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NDNU cuts degree programs: Private Belmont university facing money woes, faculty union upset
Belmont’s private Notre Dame de Namur University is cutting several graduate and undergraduate programs due to budgetary constraints — a move the recently-formed faculty union is fighting against. Students returning to the 165-year-old Catholic institution after summer break this week are being...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Community looks at post office project: Burlingame residents open to large downtown housing and shopping development
Some Burlingame residents received with cautious optimism a proposal to redevelop the city’s former downtown post office into a large housing and retail center. Officials, community members, development representatives and other interested parties attended a town hall meeting Wednesday, Aug...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Education officials ID keys to test success: Tech savvy and focus on demographics cited among sources of local improvements
Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School District students’ enhanced familiarity with technology, used both for daily learning and test taking, contributed to their improved scores on the most recent round of state standardized tests, said the superintendent. Superintendent Michael Milliken said...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
End of an era
The past four weeks have been busy at the shopping center with soft demolition of the Sears and food court structure ending last week. The site will include almost 300,000 square feet of smaller retail shops, dining and entertainment while maintaining the existing Bohannon company offices and Outbac...
Charges dropped against husband in alleged burglary
Prosecutors have dismissed charges against a man whose wife allegedly tied up and robbed an elderly El Granada woman who hired her as a caregiver. Antonio Mapapalangi, 33, was found to have been in Oregon at the time of the Aug. 14 crime, prompting all four felonies against him to be dropped Wedne...
Daily Journal staff report FULL STORY
Alleged residential burglar arrested through DNA evidence
A Menlo Park man was arrested in East Palo Alto this past Saturday for an interrupted residential burglary in San Mateo April 21, according to police. At about 10 p.m. April 21, a homeowner on the 200 block of Eaton Road reported strange noises coming from his home. As officers responded, the home...
Construction worker lifted out of open basement after fall
A construction worker was lifted out of an open basement on a construction site in Menlo Park on Wednesday after he fell in and injured himself, fire officials said. The fall was reported at 1:42 p.m. at 1650 Oak Ave. Upon their arrival seven minutes later, Menlo Park Fire Protection District firef...
Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder
A 20-year-old Richmond man was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of attempted murder. At 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Daly City police officers responded to a report of a shooting in the first block of Vendome Avenue. The victim, a man, is in stable condition at a hospital. At approximately 9 p.m. W...
Man pleads no contest to stabbing at HMB restaurant
A man pleaded no contest on Wednesday to stabbing another man during a fight in a Half Moon Bay restaurant earlier this year, prosecutors said Thursday. Victor Cauich-Dominguez, 25, of Half Moon Bay, entered the plea in the courtroom of Judge Elizabeth Lee to assault with a deadly weapon with enhan...
Government watch
State government • With a 39-0 vote, the state Senate Thursday passed Senate Bill 1046 authored by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, to require ignition interlock devices for DUI offenders and expand a current four-county IID pilot program statewide. The bipartisan vote sends the legislation to...
Reporters’ notebook
San Mateo County’s Poet Laureate Caroline Goodwin is seeking submissions for this fall’s “Poetry Is Nature” campaign. Poets of any age living in San Mateo County are asked to submit their poems exploring nature in and around the county. Poets can send their poems up to 20 lines in le...
San Mateo County police reports
Death before dishonor A man was swinging a samurai sword on a trail near Uccelli Boulevard in Redwood City before 1:21 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. Belmont Suspicious circumstance. Two people were seen looking through bushes on Ralston Avenue before 12:58 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9. Disturbance. Kids were ...

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Yellen suggests rate hike is coming but offers no timetable
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the case for raising interest rat..
SpaceX Dragon returns to Earth with station science, gear
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A SpaceX Dragon capsule returned to Earth on Friday with scientific gifts f..
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