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‘Obamacare’ premiums to soar in 2017
WASHINGTON — Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama’s health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That’s sure to stoke another “Obamacare” controversy days before a presidential election. Before tax...
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldiver The Associated Press FULL STORY
Workers allege poor conditions at Humane Society: Staff claims inadequate facilities; officials agree, refute other allegations
Animals taken in for care by the Peninsula Humane Society are frequently harmed and occasionally killed after being exposed to inadequate and dangerous facilities, according to workers at the nonprofit organization. Crews are understaffed, facilities are in disrepair and management is dismissive w...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
wonderful wins again: Millbrae restaurant earns Michelin recognition for excellence, affordability
For the second time in consecutive years, a Millbrae restaurant earned national recognition for offering superb and affordable meals. Michelin again named wonderful, at 270 Broadway, a winner of the Bib Gourmand award, placing the Chinese eatery among elite company in the Bay Area culinary scene. ...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
California voters to decide the future of single-use plastic bag
ALAMEDA — California voters are considering a November referendum that would uphold or overturn a statewide ban on single-use plastic carryout bags, and another ballot initiative that would require fees collected from retail customers for alternative bags be put in an environmental fund. In 2007,...
By Kristen J. Bender The Associated Press FULL STORY
South City officials consider field fixes: School district examines community benefit projects financed by shared funds
South San Francisco athletic fields could be set for an upgrade under a collaborative effort by city and school officials seeking improvements to assets shared by the community. South San Francisco Unified School District officials said during a community town hall meeting Thursday, Oct. 20, work ...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
‘Grand dame of Filipino American Politics’ Alice Bulos dies at 86
Filipino-American community leader Alice Bulos, a resident of South San Francisco, died on Friday at the age of 86. “With the passing of Alice Bulos, the Filipino community has lost a great advocate and leader. Fondly named the Grand Dame of Filipino American Politics, Alice served the community...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Police seeking suspect who took items from grocery store
Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man accused of fleeing after taking several items from a South San Francisco grocery store Friday night. Around 8 p.m., a man entered the Grocery Outlet Bargain Market located at 125 Hickey Blvd., according to police. A short time later, a sto...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Woman has purse snatched while in downtown South City
A 66-year-old woman was robbed of her purse early Saturday morning in downtown South San Francisco and police are asking for the public’s help to identify the suspect. The robbery occurred around 3 a.m. in the 400 block of Third Lane, according to police. The man approached the woman from behind...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Man fatally shot outside Burlingame hotel identified
A man who died after he was shot early Sunday morning outside a Burlingame hotel has been identified as San Francisco resident Dean Trefault, according to the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office. Officers found Trefault, 28, suffering from a gunshot wound around 5:45 a.m., after responding to a rep...
Armed men with clown’ masks in S.F. thwarted by mall security
SAN FRANCISCO — Authorities say three men with clown masks and a gun ran from a downtown San Francisco shopping center after they were discovered by security guards on Sunday. The San Francisco Police Department spokesman Officer Carlos Manfredi says the guards were doing their rounds in the emer...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
San Mateo County police reports
Not so fast A resident tried to put up a slow down sign in the lanes of traffic on Constitution Drive in Foster City before 3:21 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19. Foster City Hit-and-run. A driver struck several parked cars and drove off on Edgewater Boulevard before 8:57 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19. Parki...

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