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Ideas abound in San Bruno for PG&E fund: Residents brainstorm ways to spend $70M in utility’s restitution money
Building a new community center, improving the library, beautifying city parks and fixing aging infrastructure are among the needs identified by San Bruno residents who have offered suggestions regarding how to spend a portion of the nearly $70 million in restitution funds paid by PG&E in the wake o...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Oversight commission suggests Harbor District dissolve: Local Agency Formation Commission releases draft report recommending county takeover
Already struggling to find a permanent leader with accusations of misconduct afoot, the tumultuous path of the San Mateo County Harbor District was dealt another blow Friday as a county oversight agency recommended the group be dissolved. The Local Agency Formation Commission, or LAFCo, released a ...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Students showcase skills for scholarship: Locals performers get a shot at $10,000 for college courtesy of Beach Blanket Babylon
Jessica Fry started dancing when she was 3 years old, and hasn’t stopped since. The Menlo Park native said her passion for dance initially served as an opportunity to channel some of her young, kinetic energy in a constructive fashion, but soon found the art only ramped up her enthusiasm. “D...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Fuel and potential fires for the U.S. economy’s future
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy should get better after a sputtering first quarter, but how much better? It’s complicated. Steady hiring and low gas prices should help power solid growth through the rest of 2015. The harsh winter and a labor dispute that slowed trade at West Coast ports are both...
By Martin Crutsinger The Associated Press FULL STORY
Fuel theft charges reduced: Felonies dismissed against former Caltrans worker, not guilty plea for misdemeanors
A judge dismissed felony charges on Thursday against a former Caltrans employee who was caught on camera stealing gas from a Caltrans fuel pump in 2014. Joseph Torres, 26, of Menlo Park, pleaded not guilty to the amended complaint of five misdemeanor counts of embezzlement of public funds, accordin...
By Daniel Montes Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Man gets 39 years prison for child rape
A South San Francisco man convicting of raping one of his girlfriend’s relatives since the age of 5 and having inappropriate relations with two others was sentenced to 39 years to life in prison Friday. Kyle Clifton Vogt, 39, must serve at least 33 years before he can be considered for parole af...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
High school journalists win press club honors
Students from nine Bay Area high schools were commended for outstanding newspaper and yearbook during the 2015 High School Journalism Awards. Sponsored by the San Francisco-Peninsula Press Club, the awards ceremony took place May 21 at the San Mateo History Museum in Redwood City. There were 375 ent...
Coast Guard rescues six from canoe in Bay
SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard crews have rescued six people after their outrigger canoe capsized near the Golden Gate Bridge. The six were rescued Thursday night after a person on a sailboat called in the incident around 7 p.m. All six were in the water near the South Tower of the Golden Gate Bri...
Two charged in kidnap-for-ransom plot against businessman
OAKLAND — Two Northern California men have been charged with kidnapping a businessman who was found alive bound and blindfolded in the trunk of a car. The Alameda County District Attorney’s office on Thursday charged Cesar Salsamendi, 45, and Daniel Arevalosarvia, 22, each with kidnapping, robb...
San Mateo man arrested by SWAT for meth
After an extensive police investigation into drug trafficking, San Mateo police arrested a 21-year-old man Thursday morning on South Boulevard in San Mateo in a SWAT operation and seized a half a pound of methamphetamine, according to police. At about 7 a.m., the North County Regional SWAT team ser...
Paving work to close I-280 lanes
Ramps and lane closures near Interstate 280 at Sneath Lane and San Bruno Avenue in San Bruno have been scheduled on Monday, June 1, through Friday, June 5, between the hours of 7 p.m and 6 a.m., according to Caltrans. At the east approach of the Sneath Lane overcrossing, one lane will be closed in ...
Store forfeits liquor license after alleged drug sales
The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control suspended the liquor license of a store in Redwood City this week after one of the owners allegedly sold marijuana to patrons. The ABC suspended the license of Avenue Liquors at 2147 Roosevelt Ave. on Thursday, officials said. The ABC has accused one of...
Class notes
Kira Pan, of Millbrae, has been selected to join the BalletMet Dance Academy 2015 Summer Initiative in the coming months. The BalletMet Academy, one of the nation’s largest studios associated with a professional dance company, conducted a nationwide audition earlier this year and selected dance ...
San Mateo County police reports
Bird call A bird was injured and required the assistance of animal control on Edgewater Boulevard in Foster City before 4:04 p.m. Monday, May 25. San Mateo Commercial vandalism. A vehicle drove off with the gas nozzle still in at the Valero Gas Station on Pacific Boulevard before 10:04 p.m. Tues...

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