Caltrans on Monday held a grand opening event to celebrate the completion of the long-awaited Devil's Slide-bypass tunnels.
The ceremony was hosted by local politicians, transportation officials, and the wife and daughter of the late U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos, the Peninsula lawmaker for whom the tunnels are named.
Twenty-four big-wave surfers will paddle a half-mile out into the frigid waters off Pillar Point on Sunday to compete in the Mavericks Invitational.
Contest organizers announced Wednesday that the approaching swell will create conditions in which they can hold the contest off the coast of Half Moon Bay.
“It feels really good to be moving toward a contest with a big swell coming,” said contest organizer Jeff Clark, who is one of the first people to ever surf Mavericks. Read More
The fatal shooting of two young mountain lions in Half Moon Bay earlier this month has prompted a Monterey-based wildlife rescue group to petition the state Department of Fish and Game about its policies toward such animals.
On Dec. 1, game wardens shot the mountain lions that had taken refuge under the porch of a home in the 800 block of Correas Street earlier that week. The cubs were about 10 months old and each weighed about 30 pounds. Read More
These alleged meth heads suddenly lost their need for speed — and that couldn’t have come at a worse time.
San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies made two arrests just north of Half Moon Bay on Saturday after they were called about a vehicle that was blocking a driveway on San Mateo Road, which doubles as state Highway 92 in that area. Read More
A breakdown of what San Mateo County propositions passed and failed in the 2012 election.
Measure A: PASS
SALES TAX: County voters approved a measure that increases the sales tax throughout San Mateo County. The measure will increase the sales tax by half a cent for the next 10 years and will help fund child abuse protections, 911 dispatch, fire prevention, and after-school library and homework programs, among other county services. Read More
The caretaker of a famously controversial cross that was stolen from the Mojave Desert two years ago wasn’t all that thrilled about hearing that it had been mysteriously found Monday along the roadside near Half Moon Bay.
“It’s not even the original,” Wanda Sandoz, of Yucca Valley, said Tuesday. Read More
The window for the Mavericks Invitational surf contest will officially open Friday.
The big-wave competition gives 24 contestants 24 hours of notice to arrive at Pillar Point near Half Moon Bay to surf some of the world’s largest and most elusive waves. The window closes March 31.
The last Mavericks contest was held in 2010.
Organizers will host an opening ceremony Friday on the Pillar Point beach, and they hope this season will bring bigger swells than last year. Read More
She was asleep at the wheel.
A San Francisco woman was arrested for drunken driving in Princeton on Monday after a sheriff’s deputy found her passed out in her car, police said.
Heidi Wood, 39, was parked in the No. 2 lane of the North Cabrillo Highway at Capistrano Road about 11 p.m. with the engine still running, police said. Read More
This fired-up tenant was apparently not bluffing on Friday when he allegedly threatened to burn down his landlord’s home.
Just before 11 p.m., the landlord of a home in the 400 block of Alameda Avenue in Half Moon Bay called San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies, saying a tenant was sending him threatening text messages. Lars Ehlers, 50, allegedly threatened to burn down the landlord’s home after being told he was being evicted, deputies said. Read More
This ex-firefighter might be totally hosed.
Still being haunted by a bitter divorce and child custody battle that started last year, the disgraced former firefighter was arrested June 14 after San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies allegedly found 16 firearms and 10,000 rounds of ammo stashed in his storage unit in Pacifica. Read More