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2 hrs ago | Almanac
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.
6 hrs ago | Business Journal
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 .
10 hrs ago | San Mateo Daily Journal
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.
15 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A San Mateo County Superior Court judge Tuesday sentenced a 70-year-old Half Moon Bay man to two years in prison for felony possession of child pornography, prosecutors said.
Updated: Fri Aug 22, 2014 05:01 pm
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