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Hearings to focus county budget plan: Board of Supervisors take on $2.65B spending plan, to discuss federal and state uncertainty
San Mateo County officials will begin to hash out the details of a proposed $2.65 billion budget this week as they look to balance local needs with federal and state uncertainties. From medical services to local park improvements and pension liabilities to jails, the two-year budget cycle is one of...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Local graduation rates higher than reported: Inaccurate reporting to state officials falsely depressed county rates by almost 20 percent
Just as school commencement ceremony season has ended, local education officials are claiming far more students graduated last year than data available from the state would indicate. The San Mateo County Office of Education claims 88.9 percent of students graduated in the 2015-16 school year, far ...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
A community hub: Sibling team promotes healthy lifestyles at downtown Redwood City cafe
When Jihan and Munir Bayyari started looking for a downtown Redwood City space some two years ago, they initially had a grab-n-go coffee counter in mind. The siblings were looking for the next step in their careers after Jihan Bayyari’s stint in Sweden where she ran a cupcake shop and Munir...
By Anna Schuessler Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Roads, sidewalks and parks top priorities for Belmont’s budget
With a focus on road improvements, the Belmont City Council adopted a balanced budget last week for the 2017-18 fiscal year projecting $82.9 million in revenue and $81.1 million in expenditures while outlining other infrastructure projects that could be funded by the $3.4 million dedicated to the ci...
By Anna Schuessler Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Former editor reflects on life in journalism: Local news pro turned author Michelle Carter focuses on her life’s journey in new memoir
By Anna Schuessler Daily Journal staff After decades of writing as a professional journalist, Belmont resident and former managing editor of the San Mateo Times Michelle Carter has chosen to turn her focus toward a source with whom she was less familiar as she puts the finishing touches on her s...
Restoration of Pigeon Point Lighthouse in doldrums
Efforts to restore the Pigeon Point Lighthouse, a literal coastal landmark that’s been closed to visitors since 2001 when a section of its exterior fell off, have run into rough seas. A fundraising drive by the California State Parks Foundation has “become somewhat stagnant” and the lighthous...
By Jim Clifford FULL STORY
San Mateo County police reports
BELMONT Suspicious circumstances. A man’s wallet was missing from his residence on Old County Road, it was reported at 7:55 a.m. Tuesday, June 13. Traffic hazard. A stalled gray Honda was blocking traffic near Ralston Avenue and Cipriani Boulevard, it was reported at 6:10 p.m. Monday, June 12. ...
Man arrested for robbery
Police in San Bruno on Thursday arrested a man in connection with a robbery. Fred Frank Gascue, 46, was arrested on suspicion of robbery after officers with the San Bruno Police Department responded Thursday at 8:29 p.m. to the Shops at Tanforan on a report a man brandished a knife, threatened an e...
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