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Single-payer health plan put on hold: California Assembly leader calls the bill ‘woefully incomplete’   

SACRAMENTO — The prospects of a government-run health care system in California dimmed Friday when the leader of the state Assembly announced he doesn't plan to take up the single-payer bill this ye...

An open door to all: Church community rallies behind message of inclusion   

In celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month this June, the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in San Carlos is doing more than hoisting a flag outside its doors to show support ...

Top Hillsborough school official departs: Superintendent Anthony Ranii exits district after 11 years   

The Hillsborough City Elementary School District is slated to take on a new top official, as Superintendent Anthony Ranii accepted a similar job in Southern California. The district Board of Trustee...

Belmont to review tree ordinance: Proposed changes to ease homeowner burden, protect native species   

How to amend Belmont's tree policies to better protect native trees and clarify rules for homeowners is up for review at the City Council's Tuesday meeting. Expanding the list of trees the city deem...

San Mateo couple killed in Highway 1 crash   

The two people killed in a collision Thursday on state Highway 1 north of Pescadero were San Mateo residents. The driver was Dennis Vernak, 83, of San Mateo, and the passenger was Helena Vernak, 79,...

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Five GOP senators now oppose health bill — enough to sink it   

WASHINGTON — Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party's banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama's health care overhaul on Friday, ...

At pride events, protests claim prejudice, exclusion   

NEW YORK — Gay pride marches in New York City, San Francisco and in between this weekend will have plenty of participants — and also protests directed at them from other members of the LGBT commu...

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In 1497, the first recorded sighting of North America by a European took place as explorer John Cabot spotted land, probably in present-day Canada. In 1509, Henry VIII was crowned king of England; hi...

The most successful and famous fighter pilot during World War I was Manfred von Richthofen (1892-1918) of Germany. Nicknamed the Red Baron, von Richthofen had 80 confirmed kills when his plane was sho...

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Famed food author J. Kenji López-Alt puts the finishing touches on his version of curry wurst, one of the German-inspired dishes he plans to serve at Wursthall, a San Mateo beer hall set to open this winter.


The time is right for Peninsula residents searching for a place to both grab a beer and satisfy the hunger that often accompanies a good brew. A select few were able to get their first taste of Wurs...


Unless you count singular-gender sports like football, baseball or softball, there is probably no high school sport with a greater disparity of serious players — i.e., collegiate prospects — than ...

The Burlingame Dragons (2-5-3) drew 1-1 with FC Golden State (7-0-2) after a late second half goal from substitute Arda Bulut in the 84th minute. The draw against the best team in the Southwest Divis...

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NEW YORK — U.S. stock indexes nudged higher Friday after energy companies clawed back some of their sharp losses from earlier in the week. After meandering up and down through the day, the Standar...

DETROIT — Honda is going public in an effort to debunk claims by lawyers that it knew about the hazards of exploding Takata air bag inflators nearly two decades ago but covered them up. The automak...

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"The Beguiled" is a strange and uncomfortable film in both of its iterations. Sofia Coppola's take is more nuanced than the 1971 original, with deeper insight into the ladies of Ms. Farnsworth's Semin...

LOS ANGELES — The intersection of Sofia Coppola and Nicole Kidman didn't start with "The Beguiled." They'd met at parties in passing and had even tried to work together once on a project that fell ...

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