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Rent control moves closer to fall ballot: Burlingame tenants advocates collect sufficient signatures, hurdles still exist   

The initiative to repeal an ordinance in Burlingame preventing rent control and instead impose safeguards for tenants received adequate support to go before voters in the fall election. But the initi...

Millbrae begins the long road to recovery: City mourns community center loss in wake of blaze, looks to rebuild   

Still reeling from the loss of the community center potentially scorched by arson, Millbrae residents and officials started picking up the pieces and plotting a road to recovery from the devastating b...

Belmont considers new sales tax: Council to ask voters how to fund repairs, city needs   

Belmont voters may be asked this November whether they'd support a half-cent sales tax officials hope will help close a multi-million dollar gap in unfunded infrastructure needs and support community ...

Public warned to stay alert for whales, sharks: Recent sightings along San Mateo County coast, San Francisco Bay   

With recent shark sightings and an uptick in the number of migratory humpback whales feeding closer to shore, environmental and police officials are advising the public to stay alert while visiting th...

Nurturing the next generation of news: Local educators travel to improve journalism teaching skills   

Aspiring reporters, editors and members of the media in the making may soon enjoy lessons designed to help them usher in the next generation of the news industry, under an innovative journalism educat...

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Turkey criticizes U.S. over cleric accused of coup plot   

ISTANBUL — A top Turkish official on Friday accused the United States of "standing up for savages" by not immediately handing over a U.S.-based Muslim cleric who the government claims orchestrated l...

Eight dead in Munich shooting; police hunt up to three suspects   

MUNICH — Police hunted for an unknown number of gunmen who opened fire in a crowded shopping mall and at a nearby McDonald's Friday, killing eight people and wounding at least 10 others in a rampage...

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Exceptional teachers at Columbia University in New York receive the Mark Van Doren Award. Mark Van Doren (1894-1972) graduated from Columbia in 1920, and taught there for 39 years. He won a Pulitzer P...

In 1885, Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, died in Mount McGregor, New York, at age 63. In 1886, a legend — or myth — was born as Steve Brodie claimed to have made a dare...

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The long-awaited revamped Beresford Park in San Mateo opens to the public Saturday, July 23.


Almost three years after a group of fifth-graders had the unique opportunity to help design a multi-million dollar playground, San Mateo officials are thrilled to welcome them back this weekend to cel...


For the second time in its two-year existence, the Burlingame Dragons FC found itself in the semifinals of the Premier Development League Western Conference playoffs. And for the second time in two y...

NEW YORK — Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford earned his first Gold Glove last season, enhancing his reputation as a guy with a rocket arm. He had been pretty sharp in the field this year, too — u...

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NEW YORK — Another day, another lazy drift higher for stocks and another record high. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 9.86 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,175.03 on Friday. It surpassed its prior...

DETROIT — Volkswagen's plan to fix most of its 2-liter diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests includes a computer software update and a larger catalytic converter to trap harmful nitrogen oxid...

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Pour some Champagne, light a smoke and put on something gorgeous, dahling, because the women of "Absolutely Fabulous" are back. It's been 24 years since Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley made their...

LONDON — Champagne socialites Eddie and Patsy are back onscreen in a movie spin-off of the hugely popular BBC television series "Absolutely Fabulous." The film comes 24 years after the self-absorbed...

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