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Bond eyed to help county’s housing woes: Nonprofit agency looks for new ways to fund affordable housing   

As cities contemplate ways to extract more money from developers to fund affordable housing, local officials are also keeping a keen eye on a $310 million bond measure in San Francisco that voters wil...

Emergency response teamwork clears highway: Officials credit collaboration, while some decry communication issues   

Commuters on Highway 101 near Burlingame will no longer face traffic delays from workers fixing the downed transmission tower crumpled by construction crews due to what officials called an efficient a...

Mullin strives to make votes count: Assemblyman’s election reform package heads to Senate floor   

As this year's legislative session nears an end, Assemblyman Kevin Mullin continues to push his election reform package aimed at promoting more fair, transparent and engaging procedures for voters. M...

Pescadero man arrested for marijuana grow   

A 23-year-old Pescadero man was arrested last Thursday for allegedly being involved in cultivating marijuana and possessing a shotgun. Teodoro Santiago Martinez was arrested around 8:33 a.m. after th...

San Mateo County police reports   

What, an ass? A man was seen walking with three "very dirty" mules on Baden Avenue in South San Francisco before 1:06 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27. South San Francisco Theft. Computer equipment was stol...

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Court considers challenge to death penalty   

PASADENA — A federal appeals court considering whether California's death penalty is unconstitutional because of excessive delays focused Monday on procedural issues over whether a novel legal theor...

Senate rejects bill preventing tickets for sleeping in cars   

SACRAMENTO — Lawmakers have rejected a bill that would block California cities and counties from giving parking tickets to people found sleeping in legally parked cars. AB718 by Assemblyman Kansen...

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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Ebola experts are in Sierra Leone's Kambia district investigating a case that emerged less than a week after the country's last known patient was discharged from a hospital,...

LOS ANGELES — A prosecutor says that even after several patients died of overdoses, the California doctor now charged in their deaths continued to prescribe powerful painkillers in appointments that...

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Twenty-five percent linen, 75 percent cotton — that is the material of which the U.S. dollar and other currencies around the world are composed. We know that money is nothing more than a symbol for ...

Editor, So we should change the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution to be more aligned with Europe and most of the rest of the world? This nation's history springs from the opposite direction th...

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Several agencies, including San Mateo County, will help fund improvements to the San Francisco Bay Trail in East Palo Alto.


The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors is set to dole out $1 million in Measure A funds Tuesday to close a small gap in the San Francisco Bay Trail in East Palo Alto. The Ravenswood Bay Trail Conn...


While most of the attention last season was on Sacred Heart Prep’s run to the Central Coast Section Open Division championship, the Terra Nova football team quietly put together one of its most...

The Mills football team was the surprise of the 2013 season under second-year coach Mike Krieger, who led the Vikings to a second-place finish in the Peninsula Athletic League’s Lake Division a...

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NEW YORK — August was a brutal month for investors. Fears about a slowdown in China's economy and concerns about when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates pushed stocks sharply lower this ...

SAN FRANCISCO — Google is introducing an application that will connect Android smartwatches with Apple's iPhone, escalating the rivals' battle to strap their technology on people's wrists. The mov...

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NEW YORK — Janet Jackson exposed a breast on national television a decade ago, and it sparked national outrage. Miley Cyrus' flash barely caused a shrug. Cyrus' exposure came near the end of Sunday...

LOS ANGELES — It's hard enough to redefine a genre once in a career, but horror virtuoso Wes Craven managed to do it twice. The prolific writer-director, who died Sunday at age 76, ushered in two ...

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Daily Journal Quick Poll
What do you think of the recent White House decision to change the name of Alaska's Mt. McKinley to Denali?

It's good to go back to what most people in Alaska call it
Never thought about it
We should keep the name McKinley
It's OK, but would be nice to find a different way to honor McKinley
How about keeping both names?


California to end unlimited isolation for most gang leaders
SACRAMENTO — California on Tuesday agreed to end its unlimited isolation of imprisoned gang leader..
UNESCO chief: IS destruction of Syrian temple 'intolerable'
BEIRUT — Islamic State militants in Syria committed an "intolerable crime against civilization" by..
US stocks fall sharply on bleak Chinese manufacturing report
NEW YORK — Stock markets plunged again Tuesday, continuing Wall Street's rocky ride, after gloomy ..
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