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Water conservation lagging: State releases January water data; Bay Area using more   

Still reeling from a record-dry January bolstering the drought, California water officials released disappointing data indicating Bay Area residents conserved less than those in almost all other areas...

Tiny houses on table to solve housing crisis: Board of Supervisors to discuss ways to help lack of affordability   

Housing officials are recommending the Board of Supervisors consider tiny houses as a way to solve the area's housing crisis. The board will meet in a special study session to consider the proposal a...

Family fights killer’s release: Man imprisoned for 1990 murder in Foster City   

The family of Foster City murder victim Sandra Swiggard is pleading with Gov. Jerry Brown to keep her killer in prison after a parole board recommended his release last week. Abel Leo Sapp, 47, was g...

Sequoia Union High School District to discuss small high school: Magnet school in Menlo Park to focus on creative curriculum and offer enrollment relief   

Plans for a new small, magnet high school in Menlo Park, which would help alleviate capacity concerns caused by enrollment growth in the Sequoia Union High School District, are moving ahead while a si...

Competency proceedings begin for ‘Gypsy Hill’ killings   

A judge started proceedings to determine whether an Oregon state prison inmate charged with two murders in 1976 in Pacifica and Millbrae is competent to stand trial, San Mateo County District Attorney...

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Non-resident enrollment to be capped at California campuses   

SAN FRANCISCO — Non-resident enrollment will be capped at the University of California's Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses next year to address concerns that California students are being displaced,...

Carson launches 2016 exploratory committee   

WASHINGTON — Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has created an exploratory committee to run for president, becoming the first high-profile Republican candidate to formally enter the 2016 presidential c...

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When I was growing up, beans and rice were an end-of-month staple. As money got tight, my mom would whip up a beans and rice casserole, a healthy, budget-friendly choice that stretched our pantry a bi...

Oatmeal is the vanilla ice cream of the breakfast world. Some of us like it plain and straight up, appreciating its clean, oaty flavor, its firm yet giving texture, the way it cloyingly stays in your ...

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"If you want things to stay as they are, things will have to change." — Giuseppe Lampedusa. We celebrate four family birthdays in March — a granddaughter (the mother of our 8-month-old great-gran...

On the evening of Feb. 17, I attended a meeting of the Beresford Hillsdale Neighborhood Association at the Beresford Recreation Center. The agenda of the meeting was to hear a presentation by two peop...

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The City Council in Burlingame is expressing interest in developing park land on a vacant lot on Airport Boulevard. Seasonal wetlands that exist on the property have forced officials to reconsider their initial plans for design of the public space.


Burlingame is pushing ahead with an interest to develop a new park on a large slice of Bayfront property, despite uncertainty regarding the design of the public space and potential difficulties with s...


The Notre Dame-Belmont girls' basketball team is at its best when it looks like it is playing its worst. "Pretty" and "Notre Dame-Belmont girls' basketball" are usually not in the same sentence toget...

Serra finally found the weapon to overcome nemesis Mitty in the Central Coast Section Open Division boys' basketball tournament. That weapon's name? Jimmy Wohrer. Wohrer scored a team-high 22 point...

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NEW YORK — U.S. stocks fell from record highs on Tuesday and the Nasdaq dropped below 5,000 a day after passing that milestone for the first time since the dot-com era 15 years ago. The losses were...

NEW YORK — The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months. For the past seven weeks, the United ...

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NEW YORK — Carrie Underwood is a new mom, and like all proud parents, she's showing him off in a photo. The multiplatinum country singer gave birth to Isaiah Michael Fisher on Friday, and on Tuesda...

CHICAGO — Oprah Winfrey will close Harpo Studios in Chicago, where she filmed "The Oprah Winfrey Show" for more than 20 years, this December, and will transition production for her cable network to ...

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Daily Journal Quick Poll
Would you be willing to live in a tiny house if it was affordable?

Yes, I want one now
Yes, but only if the location was good
No way
Depends on who lived in the tiny house next to me


Hillary Clinton had own computer server for official emails
WASHINGTON — The email practices of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively..
US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department won't prosecute a former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in..
Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is sharply divided over the tax subsidies that make insurance affor..
McDonald's dropping human antibiotics from chicken
NEW YORK — McDonald's says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to..
Tsarnaev's lawyer admits he carried out Boston bombing
BOSTON — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial for his life Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing wit..
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