The nut accused of trying to run his ex-wife and kids off a Half Moon Bay highway with his car last month was sentenced to 10 days of county jail and two years court probation Monday, prosecutors said.Saul Garcia Montelongo, 28, of Half Moon Bay, pleaded no contest to violating a restraining order in connection with the Dec. 28 road rage incident.He was ordered to have no contact with his ex-wife. Read More
The three-month window for the 2012 big-wave Mavericks Invitational has officially opened, but if you were expecting to watch the one-day competition of world-famous surfers from the shore, think again.
Contest organizers this year are requiring pre-purchased tickets for anyone to get near the beach. Read More
The man who allegedly tried to run his ex-wife and kids off the highway with his car in Half Moon Bay last week had already been battling charges of violating a family court order during bitter divorce proceedings, prosecutors said Monday.
Saul Garcia Montelongo, 28, of Half Moon Bay was arrested Wednesday after his ex-wife reported the highway incident, San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies said. Read More
Crooks are riding a crime wave at Bay Area beaches, smashing car windows while their owners are out shredding the water.
Law enforcement agencies monitoring coastal areas say break-ins are commonplace. Car owners are simply not aware, or don’t take the time, to prevent thefts, said San Mateo County sheriff’s Sgt. John Gonzales, who monitors the coastline between Devil’s Slide and the Santa Cruz County line. Read More
Several Peninsula beachgoers reported car burglaries Tuesday, including a surfer who was robbed of his keys and pants while he was riding waves, sheriff’s deputies said.
At least three window-smash burglaries were reported along the coast between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., two near Half Moon Bay and another farther south, according to the San Mateo Count Sheriff’s Office. Read More
The world-famous surf contest at Mavericks in Half Moon Bay will begin on Jan. 1 at the earliest, contest organizers announced Wednesday.Citing the lack of big waves, the Mavericks Invitational surfing contest window was moved and will now run from Jan. through March 31. The contest window was originally scheduled to open Thursday. Read More
A pricing dispute between crab boat owners and purchasers will keep the local crustaceans off Thanksgiving tables this year.
Boats haven’t left the San Francisco, Half Moon Bay or Bodega Bay docks since the official season opened last week, and they likely won’t until buyers meet the $2.50 per pound price sought by crabbers. Purchasers say they won’t pay more than $2 per pound for Dungeness. Read More
One year after San Carlos outsourced its police work to the county Sheriff’s Office, officials from both agencies say the partnership is going great and has produced the cost savings that city officials desired. “From San Carlos’ perspective we couldn’t be happier,” said San Carlos City Manager Jeff Maltbie. “Now we’ve got a year under our belt, and we have had the savings we expected.” Read More
Ah, youth. An allegedly intoxicated 18-year-old man was arrested Saturday in Half Moon Bay after authorities said he challenged a sheriff’s deputy to fisticuffs and declared his allegiance to the local Norteño gang.Deputies were called to 40 Stone Pine Road at 11:45 p.m. after reports of several people standing outside, yelling and making noise, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. Read More
A Half Moon Bay man is accused of brutally beating his 82-year-old grandmother because she was driving too slowly.
Vittorio Valdez, 27, faces elder abuse and other charges in connection with the alleged attack on his 105-pound granny, who had been giving him a ride because his license was suspended, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More