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County rules target e-cigs and smoking: Board of Supervisors consider complete ban for unincorporated area multi-unit buildings
Smoking inside apartments and condominiums in the unincorporated areas of San Mateo County would become a thing of the past under a proposed ban coming before the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. Twin proposals by supervisors Carole Groom and Adrienne Tissier will first amend the definitions of “smo...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Townhomes proposed for blighted motel site: City Ventures returns with plans for San Mateo’s Avalon Motel
A real estate firm seeking to redevelop the blighted Avalon Motel in San Mateo is moving forward with plans to construct townhomes prior to purchasing the site. City Ventures turned in a formal application to the city’s Planning Division in September proposing to construct 46 townhomes, each with...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
South City begins downtown revamp: Street work underway, plans to be solidified in 2015
In an effort to beautify its downtown, the South San Francisco City Council is setting into the motion plans to create a more vibrant, transit-supportive, diverse downtown, while protecting and celebrating the historic nature of the area. The city released in July a draft of the Downtown Station A...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Middlefield Road makeover nearly set for final approval
A $12.5 million plan to renovate Middlefield Road — a main county thoroughfare cutting through North Fair Oaks — is facing a final hurdle Tuesday when the Board of Supervisors is set to vote on the recommended redesign. The board is expected to give the favored blueprint its thumbs up and direc...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Mills Addition in San Bruno
To the west of the County Road (El Camino Real, Highway 101), the 1868 Plat map shows almost all of what is present day San Bruno was owned by D.O. Mills, A.I. Easton, J. Cabannes, P.R. Dupuy and Paula Valencia. D.O. Mills and A.I. Easton (Mill’s brother-in-law) owned almost all of the property ...
By Darold Fredricks FULL STORY
Apparent suicide at Central Park
San Mateo police are investigating an apparent suicide in Central Park Saturday. A single gunshot was heard around 10 a.m. near the baseball field on El Camino Real, according to police. When police responded, they found an apparent male suicide victim who was dead on arrival. The San Mateo Count...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
San Mateo, Marin counties had Bay Area’s lowest jobless rates last month
San Mateo and Marin counties had the lowest unemployment rates in the Bay Area in September and the region’s counties all had levels lower than the average for California, state officials reported Friday. Marin’s unemployed made up only 3.9 percent of its workforce of 145,800 people and San Mat...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
San Mateo County police reports
Who let the dog out? A woman was seen using a mini bullhorn to bark at people at Veterans Boulevard and Whipple Avenue in Redwood City before 5:36 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16. MILLBRAE DUI. A woman was cited for driving under the influence at Highway 101 and Broadway before 12:15 a.m. Thursday, Oc...

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National Weather Service warns of large waves, rip currents
The National Weather Service has issued a Beach Hazards Statement in effect today for parts of the c..
Suicide, car bombings in Iraq kill at least 43
BAGHDAD — Iraq's top Shiite cleric on Monday gave his support to the new government battling the I..
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