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101 digital billboard in works: Media company offering lucrative highway sign deal to South San Francisco   

Drivers commuting the stretch of Highway 101 along South San Francisco may soon see a shift in their surrounding landscape, as city officials will consider a proposal to add a new electronic billboard...

Grand jury probes attorney program: County has private attorneys rather than public defenders   

San Mateo County's Private Defender Program lacks proper evaluation and officials cannot prove it meets with state and federal guidelines to provide competent counsel for poor defendants, according to...

Caltrain board moves toward more bicycles: Some options for electric trains include increasing capacity, removing restrooms   

To the relief of many multi-modal commuters, Caltrain officials went against staff's recommendation and will further consider increasing capacity for bicyclists seeking space on the transit agency's n...

Options emerge to spare Harbor District   

With the final report recommending dissolution of the county's Harbor District expected July 15, Supervisor Don Horsley said Monday that other options exist that could keep the district intact. The k...

State urged to return $331 million meant for homeowners   

SACRAMENTO — Several California lawmakers and community assistance groups are calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to repay more than $331 million in funds intended to help homeowners struggling with foreclo...

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Iran pushing for end to arms embargo in nuclear deal   

VIENNA — As negotiators braced for yet another possible extension of nuclear talks, Iran demanded on Monday that any deal should include the end to a U.N. arms embargo as well — a condition backed...

Egypt anti-terror bill speeds trials, tightens hand on media   

CAIRO — After a series of stunning militant attacks, Egypt's government is pushing through a controversial new anti-terrorism draft bill that would set up special terrorism courts, shorten the appea...

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DENVER — Presidential candidates are talking about marijuana in ways unimaginable not long ago. White House hopefuls in both parties are taking donations from people in the new marijuana industry, ...

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that will prevent doctors and hospitals from denying organ transplants to medical marijuana users just because of their pot use. The Democratic ...

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After 16 years, the U.S. Women's National Team is bringing home a World Cup trophy. The last victory on this stage was of course in 1999, well known for Brandi Chastain's winning penalty kick and quic...

Imagine the irony. June 14, 2015, better known as "Flag Day," marks the day our nation's Second Continental Congress founded our national flag. Just nine days later, following a tragedy that claimed t...

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Sara and Dan Campbell take Sara, their 18-month-old daughter to Beresford park regularly.


After almost three years of imaginative planning with the help of children, parents and community members of all ages, San Mateo's Beresford Park playground is slated for a massive multi-million dolla...


PORTOLA VALLEY — Ever since a misstep to open the District 52 10-11-year-old tournament, San Mateo American has been infallible. American has stormed through the losers' bracket with four straight ...

The United States Women's National Soccer Team returned to the pinnacle of the sport with its 5-2 win over Japan in the Women's World Cup finals Sunday. The U.S. has been a power on the women's socce...

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NEW YORK — Stocks in the U.S. fell broadly following drops in overseas markets as Greeks voted to reject creditor conditions for more loans, but the losses weren't as steep as many had feared. With...

ATHENS, Greece — Despite triumphing in a popular vote against austerity, Greece's leaders Monday faced the urgent need to heal ties with European creditors and reach a financial rescue deal to preve...

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SC Senate gives final OK to Confederate flag removal
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Nuke deal remains elusive after deadline, but talks continue
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