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El Camino revamp takes shape: Redwood City officials taking community temperature before changes
A cohesive plan for the 2.5-mile portion of El Camino Real running through Redwood City is taking shape through a wide array of the community input focusing on aesthetics, traffic, congestion and pedestrian and bicyclist safety while also ensuring the needs of the business community are considered. ...
By Anna Schuessler Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Environmental impacts of Bay levee studied: Foster City proceeds with plan to meet FEMA mandates, address rising seas
Foster City is narrowing down a multi-million dollar effort to defend against sea level rise and shield residents from having to buy federally-mandated flood insurance by wrapping an elevated levee around the Bayfront community. The goal is to fortify the 4-square mile city in light of predictions ...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Helping families through all stages of life: San Mateo nonprofit Peninsula Family Service has new leader
Whether it’s toddlers whose developing brains benefit from childhood learning programs or aging seniors in need of social recreation, the new leader of Peninsula Family Service is dedicated to helping those in various stages of life. Heather Cleary was named executive director of the downtown S...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Fourth-grader Khaliah White reads her winning poem at the 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay, Poetry and Art Contest held at the King Center in San Mateo on Saturday, Jan. 14....
A mayor for the community: John Seybert taps teams to envision Redwood City’s future
For Mayor John Seybert, helping others in his community is second nature. Growing up in a small town in the Santa Cruz mountains, Seybert developed an instinct for chipping in from an early age. “The town I grew up in is still 100 percent volunteer fire department,” he said. “You don’t h...
By Anna Schuessler Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Two men arrested in connection with residential burglary
Two men were arrested in Redwood City Thursday night in connection with a residential burglary, according to police. Police said officers responded to the 3600 block of Country Club Drive around 10 p.m. on reports of two suspicious men jumping the fence of a residence. According to police, when of...
Police looking for man involved in residential burglary
Police in San Bruno are looking for a man involved in a residential burglary Wednesday afternoon. According to police, officers responded to a residence in the 2100 block of Rosewood Drive shortly before 12:30 p.m. in response to a security alarm. Upon arrival, officers discovered the home had bee...
Woman arrested in connection with fatal hit-and-run collision
The California Highway Patrol on Friday arrested a woman in connection with a fatal hit-and-run collision on Highway 101 in San Carlos in which a pedestrian was killed. Sharon Oo, 36, of Union City, was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, according to the CHP. The CHP responded at 6:37 p....
Kaepernick = Eshmont?
Some San Francisco 49ers fans questioned why the prestigious Len Eshmont award went to Colin Kaepernick who quarterbacked the 2016 team to a dismal 2-14 record as well as refusing to stand for the national anthem. A bigger question was this: Who was Len Eshmont? Almost all the news stories about ...
By Jim Clifford FULL STORY
San Francisco man returns 100-year overdue library book
SAN FRANCISCO — A book of short stories titled “Forty Minutes Late” has been returned to a San Francisco library — 100 years late. Bay Area resident Webb Johnson returned the book Friday. There was no fine. Johnson’s great grandmother had checked it out from the city’s old Fillmore b...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
City College of San Francisco wins accreditation fight
SAN FRANCISCO — City College of San Francisco — one of California’s largest community colleges — has won its five-year fight to keep its accreditation. Chancellor Susan Lamb said in an email Friday that the accrediting commission had decided to extend the school’s seal of approval for a f...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
San Mateo County police reports
Drives me crazy A driver was speeding, tailgating and running stop signs near Foster City Boulevard and Marlin Avenue in Foster City before 1:58 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4. Millbrae Shoplifting. A 31-year-old San Bruno man was cited and released for shoplifting on the 500 block of El Camino Real be...

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