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4 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

Opening of 4-story medical outpatient complex in San Carlos set for November

An aerial view shows work continuing on the Palo Alto Medical Foundation San Carlos Center, scheduled to open in November.

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Related Topix: San Carlos, CA, Science / Technology

6 hrs ago | InMenlo.com

Modern home in Atherton's Maple Manor gets spruced up, not scraped

Gordy Gourdin lived in Atherton long enough to know what happens to homes like the ranch house his grandfather built in the town's Maple Manor area in the early 50s.

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Related Topix: Atherton, CA, San Mateo, CA, Menlo Park, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA

10 hrs ago | Almanac

Neighbors protest water waste at Corte Madera School

Neighbors of Corte Madera School say the school district is wasting water by allowing sprinklers to run midday and to soak asphalt instead of grass, as shown in this photo take on Aug. 16 on the Corte Madera campus in Portola Valley.

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Related Topix: Portola Valley, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

14 hrs ago | Business Journal

Beechcraft Bonanza crash sparks wildfire

A Beechcraft Bonanza that was having engine trouble crashed Monday evening in a remote area of California, killing the pilot and causing a 40-acre wildfire, according to a report in Flying magazine .

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Related Topix: San Carlos, CA

18 hrs ago | San Mateo Daily Journal

A little spice goes a long way: Firefighter chili cook-off fundraiser this Saturday in San Mateo

The public is invited to indulge their taste buds with an ambitious group of firefighters battling it out to win this year's chili cook-off fundraiser in San Mateo.

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Related Topix: San Mateo, CA, Fire, Recipes

22 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Martins Beach access bill headed to governor

Legislation that could mean greater public access to Martins Beach in San Mateo County cleared its final legislative hurdle on Thursday and now awaits Gov. Jerry Brown's signature.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, San Mateo, CA, Half Moon Bay, CA, Watsonville, CA

Yesterday | City of Belmont

Suspect Arrested After Taking Items from a Van

An alert Belmont PD officer on patrol interrupted a thief who was taking items from a van parked in the 300 block of O'Neill Ave Wednesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: San Carlos, CA, Belmont, CA

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Oakland couple fined, sentenced to jail for poaching dozens of Dungeness crabs in Half Moon Bay

A pair of poachers was sentenced to jail time and fined more than $20,000 Wednesday for smuggling dozens of Dungeness crabs in hidden compartments on their boat off the coast off Half Moon Bay.

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Related Topix: Half Moon Bay, CA

The Campbell Reporter

Sheriff: Burglary suspect busted while trying to commit check fraud

A Belmont man was arrested on burglary and fraud charges after deputies caught him trying to cash a fraudulent check and later found items linking him to several Peninsula burglaries, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Belmont, CA, Redwood City, CA, Menlo Park, CA

Palo Alto Weekly

Volunteers build East Palo Alto playground in one day

Coupons.com employees Jason Tinnons and Curt Quentien, top, and Shannon Clark, bottom left, and KaBOOM! project manager Courtny Dolan, bottom center, install a train-shaped playground structure along with about 450 other volunteers from the two companies and surrounding community at Bell Street Park.

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Related Topix: East Palo Alto, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA

San Mateo Daily Journal

The buck stops at prison: Thief sentenced for taking $1 from teen

If you're Matthew Nguyen, that buck means two years in prison. The 22-year-old San Mateo man was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for robbing a teen girl of $1 after entering her backyard and pointing an Airsoft pistol through the window.

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Related Topix: San Mateo, CA

The Fresno Bee

The Buzz: Jerry Brown passes bucket challenge to his trusty corgi

The Assembly on Wednesday narrowly passed legislation compelling the state to step into a dispute over Martins Beach, a stretch of shore near Half Moon Bay that has become the latest flashpoint in the ongoing debate over balancing private property ownership with the public's right to the coast.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Half Moon Bay, CA, Sacramento, CA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

News Times

Dipping into its newest fund, Longitude Venture Partners II has joined with NovaQuest Pharma Opportunities Fund III to acquire a Los Angeles-based provider of frozen donor sperm and specialized reproductive services, including private egg and embryo-storage services.

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Related Topix: Menlo Park, CA

KSBW-TV

Legislature wades into Martins Beach access fight

The state Assembly approved legislation Wednesday requiring a state agency to negotiate public access to a secluded beach south of Half Moon Bay that requires going through a billionaire's private waterfront property.

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Related Topix: Half Moon Bay, CA, California, Scotts Valley, CA, San Mateo, CA, Twin Peaks, CA

SiliconValley.com

PG&E Ceo Anthony Earley says utility won't be bankrupted by fines from pipeline explosion

PG&E believes it can withstand expected fines of up to $3.6 billion resulting from the fatal 2010 gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno without having to file for bankruptcy, the utility's top executive said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Explosion, San Bruno, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Inside Bay Area

Daly City pastor pleads not guilty to child molestation charges

A Daly City pastor pleaded not guilty Tuesday to felony child molestation charges in light of allegations he had inappropriate contact with a 9-year-old member of his congregation.

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Related Topix: Daly City, CA, Concord, CA

Almanac

Four charged with perjury in 'Operation Sunny Day' cases

San Mateo County Assistant District Attorney Karen Guidotti during the March announcement of the "Operation Sunny Day" indictments, surrounded by leaders of law-enforcement agencies who investigated 16 people with alleged gang ties to crimes ranging from murder to bribery and attempted robbery.

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Related Topix: East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA

San Mateo Daily Journal

Conservation plans vary: Patchwork of mandates aim to curb water use in San Mateo County

As San Mateo County water distributors are navigating state-ordered water conservation rules, residents may find that irrigation restrictions vary widely depending upon where they call home.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Daly City, CA, San Bruno, CA, Hillsborough, CA, Redwood City, CA

Pacifica Tribune

St. Louis meets Pacifica in a night of joie de vivre

Based on the "5135 Kensington" stories by Sally Benson and the MGM motion picture "Meet Me in St. Louis," with songs by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane and book by Hugh Wheeler, the stage version of "Meet Me in St. Louis," is a little "song-and-dance" slice of Americana as seen through the eyes of the Smith family living in St. Louis on the brink of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Pacifica, CA, Meet Me in St. Louis, Comedy Movies, Family, Musical Movies, Theater, Arts

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Campbell Reporter

Pacificans appeal sewer charges to city

Taking the time to go back over water usage and rainfall data to calculate the sewer rate charged by the city, a couple of local families allege the city is using a method that benefits the city and not the home owners.

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Related Topix: Pacifica, CA, McClellan, CA

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