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Growth for wages hits record low: Hiring strong, but U.S. paychecks not growing   

WASHINGTON — U.S. wages and benefits grew in the spring at the slowest pace in 33 years, stark evidence that stronger hiring isn't lifting paychecks much for most Americans. The slowdown also likely...

Uniting families through literacy and learning: Volunteer honored for work with Redwood City school district   

As a humble man, Secundino Zuno laughs when recalling that night. Serving as a volunteer teacher, Zuno was recently honored by the Redwood City Elementary School District Board of Trustees for his 12...

San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District nears bond decision   

With the deadline to place a measure on the November ballot fast approaching, officials in the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District are nearing a decision to ask voters for a bond which wo...

Hatchet thrower, shooter set for jury trial after pleading not guilty   

Two alleged gangmembers accused of throwing a hatchet and shooting a 19-year-old San Mateo man were scheduled to face a jury after pleading not guilty to six felonies Friday. Daniel Nau and Jose Pab...

Speier introduces bill to lift USPS ban on shipping alcohol   

U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, introduced a bill this week to lift a ban on shipping alcohol through the U.S. Postal Service. Speier's office said the bill would end a Prohibition-era ban. "...

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Chowchilla kidnapper to be paroled soon   

One of the three men who kidnapped a busload of Chowchilla schoolchildren in 1976 and buried them in a quarry in Livermore for ransom will be paroled soon because Gov. Jerry Brown has let a parole boa...

Hillary Clinton releases tax, health records on busy Friday   

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband paid close to $44 million in federal taxes since 2007 and she is in "excellent physical condition" — two facts that emerged Friday in a flood of...

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In 1714, Britain's Queen Anne died at age 49; she was succeeded by George I. In 1876, Colorado was admitted as the 38th state. In 1907, the U.S. Army Signal Corps established an aeronautical divisio...

The world's largest radish weighed 37 pounds. The monstrosity was grown in South Africa in 1992. *** A decibel is a measurement of sound density that is one-tenth of one bel. The word is named after...

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South San Francisco firefighter and paramedic Jesse Lange, right, offers gifts to Frank Mendez Jr., who he delivered last month. Alexis and Frank Mendez Sr., left, brought their son Friday, July 31, to reunite him with Lange for the first time since the birth.


Frank Mendez Jr. is only about six weeks old, but he already has a unique story to tell. The tiny South San Francisco resident was delivered in the back of an ambulance on his way to the hospital b...


OAKLAND — Danny Salazar pitched eight innings of one-hit ball, Michael Bourn doubled in the tiebreaking run in the eighth, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Friday night fo...

OAKLAND — The active Oakland Athletics traded right-hander Ryan Cook to the Boston Red Sox on Friday for a player to be named or cash. Cook was pitching for Triple-A Nashville but has been a key me...

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NEW YORK — Stocks closed modestly lower Friday as oil titans Exxon Mobil and Chevron led a slump in energy stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 56.12 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,689.86. ...

NEW YORK — As drivers, shippers and airlines continue to enjoy lower fuel prices, the oil industry is responding to much lower profits with sharp cuts in spending and employment that are hurting eco...

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The great American family road trip seems, in the 32 years since we first met the Griswolds, as antiquated a concept as ever. Middle class families fly now — device enabled, efficiency obsessed and ...

NEW YORK — The modern comedy remake is among the most laughable of movie genres. In Hollywood's reboot frenzy, the movie industry has increasingly turned to reviving classic comedies, only to find ...

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