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City seeks cash to aid Ralston: Belmont applies for $8 million in local, state grants to fund construction   

After nearly two years of discussing how to improve safety and mobility for all users of Ralston Avenue, Belmont officials are seeking nearly $8 million in grants to help fund long-awaited improvement...

Residents raise concerns over proposed 101 ramp: San Mateo, Burlingame neighbors attend meeting on Peninsula Avenue interchange   

As the city of San Mateo and Caltrans revive efforts to create a new southbound entrance to Highway 101 at Peninsula Avenue, members of the public packed a community meeting Thursday evening with ques...

Alternative school options narrowed: High school district board takes Burlingame property off table, postpones final decision for Peninsula   

The long-term future of Peninsula High School will continue to hang in limbo, but students of the alternative program can be certain they will not be attending classes on Mahler Road in Burlingame, un...

The famous July 4th parade that never was   

Redwood City is getting ready for its popular Fourth of July parade with few people realizing the city's most famous Independence Day parade never happened. "At one point, our parade may have been th...

Mountain lion seen walking near San Mateo school   

A mountain lion was seen casually strolling through a residential neighborhood and near an elementary school near the northern border of San Mateo on Friday night, police said. Police said they we...

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Nuke talks to miss target; Iran foreign minister heads home   

VIENNA — A senior U.S. official acknowledged Sunday that Iran nuclear talks will go past their June 30 target date, as Iran's foreign minister prepared to head home for consultations before returni...

Tunisia launches nationwide manhunt for attack accomplices   

SOUSSE, Tunisia — The student who massacred holidaymakers on a Tunisian beach and at a swank resort hotel acted alone during the attack but had accomplices who supported him beforehand, an Interior...

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Today's Highlight in History: On June 29, 1767, Britain approved the Townshend Revenue Act, which imposed import duties on glass, paint, oil, lead, paper and tea shipped to the American colonies. (...

My friend Doris recently lost her dog of almost 15 years. Her little dog, a PHS/SPCA "alum," was a true companion and, naturally, left a huge empty space in Doris' life when she passed. She visited ou...

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Last month I was approached by the current president of the Beresford Hillsdale Neighborhood Association to write a column on its 25th anniversary. I replied I would be happy to do so and sent Lisa Ta...

As we celebrate the success of San Mateo's third annual pride gathering in Central Park on June 13, and an historic victory for marriage equality in the Supreme Court, it is quite stunning to think of...

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Thousands of revelers marched in the Pride Parade in San Francisco Sunday following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Friday to legalize same-sex marriage.


SAN FRANCISCO — Hundreds of thousands of people on Sunday packed gay pride events from Chicago to New York City, Seattle to San Francisco, with overall attendance expected in the millions for what a...


PALO ALTO — Opening day for the District 52 Majors Tournament certainly went San Mateo's way. One of five cities in District 52 to be represented by two teams in the 16-team pool, San Mateo's squad...

PALO ALTO — Pacifica American isn't expected to be the juggernaut it was a year ago. Last season — en route to falling one game shy of a trip to the Little League Word Series — P-Town opened th...

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SACRAMENTO — Travelers easily whiz from city to city on high-speed trains in many parts of South America, Asia and Europe. Since the first high-speed lines began operating more than 50 years ago in ...

ATHENS, Greece — Greek banks will remain shut for an unspecified time and the country is imposing restrictions on bank withdrawals following a recommendation by the Bank of Greece, the country's pr...

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LONDON — Kanye West declared himself "the greatest living rock star on the planet" at Britain's Glastonbury festival. But that didn't prevent a prankster from invading the rapper's performance and ...

LOS ANGELES — A foul-mouthed Teddy bear is no match for a pack of dinosaurs. Seth MacFarlane's "Ted 2" opened far under expectations with $32.9 million, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday, cedi...

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Coast Guard helicopter makes hard landing on SFO tarmac
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter made a hard landing and tipped onto its side at San Francisco Internat..
Justices uphold Arizona's system for redistricting
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday upheld Arizona congressional districts drawn by an indepe..
Justices uphold use of drug implicated in botched executions
WASHINGTON — A deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injec..
Washington wildfire destroys homes, forces evacuations
SEATTLE — A wildfire fueled by high temperatures and strong winds roared into a central Washington..
French minister: No new target date for Iran nuclear talks
UNITED NATIONS — Negotiators trying to rein in Iran's nuclear program have decided not to set a ne..
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