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Officials discuss moving City Hall: Burlingame working on infrastructure projects, public/private partnerships one option for financing   

Moving Burlingame's City Hall is one option being discussed while city officials determine how to tackle unfunded infrastructure needs that add up to approximately $100 million. There are 11 unfunded...

San Mateo hires three to fill new police vacancies: City officials looking at new recruits to account for retirees, resignations   

With an improving economy and securing qualified police officers becoming more competitive, San Mateo will hire three additional cops to account for upcoming vacancies, employees on long-term disabili...

Edgewater redevelopment in Foster City back on track: Shopping center owner seeking public input   

A plan to redevelop a popular shopping center in Foster City is back in motion with the owner of Edgewater Plaza seeking public input and support for a mixed-use retail and housing project. Edgewater...

Body of male found off Oyster Point   

A male body was pulled from the waters of San Francisco Bay Wednesday afternoon near Oyster Point, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office Marine Unit was called to r...

Double rape defendant pleads not guilty   

A South San Francisco man accused of raping two different women in 2001 pleaded not guilty to several charges of sexual assault. After entering his plea, Boris Emmanuel Chavez, 33, waived his right t...

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Muted expectations for Obama, Rouhani meeting   

WASHINGTON — One year ago, President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani came close to ending the decades-long freeze on face-to-face meetings between their countries' leaders. Next w...

Ex-VA doctor: Phoenix report a ‘whitewash’   

WASHINGTON — A doctor who first exposed serious problems at the troubled Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital said Wednesday that a report on patient deaths there is a "whitewash" that minimizes life-t...

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WASHINGTON — Offers of extended warranties or service contracts are becoming the norm, whether you buy a big-ticket item like a car or kitchen appliance or a less expensive one like a television or ...

Although the thought of sleeping with millions of dust mites — microscopic arachnids that feast on flakes of skin — is just plain gross, it's something most people can handle without worry. After ...

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Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant set to launch Friday what some say may be the largest initial public offering ever, is also setting its sights on San Mateo. The Silicon Valley Business Journal...

The United States should recognize the limited scope of what it can achieve as it returns military advisers to Iraq and plots strategic airstrikes in Syria to curb the growing terrorism threat in the ...

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Sue Dambrosio, Downtown San Mateo Association staff, Kathleen Bednarik, DSMA office manager, Noemi Avram, DSMA volunteer and Donna Divodi, citywide volunteer coordinator, prepare for Saturday’s 18th annual Wine Walk in downtown San Mateo.


The 18th annual Wine Walk is hitting the streets of San Mateo this weekend as local merchants team up with Bay Area wineries to offer the public a taste of what downtown has to offer. The Downtown Sa...


OAKLAND — Sean Doolittle allowed a three-run homer to J.P. Arencibia during a six-run ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lost 6-1 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. It was the...

Justin Ferdinand preaches defense to his Half Moon Bay boys' water polo team. The team responded with a 13-7 victory Wednesday at Woodside. The Cougars improved their overall record to 6-1 with a com...

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NEW YORK — The stock market got the reassurance it wanted from the Federal Reserve Wednesday. The U.S. central bank signaled that it would keep its short-term interest rate near zero for a while ye...

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar. The Fed said it intends ...

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Daily Journal Quick Poll
What do you think of Larry Ellison stepping down as CEO of Oracle?

It will still be his company
Time to pass the baton
It will give him more time for other pursuits
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Ellison steps aside as Oracle CEO
SAN FRANCISCO — Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO after 37 years at the hel..
Man arrested in fast-growing California wildfire
CAMINO — A man has been charged with deliberately starting a Northern California wildfire that has..
Senate next after House backs Obama on rebel aid
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's request for congressional backing to train and arm Syrian re..
Australian police: Raids thwarted beheading plot
SYDNEY — Police on Thursday said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supp..
Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate at 4.23 percent
WASHINGTON — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates surged this week, marking their largest one-wee..
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