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Murder suspect in San Mateo shooting dies: Case against Gregory Elarms dropped after judge tossed confession, appeal ruling was pending
The prime murder suspect whose case was dismissed after a judge threw out his confession to shooting an East Palo Alto activist at a San Mateo shopping center in 2010 is himself dead. Gregory Leon Elarms Sr., of Pittsburgh, died Monday, April 14 at Stanford Medical Center, according to prosecutors....
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Burlingame drafts preservation ordinance: Program would begin with buildings downtown
Plans to bring a historic resource program to Burlingame are in the works and city approval for a downtown program is a month or two out. Modeled after the city of Dana Point, Calif., Burlingame officials have been working on the potential ordinance for a program that lets people apply to signify ...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Park renovations a go: San Carlos City Council opts not to downsize Crestview plan
San Carlos is going ahead with renovations of Crestview Park rather than downsize the plan to come under budget because the council worries that waiting will delay construction and potentially force a steeper price tag. “Construction costs being what they are these days, if you just wait, the cos...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Doctor gets time served for torching own office
A doctor deemed insane at the time he vandalized and torched his San Carlos electronic cigarette business following a mental breakdown was sentenced Wednesday to time served and three years supervised probation. Dr. Noah Mark Minskoff, 35, of Palo Alto, faced up to six months in jail after pleading...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Office of Education granted $500,000
The San Mateo County Office of Education has been granted $500,000 to empower and cultivate parents from low-income backgrounds from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s $13.7 million family engagement grant competition. The grant for San Mateo County is titled the Early Childhood Language Develop...
Mother, 3-year-old son killed in Sunnydale fire
Two people killed in a one-alarm fire at a home in San Francisco’s Sunnydale neighborhood Wednesday morning have been identified as a mother and her 3-old-son, according to the medical examiner’s office. Ester Ioane, 32, and her son William Santana were killed in the fire, which was reported at...
Judge reduces nurse’s DUI conviction, imposes jail
A pediatric nurse who drove over an embankment and into a car of people while intoxicated had her felony drunk driving conviction reduced to a misdemeanor over the objections of the prosecution who called it inappropriate because of the multiple victims injured. Gloria Kiyoko Pedruco, 56, faces up ...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Man nabbed by Facebook post to trial in early June
A San Mateo man charged with soliciting sex from teenagers after two 12-year-olds recognized his photo on a police-posted Facebook entry will stand trial in June for attempted child molestation. Roberto Miculax, 41, is also charged with communicating with a minor in an attempt to commit a lewd act,...
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Seabird from Atlantic spotted on Alcatraz Island
ALCATRAZ ISLAND — Biologists have flocked to Alcatraz Island to get a glimpse of a seabird that is believed to have never previously visited the waters of the Pacific. The sleek white bird — known as a northern gannet — is native to the Atlantic Ocean. National Park Service biologist Tori ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
School, local company partner: Peninsula High School student makes crates for Culinary Twist
A Peninsula High School student collided with a Peninsula gourmet food company when its founder Lynn Milos began looking for someone to help build gift boxes for her sauces. Culinary Twist, a 4-year-old company, recently teamed up with a student at the alternative high school located on the campus ...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Teen girl reportedly robbed, kidnapped
OAKLAND — A teenage girl was robbed, kidnapped and later dropped off in a neighboring city after a possible sexual assault in the San Francisco Bay Area, authorities said. Authorities received a call just after 5 a.m. Wednesday of a female yelling for help, said Berkeley Police Department spokes...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Youth baseball coach sentenced for molestation
MARTINEZ — A judge has sentenced a longtime San Francisco Bay Area youth baseball coach convicted of molesting children to nearly 11 years in prison. Fifty-three-year-old Joel Kaufman was sentenced Monday after he pleaded guilty to four counts of felony child molestation. Kaufman had coached at...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
San Mateo County police reports
This lunch looks scary Three people were reported for eating their lunch and taking pictures of airplanes for two hours on East Third Avenue in Foster City before 1:50 p.m. Friday, April 11 Belmont Stolen vehicle. A vehicle was reported stolen on Village Drive before 7:52 p.m. Saturday, April 1...

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Three protesters killed in attack on Ukrainian base
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