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A new six-story, 136-unit apartment building has been proposed to take the place of a vacant parking lot at 732 and 740 El Camino Real near downtown San Bruno.

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San Mateo County supervisors agreed to invest millions into affordable and transitional housing on Tuesday, continuing the county’s efforts to address the region’s housing crisis while simultaneously tackling the pandemic.

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A San Carlos Honda dealership and service center displaced by one of many life science developments coming to the city has found a new home on Industrial Road, seeking to upgrade an existing underused building while beautifying the surrounding area.

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Belmont has created a permanent Public Safety Committee currently consisting of Vice Mayor Julia Mates and Councilmember Davina Hurt to address policing and public safety policies and hear community input and engagement.

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Can you shed some light? A woman woke up to all the lights turned on in her apartment on South El Camino Real in San Mateo, and believes someone came into her apartment while she was asleep, turned on the lights, then relocked the door and left again, it was reported 1:04 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6.

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Some Foster City workers are prepared to strike over concerns the city is bargaining in bad faith and not negotiating in a timely manner, with plans for labor leaders Tuesday to submit a letter to the city manager petitioning to strike.

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A revolving door of San Bruno Park School District administrators continues to swing as its new superintendent, Jose Espinoza, prepares to depart from the district in January, further stoking uncertainty for the struggling institution.

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Electric bikes, once a fringe segment of cycling, are charging into local bike lanes in record numbers as commuters and recreational riders alike turn to the cheaper-than-driving and easier-than-regular-cycling transportation alternative.

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San Mateo County health officials issued a data correction on Thursday that shows fewer people in the county have been vaccinated than previously accounted for, setting back goals of vaccinating at least 80% of every community by the end of the year. 

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Plans for a new seven-story mixed-use building with 228,000 square feet of office, 71 moderate-rate residential units and 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail at Broadway and Main Street were submitted to Redwood City.

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The San Mateo City Council reached a consensus this week on what districts will look like as the city converts from at-large elections to five separate districts to elect councilmembers.

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A prescribed fire is planned Sunday at TomKat Ranch near Pescadero this Sunday in conjunction with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, which predicts favorable weather, according to Cal Fire.

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Monica Korde has been appointed to be poet laureate for the city of Belmont and will act as an ambassador and advocate for poetry, literature and the arts during the honorary three-year role.

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San Bruno is getting Wile E.: Someone was afraid to leave their home because of coyotes in the area on Piccadilly Plaza in San Bruno, it was reported 10:23 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3.

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Two San Mateo County elementary schools have been ranked among the top five institutions in the state, Redwood City School District’s North Star Academy and San Carlos School District’s White Oaks Elementary.

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Belmont is inching closer to establishing a requirement for new construction to rely solely on electricity in recognition of environmental and health concerns associated with gas appliances and heaters. 

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A Millbrae man was held at gunpoint during a home invasion robbery Thursday morning on the 500 block of Juanita Avenue, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

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An El Granada man was robbed of his wallet and cellphones at gunpoint in his driveway Thursday afternoon by two men who ran off but were not found, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

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All BART employees and contractors will be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or prove their full vaccination status by mid-December under a policy the agency’s board adopted Thursday.

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The city of San Mateo said it would not appeal a ruling by the California Court of Appeals in September over its denial of a 10-unit market-rate housing development in an announcement of a settlement that includes paying $450,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs to the petitioners.

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Redwood City residents may soon spot rentable scooters and e-bikes popping up in the city after councilmembers shared strong support for welcoming the alternative modes of transportation within city limits to boost connectivity and reduce the number of vehicle miles traveled.  

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The city of Millbrae has begrudgingly begun the process of adopting district elections, a move that will divide the city into sections for the purpose of electing members of the City Council.

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A man tied to numerous residential brothels and illegal marijuana grow houses in residential areas in this county and elsewhere was arrested, it was announced by law enforcement Wednesday.

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Though it’s unclear what the effects of the La Niña climate expected this winter will be for Northern California, drought-ending rain is likely not among them. 

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After agreeing to push off bonuses during the pandemic, San Carlos employees will receive $2,000 bonuses in November as a gesture of appreciation for work performed during the health crisis that helped keep city services functioning while many other industries shut down or rolled back operations. 

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A 28-year-old Union City man charged with felony grand theft for allegedly stealing a barbecue smoker and trailer from Bianchini’s Market in San Carlos in May 2019 and attempting to sell the smoker for $3,000 pleaded no contest Tuesday, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.

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The city of Foster City and Recology San Mateo County have teamed up to offer the Coats for Kids program for Recology customers to donate their new or gently used coats to be given to families in need.

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Plans to build a comprehensive senior center in Burlingame are moving forward, with an important milestone reached this month in the project envisioned as a hub for amenities and services for the Peninsula’s aging population.

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A law that would have extended the pandemic-era norm of allowing remote comment from members of the public during local government meetings was rejected last week by Gov. Gavin Newsom, drawing disappointment from its author and proponents who said the rule would have increased transparency a…

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A Pacifica woman was arrested Saturday afternoon for stealing a 9-month-old Yorkshire terrier puppy from a front yard on the 100 block of Shoreview Avenue, according to police.

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The Half Moon Bay City Council reaffirmed its commitment to pursuing stricter electrification reach code requirements Tuesday, including phasing out gas service by 2045 and retrofitting new and current buildings with electric options, citing environmental protection and planning for the future.