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‘Employee X’ blows whistle on SamTrans   

A woman currently employed by the San Mateo County Transit District has filed two whistleblower complaints against the public agency claiming defamation, race discrimination and workplace harassment b...

County asked to evaluate mosquito district takeover: Local Agency Formation Commission wants to know feasibility and benefits   

The county’s special district oversight commission will ask the Environmental Health division to evaluate the feasibility and possible benefits of dissolving the embezzlement-scarred Mosquito and Ve...

Four vying for San Bruno Park School District Board of Trustees   

Bringing harmony back to the school board while fixing fiscal and enrollment issues in the district are top priorities for those running for the three open seats on the San Bruno Park School District ...

Like Sundance in Redwood City   

The spotlight will shine directly on Redwood City when the nation’s top young filmmakers compete in the first inaugural Fresh Takes National Youth Filmfest at the Fox Theatre Nov. 22-23. Only open ...

Former store manager takes embezzlement plea deal   

The former assistant manager of a San Mateo used clothing store was immediately sentenced to 90 days in jail and probation after pleading no contest to embezzling more than $20,000. Danielle Lee Jone...

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Lawmakers OK $21M for on-the-job employee crashes   

SACRAMENTO — Lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown legislation allowing the state to pay nearly $21 million in settlements for two vehicle crashes involving state employees while they were on the j...

Bill would restore U.S. transit funds for California   

SACRAMENTO — Legislation heading to Gov. Jerry Brown would help California transit agencies retain $1.6 billion in federal grants this year that are in jeopardy because of the state’s public pensi...

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Looking for a cheaper way to fertilize flowers or keep pests at bay? A better tool for planting tiny seeds? The answers may lie in your home, where common household items like coffee grounds or old p...

Last week, while dropping one of my kids off at high school on the first day of the new school year, I got to thinking about “late bloomers.” I was struck by the differences in size and appearance...

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I see London, I see France, I see ... well, you get the idea. In Arkansas, however, delicate unmentionables of both genders are more than just an idea. Thanks to a newly declared dress code in the Lit...

The opening, at last, of the new stretch of the Bay Bridge does not end the questions that surround that troubled project. The Legislature still needs to find out why bridge construction took so long,...

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Students at Stanbridge Academy try out the new gymnasium that was funded in-house.

A $50,000 renovation has brought students at Stanbridge Academy a brand-new gymnasium to help students with learning differences continue to develop strong social skills. The school, located in San M...

MINNEAPOLIS — Jed Lowrie’s foul ball that turned into a two-run double after umpires changed the call highlighted a 10-run fourth inning as the Oakland Athletics pounded the Minnesota Twins 18-3 o...

Step one of Phase 2 is in the books. And for the most part, College of San Mateo head football coach Bret Pollack is pleased with the results. Following a 41-27 drilling of Laney College last Saturd...

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Investors decided the risk of a conflict with Syria is shrinking and sent stock prices higher. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 135.54 points, or 0.9 percent, to 15,326.60 on Wednesday. A big de...

As many as nine in 10 Texans buying health insurance on the new federally run exchange will get a break on costs, according to federal health officials. Steve and Maegan Wolf won’t be among them. T...

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RENO, Nev. — An ex-lover of Liberace who was the subject of an HBO film on the life of the pianist got a lecture Wednesday from a judge who said he was not impressed with his “so-called celebrity ...

LOS ANGELES — Former hip hop mogul Marion “Suge” Knight has been arrested on an outstanding warrant after being pulled over for a traffic violation in Los Angeles. Police Officer Sara Faden say...

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