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Gas prices soaring in California: Supply shrinks after explosion ends production at Exxon Mobil refinery
LONG BEACH — Gas prices are soaring in California in a classic example of supply and demand after an explosion stopped gasoline production at an Exxon Mobil refinery while another remains offline due to labor unrest. Average retail gas prices in the state have surged 25 cents a gallon in less tha...
By Gillian Flaccus The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
School advocates support new parcel tax: Opponents argue voters should shoot down measure supporting San Carlos schools
Advocates for San Carlos schools claim a parcel tax is necessary to retain and attract top-notch educators, while opponents question whether the district deserves additional revenue from residents, according to arguments filed with the county elections office. Voters in the San Carlos Elementary S...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Baker brings sweet shop to Burlingame: Rachel’s Cakes offers creativity and customized designs
When Rachel Richenbach began stacking cakes on her bookshelf because she had nowhere else to put them, she decided it was about time to take her hobby more seriously. The 29-year-old Burlingame native had been baking cakes for her friends and family, sometimes as many as 10 in a weekend, and stash...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
 
Serra student recalls his American Idol experience: Elimination from the singing competition only inspired Reno Anoa’i to perform more
Anyone hoping to strike fame through performing on American Idol should not be expected get many opportunities to rest, said Reno Anoa’i, who was recently eliminated from the show. Anoa’i, a 16-year-old Daly City resident who made it to the final 48 contestants on the hit Fox music competition...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
County resident with measles may have exposed diners at Berkeley restaurant
Patrons of La Mediterranee restaurant in Berkeley may have been exposed to measles last Friday evening, Berkeley health officials said. A San Mateo County resident who had measles visited the restaurant at 2936 College Ave. at about 6:45 p.m. and stayed until about 8 p.m. The same day a San Mateo ...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
 
Thieves crash car through electronics store in San Francisco
Thieves drove a car through a high-end electronics store in the latest crash-and-grab heist in the San Francisco Bay Area. San Francisco police say the crime occurred about 4 a.m. Friday at a store on California Street, causing $100,000 in damage to building. Police did not say what, if anything, w...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Doctor named to health care district board
Cameron Emmott, M.D., a longtime resident of the Peninsula, was appointed to the Peninsula Health Care District Board of Directors to replace Daniel Ullyot, M.D., who resigned Feb. 25 after 10 years, five as board chair, the district announced Friday. The appointment fills the unexpired portion of ...
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Three burglary suspects arrested
Three men are in custody after Belmont police noticed a suspicious vehicle in the Safeway parking lot Thursday morning with four men wearing dark clothing who left keys in the car to go inside, according to police. At approximately 3:48 a.m., a Belmont officer looked into the car, a silver 1998 H...
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Man tries to grab stroller, woman knocks him down
A woman knocked a man to the ground Thursday afternoon in South San Francisco after he approached her from behind and grabbed ahold of the stroller she was pushing, according to police. The incident occurred shortly before 2:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Hawthorne Place, police said. After the man w...
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Government watch
State government • State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, introduced legislation that would require local governing bodies in California to take public comment before implementing cellphone intercept technology. According to Hill’s office, law enforcement agencies use this technology to determine ...
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Class notes
Local officials will participate Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Principal for a Day event across San Mateo County. The third annual event, sponsored by the San Mateo County Office of Education, gives leaders the chance to learn what it is like to be a school principal. The principals for a day this y...
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San Mateo police reports
Or is it white? A person was seen breaking into a gold sedan on 36th Avenue in San Mateo before 1:42 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26. San Mateo Burglary. A bag was stolen from a woman’s vehicle at the Peninsula Family YMCA on South Grant Street before 9:47 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26. Burglary. A resident...
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What do you think of the new net neutrality rules imposed by the FCC on broadband providers?

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