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Burlingame ice rink proposed: Nonprofit Mid-Peninsula Ice Rink Foundation seeks skating for Golf Center site
Faced with the closure of the San Mateo and Belmont ice rinks, a group of advocates have made a formal proposal to create a new facility in Burlingame. The newly formed nonprofit Mid-Peninsula Ice Rink Foundation announced it submitted a formal application to redevelop city-owned, and recreational...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Council in favor of keeping South City marina deal: With facelift up for Oyster Point, city says Harbor District marina operations should remain intact
Though a massive development stands to forever alter the landscape near Oyster Point, South San Francisco officials would like to keep intact an agreement for running the adjacent marina. The South San Francisco City Council discussed during a study session Wednesday, Nov. 30, opportunities to alt...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Magic happens in Hillbarn Theatre’s ‘Mary Poppins’: Great holiday fare for all ages in energetic production
Hillbarn Theatre creates magic with “Mary Poppins,” the stage musical version of the beloved 1964 Walt Disney film. Even though Hillbarn’s small space doesn’t allow for spectacular special effects, director Dan Demers, his cast and crew are so deeply invested in the show that the audience ...
By Judy Richter Daily Journal correspondent FULL STORY
State attorney general pick pledges affront to Trump: Xavier Becerra pledges to build on some of the issues that Gov. Jerry Brown hopes to preserve
SACRAMENTO — The longtime Democratic congressman slated to become California’s next attorney general immediately took a combative stance against Republican President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration after being named to the post Thursday, promising to defend the state’s liberal s...
By Jonathan J. Cooper and Don Thompson The Associated Press FULL STORY
Teamwork fuels a holiday celebration: Redwood City civic groups collaborate to pull off this year’s ‘Hometown Holidays’
Arctic charm will descend upon downtown Redwood City this Saturday as the city and key community organizations collaborate to welcome visitors to its annual “Hometown Holidays” celebration. The event will take place this Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Courthouse Square. The fa...
By Anna Schuessler Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Menlo Park hires 20 firefighters this year
The Menlo Park Fire District hired 20 new firefighters and firefighter paramedics this year, marking “the largest, single most aggressive hiring effort since at least the 1980s, if ever,” Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman said Wednesday. Nine of the new firefighters graduated from the County Fire...
Caltrain seeks to prevent suicides through crisis support text service
Caltrain is the first rail service to partner with a national nonprofit that assists people who are having suicidal thoughts through text messages. The train service has seen dozens of intentional deaths on its right-of-way throughout the years, including 17 of the 20 track fatalities in 2015 being...
BART service cuts considered for Transbay Tube seismic upgrades
The BART Board of Directors awarded a $267 million contract Thursday for seismic retrofits to the Transbay Tube, work that could cause service disruption to riders between Oakland and San Francisco for more than two years. While BART officials stressed that the 3.8-mile tunnel can currently withsta...
Reporters’ notebook
It’s time for Santa Paws! The Peninsula Humane Society is hosting its annual photo shoot for pet owners looking for a special holiday keepsake. Visitors can bring their pets to pose with Santa from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, and Saturday, Dec. 10. The cost is $20 per photo, or up to $35 for...
Government watch
City government The Burlingame City Council will discuss plans for the Peninsula/101 interchange project during a meeting next week. The talks are part of an ongoing effort by officials in both Burlingame and San Mateo, as well as Caltrans and other regional transportation agencies, to address con...
San Mateo County police reports
Faux pas A person used $4,000 in counterfeit bills to purchase two laptops on the 800 block of Third Avenue in Half Moon Bay before 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. Belmont Burglary. Someone broke into a home and stole jewelry, money and electronics on Sunnyslope Avenue before 3:19 p.m. Thursday, Nov....

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California treasurer to study legal marijuana and banking
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