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In-law units may receive new guides: Planners take up rule changes to increase number in Redwood City   

Redwood City homeowners wanting to build in-law units in the future may find the city less restrictive about size, parking and residency under a series of recommendations coming before the Planning Co...

Half-cent sales tax extension on November ballot: Half Moon Bay officials say it’s necessary for maintenance, library; opponents disagree   

This November, Half Moon Bay voters will have the option to extend a half-cent sales tax that officials say will allow the city to continue to make vital infrastructure improvements and build a new li...

Middlefield Road redesign recommended: Plan calls for three lanes, parallel parking and bike lanes   

A main San Mateo County thoroughfare in North Fair Oaks will be converted into three lanes of traffic with bike lanes and parallel parking if county supervisors ultimately approve the recommended plan...

San Bruno to decide on height limits: Some argue change will revitalize city, others believe it’s not a smart idea   

With raising height limits in a stretch of area north of San Bruno's downtown on the November ballot, those for and against the measure are expressing their concerns and support. Measure N would modi...

City relooks at smoking regulations: Foster City considers prohibitions for restaurants, apartments, condos   

After removing two controversial facets of an ordinance aimed at protecting the public from secondhand smoke, the Foster City Council will reconvene Tuesday night to discuss regulations for restaurant...

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Presidential hopefuls jockey even before congressional elections   

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — One set of elections ends in early November as another begins when presidential hopefuls cross the unofficial starting line in the 2016 race for the White House. With control of ...

Obama: ‘Revving’ economy calls for higher wages   

MILWAUKEE — President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats ope...

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CHICAGO — Americans' eating habits have improved - except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal...

WASHINGTON — As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, ...

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The clothes may make the man, but they also make the news. Look no further than the recent buzz around the fact that President Barack Obama wore — gasp — a tan suit. Forget Ukraine. Forget Iraq. T...

Editor, This is open letter to county officials regarding sea level rise planning. You need to put more emphasis on planning for the expected devastating meteor strike which will cause an un-surfable...

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San Mateo Mayor Robert Ross, center, joins hundreds of bicyclists for the city's first Labor Day Family Fun Ride and Bike Rodeo at Bay Meadows. The event, sponsored by the city and the San Mateo Unite...


Last year was a magical season for the Sacred Heart Prep football team. Not only did the Gators win their third Central Coast Section championship in four years — and their second in a row — they ...

San Mateo's season of injury may have been a blessing in disguise. After several key players were relegated to the injured list in the opening weeks of the 2013 season, the most devastating loss came...

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LONDON — Ahead of a raft of economic developments this week, financial markets started the week on a lackluster note Monday as Wall Street was closed for the Labor Day holiday. KEEPING SCORE: In ...

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina business recruiters offered Toyota more than $100 million in incentives for the world's largest carmaker to move its North American headquarters to Charlotte rather th...

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LOS ANGELES — The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of thei...

LOS ANGELES — The intergalactic misfits of "Guardians of the Galaxy" are the summer's box-office superheroes. Marvel's cosmic romp topped the Labor Day box office with a three-day take of $22 milli...

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