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Task force wants new high schools and bond: Sequoia Union High School District seeks to address growth issues   

A facilities task force, aimed at exploring options such as boundary changes, open enrollment and opening new schools to address overcrowding and equity issues, is advising the Sequoia Union High Scho...

Peninsula Humane Society offers $1,500 reward in dog cruelty case   

A 10-week-old pit bull puppy badly mauled by other dogs and left for dead on an East Palo Alto street is prompting the Peninsula Humane Society to offer a $1,500 reward for information leading to the ...

Ten insurance site shut down for imitating Covered California   

California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced Thursday that her office has shut down 10 private health insurance websites that deceptively imitated the state’s official “Covered California...

San Mateo-based Shopping for a Change empowers talented artisans and impoverished communities   

San Mateo-based Shopping for a Change has helped indigenous artisans from as far away as Bangladesh and Vietnam sell their hand-crafted goods of sustainable materials for the last three years. “Th...

Gas stolen from Second Harvest Food Bank trucks in San Carlos   

Thieves caused more than $17,000 worth of losses to the Second Harvest Food Bank earlier this week by cutting gas lines at two loaded trucks outside the San Carlos center to steal about 90 gallons of ...

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California asking health insurers to extend policies   

SACRAMENTO — California’s insurance commissioner on Thursday called on health insurance companies and the state insurance exchange to extend a deadline on individual policies through 2014 after Pr...

Lawmaker says he was asked to wear wire   

SACRAMENTO — Embattled state Sen. Ron Calderon says federal authorities wanted him to wear a wire and record conversations with the Senate leader and another lawmaker, and after he refused they trie...

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In 1777, the Second Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation. In 1806, explorer Zebulon Pike sighted the mountaintop now known as Pikes (cq) Peak in present-day Colorado. In 1889,...

Pleasantly styled inside and out and offering fuel-savvy, turbocharged power, the Ford Escape sport utility vehicle is threatening to dethrone the Honda CR-V as America’s top-selling compact SU...

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The Washington Redskins have certainly received a lot of attention over the team’s name lately. But I’m not really sure from where this new initiative is coming. I’ve always thought it was a p...

Last month, U.S. authorities arrested Ross William Ulbricht and charged him with running an online marketplace for a cornucopia of illegal goods and deals. That online bazaar was called The Silk Road,...

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Fishermen Chris Killen and Jonathan Han, behind, loaded pots onto the boat on Thursday in preparation for the start of commercial crab season.

At precisely 12:01 a.m. hundreds of fisherman off the Half Moon Bay coast began to reel in the first commercially caught crab of the season. It’s been a tiring few days for the fishermen who’ve be...

OAKLAND — Andre Iguodala made a baseline fadeaway as time expired to lift the Golden State Warriors to a thrilling 116-115 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night. Russell Westbro...

Sequoia (4-5 overall) at Carlmont (3-6), 7 p.m. Friday The Cherokees picked up their first-ever Bay Division win by beating South City, 44-14. … The Scots fell to Mills, 36-10. … This ...

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NEW YORK — Not all record days on the stock market are created equal. Major U.S. indexes rose to all-time highs for the second day in a row Thursday, but the gains were driven by stocks that inves...

WASHINGTON — Janet Yellen said Thursday that the U.S. economy has regained ground lost to Great Recession but still needs the Federal Reserve’s support because unemployment remains too high at 7.3...

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It seems quite apt that “The Best Man Holiday,” a film about a reunion of old friends, feels just like going to an actual reunion. In ways both bad and good. A reunion, you see, is only fun if yo...

BEVERLY HILLS — Back in 2012, while filming “The Best Man Holiday,” Morris Chestnut and Nia Long became increasingly nostalgic. It had been 14 years since the release of Malcolm D. Lee’s 19...

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