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Report: Tech classes need funding help   

San Mateo County should expand the availability of technical classes for high school students and aggressively pursue ways to fund the program, according to a civil grand jury report recommending the ...

$130 million school bond measure on ballot: San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District Board of Trustees seek renovations at two schools   

Looking for a way to address student overcrowding in both cities it serves, the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District Board of Trustees voted 4-1 last night to put a $130 million bond measu...

Redwood City man receives jail and counseling for killing neighbor girl’s poodle   

A Redwood City man convicted of animal cruelty for angrily beating a teen neighbor girl’s poodle in the head with a brick so severely it had to be euthanized was sentenced yesterday to a year in jai...

Fifteen vie for county poet post   

Fifteen people are in the running to be San Mateo County’s first poet laureate, a number that surprised even those organizing the program. “I am over the moon,” said Marci Dragun, a legislative...

Burlingame's ArtzFest moves to Howard Avenue   

Next weekend marks the 21st annual Burlingame ArtzFest and, because of the Burlingame Avenue Streetscape construction, there will be some changes. The festival, which runs from Aug. 10-11 this year,...

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Budget plans imploding, Congress is heading home   

WASHINGTON — Leaving piles of unfinished business for the fall, Congress began exiting Washington Thursday for a five-week vacation with its accomplishments few, its efforts at budgeting in tatters ...

Man who kidnapped three women gets life in prison   

CLEVELAND — Standing before the man who kidnapped her and raped her for a decade, Michelle Knight described how the world had changed in the three months since they last saw each other. The captive,...

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With three rows of seats, a comfortably functional interior and pleasant looks, Toyota’s 2013 Highlander is a right-sized, no-fuss vehicle for families. There’s even a removable center section in...

So where will young people go on one of their early dates now that Malibu Grand Prix in Redwood City is shutting down? Apparently somewhere else, as many have been for several years. But when I was ...

A court ruling last week serves as a reminder that even rejected state budget gimmicks can haunt taxpayers for years. Legislators should recognize that the best way to avoid trouble from such dubious ...

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Alana’s Benjamin Prieto has been the restaurant’s chef for 18 years and will move over to Sixto’s.

The business partners who run Alana’s Cafe in Burlingame have a new business venture slightly down the road, both literally and time wise — a Mexican restaurant called Sixto’s Cantina. Come ear...

PHILADELPHIA — Alex Arias and pinch-hitter Roger Kieschnick had RBI singles off Jonathan Papelbon in the top of the ninth inning, then Sergio Romo escaped a bases-loaded jam in the bottom half as t...

The Foster City Warriors aren’t the kind of team to be intimidated. After starting 4-0 in pool play during the Cal Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach, S.C. last week and falling 8-7 to the Margate ...

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NEW YORK — Stocks roared back to record highs on Thursday, driven by good news on the economy. The Standard & Poor’s 500, the Dow Jones industrial average and the Russell 2000 index set all-time...

SAN FRANCISCO — LinkedIn’s online professional networking service is still doing a good job of pleasing investors. Wall Street gave LinkedIn its latest endorsement Thursday, driving the Mountain ...

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LOS ANGELES — Time flies when you’re not wondering about the welfare of the Smurfs, those diminutive, animated blue-skinned forest-dwellers. Turns out they’ve been just fine since their 2011 big...

THE SAN MATEO COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION RECEIVES 2013 DIVERSITY AWARD FROM THE STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA. The San Mateo County Bar Association (SMCBA) has been selected to receive the 2013 Diversity Award ...

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