A cruel crook hawking an iPad on eBay sent a San Mateo buyer only a paper cutout of the popular device, according to police.The San Mateo Police Department received a call from the victim about the fraud around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday.The department is email@example.com Read More
A father driving his young daughter to school in Daly City faces up to nine years in prison on charges that he struck two 10-year-old students with his car in a senseless fit of road rage, according to prosecutors.
Vernon Suriaga, 43, of San Mateo, remains in custody on $150,000 bail in connection to the alleged Sept. 23 attack on the boys, who had been working safety patrol at John F. Kennedy Elementary School. Read More
A “relentless” manhunt has been launched for the heartless robber that shot a sales clerk at the San Mateo PetSmart last weekend.
Cops believe he may be responsible for "a large series" of gun-toting heists in Bay Area cities. Read More
It’s often said that jails are schools for criminals. But San Mateo County’s proposed new jail was conceived as a school for baristas and dog washers. Last week, county supervisors approved a $145 million to $160 million jail design with the expectation that when it opens its doors in Redwood City in October 2014 it will not simply be another cage. Read More
A man who was killed riding his motorcycle Tuesday evening through a county park near Woodside has been identified, according to the coroner’s office.The motorcyclist was identified as Stewart Sutter, 32, of San Mateo, according to the San Mateo County coroner’s office. Read More
By this time next year, housing could begin to rise where horses once ran in San Mateo.Three years after the demolition of the Bay Meadows racetrack, the beginnings of a street grid are visible on the 83-acre site south of the county fairgrounds, and water and drainage lines are in place. Construction on the first housing is expected to begin next year, and plans for improvements to the largest park in the development will be up for approval in the next few months. Read More
A faulty gate at the home of two boxer-breed dogs allowed the animals to leave the property and go to Laurie Meadows Park in San Mateo on Monday afternoon, where they were both fatally shot by police, according to the Peninsula Humane Society.
Police reported that the two dogs were acting “threatening and attacking” people — including a small dog and child — before cops were called. Read More
A boxer-type dog was shot and killed by police in San Mateo on Monday afternoon after it attacked a smaller dog and child. Officers’ efforts to subdue it with a Taser had failed.A second dog was injured during the 4:20 p.m. incident at Laurie Meadows Park, according to the San Mateo police Sgt. Dave Norris. Read More
Long before babies start speaking, they can communicate with their parents through sign language.At 19 months, Debra Allison’s infant, Abigal, is at an age when most babies say their first word, but she can already string together three to four signs. One of her favorites: “More cheese, please.”When she was 7 months old, Allison began taking Abigal to sign-language classes at Touch Blue Sky in San Mateo. Read More
Two teenage boys who disappeared from a juvenile detention facility in San Mateo County on Tuesday night were found in Woodside Wednesday and are back in custody, county officials said.The boys had last been seen running down Log Cabin Ranch Road from the Camp Glenwood boys' camp near La Honda at about 8:50 p.m., San Mateo County sheriff's Lt. Ray Lunny said. Read More