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GOP admits defeat: No repeal for ‘Obamacare’ — a humiliating failure for Trump
WASHINGTON — In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal “Obamacare” off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing against the health care law. Democrats said Americans can “breat...
By Erica Werner and Alan Fram The Associated Press FULL STORY
After health bill withdrawal, elation and anger
NEW YORK — Some Americans breathed a sigh of relief, others bubbled with frustration, and nearly all resigned themselves to the prospect that the latest chapter in the never-ending national debate over health care would not be the last. The withdrawal of the Republican-sponsored health bill in th...
By Matt Sedensky The Associated Press FULL STORY
Class size concerns school community: Belmont-Redwood Shores educators at odds over student to teacher ratio
Frustrated with large early grade class sizes, Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School District teachers claim student learning could be stunted as they are forced to corral too many youngsters. Teachers turned out to a district Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, March 23, to express their conce...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Local parlays potato delivery into fame: San Bruno resident’s wacky company goes viral with help from NBA superstars
Spuds shipped from San Bruno are mashing up the internet, as a local company offering nice notes inscribed on potatoes is enjoying a viral moment due to newfound popularity among professional basketball players. Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Durant, Marc Gasol and other National Basketball Association play...
By Austin Walsh Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Special patient mending at PHS: Nonprofit’s wildlife center treats injured, threatened California red-legged frog
Local wildlife experts are happily hopping since a peculiar patient began making a remarkable recovery. The Peninsula Humane Society has been treating a rare staple of California’s natural habitat — an endangered red-legged frog. After undergoing surgery and being outfitted with a temporary inc...
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
Bay Area home sales down slightly, prices up
The median price for a home in the Bay Area increased 7.6 percent in February compared to the same month last year, according to the real estate research firm CoreLogic. February 2017 posted the largest year-over-year price hike since last fall as sales slowed by 3.3 percent for the month, which p...
Government watch
City government • The Redwood City Council will hold a public hearing Monday to consider a General Plan and Downtown Precise Plan amendment for 80,010 square feet of offices and 6,910 square feet of retail at 851 Main St. The project would exceed the maximum allowable office development in the Ge...
Reporters’ notebook
At last week’s San Carlos State of the City address, Mayor Bob Grassilli mentioned Vice Mayor Matt Grocott was unable to attend, saying, “I understand he’s at a showing of ‘Hamilton’ in San Francisco, where he’s teaching the cast about the Constitution.” *** A grandson is looking to ...
Class notes
Margaret Law, of Portola Valley, was name to the dean’s list at Miami University. *** Mason Brady, of Menlo Park, Crystal Lee, of San Mateo, and Emma O’Hara, of Redwood City, was named to the dean’s list at Colby College. *** Jasmine Davidson, of Redwood City, was named to the dean’s l...
San Mateo County police reports
That’s a trashy thing to do Someone dumped garbage on a vehicle on South Fremont Street in San Mateo before 10:10 a.m. Friday, March 17. San Carlos Shoplifting. Five unknown people stole electronics valued at $185.93 on the 1100 block of Industrial Road before 4:54 p.m. Friday, March 17. Poss...

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Do you think San Mateo County cities should do more to ensure there are sufficient and affordable child care spaces?

Yes, there are not enough affordable spaces
Encouraging more spaces would bring cost down
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