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Having rehearsed for months to put on 12 Nutcracker performances for younger audiences and eight performances showcasing the ballet in either a classic or hip-hop-style, the Peninsula Ballet Theatre is ready to immerse thousands in the land of sugar plum fairies and snowflakes in the coming weeks.

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The Half Moon Bay City Council Thursday adopted an urgency ordinance limiting new businesses on Main Street to retail, restaurants and other active uses amid concerns that new offices are threatening the charm and appeal of downtown. 

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The Half Moon Bay City Council Tuesday passed an ordinance aimed at enhancing stability for renters despite pushback from landlords who described it as an onerous requirement that will force them to take their units off the market. 

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Various streets in Foster City and State Route 92 will be affected by a project to remove fiber cable from PG&E transmission towers Sunday, Dec. 8, according to the utility.

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After months of scoping how San Mateo County Health will address a $57 million structural deficit in the coming fiscal year, officials are refining a proposal to reduce the department’s workforce by 44 permanent positions and 126 extra-help and limited-term positions.

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A long-standing homeless encampment on Seaport Boulevard in Redwood City has been dismantled as complaints mounted, leaving many of the campers unsure where they’ll go next. 

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A 19-year-old Belmont man arrested for using replica airsoft rifles to shoot plastic projectiles at pedestrians and passing cars in Belmont and San Carlos last year was sentenced to 60 days in county jail and three years supervised probation Wednesday, according to the San Mateo County Distr…

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Felony charges against two men arrested after they were found with 35 pounds of methamphetamine and 2 pounds of heroin during a traffic stop by San Mateo police officers in October were dismissed by San Mateo County prosecutors so the men can be prosecuted federally, according to the San Mat…

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While transportation administrators, housing advocates, developers and others gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony at the Millbrae BART station, city officials were not feeling very celebratory.

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The most recent rainstorm knocked about 30 feet of San Bruno hillside loose, causing erosion on the eastern region of San Bruno Avenue near Skyline Boulevard and pushing city officials into immediate action.

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As an advocacy group prepares to challenge a judge’s ruling that the San Mateo City Council did not violate the Housing Accountability Act when it denied a proposal to build a 10-unit condominium building last year, the issue on Wednesday garnered the attention of the state Senate president …

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With doubts over the efficacy of an urgency proposal designed to defend renters feeling threatened by rapacious landlords, San Bruno officials avoided adopting a measure mirroring the state’s new tenant protection law.

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A decision on whether prosecutors will continue to pursue felony charges against a man accused of murdering the ex-boyfriend of his girlfriend in 2016 was delayed a week until Dec. 11 to give prosecutors more time, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.

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The Burlingame Elementary School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved asking voters to approve a new bond measure which would help pay for new facilities.

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A 59-year-old San Mateo man was sentenced Wednesday to 16 years in state prison for molesting the 11-year-old daughter of his girlfriend over three years, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.

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An 18-year-old Redwood City man is in custody on $60,000 bail after he was arrested Tuesday for allegedly leading police officers on a high-speed pursuit through Belmont in a stolen Tesla, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.

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After a law office and a real estate office moved into vacant groundfloor storefronts in downtown Half Moon Bay, city officials will be weighing an urgency ordinance in a special meeting Thursday to limit new uses on certain blocks.

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As the number of RVs being used as homes and concerns about them seem to be growing in Redwood City, officials will soon consider short- and long-term measures aimed at improving the challenging circumstances. 

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Intrigued by a unique opportunity but wary to wade into uncharted waters, officials cautiously neared a creative offer framed as a chance to enhance Burlingame’s affordable housing stock.

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Fire season feels like a long time ago after two storms soaked the Bay Area last week with another expected to arrive toward the end of this one.

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Officials will examine calling a spring election in which another bond measure benefiting the Burlingame Elementary School District will be floated, but the potential cost of the potential tax is yet to be determined.

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A 28-year-old San Francisco man is behind bars on a felony car burglary charge after he was allegedly found sleeping in a woman’s car as she was driving from San Francisco to her home in San Carlos Thursday, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.

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Belmont will soon get a few new retailers, including a pizzeria and gym, as part of a recently completed residential development on El Camino Real. 

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Heeding the calls of tenants feeling threatened by predatory landlords seeking to maximize profits in advance of rent control’s establishment, South San Francisco officials approved temporary renter protections.

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The Caltrain holiday train is this weekend Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8, and will stop at nine locations for 20 minutes where people can join onboard carolers and the Salvation Army Christmas Brass Ensemble, along with Santa, Mrs. Claus, Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed R…

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More than a year after the San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury first underscored the threat rising pension costs present to the county’s 20 cities, the issue remains front and center for Peninsula finance officials aiming to address this growing budget item and maintain basic services for residents.

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After closing in October due to a large rent increase, Redwood City mainstay Woodside Deli will soon reopen under new ownership.

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With a bright, airy interior accented by plants and natural tones, a new store in downtown San Carlos is aiming to shed light on a type of cannabis product some believe can be a part of everyday health and wellness regimens.

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Belmont will likely join a growing list of jurisdictions interested in reducing environmental impact by banning plastic straws, containers, cups and other food service products that are not reusable or compostable.

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With a proposed parcel tax still struggling to collect the dozens of votes needed to pass, Redwood City Elementary School District officials are preparing to accept the measure’s failure.

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An unidentified Redwood City man was killed when he was ejected from a Lexus SUV that crashed into the wall of the 25th Street off-ramp of southbound Interstate Highway 280 on Sunday morning, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.

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The Belmont City Council agreed to explore potential new rules to ensure firearms are stored safely in homes, but not all councilmembers want an ordinance as restrictive as the one adopted by the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors last year. 

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Stanford is expanding its presence in Redwood City as the university last week announced its purchase of a 175-unit apartment building on Franklin Street to house its employees and postdoctoral students.

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Peninsula residents wishing to use the San Mateo County Community College District library system will need to register for a new account, as the school system overhauls its catalog.