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John Root to take over Jerry Deal’s seat: Longtime Burlingame resident voted as replacement for retired councilman   

Former school board member John Root is the newest addition to the Burlingame City Council after the council chose him as a replacement for retired councilman Jerry Deal at Monday night's meeting. ...

Burlingame summit sparks host of new ideas for Broadway renewal   

A recent summit to discuss revitalizing Broadway in Burlingame has been deemed a success by business owners and city officials, who say they'll continue to work together to make changes to the street ...

San Mateo County looking at housing options for homeless   

Mimicking an expected change in federal homeless policy, San Mateo County is considering a rapid rehousing pilot program that focuses on getting families out of shelters and more quickly into more sta...

Five seek three Sequoia Healthcare District seats: Two groups have juxtaposing views: Dissolve district, continue health initiatives   

There's a stark divide between the goals of the five candidates running for three four-year seats on the Sequoia Healthcare District Board of Directors this November as two incumbents argue the commun...

Bomb scare closes Redwood City streets   

A suspicious and noisy package left in a mailbox in downtown Redwood City prompted officers and the San Mateo County sheriff's bomb squad to close down Jefferson Avenue and Broadway Monday afternoon. ...

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Yosemite proposes raising entrance and camping fees   

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Visitors to Yosemite National Park may soon have to pay more to enter and camp overnight, under proposed fee increases announced Monday. A seven-day pass for each car enter...

Millions in Social Security going to expelled Nazis   

OSIJEK, Croatia — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream. His plastics company in the Rust Belt town of Akron, Ohio, thrived. By the late 1980s, he had acquired the trappin...

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WASHINGTON — While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the S...

DALLAS — Youngor Jallah spent the last three weeks confined to her small apartment with her children and boyfriend, fearing they had contracted the deadly Ebola virus from her mother's fiance. But ...

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Half Moon Bay's annual pumpkin festival might be fun, however, its New Hampshire counterpart is an absolute riot. San Mateo County's coastal haven has rolling fog, giant gourds and clean, wholesome f...

Editor, Twenty-five years ago last week the Bay Area experienced it's worst earthquake since 1906. There is, however, one thing that worked out in all of our favor, that is that most of us were at ...

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Ken Constantino stands atop the roof of the historic House of Merkel in downtown San Mateo. The 1930s art deco terra-cotta tile exterior has eroded over time and is currently being restored.

 

A piece of downtown San Mateo history is getting a shiny new finish as the owners of the House of Merkel are undergoing the painstaking process of restoring the 1930s terra-cotta tiled Art Deco exteri...

 

She's not even 5-feet tall and weighs in at a lithe 90 pounds, but Sacred Heart Prep freshman Sara Choy has emerged as a massive force on the tennis court. When Choy walked onto the court at Menlo Sc...

The Menlo School boys' water polo team in one of the best squads in Northern California — if not the state. The Knights are head and shoulders better than every team but Menlo-Atherton in the Penins...

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NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market moved quietly higher Monday as investors decided to step back into a market that was rattled by white-knuckle turbulence last week. It was a rare move upward for a...

NEW YORK — Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Cus...

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NEW YORK — The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren't over for NBC News' chief medical editor. An admitted lapse in the q...

NEW YORK — Trisha Yearwood and Carlos Santana are among the musicians set to perform the national anthem during the World Series. Major League Baseball says Yearwood will sing "The Star-Spangled Ba...

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US: One American released from North Korea
WASHINGTON — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months..
Homeland Security orders new screening for Ebola
WASHINGTON — Everyone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the cen..
US existing home sales rise in September
WASHINGTON — U.S. homes sold in September at their fastest clip this year, a sign that the housing..
Big surf expected on Central Coast
LOS ANGELES — Forecasters say a large northwest swell will bring big surf to Central Coast beaches..
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