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37 min ago | Inside Bay Area

Californians strongly support Common Core

Unlike the political uproar and division elsewhere in the country over revamping public-school curriculum, Californians across party lines overwhelmingly support the new standards for education, a survey released Wednesday revealed.

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Related Topix: California, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Education Etc., Campbell, CA, Belmont, CA

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Daily Republic

Solano County arrest follows alleged $34,000 theft

A 34-year-old transient was arrested in Solano County on a warrant obtained by a police department in San Mateo County for alleged financial abuse of a 71-year-old woman involving the withdrawal of $34,000 from her bank account.

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Related Topix: Solano County, CA, Belmont, CA

Palo Alto Weekly

East Palo Alto man sentenced for 2013 home-invasion robbery

Two young East Palo Alto men who lured an ex-girlfriend away from her family home and then returned to rob her mother with a machete and a gun face three years in prison for their admitted crimes.

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

The Campbell Reporter

San Jose man arrested for bloody burglary at Redwood City massage parlor

A San Jose man pleaded not guilty to burglarizing a Woodside Road massage business Monday, smearing blood across the walls and yelling allegations about prostitution there.

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Related Topix: Redwood City, CA

SFGate

Bay Area man accused of blaming car wreck on nonexistent black man in bid to avoid DUI

Moschref, 44, of Dublin is accused of being under the influence of alcohol and crashing his vehicle into a light pole in Colma about 1 a.m. on Aug. 17, 2012.

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Related Topix: Colma, CA

Inside Bay Area

Failure of Warriors' waterfront arena the latest in a long line of bay development defeats

The Golden State Warriors' decision this week to abandon plans to build a new arena on piers along the San Francisco waterfront is not just a local development issue, but rather the latest example of a 40-year trend around San Francisco Bay.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA, Redwood City, CA, San Jose State University, Foster City, CA

Almanac

Tonight: Board may hike sewer rates 9 percent

Citing needed maintenance to the sewer system and waste-water treatment plant, the West Bay Sanitary District proposes to increase sewer rates by 9 percent as of July 1. The district's governing board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, to consider the proposal.

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Related Topix: Menlo Park, CA, Portola Valley, CA, Atherton, CA, East Palo Alto, CA, Santa Clara County, CA

Almanac

Briefs: Student sold marijuana-laced treats on campus

A 15-year-old Woodside High School student has been disciplined after school authorities learned that she had sold marijuana-laced Rice Krispies treats to four of her fellow students, according to authorities from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and the Sequoia Union High School District.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Menlo Park, 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, Woodside, CA, Tax

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Almanac

Woodside to upgrade school crosswalk

When students start the 2014-15 school year at Woodside Elementary School in late August, the crosswalk across Woodside Road in front of the school will have new stripes, new and brighter lights to warn vehicle traffic, and better drainage to redirect rainwater.

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Related Topix: Woodside, CA, San Mateo, CA, Menlo Park, CA

Almanac

No charges against driver in death of 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

San Mateo Daily Journal

San Mateo County police reports

A man reported someone dislodged two boards in his fence, allowing his dogs to get out on the 100 block of Carmel Avenue in El Granada.

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Related Topix: El Granada, CA

Almanac

SamTrans sued by former accountant

Ling La, a former accountant for the San Mateo County Transit District, has sued the district and her former bosses, district CEO Michael Scanlon and manager Sheila Tioyao, whom Ms.

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Related Topix: Pacifica, CA, Law, Employment / Labor Law

San Mateo Daily Journal

County extends care home contracts and adds the mentally ill

The private operator that saved a county-run Burlingame care home from shuttering two years ago is stepping in to keep up to four dozen mentally ill clients housed at their current long-term facility after purchasing it out of bankruptcy.

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Related Topix: Burlingame, CA, Economics News, Bankruptcy, Millbrae, CA, Long Term Care, Health, San Mateo, CA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Business Journal

Hospice by the Bay names Whitaker new CEO

Kitty Whitaker was appointed Hospice by the Bay's new CEO by the nonprofit's board of directors earlier this month, succeeding former CEO Sandra Lew.

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Patch.com

Suspects in Interrupted Woodside Home Burglary At Large

By Bay City News Service The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is investigating an interrupted residential burglary that happened in the community of Kings Mountain near Woodside on Thursday evening.

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Related Topix: Woodside, CA

985 KFOX

The Marshall Tucker Band

San Mateo County Fair Grounds, San Mateo The Marshall Tucker Band, with their blend of rock, rhythm & blues, jazz, country, and gospel, led fans to know that good music has no boundaries.

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Related Topix: The Marshall Tucker Band, Country

Palo Alto Weekly

Palo Alto set to 'enthusiastically' back open-space bond

Palo Alto officials are set to offer their endorsement tonight to an ambitious bond measure that would fund 25 open-space projects, including fresh trails in the Baylands, a new welcome center at Rancho San Antonio and the opening of upper La Honda Creek Preserve for public recreation.

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Related Topix: La Honda, CA, Santa Cruz County, CA, East Palo Alto, CA, Menlo Park, CA, Atherton, CA

Sun Apr 20, 2014

ABC7 KGO

Highway 1 in Half Moon Bay reopens after injury crash

State Highway 1 in Half Moon Bay has reopened after a major injury crash blocked both directions of traffic Sunday afternoon, according to San Mateo County emergency officials.

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Related Topix: Half Moon Bay, CA

CBS Local

Residents Spot Mountain Lion In San Mateo County Neighborhood

The sighting was at about 6:30 p.m. in the vicinity of the 100 block of Carmel Avenue in Los Trancos Woods, according to the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services.

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