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Judge gives Caltrain electrification green light: Atherton loses lawsuit, claims local project was too closely tied to high-speed rail   

In a lawsuit that could have veered Caltrain's electrification plans off track, a judge announced Monday he is ruling in favor of the local transit agency proceeding with its $2 billion Modernization...

Planning Commission gets Hillsdale Terrace project:High-density housing sought for Taxi’s site   

From flipping burgers and selling used cars to high-density condominiums, owners of the former Taxi's Hamburgers site are hoping to appease San Mateo planners with a five-story transit-oriented housin...

Mayor placed on citizen’s arrest after traffic dispute: Foster City’s Herb Perez denies driver’s allegations of assault   

Foster City traffic qualms appear to have fueled a dispute that led the Bayfront community's mayor to be placed under a citizen's arrest for an alleged misdemeanor assault and battery last week. Fos...

Wildfire prompts evacuation orders: More than 400 acres burned in Santa Cruz Mountains   

A fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains has burned more than 400 acres and led to evacuations in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties this afternoon, authorities said. The blaze was reported around 2:50 p....

San Mateo County police reports   

BELMONT Suspicious person. A man was seen talking to himself on El Camino Real before 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20. Welfare check. A woman was seen crying on the sidewalk for three hours on Ralston A...

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Trump vs. Clinton: Candidates battle fiercely over taxes, race, terror   

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business dealings secret from voters and pe...

Triple-digit heat bakes the state   

LOS ANGELES — An autumn heat wave sent California temperatures soaring again Monday, baking coastal cities that normally benefit from the cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean. The mercury shot up...

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TRENTON, N.J. — Two lawsuits ended in jury verdicts worth $127 million. Two others were tossed out by a judge who said there wasn't reliable evidence that the talc in Johnson & Johnson's iconic bab...

PORTLAND, Ore. — Five major hospitals in Portland, Oregon, and a nonprofit health care plan said Friday they will donate a combined $21.5 million toward the construction of nearly 400 housing units ...

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Ask anyone what distinguishes the American experience from that of other nations and you are sure to get a number of differing answers. More than 200 years ago, political scientist and French diplomat...

Editor, What Colin Kaepernick has started has made its way to high schools across the state. High school students are now sitting or kneeing during the national anthem. The point they are missing is ...

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The Diodati family of Burlingame won Most Original Float, Group or Wagon (non-school
category) at the Burlingame Pet Parade Saturday with “The Golden Paw,” a large pirate ship festooned with a gold sail, steering wheel and nautical gear. The 14 members of the Diodati family accompanying the float were dressed in imaginative pirate costumes.

 

More than 1,800 spectators and 600 participants turned out for the 13th annual pet parade Sept. 24. The parade was led by St. Paul’s Nursery School. The parade marshal was Sunshine, a 7-year-ol...

 

It has been eight years since the ponies have graced the now-closed racetrack at Bay Meadows. But the Nueva School — one of the locale's new tenants — has a couple of thoroughbred cross-country ru...

Michael Johnson Jr., King's Academy football. With 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in attendance, Johnson Jr. had a career night. The sophomore — son of TKA head coach Michael Johnson Sr., himsel...

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NEW YORK — Stocks posted solid gains on Thursday as investors, comfortable that the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates low, bought up stocks that pay big dividends. Real estate companies ros...

TRENTON, N.J. — Drug giant Pfizer says it won't split into two publicly traded companies, despite pressure from investors frustrated by its lagging stock price, ending years of Wall Street speculati...

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