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Locals awaiting funding details   

One thing is sure this fall: California schools will get more money. Per pupil funding will increase, if the budget is approved as planned on Friday. That boost comes with a total overhaul of how ed...

Bang with Friends gets a Boost: Downtown San Mateo incubator hatches creative hookup app   

The Draper family knows a good thing when they see it. Father Tim, after all, is the local brainiac venture capitalist who helped bring the world Skype, Hotmail and Tesla Motors who also recently ope...

Belmont gives Redflex the boot   

Redflex was given the boot by the Belmont City Council in a passionate Tuesday night meeting, ending a three-year relationship with the red light camera operator for traffic enforcement at busy Ralsto...

Mayor: Community at core of Millbrae’s success   

  Millbrae has worked successfully to maintain a balanced, albeit lean, budget in recent years — a accomplishment that Mayor Gina Papan said was achieved through community support. &ld...

Lawmakers want disclosure of Bay Bridge incentives   

SACRAMENTO — State lawmakers want officials overseeing construction of the new eastern portion of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to disclose any incentives promised to contractors if the span ...

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Education is big winner in state budget   

SACRAMENTO — California schools will receive an infusion of more than $3.6 billion in extra money this year, much of it targeted to the neediest students as part of a redistribution plan pushed by G...

Storms pelt Midwest with rain, winds, hail   

CHICAGO — An unusually massive line of storms packing hail, lightning and tree-toppling winds was rolling through the Midwest on Wednesday and could affect more than one in five Americans from Iowa ...

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My non-gardening friends often lament that nothing grows in their gardens because they have too much shade. I have found the best way to change their minds is a visit to my woodland garden. When we b...

PHILADELPHIA — After decades of near silence, a passive voice is making itself heard in American architecture. So-called passive houses, which have been around in Europe but never really caught on ...

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There are two kinds of people in this world of ours — fair people and non-fair people. Fair people like going to the county fair and seeing all the usual delights whether it be exhibits, games or th...

Revelations that the National Security Agency has for seven years quietly monitored U.S. telephone and Internet traffic with the permission of a secret federal court should be of concern to every Amer...

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Sixteen-year-olds Zachary Jagannathan and Stephanie Tam take apart an electronic pencil sharpener at the deconstruction station in the technology division of the San Mateo County Fair Tuesday afternoon.

“Are we breaking things?” 16-year-old Zachary Jagannathan inquired while approaching one of two tables full of pieces that used to make up items one might find in a home — VCRs, computers, lapto...

One of the hardest things to do in sports — regardless of the game or the level at which it is played — is to go undefeated. The San Mateo National Little League AAA Indians have a ...

Serra’s Isaiah Salinda doesn’t have the type of golf game that will intimidate you. He won’t walk up to the tee, rear back, let one rip 270 yards and send a shiver down your spine. ...

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NEW YORK — The stock market ended lower Wednesday as traders looked ahead to a critical Federal Reserve meeting next week. Without any major economic news, traders grappled with the question hangin...

WASHINGTON — The government reported Wednesday that the U.S. budget deficit widened in May by $139 billion. But the annual deficit stayed on track to finish below $1 trillion for the first time sin...

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WASHINGTON — Jennifer Lopez says Latinos in the United States are starting to realize their power in politics and media, and that makes the timing good for her latest undertaking: Lobbying for great...

LOS ANGELES — The head of AEG Live LLC told jurors Wednesday that he knew Michael Jackson as a sophisticated, forceful businessman and not the drugged-up performer who’s been described throughout ...

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