President Barack Obama is returning to the Bay Area in a couple of weeks to raise money for his Democratic colleagues in the U.S. Senate, according to party officials.
Obama will be attending fundraising events on June 6 in Palo Alto and Portola Valley on behalf of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
The president’s trip will include a 5 p.m. reception at the Palo Alto home of tech entrepreneurs Marci and Mike McCue, according to an invitation for the event. Read More
The Rodent King will remain caged for a bit longer.
Robert Hollywood, 55 – the man who made headlines in 2004 following his arrest for keeping hundreds of rats and mice, dozens of them dead, in his Menlo Park home – was sentenced Friday to 16 months in County Jail after pleading no contest to felony possession of methamphetamine. As part of his sentence, he received 181 days credit for time served, according to prosecutors. Read More
The Rodent King has apparently ratted himself out.
Nearly a decade ago, 55-year-old Robert Hollywood made headlines following his arrest for keeping hundreds of rats and mice, dozens of them dead, in his Menlo Park home.
Apparently, Hollywood still doesn’t give a rat’s … about the law. Read More
Encouraging signs of support for sales tax ballot measures in San Mateo County could help provide Caltrain with a long-sought dedicated funding mechanism.
A recent survey found that 66 percent of San Mateo County voters would support a quarter-cent sales tax increase to provide funding for Caltrain and SamTrans. The poll, conducted at the behest of the San Mateo County Transit District, targeted residents likely to vote in the 2014 election. The transit district manages both SamTrans and Caltrain.
She was asleep at the wheel.
A San Francisco woman was arrested for drunken driving in Princeton on Monday after a sheriff’s deputy found her passed out in her car, police said.
Heidi Wood, 39, was parked in the No. 2 lane of the North Cabrillo Highway at Capistrano Road about 11 p.m. with the engine still running, police said. Read More
The El Camino boys’ basketball team had never been to a Central Coast Section championship game. The Colts (25-4) had only won seven CCS playoff games in school history coming into the season, but with its second win over St. Ignatius this season, they find themselves in position to claim their first CCS title.
El Camino will meet Sacred Heart Cathedral (24-5), which is searching for its fourth straight CCS Division III championship, on Saturday at Santa Clara University. Read More
The Sunday San Francisco Examiner op-ed promoting California’s high-speed rail project claimed that the voters approved the project and a solid plan was put forth. These statements are not quite accurate. The plan that the voters approved was far different than what is on the table today. Read More
With respect to the reported fan violence and vulgar language directed at fans wearing New Orleans Saints garb last weekend, I can tell you that the San Diego Chargers have put a “no tolerance” security policy in place for home games that includes both very visible yellow-jacketed security personnel along with uniformed police officers in between every pair of seat sections, and it has virtually shut down these idiotic incidents. Read More
A lot of 49ers fans witnessed a moment of miracle Saturday as the last 97 seconds sealed a victory against the New Orleans Saints. I know that up until that game, many San Franciscans did not believe the 49ers could go all the way. But the stoic performance they put up should have proven a point. Read More
Caltrain fares could be going up for passengers who use cash to pay for their travel.One-way cash fares, which can be purchased at ticket vending machines at Caltrain stations, could increase by 25 cents for each of the rail operator’s six zones, under a proposal being backed by the agency. Read More