El Camino Real came of age when car-based travel seemed like the inevitable route to the future. But after the construction of U.S. Highway 101 and Interstate 280, the Peninsula artery came to occupy an awkward place. It’s a swift-moving, multilane boulevard that acts neither as a local road nor commuter thoroughfare. Read More
This parolee just made things harder on himself.
A parolee who spent two decades in prison for beating his wife to death with a sledgehammer after she challenged his libido is back behind bars for pushing a woman last year, according to San Mateo County prosecutors.
On his 62nd birthday Tuesday, Peter Cooper was sentenced by a Board of Parole Hearings panel to 15 months in state prison for a Dec. 30, 2011, encounter with a female pal that involved alcohol. Read More
A Burlingame man used a nail gun to show two day laborers how bothered he was by the noise coming from their construction site on Thanksgiving Day, according to prosecutors.
Michael Timothy McHenry, 38, has pleaded not guilty to assault and vandalism charges in connection with the alleged attack in the 1500 block of Cypress Avenue. 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
Update: Hells Angels members and one of their attorneys deny prosecutors' claim that victim of attack at Peet's coffee shop was a member of the motorcycle club.
Allegations against 40-year-old suspected motorcycle gang member Orlando Jesus Rodriguez make FX Network’s hit series “Sons of Anarchy” seem more like reality television. Read More
A Hayward woman faces up to a year in County Jail in connection with a sex act in a public park that proved to doctors that she should not have been receiving workers’ compensation benefits. Read More
The “good Samaritan” who reportedly pulled the trigger of an unloaded gun several times while pointing it at a man who rudely bumped into a woman on a downtown San Mateo sidewalk last year has been sentenced to six days in jail for a crime that caused quite a scare.
Army veteran Ashley Viola, 24, of San Pablo, pleaded no contest Monday to misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the June 22, 2011, incident. Read More
DNA results have led to a more disturbing charge against a San Francisco man in connection with the alleged abduction of a 9-year-old from the bathroom of a San Mateo elementary school last month. Read More
A mistrial was declared Wednesday in the federal case against disgraced former San Francisco crime lab technician Deborah Madden, with only a few jurors reportedly rejecting conviction. Read More
They say love heals, but in this case it was nothing but a crutch for a Hayward woman whose sex act in a public park was filmed by an insurance fraud investigator.
On Monday, 29-year-old Modupe Adunni Martin, a former custodian for the Sequoia Union High School District on the Peninsula, was scheduled to appear in court for a pretrial conference, but her attorney was unavailable at it was pushed back to Oct. 9. Read More