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Middle-income grapple with housing prices in San Mateo County   

With housing costs rising in San Mateo County, those in the lowest income groups aren’t the only ones struggling to pay rent or buy a home. Some residents fall in a gap in which they aren’t low-...

Brown: Judge’s ruling won’t halt high-speed rail   

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday that a judge’s ruling that California’s $68 billion high-speed rail plan has not followed the terms approved by voters will not stop construction of the...

South San Francisco police arrest Oakland woman for pimping   

South San Francisco police arrested an Oakland woman Sunday for pimping after conducting a sting operation at a local hotel. Police made a “date” with an escort who was soliciting for prostitutio...

San Mateo man delays plea for allegedly stabbing mom   

The San Mateo man accused of stabbing his mother in the chest and arm when she came to check on him last week delayed entering a plea yesterday to attempted murder. John Jacobberger, 53, is also char...

AC Transit workers vote to reject contract deal   

Union officials say workers for a San Francisco Bay Area bus system have rejected a tentative contract agreement. Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192, which represents nearly 1,800 bus operators, mec...

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Bill gives youthful offenders second chance   

SACRAMENTO — Criminals serving long prison sentences for offenses they committed as teenagers would have an earlier chance for freedom under a bill working its way through the Legislature. The bill...

Bill would increase penalties for fake 911 calls   

SACRAMENTO — People who make fake 911 calls would be subject to paying the costs of mobilizing emergency responders under a bill that is close to passing the state Legislature. The Assembly on Mond...

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WASHINGTON — When people have a brain injury so severe that they can’t squeeze a loved one’s hand or otherwise respond, there are few good ways to tell if they have any lingering awareness or ar...

Long-term results from a major federal study ease worries about the safety of a hormone-blocking drug that can lower a man’s chances of developing prostate cancer. The drug cut prostate cancer risk...

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Duty calls. Unfortunately, when the call is jury duty it’s about as welcome as a friend’s persistent drunk dialing in the wee hours. For reasons beyond my comprehension — some sort of smiting by...

In California (and elsewhere), immigrants have long been targeted by predatory lawyers and consultants who exploit their clients’ lack of English and status as noncitizens, charging exorbitant fees ...

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Clockwise from top: Foster City Fire Chief Michael Keefe told reporters yesterday at a news conference that the cause of a fatal limousine fire on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge May 4 was accidental and could not have been foreseen. The limo was taking a bachelorette party to Foster City to celebrate the wedding of Neriza Fojas who died in the fire.

The fire that killed five women in a limousine on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge in May was started by a failure of the vehicle’s suspension system and was an accident, Foster City Fire Chief Michael ...

Angela Swartz/Daily Journal
A mock-up of the sidewalk pavers was completed in front of Copenhagen Bakery & Café on the 1200 block of Burlingame Avenue a few days ago.

Next week, the next phase of the Burlingame Avenue Streetscape Burlingame is set to begin and things are going as planned, say city staff and project supervisors. So far, the focus of the work has be...

The year keeps getting better for Carlmont’s Erin Macadaeg. A couple of weeks after the Daily Journal caught up with Macadaeg and talked to her about her showing at the Secret U.S. Classic in Chic...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers are hoping a change of scenery will give two disappointing first-round picks an opportunity to realize their potential. The Chiefs ...

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NEW YORK — Smartphones are getting bigger as people use them more to watch movies and play games. A new one from Samsung is beyond big. With a screen measuring 6.3 inches diagonally, the Galaxy Meg...

WASHINGTON — Three years after President Barack Obama signed a sweeping overhaul of lending and high-finance rules, execution of the law is behind schedule with scores of regulations yet to be writt...

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NEW YORK — TiVo Inc. announced a new line of digital video recorders Tuesday to give television viewers more control over what they watch on traditional channels and over the Internet. The fifth-ge...

LOS ANGELES — Director Lee Daniels’ biopic of a White House butler who served eight presidents topped the weekend box office while three other new releases failed to connect with fans. “Lee Dan...

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