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Real estate fee floated for housing: Assembly Speaker Atkins’ proposal would deliver hundreds of millions to cities for new development   

SACRAMENTO — Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins announced a proposal Wednesday to expand affordable housing in California by charging a $75 fee to record some real estate documents. The San Diego Democr...

Redwood City’s budget strong, reserves up   

Property, hotel and sales taxes are up in Redwood City leading to a projected budget reserve to end the fiscal year far beyond what the City Council mandates, according to a mid-year budget report. A...

Former Downtown San Mateo Association head pleads guilty to embezzlement   

A Burlingame woman accused of using her position as executive director of a San Mateo business group to embezzle $5,000 pleaded no contest Wednesday to a felony charge, prosecutors said. However, th...

Redwood City manager to retire   

Redwood City Manager Bob Bell announced he intends to retire at the end of June, the city announced Wednesday. He joined the city in 2005 as its Human Resources director and served as assistant city ...

Half Moon Bay has first state of the city address   

Full of optimism and pride, the mayor of Half Moon Bay gave the first-ever state of the city address while outlining achievements, highlighting partnerships and expressing dedication toward addressing...

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Three in New York, Florida accused of plot to join IS group   

NEW YORK — Three men were arrested Wednesday on charges of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group and wage war against the United States, and federal officials said one of them ...

Deal sets up Homeland Security vote in Senate   

WASHINGTON — Three days before a partial Homeland Security shutdown, lawmakers cleared the way Wednesday for Senate passage of legislation to fund the agency without immigration-related provisions o...

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Batten down the hatches. It's that time of year when boxelder bugs are snooping around looking for a home. Your home and mine, that is. You know these bugs. They are about a half-inch long and charco...

The exuberant colors, textures and patterns of Latin America crafts are injecting an easy, comfortable and fun aesthetic into home decor. The look includes textured rugs, throws that evoke serape mot...

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Hugh Rienhoff spent seven years of his life, with the help of doctors at Johns Hopkins University, devoted to finding the cause of his daughter Beatrice’s condition which causes her eyes to be spaced wider than usual and her leg muscles to be weak. His work led to the discovery of a gene mutation in her DNA that no one else in the world has. The family’s story will now be the subject of a documentary.


Beatrice Rienhoff, 11, is one of the most unique individuals in the world — but without years of research by her father, she nor anyone else would know why. "At the moment of birth we knew there wa...


The Hillsdale boys' soccer team was thisclose to winning its opening round Central Coast Section Division III soccer match against Scotts Valley Wednesday afternoon. The Knights were clinging to a 1...

Sometimes when things come too easily to a soccer team, it might get away from its game plan in an effort to put a team away quickly. The Carlmont girls' soccer team experienced just such a dilemma a...

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The Dow Jones industrial average notched its third record high close in a row Wednesday, even as other market indexes ended lower. Trading was relatively subdued as investors reviewed the latest corp...

SAN FRANCISCO — A dog owner has filed a lawsuit against a pet food company alleging that thousands of dogs have been sickened or died from eating a brand of the company's dry dog food. Pet owner Fr...

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STEPHENVILLE, Texas — The former Marine convicted of killing "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man was hospitalized multiple times for psychiatric treatment and was prescribed medicati...

LOS ANGELES — Lindsay Lohan must give an encore performance of 125 hours of community service after a judge on Wednesday determined she improperly received credit for appearing in a London stage pla...

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BART riders again exposed to measles by Millbrae-Civic Center commute
BART riders may again have been exposed to measles when an infected San Mateo County resident rode B..
Regulators OK 'net neutrality' rules for Internet providers
WASHINGTON — Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile now must ..
Senate panel OK's Obama attorney general pick
WASHINGTON — Loretta Lynch won approval from a key Senate committee Thursday to serve as the natio..
GOP may need House Dems to help resolve DHS funding impasse
WASHINGTON — For all the talk of Republican House Speaker John Boehner being trapped by the quarre..
Cyber threats expanding, new US intelligence assessment says
WASHINGTON — The U.S. has elevated its appraisal of the cyber threat from Russia, the U.S. intelli..
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