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Belmont leaders renegotiate contracts: City manager, city attorney see first raises in years   

After several years of turning down raises alongside the economic downturn, the Belmont City Council rewarded two of its primary staff members by renegotiating employment contracts for City Manager Gr...

Public gets glimpse of Black Mountain: Bond measure eyed to purchase open space in San Carlos   

The public got a glimpse of one of the last undeveloped residential areas in San Carlos being considered for purchase by the city to preserve as open space or park land. The nearly 25 acres of prope...

Body found in parking lot   

A dead man was found lying in the parking lot of a San Bruno motel Sunday morning. At roughly 6:15 a.m., police went to the Budget Motel at 850 El Camino Real to investigate a report of an unrespons...

Redwood City's Powerhouse Gym safe for now   

A proposal to construct a six-story office complex at 2075 Broadway in downtown Redwood City has stalled due to a lack of parking — meaning the Powerhouse Gym located there is safe for now. Lane Pa...

The consolidation of San Mateo County   

Editor's note: Daily Journal history columnist Darold Fredricks died Thursday morning, April 16, 2015, after an illness. In his honor, we are printing this as his last history column. He will be misse...

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Some cities spared drastic water cuts   

SACRAMENTO — Water use must plummet in each California community under Gov. Jerry Brown's sweeping plan to get through a relentless drought, but regulators on Saturday offered some cities relief fro...

Arrests in Minneapolis, San Diego in terrorism investigation   

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Authorities in Minnesota say arrests have been made in connection with their terrorism investigation into youth who have traveled or tried to travel to Syria to fight with militan...

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City Arts of San Mateo presented awards to art students from Aragon, Hillsdale and San Mateo High Schools at the San Mateo Public Library on April 12 during its 15th Annual High School Arts Recognitio...

My annual "poisonous foods and plants" column is way overdue, by almost two years. I see that the last time I wrote about this, I mentioned that Murray, my four-legged companion, had eaten part of a d...

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Not since the Dred Scott decision of 1857 has the U.S. Supreme Court made such mischief as it has in the 2010 Citizens United case. The Scott decision was ultimately undone by the Civil War and the 14...

California — and especially Silicon Valley — has always been known as a source of great innovation and progress. This is particularly true when it comes to supporting our environment and championi...

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Savannah Summers, left, Jwanna Yaqub, middle, and Amaya Santana, right, demonstrate how to use the arm band they designed which senses the value of paper currency. The students at Design Tech High School created the arm band through a collaboration with Oracle to help protect the visually impaired from being scammed.


A group of students at Design Tech High School in Millbrae used innovative curriculum and collaborative learning opportunities to develop a piece of wearable technology that aids the visually impaired...


Kawei Tan walks it like he talks it — or, more like, swims it like he talks it. The College of San Mateo sophomore led a banner performance by the Bulldogs at the Coast Conference Swim and Dive Cha...

Fighting for its first postseason berth since 2010, Skyline baseball ran into a team with a greater breadth of destiny. Entering into play tied for third place in the Coast Pacific Conference, Skylin...

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WASHINGTON — World finance officials said Saturday they see a number of threats on the horizon for a global economy still clawing back from the deepest recession in seven decades, and a potential G...

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made Michigan billionaire whose philanthropy and business success — including weaving the enclosed shopping mall into American culture — was...

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ANAHEIM — The Jedis are all but extinct, the Old Republic is in turmoil and the threat of the Death Star is looming in "Rogue One," fans learned at Star Wars Celebration on Sunday. Director Gareth...

CLEVELAND — Ringo Starr was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a little help from one of his famous friends. The mop-topped drummer who kept the beat for the Beatles, Starr was induct...

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Daily Journal Quick Poll
What do you think of proposed standards by the USDA for organic seafood?

It's good, I look forward to them
Wouldn't buy it because it's farmed
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