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Gov. Brown signs $1 billion water plan
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that speeds up $1 billion in water infrastructure spending amid the worst drought in a generation, although much of the plan was drawn with future dry years in mind. “This funding is just one piece of a much larger effort to help those mos...
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Chances of being locked up vary across state
SACRAMENTO — The number of inmates in California’s county jails has fallen significantly since peaking in 2007, but new statistics show a wide disparity still exists among locales, with liberal enclaves like Marin and San Francisco far less likely to lock up criminals than conservative places li...
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Magnitude-4.1 quake shakes central California; no damage
COALINGA — A series of small earthquakes jolted an area of central California, but there were no reports of damage. The largest in the sequence — a magnitude-4.1 temblor — hit at 6:30 a.m. Friday and was centered 6 miles north of Coalinga at a depth of 7 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said...
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Woman missing for weeks was emotionally overwhelmed
SAN BERNARDINO — A 22-year-old college student whose disappearance had police scouring Southern California for weeks said she was overwhelmed with personal problems when she decided to walk away. Sahray Barber, whose March 9 disappearance triggered a huge land and air search across Southern Cali...
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GOP celebrates good week, but challenges ahead
WASHINGTON — Republicans are looking like they’ve finally figured out how to govern. The GOP’s first months in control of both chambers of Congress were marked by high-profile stumbles and a near-shutdown of the Homeland Security Department. But this week, the party celebrated important succe...
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Pelosi irks some allies over bipartisan bill
WASHINGTON — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi bruised some longtime liberal allies when she worked with Speaker John Boehner to craft a rare bipartisan accord on Medicare. But lawmakers say it will enhance her stature as a dealmaker, and may help her party avoid being sidelined by majority Rep...
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U.S. economic growth mild, but stable
WASHINGTON — U.S. economic growth in the fourth quarter, and economists are looking for an even weaker showing in the first quarter as severe winter weather takes its toll. But the retreat is expected to be short-lived. Stronger growth is expected for the rest of the year, thanks to a recovering j...
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Reid retiring, wants Schumer as Senate Democratic leader
WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he’s retiring next year. He immediately endorsed brash New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him as leader of a ...
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NY mayor: Someone may have tapped gas line
NEW YORK — Someone may have improperly tapped a gas line before an explosion that leveled three apartment buildings and injured nearly two dozen people, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday as firefighters soaked the still-smoldering buildings and police searched for at least two missing people. ...
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Co-pilot may have hidden illness
MONTABAUR, Germany — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers — including a torn-up doctor’s note that would have kept him off work the day authorities say he crashed...
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Iran says nuke talks focused on sealing deal despite Yemen crisis
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Iran’s foreign minister sought Friday to dismiss concerns that his country’s preoccupation with the crisis in Yemen could serve as a distraction at nuclear talks with six world powers, saying the negotiations remained focused on sealing a deal. Yemen is “the hot issu...
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Warships on the move as airstrikes widen in Yemen
SANAA, Yemen — As airstrikes in Yemen intensified on their second day Friday, Egypt and Saudi Arabia were considering an intervention on the ground, aimed at giving the president a secure foothold to return to the country, while backing Sunni tribesmen to fight against Shiite rebels and their alli...
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Israel to stop withholding Palestinian tax revenues
JERUSALEM — Israel said Friday that it will transfer Palestinian tax revenues it has been withholding as punishment for the Palestinians’ application to join the International Criminal Court. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said the decision was made following the recommendation o...
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Daily Journal Quick Poll
What do you think of the pending closure of Tpumps in downtown San Mateo?

Surprised, it was super popular
Makes sense, the shop was too small
Hope they find their way back to San Mateo soon
There are plenty of other boba tea places
Glad, boba drinks make the sidewalks a sticky mess


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