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Housing plan back on table in Foster City: Proposal to swap office buildings for townhomes faces some opposition
Housing developer Sares Regis will return to the Foster City Council Monday night as it seeks to construct new townhomes instead of long-approved commercial development in a community that has been resistant to adding new residents. Two new councilmembers have been seated since Sares Regis first r...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Construction begins at Poplar interchange: San Mateo seeks safety improvements near hazardous freeway ramps
Improvements aimed at enhancing safety near the hectic Poplar Avenue on- and off-ramps leading to the increasingly congested Highway 101 will begin next week and San Mateo city officials are warning drivers of possible delays. Upcoming construction is the result of a nearly six-year planning proc...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
New faces on the Dragon stage: ‘Wild Boy’ opens at downtown Redwood City theater
When the Dragon Productions Theatre Company opened in downtown Redwood City in early 2013, it was starting from scratch after being a Palo Alto mainstay for more than a decade. Now in its fourth year on Broadway, the company is launching the summer production of “Wild Boy,” which tells the stor...
By Bill Silverfarb Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Norovirus outbreak hits Sisters of Mercy
A norovirus outbreak in Burlingame resulted in the temporary shuttering of the Sisters of Mercy campus, where sisters are being quarantined until the threat of spreading the infection has passed, a spokeswoman for the community said. One of the 52 sisters contracted the highly-contagious gastroin...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Complex destroyed by fire to be rebuilt: Blaze destroyed 72 units on Woodside Road, tax exempt bond financing to aid reconstruction
The Redwood City Council approved a resolution Monday night that allows the owners of a building gutted by a fire in 2013 to seek a tax-exempt loan to rehabilitate it. The Hallmark House Apartments at 531 Woodside Road was essentially destroyed in a 2013 six-alarm fire that left one individual dead...
Daily Journal staff report FULL STORY
Chinese rocket sends streak of light across Western U.S. sky
LAS VEGAS — A Chinese rocket body streaking across the night sky over the Western United States lit up social media as people shared photos and video of the bright object. The Chinese CZ-7 re-entered the atmosphere Wednesday night, U.S. Strategic Command spokeswoman Julie Ziegenhorn confirmed. Th...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Mosquito spraying planned
Truck-mounted mosquito control treatment will take place in parts of Atherton and Redwood City from midnight to 5 a.m. Saturday, July 30, in response to West Nile virus being detected in adult mosquitoes, according to the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District. The district detected...
Reporters’ notebook
Cargo moving across the docks at the Port of Redwood City tonnage declined slightly by 5 percent for the fiscal year that ended June 30, according to port officials. However, the total tonnage was the third highest at the port over the past 10 years at 1,637,682 metric tons. This reflects the conti...
San Mateo County police reports
Can you picture this? A verbal altercation ensued after a man’s neighbor took a picture of his license plate on East Court Lane in Foster City before 10:37 p.m. Thursday, July 21. San Mateo Disorderly conduct. A drunk woman was causing a disturbance on East Santa Inez Avenue before 9:46 p.m. ...

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Two San Diego police officers shot, one fatally, in traffic stop
SAN DIEGO — One San Diego police officer was killed and another was wounded in a shootout followin..
Suspect in multiple sex crimes with drugged victims arrested
Police in Pacifica on Thursday arrested a 31-year-old man in connection with several sex crimes invo..
Computers hacked at Democrats' House campaign committee
WASHINGTON — The computers of the House Democratic campaign committee have been hacked, an intrusi..
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