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Week in Review: : Skyline Stables to Shutter; Downed PG&E Line Knocks Out Power to 1,300

A round-up of major news stories from the past week.

Monday, June 25

A two-year fight to keep a tie to Millbrae’s rural past intact .

Despite the efforts of a group of horse owners who had the support of council member, Skyline Stables, a Millbrae institution for more than 60 years that sits on land owned by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, will soon be forced out of its 13-acre parcel by the SFPUC.

 

Tuesday, June 26

San Mateo County voters will have the chance this fall to opt for a to elect  board of supervisors candidates. The board on Tuesday put up a ballot measure that will allow voters to choose whether to move to a "by district" election system, which would empower residents within regional boundaries to select which candidate will represent each county district.

 

Wednesday, June 27                  

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson this week announced the debut of a new website and toll-free phone number where disadvantaged families can near them, as part of the California Department of Education's Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

 

Thursday, June 28

A downed power line on El Camino Real to 1,297 PG&E customers at 5:42 a.m. Power was restored at 6:58 a.m.

 

Friday, June 29

Data released Wednesday by California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson shows and a decrease drop-out rates among students in San Mateo County schools.

Graduation rates throughout the district increased 2 percent from 81.7 percent to 83.7 percent, while drop-out rates declined to 10.5 percent from 12.4 percent.

 

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