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South City teachers set to get raise   

Teachers in South San Francisco are slated to receive a 10 percent raise over the next two school years, bringing an amenable resolution to what had been a publicly contentious bargaining session. M...

Nonprofit seeks land for tiny houses: Samaritan House wants to build transitional housing community   

Samaritan House is looking toward tiny houses as a creative solution to house the homeless but has a big hurdle to clear before it does — finding the land on which to build. Tiny house communities ...

City gets study money for overcrossing: Pedestrian/bicycle bridge planned for Holly Street in San Carlos   

San Carlos is inching closer to linking the east and west sides of Highway 101 with a pedestrian/bicycle overcrossing as the project ranks high for grant funding from the City/County Association of G...

San Francisco lawmakers try new tacks to curb soda drinking   

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco lawmakers are taking another stab at curbing soda consumption seven months after local voters rejected taxing sugary drinks in the name of public health. A Board of ...

Millbrae facility treated World War II ‘convoy fatigue’   

Today's PTSD was known by several names in past wars — "soldier's heart" in the Civil War, "shellshock" in World War I and "combat fatigue" during World War II — but few have heard of "convoy fati...

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Watchdog finds ex-Nazis got $20.2 million in Social Security   

WASHINGTON — Elfriede Rinkel's past as a Nazi concentration camp guard didn't keep her from collecting nearly $120,000 in American Social Security benefits. Rinkel admitted to being stationed at t...

Surveillance powers set to lapse with no deal in Senate   

WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency is losing its authority to collect Americans' phone records in bulk, after GOP Sen. Rand Paul stood in the way of extending the fiercely contested program i...

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Reading Curious George to my almost 5-year-old son gave me inspiration for this week's column. In the "George Goes Camping" story, the mischievous little monkey wanders off from the campsite, gets him...

On June 1, 1915, the T.S. Eliot poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" was first published in "Poetry: A Magazine of Verse" in Chicago. On this date: In 1533, Anne Boleyn, the second wife of...

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This is not a typical description of a school superintendent, but it represents the hidden talents of Dr. Cindy Simms who will be retiring as superintendent of the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary Sch...

State Sen. Richard Roth's bill to encourage compliance with the American Disabilities Act, while enhancing protections for small-business owners, has passed early hurdles, a positive sign in a state w...

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Casey Zelinsky behind the counter at Captain’s Sk8 Supply in downtown Redwood City.


Shuffling through a bevy of greased-up punk rockers with slicked hair, tattooed arms and flannel shirts waiting for their turn at getting a hair cut, Casey Zelinsky slid in between the row of men and ...


SAN JOSE — John Bird hurled his glove high into the air as Sacred Heart Prep's players converged on their senior closer to celebrate in an epic dog pile. Make that a Gator pile. Sacred Heart Prep...

SAN FRANCISCO — Jace Peterson continued his torrid pace and once again came through with the game on the line. Peterson tripled with the bases loaded in Atlanta's four-run ninth inning to lead the ...

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WASHINGTON — After several near death experiences in the Senate, the trade agenda that President Barack Obama is pushing as a second term capstone faces its biggest hurdle yet in the more polarized...

MILPITAS, Calif. — Her electronic waste is someone else's treasure. A recycling center in the Silicon Valley is looking for a woman who dropped off an old Apple computer that turned out to be a col...

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NEW YORK — Enrique Iglesias was recovering Sunday after some of his fingers were sliced when he grabbed a drone during a concert in Tijuana, Mexico. A representative for the singer said in a statem...

LOS ANGELES — Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson out-muscled the competition at domestic movie theaters as the earthquake epic "San Andreas" hauled in an estimated $53.2 million over the weekend. It was Joh...

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Trans woman Bruce Jenner debuts Caitlyn in Vanity Fair
NEW YOR — Bruce Jenner's transition is complete. "Call me Caitlyn," declares a headline on the ..
Obama's trade agenda faces tough battle heading into House
WASHINGTON — After several near-death experiences in the Senate, the trade agenda that President B..
Solar Impulse plane lands in Japan to wait out bad weather
TOKYO — A solar-powered plane attempting to circle the globe without a drop of fuel made an unsche..
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