A wind advisory is in effect for the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, a California Highway Patrol Officer said.The advisory was issued at 4:03 a.m. in response to the strong winds and rain, Officer Ralph Caggiano said.A wind advisory for the Bay Bridge, which was issued at 12:33 a.m., is still in effect and another wind advisory could be issued for the Richmond-San Rafael later Monday, Caggiano said. Read More
More than 3,000 Valentine's Day cards are being delivered to Bay Area veterans from students at San Mateo County Schools.Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo/ San Francisco, mobilized the effort by asking about 50 Peninsula schools to write the holiday cards to thank servicemen and women for their sacrifice and work in the military, according to a statement from the congresswoman's office. Read More
A debate over regionalizing fire service in southern San Mateo County is setting up a fiery clash between the powerful local firefighters union and the county’s contracted fire department.
A county Board of Supervisors subcommittee is expected to discuss this week two concept proposals for merging fire services in a five-city area that includes San Mateo, Foster City, Belmont, San Carlos and Redwood City that would become the county’s largest fire agency. Read More
UPDATE 10:30 a.m.: San Francisco police have confirmed that the woman found dead in a Lombard Street hotel room Thursday is that of Riverside County resident Colleen Waterman. Read More
Bay Area public transportation riders are now able to use the long-awaited Clipper Card program on San Mateo County Transit District services, a district spokeswoman said.SamTrans, which has buses serving San Francisco, Palo Alto, and San Mateo County, began accepting Clipper Cards this week. The Clipper program offers refillable cards for riders to use on several Bay Area transportation services, district spokeswoman Tasha Bartholomew said in a statement. Read More
It is a classic battle of church vs. state: Do religious groups have to pay taxes when they sell churches and other properties within their massive bureaucratic organizations?The decision over whether the San Francisco Archdiocese owes the city and county more than $20 million in taxes is in the hands of a Superior Court judge. Read More
The trial of a mentally ill San Bruno man accused of threatening to execute elected officials and attorneys on the Peninsula was set to begin Monday.In one of a series of alarming incidents between September and December, 64-year-old John Costa phoned threats into the San Bruno city clerk’s office warning that he would kill city council members and police who tried to enter his home, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Read More
A man who drove off a cliff along the San Mateo County Coast on Saturday remained in critical condition Sunday afternoon, a California Highway Patrol officer said.At about 3 p.m., units responded to a report of a vehicle that appeared to have crashed off state Highway 1 and plunged about 100 yards down near Pescadero State Beach, CHP Officer Eric Anderson said. Read More
A small explosive device was detonated in a San Mateo business district Sunday morning, according to the San Mateo Police Department.
A loud explosion rang out near the 1000 block of South Amphlett Boulevard just after 7 a.m., police said.
Police and firefighters arrived and found an incendiary device — similar to an M-80 firecracker — that had been ignited near an abandoned couch in front of a vacant building. Read More
As police officers are deployed across South San Francisco to combat a violent spike in gang violence, a question is being raised about whether court injunctions against gang members in San Francisco and other cities are moving crime to the Peninsula.
On Dec. 22, three young men were fatally shot in South San Francisco, marking an escalation of violence in the area. Read More