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Martins Beach hitting Senate: State, county considering funds to reinstate public access   

While efforts to reopen Martins Beach to the public painstakingly trickle through the court system, the issue will again come crashing down on the floor of California's Senate in the coming week. Sta...

Input sought for 101 congestion fix: Transit officials discussing carpool, express lanes in San Mateo County   

As congestion along Highway 101 grows with the Bay Area's booming economy, San Mateo County transportation officials are looking at a multi-million project to incentivize carpooling and potentially wi...

Trump travel ban blocked; fight now headed for Supreme Court   

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's revised travel ban "speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination," a federal appeals...

South City rallies behind attacked student: School helps raise thousands benefiting student recovering from gun wounds   

The South San Francisco school community is uniting to support a beloved local student recuperating after getting shot by suspected robbers just weeks before his graduation. More than $12,000 has be...

San Mateo County police reports   

Sweet Someone rang a doorbell and said they were selling candy and went on her way after being told no on Oak Avenue in Redwood City, it was reported at 8:45 p.m. Friday, May 19. Belmont Reckless ...

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Trump handshake showdown: France’s Macron just won’t let go   

BRUSSELS — U.S. President Donald Trump met his match in a handshake showdown with France's new president, Emmanuel Macron. At their first meeting, ahead of a NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday, th...

Trump scolds NATO leaders, says spend more for military   

BRUSSELS — Surrounded by stone-faced allies, President Donald Trump rebuked fellow NATO members Thursday for failing to meet the military alliance's financial benchmarks, asserting that leaves it we...

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THE SAN MATEO COUNTY LAW LIBRARY FOUNDATION WORKS TO SAVE IMPORTANT COMMUNITY ASSET. The San Mateo County Law Library serves the legal research needs of approximately 8,800 people per year, half of wh...

In 1521, Martin Luther was banned by the Edict of Worms because of his religious beliefs and writings. In 1868, the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ended with his acquittal on the remai...

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For many, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer. The three-day weekend to break out the barbecue, begin to wear white, head to the beach with family and maybe, just maybe, break out Old Glory for...

In looking back at the issue of immigration and the response of local jurisdictions over the years, I came across an article I wrote in early 2000 about the effort in San Mateo to ensure day laborers ...

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Iron Gate chef Salvador Conchas grills one of the restaurant’s famous steaks, a popular item on the French continental cuisine menu.


For patrons of Iron Gate restaurant in Belmont, it's not uncommon to see a dish finished by flames. Accented by steak, dessert and even a salad that can be set aflame with cognac for the finishing t...


Every year, a handful of county track athletes qualify for the state track meet. This year, however, it's participants in the field events, specifically the throws — shot put and discus — who ha...

OAKLAND — Steve Kerr is involved in just about everything but the actual game-day coaching for the Golden State Warriors — film session, coaches meetings, game-planning and practice. He's just no...

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NEW YORK — U.S. stocks climbed for the sixth day in a row Thursday as strong first-quarter results from retailers like Best Buy and PVH led indexes to record highs. That offset weakness in energy st...

NEW YORK — Facebook's CEO returned to Harvard Thursday, telling graduates that it is up to their generation to create a purpose for today's world, to care about others, to fight inequality and stren...

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The opening scene of the new "Pirates of the Caribbean" is a fitting metaphor for where we stand in this long franchise: A creaky old galleon is unceremoniously yanked up from the ocean depths and the...

LOS ANGELES — Captain Jack Sparrow might be a household name, but despite the cultural clout, the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise has gone adrift. In some ways, it's been a series of diminishin...

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Daily Journal Quick Poll
Development trends on the Peninsula ...

Are heading in the wrong direction
Don't include enough housing
Will be difficult to manage
Will change with the economy
Are heading in the right direction
Are causing me to want to leave


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