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Alibaba soars in debut   

NEW YORK — Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to t...

Arrest made in fatal attack at South City gym   

A South San Francisco man was arrested Thursday morning after he allegedly beat another man to death at a gym where they were both members, according to police. Police were called to the gym on the 1...

Politicians call for attorney general investigation into CPUC   

San Mateo County politicians blasted the California Public Utilities Commission Friday morning as they called upon Attorney General Kamala Harris to open an investigation into the commission's alleged...

Library renovations may finish early: Fundraising for Burlingame project is close to $1 million goal   

Things are moving along quickly with the Burlingame's main Primrose Road library construction and it's expected to be completed a month ahead of schedule. The $3.5 million renovation began Aug. 11 an...

New presiding judges named for San Mateo County Superior Court   

John L. Grandsaert was selected as the presiding judge and Susan Irene Etezadi were named presiding judge and assistant presiding judge of the San Mateo County Superior Court, it was announced Friday....

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License plate scanner networks capture movements   

LOS ANGELES — A rapidly expanding digital network that uses cameras mounted to traffic signals and police cruisers captures the movements of millions of vehicles across the U.S., regardless of wheth...

Feds approve California’s immigrant license words   

SANTA ANA — Federal officials have approved new wording on a proposed California driver's license for immigrants who are living in the country illegally, ending months of debate over what the card s...

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In 1870, Italian troops took control of the Papal States, leading to the unification of Italy. In 1884, the National Equal Rights Party was formed during a convention of suffragists in San Francisco;...

"Hawaii Five-0" was the first television series shot entirely on location in Hawaii. The series began in 1968 and aired for 12 seasons. *** Before Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) established a career in...

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Take the single most important issue that matters to you nationally, whether it is the ongoing war in Iraq, the implementation of a controversial health care law or the global threat posed by the Isla...

The economy has been on the road to recovery since mid-2009, when the Great Recession officially ended. But, for most Americans, recovery is not there yet, and, at the recent rate of progress, it won'...

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Annika Jimenez
Gwen Minor of Redwood City began sitting in an oak tree Friday to protest the city cutting it down. The city said the tree was diseased and need to be taken down.


A woman took up residence in an oak tree in Redwood City Friday to protest it being cut down, saving the tree — at least for now. Redwood City teacher Gwen Minor began sitting in a large tree on th...


The task wasn't easy for the Sacred Heart Prep football team Friday afternoon, but it was clear: the Gators would need to drive 99 yards and score a touchdown if they wanted to beat Salinas Friday aft...

The Sequoia football team started strong Friday night in its game against Woodside. After forcing the Wildcats to go three-and-out on the first possession of the game, the Cherokees took over at thei...

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NEW YORK — With Wall Street focused on the debut of Alibaba Group, the stock market drifted into the weekend and major indexes ended little changed. Investors watched as the Chinese e-commerce gian...

SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon. The latest windfall came wi...

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The movies, it seems, are increasingly headed down paths in the woods, out to open water and, in the case of John Curran's excellent new film "Tracks," into the deepest reaches of the Australian deser...

It felt like a blink of an eye; I'm now a senior at Carlmont High School. I remember my first day of school. I didn't know where any of my classes were and I didn't know what to expect. Everywhere I w...

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