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Big money behind rent control debate: Total contributions nearing $1 million over San Mateo, Burlingame measures   

Political fervor is boiling over with nearly $1 million being shoveled into fiery campaigns regarding measures Q and R — controversial ballot measures seeking to institute tenant protections. The d...

San Mateo seeks greener new buildings: City to include electric vehicle charging and solar requirements in new developments   

As the electric vehicle market continues to expand with more being driven on the road than ever before, San Mateo is looking to ride the wave of green technology and require commercial as well as resi...

Carpooling toward less congestion: San Mateo, Foster City partner with Scoop Technologies for app   

As the delicate imbalance of housing and jobs has fueled regional traffic woes, the cities of San Mateo and Foster City are looking toward a smartphone app to help reduce the number of people driving ...

Thinking globally and acting locally: Zuckerberg and Chan donate to improve local education, despite global initiative   

While Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan take on the ambitious goal of seeking to wipe human disease from the globe, the power couple also remains committed to granting stude...

San Mateo County police reports   

Not too bright A driver was tailgated by a vehicle with its high beams on near Foster City Boulevard and Marlin Way in Foster City before 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15. Foster City Shoplifting. So...

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Mall shooting suspect: ‘Creepy,’ multiple arrests and disputes   

OAK HARBOR, Wash. — The 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy's makeup counter had a string of run-ins with the law in recent years, including charges he assaulted ...

Protests remain peaceful outside of Charlotte Panthers NFL game   

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Nightly protests have shaken the city of Charlotte since the shooting death of a black man by police last week, but Sunday's NFL game between the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesot...

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The Mission Hospice Auxiliary and Mills Peninsula Heath Services present their 2016 Fall Gala, 'Diamonds & Denim,' at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City on Saturday, Oct 1.  Event Co-Chairs Marth...

Members of the International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association paid a visit to Kitchentown in San Mateo Friday, Sept. 9. Located in the former Anna's Danish Cookies facility, Kitchentown offer...

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The 12-acre park at the new Bay Meadows development is at risk from two possible city actions. One is to place a sewage storage tank under the park to collect water during a storm. The second is to pl...

Editor, This is a poorly written measure supercharged with emotion. What we don't know: 1). Percentage of evictions that are non causal? 2). Percentage of seasoned tenants that have had their ren...

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In the last month, average rents have been dropping incrementally, down about $100 from the heights hit over the summer, and local property managers said they expect the trend to continue.


Renters struggling to afford the considerable cost of living locally may see some relief on the horizon according to county real estate professionals who project the market will soften. National ex...


Football is not a game that is played on paper as evidenced by Mills' 45-6 loss to Mission-SF Saturday at Jim Cox Field. Entering the non-league matchup, Mills (4-1) had opened the season with four s...

The College of San Mateo defense, after allowing an early score, scratched and clawed to hold on for a 14-7 win Saturday at Butte College-Oroville's Cowan Stadium. With the win, the Bulldogs improve t...

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WASHINGTON — From the outside, the housing market looks solid: Sales are climbing. So are prices. Mortgage rates are near historic lows. But the picture gets more complicated the deeper you dig int...

NEW YORK — It is a double-edged cybersword: a negative review of a restaurant or other business, posted for the world to see. Anyone who peruses Yelp!, TripAdvisor, Google and companies' own websit...

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NEW YORK — Movie stars don't open movies anymore? Tell that to Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks. The pair, once co-stars in "Philadelphia," have together dominated the last three weeks of the box o...


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