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Redwood City to study rent cap: Officials considering options to help affordability including possible tax   

The Redwood City Council will study whether to implement a moratorium on rent increases and other proposals meant to solve the city's housing crisis. The city's Housing and Human Concerns Committee r...

School officials talk workforce housing project: District seeks further exploration, while project raises concerns among some   

The San Mateo Union High School District will continue investigating an opportunity to build workforce housing, even though some harbor reservations regarding the merits of the proposed project. Th...

‘Ruff’ assignment: Dog walkers to help police: New South San Francisco program seeks neighborhood watch help   

Companions to canines with a good nose for sniffing out suspicious activity are being sought by South City cops to help curtail daytime delinquency. The South San Francisco Police Department is bui...

Four arrested on suspicion of assault on police: Sheriff’s deputies conduct undercover operation near Millbrae In-N-Out   

Four people were arrested Wednesday in Millbrae on suspicion of assaulting police with a deadly weapon by ramming a patrol car with their vehicle, San Mateo County sheriff's deputies said. Detective...

Man who mistook baby for dead while high on drugs gets two years state prison   

A Redwood City man under the influence of drugs when he mistakenly thought he killed his 7-month-old son and barged into a stranger's home in April was sentenced to two years in state prison Friday. ...

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Photos: European Mars probe crashed, may have exploded   

BERLIN — Europe's experimental Mars probe hit the right spot — but at the wrong speed — and may have ended up in a fiery ball of rocket fuel when it struck the surface, scientists said Friday. ...

Evacuations in Aleppo fail to materialize despite lull   

BEIRUT — A cease-fire to allow wounded civilians and rebels to leave besieged parts of Aleppo has been extended into the weekend by Russia, but hoped-for medical evacuations didn't materialize by Fr...

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In 1797, French balloonist Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first parachute descent, landing safely from a height of about 3,000 feet over Paris. In 1836, Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first cons...

More babies are born on Tuesday than any other day of the week. *** On average, people use 25 percent more electricity in their home after having a baby. *** The world record for the heaviest ba...

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Twenty-four of the men who will compete for the title of Titan of Mavericks gathered on the beach off of Pillar Point for the annual opening ceremonies for the surf contest. The window opens Nov. 1 and closes March 31.


The waters off Pillar Point were placid by ocean standards. Just the rhythmic, steady slapping of the shore by small, rolling shore break. Certainly not surfable by any definition and no indication o...


Menlo School didn't quite manage its fourth shutout of the season. But in scoring 29 unanswered points through the opening three quarters Friday against Sequoia, it sure felt like one. The Knights (3...

The Carlmont High School class of 1986 celebrated its 30th reunion last weekend. One of those graduates, Ben White, is now the head football coach at Capuchino, after spending several seasons as the ...

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The major U.S. stock indexes closed mostly lower Friday, capping a day spent wavering between small gains and losses. Phone companies were the biggest drag on the market following reports that AT&T w...

NEW YORK — Whoa, give us back our money. We wanted something boring. That's what a growing number of investors are saying after joining the wave earlier this year into so-called "low-volatility" f...

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"Moonlight" is as wistful a film as its title might suggest. Director Barry Jenkins, in only his second feature, has created a singularly powerful and masterfully restrained work of art about a young ...

NEW YORK — The three Chirons of Barry Jenkins' "Moonlight' are sitting around a table, examining each other's eyes. Trevante Rhodes, 26, Ashton Sanders, 20, and Alex R. Hibbert 12, play the same ch...

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