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Young musicians ready for stage at the San Mateo County Fair

The San Mateo County Fair provides a showcase for local musicians. This year, Preschool Dropout is one of those bands looking to bring down… Read more


San Mateo sides with landlord

A controversial San Mateo landlord-tenant dispute has concluded with the City Council finding in the landlord’s favor, despite concerns fro… Read more


Wrongful death suit brought on behalf of twin girls whose parents were killed in street racing crash in Redwood City

A wrongful death lawsuit is being brought on behalf of 7-year-old twin girls whose parents were killed in a crash caused by street racing. Read more


Housing in focus for Redwood City

The Redwood City Planning Commission shared support for a number of measures meant to address new housing across the city and commercial de… Read more


Man accused of residential burglary in San Mateo held to answer

A man accused of burglarizing the same home on different days this year will be held to answer to two felony charges after the court’s prel… Read more



Billie Sue tournament celebrates 30th anniversary

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Perception not always reality

It was near 10 o’clock Tuesday and I had just finished eating dinner and was settling into the couch to watch some television when my phone… Read more


Trailblazing coach Pam Wimberly retires after 55 years at Menlo-Atherton

Much has changed in the 55 years since Pam Wimberly was hired as a physical education teacher at Menlo-Atherton High School. Read more

New club football league to cater to high-level recruits

Just like every other youth sport, club football is coming to a city near you. Read more


San Mateo High School grad Jack Warren is Caltech’s new hit king

In many ways, San Mateo High School graduate Jack Warren seemed to be tailor made for Caltech baseball’s rebuild. Read more



Harsh rebuke from Eshoo

In the first comments of their kind by any San Mateo County elected official, U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo has sharply criticized the Board of Supe… Read more


Protecting our water for everyone

Climate change is already harming California — and that means too little and sometimes too much water. Water management has never been simp… Read more

Tough day at the sausage factory

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Focus on fairness

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Atherton’s point of view has no chance

These are tough times for our most exclusive and expensive Peninsula suburbs. They are under pressure. Read more


San Mateo County schools should be applauded in taking on social media

One nation’s children and teenagers are facing an urgent mental health crisis, perhaps the worst ever faced by school-age kids. It is a mis… Read more

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South Korean inquiry to look into 237 more foreign adoptions suspected to have laundered origins

South Korea's Truth and Reconciliation Commission will investigate 237 more cases of South Korean adoptees who suspect their family origins… Read more


This Day in History

Today is Thursday, June 8, the 159th day of 2023. There are 206 days left in the year. Read more

In 'The Blue Caftan,' Moroccan film director tackles LGBTQ+ love and celebrates embroidery craft

In her latest film, “The Blue Caftan,” Moroccan director Maryam Touzani delicately weaves overlapping tales, both traditional and largely t… Read more

The pause on student loan payments is ending. Can borrowers find room in their budgets?

After a payment pause that has lasted more than three years, more than 40 million student loan borrowers will be on the hook for payments s… Read more



Brian Michael Reardon

Brian Michael Reardon, 43, passed away unexpectedly at his home in San Carlos, CA. May 14, 2023.He was the cherished son of Cindy Reardon o… Read more

Judith Carriquiry

It is with an immeasurably sad heart that we announce the passing of Judith Carriquiry on June 2, 2023, at the age of 84. Judy was a longti… Read more


Blanid Ellen Molloy

Blanid Ellen Molloy, a stunning mother of eight and grandmother of 19, proprietor of Molloy’s Tavern in Colma alongside husband Lanty Sr an… Read more


Budweiser brewer renews with FIFA to 2026 despite World Cup stadium beer ban in Qatar

GENEVA (AP) — Budweiser will still be the official World Cup beer through the 2026 tournament in the United States, after brewer AB InBev r… Read more

Replacement plane for Air India flight lands in San Francisco after being diverted to Russia

A replacement plane for an Air India flight diverted to Russia because of an engine problem has landed in San Francisco, carrying all passe… Read more

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Arts & Entertainment

Biden unveils LGBTQ+ initiatives ahead of Pride Month celebration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has invited thousands of LGBTQ+ individuals to celebrate Pride Month on Thursday in a high-profile sh… Read more


Young musicians ready for stage at the San Mateo County Fair

The San Mateo County Fair provides a showcase for local musicians. This year, Preschool Dropout is one of those bands looking to bring down… Read more

Tupac Shakur receives Walk of Fame star honor in the same month as birthday

Tupac Shakur received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, just several days before the hip-hop legend’s birthday. The late r… Read more

Lionel Messi picks MLS's Inter Miami in a move that stuns soccer after exit from Paris Saint-Germain

Lionel Messi says he is coming to Inter Miami and joining Major League Soccer. After months of speculation, Messi announced his decision to… Read more

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The Byrd's Filling Station storefront is turning 1!

We are so grateful to our community for the support over this last year, and how the Peninsula has … Read more

Wedding Fair in Belmont

Cue the wedding march. We’re excited to celebrate with our first-ever Wedding Fair In the Park. Get… Read more


San Mateo Pride 2023 - Free To Be Me!

Hey there, friends! Have you heard about San Mateo County Pride Celebration this year? It's going t… Read more

Catherine Dellor Art Exhibit

Catherine Dellor studied commercial art in college and ornamental horticulture. She now fulfills he… Read more

Intuitive Eating Workshop

Join the experts of Beyond Measure: A Wellness Collaborative to learn more about the nutrition aspe… Read more

Rock Painting With Sarita's Creations

Painting rocks can be a great way to express your creativity. Learn how to paint on rocks with Sari… Read more

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From the Journal archives - One year ago


Chief elections officer wins reelection

Incumbent Mark Church has won reelection as chief elections officer and assessor-county clerk-recorder in San Mateo County over challenger … Read more


Mullin takes top spot

Kevin Mullin emerged as a clear front-runner while David Canepa appears to also have gathered enough votes to advance to the general electi… Read more


Papan clear front-runner in Assembly race

Diane Papan emerged as the clear front-runner in the race to represent the Peninsula in the state Assembly’s newly drawn 21st district, wit… Read more


Challenger leads in race for sheriff in San Mateo County

In the race to be the next San Mateo County sheriff, challenger Christina Corpus has emerged with an early lead over incumbent Carlos Bolan… Read more


District 2 supervisor race too tight to call

The race to represent San Mateo County’s District 2, a largely suburban area currently represented by outgoing Supervisor Carole Groom, rem… Read more

From the Journal archives - Five years ago


Police reports

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New Dumbarton partnership

The San Mateo County Transit Board of Directors is entering into a partnership with Facebook and Plenary Group, an infrastructure developer… Read more


Battle brews over building height limits

A coming battle over height limits in San Mateo reached two key milestones this week when citizens fighting to keep restrictions in place s… Read more


Thousands more votes to be counted

With more than 70,000 county votes cast for the June 5 primary to be tallied, one race that was too close to call Tuesday night remains in … Read more

From the Journal archives - Ten years ago


San Mateo County Fair kicks off this weekend

It’s not just pigs and pie at the San Mateo County Fair. Read more


Class notes

The Peninsula College Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping local low-income, first-generation college students achieve their… Read more


Government Watch

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