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Millbrae city manager gets salary bump: Officials say $43K raise is long-awaited, Marcia Raines is ‘critical’ to city’s growth
Although one councilmember was against a nearly $43,000 raise and $20,000 bonus given to the Millbrae city manager, the supermajority of members believe the raise is well-deserved and is in line with what she was promised from the get-go. Councilman Reuben Holober was the one vote against the 22 p...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Water officials mull how to enforce penalty: Utilities, district consider implementing $500 fines for outdoor waste
In the face of grim conservation rates during one of the worst droughts in history, local water districts are working to determine how to crack down on those who waste water outdoors after state regulators approved fines of up to $500 a day. It’s now illegal for urban residents to water landscape...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Obama leaves Bay Area
  President Barack Obama left the Bay Area Wednesday afternoon after a quick visit that included fundraising events in San Francisco and the South Bay.Obama attended a House Majority PAC event at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco Wednesday morning before heading to Los Altos Hills arou...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Height limits on November ballot: San Bruno to vote to raise current limits to 90 feet near Caltrain station
The area immediately north of San Bruno's downtown could get boost from a new November ballot measure to modify an ordinance that limits building heights, potentially raising them from the current maximum of 50 feet to 90 feet. The council voted 3-0 at its Tuesday night meeting to proceed with a ...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Burlingame Councilman Jerry Deal retiring
After almost seven years as a councilman, Jerry Deal has decided to move on from Burlingame and will step down from his role Sept. 21. Deal announced Wednesday he will be selling his home in Burlingame and purchasing a new place in Oregon with his wife JoAnn. With this move, he is leaving the counc...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Man to trial for San Mateo home invasion: Defendant alleged to have taken 66-year-old woman hostage
The Redwood City man who prosecutors say attacked a 66-year-old San Mateo woman with a stun gun and held her hostage for a day after she walked in on him burglarizing her home earlier this year will stand trial on 19 felonies including kidnapping and assault. Hugo Heduardo Munguia-Hernandez Jr., 20...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Mom imprisoned for DUI crash that hurt son, boyfriend
A woman whose drunken crash into oncoming traffic broke several of her boyfriend’s bones and also injured her 16-month-old son was sentenced to five years in prison because she had three prior convictions for driving while intoxicated. Carina Lisbet Sandoval, 27, pleaded no contest to felony drun...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Facebook 2Q earnings, revenue soar
MENLO PARK — Facebook is on a roll. The world’s largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings on Wednesday as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow, and more people used it, more often. The company’s shares climbed nearly 4 percent in extended trading after the res...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
West Nile positive bird found near San Mateo’s Central Park
A bird that tested positive for the West Nile virus was found at 540 El Camino Real in San Mateo, next to Central Park, according to officials from the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District. District officials are now awaiting results from mosquito traps. This is the second bird f...
South San Francisco names new interim fire chief
The city of South San Francisco announced the appointment of Bill Reilly as interim fire chief for the South San Francisco Fire Department effective July 28. South San Francisco is actively recruiting for a permanent fire chief. Interim Fire Chief Reilly will lead the Fire Department until a permane...
Hillary Clinton launches baby talking campaign in Oakland
Hillary Rodham Clinton launched a new campaign Wednesday — to encourage parents to talk, read and sing to their babies. The former secretary of state joined community leaders in Oakland to kick-start the “Talking is Teaching: Talk Read Sing” campaign, which is sponsored by the Bi...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
San Mateo County police reports
Arresting message A man called police and said his cellphone was saying he was in violation of some type of crime on La Selva Street in San Mateo before 5:06 p.m. Sunday, July 13. San Carlos Traffic accident. An accident occurred at the intersection of Laurel Street and San Carlos Avenue befor...

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Iraqis: Jihadis destroy ancient mosque in Mosul
BAGHDAD — Islamic extremist militants blew up a revered Muslim shrine traditionally said to be the..
Sanders offers lower-cost bill to reform VA
WASHINGTON — With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee's ..
Official: Air Algerie flight ''probably crashed'
ALGIERS, Algeria — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capita..
GM profit 2Q falls 85 pct. on recall costs
DETROIT — Recall expenses chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quar..
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