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Brown signs first rules on groundwater
SACRAMENTO — California will no longer be the last Western state with a pump-as-you-please approach to groundwater. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Tuesday overhauling the state’s management of its groundwater supply, bringing it in line with other states that have long regulated their w...
By Fenit Nirappil The Associated Press FULL STORY
Cloud company Box moving to Redwood City: Lease deals takes up entire 334,000-square-foot Crossing/900 project downtown
Redwood City’s explosion of downtown construction nabbed a big win this week with news that cloud content management company Box Inc. will be moving its global headquarters into the Crossing/900 project currently being built. Box, which currently has its headquarters in Los Altos, will rent th...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Broadway intersection project kicks off: Construction aims to simplify complicated on- and off-ramps
Officials cut a cake resembling the likeness of the Broadway Interchange on Highway 101 in Burlingame Tuesday to commemorate the groundbreaking of the reconstruction of the intersection that’s often referred to as “awkward” and “confusing.”  Years in the making...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
City tries removing corner ‘sign lady’: Redwood City calls woman at Whipple and Veterans a ‘nuisance’
Estrella Benavides, known for hoisting large signs covered in incoherent messages, is a public nuisance by blocking the public right of way at a busy intersection with an expanding pile of debris, according to Redwood City officials taking her to court. Redwood City is seeking an injunction against...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Search for missing Belmont man shifts to Shasta County
The investigation into the disappearance of Paul Merrill, an elderly Belmont resident who’s been missing since Sept. 4, appears to have shifted away from Siskiyou County after authorities received a tip he was seen last week in Shasta County. The latest tip on the whereabouts of Merrill, who was ...
Daily Journal staff report FULL STORY
Man gets five years prison for groping girls in store
A 41-year-old man who inappropriately touched two young girls at a San Bruno Target store in separate incidents on the same 2012 day and was later found to own child pornography and a life-sized doll of a female child was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison. Glenn Albrecht must also register ...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
South City school candidates in their own words: Seven are after three open seats on South San Francisco Unified School District’s Board of Trustees
Retaining teachers, implementing new Common Core education standards and improving the South San Francisco Unified School District’s overall reputation are key issues for those seeking seats on the district’s Board of Trustees. There are seven candidates running for three open seats. Appointed ...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Smoking ordinance gets another go-around: Foster City Council tweaks ban, Chamber of Commerce gets $25K
The Foster City Council wrapped up some loose ends at its meeting Monday night by proceeding with amendments to its smoking ordinance, allotting $25,000 to the Chamber of Commerce as a sign of support and disbanding an ad hoc committee that had worked on its economic development plan. On Monday, th...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Law requiring drivers give cyclists 3-foot buffer takes effect
While cars passing bicyclists always had to give them a safe distance, California has now defined that distance as 3 feet. A law requiring drivers to give bicyclists 3 feet of clearance while passing them took effect Tuesday. Violations of the law, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last year, will result...
Police seeking five suspects in attempted home burglary
South San Francisco police are seeking five males who tried to burglarize a home by shattering its rear sliding glass door on Monday morning. The attempted burglary was reported at about 11:05 a.m. Monday on the 200 block of Longford Drive. Three suspects smashed the rear glass door but were scare...
Government Watch
City government • Redwood City is holding two town hall meetings with the police department, including one tonight, under the theme “Enhanced Personal Safety through Heightened Awareness and Prevention.” The meetings are 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17 at City Hall, 1017 Middlefield...
San Mateo County police reports
Not so super An intoxicated landlord was seen naked and breaking out windows on Beach Park Boulevard in Foster City before 8:48 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1. Millbrae Petty theft. A man found his vehicle ransacked with a baseball bat and the vehicle’s owner’s manual missing on the 300 block of Millw...

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Dow closes at record after Fed keeps rates intact
NEW YORK — The stock market rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve told investors to expect low ..
West Nile infected mosquitoes found, multiple cities to be fogged Thursday
Portions of Belmont, Foster City, Redwood City, Redwood Shores and San Mateo will be fogged Thursda..
Iraq premier says no foreign troops
BAGHDAD — Iraq's new prime minister said Wednesday that foreign ground troops are neither necessar..
U.S. homebuilder confidence soars in September
U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the market for new, single-family homes surged this month to the hi..
Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills 2, wounds 3
DONETSK, Ukraine — Shelling in the rebel-held eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk killed two people We..
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