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San Mateo appoints new councilman: Planning Commission Chair Rick Bonilla chosen unanimously by City Council   

San Mateo residents have a new representative after Planning Commission Chair Rick Bonilla was unanimously appointed to the City Council Monday night. The council had six applicants from which to cho...

City coffers bulge with tax revenue: Proceeds from thriving hotels spurs economic revival for Burlingame   

These are boom times for Burlingame as prices for home sales soar, and an influx of visitors have driven hotel tax revenue to an unprecedented peak, said Finance Director Carol Augustein. The city's...

County offers home care workers 10 percent raise   

San Mateo County supervisors will vote Tuesday on whether to boost the pay for home care workers by 10 percent, far below the $15 an hour union members have been fighting for since its contract expire...

Grant to fuel sea level rise plan: Board of Supervisors set to approve receiving study money from Coastal Conservancy   

With some expecting seas to rise 3 feet in the Bay Area by century's end, San Mateo County will use a $500,000 grant to develop strategies to combat its effects. The economic risk to properties in Sa...

Deck collapse in San Francisco seriously injures three people   

Three people were treated for serious injuries after a deck collapsed during a birthday party in San Francisco. The collapse happened about 5:30 p.m. Sunday at a home in the city's Excelsior District...

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One in four wells in California farm area show high uranium   

SAN FRANCISCO — One in four household water wells in parts of California's Central Valley contains potentially harmful levels of uranium, a U.S. Geological Survey study said. The federal study attr...

Law enforcement wants popular police-tracking app disabled   

WASHINGTON — Law enforcement is concerned that the popular Waze mobile traffic app by Google Inc., which provides real-time road conditions, can also be used to hunt and harm police. Waze is a comb...

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WASHINGTON — Doctor after doctor said removing the tumor causing Pamela Shavaun Scott's unrelenting headaches would require cutting open the top of her skull and pushing aside her brain. Then one of...

CHICAGO — With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no ...

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Just two Sundays ago, I watched the much-anticipated NFL Playoff matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks at a local bar in Burlingame. I, like many Bay Area natives, am truly a 49er...

Editor, In his Jan. 16 Daily Journal letter excoriating Senate candidate Kamala Harris and her decision not to pursue the death penalty against a cop-killer, Ethan Jones shows both a lack of familiar...

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A car is engulfed in flames after crashing into Seniore's pizza place on El Camino Real in San Bruno Monday.


An unlicensed juvenile was arrested after sparking a two-alarm fire by crashing a Mercedes Benz into Seniore’s pizza parlor in San Bruno while attempting to evade police Monday morning. The u...


Riding a five-game winning streak, Crystal Springs Uplands has emerged as one of the frontrunners in the West Bay Athletic League. Two weeks ago, sophomore Megan Duncanson scored five goals Jan. 15 ...

The Central Coast Section in general, and commissioner Nancy Lazenby Blaser in particular, are being roasted on numerous chatboards, including the football forum at, for the punishment...

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NEW YORK — While Joan Rivers lay sedated in a Manhattan clinic, her doctors performed unauthorized medical procedures, snapped a selfie with the comedian and failed to act as her vital signs deterio...

LOS ANGELES — A measles outbreak that originated at Disneyland has grown to 87 cases. The California Department of Public Health said Monday most of the infections — 73 — are in California. Th...

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Do you think electronic cigarettes should be prohibited in the same places cigarettes are?

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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..
Record iPhone sales drive blowout quarter for Apple
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple had another blowout quarter thanks to its new plus-sized iPhones, which help..
Yahoo to spin off Alibaba stake into separate company
SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer is spinning off the company’s prized stake in China’s ..
US company outlooks worry investors, sending stocks lower
U.S. stocks slumped Tuesday after some of the market’s largest companies reported disappointing ea..
US consumer confidence jumps to 7 ½-year high in January
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers welcomed the new year with a surge in confidence. The Conference Bo..
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