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Yee may be working on a plea deal: Former state senator charged in sweeping public corruption case   

SAN FRANCISCO — A former California state senator charged in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown may have reached a plea deal with federal pro...

PG&E blast foundation examines next steps: Board to develop spending strategy for $70M in restitution money   

The San Bruno Community Foundation will begin to gauge the cost of building a library or community center and similar projects that residents have expressed interest in developing with the nearly $70 ...

PG&E launches new safety initiative   

Residents in San Mateo County can expect to see more blue PG&E trucks on the road in the coming months as the utility undertakes a new safety initiative to ensure first responders can more quickly acc...

Parents claim private school discriminates: Boy, 5, asked to leave Belmont class because of haircut   

A Belmont Catholic school has been accused of racial discrimination after a 5-year-old black student was asked to leave class for sporting a new haircut, prompting his family to file a complaint with ...

Girl smacks would-be burglar with Swiffer   

A 16-year-old girl used a Swiffer Sweeper to fend off three would-be burglars who tried to break into her family's Foster City home, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office. The ...

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Brown signs school vaccine legislation   

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown wasted no time Tuesday in signing a contentious California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country following an outbreak of measles a...

IS militant fighters stage attack on key Syrian border town   

BEIRUT — Islamic State fighters on Tuesday launched a surprise attack on a Syrian border town recently seized by U.S.-backed Kurdish forces, taking positions in the eastern part of the town and wagi...

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I've been watching the "zoodle" craze from the sidelines. Admittedly, I've been tempted to jump in. Noodles made from healthy zucchini using a super-cool spiral cutter? Yes, please! But truthfully, I...

Sometimes a salad or meat sizzling off the grill — and frequently a cocktail — needs just that special something to tie it all together. When searching for that something, American home cooks fre...

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The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: “No state can take away or restrict any right, privilege or protection of citizens of the United States.” It is that phrase that guaran...

"Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it." — George Bernard Shaw. It seems like in spite of the drought and the great chance o...

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In its draft request for proposals, Caltrain indicates it won't increase the ratio of bike capacity and may do away with onboard restrooms.


As Caltrain prepares for a massive system overhaul and electrification of the tracks, some are concerned the design of the transit agency’s new rail cars could leave more bicyclists at the ways...


Ten-year-old Aiden Sakai has been rehearsing for his hero moment for years. The San Mateo American Minors slugger has played out the make-believe hero scenario time and again — coming to the plate ...

Coming out of Burlingame High School, the biggest rap on Fietonga "Benji" Palu was he was too short to play high-level college football. After two years at College of San Mateo, Palu hasn't grown any...

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NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market stabilized on Tuesday as investors followed the latest developments in the Greek debt saga. Stocks edged higher a day after the market had its worst day of the year...

ATHENS, Greece — Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout program it has relied on for five years expired at midnight Tuesday and the country failed to repay a loan due to th...

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