San Mateo Daily Journal - Week In Review
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Local news from the past week

Government center takes shape in Redwood City

Those who are familiar with them know capital improvements and infrastructure projects can take years to plan, vet and build. Read more

San Francisco International Airport work advances, flight delays continue

Runway reconstruction at San Francisco International Airport is advancing ahead of schedule, potentially limiting the delays which slowed f… Read more

Burlingame moves toward banning flavored tobacco

Following the mounting trend of government agencies seeking to stem the rise of flavored tobacco use, particularly among children, Burlinga… Read more

School settles into being phone-free

Despite divergent opinions among San Mateo High School students and teachers over a new program requiring cellphones to be locked away thro… Read more

Burlingame scopes downtown strategies

To revitalize a central shopping district struggling with a changing retail industry, Burlingame officials blessed creative strategies desi… Read more

Regional housing tax effort part of larger package

Housing advocates lauded the success of a proposal to boost the fundraising capacity of regional organizations with a bill designed as a co… Read more

Business with sole: Longtime downtown San Mateo cobbler changes hands

Whether he’s repairing leather sandals and boots or horse saddles and harnesses, there’s one moment Jay Calara is thinking about when he’s … Read more

Seven townhomes approved in Redwood City

The Redwood City Planning Commission unanimously approved seven townhomes in the Redwood Oaks neighborhood Tuesday, applauding the develope… Read more

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Local sports news from the past week

Athlete of the Week: SHP’s Elena Radeff

Elena Radeff has always had ups. Read more

Hillsdale stuns Mills

Having already pressed its luck, the Hillsdale football team had one last hand to play. Read more

Game of the Week: Hillsdale vs. SHP

During the first few years of head coach Mike Parodi’s tenure at Hillsdale, his Knights grew quite familiar with Sacred Heart Prep, as the … Read more

Another roaring NDB comeback

Pick a comeback, any comeback — and when it’s all said and done, Notre Dame-Belmont may just have a full deck of comebacks to choose from. Read more

Depth carries Sequoia girls’ tennis

Top-notch singles seem to define high school tennis, but if you really want to know how strong a team is, look to its doubles teams. Read more

Serra has nowhere to go but up

Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will the Serra boys’ water polo team. Read more

Opinions from the past week

What’s next for Hill?

Since 1991, Jerry Hill’s life has been dominated by a succession of increasingly prominent elective offices. He was elected to the San Mate… Read more

Transit corridor

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Democrats not socialists

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Walking the south side of Redwood City

Unless I’m out of town, each week finds me out walking, exploring Redwood City’s many nooks and crannies. Read more

Vaping ban

When President Trump outshines the California Legislature on a public health issue, you know something’s fishy. Yet last week the president… Read more

Arts & Entertainment news from the past week

Emmy Predictions: Amid newcomers, will 'Thrones' slay again?

In the Way Too Much TV Era, it truly is an honor just to be nominated. Read more

Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75

NEW YORK (AP) — Cokie Roberts, the daughter of politicians and a pioneering journalist who chronicled Washington from Jimmy Carter to Donal… Read more

The Latest: No rulings, no Britney Spears at court hearing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a hearing on the court conservatorship of Britney Spears (all times local): Read more

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Lifestyle from the past week

City gardens, public produce stands ease 'food desert' woes

ATLANTA (AP) — On his way home, Darnell Eleby paused before boarding the commuter train in Atlanta's Five Points station and maneuvered his… Read more

This Day in History

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Amazon Prime Video to stream Rihanna's lingerie show

NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna believes women of all shapes, colors and sizes should be celebrated, and that spirit of inclusion has made her ling… Read more


John Crawford Spreitz

July 16, 1940 - Sept. 16, 2019 Read more

Robert Joel Bianchi

Robert Joel Bianchi, 81, died peacefully Tuesday, September 17, 2019. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years Joann, three devoted ch… Read more

Maria (cuca) Olivas

Loving wife, Mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great, great grandmother and great, great, great grandmother went home to be with the … Read more

Upcoming Events

Job Fair

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 • 10am to 2 pmFree admission, Free Parking Read more

Rally on the Rooftop

We would be honored for you and your guests to join us for refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, and an eve… Read more

Family Fun Fest

A fun and relaxing afternoon for the whole family! The kids will love the bouncy houses, and crafts… Read more

Your Vote Your Voice

National Voter Registration Day - Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Read more

Your Vote Your Voice

National Voter Registration Day – Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Read more

Your Vote Your Voice

National Voter Registration Day Tuesday September 24, 2019 Read more

Your Vote Your Voice

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From the Journal archives - One year ago

So much style

For close to 40 years, Foster City resident Jackie Payne has cut, permed and set hair at San Mateo’s Classic Touch Salon at 509 S. B St. Read more

Health budget faces deficit

How an impending budget deficit may affect the county’s ability to provide health care services for uninsured and low-income residents, con… Read more

Downtown park proposals close to design phase

The Redwood City Council wants to build a new park downtown and has narrowed the list down to three potential sites on city-owned land. On … Read more

Historic homes seeking preservation contracts

Two historic Redwood City homes are on their way to securing a preservation agreement with the city that offers a property tax break to the… Read more

County unemployment rate remains steady at 2.3 percent

California’s unemployment rate remained steady at 4.2 percent for the fifth month in a row in August while San Mateo County held onto a 2.3… Read more

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From the Journal archives - Five years ago

Police searching for man possibly involved in 2 robberies

Officers are searching for a suspect allegedly involved in two Brisbane robberies on Thursday, police said. Read more

Student sees bill idea become law: San Mateo’s Brandon Wong helps with epi-pen legislation 

Ten-year-old Brandon Wong learned how to propose legislation when a state senator visited his San Mateo school last fall, and that ultimate… Read more

Fatal collision between pedestrian and vehicle in South San Francisco

The California Highway Patrol has reported a fatal collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian in South San Francisco Saturday morning. Read more

Those were the days ...

I wasn’t born in California. I was born in the conservative Midwestern semi-rural town of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Read more

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