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Couple hopes to raise childhood cancer awareness: Parents started Juliana’s Journey after daughter’s death   

No parent wants to see his or her 2-year-old battle cancer, but Patricia Watson and Jesus Peña took just that experience to create the Juliana's Journey Foundation to help fight childhood cancer. Th...

Hurdles for health law enrollment: Second sign-up season may expose underlying problems   

WASHINGTON — Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away. Don't expect a repeat of last ye...

Cities in running for anti-butt campaign: Environmental group Save the Bay puts cigarette litter in focus   

Two San Mateo County cities — including one whose tough anti-smoking rules generated widespread headlines — are in the running for a targeted campaign to curb cigarette butt litter. Redwood City ...

Eleven-year-old killed in crash on Interstate 280   

An 11-year-old was killed Sunday morning in a crash on Interstate 280 in Burlingame, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officers responded around 12:55 a.m. to a report of pedestrians on the...

Small earthquake rattles Northern California   

COVELO — A small earthquake rattled parts of Northern California. The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.5 quake struck Sunday at 1:17 p.m. PDT about six miles south of Covelo in Mendoci...

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Gaza children return to school after war   

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Some half million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hund...

Residents emerge in shell-shocked Ukrainian city   

LUHANSK, Ukraine — Months of daily shelling reduced the east Ukraine city of Luhansk to a ghost town, silent but for the explosions. On Sunday, following a cease-fire agreement signed Sept. 5, resi...

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From left, Daniel Finer, Christian Carlson and William Swackhamer, of Foster City Troop 175, were recognized Sept. 7 for the completion of their Eagle Scout projects. Finer's Eagle Project consis...

On Aug. 10, the Peninsula Jewish Community Center (PJCC) in Foster City welcomed almost 150 guests and city officials to a festive art show reception and awards presentation for local artists. Among t...

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Editor, I would like to thank Millbrae for the $43 parking ticket I got while attending the Millbrae Art & Wine Festival over Labor Day weekend. Oops! We didn't see the tiny new white sign that said ...

Editor, President Obama's recent announcement that he intends to delay the use of executive order for immigration reform until after the elections struck me as comical. You see, vulnerable Democrats ...

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George Mason, left, interviews novelist and screen writer, Michael Blake, in his writing studio in Arizona. Blake won the Oscar for writing ‘Dances with Wolves.’


While some might see retirement as a time to sit back and relax, Salli Slaughter and George Mason saw it as an opportunity to hit the road and pay homage to impactful authors through an interview seri...


College of San Mateo football won its second straight game to start the year, triumphing 51-26 Saturday evening at Modesto Junior College. After a seesaw battle throughout the first half, which saw t...

SANTA CLARA — Down big, Jay Cutler kept his poise on the road while Colin Kaepernick struggled in prime time. Cutler passed for three fourth-quarter touchdowns after much of Chicago's starting defe...

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WASHINGTON — From Apple's new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar — Silicon Valley is pouring billions into gadgets and apps designed to transform health c...

WASHINGTON — No Silicon Valley company better embodies the promise and the pitfalls of working in health care than DNA testing firm 23andMe. Launched in 2006 to a flurry of media coverage, the Mount...

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LOS ANGELES — It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat "Guardians of the Galaxy" at movie theaters. The Sony thriller "No Good Deed," which stars Elba as an escaped co...


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PG&E officials removed for improper communications
SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Monday that three senior officials lost their jobs..
U.S. won't rule out working with Iran against IS
PARIS — Diplomats from around the world pledged to fight Islamic State militants "by any means nec..
U.S. wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue
WASHINGTON — Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments. The widening gap between ..
Hundreds flee two California wildfires; homes burn
POLLOCK PINES — Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their hom..
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