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Sparks flying over mayoral rotation plan: Millbrae councilwoman says she is being ‘deprived’ of titles
Modifying the protocol for the rotation of mayor in Millbrae is causing conflict, with one councilwoman alleging the other councilmembers are trying to bully her out of the position she earned by winning the most votes in the election. Wrought with confusion about whether amendments to the propose...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Surfer’s Beach erosion prompts joint effort: Half Moon Bay, county, state discuss improvements to seawall
Addressing sea level rise, preserving a vital stretch of road and promoting coastal access is prompting a joint project between San Mateo County, Half Moon Bay and the state to restore the seawall and pedestrian path at Surfer’s Beach. Caltrans predicts the bluffs at Surfer’s Beach, just south...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Smoking in apartments, condos banned in unincorporated areas: Board of Supervisors enacts ban at existing buildings in 14 months
San Mateo County smokers will no longer be able light up in apartment and condominium buildings in the unincorporated areas after an ordinance passed 4-1 by supervisors Tuesday that added electronic tobacco devices to the smoking code and uniformly banned the practice. Although passed at Tuesday’...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
District, city still negotiating over pool: Burlingame considering whether to continue contract
The city of Burlingame is weighing its options about if it wants to continue a contract with its local high school district for a shared pool after conflict over its maintenance and financing broke out last summer. And one option includes ceasing to operate a city pool. The city is considering va...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Workers sue Seton’s parent company over pension plans
A class action lawsuit by workers against the Daughters of Charity Health System — the hospital chain currently selling off six hospitals including two local facilities — claims the cash-strapped organization has been underfunding its pension program. Nine employees at St. Francis Medical Cente...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Sequoia Healthcare District candidates in their own words
There’s a stark divide between the five candidates running for three seats on the Sequoia Healthcare District as two incumbents seek to continue the work they say benefits the community while three are running on a platform of dissolving the district. The district, formed in 1946 to oversee the c...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Felon delays plea to murdering man and shooting his mother
A convicted felon prosecutors say fatally shot a naked man in his parents’ Daly City backyard and fired into the mother’s abdomen before fleeing with a prostitute did not enter a plea yesterday to charges that could send him to prison for life. Demond Anthony Spikes, 34, of Hayward, is charged ...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Runaway dumpster shears off fire hydrant in Belmont
A dumpster pushed into the street Monday afternoon rolled down Carlmont Drive and caused a small river of water to flow to Alameda de las Pulgas when it sheared off a fire hydrant. At approximately 2:50 p.m., Belmont police and fire personnel responded to a report of a runaway dumpster that had s...
Supervisors unanimously back Middlefield revamp
County supervisors Tuesday unanimously backed a $12.5 million overhaul of Middlefield Road meant to make the North Fair Oaks community safer, more walkable and more visually appealing. The Board of Supervisors provided the final stamp of approval for the plan — which includes converting the road ...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Government Watch
City government • The San Mateo City Council unanimously approved an ordinance at its meeting Monday night to pay all public works employees hired to work on city projects prevailing wages. The new ordinance is consistent with the council’s already established policy and will enable the city to...
San Mateo County police reports
Just a knight on the town A man in a wheelchair was seen carrying a sword on Broadway in Redwood City before 11:41 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15. Millbrae Arrest. A man was arrested for shoplifting on the 100 block of El Camino Real before 12:50 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20. Arrest. A 17-year-old boy witho...

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