The San Mateo girls’ basketball team is off to its best start under fourth-year coach Nancy Dinges and is extremely confident heading into Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division play, which began Tuesday.
The Bearcats (10-3) racked up quality wins against Sacred Heart Prep and Menlo and won the Dons Club Holiday Tournament at Del Mar High School during nonleague play. They are on a seven-game winning streak. Read More
All six boys’ basketball teams from the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division reached the postseason last year, but the goal for many is to topple defending champion Burlingame.
Burlingame brings back a much younger team, but has already been able to collect some impressive wins over Willow Glen, Riordan and Sacred Heart Prep. Read More
Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division girls’ soccer play began Tuesday with every team shooting to dethrone defending champion Aragon, which returns with a slew of all-league players this season.
“We’re in a powerful position. All the puzzle pieces are there for us,” Aragon coach Will Colglazier said. “All that experience, knowing how we do things is going to make this season special.” Read More
A three-alarm fire at an office building in downtown San Mateo was quickly extinguished this afternoon.
Firefighters were called at 3 p.m. to at 400 South El Camino Real to fight the blaze, according to a San Mateo County fire dispatcher.
Fire officials said the fire, which occurred on the 11th floor, was believed to have been started by a printer, according to news reports. No injuries were reported and damage was minimal. Read More
A San Mateo man was shot while standing in the street on Christmas morning, police said. The 20-year-old resident was in the 1700 block of Eisenhower Street in San Mateo around 12:20 a.m. when he was shot, cops said. He was transported to the hospital for his injuries, which were not life threatening. As of Wednesday no arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing, San Mateo police Sgt. Dave Norris said. No further information is available at this time, he said. Read More
A Sacramento man who posted bail earlier this month after being arrested on suspicion of an armed robbery spree in San Mateo has now apparently bailed on a court hearing.Delaudea Deshaun Else, 19, posted a $150,000 bond Dec. 14. But on Friday, he failed to show up in San Mateo County Superior Court for a preliminary hearing, county prosecutors said. Read More
More than 400 San Mateo pedestrians were hit by cars during the last decade and nine were killed, a rate that exceeds the county average. Now a group of residents and city officials hopes a new pedestrian master plan will cut that rate in half.
An early version of the plan, which has been in the works for the past year and is being drafted to make San Mateo’s streets safer and more inviting for pedestrians, is expected to head to the San Mateo City Council in April. Read More
The San Mateo girls’ soccer team has reached the Central Coast Section Division II playoffs each of the past two seasons and now is looking to do something never before done in school history.
It is the third time in school history San Mateo has reached consecutive CCS playoffs, but the team has never made three straight postseason appearances. Read More
The Oakland woman accused of a crashing her car into a San Mateo fire station while drunk last summer, injuring her 17-year-old daughter, was set to return to court Tuesday.
Lasheena Cardona is scheduled to appear at a pretrial conference on charges stemming from the July 11 crash in which her blood alcohol level tested at .31 percent, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.
Her blood sample was taken 90 minutes after the car crash, Wagstaffe said. Read More
The man who fled a fatal Pacifica car accident — returning only after his insurance company advised him to — faces up to a year in county jail when sentenced Jan. 25.
Leopoldo Tobilla, 58, of San Bruno pleaded no contest Monday to felony hit-and-run and misdemeanor reckless driving involving alcohol. Read More