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Woman killed with baseball bat   

A San Mateo woman turned herself in Saturday evening after allegedly beating her neighbor to death with a baseball bat, according to police. Around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Brenda Martinez, 40, went to th...

County records in poor shape: Cost to restore will cost $43 million over several decades   

San Mateo County's paper archives of official public records are in such poor condition it will cost $43 million to restore them over several decades, according to a report by Mark Church, chief elect...

Man needs rescue after canoe capsizes near Oyster Point   

The Coast Guard Sector San Francisco, along with members of the San Mateo and Alameda counties’ sheriff’s departments, rescued a man from the ocean Friday, after the canoe he was in capsi...

Slain woman’s parents focused on healing   

SAN FRANCISCO — The parents of a woman killed at a San Francisco pier say they are focused on healing and not on the fact that the man accused of shooting her has been deported five times. Ka...

Officials praise vaccination law   

One of the nation's strictest laws requiring children to be vaccinated before enrolling in school, recently signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, has drawn mixed reviews from those on opposing sides of the cont...

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Back at work: Congress facing busy agenda, funding deadline   

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress return from July Fourth fireworks and parades Tuesday facing a daunting summer workload and an impending deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the f...

California water rates rise as cities lose money in drought   

ROSEVILLE — Saving water doesn't always mean saving money in parched California. Millions of Californians expecting relief on their water bills for taking conservation measures instead are finding...

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To commemorate the 95th anniversary of one of the largest and oldest nonprofits in the San Mateo County serving children, youth and adults with special needs and disabilities, Carole Groom, president ...

Rats! Someone passed along a copy of The Home Mag — one of our free, local publications — and noted that the cover is all wrong. The publication for "anything and everything for your home," featur...

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When we have a medical problem, we want to make sure our care is safe and effective and provided by the highest trained professional available. That is why doctors are required to undergo extensive, s...

Belmont has been thrust into a crucial crossroads. Residents must now decide what kind of living environment we want, both for ourselves and for future generations. In the face of big money and pro-de...

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Daily Journal Sports File
Improving the player safety on the football field may come down to changing the way one of the fundamentals of the game is currently performed. Most defenders are taught to get their head across the ball carrier, top, but leaving the players susceptible to taking knees and thighs to the head. The rugby style tackle, bottom, stresses wrapping up the ball carrier and tackling with the shoulder, with the head on the outside of the ball carrier.


A report by the American Academy of Pediatrics released in early June reports concussions have risen 200 percent among teens aged 14 to 19 in the last decade. Other reports indicate one in five high ...


It was anticipated San Mateo would have the team to fly through the winners' bracket of the District 52 Majors Tournament. It just wasn't supposed to be San Mateo American. After San Mateo National w...

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Carli Lloyd came up big again. Three times. And with it came the Americans' elusive third Women's World Cup title. Lloyd scored a hat trick as the U.S. burst to a f...

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ATHENS, Greece — Greece lurched into uncharted territory and an uncertain future in Europe's common currency Sunday after voters overwhelmingly rejected demands by international creditors for more a...

SACRAMENTO — A decision to strip Blue Shield of California of its tax-exempt status was justified by an audit that outlines the nonprofit health insurer's stockpiling of $4 billion in surpluses, sta...

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NEW YORK — July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out...

LOS ANGELES — Diana Douglas, the first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, died Saturday in Los Angeles. She was 92. Douglas died of cancer at a motion picture industry retirement ...

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