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The Wisnom family and San Mateo history
The story of the Wisnoms is intertwined with San Mateo history. Appropriately, current members and their ancestors will be honored by the San Mateo County Historical Association History Makers Dinner Sept. 21. In 1868, Robert Wisnom, an Irish carpenter, came to San Mateo where he helped build John...
By Sue Lempert FULL STORY
Letter: Thank you to the Foster City Fire Department
Editor, This is to express our gratitude to the Foster City Fire Department for their quick response, expertise and professionalism with regard to the Aug. 24, 2016 fire on Chess Drive (“Two-alarm fire damages Foster City office complex” in the Aug. 2 edition of the Daily Journal). Thank you t...
Letter: Secretary Clinton’s emails
Editor, We have been told repeatedly that there was nothing classified in Secretary Clinton’s emails. Why, then, is her testimony to the FBI heavily redacted? According to the FBI, it was because of the classified nature of the content. This is very confusing — the emails were not classified, b...
Letter: Twisting Trump’s words
Editor, An irate letter writer “saw” Trump’s speech and “he was clearly referring to the organization’s political power and funding — not anything even remotely connected to violence” (“Conservative views” letter to the editor in the Aug. 16 edition of the Daily Journal). My goo...
Letter: Please don’t lie for Trump
Editor, In Joe O’Connor’s letter “Conservative views” in the Aug. 16 edition of the Daily Journal, he attempts to rewrite history and put words in Donald Trump’s mouth. It was perfectly clear to the average person, that when Trump said, “…I don’t know, maybe the Second Amendment pe...
Letter: Reasonable renter protection
Editor, The Burlingame City Council has gone where the far more enlightened San Mateo City Council has decided not to go. They have gone on record as opposing the resolution that the citizens have placed on the ballot for November regarding installing a rent stabilization board and establishing ‘...
Letter: America’s political problem
Editor, It’s easy to see what we do wrong in this country in terms of government. We elect Republican presidents who give tax cuts, especially to the wealthy. Then they make up for those cuts by borrowing the money from China. So when they leave office, the people who are most economically active...

Daily Journal Quick Poll
Would you welcome express lanes with a toll or carpool lanes on Highway 101 in San Mateo County?

Yes, they will help with traffic
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