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Redwood City eyes Airbnb tax: Officials consider ways to boost the construction of affordable housing   

The Redwood City Council is exploring a number of options to boost the construction of affordable housing including taxing residents who rent out rooms short term through online companies such as Airb...

Drought drags on growers: Farmers depend on rain to sustain crops year-round   

The impacts of California's record-setting drought are arguably felt no worse in San Mateo County than by its agricultural industry and the pumpkin farmers whose livelihood depends upon the fall seaso...

Evidence mounting for El Niño: Rainy winter could ease state drought   

LOS ANGELES — Evidence is mounting that the El Niño ocean-warming phenomenon in the Pacific will spawn a rainy winter in California, potentially easing the state's punishing drought but also bringi...

$45M open space purchase at issue with Measure V: Backers say it’s chance to preserve acreage in San Carlos, foes say it’s costly   

The last big chunk of open space in San Carlos is currently for sale and voters will decide this election whether to buy it themselves to preserve it as a park or let it remain zoned as is for a poten...

Schools to explore athletic field project: Collaboration between San Carlos city and school officials stays on track   

The groundwork for a possible collaboration between San Carlos city and school officials to install artificial turf at school athletic fields has been laid, under direction of the San Carlos Elementar...

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Iran says Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian convicted   

TEHRAN, Iran — Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post journalist who has been detained in Iran for more than a year on charges including espionage, has been convicted, according to Iran's judiciary spok...

Netanyahu accuses Arabs of incitement in wave of stabbings   

JERUSALEM — Palestinians carried out three stabbings Monday in Jerusalem, leaving a teenage Israeli boy in critical condition, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu angrily accused the country's Ara...

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Now you see it, now you don't. A new type of heart stent that works like dissolving stitches, slowly going away after it has done its job, passed its first major test in a large study, doctors said Mo...

NEW YORK — Amid the bloodbaths of 21st-century America, you might think that there would be a lot of research into the causes of gun violence, and which policies work best against it. You would be ...

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The San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District is the county's largest with 12,000 students and growing. It faces challenges with its enrollment growth, diverse student population and, like all ...

A ship is unlikely to survive turbulent seas if its crew members ignore hostile storms. Today, our nation sails upon some of the most turbulent and pressing issues of our time — issues that we can n...

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Steve Daletas from Pleasant Hill, Oregon, poses with his gargantuan 1,969-pound gourd that took first place in this year’s annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay.


Slumped in the back of a pickup truck, this year's wondrously rotund winner of the annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off traveled from Oregon to excite thousands of spectators in Half Mo...


Menlo freshman Sianna Houghton has already enjoyed plenty of firsts in her brief varsity volleyball career. This season marks the first time Houghton and her older sister Jessica have ever played on...

When talking to Burlingame coach John Philipopoulos before the 2015 season started, I asked him how Laipeli "Barry" Palu was looking. "He's a man among boys," was Philipopoulos' response. Friday nig...

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NEW YORK — U.S. stocks edged higher Monday on a quiet day for the market ahead of a busy weak for corporate earnings. EMC climbed after Dell said it would acquire the data storage company for $67 ...

NEW YORK — Dell is buying data storage company EMC for $67 billion in a huge bet on a segment of technology that has proven to be more profitable than the slumping personal computer market. The acq...

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LOS ANGELES — The Volkswagen clean diesel emissions scandal is still chugging along, but Hollywood already has its eyes on a possible movie about the ordeal. Paramount Pictures and Leonardo DiCapr...

ST. ALBANS, Vt. — Actor Randy Quaid and his wife were ordered held on $500,000 bail each in Vermont on Monday on charges that they skipped out of the country five years ago after being charged with ...

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Bush offers plan to repeal, replace federal health care law
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush touted on Tuesday his plan to repeal..
Dutch Safety Board: Buk missile downed MH17 in Ukraine
GILZE-RIJEN AIR BASE, Netherlands — A missile launched from rebel-held Ukraine smashed into Malays..
Planned Parenthood to forgo payment in fetal tissue programs
NEW YORK — Responding to a furor over undercover videos, Planned Parenthood says it will maintain ..
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