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‘We have a problem’: Aging sewer pipe system needs major upgrade; agencies split over urgency; Delays could cost ratepayers $50 million
Experts at Silicon Valley Clean Water are proposing an ambitious $479 million pipeline replacement project to address aging infrastructure but the four jurisdictions that own it are split on whether preliminary design work should begin now or later. Two of those jurisdictions, however, have veto po...
By Bill Silverfarb Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Couple charged with dog’s burning death
A San Bruno woman and her boyfriend face felony charges of animal cruelty after their dog Sprocket died from severe burns. An investigation determined the dog died from injuries sustained from being placed into scalding liquid back in May, according to the Peninsula Humane Society, which conducted...
By Bill Silverfarb Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Assembly OKs overtime for farmworkers: Bill heads to state Gov. Jerry Brown
SACRAMENTO — Four decades after he signed the nation’s first law giving farmworkers collective bargaining rights, California Gov. Jerry Brown will again consider a historic proposal calling for farmworkers to receive the same overtime pay as other hourly workers, after the Assembly approved legi...
By Alison Noon The Associated Press FULL STORY
Educators pledge cooperation in teacher sex case: Millbrae officials open to working with cops on investigation admitted to be fumbled
Millbrae school officials expressed a willingness to cooperate with law enforcement in the investigation of a teacher sex case which the county Sheriff’s Office recently admitted was mishandled. Vahn Phayprasert, superintendent of the Millbrae Elementary School District, said student safety rema...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
New charter joins high school district: Oxford Day Academy wins appeal, overturning previous denial by Sequoia officials
A new Sequoia Union High School District charter school is on track to open next year after county education officials overruled a previous denial of the school’s charter application. The Oxford Day Academy plans to bring its innovative and unorthodox school model to East Palo Alto, under an app...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Daly City man arrested for alleged meth possession
A Daly City man was arrested early Monday morning for suspected possession of methamphetamine for sale, San Bruno police said. At approximately 1:33 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on El Camino Real near Angus Avenue West in San Bruno. During the course of the stop, one of the vehicle’...
Witnesses sought in Sunday morning incident on Highway 101
An investigation into the shooting by CHP of an armed man who was wandering in traffic on Highway 101 early Sunday morning is ongoing but police are asking for the public’s help with information about a tan 2001 Volkswagen Beetle found parked nearby. The Beetle was parked on the southbound off-r...
Reward in killing of sea otters in Northern California
Federal and state authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot and killed three southern sea otters in the last month. The three male otters were found dead between the Santa Cruz Harbor and Seacliff State Beach in Aptos earli...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Government watch
State government • Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, into law Monday to pull the plug on excessive water use by households that flout mandatory reductions during drought emergencies. The provisions of Senate Bill 814, which take effect Jan. 1, require urba...
San Mateo County police reports
Cop out A man was wandering around and asking people if they were police on South Amphlett Boulevard in San Mateo before 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22. Redwood City Suspicious person. A man was seen urinating and touching himself on Shearwater Parkway before 1:07 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24. Disturbance...

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IS buried thousands in 72 mass graves, AP finds
HARDAN, Iraq — Surrounded by smoke and flames, the sound of gunshots echoing around him, the young..
EU orders Apple to pay up to 13B euros in back taxes
BRUSSELS — Apple has to pay up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) — plus billions more in inter..
State: Benghazi emails involving Clinton recovered by FBI
WASHINGTON — The State Department says about 30 emails involving the 2012 attack on U.S. compounds..
Agriculture closes offices in 5 states after threats
WASHINGTON — The Agriculture Department said Tuesday it had closed offices in five states after re..
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