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Harbor District defends itself: Board of Commissioners responds to civil grand jury report calling for dissolution   

After a scathing civil grand jury report that called for the dissolution of the controversial San Mateo County Harbor District, the Board of Commissioners submitted a detailed response officials said ...

New Kaiser medical center unveiled in Redwood City: Medical center to open in late 2014; old facility to be demolished eventually   

As the finishing touches go on the upcoming Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Redwood City, the new seven-story structure is a sharp contrast to the existing hospital a stone's throw away. Seismic ...

SWAT standoff ends in arrest: San Mateo apartment building evacuated   

Residents of a San Mateo apartment building were evacuated Monday night as a police SWAT team tried to get an assault suspect out of one of the units, police said Tuesday. The assault happened on Sun...

Redwood City man identified as pilot who died in crash   

The Marin County Coroner's Office has identified the pilot of the single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza plane that crashed west of Novato last week as 51-year-old Robert John Madge of Redwood City. Marin ...

Next Steps Advisory Committee creates video: Project aims to educate public on school overcrowding   

It's lights, camera, action — and a little bit of makeup — for members of the Next Steps Advisory Committee that's charged with addressing increasing enrollment and its impact on school capacity a...

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Bright-colored air gun bill stalls in Assembly   

SACRAMENTO — Legislation that would require imitation airsoft guns to be sold in transparent or bright colors to avoid deadly mix-ups with police officers has stalled in the state Assembly. SB199 f...

Senate approves doubling political bribery fines   

SACRAMENTO — The Senate has passed a bill that would double the fines for lawmakers and city council members convicted of accepting bribes. Lawmakers on Tuesday voted 30-1 for AB1666 by Assemblywom...

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Ripe, plentiful blueberries are such a highlight of summer that some of us are prone to getting the blueberry blues during the rest of the year. Happily, imported and frozen blueberries make it easy ...

sociated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — A Twinx. It's a Twinkie — stuffed with a Twix candy bar — wrapped in bacon — deep-fried — and drizzled with chocolate-caramel sauce. And its existence can ...

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California is earthquake country. We all know that. Still, the magnitude-6.0 quake that struck Napa early Sunday was the largest we’ve felt in 25 years and brought back memories of the 6.9-magn...

"In our culture, a false picture has emerged of what it is to be a man. The culture's emphasis on crude, macho masculinity as a status symbol causes young men to strive after the wrong type of express...

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The San Mateo Fire Honor Guard, with bagpiper Larry Horton, participate in the lowering of the old flag and raising of the new flag at Fire Station 24 Tuesday during its grand opening celebration. The...


New Capuchino football coach Ben White is used to turning around programs that haven't experienced a lot of success. After nine years as the South City varsity coach, White took over a Carlmont progr...

When new head coach Rich Gianuario walked into the coach's office in the Carlmont football locker room earlier this year, he discovered a treasure trove. Stored high on the shelf, covered in dust, la...

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It was a big round-number day for the stock market. The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed a hair above 2,000 points Tuesday, 16 years after it finished above 1,000 for the first time. The move exte...

WASHINGTON — Economists appear to be of two minds about the Federal Reserve. They agree with the Fed that the job market still isn't healthy. Yet the latest Associated Press survey of economists fi...

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PORTLAND, Ore. — The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon. Jesse Helt, 22, was arrested on charges of criminal mis...

LOS ANGELES — Authorities say Conrad Hilton received major injuries when he lost control of his BMW and crashed on a highway near Palm Springs over the weekend. California Highway Patrol Sgt. Danie...

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