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1 hr ago | Patch.com

Sacramento CA: UPDATE: Senator Jerry Hill Bills

The California Legislature adjourned for the year early today with 16 bills by Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo/Santa Clara counties, awaiting action by the governor, including bills that would protect consumers, improve oversight of utilities by the California Public Utilities Commission and restore public access to Martins Beach.

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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, San Mateo, CA, August, CA

5 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Pianos placed in Santa Clara County parks draw curious onlookers

Visitors to Santa Clara County's open-space parks are among the guinea pigs beginning this Labor Day weekend, part of a growing social experiment from San Francisco to Saratoga that places pianos in public places encouraging anyone to simply strike up a tune.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Life, Holidays, Labor Day, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Half Moon Bay, CA

8 hrs ago | KTVU Oakland

One dead, two seriously injured after fatal cliff fall in Daly City

One person died and two others are seriously injured after falling from a cliff in Daly City early Saturday morning, fire officials said.

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Related Topix: Daly City, CA, Fire, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

12 hrs ago | San Mateo Daily Journal

Election recount bill stalls: Assemblyman vows to try again in December

California's election recount policy will stay the same for the upcoming November election but the Peninsula lawmaker trying to change it vowed to try again after his bill stalled in the state Senate Friday.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, South San Francisco, CA

16 hrs ago | San Mateo Daily Journal

Pair face possible capital trial in robbery accomplice's death

The two murder suspects in a botched 2013 San Mateo home invasion robbery that ended up getting their friend killed will stand trial on charges that could potentially send them to prison for life or even Death Row.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, San Mateo, CA

19 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Bonny Zanardi: Carolyn Jones depicts local and foreign landscapes

A show of recent landscapes by Menlo Park artist Carolyn Jones opens Monday at the Portola Art Gallery.

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Related Topix: Menlo Park, CA, California, Painting, Arts, Santa Cruz, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Fresno Bee

California automatic recount bill stalls in Senate

Weeks after the tight finish in the June controller’s race highlighted major weaknesess in California’s recount law, legislation to create taxpayer-funded recounts in close contests has bogged down in partisan fighting and is dead for the year.

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Related Topix: San Mateo, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

California political ad disclosure bill pulled

Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins D-San Diego, Sen. Mark Leno, D- San Francisco, and Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff confer during the California Legislature approve the budget bill at the State Capitol in 2014.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, San Mateo, CA

The Campbell Reporter

Volunteers make Kings Mountain Art Fair happen

Vibeke Gade first volunteered for the Kings Mountain Art Fair in 1970, cooking breakfast for visiting artists back in the fair's early stages.

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Related Topix: Breakfast, Life, Food

Switched

Woman Accused Of Sneaking On Planes Believes Police Allowed Crime So They Could Arrest Her

This March, 2014 photo released by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office shows Marilyn Hartman.

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Related Topix: Lynwood, CA

Inside Bay Area

East Palo Alto scrambles to temporarily replace departing city manager

With City Manager Magda Gonzalez out the door to start a new job as top administrator of Half Moon Bay, the East Palo Alto City Council met in a special closed session Wednesday night and promoted her assistant as a temporary replacement.

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Related Topix: East Palo Alto, CA, Half Moon Bay, CA

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

San Jose: Amid militarization furor, SJPD jettisons hulking armored transport

The 36,000 pound Navistar Maxx Pro tactical rescue vehicle used by police waits in a lot in South San Francisco, Calif., on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.

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Related Topix: South San Francisco, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Redwood City, CA

Patch.com

About 20 People Still Displaced Following Redwood City Apartment Fire

American Red Cross spokeswoman Jennifer Sturm said the organization is assisting the displaced residents with necessities like food, shelter and clothes.

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Related Topix: Redwood City, CA

ABS-CBN News

Filipino priest faces sex abuse charges in New Jersey

REDWOOD CITY, California A Filipino Catholic priest in New Jersey faces sex abuse charges after his August 21 arrest for allegedly molesting a teenage boy.

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Related Topix: Redwood City, CA

The Campbell Reporter

East Palo Alto teen charged with attempted murder in drive-by shooting

A 16-year-old East Palo Alto boy charged with attempted murder for an October drive-by shooting that injured three people pleaded not guilty this week, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, East Palo Alto, CA

Patch.com

San Mateo County CA: WHO Is Retiring?

After nearly 50 years in public transportation, including 15 years leading the San Mateo County Transit District, Michael J. Scanlon on Wednesday informed the District Board of Directors he is retiring.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Anna Eshoo, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Pacifica, CA, San Carlos, CA

The Campbell Reporter

Chief of 3 San Mateo County transit agencies says he'll retire

Michael Scanlon, 67, has been leading the district since 1999, overseeing Caltrain, SamTrans and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

KTVU Oakland

Suspected drug smugglers arrested in Pescadero now facing federal charges

Nine people accused of hauling more than 5,000 pounds of marijuana off of a boat from Mexico that landed at a San Mateo County beach earlier this month are now facing federal drug smuggling charges, according to court records.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Pescadero, CA, Prison, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Inside Bay Area

Can working-class families afford to live in San Mateo County?

Araselis Marte and her two daughters have lived in their small two-bedroom apartment on Grant Street for nine years.

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Related Topix: San Mateo, CA, California, Richmond (San Francisco, CA)

SOA World Magazine

@DevOpsSummit | #DevOps Hierarchy Of Needs [by @QubellInc]

People often ask how Qubell is different from Chef, Puppet, OpenShift, Docker, Heat, Ansible, Mesos, Kubernetes or some other hip product du jour.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Santa Clara, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Recreational Vehicle, Security, Menlo Park, CA, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, Science, Computer Science

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