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City officials considering Airbnb rules: San Mateo seeks to collect hotel tax from private short-term rentals   

As more and more people are opening their homes as short-term rentals facilitated by sites like Airbnb, San Mateo city officials are working to investigate how to regulate this increasingly popular on...

Central Park South submits plans to the city: Trans World seeks to consolidate, redevelop San Mateo properties; Project 90 to move   

A proposal to redevelop a large portion of the block just south of San Mateo's Central Park currently occupied by office space, housing and the nonprofit Project 90 is in the works as the owner moves ...

Teacher to go on NASA mission: Redwood City resident to participate on high-flying education trip   

A Redwood City man will get to fulfill a childhood dream to participate in a NASA mission, as he has been selected to go on a high-altitude flight with the world's largest airborne telescope. David ...

Budget standoff keeps state college hopefuls in limbo   

SAN FRANCISCO — University of California admissions officers are sifting through a record number of applications, but they have no idea how many new students they can enroll. The uncertainty stems...

City hosts grade separation discussion: Burlingame residents invited to voice concerns regarding Broadway railroad intersection   

Burlingame officials are inviting residents to participate in a community meeting discussing grade separation at the Broadway railroad intersection Wednesday, March 11. The public meeting, which wil...

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NASA spacecraft making first visit to dwarf planet   

PASADENA — A NASA spacecraft is about to reach the end of a nearly eight-year journey and make the first rendezvous with a dwarf planet. The Dawn craft will slip into orbit Friday around Ceres, a d...

State officials to supply just 20 percent of water   

FRESNO — Water districts that serve 25 million Californians and vast farmland can expect to receive a fraction of the supplies sought from the state during the fourth year of the drought, officials ...

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NEW YORK — The U.S. Supreme Court this week hears a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. If successful, the lawsuit would cripple Obama's prized domestic achievement, a progra...

WASHINGTON — The House on Monday approved a bill allowing the Veterans Affairs secretary to force senior executives to repay bonuses if the employees engaged in misconduct. The bill, approved on a...

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You and I are a part of a "fundamental unity" within a universe more massive than our limited human minds can fathom. As world-renowned writer and scientist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin once described i...

Editor, Some people suggest that ISIS members, who engage in the most brutal crimes against humanity, need motivation and jobs to change their ways. From what I hear, ISIS members are pretty well pai...

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Hinamatsuri, or Doll’s Day or Girls’ Day, was celebrated at the San Mateo Buddhist Temple on Sunday, March 1. Central to the celebration is a traditional, multi-tiered display featuring ...


The deck seemed to be stacked against Burlingame Saturday night. Burlingame had a tough draw in the Central Coast Section Division III quarterfinals. Although McCullough Gymnasium was intended as a ...

While covering the Burlingame boys' Central Coast Section soccer game at Westmont High School Saturday, I ran into the Panthers' girls' soccer coach Phil DeRosa. Naturally, we started talking about C...

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NEW YORK — For the first time since its dot-com era peak nearly 15 years ago, the Nasdaq composite has closed above 5,000. Major U.S. indexes rose from the start, with the Nasdaq passing the milest...

NEW YORK — The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, your Internet connection was probably still dial-up and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn't exist. Fifteen years later th...

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NEW YORK — This summer's "Sharknado 3" will usher in the Cuban-Coulter administration. The SyFy network said Monday that Dallas Mavericks owner and "Shark Tank" star Mark Cuban will play the presid...

LOS ANGELES — The Daytime Emmys ceremony is returning to television with a new home on the Pop channel. The National TV academy and Pop, formerly the TV Guide Network, made the announcement Monday....

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Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions
WASHINGTON — Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to Pre..
Mines, bombs slow Iraqi advance on Islamic State-held Tikrit
BAGHDAD — Iraqi troops and Shiite militias battled the Islamic State group on Tuesday on the outsk..
Netanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks in Congress address
WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that an emerging a..
Villarrica volcano erupts in southern Chile, thousands flee
PUCON, Chile — One of South America's most active volcanoes erupted early Tuesday in southern Chil..
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