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Janet (Hepp) Wiggins, Class of 1948, passed away in February in Mesa, AZ

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Burlingame High School claims robotics crown | Local News  San Mateo Daily Journal

The underdog Iron Panthers bounded beyond the competition as students from Burlingame High School won the team title at the global robotics competition, ...



US News Best High Schools 2019: Burlingame School Makes List  Patch.com

US News Best High Schools 2019: Burlingame On List - Burlingame-Hillsborough, CA - Burlingame High School is among the best high schools in America, ...



Burlingame High wins Jefferson Award: Students in Action club raised $55000 this school year  San Mateo Daily Journal

After years of vying for the title, Burlingame High School has finally landed as the Jefferson Awards regional role model school for the 2013-14 school year.



Burlingame High School swimming pool fix deal is up for approval  San Mateo Daily Journal

City and school officials reached a tentative cost-sharing deal financing the Burlingame High School swimming pool rebuild, which is necessary to fix severe ...



Burlingame pool rebuild advances | Local News  San Mateo Daily Journal

San Mateo Union High School District officials are moving ahead at a deliberate pace with the proposal to work alongside their colleagues at Burlingame City ...



Burlingame School Named Among Best Public High Schools In CA  Patch.com

Burlingame School Named Among Best Public Schools - Burlingame-Hillsborough, CA - Niche includes traditional, charter and magnet schools in its 2019 list of ...



Pool deal nears finish | Local News  San Mateo Daily Journal

High school and city officials appear to be entering the final lap of negotiating a deal for rebuilding the pool at Burlingame High School, as both parties approved ...



Joint effort to rebuild Burlingame pool | Local News  San Mateo Daily Journal

High school district officials are going head first into discussing terms of a shared proposal designed to finance reconstruction of the damaged pool at ...



Burlingame pool rebuild in the works | Local News  San Mateo Daily Journal

High school district officials are diving into a plan to rebuild Burlingame High School's damaged pool, but more work is ahead to identify a suitable financing plan ...



Inappropriate commencement speech | Letters To Editor  San Mateo Daily Journal

Editor,. My family recently attended the commencement exercise at Burlingame High School to witness the graduation of my grandson. My daughter and ...



San Mateo Union High School District | Local News  San Mateo Daily Journal

Although a school district for elementary education had been formed in 1861, a continued education for students after grade school was not a public concern.



Burlingame pool renovation hits roadblock | Local News  San Mateo Daily Journal

Officials are weighing ways to fix the Burlingame pool, which is under construction and could require significant additional investment for a sweeping systemic ...



The meaning of a valedictorian | Columnists  San Mateo Daily Journal

A few weeks ago, I was surprised to find a small portion of my senior class thrown into agitation. It turned out that our principal had made an off-handed ...



The jobs/housing imbalance in Burlingame | Guest Perspectives  San Mateo Daily Journal

Much has been written in these pages recently about regional and state initiatives to encourage more housing development in the Bay Area, such as the CASA ...



Burlingame students chant racially insensitive remark at basketball game  KGO-TV

The debate Monday is not whether some students at Burlingame High School engaged in a racially insensitive chant at a recent basketball game, but rather, ...



49ers selected Lucas Flygare, Burlingame High School, as the Week 8 Player of the Week  49ers.com

The 49ers High School Player of the Week Award for Week 8 goes to Lucas Flygare of Burlingame High School in Burlingame, CA.



Putting time in the pool: Burlingame Aquatic Center offers variety of programs  San Mateo Daily Journal

The winter days are shorter and temperatures are cooler but swimmers ranging from toddlers to seniors shiver at the edge before they jump into the heated ...



Burlingame officials push rec center forward | Local News  San Mateo Daily Journal

Burlingame officials pushed ahead with approving plans for a new Recreation Center, despite the cost for the facility jumping by about $10 million from original ...



Principal resigning from Burlingame High School: Administrator engaged in rift with teacher leaving at end of school year  San Mateo Daily Journal

Burlingame High School Principal Di Yim, who was targeted by the school community amidst a dispute with a popular teacher, announced her resignation ...



2 San Mateo Schools Among 100 Best Public High Schools  San Mateo, CA Patch

Area Schools Among '100 Best' Public High Schools - San Mateo, CA - New ratings from Niche rank the 100 best public high schools in California. Six schools ...



Pivotal step for sale of former Crestmoor High School  San Mateo Daily Journal

High school district officials took a key step toward putting a former high school campus up for sale, which could help finance an ambitious plan for building a ...



Class Notes: Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame awarded scholarships  San Mateo Daily Journal

The Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame awarded scholarships May 20 to Burlingame High School students for the fourth consecutive year.



Winners of the 2019 Architecture at Zero competition announced  Archinect

This year, for the 2019 Architecture at Zero competition, participants were tasked with designing a ZNE Student Recreation Center for a site on the California ...



New principal named for Burlingame High School | Local News  San Mateo Daily Journal

Paul Belzer has been selected to serve as the next principal at Burlingame High School, under a recommendation which will soon go before district officials for ...



Scots swim past Burlingame with eyes set on PAL finals  Scot Scoop News

The Carlmont swim teams completed the four-way sweep of Burlingame High School in their final meet before Peninsula Athletic League (PAL) qualifiers.



When cheers can become disrespectful  San Mateo Daily Journal

Cheering and chanting for your home team on Friday nights have been a staple of my experience as a Burlingame High School student. It's always fun to ...



Greetings from Burlingame | Local News  San Mateo Daily Journal

Burlingame's past and present intersect downtown, as a new tile mural pays homage to the community's history while indulging the modern desire to make a ...



1968: Two champs face off in epic battle of San Mateo  San Mateo Daily Journal

A half-century ago, the anticipation had been growing for a year in the city of San Mateo and outside it. Now, the two old rivals would finally match up in.



National Merit Scholarships: And the Bay Area winners are …  East Bay Times

Dozens of Bay Area high school students have been named winners in the National Merit Scholarship program, securing money to help them go to college.



Drug use seeps into high school culture  Scot Scoop News

Millions of thoughts parade across your conscience. Your heart begins to pound. The slim black device sits on top of your homework. You hear it echoing your ...



Teacher: 'Career taken apart': Kevin Nelson expects transfer to Aragon after 27 years at Burlingame High School  San Mateo Daily Journal

After nearly three decades of instructing students at Burlingame High School, economics and government teacher Kevin Nelson said he is preparing to be ...



It was time for a name change | Local  San Mateo Daily Journal

What started 18 years ago was finally completed last week when the Sequoia Union High School District Board of Trustees voted to officially change the mascot ...



Arcadia School Named Among Best Public High Schools In CA  Patch.com

AHS Named Among Best Public High Schools In CA - Arcadia, CA - Niche includes traditional, charter and magnet schools in its 2019 list of Top California ...



VIDEO: A Bay Area high school student collapsed during a race. He still finished first.  SF Gate

It was a race Brendan Creeks had to win. The 15-year-old has been on Burlingame High School's cross country team for two years, and in that time — actually, ...



San Ramon School Named Among Best Public High Schools In CA  San Ramon, CA Patch

DVHS Named Among Best Public High Schools In CA - San Ramon, CA - Niche includes traditional, charter and magnet schools in its 2019 list of Top California ...



Top 100 Public High Schools In CA For 2019  Fremont, CA Patch

Top 100 Public High Schools In CA For 2019 - Fremont, CA - Niche includes traditional, charter and magnet schools in its 2019 list of Top California Public High ...



Boys' Wrestler of the Year: Burlingame's Kyle Botelho  San Mateo Daily Journal

Burlingame's Kyle Botelho is playing lacrosse this spring just so he can take a break from his wrestling training.



Mills cancels its scrimmage | Local  San Mateo Daily Journal

Dwindling football numbers have affected a few San Mateo County teams more than Mills High School. But no team heard more of a buzz surrounding the ...



Hundreds of Bay Area students named National Merit Scholars semifinalists; see the list  The Mercury News

Hundreds of Bay Area students are semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program that honors academic excellence.



Marc Benioff’s high school graduation photo says it all … (Updated!)  SFGate

(Updated! Benioff responded to the post on Twitter. Now added to the bottom of the post. -PH). This is a very special edition of Ambush on Memory Lane!, our ...



Burlingame Teen Sentenced In School Bomb Threat  CBS Local

BURLINGAME (CBS / AP) — Authorities say a Burlingame teenager who e-mailed a bomb threat to her high school has been sentenced to two weeks in county ...



The Real Deal: The Buljan Group, a family real estate firm deeply connected to the community  San Mateo Daily Journal

Mesmerized by the history and beauty of luxury properties in the region, as a kid Pierre got into the real estate field accidentally. Together with his wife and son, ...



Snow warms hearts around Bay Area, drawing many to Bay Area mountains, SF’s Twin Peaks  San Francisco Chronicle

Conor Conroy wrinkled his nose and frantically wiped his hands on the sleeves of his puffy camouflage jacket, but the tiny snowflakes wouldn't budge.



Daily Journal wins 14 press club awards | Local News  San Mateo Daily Journal

The San Mateo Daily Journal won 14 awards at the annual San Francisco Peninsula Press Club awards Saturday night — including three first place honors.



The end of an era: Larry Teshara retiring from education after 50 years  San Mateo Daily Journal

When the final bell sounds to end the spring semester, so will it conclude a career spanning five decades on local school campuses for the institution known ...



Architecture at Zero Competition Winners Announced at CSUMB  Newswise

The American Institute of Architects, California (AIACA) announced the winners of the eighth annual Architecture at Zero competition for zero net energy (ZNE) ...



La Cañada School Named Among Best Public High Schools In CA  Patch.com

La Cañada School Among Best CA High Schools - La Cañada Flintridge, CA - Niche includes traditional, charter and magnet schools in its 2019 list of Top ...



Beverly Hills School Named Among Best Public High Schools In CA  Beverly Hills, CA Patch

Beverly Hills School Among Best CA High Schools - Beverly Hills, CA - Niche includes traditional, charter and magnet schools in its 2019 list of Top California ...



Jennifer Innes | Obituaries  San Mateo Daily Journal

Jennifer Innes, born Oct. 27, 1979, died Nov. 30, 2018.



Suspensions and expulsions serve a purpose | Columnists  San Mateo Daily Journal

On April 22, the California State Senate voted 30-8 in favor of Senate Bill 419. This proposed law would ban the practice of suspending K-12 students for being ...



Smoke from Camp Fire causing unhealthy air on Peninsula  Mountain View Voice

Bay Area residents are being advised to stay inside and keep doors and windows closed, as smoke blows into the region from a major fire in Butte County.



Matters Historical: Memories of the Peninsula’s great horse farms  The Mercury News

Especially in the 19th century, the Peninsula was a horsy place. Consider stock breeder William Corbitt, believed to have been among the earliest residents of ...



Newport Beach School Named Among Best Public High Schools In CA  Newport Beach, CA Patch

Newport Named Among Best Public High Schools In CA - Newport Beach-Corona Del Mar, CA - Niche includes traditional, charter and magnet schools in its ...



Harvey Koepf | Obituaries  Half Moon Bay Review

Harvey Koepf of Half Moon Bay passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 10, 2018. He will be missed by his family and everyone who knew him. Harvey was born in ...



Serra grad Besse turns back clock at Cañada  San Mateo Daily Journal

After two years of college baseball, former Serra two-sport standout John Besse returned to the basketball court this season.



Menlo's Jones is heading to the World Cup  San Mateo Daily Journal

Looks like there is a new Peninsula soccer phenom about to join the likes of former Sacred Heart Prep stars Abby Dahlkemper and Tierna Davidson on the ...



15 things you might not know about Marc Benioff  SF Gate

Salesforce chief Marc Benioff has attracted quite a bit of attention as of late. Benioff was raised in Hillsborough and attended Burlingame High School. A young ...



Celebration held at California Capitol for robotics champs  KCRA Sacramento

Robots took over the state Capitol on Wednesday to celebrate California students who won the international FIRST Robotics Competition.



MA rules PAL tourney | Local  San Mateo Daily Journal

It was wall-to-wall maroon and gold atop the PAL tennis podium.



Nine recruits sign National Letter of Intent to play football at Cal Poly  KSBY San Luis Obispo News

Three transfers, all from the community college ranks, and five high school student-athletes have signed a National Letter of Intent or financial aid tender during ...



Turning near tragedy into training: Burlingame family's experience inspires free CPR seminars for local residents  San Mateo Daily Journal

A tragedy averted became a learning opportunity for a community, as a Burlingame family is working to spread awareness about the value and power of life ...



Here Are The Best Public Schools In California For 2017  Patch.com

Best Public Schools In California For 2017 - Beverly Hills, CA - The rankings were released this week. See how your child's school performed.



Violent robbery at popular donut shop in Burlingame caught on camera  KGO-TV

Burlingame police are asking for help in finding three men caught on camera robbing a popular donut shop early Monday morning.



Fundraiser underway for San Mateo cop critically injured in Central Valley crash  The Mercury News

A fundraiser is underway for veteran San Mateo police Officer Carlos Basurto, who was critically injured in a car crash while driving home to Lathrop on June 14.



2018-19 Preseason Girls National High School Rankings  FloWrestling

USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum are again partnered to create its preseason national rankings for high school ...



Scots sweep PAL Bay swim meet | Sports  San Mateo Daily Journal

For the first time in Carlmont history, the Scots went 4 for 4 at the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division Swimming Championships.



Outpouring of support for injured San Mateo officer  San Mateo Daily Journal

An effort to raise funds for a 13-year San Mateo police officer critically injured in a car accident last week is gaining momentum after hundreds of supporters ...



Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/20/2018  Broadway World

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2018 for Los Angeles.



2016 Top 100 Public High Schools in California  Patch.com

Redlands-Loma Linda, CA - The rankings were released this week. See how your child's school performed.



Burlingame native Dianna Agron back in area for Napa Valley Film Festival  San Francisco Chronicle

Dianna Agron at Napa Valley Film Festival Agron, who gained acclaim for her role as cheerleader Quinn Fabray in "Glee," attended Burlingame High School.



Donald Trump forced from his motorcade amid chaotic protests at California convention  The Guardian

Protesters in California forced Donald Trump to leave his motorcade and walk along a highway on Friday, amid chaotic demonstrations in which activists torched ...



United Health grant recipients to invest in new technology  CUinsight.com

BURLINGAME, CA (December 29, 2016) — United Health Credit Union today announced a total of $1,000 in teacher grants to fund classroom supplies at ...



Longyear more than just a voice | Sports  San Mateo Daily Journal

Rick Longyear doesn't know exactly what year he started working Peninsula Athletic League swim meets. The longtime meet director does recall, with particular ...



Michael Jack Spadoni | Life Tributes  Calaveras Enterprise

Jan. 14, 1942 – Jan. 12, 2017. Michael Jack Spadoni, of Rail Road Flat, Calif., died on Jan. 12, 2017, at Avalon Health Care in San Andreas, due to ...



Picchi back for another encore | Sports  San Mateo Daily Journal

As “Star Wars” fans wait for the movie franchise's eighth installment with Friday's release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” (I'm not counting “Rogue One” since it was ...



Doran Bridge: Beautiful but sad | Local News  San Mateo Daily Journal

The little known Doran Bridge on Interstate 280 carries the title of “most beautiful,” but its name tells a story so sad the span should rank with Italy's famous ...



Winners of the Architecture at Zero competition announced  Archinect

The Architecture at Zero competition is open to students and professionals worldwide, engaging architecture, engineering, and planning students and ...



Horatio Alger Association Honors Two California Entrepreneurs and Philanthropists, Elizabeth Holmes and Gilbert Edward LeVasseur Jr., Along With Seven National Scholarship Recipients from the State  PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization honoring the ...



Dino Gallardo | Obituaries  San Mateo Daily Journal

Dino Gallardo died Dec. 27, 2016, at the age of 42.



Snow in the Bay Area? It’s happening  San Francisco Chronicle

Snowboarding, skiing and snow angels weren't in the forecast, but the Bay Area got a taste of the Sierra on Monday as a coat of powder fell on the region's ...



Richard Stephens, Academy of Art president, real estate mogul, dies  San Francisco Chronicle

Richard Stephens, an educator and the mastermind behind the Academy of Art University and real estate conglomerate, died June 6 at his winter home in ...



JV baseball continues winning streak  Scot Scoop News

Carlmont JV baseball defeated Burlingame with a final score 8-3. Increasing their league record to 7-1 and overall record to 19-1. “We were doing a great job ...



Class notes | Local News | smdailyjournal.com  San Mateo Daily Journal

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Marianne Chowning-Dray, a San Mateo County teacher, is among five nominees selected ...



Owner outlines plans for S.F. soccer team  San Francisco Chronicle

Owner outlines plans for S.F. soccer team There are so many options for entertainment in the San Francisco Bay Area market that it's hard to think there is a void.



List of Bay Area schools participating in National School Walkout  KRON4.com

Schools around the country are bracing for a series of student walkouts to protest gun violence, including in the Bay Area.



San Jose Earthquakes Academy goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski signs with Burlingame Dragons  Center Line Soccer

The Burlingame Dragons, the San Jose Earthquakes U-23 affiliate, signed former Quakes Academy goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski ahead of the 2016 PDL ...



LIST: Memorial Day events - Story  KTVU San Francisco

Benicia. A Memorial Day ceremony will take place on Monday beginning at 10 a.m. at the Benicia Military Cemetery. For GPS directions to the Benicia Military ...



Successful softball coach steps down | Local Sports News  Half Moon Bay Review

Claire Rietmann-Grout is going home and leaving Half Moon Bay on top. The outgoing Half Moon Bay softball coach is taking a full-time job as the assistant ...



2016 brought titles and more to Coastside | Local Sports News  Half Moon Bay Review

It was another banner year for Coastside sports, from the obvious highlights like Half Moon Bay High School's section titles in football and softball, to the ...



Poking around downtown: San Mateo street art, Central Park prime Pokemon Go sites  San Mateo Daily Journal

Part of me wishes I could claim I drew the short straw on this assignment; but the truth is I grasped for it, eagerly. My mission: go hunt for the elusive Pokemon in ...



Boys varsity baseball defends league title  Scot Scoop News

For the rest of the season, we expect to do the same thing we did this week and defend our league title,” said senior Connor Loucks, the catcher on the Carlmont ...



Summer practices prepare water polo for the upcoming season  Scot Scoop News

While most students were enjoying their last month of summer vacation, the boys and girls water polo teams woke up early for their summer practices. Starting at ...



Pam the Funkstress, DJ for the Coup and Prince, dies of organ failure  SF Gate

Pam Warren, a party music-loving Bay Area artist who laid down beats for the Coup and was briefly Prince's DJ, has reportedly died of organ failure. She was 51.



Ranking 10,010 Girls By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10010 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.



Nathaniel Crosby named 2019 U.S. Walker Cup captain  SFGate

Bay Area native Nathaniel Crosby, the 1981 U.S. Amateur champion and son of famed singer/entertainer Bing Crosby, landed a prestigious position in amateur ...



Bay Area pilot Janet Christine Dietrich dies  San Francisco Chronicle

At the dawn of the space race in the early 1960s, Bay Area pilot Janet Christine Dietrich was one of 13 women who underwent secret astronaut testing, passing ...



Cal will play TCU in Cheez-It Bowl in Phoenix  San Francisco Chronicle

As Cal head coach Justin Wilcox started to talk Sunday about Cal's bowl invitation, an unidentified player walked down the hall next to the news conference and ...



Scots badminton wins in a close game over Aragon  Scot Scoop News

It was a close game for the Scots badminton team against Aragon on March 14, but they were able to finish with a win. Carlmont won 8 out of the 15 matches, ...



Bill Amend gave up physics for comics. But he puts his geekery to good use in his FoxTrot strip.  San Francisco Chronicle

When Amend received a physics degree at Amherst College in the mid-1980s, and then moved back into his childhood home in Burlingame to pursue a dream ...



Salesforce's founder Benioff: feeling good by doing good  SFGate

About 17 years ago, Marc Benioff was working at Oracle and having one of those professional gut-check moments. Should he stay in the business world or ...



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