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Signs of a steady economy: Rising pay and solid job market   

WASHINGTON — Americans' pay is up, fewer people need unemployment aid, more are buying new homes and business spending is rebounding. A flurry of data released Wednesday signaled that the fundamen...

Police remind of San Mateo’s smoking ban: City prohibits tobacco, e-cigs and marijuana in most places   

Less than a month since San Mateo opted for stricter regulations aimed at protecting the public from unwanted secondhand smoke, city officials are reminding smokers to play by the rules. Effective N...

Judge gives DUI defendant chance for treatment   

A San Mateo County judge Wednesday decided to give a man facing up to four years in prison for a DUI hit-and-run case a chance to get into a treatment program instead, said District Attorney Steve W...

Hillsborough police seek man for attempted residential burglary   

A man banged on the front door of a residence on Rockridge Road near Sierra Drive Tuesday, announced he was from Comcast and tried to remove a rear sliding glass door from its track to gain entry, acc...

Domino’s Pizza in North Fair Oaks robbed by masked man   

A masked man robbed a Domino's Pizza in the community of North Fair Oaks late Tuesday night, San Mateo County sheriff's officials said Wednesday. Sheriff's officials are asking for the public's assis...

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CalPERS raising questions about private equity returns   

LOS ANGELES — Questions of risk and expense have been raised by the revelation that the California Public Employees' Retirement System paid private equity managers $3.4 billion in bonuses since 1990...

Four UC Santa Cruz students attacked, robbed on campus   

SANTA CRUZ — Four University of California, Santa Cruz students were robbed and assaulted in a campus dorm room. UCSC Police Chief Nader Oweis says police believe the attack was an isolated incide...

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Thanksgiving is a time to think of fish as well as turkey. Fish for planting, that is, not for eating. Remember, it was scraps of fish "planted" beneath seeds that helped create a good enough corn h...

Teresa Keller used to joke that she was pantry-challenged. She often relied on a flashlight to search the deep, dark cupboard that held her canned goods and other food items. When she and her husband...

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Crocker Middle School students in Hillsborough jump off the starting line to begin the school’s annual turkey trot run.


Hundreds of Crocker Middle School students, past and present, braved the chilly early-morning temperatures in Hillsborough to get one last taste of a good hard workout the day before taking a restful ...


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Steve Litton and his mother Ramona Low, 80, live at a motel in South San Francisco but have fallen behind in paying the nightly fees. They fear next they will be evicted with nowhere else to go.


All Steve Litton and his 80-year-old mother Ramona Low have to eat is a jar of peanut butter. They share a room together in a South San Francisco motel after being evicted from their Chestnut Avenue ...


SAN JOSE — Patrick Kane had two assists to extend his career-best scoring streak to 17 games, leading the Chicago Blackhawks to a 5-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night. Kane set u...

I used to snow ski a lot, beginning in high school and into my mid 20s. For a few of my college years, I hooked up with a ski tourism company which allowed me to ski every weekend in the Sierras. I co...

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NEW YORK — Stocks wobbled on Wednesday and finished little changed before the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. The market was positive for most of the day, but its gains dissipated in the final min...

NEW YORK — The holiday season is upon us. Here's what shoppers can expect if they're heading out to stores at any point during the holiday shopping season: NO FIGHTING OVER MUST-HAVE GIFTS Yet aga...

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LOS ANGELES — A federal judge has given preliminary approval to a settlement of up to $8 million between Sony Pictures Entertainment and current and former employees related to the hack of the compa...

LOS ANGELES — A legal battle that began Wednesday over medical care for ailing media mogul Sumner Redstone has produced dueling portraits of the billionaire's health and mental state. Redstone's fo...

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