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Sequoia teachers get raise: Four percent hike means everyone pleased with negotiation outcome
A 4 percent raise is coming to Sequoia Union High School District teachers, who are pleased with the salary change. The new contract, ratified Wednesday night by the school board, includes a 2 percent salary increase on the salary schedule, retroactive to July 1 and a 2 percent off-schedule bonus f...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Millbrae school principal lasts just eight days: District says Taylor Middle School administrator won’t be returning, teachers disappointed
After the contentious resignation of a beloved principal in December 2013 and an aftermath of staff complaining about a poor work environment, Taylor Middle School’s new permanent principal ultimately only lasted eight school days. Alicia Magallanes was put on leave Sept. 11 and the Millbrae Elem...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Twenty-five years of housing help: Rebuilding Together Peninsula commemorates silver anniversary
Christine Coffey had seen brochures for Rebuilding Together Peninsula displayed on tables at the San Carlos Library where she regularly volunteers. It advertised free-of-charge repairs, but Coffey didn’t think her situation was applicable. Still, she brought one home but kept it on her kitchen t...
By Sanne Bergh Daily Journal correspondent FULL STORY
South City restricts payday lenders: Youth group wanted more from the zoning amendment
Students who helped develop South City’s newest zoning ordinance amendment to limit payday lenders are upset with what they see as the city not taking a stronger stand on the issue. The Youth Leadership Institute rallied Wednesday night before a council meeting asking the city to extend the restr...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Last chance to see Grand National Rodeo: Final weekend to see hundreds of professional cowboys in Daly City
A tradition since 1941, this weekend ushers in the second week of Daly City’s Grand National Livestock Exposition, Horse Show and Rodeo. One can relive the Old West at the Cow Palace with a rodeo that features 600 plus professional cowboys who compete in the seven rodeo events for championship po...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
San Mateo County residents among 10 indicted in human trafficking and brothel ring
A federal grand jury in San Francisco has indicted 10 people who allegedly ran a network of 40 brothels throughout the Bay Area employing women trafficked primarily from Asian countries, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Thursday. Federal prosecutors said the defendants operated 30 brothels in...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
County voter registration ticks up: Absentee ballot deadline looms, Dems still highest number of registrants
Voter registration went up just a hair in San Mateo County between the June primary numbers and the deadline for the November ballot but the real question remains how many will actually turn out. The county finished the Monday registration deadline with 354,082 total voters — not far off from the...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Truck carrying cars knocks out 30-foot tree
A double-decker semi truck carrying two rows of cars knocked down a 30-foot eucalyptus tree in San Mateo Thursday. The truck was attempting to pull away from the curb when it struck the tree, tearing it from its roots and knocking out a light post on Claremont Street and Fifth Avenue around noon, ...
Burlingame appoints new police chief
Burlingame police Capt. Eric Wollman was named the city’s new police chief to replace departing chief Ed Wood starting Nov. 1, City Manager Lisa Goldman announced Thursday. Wollman was hired as a police captain with the Burlingame Police Department in April 2012 after 29 years of law enforcement...
Worker pleads not guilty to thefts at senior home
A senior center maintenance worker arrested earlier this week for allegedly burglarizing resident apartments pleaded not guilty to more than a dozen charges. Eric Gamboa, 37, is charged with six counts of first-degree burglary, six counts of theft from an elder person and one count of receiving sto...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
San Carlos preparing to declare water emergency
San Carlos decreased its municipal water use by 20 percent as requested by the governor but is looking at declaring an emergency to allow conservation and rationing measures. Under a proposal coming before it Monday night, the City Council would grant itself the authority to establish a water shor...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Election journal
The campaign “Yes on Measure H,” the group in support of Measure H, the San Mateo Community College District’s $388 million facilities bond measure, raised $116,500, according to campaign finance documents for the period ending Oct. 18. To date, the campaign has raised $284,100 this year, whil...
Reporters’ notebook
Kudos to the San Mateo County restaurants receiving a nod from Michelin’s 2015 list of value restaurants. Restaurants mentioned must offer diners two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less not counting tax and tip. Local establishments are Donato Entoteca and Vesta in Redwood City,...
San Mateo County police reports
Down and out A man was arrested after being found lying on the floor in a puddle of urine on Roosevelt Avenue in Redwood City before 4:06 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20. San Carlos Arrest. A 62-year-old man was arrested after he was found in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia and ...

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