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Home prices in San Mateo County continue their surge, up 9% compared to last year yet are still under the national home price growth of 16.6%, yet here the growth dropped .1% from 9.1% in May while the national jump is 2.14% during the same period, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shi…

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A 350-unit residential development proposed to be built on Redwood City mudflats, known as the Ferrari Pond, has been met with pushback from environmental groups who claim it would be detrimental to wetland habitats and existing structures vulnerable to sea level rise. 

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The Belmont City Council supports permanent outdoor dining options on appropriate public sidewalks, private parking lots and streets moving forward, provided regulations are reasonable and city staff addresses concerns about liability.

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Faced with a tight deadline, the South San Francisco City Council fulfilled its role in outlining what it believes to be the duties and responsibilities of student liaison officers on the city’s school campuses, leaving final approval of the agreement up to the South San Francisco Unified Sc…

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The Millbrae City Council declared certain city-owned properties as surplus on the west side of the train station to move forward with development including the realignment and reconstruction of California Drive, during a meeting July 27.

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The San Mateo County south coast remains at risk of increased sea level rise that will cause flooding and erosion, with housing, agriculture and Highway 1 all potentially affected, according to a San Mateo County Office of Sustainability study.

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A fisherman on a boat out at sea from the Half Moon Bay area was stabbed in the head by a crewmate but will survive after being rushed to shore for medical aid, with the accused facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon, the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office said.

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Caltrain and SamTrans will receive around $56 million total in federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act for COVID-19 financial assistance following MTC allocation approval, although the train agency is hoping for more.

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After deliberating on whether to support or oppose two controversial housing bills, the South San Francisco City Council decided to oppose Senate Bill 9 unless it is amended and no vote was taken for Senate Bill 10.

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Assistant City Manager Dante Hall is leaving Foster City to become the city manager of Hercules in the East Bay, the city announced Wednesday in a press release.

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Foster City and Inagi City in Japan became sister cities following a signing ceremony between the two mayors Monday, solidifying them as partners promoting cultural, educational and economic exchange moving forward.

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Continuing its investment in fighting homelessness, Redwood City will be launching a Rapid Rehousing Program aimed at relocating those in the city’s temporary Safe RV Parking Program into permanent housing. 

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Finding a funding source for full-time paramedics and a medical unit in the South San Francisco Fire Department to focus on medical and mental health calls is being considered with the City Council weighing a parcel tax or possibly other measures.

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A recreational boat beached since late May on the shore of Foster City near East Third Avenue is set for removal this week by the city, with plans to seek financial compensation for the associated costs from the owner.

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Creepers from the blue lagoon: Someone on Aruba Lane in Foster City came home to find people in their house who then fled via kayak on the water, the trespassers were later contacted but no prosecution was desired, it was reported 5:02 p.m. Friday, July 16.

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A revised environmental document on the San Francisco to San Jose project section of the California High-Speed Rail Project was released July 23 including changes for the Millbrae station and reconfiguring areas of infrastructure yet officials in that city say more is needed.

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San Mateo County businesses are on high alert after dozens were served with lawsuits alleging the establishments are in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, federal legislation intended to protect access to public spaces for those with disabilities. 

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Caltrain and SamTrans are in line to receive a significant boost of transit relief funding from the American Rescue Plan Act to address pandemic revenue losses and future funding needs following an MTC subcommittee recommendation.

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To help improve Foster City meeting productivity and efficiency, the City Council has adjusted its meeting protocol, with plans to end meetings at 11 p.m. at the latest and stricter guidelines on removing consent calendar items.

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A love of baking from a young age led to a farmers’ market booth, a pandemic popup and now a full-fledged brick-and-mortar shop on Burlingame Avenue for Busy Lizzy’s Baked Goods.

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The San Mateo City Council reaffirmed its commitment to having a Diversity and Equity Task Force to address city board and committee diversity and improve community engagement, with staff expected to convene the task force in January following the city’s district election transition process.

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South San Francisco is planning construction of a larger, modern fire station at 71 Camaritas Ave. to improve fire and emergency response to the city’s mid-city area, including the El Camino Real corridor.

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Ken Ibarra, a former San Bruno councilman, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Lions Clubs International, a global service organization with about 1.4 million members in more than 200 countries, where he will help make the decisions and the policies for the organization across the world.

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An Uber driver in South San Francisco accused of hitting a rider in the head with a metal pipe after an argument was sentenced Friday to a year probation and four months in county jail, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.

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A man accused of robbing and threatening to kill a 16-year-old boy Thursday morning in Redwood City on El Camino Real near Broadway pleaded not guilty in court Friday, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.

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Belmont senior citizens attending the Music and Movement class at the Belmont Senior Center met in person for the first time in 16 months Thursday, providing a welcome return to exercising together.

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With students and staff poised to return to one of three San Mateo County community college campuses in weeks, officials are hammering down details around safety measures and masking policies for those who enter school facilities. 

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A seven-story hotel development at the southwest corner of Metro Center and Shell boulevards in the Town Center neighborhood received Foster City Council approval Monday after a developer commitment to clean energy use and other city requirements.