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
A San Francisco speed freak who allegedly led a terror ride with cops on the Peninsula last week pleaded not guilty to reckless driving charges Monday. Read More
A San Francisco man allegedly led California Highway Patrol officers on a car and foot chase through San Mateo Thursday afternoon, the CHP said.Officers stopped a green Nissan 200 SX on eastbound state Highway 92, officials said. The car exited the highway at Alameda de las Pulgas and came to a stop. Read More
The acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree. Chanan Kamen, who ran the famous pasta station at the first little Quince, happens to be chef Mike Tusk’s cousin.Now Kamen has opened his own ebullient place, Osteria Coppa, a gift to San Mateo and worth a trip from The City. It inhabits a simply converted double storefront downtown, a few blocks from the Caltrain station. Read More
At a time of economic malaise and shrinking city budgets, a San Mateo business group is looking to give the city’s shopping district a boost with a new business district.
The Downtown San Mateo Association is trying to build support for a business district that would tax property owners, raising a projected $782,000 a year for marketing, street beautification and other economic development efforts.
The Property and Business Improvement District would be the first of its kind o Read More
A San Mateo County jury today found Alexander Youshock guilty of five out of seven felony counts stemming from his attack on Hillsdale High School on Aug. 24, 2009.The jury is stuck on the remaining two counts, and Judge Stephen Hall will allow attorneys to make a brief second round of closing arguments on Tuesday in an effort to help jurors reach a verdict on those counts. Read More
A vicious home burglar who stabbed a sleeping San Mateo man in order to steal an iPhone will have to pay more than $70,000 as part of his sentence, prosecutors said Sunday.Donald Fukofuka, 21, of San Mateo, pleaded no contest to multiple charges that included attempted murder and residential burglary and was sentenced to 10 years in state prison for the ugly attack on May 31, 2009. Read More
A proposed 197-unit apartment complex near state Highway 92 would expose residents to “substantial pollutant concentrations,” according to the city, though the developer said ventilation systems will reduce any potential impacts.
Air quality is one of several issues planners are considering for the Polo Court project, a four-story apartment building and 126,000-square-foot office complex that would replace two commercial buildings near San Mateo City Hall. Read More
How many people in your neighborhood look like you?The chances are good that they do, according to a report from Brown University that analyzed segregation in cities across America. In fact, they probably look about as much like you as they did in 1980. Read More