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Cindy Chew/2004 S.F. Examiner file photoA pilates studio and residential building have been evacuated due to a three-alarm Mission district fire on Monday.

San Mateo residential fire displaces nine

Nine San Mateo residents were displaced by a house fire in the…

Cindy Chew/2004 S.F. Examiner file photoA pilates studio and residential building have been evacuated due to a three-alarm Mission district fire on Monday.
Joseph Schell/Special to The SF ExaminerSan Mateo's Alana Simon has been the Bearcat's leading scorer this season.

Start has San Mateo girls' basketball raising expectations

The San Mateo girls’ basketball team is off to its best start…

Joseph Schell/Special to The SF ExaminerSan Mateo's Alana Simon has been the Bearcat's leading scorer this season.
SF Examiner file photoEl Camino started the season off with a 10-2 record behind Michael Smith

El Camino boys' basketball team rolling past nonleague foes; Burlingame still team to beat in PAL

All six boys’ basketball teams from the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division…

SF Examiner file photoEl Camino started the season off with a 10-2 record behind Michael Smith
Joseph Schell/Special to The SF ExaminerMelissa Wood of Carlmont

PAL girls' soccer teams gunning for defending champ Aragon

Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division girls’ soccer play began Tuesday with every…

Joseph Schell/Special to The SF ExaminerMelissa Wood of Carlmont
Mike Koozmin/the S.F. ExaminerAn apartment fire near Dolores and 14th streets has been contained.

Three-alarm San Mateo fire extinguished

A three-alarm fire at an office building in downtown San Mateo was…

Mike Koozmin/the S.F. ExaminerAn apartment fire near Dolores and 14th streets has been contained.

San Mateo man shot on Christmas morning

A San Mateo man was shot while standing in the street on…

Alleged armed robber bails out of custody — and court hearing

A Sacramento man who posted bail earlier this month after being arrested…

Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerDangerous streets: Of the 400-plus pedestrians hit by cars in San Mateo in the past decade

San Mateo seeks safer routes for pedestrians

More than 400 San Mateo pedestrians were hit by cars during the…

Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerDangerous streets: Of the 400-plus pedestrians hit by cars in San Mateo in the past decade
Joseph Schell/Special to The SF ExaminerShannon Wischek

San Mateo soccer team looking for third straight trip to postseason

The San Mateo girls’ soccer team has reached the Central Coast Section…

Joseph Schell/Special to The SF ExaminerShannon Wischek

Dim bulbs busted after leaving coat, cellphone behind in dine and dash

Two dim crooks that fled a San Mateo restaurant without paying left…

Trigger-happy thief robs gas station

Authorities are hunting a trigger-happy robber who opened fire inside a San…

A student walks through the quad at Skyline College. Officials say between 5 and 6 percent of San Mateo County’s residents are community college alumni. (Examiner file photo)A student walks through the quad at Skyline College. Officials say between 5 and 6 percent of San Mateo County’s residents are community college alumni. (Examiner file photo)

San Mateo County colleges regroup after Measure H fails

Officials at the San Mateo Community College District are scrambling to figure…

A student walks through the quad at Skyline College. Officials say between 5 and 6 percent of San Mateo County’s residents are community college alumni. (Examiner file photo)A student walks through the quad at Skyline College. Officials say between 5 and 6 percent of San Mateo County’s residents are community college alumni. (Examiner file photo)
Filming of a movie about the world-famous surf break Mavericks will shut down streets and restrict parking in parts of San Mateo on Thursday. (AP file photo)Filming of a movie about the world-famous surf break Mavericks will shut down streets and restrict parking in parts of San Mateo on Thursday. (AP file photo)

Movie about Mavericks to be filmed in San Mateo on Thursday

Filming of a movie about the world-famous surf break Mavericks will shut…

Filming of a movie about the world-famous surf break Mavericks will shut down streets and restrict parking in parts of San Mateo on Thursday. (AP file photo)Filming of a movie about the world-famous surf break Mavericks will shut down streets and restrict parking in parts of San Mateo on Thursday. (AP file photo)
AP file photoProsecutors have obtained a grand jury indictment of Giselle Esteban

Woman accused of killing Michele Le wants to fire her lawyer

A hearing in the case of a Union City woman accused of…

AP file photoProsecutors have obtained a grand jury indictment of Giselle Esteban
The smell of success: A proposed jail in San Mateo County will include programs that will help inmates land jobs when they’re released

San Mateo County brews a fresh idea for new jail

It’s often said that jails are schools for criminals. But San Mateo…

The smell of success: A proposed jail in San Mateo County will include programs that will help inmates land jobs when they’re released
A residential neighborhood centered on the Hillsdale Caltrain station is planned for the site of the former Bay Meadows racetrack. (Courtesy rendering)A residential neighborhood centered on the Hillsdale Caltrain station is planned for the site of the former Bay Meadows racetrack. (Courtesy rendering)

Bay Meadows racetrack site in San Mateo is ready for houses

By this time next year, housing could begin to rise where horses…

A residential neighborhood centered on the Hillsdale Caltrain station is planned for the site of the former Bay Meadows racetrack. (Courtesy rendering)A residential neighborhood centered on the Hillsdale Caltrain station is planned for the site of the former Bay Meadows racetrack. (Courtesy rendering)
Shooting: Two boxers

Dogs killed by police in San Mateo had escaped home

A faulty gate at the home of two boxer-breed dogs allowed the…

Shooting: Two boxers
Children can ask for food or where their parents are through sign-language classes taught at such places as Touch Blue Sky. (Courtesy photo)Children can ask for food or where their parents are through sign-language classes taught at such places as Touch Blue Sky. (Courtesy photo)

More Peninsula parents using baby sign language

Long before babies start speaking, they can communicate with their parents through…

Children can ask for food or where their parents are through sign-language classes taught at such places as Touch Blue Sky. (Courtesy photo)Children can ask for food or where their parents are through sign-language classes taught at such places as Touch Blue Sky. (Courtesy photo)
Quarterback Dominic Proia will lead Aragon into Friday’s season opener against San Mateo. Aragon finished sixth in the PAL Bay Division last season. (Joseph Schell/Special to The Examiner)Quarterback Dominic Proia will lead Aragon into Friday’s season opener against San Mateo. Aragon finished sixth in the PAL Bay Division last season. (Joseph Schell/Special to The Examiner)

San Mateo, Aragon hoping to put rough 2010 football seasons in the past

As the 2011 season begins, both Aragon and San Mateo high schools…

Quarterback Dominic Proia will lead Aragon into Friday’s season opener against San Mateo. Aragon finished sixth in the PAL Bay Division last season. (Joseph Schell/Special to The Examiner)Quarterback Dominic Proia will lead Aragon into Friday’s season opener against San Mateo. Aragon finished sixth in the PAL Bay Division last season. (Joseph Schell/Special to The Examiner)
Hayward police Wednesday morning announced that they have made an arrest in the case of Michelle Le

Arrest made in case of missing nursing student Michelle Le

Hayward police Wednesday morning announced that they have made an arrest in…

Hayward police Wednesday morning announced that they have made an arrest in the case of Michelle Le