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Election to be by mail: Last county jurisdiction agrees to pilot program   

Voters in San Mateo County will primarily vote by mail in this November's general election under a pilot program made possible by legislation drafted by Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, D-South San Francisco...

The girls of summer: Generations of Girl Scouts work toward future, while getting back to nature   

A woman by the name of "Jackrabbit" announced that it was "time for drama" and a group of grade-school girls flocked toward a rough-hewn stage in the shade of an evergreen grove. One girl strayed to...

Impacts of Crystal Springs school on Belmont outlined   

A revived proposal to construct a private middle school in Belmont is proceeding with an environmental review as officials with the Crystal Springs Uplands School hope to mitigate concerns previously ...

San Bruno foundation probes project costs: Group developing spending strategy for PG&E explosion restitution fund   

As San Bruno residents build a wish list targeting how to spend the roughly $70 million in restitution funds granted by Pacific Gas and Electric in the wake of the 2010 gas pipeline explosion, a visio...

Belmont to hold meeting on zoning amendments: City Council to rescind ordinances per citizens referendum, consider next steps   

In the wake of a citizens referendum calling for Belmont's controversial home remodel amendments to be repealed or put on a ballot, the City Council will host a special meeting to discuss the next ste...

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Scientist: Oil slick likely from a natural seafloor seepage   

LOS ANGELES — Coast Guard officials were still trying to determine the source of a mysterious miles-long oil slick off California's Santa Barbara County shoreline, but a scientist said Thursday that...

City mourns as teen charged with killing appears in court   

SANTA CRUZ — A teenage boy accused of raping and killing an 8-year-old neighbor appeared in court briefly Thursday as flags around this small California town flew at half-staff in honor of the girl....

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In 1777, the Marquis de Lafayette, a 19-year-old French nobleman, was made a major-general in the American Continental Army. In 1875, the 17th president of the United States, Andrew Johnson, died in ...

Lawns are magic: Cool underfoot on a bare-toed summer day. An outdoor carpet for all animal life, especially babies and dogs. No wonder the world fell in love with the green. But California has prope...

Editor, As a child growing up in Lima, Perú, I enjoyed good drinking water off the tap. But when spending summer vacations on the country's southern coast, we would be required to boil our drinking ...

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Volunteers who helped remodel Safe Harbor Shelter in South San Francisco attended an open house Wednesday.


The Safe Harbor Shelter in South San Francisco got a $100,000 makeover thanks to the support of dozens of volunteers. The shelter, operated by Samaritan House, has new paint, new storage space, new ...


Anthony Granato started the GamePrep Baseball Academy four years ago as a way to provide youth baseball players a chance to improve their skills and give them exposure to college and professional scou...

With prized ace left-handers Cole Hamels and David Price off the market, the Giants pulled the trigger on a deal with the Reds Thursday night for veteran right-hander Mike Leake. In exchange for Leake...

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NEW YORK — Stocks ended the day mostly flat on Thursday, recovering from broad losses earlier in the day. Investors continue to focus on corporate earnings, and Thursday's batch brought mostly disap...

REDWOOD CITY — Shares of Electronic Arts slipped in aftermarket trading Thursday after the video game maker's new forecast fell short of Wall Street estimates. The company's fiscal first-quarter re...

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There's some interesting talk in the cleverly satisfying script of "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation" about the element of luck. As in: How much is luck a factor in the success of Ethan Hunt and h...

LOS ANGELES — Simon Pegg has too many state secrets to keep track of, and most of that is J.J. Abrams' fault. Ever since the prolific director saw Pegg in Edgar Wright's zombie comedy "Shaun of the...

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Back to Beijing for 2nd Olympics in 14 years
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Throughout more than 120 years of Olympic history, no city has hosted bot..
Greek bailout talks shift into higher gear
ATHENS, Greece — Greece's talks with its international creditors on a third bailout worth 85 billi..
Chevron misses 2Q profit forecasts
SAN RAMON — Chevron Corp. (CVX) on Friday reported second-quarter earnings of $571 million. On ..
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