The hunt for a San Francisco juvenile hall escapee wearing “glittery” clothing continued Thursday with little success, according to police.
About 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, the flashy-clothed and unnamed fugitive was being transported to the San Francisco Youth Guidance Center after his extradition from San Bernardino, police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said. As the vehicle he was in pulled into the facility, the boy reportedly bolted. Read More
San Mateo County’s projected 2011-12 budget, released this week, restored $18 million in spending but still calls for $129 million in cuts and the elimination of 208 positions.
Even with those cuts, the budget still calls for the use of $48 million in reserves to balance the budget. Officials hope to stop dipping into reserves by the next fiscal year. Read More
Across the parking lot from the new, $150 million Youth Services Center is the former juvenile hall — a brown, two-story building surrounded by weeds and a chain-link fence topped with barbed wire.
When officials celebrated the opening of the new facility at 222 Paul Scannell Drive in September 2006, there were plans to demolish the 58-year-old cinder-block building and replace it with a garden where youths could possibly grow produce to sell at local farmers markets. Read More