The outrageous, long-running saga of the youngest person charged as an adult for murder in San Mateo County history may find closure Friday. Read More
A motorcyclist was killed in a crash on northbound U.S. Highway 101 in San Mateo early Thursday morning, a California Highway Patrol officer said. The motorcyclist was involved in the second of two collisions that occurred within minutes of each other just south of Dore Avenue, CHP Officer Curtis Glace said. Read More
A fatal crash involving a motorcyclist on northbound U.S. Highway 101 in San Mateo has been cleared and lanes have reopened, a California Highway Patrol officer said.The crash was reported at 5:12 a.m. just south of Dore Avenue. The CHP shut down three northbound lanes after the crash, and the lanes were reopened at about 7:15 a.m. Read More
One motorist is confirmed dead in a motorcycle crash on northbound U.S. Highway 101 near Third Avenue in San Mateo, a California Highway Patrol officer said.The CHP closed down lanes one, two and three of northbound Highway 101 due to the crash, which may involve another car, Officer Kevin Bartlett said.It was not immediately known if there were any other injuries, he said. Read More
A proposal to send firefighters to medical calls in smaller SUV-type vehicles rather than fire engines could help trim emergency services costs, but firefighters say response times to fires could suffer. As part of a redesign of its fire service, San Carlos is considering a practice known as “cross-staffing,” in which two firefighters would respond to a medical emergency in a light rescue vehicle, leaving two others back at the station. Read More
The carcass of a deer that may have been killed by a mountain lion was found near a Portola Valley school this morning, San Mateo County emergency officials said.The carcass was discovered at about 7:30 a.m. in the 200 block of Portola Road, near the Woodside Priory School. Emergency officials said there were tracks nearby that may have been left by a mountain lion. Read More
A Burlingame High School senior was arrested Monday on suspicion of making terrorist threats, San Mateo police said.The FBI contacted the San Mateo Police Department at about 7 a.m. Monday regarding an online posting that threatened a school rally on a campus in Northern California, police said.Someone from out of state had seen the posting and reported it to authorities, police said. The FBI determined that the person who created the post lived in San Mateo. Read More
A newly constructed nesting place for owls may bring hundreds of new birds near a home in Santa Clara County, where a clutch of owl eggs was rescued from harm's way on Friday.
About a week ago, workers were installing a new roof on an old two-story house in the unincorporated town of San Martin when they noticed a large bird fly from an alcove, according to WildRescue, a Monterey-based group that helps animals in precarious situations. Read More
A notorious con man was sentenced to 16 months in prison in San Mateo County Superior Court on Friday morning for charges of grand theft and attempting to dissuade a witness, prosecutors said. Read More
A notorious con man will be sentenced to prison for up to 16 months Friday for scamming a Menlo Park woman out of $1,900 last summer.
But as Simon Gann faces time behind bars, Meredith Gavin, a New York mom who is all too familiar with Gann’s scams, said prison will only allow the 30-year-old faux Romeo time to plot his next move. Read More