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Downtown draws new interest: South City infrastructure changes down the line, but new businesses coming to town now
Plans are continuing for a revamp of downtown South San Francisco that aims to create a more vibrant, transit-supportive, diverse area while protecting and celebrating its historic nature. In July, the city released a draft of the Downtown Station Area Land Use Plan, a guide to developing propertie...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
A winter giveaway: Peninsula man’s family planning Christmas giveaway to homeless
When her son Brandon was a child, Karen Uribe said she never had cash in her wallet. “He was the type of kid when we would see someone homeless on the street he would ask: Can I have five dollars?” Uribe said. “He was so good-hearted.” In that spirit, Redwood City resident Uribe, family me...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
A love of Italian: School of Italian Language and Culture in South City offers programs for children, adults
For 44 years, children and adults alike have been making their way to South San Francisco to learn the language of Leonardo da Vinci and Sophia Loren. At the School of Italian Language and Culture in South San Francisco, students spend Saturday mornings learning about Italian culture and the langua...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Millbrae Historical Society gives out its rare Living History Award
With only 10 recipients in its 44-year history, the Millbrae Historical Society’s most recent Living History Award went to Millbrae-born-and-raised Vern Bruce. One of Vern’s major contributions to Millbrae history was the founding of the Millbrae Train Museum in October 2004 at the site of the ...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Design of Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier OK’d
SAN FRANCISCO — The Golden Gate Bridge is closer to having a long-debated, $76 million suicide barrier installed to stop dozens of people each year from jumping to their deaths from the San Francisco icon. The Golden Gate Bridge board of directors approved a design for the barrier Friday. Th...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Storms expose rare fossils on Pacific Coast beaches
SAN FRANCISCO — The storms that struck California this month have led to the discovery of fossils on beaches and mountains along the Pacific Coast that date back anywhere from 5,000 to 10 million years, according to a news report. The heavy rain, wind and runoff eroded coastal bluffs and mountain...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Officials issue high-tide warning on California coast
MONTEREY — Officials warn boaters and beachgoers to be especially careful of high tides along the California coast. Mark Strudley of the National Weather Service in Monterey said that he expects high tidal activity through Tuesday. He said it will peak Monday, with the likelihood of flooding at ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
California puzzles over safety of driverless cars
LOS ANGELES — California’s Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they’ll know whether “driverless” vehicles are safe. It’s a rare case of the law getting ahead of an emerging t...
By Justin Pritchard The Associated Press FULL STORY
The disaster at Point Reyes
Being overly successful is not always a good thing. It can bring problems that can ruin you in the most unlikely ways. When Columbus led his ships west to open up another trade route to the wealth that would come from Asia, he probably didn’t consider that many, many boats would be needed to fulfi...
By Darold Fredricks FULL STORY
San Mateo police reports
Bogus Surfboards were stolen from a vehicle on the 1500 block of Brandywine Road in Millbrae before 5 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16. Millbrae Burglary. Police responded to a burglary on the 1400 block of Madera Way before 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17. Petty theft. Someone stole coins out of a washer ...

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