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Electrification funds in peril: Federal Transit Administration delays $647 million Caltrain decision   

New leadership in Washington, D.C., dealt a powerful and destabilizing blow to the backbone of Silicon Valley's public transit system Friday. The Federal Transit Administration announced it's delayin...

Jury issues first-ever human trafficking conviction in county: Man found guilty of crimes stemming from Burlingame   

In San Mateo County's first-ever human trafficking conviction handed down by a jury, a Berkeley man was found guilty of coercing a minor into prostitution Friday, according to prosecutors. After les...

Educators examine future of homework: Panel addresses perks of adopting new approach better serving modern students   

Education officials along the Peninsula are reconsidering their approach to assigning homework and the new preferred model seemingly values quality ahead of quantity. A panel of local educators conv...

Man arrested in connection with rape and robbery   

Police in Menlo Park on Thursday arrested a man in connection with a rape and robbery that occurred in December. Cedric Mark Williams, 56, of Menlo Park, was arrested on suspicion of rape by force, f...

Suspect sought in connection with armed robbery of Safeway   

Police are asking for help identifying a suspect in an armed robbery Wednesday night at a Safeway store in Pacifica. At 9:40 p.m. officers went to the Linda Mar shopping center because the robbery ha...

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California slowing release of water from Oroville dam lake   

OROVILLE — California officials further slowed the release of water Friday from a lake behind the nation's tallest dam so crews can remove debris from the bottom of the structure's damaged spillway....

Trump leaps back into campaign mode, attacks media once again   

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Hoping to shift attention from his troubled White House, President Donald Trump hit the road Friday to deliver a pep talk to American workers and the rest of the nation, res...

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In 1546, Martin Luther, leader of the Protestant Reformation in Germany, died in Eisleben. In 1861, Jefferson Davis was sworn in as provisional president of the Confederate States of America in Montg...

A Venetian law from 1562 decrees that all gondolas must be painted black. The only exceptions are gondolas belonging to high public officials. *** The Venetian hotel and casino opened in Las Vegas...

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Jake Shimabukuro performs live in 2016.


Jake Shimabukuro was just 4 years old when the Hawaii native's mother placed a ukulele in his hands and sparked a now 36-year career that is sustained by human connections with family, fans and other ...


They say one of the hardest things to do in basketball is beat a league rival three times in one season. The South City girls' basketball team can now vouch for that adage. Facing Half Moon Bay for t...

Bring on Round 3 of Sequoia vs. Menlo-Atherton. The Sequoia Cherokees opened a big lead from the start of the Peninsula Athletic League boys' basketball tournament semifinal against the Half Moon Bay...

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NEW YORK — Stock indexes inched ahead to record highs Friday, barely, after a late-afternoon push erased losses from earlier in the day. It caps the fourth straight week of gains for the Standard & ...

SACRAMENTO — A mortgage services company signed a $225 million settlement with California regulators on Friday to settle allegations it overcharged active-duty military members, was late in providin...

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If you like Ice Cube surly and sneering, find penis drawings hilarious and believe real men solve problems by throwing punches, "Fist Fight " is for you. This R-rated comedy from director Richie Keen...

LOS ANGELES — No one could have predicted when they were making the breezy, irreverent, 91-minute Charlie Day and Ice Cube comedy "Fist Fight" that it would be coming out in the midst of such uncert...

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