Neighbors who are trying to save a centuries-old valley oak tree from being cut down to make way for a multibillion-dollar San Francisco Public Utilities Commission project through San Mateo County are "cautiously optimistic" after meeting with agency officials on Tuesday. Read More
Vicious thugs who knocked an 88-year-old Menlo Park man unconscious during a home invasion robbery Sunday may have been responsible for two more heists that morning.Two men ransacked the elderly man’s home in the 1000 block of Windermere Avenue at around 5:15 a.m. and struck the senior over the head with an unknown object, police said.The elderly man called cops after regaining consciousness around 7:30 a.m., police said. Read More
The planned closure of a San Mateo County-run clinic for opiate addicts is in limbo while a San Francisco nonprofit goes through the tricky process of finding a new location for the center.
The county is enlisting Bay Area Addiction Research and Treatment to take over the methadone provider. The clinic, currently located in Menlo Park, is losing $200,000 to $300,000 per year at a time when the health system is considering $15 million in budget cuts, officials said. Read More
A 15-year-old burglary suspect was arrested Tuesday after allegedly leading police on a wild 90 mph car chase on the Peninsula in which he tried to mow down pedestrians.The stolen silver 1996 Honda Accord containing three burglary suspects smashed into moving and parked cars during the chase on Middlefield Road at 11:30 a.m., according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. Read More
On the anniversary of the 1906 earthquake, research seismologist Walter D. Mooney, who's based in Menlo Park at the U.S. Geological Survey, talks about what scientists have learned from the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Read More
As San Mateo County stares down an estimated $82 million budget deficit for the upcoming fiscal year, officials say they might have to shut down a park.
The Parks Department, under orders to trim about 10.6 percent of its $6.5 million budget, has proposed to temporarily close Flood Park or possibly hand over responsibility for it to the city of Menlo Park, said Gary Lockman, a parks superintendant. Read More
A local homeless shelter is the latest victim of the economy.InnVision — a Silicon Valley-based group that runs homeless shelters on the Peninsula — has announced the closing of its center in Menlo Park due to financial difficulties. The Clara-Mateo Alliance shelter, which houses 38 families and 23 singles, is scheduled to shut its doors April 30. Read More
A notorious con man was sentenced to 16 months in prison in San Mateo County Superior Court on Friday morning for charges of grand theft and attempting to dissuade a witness, prosecutors said. Read More
A notorious con man will be sentenced to prison for up to 16 months Friday for scamming a Menlo Park woman out of $1,900 last summer.
But as Simon Gann faces time behind bars, Meredith Gavin, a New York mom who is all too familiar with Gann’s scams, said prison will only allow the 30-year-old faux Romeo time to plot his next move. Read More
Scheduling conflicts between the Peninsula’s new garbage service provider and street sweepers in at least five cities has created a bit of a messy situation.
In East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Foster City and Belmont, residents have complained that the truck routes of San Francisco-based Recology are overlapping with city street sweeping days, preventing their roads from getting a sufficient scrub.
Recology uses automated trucks that Read More