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  1. Pair pleads no contest to armed robberiesRead the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    Two men who took part in a string of armed robberies in San Mateo County in 2013 while wearing masks will serve prison time after they both pleaded no contest to felony robbery charges Monday in court, according to the district attorney. Judge Lisa Novak sentenced Joshua Faoa, 25, to seven years in state prison.

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  2. Homeless numbers way down: Some cities have higher percentage of...Read the original story

    Thursday May 14 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    There were more than 500 fewer people living on the streets, in cars or encampments in 2015 compared to 2013, according to a homeless census conducted by the San Mateo County Human Services Agency. The agency released its executive summary Wednesday as city and county officials met with affordable housing advocates in a Housing Our People Effectively Interagency Council meeting headed by county Supervisor Warren Slocum.

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  3. School feeds more than minds of students: Redwood City school works...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    Redwood City residents living in the Fair Oaks community will have greater access to fresh and free meals, under a collaborative effort between Second Harvest Food Bank and the Fair Oaks Elementary School to establish a food distribution center on the school's campus. Second Harvest donated to the school a refrigerator and a freezer to store perishable food as well as a shed to hold dry goods, which will be used to open a pantry that serves local families and students in need of a quality meal.

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  4. Park Royal complex evicts every tenant: Renovations allow boost in rents to market rateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    The Park Royal in San Mateo has evicted every tenant of the 73-unit complex as it seeks higher rents for newly-renovated apartments. By law, landlords are not required to offer relocation benefits even when the eviction is not the tenant's fault, said Aracely Mondragon, community organizer for the San Francisco Organizing Project/Peninsula Interfaith Action.

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  5. The legacy of Frances Bohannon NelsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    The legacy of Frances Nelson has to start with her famous father, developer David Bohannon, who helped change the Peninsula economy. Bohannon began constructing houses in the early 1930s.

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  6. Badly burned body found in abandoned refinery fireRead the original story

    Apr 25, 2015 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    Coroner's officials said the human body recovered from a one-alarm trailer fire at an abandoned chemical refinery in East Palo Alto Friday morning was burned beyond recognition, but the fire itself is not currently thought to be suspicious, according to police. Police and firefighters were dispatched to the Romic Environmental site, an abandoned chemical refinery at 2081 Bay Road in East Palo Alto, at 1:14 a.m. Firefighters found a portable office trailer engulfed in flames and had the incident under control within roughly 20 minutes of arrival on scene.

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  7. Person killed in fire at East Palo Alto abandoned chemical refinery siteRead the original story

    Apr 24, 2015 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    A person was killed this morning in a fire at an abandoned chemical refinery site in East Palo Alto, firefighters said. Firefighters responded just after 1 a.m. to the abandoned Romic Chemical Refinery Site on Bay Road on a report of a fire.

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  8. New high school faces community opposition: School officials want...Read the original story

    Apr 3, 2015 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    As the proposed science and technology-based curriculum of a new Menlo Park high school begins to take shape, officials in the Sequoia Union High School District are excited about the opportunity to implement cutting edge learning programs - but not everyone in the community shares that same enthusiasm. Developing the new school is part of the district's plan to attack concerns birthed from growing enrollment, along with building a second new school on recently purchased district property in San Carlos.

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  9. Social worker pleads not guilty to sexual assaultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2015 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    A former San Mateo County social worker pleaded not guilty Friday to 30 counts of having sexual relations with three underage girls who were under his supervision. Manuel Sedillo, a 38-year-old Santa Clara man with a wife and child, was arraigned in San Mateo County Superior Court and scheduled to face a jury July 20, according to the District Attorney's Office.

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  10. Students learn speaking, leadership skills: Organization of Chinese...Read the original story

    Mar 17, 2015 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    In seeking to provide high school students with extracurricular opportunities to develop leadership experience and build confidence, the Speak and Lead With Pride Program will culminate this week as four high school freshmen put their new skills to the test during an annual speech competition. On Wednesday night, the Organization of Chinese Americans Peninsula Chapter of San Mateo County will host its 11th annual speech competition during which the students will take on this year's topic: "Immigration in the United States."

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  11. Councilwoman prepared to serve high school district: Laura Martinez...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    When East Palo Alto Councilwoman Laura Martinez is formally introduced as a member of the Sequoia Union High School District Board of Trustees this week, it will continue a career of milestones in public service established at a remarkable pace. The 30-year-old East Palo Alto native will be sworn onto the high school district Board of Trustees Wednesday, March 18, following unanimous approval of her appointment last week.

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  12. Murder charge added to case against Sunny Day defendantRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2015 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    One of 16 defendants indicted by a San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury on allegations connected to their involvement in East Palo Alto street gangs has had a murder charge added to his case. Leonard James Gaines, 22, of East Palo Alto, has been charged with the murder of Jonathan Alcazar.

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  13. Former social worker may face jury in molestation caseRead the original story

    Mar 6, 2015 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    A former San Mateo County social worker who allegedly had sex with three underage girls under his charge will have a trial date set March 20, according to the District Attorney's Office. Manuel Sedillo, 38, of Santa Clara, was charged with 10 new felony counts Jan. 28 after prosecutors discovered an alleged third victim.

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  14. Rally shines light on high rent: Advocates say seniors, disabled and working poor being priced outRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    A group of affordable housing advocates rallied at Redwood City Hall Thursday to denounce rising rents, evictions and the plight of the working poor. Led by the nonprofit San Francisco Organizing Project/Peninsula Interfaith Action, the group held the rally to highlight the need for tenant protections as rents in the area continue to climb.

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  15. Longtime employee tapped to lead East Palo AltoRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2015 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    A longtime city employee is negotiating with the East Palo Alto council to take over the job of city manager, according to a statement by Mayor Lisa Gauthier. The city has offered a conditional offer of employment to Carlos Martinez, who was held the interim city manager's job since October.

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  16. San Mateo County set to give $4.5M for housingRead the original story

    Feb 9, 2015 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    Four affordable housing projects will get a $4.5 million boost if the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approves the expenditure at its Tuesday meeting. The board will consider funding three affordable rental housing developments and one affordable homeownership development for a total of about 170 new units to be constructed in a partnership with nonprofit builders.

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  17. Social worker facing 10 new felony counts: Third victim comes forward in former HSA employee sex caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    A third girl has alleged a former San Mateo County social worker had sex with her, according to the District Attorney's Office. Manuel Sedillo, 38, of Santa Clara, was charged with 10 new felony counts Thursday and had his bail raised from $400,000 to $600,000, prosecutor Sean Gallagher told the Daily Journal.

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  18. Defense attorney wants DA to give up - Sunny Day' caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    A defense attorney in the "Sunny Day" case has asked Attorney General Kamala Harris to take over its prosecution based on San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe initially seeking the death penalty in the high-profile gang murder case. Paul DeMeester, who represents Roberto Bustos-Montes, claims Wagstaffe "needlessly used the case as a tool in his personal political crusade in favor of the death penalty."

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  19. Celebrating King: Downtown San Mateo event gathers community leaders to honor civil rights leaderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    Nearly 100 people celebrated community figures carrying on the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message at the San Mateo County MLK Jr. Day Annual Celebration in downtown San Mateo Monday morning. Community leaders, elected officials, members of local churches and faith-based organizations, students and others gathered outside the downtown San Mateo Caltrain station to honor those recognized as part of the 16th annual event.

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  20. DA won't seek death penalty: - Sunny Day' murder defendant was last awaiting decisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2015 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe will not seek death for a third-strike gangmember charged with murder and other crimes in the "Sunny Day" operation that saw indictments of 16 people a year ago for a range of crimes over a two-year period and left nine potentially facing capital trials. Raymond Louis Bradford, 28, was the last defendant awaiting a death decision in his case.

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