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Google land deal creates buzz in city: Internet giant reportedly closing in on buying six buildings on Redwood City Bayshore
The rumored purchase of six Redwood City buildings by Google has local officials excited by what they call a boon to the city’s image and bottom line. Google is staying mum and didn’t respond to a request for confirmation of published reports that it bought six office buildings belonging to the...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Water district worker who embezzled money sentenced
The wheelchair-bound former Mid-Peninsula Water District worker accused of stealing more than $200,000 to fund a gambling addiction was sentenced to nine months in jail but will likely serve the time on electronic home monitoring because of her medical condition. Catherine Marie Abou-Remeleh, 54, o...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Four vie for Peninsula Health Care District
Setting up the Peninsula Health Care District for a successful future with continued offerings of important health services is key for the incumbent members of the Board of Directors, while one challenger is interested in either dissolving or consolidating the district with another health care distr...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Titans of Mavericks
Official invitees stand in line to receive Hawaiian leis before paddling out at the opening ceremony for the revamped Titans of Mavericks surf competition in Half Moon Bay....
County announces poetry winners
San Mateo County’s got a thing for poetry. Its inaugural poetry contest, aptly named “Poetry Is,” drew 158 entries from 27 different communities in the county and winners will have a chance to read their work at a celebration this Thursday. The authors, ranging in age from 9 to 76, were requ...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Man pleads not guilty to murder at gym
The South San Francisco plumber arrested for fatally beating an acquaintance inside a South San Francisco gym last month pleaded not guilty Friday to murder. Kenneth Merton Osako, 46, also waived his right to a speedy trial and was ordered back to court Nov. 21 to schedule a preliminary hearing. P...
Daily Journal staff report FULL STORY
Golden Gate Bridge District approves finance plan with sidewalk fee
The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District’s Board of Directors Friday approved a financial plan to reduce its 5- and 10-year deficit projections, including a proposal to charge bicyclists and pedestrians for access to the bridge’s sidewalk. Board members voted 10-9 to keep the...
San Bruno police seek man who robbed liquor store
Police are on the lookout for a man who robbed Huntington Liquors in San Bruno at gunpoint Wednesday night. At approximately 11:16 p.m., San Bruno police were called to the store on the 700 block of Huntington Avenue on the report of an armed robbery that took place 10 minutes prior. Officers were...
Seven hurt when car smashes into restaurant
DUBLIN — Police say all seven people injured when a car crashed into a Northern California restaurant have now been released from hospitals. Lt. Nate Schmidt said that the 56-year-old driver had just pulled into the parking lot outside Taqueria Los Pericos on Thursday night when she accidentally ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Class notes
The Addams Family, the musical comedy based on the beloved Addams Family cartoons created by Charles Addams, is a family-friendly original story and every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from...
Government watch
City government • The San Carlos City Council will considering using $500,00 from the general fund to hire temporary special project management staff. City Manager Jeff Maltbie said there isn’t enough staff to handle an existing heavy project load plus new goals like bond measures, shuttles and...
San Mateo police reports
Ho ho ho Someone dumped a pile of children’s toys on a sidewalk on Olive Avenue in South San Francisco before 9:35 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14. Half Moon Bay Arrest. A man was arrested for being under the influence and possession of methamphetamine after his car was pulled over for driving erratical...

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