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Record fine for San Bruno explosion and fire: $300M of PG&E $2.25B penalty recommended to go into state’s general fund   

California regulators on Tuesday called on Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to pay at least $300 million in fines in connection with a deadly 2010 gas pipeline blast in what they said would amount to the la...

Former probation head begins child pornography trial   

The former head of the county’s probation department is a “collector of child pornography” with a particular fetish of young, nude boys tied and spanked, a state prosecutor told jurors who will ...

Deadly fire prompts lawsuit: Complaint alleges Redwood City building had inadequate sprinklers   

The company that owns the building in the six-alarm blaze in Redwood City last weekend that killed one and left nearly 100 people homeless is being sued for negligence by a couple displaced by the fir...

San Mateo market approved to expand: Long-vacant laundry site to be home for larger Mi Rancho   

The Mi Rancho Market on North B Street in San Mateo was given approval to grow its store across the street at a long-abandoned laundry facility Monday night but not before members of the Peninsula It...

Bareboat rentals get preliminary OK at Leo J. Ryan Park in Foster City   

Leo J. Ryan Park in Foster City should have a new attraction soon as the City Council gave preliminary approval Monday night for bareboat rentals on the lagoon. Edgewater Marine LLC must first iron ...

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Obama: Immigration debate will slip into the fall   

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday conceded that an immigration overhaul cannot be achieved by his August deadline. With House Republicans searching for a way forward on the issue, the p...

On Martin case, president shifts from passion to calm   

WASHINGTON — When President Barack Obama first addressed the death of Trayvon Martin last year, he did so passionately, declaring that if he had a son, he would look like the slain 17-year-old. His ...

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Sometimes it seems that just as we get ourselves fully into summer mode, we need to start thinking back to school! Oh, no! During summer, dinner could be as casual and carefree as a backyard picnic o...

CONCORD, N.H. — For too long, New Hampshire’s capital lived up to its unofficial tagline — “City in a Coma” — almost self-deprecatingly embracing its lack of culture, restaurants, attracti...

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The word audit typically invokes fear and loathing amongst anyone having it directed to them. It usually connotes that something is wrong. So it is understandable why San Mateo city officials would ...

“Normal times may possibly be over forever.” — Ashleigh Brilliant. Watching television, reading the newspaper, or just driving around town can evoke many questions — at least to a busybody li...

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Lifelong Burlingame resident Maureen Byrne, 74, sits along Burlingame Avenue during a sunny day of construction.

Those who visit Burlingame Avenue now have two weeks worth of free Friday parking along the avenue under their belts. Has this boosted business, as the City Council hoped, when they approved the tempo...

It’s safe to say that the loss that ended Pacifica American’s season came as a surprise to a lot of people. And that isn’t because their opponent, Danville Little League, isn&rsqu...

SAN LORENZO — The Belmont-Redwood Shores 11-12 All-Star baseball team knew it had to bring its “A” game in the Section 3 championship game against District 57 champ San Ramon Valley, a team it d...

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NEW YORK — A string of lackluster earnings reports from companies including Coca-Cola and Charles Schwab ended an eight-day winning streak for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index. Coca-Cola, the wo...

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina’s state-controlled YPF oil company has persuaded Chevron Corp. to sign a long-sought deal to invest $1.24 billion in developing the South American country’s s...

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LOS ANGELES — An expert who projected Michael Jackson could have earned more than $1 billion on his comeback concerts testified Tuesday that his analysis didn’t include a breakdown of the singer...

NEW YORK — Nas has rapped his way to Harvard University. The Ivy League school announced Tuesday that the 39-year-old rapper is being honored with the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship at its W.E.B. D...

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