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Free child care tax on South San Francisco ballot

South San Francisco residents will get to vote on a new tax to fund universal early child care for families who live or work in the city, t… Read more


South San Francisco housing plans taking shape

South San Francisco officials are moving ahead with forming their housing element — a document to guide where and how as many as 17,800 new… Read more


Parking improvements offered to North Central

Mitigation measures for North Central San Mateo residents affected by the removal of 200 parking spots to add bike lanes are ongoing, with … Read more


Community pushes back on Half Moon Bay hotel proposal

The proposed Hyatt Place Hotel project in Half Moon Bay still faces community pushback over traffic and building aesthetics issues as it go… Read more


South San Francisco Police arrest suspect for catalytic converter thefts

Police arrested a man said to have stolen 14 catalytic converters in South San Francisco, authorities announced on Friday. Read more



Serra shortstop Ben Cleary converts to third base for Area Code Games

Ben Cleary was the only player from a San Mateo County baseball team selected to play in this year’s Area Code Games. But the incoming Serr… Read more


Women’s Coaching Alliance setting the field for leadership

It’s game time for San Mateo County’s women athletes as one Burlingame organization sets its eyes on boosting the number of female coaches … Read more


Burlingame native Jeremy Coe goes gold in Maccabiah Games

From the pool in Israel to the open water of San Francisco Bay, it has been quite a summer for junior swimmer Jeremy Coe. Read more


Serra football to play De La Salle in nationally televised ESPN game this season

The Serra Padres have played in some primetime games in recent years. Read more


James Outman enjoys whirlwind debut with Dodgers

James Outman’s first tour of duty as a major leaguer is over. But, oh, what a whirlwind tour it was. Read more



Meeting by the Bay Tree

My homeowner association meets for a social coffee under the Bay Tree in San Mateo every Saturday morning. I attended for the first time la… Read more

Where are all the architects?

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Some stray thoughts...

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Both the sheriff and DA should be removed from office

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Not just geese, Canada geese

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What will mass replanting look like?

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To keep salmon succulent in a skillet, baste then sauce

For weeknight cooking, we love seared fish since it usually cooks in half the time as chicken or other proteins. But it’s a fine line betwe… Read more

Liz Weston: Just Starting Out? Learn From Our Mistakes

Those of us who write and talk about money for a living tend to have our financial acts together. But that wasn’t always the case. I invite… Read more

New Zealand river's personhood status offers hope to Māori

WHANGANUI, New Zealand (AP) — The Whanganui River is surging into the ocean, fattened from days of winter rain and yellowed from the earth … Read more


Today in history • Aug. 14, 2022

Today is Sunday, Aug. 14, the 226th day of 2022. There are 139 days left in the year. Read more



Thomas Lara III

Thomas Lara III, passed away at 77 years old on July 7, 2022, in Brisbane CA. His long-time friend and girlfriend, Liz Gaffney was by his s… Read more


Suzanne Parker Allen

Suzanne Parker Allen, of San Mateo, CA, passed away on July 25, at age 52, surrounded by loved ones after a courageous battle with cancer. Read more


Donald Lewis Schroyer

Born in San Francisco, CA to Lewis and Elma (Alma) Schroyer. Read more


Liz Weston: Just Starting Out? Learn From Our Mistakes

Those of us who write and talk about money for a living tend to have our financial acts together. But that wasn’t always the case. I invite… Read more


What does Medicare Part A’s belly-up date mean for you?

At its current pace, Medicare’s Hospital Insurance trust fund will run out of money in 2028, according to the June 2022 Medicare trustees r… Read more

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Arts & Entertainment

R Kelly trial on whether he fixed 2008 trial set to start

CHICAGO (AP) — Jury selection begins Monday at R. Kelly’s federal trial in his hometown of Chicago, where the R&B singer faces charges … Read more

Anne Heche dies of crash injuries after life support removed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Heche, the Emmy-winning film and television actor whose dramatic Hollywood rise in the 1990s and accomplished caree… Read more

Salman Rushdie 'on the road to recovery,' agent says

MAYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Salman Rushdie is “on the road to recovery,” his agent confirmed Sunday, two days after the author of “The Satanic Ve… Read more

LAPD ends investigation into Anne Heche car crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Police Department has ended its investigation into Anne Heche's car accident, when the actor crashed int… Read more

Upcoming Events

Big Chill Out (Surf Competition)

The event, produced by the Pedro Point Surf Club, brings hundreds of surfers and spectators togethe… Read more

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show

America’s LARGEST interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show is now playing in Berkeley, CA! Read more

Monkey Pox: Overview, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention & Local Resources (ONLINE Trans Talk Series)

The Pride Center and Stanford LGBTQ+ Health Program co-host Trans Talks, a free, monthly workshop s… Read more

Financial Aid and Scholarship Workshop for College

College Advising Prep is excited to partner with Redwood City Police Activities League (PAL) and Ca… Read more

TinyFest California - Pleasanton 2022

Tour tiny houses, van conversions, skoolies, backyard cottages (ADUs), shipping container home, adv… Read more

LGBTQ+ Parent Peer Support Group (Online)

This peer support group is for LGBTQ+ folks age 18+ who are parents of kid(s) 0-5 years old to supp… Read more

Electoral College 101 - is it time for the Electoral College to go?

The Electoral College has been in the news since the last presidential election, but for over 50 ye… Read more

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From the Journal archives - Five years ago


Creating a community of action

With intricate white trim, welcoming front porches and textured wooden siding, many of the homes lining the streets of Redwood City’s Stamb… Read more

San Bruno officials to weigh YouTube growth

San Bruno residents will soon have their first opportunity to chime in on the substantial proposal to expand the YouTube headquarters with … Read more


State Bar settles case against prosecutor

A San Mateo County prosecutor received a public reproval after a State Bar trial concluded last week that she made an untrue statement to a… Read more

Police arrest man on suspicion of DUI after crash into parked car

Police arrested a man after he allegedly crashed his vehicle into a parked car early Saturday morning in South San Francisco. Read more

From the Journal archives - Ten years ago

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