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Math course changes stir parent zeal: San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District changing offerings because of Common Core   

Parents are not backing down from what they see as a lack of involvement in the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District's move to reduce or eliminate more advanced classes like algebra and ge...

Immigrants Social Security eligible in president's plan   

WASHINGTON — Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama’s new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medic...

Armed robber hits pharmacy, may be connected to other similar crimes   

Law enforcement is on the lookout for a man who robbed a pharmacy at gunpoint in San Carlos Wednesday afternoon and may be connected to similar crimes in other cities. An Asian man in his mid-20s en...

Sex offender guilty of bookstore molestation   

A 71-year-old registered sex offender who allegedly molested a 10-year-old girl in an isolated area of a San Mateo bookstore last summer and later arrested in Mountain View for similar behavior is gui...

Prison for devil and skeleton masked robber   

A man who sported a devil and skeleton mask during armed robberies in San Mateo and Redwood City last year was sentenced to three years in prison. Parker Zamora Ames, 21, of San Mateo, received the m...

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U.S. tightens smog limits in bid to protect health   

WASHINGTON — In a fresh confrontation with Republicans, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter emissions limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. T...

Eyeing ’16, Hillary Clinton selective on policy issues   

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton offered praise for President Barack Obama's executive actions to stave off deportation for millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. But the Democrats'...

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Following the general trend in home dicor, holiday trim and accessories this year are an eclectic mix of traditional and non-traditional colors and styles. Remember when blue or pastel pink ornaments...

PHOENIX — Spa treatments don't stop with people. You won't see any aromatherapy candles around, but animals get massages, too, and it's become a regular service that many pet owners value as more th...

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Irma Hofslund in her Redwood City home with one of her recent commendations.


"I always say, San Francisco got the earthquake, and Plainfield got me," Irma Hofslund said, speaking of 1906, the year she was born in Plainfield, Wisconsin. Hofslund laughed at the joke and, thoug...


Since freshman Alyssa Dela Cruz came off the bench in the Skyline women's basketball opener, she has done nothing but produce. With the Skyline men's team off to an 8-0 start this season, the women h...

SANTA CLARA — Richard Sherman's leaping deflection of a pass headed for Michael Crabtree in the corner of the end zone was the defining moment to seal last January's NFC Championship Game that sent ...

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NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market eked out another record close on Wednesday ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday as investors assessed the latest reports on the economy and some corporate earnings. O...

DETROIT — U.S. safety regulators threatened fines and legal action against Takata Corp. Wednesday unless the company admits that its driver's air bag inflators are defective and agrees to a nationwi...

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NEW YORK — If it's anything like last year, television viewers won't have to look very hard for holiday-themed programming this season. The Nielsen company said on Wednesday that some 875 hours of ...

NEW YORK — Singer John Mayer, filmmaker Judd Apatow and comic Drew Carey will be among the guest hosts that will fill in on CBS's "The Late Late Show" before new host James Corden takes over in Marc...

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