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Expanded indictment for PG&E: Utility accused of obstructing justice in San Bruno probe
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. was charged in a revised grand jury indictment in San Francisco Tuesday with a new criminal count of obstructing justice in a probe of a fatal pipeline explosion in San Bruno in 2010, U.S. prosecutors announced. U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag said the superseding indictmen...
By Julia Cheever Bay City News Service FULL STORY
FEMA targets lagoon residents: San Mateo neighborhood hit with new insurance regulations
After years of high flood insurance premiums and working with San Mateo city officials to fund millions of dollars in infrastructure improvements, most homeowners in the Marina Lagoon neighborhood were thrilled to be removed from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Flood Insurance Rate Map, or F...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Downtown business district gets go-ahead: Redwood City officials approve effort to pay for marketing, maintenance improvements
By a wide margin, downtown Redwood City property owners approved a new business improvement district to fund extra services beyond what the city provides such as sidewalk maintenance, beautification and marketing. Seventy-three ballots counted at Monday night’s City Council meeting split 75 perce...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Three striker gets life for robbery
A 52-year-old third-striker connected to the armed robbery of a South San Francisco office worker in 2007 by DNA on a bandanna left at the scene was sentenced Tuesday to 50 years to life in prison. A jury convicted Tony Alfonso Johnson, who unsuccessfully represented himself in trial, in September ...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Jury finds man guilty of more than a decade of child sexual abuse
A San Mateo County Superior Court jury on Monday found a Foster City man guilty of molesting family members over more than a decade, prosecutors said Tuesday. Geoffrey Baggett, 62, now faces life in prison for more than two dozen charges including continuous sexual abuse of a child, lewd acts with ...
San Mateo gas leaks prompts evacuations
About 20 people were evacuated in San Mateo Tuesday morning as crews sealed a small gas line break, a PG&E spokesman said. People were evacuated from buildings in the area of West 20th Avenue and Alameda de las Pulgas after the gas line break was reported at 10:25 a.m., PG&E spokesman Jason King sa...
Fogging for West Nile in San Mateo Wednesday
San Mateo County mosquito officials will once again fog in San Mateo Wednesday night after more mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile Virus in the 94402 zip code area. The San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District collected adult mosquitoes that tested positive on July 25 and will co...
Sergeant hosts fundraiser this Friday: ‘Bagging for Bucks’ benefits Special Olympics programming
Working to help keep the community safe by day as a police officer, Todd Finato also has a pet project that benefits the community as well. The San Mateo County sheriff’s sergeant is spearheading a fundraiser “Bagging for Bucks” for the third year in a row. The event, at Bianch...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Redwood City construction closes road
The mixed-use Crossing 900 project in Redwood City is on track to hit a structural steel milestone the middle of next month and lane closures are planned to accommodate work, the city announced Tuesday. The form work along the Jefferson Street retaining wall on Monday, Aug. 4 requires closure of th...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Helicopter rescues teens on California cliff
A California Highway Patrol helicopter plucked two teenagers clinging to the side of a San Francisco Bay Area cliff in a dramatic rescue captured on video. The helicopter was called to the cliff about two miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge on Friday around 6:30 p.m. CHP Officer Daniel Hill says ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Government Watch
City government • A proposal to build a new three-level parking garage at the Century Centre Office Complex on Fashion Island Boulevard in San Mateo will be discussed at a neighborhood meeting Wednesday, Aug. 6. The proposal is to create 303 parking spaces by building two elevated levels upon the...
San Mateo County police reports
Barbequiet! A barbecue party was reported for being too loud on Capuchino Avenue in Burlingame before 6:35 p.m. Saturday, July 26. Burlingame Hit-and-run. A hit-and-run accident occurred on Willow and Walnut avenues before 7:27 a.m. Saturday, July 26. Found property. An I.D. was found and turne...

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Area expands for West Nile fogging in San Mateo tonight
San Mateo County mosquito officials will once again fog in San Mateo Wednesday night after more mosq..
House approves VA health care overhaul
WASHINGTON — The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to refurbish the Veterans..
Probe exposes flaws behind rollout
WASHINGTON — Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes t..
A more vigorous U.S. economy appears to be emerging
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor from a grim start to 2014 and should show r..
Shelling of UN school kills 15 as Gaza war rages
JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip — Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school shelter..
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