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Ballot might be necessary for land swap: San Carlos officials to study options on elementary school district proposal   

Regardless of whether the city of San Carlos or its elementary school district wants to swap land to accommodate a charter school and new athletic fields, voters may have the ultimate say on the matte...

San Mateo County could double money on Circle Star sale: Proposed $85.5 million opening bid much higher than $40 million purchase price   

San Mateo County could potentially double its money on a pair of office towers purchased for $40 million with plans to free itself from pricey department leases but ultimately rented to a major teleco...

Sequoia bond measure seeks to address overcrowding issue: Opposition to June ballot item says district is spending irresponsibly   

Proponents of a $265 million bond measure say it will help address overcrowding and enrollment growth in the Sequoia Union High School District, while opposition says this is the wrong way to approach...

Gas to be vented in Menlo Park, Redwood City Monday   

PG&E will vent natural gas Monday afternoon on Marsh Road between Page and Hoover streets in Menlo Park and on Marshall Street between Main Street and Jefferson Avenue in Redwood City to allow crews t...

Vehicle fire leads to fuel spill   

Approximately 12 gallons of fuel ran into the storm drain after a vehicle fire in the intersection of Casa Bona and Newlands avenues in Belmont Friday morning, according to police. At approximately ...

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California farmers to get more water   

FRESNO — Drought-stricken California farmers and cities are set to get more water as state and federal officials ease cutbacks due to recent rain and snow, officials announced on Friday. The Depart...

More Latino than white students admitted to UC   

SAN FRANCISCO — More Latino than white students in California have been offered admission to the state's premier public universities for the first time, officials said Friday, a milestone that refle...

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In 1775, the American Revolutionary War began with the battles of Lexington and Concord. In 1861, a week after the Civil War began, President Abraham Lincoln authorized a blockade of Southern ports. ...

Decorating and coloring eggs at Easter dates back to England in the Middle Ages. In 1290, Edward I, the king of England (1239-1307), purchased 450 eggs to be decorated with gold leaf and given as East...

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You've read the headline above. To what do you think it refers? See how easy that was? It doesn't take much to bring up images of Sacramento politicians taken away in handcuffs or city officials in co...

By agreeing to serve as President Barack Obama's health and human services secretary five years ago, Kathleen Sebelius assumed a front-and-center role in a historical effort. Presidents since Harry S...

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John Gill Elementary’s outreach specialist Pam Thornburg leads members of the Happy Club in song outside of their second-grade classroom.


If you stopped by John Gill Elementary School in 1970, you'd find an upbeat teacher named Pam Thornburg. Today, you'd still find Thornburg at the Redwood City school, but in a different capacity as t...


Terra Nova pitcher Makena Borovina seems like she's doing some kind of damage to her throwing wrist the way she shakes off the pain after she throws a drop ball. But that is almost certainly not the ...

Despite having won 32 of its last 33 games, including the last six in a row, the CSM softball team found itself looking up at not just one, but now two teams ahead of the Bulldogs in the rankings. CS...

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WASHINGTON — More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery. The ...

NEW YORK — Rumors of an Amazon smartphone reached a fever pitch this week, with several tech blogs speculating that the device could be due out this year. Amazon hasn't confirmed that it has plan...

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We'll totally forgive you if, as "Fading Gigolo" begins, you're mistakenly convinced you're watching a Woody Allen movie. There are those familiar white-on-black titles, the classy jazz on the soundtr...

I suspect local florists have been selling a large number of flowers to nervous and excited high school students over the last few weeks. Bouquets for creative askings, dainty corsages for ladies and ...

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