Peninsula: Boy Scouts honor teen for work on trail signs

The Boy Scouts of America honored Joshua Duehring, 15, over the weekend with the Eagle Scout award for his work posting signs in Mills Canyon, located in the Burlingame hills.

Duehring, a junior at Burlingame High School, led a team of 20 adults and teenagers in creating pathway signage along the Ed Taylor Trail withinthe 28-acre wildlife area. The signs were designed to have bright lettering so hikers could read them after dark. The canyon is largely maintained by a citizens’ group called Friend of Mills Canyon, formed in 1986.

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO

Technology business expands into Industrial City

Kovarus Inc., a technology company focusing on storage and networking solutions, expanded into new offices in South San Francisco after leaving Emeryville.

The company is hiring additional employees and enlarging its laboratory. The large space they have at 400 Oyster Point Blvd. will allow them to accommodate more employees and be more convenient to the company’s customers.

FOSTER CITY

City urges water safety for Independence Day festivities

Enjoying the lagoons that wind through Foster City may be a perfect way to relax on the Fourth of July, but the city wants residents to be careful how they handle themselves on the water this holiday.

All boaters are encouraged to know how to swim, avoid overloading their vessels, avoid alcohol use and make sure passengers — especially nonswimmers and children — wear Coast Guard-approved life vests. For a full list of considerations or to report boating emergencies by phone, call (650) 573-3333 to be connected to Foster City dispatch and emergency assistance.

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