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Brown signs aggressive climate bill: State wants renewable energy for half its electricity by 2030   

LOS ANGELES — Gov. Jerry Brown dramatically increased California's climate-change goals on Wednesday, committing the state to use renewable energy for half its electricity and make existing building...

School district examines affordable teacher housing: South San Francisco officials consider surplus property for project   

As concern spreads among the local education community regarding the ability of teachers to survive the increasingly expensive housing market in San Mateo County, the South San Francisco Unified Schoo...

Trails get approval for San Mateo’s largest open space: Plans for Sugarloaf Mountain concerns neighbors   

There's now a plan for San Mateo's largest open space preserve as the City Council approved a new trail system for Sugarloaf Mountain and Laurelwood Park. An update to the 225-acre site's master pla...

Redwood City police investigate arson at Max’s restaurant   

Police are investigating a kitchen fire at Max's restaurant in Redwood City Wednesday morning that may have been intentionally set. At about 5 a.m., police and firefighters responded to a fire alarm...

San Mateo County to tweak buying practices   

San Mateo County will refine its buying practices following a recent civil grand jury report that found the Procurement Division lacks experienced leadership and does not follow best practices. The J...

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Tesla, UNLV announce battery research partnership   

Electric car company Tesla announced details Wednesday about a plan to invest $1 million into battery research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. UNLV President Len Jessup joined Tesla Vice Pres...

Group launches new effort to boost state cigarette tax   

SACRAMENTO — Proponents of an effort to raise California's cigarette tax have launched a new effort to raise the cigarette tax by $2 a pack, this time with support from wealthy donor Tom Steyer. A...

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Americans whose gardens have been toasted by prolonged drought might consider a landscaping concept from Africa. It's called keyhole gardening, and some believe it's the ultimate in raised-bed design ...

The buzz over "50 Shades of Grey" may have faded, but interior design experts say their love affair with the color gray is definitely not a passing trend. Looking back 10 years, designer Mollie Rani...

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Photo courtesy of the San Mateo Chamber of Commerce
San Mateo’s Central Park will host the Bacon and Brew Festival 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. The
family-friendly event will also feature three bands, a children’s bounce house, face painting, a balloon artist, a beer garden and tons of food serving bacon-themed recipes.


From pork to hop with a little sweet in between, the annual Bacon and Brew Festival brings it together with everything from bacon chocolate to bacon bloody marys. For the third year, San Mateo's his...


When Jack Bowen, Menlo School boys' water polo coach, exited the team room following the Knights' match against rival Menlo-Atherton, he came bounding out with a Tiger Woods-esque fist pump. It was a...

Most high school football coaches look at the schedules as three separate seasons: non-league, league play and the playoffs. So after a majority of the Peninsula Athletic League teams took a deep bre...

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NEW YORK — Stocks posted solid gains in a quiet session Wednesday, helped by advances in health care and industrial companies. Without any major economic reports to work with, trading was lighter ...

WASHINGTON — Congressional budget analysts said Wednesday that the federal government ran a deficit of $435 billion in the just-completed budget year, the smallest deficit since 2007 and well below ...

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NEW YORK — These are trying times at the Broadway show "Therese Raquin" — first a show was interrupted by a man in the audience who threw flowers and now star Keira Knightley has had to withdraw f...

LOS ANGELES — "Jackass" star Steve-O was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail for climbing at least 100 feet up a crane in Hollywood in a protest against SeaWorld that drew dozens of emergency res...

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What do you do to protect yourself from identity theft?

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Clinton server hack attempts came from China, Korea, Germany
WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email server, containing an electronic inventory of ..
Air Force: French train hero stabbed in California
WASHINGTON — An Air Force spokesman says Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, who helped subdue an atta..
Syrian general says Russian strikes aid ground offensive
DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria's top general on Thursday said Russian strikes had helped government force..
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