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Storm drain rates in San Bruno could rise significantly, as officials started laying the groundwork for hiking fees which they claim are needed to generate sufficient revenue for fixing an old and broken system.

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No risk, no reward miles: Someone hacked into an American Airlines’ account and transferred about $9127.30 worth of reward miles into their account, it was reported on the 2000 block of Ticonderoga Drive in unincorporated San Mateo County Wednesday, Jan. 6.

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SamTrans is continuing feasibility and local outreach studies for the Dumbarton rail project, a potential commuter link between the East Bay and the Peninsula, despite no current funding plan to complete it.

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Following the dissolution of a previous agreement to sell the former El Crystal Elementary School, San Bruno city officials expressed interest in potentially acquiring or leasing the school site owned by the local school district.

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Moving into a third year on the San Carlos City Council, the city’s new mayor, Laura Parmer-Lohan, aims to continue work established over the past year to help the city recover from COVID-19 and to grow beyond its pre-pandemic state. 

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By collecting an arsenal of stories about everyday life during the pandemic, the San Mateo County Historical Association hopes to provide future researchers with well-rounded information on life beyond the statistics but to do so they need the community to be drawn to share. 

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As San Mateo continues to deal with COVID-19 restrictions, local restaurants in the city, like Dahlia Mexican Grill, face severe financial loss and permanent closures if fortunes don’t improve.

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To ease the financial burden facing San Mateo County Community College District students, officials are examining opportunities to waive tuition and cut other affiliated enrollment costs or enhance financial aid programs.

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San Mateo is restarting its 2040 General Plan process, a key blueprint in planning and determining the future of housing in the city for the coming decades.

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Ramping up for potential civil unrest on the day of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, a series of announcements were released from law enforcement agencies across San Mateo County assuring residents that departments will be prepared to respond to any “spontaneous demonstrations.” 

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San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Friday announced a plan to set up three large-scale COVID-19 vaccination centers in the city — in an effort to get as many residents and workers vaccinated, once supplies become readily available.

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Pacifica’s Municipal Pier is closed for at least a month after large tides and pounding waves damaged a 40-foot section of its deck and concrete railing.

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San Mateo County’s public court records for The People of the State of California vs. Scott Peterson, dating from 2020 to the conclusion of the case, will be provided by remote access, according to the Superior Court.

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A key piece of the proposal to rebuild Burlingame’s historic former post office into a sweeping office building above a community town square moved ahead to officials who will consider adopting the project’s development agreement.

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A universal basic income program is being proposed by South San Francisco officials seeking creative ways to alleviate the suffering of residents grappling with a mounting financial burden during the pandemic.

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To fend off flooding potentially caused by sea level rise, South San Francisco officials examined potential environmental engineering options which could protect threatened areas — with a special focus on Colma Creek.

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With an early payment worth nearly $3 million, Millbrae officials kick-started development of an affordable housing development with a preference for military veterans which will be built near the city’s train station.

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A man was arrested in Millbrae Sunday afternoon for carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon after he took a car and sped at the victim, who jumped out of the way on the 400 block of Broadway, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

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South San Francisco police are on the lookout for a man who sexually assaulted a woman while she was walking west on Randolph Avenue toward Edison Avenue early in the morning Tuesday, Jan. 12.

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A recent COVID-19 outbreak resulting in the infection of 118 residents, 49 staff and one employee’s death at Burlingame Skilled Nursing has left many workers concerned for their safety and demanding better working conditions.  

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As hospital capacity continues to be strained regionally and cases soar, San Mateo County Health officials warn surge bed capacity is less of a safety net than it appears without adequate staffing as the county continues to experience a post-holiday COVID-19 surge. 

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Caltrain has dropped its Go Pass pricing for 2021 and 2022 and will add electronic bike lockers at its stations, citing COVID-19 and chances to improve sustainability.

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Uber weird: A ride-hailing driver reported an intoxicated passenger and it was revealed that they also had a felony warrant and a misdemeanor warrant on the 800 block of Walnut Street in San Carlos, it was reported at 11:56 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31.

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A program to deploy mental health clinicians on emergency calls related to mental distress received approval from the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, advancing a monthslong effort to reimagine local policing. 

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Foster City has made leadership changes in its Public Works and Parks and Recreation Departments, with both department directors let go and a new interim head running both.

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An art installation honoring Redwood City’s commitment to racial equity and inclusion was moved forward Monday after the City Council unanimously backed a project work plan detailing how the city should approach establishing the piece. 

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The suspension of jury trials in San Mateo County has been extended through Feb. 4 in response to health and safety concerns due to the rising count of COVID-19 cases, the San Mateo County Superior Court announced Tuesday.

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The city of San Mateo will receive $23.8 million in funding to complete its 25th Avenue Grade Separation Project after the San Mateo County Transportation Authority voted to grant the funding to the city last week.