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School tax appears to squeak by: Initial election results indicate San Carlos parcel tax receives just enough support   

A $246 parcel tax supporting San Carlos schools appears to have passed by the slightest of margins, according to initial indications from the San Mateo County Elections Office. Measure P, which prop...

Harbor District appoints interim general manager: Glenn Lazof to step in while headquarters relocated, county considers dissolution   

Officials overseeing the rocky San Mateo County Harbor District have found an interim leader to help steer them through the next six months that will include relocating its headquarters and responding...

Officials break ground on long-awaited Trousdale: Ceremony honors assisted living facility slated to open in Burlingame next year   

A long-awaited senior care facility specializing in treatment for patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease and other forms of memory loss will soon be coming to Burlingame, as construction teams pr...

Council spars over ‘ideal candidate’: Redwood City recruiting city manager to replace Bob Bell   

The search to find the "ideal candidate" to replace outgoing Redwood City Manager Bob Bell hit a slight snag as some on the council differed over whether the hiring process should allow recruits with ...

Police name suspects arrested after chase, crash: Three men reportedly burglarized home in San Mateo Monday evening   

The three men arrested after leading police on a highway chase before crashing into a guardrail will be in court for the first time Wednesday, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Off...

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Doubts raised about Islamic State’s claim in Texas attack   

PHOENIX — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, but counterterrorism experts said IS has a h...

Regulators say state fell well under its water-saving target: Unprecedented cutbacks approved   

SACRAMENTO — California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions Tuesday on how people, governments and businesses can use water amid the state’s ongoing drought, ho...

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CHICAGO — An almost obsessive dedication to regional and seasonal foods has netted Dan Barber a first-ever culinary hat trick in the nation's top restaurant awards. The James Beard Foundation on Mo...

YAKIMA, Wash. — Washington state's fruit industry is expanding as worldwide demand increases and new technologies help yield more crops. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the state's apple industr...

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The city of Burlingame is poised to take advantage of the current economic climate by asking for developers who may be interested in not only constructing a new City Hall but also providing some housi...

"Today's child of the affluent society has every miraculous opportunity that technology can invent; the only thing that is lacking is humanity." — Eda LeShan, "The Conspiracy Against Childhood" (196...

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Bystanders stop to take pictures and at a beached humpback whale in Pacifica Tuesday. It is the second beach to be found dead on the same beach in less than three weeks.


A dead humpback whale washed ashore on a Pacifica beach just yards from where a sperm whale was discovered dead less than three weeks ago. Beach strandings are rare, according to the Marine Mammal Ce...


OAKLAND — Mike Conley returned just eight days after having facial surgery to score 22 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies used a smothering defensive effort to beat the Golden State Warriors 97-90 on...

Serra manager Craig Gianinno has stressed to his baseball team this season to control what it can control. That means getting into a routine before the game and making adjustments during it. The Padr...

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NEW YORK — A combination of concerns knocked the U.S. stock market lower Tuesday, snapping a two-day run. Crude oil climbed above $60 a barrel for the first time this year, raising expectations fo...

PALO ALTO — Tech industry luminaries and friends gathered Tuesday for a memorial service honoring David Goldberg, a popular business leader whose marriage to Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg made ...

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Fans of Jim Morrison, the late singer for The Doors, are in a push to preserve his childhood home in New Mexico. A group of fans want his northeast Albuquerque home designated a...

NEW YORK — When Janeane Garofalo asked Brad Bird, the director of "Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol," about Tom Cruise at a recent Tribeca Film Festival event, she peppered Bird with allusions...

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