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Millbrae voters pass fire tax: Assessment district measure estimated to bring in $1.5 million a year   

Millbrae voters chose to renew a fire suppression assessment tax that was set to expire in May through an all-mail ballot, city officials reported Wednesday. The results showed 56.3 percent of voters...

Former student battles district in abuse lawsuit: Suit claims Belmont-Redwood Shores School District ignored, concealed decade of conduct   

A former Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School District student's lawsuit alleging it failed to protect her from a janitor's molestation by covering up years of his behavior is still valid 12 years...

New leader for Samaritan House: County nonprofit names Bart Charlow CEO   

Samaritan House announced a new leader Wednesday to help the nonprofit manage its emergency and transitional housing, health care clinic, counseling programs and food services that have assisted low-i...

Sex offender to trial for bookstore molestation   

A 71-year-old registered sex offender who allegedly molested a 10-year-old girl in an isolated area of a San Mateo bookstore in June and later arrested in Mountain View for similar behavior will stand...

Images released of shipwreck in San Francisco Bay   

SAN FRANCISCO — The first images of the newly discovered wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, killing 16 people, were released Wednesday by federal ocean scientists. The...

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State senators get ethics training after scandals   

SACRAMENTO — State senators participated in a two-hour ethics training session Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year that have damaged the Legi...

Survey says state supports Common Core standards   

SAN FRANCISCO — As other U.S. states move to delay or halt implementation of the shared learning framework known as the Common Core, the new national math and language standards still enjoy solid su...

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NEW YORK — Every so often a revolution transforms something truly basic, rendering the status quo somewhat, well, primitive. First came covered sewers, then indoor plumbing and flush toilets. Now, ...

It's convenient to pick up some laundry detergent at the store, but it's not difficult to create your own. Soap and water are a time-tested duo against dirt and germs, and homemade cleaners can carr...

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If only we knew then what we know now. Get talking with almost anyone in San Carlos about kids and schools, and eventually the old San Carlos High School comes up. San Carlos High, home of the Dons, c...

Chemical weapons are again being used in Syria. Israeli newspapers, citing senior Israeli defense officials, have reported that Bashar Assad's regime used chemical agents at least twice on March 27 in...

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Pastor Peter Garrison stands with artwork he created for Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Burlingame. The woman in the painting is Greta Nyberg.


After 28 years at Burlingame's Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Pastor Peter Garrison is hanging up his robes to go into retirement. This Sunday will be Garrison's last day at the church. He will focus...


Every high school athlete dreams of making a living in their chosen sport — usually by playing professionally. Many fail to realize, however, there are other avenues to achieve a professi...

For Carlmont catcher Connor Loucks, the strategy behind the plate is simple. "Don't be afraid of the ball," Loucks said. "Pretend your chest is a glove and absorb everything." Loucks did that all da...

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NEW YORK — Stocks edged mostly lower Wednesday, breaking a six-day winning streak, as investors were disappointed by the latest round of earnings from U.S. companies. A surprise drop in new home s...

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in eight months, a sign that real estate's spring buying season is off to a weak start. The Commerce Dep...

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LOS ANGELES — Lawyers for a theater producer on Wednesday denied sexual abuse claims made against their client in a lawsuit by a man who has leveled similar allegations against other entertainment i...

WASHINGTON — Singer Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge was put on hold for months Wednesday after prosecutors declined to grant immunity to his bodyguard, who would be a key witness in the cas...

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Light showers, possible hail arriving tonight
Bay Area residents should expect rainy weather to arrive tonight and continue through the weekend, b..
Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians
JERUSALEM — Israel broke off Mideast peace talks and brought the U.S.-brokered process to the brin..
Paul McCartney to close Candlestick Park with farewell concert in August
Music legend Paul McCartney will perform the final concert at San Francisco's soon-to-be-demolished ..
FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes
WASHINGTON — The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and requ..
Man, 84, arrested for shooting at Daly City medical facility
Police in Daly City have arrested an 84-year-old man in connection with a shooting at a medical cent..
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