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High-speed rail back on track?: Public considers Peninsula portion that shares Caltrain corridor
For the first time since Caltrain and high-speed rail officials decided to share the tracks running along the Peninsula, members of the community were invited to Burlingame Wednesday evening for a presentation about what’s changed in the two years since a tremendous amount of local concern altered...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Commissioner Nicole David leaving Harbor District: Half Moon Bay resident unexpectedly resigns from post citing health issues
Nearly a year into her first term and next in line to serve as president of the San Mateo County Harbor District Board of Commissioners, marine biologist Nicole David announced she would be resign her post Wednesday night. David, 47, has been a strong advocate for promoting a sustainable fishery a...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
All mail election underway: San Mateo County looking for greater turnout, reduced cost
If more voters in San Mateo County participate in this November’s general election, it could change the way the entire state deals with the ballot box. For the first time ever in California, two counties are conducting consolidated elections primarily by mail meant to increase voter turnou...
By Bill Silverfarb Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Record home sale in San Carlos
A hillside home in San Carlos sold last month for $5.38 million, the highest price ever paid for a single-family residence in the city. The home at 168 Queens Court, accessible by Devonshire Boulevard, was built in 2010 by the original owners. Built on a cul-de-sac, the Tuscan-style villa sits on...
Daily Journal staff report FULL STORY
Celebrating Italian heritage: Honorary Queen Isabella is longtime civil servant Tami Del Bene
When conjuring an image of Queen Isabella of Spain, one wouldn’t necessarily picture her riding in an antique Cadillac through the streets of San Francisco. But that’s just the image a Redwood City woman will be presenting this Sunday. Lifelong civil servant Tami Del Bene, named San Mateo Count...
By Jeanita Lyman Daily Journal correspondent FULL STORY
Vehicle-train strikes up dramatically this year
A dramatic increase in the number of vehicles hit by Caltrain commuter trains this year has transit police and at least one city police department working together to increase enforcement efforts, a Caltrain spokeswoman said Thursday. Caltrains have hit six vehicles since Aug. 1, most recently on W...
By Keith Burbank Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Former mobile home park bookkeeper sentenced for theft
A former bookkeeper at a Daly City mobile home park was sentenced to jail and probation Thursday after pleading no contest to embezzling as much as $30,000 from her job in 2011 and 2012. Alisi Kalamafoni-Gantt, 41, pleaded no contest to one count of embezzlement in August in exchange for no prison ...
One of two suspects in chase, standoff pleads no contest
One of two Oakland men who pleaded not guilty in January to fleeing San Mateo police and starting a lengthy SWAT standoff after they were allegedly caught stealing from cars pleaded no contest to the charges Wednesday, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. Walter Mitchell,...
Hotel murder suspect ‘broke’
James Haarer Goss, charged with murder Monday for allegedly stabbing a man to death at a San Carlos hotel, will be granted a private defender despite making claims he earned $30,000 a month, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. Goss, 61, told a judge Thursday that his wif...
Reporters’ notebook
Recology San Mateo County is launching its annual Coats for Kids Program to collect new and gently used coats to donate to those in need of a warm coat during the cold weather season. From Monday, Oct. 19, through Friday, Oct. 23, drivers from Recology will collect coats curbside from residential ho...
San Mateo County police reports
That probably backfired An explosion was heard followed by the sound of a vehicle speeding away near Tilton Avenue and North Humboldt Street in San Mateo before 8:01 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. South San Francisco Indecent exposure. A man was yelling and calling people names while exposing himself on...

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