City News

Welcome to the News section of the City of Daly City website.  This section contains the News stories and announcements for 2010 and forward.

Please see the News Archives for stories and announcements for 2009 and prior years.

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Faces of Hope Exhibit Opens May 1 to Commemorate Mental Health Awareness Month

Stigma Free San Mateo County is hosting a reception in the Octagon Gallery at City Hall on Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the Faces of Hope art exhibit. The exhibit will showcase the faces and stories of individuals who have experiences living with mental illnesses or substance use conditions. Each person featured in the exhibit is a San Mateo County resident. All have chosen to share their stories of hope and resilience despite living with a mental illness or substance use condition.

Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic Comes to Daly City April 21-27

The inaugural Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic is coming to Daly City. The 144-player women’s professional golf tournament will be held at Lake Merced Golf Club April 21-27, 2014, marking the Ladies Professional Golf Association’s (LPGA) first return to the Bay Area since 2010. This official LPGA event will be the first ever LPGA co-sanctioned tournament on American soil, collaborating with the Taiwan LPGA to showcase some of the top international talent from around the globe. The Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic field will feature 122 LPGA golfers as well as 22 players from Taiwan.

Henry Doelger, Westlake District Subject of New Documentary

Filmmakers Rob Keil and Monique Lombardelli released a new documentary chronicling the development of Daly City’s Westlake District. Little Boxes: The Legacy of Henry Doelger, is an architectural and historical journey through one of America’s most iconic postwar suburbs. Keil started work on the film shortly after publishing his critically acclaimed book, "Little Boxes: The Architecture of a Classic Midcentury Suburb". Meet the filmmaker, Rob Keil, and see his new documentary Wednesday, April 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Serramonte Library.

How to Read Your Water Bill

Newly formatted water and trash bills are coming your way soon! We hope you find our new bill format easier to navigate and understand. If you are having trouble understanding the new format, please click here for a helpful guide to explain the changes.

City Council Selects Daneca Halvorson to Fill City Treasurer Position

Tony Zidich ended his 42-year tenure as Daly City’s City Treasurer when he retired on February 28. At its regular meeting on March 10, the City Council appointed Daneca Halvorson to fill the vacancy created by Zidich’s departure. The term is set to expire in November 2016, coinciding with the next City Treasurer election. Halvorson has served as Deputy City Treasurer since December 2003 and has been employed in Daly City’s Finance Department since 2001.

City Manager Patricia Martel Selects New Assistant City Manager - Julie Thuy Underwood to Fill Post

City Manager Patricia Martel announced that she has selected Julie Thuy Underwood to serve as Daly City’s Assistant City Manager. Underwood has 15 years of local government management experience and most recently served as the City Manager of Shoreline, Washington, a position she left in 2013. Her tenure as City Manager in Shoreline began in 2011, when she ascended to the City’s top management post after serving 9 years as the City’s Assistant City Manager.

Fun, Health and Safety Fair at Serramonte Shopping Center this Saturday, March 8

The City of Daly City will host its Library and Recreation Services Day and Fun, Health, and Safety Fair this Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Serramonte Shopping Center (I-280 and Serramonte Blvd.). The event is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Center Court of the shopping center. Staff from Daly City’s Department of Library and Recreation Services will be available at information booths to share information about current and upcoming summer programs and events. In addition, class instructors and their students will be performing in the center of the mall.

Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection at City Hall, Saturday, March 8

Residents looking for a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of household hazardous waste are encouraged to make an appointment for a special collection in Daly City on Saturday, March 8, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the main parking lot at City Hall, 333 90th Street, near the intersection of Sullivan Avenue. Appointments are available in 15-minute increments throughout the morning and may be made online at

Daly City Set to Celebrate 22nd Annual Black History Month Saturday, February 1

The City of Daly City will host its 22nd Annual Black History Month Celebration on Saturday, February 1, 2014, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Pacelli Event Center, 145 Lake Merced Blvd. Betty Reid Soskin, a 92-year-old Park Ranger who works at the Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, is the featured speaker at this year’s event. Soskin is the oldest full-time Park Ranger in National Park system. Her firsthand accounts of the bustling shipbuilding activity along the Richmond waterfront during World War II brings history to life for thousands of park visitors each year. She is scheduled to speak at 12 noon.

Nominations Open for Daly City Women’s History Month Awards

Daly City will host its 9th Annual National Women’s History Month celebration on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at City Hall, 333 90th Street. Nominations to recognize women who have shown leadership in promoting education, courage, and commitment in pursuit of justice, equality, and freedom, are open now through February 21, 2014.