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A county at war: WWII exhibit opens window to war’s impact throughout San Mateo County
Starting this week, San Mateo County History Museum visitors will have the opportunity to experience the county’s transformation during the World War II era. The museum opened the doors to its Peninsula At War! exhibit Wednesday, Dec. 7, offering visitors a glimpse of the hopes and fears that dr...
By Anna Schuessler Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Big step in Ralston Hall rehab: Work to restore, renovate historic building on NDNU campus moves ahead
The restoration and update of the historic Ralston Hall building on the Notre Dame de Namur University campus in Belmont took a big step forward Tuesday with Planning Commission approval of plan details. The commission voted 6-0 to approve NDNU’s Certificate of Appropriateness for this project, ...
By Anna Schuessler Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Quick-thinking driver prevents larger problem: Big-rig hits two vehicles off 92 when brakes fail
The brakes failed Wednesday morning on a big-rig traveling east on State Route 92 in San Mateo, causing the truck to hit two other vehicles as the driver exited to avoid stalled highway traffic, California Highway Patrol and fire officials said. The crash was reported at 8:07 a.m. on the Alameda de...
By Keith Burbank Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Police: Fatal fire caused by arson: Investigation continues in death of San Mateo woman
San Mateo police confirmed last month’s fatal three-alarm fire was indeed caused by arson and are continuing their investigation into the death of 70-year-old Sandra Caron. Police announced Wednesday that evidence collected at the scene of the early morning Friday, Nov. 25, fire led them to dete...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Hazardous waste pickup program set to end
Some San Mateo County residents will have to drop off their household hazardous waste materials at county facilities starting next month, as a door-to-door collection service is coming to an end, according to county officials. The Door-to-Door Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program operated ...
By Daniel Montes Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Two sentenced for robbery in connection with ‘Sunny Day’ prosecution
Two men were sentenced Wednesday in connection with a 2013 attempted armed robbery at a jewelry store near Menlo Park, according to prosecutors. Raymond Bradford, 30, was denied probation and sentenced to 30 years and 4 months in prison while Rodney Mitchell, 25, was denied probation and sentenced...
Two plead not guilty for Foster City murder
Two Southern California men pleaded not guilty Wednesday to killing a Foster City man in 2011 for financial gain, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. David Mitchell, 33, and Willie Venable, 66, will appear in court again Jan. 9 for a preliminary hearing, said San Mateo ...
Raging Oakland warehouse fire trapped victims in smoke
OAKLAND — The fire that killed 36 people during a party at an Oakland warehouse started on the ground floor and quickly raged, with smoke billowing into the second level and trapping victims whose only escape route was through the flames, federal investigators said Wednesday. “The occupants we...
By Paul Elias and Sudhin Thanawala The Associated Press FULL STORY
One burned in apartment fire
One person suffered burns in a one-alarm fire Wednesday afternoon in Menlo Park, the city’s fire chief said. The fire was reported at 3 p.m. in a first floor apartment on Oak Grove Avenue, Menlo Park Fire Protection District Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman said. Firefighters knocked it down at ...
Business robbed of cash
San Bruno police are investigating a commercial burglary where a suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of money. Officers responded to the 200 block of El Camino Real around 11:33 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, to find the door to a business had been forced open, according to police. A suspect wasn...
Convicted felon found with guns after vehicle burglary
While on the lookout for vehicle burglars, San Bruno police arrested a convicted felon who was later found with two guns. San Bruno police were conducting a special operation around 7:53 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, when they came across a vehicle being burglarized in the parking lot of the Shops at Tan...
Gas leak ignites, 12 evacuated
About 12 residents were back in their Menlo Park apartments Wednesday morning after they were evacuated Tuesday night when a gas leak ignited, fire officials said. The displaced residents spent the night at the Rosewood Sand Hill hotel, which “very graciously” put up the victims for the night, ...
Lawsuit accuses Stanford of mishandling sex assault reports
SAN FRANCISCO — A Stanford University graduate student claimed in a federal lawsuit that the school failed to adequately investigate and discipline a former student who was a “known sexual predator” while attending the college and sexually assaulted her and other female students between 2011 a...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Government watch
City government • The San Mateo City Council held its annual council rotation Monday, Dec. 5. Joe Goethals, who will remain on the council, passed the mayoral title to David Lim. Rick Bonilla was named deputy mayor. • The Foster City Council held its annual council rotation Monday, Dec. 5. Her...
San Mateo County police reports
‘Junk’ mail A person was receiving emails from an unknown person with nude photos on Peninsula Avenue in San Mateo before 12:40 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29. San Mateo Suspicious circumstance. Someone drove by a home and shot at it with a paint ball gun on Jasmine Street before 4:33 a.m. Wednesday,...

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