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GOP seeking response to immigration: Republican leadership ponders next move after Obama speech   

WASHINGTON — United against President Barack Obama but uncertain how to stop him, outraged Republicans struggled for a response on immigration Friday that would check the president without veering i...

Parents worry over losing advanced math classes: San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District revamps offerings because of Common Core   

Reducing and potentially eliminating math classes such as algebra and geometry in the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District is sparking concern for parents who want their children to be pre...

South San Francisco girl, 8, pens children’s book: Michelle Wilson wrote story in multiple languages   

Pacifica's Michelle Longega Wilson is impressive not just for her fluency in Italian, French and English, but also because she is a mere 8 years old and already a published author. "The Adventures of...

San Mateo police reports   

Baby steps Police were contacted about a man wearing slippers seen carrying a baby suspiciously without a diaper bag on Orange Avenue in South San Francisco before 7:35 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 Half Mo...

Bed burner back in jail awaiting sentencing   

A 21-year-old Redwood City woman who has been housed in a state psychiatric facility pending sentencing for torching her ex-boyfriend's bed with him in it will finish the wait in the county jail becau...

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Iran nuke talks stalled, despite Kerry efforts   

VIENNA — Contentious nuclear talks between world powers and Tehran hit a new snag Friday after Iran apparently again turned down U.S. demands for concessions, leaving negotiations in limbo just thre...

Hillary Clinton backs Obama immigration move   

NEW YORK — Hillary Rodham Clinton voiced support Friday for President Barack Obama's use of executive actions to protect about 5 million immigrants from deportation, setting up a sharp contrast with...

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In 1718, English pirate Edward Teach — better known as "Blackbeard" — was killed during a battle off present-day North Carolina. In 1862, Giuseppe Verdi's opera "La Forza del Destino" had its wor...

In the 1970s, the size of the average new home was 1,400 square feet. Today, the average size is 2,200 square feet. *** One-third of the new homes built last year had four or more bedrooms. In the...

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As I was leaving the University of San Francisco Law School campus this week, a fellow student approached me in the hallway. Grabbing my shoulder to get my attention, he sternly uttered that he had se...

I could never imagine that I would have to choose between my school and my son's school! However, today, I am facing this dilemma: I'm a student of San Mateo Adult School, which is the biggest adult s...

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Lisa Dolehide teaches her low intermediate English class during a Friday morning lesson.


With Design Tech High School expressing its interest in moving to the San Mateo Adult School next school year, students and administrators are fearful that their programming could be cut, especially w...


It was Avery Gindraux's tools as a quarterback that got the ball rolling for the Panthers Friday night, but it was the senior's guts that carried them to victory. No. 3-seed Burlingame (10-1) earned ...

SUNNYVALE — A week after losing a heartbreaker, Terra Nova got the electric shock it needed to bring its season back to life on Friday night, upsetting top-seeded King's Academy 42-28 in the Central...

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The stock market closed out its fifth straight week of gains with another record high on Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index carved out all-time highs, extending...

BEIJING — China's central bank unexpectedly slashed interest rates on Friday to re-energize the world's No. 2 economy, joining a growing list of major economies that are trying to encourage growth i...

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LOS ANGELES — All is not well in Panem. At the conclusion of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Katniss's (Jennifer Lawrence) force-field shattering arrow left the society in turmoil. The desperate ...

NEW YORK — Sitting down to interview Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, stars of the blockbuster "Hunger Games" franchise, feels a bit like hanging out with three siblings. Whil...

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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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