The nursing community has set up a fund to help the families of five women who were killed in a fiery crash on the San Mateo Bridge this month as they headed to a bridal party in Foster City.
The California Nurses Association and National Nurses United have established the CNA Nursing Angels Family Fund to which anyone can make a donation to benefit the families of the women who died while celebrating the marriage of Neriza Fojas, 31, of Monterey. Read More
A limousine taking nine women to a party erupted in flames, killing five of the passengers, authorities and the mother of one of the survivors said Sunday.
The limo caught fire at around 10 p.m. Saturday on one of the busiest bridges on San Francisco Bay, California Highway Patrol officer Art Montiel told The Associated Press. Read More
A sleazy sibling who used her twin sister’s identity to score a job caring for an elderly Belmont couple ended up robbing the seniors, according to prosecutors.
Kathleen Susan Fortune, 44, of Foster City, was on probation for a grand theft conviction last year but apparently couldn’t stay out of trouble, as she allegedly conned a San Mateo-based caregiving agency into offering her a job. Read More
The high price of HIV/AIDS medication in the U.S. could be the subject of a November 2013 ballot measure set to launch in San Francisco. 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
Asian investors, especially Chinese immigrants, are buying up real estate in Millbrae and Foster City faster than local brokers and agents can remember.
For a yearly chart of the number of Chinese yuan that can be bought with the U.S. dollar since 2001, click on the photo to the right. Read More
Moving to the Bay Area from Pennsylvania last December, Darpan Saini jumped at the opportunity to play organized cricket.
In Pittsburgh, where Saini lived for three years working toward his Masters degree at Carnegie Mellon University, cricket season was limited to the summer.
As a Foster City resident — a short commute to Redwood Shores where Saini is a software engineer at Oracle — he is delighted with the climate that is reminiscent of home: Bangalore, India. Read More
Dealing with Foster City’s budget deficit is the top campaign issue for the six candidates running in November for two open seats on the City Council. Read More
Foster City officials are excited by the prospects of Gilead Sciences expanding its facilities, and say they have a plan to keep down traffic.City Councilman Art Kiesel called Gilead’s expansion a “real good thing for Foster City.”“The property values are going to go up and ... property tax is going to go up,” he said. “We’re going to have to deal with the traffic issue.” Read More
Two Peninsula cities hope to cash in on the rising number of visitors to the county by boosting the tax they charge hotel guests.
If voters pass ballot measures in November, each by a simple majority, Redwood City’s transit occupancy tax would rise from 10 to 12 percent, and Foster City’s from 8 to 9.5 percent.
Foster City remains the only municipality in San Mateo County that charges a hotel tax of less than 10 percent. Read More