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2008-08-02 03:00:16

By Julia Scott, San Mateo County Times, Calif. Aug. 2--A large number of dead harbor porpoises have been washing up on beaches in San Mateo County and elsewhere in the Bay Area this summer, and marine mammal experts are at a loss to explain what could be killing them.

2008-07-31 12:00:55

By Neil Gonzales, San Mateo County Times, Calif. Jul. 31--FOSTER CITY -- Brewer Island Elementary third-grader Ryan Michelsen was excited to start a new school year. Why? "Because I like recess," he said. The 8-year-old was also happy to see familiar faces.

2008-07-27 12:00:37

By Neil Gonzales, San Mateo County Times, Calif. Jul. 27--Spending several months in civil war-torn Liberia confirmed Emily Sweet's career path. She had not been entirely sure what profession to go into following graduation from Duke University.

2008-07-20 21:00:22

By Neil Gonzales, San Mateo County Times, Calif. Jul. 20--Local school leaders hope a new report by the San Mateo County Office of Education will help them avoid the kind of construction-related problems the San Mateo Union High School District has endured in recent years.

2008-07-16 21:00:17

By Julia Scott, San Mateo County Times, Calif. Jul. 16--PRINCETON-BY-THE-SEA -- A team of state and federal fisheries agents served a search warrant in early July to a seafood processor suspected of buying illegally caught groundfish, according to federal officials.

2008-07-12 21:00:12

By Alan Fackler, San Mateo County Times, Calif. Jul. 12--The San Mateo County Health Department's Injury Prevention Program is distributing "Water Watcher" tags in an effort to increase water safety awareness and the supervision of young children.

2008-07-01 12:00:44

By Tim Simmers, San Mateo County Times, Calif. Jul. 1--Airport service workers marched at San Francisco International Airport Monday, calling for better pay, benefits and training as a way to improve airline passenger customer service.

2008-06-27 21:00:34

By Tim Simmers, San Mateo County Times, Calif. Jun. 27--Given the steady stream of drugs Western doctors prescribe and the soaring costs of health care, a lot of people are looking for alternative treatments for what ails them.

2008-06-24 12:00:00

By Michael Manekin, San Mateo County Times, Calif. Jun. 24--BRISBANE -- The morning after a five-alarm wildfire painted San Bruno Mountain a fiery orange, Brisbane Mayor Michael Barnes gazed at a Cal Fire helicopter dropping a tiny bucket of water onto a wall of smoke off in the distance.

2008-06-18 12:00:47

By Neil Gonzales, San Mateo County Times, Calif. Jun. 18--Josue Juarez reached a milestone Tuesday in his very young life. He graduated from preschool. Compared with many children his age, the 5-year-old from Redwood City now has an academic edge going into kindergarten this fall.


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