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California student scores up: San Mateo County higher than state average overall
Students in California improved their scores on an annual statewide exam but most still aren’t meeting the more challenging standards for math and reading, according to results released Wednesday. Thirty-seven percent of students tested met or exceeded the state’s math standards on the Smarter ...
Staff and wire report FULL STORY
Improved programs, campuses offered in the new school year: Students starting classes in San Bruno returning to enhanced opportunities
As San Bruno students return to school Thursday, they will be welcomed by improved learning opportunities and beautified campuses made possible through partnerships with local community organizations. Cheryl Olson, superintendent of the San Bruno Park Elementary School District, said the $582,000 ...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Surf Air scales back: Direct flights to San Diego to cease
Surf Air is dropping its direct service from San Carlos to the San Diego area starting next month in an effort to trim costs. The focus now for the members-only airline is to break even by year’s end and “get to profitability,” Senior Vice President of Operations Jim Sullivan said Wednesday. ...
By Bill Silverfarb Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
San Mateo considers underground sewage tanks: Public concerned about parks, city strives to meet state mandates
Striving to comply with state orders to cease leaking sewage into the Bay during storms, San Mateo city officials are gathering input on where to construct underground storage tanks that could hold up to 5 million gallons of overflow until it can be properly treated. City staff will host a second p...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
One hospitalized after Daly City shooting
Police are investigating a shooting that sent one man to the hospital early Wednesday morning in Daly City. According to police, officers responded to the unit block of Vendome Avenue at 12:30 a.m. on reports of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers located a man in his early 20s suffering from a singl...
Gas station mini-mart robbed
A masked armed robber attempted to rob a gas station mini-mart on the 400 block of Ralston Avenue in Belmont early Wednesday morning. The suspect, who fought briefly with one of the station owners, fled when an alarm was activated, according to police.  At approximately 4:40 a.m., the husband and...
Two-alarm fire damages Foster City office complex
One person was injured and a dozen fish rescued after a two-alarm structure fire caused an estimated $300,000 worth of damage at a commercial office complex in Foster City Wednesday afternoon. Crews responded to a report of smoke coming from the roof of 1169 Chess Drive around 2:11 p.m., according...
Daily Journal staff report FULL STORY
California bill would require securing guns in vehicles
SACRAMENTO — The California Senate is approving legislation that requires everyone, including law enforcement officers, to secure guns they leave in a vehicle. The bill sent to Gov. Jerry Brown follows several high-profile thefts from the vehicles of law enforcement officers in the San Francisco ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Chili Cook-Off ablaze in Central Park: Firefighters’ fundraiser for MDA in San Mateo Saturday
Get your taste buds ready, because this weekend grubbing on chili and tasting some homemade brewskies is supporting a good cause. The annual San Mateo Firefighters’ Association Chili Cook-Off will enliven Central Park as local first responders and restaurants contend to win over the judges ...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Government watch
State government • A bill authored by Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, allowing Californians to taste-test recycled water in their communities passed both houses of the Legislature and is now awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature. Under Assembly Bill 2022, water agencies will be able to...
San Mateo County police reports
Over the line A vehicle was blocking approximately 6 inches of a driveway on Marlin Avenue in Foster City before 6:22 p.m. Thursday, July 21. Millbrae Arrest. A Berkeley man was arrested for having stolen a wallet, using the credit cards, and possession of methamphetamine on the 900 block of Br...

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