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San Mateo setting its sights on downtown future   

In preparing for social and economic changes along the Peninsula, San Mateo officials are inviting the public to get involved in planning for the future of its bustling downtown. On Wednesday night...

Educators cheer demise of performance index   

Local education officials support a decision by the state governing board to do away with the Academic Performance Index, or API, which has long been used to gauge the success of schools and districts...

Budget looking up for Half Moon Bay   

Despite the narrow failure of a measure to extend a sales tax increase in the last election, Half Moon Bay officials report the city is in strong financial footing enabling them to increase staff and ...

Prayer vigil for families facing high rents   

Families gathered on Saturday and walked El Camino Real in San Mateo from St. Matthew Catholic Church to Third Avenue and back to bring attention to the struggle that renters have in San Mateo. The ev...

Experts: Sex bias case will embolden women despite verdict   

SAN FRANCISCO — A long legal battle over accusations that a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm demeaned women and held them to a different standard than their male colleagues became a fl...

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Analysis finds unequal pay for women on California Capitol   

SACRAMENTO — Women working for California lawmakers earn less than their male counterparts, according to a newspaper's analysis reported Saturday that exposes an inequality perpetuated by those who ...

Islamic State group beheads 8 Shiites in Syria’s Hama   

BEIRUT — A new video released by the Islamic State group on Sunday shows its fighters cutting off the heads of eight men said to be Shiite Muslims. The video posted on social media said the men wer...

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Today is Monday, March 30, the 89th day of 2015. There are 276 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 30, 1945, during World War II, the Soviet Union invaded Austria with ...

Improvements are coming to both the “hair-raising ramps” at the El Camino Real/State Route 92 interchange and San Mateo’s downtown jewel Central Park. But anticipated changes to tra...

Editor, Smarter than you-and-I and more "enlightened" Sacramento Democrats would rather waste hundreds of billions of California taxpayer dollars on a useless high-speed train (that polls show Califo...

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38th Floor Bar owner Greg Hawkins serves customers at his newly revamped San Mateo locale that will be featured on the TV show ‘Bar Rescue.'


Having ridden the economic roller coaster for years, being faced with a pile of debt and enduring strained familial relationships, San Mateo bar owner Greg Hawkins said he was about to call it quits a...


HOUSTON — A special group of freshmen is taking Duke and Coach K back to the NCAA Final Four. The Blue Devils and their trio of freshmen starters are going to their 16th Final Four after a 66-52 w...

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Travis Trice vowed a day earlier that he wasn't going to cry should the Michigan State Spartans continue their improbable run to the Final Four. The senior guard's vow lasted no mo...

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CONCORD, N.H. — There is near universal agreement that the Northeast has to expand its energy supply to rein in the nation's highest costs and that cheap, abundant, relatively clean natural gas coul...

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to hav...

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NEW YORK — As he returns to run the NBC News Group, Andy Lack faces one of the same puzzles he tried to solve a decade and a half ago: how to make MSNBC work. While he was gone, MSNBC changed from...

NEW YORK — Business was brisk at the weekend box-office, where the DreamWorks animated alien adventure "Home" beat out the Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart comedy "Get Hard" with a resounding debut of $54 mi...

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Prosecutors: Co-pilot treated for suicidal tendencies
DUESSELDORF, Germany — The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 that crashed into the French Alps l..
Iran says US drone kills 2 advisers in Iraq; US denies claim
BAGHDAD — Iran's Revolutionary Guard says a U.S. drone strike killed two of its advisers near the ..
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