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  1. Cities working to fix flood-prone creek: Novartis Pharmaceuticals spearheaded watershed studyRead the original story

    Dec 1, 2014 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    Flood-prone Belmont Creek is moving toward a $14.2 million fix driven largely by a study undertaken by private pharmaceutical firm Novartis which has spent millions of dollars repairing and preventing damage from water overflows. The culprit is often a 10-year storm coupled with too much water in the channel that can't make two 90-degree bends, floods and heads downhill toward Industrial Road in San Carlos.

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  2. Cities partnering to offer residential solar discounts: Peninsula...Read the original story

    Dec 1, 2014 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    Depending on where one lives and works, homeowners may get a boost to go solar as several cities are partnering to make it more affordable and easier through a residential program that provides education, free estimates and the ability to potentially leverage savings through economies of scale. Foster City opted to take the lead in the countywide program Peninsula Sunshares, of which San Carlos, Redwood City, Burlingame, Brisbane and, as of Tuesday, Belmont, have agreed to be a part.

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  3. Good news: Birth announcementsRead the original story

    Dec 1, 2014 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    Yingji Zhang and Beijuan Wu, of Hayward, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City Nov. 18, 2014. Donald McChesney and Makesha Patterson, of Belmont, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City Nov. 20, 2014.

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  4. Peninsula students react to UC tuition hike: Five percent annual...Read the original story

    Nov 29, 2014 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    For those like Redwood City twin brothers Jay and Raj Aurora who attend the University of California at Berkeley, the newest tuition hike means a larger burden on their family's checkbooks. Last week, the University of California voted to approve a tuition increase of as much as 5 percent in each of the next five years unless the state devotes more money to the 10-campus system.

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  5. Prison for devil and skeleton masked robberRead the original story

    Nov 27, 2014 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    A man who sported a devil and skeleton mask during armed robberies in San Mateo and Redwood City last year was sentenced to three years in prison. Parker Zamora Ames, 21, of San Mateo, received the maximum allowed under the terms of a plea agreement reached in August on one count of robbery with enhancements for using a weapon.

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  6. A life from which to learn: Former Redwood City teacher honored for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2014 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    "I always say, San Francisco got the earthquake, and Plainfield got me," Irma Hofslund said, speaking of 1906, the year she was born in Plainfield, Wisconsin. Irma, who turned 108 Nov. 10, now lives in Redwood City, where she was officially honored by the City Council last week.

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  7. Sims Group to pay $2.4 million for hazardous waste in Redwood CityRead the original story

    Nov 25, 2014 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    Sims Group USA will pay nearly $2.4 million and upgrade its Redwood City scrap metal recycling facility to settle claims by state environmental watchdogs that it released toxic hazardous waste into the air at the site which traveled to nearby property. The center at 699 Seaport Blvd. released heavy metal-contaminated light fibrous material that resembles dryer lint and contains cadmium, copper, lead and zinc at levels beyond allowed thresholds, according to the Department of Toxic Substances Control which announced the settlement Monday.

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  8. Mandarin programs growing: Redwood City Elementary School District...Read the original story

    Nov 24, 2014 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    Community demand, along with the fact that more than a billion people in the world speak Chinese, has been the impetus for more language programs in its predominant dialect Mandarin in Peninsula schools. The Redwood City Elementary School District Board of Trustees approved Oct. 22 the beginning of a Mandarin immersion program at John Gill Elementary School next school year.

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  9. Bed burner back in jail awaiting sentencingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2014 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    A 21-year-old Redwood City woman who has been housed in a state psychiatric facility pending sentencing for torching her ex-boyfriend's bed with him in it will finish the wait in the county jail because the center no longer wants to house her. The California Psychiatric Transitional Facility kept Jacqueline Alexandra Rivera as a courtesy but on Friday a judge ordered her back into custody on no bail until a Dec. 19 sentencing hearing, Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti said.

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  10. Killer given release date but previous parole grant blockedRead the original story

    Nov 21, 2014 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    A convicted murderer serving time for fatally beating and choking a fellow transient before laying his body on the Redwood City train tracks 28 years ago has a shot at parole after a two-person board at his eighth hearing found him suitable for release. A previous panel also found Aaron Gillum, 54, a candidate for parole in 2007 after he had served 20 years but Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger reversed the decision.

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  11. Apartment complex opens at former Mel's BowlRead the original story

    Nov 20, 2014 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    A new 141-unit luxury apartment complex in Redwood City held a completion ceremony Wednesday at the El Camino Real site of the former Mel's Bowl sporting a name hearkening to its past. "The Lane on the Boulevard" is a reference to the historic bowling alley and its iconic sign which was restored by developer SummerHill Apartment Communities and moved 2 miles away to the Redwood City Car Wash.

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  12. A holiday way to pay off library finesRead the original story

    Nov 18, 2014 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    San Mateo County Library users who have an overdue book or DVD have a chance to donate food to clear their fines in a holiday program that starts Tuesday, library officials said. The "Food for Fines" program runs through Dec. 31 at the library system's 12 branches throughout the county.

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  13. New San Carlos medical center opening: Palo Alto Medical Center campus caps years of planningRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2014 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    The Palo Alto Medical Foundation's new San Carlos Center, including an urgent care clinic and outpatient surgery, opens Monday at 301 Industrial Road. The long-awaited Palo Alto Medical Center campus in San Carlos opens to patients Monday, capping years of planning, wrestling with community concerns over traffic and a temporary pause caused by the economic downturn.

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  14. Jail workers snagged for contraband: Former sheriff candidate, others ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2014 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    The San Mateo County sheriff's deputy who challenged his boss for the elected position in June and two correctional officers were arrested Thursday on suspicion of sneaking contraband, including two cellphones and Oxycontin, to an incarcerated gangmember. Deputy Juan Lopez, 50, and correctional officers George Ismael, 40, and Michael Del Carlo, 43, are charged with conspiracy to bring an unauthorized communication device into the jail, conspiracy to obstruct justice and a gang enhancement.

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  15. Know it allRead the original story

    Nov 15, 2014 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    Audrey Hepburn had extensive singing lessons for her role as Eliza Doolittle in the 1964 movie "My Fair Lady." Most of her singing, however, was dubbed by professional singer Marni Nixon .

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  16. San Mateo County deputy, others arrested for sneaking phone, drugs to inmateRead the original story

    Nov 14, 2014 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    The San Mateo County sheriff's deputy who challenged his boss for the elected position in June and two correctional offices were arrested Thursday on suspicion of sneaking contraband, including a cellphone and drugs, to at least one jail inmate. Deputy Juan Lopez, 50, and correctional officers George Ismael and Michael Del Carlo smuggled the goods in to the Maguire Correction Facility in Redwood City and allowed a incarcerated validated criminal street gang member to use them, according to District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

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  17. Police catch alleged human trafficker in Redwood City undercover operationRead the original story

    Nov 14, 2014 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    A multi-agency undercover operation led by the Redwood City Police Department netted six arrests for soliciting prostitution and put a human trafficking suspect behind bars Wednesday, Lt. Sean Hart said.

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  18. Man found dead on jogging trail identifiedRead the original story

    Nov 13, 2014 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    A man found dead along a jogging trail in Redwood City on Monday afternoon was identified as a 49-year-old Redwood City resident, according to the San Mateo County coroner's office. Robert Acker was found unresponsive on a jogging trail in the area of Beacon Shores Drive and Marine Parkway at about 3:20 p.m. Monday.

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  19. LAFCo taking steps toward dissolution talkRead the original story

    Nov 13, 2014 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    The county commission governing special districts is ready to contract out a municipal service review which is expected to provide key information for a future discussion on whether to leave the Harbor District intact or dissolve it and farm out its duties. Next week, the Local Agency Formation Commission will vote on a request by Executive Officer Martha Poyatos for authority to request proposals for the work.

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  20. San Carlos to impose water rules during droughtRead the original story

    Nov 12, 2014 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    San Carlos' plan to impose water conservation measures during dry times like the current drought and fine violators is "unfair" because the city hasn't first educated residents about how to improve their use, according to one councilman. But Councilman Matt Grocott found himself in the minority Monday night when the council voted 3-1, with Councilman Bob Grassilli recusing himself, to give itself authority to declare a water shortage emergency and impose conservation measures once the state or local supplier California Water Company first declares its own.

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