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Judge strikes down 10-day wait for guns: Ruling: No ‘cooling off period’ for gun owners   

SACRAMENTO — A federal judge has overturned part of a California law requiring a 10-day waiting period for gun buyers, ruling that it does not apply to those who already own firearms. U.S. District...

School district to see $4.2M deficit: San Mateo Union High School District still considering charter financing   

Despite a projected $4.2 million budget shortfall this coming year, and fears this could expand with finances that may go to a new charter school, officials in the San Mateo Union High School District...

Police arrest suspect in San Mateo for attempted murder   

Police have arrested a suspect in a Sunday morning shooting in San Mateo. Police responded at 3:30 a.m. to a report of shots fired in the area of South Grant Street, according to the San Mateo Police...

Pair to trial in post-funeral theft   

A man accused of pilfering a woman's financial items while catering a post-funeral gathering at her Belmont home and his girlfriend — both on probation for trying to use stolen credit cards at the H...

Man takes plea deal for relationship with 13-year-old   

A 27-year-old Half Moon Bay man who had a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl he met at a dance in 2012 is facing three years in prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender after pleadi...

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Campus sexual-assault bill passes Assembly   

SACRAMENTO — California is on the brink of becoming the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses. A bill doing so, SB967, passed the Assemb...

Renewed calls for early-warning system after quake   

SAN FRANCISCO — In the coming years, Californians could have valuable seconds of warning before earthquakes such as this week's wine country temblor reach them, allowing trains to slow down or stop,...

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CHICAGO — Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which ha...

The American Heart Association's first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American Cancer Society has no formal policy but quietly took a s...

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The separation of church and state is nothing to sneeze at. The Founding Fathers weren't playing around when they drew that line, debated though it may remain. But one Tennessee school may have drawn...

A little more than a year after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the federal government was collecting and storing the telephone records of millions of Americans...

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The charred apartment and source of Sunday’s three-alarm fire that temporarily displaced 34 on Regent Court in Redwood City


Redwood City fire officials are trying to find ways to incentivize property owners to install sprinkler systems after the third apartment fire in a little over a year destroyed a woman's home and temp...


It's always nice, if you're a football coach, if you have some experience returning on offense and defense. The Aragon football team has that experience coming back in some units, but not so much in ...

Every team likes to have a secret weapon heading into a new season. Burlingame football's may just be starting quarterback Avery Gindraux. Folks obviously know who Gindraux is. In his first varsity g...

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Summer doldrums? Not on Wall Street. The stock market notched another first on Monday as the Standard & Poor's 500 index nudged briefly past the 2,000-point mark and closed with its second record hig...

WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans bought new homes in July, evidence that the housing sector is struggling to gain traction more than five years into the economic recovery. The Commerce Department said ...

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LOS ANGELES — "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable fare retains the power to fend off challenges from upstart online ser...


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Man arrested in San Mateo after SWAT standoff at apartment complex
Residents of a San Mateo apartment building were evacuated Monday night as a police SWAT team tried ..
Aftershock felt near Napa, fourth within two hours
The U.S. Geological Survey this morning reported a 3.0-magnitude aftershock about four miles southwe..
Israel, Hamas accept Gaza war cease-fire
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel and Hamas announced Tuesday that they agreed to an open-ended cease..
Putin talks with Ukraine's leader; fighting widens
MINSK, Belarus — The presidents of Russia and Ukraine met face-to-face Tuesday for the first time ..
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