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Local news from the past week

‘This thing is massive’: Boring machine named, celebrated before sewer tunneling work begins in Redwood City

Rick Einsiedl finally found an outlet for the trivial knowledge amassed during countless hours watching Discovery Channel. Read more

Officials favor Millbrae community center plans

Millbrae officials largely lauded the most recent plans for the new recreation center, while maintaining some reservations regarding design… Read more

Redwood City scopes 480 apartments by Bair Island

Impacts to traffic and air quality rose to the top of concerns expressed by residents and officials alike at a Tuesday night meeting for a … Read more

Downtown affordable housing underway in Redwood City

Local officials gathered in downtown Redwood City Friday morning to celebrate the groundbreaking of an affordable housing development that … Read more

San Bruno weighs neighborhood parking permits

A permit program designed to alleviate parking problems throughout San Bruno neighborhoods is set to receive a formal review from officials… Read more

Hotel plans scrapped for life science labs in San Carlos

More than two years after a seven-story, 162-room Hilton Garden Inn was approved at 1091 Industrial Road in San Carlos, a new property owne… Read more

San Mateo Police Chief to retire at end of 2019

After more than 19 years at the helm of the San Mateo Police Department, Police Chief Susan Manheimer announced Tuesday she will retire at … Read more

Caltrain to talk fare increases

Caltrain is proposing a variety of fare increases that will be discussed at the transit agency’s August meeting and voted on in September. Read more

Local sports news from the past week

Mateo walks off with title

FREMONT — It was the biggest game of Hugo Guzman Jr.’s life. Read more

Champs earn tourney invite

Looks like the basketball powers-that-be back East were paying attention to what was going on out West. Read more

San Mateo American 9-10s, 10-11s both advance to Section 3 championship rounds

FREMONT — All three District 52 Little League baseball champions — all three from San Mateo — have advanced to their respective Section 3 c… Read more

San Mateo National claims its first Majors section title since ’74

DANVILLE — These kids from San Mateo National sure are gritty competitors. Read more

San Mateo National into Section 3 Majors finals

DANVILLE — Pitching and defense wins championships. Through seven straight wins this summer, and a District 52 championship already in hand… Read more

Opinions from the past week

Resolution not the answer

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President Trump’s attack tweets

We’re not big believers in public officials being responsible for all the bad things other public officials say or do. It’s become a too-co… Read more

No government-run health care

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Rodeo animal abuse

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Arts & Entertainment news from the past week

Museum gotta see ‘um

ART ON THE SQUARE WITH PAL MUSIC FESTIVAL IN REDWOOD CITY. Art on the Square joins the Redwood City PAL Music Festival on Hamilton Avenue a… Read more

Rosenfelt's new thriller, 'Bark of Night,' is a treat

"Bark of Night: an Andy Carpenter Mystery" (Minotaur Books), by David Rosenfelt Read more

'This Side of Night' is suspenseful, thought-provoking

"This Side of Night" (G.P. Putnam's Sons), by J. Todd Scott Read more

Lifestyle from the past week

This Day in History

Today in History Read more

For a creative chicken salad, get inspiration from Morocco

For a creative chicken salad, we were inspired by the flavors of Morocco: apricots, lemon and warm spices. Read more

Some Iranian women take off hijabs as hard-liners push back

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The simple act of walking has become a display of defiance for a young Iranian woman who often moves in Tehran's street… Read more


Mitsue Kamikawa Hurlbert

Jan. 24, 1920 — June 27, 2019 Read more

Harold Frederick Majocha

May 14, 1965 – July 8. 2019 Read more

Winifred “Freddie” Blanc

Winifred (Freddie) Blanc died peacefully on July 6, 2019 surrounded by her family in Fair Oaks, California. She was 92 years old. She loved… Read more

Upcoming Events

Star Seed

NewGround Theatre Dance Company Debuts “Star Seed” Production Read more

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2019: As You Like It - a new musical

August 10-August 25, 2019 /  Saturdays at 7:00 pm & Sundays at 4:00 pm Read more

Peninsula Humane Society Free Pet "Fixes"

The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA is offering free spay/neuter clinics.  These clinics are de… Read more

Tales of Horror for grownups

Join other horror fans for an adults' Halloween Wednesday, October 2 at 7 p.m. in the Oak Room of t… Read more

Legacy Painting

Legacy Painting is back!  Another opportunity to create a work of art to gift a loved one or even y… Read more

Jennings & Keller: Judy, Joni & Joan

Join us on July 28th for an afternoon with live music from Jennings & Keller. They are an award… Read more

Airplant Terrariums

Plant and decorate a tiny garden and store it in a cute glass container.  We supply the materials, … Read more

From the Journal archives - Five years ago

Jackie Speier seeks answers to VA problems

In an effort to target specific issues within the U.S. Department for Veterans Affairs for San Francisco and the Peninsula, U.S. Rep. Jacki… Read more

Millbrae consignment store reopens: Amelia’s Antics owner believes city needs to build better business environment

An outpouring of support is what led Karen Steffey to decide to reopen her fashion consignment store following a closure spurred by the clo… Read more

Police eye two suspicious deaths in quiet Sausalito

Police in a popular San Francisco Bay Area tourist town were trying to determine Monday if the suspicious deaths of two people inside a hom… Read more

Company dominates the track and field construction industry: Family-owned South City company has been around for 36 years

If you happen to be at one of the track and fields along the Peninsula, there’s a good chance it was a creation of South San Francisco’s In… Read more

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