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Beach owner claims threats: Martin’s Beach manager says he’s received death threats, wants approval to ban public   

Attorneys representing Martin's Beach are seeking a judge's approval to close the contested property to the public citing evidence that visitors have trespassed, engaged in vandalism and even made dea...

San Mateo Union High School District discusses destinations: Officials consider leasing space from county for charter school   

Concerned members of the Mills High School community turned out for a special San Mateo Union High School District board meeting to encourage district leadership to find a new campus for the Design Te...

Belmont nixes council lifetime health benefits: Changes affect future councilmembers, though no current members receive them   

To avoid the possibility of future conflicts of interest and reduce long-term liabilities, the Belmont City Council voted Tuesday to change the benefits packages councilmembers receive — including t...

Teachers and district hit negotiation deadlock: Millbrae educators come to impasse over proposed pay raises   

Teachers and administration in the Millbrae Elementary School District reached an impasse in contract negotiations, but officials said they are hopeful that an agreement can be found soon. District ...

Drunk driver who smashed into bus gets year in jail   

An intoxicated driver who plowed into the back of a SamTrans bus in South San Francisco last year and then threw up in the backseat of a patrol car after his arrest was sentenced Wednesday to a year i...

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Moderate earthquake strikes Northern California coast   

EUREKA — A moderate earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 has struck off the coast of Northern California. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the quake shook at 1:08 p.m. Wednesday about ...

UC’s Santa Barbara campus recognized for Latino enrollment   

GOLETA — The University of California, Santa Barbara, has become the fourth UC campus and the nation's first major research university to be recognized for having a student body that is at least one...

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During this season of short, dark days, indoor herb gardens offer welcome greenery and fragrance, as well as adding zest to cold-weather stews and soups. "In the winter, even indoor plants won't be d...

As a guy who built heating systems for spacesuits, Mark Aramli found it perplexing that there was no good way to get the temperature right for his mom when she was laid up during a recent Rhode Island...

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Philz Coffee held a job fair in downtown Redwood City Wednesday to hire baristas for its new location on Broadway.


Philz Coffee serves one cup at a time and Wednesday it was looking to hire one barista at a time for its new downtown Redwood City location set to open next month. The new Broadway coffee shop, locat...


There may be more important games on the schedule for the Serra basketball team, but none are bigger than when St. Ignatius comes to San Mateo for the annual "Jungle Game." "The 'Jungle Game' is a bi...

The search for a 49ers offensive coordinator appears to be — finally — coming to an end. Albert Breen of the NFL Network reports current quarterbacks coach Geep Chryst will be promoted to the lea...

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Investors struggled to figure out a barrage of signals from the Federal Reserve, oil markets and Corporate America Wednesday, and stocks fell sharply for second straight day. The Federal Reserve iss...

NEW YORK — For the seventh quarter in a row Facebook beat profit and revenue forecasts, continuing to win more mobile advertising revenue as most users shift to using the site on smartphones and oth...

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