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Donald Trump’s big moment: President-elect sweeps in for his Inauguration Day
WASHINGTON — With fireworks heralding his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington Thursday on the eve of his presidential inauguration and pledged to unify a nation sorely divided and clamoring for change. The capital braced for an onslaught of crowds and demonstrators — with all the atte...
By Nancy Benac The Associated Press FULL STORY
Inauguration spurs protest, hope: San Mateo County reacts to change in presidential administration
As Peninsula residents gather around events to foster conversation and identify actions they plan to take as a new presidential administration moves into place, area Republicans look with excitement to the months ahead. For many of the events taking place this week, informal conversations about th...
By Anna Schuessler Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Designing a piece of the past: Former White House calligrapher teaches this weekend in South San Francisco
As the official calligrapher to former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, Rick Paulus would work with a team of only two others to carefully craft 19,000 personalized invitations for social events over the holiday season. The writer and artist who rose to a pinnacle position in his trade ...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Youth counselor arrested for sex with minor: Former Redwood City group home employee charged with felonies
A youth counselor was charged with two felonies for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl he met while working at a Redwood City group home for troubled teens, according to prosecutors. Francis Caceres, a 28-year-old Mountain View resident, was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 12, a...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Trump protester has case dismissed
A man who allegedly assaulted a police officer during an anti-Donald Trump rally in Burlingame last year had his case dismissed Thursday after the defense’s request for public record revealed additional video evidence through police body cameras. The additional evidence was apparently enough to ...
Daily Journal staff report FULL STORY
Raccoons recover at California zoo after cross-country ride
OAKLAND — Baby raccoons that inadvertently hitched a cross-country ride to Northern California are recovering at the Oakland Zoo. Animal care authorities said Tuesday that in September a man had unknowingly transported the raccoons from Florida to Marin County in a moving truck. The truck had ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Feds declare last year’s crab season a disaster
While it still might be a long time coming, commercial crab fishermen could eventually receive federal disaster relief money for last year’s aborted season. On Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker declared the 2015-16 California Dungeness crab and rock crab seasons a disaster, whi...
By Kiley Russell Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Reporters’ notebook
Palo Alto-based Asian Box will have a grand opening of its newest location in Burlingame Tuesday, Jan. 24. Located at the corner of Burlingame Avenue and Primrose Road at the heart of the growing Burlingame commerce area, Asian Box joins S.F.-based Pizzeria Delfina on the block. The new location is ...
San Mateo County police reports
Car troubles An unknown vehicle was parked in front of a residence on Marsten Avenue in Belmont before 6:52 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3. Belmont Suspicious circumstances. Someone was stumbling near the train tracks and was almost struck by a train before 1:59 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7. Suspicious circums...

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