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South City school chief resigns: Superintendent will leave South San Francisco Unified School District after four years
Alejandro Hogan, superintendent of the South San Francisco Unified School District, announced his intention to resign at the end of the spring semester. He gave his notice during the district Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, March 26, to the chagrin of some members of the school community who p...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal FULL STORY
Millbrae eatery gets even with negative Yelper: Response to reviewer goes viral after video footage shows claims were false
A snarky rebuttal to a dissatisfied Yelp reviewer by a Millbrae restaurant has gone viral, and driven the eatery’s popularity through the roof. You You Xue, whose family owns wonderful restaurant at 270 Broadway, posted security camera footage proving that a negative review shared to online rest...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal FULL STORY
Jury rules Silicon Valley firm didn’t discriminate
SAN FRANCISCO — A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that debated gender imbalance and working conditions for women in Silicon Valley. The jury in San Francisco reached the verdict after three days of ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Where cowboys and fishermen collide
From the rolling hills to the deep blue sea, the brothers at Cowboy Fishing Company are serving up a taste of what the San Mateo County coast has to offer. Tom and Patrick McGuirk are pairing sustainable fishing and farming practices with home brews at their downtown Half Moon Bay pub the duo open...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal FULL STORY
Former San Mateo business leader sentenced for embezzlement: Jessica Evans pays restitution to DSMA, felony charge reduced to misdemeanor
A former executive director who admitted to embezzling from a San Mateo business group, paid restitution Friday and had her felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor. Jessica Evans, the former leader of the Downtown San Mateo Association, pleaded no contest in February to a felony embezzlement charge ...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Police reports
REDWOOD CITY Drug activity. Police responded to an incident of drug activity at Oak Avenue and El Camino Real before 11:44 p.m. Friday, March 20. Disturbance. Three bicyclists were seen riding on Interstate 280 before 3:23 p.m. Friday, March 20. Disturbance. A neighbor threw a metal object at...
MLK Day protestors who shut down San Mateo Bridge plead not guilty
The last 58 defendants who were arrested after shutting down the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge as part of the Black Lives Matter movement on Martin Luther King Day pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges in a San Mateo County court Thursday, according to prosecutors. A total of 68 defendants were cit...
Civil grand jury application period extended
The new application deadline to serve on the San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury is April 17, according to Judge Joseph C. Scott, the advisor for the next term. The next grand jury will commence July 1 and end June 30, 2016. Any U.S. citizen who has been a resident of San Mateo County for more tha...
Police seek woman, witnesses to San Bruno arson
San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a woman who may be connected to an arson in San Bruno Thursday evening. Deputies and firefighters responded to a suspicious fire near Seventh and East San Bruno avenues around 9:32 p.m., according to the Sheriff’s Office. A large trailer co...
Superior Court restores clerk’s office hours
Formerly shortened counter and phone hours in the San Mateo County Superior Court Clerk’s Office and Records Division will be partially restored after adding back 12 positions over the last year, according to the court. The court has reduced service hours in the face of state funding cuts that a...
Government watch
City government •The Millbrae City Council unanimously approved amending its zoning ordinance, by deleting the prohibition of retail uses from 5,001 square feet to 10,000 square feet along secondary frontages of the city’s downtown improvement area. • Beginning Monday, March 30, there will b...
Settlement figures disclosed in teen suicide suit
SAN JOSE — Five parties have paid a combined $875,000 to settle their part of a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the family of a Silicon Valley teen who committed suicide after being sexually assaulted in 2012, according to recently filed court records. Audrie Pott, 15, hanged herself in the Sarat...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Class notes
Twenty-three high school students were awarded $160,000 in college scholarships during the Sequoia Awards banquet, held Thursday, March 5, at the Hotel Sofitel in Redwood City. Cara Green, a senior at Sequoia High School in Redwood City, received the biggest scholarship, worth $20,000. Makayla A...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal FULL STORY
Lawyer: Kidnapping not a hoax
VALLEJO — Declaring a reported kidnapping wasn’t a hoax, the attorney for California woman who went missing for two days says she has met with police and is cooperating with their investigation. Denise Huskins met with Vallejo Police detectives for several hours Thursday “with the hope of cle...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
‘Hospitality ambassador’ beats homeless man
BERKELEY — A man has been fired from his job as a hospitality ambassador in Berkeley after video surfaced that appears to show him beating a homeless man. The nonprofit group that operates the ambassador program said another ambassador seen in the video has been suspended after it appears he did ...
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Daily Journal Quick Poll
What do you think of the pending closure of Tpumps in downtown San Mateo?

Surprised, it was super popular
Makes sense, the shop was too small
Hope they find their way back to San Mateo soon
There are plenty of other boba tea places
Glad, boba drinks make the sidewalks a sticky mess


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