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NDNU cuts degree programs: Private Belmont university facing money woes, faculty union upset   

Belmont's private Notre Dame de Namur University is cutting several graduate and undergraduate programs due to budgetary constraints — a move the recently-formed faculty union is fighting against. ...

Education officials ID keys to test success: Tech savvy and focus on demographics cited among sources of local improvements   

Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School District students' enhanced familiarity with technology, used both for daily learning and test taking, contributed to their improved scores on the most recent ...

Charges dropped against husband in alleged burglary   

Prosecutors have dismissed charges against a man whose wife allegedly tied up and robbed an elderly El Granada woman who hired her as a caregiver. Antonio Mapapalangi, 33, was found to have been in ...

Alleged residential burglar arrested through DNA evidence   

A Menlo Park man was arrested in East Palo Alto this past Saturday for an interrupted residential burglary in San Mateo April 21, according to police. At about 10 p.m. April 21, a homeowner on the 2...

Construction worker lifted out of open basement after fall   

A construction worker was lifted out of an open basement on a construction site in Menlo Park on Wednesday after he fell in and injured himself, fire officials said. The fall was reported at 1:42 p.m...

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Turkey sends more tanks to Syria, insists on Kurdish retreat   

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey sent more tanks into northern Syria on Thursday and gave Syrian Kurdish forces a week to scale back their presence near the Turkish border, a day after it launched a U.S.-bac...

Park Service marks centennial with new citizens, monument   

The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday on Thursday with events across the U.S. including the creation of a giant, living version of its emblem in Washington, D.C., a naturalizatio...

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The reason cupcakes took the baking world by storm a few years ago is because, in short, they are awesome. A sweet little package of moist, crumby goodness topped with a dollop of creamy, fatty frosti...

PORTLAND, Maine — A Maine professor is hoping to brew interest in her chemistry class by keeping the topic on beer. University of Southern Maine professor Lucille Benedict tells the Portland Press ...

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It's hard to know when exactly the local election season starts, but let's just say it's sometime around now. While it officially kicks off Aug. 17, the final deadline for some candidates wishing to...

Are California laws on teacher tenure and teacher seniority rights constitutional, contrary to a 2014 ruling by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu? Yes, that's the upshot of Monday's decision ...

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The main demolition of Sears at the Hillsdale Shopping Center started Thursday, Aug. 25. It will take up to three weeks for the building to be leveled to the ground. Expect traffic on El Camino Real with trucks coming in and out of the demolition area.


The past four weeks have been busy at the shopping center with soft demolition of the Sears and food court structure ending last week. The site will include almost 300,000 square feet of smaller retai...


Citizens study renderings of the housing and retail project proposed to redevelop the former Burlingame post office during a town hall meeting Wednesday, Aug. 24. 


Some Burlingame residents received with cautious optimism a proposal to redevelop the city’s former downtown post office into a large housing and retail center. Officials, community members, ...


When the Serra Padres were levied with a one-year playoff ban for refusing to play in 2014 Central Coast Section Open Division consolation playoff bracket, it cast a shadow over their entire 2015 seas...

A sudden transfer has thrust the College of San Mateo Bulldogs into a chaotic quarterback competition. Midway through the summer, last year's starting quarterback Dru Brown got a transfer offer he co...

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NEW YORK — Stocks fell in light trading for a second day on Thursday as investors sifted through a mix of earnings reports. The major indexes wavered between small gains and losses in the morning, ...

AJMAN, United Arab Emirates — The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor's iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in the United Arab Emirates' prisons. All Mansoor had to do...

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To all you Detroit-area robbery crews, we should probably warn you right away: It's just not a good idea to pick 1837 Buena Vista Street for your big — and final — score. Take our word for it, wal...


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Yellen suggests rate hike is coming but offers no timetable
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the case for raising interest rat..
SpaceX Dragon returns to Earth with station science, gear
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A SpaceX Dragon capsule returned to Earth on Friday with scientific gifts f..
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