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SamTrans CEO Scanlon retiring   

After 15 years leading the San Mateo County Transit District, CEO Mike Scanlon is moving on. Scanlon, 67, informed the SamTrans Board of Directors on Wednesday he is retiring, ending a nearly 50-year...

‘Yes means yes’ bill gets green light: Lawmakers pass bill as states, universities try to change how they handle rape allegations   

SACRAMENTO — State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses. The Senate ...

Puppy killer may get mental treatment, not prison   

Sentencing for a Redwood City man facing three years in prison for torturing and killing the family puppy was postponed Thursday so he can be considered instead for the county's mental health court. ...

Stowaway arrested in Phoenix says she’s ill   

PHOENIX — A woman accused of trying to sneak aboard multiple flights without a ticket and arrested at a Phoenix airport this week says she suffers from an unrecognized mental illness. Marilyn Jean ...

South City installs new pedestrian crossing at El Camino High School   

South San Francisco completed an new pedestrian crossing at El Camino High School on Aug. 8 to enhance safety for students as they began the new school year. Working with a consultant, the city ins...

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California gets more waves as storm eases   

LOS ANGELES — High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday, showing signs of diminishing but still bringing warnings of pos...

Assembly approves statewide ban on single-use plastic bags   

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers passed a key hurdle Thursday in imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. The state Assembly approved SB270 on a 44-29 vote after rejec...

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Grilling vegetables is magical, mostly because the intense heat caramelizes the natural sugars in them. It transforms vegetables from something you feel you have to eat into something you can't stop e...

In 1533, the last Incan King of Peru, Atahualpa, was executed on orders of Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro. In 1814, during the War of 1812, Alexandria, Virginia, formally surrendered to British ...

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If I met the man I was before I had a daughter, I would laugh at him. Then give him a hug and a pat on the back. That man had said there is no way his daughter would be into princesses or Disney. Ju...

As head usher welcoming people to our church last Sunday morning, I greeted one family whose son had recently started learning to drive. Mom and Grandma were grateful that they had arrived safely and ...

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Mark Kitaoka and Tracy Martin
Majesty Scott, as Lorell, Janelle LaSalle, as Deena, and Jacqueline Dennis as Michelle, in Broadway By the Bay’s ‘Dreamgirls.’


R&B, soul and pop from the '60s and '70s take center stage in "Dreamgirls," presented in a highly polished production by Broadway By the Bay. With tuneful music by Henry Krieger and a book and lyric...


The Millbrae Art & Wine Festival draws big crowds who come out for the food, wine, activities and entertainment.


The largest and most well-known event this Labor Day weekend is the Millbrae Art & Wine Festival that will transform downtown with an expanded classic car show, colorful tents, gourmet fudge, children...


For the first time since 2007, when the Peninsula Athletic League was a two-division league, the Hillsdale football team finds itself playing in the Ocean Division. From 2008 to 2013, the Knights wer...

Jefferson’s magic number is 2010. That is the last season Indians football posted a winning record. Since that Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division championship season, Jefferson posted re...

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U.S. financial markets ended slightly lower Thursday, marking their first loss in a week of record highs. The escalating conflict in Ukraine, disappointing retail earnings and profit outlooks combine...

WASHINGTON — After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than it had first e...

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NEW YORK — Shakira is pregnant with baby No. 2. The Colombian singer made the announcement on her Facebook and Twitter pages on Thursday. Her representative confirmed that the accounts were real. ...

DALLAS, Ore. — The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail. The direct...

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Ebola arrives in Senegal as outbreak accelerates
DAKAR, Senegal — A man infected with Ebola traveled to Senegal, bringing the disease to that count..
Cameron promises tough action to fight militants
LONDON — Prime Minister David Cameron says he'll introduce new laws to combat terror suspects, ple..
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