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$193 million school bond heads to vote: Measure proposed to improve Redwood City elementary schools   

To pay for hundreds of millions of dollars worth of improvements to Redwood City schools, district officials are expected to approve asking residents to pass a bond measure in the coming fall election...

Millbrae proposes huge sewer rate increases: Hike will pay for fixes required after San Francisco Baykeepers sued the city in 2009   

Millbrae residents are set to face sewer bill hikes worth nearly $50 per month in the coming years, which officials claim are necessary to pay for nearly $30 million in required capital improvements. ...

Radcliffe movie shot on coast: ‘Harry Potter’ star sings at Cameron’s Pub during break   

Daniel Radcliffe's karaoke version of Eminem's "The Real Slim Shady" went viral last week, something the producers of his next film must certainly be hoping for. With nearly 3 million views, Radcliff...

SolarCity shines light on small businesses: Local company seeks to make panels more affordable, accessible   

San Mateo-based SolarCity is rolling out a new program aimed at making solar panel installation more accessible and affordable for small- and medium-sized businesses looking to cut costs while going g...

Foster City man charged with murder for wife’s stabbing   

A 93-year-old man appeared in court Friday for allegedly stabbing his wife to death before trying to kill himself in their Foster City home in June, prosecutors said. Wayne Bair has been charged with...

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House and Senate clash over highway bill ahead of deadline   

WASHINGTON — House Republicans rebuffed their Senate counterparts Monday over must-pass highway legislation, setting the two chambers on a collision course days ahead of a crucial deadline in the mi...

NSA will stop looking at old U.S. phone records   

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has decided that the National Security Agency will soon stop examining — and will ultimately destroy — millions of American calling records it collected und...

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SAN FRANCISCO — Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, New York, had to give up bicycling because the disorder affec...

SACRAMENTO — The cost of private individual health plans on California's state-run market will increase about 4 percent for the second straight year, evidence the strategy of forcing insurers to com...

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Natives of San Mateo County are quite familiar with the pervasive and impenetrable fog that often blankets the Peninsula. The nebulous mist too often blinds us from the unfathomable number of stars br...

Editor, Jonathan Madison's column "A citizen's responsibility" in the July 14 edition of the Daily Journal cannot go unchallenged. He is terribly misguided about what his party stands for, and the vi...

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Ducky’s Car Wash has a soft-cloth wash system that uses recycled water which is filtered by a reclamation system to guarantee clean water.


The shade was in short supply at high noon Monday as plenty of customers at Ducky's Car Wash in San Carlos waited for workers to put the finishing touches on their sparkling clean vehicles. Some migh...


It has been quite a summer for Pacifica's burgeoning baseball star Elijah Ricks. Ricks is perhaps best known for his standout performance last summer in leading the Pacifica American Majors All-Star ...

Jurgen Klinsmann can thank his resume for keeping his job as the United States Men's National Soccer Team coach. Because following the Americans' laughable showing in the Gold Cup, which included loss...

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NEW YORK — The worst drop in China's stock market in eight years helped drag down other markets around the world Monday. The tough day follows declines in U.S. markets last week, when the three ma...

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is getting close to raising interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, perhaps in September. When it meets this week, though, don't expect any timetable f...

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Joe Jackson, the father of the late Michael Jackson and patriarch of the musical family, suffered a stroke while visiting Brazil and was hospitalized in the intensive care unit of a...

PHILADELPHIA — Bill Cosby's lawyers on Monday appealed a judge's decision to unseal court filings that quote him saying he obtained quaaludes to give women before sexual encounters. The newly publi...

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Suspect in fatal Burlingame stabbing arrested in Sacramento
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54-inch regional water transmission line broken, millions of gallons spilled
Millions of gallons of water have been lost from a 54-inch regional transmission line that broke at ..
NATO proclaims 'strong solidarity' with Turkey against IS
BRUSSELS — NATO proclaimed its "strong solidarity" with Turkey following a rare emergency meeting ..
US consumer confidence falls to lowest level since September
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence fell this month to the lowest level since September. Consume..
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