Motorists may still one day pay to enter portions of The City, but the toll will not come at the San Mateo County border.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to continue examining proposals to charge motorists a toll for driving in San Francisco, a measure aimed at reducing traffic and increasing investment in transit and infrastructure. Read More
Reports of seasonal flu are way down so far this fall compared to last year, though local health officials say residents should still get vaccinated before the peak flu season hits in the next few weeks.
In the first five weeks of flu season, which officially started Oct. 9, two cases of influenza infection have been confirmed in San Mateo County based on tests of people who were hospitalized or needed antiviral medication, health officials said Friday. Read More
San Mateo County’s efforts to restore a wetlands habitat near Foster City have earned kudos from a state land consulting organization.The San Mateo County Transportation Authority is in the midst of restoring 7.85 acres of wetlands on the San Francisco Bay as part of a tradeoff to alleviate impacts from a new auxiliary road built between Belmont and Redwood City. Read More
A fire caused major damage to a two-story home in San Mateo on Wednesday evening, fire officials said.Firefighters responded to reports of a fire on the first floor of a home at 29 Otay Ave. at about 7:15 a.m., according to the San Mateo Fire Department.Arriving crews saw flames coming from the rear of the home, fire officials said. One person who was home at the time escaped without injury. Read More
A bank robbery suspect is on the loose after hitting a Chase Bank branch in San Mateo on Tuesday, according to police.Around 1 p.m., San Mateo Police said officers and detectives responded to the Chase branch at 1730 South El Camino Real for a robbery.No one was injured in the robbery, but the suspect walked off with an undisclosed amount of cash. Read More
San Mateo County’s forensics lab is bringing in some extra help for its DNA-analysis team, hoping to find that speck of blood or drop of saliva that could crack an unsolved cold case.
Authorities say newly received funding from a federal grant will help the county’s crime lab cut down on a backlog of 460 cases awaiting DNA analysis, some of which are crimes committed decades ago. Read More
Two teenagers arrested in connection with the gang-related shooting of a Redwood City man on Sunday night are scheduled to be arraigned on murder charges in San Mateo County Superior Court on Wednesday, Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.Michael Rodriguez, 18, and Mario Cazares, 17, are suspected in the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Julio Cuevas, who was gunned down in the 400 block of Madison Avenue just before 8 p.m. Sunday. Read More
After months of behind-the-scenes negotiations, Redwood City and San Mateo County are nearly ready to lock down the site for a new jail.
The county’s Board of Supervisors is expected to sign an agreement with the city Tuesday that would allow the county the option to buy four properties totaling 4.1 acres on Chemical Way for a new county correctional facility. Read More
San Mateo County officials are scrambling to prevent about 500 low-income children from losing their state-funded subsidized child care at the end of the year.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger used his line-item veto to cut the CalWORKS Stage 3 Child Care program’s $256 million in funding from the state budget, which faces an estimated $25 billion shortfall during the next 18 months. Read More
A controversial proposal to construct office buildings and a live-work center for the developmentally disabled faces appeals and a possible legal challenge despite an initial victory by proponents. Read More