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New murder sentence for gang slaying: Judge reduces life without parole term to 50 years for 23-year-old convicted as teen   

A 23-year-old Redwood City man convicted as a teenager of killing a 19-year-old man at a party six years ago was resentenced Friday to 50 years to life in prison. Ricardo Garcia, who was 17 when he ...

No grant for charter school as finances still unclear: San Mateo Union High School District holds off on money for at Mills   

With confusion over financing, the new Design Tech High School won’t be getting a one-time $150,000 grant from the San Mateo Union High School District for now. At a heated meeting Thursday ni...

Window closes for Seton offers: Announcement on sale of expected this fall   

The window for offers on the hospital chain including Daly City's Seton Medical Center closed Friday, leaving workers, patients and city officials still waiting to see if the winning bidder plans to k...

Police seek man who impersonated cop   

Police in Palo Alto are searching for a man who allegedly impersonated a police officer and displayed a weapon after stopping a teen boy who was riding a bicycle last week, a spokesman said Friday. A...

Driver sentenced for fatally hitting pedestrian   

A driver whose out-of-control car sent a concrete garbage can flying into a 67-year-old San Mateo pedestrian who later died after the man fled the scene with his young son was sentenced Friday to a ye...

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid   

TORONTO Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdrew his re-election bid Friday as he seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen, dramatically ending a campaign he had doggedly pursued despite a stint in rehab an...

Poll: Few know state GOP governor candidate   

SACRAMENTO — Democratic incumbent Gov. Jerry Brown has a strong lead over his Republican challenger, Neel Kashkari, in a new statewide poll released Friday, but 1 in 4 likely voters could not even i...

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California Highway Patrol officers investigate a big-rig carrying dirt that overturned on the Foster City Boulevard exit in Foster City Friday afternoon. The driver was transported to the hospital wi...

In 1759, during the final French and Indian War, the British defeated the French on the Plains of Abraham overlooking Quebec City. In 1788, the Congress of the Confederation authorized the first nati...

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I never imagined signing a petition to run for local government office in San Mateo County, particularly at the age of 25. Motivated to actively engage my community by promoting policies that provide ...

It took two weeks of civil unrest in Missouri, but the nation has started the hard and healthy discussion about the appropriateness of outfitting local law enforcement with military tools. Images of ...

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From right, Puente de la Costa Sur staff Eleanor Palacios, event director; Omar Ortega, program assistant; and Jorge Guzman, director of prevention services, prepare the first annual Fall Harvest Fundraiser this Sunday at Harley Farms in Pescadero.


An anniversary fundraiser this weekend will offer up some of the freshest locally sourced foods while supporting a nonprofit that serves a large population of some of the most isolated communities in ...


With less than two minutes to play in the first half, the Hillsdale football team was staring at a 6-0 deficit against Lincoln-SF as the Knights offense struggled to find any kind of rhythm. With 17 ...

Capuchino quarterback Tony Pellegrini was beginning to wonder if the feeling would ever come back. After enduring a 1-9 season the year before, the morale in the Mustangs locker room had hit a low po...

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NEW YORK — The prospect of rising interest rates sent the stock market to its first weekly loss since early August. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 11.91 points, or 0.6 percent, to end at 1,98...

WASHINGTON — Auto buying drove U.S. retail sales higher in August, a possible sign that job growth in recent months has led to accelerated consumer spending. The Commerce Department said Friday tha...

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LOS ANGELES — Containing all the elements that made the 2011 original boy and his dolphin story a hit with audiences and critics, Charles Martin Smith's "Dolphin Tale 2" is another engaging film ins...

Coinciding with the onslaught of their last year of high school, members of the class of 2015 are faced with one of the most dreaded parts of adolescence — applying to colleges. From the beginning ...

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Daily Journal Quick Poll
What will it take to defeat the Islamic State, also known as ISIS?

Air strikes
Air strikes and ground troops
Air strikes and support for Iraq and other groups
A large coalition with a variety of tactics
Nothing, let others do it
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