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Ralston Hall gets $6M grant: Through challenge grant, NDNU must match funds to retrofit historic building
Notre Dame de Namur University has received a challenge — raise $6 million in 2015 and receive a matching $6 million grant to reopen the historic and seismically unsafe Ralston Hall. On Monday, the Belmont school announced Tad Taube, a philanthropist and former member on the school’s Board of ...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Driver guilty in triple-fatal crash
The motorist whose drunken 2013 collision on a residential Daly City street while fleeing an earlier hit-and-run killed a family of three and severely injured a fourth is guilty of second-degree murder, according to a jury that also convicted him on several other felonies. Jurors returned the verdi...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Sims Group to pay $2.4 million for hazardous waste in Redwood City
Sims Group USA will pay nearly $2.4 million and upgrade its Redwood City scrap metal recycling facility to settle claims by state environmental watchdogs that it released toxic hazardous waste into the air at the site which traveled to nearby property. The center at 699 Seaport Blvd. released heavy...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
San Bruno Relay for Life to be shortened: School district said events past midnight are safety concern
A traditionally 24-hour event aimed at raising funds to end cancer will be moving to 12 hours this year to comply with a new school district policy that limits activities on campus to run until midnight, much to the displeasure of the event’s organizers. San Bruno’s Relay for Life will be held...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Search for floating Pacifica body suspended: Missing person seen face down near Rockaway Beach, officials seek public’s help
Coastal search and rescue teams have suspended the search for a missing person whose body was briefly seen floating face down in the water near Rockaway Beach in Pacifica Sunday evening. The U.S. Coast Guard, Pacifica firefighters and Pacifica and Daly City police conducted a five-hour search for ...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
UC Berkeley students leave campus in protest
BERKELEY — UC Berkeley students fighting tuition hikes system-wide walked out of classes and around the city in a peaceful protest. Over the last five days, several dozen students have peacefully camped at UC Berkeley’s Wheeler Hall, with as many as 150 students there at times. On Monday, seve...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Gas station manager accused of selling altered lottery tickets
A San Bruno gas station manager altered lottery tickets to ferret out the winners before selling the losing scratchers to customers over a three-month period, according to prosecutors who charged him with five felonies and a misdemeanor. The California State Lottery Commission began investigating S...
By Michelle Durand San Mateo Daily Journal FULL STORY
Foster City finance director to retire
After 31 years with Foster City, including the last three years as Foster City’s finance director, Lin-Lin Cheng will retire Dec. 31, the city announced Monday. Cheng has been employed by the city of Foster City since 1981, serving as account clerk, accountant, chief accountant, accounting manage...
Hillsborough cuts garbage, recycling rates
Hillsborough residents and businesses will be paying less to dispose of their garbage and recycling as the City Council unanimously approved at its Nov. 10 meeting to reduce 2015 rates by 4 percent. The town’s projected to have a $217,000 surplus in revenue collected from solid waste rates with i...
Girl, 5, may have drowned in bathtub
A 5-year-old Pacifica girl may have drowned in her bathtub on Saturday, police said. Personnel from the Pacifica Police Department, North County Fire Authority and American Medical Response ambulance service responded to a report of a possible drowning in the 200 block of Lauren Avenue in Pacifica ...
Man arrested for brandishing replica gun, assaulting officer
A man was arrested Friday night after brandishing a replica handgun at motorists during the evening commute on El Camino Real in Belmont. Richard Ines, a 21-year-old Richmond resident, was arrested for brandishing a replica handgun, criminal threats, possession of a switch blade, battery on a peac...
Class notes
During its Nov. 13 meeting, the San Mateo Union High School District recognized Rachel Graham, a Hillsdale High School student, for caring for students who were not injured during an incident that occurred on the supervised field trip on Sept. 18. She assisted in getting the students to a safe place...
San Mateo police reports
Get out of the road A man that was seen sitting on the highway was arrested for being too drunk to care for himself on the 200 block of Highway 1 in Half Moon Bay on Wednesday, Nov. 13. San Mateo Disturbance. A man threatened to stab a group of people at Fourth Avenue and El Camino Real before 10...

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