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County rules target e-cigs and smoking: Board of Supervisors consider complete ban for unincorporated area multi-unit buildings   

Smoking inside apartments and condominiums in the unincorporated areas of San Mateo County would become a thing of the past under a proposed ban coming before the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. Twin p...

Townhomes proposed for blighted motel site: City Ventures returns with plans for San Mateo’s Avalon Motel   

A real estate firm seeking to redevelop the blighted Avalon Motel in San Mateo is moving forward with plans to construct townhomes prior to purchasing the site. City Ventures turned in a formal appli...

Middlefield Road makeover nearly set for final approval   

A $12.5 million plan to renovate Middlefield Road — a main county thoroughfare cutting through North Fair Oaks — is facing a final hurdle Tuesday when the Board of Supervisors is set to vote on th...

Mills Addition in San Bruno   

To the west of the County Road (El Camino Real, Highway 101), the 1868 Plat map shows almost all of what is present day San Bruno was owned by D.O. Mills, A.I. Easton, J. Cabannes, P.R. Dupuy and Paul...

Apparent suicide at Central Park   

San Mateo police are investigating an apparent suicide in Central Park Saturday. A single gunshot was heard around 10 a.m. near the baseball field on El Camino Real, according to police. When police ...

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Obama switches gears, confronting Ebola head on   

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama delayed acting on immigration and an attorney general nomination this fall to dodge the politics of the midterm campaign season. But there was one topic he could ...

U.S. airdrops arms to Kurds in Syrian town of Kobani   

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military said Sunday it had airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants. The aird...

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Children dressed in traditional Mexican costumes commemorating Dia de los Muertos parade through downtown Half Moon Bay during the 41st annual Pumpkin Festival Saturday, Oct. 18....

San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley with 49ers great Guy McIntyre at Caminar for Mental Health's 50th anniversary celebration at Levi's Stadium Sept. 25. The event raised $410,000 for the nonprofi...

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As the mid-term elections approach, Republicans are having a field day putting the blame on President Obama for Ebola and ISIS. One candidate has even called him President Ebola. How awful can it get?...

President Barack Obama has always seen himself as an agent of change, a la Ronald Reagan. His goal was to do for progressive politics what Reagan had done for conservatism. Thus it was no surprise ...

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The city’s change of the Downtown Station Area Land Use Plan includes more connectivity between each side of Highway 101.


In an effort to beautify its downtown, the South San Francisco City Council is setting into the motion plans to create a more vibrant, transit-supportive, diverse downtown, while protecting and celebr...


Serra gave a defensive performance for the ages in its storied rivalry with St. Francis. In the first victory over its archrival in three years, Serra triumphed 14-2 over St. Francis Saturday afterno...

DENVER — Peyton Manning's receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL's new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos' emphatic...

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NEW YORK — The stock market needs to see a therapist. Temperamental, flighty, prone to violent mood swings, the market took investors on a wild ride last week. From one day to the next, even within...

A sudden plunge in mortgage rates this week raised an urgent question for millions of Americans: Should I refinance my mortgage? Across the country, homeowners and would-be homeowners eager for a b...

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LOS ANGELES — The bloody World War II drama "Fury" blew past "Gone Girl" at theaters this weekend. "Gone Girl" was tops at the box office for two weeks before Brad Pitt and his rag-tag group of tan...

LOS ANGELES — It was last summer and Israeli-Palestinian tensions were at the highest they'd been in some time when Jamie Masada hit on a formula for world peace: Forget about guns and bombs, and ju...

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National Weather Service warns of large waves, rip currents
The National Weather Service has issued a Beach Hazards Statement in effect today for parts of the c..
Suicide, car bombings in Iraq kill at least 43
BAGHDAD — Iraq's top Shiite cleric on Monday gave his support to the new government battling the I..
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