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Mandarin programs growing: Redwood City Elementary School District latest to add immersion course offerings   

Community demand, along with the fact that more than a billion people in the world speak Chinese, has been the impetus for more language programs in its predominant dialect Mandarin in Peninsula schoo...

Proposition’s limit on school reserves creates new worry: Peninsula district officials concerned about losing money from ‘rainy-day fund’ initiative   

The passage of Proposition 2 in November was heralded by supporters for its creation of a state rainy day fund, but language within capping reserves for individual school districts in certain years is...

San Carlos Airport first in state to sell unleaded fuel   

The San Carlos Airport, once found to exceed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency air quality standards for lead emissions, will be the first in the state to sell an unleaded option which proponents s...

Former Sequoia triathlete embraces art: Lindsay James has turned to painting to fill ‘athletic hangover’   

A former Olympian and Sequoia High School athlete, Lindsay James says art has now helped her fill the void that was left when she ended her softball career. James, who grew up in San Carlos, played s...

One killed after leading police on pursuit   

One person was killed after leading police on a pursuit from Daly City to Brisbane late Sunday morning, according to Daly City police. An officer attempted to stop a car traveling on Geneva Avenue n...

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Islamic State group recruits, exploits children   

BEIRUT — Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic ...

Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78   

WASHINGTON — A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though ...

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Elks Lodge member John Swan, left, Marvi Santos, a volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul's Homeless Help Center, and Elks Lodge member Roger Cutler after the San Mateo Elks Lodge donated men's and women's ...

National Rifle Association Instructor Mike Norton directs student Monica Belli during the NRA Basic Pistol Class held Nov. 15 and 16 at Coyote Point Rifle and Pistol Club in San Mateo. Information abo...

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Election day is long past. And for many it never even occurred. It seems the mid-term elections go on record as the worst voter turnout in 72 years. According to the New York Times, in the three large...

I have been working at the Burlingame Aquatic Center since August 2003, both as an employee of the San Mateo Union High School District and as an employee of the Burlingame Aquatic Club, the nonprofit...

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College of San Mateo wrapped up its season with a 30-20 win over Laney College in Saturday's Bulldog Bowl. Sophomore running back Michael Latu, center, carried 11 times for 94 yards in a seesaw battle between the two Bay Area contenders. SEE STORY PAGE 12.


College of San Mateo continued its dominance in the Bothman Bulldog Bowl with a 30-20 win over Laney College Saturday at College Heights Stadium. One of 13 bowl games held by the California Communit...


Devin Joos was a sophomore at St. Francis for Menlo-Atherton volleyball's first ever Central Coast Section title win in 2012. Now, to cap her 2014 Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division Most Valuable...

It just was not Serra’s day. Los Gatos rolled to a 28-0 win in the Central Coast Section Open Division opener Saturday at Freitas Field at Brady Family Stadium. The No. 5-seed Wildcats (9-2) ...

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NEW YORK — Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses and executive gaffes have become viral sensations. But ...

In a big year for deal making, the health care industry is a standout. Large drugmakers are buying and selling businesses to control costs and deploy surplus cash. A rising stock market, tax strateg...

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American girls love British boys: One Direction won artist of the year at the American Music Awards, taking home three honors and was the night's big winner next to Katy Perry, who didn't attend the s...

NEW YORK — "Mockingjay, Part 1" didn't catch fire like the previous installments of "The Hunger Games," but it still had the biggest opening of the year with $123 million at the weekend box office, ...

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Daily Journal Quick Poll
What do you think of President Obama's expansive executive actions on immigration unveiled Thursday?

About time
He had no choice after congressional inaction
He should have waited for new congressional legislation
Don't like it at all
Prospects for broader action are now eliminated


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