Local News - San Mateo

Restaurateur pleads guilty to serving whale meat

San Mateo Daily Journal - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 04:59
LOS ANGELES — The parent company and owner of a now-closed Southern California restaurant have pleaded guilty to serving meat from an endangered whaleThe Los Angeles Times report that Typhoon Res

Hole in the Wall in Des Moines

San Mateo Daily Journal - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 04:59
DES MOINES Iowa — Therersquos a hole in the wall in Des Moines thatrsquos just that a food joint called Hole in the WallA small room inside a bar a few blocks from downtown Hole in the Wall is the

This day in history

San Mateo Daily Journal - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 04:59
In 1600 King Charles I of England was born in Dunfermline Fife ScotlandIn 1794 the United States and Britain signed Jayrsquos Treaty which resolved some issues left over from the Revolutionary W

Know it all

San Mateo Daily Journal - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 04:59
Radio and television personality Arthur Godfrey 1903-1983 is credited with starting the ukulele fad of the 1950s Godfrey taught viewers how to play the instrument on ldquoArthur Godfrey and His Ukule

Health workers arrested: Wage hike demanded at Board of Supervisors meeting

San Mateo Daily Journal - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 04:59
Hundreds of in-home health care workers crowded the Board of Supervisorsrsquo meeting Tuesday morning demanding their first wage hike since 2007 and five were arrested for refusing to abide by a sheriff

Menlo girls win CCS tennis title

San Mateo Daily Journal - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 04:59
Menlo head coach Bill Shine said it best as he accepted the Central Coast Section girlsrsquo team tennis championshipldquoA lot of teams have the lsquowowrsquo factor — we have the lsquoYaorsquo factorrdquo S

A's land star free agent Billy Butler

San Mateo Daily Journal - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 04:59
OAKLAND — Free agent designated hitter Billy Butler and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a 30 million three-year contract a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Tuesday nightThe

NFL suspends Peterson for at least rest of season

San Mateo Daily Journal - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 04:59
MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Petersonrsquos dispute with the NFL reached another level when the league suspended Minnesotarsquos star running back without pay for at least the rest of the season As his repre

Shaw reinstated by USC

San Mateo Daily Journal - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 04:59
LOS ANGELES — Southern California has reinstated defensive back Josh Shaw who had been suspended since he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles in a preseason fallUSC announc

Na Vorro Bowman returning to practice for 49ers

San Mateo Daily Journal - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 04:59
SANTA CLARA — San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman was scheduled for his first practice of the season Tuesday officially opening a 21-day window during which the team can decide whether to

Lost time, not a lost year for Michelle Wie

San Mateo Daily Journal - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 04:59
Michelle Wie has every reason to look at this year as what might have beenRight when the 6-foot star from Hawaii was finally hitting her stride yet another injury kept her out of golf for nearly t

Judge to weigh fairness of NFL concussion deal

San Mateo Daily Journal - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 04:59
PHILADELPHIA — The NFLrsquos potential 1 billion plan to compensate retired players for brain trauma could soon close the chapter on a troubled era of league concussion management However critics

Tiger Woods complains about Dan Jenkins parody

San Mateo Daily Journal - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 04:59
Tiger Woods criticized Hall of Fame golf writer Dan Jenkins on Tuesday for a parody in which Jenkins fakes an interview with him and covers topics from his reputation as a bad tipper to his failed ma

Stanton can opt out of deal after $107 million

San Mateo Daily Journal - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 04:59
NEW YORK — Giancarlo Stanton will make just 65 million in the first year of his record 325 million 13-year contract with the Miami MarlinsThe deal with the All-Star outfielder the richest ag

With 4-1 loss at Ireland, U.S. winless in 4 games

San Mateo Daily Journal - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 04:59
DUBLIN — The United Statesrsquo winless streak stretched to four games Tuesday night with a year-ending 4-1 loss to a second-string Ireland teamIreland changed all 11 starters from Fridayrsquos 1-0 l

No. 14 Cal breaks away from Nevada

San Mateo Daily Journal - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 04:59
BERKELEY — Reshanda Gray scored 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting as No 14 Cal won its home opener on Tuesday night defeating Nevada 76-54Mikayla Cowling hit 3 of 4 3-pointers scoring 13 points as

Cal Poly out-muscles DII S.F. State

San Mateo Daily Journal - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 04:59
SAN LUIS OBISPO — David Nwaba and Brian Bennett each scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Cal Poly over Division II San Francisco State 65-44 on Tuesday night Joel Awich added 10 p

U.S. index notch latest records

San Mateo Daily Journal - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 04:59
Investors remained in a record-setting mood Tuesday edging the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard amp Poorrsquos 500 index to their latest all-time highs Pharmaceutical and medical equipment co

Toyota to start sales of fuel cell car next month

San Mateo Daily Journal - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 04:59
TOKYO — There will only be a few hundred and they wonrsquot be cheap but Toyota is about to take its first small step into the unproven market for emissions-free hydrogen-powered vehiclesThe wor

Facebook's newest app unbundles Groups feature

San Mateo Daily Journal - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 04:59
NEW YORK — Facebook is launching a new free mobile app for its popular Groups feature that lets users create and interact with communities on the site whether theyrsquore based on hobbies geography