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San Mateo County officials laud vaccination efforts amid high spread of delta variant

With more than 90% of older teens and adults vaccinated in San Mateo County and younger teens trailing closely behind, health officials are… Read more

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Foster City to clear beached boat this week

A recreational boat beached since late May on the shore of Foster City near East Third Avenue is set for removal this week by the city, wit… Read more

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Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency shares tips on water conservation

The Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency has tips on how to conserve water as Californians are also asked by the state to reduce w… Read more

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San Mateo County police reports: Tuesday • July 27, 2021

Creepers from the blue lagoon: Someone on Aruba Lane in Foster City came home to find people in their house who then fled via kayak on the … Read more

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New plans for California high-speed rail

A revised environmental document on the San Francisco to San Jose project section of the California High-Speed Rail Project was released Ju… Read more

Sports

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San Mateo American rolls to second straight win in Division II Northern California 11-12s All-Stars Tournament

The comeback kids are at it again. Read more

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Hillsdale’s Mayol shines, helps Top Tier club to the Golden State Youth League 14U title

Josh Mayol’s workload is typical of the modern high school baseball player’s summer. Read more

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Evolution of a rivalry

A rivalry that no one really saw coming, except those really paying attention, boiled to the surface last week as the District 52 and Distr… Read more

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San Mateo American 11-12s bounce back after dropping Nor Cal opener

ROCKLIN — There’s a reason why San Mateo American is still playing. They’ve been here before. Read more

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San Carlos wins first two games at Nor Cal Juniors tournament

San Carlos is off and running the Northern California Division II Juniors All-Stars Tournament. Read more

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Opinions

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Unintended consequence of eviction moratoriums

Much has been written about tenants who fall through the cracks of the well-intentioned rent and eviction moratoriums. In the course of tha… Read more

Mandatory vaccinations for military now

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While the county slept

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Utterly baffled

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Lifestyle

Start now to get another growing season out of your garden

The same hot weather that brings out the best in tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and other summer vegetables makes spinach, lettuce, peas, an… Read more

Millennial Money: A garden’s lessons for growing money

Soil, sun, water and seed: The ingredients of a garden are simple, but the final product is never guaranteed. Willing a plot of land into a… Read more

'About time': Gay athletes unleash rainbow wave on Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — When Olympic diver Tom Daley announced in 2013 that he was dating a man and “couldn't be happier,” his coming out was an act o… Read more

Obituaries

Ann McCarthy Sullivan

Ann McCarthy Sullivan, 80, resident of San Mateo, died on February 13, 2021. Ann was the daughter of the late Daniel and Margaret McCarthy,… Read more

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Karen Sue Beck Plageman

Karen Sue Beck Plageman, 81, passed away peacefully on September 17, 2020 in Stockton, CA. She was blessed to be surrounded by her loved on… Read more

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Anastasia Cole

Anastasia Cole passed away peacefully on June 22, in her beloved home with her four children and faithful dog, Lucy, by her side. Read more

Business

The Latest: Tokyo hits record 2,848 cases during Olympics

TOKYO — Tokyo has reported its highest number of coronavirus infections, four days after the start of the Olympics. Read more

Millennial Money: A garden’s lessons for growing money

Soil, sun, water and seed: The ingredients of a garden are simple, but the final product is never guaranteed. Willing a plot of land into a… Read more

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Arts & Entertainment

Review: Los Lobos covers album is a celebration of diversity

"Native Sons,” Los Lobos (New West) Read more

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Evolution of a rivalry

A rivalry that no one really saw coming, except those really paying attention, boiled to the surface last week as the District 52 and Distr… Read more

Britney Spears' new lawyer files to remove father's control

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears’ new attorney petitioned Monday to oust her father from the conservatorship that has controlled her life … Read more

R. Kelly lawyers: We'll fight bid to add claims to trial

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly's lawyers said Monday they would fight prosecutors' bid to tell jurors about allegations beyond the actual charges… Read more

Upcoming Events

SMPL Book Discussion Group

Please join the SMPL Book Discussion Group when we meet Thursday, November 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the li… Read more

Members' Early Sale/Huge Book and Media Sale

Friends of the Palo Alto Library is holding a huge sale of 70,000 lightly used books, CDEs, DVDs, g… Read more

LET'S Talk on Zoom for San Mateo County Adults Age 55+

Join other San Mateo County adults age 55+ to build community and make new friends on ZOOM, guided … Read more

2021 Stanford Global Studies Virtual Summer Film Festival

Join us from the comfort of your home as we watch seven films from around the world that focus on t… Read more

Par 3 Night at the Green Music Series

Come out to Par 3 and listen to great music, dance, eat, drink and have FUN!  With beautiful indoor… Read more

Why Do I Need a New PG&E Plan?

Many people are confused about the notices they've received from Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&… Read more

Rotary Club of San Mateo Classic Car Show

Mark your calendars for the First Annual Classic Car Show sponsored by the Rotary Club of San Mateo… Read more

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From the Journal archives - One year ago

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Mountain lion spotted by police near College of San Mateo

San Mateo police officers reported seeing a large mountain lion early Monday morning in the police academy parking lot at the College of Sa… Read more

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Pair arrested after purse snatching in Half Moon Bay

A purse snatching led to the arrests Saturday afternoon of a man and woman on suspicion of grand theft, conspiracy, parole violation and po… Read more

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Notre Dame de Namur president unveils new plan for school’s future

In a remote meeting Thursday, NDNU’s interim president said the school does not intend to shutter despite widespread “rumors” to the contra… Read more

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Highway 1 set for upgrades

A project proposing various safety upgrades on a dangerous stretch of Highway 1 in Half Moon Bay is expected to break ground this month and… Read more

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Census focus remaining in unusual time

Despite San Mateo County leading the state in self-response rates for the 2020 U.S. Census, community leaders and local nonprofits have con… Read more

From the Journal archives - Five years ago

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Government watch

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Interrupted residential burglary in Hillsborough

The Hillsborough Police Department is investigating an interrupted residential burglary that was reported Monday, according to police. Read more

Belmont puts tax hike on ballot: City Council cites infrastructure as need for 30-year half-cent sales tax increase

Belmont voters will decide whether to approve a half-cent sales tax increase for the next 30 years after the City Council moved to place a … Read more

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Man guilty of fatal Belmont stabbing

A man charged with fatally stabbing a man behind a Wendy’s parking lot in Belmont in 2015 was found guilty of second degree murder by a jur… Read more

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