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Quick jail build-out proposed: Idea could save San Mateo County $25.7 million
As the first phase of construction for the new county jail is expected to be completed later this year, the Sheriff’s Office is proposing to speed up completion of the overall project to save San Mateo County about $25.7 million. The Sheriff’s Office had planned to keep the first floor of the i...
By Bill Silverfarb Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Sheriff seeks cameras for cars
The Sheriff’s Office is looking to equip each of its 100 patrol vehicles with new in-car video cameras and computers. “The project has been in the works for quite some time and the dash cams can go a long way toward protecting the public and protecting officers,” San Mateo County Sheriff Greg...
By Bill Silverfarb Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Shuttle provider suing SamTrans: Parking Company of America claiming transit agency erred in denying contract
After losing a multi-million dollar contract to provide shuttle services to thousands of San Mateo County Transit District customers, the Parking Company of America is suing regional transportation officials by claiming they were unfairly biased and failed to act in the best interest of the communit...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Retired fire marshal sacrifices to help: Olkowski struck by driver, loses leg, after stopping to assist in crash
Former San Mateo fire marshal Paul Olkowski spent his career tending to those in need. So when he happened across a multi-vehicle collision in Adams County, Washington, while searching for a spot to settle down and retire, he didn’t hesitate to pull over and assist. But as his training kicked int...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Millbrae roads to receive repairs: Officials carving out spending plan for streets that require maintenance, according to report
Millbrae streets are in dire need of maintenance, according to a recent report, and officials are prepared to spend from the city’s capital improvement budget to fix the issue. The pavement condition index, a rating system by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission that gauges the condition o...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Trial begins for 2013 San Bruno murder
A San Bruno man charged with murdering his girlfriend in 2013 will be in court Tuesday as his jury trial gets underway. Albert Antonio Trejo, 51, allegedly shot his then 36-year-old girlfriend Cecilia Zamora in the back of the head. Zamora’s body was found at a Pacifica apartment complex two mo...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Stanford hospital employee arrested for sexual battery
A former Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center employee was arrested Monday for sexually battering four male patients while they were under his care. Robert Lastinger, a 55-year-old Fremont resident, was working as an operating room technician in the hospital’s outpatient surgery center when he ina...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
San Mateo County police reports
He lacks power A man going by the name of “John Jones” claimed to be from PG&E and threatened to cut off power from people because they owed $300 on El Camino Real in Belmont before 7:45 p.m. Belmont Theft. A man with a shaved head ran out of a business with three speakers and escaped in a ...
Man in police chase charged with possessing AK-47
Roberto Sonqui Carrillo’s 30th birthday ended in county jail Saturday for his part in leading police on a high-speed chase earlier in the day in Half Moon Bay when several weapons were tossed from the car he was a passenger in. Carrillo pleaded not guilty to 10 felonies and one misdemeanor Monday...
Daily Journal staff report FULL STORY
Class notes
Children 18 years old and younger in South San Francisco can receive free meals this summer thanks to the Seamless Summer Meal Program offered by the South San Francisco School District. Meals will be served at Spruce Elementary School, 501 Spruce Ave., from June 1 through July 23 to children, whe...

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Fast food chain Chipotle announced it would eliminate all GMO food in its products. How important is that to you?

It's a nice step, appreciated
It's still fast food
Don't care about GMOs
Seems like a publicity stunt
Wish others would follow suit


National Guard called in to keep the peace in Baltimore
BALTIMORE — National Guardsmen fanned out across the city, police with riot shields blocked street..
Senate debates bill on congressional approval of Iran deal
WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday urged Republicans to back legislation em..
Supreme Court hears historic same-sex marriage arguments
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is asking skeptical questions as the court hear..
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