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End of an era: Larry Ellison steps aside as Oracle CEO   

Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO after 37 years at the helm of the business software maker, ending a colorful reign marked by his flamboyant behavior and outlandish wealth amas...

Zuckerberg visits Redwood City’s Sequoia High: Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech   

REDWOOD CITY — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies — and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company. Zuckerberg to...

Officials divided over Prop. 47: Board discussion unveils divide in county   

A woman named Sarah calls herself the poster child for Proposition 47. Standing before the Board of Supervisors recently, the woman told of her efforts to straighten out her life after past crimes an...

Judge: PG&E emails may have violated rules   

SAN FRANCISCO — California's largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. may have violated state rules by negotiating with state regulators earlier this year to have a judge that PG&E preferred appo...

EPA fines Sims for Bay pollution   

Sims Metal Management was fined $189,500 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice Thursday for polluting San Francisco Bay with scrap metal debris, including toxic me...

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Man arrested for fast-growing fire   

PLACERVILLE — A man with a lengthy criminal history has been charged with deliberately starting a Northern California wildfire that has shown explosive growth and driven nearly 2,800 people fro...

HOAs barred from requiring luscious landscaping   

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to prohibit homeowners associations from banning drought-resistant landscaping to save water. Brown's office said Thursday that he signed AB2104...

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EUGENE, Ore. — A man wanted for an armed bank robbery in New York eluded authorities for four years until they caught up with him while he played at an ultimate Frisbee tournament in Oregon. KVAL-T...

PALM COAST, Fla. — A central Florida woman celebrated her 90th birthday by flying a four-seat Cessna. Billy Jones had to sit on a pillow to see out the windshield Tuesday, but she took off with fli...

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You always want what you don't have, I said. A co-worker with stick-straight locks was comparing hair with my just-enough-wave-to-frizz self. The old-fashioned adage seemed appropriate. Then the copy...

A unanimous Supreme Court this year rejected President Obama's three non-recess recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board as an abuse of executive authority, but hey, no worries. One o...

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Trash has become commonplace on the popular Half Moon Bay State Beach at Kelly Avenue. Volunteers will gather on the beach and at more than 30 other sites in San Mateo County on Saturday to participate in the 30th annual national Coastal Cleanup Day.


Thousands of volunteers will gather at more than 30 sites in San Mateo County Saturday to lend a hand in preserving the state’s natural resources during the 30th annual Coastal Cleanup Day. A ...


The spotlight will be on the Woodside football field Friday night when the Wildcats host cross-town rival Sequoia in a battle of bragging rights for Redwood City. To Sequoia, however, it's just anoth...

Coming off a 2013 Northern California championship, Menlo School girls' volleyball has some big shoes to fill with three of their starters graduating to Division I programs. Menlo had an impressive ...

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NEW YORK — More encouraging economic news and friendly signals from the Federal Reserve cheered investors on Thursday, as the stock market climbed to another record high. The gains came a day after...

NEW YORK — Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse named after a fabled, poor woodsman who discovers a thieves' den full of treasures, is ready to strike it rich on the New York Stock Exchange. ...

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If you see one film about walled-in males this fall, it should be the savage and powerful British prison drama "Starred Up," a superlatively acted father-son story played out behind bars and starring ...

"Big Fish" is the ultimately touching musical story of a father-son relationship. Presented by Palo Alto Players in its West Coast premiere, it tells the story of Edward Bloom (Chris Janssen) and hi...

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Man wanted for lewd acts in San Mateo
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Alibaba surges in its stock market debut
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Unemployment rates rise in 24 U.S. states in August
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Arrest made in fatal attack at South City gym
A South San Francisco man was arrested this morning after he allegedly beat another man to death at ..
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