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Large South City housing project OK’d: Officials hopeful project will blend in with vision of downtown revitalization   

The gateway to downtown South San Francisco is due for a massive overhaul, as officials approved the construction of a large housing project slated to be built only steps from the core of the city's c...

Hillsdale redevelopment clears planners: Shopping Center improvements to be considered by San Mateo City Council   

After years of considering how to update an aging portion of the Hillsdale Shopping Center, the owners are a significant step closer to breaking ground on a variety of new entertainment and shopping a...

Belmont approves home remodel rule: Amendments to zoning codes continue, design review guidelines pass   

Nearly six months after the Belmont City Council repealed controversial amendments to rules governing how homes can be remodeled, officials approved creating new guidelines on how projects should be r...

Alleged molester settles civil case: Husband of former Belmont councilwoman accused of molesting niece   

Belmont resident Scott Wright has settled a civil lawsuit brought against him by his niece, who accused her uncle of molesting her over the course of four years starting when she was just 6. Superior...

Belmont police look to ID prowlers   

Belmont police are asking for the public's help in identifying two subjects who were captured on a home security camera Wednesday, possibly casing a residence. At approximately 2:35 p.m., a resident...

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Clinton and Sanders clash over minorities, money — and Obama   

MILWAUKEE — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate and clashed heatedly over their support for Barack O...

Congress gives final OK to banning local Internet taxes   

WASHINGTON — Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition ...

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Most everybody loves fresh, warm doughnuts. But most everybody doesn't love the hassle of making those fresh, warm doughnuts. It's a messy process that involves making a dough that can be temperamenta...

This Valentine's Day, take a pass on the expected. As in, ditch the restaurant reservations. You're just going to get overcharged for so-so food, anyway. Instead, stay home and show your lover how mu...

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I knew last week that there might be some misinterpretation of my column about climate change, but didn't expect the sheer volume of response. Some letters, some emails and a few phone calls. Some peo...

Editor, It's lamentable that so many folks who scream for "gun control" as a way to reduce violence in our culture are so misguided. By applauding ill-crafted (and possibly unconstitutional) executiv...

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Barack Obama poses with a baby before boarding Air Force One at Moffett Field in Mountain View.

 

    ATHERTON — President Barack Obama said Thursday that “strange things” can happen in politics when voters are scared and that the angst people are feeling across th...

 

A little over two weeks ago, the Crystal Springs girls' soccer team dominated Mercy-Burlingame in a key West Bay Athletic League Skyline Division matchup, but came up short on the scoreboard, 3-2. Th...

Girls' soccer Menlo-Atherton 5, Hillsdale 0 Julia Moreton scored twice and Josephine Cotto had two assists to lead the Bears to the victory over the Knights. Sarah McLeod, Katie Guenin and Talia Mi...

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Jitters over the global economy and steep declines in bank stocks knocked U.S. stocks lower for the fourth day in a row Thursday. The slide in the U.S. followed large losses all around the world and...

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Thursday that global economic pressures pose risks to the U.S. economy but said it's too soon to know whether those risks are severe enough ...

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"Deadpool" hates its audience, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. Nothing is sacred to either this film or this character (played with "I'm so naughty" abandon by Ryan Reynolds), which pokes fun...

LOS ANGELES — A man charged with stalking Gwyneth Paltrow told jurors Thursday that he wanted the actress' forgiveness for bombarding her with lewd messages years ago, but a prosecutor urged the pan...

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Carter says UAE will put special forces in Syria
BRUSSELS — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says a key Persian Gulf ally has agreed to send speci..
Report: 5-story building collapses in Istanbul
ISTANBUL — A five-story building collapsed in the Turkish city of Istanbul on Monday and a private..
EU is poised to restrict passport-free travel
BRUSSELS — European Union countries are poised to restrict passport-free travel by invoking an eme..
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