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Educators praise new testing system   

Local education officials are ramping up for the implementation of a new testing system designed to better align with new Common Core teaching curriculum. Third- through eighth- and 11th-graders acr...

Skyline ready to offer bachelor’s degrees   

Students in the respiratory therapy program at Skyline College credit it with changing the trajectory of their lives. Michael Bustos said he appreciated the school’s interest in offering a degree b...

Holi Festival celebrated in Foster City   

There's no better way to start the first day of spring then with colors. Foster City with the help of Baybasi held its fourth annual Holi festival Saturday. Holi is one of the largest festivals in Ind...

San Mateo senior complex to get facelift   

The Edgewater Isle senior apartments in San Mateo earned a tax credit from the state for a major facelift that will temporarily displace the residents who live in the 92-unit complex. California Stat...

Bomb squad dismantles explosive   

The San Mateo County sheriff’s bomb squad disabled a homemade explosive device that was found along a walking path in San Carlos Saturday morning, sheriff’s officials said. Shortly before 9 a.m.,...

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US trains Iraqi forces as battle for Tikrit continues   

TAJI, Iraq — As the U.S. mission to Iraq expands, so do its efforts to arm and train the country’s security forces to combat the Islamic State group, with large-scale operations continuing to rec...

California overtime tops $1 billion, hits pre-recession high   

SACRAMENTO — Overtime for California’s state workers rose 20 percent last year and topped $1 billion even though there are 20,000 fewer employees than in pre-recession 2008, the last time the stat...

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Here’s a tale of two friends who contacted me for dog adoption advice. One said, “I want a second dog and don’t care about the breed, size (not tiny or huge), male or female, or age, though I do...

The Smuin Ballet 2015 Unforgettable Gala, held March 15 at the San Francisco Design Center, raised more than $378,000 in support of Smuin Ballet’s programming. Among those in attendance was Hillsbor...

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For many, Jim Hartnett, former Redwood City mayor and councilman was a surprise choice to replace Mike Scanlon who announced his retirement last August. Beginning next Monday, Hartnett will take over ...

Editor, After reading about rent increases for some tenants, I realized that we have to also deal with overcrowding in North Central San Mateo. I have found that no one wants to discuss or write an...

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There's no better way to start the first day of spring then with colors. Foster City with the help of Baybasi held its fourth annual Holi festival Saturday. Holi is one of the largest festivals in Ind...

Being tasked with replacing its entire pitching staff from a season ago, Sequoia was supposed to be enduring a rebuilding year. Not the case. With a 9-3 win over Aragon in Saturday’s nonleague mat...

SAN JOSE — Fatai Alashe and Ty Harden scored goals in the first half and the San Jose Earthquakes opened their new stadium with a 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire on Sunday night. Goalie David Bingham...

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SAN FRANCISCO — Flying over the Sierra Nevada as California entered its fourth year of drought, the state’s energy chief looked down and saw stark bare granite cloaked in dirty brown haze — not...

NEW YORK — Starbucks baristas will no longer write “Race Together” on customers’ cups starting Sunday, ending as planned a visible component of the company’s diversity and racial inequality ...

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LOS ANGELES — Sean Penn’s “The Gunman” was no match for the rebel kids of “Insurgent.” The second installment in the “Divergent” series easily topped the box office with $54 million...

BEVERLY HILLS — Actress Kerry Washington, director Roland Emmerich, the film “The Imitation Game” and television shows “Transparent” and “How to Get Away With Murder” have received stamp...

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