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The Daily Journal is published six days a week, Monday through Friday plus a combo Weekend edition. The newspaper is distributed throughout San Mateo County and northern Santa Clara County, and all over the world on the internet.

It is the mission of the Daily Journal to be the most accurate, fair and relevant local news source for those who live, work or play on the Mid-Peninsula. By combining local news coverage, analysis and insight with the latest business, lifestyle, state, national and world news, we seek to provide our readers with the highest quality information resource in the local area. Our pages belong to you, our readers, and we choose to reflect the diverse character of this dynamic and ever changing community.

The Daily Journal's office is located at:

1900 Alameda de las Pulgas, Ste. 112,
San Mateo, CA 94403
Phone: (650) 344-5200
Fax: (650) 344-5290

Business hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.


To submit Opinions & Letters:

Email: letters [at]
Mail: 1900 Alameda de las Pulgas, Ste. 112, San Mateo, CA 94403

Letters to the Editor should be no longer that 250 words. Perspective columns should be no longer than 750 words. Illegibly written and anonymous letters will not be accepted. Please include a daytime phone number where we can reach you.


To submit story ideas, news briefs, and press releases:

Email: news [at]


To submit items for the Datebook Calendar of Events:

Email: calendar [at] Items must be received at least four days in advance of the time of the event. This is a free service. All entries will be considered but are not guaranteed, with preference given to non-profits.


To Advertise in Print, Web, Social, or Event:

Check out our Media Kit Email: ads [at] All display advertising deadlines are two business days prior to publication at 1pm. All classifieds advertising, deadlines are one business day prior to publication at 1pm. Email classifieds [at]


To get the Daily Journal delivered or to submit a complaint:

Email distribution [at]


To Place Legal notices:

The Daily Journal is a newspaper of general circulation in San Mateo County and is adjudicated to publish legal and public notices. We publish Fictitious Business Name Statements (DBA's), Name Changes, Trustee Sales, Alcohol and Beverage License, Probates, Adoption Notices, Bulk Sale Notice and much more. Our legal notices can be placed for the cities of Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Pacifica, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San Francisco, and Woodside. For Fictitious Business Name Statements (DBA's), we charge $42 for one business name and one owner name. Each additional name is $8. To place your notice, go here: or simply fax it to (650)-344-5290 with your contact information on there or mail the notice to our office, or come to our office during business hours. After the notice has published, we will provide an affidavit of publication on your behalf. For all other legal notice inquiries, please call us at (650) 344-5200 or ads [at]


To Place an Obituary:

As a public service, the Daily Journal prints obituaries of 200 words or less with a photo one time on a space available basis. To submit obituaries, email information along with a jpeg photo to news [at] Free obituaries are edited for style, clarity, length and grammar. If you would like to have an obituary printed on a specific date, or more than once, or longer than 200 words or without editing, please submit an inquiry to our advertising department: ads [at]


To Contact Our IT Department:

If you are experiencing difficulties trying to access our site or our archives, you may contact our IT Department. Our IT Department manages the daily upkeep of the site, controls access of spiders, and users, social integrations and various other tasks. Please send a detailed email of the difficulties you are having to it.dept [at] Please be patient when waiting for a response.



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