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Garbage customers overbilled   

An accounting error by the county’s garbage service provider may mean that San Carlos customers won’t see an otherwise expected rate increase come 2014. Recology overcharged San Carlos customers ...

Homeless numbers way up in Pacifica   

Pacifica’s homeless count has increased by a staggering 900 percent. According to a new report from the Pacifica Resource Center, the number of homeless people counted in Pacifica has risen fro...

California ranks low in well-being for children   

For the second year, California ranks 41st out of 50 states when it comes to the overall well-being of children, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2013 Kids Count Data Book to be released...

Hotel welcomes back nesting pair of barn owls   

A Burlingame hotel is welcoming back some unusual guests — a family of barn owls. A nesting pair of barn owls have hatched four babies on the balcony of room 1141 at the San Francisco Airport Marr...

The ‘Right’ bedtime story   

Emma Right is always making up stories. When the neighbor kids would ask, she’d oblige with various tales. Later in life, when her five young children missed their father who was traveling for wor...

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Supreme Court has range of options on gay marriage   

WASHINGTON — The waiting is almost over. Sometime in the next week or so, the Supreme Court will announce the outcomes in cases on California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage and the fed...

Report: Public picks up $221M gov’t pension tab   

SAN JOSE — Nearly 64,000 state and local government workers at public agencies in the San Francisco Bay area had some or all of their pension contributions covered at taxpayer expense last year, acc...

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Today is Monday, June 24, the 175th day of 2013. There are 190 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 24, 1983, the space shuttle Challenger — carrying America’s first w...

Unfortunately, our family’s travel plans this week don’t include Murray, our four-legged companion. Sea World and Legoland aren’t dog-friendly. And, the eight-hour car ride wouldn’t be much fu...

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Are you more concerned about PRISM, the government’s data collection of phone calls and emails to forestall or prevent another terrorist attack? Or are you more concerned that Google and Amazon, to ...

The International Monetary Fund is that elite group of pinched-nosed accountants who have been running around Europe for the last several years forcing countries such as Greece and Spain to cut their ...

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San Mateo spends up to $150,000 a year removing graffiti from city-owned property. The city is moving to outsource the service but the City Council delayed its vote to learn more about the company the city may contract with after the mayor learned of some past incidents that caused him to question the company.

The company San Mateo staff picked to remove unsightly graffiti on city-owned property will have to wait a few more weeks to find out if it got the job as a couple of past incidents have caused the co...

SAN FRANCISCO — Pablo Sandoval’s missing presence in the San Francisco Giants’ lineup was prevalent throughout a rare losing homestand. That’s why the Giants are so excited to get Sandoval’...

SEATTLE — The Oakland Athletics aren’t used to seeing anything go wrong when Grant Balfour’s on the mound. The A’s closer hasn’t blown a save in his last 36 chances, but he got his first l...

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WASHINGTON — The stock market rallied to record heights last month, home prices have rebounded and the wealth of American households has returned to where it was before the Great Recession. That’...

SAN JOSE — When high school football coach Kevin Bella needs an intense, heart-to-heart with a player, he goes home and sits on his couch. That’s because Bella, who is deaf, communicates with his ...

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LOS ANGELES — Turns out zombies and Superman are no match for monsters. Disney’s “Monsters University” is the weekend box-office winner, according to studio estimates released Sunday. The ani...

LOS ANGELES — The last indoor roller skating rink in central Los Angeles will close Sunday after entertaining customers for the past three decades. World on Wheels opened on Halloween 1981 and attr...

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