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Commercial crab season could open soon: Recreational season opened after crustaceans deemed safe   

State officials opened the central coast of California to recreational Dungeness crab season on Thursday and commercial season could open as soon as late next week, a spokeswoman for the California De...

City crafting chain store rules: San Carlos looks to maintain character of downtown   

After temporarily banning new chain stores in downtown San Carlos, new city rules to regulate them in the future are being proposed in an effort to maintain Laurel Street's charm. The Planning Commis...

Pacifica approves emergency repairs: $450K project for seawall, promenade to begin later in the month   

The city of Pacifica will begin repairing its damaged seawall and promenade on Beach Boulevard, near the Pacifica Municipal Pier, later this month, city officials said Thursday. At its Monday meeting...

County chapel to open Valentine’s Day for weddings   

Valentine's Day is historically the busiest day for weddings at the San Mateo County Clerk's Office but this year the special day for love falls on a Sunday, when most county offices are closed. But ...

Firefighters knock down three-alarm fire at Pacifica tow yard   

Firefighters battled a three-alarm structure fire Friday afternoon in Pacifica. At about 2:30 p.m., fire officials received a report of a fire happening at 1070 Palmetto Ave., according to North Cou...

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Where did El Niño go? Heat, dry spell stoke drought worry   

SONOMA — Where did El Niño go? Winter has suddenly switched off the rain and flipped on heat up to 95 degrees in California, raising jitters that the strong El Niño might not be the drought-buste...

Prosecutors challenge proposed state sentencing changes   

SACRAMENTO — California prosecutors announced Friday that they are seeking to block Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed ballot initiative to reduce the state's prison population. The California District At...

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The most expensive musical instrument ever sold was a 250-year-old violin made by Italian craftsman Giuseppe Guarnieri (1698-1744). A Russian lawyer purchased the violin for $3.9 million in 2007. **...

In 1542, the fifth wife of England's King Henry VIII, Catherine Howard, was executed for adultery. In 1766, English economist and demographer Thomas Robert Malthus was born in Surrey. In 1914, the A...

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Nic Lamb, 27, outlasted 23 competitors and a big wipeout to capture the 10th championship with a $120,000 purse at the legendary Mavericks surf break at Half Moon Bay.


HALF MOON BAY — Northern Californian Nic Lamb won the prestigious big-wave surfing contest known as the Titans of Mavericks Friday. Lamb, 27, outlasted 23 competitors and a big wipeout to capture t...


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Spectators gather at Old Princeton Landing to watch the Titans of Mavericks surf contest at Pillar Point Harbor Friday afternoon.


The first-ever Titans of Mavericks champion was crowned Friday after new management successfully ran its first surf contest at the renowned and beloved big-wave break near Half Moon Bay. Santa Cruz's...


Perhaps the Sequoia boys' soccer team went into Friday's showdown with Aragon a bit overconfident. After all, the Cherokees had beaten the Dons 5-1 back on Jan. 20 and they were coming off two of the...

Rivalry battles have a way of bringing out the best in teams, and that was certainly the case for Mills boys' basketball Friday night. Locking up at archrival Capuchino's house, the Vikings' fluid ba...

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U.S. stocks ended a down week on a high note Friday, snapping a five-day losing streak on the strength of energy and financial companies. A sharp rebound in oil prices and an encouraging report on re...

NEW YORK — Shares of the Pandora Media plummeted Friday, a day after the Internet radio company reported fourth-quarter earnings that fell short of Wall Street expectations. Users are able to lis...

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In case you don't follow the global fashion calendar, Fashion Week has just begun in New York, bringing with it a few nice clothes plus the usual over-the-top weirdness — bizarrely themed runway sho...

Roses are red, violets are blue. Here is one heart for me, and one heart for you. On the morning of Feb. 11, amidst sleepy eyes and hands clutching coffee cups, students at Carlmont High School stumb...

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