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San Mateo aiming for smoke ban: City Council prioritizes addressing secondhand smoke in apartments   

San Mateo officials are planning to follow in the footsteps of neighboring cities as they prioritized the consideration of an ordinance aimed at protecting residents from secondhand smoke exposure. ...

Legislators in favor of affordable housing fee: Jerry Hill, Rich Gordon, Kevin Mullin feel statewide proposal will benefit Bay Area   

With Californians reportedly spending disproportionate amounts of their income on housing and a growing scarcity of affordable places to live in the Bay Area, local legislators are cautiously optimist...

BART riders face new measles exposure risk: Up to 1,500 Millbrae riders may have been exposed by San Mateo County resident   

As many as 1,500 BART riders may have been exposed to measles when an infected San Mateo County resident rode BART from Millbrae to San Francisco's Civic Center station last week, BART and San Mateo C...

Caltrans worker pleads no contest to fuel embezzlement   

A Caltrans employee pleaded no contest Wednesday to embezzling gasoline by filling up his personal vehicle using a Caltrans fuel pump, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office. Mo...

Woman killed when Caltrain struck her car identified   

A woman killed when a Caltrain crashed into her car at a crossing Monday in Menlo Park was identified as 35-year-old Jahyun Jennifer Koo, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office....

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House Republicans weighs new approach on Homeland Security   

WASHINGTON — Eager to avoid a partial Homeland Security shutdown, House Republicans are weighing a short-term funding measure to keep the department operating although it would allow Obama immigrati...

Poll: Californians see drought as serious, more want limits   

SAN FRANCISCO — Nearly every Californian sees the drought as a big problem and more now say they favor mandatory rationing, according to a survey released Thursday. The Field Poll found 94 percent...

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In 1801, the District of Columbia was placed under the jurisdiction of Congress. In 1814, Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93, was first performed in Vienna. In 1911, inventor C...

When I first heard the city of San Mateo was rethinking its plans to put artificial turf at Los Prados Park because of potential health concerns, I thought, oh boy, nervous nellies. After all, synth...

Editor, Drug manufacturers have to put in writing all the known side effects on their drugs. Before you go to get the measles vaccine, find that document and read the whole thing. You will read of a ...

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The South San Francisco City Council approved building a 35-unit housing project at 1256 Mission Road. The current building on the 1.7 acre lot will be torn down, and be replaced with a mixture of condominiums and single-family homes.


A new housing development featuring a mix of townhouses and condominiums, some reserved for purchase at affordable rates, will be built on South San Francisco farmland under approval of the City Counc...


A wild second-half swing was unkind to Aragon as the Lady Dons fell to Santa Clara 45-42 in the second round of the Central Coast Section Division II girls' basketball playoffs. The No. 7-seeded Dons...

The Hillsdale boys' basketball team has preached teamwork all season long. The Knights are not one to depend on just one player. Everyone that takes the floor for Hillsdale has contributed in some way...

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U.S. stocks drifted to a slightly lower finish on Thursday, weighed down by falling energy stocks as the slump in oil prices deepened. Chevron and Exxon Mobil were among the biggest decliners in the ...

NEW YORK — You may think you're immune to transparent sales pitches like "Do you want fries with that?" But the tactics restaurants use to nudge you into spending a little extra may be subtler than ...

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The grimly gripping thriller "'71" plunges a young, inexperienced British soldier into the mayhem of 1970s Belfast. Private Gary Hook (the up-and-coming "Unbroken" star Jack O'Connell) and his fellow...

Foothill Music Theatre has taken on a major challenge by staging "Sunday in the Park With George." Stephen Sondheim's music and lyrics always are tricky. There are design challenges, too, in this 19...

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Daily Journal Quick Poll
What do you think of the new net neutrality rules imposed by the FCC on broadband providers?

Agree, Internet access should be governed like a utility
Don't agree, it will limit the free market
Worry about taxes
Worry it will prevent further access
It's too complicated


House clears way for short-term Homeland Security bill
WASHINGTON — Congress closed in Friday on approving a short-term funding bill for the Homeland Sec..
8 shot to death, including gunman, in Missouri rampage
TYRONE, Mo. — A gunman killed seven people and wounded an eighth person in an overnight house-to-h..
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