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Legal motion adds twist to beach battle: Owner of secluded Half Moon Bay property requests new trial after being ordered to reopen
The legal battle over access to Martin’s Beach has begun to boil again as its tech billionaire property owner is accusing the San Mateo County Superior Court of abusing its discretion and asking for a new trial after he was ordered to reopen the secluded beach this month. Instead of filing an ap...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Former city managers make top five highest paid list: South City, San Mateo rank high on state’s list after retirement payouts
In an effort to promote transparency on how taxpayer dollars are spent, the state Controller’s Office released its fifth year of salary data Monday revealing two San Mateo County cities paid a high price for their city managers in 2013. San Mateo and South San Francisco made the list for the top...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Millbrae boasts media classes: Video courses teach students how to produce TV programs
It’s organized chaos every morning in the Terry Huie Technology Center in Millbrae. That’s because KTLR, Taylor Middle School’s award-winning broadcast journalism class, runs its daily live newscast out of the space. Starting in seventh-grade, students write their own stories, shoot interview...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Suppliers seek sustainable aquifer: SFPUC, San Bruno, Daly City, Cal Water partner, trade supplies
A long-term agreement to trade water and create a sustainable groundwater pumping schedule for one of the region’s largest aquifers was solidified this week to help prepare for future droughts. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the California Water Service Company and the cities of ...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Samaritan House helps flood victims: Food, clothing, shelter and other benefits reach residents
In the midst of the holiday season, and last week’s storm, the Samaritan House is looking to help those whose homes were affected. Aside from its usual holiday program of toy and food distribution, the San Mateo-based nonprofit has stepped up to help the victims with food, home repairs, motel vou...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Deputy pleads not guilty to felony charges
A San Mateo County sheriff’s deputy accused of conspiring with corrections officers and a known gangmember to smuggle cellphones and drugs into a county jail pleaded not guilty to two felony charges on Tuesday, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said Wednesday. Juan Pablo Lopez, 51, is charged wit...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Gas leak at South City biopharm company
Firefighters responded to a gas leak at a South San Francisco biopharmaceuticals company Wednesday afternoon but it was not clear where the gas originated, a company spokeswoman said. The leak at Onyx Pharmaceuticals was reported shortly after 3 p.m. and employees at 249 and 259 E. Grand Ave. were ...
Uptick in residential burglaries has police on alert
Five recent residential burglaries in Hillsborough may be linked to other regional crimes and police announced they are working with other agencies in their investigations. In the past two weeks, burglaries were reported on the 1000 block of Black Mountain Road, the 700 block of Darrell Road, the 1...
Alleged package thief apprehended
An alert resident’s call to police led to an arrest Tuesday of a man alleged to have taken a package off a front porch of a Central Belmont home, according to police. The resident called police after they saw a man steal a package that had just been delivered off their porch. The man realized he...
Alleged auto burglars arrested at Bridgepointe Shopping Center
Two men are in custody after allegedly breaking into a car at the Bridgepointe Shopping Center in San Mateo Monday morning, according to police. At approximately 10 a.m., police responded to the shopping center on the report of an auto burglary found a car with a broken window on a locked vehicle...
Underpaid caregivers to get more than $600K
Two dozen Filipino caregivers who worked more than 40 hours a week but were paid well-below minimum wage by their Bay Area employers will receive more than $600,000 following a federal investigation, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Wednesday. The owners of the five care facilities serving th...
Homeowner catches burglars on remote camera
Two men were arrested Monday after a Redwood City resident remotely watched them robbing her home on camera while she was at work. East Palo Alto residents Carlos Yepez, 20, and Alonso Godinez, 18, were arrested for burglarizing a woman’s home on Edgecliff Way around 11:19 a.m., according to Red...
Tips sought in fatal hit-and-run
Daly City police are seeking help in identifying a driver who fatally struck a 77-year-old pedestrian then fled the scene earlier this month. The man was walking in the crosswalk while crossing Highway 35 at Westridge Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4 when the driver of a white Ford F-150 p...
Bay Bridge light sculpture to keep on shining
SAN FRANCISCO — The sponsors of an illuminated art project on the San Francisco-Bay Bridge that was supposed to stay up for only two years say they have found a way to keep the lights on. Illuminate the Arts said Wednesday that private donations and a deal with the Bay Area Toll Authority will al...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Study: Alcatraz inmates could have survived escape
SAN FRANCISCO — The three prisoners who escaped from Alcatraz in one of the most famous and elaborate prison breaks in U.S. history could have survived and made it to land, scientists concluded in a recent study. The three Dutch scientists, using the latest hydraulic software and information abou...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
San Mateo police reports
Capsaicin A woman was arrested because she threw jalapeno juice at her mother on Buckeye Street in Redwood City before 5:25 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. Redwood City Arrest. A person was arrested for public drunkeness on Veterans Boulevard before 6:19 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. Arrest. A man was arreste...

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