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UC tuition tension builds: Hikes tentatively approved despite protest from governor and students   

SAN FRANCISCO — A committee of the University of California's governing board voted Wednesday for a tuition increase during each of the next five years over the protests of Gov. Jerry Brown, legisla...

Leading water provider faces $3 million fine: State regulators allege Cal Water’s misconduct killed endangered fish   

San Mateo's water provider is facing a whopping $3 million penalty, the highest every proposed in the area by state regulators, for leaking more than 8 million gallons of chemically treated drinking w...

Jury gets triple murder case: Daly City collision killed family and injured girlfriend   

The fatal 2013 Daly City collision that killed three family members and severely injured one son's girlfriend was no accident but a series of conscious decisions by another motorist to drink, speed an...

Foster Square proceeds with new developers: City’s long-vacant site to be home of seniors, retail space   

The future of the long-vacant remaining portion of Foster City's 15-acre site is taking shape as two new developers have come on board to construct the retail and for-sale residential components of th...

Apartment complex opens at former Mel’s Bowl   

A new 141-unit luxury apartment complex in Redwood City held a completion ceremony Wednesday at the El Camino Real site of the former Mel's Bowl sporting a name hearkening to its past. "The Lane on t...

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Secretary of State in diplomatic overdrive on Iran nuclear deal   

LONDON — With a deadline for Iranian nuclear deal fast approaching, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry embarked Wednesday on a frenzy of high-stakes diplomacy in a last-minute push to secure an agre...

Aide: Obama open to limits in war authorization   

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is open to limits on the duration of its military efforts in Iraq and Syria and on the potential use of ground forces in a new war authorization against the Isl...

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For many people with backyard ponds, fountains and other water-garden fixtures, the arrival of cold weather means draining the pipes and pulling the plug. But water gardens can be attractive winter ...

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — I've never visited the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel in Denver, but I can pretend. That's because I have a stainless steel soaking tub in my master bathroom that's made by the...

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Wedding gift buying is hard enough when one has a registry. What do you do when the betrothed instead has a commissary? Not that I think I'll make it onto the short list for the rumored Charles Manso...

The voters in California have spoken on Proposition 47, the recently passed referendum on downgrading many non-serious and non-violent property and drug crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. Unfortuna...

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Four-and-a-half-year-old Avery Hayes said her favorite doughnut is powdered sugar. Avery’s mom Erica Hayes is pleased that Pilgrim Kitchen is reopened and remembers getting doughnuts with her mom when she was a young girl.


Pilgrim Kitchen, a popular doughnut and bake shop in Belmont, reopened after a six-month closure due to environmental code regulations. "So glad that it's finally open. They really do make a great pr...


What a difference a year has made for Notre Dame Belmont volleyball. The Tigers (31-5) are headed to the Central Coast Section Division IV championship game for the first time since 2010 after Wednes...

OAKLAND — Wedged between a pair of games against last season's Super Bowl participants, the Kansas City Chiefs appear to get a bit of a breather with a visit to the winless Oakland Raiders. Just do...

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U.S. financial markets pulled back slightly from their most recent record highs Wednesday, ending lower for the first time this week. The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index ...

SAN FRANCISCO — Inc. on Wednesday reported better-than-expected quarterly results, but its guidance missed estimates. Its shares dropped in extended trading. The company said it lost...

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NEW YORK — NBC has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development and TV Land will stop airing reruns of "The Cosby Show," moves that came a day after another woman came forward claiming th...

GARDINER, N.Y. — Robert De Niro says he'll reimburse a town nearly $130,000 in legal fees it spent defending its assessment of the actor's upstate New York property. The settlement involves the Hud...

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Daily Journal Quick Poll
What do you think of the proposal to raise UC tuition rates 5 percent a year for five years?

It's too much
Will avoid a large spike when the tuition freeze is over
UCs need to cut costs
The state needs to fund it more
The state needs to fund it more and the UCs need to cut costs
Don't know enough about it


Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders
WASHINGTON — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive act..
San Mateo man arrested for crash that injured teacher, special needs students
After a more than two-month investigation, the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office fil..
University tuition increases adopted in California
SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California voted Thursday to approve a tuition increase of as mu..
PG&E fined over alleged secret dealings
SAN FRANCISCO — State regulators Thursday fined Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and required its shareh..
US consumer prices unchanged in October
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in October as a fourth straight decline in gasoli..
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