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Parking lot’s fate in hands of the public: Land in Redwood City once eyed for hotel   

A city-owned piece of land in downtown Redwood City once eyed for a hotel is now being considered for other uses. What those uses are, however, will be determined by residents in an extensive communi...

Court ruling jeopardizes school building deals: Lease-leaseback decision throws school construction contracts into flux   

Millions of dollars spent by local school districts could hang in the balance, under a ruling Wednesday by the California Supreme Court, which influences a controversial but common method of construct...

Harbor District narrowing in on picking new leader: Board votes to select general manager candidate   

The San Mateo County Harbor District is working to reel in a new leader as its Board of Directors narrowed down a general manager candidate who will hopefully continue to steer it away from its recen...

Police arrest two in gang assault case   

Police have arrested two outstanding suspects in a gang assault earlier this month in South San Francisco, police said Wednesday. Officers arrested South San Francisco residents Robert Fabris III, 2...

Man gets 17 years for Halloween attack   

A Redwood City man who attacked his girlfriend's 17-year-old sister and an elderly neighbor last Halloween was sentenced to 17 years and four months in state prison Wednesday, according to the San Mat...

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No improvement: ACT says college exam scores are stagnant   

WASHINGTON — U.S. high schools haven't shown much improvement in the past four years when it comes to preparing college-ready graduates, according to the Iowa-based nonprofit group that administers ...

Colorado theater gunman’s sentencing caps grueling trial   

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Belittled by the judge and jeered by spectators, James Holmes was sent to prison for the rest of his life Wednesday, while the survivors of his murderous attack on a Colorado mov...

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It doesn't take massive flowerbeds to make beneficial insects happy — just a few pollen- and nectar-rich plants in a small area, a "pollinator pocket." Common areas such as roadsides, schoolyards a...

NEW YORK — Today, home decorating can be a game of curatorial discovery. It's fun to find an artisan-forged wall hook, a uniquely carved stool, a cool contemporary art piece or a hand-painted tablec...

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Lance Huntley
Peninsula Ballet Theater costumes and props will be sold as part of this weekend’s San Mateo citywide yard sale boasting more than 230 locales. From left to right, theater volunteers Connie DeSautles, Maria Nichols, Virginia Leslie and Louise Leslie select items to sell at Saturday’s 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. event.


In an effort to bolster opportunities to reduce, reuse, resell and upcycle, an astonishing 230 yard sales will pop up throughout San Mateo this Saturday. A broad range of items — from a Harley-Dav...


The El Camino Colts are determined to leave their disastrous 2014 season behind. From the new-look uniforms to the addition of lights for home games, the Colts are putting a stamp on head coach Eric ...

Revving up for Friday's first scrimmage game of the year, the Half Moon Bay Cougars had just enough players to run 11-on-11 drills at Tuesday's practice. With three players of the Cougars' 25-man ros...

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The Dow Jones industrial average rocketed more than 600 points Wednesday, its biggest gain in seven years, snapping a six-day losing streak that had Americans nervously checking their investment balan...

ABOARD AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 1223 — Airline fare wars are making a comeback. Don't expect widespread sales or cheap flights home for Thanksgiving. But a number of cities are seeing ridiculously ...

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NEW YORK — Days after he confessed to cheating on his wife and an addiction to pornography, Josh Duggar has entered rehab. The ex-reality star checked himself into a long-term treatment center, acc...

SHELBURNE FALLS, Mass. — Deep in the rolling farmland of western Massachusetts, Bill Cosby's compound has for decades provided quiet refuge for the comedian and his family. The typically low-key Co...

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Small plane crash reported in San Carlos
A small plane has crashed in San Carlos this afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol. ..
US stocks end sharply higher after Chinese market surges
U.S. stocks are closing sharply higher after China’s main stock index logged its biggest gain in e..
US economy surged at 3.7 percent rate in April-June quarter
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy posted a much bigger rebound in growth during the spring than previo..
Democratic Party lags in money before presidential year
WASHINGTON — The Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it does IOUs, and it is b..
IS suicide bombing kills 2 Iraqi army generals in Anbar
BAGHDAD — An Islamic State suicide bomber killed two Iraqi army generals on Thursday as they led f..
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