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Agency studies 101 toll lanes: Millions sought for early phases of bringing carpool/toll lanes to well-used highway
With commute times on Highway 101 getting worse, the City/County Association of Governments is moving forward with studying whether carpool and toll lanes can solve the problem. The C/CAG board is seeking $9.4 million from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to conduct the preliminary enviro...
By Bill Silverfarb Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
A driving effort to fight hunger: High schoolers support charitable organizations
Inspired partly by an attempt to recapture the glory of a previous record-setting food drive, San Mateo High School students are engaged in an attempt to help feed local families in need. Students have collected roughly 47,000 pounds of canned food since the drive began Friday, Nov. 13, and there ...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Police warn of thieves during Black Friday: Local law enforcement offers tips for shoppers to stay safe
As shoppers across the nation descend into crowded malls in search of some of the year’s best deals, local law enforcement is reminding people to stay vigilant in protecting themselves against thieves. Black Friday, sometimes referred to as Christmas for burglars, will attract hundreds of people...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
A reason to give thanks
Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, right, fills a to-go box of Thanksgiving dinner with the help of Lisa Wong to send home with a visitor to the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in San Mateo Thursday. Samaritan House reaches out to the community each Thanksgiving, providing a home-cooked holiday m...
Research group outlines toxic issues with certain toys
California State Sen. Mark Leno and Assemblyman David Chiu joined health care professionals and a public interest research group this week to urge parents to be on the lookout for unsafe toys. In the California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) Education Fund’s 30th annual Trouble in Toyl...
By Hannah Albarazi Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Holiday events
This Friday, Nov. 27, a tradition more than four decades strong will welcome the holiday season. If you’re in South San Francisco, be sure to watch the “Sign Hill Tree” light up at 5:30 p.m. It will shine brightly until midnight every night through the holidays. The “Sign Hill Tree,” now ...
Help for the Holidays
The Foster City Fire Department announced the start of its annual Holiday Toy and Food Drive. During the month of December, donations of both canned and non-perishable food (such as pasta, rice and dry beans) and new, unwrapped stuffed animals, toys and books will be accepted at the Fire Station at ...
San Mateo County police reports
Eau de crimé Perfume was stolen from the Ulta store on Bridgepointe Parkway in San Mateo before 6:20 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. San Mateo Ordinance violation. Gardners were blowing leaves on high on Edinburgh Street before 3:23 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. Disturbance. A man got into a fight with security...

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