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Mandarin programs growing: Redwood City Elementary School District latest to add immersion course offerings
Community demand, along with the fact that more than a billion people in the world speak Chinese, has been the impetus for more language programs in its predominant dialect Mandarin in Peninsula schools. The Redwood City Elementary School District Board of Trustees approved Oct. 22 the beginning of...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Proposition’s limit on school reserves creates new worry: Peninsula district officials concerned about losing money from ‘rainy-day fund’ initiative
The passage of Proposition 2 in November was heralded by supporters for its creation of a state rainy day fund, but language within capping reserves for individual school districts in certain years is generating concern among administrators who contend the money held there helps get through periods ...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
San Carlos Airport first in state to sell unleaded fuel
The San Carlos Airport, once found to exceed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency air quality standards for lead emissions, will be the first in the state to sell an unleaded option which proponents say is cheaper, better for aircraft maintenance and environmentally superior. “This is the rare op...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Former Sequoia triathlete embraces art: Lindsay James has turned to painting to fill ‘athletic hangover’
A former Olympian and Sequoia High School athlete, Lindsay James says art has now helped her fill the void that was left when she ended her softball career. James, who grew up in San Carlos, played softball, basketball and volleyball while in high school and went on to play softball on a scholarshi...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
One killed after leading police on pursuit
One person was killed after leading police on a pursuit from Daly City to Brisbane late Sunday morning, according to Daly City police. An officer attempted to stop a car traveling on Geneva Avenue near Bayshore Boulevard in Daly City shortly before 11 a.m., police said. The driver of the car did ...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Caltrain hits car on South San Francisco tracks
A train operated by Caltrain struck a vehicle Saturday evening in South San Francisco, a spokeswoman said. Emergency personnel responded to a report of a car on the train tracks at Linden Avenue at 8 p.m., said Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn. Dunn said she did not know if the driver of the ve...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
2-alarm fire near Belmont Library caused by resident frying chicken
A two-alarm apartment fire near the Belmont Library Saturday was caused by a resident who left a pot on the stove unattended while attempting to cook fried chicken, according to Belmont police. The resident was able to escape with his dog however, his cat perished in the fire, according to police...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Fatal crash closes Highway 101 in Marin County
The California Highway Patrol lifted a Sig-alert following a fatal crash that killed two people Sunday morning on U.S. Highway 101 in Marin County. All lanes of U.S. Highway 101 near the Redwood Sanitary Landfill have been reopened. Officers said the CHP started receiving calls around 12:02 a.m. ab...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Hyde Street Pier
While much of the early activity around Yerba Buena (San Francisco) was at the area of Montgomery Street, the Yerba Buena Cove did have its shortcomings. It was shallow for many blocks into the Bay and everything from and to the boats had to be handled a number of times before getting it to shore an...
By Darold Fredricks FULL STORY
San Mateo police reports
Lights out Someone cut through a wall and stole wires that shut down the power to a business on Woodside Road in Redwood City before 9:44 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17. MILLBRAE DUI. A man was cited for driving under the influence before 10:33 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19. Unlawful paraphernalia. A man was ...

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Iran nuclear talks to be extended until July
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