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New owner for Fox Theatre   

Redwood City's well-known Fox Theatre is changing hands to a new owner, real estate investor Peter Pau, but current owners Eric and Lori Lochtefeld will stay on to continue the theater's entertainment...

Caltrain buys time for electrification   

As Caltrain works to navigate a rocky path in its quest to modernize and electrify the regional rail system, the transit agency bought some time to keep the project on track while federal funding rema...

Community rallies to help family: Fundraising effort underway to help family displaced by Belmont fire   

A set of spare clothes and the pajamas they were wearing make up the majority of what Jessica Tara and her family were left with after smoke from a fire in their apartment building ravaged their home ...

San Mateo County police reports   

REDWOOD CITY Burglary. A house was broken into and cash was stolen on Whipple Avenue before 8:05 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21. Disturbance. A man was threatening someone on Leahy Street before 8:59 a.m. ...

Millbrae eyes interim recreation center: Officials consider hiring builder for temporary facility during rebuild process   

As a temporary means of filling the void left in wake of an arson fire claiming the Millbrae Recreation Center, officials are considering building an interim facility to house community enrichment pro...

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Trump budget has big surge for military but big cuts elsewhere   

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is proposing a huge $54 billion surge in U.S. military spending for new aircraft, ships and fighters in his first federal budget while slashing big chunks from do...

Oscar gaffe makes for a whodunit: is tweet the smoking gun?   

LOS ANGELES — Moments before he handed out the wrong envelope in one of the worst gaffes in Academy Award history, PwC accountant Brian Cullinan tweeted a behind-the-scenes photo of winner Emma Ston...

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In 1844, a 12-inch gun aboard the USS Princeton exploded as the ship was sailing on the Potomac River, killing Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur, Navy Secretary Thomas W. Gilmer and several others. I...

CHICAGO — An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana's potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use. Many parents use the drug and think it...

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"A democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony and with equal opportunities ... is an ideal for which I am prepared to die." These were the last chilling words of Ne...

By Rick Bonilla Many flaws ultimately doomed President Trump's labor secretary nominee Andrew Puzder, but among the most serious were allegations that his own companies had failed to comply with th...

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U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier speaks during Saturday’s town hall meeting in Half Moon Bay. More than 1,400 people joined for the discussion that covered a wide range of issues.


Children and seniors, Democrats and Republicans, union representatives in ball caps and women in knitted pink hats were among the broad swath of the community gathered on the coast Saturday, Feb. 25,...


With Menlo-Atherton taking five wrestlers to the CIF Girls' Wrestling State Finals, it was already a historic trip to Visalia for the Lady Bears. Senior 106-pounder Chelsea Wilson, however, took hist...

Cam McNab just sounds like a baller's name. A senior at Notre Dame-Belmont, McNab has certainly lived up to the distinction of baller. In four years of varsity girls' basketball with the Tigers, the ...

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Wall Street notched another set of milestones Monday as the Dow Jones industrial average closed at a record high for the 12th consecutive time, the longest winning streak for the 30-company average in...

DETROIT — Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. pleaded guilty to fraud Monday and agreed to pay $1 billion in penalties for concealing an air bag defect blamed for at least 16 deaths, most of them...

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