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Clean energy joint venture gains support: San Mateo County joint powers authority formed to buy renewable energy in bulk   

About 297,000 PG&E customers in San Mateo County could get their energy from renewable sources in less than a year under a joint powers authority being formed called Peninsula Clean Energy. The Offic...

San Mateo takes aim at secondhand smoke: City restricts smoking, considers new electronic cigarettes retailer permit rules   

Whether it's traditional tobacco, medical marijuana or the increasingly popular electronic cigarettes, the San Mateo City Council is seeking to enact stricter regulations to deter unwanted exposure to...

Alibaba faces class-action lawsuit: Investor claims company failed to disclose illegal business practices   

A San Mateo County Superior Court judge could review claims the e-commerce giant Alibaba violated federal laws by failing to warn eager investors of alleged illegal business practices. Often referenc...

Field lights debate powering up again: San Mateo Union High School District officials set to approve lights around athletic fields   

San Mateo Union High School District officials stand ready to flip the switch on a proposal to install permanent lights at athletic fields throughout the district, to the chagrin of some neighbors wh...

County to alter services for jailed youth: Changes follow civil grand jury report that identified weaknesses   

Multiple county agencies will work together to develop a comprehensive plan to ensure incarcerated juveniles better transition back into school and family life after being released from detention. Th...

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Gov. Jerry Brown signs law targeting gender wage gap   

SACRAMENTO — Female workers in California will get new tools to challenge gender-based wage gaps under legislation signed into law Tuesday that supporters say offers the strongest equal-pay protecti...

Approaching debate, Clinton and Sanders showing differences   

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton is beginning to draw contrasts with her chief Democratic rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, as they approach their first presidential primary debate next week. ...

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BERKELEY — Mark Bittman has an exponential theory of cooking: If you can cook one dish, you can cook thousands. And his latest cookbook, “Kitchen Matrix,” aims to help home cooks ...

When you speak to Jodi Berg, you find yourself hoping she'll channel a little bit of Dan Aykroyd. After all, she's the fourth generation to head her family's Vitamix company, maker of those super pow...

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The San Mateo Union High School District has a sterling record when it comes to educating its students. Many are high achieving and its schools and educational offerings reflect that. It also does a g...

"It's a dark side of heightened technology, but one to which we ought to be paying much closer attention. ... It's a whole new level of involvement and it's terrifying." — "Stop Teaching Our Kids to...

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Hillsdale’s Grant Ronberg, right, fires home one of his four goals in the Knights’ 12-6 win over Sequoia to stay undefeated in PAL Ocean Division play.


After going through the first round of Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division action undefeated, the Hillsdale boys' water polo team knows it will get the best from every opponent it faces from here...


It turned out not to be as easy as San Mateo volleyball made it look through the first two sets. The Bearcats locked up with scrappy Westmoor Tuesday in a key Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Divisio...

After going through the first round of Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division action undefeated, the Hillsdale boys' water polo team knows it will get the best from every opponent it faces from here...

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NEW YORK — U.S. stocks paused Tuesday, closing moderately lower after five straight days of gains. DuPont and energy companies rose sharply, but the overall market was weighed down by health-care st...

LIMA, Peru — China's slowdown and tumbling commodity prices will push global economic growth this year to the lowest level since the recession year 2009, the International Monetary Fund predicted Tu...

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SAN RAFAEL — Singer-songwriter John Mayer proudly declared himself a "Deadhead" as he defended members of the Grateful Dead in their decision to regroup after playing what was supposed to be the ban...

LAS VEGAS — ESPN is cutting sponsored DraftKings elements from within its shows but not commercials from the daily fantasy sports site. That's according to ESPN Outside the Lines host Bob Ley, who r...

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Russia fires missiles as Syrian troops launch ground push
DAMASCUS, Syria — Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired cruise missiles as Syrian government t..
Scientists win Nobel chemistry award for work on DNA repair
STOCKHOLM — Three scientists from Sweden, the U.S. and Turkey won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on ..
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