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Groundwork laid to act on immigration: Obama crafts rationale for impending executive actions; Republicans exploring options to stop presidential overreaching
WASHINGTON — The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama’s impending executive actions on immigration. Facing an expected onslaught of opposition, the administration plans to argue that Congress failed to provide enough resources to f...
By Josh Lederman The Associated Press FULL STORY
Officials stay, despite refusing ethics code: Belmont City Council to let planning commissioners finish their terms
Despite two Belmont planning commissioners’ refusal to sign a new code of ethics aimed at promoting collegiality among elected and appointed officials, the City Council decided to let them finish their terms as long as they abide by the rules. Planning commissioners Kristin Mercer and Karin Hold...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Ralston revamp gets green light: Belmont council outlines $8.5M in pedestrian, bicycle, vehicle improvements
After more than a year of studying ways to solve congestion on busy Ralston Avenue, the Belmont City Council approved a conceptual plan Tuesday that outlines more than $8.5 million in improvements to ease traffic and create a safer passage for bicyclists and pedestrians. Approving the plan didn’t...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
DA holding off on charges in weekend attempted murder
The District Attorney’s Office is holding off on charging an 18-year-old man with attempted murder for the early morning Sunday shooting of a man in a San Mateo neighborhood. Prosecutors want further investigation by San Mateo police before deciding whether to charge Enoc Carlos Gonzalez, Assista...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Hill’s limo safety bill moving to governor
A limousine safety bill inspired by a fatal fire on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge that claimed five lives awaits the governor’s signature after passage Wednesday by the state Legislature. The bill authored by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, proposes bringing the safety standards for modified l...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Off-duty CHP officer saves boy from choking
The actions of an off-duty California Highway Patrol officer last Friday saved a 5-year-old boy who was choking on a grape as his mother desperately tried to help inside a store in Redwood City, CHP officials said. CHP Officer Art Montiel, the public information officer for the agency’s Redwood C...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Dentist accused of conspiracy in Yee case dies
A Daly City dentist accused of participating in a conspiracy with indicted state Sen. Leland Yee to import illegal weapons from the Philippines died early Tuesday, his attorney said Wednesday. Wilson Lim died at Kindred Hospital in San Leandro early Tuesday morning, according to San Francisco attor...
By Scott Morris Bay City News Service FULL STORY
College district gets highest bond ratings in the state
The San Mateo County Community College District received the highest ratings possible from Standard and Poor’s and Moody’s Rating Services — AAA and Aaa — and is the only public higher education institution in the state to be assigned these ratings.  The district, which operates Cañada Co...
Feds take over coastside marijuana smuggling case
A week and a half after half the nine men accused of smuggling $23 million worth of pot from Mexico through Pescadero copped plea deals, federal authorities swooped up the cases of four remaining defendants. The men — Mario Gonzalez, 36, Juan Hernandez, 39, Juan Valdez Lopez, 50, and Phin Vo Vorn...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Bicyclist hit by motorist
A bicyclist was struck by a car Wednesday morning on the Ralston Avenue overpass at Highway 101 when he cut across several lanes into the path of a car, according to police. At approximately 7:35 a.m., Belmont police and fire units found a 30-year-old Belmont man who had been riding eastbound on th...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Judge dismisses human trafficking, other charges
A judge dismissed human trafficking and other charges against a 21-year-old Fresno man originally accused of attacking a woman he prostituted in several counties because she was too tired to perform another act. Shayne Joshua Lusalah was initially charged with that crime along with pimping, assaul...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Government Watch
City government • The Foster City Council will vote to approve a request for proposals to install LED rectangular rapid flashing beacons and restriping sidewalks on Beach Park Boulevard at the intersections of Swordfish and Tarpon streets near Bowditch Middle School. Funding the $60,000 project i...
San Mateo County police reports
Trouble with probiotics A skunk had its head stuck in a yogurt container in a parking lot on Seaport Boulevard in Redwood City before 8:05 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 17. San Carlos Petty theft. A petty theft occurred on the 1300 block of Rosewood Avenue before 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. DUI. A ma...

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Boys arrested for ransacking, burglarizing Hillsborough home
Three juveniles were arrested in Hillsborough Thursday for burglarizing and ransacking a home after ..
Assembly approves statewide ban on plastic bags
SACRAMENTO — The state Assembly has approved legislation that would impose the nation's first stat..
Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm
NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine — Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine ..
Day 3 of big waves expected in Southern California
NEWPORT BEACH — A third day of huge waves, dangerous rip currents and potential flooding was expec..
Survey: Americans' pessimism on economy has grown
WASHINGTON — Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great..
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