Meat may be tainted with toxic chemicals 

Bar None Ranches in Half Moon Bay may have processed hogs poisoned by an industrial chemical used to clean floor tiles, fire retardant fabrics and kitchenware, according to the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

The state has contacted five of the specialty ranch’s nine recent customers that purchased meat from one of 42 pigs possibly contaminated by melamine. Contact information for the remaining four was incorrect, said Steve Lyle, the department’s director of public affairs.

The pigs are believed to have been exposed to the chemical through their feed. Officials do not believe there is any severe danger to humans, but warned customers to dispose of the product if it hadn’t been consumed.


Car care company wins small business award

Having escaped hardship in El Salvador, Cesar Dominguez started his Royalty Auto Collision business in South City, turning his business into an award-winning enterprise.

On Friday, state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, will present Dominguez with a Small Business of the Year award for the northern portion of Yee’s district. In addition to his business, Dominguez has been active in the community, especially in leadership roles at the Kiwanis Club and South San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.


City officials approve plan to study Crestmoor Canyon

The San Bruno City approved a geological study into the Crestmoor Canyon area of town, an 84-acre open space parcel owned by the city and surrounded by homes. Given the canyon’s proximity to residents and some potential fire and flooding risk, officials thought it was time to look at that area in depth to identify risks and then figure out how to mitigate them.

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