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City garbage rates may go up and down: Commercial users subsidizing residential users in San Carlos, council may correct it
Businesses, offices, restaurants and other commercial garbage customers in San Carlos are paying substantially more for their service than it costs to provide it compared to residential customers. The City Council will consider Monday whether to decrease solid waste rates for commercial users by 2 ...
By Bill Silverfarb Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Fundraiser underway for Pescadero Country store: Owners looking to rebuild long-standing community hub destroyed by two-alarm fire
Faced with the loss of the beloved Pescadero Country Store, the Bay Area community is rallying behind owners Cindy and Steve Simms as they hope to rebuild the long-standing establishment ravaged by fire last weekend. The country store has been a fixture in the secluded coastal town, as well as a ...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
‘Tis the season: Autumn brings back coastside pumpkin patches
Whether you’re looking to decorate, cook festive concoctions or create new memories amongst a field full of colorful gourds, coastside pumpkin patches have sprouted up announcing the start of fall. Thursday marked the official transition from summer to autumn, and with it will come hundreds of th...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
City office building up for review: Proposal aims to rejuvenate former downtown Burlingame RadioShack into mixed-use project
Burlingame officials are slated to review a proposal to redevelop the former downtown RadioShack building into a four-story mixed-use development for retail and office space. The Burlingame Planning Commission will examine the design of the project proposed for construction at 240 Lorton Ave. duri...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Community unites to benefit local students: Genentech backs crowdsourcing effort to improve South City classrooms
Linda Hubbard bought nearly $5,000 in science materials to improve the lessons she shares with students at South San Francisco High School through a crowdsourcing campaign amplified by the city’s largest company. Hubbard listed a variety of tools and supplies she needed to engage her ninth- and ...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Shareholder sues Wells Fargo execs: Lawsuit seeks clawback of alleged improper profits
A Wells Fargo shareholder sued 17 directors and officers of the bank in San Francisco Superior Court Friday, seeking a clawback of improper profits they allegedly gained for allowing the creation of up to 2 million phony accounts. The lawsuit was filed by William Sarsfield of San Carlos, a financi...
By Julia Cheever Bay City News Service FULL STORY
New seasonal flights to S.F. from Helsinki to begin
New seasonal flights between Helsinki, Finland and San Francisco on Finnair will begin in June 2017, San Francisco International Airport officials said Thursday. Finnair will operate weekly flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays between the two cities from June 1 to Sept. 30. The new flights ...
Two arrested for burglary
Two men were arrested Wednesday after warrants were served for two earlier burglaries in Millbrae, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. At about noon Sept. 19, deputies arrived at the first block of Mullins Court in Millbrae after there was a residential burglar alarm. The first d...
Richmond disciplines officers involved in sex scandal
SAN FRANCISCO — A Northern California city announced Friday that it is seeking to fire one of its police officers and discipline eight others implicated in a wide-ranging sexual abuse scandal involving the teen daughter of a dispatcher. Richmond Police Chief Allwyn Brown is pushing to demote one ...
By Paul Elias The Associated Press FULL STORY
Government watch
Federal government • The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed H.R. 4712, a bipartisan bill introduced last March by U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, and U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, R-GA, to ensure sensitive immigration documents, such as green cards, travel papers and employment authoriz...
San Mateo County police reports
F*** Street! A man was seen screaming in front of a building on F Street in Burlingame before 9:51 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21. Burlingame Burglary. Someone smashed a vehicle window and stole a laptop on Paloma Avenue before 8:05 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21. Petty theft. Someone broke into an unlock...

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