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Deal offers sand dunes protection: Ancient remains and endangered species saved from development   

Endangered plants and artifacts from ancient communities will be preserved from the threat of development, with the donation to San Mateo County of more than 3 acres of privately owned sand dunes in D...

Apartment fire displaces four, kills dozens of pets: Incident took place in Los Prados neighborhood of San Mateo   

Four San Mateo residents were displaced and lost dozens of pets after a two-alarm fire destroyed their apartment early Friday morning. Firefighters responded to the Villa Del Prado apartment complex...

One in four renters use half their pay for housing costs   

WASHINGTON — More than one in four U.S. renters have to use at least half their family income to pay for housing and utilities. That's the finding of an analysis of Census data by Enterprise Commun...

Celebrating historic diversity: Half Moon Bay Johnston House property serves as outdoor concert venue   

Looking for a family-friendly kickoff to Cinco de Mayo? Then head out to the coast Sunday to enjoy an afternoon of mariachi music against the backdrop of the historic Johnston House's ocean views du...

Man sentenced to life or triple gang murder   

A Petaluma man who was convicted last year in a 2010 gang-related triple murder in South San Francisco was sentenced Friday in a San Francisco federal court to life in prison plus an additional 35 yea...

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Six officers charged in death in Baltimore   

BALTIMORE — Rage turned to relief in Baltimore on Friday when the city's top prosecutor charged six police officers with felonies ranging from assault to murder in the death of Freddie Gray. State...

Prosecutor moves swiftly on charges   

BALTIMORE — Baltimore's chief prosecutor, just 35 years old and on the job for less than four months, moved swiftly Friday to address the biggest challenge of her career when she announced charges i...

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In 1863, during the Civil War, Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was accidentally wounded by his own men at Chancellorsville, Virginia; he died eight days later. In 1885, Good Housekeeping ...

The children's book "The Cat in the hat" (1957) has 223 different words. The book is for children learning to read. *** John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) wore a silk top hat to his 1961 presidential inaug...

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Hillsdale High School graduate Danielle Gaggero, aka ‘Dakota Shanks,’ is a new skater for the San Francisco Bay Bombers.


By day her name is Danielle Gaggero, a coffee-slinging barista at Philz who attends classes at the College of San Mateo. At night, though, Danielle, 19, has a completely different persona who likes ...


The Menlo-Atherton boys' tennis team was looking to put a punctuation mark on the Peninsula Athletic League season at the PAL individual championships Friday at San Mateo High School. After winning t...

It has been quite a week for Mills junior James Sooklaris. Monday, he entered the game as the replacement right fielder after starting senior Ethan Chen broke his ankle in the early innings. Sooklari...

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NEW YORK — The stock market bounced back on Friday as investors picked up companies that had dropped earlier in the week. Major indexes recovered nearly all their losses from a fall the day before. ...

OMAHA, Neb. — Warren Buffett's company says its first-quarter profit jumped 10 percent on the strength of its railroad and insurance businesses. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. earned $5.16 billion, or $3...

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There's dark comedy, and then there's take-no-prisoners, dare-you-to-keep-looking dark comedy. Kristen Wiig's "Welcome to Me" falls decidedly in the latter category, making us laugh but feel deeply un...

As high school seniors get ready to begin the next chapter of their lives after graduation, eighth-graders are doing the same — preparing for high school. While high school seniors seem to get most ...

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