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Mandarin school to likely stay: San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District steers toward shared campus in North Central San Mateo   

As the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District considers how to address the demand for a neighborhood school that will serve the North Central community in San Mateo, it is unlikely officials...

Belmont budget strong, infrastructure weak   

A rebounding economy and healthy reserves has Belmont officials cautiously optimistic as they plan to turn to the community seeking support for nearly $190 million in capital improvement needs from st...

California bills reinstating penalties for some crimes stall   

SACRAMENTO — A key legislative panel on Thursday shelved several attempts to scale back a ballot measure that California voters approved to reduce penalties for some crimes, including stalling a bil...

Belmont hosts Polish festival: Bay Area’s first event offers food, entertainment, culture   

Think lighting up your weekend with a little polka might be fun? Then head down to the Bay Area's first PolCa Polish Heritage Festival held in Belmont where the whole family can learn about a thousand...

101 lanes to close for night-time construction   

Caltrans is planning a closure of one direction of traffic on two consecutive weekends for construction of the Highway 101 Broadway interchange project in Burlingame, according to the agency. The s...

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Bill would require California doctors to check drug database   

SACRAMENTO — California doctors would be required to check a statewide database before prescribing narcotics under a bill moving through the state Legislature. Currently it is voluntary to check th...

California bill would legalize motorcycle lane-splitting   

SACRAMENTO — California may become the first state to explicitly allow motorcycles to weave between stalled cars in traffic. The Assembly on Thursday approved legislation permitting lane-splitting....

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In 1790, Rhode Island became the 13th original colony to ratify the United States Constitution. In 1848, Wisconsin became the 30th state of the union. In 1912, the ballet "L'Apres-midi d'un Faune" (...

The day started innocently enough and with the best of intentions. For years I had heard of Water Dog Lake, purportedly the jewel of Belmont in the heart of the city. And yet, I had never been there...

A year ago, after returning from the funeral of a former neighbor and friend, I sat down and asked myself, "What can I do?" My friend and her husband, lifelong residents and workers on the Peninsula, ...

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A train crosses over the bridge at Tilton Avenue in San Mateo that is slated to be replaced. Railroad Avenue north of Tilton Avenue may need to be reduced to one lane to support Caltrain’s construction of a new retaining wall.


Workers replacing four 112-year-old bridges in North Central San Mateo discovered an old retaining wall will not be able to support the revamped Caltrain line and now the transit agency is asking the ...


SAN JOSE — With Tommy Lopiparo being one of just two seniors in the starting lineup for the Sequoia baseball team Thursday night, it was surreal to see it play out as the three-sport athlete's final...

SAN JOSE — The Carlmont softball team has had Wilcox's number over the past year. In 2014, the Scots beat the Chargers 4-3 in the Central Coast Section semifinals on their way to the eighth CCS tit...

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NEW YORK — U.S. stocks fell slightly Thursday, following a sell-off in the Chinese market and continued worries about the approaching debt payment deadline for cash-starved Greece. The overall mark...

WASHINGTON — Another first quarter of the year. Another reversal for the U.S. economy. Another expectation of a rebound to come. On Friday, the government will likely estimate that the economy shra...

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It's sure been a rough year for Hollywood. First there was the stinging Sony hacking scandal. And now we have the humbling image of the Hollywood letters themselves toppling to the ground, as most of ...

LOS ANGELES — Dwayne Johnson has played his share of outsized heroes over the years. His characters have taken down crazed criminals and evil empires. He's crushed an army of fire ants with his chin...

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Sepp Blatter wins re-election as FIFA president
ZURICH — Sepp Blatter was re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term on Friday, chosen to lead ..
Cuba removed from US terror list
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday formally removed Cuba from a U.S. terrorism blackl..
US economy shrank in winter but staging a spring rebound
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy shrank at a 0.7 percent annual rate in the first three months of the..
Another round of rain brings more serious flooding in Texas
HOUSTON — Floodwaters submerged Texas highways and threatened more homes Friday after another roun..
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