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Lawmakers push ahead climate law: State’s ambitious goal to cut emissions heading to Senate   

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers moved closer to extending the state's ambitious climate change law Tuesday after winning critical approval from business-minded Democratic lawmakers in the state As...

Inner Harbor transformation needs confirmation: Redwood City Planning Commission to take more public comment   

The vision to transform Redwood City's Inner Harbor into a destination with homes, jobs and fun things to do will need to be confirmed by the city's Planning Commission one more time. It's the next s...

Low-income housing project gains traction at Bay Meadows: San Mateo choosing nonprofit Bridge Housing to develop city-owned parcel   

After decades of planning how to transform an old horse race track into a bustling transit-oriented development, San Mateo is narrowing in on a housing project dedicated to low-income families at Bay ...

Caretaker, husband plead not guilty to ransacking woman’s house   

An elderly woman's caretaker and the caretaker's husband pleaded not guilty Monday to multiple felony charges for allegedly putting a pillowcase over the woman's head while ransacking her house in uni...

Three years prison for man shot by police   

A man who was shot by a San Francisco police officer while attempting to carjack drivers near San Francisco International Airport last year was sentenced to over three years in prison Tuesday, prosecu...

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Strong quake rattles central Italy: ‘The town isn’t here’   

ROME — A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, levelling buildings in several towns as residents slept. The mayor of hard-hit Amatrice said: "The town isn't here anymore." ...

Trump: Immigration laws can be softened   

AUSTIN, Texas — Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that he is open to "softening" laws dealing with immigrants in the country illegally, the latest sign that the Republican presidential nominee is consi...

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Have you ever whipped up a spicy dish — chili, for example — and realized when it's too late that you somehow overdid it and added way too much of the hot stuff? Happily, there are two very simple...

BANGOR, Maine — The closing of one of the last two Howard Johnson restaurants in a couple of weeks will mark the end of its fried clam strips, ice cream and other menu staples that nourished baby bo...

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"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results." — Willie Nelson. Looking at the state of the November election, one commentator on TV reported, "Peopl...

I have been a renter, a homeowner and a landlord in San Mateo County. I have friends who are homeowners and rental tenants and friends who are landlords. I have counted as friends, and know and have w...

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Residents are invited to offer feedback on the development proposal for the former Burlingame post office during a town hall meeting 5 p.m., Wednesday.


Residents will have a shot to provide feedback on a revamped vision of the project aiming to redevelop the former Burlingame post office into a new housing and retail center. Architects designing th...


The teams in the Peninsula Athletic League's Ocean Division all have one thing in common: at one time or another, they all played in the Bay Division. Some are recent transplants, while it's been a fe...

Head coach: Keith Holden, 6th year 2015 record: 4-1 PAL Ocean, 11-2 overall Key returners: Gavin Tomberlin (jr., QB); Chase Hofmann (jr., RB/DB); Sean Baird (sr., OL/DL); Jack Cartwright (OL/DL); An...

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NEW YORK — Stocks posted modest gains on Tuesday, bringing indexes nearly back to the record levels they reached last week. Homebuilders rose sharply following a big jump in sales of new homes last ...

WASHINGTON — Americans stepped up their purchases of new homes in July to the fastest pace in nearly nine years, the latest sign that low mortgage rates and a solid job market are helping support th...

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If a self-driving car taxi service started in San Mateo County, would you use it?

Yes, without a doubt
If the price was right
If it took me anywhere I wanted to go
I'd rather drive my own car
I'd use my own self-driving car first
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Italy earthquake kills at least 159, reduces towns to rubble
AMATRICE, Italy — Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivo..
Jackpot: Scientists find Earth-like planet at star next door
WASHINGTON — After scanning the vast reaches of the cosmos for Earth-like planets where life might..
Volatile mix in Syria war puts new strain on US strategy
WASHINGTON — The U.S. military picture in Syria is getting more chaotic and complicated by the day..
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