They finally got their transfer — to kiddie jail.Three teenage boys were arrested in connection with a skateboard attack on a Muni bus driver Monday morning during a dispute over transfers.The boys, two of them 16 years old and the other 15, allegedly had the nerve to demand transfers even though they did not pay to ride the 30-Stockton bus around 6:20 a.m., police said Tuesday. Read More
The Sequoia High School softball team has not controlled its own destiny since midseason and, short of an enormous upset, will fail to reach its goal of winning the Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division outright.
“When we lost to San Mateo and Woodside the first time around, we knew we could get them back,” Sequoia coach Scott Reynick said. “But [winning the Ocean] would be out of our hands.” Read More
Katie Huddleston, a seventh-grader at Abbott Middle School in San Mateo, is one of five 12-year-old girls who raised $1,204 via two bake sales for Japan earthquake relief. Huddleston and friends Olivia Gingold, Michelle Wong, Adelle Buencamino and Arianna Richwood presented their earnings to Burlingame’s American Red Cross on Wednesday. Read More
Police are hunting heartless burglars who roughed up an 80-year-old woman during a heist in San Mateo on Monday.Two burglars, one wearing a yellow hard-hat, knocked on the door, heard no response and then broke into the home in the 400 block of Portola Drive, police said Wednesday.The elderly resident confronted them. The thugs forced her to sit down and then assaulted her while burglarizing her home.The woman suffered a minor injury during the heist, police said. Read More
He was the employer’s worst nightmare, prosecutors said.A South City man fired up after losing his temp job in San Mateo is now in jail and accused of stalking and threatening his former employer.Frank Usoalii Fesili, 31, was a temporary worker at San Mateo Manpower Inc. before his alleged anger management problems got him booted off the job, according to prosecutors. Read More
Merchants are criticizing a plan that earmarks city redevelopment money for a series of public projects rather than on key private properties downtown, including the recently-sold Benjamin Franklin Hotel. Read More
The historic Benjamin Franklin Hotel was sold this week, sparking hope among local merchants that new ownership of the prominent downtown property will help spark a revitalization of the area.
The vacant hotel at 44 E. Third Ave., built in 1926, was sold by UBS on Wednesday, spokeswoman Kelly Smith told The San Francisco Examiner. Smith could not confirm the buyer or the sale price. Read More
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An alleged serial bank robber was nabbed in San Mateo after informing a teller that he wasn’t armed, then telling her where he planned to go after the heist, according to prosecutors.Prosecutors said 41-year-old Paul David Stoliker is under investigation for numerous Peninsula bank robberies. He was arrested Dec. 14, only hours after allegedly robbing a U.S. Bank in San Mateo. On Friday, Stoliker pleaded not guilty to robbery and burglary charges in connection to that heist. Read More
A mistrial was declared Friday afternoon in Redwood City in the sanity trial Alexander Youshock, who was found guilty last week of attempted murder of his former Hillsdale High school chemistry teacher.
After more than four days of deliberation, the jury remained deadlocked on deciding whether Youshock's mental impairment prevented him from realizing the consequences of trying to trap his former teachers in classrooms and kill them with a chainsaw. Read More