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South City OKs redesign: Council approves downtown improvement project despite residents’ concerns   

A large-scale plan to overhaul and beautify downtown South San Francisco received unanimous City Council approval Wednesday night amid concerns that the project may drive up prices and force longtime ...

Plans for next year’s Super Bowl kicking off: San Mateo County officials and organizers set sights on coming crowd in 2016   

With eager fans loading up on chips, dips and brewskies for this weekend's big game, San Mateo County officials are gearing up for the 2016 Super Bowl set to draw thousands to the Peninsula. As Sant...

Social worker facing 10 new felony counts: Third victim comes forward in former HSA employee sex case   

A third girl has alleged a former San Mateo County social worker had sex with her, according to the District Attorney's Office. Manuel Sedillo, 38, of Santa Clara, was charged with 10 new felony coun...

Redwood City makes way for charters: Schools to be spread across district, but some still harbor reservations   

The decision to grant two charter schools classrooms on Redwood City Elementary School District campuses next year is being made with measured enthusiasm. The district Board of Trustees unanimously ...

Defense attorney wants DA to give up ‘Sunny Day’ case   

A defense attorney in the "Sunny Day" case has asked Attorney General Kamala Harris to take over its prosecution based on San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe initially seeking the death...

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New survey shows far less snow than last month in state   

ECHO SUMMIT — California's second snow survey this winter found the Sierra Nevada snowpack is far below normal after a dry, unusually warm January. The survey on Thursday found a snowpack water eq...

Some doctors won’t see patients that don’t vaccinate children   

LOS ANGELES — With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won...

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A new flavor is brewing in the world of craft liquors as distillers borrow from the beer world and add hops for an aromatic twist. Recent products include hopped whiskies such as R5 from Charbay Arti...

NEW YORK — Investors apparently have a craving for a better burger. Hamburger chain Shake Shack Inc. has priced its initial public stock offering at $21 per share, above its proposed range of $17 t...

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When Foster City was initially conceived in 1959, it was envisioned that it could be home to 60,000 people and connected by a larger State Route 92 that would travel all the way to the Sierras. There ...

Editor, America, as a free and civilized society, owes a huge thank you, in appreciation for keeping the public safe, to all of our nation's law enforcement officers, whether they are police officers...

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Jose Granados Jr. crosses Maple Avenue at Grand Avenue across from South San Francisco City Hall.


In an effort to raise awareness while deterring injuries and fatalities, South San Francisco police will spend February stepping up bicycle and pedestrian safety operations. South San Francisco poli...


This week marks the start of the 2015 California Community College baseball season. And boy was Skyline in seventh heaven on opening day. The Trojans (1-0) rallied for seven runs in the seventh innin...

The second half of the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division girls' soccer season began Thursday and coaches' focus now are to make sure to finish in the top three in the standings to assure an autom...

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After a shaky start, U.S. stocks rebounded Thursday, snapping a two-day losing streak. Investors welcomed better-than-expected quarterly results from several companies, including Ford, Coach and Harl...

WASHINGTON — Never mind dropping oil prices. U.S. producers are pushing harder than ever for the right to sell U.S. crude oil overseas. It might seem counterintuitive: Oil prices are as low as they...

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What have we done to deserve another found-footage movie? The tired hand-held technique that seemed so fresh in 1999 with "The Blair Witch Project" long ago wore out its welcome. The only thing notew...

Although the title implies that Peter Shaffer's "Amadeus" is about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the central character actually is Antonio Salieri, a fellow composer in Vienna. After the tragically untime...

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US economy slowed last quarter, but signs are pointing up
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of 2014, but a burst in consumer sp..
Ex-rap mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in deadly hit-and-run
WEST HOLLYWOOD — Marion "Suge" Knight, the former music mogul who created one of hip-hop's leading..
Balloon crew nearing North America surpasses duration record
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The pilots of a helium-filled balloon flying across the Pacific Ocean surpasse..
Former GOP nominee Romney will not run for president in '16
WASHINGTON — After a three-week flirtation with another run for president, Mitt Romney said defini..
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