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San Mateo's budget has surplus, but future hazy   

While San Mateo is projected to have an unexpected $4.11 million surplus at the end of this fiscal year, officials are cautious as changing state laws, pension liabilities, extensive capital improveme...

Harbor District preps for oversight board review   

The San Mateo County Harbor District has been fighting off recommendations it be dissolved for 40 years and faces a review now that could once again lead to the same recommendation. But this time, th...

Mullin bill to require paper license plates   

Aiming to capture millions in lost revenue and improve public safety, a local legislator is making a second run at ensuring all new cars can be identified by requiring temporary license plates before ...

Mosquito district gets new leader   

There's a new advocate in the efforts to protect the public from certain infectious diseases as Dr. Chindi Peavey has been chosen as the district manager of the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Co...

San Mateo police reports   

Guess who's back? A man was arrested for repeated trespassing at a business on the 500 block of El Camino Real in Millbrae before 4:52 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24. MILLBRAE Burglary. Two vehicles were...

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Kerry tries to dampen fuss over Israeli PM’s speech   

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration's dipl...

California GOP recognizes gay faction of party   

SACRAMENTO — The California Republican Party on Sunday officially recognized the party's organized gay wing that has fought years for formal acceptance. The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday that t...

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Today is Monday, March 2, the 61st day of 2015. There are 304 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 2, 1965, the movie version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway music...

The Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center hosted its Fourth Annual "Building Empathy and Respect Dinner" Feb. 19 at the Marriott Hotel in San Mateo. The evening's events included the presentation of th...

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Breast cancer is the most common diagnosed cancer in California, regardless of race/ethnicity, and accounts for 32 percent of all cancers in women. It is the second leading cause of cancer deaths (lun...

Editor, After reading the guest perspective from Cameron Johnson and the letter from Shirley Eigenbrot in the Feb. 20 and Feb. 27 editions of the Daily Journal, respectively, regarding the delivery o...

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Students at El Crystal Elementary in San Bruno work in their classroom. Officials fear enrollment concerns may jeopardize the school’s future.


The nearly 250 students at El Crystal Elementary in San Bruno are learning simple theories through complex means, as teachers implement technology-based curriculum to aid learning. Teachers employ cr...


SAN FRANCISCO — No point guard? No problem. Not with Mills senior forward Marquis Adkins on the court. Adkins scored a game-high 28 points to lead the No. 4-seed Vikings to a 68-58 victory over...

CAMPBELL – Leah Swig has two positions listed by her name on the Menlo School girls' soccer roster: forward and midfielder. Saturday, she was positioned as the former but played as the latter. Swig...

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WASHINGTON — Congress' dysfunction isn't limited to the struggle to keep a Cabinet department running without interruption. Lawmakers couldn't finish their work last year and it's showing now. The...

NEW YORK — Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish meta...

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Redwood City held its Fifth annual Lunar New Year Festival Saturday. It brought the city together to celebrate the year of the ram by performing everything from the lion dance to kung fu, music and Ch...

NEW YORK — Will Smith's con-man caper "Focus" dethroned "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, but the film's modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once...

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Bicyclist dies on Ralston Avenue
A bicyclist died in a crash in Belmont today, according to police. The rider was headed east on Ra..
Netanyahu: Iran nuclear deal threatens Israel's security
WASHINGTON — Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted Monday that his plans to address Co..
Google to offer own cellular network plan
BARCELONA, Spain — Google will soon be offering cellular network plans in a bid to bridge the gap ..
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