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GOP seeking response to immigration: Republican leadership ponders next move after Obama speech
WASHINGTON — United against President Barack Obama but uncertain how to stop him, outraged Republicans struggled for a response on immigration Friday that would check the president without veering into talk of impeachment or a government shutdown. Their remedy was far from clear. Republicans weig...
By Erica Werner The Associated Press FULL STORY
Parents worry over losing advanced math classes: San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District revamps offerings because of Common Core
Reducing and potentially eliminating math classes such as algebra and geometry in the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District is sparking concern for parents who want their children to be prepared to take advanced courses in high school. With the new shift to Common Core standards that foc...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Students rally to save adult school: Fear of state funding cut, potential for to take space looming
With Design Tech High School expressing its interest in moving to the San Mateo Adult School next school year, students and administrators are fearful that their programming could be cut, especially with the future of adult programming in the state in question. Design Tech High School, a charter s...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
South San Francisco girl, 8, pens children’s book: Michelle Wilson wrote story in multiple languages
Pacifica’s Michelle Longega Wilson is impressive not just for her fluency in Italian, French and English, but also because she is a mere 8 years old and already a published author. “The Adventures of Giulia: The Girl with a Magical Unicorn,” is Wilson’s first published work. It was released...
By Angela Swartz Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
San Mateo police reports
Baby steps Police were contacted about a man wearing slippers seen carrying a baby suspiciously without a diaper bag on Orange Avenue in South San Francisco before 7:35 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 Half Moon Bay Arrest. A drunk man was arrested for pushing his wife which caused minor injuries on the 3...
Bed burner back in jail awaiting sentencing
A 21-year-old Redwood City woman who has been housed in a state psychiatric facility pending sentencing for torching her ex-boyfriend’s bed with him in it will finish the wait in the county jail because the center no longer wants to house her. The California Psychiatric Transitional Facility kept...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Driver pleads not guilty for crash that hurt kids, teacher
The driver who prosecutors say was under the influence of prescription drugs when he careened into three special needs students and their Hillsdale High School teacher appeared in court Friday for the first time since his arrest on a $350,000 warrant. Judge Susan Etezadi upheld the bail amount for ...
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
San Francisco window washer falls onto moving car
SAN FRANCISCO — A worker fell screaming 11 stories from the roof of a bank building Friday morning onto a moving car, crushing its roof and sending shattered glass flying into the street, police and witnesses said. The man suffered critical injuries, but he was conscious, police said. The car...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Class notes
This year, more than 300 of the city’s homeless residents are expected to share turkey sandwiches at Notre Dame de Namur University’s 24th annual Thanksgiving in the Park event at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. The event will be held near the intersection of Stanyon and Haight stree...
Time served for fight outside San Mateo bar
A 26-year-old San Mateo man convicted of beating a man outside Steamies Bar and throwing a brick at his head was sentenced to time served and ordered to pay the victim more than $25,000. Ernesto Pedro Lopez, who was convicted by a jury in August of felony assault charges and causing great bodily i...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Zookeepers had safety concerns before gorilla died
A baby gorilla may not have been crushed to death under an electric door if zoo leaders had responded to zookeepers’ concerns about the enclosure’s safety, five zookeepers told a newspaper. The 30-year-old gorilla enclosure had a flawed layout, problems with the doors and was understaffed, the ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Home burglarized in San Bruno
Police are investigating a residential burglary in San Bruno that happened sometime earlier this week, police said Thursday. Officers responded to a report of a burglary on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. at a home in the 2500 block of Oakmont Drive, police said. The resident told police the burglary happen...
Senior center worker to trial for stealing from residents
A San Mateo senior center maintenance worker will stand trial on more than a dozen charges for allegedly stealing cash, jewelry and other items from residents’ apartments. Eric Gamboa, 37, has pleaded not guilty to six counts of first-degree burglary, six counts of theft from an elder person and ...

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What do you think of President Obama's expansive executive actions on immigration unveiled Thursday?

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Notre Dame Belmont volleyball wins CCS crown
Notre Dame Belmont volleyball captured the Central Coast Section Division IV championship Saturday ..
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