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Condo plan rejected in San Mateo: Property owner to appeal to San Mateo City Council for new condos
The San Mateo Planning Commission denied a proposal to redevelop a vacant lot and single-family home into 15 condominiums this week, prompting the property owner to appeal the decision to the City Council.  City staff had recommended approval of the redevelopment at 210 Fremont St. on the corner o...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Genentech to get multi-million tax refund: Company alleges it was assessed too much for machines and equipment; county appeals decision
Biotech giant Genentech will get a refund on its tax bill for the years 2000 through 2005 but how much it will be has yet to be determined. It will either be $6.7 million or up to $17 million depending on a court decision, said Jim Irizarry, assistant tax assessor for San Mateo County. Genentech a...
By Bill Silverfarb Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
South City amends election calendar: Council terms extended one year, move mandated by law designed to hike voting
The South San Francisco City Council is the newest elected board in San Mateo County to meet a recent state mandate by altering its election cycle. Councilmembers unanimously agreed during a meeting Wednesday, Aug. 24, to move to even-year elections, falling in step with the state election calenda...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Economy grew at tepid 1.1 percent pace in spring
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy expanded at a sluggish 1.1 percent pace this spring as businesses sharply reduced their stockpiles of goods and spent less on new buildings and equipment. Yet most analysts forecast much faster growth in the summer and fall, fueled by healthy consumer spending. Frida...
By Christopher S. Rugaber The Associated Press FULL STORY
Man charged with murder for death of infant daughter
A San Jose father appeared in court on a murder charge for the death of his 6-week-old baby daughter, who died Friday morning from injuries he allegedly inflicted on her on Saturday. Matthew Zabala, 32, was present at Friday afternoon’s hearing at the Hall of Justice in San Jose where he was arra...
By Jamey Pado Bay City News Service FULL STORY
The man with the rubber face: ‘Rat Pack’ performer returns to comic roots
He wasn’t necessarily the funny guy in high school. He was more of a creative writer. And although his face is not actually made out of rubber, he can make it look like it is. He’s known for his impersonations and spent seven years performing as Joey Bishop in “The Rat Pack is Back” in Las ...
By Bill Silverfarb Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Judge in Stanford sex assault case leaves criminal court
SAN FRANCISCO — A judge whose sentencing of a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexual assault touched off a national debate over campus rape took himself off criminal cases — but efforts to remove him from the bench are still moving forward. Santa Clara County Judge...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Vehicle crashes into Pacifica home
A woman suffered moderate injuries when a vehicle crashed into a home Friday morning in Pacifica, officials with the North County Fire Authority said. Firefighters and paramedics responded at 11:17 a.m. to 498 Monterey Road where a man lost control of a vehicle that crashed into a two-story, wood-...
Parolee arrested in connection with EPA homicide
A 23-year-old man accused of fatally shooting another man in East Palo Alto in June was on parole for robbery when officers arrested him Friday morning in San Jose, according to East Palo Alto police. East Palo Alto police, with assistance from San Jose police, arrested Lionel McCoy around 5 a.m., ...
Class notes
Automated external defibrillators, better known as AEDs, were installed at campuses throughout the San Mateo Union High School District to enhance treatment opportunities for students at risk of sudden cardiac rest. The project was spearheaded by parent Erica Lyons, of Hillsborough, who landed $52...
San Mateo County police reports
He didn't say it’s no fare A customer didn’t have enough money to pay for the fare on Junipero Avenue in Redwood City before 6:14 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24. San Carlos Suspended license. A San Francisco man was cited for driving ona suspended license near Industrial Road and Brittan Avenue ...

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