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Planners plot future of San Mateo’s Central Park: Master plan update draws public concern; support for new recreation center, keeping tennis courts
Balancing competing interests for limited space at San Mateo’s Central Park is an ongoing challenge for city officials as planners and the public weighed in on the master plan update Tuesday night. Dozens of people spoke at the Planning Commission’s study session with concerns over the proposal...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal FULL STORY
High school district finds home: Charter school will move to Burlingame after agreement with county Office of Education
Under an agreement reached with the San Mateo County Office of Education, the San Mateo Union High School District could bring an end to the long search for the home of Design Tech High School. The district Board of Trustees is set to approve an agreement to house the district’s only charter sch...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal FULL STORY
DUI lockout bill hits snag
A statewide proposal aimed at forcing convicted intoxicated drivers to install vehicle ignition-attached breathalyzers hit a bump in the road Tuesday as state Sen. Jerry Hill agreed to wait until the Department of Motor Vehicles releases a comprehensive report on a more than five-year pilot program ...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal FULL STORY
The safety net for the safety net: Samaritan House offers health care services for uninsured
When the San Mateo County Health System has a backlog of patients, they are routinely referred to free clinics in Redwood City and San Mateo operated by Samaritan House. The county’s Fair Oaks Health Center in unincorporated Redwood City annually serves about 17,000 adults and children covered mo...
By Bill Siverfarb Daily Journal FULL STORY
Police reports
REDWOOD CITYPublic drunkeness. A person was dropped off in front of a store on Middlefield Road before 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17.Grand theft. A large amount of cash was stolen on Maple Street before 4:28 p.m. Tuesday, March 17.Reckless drivers. A black jeep was weaving in and out of traffic and...
Woman convicted of stealing diamonds
A Palo Alto woman was convicted Tuesday of stealing diamonds from under a clerk’s nose at a San Mateo jewelry store last year, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. Angela Walker, 46, was arrested after she left contact information with the store clerk last March 27 and ...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Sympathy pours in for fallen San Jose officer
Local and state officials, including Gov. Jerry Brown, expressed sympathy for the family of a 38-year-old San Jose police officer shot to death while on duty Tuesday in East San Jose. California Gov. Jerry Brown, Attorney General Kamala Harris, Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen and Sa...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Ambulance workers agree to new contract
Emergency service workers have ratified a three-year contract with American Medical Response, which provides ambulance services in San Mateo County. Nearly 1,800 EMS professionals across 13 counties ratified the union contract. “The agreement will improve safety by limiting the number of consec...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Three arrested for Hillsborough residential burglary
Three suspects are in custody after a quick-thinking Hillsborough resident contacted police after witnessing a man kick down the door of a residence on Sunday afternoon. Ivan Madero, 18, of San Jose, Jesse Cervantez, 25, of Santa Clara and a 17-year-old San Jose juvenile were arrested on charges in...
Parole granted for convict in 1994 killing
A man imprisoned since 1994 for the second-degree murder of a 16-year-old in Redwood City was granted parole Wednesday, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. Kenneth Ray Donnaghe, now 39, was sentenced to 17 years to life in prison for a gang-related shooting on July 21, 1...
Jail custodian accused of smuggling drugs pleads to lesser charges
A San Mateo County jail custodian accused of smuggling drugs to inmates last year pleaded to a lesser charge Tuesday after key prosecution witnesses refused to testify, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said Wednesday. Michael De Cartagena, 46, had been charged last September with ...
Deputies investigate sexual battery on coastal trail
Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the sexual battery of a woman who was grabbed by a man while she jogged on the California Coastal Trail in Miramar Tuesday evening. The victim, an El Granada woman in her 30s, was running on the trail near Magellan Avenue at Mirada road around 6:45 p.m. when a...
Police seek residential burglar
An apartment was burglarized on National Avenue in San Bruno sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to police. The suspect pried open the interior front door and stole computers and jewelry before fleeing the area, according to police. Anyone with any information on this cr...

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