Latest San Mateo County Times Stories
By Julia Scott, San Mateo County Times, Calif. Aug. 2--A large number of dead harbor porpoises have been washing up on beaches in San Mateo County and elsewhere in the Bay Area this summer, and marine mammal experts are at a loss to explain what could be killing them.
By Neil Gonzales, San Mateo County Times, Calif. Jul. 31--FOSTER CITY -- Brewer Island Elementary third-grader Ryan Michelsen was excited to start a new school year. Why? "Because I like recess," he said. The 8-year-old was also happy to see familiar faces.
By Neil Gonzales, San Mateo County Times, Calif. Jul. 27--Spending several months in civil war-torn Liberia confirmed Emily Sweet's career path. She had not been entirely sure what profession to go into following graduation from Duke University.
By Neil Gonzales, San Mateo County Times, Calif. Jul. 20--Local school leaders hope a new report by the San Mateo County Office of Education will help them avoid the kind of construction-related problems the San Mateo Union High School District has endured in recent years.
By Julia Scott, San Mateo County Times, Calif. Jul. 16--PRINCETON-BY-THE-SEA -- A team of state and federal fisheries agents served a search warrant in early July to a seafood processor suspected of buying illegally caught groundfish, according to federal officials.
By Alan Fackler, San Mateo County Times, Calif. Jul. 12--The San Mateo County Health Department's Injury Prevention Program is distributing "Water Watcher" tags in an effort to increase water safety awareness and the supervision of young children.
By Tim Simmers, San Mateo County Times, Calif. Jul. 1--Airport service workers marched at San Francisco International Airport Monday, calling for better pay, benefits and training as a way to improve airline passenger customer service.
By Tim Simmers, San Mateo County Times, Calif. Jun. 27--Given the steady stream of drugs Western doctors prescribe and the soaring costs of health care, a lot of people are looking for alternative treatments for what ails them.
By Michael Manekin, San Mateo County Times, Calif. Jun. 24--BRISBANE -- The morning after a five-alarm wildfire painted San Bruno Mountain a fiery orange, Brisbane Mayor Michael Barnes gazed at a Cal Fire helicopter dropping a tiny bucket of water onto a wall of smoke off in the distance.
By Neil Gonzales, San Mateo County Times, Calif. Jun. 18--Josue Juarez reached a milestone Tuesday in his very young life. He graduated from preschool. Compared with many children his age, the 5-year-old from Redwood City now has an academic edge going into kindergarten this fall.
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