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Agency studies 101 toll lanes: Millions sought for early phases of bringing carpool/toll lanes to well-used highway   

With commute times on Highway 101 getting worse, the City/County Association of Governments is moving forward with studying whether carpool and toll lanes can solve the problem. The C/CAG board is se...

A driving effort to fight hunger: High schoolers support charitable organizations   

Inspired partly by an attempt to recapture the glory of a previous record-setting food drive, San Mateo High School students are engaged in an attempt to help feed local families in need. Students h...

Police warn of thieves during Black Friday: Local law enforcement offers tips for shoppers to stay safe   

As shoppers across the nation descend into crowded malls in search of some of the year's best deals, local law enforcement is reminding people to stay vigilant in protecting themselves against thieves...

Research group outlines toxic issues with certain toys   

California State Sen. Mark Leno and Assemblyman David Chiu joined health care professionals and a public interest research group this week to urge parents to be on the lookout for unsafe toys. In th...

Holiday events   

This Friday, Nov. 27, a tradition more than four decades strong will welcome the holiday season. If you're in South San Francisco, be sure to watch the "Sign Hill Tree" light up at 5:30 p.m. It will s...

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Pope says ‘catastrophic’ if interests derail climate talks   

NAIROBI, Kenya — Pope Francis warned Thursday that it would be "catastrophic" for world leaders to let special interest groups get in the way of a global agreement to curb fossil fuel emissions as h...

Turkey-Russia spat over shot Russian warplane escalates   

ANKARA, Turkey — A tug-of-war over a Russian warplane downed by a Turkish fighter jet at the border with Syria escalated Thursday, with Moscow drafting a slew of economic sanctions against Turkey an...

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In 1815, the constitution for the Congress Kingdom of Poland was signed by Russian Czar Alexander I, who was also king of Poland. In 1901, the U.S. Army War College was established in Washington, D.C...

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Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, right, fills a to-go box of Thanksgiving dinner with the help of Lisa Wong to send home with a visitor to the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in San Mateo Thursda...


The goal of every high school football coach is to be practicing on Thanksgiving Day. That means their team has won a playoff game and are preparing for the next round. There are still three San Mate...

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Brett Favre had one more memorable moment with the Green Bay Packers. With cold, driving rain drenching Lambeau Field, the Packers unveiled Favre's name and retired No. 4 on the ...

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NEW YORK — Black Friday used to kick off the holiday shopping season, but now that day has taken a backseat to Thanksgiving Day. Still, retailers have settled into times that don't interfere with th...

SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo has starred in a decade-long soap opera during which it's run through five CEOs, fended off a hostile takeover bid from Microsoft and sparred (often unsuccessfully) with activi...

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Admit it. When you heard another "Rocky" movie was coming out — a seventh — you thought, really? How many "Rocky" movies do we need? Well, it turns out we needed seven. At least. From its very b...

LOS ANGELES — "Fruitvale Station" writer-director Ryan Coogler is sending a love letter to his father in the form of the latest "Rocky" film. "Creed" was inspired by his dad, who showed him the "Ro...

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