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Millbrae city manager gets salary bump: Officials say $43K raise is long-awaited, Marcia Raines is ‘critical’ to city’s growth   

Although one councilmember was against a nearly $43,000 raise and $20,000 bonus given to the Millbrae city manager, the supermajority of members believe the raise is well-deserved and is in line with ...

Water officials mull how to enforce penalty: Utilities, district consider implementing $500 fines for outdoor waste   

In the face of grim conservation rates during one of the worst droughts in history, local water districts are working to determine how to crack down on those who waste water outdoors after state regul...

Height limits on November ballot: San Bruno to vote to raise current limits to 90 feet near Caltrain station   

The area immediately north of San Bruno's downtown could get boost from a new November ballot measure to modify an ordinance that limits building heights, potentially raising them from the current max...

Burlingame Councilman Jerry Deal retiring   

After almost seven years as a councilman, Jerry Deal has decided to move on from Burlingame and will step down from his role Sept. 21. Deal announced Wednesday he will be selling his home in Burlinga...

Man to trial for San Mateo home invasion: Defendant alleged to have taken 66-year-old woman hostage   

The Redwood City man who prosecutors say attacked a 66-year-old San Mateo woman with a stun gun and held her hostage for a day after she walked in on him burglarizing her home earlier this year will s...

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Undercover agents get subsidized ‘Obamacare’ using fake identities   

WASHINGTON — Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said ...

California’s salmon, steelhead get help   

FRESNO — State and federal wildlife officials have unveiled ambitious plans aimed at helping endangered salmon and steelhead thrive again in Central California rivers. The fish were abundant, migra...

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Remote controls, designed to make life easier and more convenient, have become so numerous in many homes that keeping track of them is a challenge all its own. There are often separate remotes for th...

Truman Capote famously told friends that the very wealthy eat better vegetables — tiny ones. So there's another plus for gardening: It's easier to eat the way the super-rich do. Not that smaller is...

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They were words you really never want to hear when first arriving home. "I think the neighbors are weird." Weird? What did that mean? They were a tad hypocritical in venting about my barky dogs when ...

In 2000, it was the disputed "hanging chads" on Florida ballots that exposed major failings in the mechanics of how America voted. Reforms were launched. In 2004, it was the "bubblegate" fiasco that ...

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Barack Obama arrives at SFO after being taken by Marine One helicopter from Foothill College.


  President Barack Obama left the Bay Area Wednesday afternoon after a quick visit that included fundraising events in San Francisco and the South Bay.Obama attended a House Majority PAC event...


From his hotel room in Goodyear, Arizona, Matt McGarry contemplates the busy summer baseball schedule he has endured — and hopes it will get even busier. Since wrapping up his junior season at Menl...

District 52 Little League is on a roll. The district that encompasses 14 Little League organizations in San Mateo County is one win away from sending a team to the West Regional in San Bernardino for ...

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NEW YORK — The stock market eked out a record high Wednesday, as investors weighed positive earnings from the technology industry against disappointing news from Boeing and other companies. Biotec...

WASHINGTON — Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged. That conclusion, one held by a growing number of economists,...

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ABOARD THE SILVER SPLENDOR — For a lucky fellowship of fans, Comic-Con is beginning early on a private train car trekking to the pop-culture convention. The fan-centric social networking site Wikia...

BEVERLY HILLS — When Nas became the first rapper invited to trace his family tree through the PBS series "Finding Your Roots," he welcomed the opportunity. But it hit him hard when he saw 1859 docu...

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Daily Journal Quick Poll
Are you willing to report your neighbors if they waste water?

Yes, it's the right thing to do
I would probably just go talk to them
No way, snitches get stitches
Not sure


Iraqis: Jihadis destroy ancient mosque in Mosul
BAGHDAD — Islamic extremist militants blew up a revered Muslim shrine traditionally said to be the..
Sanders offers lower-cost bill to reform VA
WASHINGTON — With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee's ..
Official: Air Algerie flight ''probably crashed'
ALGIERS, Algeria — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capita..
GM profit 2Q falls 85 pct. on recall costs
DETROIT — Recall expenses chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quar..
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