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Expanded indictment for PG&E: Utility accused of obstructing justice in San Bruno probe   

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. was charged in a revised grand jury indictment in San Francisco Tuesday with a new criminal count of obstructing justice in a probe of a fatal pipeline explosion in San Br...

Downtown business district gets go-ahead: Redwood City officials approve effort to pay for marketing, maintenance improvements   

By a wide margin, downtown Redwood City property owners approved a new business improvement district to fund extra services beyond what the city provides such as sidewalk maintenance, beautification a...

Three striker gets life for robbery   

A 52-year-old third-striker connected to the armed robbery of a South San Francisco office worker in 2007 by DNA on a bandanna left at the scene was sentenced Tuesday to 50 years to life in prison. A...

Jury finds man guilty of more than a decade of child sexual abuse   

A San Mateo County Superior Court jury on Monday found a Foster City man guilty of molesting family members over more than a decade, prosecutors said Tuesday. Geoffrey Baggett, 62, now faces life in ...

San Mateo gas leaks prompts evacuations   

About 20 people were evacuated in San Mateo Tuesday morning as crews sealed a small gas line break, a PG&E spokesman said. People were evacuated from buildings in the area of West 20th Avenue and Ala...

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Report: Health premiums see significant rise   

SACRAMENTO — California's insurance commissioner released a report Tuesday showing the cost of health-care premiums increased significantly this year, as he pushes for more authority to regulate tho...

New California fines for wasting water take effect   

SACRAMENTO — New regulations that include fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water are taking effect in California. The State Water Resources Control Board approved the rules earlier t...

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At the peak of ripeness, an in-season tomato is one of the things that makes life worth living. Happily, that season is upon us. And this recipe is my ode to that summer tomato. All kinds of tomatoes...

Slice 'em and salt 'em. That's really all a seasonally delicious tomato needs. Though if you really want to gussy it up, you could add a bit of pepper, a splash of olive oil, maybe a sprinkle of bals...

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"We may believe that we make informed decisions about food choice, but we cannot do so if we are oblivious to the ways food companies influence our choices." — Marion Nestle, "Food Politics." It's ...

It's no surprise that a large portion of venture capital goes toward the "cool" stuff. Stuff such as phone apps that help people improve the way they do social networking, order pizza or keep up with ...

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Joe Gershaneck, president of the Mariners Green Homeowners Association, No. 2, shows some of the homes at the Marina Lagoon that will once again be subject to federally mandated flood insurance rates in San Mateo.


After years of high flood insurance premiums and working with San Mateo city officials to fund millions of dollars in infrastructure improvements, most homeowners in the Marina Lagoon neighborhood wer...


The San Carlos Seals baseball team had a tall task in front of it in the Joe DiMaggio World Series Tuesday in Half Moon Bay Tuesday. Playing in the loser's bracket, the Seals needed to sweep a double...

Only 11 years old, Redwood Shores' Lucy Li is already inspiring the next generation of women golfers. Tuesday, Li returned to Half Moon Bay Golf Links, the site of her historic U.S. Women's Open qual...

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NEW YORK — The stock market fell modestly on Tuesday as investors waited for a batch of big economic reports later this week. On Wednesday, the government releases its look at economic growth in t...

Biologic drugmaker Amgen said Tuesday that it will lay off 12 to 15 percent of its worldwide workforce and close four sites, even as it reported stellar second-quarter results that trounced Wall Stree...

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SANTA FE, N.M. — A new television series starring Anne Heche and Jason Isaacs is moving some of its production from Israel to New Mexico. New Mexico Film Office director Nick Maniatis says the USA ...

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched ...

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Daily Journal Quick Poll
Do you think Social Security will be solvent when you retire?

Yes, I'm already retired
Yes, I'm not there yet but it will be
No, the baby boomers will exhaust it
Not without major changes
It better be
Too heady to think about


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