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Single-payer health plan put on hold: California Assembly leader calls the bill ‘woefully incomplete’
SACRAMENTO — The prospects of a government-run health care system in California dimmed Friday when the leader of the state Assembly announced he doesn’t plan to take up the single-payer bill this year. Speaker Anthony Rendon called the bill “woefully incomplete.” “Even senators who vote...
By Sophia Bollag The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
An open door to all: Church community rallies behind message of inclusion
In celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month this June, the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in San Carlos is doing more than hoisting a flag outside its doors to show support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Though the church is flying a rainbow-co...
By Anna Schuessler Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Renowned chef eyes San Mateo for beer hall: Locals look to break mold of casual dining with Wursthall
The time is right for Peninsula residents searching for a place to both grab a beer and satisfy the hunger that often accompanies a good brew. A select few were able to get their first taste of Wursthall, a German-style beer hall set to open in downtown San Mateo this winter, Thursday evening as J...
By Anna Schuessler Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
 
Top Hillsborough school official departs: Superintendent Anthony Ranii exits district after 11 years
The Hillsborough City Elementary School District is slated to take on a new top official, as Superintendent Anthony Ranii accepted a similar job in Southern California. The district Board of Trustees approved Wednesday, June 21, hiring Louann Carlomagno for one year to serve as interim superintend...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Belmont to review tree ordinance: Proposed changes to ease homeowner burden, protect native species
How to amend Belmont’s tree policies to better protect native trees and clarify rules for homeowners is up for review at the City Council’s Tuesday meeting. Expanding the list of trees the city deems native, requiring homeowners to replace native trees they remove with another native species a...
By Anna Schuessler Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
 
San Mateo couple killed in Highway 1 crash
The two people killed in a collision Thursday on state Highway 1 north of Pescadero were San Mateo residents. The driver was Dennis Vernak, 83, of San Mateo, and the passenger was Helena Vernak, 79, of San Mateo, according to the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office. The collision occurred aro...
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Police: UPS shooter in San Francisco armed with stolen guns
SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco UPS driver who killed three colleagues in a shooting rampage at a company warehouse was armed with two stolen guns and appeared to target his victims, police said Friday. Police Commander Greg McEachern told a news conference that investigators have not yet determ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
San Bruno burglary connected to Hillsborough
A 23-year-old Vallejo man arrested for residential burglary in San Bruno Thursday may be connected to a similar incident in Hillsborough, according to police. On Thursday morning, the man was arrested after San Bruno police were called to the 2300 block of Crestmoor Drive. He had led police in a b...
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Man sentenced to 22 years prison for sex crime
A Daly City man who pleaded no contest to sexually abusing his girlfriend’s 12-year-old daughter was sentenced to 22 years in state prison Thursday, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. Pedro Diaz Morales, 37, will receive 316 days credit for time served and will be re...
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Reporters’ notebook
A 76 gas station at the corner of Ralston Avenue and Old County Road in Belmont has been removed and ground has been broken on an updated service station with six pumps, a car wash and a food mart. A home south of the site will be removed to accommodate the new station, which is expected to be compl...
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San Mateo County police reports
Customers aren’t always right A woman yelled at employees at a store on Broadway in Burlingame, it was reported at 11:17 a.m. Sunday, June 18. San Mateo Hit-and run. A driver of a white Mustang hit a vehicle near Second Avenue and South El Camino Real, it was reported at 2:22 p.m. Friday, June...
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