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Office rents rise even higher: Monthly average asking rate for office space on the Peninsula is $4.10 per square foot   

Prices are still sky high for office rentals along the Peninsula, according to the latest data from the commercial real estate company Colliers International. Registering a milestone not seen since t...

San Mateo County has its share of the supernatural: Urban legends and ghosts stories haunt historic sites   

Halloween is marked by a variety of meanings; for many it's a time to escape into playing a costumed part, for others it's a time to remember the dead and for some, it elicits fear of the supernatural...

Revised Transit Village design seeks approval   

A scaled-down Transit Village proposal that drew praise even from former critics is back before the San Carlos Planning Commission Monday night to finish out a public hearing and potentially give the ...

Police seek three in attempted sexual assault   

Menlo Park police are searching for three men in their early 20s suspected of attempting to undress and sexually assault a woman early Thursday behind a building on El Camino Real, police said. At ab...

Convicted arsonist imprisoned for bank robbery   

A 67-year-old man previously convicted of torching a car at the Daly City Department of Motor Vehicles was sentenced to four years prison for stealing $5,000 from a Redwood City bank two days after hi...

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State eyes $500B in water spending   

SAN FRANCISCO — California's growing population and dwindling water require up to $500 billion in additional investment in water in coming decades, and new state fees for water users could be one wa...

Small Iraqi peshmerga force enters Syrian town   

SURUC, Turkey — A vanguard force of Iraqi peshmerga troops entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey on Thursday, part of a larger group of 150 fighters that the Kurds hope will...

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NEW YORK — That bowl of chocolates for ninjas and ghosts won't cost you more this Halloween. Picking the perfect sweet for your Valentine could. The cost of ingredients in chocolate bars is rising,...

A MESSAGE FROM THE COURT TO THE COMMUNITY. On Sept. 23, 2014, Hon. Robert D. Foiles, Presiding Judge of the San Mateo County Superior Court, issued the following message to the community regarding cou...

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California Proposition 1 (water bond) — YES California Proposition 2 (rainy-day fund) — YES California Proposition 45 (government insurance rate oversight) — NO California Proposition 46 (dru...

Jurisdictions across San Mateo County are updating their local general plans and housing elements and renewing and/or proposing policies to meet their Regional Housing Needs Allocation, or RHNA. Per s...

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Kathy Wade stands near a family burial plot at the historic St. John’s Cemetery she oversees in San Mateo. The large Parrott mausoleum housing Abby Parrott, who donated the cemetery to the community after her husband died in the late 1800s, stands in the background.

 

Tucked away in a quiet suburban San Mateo neighborhood, the St. John's Cemetery is rich in history and continues to unveil families' pasts. The cemetery was bequeathed to the community and the Cathol...

 

No one knows how good the West Catholic Athletic League volleyball scene is better than Notre Dame Belmont. A year ago, the Tigers were winless in WCAL play. While they still managed a 20-15 overall ...

Burlingame's No.1 doubles team of Haley Shaffer and Christina Monisteri picked a heck of a time for their first win as a tandem this year. Thursday's closely contested Peninsula Athletic League girls...

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NEW YORK — Solid quarterly results from a range of big companies helped send the stock market slightly higher Thursday. The standout was Visa, whose 10 percent jump helped tug the Dow Jones industri...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy powered its way to a solid annual growth rate of 3.5 percent from July through September, outpacing most of the developed world and appearing on track to extend its mom...

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Skewering the television news industry is fish-in-a-barrel easy. The amount of low-hanging satire fruit in the network studios and on the anchor's desks is bountiful to say the least (sensationalism, ...

TORONTO — Dan Gilroy, writer-director of the Los Angeles noir "Nightcrawler," knew his star, Jake Gyllenhaal, had entered an adventurous new phase as an actor. But he still didn't foresee the sudden...

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Virgin Galactic says space tourism rocket lost
MOJAVE, Calif. — Virgin Galactic reported that its SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket has been lost..
Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse
FORT KENT, Maine — Kaci Hickox can travel unrestricted after a Maine judge rejected the state's bi..
Wall Street caps wild month with stock rally
NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market is capping a seesaw month by jumping to all-time highs just two w..
Burkina Faso army general takes power
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — An army general took power in Burkina Faso Friday after President Blai..
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