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Gov. Brown signs Martin’s Beach law: Property owner required to negotiate with state over public access, could face condemnation
The public’s love affair with Martin’s Beach and efforts to reopen the contested property earned another supporter Tuesday as Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law requiring the wealthy owner to negotiate open access or potentially face a piece of his land being seized by the state. Just hours before t...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
State tosses plastic bags: California first state to ban single-use bags
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways. A national coalition of plastic bag manufacturers immediately said it would seek a voter referen...
By Fenit Nirappil The Associated Press FULL STORY
New direction for Compass High School: Learning differences school moves to new expanded location in San Mateo
Compass High School, a Peninsula school for students with mild to moderate learning differences that launched in August 2013, will celebrate the grand opening of a bigger facility in San Mateo this week. The private school, founded to provide a college-preparatory program for students with learni...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Health System using $30M to expand county insurance
The Health System will use an expected $30 million in extra revenue to expand offerings to clients of the county’s low-income insurance plan including another pain management clinic, a new managed care office and treating the alcohol dependent with a drug that has shown good results. The addition...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Police cite 13 for selling tobacco to minors
San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies and police from Belmont and San Mateo held a one-day decoy operation that targeted 128 merchants and cited 13 people for selling tobacco products to minors. The Tobacco Decoy Program took place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, during which 13 merchants wer...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
County pledges $100K match to Daybreak: Homeless teen house nearing goal to reopen during day
The sun is starting to shine on Daybreak. Thanks to a $100,000 matching gift from San Mateo County, the residential house for local homeless teens has enough money to keep its doors open. The nonprofit is also nearing its financial goal to keep the house open during the day and rehire a mental hea...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Former football coach pleads not guilty to lewd act with student
The former high school football coach accused of kissing a 15-year-old student and rubbing her thigh during a ride home pleaded not guilty Tuesday to three felony counts of child molestation and trying to dissuade a witness. Mark Avery Turner, 41, of South San Francisco, appeared in court with his ...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Caltrain riders to experience fare and schedule changes
Beginning Oct. 5, Caltrain will adjust its scheduling to account for growing ridership and upcoming construction to replace four aging bridges in San Mateo and increase fares up to 50 cents for paper tickets purchased at station machines. The changes include adding up to two minutes to all weekda...
Daily Journal staff report FULL STORY
Fatal beating suspect incompetent for murder trial
A Redwood City man accused of beating an acquaintance to death on a city sidewalk in June is mentally unfit to stand trial for murder, according to two court-appointed doctors. The conclusion means Paul Robert Ahern, 53, will be committed to a state mental facility rather than be prosecuted for the...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
S.F. supervisor pushes predictable work schedules
SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco supervisor wants chain retail stores to give more predictable work schedules to their hourly employees, many of whom are struggling to juggle multiple jobs and family responsibilities. Supervisor David Chiu on Tuesday is expected to introduce legislation that would...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Food advocate to speak in Burlingame: Roots of Change’s Michael Dimock to discuss sustainable food
Fresh and sustainable food and the movement to change state policy to favor it will be the topic of a free program in Burlingame Wednesday. This program, which is open to the public, is presented by the Citizens Environmental Council — Burlingame, a nonprofit group that seeks to provide Burlingam...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Gov. Brown vetoes ethics bills
SACRAMENTO — Despite a series of political scandals that marred the California state Senate this year, Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had vetoed key ethics bills seeking to place new restrictions on gift giving and campaign spending. The Democratic governor said politicians should be subject to...
By Judy Lin The Associated Press FULL STORY
California requires extinguishers after limo fire
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill requiring certain types of limousines to have two fire extinguishers and undergo regular safety checks. Brown announced Tuesday that he signed SB611 by Democratic Sen. Jerry Hill of San Mateo. The bill was in response to a limousine fire that kille...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Government Watch
State government • Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that gives California consumers the ability to make informed decisions about whether to buy furniture containing unnecessary flame retardant chemicals. Senate Bill 1019, authored by state Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, requires disclosure o...
San Mateo County police reports
Two decades later ... A woman contacted police about not seeing or hearing from her sister for almost 20 years on Primrose Road in Burlingame before 10:27 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23. Millbrae Arrest. A man with a felony warrant out of San Mateo County and a misdemeanor warrant out of BART Police D...

Daily Journal Quick Poll
What do you think of the new statewide plastic bag ban?

It's great, we need to get rid of them
Doesn't matter around here, they are already banned
Don't like it
Hope it starts a nationwide trend
Don't like it, but whatever


Power restored after vehicle crash causes outage
  San Mateo police are reporting power has been restored after an outage caused by a low-spe..
U.S. stocks drop sharply; Airlines sink
NEW YORK — The stock market sank Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average falling 250 poin..
Secret Service chief resigns after security lapses
WASHINGTON — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday, a day after bitingly critic..
Truck deals help boost U.S. auto sales in September
DETROIT — Big discounts on pickup trucks helped keep U.S. auto sales strong in September. The p..
Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings
HONG KONG — Student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests warned that if the territory's t..
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