The nonprofit co-founder who was slain outside Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo will be honored Thursday during the 17th anniversary of the group.
David Lewis, 54, co-founded the East Palo Alto nonprofit Free at Last that provides services including substance abuse treatment and transitional housing.
Lewis was killed in a shooting on June 9 in the parking lot of the Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo. Read More
Two doctors are expected to opine Friday whether the teen accused of a bomb attack at Hillsdale High School in San Mateo was sane at the time of his alleged crime, an issue that could let him avoid going to prison even if he’s convicted of attempted murder. Read More
Beatriz Infante is the CEO of San Mateo-based ENXSUITE, a clean-tech company that specializes in helping clients such as Sears, Morgan Stanley and the city of Chicago develop and execute sustainability programs. Her career has included stints as CEO of Aspect Communications and VoiceObjects.What is clean tech? Clean tech is really about improving energy efficiency. It’s about reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and it’s about helping companies to do that. Read More
Call it the luck of the Irish or the result of a coach getting his team to focus on each game at hand. Whatever the reason, the San Mateo High School girls’ soccer team is on a roll through the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division.The Bearcats, last year’s PAL Ocean Division champs, used a generous carom off an upright and defeated Aragon 1-0 at San Mateo High on Thursday. Read More
Caltrain, which is dealing with the departure of a respected rail engineer, is welcoming a new member to its nine-person Board of Directors.Liz Kniss, a member of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Board of Directors, attended her first meeting as a Caltrain board member Thursday. Read More
Peninsula residents in 10 cities and parts of unincorporated San Mateo County should brace for higher garbage rates this year as a San Francisco firm becomes their first new trash collector in almost three decades.
Prices for some customers are projected to increase by nearly 40 percent after Recology took over service for 92,000 households and 10,000 businesses between Burlingame and East Palo Alto, which officials say is one of the largest garbage-service areas in the country. Read More
City planners have made the Hillsdale Caltrain station a keystone of a major 20-year growth plan for the area, envisioning up to 750 new housing units, more pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and new offices, along with relocating the station about a half-mile up the tracks.
But as the City Council and Planning Commission meet soon to gather input on the plans, Caltrain officials will be sorting out how to deal with a projected $30 million deficit that could force major service cuts. Read More
A truck plunged off the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge on Tuesday morning a quarter of a mile past the toll plaza on the eastern side of the span.The white Ford F-250, which was driving west on the bridge, landed on its roof in about four feet of water just after 10:45 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.The driver, a man in his 20s, was taken to a hospital with abrasions on his arms and head and is expected to survive, said CHP spokesman Officer Art Montiel. Read More
Two beaches in San Mateo remain closed more than a week after unsafe levels of bacteria were detected in the water there, a health department spokeswoman said today.Routine testing by health officials found a high level of contamination in the Marina Lagoon at Parkside Aquatic Park and Lakeshore Park, county health systems spokeswoman Jan Ogar said. Read More
Caltrain needs a new stream of revenue such as a tax or toll in order to survive, according to business leaders and transit advocates planning a new push for funding. Read More