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City passes moratorium on lot splits: Temporary urgency ordinance in San Carlos while city officials look at residential zoning rules
The San Carlos City Council has temporarily set zoning rules back prior to 2011 that prohibits some residential property owners from splitting their lots to build additional homes. The council passed a 45-day moratorium and will likely extend it as staff will prepare permanent zoning changes relate...
Daily Journal Staff report FULL STORY
Redwood City pops on the Fourth: Annual parade kicks off full day of events ending with fireworks
An entire day of events is planned in Redwood City for the Fourth of July ending with a fireworks extravaganza at the port. Festivities start 7:30 a.m. Monday with an annual pancake breakfast with the Redwood City Fire Department. A 5K run starts at 8:45 a.m. that follows the same route as the par...
Daily Journal Staff report FULL STORY
The pyrotechnics behind the revelry: Fireworks company hosts Foster City, Redwood City shows
Fireworks — they’re magical, mysterious, traditional and sometimes terrifying. This year, one of the West Coast’s largest pyrotechnics companies will be celebrating Fourth of July by wowing crowds at nearly 70 shows in the Bay Area, including in Foster City and Redwood City. Crews with Pyro ...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Fire officials issue holiday weekend warnings: Caution urged during dry Fourth of July holiday, fireworks discouraged
Backyard barbecues, Fourth of July revelers and another summertime preceded by years of drought is prompting fire officials to urge the public to remain cautious as the holiday approaches. While many enjoy the thrill of setting off fireworks, law enforcement officials are also warning using illegal...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Millbrae residents concerned about spree of burglaries: Council promises assistance and action in stemming property crime
A rash of home burglaries plaguing Millbrae drove frustrated residents to a council meeting where they shared their safety fears and concerns with city officials Tuesday. Residents turned out in droves to the City Council meeting Tuesday, June 28, to learn more about what can be done to stem the r...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Donors fund gun range remodel: Siebel, Arrillaga give $5.2 million to revamp Coyote Point Shooting Range
Two philanthropists are donating $5.2 million to remodel the Coyote Point Shooting Range in San Mateo. The Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation and real estate mogul John Arrillaga have offered the money to spruce up the deteriorating range that first opened in 1962. The San Mateo County Board of S...
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Civil grand jury: Consolidate sanitary districts
The county’s six independent sanitary districts need to consolidate operations and cover their costs with user fees rather than property taxes, according to a report released Wednesday by the San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury. The report took particular exception to issues related to the district...
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Former Stanford anesthesia tech gets year in jail for molesting patients
A former anesthesia technician at Stanford Hospital was sentenced to a year in jail Wednesday after pleading no contest to sexual battery charges for touching the genitals of male patients after surgery, prosecutors said. Robert Lastinger, 57, of Fremont was fired from the hospital on April 2, 2015...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Allegedly unlicensed contractor arrested
A Daly City man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of defrauding a San Francisco family of $110,000 by pretending to be a licensed contractor, according to prosecutors. Patrick Otsuki, 57, has been charged with grand theft by false pretenses, diversion of funds and fraudulent use of a license. All o...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
San Mateo County police reports
It’s bad to look so good Two women stole $2,000 worth of makeup before leaving in a blue Mazda SUV at CVS/pharmacy on South El Camino Real and West Hillsdale Boulevard in San Mateo before 12:57 p.m. Wednesday, June 22. South San Francisco Reckless driver. A reckless driver was seen going do...

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