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Box shares soar in IPO 66 percent: Online storage provider slated to move to downtown Redwood City this year
SAN FRANCISCO — Box’s shares soared 66 percent in their stock market debut Friday despite the online storage provider’s decade-long history of losses, a showing that may encourage more unprofitable technology startups to go public this year. The start on the New York Stock Exchange came after...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
San Mateo-Foster City superintendent to retire: Cynthia Simms will leave elementary district after the spring semester
Cynthia Simms, superintendent of the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District, announced she will be retiring after the end of the spring semester. Simms, who joined the district in 2011, told members of the school Board of Trustees about her decision during their meeting at the district o...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
A girl’s best friend: Tula Tzartzanis competes in Golden Gate Kennel Club dog show
Despite their small stature, Tula and Madison are prepared to wow the judges at this weekend’s Golden Gate Kennel Club dog show. Tula Tzartzanis, a 9-year-old Belmont resident, will be strutting her stuff alongside her 5-year-old purebred whippet named Madison during this weekend’s long-standi...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Lines are deep at DMVs: Assembly Bill 60 provides driver’s licenses for undocumented residents
A line roughly 100 people deep wrapped around the Redwood City DMV Tuesday, all due to the recent passage of Assembly Bill 60, allowing those who can’t prove they entered the United States legally to get driver’s licenses. On the day the legislation went into effect, there were just under 1,00...
By Joseph Jaafari Daily Journal correspondent FULL STORY
Pimp’s bride-to-be gets cold feet
A Pittsburg resident who pleaded no contest to felony charges of pimping out his so-called girlfriend was set to marry another woman during his sentencing hearing in a San Mateo County courtroom Friday afternoon. That is until she decided to call it off. Instead of nuptials and a sentencing, Foster...
Staff and wire report FULL STORY
Coastside campground improvements begin: Delay at Half Moon Bay State Beach frustrates resident
Improvements to San Mateo County’s largest coastal campground are underway after getting a late start that has one neighbor perturbed. The Francis Campground at Half Moon Bay State Beach welcomes thousands of visitors each year. However, after sunny October crowds and Pumpkin Festival attendees ...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Yacht owner convicted of manslaughter sentenced
The boater found guilty of manslaughter after fatally ramming into another vessel in the San Francisco Bay was sentenced Friday to 120 days in jail, three years probation and to pay $20,000 in restitution. Phillip Larson, 78, was convicted last year of two misdemeanors in the watery Aug. 3, 2011, ...
Daily Journal staff report FULL STORY
Commission fines PG&E $530,000 for safety violations
SAN FRANCISCO — The California Public Utilities Commission has fined Pacific Gas & Electric $530,000 for safety violations it says it found during audits that began in 2012. The commission says in a Friday statement that the fines include $430,000 for failing to immediately examine pipelines and ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
More than $300K in fine wine stolen from famed restaurant recovered
SAN FRANCISCO — More than $300,000 in world-class wine stolen from a famed Napa Valley restaurant has been recovered from a private cellar on the other side of the country. But the mystery of who broke into the unmarked wine room at the world-renowned French Laundry eatery and how the 76 bottles ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Electric vehicle charger comes to Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay officials will unveil the city’s first electrical vehicle charging station at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, Feb. 4. The station, capable of charging up to two electric vehicles at a time, will be located just outside of City Hall in downtown. There will be no fee for charging...
All three Giants World Series trophies coming to San Mateo
The San Francisco Giants World Championship Trophy Tour is coming to the San Mateo Elks Lodge Monday, Feb. 2 with proceeds from donations going to the San Mateo Police Activities League Junior Giants program. “On behalf of the San Mateo Police Activities League of the city of San Mateo, we are i...
Government watch
City government • The Foster City Council will meet Monday, Feb. 23 to discuss the Marina Project. The proposal includes 160 residential units, 20,500 square feet of retail space spread between three buildings, a 214-slip marina, a 600-foot long pier and an approximate three-quarters of a mile ad...
Class notes
The state department of education and the county office of education held an event in Redwood City on Tuesday, Jan. 20, to prepare nearly 200 educators for adopting new English course curriculum. *** Oklahoma Baptist University named Sydnie Gabbard, a junior anthropology and cross-cultural minist...
San Mateo police reports
Time to take ‘em down A person was seen throwing ornaments on the ground on Ebener Street in Redwood City before 12:49 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11. San Mateo Theft. A man in a baseball hat stole a $2 bottle of iced coffee from a Starbucks on De Anza Boulevard before 10:29 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20. Di...

Daily Journal Quick Poll
Would you like to see San Mateo City Hall move downtown?

Yes, it's the perfect spot for it
No, it's good where it is
Depends on where exactly and how much it would cost
Should never have left downtown
Not sure, would like to see some studies


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