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1 hr ago | 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

The Campbell Reporter

Redwood City: Half Moon Bay man sentenced to two years for possession of child pornography

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.

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Related Topix: Half Moon Bay, CA, Redwood City, CA

WebSphere Journal

@Cloudian Named "Bronze Sponsor" of @CloudExpo Silicon Valley

CON Events announced today that Cloudian, Inc., the leading provider of hybrid cloud storage solutions, has been named "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 15th International A , which will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Foster City, CA, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology

Contra Costa Times

Alameda County: Number relying on food bank grows

One in five Alameda County residents relies on food bank assistance, which is more than the one in seven nationally, according to a new survey released Monday by Feeding America, a network of food banks.

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Related Topix: Alameda County, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Solano County, CA, Contra Costa County, CA

Inside Bay Area

Marin County: Pilot killed in plane crash that ignites 40-acre grass fire

The pilot of a single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza was killed after crashing near Hicks Valley, sparking a 40-acre grass fire reported early Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Marin County, CA, Air Accidents, San Carlos, CA, Novato, CA, Petaluma, CA

San Mateo Daily Journal

San Mateo teacher publishes book: - Palm Springs Lite' is a parody of the desert town lifestyle

A lifelong dream to be part of the creation of a book has finally been fulfilled for San Mateo's Cindy Meckl-Sloan.

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Related Topix: San Mateo, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Cupertino, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

News Observer

California lawmakers pass 3 campaign reform bills

SB1443 would outlaw gifts from lobbyists and reduce the annual overall gift limit for lawmakers from $440 to $200.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Gavin Newsom, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, San Mateo, CA

KXLY-TV Spokane

No charges for accused airport security scammer

A passenger accused of posing as an airport security agent and taking women into a private screening room will not be prosecuted.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Travel, Entertainment

Inside Bay Area

Filoli's summertime Sculpture in the Gardens

When it was first suggested I visit a sculpture garden exhibit at Filoli for this column, I beat back a muffled yawn.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Woodside, CA

Pacifica Tribune

DA: No criminal charges for deputy who shot Half Moon Bay teen

An investigation into the June officer-involved shooting death of a teenage girl in Half Moon Bay has led the District Attorney to find the deputy's actions were justified in defense of his own life.

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Related Topix: Half Moon Bay, CA

Inside Bay Area

PG&E pleads not guilty in gas explosion case, San Bruno demands PUC preserve computer drives

San Bruno City Manager Connie Jackson, right, talks to the media regarding a federal indictment given to PG&E at the federal courthouse in San Francisco, Calif.

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Related Topix: Pacific Gas and Electric, Energy, San Bruno, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

ABC News

PG&E Pleads Not Guilty to Charges in Deadly Blast

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood.

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Related Topix: Pacific Gas and Electric, Energy, Explosion, San Bruno, CA

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