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Approach for prison reform varies by area: Stanford study: San Mateo a ‘poster county’ for ‘more punitive approach’   

SACRAMENTO — A university study released Friday showing how California counties are spending $4.4 billion to implement Gov. Jerry Brown’s prison realignment law found that nearly 20 percent have f...

Input sought on updated Pete’s Harbor plan   

Redwood City is holding two workshops to let the public see firsthand how the development plan for Pete’s Harbor has significantly changed between its first controversial submission and the latest d...

Burlingame council results flip: Russ Cohen now ahead of Ricardo Ortiz for third open seat, provisional ballot counts not final until next week   

Election Day results which showed Ricardo Ortiz with 10 more votes than Russ Cohen for the third and final slot on the Burlingame City Council have been updated and now show Cohen with 17 more votes t...

Alleged double-fatal DUI driver back in hospital   

The intoxicated driver accused of killing a Menlo Park couple walking their dog and crashing into a car of teenagers before hitting a tree is back in the hospital herself which is delaying a plea in t...

Judge weighs penalty for $68B high-speed rail plan   

SACRAMENTO — Attorneys for the California High-Speed Rail Authority argued Friday that Central Valley residents who sued the state over its bullet train plan have no grounds to stop the project, des...

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State Sen. Bill Emmerson announces resignation   

SACRAMENTO — Republican state Sen. Bill Emmerson announced Friday that he is resigning in midterm, citing his waning enthusiasm for a job he has held since 2010. His resignation will take effect De...

U.S. businesses boost hiring despite the shutdown   

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy may be sturdier than many had assumed. Employers added a surprisingly strong 204,000 jobs in October despite the 16-day government shutdown, the Labor Department sai...

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Cinnamon, chili powder and seasoned salt are the seasonings most frequently found in American homes. *** The actual length of a year is 365.242 days. That’s why leap years are necessary. Leap ...

In 1620, the passengers and crew of the Mayflower sighted Cape Cod. In 1872, fire destroyed nearly 800 buildings in Boston. In 1918, it was announced that Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm II would abdicat...

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The Washington Post recently published an article, “The memoir that could have saved Obamacare,” by Amy Goldstein and Juliet Eilperin. It states that in May 2010 David Cutler, a health adviser to ...

California’s ambitious restructuring of the criminal justice system should not merely push state prison ills onto county government. The Legislature needs to make adjustments to the realignment prog...

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Iraq War veteran Scott Castle of San Mateo participated in a film project about coping with post-traumatic stress disorder. He lifts weights.

A new website is officially launching this Veterans Day to engage the public with veterans’ stories, including one of a San Mateo resident. Scott Castle, who graduated from San Mateo High Scho...

Terra Nova’s Jaylend Jones leaps high for a first-quarter touchdown during the Tigers’ 29-15 win over Sacred Heart Prep, which clinched Terra Nova’s fifth-straight PAL Bay Division championship.

It took about a quarter for the Sacred Heart Prep football team’s defense to figure out Terra Nova’s spread offensive attack. When they did, The Gators actually outscored the Tigers 15-9 over the...

It took about a quarter for the Sacred Heart Prep football team’s defense to figure out Terra Nova’s spread offensive attack. When they did, The Gators actually outscored the Tigers 15-9 over the...

With a huge “yes” that muffled a roaring Caltrain making it’s way north right outside the campus stadium, Burlingame head coach John Philipopoulos made it official: The Panthers’ 11-year champ...

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NEW YORK — An unexpectedly strong jobs report gave stocks a lift on Friday, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average back to an all-time high. The gains were led by banks, such as Bank of America a...

NEW YORK — Twitter’s stock slid more than 7 percent on its second trading day Friday, after the popular short messaging service saw a huge first-day pop in what turned out to be a smooth public d...

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LOS ANGELES — Every year about this time, millions of turkeys are fattened up so American households can chow them down. But in “Free Birds,” two brave turkeys make it their mission to travel ba...

If it’s Saturday morning and you are reading this as you think about the busy days ahead, you might be feeling a little stress. Have no fear — that is completely normal. There are a lot of things ...

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