Taliban fighters are ratcheting up attacks on secured Afghan government facilities and U.S. military bases as their spring offensive gets underway. Early Monday morning insurgents infiltrated Afghanistan’s Defense Ministry in Kabul, and killed several soldiers before security personnel were able to kill the attackers, according to reports from the region. 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
WASHINGTON (AP) — A spokesman says two Pentagon police officers have been shot at the subway entrance to the military complex.
Pentagon police spokesman Chris Layman says the alleged gunman was also wounded. None of the injuries are thought to be life-threatening.
Layman says that at this point all they know is that the suspect approached the Metro subway entrance and opened fire. Read More
Twenty-first century technology may be a sports fan’s best friend, but high-definition, super slow-mo replays using 360-degree cameras are an NFL referee’s worst nightmare. Throw in those massive video screens at new stadiums around the league playing back all the key plays and you can see why the men in stripes feel like they are under siege. Read More
If Darrius Heyward-Bey drops a pass, he gets criticized for it. And rightfully so. If Monta Ellis goes 4-for-21 from the floor with six turnovers, he’s going to be blasted. It goes with the territory. And if Brian Wilson blows a three-run lead in the bottom of the ninth, he’s going to hear about it. All part of the game. Read More