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Police shoot carjacker near airport   

San Francisco police shot a man who stole a car and attempted to carjack another near San Francisco International Airport, authorities said. The unidentified suspect was in stable but serious conditi...

Going solar could get easier: Foster City, San Mateo consider ordinances expediting residential permits   

Easing homeowners' ability to go solar by expediting the permitting process and potentially waiving fees is the goal of two local cities seeking to reduce greenhouse gases while adhering to state mand...

Attorney warns of election system lawsuit: South City school board should examine how trustees are selected, said attorney   

To protect the South San Francisco Unified School District from threat of a lawsuit, an attorney told officials they should consider changing the system used to elect the Board of Trustees. David Sol...

Man arrested for DUI after hitting cement wall   

Police arrested a man for DUI after a vehicle he was driving crashed into a cement wall in South San Francisco early Friday morning, police said. Officers responded at about 3:40 p.m. to the intersec...

Beverage group sues city over soda warnings, advertising ban   

SAN FRANCISCO — The American Beverage Association has sued the city of San Francisco, claiming new legislation requiring health warning labels on sugary beverages and prohibiting advertisements of ...

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Syria’s embattled president admits manpower shortage   

BEIRUT — In his first public address in a year, embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad vowed Sunday to win his country's long-running civil war while acknowledging his troops had lost territory to ...

State health insurance markets struggle with cost challenges   

WASHINGTON — State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama's health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment. These challenges could lea...

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James Irwin and Lucie Richter, of Palo Alto, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City July 10, 2015. Tarakeshwar Sriram and Nethravathi Marappa, of Foster City, gave birth to ...

Mafe, 14, (left) and Angie, 11, (right) enjoyed food and activities at the Kidsave Summer Miracles Program Meet the Kids Cookout at Coyote Point's Magic Mountain Playground in San Mateo on July 18. T...

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Maybe civil war is a little strong but with a proposed referendum to undo City Council actions lessening restrictions on house size and tree protection, many citizens were eager for battle at the ball...

For ages, people observed the sun rising from the east and setting on the west, everyday with no interruption. They then concluded from that very large volume of data that the Earth was flat and the s...

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Lilian Garcia and her three children must find a new place to call home after the building she lives in was sold and new ownership announced major renovations. Four families had their leases terminated at the complex at 1824 El Parque Court in San Mateo.


All the families living in a four-unit apartment complex in San Mateo have had their leases terminated so new owners can remodel the aging building. Tenants at 1824 El Parque Court have until Aug. 2...


NAPA — Pacifica rolled into the Joe DiMaggio World Series championship game in dramatic fashion Sunday. Trailing by a run in the top of the sixth, Pacifica sent eight batters to the plate amid a th...

The playoff run of Burlingame Dragons came to an end last Friday, as the Seattle Sounders prevailed 1-0 in the Western Conference semifinals at Arizona's Kino Stadium. The Sounders back row proved a ...

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WASHINGTON — It was 8 o'clock on a weeknight and Brooklyn resident Sarah Sheehan was reeling from a painful earache. She wouldn't be able to see her doctor until the next morning, and that would r...

NEW YORK — Five days before he was to start college, Fred Maahs' world turned upside down. Off the Delaware coast in 1980, on the last day of summer vacation, the 18-year-old took a dive from his fa...

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DULUTH, Ga. — The brief, chaotic life of Bobbi Kristina Brown was never really her own. Born and raised in the shadow of fame and litigation, shattered by the loss of her mother, Whitney Houston, B...

LOS ANGELES — "Ant-Man" crept past new opener "Pixels" to claim the top spot at the box office this weekend by an ant-sized margin. The Disney and Marvel superhero pic brought in $24.8 million over...

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