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Next Steps committee nears goal: Officials to decide how to address San Mateo, Foster City school overcrowding
Residents have spoken and now it is time for officials in the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District to consider the feedback when developing strategies for how to best address overcrowded classrooms and campuses. The Next Steps Advisory Committee wrapped up a second round of community o...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
 
California Coastal Trail restoration gains support: Half Moon Bay, counties, state nominate regional segment as Priority Conservation Area
Preserving the California Coastal Trail is gaining another layer of support as a regional effort is underway to promote the recreational amenity between Sonoma and San Mateo counties. The State Coastal Conservancy is asking cities and counties along the coast to help nominate the trail heavily us...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Prepping for salmon: Truncated season a response to drought, conservation efforts
Instead of a typical flurry of commercial fishermen prepping for the start of salmon season next weekend, the docks at Pillar Point Harbor have been relatively calm — despite regional indications there are bountiful populations of the drought-impacted fish. The length of commercial seasons are de...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
 
Man gets 15 years for defrauding 24 people of more than $1.3M
After decades of defrauding dozens of victims out of more than $1 million through a complex financial scheme, Lewis Erving Lee was sentenced to 15 years in state prison Friday. It took a court reporter nearly two hours to read off 77 felonies the 73-year-old Saratoga resident committed from 1991 t...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Badly burned body found in abandoned refinery fire
Coroner’s officials said the human body recovered from a one-alarm trailer fire at an abandoned chemical refinery in East Palo Alto Friday morning was burned beyond recognition, but the fire itself is not currently thought to be suspicious, according to police. Police and firefighters were dispat...
By Dave Brooksher Bay City News Service FULL STORY
 
SFPD to pay $725,000 to settle wrongful termination lawsuit
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco officials agreed Friday to pay $725,000 to settle a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former Police Department lawyer. Kelly O’Haire sued the city and Police Department in 2013, alleging she was fired because she accused Chief Greg Suhr of mishandling a domes...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Doctor charged with attempting to murder son
A father who shot his son in their San Carlos home this week appeared in court Friday to face charges of attempted murder and assault with a semi-automatic firearm. Alan Fisher, a 66-year-old obstetrician, is being held on $1 million bail and his request for a court-appointed attorney was denied du...
Daily Journal staff report FULL STORY
 
San Francisco Catholics divided over archbishop
SAN FRANCISCO — Many Roman Catholics in this city named for humble St. Francis are sparring with each other on social media and in letters to the editor over one figure: Their leader in the faith, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. Cordileone is a vocal opponent of same-sex marriage in one of the ...
By Janie Har The Associated Press FULL STORY
Woman sentenced to prison for meth crimes
A woman with two prior felony convictions for selling drugs was sentenced to four years in county jail Friday. Aime Robin Silva, a 32-year-old San Mateo resident, was originally sentenced to nine years in state prison after a jury found her guilty Jan. 13 of four counts including possessing and tr...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
 
Mosquitoes test negative for West Nile
Following the detection of West Nile virus April 20 in a dead American crow collected from Menlo Park, San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District officials conducted additional targeted disease surveillance from surrounding areas and they tested negative. Although adult mosquitoes infect...
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Police arrest man on suspicion of firing gun, public drunkenness
Police arrested a 29-year-old Menlo Park man on suspicion of several gun-related offenses and public drunkenness after police received reports of gunshots Friday morning in Menlo Park, police said. A dispatcher sent officers to the 1300 block of Chilco Street at about 4:40 a.m. and officers learned...
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Class notes
Burlingame School District is accepting nominations for the H. Jay Burns Award, which honors volunteers who support Burlingame schools. Those nominated for the awards should have a substantial track record of serving the district, have made a positive impact on the education of students and demonstr...
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Government watch
City government • The cities of Belmont and San Carlos along with the San Carlos Elementary School District and the Sequoia Union High School District have sponsored a traffic study of the Alameda de las Pulgas/San Carlos Avenue corridor between Ralston Avenue and Dartmouth Avenue-Club Drive. An...
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San Mateo County police reports
How did you celebrate Earth Day? A person threw paper all over the ground and police made them pick it all up on Chula Vista Avenue in Burlingame before 9:39 a.m. Wednesday, April 22. San Mateo Vandalism. Multiple witnesses reported seeing a person tagging trucks parked near the dog park on E...
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