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Zuckerberg grants Redwood City schools $1M: Money is part of a $120 million pledge he and his wife made to Bay Area schools   

Big bucks are coming to the Redwood City Elementary School District to bring its schools up to speed on the latest technology via Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's charity group. The $1.06 million ...

Couple sentenced for crab poaching   

An Oakland couple nabbed for poaching 108 commercial grade Dungeness crabs had the crustaceans stashed out of sight in a specially modified boat with secret compartments, according to prosecutors. Th...

Train station attack defendant to trial   

A 22-year-old transient accused of trying to rape a woman crossing the San Mateo Caltrain Station's underground stairs last year will stand trial on several felonies after waiving a preliminary hearin...

Harbor fuel dock inspected by state   

Multiple state agencies were called in this week to investigate a sheen of diesel seen near the fuel and ice dock that Pillar Point Harbor boaters rely on and prompted the owner of service business to...

Martin’s Beach bill heads to governor   

Legislation aimed at reopening Martin's Beach in Half Moon Bay to the public is headed to the governor's desk after clearing a major hurdle Thursday by passing on the Senate floor for a second time. ...

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California plans legal aid for immigrant children   

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers will approve legislation supported by Gov. Jerry Brown to spend $3 million in state money to provide legal help for unaccompanied immigrant children from Central Am...

High court case to shape Ferguson investigation   

WASHINGTON — It started with a bottle of orange juice 30 years ago. The national legal standards that govern when police officers are justified in using force against people trace their lineage to ...

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In 1485, England's King Richard III was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field, effectively ending the War of the Roses. In 1787, inventor John Fitch demonstrated his steamboat on the Delaware River ...

I don't recall exactly when the beach house was rented and for how long before my arrival. It was just before my parents moved to the North Carolina city of Wilmington and its beach town, Wrightsville...

It's difficult to know if comedian Robin Williams' death last week had any effect on Assemblyman Marc Levine's push to require health-care providers to have specific training on suicide prevention. T...

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San Mateo firefighters Andrew Martinez, Sean Sims and Joe Rupena bring out supplies at Station 21 for the annual chili cook-off fundraiser in San Mateo’s Central Park this Saturday.


The public is invited to indulge their taste buds with an ambitious group of firefighters battling it out to win this year's chili cook-off fundraiser in San Mateo. Nine fire departments across San M...


Kevin Frandsen's whirlwind spring training couldn't have turned out any better. The former Giants infielder entered into spring competing for a roster spot with the Philadelphia Phillies, but was cut...

With a single to center field Thursday night, Danny Diekroeger extended his current minor league hitting streak to 15 games, the longest hitting streak for Cardinals Short-Season affiliate State Colle...

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NEW YORK — U.S. stocks were on pace for a fourth straight day of gains Thursday, putting the Standard & Poor's 500 index on track to beat its record high close set last month. Investors were encour...

WASHINGTON — The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice De...

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After being clonked over the head in 1944's "Murder, My Sweet," Raymond Chandler's immortal private eye Philip Marlowe wryly narrated the experience of being knocked out: "A black pool opened up at my...

HONOLULU — A former child model accusing "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sex abuse in Hawaii says he wants to dismiss the lawsuit — not because it lacks merit but because he can't find a new atto...

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Daily Journal Quick Poll
Were the SF Giants right to win "tarp-gate," the controversial appeal of a rained out game with the Chicago Cubs?

Yes, the ground crew fumbled covering the infield
No, the Chicago victory should stand
Not sure but the game should have been called much earlier
Don't care. Just tired of the hoopla surrounding the initial call


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