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Sequoia teachers get raise: Four percent hike means everyone pleased with negotiation outcome   

A 4 percent raise is coming to Sequoia Union High School District teachers, who are pleased with the salary change. The new contract, ratified Wednesday night by the school board, includes a 2 percen...

Millbrae school principal lasts just eight days: District says Taylor Middle School administrator won’t be returning, teachers disappointed   

After the contentious resignation of a beloved principal in December 2013 and an aftermath of staff complaining about a poor work environment, Taylor Middle School's new permanent principal ultimately...

South City restricts payday lenders: Youth group wanted more from the zoning amendment   

Students who helped develop South City's newest zoning ordinance amendment to limit payday lenders are upset with what they see as the city not taking a stronger stand on the issue. The Youth Leaders...

Last chance to see Grand National Rodeo: Final weekend to see hundreds of professional cowboys in Daly City   

A tradition since 1941, this weekend ushers in the second week of Daly City's Grand National Livestock Exposition, Horse Show and Rodeo. One can relive the Old West at the Cow Palace with a rodeo tha...

County voter registration ticks up: Absentee ballot deadline looms, Dems still highest number of registrants   

Voter registration went up just a hair in San Mateo County between the June primary numbers and the deadline for the November ballot but the real question remains how many will actually turn out. The...

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First Ebola case in West African nation of Mali   

BAMAKO, Mali — Mali reported its first case of Ebola late Thursday, marking a major setback for West African efforts to contain the deadly virus that now has affected six countries in the region and...

Malaysian man crawls for the days after car smash   

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A Malaysian man seriously injured in a car accident crawled through jungle for three days before happening upon an isolated village, authorities said Friday. The man, ident...

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In 1537, Jane Seymour, the third wife of England's King Henry VIII, died 12 days after giving birth to Prince Edward, later King Edward VI. In 1648, the Peace of Westphalia ended the Thirty Years War...

The state of California has a history of attaching unpalatable features to what should be a political no-brainer — establishing a rainy-day fund to eliminate the distasteful adherence to economic bo...

Proponents of Proposition 47 suggest it would ease the burden on our prison and jail system by lowering the threshold for certain crimes like drug possession, petty theft, receiving stolen property an...

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Christine Coffey in her San Carlos home that received renovation help from Rebuilding Together Peninsula this spring. The repairs helped her be able to stay in her home after she retired.


Christine Coffey had seen brochures for Rebuilding Together Peninsula displayed on tables at the San Carlos Library where she regularly volunteers. It advertised free-of-charge repairs, but Coffey did...


Aragon football coach Steve Sell enjoys watching Half Moon Bay play, strictly as a fan of high school football. What he doesn't enjoy, however, is having to coach against the Cougars. "When I looked...

Sacred Heart Prep's gymnasium rocked to its foundation with the rivalry energy it the air Thursday evening, but it was Menlo that rolled to a sweep, 25-19, 25-17, 25-23. Coming off Tuesday's emotiona...

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NEW YORK — A combination of strong company earnings and encouraging economic reports, both in the U.S. and Europe, gave the stock market another day of solid gains on Thursday. Caterpillar jumped...

DETROIT — Two U.S. senators are calling on regulators to issue a nationwide recall of cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp., questioning why automakers have been allowed to limit recalls to...

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Lynn Shelton is a curious, Pacific Northwest-bred hybrid of high-concept and low production value. She has made a specialty out of deconstructing sitcom-y setups: two pals trying to follow through on...

STILL LIFES: TWO VISIONS, IN REDWOOD CITY. The Caldwell Gallery presents "Still Lifes: Two Visions," Oil Paintings by Elyse Dunnahoo and Acrylic Paintings by Krishna Mitra. Dunnahoo is a representatio...

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