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City creating tax revenue committee: Oversight of Measure I half-cent sales tax money taking shape in Belmont   

In preparation for Measure I funds to hit Belmont coffers in July, city officials are taking steps to assemble an advisory committee to make sure the funds garnered from the half-cent sales tax increa...

Preschool shortage spurs outreach campaign: Advocates seek policy amendments throughout county to address lack of early education centers   

To address the dearth of early child care and preschool facilities in San Mateo County, a band of advocates are calling for policy amendments easing development of the centers they say are badly neede...

Opposing sides forming for school tax measure: San Mateo-Foster City parcel tax on March mail ballot   

Local education, county and state officials are collectively calling on San Mateo and Foster City residents to support a proposed tax extension benefiting the local elementary school district. But t...

Travel ban invites protests   

Thousands of people protested outside San Francisco’s City Hall against President Donald Trump’s travel ban and his plans to build a wall on the border with Mexico. It is the latest in a series o...

Charges sought against pair accused of robbery   

A pair accused of several armed robberies at Subway sandwich shops throughout the Bay Area and the Central Valley are also suspects in a San Bruno armed robbery, police said. Ashneel Nath, 24, of Mod...

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Trump’s travel ban predicted to return   

WASHINGTON — Rebuffed in its bid for a quick reversal, the White House said Sunday it expected the courts to reaffirm President Donald Trump’s executive power and reinstate a ban on refugees and t...

Iranian Americans confused, afraid of travel ban   

IRVINE — Iranian-American supermarket supervisor Alan Tahmasebi voted for Donald Trump last year, hoping a businessman would be more trustworthy than a politician. The 35-year-old now sorely regret...

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I was taught three attributes distinguish us from the “lesser” animals: language, tool use, agriculture. Anyone who occasionally looks at my ramblings knows I am a closet science nerd and drawn to...

Sisters Jessica and Sofia Arellano, of San Carlos, left, mother Sandra Duffy, of San Carlos, and Diana Arteaga, of Redwood City, right, are calling themselves Warrior Women 650 and giving back to t...

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Emily Beach was elected to the Burlingame City Council in 2015. Before we met for the first time, I looked her up online and was blown away by her resume. She served as an Army captain and served in S...

Recently, through a local union called Unite Here, I interviewed workers at a business near the San Francisco International Airport. Unfortunately, few of these workers live in San Mateo County — mo...

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Carole Stares, left, gets a foxtrot lesson Friday, Feb. 27, from Mary Furuta during Belmont’s Twin Pines Senior and Community Center celebration of its 30th Anniversary. Guests enjoyed exhibits...

HOUSTON — They looked old and outmanned. Their star quarterback was frazzled, their stingy defense was a sieve. So what? Tom Brady and the New England Patriots shrugged and did what they always see...

With 14 grapplers on roster, the depth of the Menlo-Atherton girls’ wrestling team was destined for a shot at history this season. Saturday, the Lady Bears realized that destiny, becoming the first...

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The plunging cost of solar power is leading U.S. electric companies to capture more of the sun just when President Donald Trump is moving to boost coal and other fossil fuels. Solar...

NEW YORK — With the start of tax season, stress levels are rising at many small businesses. Even owners who are organized, keep good books and stay in touch with their accountants can find compilin...

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NEW YORK — M. Night Shyamalan’s multiple-personality thriller “Split” led the box office for a third-straight week, an unusual streak for a low-budget horror film. According to studio estim...

 
  


 
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