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San Mateo aiming for smoke ban: City Council prioritizes addressing secondhand smoke in apartments
San Mateo officials are planning to follow in the footsteps of neighboring cities as they prioritized the consideration of an ordinance aimed at protecting residents from secondhand smoke exposure. Confronted by increasing complaints about the harmful impacts of smoking in apartment buildings, the...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
 
Legislators in favor of affordable housing fee: Jerry Hill, Rich Gordon, Kevin Mullin feel statewide proposal will benefit Bay Area
With Californians reportedly spending disproportionate amounts of their income on housing and a growing scarcity of affordable places to live in the Bay Area, local legislators are cautiously optimistic about a package of legislation proposed to address the statewide crisis. Assembly Speaker Toni ...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
More housing headed to South City: Council approves building 35-unit development on farmland near BART station
A new housing development featuring a mix of townhouses and condominiums, some reserved for purchase at affordable rates, will be built on South San Francisco farmland under approval of the City Council. Councilmembers voted 4-1 Wednesday, Feb. 25, to approve the construction of the 35-unit develo...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
 
BART riders face new measles exposure risk: Up to 1,500 Millbrae riders may have been exposed by San Mateo County resident
As many as 1,500 BART riders may have been exposed to measles when an infected San Mateo County resident rode BART from Millbrae to San Francisco’s Civic Center station last week, BART and San Mateo County health officials said Thursday. The patient boarded a Richmond-bound train at Millbrae at a...
By Scott Morris Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Caltrans worker pleads no contest to fuel embezzlement
A Caltrans employee pleaded no contest Wednesday to embezzling gasoline by filling up his personal vehicle using a Caltrans fuel pump, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. Mohamed Sirker, 57, of Daly City, pleaded no contest to embezzlement on the condition of no prison t...
By Scott Morris Bay City News Service FULL STORY
 
Woman killed when Caltrain struck her car identified
A woman killed when a Caltrain crashed into her car at a crossing Monday in Menlo Park was identified as 35-year-old Jahyun Jennifer Koo, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office. The medical examiner’s office is still investigating the manner of Koo’s death, an office em...
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Mullin introduces additional election bills
Three bills introduced by Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, D-South San Francisco, seek to further reform California elections by reducing vote-by-mail ballot rejections, allowing high school students to serve as poll workers and allowing 17-year-olds to vote in the primary election if they will be 18 when ...
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Reporters’ notebook
The San Mateo Police Activities League is holdings its 17th annual Lights and Sirens Awards Recognition Dinner March 6. This year, PAL officials are inviting the public to go “kinda country” and “pardner” with the nonprofit at its county western-themed fundraiser. PAL, a nonprofit partne...
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Government watch
Federal government • U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, introduced the San Francisco Bay Restoration Act to help revive the Bay’s historic wetlands and protect the coastal community from further erosion. The bill authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency to award grant funding on a com...
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San Mateo police reports
Trick or treat? A suspicious van was reported circling a neighborhood but was found to be a licensed ice cream truck on Adeline Drive in Burlingame before 4:03 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24. Burlingame Hit-and-run. A vehicle hit a SamTrans bus and fled the scene on Magnolia Avenue and Murchison Drive be...
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San Mateo County resident with measles may have exposed Berkeley restaurant diners
Patrons of La Mediterranee restaurant in Berkeley may have been exposed to measles last Friday eveni..
Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock, dies at 83
LOS ANGELES — Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of "Star Trek" fans as the p..
House clears way for short-term Homeland Security bill
WASHINGTON — Congress closed in Friday on approving a short-term funding bill for the Homeland Sec..
8 shot to death, including gunman, in Missouri rampage
TYRONE, Mo. — A gunman killed seven people and wounded an eighth person in an overnight house-to-h..
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