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City to reduce lanes for safety: Redwood City’s Farm Hill Boulevard to go from four lanes to three   

A one-year pilot program to reduce the number of lanes from four to three on busy Farm Hill Boulevard in Redwood City will begin in July. The City Council approved the program unanimously at its Mond...

Charters stirring concerns about district capacity: Redwood City education officials to discuss where two new schools are to be housed   

The onset of two new charter schools joining the Redwood City Elementary School District has officials concerned about the lack of classrooms available for the students. The district has agreed to t...

Police say woman on run after striking officer: Pair accused of fraud at Burlingame hotel, previously charged with similar crime   

Police are searching for a woman accused of striking a Burlingame officer with a car after she and her companion were caught using fraudulent credit cards at a hotel Tuesday morning. The two are no ...

Serra student to perform on American Idol: Reno Anoa’i will audition on the hit television show Wednesday   

When his sister convinced him last winter to audition for American Idol, Reno Anoa'i did not expect he would soon be performing in front of Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. And now ...

City renames park after prolific volunteer: Frank Harrington, who died in November, was beloved in San Carlos   

A pocket park in downtown San Carlos has been renamed the Frank D. Harrington Park to honor one of the city's most prolific volunteers. The council unanimously approved the name change Monday night t...

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Bill would ban e-cigarettes in bars and public buildings   

SACRAMENTO — A California state lawmaker has introduced legislation that would ban the use of increasingly popular electronic cigarettes in public spaces. SB140 by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, ...

White House drops plan to scale back college savings plans   

WASHINGTON — The White House said Tuesday it is dropping a proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings plans amid a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats. President Barack Oba...

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Sure, you'll have some guacamole and some chips and some chicken wings. And a plate of nachos isn't a bad idea, either. But how about something to set your Super Bowl spread apart? How about some hom...

The Super Bowl isn't just about the Patriots vs. the Seahawks. It's also about teriyaki-spiced crabmeat and smoked mussels vs. baked beans, barbecue pulled pork and apples with bacon. That's because ...

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A burgeoning movement to skip childhood vaccinations is a trend among some affluent families who may believe that avoiding them will keep their children healthier. Add this to the lack of vaccinatio...

"The picture of the adult world imparted by TV is often highly inaccurate, antisocial and devoid of any moral conceptual framework." — Miriam Meizdian, "Boys Will Be Boys." I was watching the news ...

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Up to 10,000 elephant seals return to Año Nuevo State Park each year to breed and molt their skin.


It's a sight unlike any other — thousands of elephant seals beached at Año Nuevo State Park to give birth, contend over potential mates and breed along the scenic coast. "It's unique because it's...


The Crystal Springs Uplands School girls' soccer team did not look like a first-place team in the first half of its showdown with Castilleja Tuesday afternoon in Hillsborough. Facing one of the best ...

PHOENIX — Marshawn Lynch smiled politely, waved at the crowd and answered every question the same. "I'm here so I don't get fined," the Seattle Seahawks' star running back constantly repeated for f...

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U.S. stocks slumped Tuesday after some of the market's largest companies reported disappointing earnings, taking investors on a turbulent ride that deepened the losses for the year. The companies tha...

SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is spinning off the company's $39 billion stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding in a move that wards off a potential shareholder rebellion. The highly antic...

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PARK CITY, Utah — One of the most buzzed-about movies at this year's Sundance Film Festival is "Dope," a coming-of-age story about three outcasts in the inner city. Written and directed by Rick Fa...

PHOENIX — Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch knew he had to talk. It didn't mean he had to say anything. So, in essence, he didn't. And now, onto our regularly scheduled Super Bowl Media Day, wh...

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Daily Journal Quick Poll
Do you think electronic cigarettes should be prohibited in the same places cigarettes are?

Yes, we don't know the dangers
No, they are harmless to others
Maybe, but they're still safe
We should do what we can to encourage use since they're less harmfull than cigarettes
Who cares, they're lame


California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat
SACRAMENTO — California health officials on Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health thre..
Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot held by Islamic State
AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan is willing to swap an Iraqi woman prisoner involved in deadly 2005 hotel bo..
Lebanese Hezbollah hits Israeli convoy, killing 2 soldiers
SHEAR YASHUV, Israel — Missiles fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military c..
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