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Planners plot future of San Mateo’s Central Park: Master plan update draws public concern; support for new recreation center, keeping tennis courts   

Balancing competing interests for limited space at San Mateo's Central Park is an ongoing challenge for city officials as planners and the public weighed in on the master plan update Tuesday night. D...

High school district finds home: Charter school will move to Burlingame after agreement with county Office of Education   

Under an agreement reached with the San Mateo County Office of Education, the San Mateo Union High School District could bring an end to the long search for the home of Design Tech High School. The ...

DUI lockout bill hits snag   

A statewide proposal aimed at forcing convicted intoxicated drivers to install vehicle ignition-attached breathalyzers hit a bump in the road Tuesday as state Sen. Jerry Hill agreed to wait until the ...

Police reports   

REDWOOD CITYPublic drunkeness. A person was dropped off in front of a store on Middlefield Road before 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17.Grand theft. A large amount of cash was stolen on Maple Street bef...

Woman convicted of stealing diamonds   

A Palo Alto woman was convicted Tuesday of stealing diamonds from under a clerk's nose at a San Mateo jewelry store last year, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office. Angela Wal...

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Lawmakers approve $1 billion water plan   

SACRAMENTO — The state Senate on Wednesday approved a $1 billion proposal to speed up spending on water projects and offer some relief to residents and wildlife in drought-stricken California. The ...

Woman’s safe return caps bizarre kidnap-for-ransom ordeal   

HUNTINGTON BEACH — A woman whose boyfriend reported that intruders abducted her from their San Francisco Bay Area home and held her for ransom was found safe Wednesday at her father's Southern Calif...

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SEATTLE — A small but growing number of parents are bucking a trend when it comes to raising their kids: Rather than move to suburbs as their parents once did, many are opting to stay in or near dow...

Who needs soil to sow a sustainable garden? You can cultivate plants in mid-air, float them in mineral-enriched water or add nutrients for an organic harvest by using your own fish for the fertilizer....

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Patient Rosa Zaldana gets a checkup form nurse practitioner Christina Pineda at the free clinic in Redwood City run by Samaritan House.


When the San Mateo County Health System has a backlog of patients, they are routinely referred to free clinics in Redwood City and San Mateo operated by Samaritan House. The county's Fair Oaks Health...


Missing four regular starters, Carlmont baseball was stricken by a glut of defensive miscues in Wednesday's Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division matchup with Sequoia. Despite committing four errors,...

The Lady Vikings are fast proving one of the fiercest lineups in the Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division. Mills softball (3-0 in PAL Ocean, 5-3 overall) rolled to a 16-5 win Wednesday at San Mat...

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NEW YORK — Investors dumped high-flying technology and biotech companies and sent the stock market down for a third straight day Wednesday. Major indexes drifted lower in early trading, following ...

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc., up $3.03 to $31.86 The U....

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Alone at controls, co-pilot sought to 'destroy' the plane
PARIS — The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and "intentio..
Egypt officials: Ground operation planned in Yemen
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — Egyptian security and military officials say Saudi Arabia and Egypt will ..
Gov't aims to protect low-income users of 'payday' loans
WASHINGTON — Payday lenders would face federal rules aimed at protecting low-income borrowers from..
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