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Gov. Brown signs Martin’s Beach law: Property owner required to negotiate with state over public access, could face condemnation   

The public's love affair with Martin's Beach and efforts to reopen the contested property earned another supporter Tuesday as Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law requiring the wealthy owner to negotiate ope...

State tosses plastic bags: California first state to ban single-use bags   

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways....

Health System using $30M to expand county insurance   

The Health System will use an expected $30 million in extra revenue to expand offerings to clients of the county's low-income insurance plan including another pain management clinic, a new managed car...

Police cite 13 for selling tobacco to minors   

San Mateo County sheriff's deputies and police from Belmont and San Mateo held a one-day decoy operation that targeted 128 merchants and cited 13 people for selling tobacco products to minors. The T...

County pledges $100K match to Daybreak: Homeless teen house nearing goal to reopen during day   

The sun is starting to shine on Daybreak. Thanks to a $100,000 matching gift from San Mateo County, the residential house for local homeless teens has enough money to keep its doors open. The nonpro...

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Afghanistan and U.S. sign long-awaited security pact   

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year, ending a year of uncertainty over the fat...

U.S.-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey   

BEIRUT U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted fighters, vehicles and artillery pieces of the Islamic State group on both sides of the Syria-Iraq frontier Tuesday, including around a beleaguered Kurdi...

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Much as we love a classic chicken noodle soup, we decided to mess with ours a bit. The essence of the dish stayed the same — chicken and noodles swimming in chicken broth. But for flavor, we went o...

Pasta tends to be a dinnertime trap. We get it. Feeding your family on a busy weeknight requires the navigation of a complicated matrix in which you must balance the competing demands of limited cook...

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San Bruno, and the rest of the Peninsula, was a far different place in 1977. It was that year that San Bruno passed ordinance 1284, which limited building heights in certain areas to 50 feet or three ...

Measure H: $388 million bond measure for the San Mateo County Community College District — YES Measure I: $48 million bond measure for the Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School District — YE...

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Students at Compass High School in San Mateo take a Latin class, which the school says matches well with some of the students’ math skills.


Compass High School, a Peninsula school for students with mild to moderate learning differences that launched in August 2013, will celebrate the grand opening of a bigger facility in San Mateo this we...


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight. Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line with two outs in the ...

On the Mills gymnasium hangs a handmade sign reading, "Do it for Nabeela." The sign is a tribute to the Vikings' senior setter Nabeela Rizvi, who suffered an ACL injury in the second week of the seas...

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NEW YORK — A suddenly stormy month on the stock market came to a quiet end on Tuesday. Major indexes drifted to a slight loss, leaving the Standard & Poor's 500 down 1.6 percent for September, its t...

NEW YORK — PayPal's impending split from longtime partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as and give it the freedom to aggressively take on new mob...

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Daily Journal Quick Poll
What do you think of the new statewide plastic bag ban?

It's great, we need to get rid of them
Doesn't matter around here, they are already banned
Don't like it
Hope it starts a nationwide trend
Don't like it, but whatever


Power restored after vehicle crash causes outage
  San Mateo police are reporting power has been restored after an outage caused by a low-spe..
U.S. stocks drop sharply; Airlines sink
NEW YORK — The stock market sank Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average falling 250 poin..
Secret Service chief resigns after security lapses
WASHINGTON — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday, a day after bitingly critic..
Truck deals help boost U.S. auto sales in September
DETROIT — Big discounts on pickup trucks helped keep U.S. auto sales strong in September. The p..
Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings
HONG KONG — Student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests warned that if the territory's t..
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