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San Carlos may get high school: Sequoia Union High School District is in need of more space
The potential purchase of land on Old County Road in San Carlos to build a 400-student magnet school for an overcrowding high school district has some community members concerned about traffic and parking issues, while a state regulation may put limitations on a school from being built that close t...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Future looks bright for Carlos Club sign: Business owner says he will undo changes to landmark marquee
The iconic Carlos Club sign, a neon marquee landmark on El Camino Real, for several decades may shine bright again after several weeks dimmed under new proprietorship. The San Carlos City Council Monday night gave the city attorney authority to force John Lee’s hand in court if the owner of the R...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Aging pipes cause issues for water agencies: El Granada residents suffer from leaking pipe this week
Replacing aging infrastructure is a continuous challenge for many water providers and the combination of failing pipelines with statewide conditions, such as the drought and seismic activity, can lead to consequences. The Coastside County Water District, the California Water Service Company and th...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
City may revisit license plate reader idea
Six weeks after the San Carlos City Council narrowly rejected buying automated license plate readers, a tour of the data storage center has one member considering a change of heart. “I was on the fence, like 51/49. When you’re not sure, you err on the side of caution so that’s kind of what I ...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Holiday food drives in full swing: Protein items, long-lasting canned foods particularly important
With some Peninsula residents having to choose between eating and paying rent, food banks in the region are hoping to pitch in during a particularly trying time of year. Second Harvest Food Bank, which serves clients in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, is in the middle of its Holiday Food and Fu...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Ex gets 90 days for stalking former girlfriend’s husband
A 38-year-old man who prosecutors say called his former girlfriend’s husband dozens of times with threats of harm and eventually went to the couple’s Half Moon Bay home to “have it out” was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days jail. Andrew Hopkins Rustad must also spend three years on probation for...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Attempted murder charge dropped in teen, neighbor attack
A 22-year-old Redwood City man accused of attacking his girlfriend’s teen sister on Halloween, breaking her jaw, and severely beating a neighbor who intervened will stand trial for her attempted murder but not his. After a preliminary hearing, a judge held Kelson Aweau on all charges, including t...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Two take plea deals in jail break try
Two of the four jail inmates accused of trying to break out of their cells at Maguire Correctional Facility in Redwood City over the summer pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest. Tyler Aaron Ehrman, 22, and Edward Robert Segura, 25, were immediately sentenced to credit for t...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
No plea in alleged DUI pedestrian death
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff The reportedly intoxicated motorist accused of fatally striking an 84-year-old pedestrian in a San Mateo Walgreen’s pharmacy drive-thru earlier this month delayed a plea Tuesday to vehicular manslaughter charges. Prosecutors contend Sonia Kaur Toor, 21,...
Window washer fights for life after 11-story fall
SAN FRANCISCO — A 58-year-old window washer who fell 11 stories from a building onto a moving car is “fighting for his life” and opens his eyes when relatives speak to him, his family said. The man’s name and hometown have not been released. San Francisco General Hospital released a state...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Lawmakers target Golden Gate Bridge sidewalk fee
SAN FRANCISCO — Two California lawmakers plan to introduce legislation to block a possible sidewalk toll on the Golden Gate Bridge. Assemblymen Phil Ting and Marc Levine said at a news conference Tuesday that a sidewalk toll would be the wrong message to send when officials are trying to cut gree...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Morning dryer fire damages home
A home on the 1600 block of Robin Whipple Way in Belmont had significant smoke damage from a dryer fire Monday morning, according to Belmont police. At approximately 9:05 a.m., Belmont police and fire units responded to the house on the report of a clothes dryer on fire and found smoke coming out ...
San Mateo police reports
What’s the deal? A man was approached and asked if he wanted to purchase marijuana on Chapin Avenue in Burlingame before 7:04 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18. Millbrae Missing juvenile. A 15-year-old boy ran away from home on the 300 block of Palm Avenue before 10:45 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20. Vandalis...

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