At least one motorist was injured in a hit-and-run crash on U.S. Highway 101 in Redwood City on Tuesday morning, a California Highway Patrol officer said.Just after 5:30 a.m., CHP responded to a crash on southbound U.S. Highway 101, just north of Whipple Avenue, California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Bartlett said.CHP officers arrived at the scene and found a red car that had spun sideways, blocking the slow lane of the highway, Bartlett said. Read More
The massive proposed development on the Cargill salt ponds will either make the mid-Peninsula a commuter’s nightmare or ease the gridlock by taking long-distance drivers off the roads. Read More
A sewage-pipe break that spewed 57,107 gallons of raw effluent into the Redwood Shores lagoons in August was likely caused by damaging pressure fluctuations that occurred after a pump control system failed, according to Redwood City.
The Aug. 25 break caused a spill totaled 94,907 gallons of sewage, 37,800 gallons of which was captured by cleanup teams before it entered the lagoons, according to the city and public records held by the state Water Resources Control Board. Read More
A 41-year-old Redwood City man was accidentally shot by his father during an argument Wednesday evening, police said.Officers responded to a report of a shooting at a home on Meadow Lane in Redwood City at about 5:25 p.m.Police said a man and his son were involved in a domestic dispute when the father armed himself with a handgun and shot his son in the abdomen.The victim was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive. Read More
Even before his untimely death, Michael Jackson had become one of the most parodied pop stars in history, denigrated for his plastic surgery and infantile eccentricities.But focusing on the music side of Jackson’s artistry, the Bay Area Michael Jackson tribute band Foreverland is making its mark. With more than 70 performances under its belt in 2010, the 14-piece band continues to build momentum in 2011 with a show Friday at Redwood City’s Fox Theatre. Read More
Redwood City officials are hoping rain will not dampen the arrival of the San Francisco Giants World Series trophy, which is scheduled to be on display in Courthouse Square on Wednesday afternoon.
A public viewing of the trophy is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. in the outdoor plaza in front of the old county courthouse, located at Broadway and Middlefield Road. Read More
A Redwood City teenager told cops he had an “unhealthy liking for fire” after being charged with setting three blazes at a local high school last year, prosecutors said. Read More
A Peninsula man was told in a scam phone call that he won a $1 million prize — and then told he’d be shot in the head if he did not take steps to claim the sham prize.The man, who lives in unincorporated Redwood City, called authorities Friday about the common scam that turned scary, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office said. Read More
A Redwood City teenager told cops he had an “unhealthy liking for fire” after being charged with lighting three blazes at a local high school last year, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.Jeremy James Shepherd, 19, was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday for superior court arraignment on the felony arson charge, Wagstaffe said. Read More
A debate over regionalizing fire service in southern San Mateo County is setting up a fiery clash between the powerful local firefighters union and the county’s contracted fire department.
A county Board of Supervisors subcommittee is expected to discuss this week two concept proposals for merging fire services in a five-city area that includes San Mateo, Foster City, Belmont, San Carlos and Redwood City that would become the county’s largest fire agency. Read More