Congresswoman Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, will host a Job Hunters’ Boot Camp on Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in San Mateo. The free event will include training on improving one’s chances as a candidate, and career counselors providing one-on-one résumé help and interview tips. The event is limited to residents of the 12th Congressional District and San Mateo County, and will be held at the San Mateo County Event Center, Fiesta Hall, 1346 Saratoga Drive. Read More
San Mateo Assemblyman Jerry Hill is holding a news conference Wednesday to announce legislation that authorizes judges to repeal licenses from drivers with three or more DUIs. The event will be at San Mateo County Superior Court. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that one-third of the annual 1.5 million DUI arrests are repeat offenders. Read More
The teen accused of bringing pipe bombs and other weapons onto a San Mateo high school campus in August has been granted a hearing in San Mateo County Superior Court to determine whether he is competent to stand trial.
Alexander Youshock, 17, has been charged with attempted murder as well as other felony charges for the Aug. 24 incident at Hillsdale High School, Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More
Already struggling to make ends meet, some Bay Area school districts are asking parents to give money to make up for lost state revenues when they take their child out of school for such absences as family vacations.
The San Mateo-Foster City School District has had an Elective Absence Fund for years, district spokeswoman Joan Rosas said. The fund is optional for parents, but many in the district do donate. Read More
San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District officials may start looking at property in San Mateo to build another elementary school after a study shows the last available site in Foster City may not be feasible.District officials began searching for a site to build a new school after enrollment projections estimated the district would grow by 13 percent in the next five years. That growth would put the existing schools at or beyond capacity. Read More
Luz Garcia has been unemployed for a year. The Redwood City woman and her two children live in one room that she rents for $600 a month in someone else’s home. Bernie Martinez of Foster City was making a six-figure salary at a title company. He arrived at work one day last year to find a note on the door saying the company was shutting down. He did not receive his final paychecks. Sixteen months later, he still hasn’t found a job. Read More
A block south of Menlo-Atherton High School, Allen Moench can hear the echoes of Friday night crowds gathered for football games and the announcers on loudspeakers at weekend swim meets.
Moench, a 30-year resident of the neighborhood, said noise from the events and fans is loud, and a plan to add permanent lights to the football field so there could be evening games would make things worse. Read More
A public meeting will be held in San Mateo on Tuesday to discuss proposed toll hikes at all state-owned Bay Area bridges, which includes the Dumbarton, San Mateo-Hayward and Bay bridges.
The meeting will be at City Hall, 330 West 20th Ave., starting at 6:30 p.m.
The increase, if approved, is expected to take effect July 1, according to the Bay Area Toll Authority. Read More
The public will have the chance Tuesday to weigh in on whether the San Mateo Union High School District should lease or sell one of its campuses.
Crestmoor High School in San Bruno could be deemed as surplus, according to a committee formed last spring to determine what district-owned property is currently not needed. Read More
Last week, motorists from the East Bay got a chance to sound off, and now Peninsula residents will have an opportunity to air their grievances about a proposed toll increase to Bay Area bridges. Read More