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Community mobilizes to help: Belmont school leads fundraiser for families who lost access to mobile homes   

Belmont families affected by last Thursday's storm are getting a helping hand from the community as they struggle to go back home. Eleven families within the Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School ...

Public hearings set for proposed Seton Medical Center sale: Attorney General’s Office to make final decision on hospital chain’s future owner   

Two local public hearings are scheduled next month to help California Attorney General Kamala Harris decide whether a six-hospital chain including facilities in Daly City and Moss Beach should be sold...

California retiree health care gap reaches $72B   

SACRAMENTO — California's unfunded obligation to pay for the health and dental care of retired state government workers grew by 11 percent during the most recent fiscal year to nearly $72 billion, a...

Human trafficking defendant takes plea deal for dissuading witness   

One of three people charged with felony human trafficking at a South San Francisco motel accepted a plea deal on one count of witness dissuasion in return for no more than three years in prison. Mari...

Health care enrollment deadline extended   

The window to enroll in health insurance in time for a Jan. 1 start will remain open until Sunday, Dec. 21, according to the county Health System. The deadline had been Monday, Dec. 15 for insurance ...

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Rain could spell trouble for water conservation   

SAN FRANCISCO — After California's driest three years on record, there have been few sounds as disturbing to water conservationists as the whisk-whisk-whisk of automatic lawn sprinklers kicking on d...

UC Berkeley warns 1,600 of personal data breach   

BERKELEY — UC Berkeley officials say that about 1,600 people may have had their Social Security or credit card numbers stolen by hackers who infiltrated campus servers and databases. University sp...

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During college, I took a class on global populations and food (affectionately known as "pops and crops"). I'm sure it was a fine class, but really only one lesson has stuck with me in the 25 years sin...

If you're looking for some cold weather comfort food, you might want to consider the knish. Though there are many variations of the knish, they essentially are the hand pie of classic Jewish cuisine ...

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Some low-lying areas are more prone to flooding and we haven't seen the magnitude of Thursday's storm in these parts for quite some time. Still, there must be something to be done to prevent flooding ...

"Give our joy, our interest, our knowledge, our understanding, our sadness — all of the manifestations of that which is alive in us." — Erich Fromm. The holiday season traditionally has been cons...

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San Mateo firefighters contend with flooding on Ninth Avenue along the railroad tracks during Tuesday’s busy evening commute. Knee-deep water lined Railroad Avenue and caused several businesses to flood for the second time in less than a week. The National Weather Service issued flood warnings for six Bay Area counties, including San Mateo, Tuesday night. Forecasters predict showers are likely through Wednesday with mostly cloudy conditions Thursday and for the rain to pick up again Friday.


Another storm moved in to water-logged California on Tuesday with the potential to create more flooding and trigger mudslides. The evening commute was wet and chaotic in the San Francisco Bay Area an...


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Reyna Sandoval and Rebecca Kleinsmith hold donated toys at the San Mateo County Event Center where the Samaritan House holiday drive will take place.


The Samaritan House in San Mateo has been collecting toys all year long in preparation for its annual holiday drive at the Redwood Hall of the San Mateo County Event Center this weekend. The drive w...


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Marc Gasol scored 24 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies snapped the Golden State Warriors' NBA-best 16-game winning streak with a 105-98 victory on Tuesday night. Mike Conley and Za...

DENVER — The first big league signing of Jeff Bridich's tenure as general manager of the Colorado Rockies was far more sensible than splashy. The Rockies needed a versatile infielder, and so they a...

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NEW YORK — Sudden twists in the price of oil and currency trading turned the stock market into a roller-coaster ride on Tuesday. Major indexes opened lower as falling oil prices and a plunge in the...

WASHINGTON — Russia's suddenly escalating financial crisis risks spilling beyond its borders and endangering parts of the global economy. With economies in Europe, Japan, China and Latin America a...

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SAN FRANCISCO — Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google. The reaction to Williams' de...

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday declined to file any charges against Bill Cosby after a woman recently claimed the comedian molested her around 1974. The rejection of a child sexua...

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US, Cuba seek to normalize relations
WASHINGTON — The United States and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open ..
14 charged for roles in meningitis outbreak
BOSTON — Fourteen owners or employees of a Massachusetts pharmacy were charged Wednesday in connec..
Fed pondering change in rate hike signals
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy is finally doing better, and the Federal Reserve may be ready to ack..
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