A Redwood City special-education teacher allegedly kicked one of her preschool students in the stomach and deprived another of food as part of a pattern of abuse lasting about two months, prosecutors said Monday. Read More
A student accused of attacking and attempting to rape a teacher in the parking lot of a Redwood City high school had his bail set at $1 million Wednesday.David Andres Velasquez, 19, allegedly emerged from the bushes at Summit Preparatory High School with a knife and accosted the teacher, a 29-year-old San Francisco woman, about 5:15 p.m. Monday, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More
Two out of five people living in Redwood City are Latino. But until Alicia Aguirre, only two or three had ever served on its city council, according to her research.It’s no surprise that Aguirre’s rise in local politics has Latin leaders thrilled. After six years on the city council, she was recently selected to be mayor. The term will last two years, until the next election cycle in 2014. Read More
A Redwood City man has been sentenced to 70 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting four young girls while he was living in the home of two of the victims. Read More
The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office has made prostitution busts in at least two massage parlors this year, and officers believe others could be fronts for prostitution and human trafficking.
The county’s unincorporated portions are home to 22 such establishments, and San Mateo County sheriff’s Lt. Ray Lunny said “we have several we’re concerned about.” Read More
A man accused of fatally stabbing a 16-year-old Redwood City boy for throwing a rock at a car he was in nearly three years ago was found guilty of second-degree murder Thursday, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. Read More
Three San Francisco men were arrested following a stabbing at a Daly City mall Thursday, police said.
A brawl in the parking lot of Serramonte Center left one unidentified male victim with knife wounds. Police were called to the scene just after 1 a.m. The victim's injuries were not life threatening, Daly City police said.
All arrestees were 22 years old. They are Ramon Perez-Ovando, Julian Green and Ayasgalan Baasandamba, police said. Read More
One of three armed robbers who stormed into a Redwood City family’s home claiming to be federal cops — even though one of the crooks wore a hat with the word “Sheriff” imprinted on it — was sentenced to 13 years in state prison for the crime Wednesday.Miguel Angel Valle, 29, pleaded no contest to multiple felony counts related to the March 21, 2010 heist. Read More
A friendship that brewed at a Burlingame bar quickly dissolved into murder after the two barflies decided to become roommates, prosecutors said Tuesday.Lawrence Arthur Hoffman, 64, who worked for a Burlingame CVS pharmacy, was arraigned in court Monday on charges that he fatally beat drinking pal and roommate Joe Cosentino, 70, last week.San Mateo County prosecutors have since revealed additional sordid details about the killing. Read More
Redwood City police are hunting four men in connection with a shooting Sunday at a Burger King parking lot.The gunfire rang out while the fast foot eatery at 2201 Middlefield Road was open for business around 7 p.m.One of the victims, a 32-year-old man, stumbled into the Burger King lobby seeking help after he was shot multiple times, according to the Redwood City Police Department. Read More