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Teachers rally for pay hike: San Mateo-Foster City educators dissatisfied with compensation
San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District teachers seeking a raise rallied before district officials and called for more money which they claim is needed to better afford living locally. Nearly 200 members of the San Mateo Elementary Teachers Association, the district’s teaching union, ma...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
 
County considers upping affordable housing support: Supervisors to discuss Measure K, spending $40 million or $47.5 million next two years
With a menu of options and budgetary trade-offs to pore over, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors is considering proposals to allocate between $40 million and $47.5 million toward affordable housing over the next two years. The discussion comes as a jobs-to-housing imbalance created a region ...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Asking questions, one layer at a time: Mixed media artist Karen Chew collects past, present and future
It’s impossible to look at one of Karen Chew’s mixed media art pieces and not try to peel back the layers of the many papers, paints and outlines of shapes that characterize her work. Many of the Redwood City artist’s pieces layer textured paper and paint over posters she collected during tr...
By Anna Schuessler Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
 
Donald Trump backs away from demand for border wall money
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump stepped back Monday from demanding a down payment for his border wall in must-past spending legislation, potentially removing a major obstacle to a bipartisan deal just days ahead of a government shutdown deadline. Trump told a gathering of around 20 conservati...
By Erica Werner and Andrew Taylor The Associated Press FULL STORY
Challenges for Millbrae holiday rink: Officials continue search for land to house seasonal recreation facility
Millbrae officials seeking traction for a proposed holiday ice rink face more slippery conditions ahead as they continue the search for suitable properties to house the initiative. The Millbrae City Council are slated to discuss Tuesday, April 25, the rink’s latest hurdle as a city report shows ...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
 
Mountain lion DNA found inside home where dog was snatched
California wildlife officials say a trace of mountain lion DNA was found inside a Northern California home, confirming reports that a feline went into a bedroom where a woman and her child were sleeping and snatched their dog. A Pescadero homeowner last week called 911 to report seeing an animal en...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Ann Coulter’s backers at UC Berkeley file lawsuit
BERKELEY — Ann Coulter is now at the center of a civil rights lawsuit filed Monday against the University of California, Berkeley by students who say the school is violating their right to free speech by canceling the conservative pundit’s speaking event on campus this week. The lawsuit marks t...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Police safely secure man threatening to jump from rooftop in San Bruno
A 52-year-old man was safely removed off of a rooftop Sunday morning in San Bruno after he was threatening to jump, according to police. Police said officers responded to the 500 block of Mastic Avenue at 8:47 a.m. on reports of a man yelling from the rooftop of a three-story apartment building. ...
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Belmont councilman to face lower fine for violation
The Fair Political Practices Commission is still determining the amount of fine Belmont Councilman Eric Reed will pay for failing to disclose ownership of more than $2,000 in AT&T stock in a timely manner. The commission reviewed his violation April 20 and instruction was given to the enforcement ...
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Not guilty plea in San Bruno dismembered body case
A San Bruno man accused of killing his neighbor and cutting up the body in a dispute over a space heater pleaded not guilty to murder charges Monday, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. David Stubblefield, 50, also pleaded not guilty to charges of felony possession of a ...
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Trio arrested for gang stabbing of juvenile
Three men were arrested after an alleged gang-related fight that led to a 17-year-old juvenile being stabbed in San Mateo Friday night. Police were first called to the 500 block of North Delaware Street around 10 p.m. on reports of a physical fight April 21. They were later called to a hospital whe...
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Class notes
The Burlingame Elementary School District is accepting nominations for the H. Jay Burns Award, recognizing those who demonstrate outstanding commitment to improving the Burlingame school community. Nominations can be submitted to district Superintendent Maggie MacIsaac by emailing mmacisaac@burlin...
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Government watch
Education • The San Mateo County Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing to receive input on “at-large” versus “by-district” elections for college board members and the potential creation of “by-district” boundaries 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 26. The heari...
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San Mateo County police reports
Just a little cold A man was walking around with a ski mask and camouflage jacket on Quay Lane in Redwood City, it was reported at 5 a.m. Monday, April 17. Redwood City Disorderly conduct. A man between a mailbox and a front door was yelling at people and surrounded by broken glass, it was report...
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Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
Do you think the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors should increase a proposed $15 million a year in Measure K half-cent sales tax revenue for affordable housing?

No, $15 million a year is enough
No, the money should go to other needs
Yes, it should be $20 million a year
Yes, it should be even higher than $20 million a year
Not sure

 

 
 
 
 
 
  
 
  
 
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