PG&E broke ground last week on a project in Foster City that will replace aging plastic gas pipes, according to city officials.
Approximately 15,000 feet of pipeline are expected to be replaced by 2014. The project’s first phase began in the neighborhood surrounding Edgewater Park and will replace 6,000 feet of distribution lines constructed from DuPont’s Aldyl-A plastic. In total, Foster City has about 17 miles of this kind of pipeline. Read More
Peninsula homeless shelters are feeling squeezed by federal budget cuts.
Samaritan House and the Mental Health Association of San Mateo County both recently lost federally funded $5,000 grants from Daly City when it decided to stop providing grants of that amount or less. The organizations serve Peninsula residents and receive funding from the county and various cities. Read More
A man accused of grabbing the buttocks of young girls at a Target store while wearing a T-shirt that read “Rub Me For Luck” unsuccessfully asked a judge last week to throw out the charges.
UPS deliveryman Glenn Albrecht, 50, is scheduled to return to court Tuesday to either accept a plea deal with prosecutors or head to trial. His attorney, Bob Courshon, said Monday he will ask to continue the hearing so he can further examine video evidence in the case. Read More
A thief cried out for mercy in the Outer Mission district last week after he was taken down for stealing a man’s crucifix, police said.
The robbery was reported at about 1:20 p.m. Thursday in the 5200 block of Mission Street.
The victim had been walking in the crosswalk at Mt. Vernon Avenue when the suspect, who had been walking past him, reached out and ripped the metal chain and copper crucifix from his neck, according to police. Read More
This woman always gets stuck with the tools.
A burglary suspect who was fleeing Belmont police earlier this month ditched his car along with his girlfriend, leaving her behind with all the tools he had allegedly stolen from a storage shed, according to prosecutors.
Still, 25-year-old Pacifica resident Mitchell James Borden failed to evade officers following the callous May 4 incident, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More
Dressing up for the Craigslist Bay to Breakers is an annual tradition for Irvine resident Jolene Manginelli and three of her best friends. In past years, they’ve worn M&M outfits and “Alice in Wonderland”-themed attire, and once designed costumes that looked like gum on the bottom of a sneaker.
But this year, the group of four decided to keep it simple with T-shirts bearing a fitting message: “Boston Strong. Never Forget.”
“We had a discussion about whether we should skip this year,” Manginelli said. “But we just felt like we had to go ahead and do it.” Read More
Downtown San Francisco will be mired in gridlock unless changes are made soon to alleviate automobile traffic — and the most effective method could be a long-discussed and controversial congestion-pricing scheme.
Unless private automobile traffic is reduced by 27 percent over the next three decades, congestion levels in The City will be unmanageable, with vehicles stuck at a standstill and pedestrians and cyclists prone to increasingly dangerous conditions, according to a new report by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, a local planning agency. Read More
The Warriors will be feted Tuesday at San Francisco City Hall after their playoff run ended last week.
Mayor Ed Lee will declare Tuesday as Golden State Warriors Day in San Francisco, according to the Mayor’s Office.
Lee also is scheduled to give the key to The City to star player Stephen Curry in honor of setting the NBA record for the most 3-pointers in a season. Curry hit that record mark in April. Read More
Traditionally, Menlo Park’s JobTrain vocational school served the various populations left behind during the boom years — meaning community college dropouts, people with rap sheets or folks who just didn’t have the connections to talk their way into the tech sector.
But the school’s student body has changed, JobTrain Vocational Counselor and Assessment Coordinator John MacGowan said. Now he’s seeing an influx of older professionals who may even possess graduate degrees or impressive resumes, but who somehow backslid.
He ticks off a list of unusual characteristics: Read More
In response to a steady increase in the price it pays to buy water from San Francisco, Redwood City wants to increase its monthly water and sewer rates by 9 percent a year for the next three years.
Sewer and water services require rate increases to maintain and pay for the complex system that delivers services to residents, city spokesman Malcolm Smith said. While the city’s rate increases don’t vary widely year over year, the actual costs of running the system fluctuate dramatically. Read More