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SafeSpace expands to San Mateo

For Foster City teen Samer Bahu, the beginning of his high school career some two years ago was nothing short of overwhelming. Read more

San Mateo adopts new green building codes

In an effort to support sustainable construction in San Mateo, city officials approved incentives for developers of new construction in the… Read more

Three suspected of hate crime kidnapping, assault in San Bruno

Three members of a family are suspected of tying up and assaulting an African American teen in what police described as a racially motivate… Read more

Hillsborough kidnapper gets seven years to life prison term

More than 23 years after an 8-year-old girl was kidnapped near the Hillsborough elementary school she attended, a Southern California man f… Read more

New HR director for Redwood City

Michelle Katsuyoshi was named director of Human Resources for Redwood City and will start Sept. 16. Read more


SSF sports landscape continues taking shape

For Eric Jacobson, it’s a race against time to construct a new on-campus softball diamond at El Camino High School. Read more

Shake-up in Jeff football

The cost of living in the Bay Area has claimed yet another promising coaching mission. Read more

Papin era underway at M-A

When breakthrough quarterback Raymond Price III said “later Gators” to Sacred Heart Prep, little did he know he’d be transferring from one … Read more

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Rhapsody in blue

“Range anxiety” is not a phrase that was around when I was learning to drive, although an equivalent concept existed. Back then, we called … Read more

Student News returns

Student News is returning to the San Mateo Daily Journal for the 2019-20 season. I am happy to introduce a new group of student columnists:… Read more

Democrats’ new prohibition

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Wags and weeds: Invasive plants meet match in detection dogs

TUXEDO, N.Y. (AP) — In brushy terrain where a botanical interloper evades detection by the human eye, count on Dia to sniff it out. Read more

This Day in History

Today in History Read more

Helping the City Rebound After Recent Gun Violence

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - August 23, 2019 - ( ) Read more


Susan Ann Terry

Burlingame, CA Read more

Shirley Smith Ware

Resident of San Mateo Read more

Lina DellaChiesa

Apr 7, 1934 – Aug 17, 2019 Read more


Powerful, obscure law is basis for Trump 'order' on trade

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful but obscure federal law … Read more

Even before photo op of G-7 allies, sharp elbows come out

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The posturing by leaders of the G-7 rich democracies began well before they stood together for a summit photo. Read more

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Arts & Entertainment

Disney teases 'Star Wars,' 'Frozen 2,' more at convention

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — At the Walt Disney Company's biannual D23 convention, a faint image of the "Star Wars" character Emperor Palpatine i… Read more

Author Ray Bradbury honored with Illinois hometown statue

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago-area hometown of the late famed science fiction writer Ray Bradbury marked his birthday with dedication o… Read more

Latest: Spider-Man Tom Holland tells fans: 'I love you 3000'

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Walt Disney Co.'s biannual D23 fan convention in Anaheim (all times local): Read more

Upcoming Events

Friends of the Menlo Park Library Spring Book Sale

Friends of the Menlo Park Library Spring Book Sale, $5 BAG SALE DAY. Featuring a wide selection of … Read more

Friends of the Menlo Park Library Spring Book Sale

Friends of the Menlo Park Library Spring Book Sale. Featuring a wide selection of gently-used reaso… Read more

San Bruno Mountain Watch Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

San Bruno Mountain Watch presents our annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Sunday, September 8th.… Read more

San Mateo Rotary 5K / 10K Fun Run

Join us for the 11th running of the San Mateo Rotary Fun Run at Seal Point Park on the San Francisc… Read more

Job Fair

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 • 10am to 2 pmFree admission, Free Parking Read more

Concert at Wunderman House in the room where it happens!

August 25th, Sunday Afternoon 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Read more

2019 Boogie Woogie Ballroom REUNION Dance Party!

Don't Miss This Event!  See old friends.  Meet new friends.  Raise dollars for a non-profit organiz… Read more

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From the Journal archives - One year ago

Vertebra found on beach belongs to missing Montara man

A cervical vertebra found at Montara State Beach in February was positively identified as belonging to 22-year-old Richard Moss who was mis… Read more

One killed in collision with train

A person was fatally struck by a train Friday evening in Burlingame, Caltrain officials said. Read more

Government watch

State government Read more

Cooking up support for a worthy cause

In the last 10 years since the San Mateo City Firefighters’ Association held its first Chili Cook-off, the annual event has grown to includ… Read more

Foster City seeks ‘fun’ businesses

In an effort to expand community amenities, create jobs and boost sales tax revenue, Foster City officials are planning to incentivize new … Read more

From the Journal archives - Ten years ago

Cities mull mandatory recycling

Hoping to head off pending state requirements for commercial recycling, the county’s waste collection agency is exploring local pilot manda… Read more

Speier pushes for health care reform

More than 300 supporters and opponents of the controversial health care reform bill showed up to voice questions and opinions at a relative… Read more

Copkilling trial launches today

The East Palo Alto gangmember accused of gunning down a police officer more than three years ago in front of a teenage police explorer doin… Read more

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