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The divide of Measure Q: San Mateo’s rent control tenant protection initiative draws debate
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff There are sharp divides between the views of tenant advocates supporting San Mateo’s rent control initiative and a stronghold of opponents with substantial financial backing; however, the two groups do agree on one thing — the region is facing a housing...
Polling shows parcel tax extension support: Survey results indicate voters favor extending measure without hiking costs
Sufficient voter support exists for San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District officials to justify pursuing an extension of the school system’s parcel tax, according to recent polling data. A survey conducted earlier this month showed 76 percent of likely local voters would favor renewing...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Brown vetoes bill to expand parental leave: Governor concerned it would harm small firms
SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Jerry Brown said Friday that he has vetoed legislation allowing employees of some small businesses to take up to six weeks of leave to bond with a new child without losing their job or health insurance. Under the measure aimed at businesses with 20 to 49 employees, wo...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Three seek two spots in Half Moon Bay: City Council candidates discuss coastside issues and qualifications
From addressing traffic while bolstering coastal tourism to mending a perceived divide amongst the Half Moon Bay community, three newcomers seeking two spots on the City Council say they’re ready for the challenges ahead. With longtime councilmembers Farmer John Muller and Marina Fraser opting n...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Man pleads not guilty to molestation charges
A man facing life in prison after being charged with numerous felonies for molesting a 10-year-old relative pleaded not guilty Friday. Benjamin Ramirez Ruiz, a 39-year-old North Fair Oaks man, appeared in court with a private defender and pleaded not guilty to 11 felonies. Ruiz, who was arrested...
Man, 53, arrested for suspicion of indecent exposure
A 53-year-old man was arrested at a San Bruno hotel Wednesday afternoon on suspicion he masturbated in front of two hotel employees, police said. Officers responded at 4:36 p.m. to the Ramada San Bruno SFO Airport at 500 El Camino Real on a report of the man masturbating in front of the employees. ...
Class notes
The San Mateo Union High School District business and student services departments are moving to a temporary home at 839 Hinckley Road in Burlingame, while the existing district office is being rebuilt. The business services department is moving from the San Mateo High School campus Friday, Oct. 7...
San Mateo County police reports
Poor puppy A man took a woman’s dog and put it in the trunk of his car on Walnut Street in Redwood City before 6:39 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. Belmont Disturbance. A woman with a cane was seen crying on Academy Avenue before 6:21 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. Disturbance. An apartment manager became ...

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