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New fish hoist raises concerns at Pillar Point: San Mateo County Harbor District approves fish buyer’s request, fishermen don’t like it
The installation of a new fish hoist on Johnson Pier in Half Moon Bay Tuesday is drawing suspicion and frustration from a fishermen’s group about the San Mateo County Harbor District’s construction approval. District officials, however, contend the hoist installation was done properly and accor...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
DA says man killed dog after mental break: Family finds Jack Russell terrier burned in backyard barbecue
A young man accused of brutally killing his Jack Russell terrier while suffering a psychotic break was arraigned in court Thursday and charged with one count of felony animal cruelty. Ryan Gee, a 27-year-old San Mateo resident with serious ongoing mental health problems, pleaded not guilty to all...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
SFO trespasser may receive mental help: Woman continues heading to airport despite court order not to
By Samantha Weigel The bizarre case of a woman who repeatedly attempted to illegally board flights bound to Hawaii may be heading to the San Mateo County’s mental health court. Marilyn Jean Hartman appeared in court Thursday to face charges related to her fourth arrest at San Francisco Intern...
Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
One dead, one seriously injured in Redwood City boating accident
What was intended to be a fun night of sailing turned deadly as one person was killed and another seriously injured when their sailboat collided with a channel marker buoy in the Bay near Redwood City, authorities said Thursday. Police investigators continued to search for clues into Wednesday ni...
By Terry Collins The Associated Press FULL STORY
Woman, son killed in blaze found in bathroom as apartment burned
A woman and her 3-year-old son died after they were found trapped in a bathroom in their two-story public housing apartment in San Francisco’s Sunnydale neighborhood Wednesday morning, fire officials said. Ester Ioane, 32, was pronounced dead in the apartment at 76 Brookdale Ave. after firefighte...
Coronor identifies man whose body was found at Redwood City park
A man whose body was found at a Redwood City park on Monday morning has been identified by the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office as 57-year-old transient Peter Keegan. Police and firefighters found Keegan after responding at about 8:30 a.m. Monday to a report of a man lying on the ground with a h...
President visiting Los Altos, Palo Alto in May
President Barack Obama will be returning to the Bay Area next month for a fundraising trip, Democratic National Committee officials said. On May 8, the president will attend a roundtable discussion at a private home in Los Altos with about 30 supporters, followed by a DNC reception. There will be ...
Teachers seek more pay: Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School District in negotiations since 2012
Higher pay was the clear demand of faculty from the Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School District who gathered with signs to protest at a busy intersection just up the street from the district office just before a board meeting Thursday night. Negotiations with the Belmont-Redwood Shores Facul...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Man robs bank in ‘I Have Issues’ shirt
HAYWARD — Authorities in the San Francisco Bay Area are looking for a man who robbed a bank wearing a T-shirt that read “I Have Issues.” Hayward Police Department Sgt. Eric Melendez said Thursday that the suspect, described as a white or Hispanic male in his 20s, held up the US B...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
BART fined for worker deaths
SAN FRANCISCO — Workplace safety officials fined a San Francisco Bay Area commuter rail line $210,000 on Thursday over the deaths of two track workers who were killed by a train the officials said was operated by an inexperienced driver with inadequate supervision. The California Division of Occu...
By Sudhin Thanawala The Associated Press FULL STORY
Baby dies after being forgotten in hot car
SAN JOSE — An infant has been pronounced dead after accidentally being left in a hot car alone for hours. San Jose Police Sgt. Heather Randol says the department received a report of an unresponsive child in a vehicle just before 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. Investigators determined that the infant’s...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Menlo Park Fire Protection District Silver Dragon VIII
The San Mateo County Health System partnered with Menlo Park Fire Protection District and local CERT programs to help run an incident command post, view live technology and test communications within the fire district....
Reporters’ notebook
Belmont is holding an Egg Adventure Hunt full of bouncy houses, games and more for children ages 3 through 10 to celebrate Easter. The hunt begins 9 a.m. sharp and runs through noon, Saturday, April 19 at Twin Pines Park, 30 Twin Pines Lane in Belmont. Participants should bring their own baskets and...
San Mateo County police reports
Every time a bell rings, I call the cops A woman was reported for shaking her wind chimes outside and yelling “I hope you can hear this” at a neighbor on Hillman Avenue in Belmont before 6:59 a.m. Friday, April 11. San Carlos Driving on a suspended license. Police responded to a man driving...

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Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
ACAPULCO, Mexico — A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Frida..
Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12
KATMANDU, Nepal — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing ..
Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings
DONETSK, Ukraine — Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian in..
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