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Sparks flying over mayoral rotation plan: Millbrae councilwoman says she is being ‘deprived’ of titles   

Modifying the protocol for the rotation of mayor in Millbrae is causing conflict, with one councilwoman alleging the other councilmembers are trying to bully her out of the position she earned by winn...

Smoking in apartments, condos banned in unincorporated areas: Board of Supervisors enacts ban at existing buildings in 14 months   

San Mateo County smokers will no longer be able light up in apartment and condominium buildings in the unincorporated areas after an ordinance passed 4-1 by supervisors Tuesday that added electronic t...

District, city still negotiating over pool: Burlingame considering whether to continue contract   

The city of Burlingame is weighing its options about if it wants to continue a contract with its local high school district for a shared pool after conflict over its maintenance and financing broke ou...

Workers sue Seton’s parent company over pension plans   

A class action lawsuit by workers against the Daughters of Charity Health System — the hospital chain currently selling off six hospitals including two local facilities — claims the cash-strapped ...

Sequoia Healthcare District candidates in their own words   

There's a stark divide between the five candidates running for three seats on the Sequoia Healthcare District as two incumbents seek to continue the work they say benefits the community while three ar...

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Market turmoil: A gift for mortgage refinancers?   

A sudden plunge in mortgage rates last week raised an urgent question for millions of Americans: Should I refinance my mortgage? Across the country, homeowners and would-be homeowners eager for a b...

Big slump is no cause to ditch stock market   

NEW YORK — After more than five years of stock market gains, investors could be forgiven for worrying that big sell-offs may be the harbingers of bigger slumps. But, even as stocks were plunging l...

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Cecilia Chiang is credited with introducing Americans to the taste of authentic Chinese food, though that wasn't her initial plan. Chiang wasn't a chef and hadn't intended to be...

NEW YORK — America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips. Frito-Lay says Wasabi Ginger won its contest that gives people a chance to create a new flavor, beating out the c...

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Once again, the mission of the Sequoia Healthcare District, in the past, now and into the future, is the primary focus of a campaign for three open seats on its board. For 12 years, Jack Hickey has ...

Measure H: $388 million bond measure for the San Mateo County Community College District — YES Measure I: $48 million bond measure for the Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School District — YE...

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Jen Berg
The bluffs at Surfer’s Beach in Half Moon Bay are eroding by 1.5 feet per year, causing damage to the coastal trail and undermining Highway 1 just south of Pillar Point Harbor.

 

Addressing sea level rise, preserving a vital stretch of road and promoting coastal access is prompting a joint project between San Mateo County, Half Moon Bay and the state to restore the seawall and...

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll. Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Hunte...

The Aragon and Mercy-Burlingame girls' water polo teams met at the Serra aquatic center in a crucial Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division matchup Tuesday evening. Both teams came into the match i...

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NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market marched higher Tuesday, giving the Standard & Poor's 500 index its best day of the year. Investors rallied behind an encouraging report on the Chinese economy as w...

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed a law clarifying that automakers can only sell through franchised dealers, a move electric car maker Tesla Motors said puts Michigan in the "rare ...

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LOS ANGELES — Actress Daniele Watts, who suggested she was detained by police because of racial profiling after she was found in a parked car with her boyfriend, was charged Tuesday with lewd conduc...

LOS ANGELE — Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose portraits of Elvis Presley documented the birth of a music legend, has died. Wertheimer, who was 85, died of natural causes at his New York...

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Giants fans be wary, man robbed of World Series tickets worth $1,000
With the World Series hot on San Francisco Giants’ fans minds, police are reminding people to be w..
Two dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament
OTTAWA, Ontario — A gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standin..
US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations
WASHINGTON — Stepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said Wednesday that ev..
Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles
DETROIT — The U.S. government is telling 3 million more car owners to get their air bags repaired ..
Turkish president says US airdrop to Kurds in Kobani a mistake
ISTANBUL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that the U.S. made a mistake in airdropping..
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