The ex-boyfriend of former 49ers offensive lineman Kwame Harris says he’s not a gold digger.
Dimitri Geier, whose abuse allegations have the former first-round draft pick possibly facing prison time, has apparently lashed out at a defense attorney’s claim that he is money-grubbing.
A post on a Facebook page that appears to be associated with Geier read: “his lawyer is spinning the money issue, cause they are going for self defense.” Read More
Former 49ers offensive tackle Kwame Harris is facing up to nine years in prison on charges that he beat up his ex-boyfriend outside a Menlo Park restaurant last summer during an argument over soy sauce and underpants, prosecutors said.
On Monday, Harris appeared in court for a pretrial hearing on charges of felony domestic violence and assault causing great bodily injury in connection with the Aug. 21 incident at Su Hong restaurant. Read More
A convicted child molester’s sentencing was delayed by almost two weeks after San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies brought him to the wrong courthouse.
About 9 a.m. Friday, prosecutors said, Judge Clifford Cretan was prepared to sentence 56-year-old Ronald Morales for possessing an “enormous cache” of child pornography, but deputies never arrived with him. Read More
Officials say nearly 700 guns are off the streets of San Mateo County and are in the hands of law enforcement officials after the latest in a series of what authorities across the Bay Area have been describing as successful gun buyback programs.
San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Detective Rebecca Rosenblatt, a spokeswoman for the department, said 680 guns — including 24 assault weapons — were turned in during Saturday’s buyback, which was held at the San Mateo Event Center. Read More
An area code is not only three digits, but also a valuable brand identity.
That’s according to the Small Business Commission, which is worried about the impacts of proposed changes to San Francisco’s 415 area code. Read More
Upgrading and centralizing an aging, splintered information technology system will be just one job for San Francisco’s new chief information officer, a position that some say lacks the power needed to give The City’s IT a meaningful reboot.
Jon Walton, acting CIO since 2011, departs Friday to become San Mateo County’s new CIO on Monday. Read More
SamTrans will be changing the scheduling times on
nearly 40 percent of its bus lines this weekend to improve service.
Every four months, the San Mateo County transit agency adjusts bus schedules to address issues with on-time performance and to increase efficiency, according to spokeswoman Christine Dunn. During the latest adjustment, SamTrans reviewed its lower-performing lines and determined how their schedules could be tweaked to better meet the needs of riders, she said. Read More
El Camino Real came of age when car-based travel seemed like the inevitable route to the future. But after the construction of U.S. Highway 101 and Interstate 280, the Peninsula artery came to occupy an awkward place. It’s a swift-moving, multilane boulevard that acts neither as a local road nor commuter thoroughfare. Read More
This parolee just made things harder on himself.
A parolee who spent two decades in prison for beating his wife to death with a sledgehammer after she challenged his libido is back behind bars for pushing a woman last year, according to San Mateo County prosecutors.
On his 62nd birthday Tuesday, Peter Cooper was sentenced by a Board of Parole Hearings panel to 15 months in state prison for a Dec. 30, 2011, encounter with a female pal that involved alcohol. Read More
A man accused of assaulting the manager of a Salvation Army store in South San Francisco after he was caught shoplifting last summer is facing a four-year prison sentence after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors Monday.
Career criminal Mark McCawley, 43, pleaded no contest to felony possession of stolen property, prosecutors said, along with an enhancement for having a prior felony conviction. Read More