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Just Desserts in the Valley of the Green Giants

Bruce Helander | Posted 11.05.2014 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Cherry Cake, Wayne Thiebaud's sweet little painterly depiction of a pastry chef's delicious art-to-eat masterpiece, is sumptuously layered with inventive ingredients, and a tempting gastronomical persona that could be served as the perfect metaphorical pick-me-up connection to the newly established Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco.

10 Most Expensive Cities in the U.S. to Rent

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 12.24.2014 | San Francisco
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

A rental market report was released for the third quarter of 2014. San Francisco has the second highest median rent in the country but Palo Alto, the heart of Silicon Valley ranks as number one. The San Francisco Bay Area has seven of the top 10 highest rents in the nation.

After Epic Lawsuit, Surfers Win California Beach Back From Tech Billionaire

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green

Surfers are celebrating a major win after a California court ruled against a Silicon Valley billionaire who had tried to deny public beach access near...

Survivor Speaks, Stories Differ In Limousine Fire

AP | TERRY COLLINS and MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 07.07.2013 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. — From the privacy of their bedrooms to the public bustle of busy hospital wards, families and friends Tuesday struggled with th...

Driver Recounts Details Of Horrifying Limo Fire

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA and GARANCE BURKE | Posted 07.06.2013 | San Francisco

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — First came the tapping. Over the blasting music, limo driver Orville Brown heard someone in the backseat knock on the par...

Bellydancing and Hummus: Third Fridays at Tannourine

Larissa Archer | Posted 06.19.2013 | San Francisco
Larissa Archer

In the Bay Area, we don't have to go far. In addition to its ever-changing roster of performances here and worldwide, FatChance's third Friday shows at Tannourine often sell out (the deliciousness of the fixed menu Mediterranean meal doesn't hurt).

Surfers Walk in Martin's Beach Access Trial

Zach Weisberg | Posted 04.13.2013 | Sports
Zach Weisberg

Thursday, in a modest courthouse in Redwood City, California, five surfers faced up to a year of jail time and thousand dollar fines for the simple act of surfing on the hotly contested San Mateo property known as Martin's Beach.

Washed Up Body Parts Belong To Missing Hiker

AP | Posted 10.05.2012 | Crime

SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- Authorities have determined a foot and section of leg that washed onto a California beach belong to a missing hiker. San Mateo C...

Chinese Students: We Were Transferred To Poor-Performing School To Boost Scores

Posted 08.01.2012 | Education

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights has launched an investigation into allegations that the San Mateo Union High School District...

Patch Welcomes HuffPost San Francisco

Marcia Parker | Posted 09.17.2011 | San Francisco
Marcia Parker

We'll be collaborating with HuffPost San Francisco on important stories here and we'll contribute others that may pique your interest -- a mix of breaking news, features, blogposts, and more which you'll find on the HuffPost San Francisco local pages.

Fake 'Rockefeller; Pleads Not Guilty To Murder

Patch | Posted 09.07.2011 | Crime

Christian Gerhartsreiter -- the man who refers to himself as "Clark Rockefeller" and has been linked to other aliases -- pleaded not guilty to the 198...

Dusty the Klepto Cat Gives Back

Patch | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

A renowned cat burglar in San Mateo, Calif did a little community service to atone for years of thefts in the neighborhood. Dustry, a feline, has a...

Woman 'Shocked' Over Abercrombie & Fitch Headscarf Firing

South San Francisco, CA Patch | Drew Himmelstein | Posted 08.27.2011 | Religion

Hani Khan, 20, of Foster City said she had never faced discrimination before being fired from an Abercrombie & Fitch subsidiary at Hillsdale Mall....

WATCH: CA Cat Thief 'Purr-Loins' Hundreds Of Treasures

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) -- A prolific cat burglar has stolen hundreds of precious possessions from homes near San Francisco. But police are staying ...

New Developments In Search For Missing Student

San Mateo, CA Patch | Posted 08.02.2011 | College

Hayward police say they have identified several "persons of interest" in their ongoing investigation into the disappearance of Michelle Hoang Thi Le, ...

10 Years After Laura Wilcox Murder, California Still Refuses to Use Law That Saves Lives, Saves Money, and Helps Mentally Ill

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
DJ Jaffe

The reason Laura's Law isn't working is that the state legislature passed the law but refused to see it gets used.

The Most Expensive Housing Markets In The United States (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Today, Coldwell Banker released its list of the most expensive housing markets in the United States. If you're lucky enough to own property in one of ...

San Mateo - Tea Party

Natasha Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Natasha Chen

Nearly 300 protesters pounded the sidewalk of El Camino Real in San Mateo, CA on Wednesday to demonstrate their disapproval of the federal stimulus package and the implications of bailouts for taxpayers.

Calif. Obama Volunteers Work the Swing States, on the Road and in the Office

Natasha Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Natasha Chen

When the C-SPAN broadcast of the final presidential debate ended, Democrats at the San Mateo County headquarters ceased their cheering, laughing and a...