A 17-year-old girl was injured when her allegedly drunken mother crashed a sport utility vehicle into a San Mateo fire station Monday night, police said.The mom, 36-year-old Lasheena Cardona of Oakland, faces felony DUI and child endangerment charges after her GMC Yukon plowed into fire station 27 on DeAnza Boulevard around 11 p.m., San Mateo police Sgt. Dave Norris said Tuesday.The SUV apparently came off of Highway 92 before crashing into the fire station. Read More
A 19-year-old San Mateo man accused of kicking off a crime spree on his birthday, including trying to impersonate a traffic cop in order to pull over drivers, has posted bail and is out of custody.Allen Grabovetsky faces a slew of charges following a strange series of run-ins with police in December. Read More
Paul Gardner, the veteran contractor of 20 years, founded Whole House Building Supply with the intention of not only salvaging reusable parts from old houses, but also keeping materials out of landfills for the sake of the environment. The business recently relocated from East Palo Alto to San Mateo. Read More
A woman may face charges for allegedly fooling emergency officials into believing her husband and child were trapped in a car that was driven into a San Mateo lagoon on Saturday. Read More
Caltrain fares will increase by 25 cents later this week, marking the sixth time in the last six years that the agency has hiked transit rates.Starting July 1, base fares for Caltrain passengers will go up by a quarter, increasing the cost of a round-trip ticket from Zone 1 in San Francisco to Zone 2 in San Mateo from $9 to $9.50. Read More
Bay Area nursing student Michelle Le has been missing for a month, yet her family has not given up hope.
On Saturday, volunteers participated in a search around Hayward — the last place Le was seen alive.
The 26-year-old San Mateo woman disappeared May 27. She was last seen leaving Kaiser Hospital in Hayward during a break from an evening shift that she’d worked as part of her training. She was wearing white hospital scrubs. Read More
The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center are expected today to announce a lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch for allegedly firing a Muslim employee in 2010 for refusing to remove her hijab, a religious head scarf. The woman worked at a Hollister Co. store in San Mateo. Read More
A drugged-up raver who offered an undercover cop a bum deal on ecstasy pills — $10 each, or $20 for two — will spend 90 days in county jail for that offer.The 22-year-old man was found guilty Wednesday on drugs sales and transportation charges as part of the San Mateo County Narcotics Task Force operation. Read More
Police arrested a man suspected of aiming a gun at a man in busy downtown San Mateo on Wednesday afternoon.The incident began when a person, who witnesses described as an older man, struck a 57-year-old woman in the back, nearly knocking her down, and continued walking. Read More
San Mateo’s SolarCity, the nation’s largest solar panel installer, has become the focal point of the rapid mainstreaming of solar power.
SolarCity pioneered solar leasing programs, which not only make solar systems affordable to homeowners, but also attract the attention of big corporate funders looking for tax-friendly investments. Read More