The man accused of killing a fellow barfly after they decided to share an apartment in Burlingame pleaded not guilty to the hideous attack Wednesday, prosecutors said.Lawrence Hoffman, 64, is charged with beating to death 70-year-old roommate Joe Cosentino and leaving an air freshener next to the body before fleeing to Los Angeles.Burlingame police found Cosentino’s body in an apartment in the 1900 block of Garden Drive. Authorities believe he was killed Dec. 5. Read More
The teenager who stabbed two female schoolmates in the chest in Daly City was set to be released from jail after his sentencing hearing Tuesday, prosecutors said. Read More
The two suspects arrested after allegedly firing a pellet gun at paragliders on the Peninsula coast over the weekend plead not guilty Monday to charges of assault, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More
The grown men who are accused of firing air rifles at paraglide flyers along the Peninsula coast on Saturday claim they weren’t targeting them, police said Tuesday.
Alex Attard, 39, of Daly City, and Edward Amatori, 50, of San Francisco, both pleaded not guilty Monday to three counts of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with an incident at Mussel Rock State Park, San Mateo County Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti said. Read More
The man who allegedly tried to run his ex-wife and kids off the highway with his car in Half Moon Bay last week had already been battling charges of violating a family court order during bitter divorce proceedings, prosecutors said Monday.
Saul Garcia Montelongo, 28, of Half Moon Bay was arrested Wednesday after his ex-wife reported the highway incident, San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies said. Read More
Crooks are riding a crime wave at Bay Area beaches, smashing car windows while their owners are out shredding the water.
Law enforcement agencies monitoring coastal areas say break-ins are commonplace. Car owners are simply not aware, or don’t take the time, to prevent thefts, said San Mateo County sheriff’s Sgt. John Gonzales, who monitors the coastline between Devil’s Slide and the Santa Cruz County line. Read More
Subsidized child care is what keeps Veronica Robles’ family in the middle class.“I don’t like to think about what would happen if it got taken away,” said the San Bruno single mom, who has worked as an operator at Blue Cross in The City for five years. “It would be a step into poverty. It would eventually end up with me losing my job, because who would care for my kids?” Read More
In San Mateo County, there are several thousand more students than there were a few years ago, but several hundred fewer teachers.
The number of full-time equivalent teaching positions in the county dropped some 18 percent between the 2008-09 and 2010-11 school years, according to data provided by the county’s Office of Education. Meanwhile, the county’s total student body kept creeping up. Read More
A San Mateo man was shot while standing in the street on Christmas morning, police said. The 20-year-old resident was in the 1700 block of Eisenhower Street in San Mateo around 12:20 a.m. when he was shot, cops said. He was transported to the hospital for his injuries, which were not life threatening. As of Wednesday no arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing, San Mateo police Sgt. Dave Norris said. No further information is available at this time, he said. Read More
A Sacramento man who posted bail earlier this month after being arrested on suspicion of an armed robbery spree in San Mateo has now apparently bailed on a court hearing.Delaudea Deshaun Else, 19, posted a $150,000 bond Dec. 14. But on Friday, he failed to show up in San Mateo County Superior Court for a preliminary hearing, county prosecutors said. Read More