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Three locals perish from Oakland fire: School associates remember former Peninsula students
The young lives of three San Mateo County natives were claimed in the deadly Oakland warehouse fire over the weekend during a party at an artist collective known as the Ghost Ship. Jennifer Morris, 20, of Foster City, Michela Gregory, 20, of South San Francisco, and Alex Vega, 22, of San Bruno, ha...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Memories of Pearl Harbor: San Mateo man reflects on surviving infamous attack
Exactly 75 years after the infamous attack on Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor, Jack Vaessen is proud to have survived the tragic catalyst that jolted the United States into war. At 100 years old, the San Mateo resident and former Navy engineer lives amongst a collection of photographs and historic memorabi...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Strong stance on Martins Beach owner: State Lands Commission to study eminent domain for coastal property
  Faced with stalled negotiations and a public outcry for access to Martins Beach, the State Lands Commission announced it would study the process of wielding eminent domain over the litigious billionaire who owns the property. As guardians of the public’s ownership rights over California’s w...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
101 interchange plan causes stir: Burlingame officials, residents voice concerns regarding Peninsula on-, off-ramp proposal
Burlingame residents fearing a proposed Highway 101 interchange project would invite a flood of traffic and congestion into their neighborhood called on city officials to help preserve their quality of life. Residents voiced their concerns during a council meeting discussion Monday, Dec. 5, design...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Chain store rules voted down: San Carlos Planning Commission deems restrictions ineffective
An effort to monitor the influx of chain stores in downtown San Carlos was deemed ineffective in achieving its goals and burdensome to business owners by the Planning Commission Tuesday night. The commission voted 4-1 to recommend that the City Council sunset the ordinance defining formula busines...
By Anna Schuessler Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Man pleads no contest to multiple home burglaries
A 24-year-old man connected to multiple home burglaries throughout the Peninsula pleaded no contest to burglary charges Monday in San Mateo County Superior Court, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Johnny Fobbs pleaded no contest to felony residential burglary and felony attempted resid...
By Daniel Montes Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Two plead no contest to burglaries
A Millbrae couple that allegedly burglarized homes around the Peninsula pleaded no contest to their charges Tuesday, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. Brooke Benjamin, 43, pleaded no contest to charges of residential burglary and Ryan Thompson, 29, pleaded no contest ...
Body washes up on Sharp Park Beach Monday
A man’s body washed up on a beach in Pacifica on Monday afternoon, according to police. Police officers and North County Fire Authority crews responded at about 3:55 p.m. to the south end of Sharp Park Beach on a report of a man down. They arrived to find a dead man, believed to be between 50 an...
Driver dies after car goes down embankment
An elderly man died Tuesday morning in Daly City after he drove through a fence, causing his vehicle to go down an embankment, according to fire officials. At 9:19 a.m., firefighters received a report of a vehicle crash near Linda Vista Drive and Main Street, North County Fire Authority officials s...
Official: Refrigerator potential source of deadly fire
OAKLAND — Investigators said Tuesday a warehouse fire in Oakland that killed 36 people did not appear to have been set intentionally and may have been caused by a refrigerator or other electrical appliance. Details about a possible cause emerged as fire crews nearly completed their search for bod...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
County seeking pot moratorium
A temporary moratorium on marijuana-related activities such as cultivation and distribution was asked for by the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Tuesday to allow time for a slower, deliberate approach to implementing Proposition 64 that may include a regional effort with cities. The board, at...
Daily Journal staff report FULL STORY
San Mateo County police reports
Driven mad The driver of a minivan was seen in a parking lot running over a curb and then slammed into a wall before leaving the car at Peninsula Dialysis Access on Westborough Boulevard in South San Francisco before 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22. South San Francisco Reckless driver. The driver of...

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