A lover accused of philandering was literally in hot water. The San Mateo County district attorney is prosecuting a Daly City woman on charges that she poured an entire pot of boiling water on her man while he was sleeping Saturday, believing he had been unfaithful. Read More
Two dim crooks that fled a San Mateo restaurant without paying left behind a jacket, paperwork and a cellphone that helped police track them down Saturday night.The dine-and-dash occurred at the Outback Steakhouse in the Hillsdale Shopping Center around 10:13 p.m., San Mateo police Sgt. Dave Norris said. Read More
It’s normal to see big ships towering over Redwood City’s port — but they’re usually filled with bulk goods, not Champagne and caviar.
But that could change come the summer of 2013. Port leaders are exploring ways to attract mega-yachts to their harbor during the America’s Cup sailing race. It’s just one of several San Mateo County institutions seeking ways to profit off the event. Read More
“Do you remember A? Which fingers do we use?” third-grade teacher Judy Toupin asked her class. Read More
A San Francisco mom is accused of guzzling vodka while watching "The Smurfs" at a Daly City movie theater with her 4-year-old daughter, then crashing her car three times while leaving the cinema, authorities said.
Sarah Thomison Boushey, 42, failed to appear at her scheduled arraignment Wednesday in connection with the Aug. 19 incident, which will likely lead to a warrant for her arrest, according to San Mateo County prosecutors. Read More
An East Palo Alto man who burglarized seven cars parked at the entrance of a running trail in San Mateo County was sentenced to seven months in county jail on Monday. Jesus Moises Ibarra, 21, of East Palo Alto, pleaded no contest to felony possession of stolen property and misdemeanor identity theft, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More
A dozen Peninsula school districts will appeal a judge’s decision to dismiss their lawsuit against San Mateo County’s former treasurer, whom they say was responsible for the loss of $20 million in school district funds that the county invested in Lehman Brothers. Read More
Voters went to the polls a week ago, but two Peninsula city council races remain too close to call — and no winners will be declared until every last ballot is counted.
In Belmont and Millbrae, races tightened up as elections officials continued to count vote-by-mail and provisional ballots.
Incumbent Belmont Councilwoman Christine Wozniak leads challenger Eric Reed by just 15 votes. Read More
Ah, youth. An allegedly intoxicated 18-year-old man was arrested Saturday in Half Moon Bay after authorities said he challenged a sheriff’s deputy to fisticuffs and declared his allegiance to the local Norteño gang.Deputies were called to 40 Stone Pine Road at 11:45 p.m. after reports of several people standing outside, yelling and making noise, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. Read More
A Half Moon Bay man is accused of brutally beating his 82-year-old grandmother because she was driving too slowly.
Vittorio Valdez, 27, faces elder abuse and other charges in connection with the alleged attack on his 105-pound granny, who had been giving him a ride because his license was suspended, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More