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Judge dismisses Holly Street update lawsuit: Residents sued San Carlos over vote to restripe, prohibit parking   

A lawsuit challenging the approval by the San Carlos City Council to restripe Holly Street into four lanes and to restrict parking on the city's main gateway was dismissed by a judge Monday, City Atto...

Downtown business district hires new leader: Ann Fienman named executive director of Downtown San Mateo Association   

The Downtown San Mateo Association announced — after a nine-month search — it has hired Ann Fienman as its new executive director who will advocate for local merchants, coordinate with city offici...

Sustainability director works to advance green living programs: New position in Burlingame aims to make city more sustainable and energy efficient   

Sigalle Michael is working to make the city of trees more green, by encouraging Burlingame residents and businesses to participate in environmentally friendly programs that increase energy efficiency....

Federal agents charged with stealing digital currency   

SAN FRANCISCO — Two former federal agents were charged with fraud in the theft of digital currency during an investigation into an online black market known as Silk Road that let users buy and sell ...

Roofer charged with allegedly storing hazardous materials   

The owner of a Burlingame roofing company faces 10 felony charges for allegedly storing and disposing of hazardous materials at storage facilities, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney'...

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Saudi-led forces strike Shiite rebels in Yemen   

SANAA, Yemen — Saudi-led naval forces imposed a blockade on Yemen's ports as coalition airstrikes on Monday repelled an advance on the southern port city of Aden by Shiite rebels and forces loyal to...

Iran nuclear talks near deadline; differences remain   

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program reached a critical phase Monday with diplomats struggling to overcome substantial differences just a day before a deadline for the ou...

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LONDON — Britain says it will become the first country to offer all babies a vaccine for potentially fatal meningitis B after it reached a price deal with GlaxoSmithKline PLC. Government health adv...

CONAKRY, Guinea — Guinea closed its border with Sierra Leone on Monday as part of new efforts to stamp out Ebola, an official said. The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 10...

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In a previous column, I discussed that in politics, you and I — the American voters — are an external force that has the capacity to fundamentally influence the success of candidates and public po...

Editor, The Obama administration has told us that indicted U.S. Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who our president swapped for five Taliban terrorists, served with "honor and distinction." Our presi...

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Cynthia Ortiz Guzman, left, suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and joined U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier Monday for an informational panel discussion to highlight how the disease disproportionately affects women.


Cynthia Ortiz Guzman spent nearly 30 years as a nurse caring for people, now three years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, the 66-year-old said she's dependent on the help of others as s...


In four years as a baseball player at Serra, Scott Ota had never hit in the No. 3 spot for the Padres. Entering into the last week of West Catholic Athletic League play prior to spring break, Ota was...

While many schools are enjoying spring break this week, there are still a couple crucial baseball matchups slated for this week in the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division. Sacred Heart Prep, 5-1, ...

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Encouraging U.S. economic data and a batch of corporate deals put investors in a buying mood Monday, sending stocks sharply higher. The broad rally nudged the Dow Jones industrial average back into p...

NEW YORK — Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. She wound up losing a fortune. Her broker, David Harris, advised her to sell $400,000 worth of relatively safe municipal bonds, she says, and sink...

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LOS ANGELES — "The Wiz" is coming to TV and back to Broadway with productions from NBC and Cirque du Soleil. NBC said Monday it will air a Dec. 3 live production of the hit 1970s stage reinvention ...

LOS ANGELES — Costumes, toys, photos and autographs from Shirley Temple's 1930s film career are coming to a city near you. A spokeswoman for the late actress said Monday that a collection of keepsa...

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Iraq premier: Troops in center of Islamic State-held Tikrit
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US to pledge up to 28 percent emission cut in global treaty
WASHINGTON — The United States pledged Tuesday to cut its greenhouse gas emissions up to 28 percen..
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