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Brown signs bills to help foster children   

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he signed a package of bills to help foster children in California by encouraging early placement with relatives and extending support to finish c...

Community colleges allowed to give four-year degrees: San Mateo County hopes to one of 15 districts in new pilot program   

Students at community colleges will soon be able to earn four-year degrees, as Gov. Jerry Brown just signed legislation to allow 15 college districts to take part in a pilot program for bachelor's deg...

San Bruno to vote on downtown height limits: Opponents afraid of gentrification, while supporters see it as path to revitalization   

Raising height limits in and near San Bruno's downtown is on the November ballot, and those for and against the measure are expressing their concerns and support from gentrification to revitalization....

SEC suing Foster City man for alleged fraud   

A Foster City man who faces criminal charges in state court for an alleged ATM investment scheme was sued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Monday in a related civil lawsuit in federal co...

County grants projected to save $1.5M   

Supervisors Tuesday morning are expected to award more than $2.6 million grants to department projects estimated to save the county more than half that amount the first year alone. The 15 recommende...

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Syria: U.S. should hit all militants   

UNITED NATIONS — Syria's foreign minister said Monday that the U.S.-led bombing campaign should be expanded to target other militant groups besides the Islamic State group, noting that the fight aga...

Islamic State closes in on Kurdish area of Syria   

ANTAKYA, Turkey — Militants of the Islamic State group were closing in Monday on a Kurdish area of Syria on the border with Turkey — an advance unhindered so far by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, ...

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In 1399, England's King Richard II was deposed by Parliament; he was succeeded by his cousin, Henry of Bolingbroke, who was crowned as King Henry IV. In 1777, the Continental Congress — forced to f...

I need to name my home. At least that is according to a magazine that explained no matter the diminutive size of the abode, invitations to "The Marlowe" or "Gainsborough House" sound so much more inte...

Editor, The king is dead, long live the king. When a king dies, he is replaced by his successor. Usually the oldest son of the deceased. A new name but still the king. Al-Qaida and ISIS/ISIL are the ...

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The entirety of Burlingame Avenue is now open following the $16.5 million year-and-half-long streetscape project that widened streets, installed new landscaping and other improvements to the 100-year-...


Hailey Merkes — Volleyballer. Gymnast. Fisherman? Half Moon Bay's emerging sophomore outside hitter may be making waves on the volleyball court. But every summer, the 15-year-old Merkes gets away f...

There is no questioning the athletic ability of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Just look at the back-pedaling, off-his-back-foot, fall-away throw he made back across the field Sund...

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NEW YORK — Concerns over high stock prices and global politics continued to plague markets Monday as major stock indexes ended with slight losses in another day of choppy trading. Pro-democracy prot...

LOS ANGELES — The penalty for using an ATM that is not affiliated with your bank rose 5 percent over the past year. The average fee for using an out-of-network ATM climbed to a new high of $4.35 pe...

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California becomes first state to ban plastic bags
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ..
EBay to split off lucrative PayPal business
NEW YORK — EBay is splitting off its fastest growing segment, payment service PayPal, the e-commer..
Obama, Modi say they will set new US-India agenda
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday that..
Hong Kong leader rejects protesters' demands
HONG KONG — Pro-democracy protesters demanded that Hong Kong's top leader meet with them, threaten..
White House front door now locks automatically
WASHINGTON — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says the front door to the White House now lock..
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