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Murder suspect in San Mateo shooting dies: Case against Gregory Elarms dropped after judge tossed confession, appeal ruling was pending   

The prime murder suspect whose case was dismissed after a judge threw out his confession to shooting an East Palo Alto activist at a San Mateo shopping center in 2010 is himself dead. Gregory Leon El...

Burlingame drafts preservation ordinance: Program would begin with buildings downtown   

Plans to bring a historic resource program to Burlingame are in the works and city approval for a downtown program is a month or two out. Modeled after the city of Dana Point, Calif., Burlingame off...

Park renovations a go: San Carlos City Council opts not to downsize Crestview plan   

San Carlos is going ahead with renovations of Crestview Park rather than downsize the plan to come under budget because the council worries that waiting will delay construction and potentially force a...

Doctor gets time served for torching own office   

A doctor deemed insane at the time he vandalized and torched his San Carlos electronic cigarette business following a mental breakdown was sentenced Wednesday to time served and three years supervised...

Office of Education granted $500,000   

The San Mateo County Office of Education has been granted $500,000 to empower and cultivate parents from low-income backgrounds from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s $13.7 million family engagemen...

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Gov. wants rainy-day fund to be amended   

SACRAMENTO — Saying the state's budget surplus should be used to pay down debt, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a special session of the Legislature to make changes to a rainy-day fund measure ...

Ex-official leaves huge debt for California city   

LOS ANGELES — A former city official who became a symbol of municipal greed was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison — less than half the time it will take the nearly bankrupt Los Angeles sub...

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I just returned from a trip to Santa Barbara where I am working on a large residential landscape project. In case you haven't seen the national news lately, most of the state of California is in the m...

Chomping down on a rosette of freshly emerging tulip leaves is just the thing to drive away winter doldrums — for deer. Crocuses probably taste almost as good to them. There's no need, though, for...

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A tisket, a tasket, it's time for Easter baskets. Easter is no longer for the religious minded. In fact, it really hasn't been for a long time. Arbor Day might still be all about the trees but those o...

As horrific as the Orland bus crash was, it could have been even more deadly had students not been aboard a new bus with modern safety features. Some escaped through windows designed as emergency exi...

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A student works on a project in Peninsula High School’s construction class.


A Peninsula High School student collided with a Peninsula gourmet food company when its founder Lynn Milos began looking for someone to help build gift boxes for her sauces. Culinary Twist, a 4-year-...


Expectations were high for the Menlo-Atherton baseball team coming into the 2014 campaign. And while the Bears still find themselves in a first-place tie atop the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Divisi...

The scope of the Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division softball standings would be much more orderly had San Mateo just gone away Wednesday at Terra Nova. But the San Mateo offense would have none...

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Investors drove stock prices to their highest level in a week Wednesday, encouraged by a crop of corporate earnings and reassuring U.S. and Chinese economic data. Major U.S. stock indexes notched the...

SAN DIEGO — California home prices surged to a six-year high in March amid lackluster sales at the start of the traditional buying season, a research firm said Wednesday. The median sales price for...

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LOS ANGELES — The Budweiser Made in America music festival is coming to Los Angeles, but who is performing and how the city will manage the two-day concert are still mysteries. Jay Z and Los Angele...

NEW YORK — Malcolm Young of AC/DC is taking a break from the band to focus on his health. The announcement saying the 61-year-old guitarist is in "ill health" was posted on the band's Facebook page...

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Man killed in boating accident near Redwood City identified
A man killed Wednesday evening in a boating accident near Redwood City was identified today as Yong ..
Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions
GENEVA — Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreemen..
Three protesters killed in attack on Ukrainian base
MARIUPOL, Ukraine — The turmoil in Ukraine dominated the European landscape Thursday, as three pro..
Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes
PARIS — David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western and reclusive New Wa..
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