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New travel ban keeping old targets   

WASHINGTON — A draft of President Donald Trump's revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travelers who already have a visa to trav...

City considers rebuilding recreation center: Foster City to review community input on whether to replace or repair   

In the midst of millions of dollars worth of infrastructure projects, Foster City officials and the community may soon decide whether to take on another endeavor — building a new recreation center. ...

Black Mountain property bought   

An 11-acre parcel on San Carlos' Black Mountain properties in San Carlos was recently purchased by Dragonfly Group, it was confirmed by the development investment group's Community Relations Manager M...

Lightness brought to a critical issue: Bay Area burlesque theater group uses levity to support Planned Parenthood   

When circus and variety performer Scarlet Conte first heard about a burlesque show benefiting Planned Parenthood, she was intrigued. She was living in Austin, Texas, where fellow burlesque performer...

Stanford keeps clear of declaring itself a sanctuary school   

In a meeting with a coalition of students and campus workers, Stanford University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne declined to officially declare the university a 'sanctuary campus,' according to a cam...

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Two dams show challenge of maintaining older designs   

LOS ANGELES — Twelve years ago, widespread destruction from Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast helped compel federal engineers 2,000 miles away in California to remake a 1950s-era dam by constructi...

Flood fears renewed as another big storm system aims for California   

SAN FRANCISCO — The first outer rain bands from a powerful Pacific storm headed to Northern California on Sunday brought light rain and wind and renewed warnings of possible flooding in the already...

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Roberta writes: "My husband is highly allergic to fur which means no pets. Bad as that is for me, a pet is all our sixth-grader wants. What to do?" First, are you sure he's the right guy? Husbands co...

Helen and George Habeeb, original members of the Millbrae Historical Society join society President John Muniz, at left, at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Millbrae Historical Society Carriage House...

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Polly Hoover Taylor was honored with the first Pioneer Award from the San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce at its annual awards dinner last week. It's in recognition of her five decades of involvement i...

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' nomination and approval certainly riled up teachers unions across the country, causing panic that their power over education policy may finally be challenged. DeVos h...

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A car with a for-sale sign is left on Fourth Avenue where San Mateo recently installed two-hour parking signs in an effort to address neighborhood concerns about the ‘pop-up used car lot.’


  After years of neighbors getting fed up when they looked out their windows to find a "pop-up used car lot" along Fourth Avenue in San Mateo, city officials are starting to roll out a solution. Pe...


Basketball fans that bypassed the chance to watch Klay Thompson contend for another NBA All-Star weekend three-point crown by attending the Peninsula Athletic League Boys' Basketball Tournament champi...

The Menlo-Atherton girls' basketball team Saturday proved it is, without a doubt, a modern-day Peninsula Athletic League dynasty. The Lady Bears cruised to a 60-41 victory over South City in the PAL ...

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A SpaceX rocket soared from NASA's long-idled moonshot pad Sunday, sending up space station supplies from the exact spot where astronauts embarked on the lunar landings nearly...

By Ken Sweet The Associated Press NEW YORK — Customers are still turning their backs on Wells Fargo after a scandal over sales practices, with the bank saying Friday the number of new checking...

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NEW YORK (AP) — "The Great Wall" was a hit in China. In North America, it was a dud. The most expensive film ever made in China and with a budget of $150 million, "The Great Wall" was intended to ...


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