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County to set aside money for housing: $1 million remaining in Measure A funds to spend on programs, projects   

The Board of Supervisors will decide Tuesday how best to spend the remaining $1 million in Measure A funds set aside for affordable housing programs and projects. The board will consider whether to s...

Office space bustling in San Mateo: New building planned for SolarCity, GoPro headquarters site   

Just as business is bustling along the Peninsula, so too is development in San Mateo with nearly a million square feet of office space either under construction or in the pipeline. One of the newest ...

Police continue search for Millbrae school arsonists: Officials hope more surveillance will protect Taylor Middle School   

A recent slew of arson fires set at Taylor Middle School in Millbrae have school officials beefing up security to protect the campus while law enforcement searches for who is responsible. Someone se...

David Canepa leads money race: Four candidates vie for Adrienne Tissier’s supervisor seat in 2016   

Daly City Councilman David Canepa is far and away the top fundraiser in the race to replace Adrienne Tissier for her San Mateo County Board of Supervisors’ seat. Since announcing his candidacy...

Man who was shot by police near SFO charged with carjacking and robbery   

A man shot by police last month after allegedly crashing a stolen vehicle near San Francisco International Airport and attempting several carjackings while trying to escape is out of the hospital and ...

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Cooler weather helps crews battling state wildfire   

LOWER LAKE — Firefighters were working aggressively to regain control after a raging Northern California fire jumped a highway that had served as a containment line for the massive blaze — one of ...

Holmes jury keeps execution option as sentencing advances   

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Jurors on Monday moved one step closer toward sentencing James Holmes to death for his Colorado movie theater attack, taking less than three hours to reject arguments that the fo...

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CHICAGO — Parents of picky eaters take heart: New research suggests the problem is rarely worth fretting over, although in a small portion of kids it may signal emotional troubles that should be che...

WASHINGTON — The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes — a potential g...

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A recent push to defund Planned Parenthood because of recent videos that surfaced purported to show a casual attitude about selling the body parts of aborted fetuses is an unfortunate reaction. The ...

It is said that one flame-lit candle can light the wicks of a thousand candles. Those of us who have lost a loved one can certainly attest to the way they lit a flame within us. Through an unspeakable...

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Gino De Grandis


Firefighters work to extinguish a fire on East 38th Avenue in San Mateo Monday. The fire, reported at 1:26 p.m., started in the garage and was knocked down quickly, said Battalion Chief Matt Turturici...


It was one year ago Jonathan Engelmann was patrolling center field in the Area Code Games. The pride of Burlingame's baseball class of 2015, Engelmann benefitted from the elite weeklong scouting tour...

While having a nightcap during a weekend getaway in San Francisco with my wife Saturday night, I went on Twitter to find out the result of the Ronda Rousey UFC fight. Just after 10 p.m., one tweet sa...

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NEW YORK — Another bad day for the energy sector pulled down stocks on Monday. Energy stocks slumped as the price of oil dropped to its lowest in more than four months. Oil has fallen sharply sinc...

DETROIT — More Americans are buying cars that say "look at me." Luxury vehicles like Audis and Volvos drove off dealer lots at a furious pace in July and, combined with sizzling demand for SUVs, h...

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LOS ANGELE — Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale filed for divorce on Monday, seeking to end a nearly 13-year marriage between two members of rock music royalty. Stefani filed her petition citing irrec...

LOS ANGELES — A judge said Monday that Justin Bieber is complying with the terms of his probation in a vandalism case after the singer recently performed part of the community labor requirement of h...

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