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Airbnb home sharing hijack?: County housing nonprofit concerned with San Francisco company commandeering longtime term   

The term "home sharing" is used by at least 70 nonprofit agencies in the United States that provide permanent housing solutions for seniors and low-wage earners. In San Mateo County, HIP Housing has ...

Man guilty of home invasion: Woman held hostage for a day in her Edinburgh Street home   

The Redwood City man who attacked a 66-year-old San Mateo woman with a stun gun and held her hostage for a day last year was found guilty Wednesday on 12 of 13 charges and faces life in prison, accord...

City puts prayer on hold: Pastor criticized gay marriage, abortion in council invocation   

Invocations before council meetings in Redwood City have been suspended after a pastor made disparaging remarks against same-sex marriage and abortion Monday night. It wasn't the first time Pastor St...

Major Millbrae sewer rate hikes approved: Officials OK upping bills to raise money for repairs required by lawsuit   

Sewer bills in Millbrae will rise precipitously to pay for infrastructure fixes required under a lawsuit settlement, despite the wishes of residents who called on officials to delay the decision and d...

SamTrans sues estate of driver who died in crash: Transit agency seeks reimbursement for workers’ comp claim   

The San Mateo County Transit District is suing the estate of a San Mateo man who died after officials say he drove head-on into a bus last year. SamTrans filed the civil lawsuit in San Mateo County ...

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Prosecutors charge teen with murder in death of 8-year-old   

SANTA CRUZ — Prosecutors charged a 15-year-old boy with murder, kidnapping and rape Wednesday in the death of an 8-year-old girl in an artists complex in a California beach town. Police say Adrian...

Feinstein changes focus of new drought bill   

WASHINGTON — Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California introduced a new drought relief bill Wednesday that emphasizes long-term investments in desalination, recycling and new or expanded reserv...

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LANGLEY, Wash. — Severe drought is parching large sections of America, but that doesn't mean giving up on gardening. Plants can be coaxed through the hot summer months despite severe water restricti...

NEW YORK — Mike Holmes, famous for calling out bad plumbing, woodworking and electrical work on the HGTV show "Holmes on Homes," says there are steps homebuyers can take to avoid many of those probl...

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HealthRight 360 celebrated its newest outpatient center " 2015 Pioneer Court in San Mateo" Wednesday that will provide counseling, referrals, meals and more to both adults and youth.

 

Tears, cheers, gratitude and hope marked the grand opening of San Mateo County's newest mental health and substance abuse treatment center that plans to accept all who need assistance getting their li...

 

As a top-of-the-order hitter, Michael Franco is a throwback akin to the glory days of Brett Butler. Franco — who announced earlier this week he is transferring from Skyline College to the Division-...

Much like the swallows returning to Capistrano or Punxsutawney Phil coming out of his "burrow" on Groundhog Day, July is the Oakland A's annual fire sale. A's general manager Billy Beane has lived up...

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NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday after Federal Reserve policymakers voted to keep interest rates unchanged and gave no indication that a rate rise was imminent. A modest rebound in Chin...

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve appears on track to raise interest rates later this year but signaled Wednesday that it wants to see further economic gains and higher inflation before doing so. A ...

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BEVERLY HILLS\ — John Legend is bringing his talents to a TV drama about Southern slaves fighting for freedom. WGN America says Legend and his production company will be in charge of the score and ...

BEVERLY HILLS — Vincent Kartheiser (KARTH'-eyes-er) plays the antithesis of his smarmy "Mad Men" character Pete Campbell in the upcoming NatGeo miniseries "Saints & Strangers." The four-hour movie...

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Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
Do you think cities and the county should regulate services like airbnb that rents out rooms and homes?

Yes, homes are not hotels
No, let the free market be
Maybe a little to make sure people using the service are legit
Not sure

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Crews battle fast-moving fire in California's Lake County
LOWER LAKE, Calif. — A fast-spreading wildfire in Northern California's Lake County has destroyed ..
Greek leader seeks to quash rebellion with party vote
ATHENS, Greece — In a bid to consolidate his political support and complete a crucial bailout with..
Confederate flags placed at Ebenezer church near MLK Center
ATLANTA — Four Confederate battle flags were found on the grounds of the Ebenezer Baptist Church n..
India hangs only man sentenced to die for 1993 Mumbai blasts
NEW DELHI — Ignoring pleas and petitions by civil society groups, India on Thursday hanged an acco..
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