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3 hrs ago | Redwood City

Vice Mayor Named Chamber of Commerce's Person of the Year

Redwood City Vice Mayor Named Redwood City Chamber of Commerce's Person of the Year Rosanne Foust, Vice Mayor, and Husband Jim Hartnett Receive Chamber's Esteemed 2013 Persons of the Year Award Redwood City, Calif.

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Related Topix: Redwood City, CA

8 hrs ago | Marin Independent Journal

Unemployment rate in Marin holds steady during first three months of 2014

Marin's jobless rate hovered around 4.7 percent during the first three months of the year, showing a significant decrease from rates tracked during the same time last year.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Mateo, CA, San Francisco, CA

12 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Half Moon Bay: Suspected pipe bomb was box of paintbrushes

The San Mateo County bomb squad destroyed a suspected pipe bomb Thursday in Half Moon Bay and later discovered the supposed threat was just a set of paintbrushes, authorities said.

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16 hrs ago | San Mateo Daily Journal

DA says man killed dog after mental break: Family finds Jack Russell...

A young man accused of brutally killing his Jack Russell terrier while suffering a psychotic break was arraigned in court Thursday and charged with one count of felony animal cruelty.

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Related Topix: Animal Rights, San Mateo, CA, Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Criminal Defense Law, Law

16 hrs ago | San Mateo Daily Journal

SFO trespasser may receive mental help: Woman continues heading to airport despite court order not to

The bizarre case of a woman who repeatedly attempted to illegally board flights bound to Hawaii may be heading to the San Mateo County's mental health court.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA

19 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

War veteran 'down on his luck' sentenced to one year in jail for Redwood City bank robbery

An unemployed 55-year-old war veteran who robbed a Redwood City bank in January was sentenced Tuesday to one year in jail, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.

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Related Topix: Redwood City, CA, Life, Veteran Affairs, Boulder Creek, CA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

NBC Bay Area

Teachers Rally in Belmont for Higher Pay

Teachers on the Peninsula say they're being priced out of living in their communities, and they say that's not a good sign for the future of the Bay Area.

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Related Topix: Belmont, CA, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Redwood City

Hits Legal Set Back in Mission to Provide Affordable Housing

Redwood City Hits Legal Set Back in Mission to provide Affordable Housing Superior Court Rules that Funds Set Aside Under Legal Aid Society Agreement Should be Disbursed to Taxing Entities Redwood City, Calif.

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Related Topix: Redwood City, CA, Sacramento, CA

Almanac

Nine purported gang members could face death penalty

San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe announced March 24, 2014, the indictment of 16 people on alleged gang-related charges from murder and attempted murder to attempted robbery and bribery.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, Criminal Defense Law, Law, East Palo Alto, CA

Patch.com

Nearly 200 Tickets Issued in One Day in County Traffic Enforcement Operation

Law enforcement officers working the San Mateo County Saturation Traffic Enforcement Program this week cited nearly 200 drivers for alleged violations around town, police announced.

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Related Topix: Daly City, CA, South San Francisco, CA, San Francisco, CA

San Mateo Daily Journal

Office of Education granted $500,000

The San Mateo County Office of Education has been granted $500,000 to empower and cultivate parents from low-income backgrounds from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's $13.7 million family engagement grant competition.

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Redwood City

Fire Department's New rescue Squad Program

Redwood City Fire Department Starts New Rescue Squad Program Fire officials implement a pilot program deploying a new rescue squad for medical calls to alleviate strain on specialized fire equipment Redwood City, Calif.

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Related Topix: Redwood City, CA, Fire, San Carlos, CA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

KTVU Oakland

One person reportedly killed in Peninsula boating accident

The body of a person who reportedly died in an apparent boating accident was recovered in San Francisco Bay waters near Redwood City Wednesday evening.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Redwood City, CA, Marina, CA

San Mateo County Newsroom

Be a part of the Election Night Team: Apply to work as an Election Materials Courier

The Registration & Elections Division of the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder's Office is looking for individuals to help with returning election materials from polling places throughout San Mateo County on the night of the Statewide Direct Primary Election, June 3, 2014, from 8 pm to 10:30 pm.

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Santa Cruz Sentinel

Capsized boat found off Pescadero may have been abandoned by drug smugglers or human traffickers

Drug smugglers or human traffickers may have abandoned a capsized boat found off the coast of Pescadero in San Mateo County on Monday, U.S. Coast Guard officials said today.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Pescadero, CA

Contra Costa Times

Bay Area native was bus driver killed in horrific Northern California crash

A San Mateo native who for years worked for her hometown transit service in San Mateo County was the bus driver killed Thursday in the horrific crash in Orland that claimed 10 lives.

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Related Topix: California, San Mateo, CA, San Francisco, CA

KTVU Oakland

Yellow fever mosquito found in Menlo Park

San Mateo County health officials announced that the latest detection of yellow fever mosquito was found in Menlo Park last week.

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Related Topix: Menlo Park, CA, August, CA

Almanac

No charges against driver in accident that killed bicyclist Joy Covey

San Mateo County prosecutors have decided not to bring charges against the driver of a delivery van involved in a fatal accident in September 2013 that took the life of Woodside cyclist and former Amazon CFO Joy Covey.

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Related Topix: Woodside, CA

Almanac

Police Calls

This information is from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and the Menlo Park Police Department.

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Related Topix: Menlo Park, CA, Redwood City, CA, East Palo Alto, CA

Cyclelicious

#ReplaceBikeWithCar Portola Valley California

It's also a great place to ride. Residents of Portola Valley and nearby Woodside perpetually complain about the weekend traffic jams as hundreds of road cyclists pass through their towns.

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Related Topix: Portola Valley, CA, Woodside, CA

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