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Black Friday begins to gray: Super Bowl of shopping is more like a scrimmage   

NEW YORK — The annual ritual of Black Friday, as we know it, is over. Gone are the throngs of frenzied shoppers camping out for days ahead of the big sales bonanza on the day after Thanksgiving. An...

Shopping to serve students: Program paves way for businesses to give back to local schools   

Local students are enjoying increased access to school services and educational programs, under the charitable efforts of community-minded merchants and business owners who have donated substantial am...

Helping feed young minds: Nonprofits, school to offer free meals to families   

Hundreds of underprivileged South San Francisco students and residents may soon have increased access to free meals, under a collaborative effort by the local school district, and charity organization...

CHP ramping up efforts to reduce road deaths this weekend   

The California Highway Patrol will be cracking down on impaired and unrestrained drivers this weekend by increasing its patrols, CHP officials said. The CHP throughout California entered into a maxim...

Two-car collision sends three to hospital   

A two-car collision in Burlingame Friday morning sent three people to a hospital, police said. Officers responded to a report of a collision at Broadway and Rollins Road near Highway 101 shortly befo...

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How Black Friday played out around the country   

NEW YORK — Black Friday, the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season, isn't always what people expect. In Colorado, for instance, marijuana stores got into the act. In Arizona, families ski...

Protest over Chicago teen’s shooting ties up retail district   

CHICAGO — Hundreds of protesters blocked store entrances and shut down traffic in Chicago's ritziest shopping district on Black Friday to draw attention to the 2014 police killing of a black teenage...

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In 1520, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait that now bears his name. In 1861, the Confederate Congress admitted Missouri...

The Japanese Tea Garden at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco was originally built as a Japanese village exhibit for the California Midwinter International Exposition of 1894. *** Human fingernail...

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Avery Northrop, 16, and her family adopted a kitten from the Peninsula Humane Society in Burlingame.


The Peninsula Humane Society is tapping into one of the season's busiest shopping days by waiving adoption fees during a weeklong event appropriately named Black Cat Friday. Thanks to the support of...


It was 24 years ago Saturday that the Hillsdale football team last won a Central Coast Section championship. The Knights will get a chance to add to that next week after dispatching Silver Creek 23-7...

PHOENIX — Stephen Curry scored 41 points in three quarters, Draymond Green had a triple-double and the Golden State Warriors beat Phoenix 135-116 Friday night, extending their NBA-record start to 17...

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NEW YORK — Stocks finished mostly higher Friday as they wrapped up a quiet week of trading. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fluctuated early on, but managed to eke out a small gain as telecommunica...

NEW YORK — Sometimes the best choice is to make none at all, particularly when all the options look risky. So if you're deciding whether to invest in stocks, bonds or something else, remember that...

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BEVERLY HILLS — Filming the harrowing wilderness epic "The Revenant" was like "rock climbing without a rope," director Alejandro González Iñárritu told a robust crowd on Monday at one of the firs...

Every November, over 300,000 people, regardless of age, occupation or writing experience, participate in a 30-day challenge to write a 50,000 word novel. That translates to about 1,700 words per day, ...

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Man wanted for domestic violence stabbing homicide in San Mateo
A suspect in a homicide noon Saturday in San Mateo has been identified by police as Anthony Kirincic..
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