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San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury: Multilingual cops needed   

The San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury was tasked with investigating whether local law enforcement agencies are responsive to the growing number of county residents who do not speak English well or at ...

Task force recommends changing waste board makeup   

The board makeup of the county’s waste management authority should include elected officials rather than staff from the member jurisdictions, according to a task force formed specifically to review ...

Bay Area growth pushes state population toward 38 million   

SACRAMENTO — California’s population grew by almost 300,000 last year to nearly 38 million people, with the San Francisco Bay Area leading the growth, the state Department of Finance reported Wedn...

San Mateo County Community College District to discuss filling its board vacancy   

How to fill the vacancy created by the exit of board President Helen Hausman will be the topic of a special meeting of the San Mateo County Community College District board Friday afternoon. Hausman...

Hot, dry, windy weather conditions spark early wildfire warnings   

Three vegetation fires were blazing in Napa and Sonoma counties Wednesday morning, an indication of the early start of fire season in the Bay Area and throughout the state, fire authorities said. A N...

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Justice Department appeals morning-after case   

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Wednesday appealed a federal judge’s order to lift all age limits on who can buy morning-after birth control pills without a prescription. The decision ca...

Wind-fueled wildfire erupts east of Los Angeles   

BANNING — A Southern California wildfire fueled by strong winds was raging through 2 1/2 square miles of Riverside County on Wednesday as wind-fanned fires scorched parts of wine country north of Sa...

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My friend Bob would shudder if he knew that I planted plantain today. Like many homeowners, he loves his lawn. And plantain — the weed — is one of the banes of a lawn, along with grubs and their ...

Looking for a fresh way to liven up your garden walls? Think plants, not paintings. Living pictures — cuttings of assorted succulents woven together in everything from picture frames to pallet boxe...

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Find a place where something terrible happened, I suggested. A murder or other gruesome demise. Maybe a former dungeon. Or pick a home with an unfavorable street address number — 666 is always a saf...

Addiction and other psychiatric and medical conditions more often than not occur together. Substance dependence (addiction) is a psychiatric condition. Substances have an effect on the body that often...

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, left, speaks with Laurene Powell Jobs, Steve Jobs’ widow, at the NewSchools Venture Fund Summit, held at the Burlingame Marriott Hotel.

Changes are coming in education. Forty-five states have joined together on a vision of shared standards called the Common Core, an idea that will embrace collaboration, technology and sharing on a s...

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Police officers gathered in Redwood City yesterday morning to honor those who have died in the line of duty.

One-by-one, Tami McMillan named and told the stories of each police officer who has died in the line of duty in San Mateo County’s history at an event in Redwood City yesterday morning to honor...

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Dan Boyle and Patrick Marleau scored in the third period for the San Jose Sharks, who rallied to beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 on Wednesday night in the first-round We...

While the Peninsula Athletic League boys’ golf champion was not involved in much drama, there was plenty of action going on around him on Day 2 of the PAL Boys’ Golf Championships at Green Hills C...

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NEW YORK — Signs of a slowing economy dragged down the stock market Wednesday. Even the prospect of continued stimulus from the Federal Reserve didn’t help. Major market indexes fell by 0.9 perce...

NEW YORK — A year ago, Facebook was just testing the waters of mobile advertising, causing plenty of headaches for investors ahead of its massive initial public offering. It has since eased those ...

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LOS ANGELES — The doctor convicted of involuntarily killing Michael Jackson appeared to be on trial again Wednesday as a lawyer for Jackson’s mother tried to show the physician’s desperate finan...

LOS ANGELES — Activision is trading “Modern Warfare” for “Ghosts.” The video game publisher announced Wednesday that the next installment in its successful “Call of Duty” franchise will...

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