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Local home prices keep rising: Average county home price hits $1.6M, experts say no indication of slowing   

As the weather heats up over the coming months, local real estate professionals are getting ready for a hot summer as the market continues to sizzle throughout San Mateo County. Average sales prices...

Sprinklers required for old buildings: Redwood City property owners could get loans forgiven by stabilizing rents   

Older multi-unit apartment buildings in Redwood City will have to be equipped with automatic fire sprinklers in a program that could lead to rent stabilization for thousands of residents. Two massive...

Local group supports aid-in-dying   

Local medical professionals recently joined a growing support base for granting the right of terminally ill patients who wish to accept physician aid in dying. As the End of Life Options Act gains m...

YouTube’s 1st decade shows sharing free content pays off   

SAN FRANCISCO — YouTube’s legacy extends beyond its pioneering role in the Internet’s video revolution. The 10-year-old site provided a stage for exhibitionists, narcissists and act...

Alleged 'Gypsy Hill' killer in prison most of life   

SAN FRANCISCO — Less than 24 hours after a jury convicted Rodney Halbower of raping a Nevada blackjack dealer, he was freed pending an appeal and then, authorities say, drove 200 miles to the San Fr...

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Forgotten for decades, fallen soldier finally honored   

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Carroll Heath didn't have it easy growing up in the Great Depression. His father wasn't around, his mother was a patient in a mental hospital and he kept largely to himself. Soon after...

Gay couples awake to new Ireland, hope to wed by Christmas   

DUBLIN — Gay couples of Ireland woke up Sunday in what felt like a nation reborn, with dreams of wedding plans dancing in their heads. This new reality was sinking in after the Irish people voted ...

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Today is Monday, May 25, the 145th day of 2015. There are 220 days left in the year. This is the Memorial Day observance. Today's Highlight in History: On May 25, 1965, Muhammad Ali knocked out ...

A few months ago, I predicted local residents would begin bringing perfectly healthy fledgling birds to our Wildlife Care Center. Birds who require no care! Like clockwork, this has been happening. We...

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One of the Bay Meadows' new parks, Landing Green, features a sculpture by noted artist Chuck Ginnever. It's a nice connection because Ginnever is a San Mateo native. He was born in 1931, raised in Hay...

It always feels like there's time later to prepare for a disaster or other emergency. Most of us by now have heard the mantra — create an emergency kit with several days of food and fresh batteries,...

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Below left, Girl Scouts Sydney Astillero, left, and Jessica Stroud, right, from Troop 60551 in San Jose, places flags at the Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno on Saturday. Below right, Cub Scout Alex Rojas, from Pack 218 in San Jose, places flags at the Golden Gate National Cemetery.

 

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If there was one opponent the Hillsdale softball team struggled with this season, it was Woodside. The Knights had to scratch and claw for a 3-0 win April 9 before the Wildcats upended them on the pen...

Through 19 wins this season, Sacred Heart Prep's pitching has been so good there hasn't been much need for comebacks. But in suffering an early deficit in Saturday's Central Coast Section Division II...

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LOS ANGELES — It's a meet-and-greet worthy of an A-list star. Outside the three-story bookstore at the outdoor shopping mecca known as The Grove, hundreds of mostly young women have formed a line ...

HONOLULU — Demonstrators spent Saturday planting coconut trees and waving signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsan...

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CANNES, France — The 68th Cannes Film Festival was brought to a surprising close Sunday with Jacques Audiard's Sri Lankan refugee drama taking the festival's coveted top honor, the Palme d'Or. Th...

LOS ANGELES — Actress and comedian Anne Meara, whose comic work with husband Jerry Stiller helped launch a 60-year career in film and TV, has died. She was 85. Jerry Stiller and son Ben Stiller say...

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