A convicted child molester’s sentencing was delayed by almost two weeks after San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies brought him to the wrong courthouse.
About 9 a.m. Friday, prosecutors said, Judge Clifford Cretan was prepared to sentence 56-year-old Ronald Morales for possessing an “enormous cache” of child pornography, but deputies never arrived with him. Read More
That was no ornament.
Last month, a horrified mother caught a child predator exposing himself to her 6-year-old daughter at a Christmas tree lot in Colma, prosecutors said.
The suspect, 67-year-old Allan Meaney, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to all charges related to the alleged Dec. 1 incident. Read More
A driver accused of plowing a stolen vehicle into a pedestrian who was headed to a church Christmas event in South San Francisco on Dec. 19 pleaded not guilty to the charges earlier this week.
Michael John Weiler, 27, who lives in his girlfriend’s South City home, had reportedly been driving a stolen truck when he struck and injured a man who had just gotten out of his car near All Souls Catholic Church on Walnut Avenue. Read More
El Camino Real came of age when car-based travel seemed like the inevitable route to the future. But after the construction of U.S. Highway 101 and Interstate 280, the Peninsula artery came to occupy an awkward place. It’s a swift-moving, multilane boulevard that acts neither as a local road nor commuter thoroughfare. Read More
A man accused of assaulting the manager of a Salvation Army store in South San Francisco after he was caught shoplifting last summer is facing a four-year prison sentence after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors Monday.
Career criminal Mark McCawley, 43, pleaded no contest to felony possession of stolen property, prosecutors said, along with an enhancement for having a prior felony conviction. Read More
The South San Francisco foster mom who is accused of soaking a 20-month-old baby’s diaper in bleach two years ago, badly burning the little girl, is set to be arraigned today on two child abuse charges brought last month through a grand jury indictment.
Last year, a child abuse charge against 66-year-old Patricia Ann Moore was thrown out after a judge found there wasn’t enough evidence to prosecute her for the Aug. 19, 2010, incident. Read More
It’s still early, but the new ferry service between South San Francisco and the East Bay will have to make a lot of improvements to maintain its generous funding subsidies. Read More
Police have made a second arrest in connection with the smashing up and torching of a Muni bus during the widespread and spontaneous revelry that followed the Giants’ World Series win last week. Read More
About 20 people were evacuated from work Tuesday afternoon when a pungent smell was reported in a building in South San Francisco, a fire marshal said.
Firefighters responded to a report of a strong aroma coming from inside Soonest Express Global Logistics at 228 E. Harris Ave. about noon, South San Francisco Fire Marshal Luis Da Silva said. Read More
The South San Francisco police officer who fatally shot 15-year-old Derrick Gaines in June was justified in the use of lethal force, according to a report from the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office released Wednesday. Read More