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San Mateo may end betting revenue arrangement

San Mateo officials say an arrangement between the city and the Jockey Club, a horse racing betting facility, is not paying off and should … Read more


San Bruno OKs underground utility work

With a use it or lose it mandate from the state utility, San Bruno officials opted to advance a proposal to underground a stretch of the ci… Read more


WWII radio station gets its call letters back

KGEI, a shortwave radio station in Redwood Shores that was the only voice from home for GIs in the Pacific during World War II, has its cal… Read more


Church allowed in Burlingame industrial zone

Burlingame officials blessed a church’s request to host services in an industrial business zone, despite concerns that the parking demands … Read more


San Jose woman held to answer on assault charges

A 55-year-old San Jose woman, who prosecutors say threatened officers in a patrol vehicle when brought to the county jail for a suspected D… Read more



M-A revels in PAL title

As three-time Central Coast Section girls’ wrestling champion, Menlo-Atherton has etched a local dynasty in recent years. Read more


San Mateo back in CCS

San Mateo head boys’ soccer coach George Pineda said San Mateo athletic director Jeff Scheller still talks about the Bearcats’ 2012 Central… Read more


Mills soph Leung lands 1st tourney title at PALs

If Mills sophomore Annalese Leung out of sorts Friday, it wasn’t apparent by her performance. Read more

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Daily Journal endorsements for March 2020 election

California Senate District 13: Michael Brownrigg Read more


As seen on TV

My wife and I are what are termed “cord nevers”: in all the years we’ve lived in our Redwood City home, we’ve never had cable TV. Although … Read more


The value of cow-free milk

Move over, dairy. Plant-based milk is here and here to stay. In the past few years, cow’s milk has not been the only option crowding grocer… Read more

Something to remember

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This Day in History

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Climate change protest brings flares to London Fashion week

LONDON (AP) — Climate change activists stole the show Saturday on the opening day of London Fashion Week, stopping traffic with a street pr… Read more

In Alaska, rural living complicates access to Real ID

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — For many Americans, going to a state motor vehicle office can be a tedious time suck. Read more



Andrew Elliott Rivas “Elliott”

Andrew Elliott Rivas “Elliott” age 53, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully and surrounded by his family on Friday January 31, 2020 in S… Read more


Joseph Gomez

Proud native and lifetime resident of South San Francisco, Joe passed away peacefully on Dec. 30, 2019 at the age of 87, after a long battl… Read more


Sharon Eileen McQueen

Born in Alliance, NE, Sharon lived in Belmont for the past 52 years. She and her beloved Michael were married 54 years. Sharon leaves her d… Read more


Cost of China's anti-virus fight rises with workers idle

BEIJING (AP) — Real estate agent Du Xuekun’s sales usually jump after the Lunar New Year holiday. But this year, Du has been at home for a … Read more

Barcelona's Twitter accounts hacked after team's league win

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona's Twitter accounts were hacked after the team's 2-1 home win over Getafe in the Spanish league on Saturda… Read more

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Arts & Entertainment

Writer AE Hotchner, friend to Hemingway, Newman, dead at 102

A.E. Hotchner, a well-traveled author, playwright and gadabout whose street smarts and famous pals led to a loving, but litigated memoir of… Read more

Climate change protest brings flares to London Fashion week

LONDON (AP) — Climate change activists stole the show Saturday on the opening day of London Fashion Week, stopping traffic with a street pr… Read more

Week 4 of Weinstein trial: Closing arguments, two universes

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein grinned as he left court, and his lawyers said he was confident heading into what could be his last weeken… Read more

'Parasite' shines light on South Korean basement dwellers

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Da-hye, a 29-year-old South Korean, said that moving into a semi-basement apartment was her least-preferred o… Read more

Upcoming Events

Job Fair

• Speak directly with representatives and hiring managers from local companies that are hiring now Read more

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents "They Promised Her The Moon"

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents the Northern California Premiere of Laurel Ollstein’s They Pro… Read more

Sports Broadcasting Summer Camp

Students learn all the elements of LIVE Sports Broadcasting in a unique hands-on training experienc… Read more

Foothill Music Theatre presents "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning musical The Mystery of E… Read more

The Spirit of Orchids

January 4 – February 24, 2020 Read more

San Mateo High School Athletic Boosters Crab Feed

San Mateo Athletic Boosters Crab Feed Read more

The Marsh Presents "Daughter of a Garbageman"

Back by popular demand, radio host/standup comic Maureen Langan returns to The Marsh San Francisco … Read more

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Weather Today

Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the mid 40s.


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Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the mid 40s.

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Wind:WNW at 12 mph
Chance of Rain:10%
UV Index:3 Moderate
Sunrise:06:57:55 AM
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From the Journal archives - One year ago


Longtime San Mateo family celebrates heritage

Over the last 70 years, generations of the Norton family have walked the halls of San Mateo High School and represented the school on sport… Read more


Burlingame in favor of residential builder fees

A proposal to establish fees paid by builders seeking to construct residential developments in Burlingame moved ahead under an effort by of… Read more


Recreational deficiencies detailed in Millbrae

Millbrae officials sought opportunities to improve the city’s recreational landscape by establishing potential sources of revenue to rebuil… Read more


Express lanes deal in San Mateo finalized

The owner/operator arrangement for the Managed Lanes project is now official after unanimous votes by both C/CAG and the TA. Read more


South San Francisco man charged in mom’s death gets 10 months jail

A South San Francisco man was sentenced to 10 months in county jail Friday after he pleaded no contest in November to felony physical elder… Read more

From the Journal archives - Five years ago


Long DMV lines spur frustration

As Assembly Bill 60 continues to bring in more undocumented residents out of the woodwork and into the Department of Motor Vehicles for dri… Read more

Arrest made in fatal La Honda collision

A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in a collision that killed a motorcyclist on state Highway 84 in… Read more

Burglar posing as water dept. employee

Police are seeking a man who reportedly posed as a water department employee and robbed a homeowner in San Mateo County on Friday, sheriff’… Read more

SFO reports record year

San Francisco International Airport set another record for passenger traffic last year, airport officials said Friday. Read more

From the Journal archives - Ten years ago

Class Notes

Sequoia High School presents "The Boyfriend,” a light, romantic spoof of the 1920s musical comedy. The setting is the French Riviera where … Read more

Police reports

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Census data research center set to open

PALO ALTO — Stanford University is preparing to launch a high-security data center, where researchers will analyze some of the most confide… Read more

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