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San Bruno takes CPUC to task: City officials seek removal of president after email shows ‘cozy’ relationship with PG&E
San Bruno officials called on Gov. Jerry Brown to remove California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey from office, alleging that recently disclosed emails show “illegal and illicit” private communications with PG&E. The commission is conducting three proceedings investigating...
By Julia Cheever Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Man pleads no contest to killing puppy: No more than three years prison, attorney says client has history of mental illness
A Redwood City man accused of torturing the family’s 4-month-old puppy for a month in front of his young daughter before eventually suffocating the animal pleaded no contest to felony animal cruelty and misdemeanor child endangerment. In return for changing his earlier not guilty plea, Alan Velet...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Concern over adequate P.E. programs: South San Francisco schools to look into initial data about inadequate physical education
A group of parents who came forward with concerns about inadequate physical education programming in elementary schools is prompting the South San Francisco Unified School District to look at ways to make sure all its programs are up to standard. At a school board meeting June 12, parents and one t...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Report: Water conservation doubles in last month alone
After conservation rates started disappointingly slow, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission was pleased to announce Monday that in the last month alone, consumers more than doubled the amount of water saved since February. The SFPUC, which services San Francisco and wholesales to many San...
Daily Journal staff report FULL STORY
Program introduces children to fresh food: The HEAL Project wants to create healthy communities
Cherry tomatoes and brussels sprouts might not exactly sound appealing to your average 5-year-old, but one San Mateo County organization wants to change children’s attitudes toward fruit and vegetables by having children grow and taste their own food. The HEAL Project, a nonprofit run out of Half...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Elderly husband pleads not guilty to stabbing wife for ‘bugging’ him
An 84-year-old Pacific man who allegedly stabbed his wife seven times because she was “bugging” him and he didn’t think she loved him anymore pleaded not guilty Monday to attempted murder, domestic violence and assault charges. Tony Gocksue Lee made his third court appearance since being arre...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Police seek owner of three unique Japanese pistols
Police are hoping to identify the owner of three collectable Japanese pistols recovered during the arrest of a convicted felon in South San Francisco on Sunday, July 20. John Frick, a transient, was contacted around 10 a.m. on the 200 block of Kenwood Way and found to be in possession of the three...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Pacifica mom arrested for DUI, child endangerment
The California Highway Patrol arrested a Pacifica woman Sunday evening on suspicion of DUI and child endangerment after she fled officers at 90 mph on Highway 101 in Marin County, a CHP officer said. Ana Soledad Lopez, 32, was driving on southbound Highway 101 near the Marinwood Avenue off-ramp aro...
David Flores and his son, Santiago Flores Benard, take a look at the bobcat habitat during a July 26 visit to CuriOdyssey, the San Mateo-based science and wildlife center for children and families....
Redwood City launches new online tool
Redwood City announced Monday its launch of a new online platform for civil engagement where residents can offer ideas about the future of the city and comment on its projects and initiatives. The tool, called RWC Forum, will periodically change its multiple topics and include open-ended questions,...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Man arrested for alleged robbery attempt
A man tried to hold up a South San Francisco bank on Saturday but, aside from some complimentary coffee and cookies, all he got was a stay in jail, police said Monday. The suspect, later identified as Bryan Jensen, 42, walked into the Wells Fargo at 333 Linden Ave. around 10 a.m. July 26 and had fr...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Man alleged to have beaten priest
A paroled sex offender accused of repeatedly punching a Burlingame priest who asked him to leave the grounds of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church because he was smoking may not be mentally fit to stand trial, according to his attorney. The defense for David Donald Lewis raised questions about ...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Class notes
The San Mateo County Child Care Partnership Council, the local organization that takes the lead in planning and advocating for quality care and early education for all children from birth to age 14, is seeking applicants for three openings on the 22-member council. The three vacancies announced are...
San Mateo County police reports
Anti-hoarder A person reported their son for throwing things away on the 700 block of South Bayshore Boulevard in San Mateo before 9:32 a.m. Sunday, July 27. San Mateo Suspicious circumstances. A woman returned home to see a broken window in her son’s room on the first block of East Hillsdale ...

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