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Growth for wages hits record low: Hiring strong, but U.S. paychecks not growing
WASHINGTON — U.S. wages and benefits grew in the spring at the slowest pace in 33 years, stark evidence that stronger hiring isn’t lifting paychecks much for most Americans. The slowdown also likely reflects a sharp drop-off in bonus and incentive pay for some workers. The employment cost inde...
By Christopher S. Rugaber The Associated Press FULL STORY
Uniting families through literacy and learning: Volunteer honored for work with Redwood City school district
As a humble man, Secundino Zuno laughs when recalling that night. Serving as a volunteer teacher, Zuno was recently honored by the Redwood City Elementary School District Board of Trustees for his 12 years of devotion to Hoover Elementary School. While he is proud of this honor, Zuno believes that...
By Samson So Daily Journal correspondent FULL STORY
A first chance to meet again: South City firefighter reunited with baby he delivered on the highway
Frank Mendez Jr. is only about six weeks old, but he already has a unique story to tell. The tiny South San Francisco resident was delivered in the back of an ambulance on his way to the hospital by firefighter and paramedic Jesse Lange somewhere near between Highway 101 and Interstate 380 early ...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District nears bond decision
With the deadline to place a measure on the November ballot fast approaching, officials in the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District are nearing a decision to ask voters for a bond which would finance building new classrooms. Administrators are set to offer a presentation Monday, Aug. 3,...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Hatchet thrower, shooter set for jury trial after pleading not guilty
Two alleged gangmembers accused of throwing a hatchet and shooting a 19-year-old San Mateo man were scheduled to face a jury after pleading not guilty to six felonies Friday. Daniel Nau and Jose Pablo Ramirez, both 20 and of San Mateo, could face 40 years to life in prison if convicted of attempte...
Speier introduces bill to lift USPS ban on shipping alcohol
U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, introduced a bill this week to lift a ban on shipping alcohol through the U.S. Postal Service. Speier’s office said the bill would end a Prohibition-era ban. “Prohibition is history, and this ban should be too,” Speier said in a statement. “It’s rid...
By Keith Burbank Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Bridge repairs hinge on permits: Half Moon Bay officials hopeful feds approve plans for Pilarcitos Creek Bridge fix
Despite a turbulent start to repairing the failed Pilarcitos Creek Bridge that connects a key segment of the California Coastal Trail, Half Moon Bay officials are hopeful federal permits could come through just in time for construction to begin this year. The State Parks-owned structure has been c...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Man who died in police fight wanted for beating 97-year-old
Authorities say a man who died after a fight with San Francisco police was wanted for the beating of a 97-year-old who employed him as a caretaker and later died from the attack. Filimoni Raiyawa, 57 of Sonoma, beat Solomon Cohen in his home early Thursday. Later that day, authorities say Raiyawa ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Mosquito treatment this weekend after West Nile discovery
The San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District will conduct an adult mosquito treatment in a portion of Menlo Park on Sunday, district officials announced Thursday. The truck-mounted treatment is scheduled for an area near El Camino Real and will start at 9 p.m. and conclude the followin...
Man stabbed while sitting in traffic
Redwood City police are investigating a road rage incident that led to a driver being stabbed while stuck in traffic Friday morning. Police and paramedics responded to the 1100 block of Broadway around 9:25 a.m. and found a man suffering from a single stab wound to his ear and neck, according to po...
San Mateo County police reports
Pooped A man was defecating on the side of the Topper building on Grand Avenue in South San Francisco before 12:03 p.m. Saturday, July 25. South San Francisco Grand theft. An employee was accused of embezzling $5,200 from Domino’s on Mission Road before 8:06 p.m. Saturday, July 25. Accident. ...

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