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Belmont councilman floats idea for workforce housing
While considering affordable housing needs in Belmont, one councilman is seeking a creative way to assist teachers and also city employees increasingly finding themselves deemed low-income earners.Councilman Charles Stone proposed city officials take a look at four consecutive properties along El C...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
San Bruno school deficit spurs conflict with teachers
As salaries for teachers rise across the region, educators in the San Bruno Park Elementary School District are hoping for their first pay raise in nearly a decade, but a $2.1 million budget deficit looms over the negotiations. According to a report authored by interim Chief Business Officer Terr...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Public input needed for redesign of San Mateo's Central Park
While working to enhance one of San Mateo’s premier recreational amenities, city officials are seeking public input after unveiling three conceptual designs for a revamped Central Park. The trio of varying themed maps was developed as part of the master plan update process for the 16-acre park ...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
San Carlos schools prep for parcel tax
The San Carlos Elementary School District parcel tax is set to expire in June, and officials are ramping up the outreach effort to educate residents on the necessity for community support in local schools. Superintendent Craig Baker hosted a town hall meeting at the district office Thursday night ...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
What turns you on?
Scary rides in a dark tunnel? Some or all of these: Spinning on a table faster and faster and not being able to stop it? Dodging other cars without getting hit? Riding down the “Big Dipper” at 100 mph then going up again just as fast? Sliding down a “water chute” with your h...
By Darold Fredricks FULL STORY
Rent control applies to teen
SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco resident has succeeded — for now — in preventing his landlord from nearly doubling his rent because his parents moved out of the apartment where his family had lived since he was a young teenager. The San Francisco Chronicle says ( a Cali...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
San Mateo police reports
Grand scam A grandson was scammed out of $8,000 on Ralston Avenue in Belmont before 10:18 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22. FOSTER CITY Theft. A man’s tire was stolen and his car was left on jacks on Marlin Avenue before 11:22 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 18. Drunk in public. A man was arrested for being drunk i...
Man struck, killed by Caltrain
A man was struck and killed by a Caltrain in Palo Alto Sunday afternoon, a transit agency spokeswoman said. Southbound Caltrain No. 802 hit the man who was trespassing on the tracks at Charleston Road around 12:45 p.m., Caltrain spokeswoman Jayme Ackemann said. Tracks in both directions were initi...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Brew boom: Devil’s Canyon on the rise
With a new distribution deal inked and a business of the year award, Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company’s move from Belmont to new digs in San Carlos is paying off in spades. It’s a family-owned business with a passion for creating handcrafted beers with roots in sustainability that began as a ho...
By Bill Silverfarb Daily Journal staff FULL STORY

Daily Journal Quick Poll
Would you like to see San Mateo City Hall move downtown?

Yes, it's the perfect spot for it
No, it's good where it is
Depends on where exactly and how much it would cost
Should never have left downtown
Not sure, would like to see some studies


San Bruno pizza parlor fire under control
Firefighters have controlled a two-alarm fire that sparked at a pizza parlor in San Bruno this morn..
Child struck near Fair Oaks Elementary School not seriously injured
A child was hit by a car while walking near Fair Oaks Elementary School in unincorporated San Mateo ..
Six-alarm vegetation fire in Pacifica contained
A six-alarm vegetation fire that prompted evacuations in Pacifica early this morning has been contai..
Islamic State group nearly pushed out of Syria's Kobani
BEIRUT — Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group alm..
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