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Jet fuel tax fight taking off: San Mateo County officials fighting for about $10M, Board of Equalization to decide Jet fuel tax fight taking off   

The sweetheart deal between United Airlines and the city of Oakland that diverted $10 million in jet fuel sales tax away from San Mateo County was based on the location of a “sham” office that did...

Tax relief to assist home’s restoration: North Central San Mateo couple utilizing Mills Act to renovate 1891 historic home   

When Brian Skinner and Patricia McDaniel bought their first home in the North Central San Mateo neighborhood, they had no reference as to the history behind the property. Now, three years later, Skin...

County taking over coastside park once sold off at auction   

San Mateo County is officially taking over a previously cash-strapped Moss Beach park sold at auction earlier this year after its nonprofit operators failed to pay roughly $8,000 in back taxes. Paul ...

Local vet Merrill Newman returns home from North Korea   

SAN FRANCISCO — A tired but smiling 85-year-old U.S. veteran detained in North Korea for several weeks returned home to applause from supporters, yellow ribbons tied to pillars outside his home and ...

The San Mateo coast during World War II   

After the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, the San Mateo Coast was very vulnerable to enemy invasion. Patrols were immediately formed to keep track of any suspicious or military activity...

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Food-tech startups aim to replace eggs and chicken   

SAN FRANCISCO — The startup is housed in a garage-like space in San Francisco’s tech-heavy South of Market neighborhood, but it isn’t like most of its neighbors that develop software, websites a...

Weather cold, but not enough to damage crops   

From Los Angeles to San Francisco, people awoke to cold, sometimes near-freezing temperatures Sunday, but could take solace in the fact that their weather was not nearly as bad as that brought by the ...

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Adopting a pet as a gift for someone else has long been discouraged or forbidden by many humane societies and SPCAs. The fear is that the pet is more likely to be returned, like an ugly sweater, or th...

Jeffrey Ammenti and Christina Kessler, of Half Moon Bay, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City Nov. 21, 2013. JJ and Lauren Schneider, of Palo Alto, gave birth to a baby boy a...

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A friend was recently riding on Fifth Avenue in downtown San Mateo when a car made a right-hand turn on a red light and knocked him off his bike. The driver, in a rush, didn’t bother to see if his p...

Public health menaces originating in such disparate places as Asian slums and American hospitals are proving very difficult to eradicate even though they kill tens of thousands of victims a year. Oba...

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Lynae Folks and her husband Danny Parodi will close their Burlingame engraving business after the site's property owner raises rent.

After 33 years in business, a local engraving store is shutting its doors due to rising rent costs.The Personal Touch of Burlingame will be closing in January 2014, after finding a final Burlingame h...

SAN JOSE — There is no “I” in team — or in “Andrew Segre” for that matter — but the senior running back put on an eye-popping show in the Central Coast Sec...

The scuttlebutt before kickoff of the Central Coast Section Division IV football championship game Saturday night was that the winner was rumored to be in line for the CIF Division III Northern Califo...

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NEW YORK — The last time Morton Chalek visited Bernard Madoff’s office, the then-trusted investment adviser gave him the customary warm welcome. “Hey, Mort, come on over,” Chalek recalled Mad...

ALBANY, N.Y. — A federal bankruptcy court’s decision in Detroit last week putting that city’s constitutionally protected public pension on the table for cuts cracks the door open for pension red...

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