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Alibaba soars in debut
NEW YORK — Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese middle class. The sharp demand for shares sent the market value of t...
By Mae Anderson The Associated Press FULL STORY
Woman sits in tree to protest cutting: Redwood City says oak tree is dying and poses a public threat
A woman took up residence in an oak tree in Redwood City Friday to protest it being cut down, saving the tree — at least for now. Redwood City teacher Gwen Minor began sitting in a large tree on the corner of Alameda de las Pulgas and Goodwin Avenue in the Woodside Plaza neighborhood 5 a.m. Frida...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Arrest made in fatal attack at South City gym
A South San Francisco man was arrested Thursday morning after he allegedly beat another man to death at a gym where they were both members, according to police. Police were called to the gym on the 100 block of El Camino Real in South San Francisco around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday on a report of an assau...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Politicians call for attorney general investigation into CPUC
San Mateo County politicians blasted the California Public Utilities Commission Friday morning as they called upon Attorney General Kamala Harris to open an investigation into the commission’s allegedly unlawful “cozy relationship” with Pacific Gas and Electric. San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane, Ass...
By Drew Himmelstein Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Library renovations may finish early: Fundraising for Burlingame project is close to $1 million goal
Things are moving along quickly with the Burlingame’s main Primrose Road library construction and it’s expected to be completed a month ahead of schedule. The $3.5 million renovation began Aug. 11 and it was expected to wrap up in April 2015. Officials now say the project, which will modify the...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
New presiding judges named for San Mateo County Superior Court
John L. Grandsaert was selected as the presiding judge and Susan Irene Etezadi were named presiding judge and assistant presiding judge of the San Mateo County Superior Court, it was announced Friday. Grandsaert was most recently assistant presiding judge, according to the announcement. Both will s...
Man wanted for lewd acts in San Mateo
San Mateo police are on the lookout for a man who may be connected to two lewd incidents this week near San Mateo High School. In the first incident, a 15-year-old girl was walking just north of the school on Delaware Street at about 8 a.m. when she was followed by a Hispanic man in a white 2005 M...
Class notes
After more than eight years with the Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School District, Nellie Hungerford announced she will retire at the end of 2014. She has served as assistant superintendent of business services and operations for seven of those years and one year as co-superintendent.  *** N...
San Mateo County police reports
It’s a gateway game Police were contacted when three people were seen throwing a frisbee around for hours in a bus lot on Burlingame Avenue in Burlingame before 12:06 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17. Belmont Arrests. A group of men were arrested for running around a building and carrying sticks on ...

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