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County rents hit new high: Average rent is $2,470, higher than first quarter of 2014
Rents for homes in San Mateo County have been sky high and experts aren’t seeing any sign this will slow down. The average rent for an apartment in the second quarter of 2014 was $2,470, up from $2,360 in the first quarter. The average one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment was $2,238, up from $2,1...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Developer closes on downtown San Mateo site: Essex purchases lot adjacent to Central Park for eight-story apartment complex
The downtown San Mateo parking lot envisioned for an eight-story residential complex across from Central Park was purchased by Essex Property and Trust, Inc. for $10.35 million earlier this month. Prior to securing the 1.2-acre site at the corner of East Fifth Avenue and South San Mateo Drive, Ess...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
A night for the arts: San Mateo First Friday expands to three locations
A group of San Mateo artists are inviting the public to come join the city’s newly expanded First Friday, now at three open studio locations. First Fridays are a popular event held in cities throughout the United States and San Mateo artists hope to create a thriving event by opening the doors to...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
DA won’t retry driver for fatal collision: Man died after being hit by concrete garbage can in San Mateo
The driver whose out-of-control car sent a concrete garbage can flying into a San Mateo pedestrian who later died will not be retried for vehicular manslaughter because the deadlocked jury leaned so strongly toward acquittal, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Instead, Josue Vicente Lopez, 28, is lef...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
New parking rates to start in Redwood City
An increase in parking costs in Redwood City’s core downtown area are scheduled to begin Monday with a goal of encouraging longer-term parkers to choose less expensive spaces a little further out. Rates jump to $1 per hour on Monday, Aug. 4 in the core bordered the Caltrain tracks by Main, Marsha...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
‘Shrimp Boy’ pleads not guilty to racketeering
A man prosecutors accuse of heading a crime syndicate based in San Francisco’s Chinatown pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a new charge of racketeering. Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow entered the plea to a newly filed indictment that includes all the same money laundering and related charges as the...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Coastal man gets fall molestation trial
A La Honda man accused of sexually abusing his young stepdaughter and her friend will stand trial this fall on charges that could send him to prison for life. Neil Aunko, 41, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to 40 counts of child molestation and the special allegation of multiple victims that makes him...
Area expands for West Nile fogging in San Mateo
San Mateo County mosquito officials fogged in San Mateo Wednesday night after more mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile Virus in the 94402 zip code area and expanded the area to include the Shoreview Neighborhood extending southeast to the Foster City Lagoon. The areas that were treated include...
Government Watch
City government • The Foster City Council will discuss and vote on updating its smoking ordinance at a meeting Monday, Aug. 4. The council has held several study sessions to consider amendments and its current proposal includes prohibiting smoking in parks, city streets, public events and creatin...
San Mateo County police reports
Lost boy A man claims he was bitten by another person on Fourth Avenue in Redwood City before 2:43 a.m. Sunday, July 27. San Carlos Hit-and-run. An accident occurred at the intersection of Bayport Avenue and Varian Street before 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 28. Burglary. A burglary occurred on th...

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