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Next Steps committee nears goal: Officials to decide how to address San Mateo, Foster City school overcrowding   

Residents have spoken and now it is time for officials in the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District to consider the feedback when developing strategies for how to best address overcrowded c...

California Coastal Trail restoration gains support: Half Moon Bay, counties, state nominate regional segment as Priority Conservation Area   

Preserving the California Coastal Trail is gaining another layer of support as a regional effort is underway to promote the recreational amenity between Sonoma and San Mateo counties. The State Coa...

Man gets 15 years for defrauding 24 people of more than $1.3M   

After decades of defrauding dozens of victims out of more than $1 million through a complex financial scheme, Lewis Erving Lee was sentenced to 15 years in state prison Friday. It took a court repor...

Badly burned body found in abandoned refinery fire   

Coroner's officials said the human body recovered from a one-alarm trailer fire at an abandoned chemical refinery in East Palo Alto Friday morning was burned beyond recognition, but the fire itself is...

SFPD to pay $725,000 to settle wrongful termination lawsuit   

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco officials agreed Friday to pay $725,000 to settle a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former Police Department lawyer. Kelly O'Haire sued the city and Police Dep...

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Lynch to be sworn in as AG Monday   

WASHINGTON — As attorney general Loretta Lynch assumes a portfolio that includes fighting terrorism, preventing cyberattacks and dealing with police and race — issues strikingly similar to what sh...

Hawaii poised to become first state to raise smoking age to 21   

HONOLULU — A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor. It's unclear whether Gov. David Ige wi...

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In 1507, a world map produced by German cartographer Martin Waldseemueller contained the first recorded use of the term "America," in honor of Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci. In 1792, highwayman ...

The most successful and famous fighter pilot during World War I was Manfred von Richthofen (1892-1918) of Germany. Nicknamed the Red Baron, von Richthofen had 80 confirmed kills when his plane was sho...

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Pillar Point Harbor commercial fishermen Jim Anderson, right, and John Szostak, talk about gearing up for the upcoming salmon season opening May 1.

 

Instead of a typical flurry of commercial fishermen prepping for the start of salmon season next weekend, the docks at Pillar Point Harbor have been relatively calm — despite regional indications th...

 

When Burlingame shortstop Andrew Kennedy flipped the ball to second baseman Ryan Kammuller to force out Terra Nova's Zepplin Dufour, it ended a three-plus hour marathon that saw the Panthers post a 6-...

DENVER — Nolan Arenado dived to his right to snare a grounder and start a double play. Later, he ranged far to his left to field a bouncer that appeared destined for the outfield. Just another rout...

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NEW YORK — Stocks advanced slightly Friday as investors cheered the quarterly results of three large technology companies: Google, Microsoft and Amazon. The modest gains helped close out a relative...

HOUSTON — In the year since the energy industry last gathered for its big annual confab in Houston, prices for oil and natural gas took a dive that few, if anyone, saw coming. A chastened parade of...

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LOS ANGELES — Making his directorial debut with the brawny and big-hearted Australian war drama "The Water Diviner," Russell Crowe taps a deep well of symbolism, cultural empathy and good old-fashio...

LOS ANGELES — At least Russell Crowe is self-aware. "It won't come as any surprise to you, but I'm completely comfortable when all the creative decisions are mine," says Crowe. The Oscar-winning a...

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