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Rent control moves closer to fall ballot: Burlingame tenants advocates collect sufficient signatures, hurdles still exist
The initiative to repeal an ordinance in Burlingame preventing rent control and instead impose safeguards for tenants received adequate support to go before voters in the fall election. But the initiative still has another legal hurdle to clear, even though the San Mateo County Elections Office con...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Millbrae begins the long road to recovery: City mourns community center loss in wake of blaze, looks to rebuild
Still reeling from the loss of the community center potentially scorched by arson, Millbrae residents and officials started picking up the pieces and plotting a road to recovery from the devastating blaze. The community convened in City Council chambers during a town hall meeting the morning of Fr...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Beresford playground reopens: Former fifth-graders to see outcome of outreach
Almost three years after a group of fifth-graders had the unique opportunity to help design a multi-million dollar playground, San Mateo officials are thrilled to welcome them back this weekend to celebrate the grand opening of the renovation at Beresford Park. The city embarked on a substantial c...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Belmont considers new sales tax: Council to ask voters how to fund repairs, city needs
Belmont voters may be asked this November whether they’d support a half-cent sales tax officials hope will help close a multi-million dollar gap in unfunded infrastructure needs and support community services. After polling indicated the community might support such an initiative, the City Counci...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Public warned to stay alert for whales, sharks: Recent sightings along San Mateo County coast, San Francisco Bay
With recent shark sightings and an uptick in the number of migratory humpback whales feeding closer to shore, environmental and police officials are advising the public to stay alert while visiting the beach. Most recently, a 6-foot shark was reported about 80 yards off the coast of Linda Mar Beac...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Nurturing the next generation of news: Local educators travel to improve journalism teaching skills
Aspiring reporters, editors and members of the media in the making may soon enjoy lessons designed to help them usher in the next generation of the news industry, under an innovative journalism education initiative offered to local teachers. A group of San Mateo Union High School District teachers...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Pacifica armed robbery suspect arrested
Police arrested a man suspected of robbing a Pacifica 7-Eleven store at gunpoint earlier this week. At approximately 9:49 p.m. Tuesday, police were dispatched to the store at 137 Manor Drive on the report of an armed robbery with a gun. Police later identified the suspect as George Edward Washingt...
Mills-Peninsula begins construction of replacement helipad
Mills-Peninsula Health Services has begun construction of a helipad to replace the one demolished during construction of Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, which opened in May 2011. Once constructed, the helipad will facilitate transport of critically ill patients and enhance Mills-Peninsula’s parti...
San Mateo County police reports
Brexit A man with a British accent walked out without paying the tab and leaving a bad credit card at a bar on El Camino Real in San Mateo before 8:48 p.m. Monday, July 18. San Mateo Suspicious circumstance. Someone received a phone call from a man with an accent telling them there was a bomb in...

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