Young people in San Mateo County can get around at a huge discount this summer with the SamTrans Summer Youth Pass.
The $40 pass gives riders ages 17 and younger unlimited access to SamTrans bus service from June 1 through Aug. 31, according to SamTrans officials. The bus system includes dozens of routes throughout San Mateo County and into San Francisco and Palo Alto. Read More
San Mateo-based SolarCity Corp. announced Thursday that Goldman Sachs Group Inc. would finance more than $500 million of its solar power projects.
The funding for U.S. residential solar leases is the largest such deal ever announced, SolarCity said in a statement. The agreement was initiated last year and the funding expanded in April.
SolarCity has raised similar funds from banks such as U.S. Bancorp and from corporations including Google Inc. and Honda Motor Co Ltd. Read More
The Peninsula’s only ice skating rink is scheduled to close its doors at the end of the month, but a surging public movement has been fighting to have a say in what happens to the Bridgepointe shopping center in San Mateo. Read More
Marcus Clarke has gotten his fill of living outside the Bay Area and is ready to make his return to San Mateo city government next month.
Clarke will end a two-year stint in Detroit to take the job as San Mateo’s economic development manager beginning in June. He had previously served as the city’s business liaison and economic development specialist from 2007-11. Read More
Every little thing has not been all right for this Rastafarian.
Robert Joseph Simmons, 33, believes he doesn’t need a medical card to possess marijuana because buds are a “core tenet” of his religion. At least, that was the Belmont resident’s claim after he was busted in April 2011 with more than 2½ pounds of pot and 13 pills of hydromorphine, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More
Three Bay Area counties had the fastest-growing populations in California over the past year, according to new data from the state.
San Francisco, San Mateo and Alameda counties all had growth rates of more than 1 percent between January 2012 and the beginning of this year, according to Department of Finance figures released Wednesday.
Statewide, the population grew by nearly 300,000 to 37.97 million, which was a 0.8 percent jump. Read More
A sleazy sibling who used her twin sister’s identity to score a job caring for an elderly Belmont couple ended up robbing the seniors, according to prosecutors.
Kathleen Susan Fortune, 44, of Foster City, was on probation for a grand theft conviction last year but apparently couldn’t stay out of trouble, as she allegedly conned a San Mateo-based caregiving agency into offering her a job. Read More
Allan Wayne Meaney, a state-labeled “child predator” who was arrested last winter on charges that he exposed himself to a 6-year-old girl and her mother in a Christmas tree lot in Colma, has reportedly gotten himself into more disturbing trouble this week. Read More
San Mateo and Hillsborough police located and then lost a burglary suspect who was interrupted at one San Mateo home Friday and might have cased other homes in Hillsborough, according to police.
San Mateo police were called to a home in the 600 block of Edgewood Road about 12:20 p.m. for a reported interrupted burglary. Read More
A former Aragon High School water polo coach who admitted to having a sexual relationship with a player collapsed onto the courtroom floor Wednesday after being sentenced to two years in prison.
Joshua Tatro, 25, of El Granada partly ruined his chances of receiving probation following a statement he reportedly made blaming the student for being equally responsible for the inappropriate relationship. Read More