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Commuters bracing for BART strike: State officials call on managers and union leaders to reach an agreement   

OAKLAND — More ferries and buses will be deployed to get commuters across San Francisco Bay. Carpool lanes will be open all day, not just for rush hour. And gift cards for coffee will be handed out ...

Sidewalk ordinance trips up homeowner: Half Moon Bay resident discovers she is liable for another’s injuries   

Imagine walking through a residential neighborhood. You’re enjoying the landscape when you suddenly trip on a protrusion in the sidewalk and fall. You’ve sustained injuries, incurred medical bills...

San Mateo County officials responds to grand jury on fiscal reporting   

San Mateo County officials agree with a civil grand jury that more transparency and highlighting key factors in the budget could make its financial reporting easier for the public to digest. County M...

Man in motel bomb scare takes plea deal   

A 36-year-old Japanese national committed to a state mental hospital after reportedly stuffing a homemade bomb in the microwave of his San Mateo hotel room was sentenced to time served after pleading ...

Two-alarm condo fire in Millbrae may have been related to plumbing   

A two-alarm structure fire at the 340 Vallejo Drive yesterday in Millbrae was contained at 11:45 a.m., within about an hour of its initial start. The fire started on the ground floor of the condomini...

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High court won’t delay release of state inmates   

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday paved the way for the early release of nearly 10,000 California inmates by year’s end despite warnings by Gov. Jerry Brown and other state official...

BLM launches assessment of California oil, gas leasing   

SACRAMENTO — Federal land managers will launch a statewide scientific assessment of oil and gas development in California, a victory for environmentalists concerned about impacts of hydraulic fractu...

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The USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) created the “Food Guide Pyramid” in 1992 as a replacement for the four food groups. The food groups in the pyramid are grains, vegetables, fruit, dairy, m...

In 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain, on a voyage that took him to the present-day Americas. In 1807, former Vice President Aaron Burr went on trial before a federal court in Rich...

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Many factors contributed to Detroit’s decline, but the central story is one that is going to become familiar to Americans in the coming years. As everyone knows, Detroit was once an industrial giant...

America’s consumer choices, voting trends and viewing habits help fill in the mosaic of this big economically, politically and socially diverse country. Last week the Nielsen company, which tracks ...

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Leo Tanjuaquio and Diana Poon moved into their new home at the Amelia at Bay Meadows in San Mateo on Saturday. The couple are some of the first to call the new transit-oriented development home.

Leo Tanjuaquio and Diana Poon have been waiting eagerly for months to move into their new home at the Amelia as they have watched it being built from the ground up. It is the first development to w...

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Mayor Jim Ruane works at his family-owned plastering and drywall business.

San Bruno will soon be reaching the third anniversary of the 2010 Pacific Gas and Electric pipeline explosion and fire and the event is still close to Mayor Jim Ruane’s thoughts. Ruane, 65, served ...

OAKLAND — Nelson Cruz shook off talk of a pending suspension to hit a tying two-run homer, Jurickson Profar added another two-run shot and the surging Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 8-3 on...

As the Belmont-Redwood Shores All-Stars took the field for its first game in the Little League Western Regional tournament Friday afternoon, fans were streaming into the student union building at Carl...

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NEW YORK — A tepid jobs report Friday barely dented a summer rally on the stock market. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index ended the week 1 percent higher after breaking through 1,700 points for t...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy is steadily adding jobs — just not at a consistently strong pace. July’s modest gain of 162,000 jobs was the smallest since March. And most of the job growth came ...

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LOCAL ARTISTS SHINE AT COUNTY CENTER IN REDWOOD CITY. The Caldwell Gallery in Redwood City presents “Nature and Travel,” a photography exhibition by Bruce Beron of Palo Alto. Beron’s passion for...

“2 Guns”? Please. There are enough guns in this movie to arm a small country. Maybe a medium-sized one. There are plenty of jokes in “2 Guns,” this summer’s latest variation on the buddy-co...

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