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DA says career burglars flew here to rob home: Men alleged to have come from Arizona specifically for robbery plan in Woodside   

Two career burglars flew from Arizona to specifically rob a Woodside home of between $30,000 and $50,000 in jewelry because they identified the town as a wealthy target, according to prosecutors. Th...

Police arrest San Bruno man for July 6 murder   

Police Thursday announced an arrest in the shooting death of a man killed during a bloody Fourth of July weekend in the city's Bayview District. Antonio Cortez, 37, was shot in front of a home just b...

Man sentenced for soliciting sex from teens   

A San Mateo man identified through a police Facebook page as the person soliciting teenage girls on the street for sex was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in prison and must register for life as a sex...

Burglar wearing women’s pants sentenced   

A Half Moon Bay man caught wearing women's size 0 work pants from the home he entered is now looking at a different type of uniform — that of a prison inmate. Pedro Mojica Serrano, 21, was sentenc...

Man arrested for two Burlingame bank robberies   

A San Mateo man was arrested in San Francisco last weekend for robbing the Bank of America in Burlingame two times, according to Burlingame police. Mitchell Garcia, 58, is suspected of robbing the b...

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Rate of layoffs shrinks: Employers add 200K-plus jobs for five straight months, unemployment rate at 6.1 percent   

WASHINGTON — As the U.S. economy has improved and employers have regained confidence, companies have been steadily shedding fewer workers. Which is why applications for unemployment benefits have d...

This time, Obama fundraising is a bit of ‘Scandal’   

LOS ANGELES — Fact met fiction Wednesday in one of those Hollywood ways: The real-life president of the United States complains about "phony scandals" in the presence of the producer and the star of...

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In 1554, Queen Mary I of England married Philip II, future King of Spain. In 1814, the Battle of Lundy's Lane, one of the bloodiest battles of the War of 1812, took place in present-day Niagara Falls...

By this point, everyone pretty much knows that traffic on Holly Street in San Carlos between Industrial Road and Old County Road is bad. Most people know to avoid it if possible during certain hours...

Editor, Thank you Robert Nice and Sheila Wong for your respective letters to the the editor in the July 21 and July 24 editions of the Daily Journal pointing out that our cities' infrastructure, natu...

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Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers will play Friday, July 25 in Redwood City.


For those looking for a musical performance that incorporates both audio and visual aspects, Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers is the show for you. Piazza and his band will be playing at the Redwood C...


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Sal Sanchat shovels ice as squid are offloaded during one of the busiest days of the season at Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay.


Those venturing on a late-night trip along the San Mateo County coastline could be in for a spectacular sight as the ocean has been spotted with lights from fishermen stringing in heaps of squid off P...


SAN JOSE — It was like the Little League version of the Thrilla in Manila, with Pacifca American playing the part of The Greatest. In a Northern California championship rematch two years in the mak...

OAKLAND — A warm day helped Brandon Moss reach another milestone and it helped Jeff Samardzija enjoy even more run support. Moss hit a grand slam and the Oakland Athletics gave Samardzija more run ...

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NEW YORK — Only Wall Street could make the buying and selling of more than 3 billion shares look like nothing happened. Major U.S. stock indexes ended roughly where they began Thursday, despite in...

LOS ANGELES — Striking a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, President Barack Obama is demanding "economic patriotism" from American corporations that seek overseas mergers to avoid U.S. ...

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So let's start with the enticing premise of Luc Besson's "Lucy," starring Scarlett Johansson: Human beings only use 10 percent of their brain capacity. Imagine what it would be like if we could access...

In "The Great Pretender" by David West Read, a grieving man begins to recover from his wife's untimely death and to connect with people other than his wife for the first time in his adult life. The ...

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Leland Yee charged with racketeering
SAN FRANCISCO — A California state senator charged in a sweeping organized crime and public corrup..
Mosquito fogging scheduled for San Mateo
San Mateo County mosquito officials will fog again in North Central San Mateo Monday night because W..
Stolen Toyota driver flees after hitting Porsche on San Mateo Bridge
The driver and passengers of a stolen car fled the scene after hitting a Porsche on the San Mateo-H..
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