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Ballot might be necessary for land swap: San Carlos officials to study options on elementary school district proposal
Regardless of whether the city of San Carlos or its elementary school district wants to swap land to accommodate a charter school and new athletic fields, voters may have the ultimate say on the matter. The government code requires a ballot decision to convert land designated for parks into another...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
San Mateo County could double money on Circle Star sale: Proposed $85.5 million opening bid much higher than $40 million purchase price
San Mateo County could potentially double its money on a pair of office towers purchased for $40 million with plans to free itself from pricey department leases but ultimately rented to a major telecommunications company. One and Two Circle Star Way, known collectively as Circle Star Plaza, will be...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Sequoia bond measure seeks to address overcrowding issue: Opposition to June ballot item says district is spending irresponsibly
Proponents of a $265 million bond measure say it will help address overcrowding and enrollment growth in the Sequoia Union High School District, while opposition says this is the wrong way to approach spending. A facilities task force recommended the bond that will generate an approximate $16 per $...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Gas to be vented in Menlo Park, Redwood City Monday
PG&E will vent natural gas Monday afternoon on Marsh Road between Page and Hoover streets in Menlo Park and on Marshall Street between Main Street and Jefferson Avenue in Redwood City to allow crews to work on a pipe, according to the utility. Pacific Gas and Electric customers in the area may brie...
Vehicle fire leads to fuel spill
Approximately 12 gallons of fuel ran into the storm drain after a vehicle fire in the intersection of Casa Bona and Newlands avenues in Belmont Friday morning, according to police. At approximately 9:05 a.m., Belmont firefighters and police officers responded to a report of a vehicle on fire and f...
Yacht owner guilty of causing drowning
The boater who fatally rammed into another vessel in the San Francisco Bay off Brisbane in August 2011 is guilty of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, according to a jury. Phillip Larson, 77, was convicted of two misdemeanors, vehicular manslaughter and reckless operation of a water vessel, in the...
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Government Watch
City government • The Burlingame City Council will consider the appeal of the Planning Commission’s approval of a mitigated declaration, condominium permit, design review, parking variance and tentative condominium map for a 10-unit residential condominium development at 1433 Floribunda Ave. A...
Happy to be of service: John Gill Elementary outreach specialist making connections for 44 years
If you stopped by John Gill Elementary School in 1970, you’d find an upbeat teacher named Pam Thornburg. Today, you’d still find Thornburg at the Redwood City school, but in a different capacity as the school’s outreach specialist. For the past 12 years, she has coordinated various programs f...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Class notes
Four elementary school students and one teacher won awards for their participation in the Mid-Peninsula Water District’s sixth annual conservation calendar. At a Jan. 23 awards ceremony, Matthew Burgos and Tripp Garrish from Cipriani Elementary School shared the grand prize. Runners up were K...
San Mateo County police reports
Presents no danger An unknown person entered a vehicle and left an iPod on Balboa Way in Burlingame before 7:17 p.m. Tuesday, April 8. South San Francisco Suspicious activity. A woman reported that five years ago she was held against her will and sexually assaulted for a week on Second Lane bef...

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