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San Mateo

Packing the Parks

Parksconservancy Jul 30: The trip was composed of 2 teams, one starting in Marin County and going south, and the other starting in San Mateo County and heading north. (more…)

VIDEO: 8th person tests positive for Zika virus in San Francisco

Kron4 Jul 29: KRON’s Maureen Kelly went to the San Mateo County Vector Control, where they are on the lookout for mosquitoes that can carry Zika. (more…)

Santa Clara County jail allows Bay Area's first inmate advisory council

Crime and politics – Mercurynews Jul 29: No other Bay Area jail has such a council, according to spokesmen for sheriffs in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco and San Mateo counties. (more…)

Pacifica police: Sex crimes suspect used date-rape drugs

Crime – Mercurynews Jul 29: Police commented Courtney was booked into San Mateo County Jail on multiple charges of sodomy of an not conscious victim, sodomy of a drugged victim, sodomy with force, sodomy in concert with another by force, oral copulation with force,… (more…)

Roadshow: Should Caltrain get a new name when it's electrified?

Traffic – Mercurynews Jul 29: San Mateo County Transit District… (more…)

Pacifica man arrested for numerous sex crimes

Crime – Kron4 Jul 28: Courtney was booked into San Mateo County Jail on multiple charges of sodomy of an not conscious victim, sodomy of a drugged victim, sodomy with force, sodomy in concert with another by force, oral copulation with force, robbery,… (more…)

Western Atherton and part of Redwood City to be fogged early Saturday

Mercurynews Jul 28: The San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District announced it will conduct truck-mounted mosquito fogging from midnight to five in the morning (more…)





Breaking News


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Caltrans To Permanently Fix Hole Discovered On San Mateo Bridge

Sanfrancisco Cbslocal Jul 12: SAN MATEO – Starting Tue night, Caltrans crews will close 2 westbound lanes of the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge for 5 consecutive nights as they work to fix a hole that was discovered on the bridge. (more…)

Highway 101 Construction Continues at San Francisquito Creek Bridge

Cityofpaloalto Jul 11: The CA Department of Transportation will continue construction on the San Francisquito Creek Bridge Replacement Project at the border of San Mateo County and Santa Clara County on USA Route 101 in Palo Alto. (more…)

Menlo Park: Dry cleaner pleads no contest to fraud charges

Crime – Almanacnews Jul 11: …Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park, pleaded no contest on Fri Jul eight to 8 felonies: one count of fraudulent use of an access card for grand theft, and 7 counts of identity theft, according to San Mateo County prosecutors. (more…)

Former teacher Jennifer DiBrienza to run for Palo Alto school board

Eductaion – Lengthy story in Paloaltoonline Jul 11: She worked closely, for example, with San Mateo company Duck Duck Moose to help create curriculum-based mobile apps that teach kids math, reading, writing and other skills. (more…)


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Police calls: Woodside woman encounters lion at bottom of stairs

Crime and news – Almanacnews has a long article Jul 5: This info is based on reports from the Menlo Park and Atherton police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. (more…)

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Today: Atherton examines privacy issues with drones

Politics – Almanacnews Jul 6: The council will also discuss a proposal by the San Mateo County Library System to keep some of the library tax dollars that now go to Atherton. (more…)

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Gun rights big issue for some on Independence Day

Politics – Abc7news Jul 4: As Redwood City was celebrating Independence Day, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, lead a group in a sit-in similar to the one members of congress held when they ran into Republican opposition to gun violence legislation. (more…)

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Golden State Warriors fans react to signing of Kevin Durant

Sport – Abc7news Jul 4: This is bigger than LeBron going to Miami, remarked Justin Kerwin San Mateo resident (more…)

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Traditional Pig Chase At Woodside Junior Rodeo Draws Protesters

Sanfrancisco Cbslocal Jul 4: The Mounted Patrol of San Mateo puts on the Pig Scramble at the Junior Rodeo in Woodside and a parent we spoke to loves the event. (more…)

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Future-Proof Water for Silicon Valley

SPUR Jul 5: To assist these efforts, this paper reviews and updates the data used in our 2013 Bay Area-wide report Future-Proof Water for San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. (more…)

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Woodside: Rodeo official says pig scramble a gentler affair this year

Almanacnews Jul 5: Also completely new this year: people with signs out in front of the grounds of the Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County to protest an event in which kids chase pigs around a dusty arena and drag them back to a judge for a ribbon. (more…)

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Pig scrambles: Residents, veterinarians debate issue

Politics – Almanacnews Jul 5: …meeting as members of the public disputed the character of a Jul 4th junior rodeo event in which screaming kids chase and subdue small pigs, also screaming, in a dusty arena on the grounds of the Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County. (more…)