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Former employee sues SamTrans for sexual harassment: Allegations against San Mateo County Transit District’s director of human resources   

A former San Mateo County Transit District employee who alleges she endured years of sexual harassment ranging from being inappropriately videotaped to physically assaulted, is suing the public agency...

Electrification of Caltrain getting a boost from Obama: President asks Congress for $125M to fund the project   

President Barack Obama has asked Congress for $125 million in the fiscal 2017 budget for the electrification of Caltrain, U.S. Department of Transportation officials announced Wednesday. U.S. Secret...

Belmont approves 73-unit housing project: Affordability crisis remains, council negotiates tradeoffs   

After hearing from numerous members of the public about the Bay Area's housing crisis Tuesday night, the Belmont City Council unanimously approved a proposal to redevelop an aging business park into a...

Private hotel negotiations bring lawsuit: Group claims San Bruno officials aren’t transparent, city says suit is unwarranted   

Citing transparency concerns, a group of frustrated San Bruno residents filed a lawsuit seeking to shed more light on negotiations potentially leading toward development of a hotel in a piece of city ...

President lands in Bay Area to attend fundraisers   

President Barack Obama arrived Wednesday evening to the Bay Area, where he will attend Democratic fundraiser events before his scheduled departure Thursday afternoon. Air Force One touched down at 7:...

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Powerful California coastal panel ousts executive director   

LOS ANGELES — The powerful agency that manages development on California’s coastline fired its executive Wednesday after a lengthy and, at times, emotionally charged meeting that veere...

Government sues Ferguson after city tries to revise deal   

FERGUSON, Mo. — The federal government sued Ferguson on Wednesday, one day after the City Council voted to revise an agreement aimed at improving the way police and courts treat poor people and mino...

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Gated communities with houses clustered around golf courses, swimming pools, party rooms and fitness centers are common in many suburban areas. But homes built adjacent to functioning farms? Welcome ...

Baby, it's a brand new year. And when it comes to creating the perfect sleep space for little ones, there are more fun options than ever. Styles range from haute to homespun, vintage to vanguard. A l...

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Courtesy of Republic Urban Properties
An artist rendering of the mixed-use project designed by Republic Urban near the Millbrae rail station. Officials approved the Millbrae Station Area Specific Plan, which will make way for development in the 116-acre site surrounding the intersection of Millbrae Avenue and El Camino Real.


Following years of thorough planning and months of extensive deliberation, officials approved the policy guidelines laying the groundwork for future development in the 116-acre site near the Millbrae ...


After a week that saw the Carlmont boys' soccer team lose to division-leading Aragon and tie last-place Half Moon Bay, Scots coach Will Stambaugh used Monday and Tuesday of this week to work on his te...

Growing up, my younger brother and I would play on the same soccer team every other year. I don’t know if that was just a league rule to have siblings play on the same team whenever possible or...

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The Federal Reserve's latest signals on interest rates gave U.S. stocks a lift for much of Wednesday, but the rally didn't last. A sell-off in the final minutes of trading knocked the Dow Jones indu...

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Wednesday that global weakness and falling financial markets could depress the U.S. economy's growth and slow the pace of Fed interest rate ...

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SAN FRANCISCO — Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had a front row seat as the personal computer began to reshape society. So it made perfect sense to him to bring a convention meshing technology with p...

NEW YORK — Seven innocent civilians agreed to spend two months in an Indiana jail and have their experiences filmed for an A&E Network series, "60 Days In," that will air starting next month. Backg...

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Congress gives final OK to banning local Internet taxes
WASHINGTON — Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing ac..
Breakthrough: Scientists detect Einstein-predicted ripples
WASHINGTON — In an announcement that electrified the world of astronomy, scientists said Thursday ..
Pentagon chief predicting 'tangible gains' in Iraq, Syria
BRUSSELS — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter predicted on Thursday that recent U.S.-led efforts to..
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