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Gov. Jerry Brown proposing $3.6B annual highway plan
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration is proposing to spend $3.6 billion a year for repairs to California’s crumbling transportation infrastructure, with some of the money to come from a $65 annual fee on vehicle registrations and increases in diesel and gas taxes tied to ...
By Juliet Williams The Associated Press FULL STORY
Settlement reached for bakery sewage discharge: Pilgrim Kitchen, Rolling Pin donut, Classic 101 Burgers and Shakes owner agrees to pay $47,000
San Mateo County prosecutors and environmental officials reached a settlement with the owner of several food service establishments for numerous heath code violations — including discharging thousands of gallons of raw sewage into the Bay. The San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office announ...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Dog park coming soon: City Hall Park in San Carlos being fenced in so dogs can roam free
The transformation of City Hall Park in San Carlos into a safe place for dogs to roam off-leash is almost complete as a grand opening is set for Sept. 14. The park is now fenced and public works crews were busy Thursday doing landscaping work on the plot of land at the intersection of San Carlos Av...
By Bill Silverfarb Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Three contend for San Bruno City Council
Fixing aging infrastructure, improving economic vitality and a dearth of affordable housing are the foremost concerns facing San Bruno residents, according to three candidates vying for two spots on the City Council. Incumbents Irene O’Connell and Michael Salazar as well as candidate Marty Medin...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
County not keen to diversion: San Mateo Civil Grand Jury recommends implementing mental health diversion program
Most of the San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury recommendations related to the care of individuals with mental health issues “requires further analysis,” according to a report by County Manager John Maltbie. One recommendation is to develop a pre-plea mental health diversion program to help keep ...
By Bill Silverfarb Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Missing Burlingame hiker found dead in Yosemite
National Park Service rangers found the body of a missing Bay Area hiker earlier this week in Yosemite National Park, park officials said Thursday morning. Rangers found Burlingame resident James Millet Jr., 39, on Tuesday in the area of North Dome, one of the park’s granite domes and the souther...
By Keith Burbank Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Three state deputies arrested; inmate died of blunt trauma
SAN JOSE — Three Northern California jail guards have been arrested after an inmate under their watch was found dead of multiple blunt trauma, authorities said Thursday. Santa Clara County sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. James Jensen said the deputies — Rafael Rodriguez, 27, Jereh Lubrin, 28, and Ma...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Effort fails to block PG&E tax break for explosion fine
SACRAMENTO — An effort to block Pacific Gas and Electric Co. from getting a tax break on the $1.6 billion it was fined for the deadly 2010 San Bruno gas explosion has fallen short. State regulators imposed the record-setting penalty in April on the state’s largest utility for the explosion tha...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Agencies teaming up to provide weekend transportation service
Transit agencies are pitching in get people between the East Bay and San Francisco this weekend as BART’s Transbay Tube closes for three days. San Francisco Municipal Railway, Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, San Mateo County Transit District and Golden Gate Transit will team up to provide ...
Armando Carranza arrested for Half Moon Bay murder
Prosecutors have identified the Half Moon Bay homicide suspect believed to be responsible for gunning down a father in an apartment complex driveway as 35-year-old Armando Carranza. Carranza’s identity was initially withheld by the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office as the homicide that occurre...
Reporters’ notebook
September is “Library Card Sign up Month” and the San Mateo Public Library is celebrating with special appearances from the cartoon character Snoopy! Also known as Joe Cool, Snoopy will make appearances at the San Mateo Main Library’s story time programs starting 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5. T...
Government watch
State government • Legislation by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, to increase public and private access to automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in California, was signed Thursday by the governor. Senate Bill 658, which cleared the Senate last week on a 34-0 vote, streamlines state requi...
San Mateo County police reports
Just a hare strange A man put a bunny statue with some feathers on it an the alley and told someone it was a sacrificial statue on 14th Avenue in San Mateo before 5:26 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1. South San Francisco Stolen vehicle. A cab driver alerted police that he was following his own stolen ve...

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US employers added 173K jobs in Aug.; rate falls to 5.1 pct.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a mo..
With clerk jailed, gay Kentucky couple gets marriage license
MOREHEAD, Ky. — A gay couple emerged from a Kentucky county clerk's office with a marriage license..
Benghazi panel interviews more of Clinton's inner circle
WASHINGTON — The chairman of a congressional panel investigating the deadly Benghazi attacks said ..
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