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Conservation plans vary: Patchwork of mandates aim to curb water use in San Mateo County
As San Mateo County water distributors are navigating state-ordered water conservation rules, residents may find that irrigation restrictions vary widely depending upon where they call home. The State Water Resources Control Board approved an emergency regulation in July, which requires water prov...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Faulty population numbers may influence housing: Burlingame officials concerned numbers could give false look at city’s needs
A new draft housing element for Burlingame includes population calculations from the state that councilmembers believe are inflated and would potentially affect the projected housing needs of the city. One big concern of the element is the fact it uses population projections from the Association ...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Intrigue growing over tomato plant: Parking meter in Burlingame boasts fresh fruit
A mystery tomato plant has popped up on Lorton Avenue in Burlingame and locals say it is helping brighten up the downtown. The fruit bush, located on a parking meter in front of Zambra Tapas Bar at 248 Lorton Ave., is right around the corner from the Burlingame Avenue. The downtown main road is und...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Plane in fatal crash belongs to Redwood City man
A single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza plane that crashed Monday night in Marin County west of Novato is registered to Robert John Madge, a Redwood City resident, according to Federal Aviation Administration records. FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said Tuesday the plane departed from Brookings, Oregon, and w...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Coastside man sentenced for child porn
A Half Moon Bay man who allegedly possessed binders and a computer containing thousands of images and 200 videos of child pornography was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison and ordered to register as a sex offender. Christopher Mordaunt O’Donnell, 70, pleaded no contest in June to one felon...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Pastor pleads not guilty to molesting girl
A Daly City man who serves as pastor of a San Francisco church pleaded not guilty Tuesday to three counts of child molestation for allegedly placing a girl on his lap and kissing her improperly. Venije Cornelis Singkoh, 69, waived his right to a speedy prosecution in the case and returns to court S...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Man admits indecent exposure, acquitted of burglary
A convicted flasher accused of crawling into a San Mateo apartment building laundry room to masturbate in front of a woman pleaded no contest to felony indecent exposure but opted for trial on a robbery charge in the same case. Ignacio Resendro Martinez, 40, agreed to waive a jury and have a judge ...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Still no luck in school property hunt
The property search continues for the San Mateo Union High School District, which hopes to find a new location for its alternative high school and district office. The district has passed its deadline on finding property to make sure a good fit is found. Superintendent Scott Laurence gave himself...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Government Watch
City government San Mateo is partnering with the California Water Service Company and the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency to host a free seminar on the Lawn Be Gone rebate program on Saturday, Sept. 6. Seminar attendees will learn about the financial incentives of removing their law...
San Mateo County police reports
Plumb out of ideas A woman called the police twice to complain about her broken toilet on Carlmont Drive in Belmont before 8:50 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 17. Millbrae Burglary. A person attempted to make a purchase with a stolen credit card on the 500 block of El Camino Real before 3:12 p.m Sunday, Aug...

Daily Journal Quick Poll
Is it fair for the state to fine water wasters when broken and leaky pipes are losing billions of gallons?

Yes. Those are two different problems.
No. The state needs to gets its infrastructure in order first.
Yes but the pipes need fixing, too.
Would you expect anything else from government?


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