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Council says home can be remodeled: Proposal on Verdun Avenue in San Mateo gets OK despite neighborhood dispute
The San Mateo City Council approved a residential proposal to build a second-story addition that would obscure part of a neighbor’s view of the Bay but, in doing so, was forced to confront a public divide over how to make room for growing families while maintaining homeowners’ interes...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
City moves ahead with smoking ban — partly: Foster City Council postpones decisions on restaurant and apartments
After months of debate over how to protect the public in Foster City from secondhand smoke, the City Council voted 3-2 Monday to set aside two controversial aspects to move forward with updating its smoking ordinance. The council agreed to ban smoking in public areas such as parks, create a 50-foo...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Tai Wu keeping use permit: Restaurant must provide off-site parking, Millbrae officials asking for $14K for staff time
After working to resolve a string of issues, including noise and parking problems, Millbrae’s new Tai Wu restaurant will keep its conditional use permit, but the saga did bring parking issues to center stage and is prompting the city to ask for staff costs. The Chinese restaurant at 300 El Camino...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Man dies on beach after being buried alive: Half Moon Bay visitor gets trapped in 10-foot-deep hole
A 26-year-old man was killed Monday evening after a 10-foot-deep tunnel in the sand collapsed on him at Francis Beach in Half Moon Bay, burying him completely, California Department of Forestry and Fire officials said. The victim, identified by the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office as Adam Jay Py...
Staff and wire report FULL STORY
Family sues cemetery over crematorium fire: Deceased’s ashes mixed with others by firefighter hoses
The family of a deceased woman whose ashes were mixed into a muddy pile with 15 other sets of cremains by firefighters battling a blaze inside a Cypress Lawn crematorium last year is suing for the distress of not having individual remains to lay at rest. Twenty-two members of Dai Jin Lin’s family...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Obama on fundraising trip to West Coast
SEATTLE — Amid a swirl of foreign and border challenges, President Barack Obama on Tuesday embarked on the one mission that has regularly proved a winner for him — raising money for his fellow Democrats. Obama landed Tuesday in Seattle at the start of a three-day West Coast trip, where he’ll ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
A station for the 21st century: San Mateo’s Station 24 reopened after complete facility renovation
Firefighters spend nearly a third of their careers making their assigned stations their homes and, after working out of a temporary facility for nearly a year, San Mateo firefighters returned to Station 24 after a complete facility renovation. Station 24, at 319 S. Humboldt St., reopened July 9, is...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Killer granted parole: Gov. Jerry Brown to make final decision in 1984 murder case
A former San Mateo civil attorney convicted more than 25 years ago of murdering his new wife and her boyfriend in front of her two children and father was granted a parole date for a second time. The last parole board decision in 2011 to release Dennis Brian Anderson was overturned by Gov. Jerry Br...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
DA will not retry motel clerk for attempted rape
A former South San Francisco motel clerk accused of attempting to rape a housekeeper will not be retried by prosecutors who said Tuesday the man’s hung jury in favor of acquittal shows an unlikelihood of a future conviction. Last week, jurors deadlocked 8-4 in the trial of Navjit Singh, 36, and ...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
County sued over former deputy’s alleged assault
A man who a former San Mateo County sheriff’s deputy allegedly assaulted after finding him in his ex-girlfriend’s home is suing the county, saying it had a duty to train and supervise its employees in a way that would have prevented the beating. Erik Richard Warren Hartelius also names former d...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Authorities seek two women allegedly ‘screened’ by banking exec
More details were released Tuesday about a man arrested last week on suspicion of public intoxication after allegedly impersonating a security officer and privately “screening” two women at San Francisco International Airport, San Mateo County sheriff’s officials said. Eric Slighton, 53, a re...
By Sasha Lekach Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Board to decide if soda tax will go before voters
San Francisco lawmakers will decide whether a two-cent-per-ounce soda tax will appear on ballots this fall. The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to decide Tuesday whether to put the tax before voters in November. Eight of the city’s 11 supervisors have indicated they will support it. A commit...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Two residential burglaries in San Bruno
Two nearby residences were burglarized in San Bruno during the day Monday, according to police. A home on the 1500 block of Greenwood Way was burglarized sometime between 10 a.m. and 2:40 p.m., according to San Bruno police. A second residence on the 2800 block of Rollingwood Drive was also burgl...
West Nile reports continue to rise
Another dead bird tested positive for West Nile virus in San Mateo County Tuesday, bringing the total up to three in the last two weeks. An American Crow was found infected in San Mateo July 21, just days after a second batch of mosquitoes in the city tested positive for West Nile virus, according ...
Government Watch
City government • The city of Half Moon Bay and the Boys and Girls Club of the Coastside will host a community design workshop for the creation of a new skate park. The state-of-the-art concrete park will be located adjacent to the Ted Adcock Community Center on Kelly Avenue. The project is spear...
San Mateo County police reports
Able to leap into traffic in a single bound A man in a cape tried to jump into the street on Middlefield Road in Redwood City before 8:17 a.m. Tuesday, July 15. Burlingame Burglary. Toiletry items were stolen from a vehicle on El Camino Real before 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 20. Suspicious circum...

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Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead
TAIPEI, Taiwan — A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese..
House GOP: Send National Guard, speed removals
WASHINGTON — House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama's emergency spending request f..
Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks
JERUSALEM — Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesd..
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