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Jobless rate hits new low in California: State adds 90,100 jobs last month, every sector contributes to gains   

SACRAMENTO — California recorded its lowest jobless rate last month since the early months of the Great Recession, while the number of additional jobs was the second-largest gain since the state beg...

Redwood City takes long-term look at flooding: San Mateo County Board of Supervisors declares local emergency   

As San Mateo County supervisors formally declared a local state of emergency Friday afternoon in response to recent storms, Redwood City officials said they are taking a long-term look at flood protec...

Local options for last-minute gifts: Shopping local puts emphasis back on community   

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and with it the pressure to find the perfect holiday gifts. Amidst the bargains of big box stores and the comfortable convenience of the Internet, local ...

Former deputy gets 90-day prison evaluation   

A former San Mateo County sheriff's deputy who beat an ex-girlfriend's date at her house after reportedly tracking her down during his shift will be evaluated at a state prison for 90 days before a ju...

Reports say accused dog burner insane; trial set for next year   

A San Mateo man accused of killing his pet Jack Russell terrier and burning the body in a barbecue during a psychotic break was insane at the time, according to doctors who evaluated him. Those concl...

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Tuskegee Airman Steward dies in California at 95   

VENTURA — Lowell Steward, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen who flew well over 100 missions over Europe during World War II, has died in California. He was 95. His son Lowell Jr. says Steward...

California benefits most from T-Mobile settlement   

SACRAMENTO — California's consumers and government stand to benefit the most of any state from a nationwide settlement with T-Mobile US. Regulators announced Friday that T-Mobile will pay at least ...

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In 1790, the first successful cotton mill in the United States began operating at Pawtucket, Rhode Island. In 1803, the Louisiana Purchase was completed as ownership of the territory was formally tra...

The average Americans uses an ATM (Automatic Teller Machine) five times per month. *** AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) was founded in 1958. As society has changed over the years, so...

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Perhaps we will have no better perspective of what really matters most to us until the day we die. I was only 15 when I bid farewell to my grandmother one week before New Year's Day as she ended her l...

Americans have a complicated relationship with the penny. On one hand, people don't have much use for pennies and are happy to leave them in those ubiquitous plastic "need a penny" trays at convenienc...

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Diners invited to Tomatina's soft opening review the selection of choices on the menu.


All hands were on deck at for the soft opening of Tomatina in downtown San Mateo this week before it officially opened its doors Friday. The soft opening of the Italian restaurant’s seventh l...


The talk surrounding the annual Burlingame-Serra boys' basketball matchup began at least 10 days before Friday night's showdown in San Mateo. The general consensus was Serra was too good and Burlinga...

Menlo-Atherton's Naomi Baer wasn't bragging when she called her girls' basketball team the queens of Atherton. The senior forward didn't have to brag. She and her younger sister Ilana Baer let their ...

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NEW YORK — Oil and gas companies led the stock market up Friday, helping the Standard & Poor's 500 index notch its second-best week this year. With little news to give them direction, traders cont...

NEW YORK — Despite an early start, sales data provided to the Associated Press shows that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season. Sales were up 1....

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Take heed: There are at least two acutely sad moments involving Robin Williams' Teddy Roosevelt in the latest "Night at the Museum." The movie, subtitled "Secret of the Tomb," is imbued with the unsha...

The holiday season is upon us, and nobody wants to be scrooge. Our holiday spirit manifests itself superficially: we decorate our houses with sparkling Christmas lights, we happily wear the consummate...

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Daily Journal Quick Poll
What's your favorite part of this time of year?

Getting together with friends and family
Holiday parties
Getting time away from work
The fact I don't have to make a New Year's resolution yet


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