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Belmont puts tax hike on ballot: City Council cites infrastructure as need for 30-year half-cent sales tax increase   

Belmont voters will decide whether to approve a half-cent sales tax increase for the next 30 years after the City Council moved to place a ballot measure on the upcoming election. Councilmembers cont...

Measure A off to voters: Supervisors seeking 20-year sales tax extension   

San Mateo County voters will be asked again to support a sales tax measure on the November ballot first passed in 2012 — this time with a 20-year extension. Voters approved Measure A, a half-cent s...

Attorney says co-defendant linked to Green murder case: Lawyer says only evidence against Li is circumstantial   

Hillsborough murder suspect Tiffany Li's lawyer said Tuesday that 17 hours of transcripts by co-defendant Olivier Adella link him directly to the murder case of Millbrae resident Keith Green, who disa...

Biotech project returns for approval: South City council to address large development, plus discuss shifting election years   

A large biotechnology research and development facility targeted for construction in South San Francisco will again be considered for approval by city officials who were dissatisfied with the project'...

Female humpback whale washes ashore near Pescadero   

A 32-foot female humpback whale washed up ashore at a beach near Pescadero in San Mateo County and scientists believe it might have been struck by a vessel, Marine Mammal Center officials said Tuesday...

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Clinton wins nomination, says glass ceiling cracked   

PHILADELPHIA — On a night awash in history, Hillary Clinton triumphantly became the first woman to lead a major American political party toward the White House, breaking through a barrier that painf...

California wildfire forces shutdown of famed Big Sur parks   

BIG SUR — California's signature parks along the Big Sur coastline that draw thousands of daily visitors were closed Tuesday as one of the state's two major wildfires threatened the scenic region at...

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Summer squash reproduces so energetically that calling it prolific is understating the case. Still, why not take advantage of its bounty? Here I slice the squash into long ribbons and employ it as "pa...

This recipe sounds, looks and tastes fancy, but it takes only a few steps of preparation and some simple assembly. It's one of those recipes that demands the best ingredients you can afford; it will...

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"Populations that eat a so-called Western diet — generally defined as a diet consisting of lots of processed foods and meat, lots of added fat and sugar, lots of refined grains, lots of everything e...

The current trend in the justice system is to treat citizens as guilty prior to trial. The California Constitution [Article 1 Sec 12] guarantees the right to surety bail. Certain constitutional rights...

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Samaritan House regularly gives out backpacks with school supplies for those who need them, but officials with the nonprofit say the need is growing even more this year.


The first day of school can be stressful for students, particularly those whose families are struggling to afford the area's high cost of living. This week, the nonprofit Samaritan House is appealing ...


The Pacifica Gamecocks made a serious run at a second straight Joe DiMaggio League World Series championship. In the end though, playing through the losers' bracket proved too taxing on their pitching...

The Cal Nuggets 18U softball squad advanced out of pool play and into the knockout round at the Premier Girls' Fastpitch national championship in Huntington Beach. The Nuggets went 2-1 to finish in s...

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NEW YORK — Stocks had a muddled session on Tuesday, as investors worked through a large batch of corporate earnings from a range of companies including Gilead Sciences, McDonald's and Texas Instrume...

SAN FRANCISCO — You can expect to hear a lot more from Apple about the virtues of mobile apps and online services in coming months. And for good reason: They're just about the only part of Apple's b...

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