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23 min ago | The Campbell Reporter

Woodside High student serves up pot-laced treats on campus

A 15-year-old Woodside High School student sold marijuana-laced Rice Krispies treats to eight or nine of her classmates on campus, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Education Etc.

4 hrs ago | The Daily Republic

Unemployment inches downward

Solano County's unemployment rate in March continued its 2014 trend of falling each month, if only by a little.

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Related Topix: Solano County, CA, California, Marin County, CA, San Francisco County, CA, Contra Costa County, CA

8 hrs ago | San Mateo Daily Journal

San Mateo County police reports

An unknown person entered a vehicle and left an iPod on Balboa Way in Burlingame before 7:17 p.m. Tuesday, April 8. Suspicious activity.

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Related Topix: Burlingame, CA

11 hrs ago | San Mateo Daily Journal

Vehicle fire leads to fuel spill

Approximately 12 gallons of fuel ran into the storm drain after a vehicle fire in the intersection of Casa Bona and Newlands avenues in Belmont Friday morning, according to police.

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Related Topix: Fire, Belmont, CA, San Mateo, CA

16 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

Suit says SamTrans retaliated against ex-employee for questioning accounting practices

A former SamTrans accountant is suing the public transportation agency in federal court for allegedly retaliating against her after she began raising concerns about what she considered improper accounting practices.

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Related Topix: Pacifica, CA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Music promoter sues Redwood City and detective for slander after future shows were cancelled

A Redwood City promoter has sued the city and a police detective, claiming his future music shows were cancelled after the detective told the bar owner he once pulled a gun on a girlfriend.

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Related Topix: Redwood City, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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

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

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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Related Topix: Half Moon Bay, CA

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

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

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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