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County OKs Big Wave project: Development combines office park with housing for individuals with developmental disabilities
Nearly 15 years in the works, the Big Wave project slated to be built on the coast was approved again by the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors — four years after it first gained the board’s approval. This time, the board’s approval should stick, said Supervisor Don Horsley. The project c...
By Bill Silverfarb Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Location hunt for alternative high school continues: Opinions differ on where to educate students enrolled in Peninsula Alternative High School
Finding the right campus to educate high school students who have a troubled past will again come before San Mateo Union High School District officials, as they continue the search to find a long-term home for Peninsula Alternative High School. The district Board of Trustees will discuss the futu...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Third dead whale prompts questions: Marine experts working to find reasons, proximity may be coincidence
As a string of deceased whales mysteriously washed ashore along the San Mateo County coastline over the last few months, wildlife officials are contemplating potential explanations and how to dispose of the massive carcasses. A decomposing adult female gray whale that landed near Kelly Beach in Ha...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
City to move historic home: Developer was seeking $1 for private party to buy and relocate Redwood City home
A historic Queen-Anne style home on the edge of downtown Redwood City that was once up for sale for $1 will be moved to city-owned property to make way for a 175-unit apartment complex. The home, at 103 Wilson St., will be moved a few blocks away to 611 Heller St., a blighted property the city’s ...
By Bill Silverfarb Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Guilty verdict in drunk driving deaths of Menlo Park couple
A Redwood City woman was convicted of murder Wednesday morning in the 2013 deaths of a Menlo Park couple she struck with her car while driving drunk, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Marjorie Reitzell, 55, was convicted by a jury Wednesday morning of two counts of second-deg...
By Sara Gaiser Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Bay Bridge tower rod is fractured
SAN FRANCISCO — State officials say one of the steel rods that anchors the Bay Bridge eastern span’s tower to its foundation is fractured. Project chief engineer Brian Maroney says officials do not yet know whether stewing in the saltwater caused the rod to corrode. He said tests would be neede...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Suspects in chase, crash face new charges
Suspects in chase, crash face new charges The three men arrested after leading San Mateo police on a highway chase May 4 before crashing into a guardrail pleaded not guilty to an amended complaint that includes gang allegations, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. ...
Hospitals fined for putting patients at risk
The California Department of Public Health Wednesday announced penalties against 12 California hospitals for errors with the potential to kill or injure patients including three in the Bay Area and one in Monterey County. Seton Medical Center in Daly City, California Pacific Medical Center in San F...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Former clinic employee pleads not guilty to groping patients
A former Stanford Hospital employee accused of groping male patients while they were under anesthesia pleaded not guilty Wednesday in San Mateo County Superior Court to sexual battery charges, prosecutors said. Fremont resident Robert Lastinger, 55, pleaded not guilty to four counts of sexual batte...
Crews repair water main break in Burlingame
Repair crews repaired a water main break in Burlingame Wednesday afternoon, city utility officials said. The water main break in the 700 block of Vernon Way was reported shortly before 2 p.m., according to the water department. No streets were flooded and the main break did not impact anyone’s w...
Grass fire causes hazmat scene near San Mateo Bridge
A small grassfire on the south side of State Route 92 near Beach Park Boulevard Tuesday afternoon was quickly extinguished but caused a hose at the bottom of a 550-gallon chemical tank on a construction truck to leak, according to fire officials. At about 2:25 p.m., firefighters from the Foster Ci...
San Mateo County police reports
Just getting his kicks A person was being loud and doing karate outside of Kokko’s Restaurant in San Mateo before 9:11 p.m. Monday, April 18. Foster City Unlicensed driver. A man was arrested for driving without a license on Marsh Drive before 4:36 p.m. Tuesday, May 19. Animal disturbance. A...

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