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Millbrae voters pass fire tax: Assessment district measure estimated to bring in $1.5 million a year
Millbrae voters chose to renew a fire suppression assessment tax that was set to expire in May through an all-mail ballot, city officials reported Wednesday. The results showed 56.3 percent of voters were in favor of the tax that is estimated to bring in $1.5 million annually for 10 years. Of the 6...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Former student battles district in abuse lawsuit: Suit claims Belmont-Redwood Shores School District ignored, concealed decade of conduct
A former Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School District student’s lawsuit alleging it failed to protect her from a janitor’s molestation by covering up years of his behavior is still valid 12 years after the fact because it targets the district’s actions rather than the abuser, her attorney...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
New leader for Samaritan House: County nonprofit names Bart Charlow CEO
Samaritan House announced a new leader Wednesday to help the nonprofit manage its emergency and transitional housing, health care clinic, counseling programs and food services that have assisted low-income families throughout San Mateo County for the past 40 years. The Samaritan House’s Board of...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Sex offender to trial for bookstore molestation
A 71-year-old registered sex offender who allegedly molested a 10-year-old girl in an isolated area of a San Mateo bookstore in June and later arrested in Mountain View for similar behavior will stand trial in the county case. The defense presented no evidence in Wednesday’s preliminary hearing a...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Images released of shipwreck in San Francisco Bay
SAN FRANCISCO — The first images of the newly discovered wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, killing 16 people, were released Wednesday by federal ocean scientists. The wood and iron steamship City of Chester went down on Aug. 22, 1888, after it was struck in dense fo...
By Jason Dearen The Associated Press FULL STORY
Car strikes boy, 12, in Pacifica
A car struck a 12-year-old boy Tuesday night when he entered a road in Pacifica between two parked cars, police said. The collision was reported at 9:33 p.m. in the 400 block of Monterey Road. The boy was taken to a hospital to be treated for a leg injury that is not considered life-threatening, p...
Teen arrested in South San Francisco for DUI after short car chase
Police in South San Francisco arrested a teenage boy after a short car pursuit early Tuesday morning. At about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday, officers spotted a car moving recklessly on Westborough Boulevard, near Gellert Boulevard, police said. After the car hit a curb, police attempted to conduct a traffic...
Parking dispute with gun brings probation
A 65-year-old San Carlos man who pulled a BB gun on a driver who he felt took his parking spot was given a year of probation and ordered to pay a $235 fine. Guy William Bolich pleaded no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge of brandishing a firearm in return for prosecutors dropping other char...
Good Shepherd: Burlingame Pastor Peter Garrison to retire, focus on painting
After 28 years at Burlingame’s Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Pastor Peter Garrison is hanging up his robes to go into retirement. This Sunday will be Garrison’s last day at the church. He will focus on his work as a portrait artist, along with traveling a bit. Now felt like the right time to l...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Redwood City: Man’s death considered homicide
Police continue to investigate the death of a man found with significant head trauma in a Redwood City park as a homicide. Peter Keegan, a 57-year-old transient, was found lying on the ground unconscious at Red Morton Park before 8:30 a.m. April 14 and died shortly after arriving at Stanford Hospit...
Teen missed Africa, had no clue he was in Maui
HONOLULU — Long flights can leave anyone a little unsteady, but a teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner’s wheel well, was disoriented, thirsty and could barely walk after the freezing, low-pressure ordeal, airport officials said Wednesday...
By Oskar Garcia and Martha Mendoza The Associated Press FULL STORY
Boy, 5, shot in eye by paintball gun
OAKLAND — A 5-year-old boy in the San Francisco Bay Area was injured after being shot in the eye with a paintball gun. Melinda Krigel — a spokeswoman for the University of California, San Francisco, Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland — says Komari Hunter was hit in the left eye just aft...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
San Mateo County police reports
Leave me alone A person was reported for blowing leaves into a neighbor’s yard on Castillo Avenue in Burlingame before 10:10 a.m. Friday, April 18. Burlingame Animal problem. A pit bull was off leash and chasing other dogs on Paloma Avenue before 6:34 p.m. Sunday, April 20. Suspicious circum...

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Light showers, possible hail arriving tonight
Bay Area residents should expect rainy weather to arrive tonight and continue through the weekend, b..
Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians
JERUSALEM — Israel broke off Mideast peace talks and brought the U.S.-brokered process to the brin..
Paul McCartney to close Candlestick Park with farewell concert in August
Music legend Paul McCartney will perform the final concert at San Francisco's soon-to-be-demolished ..
FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes
WASHINGTON — The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and requ..
Man, 84, arrested for shooting at Daly City medical facility
Police in Daly City have arrested an 84-year-old man in connection with a shooting at a medical cent..
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