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Murder suspect in custody: Man who allegedly stabbed girlfriend to death Saturday arrested in Redwood City
A man believed to have stabbed his girlfriend to death Saturday in San Mateo was arrested Monday night at his mother’s Redwood City home after police evacuated a hillside neighborhood. Anthony Kirincic, 22, was wanted for the murder of Colleen Elizabeth Straw, who died Saturday after dialing 911 ...
By Samantha Weigel and Bill Silverfarb Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
District seeks a solution for substitute gap: Superintendent invites community to help find teacher shortage solutions
Frustrated with a dearth of qualified substitute teachers in the Redwood City Elementary School District, Superintendent John Baker is calling on the local community to get involved. Engaged district parents are invited Tuesday, Dec. 1, to a meeting with Baker in the district office at 6:30 p.m., ...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Progress on three corners site: Former gas stations near downtown San Mateo being developed
San Mateo’s three corners site, a prime juncture long blighted by the vacant parcels of former gas stations, is proving ripe for redevelopment near the heart of downtown. The three parcels at the intersection of Third Avenue and El Camino Real are in different stages with a flurry of constru...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Cyber Monday sales still on top, but losing some luster
NEW YORK — Shoppers traded bricks for clicks on Monday, flocking online to snap up “Cyber Monday” deals on everything from cashmere sweaters to Star Wars toys. Now that shoppers are online all the time anyway, the 10-year-old shopping holiday has lost some of its luster as online sales on Tha...
By Mae Anderson The Associated Press FULL STORY
South San Francisco eyes third Costco: Business center would rejuvenate former Levitz building
A third Costco mega store may soon be opening in South San Francisco, under a proposal by the corporate wholesaler to set up shop in large building which has sat vacant for more than a decade. The South San Francisco Planning Commission will hear a proposal during a meeting Wednesday, Dec. 2, to l...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Peninsula Humane Society hosting three Santa ‘Paws’ photo dates
Santa Claus is visiting the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS/SPCA’s) adoption center on three dates in December, giving local residents an opportunity to have their pets pose for a holiday keepsake photo. Times and dates are 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2; and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec...
Firefighters’ annual holiday, food drive starts
Foster City firefighters announced the start of their annual holiday toy and food drive, which begins Tuesday. Donations of canned and nonperishable food can be dropped off at the fire station at 1040 E. Hillsdale Blvd. or at the fire administration offices at the same address, fire officials sai...
Group robs man at Redwood City motel
Three women and a juvenile male were arrested for robbing a man over the weekend at a motel reportedly known for prostitution. Kristina Lujan, 25, Kiara Couch, 21, and Taqusha Jones, 32, were arrested for felony robbery at the Good Night Inn Saturday morning, said District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe...
Candlestick Park’s patron saint to go into storage for now
SAN FRANCISCO — A 27-foot-tall statue of St. Francis that kept watch over Candlestick Park is moving into storage until a new home can be found. For four decades, the cast-concrete and steel-reinforced statue of St. Francis kept watch over 49ers football and Giants baseball fans just outside the...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Popular San Francisco officer arrested for hit-and-run
SAN FRANCISCO — A renowned San Francisco police officer was placed on medical leave before he was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run and will be suspended when he is eligible to return to duty, authorities said Monday. Christoper Kohrs, 38, was arrested 11 hours after a Dodge Charger ran down a...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
San Mateo County police reports
Worth a shot A person called the police to ask about regulations involving the sale of inherited firearms on Hiller Street in Burlingame before 11:25 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 22. Burlingame Medical emergency. An elderly man fell off his bicycle on Clipper Drive before 8:22 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23. Hazard...

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