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Council says home can be remodeled: Proposal on Verdun Avenue in San Mateo gets OK despite neighborhood dispute   

The San Mateo City Council approved a residential proposal to build a second-story addition that would obscure part of a neighbor's view of the Bay but, in doing so, was forced to confront a public di...

City moves ahead with smoking ban — partly: Foster City Council postpones decisions on restaurant and apartments   

After months of debate over how to protect the public in Foster City from secondhand smoke, the City Council voted 3-2 Monday to set aside two controversial aspects to move forward with updating its s...

Tai Wu keeping use permit: Restaurant must provide off-site parking, Millbrae officials asking for $14K for staff time   

After working to resolve a string of issues, including noise and parking problems, Millbrae's new Tai Wu restaurant will keep its conditional use permit, but the saga did bring parking issues to cente...

Man dies on beach after being buried alive: Half Moon Bay visitor gets trapped in 10-foot-deep hole   

A 26-year-old man was killed Monday evening after a 10-foot-deep tunnel in the sand collapsed on him at Francis Beach in Half Moon Bay, burying him completely, California Department of Forestry and Fi...

Family sues cemetery over crematorium fire: Deceased’s ashes mixed with others by firefighter hoses   

The family of a deceased woman whose ashes were mixed into a muddy pile with 15 other sets of cremains by firefighters battling a blaze inside a Cypress Lawn crematorium last year is suing for the dis...

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Mexican-born professor eyed for state high court   

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown nominated a Mexican-born Stanford law professor on Tuesday to the California Supreme Court, continuing a trend to diversify and shift one of the most influential courts...

Courts split on health law clash   

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of e...

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Sometimes the last thing you want to do at the end of a long hot summer day is turn on the oven and make a meal. So here's a delicious solution that requires no more heat than is necessary to grill up...

Zucchini bread is fine and all, but when you're staring down a mountain of summer abundance, how much of it can you really eat? Convinced we could find more — and more creative — ways to use up a...

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"Enjoy yourself while you're still old." — Ashleigh Brilliant. While watching tennis at Wimbledon, it was amazing to see a linesperson who was not young, thin and sprightly. There was this older wo...

The Foster City Council recently closed the books on fiscal year 2013-14 and are heading into 2014-15 so I thought I would take some time to tell you what we have accomplished this year and what we st...

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From left, San Mateo firefighters Randy Schimpley, Gino Lavezzo and Capt. Cal Eitel discuss dinner preparations in the kitchen of the newly constructed two-story Station 24 on South Humboldt Street.


Firefighters spend nearly a third of their careers making their assigned stations their homes and, after working out of a temporary facility for nearly a year, San Mateo firefighters returned to Stati...


SAN JOSE — It was a most surreal day for Pacifica American. On the diamond, it was business as usual as the Section 3 champs dominated all facets of the game en route to a 12-0 win over Mill Valley...

PHILADELPHIA — If something didn't happen soon, Giants manager Bruce Bochy was trotting a position player out to the pitching rubber. As it worked out, something happened. Brandon Crawford hit a b...

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NEW YORK — Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday. The restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill and the cable giant Comcast surged after reporti...

When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week's downin...

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BEVERLY HILLS — Gay actors shouldn't have a monopoly on gay roles, award-winning stage and screen actor Nathan Lane said. Lane, who is gay and has played both straight and gay characters, was asked...

NEW YORK — The "Colbert Bump" is becoming contagious. Edan Lepucki, whose novel "California" became a best-seller thanks to a plug from Stephen Colbert, has in turn helped another book catch on. D...

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Daily Journal Quick Poll
When you buy a house, are you also buying the view?

Yes, it's a key part
Yes, if it has it
No, that's extra
Yes, but it could be taken away
I'd be happy to buy any house


Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead
TAIPEI, Taiwan — A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese..
House GOP: Send National Guard, speed removals
WASHINGTON — House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama's emergency spending request f..
Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks
JERUSALEM — Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesd..
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