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Police: Fatal fire caused by arson: Investigation continues in death of San Mateo woman   

San Mateo police confirmed last month's fatal three-alarm fire was indeed caused by arson and are continuing their investigation into the death of 70-year-old Sandra Caron. Police announced Wednesda...

Hazardous waste pickup program set to end   

Some San Mateo County residents will have to drop off their household hazardous waste materials at county facilities starting next month, as a door-to-door collection service is coming to an end, acc...

Two sentenced for robbery in connection with ‘Sunny Day’ prosecution   

Two men were sentenced Wednesday in connection with a 2013 attempted armed robbery at a jewelry store near Menlo Park, according to prosecutors. Raymond Bradford, 30, was denied probation and senten...

Two plead not guilty for Foster City murder   

Two Southern California men pleaded not guilty Wednesday to killing a Foster City man in 2011 for financial gain, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office. David Mitchell, 33, an...

Raging Oakland warehouse fire trapped victims in smoke   

OAKLAND — The fire that killed 36 people during a party at an Oakland warehouse started on the ground floor and quickly raged, with smoke billowing into the second level and trapping victims whose o...

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Crowd honors ‘gift of freedom’ from Pearl Harbor servicemen   

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — Thousands of people observed a moment of silence before fighter jets streaked across the sky during a ceremony Wednesday at Pearl Harbor marking the 75th anniversary of the at...

Rescuers comb Indonesia earthquake rubble for second day   

MEUREUDU, Indonesia — Rescue workers, soldiers and police combed through the rubble of a devastated town in Indonesia's Aceh province Thursday, resuming a search for earthquake survivors that was ha...

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Americans briefly scaled back the scope of home renovation projects after the recession began nearly a decade ago, says interior designer and "HGTV Design Star" judge Vern Yip. But even during the pea...

Here's a riddle: What will weed, feed and water your garden, and take care of your garbage? "Ideal teenager" is not the answer. It's compost! Compost is hard to define. In some sense, the apple cor...

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Hundreds gathered at the San Mateo County's History Museum Wednesday night to view the opening of the new exhibit that features the county's World War II legacy and 27 World War II veterans were awarded a certificate of appreciation.


Starting this week, San Mateo County History Museum visitors will have the opportunity to experience the county's transformation during the World War II era. The museum opened the doors to its Penin...


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The driver of a big-rig carrying dirt talks on his cellphone after he lost his brakes on eastbound State Route 92 at the Alameda de las Pulgas exit Wednesday morning.


The brakes failed Wednesday morning on a big-rig traveling east on State Route 92 in San Mateo, causing the truck to hit two other vehicles as the driver exited to avoid stalled highway traffic, Calif...


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The Belmont Planning Commission voted 6-0 to approve NDNU’s Certificate of Appropriateness to update Ralston Hall.


The restoration and update of the historic Ralston Hall building on the Notre Dame de Namur University campus in Belmont took a big step forward Tuesday with Planning Commission approval of plan detai...


When Palo Alto’s Miles Tention picked off a Burlingame pass for the second possession in a row, you could see on his face he was determined to punctuate his shot attempt as he rose up for a d...

Unlike professional sports teams that can never seem to get new stadium built, sports fans on the Peninsula and the coast are getting some tasty upgrades. Financed by bonds, fundraisers and collabora...

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NEW YORK — The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 indexes soared to their biggest gains since the presidential election on Wednesday and set all-time highs. Investors bought stoc...

WASHINGTON — Senators scrutinizing the proposed merger of AT&T and Time Warner homed in on brass tacks with the companies' CEOs. OK, you say this $85.4 billion mega-deal will enhance, not quash, com...

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