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Housing plan back on table in Foster City: Proposal to swap office buildings for townhomes faces some opposition   

Housing developer Sares Regis will return to the Foster City Council Monday night as it seeks to construct new townhomes instead of long-approved commercial development in a community that has been re...

Norovirus outbreak hits Sisters of Mercy   

A norovirus outbreak in Burlingame resulted in the temporary shuttering of the Sisters of Mercy campus, where sisters are being quarantined until the threat of spreading the infection has passed, a s...

Complex destroyed by fire to be rebuilt: Blaze destroyed 72 units on Woodside Road, tax exempt bond financing to aid reconstruction   

The Redwood City Council approved a resolution Monday night that allows the owners of a building gutted by a fire in 2013 to seek a tax-exempt loan to rehabilitate it. The Hallmark House Apartments a...

Chinese rocket sends streak of light across Western U.S. sky   

LAS VEGAS — A Chinese rocket body streaking across the night sky over the Western United States lit up social media as people shared photos and video of the bright object. The Chinese CZ-7 re-enter...

Mosquito spraying planned   

Truck-mounted mosquito control treatment will take place in parts of Atherton and Redwood City from midnight to 5 a.m. Saturday, July 30, in response to West Nile virus being detected in adult mosquit...

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Clinton’s pledge: Steady hand at ‘moment of reckoning’   

PHILADELPHIA — Promising Americans a steady hand, Hillary Clinton cast herself Thursday night as a unifier for divided times, steeled for a volatile world by decades in politics that have left some ...

At vigil, Biden tries to comfort relatives of slain police officers   

BATON ROUGE, La. — The gunman's bullets that killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge also targeted the country and "touched the soul of an entire nation," Vice President Joe Biden said ...

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Serving a couple of vegetables every night at dinner is a great strategy for families with picky-eaters. Offering young kids a choice ("Would you like green beans or parsnips or both tonight?") gives...

In 1588, the English attacked the Spanish Armada in the Battle of Gravelines, resulting in an English victory. In 1890, artist Vincent van Gogh, 37, died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound...

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A lot can happen in 45 years and that holds true for Foster City, which helped create an influx of new housing for the Bay Area when it incorporated in 1971, and is now facing growing pains along with...

Earlier this year, California ranked dead last in Chief Executive magazine's "Best and Worst States for Business" survey for the 12th year in a row, and was one of just three states (along with Connec...

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Drivers heading south on Amphlett Boulevard in San Mateo at Poplar Avenue often face cross traffic with cars coming off the highway without stopping and cars heading onto the highway. A new project will eliminate most left-hand turns at the intersection with an aim to make it safer.


Improvements aimed at enhancing safety near the hectic Poplar Avenue on- and off-ramps leading to the increasingly congested Highway 101 will begin next week and San Mateo city officials are warning ...


Photo courtesy of Kimberly Wadycki/Dragon Theatre
Isabel Siragusa plays Queen Caroline, John Stephen King plays King George I and Johnathan Tierney plays Peter the Wild Boy in Dragon Theatre’s production of ‘Wild Boy’ now playing in downtown Redwood City.


When the Dragon Productions Theatre Company opened in downtown Redwood City in early 2013, it was starting from scratch after being a Palo Alto mainstay for more than a decade. Now in its fourth year...


LARKSPUR — The sun finally set on Pacifica American's outstanding postseason run, just one game shy of the championship round in the Northern California 9-10 State Championship Tournament. P-Town s...

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants acquired All-Star infielder Eduardo Nunez from the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night in exchange for a minor league pitcher. Nunez was batting .296 wit...

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NEW YORK — Stocks had another day of meager gains on Thursday as investors worked through a new batch of mixed company earnings, including results from Facebook, Ford and Whole Foods. Cautious inv...

Software mogul Larry Ellison once famously mocked cloud computing as a fad. Now his company, Oracle, will spend $9.3 billion to acquire cloud upstart Netsuite, headquartered in San Mateo. Netsuite is...

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Jason Bourne, as played by Matt Damon across four movies, is forever disappearing off the grid only to reluctantly resurface years later and again menace the CIA. He's the spy who came in from the col...

LOS ANGELES — It's a sweltering afternoon in Hollywood and Matt Damon has just gotten out of couple's therapy. Don't worry, it was just with Jimmy Kimmel — a continuation of the fake feud that st...

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