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Redwood City to study rent cap: Officials considering options to help affordability including possible tax
The Redwood City Council will study whether to implement a moratorium on rent increases and other proposals meant to solve the city’s housing crisis. The city’s Housing and Human Concerns Committee recommends the moratorium to protect residents most vulnerable to displacement. It proposes that...
By Bill Silverfarb Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
School officials talk workforce housing project: District seeks further exploration, while project raises concerns among some
The San Mateo Union High School District will continue investigating an opportunity to build workforce housing, even though some harbor reservations regarding the merits of the proposed project. The district’s Board of Trustees instructed Superintendent Kevin Skelly and fellow administrator...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Titans of Mavericks: Surfers descended on Pillar Point Harbor for opening ceremony
The waters off Pillar Point were placid by ocean standards. Just the rhythmic, steady slapping of the shore by small, rolling shore break. Certainly not surfable by any definition and no indication of what could be. Yet there were two dozen surfers with their boards, 24 of the best big-wave surfers...
By Nathan Mollat Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
‘Ruff’ assignment: Dog walkers to help police: New South San Francisco program seeks neighborhood watch help
Companions to canines with a good nose for sniffing out suspicious activity are being sought by South City cops to help curtail daytime delinquency. The South San Francisco Police Department is building a network of dog walkers to participate in a burgeoning neighborhood watch group designed to h...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Four arrested on suspicion of assault on police: Sheriff’s deputies conduct undercover operation near Millbrae In-N-Out
Four people were arrested Wednesday in Millbrae on suspicion of assaulting police with a deadly weapon by ramming a patrol car with their vehicle, San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies said. Detectives were conducting an undercover operation at 8:40 p.m. in the parking lot of the In-N-Out Burger a...
By Keith Burbank Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Man who mistook baby for dead while high on drugs gets two years state prison
A Redwood City man under the influence of drugs when he mistakenly thought he killed his 7-month-old son and barged into a stranger’s home in April was sentenced to two years in state prison Friday. Jeremy Davis, 37, was charged with three felonies and two misdemeanors related to the bizarre inci...
Plans for new downtown Menlo Park fire station move forward
Downtown Menlo Park will be getting a new fire station, Menlo Park Fire Protection District officials announced Thursday. On Tuesday, the district’s board authorized the rebuilding of Fire Station 6 at 700 Oak Grove Ave. The $7.55 million contract to rebuild the station was awarded to general co...
Schools evacuated because of bomb threat
Two Millbrae schools were evacuated Friday afternoon after a bomb threat was emailed to the Boys and Girls Club. Police later said they believed the threat was a hoax. The threat was reported about 2 p.m. and Lomita Park Elementary School and Taylor Middle School in Millbrae were evacuated, accord...
UC Berkeley Greek parties banned amid sexual assault reports
BERKELEY — Fraternities and sororities at the University of California, Berkeley have taken a bold stance against sexual violence, voluntarily banning all parties following reports of two sexual assaults last week at off-campus frat functions. Interfraternity Council President Daniel Saedi called...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Giant nude statue stirring controversy
SAN LEANDRO — There have long been complaints about the lack of women in the tech industry. Now there’s a towering female figure, in a tech park across the Bay from San Francisco, although not quite what some people had in mind. A 55-foot tall statue of a nude woman unveiled this week in the wo...
By Jocelyn Gecker The Associated Press FULL STORY
Class notes
Brenna Gilmore, of San Carlos, was named to the dean’s list at Emmanuel College. *** Grace Holmes, of Redwood City, earned a full scholarship to join any high school program that best fits her needs through a grant offered by the Institute For Educational Advancement. The exclusive scholarship...
San Mateo County police reports
Dreaming of pancakes A man fell asleep and then refused to leave an IHOP on South Airport Boulevard in South San Francisco before 7:07 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18. Redwood City Fight. Two men were seen fighting on El Camino Real before 11:35 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19. Intoxicated person. An intoxicated...

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