A woman was flown to a hospital after being rescued from a cliff near a Half Moon Bay golf course on Monday afternoon, Coastside Fire Protection District officials said.Reports came in at about 2:50 p.m. that there was a person in distress on the cliffs near Half Moon Bay Golf Links, located at 2 Miramontes Point Road. Read More
Caltrans crews have finished excavation work on two tunnels on the San Mateo County coast that will allow motorists to bypass Devil’s Slide on state Highway 1 beginning next year.More than 314,000 cubic yards of soil, clay and rock has been removed during excavation of the two tunnels, which run beneath San Pedro Mountain just south of Pacifica, Caltrans District 4 Director Bijan Sartipi said.The tunnels are each 30 feet wide and about 4,200 feet long. Read More
Firefighters are rescuing someone from the cliffs near the Half Moon Bay Golf Links Monday afternoon, a San Mateo County fire dispatcher said.Someone in distress was reported at 2:47 p.m. on the cliffs near the golf course, located at 2 Miramontes Point Road, the dispatcher said.He said rescue attempts were still under way as of 4:50 p.m., but did not have any additional information about the incident. Read More
A woman who was shot by a Daly City police officer in San Francisco on Saturday evening, after she allegedly crashed her vehicle into a home and backed into the cop, is hanging onto her life.
The shooting happened around 7 p.m. after Daly City police tried to stop the woman’s vehicle for an unknown reason, San Francisco police Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
The former headquarters of Tesla Motors could soon be filled with San Mateo County employees if supervisors approve a $40 million purchase of the large complex Tuesday.
Supervisors will consider dipping into the county’s reserves to buy two vacant buildings totaling 208,000 square feet at 1 and 2 Circle Star Way.
The approval for the large purchase is scheduled for the same day the officials will begin tackling a projected $82 million deficit in the 2011-12 fiscal year. Read More
Court appearances can be a drag.
A woman accused of fleeing a San Mateo County courtroom during recess after a jury convicted her of burglary was set to return to court Thursday.
Jennifer Lynn Dickerson, 37, faces charges of felony bail jumping after she took off from court Nov. 16, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.
Dickerson wasn’t found until Jan. 5. Authorities found her hiding in an attic in San Bruno, Wagstaffe said. Read More
Years before a deadly fire in a San Mateo County long-term care facility, concerns were raised about smoking at the building, according to state records. Read More
A rapist was slapped with a 19-year state prison sentence Friday for attacking a vitamin saleswoman at his Redwood City home.Prosecutors are calling it a stiff sentence, saying they had sought only a 12-year term for Ricardo Mendez, 61, who was found guilty Nov. 16 on multiple felony counts including forcible rape, forcible oral copulation and sexual penetration. Read More
Bruce Smith was smoking outside the Burlingame Long-Term Care facility at 3:30 p.m. when he apparently dropped the cigarette onto his gown, which caught fire.
Days later, the 67-year-old died at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco from the burns he suffered.
The fatal fire is now under investigation by state and local health authorities. Read More
Belmont is having a hard time digesting millions of dollars in proposed sewer improvements on its decades-old sewer lines. The City Council balked this week at issuing about $18.5 million in new 30-year bonds to rehabilitate pipes and make repairs, which would cause an estimated 8 percent rate increase. Several council members wanted more evidence of the immediate need for the work. Read More