The Pacifica lawyer who was arrested on suspicion of passing pills to an inmate at San Mateo County Jail will not be charged, prosecutors said Wednesday, after the “contraband” was found to be over-the-counter sleep medication.
Erika Jordening, 43, was arrested Tuesday while meeting inmate Aaron Rauls, also 43, at the Maguire Correctional Facility in what authorities initially reported was an attorney-client visit. Read More
The plan to remove more than 18,000 trees from dozens of parks received heat from neighbors last year. As a result, the public comment period for the draft environmental impact report has been reopened.
Comments on the natural areas plan are due by 5 p.m. Monday.
One reason public comment was reopened is because the plan and its impact report were not well-circulated, according to neighborhood groups opposing much of the proposal. Read More
A legal filing by environmental groups that are trying to shutter Sharp Park Golf Course in Pacifica hit a roadblock Thursday when a federal judge issued a stay on the lawsuit until October. Read More
Two people died in an early-morning fire Sunday that swept through and destroyed a Pacifica home.The victims are believed to be a 13-year-old boy and his 93-year-old grandfather, Red Cross spokesman Patricia Peper said.The fire at the a two-story, single-family home at 552 Inverness Drive was reported at 5:54 a.m., North County Fire Authority spokesman Matt Lucett said. Firefighters arrived to find flames pouring out of the house, he said. Read More
A 21-year-old Pacifica woman is accused of viciously stabbing a cab driver and then stealing his car on her ride home from the mall earlier this month.
Amanda Jenille Aldeguer is facing attempted murder and carjacking charges in connection with the brutal March 16 attack that prosecutors say was caught on the cab’s security camera.
Aldeguer was scheduled to enter her plea in Redwood City Felony Court on Tuesday. Read More
A vicious dog mauling in a Nob Hill park has put the spotlight on The City’s rarely enforced leash laws.On the evening of Feb. 26, Kim Ferguson, 45, took her 12-pound poodle, Dijon, for one of his three daily walks to Huntington Park in Nob Hill. The 12-year-old pooch was led on a leash to the outer area of the park because, Ferguson said, he was much smaller than the other dogs. Read More
Several “Vick-tim” pooches are bringing their ESPN stardom to Pacifica this weekend.
Three survivors of star NFL quarterback Michael Vick’s dog fighting ring will make an appearance at the canine boutique AnnaBee’s on Saturday.
The canine celebrities — named Johnny Justice, Teddles and Uba — will pose for photos and offer paw-print autographs to fans, organizers said. Read More
Crooks are riding a crime wave at Bay Area beaches, smashing car windows while their owners are out shredding the water.
Law enforcement agencies monitoring coastal areas say break-ins are commonplace. Car owners are simply not aware, or don’t take the time, to prevent thefts, said San Mateo County sheriff’s Sgt. John Gonzales, who monitors the coastline between Devil’s Slide and the Santa Cruz County line. Read More
Power was restored Monday to all PG&E customers in Daly City and Pacifica after about four hours, a company spokeswoman said. Power was restored just before 10 a.m., spokeswoman Jana Morris said. The outage happened at about 5:20 a.m., and 5,828 customers lost their power. Electricity was restored at about 6:55 a.m. to 2,895 customers, spokesman J.D. Guidi said. Read More
Butch Soriano was still full of holiday cheer Thursday afternoon, six hours into what will hopefully be a record-breaking shift ringing a Salvation Army bell outside Macy’s in Union Square.“Merry Christmas!” Soriano yelled to every shopper who dropped a dollar in the iconic red kettle. “Thank you!”Soriano, 44, of Pacifica, is among 24 Salvation Army volunteers nationwide attempting to break the world record for holiday bell-ringing — 36 hours. Read More