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Father takes plea deal for taking boat and children   

The father who took his young children from South San Francisco and sailed away on a stolen yacht in September faces more than four years after pleading no contest Friday to three felonies. Christoph...

Samaritan House sued over eviction   

Claiming to have been wrongfully evicted, a man who formerly called Safe Harbor Shelter home is suing Samaritan House in hopes of changing the rules that dictate eviction of tenants from temporary hou...

Plenty to do for Earth Day   

Eager to celebrate Earth Day but not sure what to do? We’ve got you covered. In the next few days, there are plenty of opportunities to help clean up — literally. Those who want to keep up the ...

Plastic bag ban ready to begin in most of San Mateo County   

Residents in most of San Mateo County better have their reusable carriers handy by Monday — that’s when bans of single-use plastic and paper bags take effect in 12 cities and the county itself to ...

San Mateo County Harbor District gets high marks for cleanliness by the Clean Marinas Program   

The San Mateo County Harbor District’s two marinas were certified for cleanliness with scores that far surpassed the 75 percent minimum required. Pillar Point Harbor scored 92 percent and Oyster Po...

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‘We got him’: Boston bomb suspect captured, brother killed   

WATERTOWN, Mass. — A 19-year-old Massachusetts college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombing was captured hiding in a boat parked in a backyard Friday night and his older brother lay dead i...

Texas town grieves for dead first-responders   

WEST, Texas — Buck Uptmor didn’t have to go to West Fertilizer Co. when the fire started. He wasn’t a firefighter like his brother and cousin, who raced toward the plant. But a ranch of horses ...

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In 1779, British navigator Captain James Cook (1728-1779) was the first European to set foot in Hawaii. The Polynesians on the island believed Cook was a Polynesian god bearing gifts, as prophesied in...

LOCAL HISTORY INSPIRES CONTEMPORARY ART AT THE ALEXANDER HOTEL IN INDIANAPOLIS, IND. When developers working on plans for The Alexander, a new boutique hotel in downtown Indianapolis, wanted someone t...

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As I write this, it has barely been 24 hours since the terrorist attack in Boston during the running of the Boston Marathon. One day later, my heart is heavy with sadness about the deaths and the terr...

Thirty-year-old Amy (all names have been changed to protect identities), a successful Bay Area entrepreneur, had a perpetual scowl and finally voiced that she is sick of it: missing important meetings...

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Tamerlan Tsarnaev, left, 26, is pictured in 2010 in Lowell, Mass., and his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, is pictured in an undated FBI handout photo in this combination photo.

WATERTOWN, Mass. — A 19-year-old Massachusetts college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombing was captured hiding in a boat parked in a backyard Friday night and his older brother lay dead i...

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Helen Marlo, Ph.D., founder of Mentoring Mothers in Burlingame, with her 2-year-old Audrey.

Having a baby can be the most rewarding experience in a person’s life. But that does not mean child rearing is without its challenges. Many mothers find themselves striving to be the perpetually bl...

While the singles players get most of the attention at the high school level, most team tennis matches are decided by the play of doubles teams. A strong trio of tandems can be the difference between ...

Imagine for a minute that just like any other day of your life, you wake up and get ready to go to school. You are 14 years old. Clothes are on, breakfast eaten, backpack is packed. The clock is tick...

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NEW YORK — Strong earnings from a pair of technology giants helped the stock market recover some of its losses Friday, a positive end to Wall Street’s worst week in five months. Microsoft and G...

WASHINGTON — For the third year in a row, the nation’s economic recovery has hit a springtime soft spot. Reflecting that weakness, only 1 in 4 Americans now expects his or her own financial situat...

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LOS ANGELES — As both an actor and a rapper, Gina Rodriguez gives an empowered performance in “Filly Brown,” playing a young Los Angeles woman angling for hip-hop stardom as a means to help spri...

LOS ANGELES — Jenni Rivera had other chances to act in films, but she chose to make her movie debut in “Filly Brown” simply because her close friend, Edward James Olmos, made the request. In fac...

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