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Teacher admits student tryst

Redwood City church schoolteacher Joan Marie Sladky allegedly felt so remorseful about having sex with a 16-year-old student she confessed to a pastor. Yesterday, Sladky�s conscience also led her to r...

Boy, 14, faces adult charges for homicide

The 14-year-old Sure�o accused of brazenly shooting a 21-year-old gang rival in the back of the head Tuesday was formally charged as an adult Friday afternoon, a prosecutorial decision that makes the ...

Week in review

Donations roll in for wheelchair-bound girl A Brisbane family plea for help finding a stolen minivan, wheel chair and leg brace belonging to their 13-year-old daughter has initiated a flood of donati...

Local briefs

Two rob convenience store Two men armed with semi-automatic handguns robbed a Redwood City convenience store of $400 Wednesday night. At about 10:40 p.m., two men entered Food Stop, located at 916 W...

Community bulletin

Tons of business for Port of Redwood City The Port of Redwood City announced Friday that its maritime business for the past fiscal year yielded a record 1,908.172 metric tons. Business is booming t...

Governor ends magazine jobs

SACRAMENTO � Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will end his financial relationship with two fitness magazines that rely heavily on advertising from nutritional supplement companies, he said Friday in an inte...

Enron to pay state millions

SACRAMENTO � Bankrupt energy company Enron Corp. has agreed to pay $47.5 million in a settlement that could reach $1.5 billion to resolve claims that it gouged California and other western states duri...

Biochemist jailed in London bombings

LEEDS, England � Police in Cairo detained a biochemist who studied in the United States and taught at a university in Leeds � the home base for at least three of the London bombers. Investigators in B...

Car blasts, bombings claim 30 lives in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq � Suicide car bombs and explosions rocked wide areas of the Iraqi capital Friday, targeting U.S. and Iraqi security forces and killing at least 30 people. Two U.S. Marines died in a blas...

BALCO founder Victor Conte brokers plea deal

SAN FRANCISCO � The founder of a company at the center of a steroid scandal involving top athletes has decided to plead guilty to steroid distribution and money laundering in a deal with federal prose...

The families of former coach Italo Arbulu�s teenage molestation victims have waited a long time to watch the South San Francisco man be sent to prison for what he did to their sons. Now, they must wai...

REDWOOD CITY Burglary. Someone broke into a vacant house through a window on the 1700 block of Alameda de las Pulgas at 9:08 a.m. Wednesday. Lost item. A purse was taken from a driveway on the 100 ...

Practicing her walk, T.J., 17, wears a wrap-around dress she created, symbolic of the hug she would like to receive from the family members closest to heart, pictured in the patches on the front of the dress, �Sometimes,� T.J. said, �all I need is a hug.� [Click photo for story]

For students who have never sewn, let alone made their own clothes, teacher Lia Tealdi asked a lot from her students this summer. Tealdi teaches troubled youths at Redwood City�s Daytop Preparatory S...

SANTA CLARA � The San Francisco 49ers acquired cornerback Willie Middlebrooks from the Denver Broncos on Friday in a trade for defensive end John Engelberger. The deal swaps two young defensive playe...

MONTPELLIER, France � If Lance Armstrong keeps his lead on the steep ascents of the upcoming Pyrenees, a seventh consecutive Tour de France victory should be his. Given his devastating form so far, ...

CHICAGO � The promotional tour started way before Real Madrid arrived at City Hall on Friday afternoon. There was an autograph session at a sports bar in the morning. The team then headed to Wrigley...

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland � Jack Nicklaus had to go out this way, the ball curling into the cup for a birdie, the putter thrust skyward with his left hand one last time at the birthplace of golf. Farewe...

OAKLAND � Barry Zito took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, and Jay Payton hit a two-run homer on his first swing for the surging Oakland Athletics in a 7-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday ...

SAN FRANCISCO � Omar Vizquel dangles a paintbrush in his throwing hand as he leans against the railing and admires the spectacular view of San Francisco Bay from his Russian Hill penthouse, where the...

LEBANON, Ohio � One step at a time in Michelle Wie�s quest for the Masters. Her hopes for next year ended Friday when Clay Ogden birdied four of the first five holes and eased to a 5-and-4 victory i...

Tim Sheeper, a Redwood City triathlete, insists there really isn�t that much suffering in swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 112 miles and running 26.2 miles, all in one day. Say what? �We put our athletes...

NEW YORK � In the summer of 2003, when a grand jury indicted Martha Stewart, pundits asked why the government was going after her for a relatively small personal stock sale when fat cats like WorldCom...

PORTLAND, Ore. � PacifiCorp and MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co. filed Friday for regulatory approval of MidAmerican�s planned purchase of PacifiCorp from ScottishPower. The filings were made in the s...

NEW YORK � Wall Street ended a bullish week with a modest advance Friday as strong economic data encouraged investors and sent the Standard & Poor�s 500 index to a four-year high for the second st...

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