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Sea level rise spurs levee talks: Local, state, federal reps collaborate on improvement project
Preparing to take on one of Foster City’s most significant projects in the Bayside community’s history prompted federal, state, county and local officials to gather Friday to discuss a levee project aimed at adapting to sea level rise. The catalyst of the multi-million effort is to meet the F...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Locals sent to battle Washington wildfires: San Mateo, Colma, Pacifica firefighters respond to Gov. Jerry Brown’s orders
More San Mateo County firefighters have been called upon to help battle some of the raging wildfires burning across the West Coast, with local agencies making up a significant portion of California’s resources sent to help Washington. In a rare move, Gov. Jerry Brown on Aug. 23 ordered his Office...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Crash closes Hwy 101 in both directions
U.S. Highway 101 was blocked in both directions in Burlingame Friday night after a tractor-trailer struck a power pole, according to the California Highway Patrol. The collision on southbound U.S. Highway 101 just south of Broadway was reported just after 9:30 p.m., the CHP said. A tractor-traile...
Bay City News Services FULL STORY
‘Voice of the Prairie’ harks back to early radio days
A farmer becomes a celebrity by telling stories to early radio audiences in John Oliver’s “The Voice of the Prairie,” presented by Dragon Productions. Davey Quinn (Robert Sean Campbell), an orphan, apparently inherited his story-telling ability from the 70-year-old Irish relative who looks a...
By Judy Richter Daily Journal correspondent FULL STORY
Blast foundation moves toward funding projects: Board sets sights on 2016 to begin spending portion of PG&E’s $70M in restitution money
As the five-year anniversary of the PG&E gas line explosion nears, the San Bruno Community Foundation is considering an investment strategy for the roughly $70 million in restitution money granted in the wake of the tragedy which devastated the Crestmoor neighborhood, according to the foundation’s...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Man arrested for trying to lure girls into vehicle
South San Francisco police arrested a San Francisco man who is alleged to have tried to lure several girls into his vehicle Thursday afternoon. Between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., police say Frederick Cayabyab approached the girls. There was a break in the case when an assistant principal spotted him...
Trying not to learn the hard way: Restorative justice program comes into focus at alternative high school
Students at Peninsula Alternative High School received valuable lessons on developing effective communication methods and strategies for coping with the wide range of difficult emotions experienced in formative years, through a new program the school is implementing. Eric Butler, a restorative just...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Sex crime plea could lead to life sentence: San Mateo man busted after undercover operation
A 63-year-old San Mateo resident may spend life in prison after pleading no contest Tuesday to a sex crime against a small child, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. Steven Hurd pleaded no contest to felony sexual acts with a child 10 years old or younger on the second d...
By Keith Burbank Bay City News Service FULL STORY
San Mateo condo fire displaces 14
A fire Thursday night at a condominium building in San Mateo injured one firefighter, displaced 14 people and caused about $1 million in damage, San Mateo fire officials said Friday. Police and firefighters responded at 9:05 p.m. to 3377 La Selva St. after someone reported smoke from the two-story...
By Keith Burbank Bay City News Service FULL STORY
San Mateo County police reports
Shut the cluck up A person reported to police that a neighbor’s chickens were being too loud on Carlmont Drive in Belmont before 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25. Belmont   Disturbance. A group of teenagers were seen harassing customers and spraying silly string on El Camino Real before 1:15 p...

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Highway 101 in Burlingame open after power line repair
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Highway 101 is open in both directions with one lane on the northbou..
Storm dissipates after killing at least 20 in Caribbean
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