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Gilead may buy 12-acre site: Foster City Chess-Hatch office property reportedly up for sale
As one of Foster City’s largest employers, Gilead Sciences may be continuing to add to its expansive real estate portfolio by picking up the nearly 12-acre Chess-Hatch office complex centrally situated along the Peninsula. The biotech pharmaceutical giant is already in the midst of expanding int...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
 
Economy’s 2Q changed from solid to stellar
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy staged a far bigger rebound last quarter than first thought, outpacing the rest of the developed world and bolstering confidence that it will remain sturdy in coming months despite global headwinds. The economy as measured by gross domestic product expanded at an an...
By Martin Crutsinger The Associated Press FULL STORY
Customers bid farewell to Coffee Aroma: Building in San Carlos to be demolished for condo project
Customers of Coffee Aroma in downtown San Carlos gave owner Paula Yom a warm sendoff Thursday as she prepares to close her business after 15 years to make way new condominiums. The city bought the building Yom’s business sits in to develop Wheeler Plaza, which will include 109 condominiums for sa...
By Bill Silverfarb Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
 
Four seek three seats on Foster City Council
With four candidates vying for three seats on the Foster City Council this November, contenders had their first public opportunity to weigh in on a range of pressing issues from economic development to ideas for promoting decorum amongst officials. The candidates — including an incumbent, a loca...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Pilot uninjured in small plane crash near San Carlos Airport
The pilot of a small plane that crashed after taking off from the San Carlos Airport Thursday evening walked away without injuries, according to Redwood City police. The plane, described by a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman as a DV-1 Skylark, came down in the 300 block of Shoreway Road ne...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
 
SamTrans shows steady ridership growth
SamTrans continues to post steady gains in ridership and on-time performance measures, nearly two years after a dramatic reorganization of its service operations in the Peninsula, according to the transit agency. During the 2015 fiscal year, which ended on June 30, SamTrans carried nearly 13.2 mill...
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Tourist pleads no contest for bringing replica hand grenades to SFO
A tourist from Spain who caused San Francisco International Airport security to clear a terminal Sunday because he had six replica hand grenades in a carry-on bag pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor Thursday, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. Pedro Maillo-Briz, 38, was...
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Woman pleads not guilty to alleged animal cruelty
A 65-year-old Burlingame dog sitter pleaded not guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor animal cruelty charge Thursday, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office. Linda Levac was allegedly seen and recorded on video by a neighbor in the backyard of her Burlingame home grabbing a dog by...
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Chili cook-off kicking off: San Mateo firefighters organize family-friendly event benefiting MDA
Ever think eating could be charitable? On Saturday it will be, as a group of dedicated firefighters have teamed up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to provide a family-friendly event filled with music, classic cars and of course, chili. The sixth annual Chili Cook-Off at San Mateo’s Centra...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
 
Regulator to begin probe of PG&E corporate culture
An investigation into whether corporate culture and governance at PG&E is responsible for persistent safety problems at the gas and electric utility company was launched Thursday in San Francisco. The California Public Utilities Commission announced Thursday it will hire an independent expert to as...
By Scott Morris Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Reporters’ notebook
Zipcar is now available to San Mateo residents, businesses, visitors and students. There are a total of 10 Zipcars available for reservation by the hour or by the day parked in easily accessible locations throughout San Mateo in areas such as the downtown Caltrain station and the East Fourth Avenue ...
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Government watch
State government • The California Senate Thursday unanimously approved and sent to the governor legislation by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, that will increase access to automated external defibrillators (AEDs) by reducing liability concerns about the devices that are the most effective way...
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San Mateo County police reports
I just called to say I love you A man reported receiving up to 15 calls and texts a day from a woman he had recently ended a casual relationship with on the 900 block of Palmito Drive between Monday, July 20 and Friday, Aug. 21. Millbrae Burglary. Someone smashed a vehicle window and stole item...
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Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hacking
NEW YORK — The CEO of the company that runs adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in th..
Erika aims for Dominican Republic after 4 killed in Dominica
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Authorities in the Dominican Republic began to evacuate people..
200 feared dead in latest migrant disaster off Libya's coast
ZUWARA, Libya — Libyan authorities were collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off the west..
Austrian officials: 71 migrants likely suffocated in truck
VIENNA — Police arrested several people believed to be part of a human smuggling operation in conn..
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