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E-cigs banned on city property: Devices outlawed in South San Francisco parks, city parking lots, city vehicles and other spaces   

Preventing exposure to secondhand smoke and limiting exposure of minors to activity that may increase the social acceptance of smoking is the idea behind South San Francisco’s ban of using electroni...

San Carlos may downsize Crestview Park renovation: Bids for San Carlos park rehab over budget   

San Carlos may downsize its planned renovation of Crestview Park after even the lowest contractor bid came $230,000 over the project’s budget. The city’s capital improvement program budget set as...

California high-speed rail board adopts new business plan   

SACRAMENTO — The board that oversees the California High-Speed Rail Authority approved a new business plan to submit to state lawmakers Thursday, reflecting lower revenue projections but leaving the...

BART board doles out raised to top execs   

BART directors voted unanimously Thursday to give raises totaling about 3.7 percent this year to General Manager Grace Crunican and other top officials at the transit agency. The percentage increase ...

Authorities prep for ‘Silver Dragon’   

San Mateo County Health System staff, local police and fire departments, American Red Cross and Community Emergency Response teams will join for the “Silver Dragon” emergency preparedness practice...

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Health secretary Sebelius resigning   

WASHINGTON — Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as the White House seeks to move past the election-year political damage inflicted by the rocky rollout of ...

Australian PM confident sounds are from Flight 370   

PERTH, Australia — Australia’s prime minister said Friday that authorities are confident that a series of underwater signals detected in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean are coming from the miss...

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NEW YORK — Obsessing over calories alone has left dieters with an empty feeling. The calorie counting that defined dieting for so long is giving way to other considerations, like the promise of mor...

I give up. I’m at a loss. It’s my lawn. I got with the program during the dry January and didn’t water it. After all, water is at a premium with our paltry rainfall totals. I could wear my brown...

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sounds frustrated and exhausted. No wonder. He has shuttled time and again to the Middle East to meet a self-imposed late April deadline for a “framework&rdqu...

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Friends of the San Mateo Library volunteers Julie Thoman, Alma Leseo and Sherry Fong organize books they sell to help keep the Main Library's collection up to date.

With national library week just around the corner, local book lovers have another reason to celebrate as the Friends of the San Mateo Library commemorates 50 years of volunteerism. Although members...

SAN FRANCISCO — Tony Campana hit an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to their first back-to-back wins of the season with a 6-5 victory over the San Franci...

Four years ago, tennis coach Rich de Leon was approached about starting a boys’ tennis team at Capuchino. As Cap only had a girls’ team at the time, of which de Leon was at the helm, the veteran ...

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NEW YORK — The high-flyers are laying the stock market low — once again. Investors turned against biotech, Internet and other once-soaring stocks on Thursday, driving the Nasdaq composite index t...

WASHINGTON — An Internet connection and a bunch of stolen identities are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in bogus federal tax refunds. And the scam is proving too pervasive to...

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LOS ANGELES — “The Thin Man” with blood cocktails, an ode to hipsterism through the ages, a mainline shot of cool and a playful tribute to artistic fetishism, Jim Jarmusch’s vampire romance ...

NEW YORK — It’s tempting to think of Jim Jarmusch’s high-standing white hair as the mark of a lightning bolt that struck him long ago, leaving him forever an eager receiver for the electricity o...

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