vehicle’s windows were smashed and items valued at $2800 were taken on betwee...
A unique World War II naval battle with Bay Area ties
The keel of the unique World War II saga of the SS Stephen Hopkins was literally laid in the Bay Area: The ship was built in Richmond, its homeport was San Francisco and a crew member whose death in battle became a legend was trained on the Peninsula. The lightly armed cargo ship battled two German...
By Jim Clifford FULL STORY

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