A Daly City man was scheduled to be sentenced Monday for stabbing his wife to death while his kids were in the next room. Last month, Quincy Dean Norton Sr., 36, was found guilty in the cold-blooded killing of his wife, 31-year-old Tamika Norton, on July 22, 2006. Read More
A Pacifica man accused of sinking an ice pick through the ear and into the brain of an ex-lover’s new boyfriend is scheduled to face a judge the day before Thanksgiving.Arthur John Armstrong, 37, is charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing and critically injuring the 39-year-old victim during a vicious beach brawl near the Pacifica Pier on Monday, authorities said. Read More
A pill-popping Redwood City mom who stole from a purse that was inside her child’s elementary school classroom is headed to prison and rehab. Lisa Marie Mathews, 33, was sentenced to a year in county jail and three years probation Wednesday for committing a series of thefts earlier this year to support a raging drug habit, San Mateo County prosecutors said. Read More
A concerned mother called cops after overhearing a convicted Peninsula pimp allegedly brag about beating her mentally-disabled daughter and forcing her into the sex trade, San Mateo County prosecutors said.Nicholas Geranios, 27, was arraigned Wednesday on charges that he pimped his 27-year-old mentally-challenged girlfriend six times throughout the Peninsula. He is scheduled to enter his plea on Oct. 5. Read More
The rhetoric surrounding the runoff battle between two candidates for San Mateo County supervisor has a familiar ring: establishment versus anti-establishment.
Coastside resident and business owner April Vargas, 60, has tried to paint former Sheriff Don Horsley as part of the traditional political circles in the county. Read More
Menlo-Atherton at San Mateo, 3 p.m.The Bears are off to an 0-3 start and have scored just 23 points all season. A road test against the Bearcats (2-1), who are coming off a 50-29 loss to a quality Terra Nova team, could be a tough task. Read More
A clash between two environmental agencies about how to remove the ash and rubble from the San Bruno neighborhood devastated by a deadly explosion could cause lengthy delays in cleanup efforts.
The fire, caused by a ruptured PG&E natural-gas line Sept. 9, ripped through the neighborhood, destroying 38 homes and burning toxic materials such as paint cans, batteries and vehicle oil. Read More
San Mateo County elections officials began testing electronic voting equipment this week in preparation for the Nov. 2 election.
The county uses 1,422 eSlate voting machines Election Day and more at the two voting centers open 29 days before the election, located at 40 Tower Road in San Mateo and 555 County Center, first floor, in Redwood City. Testing is conducted on 183 different ballots (61 individual styles in three different languages). Read More
The recent uproar about the high earnings of city officials in Bell has prompted municipalities in San Mateo County and throughout the state to release salary information to the public.A League of California Cities survey released this month displays self-reported compensation information for city managers in the 468 cities and towns that have managers, including 18 in San Mateo County. The organization said it had a 90 percent response rate to the survey. Read More
A train of Peninsula officials and residents is gathering steam over plans the statewide bullet train project will include raised tracks that will run through their communities, splitting them and hurting their economic vitality. Read More