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South San Francisco Unified School District teachers to get raises: Tentative agreement with 5 percent increase reached between district and union   

Fitting with the trend along the Peninsula this year, South San Francisco Unified School District teachers are also seeing a pay raise with the improved economy. The district recently reached a tenta...

Preferred community center bigger, two stories: Funding still a key next step for building new Burlingame facility   

Burlingame city officials are still trying to nail down plans for a new community center to replace its current aged facility in Washington Park, but funding is still up in the air for the project. ...

Journalism students win national honor: Carlmont publication earns Pacemaker Award from the National Scholastic Press Association   

Carlmont High School journalism students returned home last weekend with a huge boost of confidence after their news website was rated one of the highest in the nation. Scot Scoop News was recognized...

Women’s recovery group merges with state nonprofit   

A San Mateo County residential treatment program serving women has merged with a state nonprofit recovery network which both groups say will help the 50-year-old association survive and grow. The Wo...

Jail for man who fought cops, vomited pot   

The man who prosecutors say vomited up a bag of marijuana in the county jail after his Christmas Eve arrest for fighting and evading San Mateo police searching his friend's car was sentenced to a year...

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Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing   

BOSTON — Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims ...

People with old Social Security debts get reprieve   

WASHINGTON — People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve — for now. The Social Security Administration had been participating in a program in which thousands of people were havin...

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A few weeks ago I stumbled upon a Hispanic bakery that changed my understanding of what a delicious pudding could be. When I think pudding, I think mostly of rice- or egg-based recipes made with milk...

Maybe it's the bright color. Maybe it's the fresh, vibrant taste. Whatever the reason, Easter has become inextricably linked to lemon (and chocolate, of course). So we decided to do a refresh of the c...

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The office of San Mateo County chief elections officer and assessor-county clerk-recorder is a highly technical one with many moving parts. It’s most noticeable component is that of elections. ...

"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." — Martin Luther King Jr. One of the portraits George W. Bush has painted were recently displayed on TV a...

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Dawn Beavis plays with April, a 5-week-old kitten she’s fostering through the Peninsula Humane Society.


When Dawn Beavis began working as a Peninsula Humane Society's adoption counselor seven years ago, she said she wasn't particularly found of cats. But after fostering nearly 400 critical care kittens,...


Both the Burlingame and Aragon softball teams went into Tuesday's matchup in San Mateo in search of their initial Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division wins of the season. Burlingame was coming off ...

A year removed from advancing to the Northern California tournament semifinals, Serra is simply battling for seeding respect as the 2014 boys' tennis season winds down. Serra scored a 5-2 victory ove...

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A stock market swoon turned into a comeback Tuesday. Stocks managed a late-afternoon rebound for the second time in two days as investors seemed to brush off a report of lower confidence among homebu...

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve may be about to turn more aggressive in its regulation of the financial system. Fed Chair Janet Yellen suggested Tuesday that current regulatory rules might not be ...

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LAS VEGAS — Mexican musical icon Juan Gabriel has been hospitalized in Las Vegas with pneumonia, postponing three California shows this week that were part of the top-selling artist's "Volver" tour....

NEW YORK — Paul Walker's brothers are filling in to help finish filming on "Fast & Furious 7." Universal Pictures announced Tuesday that Caleb Walker and Cody Walker have been enlisted to complete...

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Governor calls special session on rainy day fund
SACRAMENTO — Saying the state’s budget surplus should be used to pay down debt, Gov. Jerry Brown..
Ex-California city leader gets 12 years in prison
LOS ANGELES — The former city manager of Bell, Calif., has been ordered to make restitution of $8...
Combat vehicles in east Ukraine fly Russian flag
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — A column of armored vehicles flying Russian flags drove into a Ukrainian city..
283 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster
MOKPO, South Korea — A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip..
E.L. Doctorow to receive Library of Congress Prize
NEW YORK — Novelist E.L. Doctorow will be honored with the Library of Congress Prize for American ..
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