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Zuckerberg grants Redwood City schools $1M: Money is part of a $120 million pledge he and his wife made to Bay Area schools
Big bucks are coming to the Redwood City Elementary School District to bring its schools up to speed on the latest technology via Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s charity group. The $1.06 million grant from Startup:Education, the philanthropic organization founded by Zuckerberg and his wife Pr...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
A little spice goes a long way: Firefighter chili cook-off fundraiser this Saturday in San Mateo
The public is invited to indulge their taste buds with an ambitious group of firefighters battling it out to win this year’s chili cook-off fundraiser in San Mateo. Nine fire departments across San Mateo County will spend Saturday in Central Park dishing out their best recipes to win over the cro...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Couple sentenced for crab poaching
An Oakland couple nabbed for poaching 108 commercial grade Dungeness crabs had the crustaceans stashed out of sight in a specially modified boat with secret compartments, according to prosecutors. The discovery of the haul — five times the legal limit — led to the arrest and prosecution of spou...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Train station attack defendant to trial
A 22-year-old transient accused of trying to rape a woman crossing the San Mateo Caltrain Station’s underground stairs last year will stand trial on several felonies after waiving a preliminary hearing on the evidence. The waiver propels Fernando Chamale-Boch straight to a jury trial on charges o...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Harbor fuel dock inspected by state
Multiple state agencies were called in this week to investigate a sheen of diesel seen near the fuel and ice dock that Pillar Point Harbor boaters rely on and prompted the owner of service business to shut down for a day. The service station that’s vital to the fishing industry closed Thursday a...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Martin’s Beach bill heads to governor
Legislation aimed at reopening Martin’s Beach in Half Moon Bay to the public is headed to the governor’s desk after clearing a major hurdle Thursday by passing on the Senate floor for a second time. State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, authored Senate Bill 968, which received bipartisan approval...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Former county worker who faked injury gets home monitoring — for injury
A former San Mateo County clerk who allegedly faked a lower back injury to claim approximately $22,000 in disability benefits was sentenced Thursday to electronic home monitoring, reportedly to accommodate recuperation from back surgery. Sunita Sagar, 46, pleaded no contest in February to felony w...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Appeals court upholds conviction in murder of former Draeger’s manager
A state appeals court in San Francisco has upheld the conviction and three consecutive sentences of life in prison without parole for a former MS-13 gangmember in the killing of a father and two sons in the city in 2008. Edwin Ramos, 27, was convicted in San Francisco Superior Court in 2012 of fi...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Eagles tribute band playing in Redwood City: The Boys of Summer to perform hits from the rock band
Anyone wanting to hear the music of one of their favorite bands for a fraction of the price, should head out to Redwood City Friday night to catch The Eagles tribute band The Boys of Summer. This is part of Redwood City’s free weekly Music on the Square concert series. Named after the 1984 song ...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Former BevMo clerk charged with embezzlement
The former head clerk at a BevMo store in Burlingame took $10,597.91 over a three-month span by claiming the money was used as cash for returned items like keg taps, according to prosecutors who charged her with embezzlement. On Thursday, Mary Carmen Vasquez, 25, pleaded not guilty and set a Dec. 1...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Office of Education will award diplomas to county veterans
Through Operation Recognition, the San Mateo County Office of Education will award diplomas to San Mateo County veterans whose high school education was interrupted due to wartime circumstances. Current San Mateo County residents who served in the U.S. Armed Forces in World War II, the Korean War or...
Man sentenced in California trust fund fraud case
A man accused of stealing millions of dollars from Silicon Valley-based trust funds has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose called Leo Joshua Kennedy’s crimes heinous and severe before issuing the sentence on Wednesday. The 62-year-old Kenned...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Reporters’ notebook
The often hard to book Jack Brook Horse Camp in Pescadero currently has vacancies now through Nov. 14, likely because the drought has left some campers sitting out the sason. Campers are advised to bring their own wter for showers and horse wash downs but other facilities are fully operational. Call...
Government Watch
State government The sate Legislature today approved a bill that would allow a limited number of community colleges, including the San Mateo County Community College District, to grant four-year degrees. Senate Bill 850, authored by Marty Block,D-San Diego, would establish a pilot program with 15 ...
San Mateo County police reports
Dryer sheets vs. fabric softener? Two people were arguing over laundry at the 1800 block of El Parque Court in San Mateo before 6:38 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18. South San Francisco Disturbance. A group of juveniles were seen throwing rocks at each other and other things at Butler and Gardiner avenues b...

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