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New fish hoist raises concerns at Pillar Point: San Mateo County Harbor District approves fish buyer’s request, fishermen don’t like it   

The installation of a new fish hoist on Johnson Pier in Half Moon Bay Tuesday is drawing suspicion and frustration from a fishermen's group about the San Mateo County Harbor District's construction ap...

DA says man killed dog after mental break: Family finds Jack Russell terrier burned in backyard barbecue   

A young man accused of brutally killing his Jack Russell terrier while suffering a psychotic break was arraigned in court Thursday and charged with one count of felony animal cruelty. Ryan Gee, a 2...

SFO trespasser may receive mental help: Woman continues heading to airport despite court order not to   

By Samantha Weigel The bizarre case of a woman who repeatedly attempted to illegally board flights bound to Hawaii may be heading to the San Mateo County's mental health court. Marilyn Jean Hartm...

One dead, one seriously injured in Redwood City boating accident   

What was intended to be a fun night of sailing turned deadly as one person was killed and another seriously injured when their sailboat collided with a channel marker buoy in the Bay near Redwood Ci...

Woman, son killed in blaze found in bathroom as apartment burned   

A woman and her 3-year-old son died after they were found trapped in a bathroom in their two-story public housing apartment in San Francisco's Sunnydale neighborhood Wednesday morning, fire officials ...

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Emergency calls capture chaos after truck, bus crash   

ORLAND — With shrieks in the background, a shocked passenger struggled to recount to an emergency dispatcher how a FedEx tractor-trailer smashed into a tour bus carrying high school students. In oth...

Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions — for now   

GENEVA — In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military p...

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This past summer I fell in love with a kitchen gadget that has been relatively slow to catch on in the U.S. — the mandoline. I've had several of these kicking around my kitchen for a while now, but...

In 1775, Paul Revere began his famous ride from Charlestown to Lexington, Mass., warning American colonists that the British were coming. In 1831, the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa was official...

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In 2009, Justin Raisner became the Carlmont High School journalism advisor. No big deal right? Aside from the fact that there was no real journalism program at the school and his arrival came after th...

On the afternoon of April 1, President Barack Obama pulled out the pom-poms and assumed the role of cheer captain at the White House Rose Garden to celebrate the great Obamacare victory. The Affordabl...

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Teachers stood at the corner of Hallmark Drive and Ralston Avenue in Belmont Thursday to rally for salary increases.


Higher pay was the clear demand of faculty from the Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School District who gathered with signs to protest at a busy intersection just up the street from the district off...


Good luck to opposing hitters when Matt Blais gets on a roll. And right now, the Serra right-hander is on quite a roll. Locking up with Terra Nova left-hander Jared Milch, Blais led the Padres to a 6...

Burlingame softball coach Doug McKeever figured his team would experience some growing pains this season, with seven sophomores and a freshman starting. Capuchino, meanwhile, has struggled to score r...

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Corporate earnings pushed U.S. stocks mostly higher on Thursday, but it wasn't an easy ride up. The stock market appeared set in the morning for its fourth consecutive positive open, but immediately ...

WASHINGTON — Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December. But the agency says it co...

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During much of 1970s cinema, movies like "Parallax View," "All the President's Men" and "Blow Out" reflected and catered to an America that was going through the Vietnam-to-Watergate run of government...

LOS ANGELES — For more than a decade, cinematographer Wally Pfister brought director Christopher Nolan’s cinematic visions to life. Now, he’s the one calling the shots. His directo...

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