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
A 68-year-old Redwood City man was killed Wednesday afternoon after his vehicle crossed a highway line and crashed in to a big rig in San Mateo County.
The victim, whose name was not released, was driving a Chevrolet Blazer west on Highway 92, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Art Montiel. Read More
A couple involved in a six-hour standoff with a SWAT team in Daly City on Monday pleaded not guilty to gun charges in San Mateo County Superior Court this afternoon.Daly City resident Joseph Camilleri, 29 and his girlfriend Anna Tostanoski, 25, have each been charged with 12 counts of possession of illegal firearms and one count of firing a gun out of a building, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More
A San Bruno man accused of fatally striking a pedestrian in Pacifica on Sunday pleaded not guilty Tuesday afternoon to charges that include driving under the influence, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.
Leopoldo Tobilla, 57, was arrested after he allegedly drove up to police at Sharp Park Road and Skyline Boulevard and admitted to hitting someone walking in the roadway, police said. Read More
U.S. Highway 1 has been shut down in both directions tonight following a potentially fatal crash in Pescadero in unincorporated San Mateo County, a California Highway Patrol officer said.The coroner was en route at about 7:10 p.m. to the scene of the two-vehicle crash in response to one possible fatality, Officer Ralph Caggiano said.The crash was reported at about 6:50 p.m. at Rossi Road. Read More