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Timber & Salt celebrates city’s history: New bar and restaurant opens in downtown Redwood City
Redwood City is booming, transforming into a cultural hub for the Peninsula, and a new bar and restaurant downtown aims to capitalize on the new prosperity by reminding people of the city’s roots — timber and salt. Timber & Salt opened quietly on Middlefield Road two weeks ago and is definitely...
By Bill Silverfarb Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Sides differ over South City sales tax measure: Measure W advocates, opponents disagree regarding need for tax
Advocates claim a sales tax in South San Francisco is necessary to raise more than $200 million, which will be spent on fixing aging infrastructure, as well as potentially building a new Civic Center, but opponents say it is too burdensome. Residents are being asked to support Measure W, a half-ce...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal FULL STORY
Controversial hillside project faces review
A controversial housing development proposed for the San Mateo Highlands that was once shelved and now refined will face a third review by the San Mateo County Planning Commission later this month. The Ascension Heights subdivision project was first proposed in 2002 and called for 26 houses and one...
Daily Journal staff report FULL STORY
Train bridge project on track: Street closures begin as Caltrain replaces 100-year-old bridges in San Mateo
The first in a months-long series of street closures began in San Mateo over the weekend as Caltrain plans to replace four more than 100-year-old bridges to meet current seismic safety standards. Tilton Avenue from B to Claremont streets will be closed for up to eight weeks as part of Caltrain’s ...
By Samantha Weigel FULL STORY
Bay Bridge designer fears leaks are damaging main cable
SAN FRANCISCO — The lead designer of the Bay Bridge has warned Caltrans that the cable that holds up the new bridge’s eastern span is vulnerable to corrosion because of rainwater leaking into its anchorages. Bridge officials have been preoccupied with the possibility that rods at the base of t...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
San Francisco’s last gun store closing doors for good
SAN FRANCISCO — The only gun store in San Francisco is shuttering for good, saying it can no longer operate in the city’s political climate of increased gun control regulations and vocal opposition to its business. “It’s with tremendous sadness and regret that I have to announce we are clo...
By Paul Elias The Associated Press FULL STORY
Four alleged burglars arrested after silent alarm activated
Deputies arrested four people Saturday morning after deputies saw them running from the scene of a burglary at a San Carlos camera rental store. At 5:47 a.m., deputies responded to a report of a silent burglary alarm at, located at 1664 Industrial Road, according to sheriff’s off...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Firefighters put out 5-acre vegetation fire
Firefighters extinguished a 5-acre vegetation fire Saturday evening in the Cordilleras Heights neighborhood of unincorporated Redwood City, Cal Fire officials said. Firefighters responded to Edgewood Road and Cañada Road at about 5:50 p.m., a tweet by Cal Fire said. The fire knocked down power l...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Daly City resident dies in motorcycle collision
A motorcyclist died Friday evening in a traffic collision in Pacifica, police said. Officers were dispatched at about 6:40 p.m. to the collision on state Highway 35 between Skyridge Drive and Manor Drive, according to police. Mohammed Alabdullatif, 20, of Daly City died at the collision site, acc...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Judge orders evaluation of driver in Devil’s Slide fatal crash
A 24-year-old man on trial for driving his car while drunk and causing a fatal car crash in 2013 was committed to San Quentin State Prison Friday for a diagnostic evaluation, San Mateo County prosecutors said. Ryan Riesenberger, of El Cajon, will be brought in front of Judge Leland Davis again on J...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Mann on a mission: Burlingame filmmaker focus of TV series on HBO
A Burlingame native, ushered into Hollywood through the endorsement of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, is the star of a national television show documenting the creation of his first major film. HBO’s weekly reality-based series “Project Greenlight” is focusing this season on film director Jason...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal FULL STORY
San Mateo County police reports
Honey, I’m home! A sign and two trash stands were broken when an unknown person drove through a driveway on the 1100 block of El Camino Real in Millbrae before 6:27 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1. MILLBRAE Controlled substance. A 23-year-old San Bruno woman was cited for possession of paraphernalia at...
When San Francisco was a city that ‘knows how’
Bet if you called San Francisco the “city that knows how” people would ask: “Knows how to what?” There was a time, however, when that was an apt motto for a city that seemed capable of doing just about anything right, including health care. Today foundation remnants in the popular Pulgas R...
By Jim Clifford FULL STORY
UC Berkeley requests recommendation letters from applicants
BERKELEY — The University of California, Berkeley, will ask some freshman applicants to submit letters of recommendation from teachers and mentors this fall, and the UC system is considering having all campuses eventually do the same, according to a report. The new policy at UC Berkeley — a si...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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US commander says Afghans requested US airstrike in Kunduz
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Three share Nobel medicine prize for tropical disease drugs
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