In the tradition of fueling one of the greatest baseball rivalries of all time, those who bleed orange and black can always rely on the simple two-word phrase meant to break every Los Angeles Dodgers heart in existence:“Beat L.A.!”So when a group of mystery men pitched the idea of raising funds for a “Beat L.A.” World Series-title banner to fly over Dodger Stadium on Opening Day, donations from loyal fans streamed in. Read More
A Hillsborough roadway was shut down for emergency repairs this week after heavy rains caused a landslide.
The slide in the 100 block of Woodridge Road took out a 30-foot section of roadway starting Saturday, according to Hillsborough police. Though no injuries or threatened homes were reported, the moving soil prompted the closure of the road to allow repairs to be made to the damaged area.
On Saturday afternoon, officials noticed a crack forming in the 100 block of Woodridge Road about 6 feet from the northbound shoulder, Hillsborough police Capt. Mark O’Connor said. Read More
A plan to preserve and link landing and launch sites around San Francisco Bay that has been floating in the minds and hearts of Bay Area boaters for years is set to become reality.
The Bay Area Water Trail Plan, which would create a waterway network for nonmotorized boaters, is ready to launch with the approval this month of a $1 million two-year grant from the California Coastal Conservancy. Read More
Following two weeks of bizarre weather and natural disaster warnings, the number of people signing up for San Mateo County’s wireless emergency alert system has soared.
Total SMC alert subscriptions rose by nearly 10 percent following a two-week period in which the Peninsula experienced both tsunami and tornado warnings, according to the county’s Office of Emergency Services. Read More
Four teams in a recently formed youth basketball league will travel to a national competition this weekend.
The National Junior Basketball All-Net Sequoia chapter was formed from scratch just two years ago after splitting with the nearby Redwood chapter. Read More
A local homeless shelter is the latest victim of the economy.InnVision — a Silicon Valley-based group that runs homeless shelters on the Peninsula — has announced the closing of its center in Menlo Park due to financial difficulties. The Clara-Mateo Alliance shelter, which houses 38 families and 23 singles, is scheduled to shut its doors April 30. Read More
Shawn Leong was no more than 10 years old when he picked up a broom and began to pay his dues in the family business.In dutifully sweeping his family’s dusty flower shop floor, Leong’s flower and garden apprenticeship began. “They are all very good memories,” Leong, 50, said, also recalling sharpening pencils for the family business before the age of computers. “We all went to school, but being around flowers and the nursery … it grows on you.” Read More
Deaths on the Caltrain tracks have gone down since 2009’s near-record high prompted increased safety and suicide prevention measures.
It’s too soon to say, however, whether those measures are bearing fruit, officials said. Caltrain has had four pedestrian deaths so far this year. Read More
Coming off last season’s World Series victory, Giants tickets are going faster than a baseball sailing into McCovey Cove.
Sales of season-ticket packages are up about 6,650 from last year, and team officials expect to be nearly sold out by the end of this month. The team has sold 27,500 packages for the 81 home games so far. The Giants had sold 21,000 this time last year.
“Obviously, the success of last year’s World Series championship has boosted ticket sales,” Giants spokeswoman Staci Slaughter said. “As you can see, they’re going pretty quickly.” Read More
Just days after celebrating his own birthday on St. Patrick’s Day, councilman Mike Guingona and the rest of Daly City awaited another milestone.But as Daly City nears its centennial Tuesday, it does so as a greatly different city than when it was first founded. Starting as a safe haven for refugees displaced after San Francisco’s 1906 earthquake, Daly City has evolved into a complex city of its own, becoming, among other things, home to an immense Filipino population. Read More
Five days a week, Clinton Nelson — as carefully as he can — prepares dessert plates amid the stress and fast pace of a restaurant kitchen. And then, every day after his shift as a line cook ends, the self-supporting 22-year-old makes the short drive to San Mateo’s B Street Boxing gym.Though the kitchen and the boxing ring are different worlds, Nelson is equally passionate about both.“The plating has to very beautiful and exact,” the 200-pounder said of his work at Redwood City’s John Bentley’s Restaurant. “You have to follow the recipes precisely.” Read More
Many county residents have been forced to travel to seek health care since the sudden closure of a former Planned Parenthood clinic in San Mateo last month.
Golden Gate Community Health, formerly Planned Parenthood Golden Gate, closed the door on its clinics in San Mateo, San Francisco and in Marin and Alameda Counties on Feb. 28. The organization lost its affiliation with the national Planned Parenthood organization in September due to financial issues. Read More
Hours before watching his wrestlers compete in Kearney, Neb., on Friday, San Francisco State University’s wrestling coach received an unexpected phone call: an automated tsunami warning.
Lars Jensen, an El Granada resident, was far from danger, but his wife was one of many Coastside residents who chose to flee after receiving the warning and learning that state Highway 1 would close at 8 a.m.
“My wife barely got out to get to work,” Jensen said. Read More
As Vintage High School senior Flora Morofsky rifles through the immense selection of free prom dresses, she can’t help but think of some of her friends. “There are a lot of people who don’t have the money for dresses,” said Morofsky, who made the hourlong drive from Napa with her mother and a group of friends. “So ... they don’t go to prom.” Read More
Jim Tracy, the University High School girls’ cross-country coach, and his team were given the National Federation of State High School Associations Spirit of Sport award for Section 7 (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah).How does it feel to be honored with this award? Throughout the season, the team worked very hard every day. We were seen and recognized as real competitors. Read More