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Belmont councilwoman resigns: Christine Wozniak cites family and personal responsibilities in decision   

Christine Wozniak announced her resignation from the Belmont City Council late Monday night citing her need to focus on family and personal responsibilities — eliciting shock and disappointment from...

Officials aim to stop human trafficking: Latest effort focuses on outreach, enforcement   

The growing epidemic of human trafficking in San Mateo County is prompting law enforcement agencies to increase outreach, promote a victim hotline and provide specific training for hotel and motel emp...

Social media giving cops an edge: San Mateo and Redwood City police use Pinterest, Twitter for leads, communication   

Uploading photos on Pinterest, sharing tweets and using neighborhood networking websites are typical social activities, but local police are now using it to reunite victims with stolen property, gathe...

Former relief nurse at the San Mateo Medical Center pleads no contest to faking time cards   

An extra help relief nurse at the San Mateo Medical Center accused of submitting 265 hours worth of time cards for nearly a year’s worth of work she didn’t perform pleaded no contest Tuesday to mi...

Ransom-claiming bank robbery defendant pleads not guilty   

A Redwood City bank robbery defendant who reportedly told the teller he needed money for his kidnapped daughter’s ransom before making off with $5,600 last month pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Just be...

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AG Harris to announce re-election bid   

SACRAMENTO — Attorney General Kamala Harris is formally announcing her bid for a second term as California’s top law enforcement officer. Her campaign says she will take out papers to run again o...

State Supreme Court justice to retire   

SAN FRANCISCO — The longest-serving current justice of the California Supreme Court announced Tuesday that she is retiring. Justice Joyce Kennard notified Gov. Jerry Brown that she intends to step ...

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“Shamu” is a registered trademark of Sea World marine parks. The original Shamu was a killer whale taken into captivity in October 1965. Shamu lived at Sea World of California for six years before...

All wine pairs well with romance. But some bottles really wear their hearts on their labels. Whether you’re interested in the Birds & bees sweet red wine or want to cut straight to the chase with s...

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When Sabrina Brennan ran for a seat on the San Mateo County Harbor District Commission in 2012, she ran on a platform of new ideas, transparency and environmental stewardship. Hers was a refreshing vo...

“There is nothing more destructive of physical and mental health than the isolation of you from me, of us from them.” — Phillip O. Zimbardo, “The Age of Indifference.” Friday is Valentine...

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Teachers came to the Monday Millbrae Elementary School District Board of Trustees meeting to bring forward a no confidence vote in Superintendent Linda Luna.

In the latest series of events connected to the climate concerns in the Millbrae Elementary School District, the districtwide teachers association presented a vote of no confidence in the superintende...

A week ago, the Burlingame girls’ soccer team managed to salvage a 1-1 tie with Hillsdale, in a game coach Philip DeRosa said his team didn’t play very well. Fast forward to Tuesday and the Panth...

With the top three finishers in 12 weight classes at the Central Coast Section girls’ wrestling championships advancing to the state tournament, there were 36 spots up for grabs. The Peninsula Athl...

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NEW YORK — Reassuring words from the new head of the Federal Reserve sent stocks soaring on Tuesday and gave the market its longest winning streak this year. The Dow Jones industrial average jumpe...

WASHINGTON — Janet Yellen pursued a simple strategy Tuesday for handling a battery of lawmakers who came armed with skepticism about the Federal Reserve. Politely stand your ground. Be consistent. ...

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LOS ANGELES — Veteran TV newsman Tom Brokaw has been diagnosed with cancer, NBC News said Tuesday. The Mayo Clinic discovered last summer that Brokaw has multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood ...

Any kid who ever tap-danced at a talent show or put on a curly wig and auditioned for “Annie” can only dream of being as beloved — or as important — as Shirley Temple. Temple, who died Monday...

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