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Redwood City’s 5th Quarter Pizza to close

After nearly 40 years in business, 5th Quarter Pizza and sports bar in Redwood City, a popular destination for families, sports fans and ev… Read more


More housing proposed for north Burlingame

North Burlingame, an area already sighted for a substantial influx of development, could see additional growth with a new residential tower… Read more


Candidates, measures set for March primary

San Mateo County voters have a view into the slate of candidates and measures they can vote for in March now that the filing deadline for p… Read more


Man behind bars for breaking windows at police officer’s home

A 37-year-old South San Francisco man is behind bars after he was arrested Sunday for allegedly breaking the windows of a police officer’s … Read more



Athlete of the Week: Serra’s Terence Loville

Terence Loville wanted to show he could hang with the big dogs. Was that ever in doubt? Read more


Serra blazes way to Nor Cal title

Twenty minutes prior to the start of the CIF Northern California championship game Saturday, visible from the plateau along the San Mateo s… Read more


Serra wins Nor Cal title

For the second time in three years, the Serra Padres are Northern California football champions. Read more

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How wealth taxes fared in Europe

Bernie Sanders often points to Europe as his economic model, but there’s one lesson from the continent that he and Elizabeth Warren want to… Read more


Symbol of hope

From the age of humanity’s inception, light has been our single greatest unifying symbol of hope. Every holiday season, I am reminded of th… Read more



This Day in History

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Baby white rhino gets name, frolics in mud at San Diego zoo

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A white rhino born last month at San Diego Zoo Safari Park has been named Future for what the calf represents to rhino con… Read more

Loophole limited scrutiny before deadly NYC helicopter crash

NEW YORK (AP) — The helicopter company whose doors-off flight crashed in a New York City river last year, trapping all five passengers in t… Read more



Ellis Joseph Alden

On Monday, December 2nd, 2019, Ellis Joseph Alden, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, passed away at the age of 80 fo… Read more


Fernande Buckingham

September 6, 1921 - November 26, 2019 Read more


Adele P. Fortes

Adele P. Fortes passed away peacefully at her home in Redwood City, California on Thursday November 28 2019, she was 85. Born on March 17, … Read more


Saudi Aramco starts trading, gaining 10% and reaching $1.8T

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's oil company Aramco began trading for the first time on Wednesday, gaining 10% in the first momen… Read more

California considers calling THC in pot a risk to moms-to-be

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than three years after California voters broadly legalized marijuana, a state panel is considering if its potent, h… Read more

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Arts & Entertainment

RuPaul, Tony Hawk, Maya Angelou join California Hall of Fame

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Drag queen and TV star RuPaul, late poet Maya Angelou and skateboarding legend Tony Hawk were among 10 people ind… Read more


Merriam-Webster declares 'they' its 2019 word of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — A common but increasingly mighty and very busy little word, "they," has an accolade all its own. Read more


Bill Cosby sex assault verdict upheld; spokesman lashes out

Bill Cosby lost his bid to overturn his sexual assault conviction Tuesday, as an appeals court upheld the verdict in the first celebrity tr… Read more

Upcoming Events


A Celebration of Jewish Learning

Chabad NP presents:  Read more

Patrol Aviation during Vietnam War

Max Branscomb will give a brief intro of himself, his eduction, military & local business Read more

Along the Trade Route concert

This concert combines melodies from Ireland to India and points in between heard "along the trade r… Read more

Phone Captioning for Hearing Loss

FREE caption phone for individuals with hearing loss. Learn how you won't miss a word by using a ca… Read more

Computer Coach

Drop into this relaxed and welcoming tutoring session with all your technical questions for one on … Read more

Nichibei Potters Holiday Sale

34th Annual Holiday Sale!  %10 off every pot in the showroom!  Read more

Zine Machine: A Holiday Mini-Comic Workshop with Alex L. Combs 

Are you looking for a quick, simple, and heart-felt holiday gift? Handmade gifts are always the bes… Read more

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Weather Today

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the mid 50s.


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Mostly cloudy. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the mid 50s.

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Wind:SSE at 5 mph
Chance of Rain:20%
UV Index:1 Low
Sunrise:07:14:14 AM
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From the Journal archives - One year ago


Man who died in Highway 1 crash identified

A 67-year-old man who died in a crash south of Half Moon Bay on Monday evening was identified as Carlos Ronquillo, 67, according to the San… Read more

U.S. joins false claims suit against Sutter

The U.S. Department of Justice announced it will become a party in a whistleblower lawsuit filed in federal court in San Francisco against … Read more


Government Watch

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Restaurant management group settles carbon dioxide suit

A firm that manages restaurants such as Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell, A&W and Pizza Hut has resolved a civil environmental enforce… Read more


Who will be vice mayor of Millbrae?

The annual Millbrae City Council rotation is set to take place and resolve lingering questions over whether Councilwoman Ann Schneider will… Read more

From the Journal archives - Five years ago

Medicaid cuts to hit doctors hard in 2015: California may see fee reductions up to 50 percent as federal subsidy ends

WASHINGTON — Primary care doctors caring for low-income patients will face steep fee cuts next year as a temporary program in President Bar… Read more

Post offices offer extended weekend hours for holidays

A number of Bay Area post offices will add weekend hours for the holiday season starting this Saturday to accommodate the large number of c… Read more

Bay Area loads up on sandbags: Residents and officials brace for heavy storm

The powerful storm expected to pack hurricane force winds and heavy rain triggered emergency preparations across Northern California on Wed… Read more

Driver crashes into YouTube building

A man who crashed into the YouTube building in San Bruno Wednesday morning was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alco… Read more

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