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Zoning changes draw dissent: Amendments aim to make it easier to add to Belmont single-family homes   

Changes aimed at easing Belmont property owners' ability to remodel their homes are drawing strong opinions from both current and former members of the City Council and an outgoing planning commission...

San Carlos to vote on school parcel tax: Proposed measure will increase annual amount by $58 per year   

Voters in San Carlos will be asked to pass a $246 parcel tax intended to support the San Carlos Elementary School District in a mail-only ballot election. The San Carlos Elementary School District B...

Sutter settles with Blue Shield: Dispute affected hundreds of thousands of patients   

Sutter Health network announced Friday it reached agreement on a new two-year contract with Blue Shield of California, preserving patient access to the doctors and care centers that insurer sold to pa...

CPUC releases 65K emails between PG&E, agency officials: Action follows lawsuit by city of San Bruno, ‘judge shopping’ scandal   

The California Public Utilities Commission released Friday roughly 65,000 email messages exchanged between PG&E and agency officials between 2010 and 2014 as ordered because of a "judge shopping" scan...

San Francisco coroner says human remains are from one man   

SAN FRANCISCO — While the San Francisco medical examiner has determined that the human remains found inside a suitcase abandoned on a downtown street belong to an unidentified light-skinned man, pol...

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Romney out of 2016 race   

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney ended his rollercoaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better served by the "next generation of Republican leaders" and concluding h...

Alaska halibut catch sees first increase in decade   

JUNEAU, Alaska — Fishermen in Alaska will have access to slightly more halibut this year than last. The International Pacific Halibut Commission voted Friday in Vancouver, British Columbia, for a t...

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A vehicle hit a fire hydrant at approximately 12:37 p.m. Friday at Old County Road and Holly Street in San Carlos. Deputies cleared the scene at approximately 1:57 p.m....

In 1606, Guy Fawkes, convicted of treason for his part in the "Gunpowder Plot" against the English Parliament and King James I, was executed. In 1797, composer Franz Schubert was born in Vienna. In ...

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A cook with Donato Enoteca in Redwood City serves up some fresh pasta. The menu features homemade raviolis, fresh vegetables and other favorites from Italy.


Gregory Chang likes to take his clients to downtown Redwood City's Donato Enoteca to discuss business over an authentic Italian meal. But he also has lunch there at least twice a month all by himself...


Burlingame’s Tyler Garlitos was making his season debut when the Panthers opened Peninsula Athletic League South Division play against Mills Jan. 9. Garlitos sat out the preseason as dictated ...

Friday’s rematch between Sacred Heart Prep and Menlo was a much different go-around than the first time the archrivals met earlier this season. After the West Bay Athletic League boys’ s...

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The U.S. stock market capped a rough month Friday, delivering its third loss in five days and extending its declines for the year. All told, the Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 3 percent in January,...

Slumping sales of Barbie did little to bring a happy holiday to her maker, Mattel Inc. Mattel's fourth-quarter earnings release Friday drilled down into the details of a weak performance that led to ...

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"Black or White" may be the title, but there are plenty of gray areas tackled in this good ol' fashioned family dramedy from standup comic turned filmmaker Mike Binder ("Reign Over Me," ''The Upside o...

The hot Malian sands of Abderrahmane Sissako's "Timbuktu" are a cool reservoir of placid beauty, where desert dunes are swept by quiet ripples of colorful, everyday village life and haphazard storms o...

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