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Builders fire back against bond audit: Company claims it is unfairly blamed for money mismanagement   

A construction company identified in an audit detailing the financial missteps which led to the overspending of a South San Francisco Unified School District bond claims its reputation has been undese...

Apartment battle takes a nasty turn; City deems Burlingame unit a public nuisance; tenant left homeless   

A Burlingame woman has been homeless for nearly two months as the Murchison Drive apartment she rents has been deemed a public nuisance and uninhabitable by the city's chief building official. The la...

Main Street Bridge can be repaired: Structural test settles contentious Half Moon Bay debate   

After years of considering, debating and campaigning over the fate of the Main Street Bridge in Half Moon Bay, experts have released the results of structural tests that indicate the 100-year-old stru...

Diversity a top issue facing Sequoia board: Five seek three open seats on high school Board of Trustees   

Developing curriculum which best serves a diverse community is one of the most pressing challenges facing the Sequoia Union High School District, according to the candidates running for three seats o...

Three race for two school board seats: Facilities and curriculum remain priorities in San Mateo-Foster City   

While the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District is faced with the need to accommodate a growing student population and implement modern curriculum, three candidates for the Board of Trustee...

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Brown rejects labor-backed laws in sweeping bill package   

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown barred public schools from using the Redskins name, strengthened the state's vaccine rules by requiring mandatory vaccination for day care workers and handed a win to t...

Islamic State could gain from Turkish peace rally bombing   

ANKARA, Turkey — Thousands mourned the 95 victims of Turkey's deadliest attack in years as state inspectors tried Sunday to identify who sent suicide bombers to a rally promoting peace with Kurdish ...

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The San Carlos Fire Department held an open house on Oct. 4 as part of Fire Prevention Week. Firefighter Justin Velasquez (right), the captain of the crew in San Carlos, shows one of the trucks to 8-y...

A dancer wearing a traditional Japanese costume invites the audience to join her during the 10th Annual Millbrae Japanese Cultural Festival held in Library Square Sunday, Oct. 4. Performers sang trad...

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By now, your mail in ballot should have arrived. Hopefully you have put it in a safe place, one you will remember. I always put mine in a kitchen drawer. If it's on my desk with other papers, it won't...

On Sept. 21, the San Mateo City Council opened a dialogue with the community regarding the severe housing shortage facing the city. The situation is not unique to San Mateo, but affects practically ev...

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Courtesy of the HEAL Project
Kids explore the HEAL Project’s School Farm in Half Moon Bay during an experiential field trip where they learn about healthy eating.


Efforts to promote healthy eating by teaching children about the life cycle of the produce they consume received a boost this week as the HEAL Project earned a long-term commitment from the county's B...


The last time Archbishop Riordan defeated Serra was in 2007. Since that time, the Crusaders had dropped seven straight to the Padres, totaling just 56 points during that span from 2008-14. Saturday, ...

Menlo School senior Alex Gold took a circuitous route to landing the starting defensive end gig this season. But, from there, he has found a direct route to opposing quarterbacks. The banged-up Knigh...

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FALLBROOK — Amid severe drought, the water board in this Southern California town imposed restrictions on Fallbrook Brewing Co., just as the tiny brewer doubled capacity to meet demand for its craft...

WASHINGTON — For just the third time in 40 years, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect no increase in benefits next year, unwelcome news for mor...

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LOS ANGELES — "Pan" produced no Neverland magic at the box office. The fantasy, which cost an estimated $150 million to produce, earned $15.5 million in its opening weekend, according to Rentrak ...

NEW YORK — In the heart of Times Square, a grinning 2-year-old boy is flanked by a pair of strikingly posed, topless women, wearing only red, white and blue paint over their breasts, thongs, feathe...

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Syria troops advance under Russian air cover
DAMASCUS, Syria — Russian jets intensified their airstrikes Monday in central Syria as government ..
Angus Deaton wins Nobel economics prize for work on poverty
STOCKHOLM — Angus Deaton of Princeton University won the Nobel prize in economics Monday for impro..
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