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Power costs to increase in California: Regulators pass higher rates for most residents   

SAN FRANCISCO — Most California residential customers will see their electricity bills increase under a new rate structure passed Friday that raises rates on more efficient users while giving a brea...

Burlingame aims to add affordable housing: Officials set to consider developments on city-owned property   

In an effort to combat a growing housing crisis across the Peninsula, Burlingame officials are looking to leverage city property into an opportunity to build more affordable housing. The Burlingame ...

Half Moon Bay aims to keep bridge project from stalling: Federal officials consider endangered species in creek   

In the midst of navigating federal and state environmental standards while repairing a key segment of the coastal trail, Half Moon Bay officials are worried the Pilarcitos Creek Bridge may not be repa...

Hospital’s parking irks neighbors   

An effort to go green at the San Mateo Medical Center is causing some nearby residents to see red as they claim hospital employees are parking in the neighborhood due to an ongoing construction projec...

San Francisco: No ‘legal basis’ to hold shooting suspect   

SAN FRANCISCO — A man suspected in the shooting death of a woman at a busy San Francisco tourist destination has seven felony convictions and has been deported five times, most recently in 2009, a f...

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Who’s John Jay? Scholars urge new look at forgotten founder   

KATONAH, N.Y. — The inner circle of founders has been set for as long as anyone can remember — Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton and Madison. Almost never mentioned is John Jay. ...

Pope to Christians: Put aside divisions amid persecution   

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis appealed on Friday to faithful from all Christian churches to put divisions aside and concentrate on what unites them amid the persecution and slaying of Christians in pa...

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Phobophobia is a fear of developing a phobia. *** The first ice cube tray was patented in 1932. The stainless steel tray flexed sideways to eject the ice cubes. It cost 50 cents. *** The oldest sh...

In 1802, the United States Military Academy officially opened at West Point, New York. In 1815, the cornerstone was laid for a monument in Baltimore honoring George Washington (the monument was compl...

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Clockwise from left: Antonio Garibay, who has worked at Pape Meat Co. for 17 years, butchers a chicken. Guy Crims trims cuts of lamb in advance of the customer rush that hits during Fourth of July weekend. Customers select their order from the butchers at the store.


During one of the busiest days on the calendar for barbecuing, professionals suggest those who celebrate their Fourth of July by lighting the grill branch out beyond offering the standard fare of ham...


PALO ALTO — With San Mateo National playing through the losers’ bracket of the District 52 Majors Tournament and entering into its final at-bat Friday trailing two runs, it was go large o...

By the time Ty Flores chugged around the bases for a triple, it was already Belmont-Redwood Shores' day. Then when he added a fourth-inning grand slam, it was clear Belmont-Redwood Shores was on its w...

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World stock markets mostly drifted lower Friday ahead of Greece's weekend referendum, while China's main stock benchmark plunged as government efforts failed to reassure panicky investors. KEEPING SC...

Aetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul. The propo...

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There's an early scene in "Magic Mike XXL" that hints at what this much ballyhooed sequel woulda, coulda, shoulda been. Mike Lane, played by the well nigh irresistible Channing Tatum, is alone in h...

WEST HOLLYWOOD — Jada Pinkett Smith wasn't exactly sure what she was getting into when she signed on for "Magic Mike XXL," but she certainly didn't expect to come out of a movie about male strippe...

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Daily Journal Quick Poll
How will you be spending the Fourth of July?

Out and about at public gatherings
At home with friends and family
Out of town
At someone else's house
Hiding in my house


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