As property values decline in San Mateo County, governments are feeling the pain.
According to county data released this month, Peninsula property values declined a whopping $4 billion in the 2009-10 tax year, which worked out to $40 million less in property tax revenue for governments. Read More
New details about an East Palo Alto man’s fatal car chase with cops last week revealed the suspect allegedly lit up a crack pipe at high speeds and ignored his passengers’ pleas to stop the vehicle.
Eric Anthony Banford, 46, is facing a murder charge after 50-year-old motorcyclist Danny Dixon, also of East Palo Alto, was killed Wednesday. Read More
A young girl was struck and killed by a car in East Palo Alto this morning, just a block away from where a motorcyclist died after being hit by a driver fleeing from police, authorities said. The child was struck at about 8:15 a.m. at Bay Road and Gloria Way, Menlo Park Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman said. Read More
A motorcyclist died this morning in East Palo Alto after being struck by a car whose driver was fleeing from police. East Palo Alto acting police Capt. Jeff Liu said that at about 5:25 a.m., police learned of a suspicious vehicle that didn’t have its lights on.An officer tried to pull the car over but the driver accelerated away and drove the wrong way on University Avenue, he said. Read More
On Tuesday, some nine cities in San Mateo County hope to turn back the clock to a time when neighbors looked out for each other.
National Night Out is an annual meet-and-greet where folks hang out in front of their homes, meet their neighbors, maybe serve food or ice cream, and meet local police. Read More
The San Mateo County coroner’s office has identified a 19-year-old who died in a Sunday night shooting in East Palo Alto as Kevin Guzman.Guzman, who was an East Palo Alto resident, and an 18-year-old man were found shot in a parking lot at 1489 East Bayshore Road around 10:30 p.m., according to East Palo Alto police.Guzman was pronounced dead at the scene.The 18-year-old was taken to Stanford Hospital and is expected to survive his injuries, police said. Read More
A teenager was killed in a double-shooting in East Palo Alto Sunday night, police said.Gunfire erupted in the parking lot on East Bayshore Road around 10:25 p.m. A 19-year-old man suffered fatal wounds. An 18-year-old man had nonlife-threatening injuries.Police have yet to determine a motive in the shooting.Anyone with information regarding the homicide is encouraged send an anonymous cell phone text message or to leave a voicemail message to (650) 409-6792. Read More
Police are hunting a gunman in the cold-blooded killing of a 23-year-old man on an East Palo Alto sidewalk Monday.Jabari Banford suffered multiple gunshot wounds in the 2500 block of Avenue at 8:50 p.m. Officers found him lying on the sidewalk. He died at the scene.Banford was talking to people in a car when another car pulled up behind the vehicle. A gunman got out of the car, walked up to Banford and opened fire, police said. Read More
An East Palo Alto man enraged that his daughter didn’t want to attend college allegedly stabbed a relative with a butcher knife after he was asked to calm down, prosecutors said.Panapasa Vatu, 52, was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on one count of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the bloody kitchen spat on May 17. Read More
The teen killers who outraged a community after slaying a 3-month-old child in East Palo Alto pumped 15 bullets into the car containing the boy and his family, according to prosecutors. Murder suspect 17-year-old Fabian Zaragoza is being tried as an adult and is scheduled to enter his plea Wednesday. Read More