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Zoning changes draw dissent: Amendments aim to make it easier to add to Belmont single-family homes
Changes aimed at easing Belmont property owners’ ability to remodel their homes are drawing strong opinions from both current and former members of the City Council and an outgoing planning commissioner. Vice Mayor Eric Reed, a former planning commissioner, and Councilman Charles Stone joined Com...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
San Carlos to vote on school parcel tax: Proposed measure will increase annual amount by $58 per year
Voters in San Carlos will be asked to pass a $246 parcel tax intended to support the San Carlos Elementary School District in a mail-only ballot election. The San Carlos Elementary School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved to put the parcel tax on the ballot, which will be mailed to h...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
An authentic Italian experience: Michelin puts Redwood City’s Donato Enoteca on 2015 Bib Gourmand list
Gregory Chang likes to take his clients to downtown Redwood City’s Donato Enoteca to discuss business over an authentic Italian meal. But he also has lunch there at least twice a month all by himself because the food is so good. He’s a big fan of the food and the owner, Donato Scotti, who open...
By Bill Silverfarb Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Sutter settles with Blue Shield: Dispute affected hundreds of thousands of patients
Sutter Health network announced Friday it reached agreement on a new two-year contract with Blue Shield of California, preserving patient access to the doctors and care centers that insurer sold to patients during fall open enrollment. The contract applies to all Blue Shield products in which Sutt...
Daily Journal staff report FULL STORY
CPUC releases 65K emails between PG&E, agency officials: Action follows lawsuit by city of San Bruno, ‘judge shopping’ scandal
The California Public Utilities Commission released Friday roughly 65,000 email messages exchanged between PG&E and agency officials between 2010 and 2014 as ordered because of a “judge shopping” scandal with PG&E, CPUC officials said. Earlier this month, CPUC administrative law judge Amy Yip-K...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Person of interest detained for questioning in case of body found in suitcase
San Francisco police have detained a person of interest in a case involving a dismembered body found stuffed into a suitcase Wednesday in the South of Market neighborhood. Police received an anonymous tip just before 7:30 p.m. reporting that a person of interest seen in photos released to the pub...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Man faces 46 felonies for molestation, child porn: San Carlos resident allegedly abused underage relative
Prosecutors are working to build a case against a man they say is responsible for molesting an underage relative for six years and videotaping it. Daniel Joseph Collins, a 31-year-old San Carlos resident, is charged with 46 felonies he allegedly committed between 2008 and 2014, according to the San...
Daily Journal staff report FULL STORY
New measles cases confirmed in San Mateo and Marin counties
Health officials Friday announced that they have confirmed a third case of measles in San Mateo County, bringing the total new cases announced in the Bay Area to three. The announcement follows the news that two unvaccinated siblings have contracted the first cases of measles in Marin County sinc...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Donor gives NDNU $1.35M
An anonymous donor gave $1.35 million to Notre Dame de Namur University to work toward the $6 million challenge grant intended to restore Ralston Hall. The donor said that the money could be used to renovate the hall, a national historic landmark, which was closed for seismic retrofitting in 2012....
Thieves caught on tape using stolen credit cards
Belmont police are seeking help in identifying two men caught on camera using credit cards stolen during a vehicle burglary earlier in the month. The suspects stole two wallets from a car parked at an apartment complex on the 2200 block of Lake Road during the middle of the night Jan. 16, accordin...
Peninsula Health Care District seeks board member
The Peninsula Health Care District is seeking applications to fill a vacancy on its Board of Directors by Daniel Ullyot, the district announced Friday. Ullyot first joined the board in December 2004 and his term is up December 2016. “Ten years in any spot is probably enough. I really enjoy...
Government watch
City government • The San Mateo City Council will hold a public hearing on the site plan and architectural review for the Station Park Green proposal for 1700 and 1790 S. Delaware St., the site of the former Kmart at its regular meeting Monday. The proposal by EBL&S Development is to construct ...
San Mateo police reports
Shady people A group of people ran into the Sunglass Hut, stole sunglasses and ran out at the Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo before 3:13 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23. Burlingame Burglary. A resident found his back door open and his home burglarized on Vancouver Avenue before 3:57 p.m. Wednesday,...

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