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
The vicious crow bar beating of a 77-year-old Daly City woman “ranks at the top of horrific, savage and vicious crimes,” a San Mateo County judge said Wednesday before sentencing the monster to nearly 12 years in prison.Judge Craig Parsons had little sympathy for Jose Perez-Gonzalez, 31, who smashed the elderly woman’s face with a crow bar after she caught him prying open the sliding glass door to her Daly City home on Jan. 12, 2008. Read More
A former nurse at Kaiser Hospital Redwood City will serve four days in county jail for punching a 91-year-old female patient in the mouth who refused medication.Joan Rogers, 59, of San Carlos, was also slapped with two years probation Monday after pleading no contest to misdemeanor elder abuse stemming from the outrageous patient beating on Oct. 29, 2009, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. Read More
A 19-year-old man was found guilty by a jury Thursday of fatally shooting a man during a 2008 pot robbery in South San Francisco, prosecutors said.Jimmy Nabong was found guilty of all charges against him, including first-degree murder, murder during a robbery, and use of a firearm, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. Read More
San Mateo County and its 20 cities are challenging state requirements designed to reduce stormwater pollution, saying the state should have given the local governments funding to comply with the stricter rules.
Local officials say they will have to hire extra staff, buy equipment and take other steps in order to be in line with a regional stormwater permit approved in October 2009 by the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board. Read More
Cities throughout San Mateo County are seeing the light a bit differently.After Foster City retrofitted some of its traditional high-pressure sodium vapor streetlights to more energy-efficient LED lamps through federal stimulus funding last week, several other San Mateo County cities are planning to do the same. The pilot project completed its opening stage last Monday, converting 260 traditional streetlights, said Allan Shu of Foster City’s Department of Public Works. Read More
San Mateo County Supervisor Adrienne Tissier has been named head of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the regional group in charge of shaping the Bay Area’s long-term transportation policies.
Tissier has been a member of the MTC since 2006, and for the last two years she’s been acting as the group’s vice-chair. Read More