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Montessori school seeks home: San Carlos Elementary School District looking at Arundel, Heather and another part of Tierra Linda   

Now that the San Carlos Charter Learning Center will be placed on the upper Tierra Linda Middle School campus, the school board must decide where to place Edison Montessori School that currently occup...

Plagued by geese, city asking for aid: Foster City residents sought to help scare, but not harm, abundant fowl   

Foster City officials are seeking residents to help resolve its problem with geese that are mucking up parks and serving as a point of frustration for city officials, staff and residents. The city ha...

Serving those in need   

Sonia Gee serves a Thanksgiving Day meal to those in need at San Mateo's Martin Luther King Jr. Center. Volunteers helped with Samaritan House's restaurant-style meal service, a deviation from the typ...

Reporters’ notebook   

Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, D-South San Francisco, was named speaker pro tempore of the California Assembly by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego. Mullin replaces Assemblywoman Nora Campos, D-San...

Burlingame holiday DUI checkpoint nets two arrests   

Two people were arrested in Burlingame for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs after police conducted a traffic checkpoint just hours before Thanksgiving. Buddy Welch, a 45-year-old South...

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Ferguson gives thanks after a quiet night   

FERGUSON, Mo. — Protesters in Ferguson pressed pause Thursday as the city welcomed Thanksgiving, decorating boarded-up storefronts with some Dr. Seuss inspiration and gathering for church services ...

Americans mark Thanksgiving with parades, turkey   

NEW YORK — Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine are on the menu as friends and families gather across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving. Here's a look at how Americ...

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Parties can be tricky territory for the healthy eater. If you host, you want to serve guests something tasty enough to make the occasion feel special. And if you are a guest, you want to bring somethi...

Tater Tots have come a long way from your school lunch tray. The comfort (and kid) food staple, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, has been making it big on the bar scene, showing up as...

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Teen Phillip Yurchenko photographs bird of paradise flowers in front of his San Mateo home.


With a full head of hair, love of photography and nature along with a newly acquired driver's license, 17-year-old Phillip Yurchenko of San Mateo seems like your typical teen. But the Kehillah Jewish...


SANTA CLARA — Richard Sherman provided the moment of the game against the 49ers once again, a mere 10 months after his touchdown-saving deflection in the NFC championship that sent the Seattle Seaha...

ALAMEDA — There's not much Derek Carr hasn't seen in his first season with the Oakland Raiders, from Rex Ryan's exotic blitz packages in New York to the dominant defensive fronts of Arizona and Kans...

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VIENNA — Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result. Oil prices fell...

NEW YORK — Millions of Americans are expected to head to the stores for holiday gift shopping on Thanksgiving in what's quickly becoming a new holiday tradition. Just a few years ago when a few sto...

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