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County rents hit new high: Average rent is $2,470, higher than first quarter of 2014   

Rents for homes in San Mateo County have been sky high and experts aren't seeing any sign this will slow down. The average rent for an apartment in the second quarter of 2014 was $2,470, up from $2,...

Developer closes on downtown San Mateo site: Essex purchases lot adjacent to Central Park for eight-story apartment complex   

The downtown San Mateo parking lot envisioned for an eight-story residential complex across from Central Park was purchased by Essex Property and Trust, Inc. for $10.35 million earlier this month. P...

DA won’t retry driver for fatal collision: Man died after being hit by concrete garbage can in San Mateo   

The driver whose out-of-control car sent a concrete garbage can flying into a San Mateo pedestrian who later died will not be retried for vehicular manslaughter because the deadlocked jury leaned so s...

New parking rates to start in Redwood City   

An increase in parking costs in Redwood City's core downtown area are scheduled to begin Monday with a goal of encouraging longer-term parkers to choose less expensive spaces a little further out. Ra...

‘Shrimp Boy’ pleads not guilty to racketeering   

A man prosecutors accuse of heading a crime syndicate based in San Francisco's Chinatown pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a new charge of racketeering. Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow entered the plea to a...

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House approves VA health care overhaul   

WASHINGTON — The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years. The $16.3 bi...

Probe exposes flaws in HealthCare.gov rollout   

WASHINGTON — Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in t...

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We pamper our gardens all year, but then desert them to go on vacation during what's often the hottest, driest time of the year. A little planning can soften the blow. Ideally, a neighbor or fellow ...

In 1777, the Marquis de Lafayette, a 19-year-old French nobleman, was made a major-general in the American Continental Army. In 1875, the 17th president of the United States, Andrew Johnson, died in ...

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In San Mateo County, voters are increasingly choosing to send in their ballots by mail rather than waiting in line at a precinct on Election Day. In the last election, the state primary on June 3, 75,...

OK, fine. The water hogs of California refuse to cut down on their showers or stop mindlessly watering the dying lawn so the state is trying to hit them where it hurts: the wallet. Taking a cue from ...

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The Shop at Flywheel Press owners Jenn Ludwig and Amber Seguine prepare for August’s First Friday art event at their studio at 309 Seventh Ave. in downtown San Mateo.

 

A group of San Mateo artists are inviting the public to come join the city's newly expanded First Friday, now at three open studio locations. First Fridays are a popular event held in cities througho...

 

The Stanford Girls Water Polo Club is gearing up for the National Junior Olympics — spanning 34 pools around the Peninsula — beginning with Thursday's opener at Serra's Aquatics Center at noon. T...

SAN FRANCISCO — Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants ended their six-game losing streak in the most wacky way. They don't care how it happened, any break is welcome these days. A timely, heads-u...

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NEW YORK — A cheerful report on the U.S. economy, rising profits and no surprises from the Federal Reserve left the stock market nearly where it started on Wednesday. The news was nearly all good....

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor from a grim start to 2014 and should show renewed strength into next year. That was the general view of analysts Wednesday after the governmen...

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Police: Elderly driver hits five pedestrians in downtown Palo Alto
Six people were injured, one critically, when a car crashed into a café during lunchtime in Palo Al..
State senator pleads not guilty to racketeering
SAN FRANCISCO — A California state senator previously charged with bribery pleaded not guilty Thur..
Appellate court overturns high-speed rail rulings
SACRAMENTO — A state appellate court has handed a big win to California’s high-speed rail projec..
Woman imprisoned for stabbing estranged husband in Redwood City
The 53-year-old woman convicted of stabbing her estranged husband inside their Redwood City construc..
West Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths
DAKAR, Senegal — The worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 deaths in West Africa ..
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