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Ideas abound in San Bruno for PG&E fund: Residents brainstorm ways to spend $70M in utility’s restitution money   

Building a new community center, improving the library, beautifying city parks and fixing aging infrastructure are among the needs identified by San Bruno residents who have offered suggestions regard...

Oversight commission suggests Harbor District dissolve: Local Agency Formation Commission releases draft report recommending county takeover   

Already struggling to find a permanent leader with accusations of misconduct afoot, the tumultuous path of the San Mateo County Harbor District was dealt another blow Friday as a county oversight agen...

Fuel and potential fires for the U.S. economy’s future   

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy should get better after a sputtering first quarter, but how much better? It's complicated. Steady hiring and low gas prices should help power solid growth through the...

Fuel theft charges reduced: Felonies dismissed against former Caltrans worker, not guilty plea for misdemeanors   

A judge dismissed felony charges on Thursday against a former Caltrans employee who was caught on camera stealing gas from a Caltrans fuel pump in 2014. Joseph Torres, 26, of Menlo Park, pleaded not ...

Man gets 39 years prison for child rape   

A South San Francisco man convicting of raping one of his girlfriend's relatives since the age of 5 and having inappropriate relations with two others was sentenced to 39 years to life in prison Frida...

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California panel mandates low-water lawns on new and renovated buildings   

SACRAMENTO — Driven by a historic drought, California regulators on Friday mandated that lawns and other landscaping on new and renovated homes and buildings across the parched state guzzle less wat...

Pentagon: live anthrax may also have been sent to Australia   

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Friday that the Army may have mistakenly sent live anthrax to a laboratory in Australia in 2008, in addition to the suspected live anthrax it sent this year to more th...

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In 1431, Joan of Arc, condemned as a heretic, was burned at the stake in Rouen, France. In 1814, the first Treaty of Paris was signed, ending war between France and the Sixth Coalition (the United Ki...

The first female governor of a state was Nellie Taylor Ross (1876-1977), of Wyoming, in 1925. *** The population of the American colonies in 1610 was 350. *** Bangladesh is the most densely popula...

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Gabrielle Filloux, left, Jessica Fry, middle, and Nicole Koh, right, will compete for $10,000 in scholarship money from Beach Blanket Babylon during a performance Monday, June 1.


Jessica Fry started dancing when she was 3 years old, and hasn't stopped since. The Menlo Park native said her passion for dance initially served as an opportunity to channel some of her young, kine...


Sacred Heart Prep baseball manager Anthony Granato has some idea of what expect when the fourth-seeded Gators face No. 7-seed Carmel in the Central Coast Section Division II championship game. He wat...

Carlmont's Johain Ounadjela and the Serra 4x400 relay team each won a Central Coast Section championship at the CCS track and field finals at San Jose City College Friday night. Ounadjela was one of ...

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NEW YORK — Stocks sank Friday following news that the U.S. economy shrank in the first three months of the year. The revised data showed that gross domestic product contracted 0.7 percent in the f...

NEW YORK — Don't know what to make of the junk-bond market? Join the club. One month, dollars are flooding into junk-bond mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. The next, dollars are pouring out ...

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LOS ANGELES — Between wrapping "Californication" and the return of "The X-Files," David Duchovny is making a detour to the mind-bending 1960s. In NBC's drama "Aquarius," he plays a Los Angeles poli...

High school isn't the time of anyone's life. It isn't four idyllic years of glossy hair and skin as clear as the fancy Flowater that our school installed. Derivatives and integrals don't magically mak...

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