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Legal motion adds twist to beach battle: Owner of secluded Half Moon Bay property requests new trial after being ordered to reopen   

The legal battle over access to Martin's Beach has begun to boil again as its tech billionaire property owner is accusing the San Mateo County Superior Court of abusing its discretion and asking for a...

Former city managers make top five highest paid list: South City, San Mateo rank high on state’s list after retirement payouts   

In an effort to promote transparency on how taxpayer dollars are spent, the state Controller's Office released its fifth year of salary data Monday revealing two San Mateo County cities paid a high pr...

Suppliers seek sustainable aquifer: SFPUC, San Bruno, Daly City, Cal Water partner, trade supplies   

A long-term agreement to trade water and create a sustainable groundwater pumping schedule for one of the region's largest aquifers was solidified this week to help prepare for future droughts. The ...

Samaritan House helps flood victims: Food, clothing, shelter and other benefits reach residents   

In the midst of the holiday season, and last week's storm, the Samaritan House is looking to help those whose homes were affected. Aside from its usual holiday program of toy and food distribution, t...

Deputy pleads not guilty to felony charges   

A San Mateo County sheriff's deputy accused of conspiring with corrections officers and a known gangmember to smuggle cellphones and drugs into a county jail pleaded not guilty to two felony charges o...

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Haiti president meets with opposition amid unrest   

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti President Michel Martelly met Wednesday with opposition leaders in a bid to stabilize the politically fractious country as pressure mounted on him to appoint an interim...

McConnell wants to stop coal rules   

WASHINGTON — Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged on Wednesday to do all he can to stop President Barack Obama's coal plant regulations, saying a White House "crusade" has...

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Tile has a rich and varied history in decor, from Roman floor mosaics to majolica to Delft ceramics to Mexican terracotta. These styles and more continue to inspire artistry. Many of the newest coll...

NEW YORK — A Spanish farm and fishing dog, a Sicilian rabbit-hunting breed, an Italian sheepdog with a distinctive matted coat and a rugged South African watchdog are joining the American Kennel Clu...

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‘Tis the season for the most challenging of annual holiday traditions, the company gift exchange. The practice is a careful dance in which participants must balance appropriateness with coolne...

Kevin de Leon had better watch it. At least, somebody in the California Senate had better watch it. "It," in this case, being the state government's already-shaky reputation. De Leon's commitment to ...

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From left,Taylor Middle School students Adrian Tran, Mark Kelly, Ryan Chan and Brendan Robinson work in the control room on the school’s live TV program.


It's organized chaos every morning in the Terry Huie Technology Center in Millbrae. That's because KTLR, Taylor Middle School's award-winning broadcast journalism class, runs its daily live newscast ...


Now that the winter sports schedule is in full swing, it's time for my annual look back at the first three months of the 2014-15 school athletic season. As usual, this is not some kind of list I comp...

SANTA CLARA — Citing a pattern of behavior and off-field issues, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke informed defensive lineman Ray McDonald that he was released Wednesday amid a sexual...

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NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market had its best day in more than a year after the Federal Reserve said it would to remain "patient" in its approach to raising interest rates. Stocks rose from the op...

WASHINGTON — Freighters once carried Cuban nickel and limestone to the port of New Orleans and North Dakota beans to Havana. Cuban families ate bowls of American rice, while U.S. tourists flocked to...

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LOS ANGELES — As many as six aspiring filmmakers will appear in next year's Academy Awards ceremony, and Channing Tatum will help them get there. Oscar producers said Wednesday they're bringing bac...

UNIVERSAL CITY — Country fans have spoken again. Craig Wayne Boyd, the country rocker from Blake Shelton’s team, was named the winner of “The Voice” Tuesday. Boyd is the thi...

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Daily Journal Quick Poll
What do you think of Cuba and the United States re-establishing diplomatic ties?

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