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State raising smoking age from 18 to 21: New law takes effect June 9; does not apply to military personnel
SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday approved raising the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21. The new law, which will take effect June 9, makes California the second state to raise the legal smoking age to 21. It will not apply to mili...
By Alison Noon The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Dumbarton rail bridge study being revived: SamTrans considers east-west commuter options and private partners
In an effort to address traffic woes exacerbated by Bay Area job and population growth, SamTrans is reviving a study to refurbish the stagnant Dumbarton rail bridge — which is now being considered not only for rail service, but possibly bus and bicycle use as well. A $1 million donation from Fac...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Teachers share passion projects: Event serves as opportunity for educators to collaborate and learn
During a recent field trip designed to connect her San Carlos middle schoolers with nature, teacher Jill Nida struggled to get her students to disconnect from their phones and appreciate their rural surroundings. But rather than be overwhelmed with the frustration many teachers face in today’s d...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
 
Millbrae schools hiking fees developers must pay: Officials say increase needed to protect against expected enrollment growth
Developers looking to build projects that are expected to generate new jobs and homes in Millbrae will be required to pay the local school district more money to offset the cost associated with potential student enrollment growth. The Millbrae Elementary School District Board of Trustees unanimous...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
San Mateo County police reports
Run of shame A man was seen running in his underwear and carrying his clothes near Junipero Serra and Hickey boulevards in South San Francisco before 12:36 a.m. Tuesday, April 19. San Mateo Suspicious circumstances. Two people with flashlights were seen in a backyard on Edinburgh Street before...
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Tackling concussions amongst youth: Forum, legislation from Kevin Mullin seeks further study of athlete injuries
To shed light on the effects of youth athlete concussions, reports of which have doubled over the last decade, a local legislator has proposed a pilot program to help fund neurocognitive testing amongst high school students. On Thursday, May 5, Junipero Serra High School will host professional foot...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Police seek suspects in San Bruno residential burglary
A home in San Bruno was broken into on Tuesday morning, according to police. San Bruno police responded to a home in the 500 block of Chestnut Avenue around 11:35 a.m. on a report of a residential burglary, police said. An investigation revealed that between 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., an unknown a...
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Deputies seeking missing man with medical, vision problems
Sheriff’s deputies in San Mateo County are looking for a Half Moon Bay resident who went missing Wednesday morning, sheriff’s officials said. Jack Spencer, 67, was last seen at about 9:30 a.m. near Main and Poplar streets in Half Moon Bay, according to the Sheriff’s Office. A witness told inv...
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Man allegedly mistakes baby for dead while high on drugs
A Redwood City man who was allegedly under the influence of drugs when he mistakenly thought he killed his 7-month-old son and barged into a stranger’s home, pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Jeremy Davis, 37, was charged with three felonies and two misdemeanors related to last Friday’s bizarre incid...
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