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Jobs report shows solid U.S. hiring   

WASHINGTON — The U.S. jobs report on Friday made one thing clear: President-elect Donald Trump will inherit the same two-track U.S. economy that bedeviled his predecessor. Hiring is solid and the u...

Facebook gives $20M for affordable housing: East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, nonprofit advocacy groups partner with tech giant   

One of the world's most prominent tech giants is partnering with Menlo Park and East Palo Alto community groups to address one of Silicon Valley's most pressing challenges — affordable housing. Fa...

County talks new pot rules: Board of Supervisors considers the next steps for legalized marijuana   

In the face of landmark changes to who can grow and smoke marijuana, San Mateo County officials are slated to discuss how to adapt to Proposition 64. The Board of Supervisors is hosting a study sess...

California state-worker union cancels Monday strike   

SACRAMENTO — California's largest public-employee union on Friday canceled a planned one-day strike, averting a potentially disruptive protest that would have kept up to 95,000 state employees off t...

Parking permit program made permanent: San Carlos officials consider possible expansion   

After hearing from residents tired of cars and other vehicles from visitors in the Greater East San Carlos neighborhood, city officials tried a parking permit program for a year and decided to make it...

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House passes $611B defense policy bill by a wide margin   

WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House on Friday overwhelmingly backed a $611 billion defense policy bill that rejects a number of President Barack Obama's key proposals for managing the nation's vas...

Panel urges better cybersecurity to President-elect Donald Trump   

WASHINGTON — A national commission on Friday delivered urgent recommendations to improve the nation's cybersecurity, weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. The report follows the wo...

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By Susan Cohn Daily Journal Senior Correspondent THE MOST FAMOUS (SMALL) WHITE HOUSE IN AMERICA: GRANT WOOD'S AMERICAN GOTHIC DRAWS VISITORS TO ELDON, IOWA. A dour farmer, wearing overalls and a j...

In 1818, Illinois was admitted as the 21st state. In 1828, Andrew Jackson was elected president of the United States by the Electoral College. In 1833, Oberlin College in Ohio — the first truly co...

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Artist Kari Zinser of Belmont showcases her wall paintings.


Anyone with an interest in art and how it is made can explore open studios of 80 artists this weekend while contributing to a larger effort to sharpen the focus on Redwood City as a creative leader. ...


ORANGE — It's become quite apparent Fletcher Anderson is an outstanding volleyball coach. In two years as head coach at Menlo-Atherton, Anderson has led the Bears to two CIF Northern California titl...

With all eyes on the Menlo-Atherton girls' wrestling team, the pressure is now on for the first time in program history. With an all-time high 23 wrestlers on the girls' roster, M-A enters the 2016-1...

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NEW YORK — Investors made a small move back to safer assets Friday afternoon after the government's November jobs report showed continued hiring, but weak wages. Indexes finished little changed as...

WASHINGTON — The nation's health care tab grew at the fastest rate in eight years in 2015, driven by the coverage expansion in President Barack Obama's law and by costly prescription drugs, the gove...

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History, lately run amok, is ordered with such tidy, forceful finesse by Natalie Portman's Jacqueline Kennedy in the piercing "Jackie." Summoning a journalist to Hyannis Port in 1963, not long after t...

LOS ANGELES — Jacqueline Kennedy did not have a conventional speaking voice. It's part New York, part prep school Mid-Atlantic, and it's jarring to most modern ears. Natalie Portman remembers her fi...

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