A reward for information on the deliberate drowning of a cat in the Redwood Shores lagoon has grown to $12,225 with new donations, according to Peninsula Humane Society officials. Read More
Attacking your parents is a Costley mistake.
Frederick Roy Costley Jr., 41, agreed to a plea deal Wednesday packing two years in prison in connection to a violently childish tantrum on Feb. 16. Read More
The results of the Redwood City Council election brought no surprises.
Four incumbents — Alicia Aguirre, Ian Bain, Rosanne Foust and Barbara Pierce — retained their open seats, while outsider Paul McCarthy, a Highway Patrol sergeant who spurned the media spotlight, failed in his bid for office.
Candidates sought to lead a city with falling revenues, increasing costs, and large upcoming payments for its redevelopment association, an entity Bain strongly supported. Read More
Voters in Foster City and Redwood City approved hotel tax hikes Tuesday, a victory for the cash-hungry municipalities.
Under Redwood City’s Measure I, which goes into effect in January, the tax charged to hotel guests in will rise from 10 to 12 percent. And under Measure P, Foster City’s hotel tax will increase from 8 to 9.5 percent.
Both cities proposed the measures to capitalize on the growing number of visitors to San Mateo County. Read More
An apparent mudslide has blocked two lanes on northbound Interstate 280 at Farm Hill Boulevard, south of Redwood City, according to the California Highway Patrol.
First reported shortly before 3:30 p.m. Sunday, the slide initially blocked all four lanes on the freeway and reportedly hit some vehicles with rocks. Read More
A 34-year-old man was arrested in Redwood City last week after he allegedly yanked on a woman’s hair and stole a bag of chips from the toddler she was baby-sitting, prosecutors said.
The peculiar episode unfolded Wednesday outside a supermarket, where a woman was standing with her 2-year-old son and a 3-year-old boy she was baby-sitting for a friend, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. Read More
The Peninsula Humane Society announced today that public support has enabled it to offer more than $8,000 for information related to Wednesday's discovery of a drowned cat in the Redwood Shores lagoon.
The male black-and-white cat was found in the lagoon on Wednesday with a five-pound dumbbell tied around its neck. It was discovered by Redwood City public works employees, who brought it to the humane society, shelter spokesman Scott Delucchi said. Read More
A tight field for three seats on the Redwood City School District board features three incumbents and one newcomer.On Tuesday, voters will have a choice between incumbents Alisa MacAvoy, Shelly Masur and Dennis McBride and challenger Lea Cuniberti-Duran, a mother of three children who attend Redwood City public schools. Read More
He was no rat, but he still got whacked.Authorities are investigating the mob-style killing of a 12-year-old cat, which was found in a Redwood Shores lagoon Wednesday with a 5-pound dumbbell tied to its neck. Workers with the Redwood City Sewer District found the pet cat swimming with the fishes behind 1 Lagoon Drive, an office park building. They brought him to the Peninsula Humane Society, spokesman Scott Delucchi said, but it was far too late to save the little guy. Read More
The Peninsula wife accused of wrapping Bubble Wrap around her body before attacking her husband with a stun gun and knife as part of a vicious life insurance cash grab is set to enter her plea on Thursday.Laura Jean Wenke, 50, of Los Altos, faces life in prison in connection to the alleged Sept. 15 attack brought on by bitter divorce proceedings, according to San Mateo County prosecutors. Read More