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Gas prices soaring in California: Supply shrinks after explosion ends production at Exxon Mobil refinery   

LONG BEACH — Gas prices are soaring in California in a classic example of supply and demand after an explosion stopped gasoline production at an Exxon Mobil refinery while another remains offline du...

School advocates support new parcel tax: Opponents argue voters should shoot down measure supporting San Carlos schools   

Advocates for San Carlos schools claim a parcel tax is necessary to retain and attract top-notch educators, while opponents question whether the district deserves additional revenue from residents, ac...

Serra student recalls his American Idol experience: Elimination from the singing competition only inspired Reno Anoa’i to perform more   

Anyone hoping to strike fame through performing on American Idol should not be expected get many opportunities to rest, said Reno Anoa'i, who was recently eliminated from the show. Anoa'i, a 16-year...

County resident with measles may have exposed diners at Berkeley restaurant   

Patrons of La Mediterranee restaurant in Berkeley may have been exposed to measles last Friday evening, Berkeley health officials said. A San Mateo County resident who had measles visited the restaur...

Thieves crash car through electronics store in San Francisco   

Thieves drove a car through a high-end electronics store in the latest crash-and-grab heist in the San Francisco Bay Area. San Francisco police say the crime occurred about 4 a.m. Friday at a store o...

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Bordering on dysfunction: Congress OKs one-week bill to keep Homeland Security open   

WASHINGTON — Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled...

House Republican leaders scrap education vote   

WASHINGTON — In a political embarrassment for Republicans, House GOP leaders on Friday abruptly cancelled a vote on a bill to update the George W. Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law after s...

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Collies became popular pets after the movies "Lassie Come Home" (1943) and "Son of Lassie" (1945) became theater blockbusters. In the late 1940s, the number of registered purebred collies in the Unite...

In 1844, a 12-inch gun aboard the USS Princeton exploded as the ship was sailing on the Potomac River, killing Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur, Navy Secretary Thomas W. Gilmer and several others. I...

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Rachel Richenbach, center, helps a customer, while Arlene Rodriguez, left, works behind the counter at Rachel’s Cakes in Burlingame.


When Rachel Richenbach began stacking cakes on her bookshelf because she had nowhere else to put them, she decided it was about time to take her hobby more seriously. The 29-year-old Burlingame nati...


Serra opened its postseason with otherworldly intensity. The scoreboard following the first quarter proved it. The No. 2-seeded Padres rolled to a 66-29 victory over No. 7 Half Moon Bay in Friday's C...

SAN JOSE — The Peninsula Athletic League started out strong with 10 out of 12 high school teams staying alive at the Central Coast Section boys' wrestling tournament Friday. Half Moon Bay stood ou...

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February proved to be a strong month for U.S. stocks, even though it ended in downbeat fashion. Major stock indexes closed lower on Friday, capping a week of subdued trading that still delivered a co...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a modest annual rate of 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter, less than half the third quarter's torrid 5 percent rate and weaker than the government first reporte...

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LOS ANGELES — In 1975, Leonard Nimoy published an autobiography with the defiant title, "I Am Not Spock" — an attempt to show the world he had many more facets than the pointy-eared character that...

No, not the Palace of Versailles in France. I'm talking about the Versailles condominiums in San Mateo, where my grandparents live. There is no Hall of Mirrors or Orangerie, but there is a grand piano...

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