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Property values hit record high: San Mateo County’s property assessment roll expands by $12.6 billion   

Property values have hit a record high in San Mateo County at $177.5 billion, County Assessor Mark Church announced Thursday. The county's property assessment roll expanded by $12.6 billion over last...

Feds refuse to protect Caltrain electrification: Transit agency subject to California environmental laws, will fight lawsuit   

Seeking support from a federal agency that could have squashed a pending lawsuit, Caltrain was denied exemption from state environmental laws governing its massive $1.5 billion electrification project...

Man pleads no contest in ’86 cold case murder: Sex offender snared by DNA in death of teen   

A sex offender who sexually assaulted and strangled a 17-year-old girl in 1986 in a case that went cold for years pleaded no contest to first degree murder Thursday and will spend the rest of his life...

The Fourth comes alive: Parade, carnival, festival, fireworks to fill the day in Redwood City   

When it comes to the Fourth of July, Redwood City is the place to be. For decades, the county seat has honored our nation's independence with parades and fireworks shows that have delighted thousands...

Lighting up the lagoon: Foster City hosts fireworks, all-day celebration   

Foster City's all-day Fourth of July celebration will culminate with a spectacular fireworks show officials hope will help deter illegal behavior that could result in fines of at least $1,000. The P...

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Days before referendum, Greek voters perplexed and undecided   

ATHENS, Greece — Costas Christoforidis hasn't decided how to vote in Sunday's referendum on a bailout deal for Greece's troubled economy. The problem is, the 37-year-old farmer isn't sure what he's ...

Boko Haram guns down 97 in Nigerian mosques   

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Boko Haram extremists gunned down nearly 100 Muslims praying in mosques in a northeast Nigerian town during the holy month of Ramadan, a government official and a self-defense f...

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In 1608, the city of Quebec was founded by Samuel de Champlain. In 1775, Gen. George Washington took command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1890, Idaho became the 43rd state...

Tomorrow we celebrate the 239th birthday of the great American experiment — the first, and hopefully not last, democracy. Though some may argue that July 4, 1776, was not the actual date for the b...

This week, the San Mateo Union High School District is transitioning from Scott Laurence as superintendent to Kevin Skelly. This leadership transition is taking place as the school district is thrivin...

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Joseph Hoyer, 18, sells fireworks at a booth located in the parking lot of the Shops at Tanforan in San Bruno, which is one of the last two cities in San Mateo County, along with Pacifica, where safe and sane fireworks are allowed to be purchased legally.


Fans of fireworks are finding fewer opportunities locally to appreciate the booms, cracks and bursts that traditionally echo throughout skies over Fourth of July weekend. San Bruno and Pacifica are ...


OAKLAND — Scott Kazmir wanted to establish control of the inner half of the plate early on. From there, it was just a matter of commanding his pitches, expanding the zone and keeping the hitters off...

MIAMI — Matt Cain's season debut Thursday came without the hype or souvenir masks accompanying the return of his counterpart, Jose Fernandez. But for the San Francisco Giants, Cain's comeback provi...

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NEW YORK — Stocks ended a tumultuous trading week with slight losses Thursday as investors sought safety ahead of an extended holiday weekend. Investors bought at the opening of trading after a Lab...

Centene has jumped into the mix of managed-care companies scrambling to bulk up as the health care overhaul changes their business with a $6.3-billion bid for fellow insurer Health Net. The deal anno...

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Thirty-one years and counting, and the Terminators keep rolling off the assembly line like new iPhones, upgraded with shape-shifting abilities, rebooted Sarah Conner assassination levels and, one pres...

LOS ANGELES — The secret about overnight success in Hollywood is that it never actually happens that way. To the casual observer, Emilia Clarke might look like one of the lucky ones: The young Brit...

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