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Highway robbers strike coast: Tailgating suspects use gun, knife to hold up victims south of Half Moon Bay   

A brazen coastal highway robbery has local law enforcement on alert and comparing notes with other agencies after two victims were held up at gunpoint Sunday night. There's minimal information about ...

Budget to affect county services: County manager to outline the impact of state funding locally   

Even though California's economy continues to expand, Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed $122.6 billion budget holds most state-funded county programs and services at the same level of funding as last year, ...

Elementary school calendar draws community concern: San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District officials say further negotiation necessary   

Due in part to the belief that year-round school calendars enhance student learning, more than 350 people signed a petition advocating in favor of keeping the existing class schedule in San Mateo-Fost...

Mullin seeking improved policies on household hazardous waste disposal   

As numerous trash collectors across the state contemplate how to encourage residents to properly dispose of household hazardous waste, one local legislator is hoping to highlight and help fund program...

Council eyes approving 116-acre site plan: Rail station development policy again to come before Millbrae officials   

After formally amending the proposed guidelines regulating development near the Millbrae rail station to address issues raised by the local school community, officials stand to approve a policy which ...

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Celebrations ring in Year of the Monkey   

BEIJING — Chinese and others around Asia flocked to temples and fairs to pray for good health and fortune on Monday, the first day of the Lunar New Year. In Beijing, hundreds of thousands of peopl...

Iraqi woman charged with role in Kayla Mueller’s death   

WASHINGTON — The wife of a senior Islamic State leader who was killed in a U.S. raid last year has been charged in federal court with holding American Kayla Mueller hostage and with contributing to ...

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WASHINGTON — A high-ranking Senate Democrat is scrutinizing links between pharmaceutical companies and government advisers who recently criticized efforts to reduce painkiller prescribing. Sen. Ron...

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that spread it here and abroad, but says "there shou...

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This February marks the 90th anniversary of Black History Month’s inception. The concept of dedicating a month to commemorate the invaluable contributions of African-Americans was brought forth...

Editor, Like so many others on Sunday, I enjoyed watching the game between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers, thinking all along that a fair, sporty game was being played in front of so ma...

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Vinny Ferrari is winding down his Burlingame basketball career in style, scoring 57 points over two games in the penultimate week of his final regular season with the Panthers.


Vinny Ferrari is looking for a strong finish to his Burlingame basketball career. After last week's performance, it would seem the senior point guard is on the right track. After the Panthers suffere...


I was asked last week what plans I had for the Super Bowl. I said I would do what I normally do: stay at home, eat, drink and rage on social media. And, because I'm a geek and I just know you all wan...

Nevaeh Miller, South City girls' basketball. The sophomore posted a monster double-double, scoring 19 points and pulling down 16 rebounds in the PAL North Division-leading Warriors 52-42 win over Half...

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Wall Street rode another wave of selling Monday that sent U.S. stocks sharply lower, before a late-afternoon pullback stemmed some of the losses. Investors unloaded materials, financials and other s...

WASHINGTON — Things looked so clear back in mid-December. The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate from record lows, and it signaled the likelihood of four more hikes in 2016. That wa...

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A day after the Super Bowl, people are still parsing over each frame from Beyonce's halftime performance, trying to glean the messages, both subtle and overt, that made for a stunning display of unapo...

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Country legend Merle Haggard has returned to the stage after canceling several shows in February because of health issues caused by pneumonia. A statement from his publicist ...

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