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High-speed rail back on track?: Public considers Peninsula portion that shares Caltrain corridor   

For the first time since Caltrain and high-speed rail officials decided to share the tracks running along the Peninsula, members of the community were invited to Burlingame Wednesday evening for a pre...

Commissioner Nicole David leaving Harbor District: Half Moon Bay resident unexpectedly resigns from post citing health issues   

Nearly a year into her first term and next in line to serve as president of the San Mateo County Harbor District Board of Commissioners, marine biologist Nicole David announced she would be resign her...

Record home sale in San Carlos   

A hillside home in San Carlos sold last month for $5.38 million, the highest price ever paid for a single-family residence in the city. The home at 168 Queens Court, accessible by Devonshire Bouleva...

Celebrating Italian heritage: Honorary Queen Isabella is longtime civil servant Tami Del Bene   

When conjuring an image of Queen Isabella of Spain, one wouldn't necessarily picture her riding in an antique Cadillac through the streets of San Francisco. But that's just the image a Redwood City wo...

Vehicle-train strikes up dramatically this year   

A dramatic increase in the number of vehicles hit by Caltrain commuter trains this year has transit police and at least one city police department working together to increase enforcement efforts, a C...

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Clinton seeking a crackdown on those breaking Wall Street rules   

WASHINGTON — Just days before the first Democratic debate, Hillary Rodham Clinton released a series of proposals aimed at cracking down on bad behavior by Wall Street, vowing that individual bankers...

Rubio’s presidential bid boosted by secret-money commercials   

WASHINGTON — Voters are beginning to learn about Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio. What they're not learning, however, is who is paying to promote his candidacy. The Florida senator is ...

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NEW ORLEANS — Paul Prudhomme, the Cajun who popularized spicy Louisiana cuisine and became one of the first American restaurant chefs to achieve worldwide fame, died Thursday. He was 75. Tiffa...

In 1514, Mary Tudor, the 18-year-old sister of Henry VIII, became Queen consort of France upon her marriage to 52-year-old King Louis XII, who died less than three months later. In 1776, a group of S...

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It's easy to say no to sales tax increases — especially when the economy is turning around and a city just realized jumps in its sales, hotel and property taxes. Why not just wait to use the addit...

Election reform and boosting voter turnout have been key legislative priorities since I arrived in Sacramento in 2012. To date, I have authored eight bills designed to modernize and reform the electio...

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Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, D-South San Francisco, speaks about the benefits of conducting this year's election primarily by mail. He authored the legislation to make it possible and state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, right, carried the bill in the Senate. They are flanked by Chief Elections Officer Mark Church, left, at a press conference in Redwood City Thursday.


If more voters in San Mateo County participate in this November’s general election, it could change the way the entire state deals with the ballot box. For the first time ever in California,...


A new wrinkle has added renewed interest in one of the best football rivalries in the Peninsula Athletic League. With Aragon's newfound reliance on the passing game, it changes the type of pressure t...

With sole possession of first place in the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division, the reigning champion Menlo-Atherton Bears showed they are still the class of the league. Entering into play Thursda...

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NEW YORK — Signs that the Federal Reserve would keep interest rates low for several more months pushed stocks broadly higher on Thursday, adding to what has been a near eight-day rally. Energy stock...

SAN FRANCISCO — Netflix is raising the price of its Internet video service by $1 for new customers in the U.S., Canada and some Latin America countries to help cover its escalating costs for shows s...

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When is someone going to open a window in Aaron Sorkin's "Steve Jobs"? Alas, wrong operating system. Sorkin has dispensed with the traditional format of the biopic, instead framing the life of the Ap...

Turbulent times in American history are vividly recalled in "RFK," presented by San Jose Stage Company. Jack Holmes' one-man play features David Arrow as Robert F. Kennedy mainly between 1964 and 19...

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California governor OKs medical marijuana regulations
SAN FRANCISCO — A trio of bills aimed at bringing order and oversight to California’s medical ma..
Pressure builds on Paul Ryan to run for House speaker
WASHINGTON — The pressure is on Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP vice presidential nominee in 2012, to run ..
Mideast unrest spreads to Gaza as stabbing attacks continue
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli forces clashed with Palestinian demonstrators along the Gaza borde..
Suspects in California yoga teacher's death tied to 2nd killing
SAN FRANCISCO — Three young drifters suspected in the shooting death of a tantra yoga teacher in M..
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