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San Bruno gets proposal for 136 apartments

A new six-story, 136-unit apartment building has been proposed to take the place of a vacant parking lot at 732 and 740 El Camino Real near… Read more

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San Mateo County spends big on housing

San Mateo County supervisors agreed to invest millions into affordable and transitional housing on Tuesday, continuing the county’s efforts… Read more

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Honda dealership stays in San Carlos

A San Carlos Honda dealership and service center displaced by one of many life science developments coming to the city has found a new home… Read more

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Belmont establishes Public Safety Committee

Belmont has created a permanent Public Safety Committee currently consisting of Vice Mayor Julia Mates and Councilmember Davina Hurt to add… Read more

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San Mateo County police reports: Wednesday • Oct. 20, 2021

Can you shed some light? A woman woke up to all the lights turned on in her apartment on South El Camino Real in San Mateo, and believes so… Read more

Sports

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Hillsdale volleyball is unstoppable

The Lady Knights are in the midst of one special season. Read more

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Future’s bright for Carlmont girls' tennis team

The future is looking bright for the Lady Scots. Read more

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CSM football remains No. 1 in coaches poll

There’s no change among the top five teams in California Community College football after the opening week of league play. College of San M… Read more

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San Mateo County local sports roundup: Wednesday, Oct. 20

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Athletes of the Week: Burlingame’s Charlie Koch, Xavier Bruening, Sohail Erekat and Abe Haba

Intensity. Read more

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Opinions

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Butcher’s apprentice: The benefits of work

It’s tough to get a firm handle on the state of the economy lately. Unemployment figures can seem somewhat worrisome but, then, we find bus… Read more

Blaming Trump

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A better idea for bike lanes

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Stop the reach

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Lifestyle

Democrats warn against family leave cuts from spending bill

More than a dozen Senate Democrats are imploring President Joe Biden and congressional leaders to keep a national paid family leave program… Read more

Edmunds: Volkswagen Taos vs. Chevrolet Trailblazer

The Volkswagen Taos and Chevrolet Trailblazer are two of the latest in a growing crowd of extra-small crossover SUVs. These entry-level cro… Read more

The best travel plan this holiday season: A backup plan

It’s not even the busiest time of year for travel yet, and 2021 has already been chaotic — even for the most seasoned travelers. Read more

Obituaries

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Edward Michael “Mike” Quirk, Jr.

Edward Michael “Mike” Quirk, Jr., age 78, from Redwood City, California, passed away in Festus, Missouri on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. He… Read more

Judith H. Brown

Judy Brown died peacefully on September 15, surrounded by her family, in San Carlos, CA at the age of 80. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii,… Read more

Margaret Tarrou

Margaret was born on July 17, 1928 in San Francisco to Oscar and Elsie Larson. She graduated from George Washington High School in San Fran… Read more

Business

Opening, ticket prices announced for Peppa Pig theme park

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — A standalone Peppa Pig theme park at the Legoland Florida Resort is set to open Feb. 24, park officials announced… Read more

Putin orders nonwork week as COVID numbers rise in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered the country’s workers to stay off work for a week starting later this m… Read more

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Arts & Entertainment

Opening, ticket prices announced for Peppa Pig theme park

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — A standalone Peppa Pig theme park at the Legoland Florida Resort is set to open Feb. 24, park officials announced… Read more

Review: Denis Villeneuve's doom-laden, dynamite 'Dune'

A cool wind sweeps through the sands of “Dune,” Denis Villeneuve’s chilly, majestic adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic 1965 science-fict… Read more

Queen accepts medical advice to rest, cancels N Ireland trip

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for a few days and has canceled a trip to Northern Ireland… Read more

Police: Man who died at Phish concert did not hit railing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police say a concert-goer who fell to his death from the upper level of a basketball arena is believed t… Read more

Upcoming Events

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Housing Leadership Day 2021

Join us for the Housing Leadership Council's second virtual conference. Attendees will have the cha… Read more

Financial Planning Fundamentals

A financial planner will join us to share tips on managing your money now, and well into the future… Read more

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Fun Run - Rotary Club of San Mateo

Fun Run - Rotary Club of San Mateo Sunday October 24th. Read more

All Hallows Eve at Winchester Mystery House

All Hallows’ Eve features the Lost In The House Tour, an indoor theatrical paranormal investigative… Read more

Epic Renewals

We are tremendously excited to start making music again.  Our first orchestral concert back will fe… Read more

NCEFT Heroes and Horses, Jewels & Jeans Gala

NCEFT’s 12th annual Heroes and Horses, Jewels & Jeans Gala will be a Celebration of 50 Golden Y… Read more

Legal Name and Gender Marker Change Workshop

NEW Virtual Legal Name and Gender Change Group Workshop Sessions! Read more

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Weather Today

Scattered showers

Today

63° 60°

Light rain developing in the afternoon. Highs in the low 60s with temperatures nearly steady overnight.

Humidity:77%
Cloud Coverage:99%
Wind:S at 9 mph
Chance of Rain:71%
UV Index:2 Low
Sunrise:07:22:33 AM
Sunset:06:25:08 PM

This Week's Forecast

DayPrecipTemp
Scattered showersWed
71%63° 60°
ThunderstormThu
56%68° 59°
Heavy rainFri
92%64° 53°
ThunderstormSat
49%64° 57°
Heavy rain nightSun
83%63° 56°
Heavy rainMon
84%61° 51°
Scattered showersTue
39%63° 52°

From the Journal archives - One year ago

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San Francisco set to let people sue over racist 911 calls

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fed up with white people calling 911 about people of color selling water bottles, barbecuing or otherwise going about … Read more

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Three elude police following burglary, pursuit, crashes in South San Francisco

Three suspects eluded police in South San Francisco Sunday after they stole from a truck, prompted a pursuit and were involved in two crash… Read more

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Raccoons cause a stir by breaking into a Redwood City bank

Two juvenile raccoons were found inside a closed bank in Redwood City Tuesday and, while they had masks, nothing was taken, according to th… Read more

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Second Harvest of Silicon Valley looking for help

There are two, main components to smoothly distribute food for Second Harvest of Silicon Valley. Obviously having enough food to cover the … Read more

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Officials approve Genentech growth plan in South San Francisco

South San Francisco officials endorsed a plan allowing Genentech to nearly double the size of its expansive campus, potentially clearing th… Read more

From the Journal archives - Five years ago

Two San Francisco-area quake faults found to be connected

LOS ANGELES — The most dangerous earthquake fault in the San Francisco Bay Area is connected to another, which means both could rupture sim… Read more

Man dies after pipe bomb explosion in Oakland

OAKLAND — Authorities say a man has died after setting off a pipe bomb at an Oakland health clinic. Read more

Belmont debating home size: Planning Commission, public consider zoning changes

From a father seeking to expand his home to account for a growing family to residents with trepidation overseas speculators seeking only pr… Read more

Six women to compete for own Mavericks title: Big wave surf competition to host first women’s division

It’s official — being Titans of Mavericks is no longer just for the boys. Read more

From the Journal archives - Ten years ago

State treasurer defends tax break for energy firms

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Reporters' notebook

Performers of the Burlingame Community Theatre "ACTING OUT & ABOUT” provided the historical entertainment in Sacramento at Stanford Man… Read more

Police reports

Things you don’t say were stolen Read more

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