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Brown signs first rules on groundwater   

SACRAMENTO — California will no longer be the last Western state with a pump-as-you-please approach to groundwater. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Tuesday overhauling the state's management...

Cloud company Box moving to Redwood City: Lease deals takes up entire 334,000-square-foot Crossing/900 project downtown   

Redwood City's explosion of downtown construction nabbed a big win this week with news that cloud content management company Box Inc. will be moving its global headquarters into the Crossing/900 proj...

City tries removing corner ‘sign lady’: Redwood City calls woman at Whipple and Veterans a ‘nuisance’   

Estrella Benavides, known for hoisting large signs covered in incoherent messages, is a public nuisance by blocking the public right of way at a busy intersection with an expanding pile of debris, acc...

Search for missing Belmont man shifts to Shasta County   

The investigation into the disappearance of Paul Merrill, an elderly Belmont resident who's been missing since Sept. 4, appears to have shifted away from Siskiyou County after authorities received a t...

Man gets five years prison for groping girls in store   

A 41-year-old man who inappropriately touched two young girls at a San Bruno Target store in separate incidents on the same 2012 day and was later found to own child pornography and a life-sized doll ...

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Interview: Feds launch policing bias study   

WASHINGTON — Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in fi...

NASA picks Boeing, SpaceX to transport its astronauts   

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. On Tuesday, the space agency picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to the International Sp...

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RICHMOND, Va. — Scoff if you must at mass domestic beers, but lessons learned from the makers of Budweiser and Miller Lite are helping to make sure your craft beer tastes the same from pint to pint....

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Historic Stitzel-Weller distillery is the newest stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Liquor giant Diageo PLC said Monday it is opening a visitors' center at Stitzel-Weller, part o...

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Voters in the South San Francisco Unified School District have a broad range of choices for their Board of Trustees. All candidates bring a unique perspective to the table and are engendering a posi...

"It was all different until everything changed." — Ashleigh Brilliant. On Sept. 8, it was interesting to read Sue Lempert's column about how downtown San Mateo has revived since some years ago when...

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The Broadway intersection at Highway 101 and Rollins Road has long caused confusion for drivers and resulted in traffic backup.


Officials cut a cake resembling the likeness of the Broadway Interchange on Highway 101 in Burlingame Tuesday to commemorate the groundbreaking of the reconstruction of the intersection that’...


Aragon and Hillsdale took their rivalry to the pool as the Dons and Knights hooked up in a boys' water polo match to open the Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division season. Hillsdale was champion o...

The synchronicity of Sacred Heart Prep volleyball is really a thing to see. The Gators (5-2) swept Carlmont (2-5) Tuesday night at Sacred Heart Prep, and the team's all-around play in the 6-2 set wa...

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NEW YORK — The stock market rose Tuesday as investors waited to find out when the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates. Stocks flitted between gains and losses through most of morning, then t...

WASHINGTON — The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation's economy as President Barack Obama and Congress gea...

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LOS ANGELES — Jewel is planning an album for release next fall. But for now, she's giving away her latest song for free. The once-homeless singer-songwriter wrote "Home to Me" to support the ReThin...


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Dow closes at record after Fed keeps rates intact
NEW YORK — The stock market rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve told investors to expect low ..
West Nile infected mosquitoes found, multiple cities to be fogged Thursday
Portions of Belmont, Foster City, Redwood City, Redwood Shores and San Mateo will be fogged Thursda..
Iraq premier says no foreign troops
BAGHDAD — Iraq's new prime minister said Wednesday that foreign ground troops are neither necessar..
U.S. homebuilder confidence soars in September
U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the market for new, single-family homes surged this month to the hi..
Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills 2, wounds 3
DONETSK, Ukraine — Shelling in the rebel-held eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk killed two people We..
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