Voters decided to stick with familiar faces after the votes were counted Tuesday for two seats on the City Council.Councilwoman and Mayor Terry Nagel won her third term while Councilman Jerry Deal nabbed a second term, with both candidates running on their records of achievement.
Meanwhile, newcomer Ricardo Ortiz, who said he decided to run after watching three months of debate over whether to save an old eucalyptus tree dubbed “Tom,” came in third. Read More
A Burlingame man previously convicted for stalking a “Star Trek” actress informed a San Mateo County judge on Friday that she would “burn in hell” after she denied his release from custody, prosecutors said. Read More
An apparently overworked ex-mailroom clerk at a Burlingame hospital who claimed she took hundreds of patient documents home because she was falling behind pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor theft charges Monday. Read More
As property values decline in San Mateo County, governments are feeling the pain.
According to county data released this month, Peninsula property values declined a whopping $4 billion in the 2009-10 tax year, which worked out to $40 million less in property tax revenue for governments. Read More
It’s not fair, but it’s the way it is.
Over the past year, affluent Burlingame has attracted dozens of new stores while its less ritzy neighbor, Millbrae, has watched businesses close and flee. Read More
A sea lion that crossed U.S. Highway 101 in Burlingame on Saturday after being shot in the face was euthanized Wednesday, a spokesman for the Marine Mammal Center said.
The female sea lion, named "Broadway Bound" for the route she took toward the Highway 101 Broadway off-ramp, was euthanized after preliminary tests indicated that she might suffer from toxic algae poisoning along with the gunshot wound, center spokesman Jim Oswald said. Read More
In the finale of a heart-wrenching retrial, a former Energizer salesman whose drunken high-speed crash with a eucalyptus tree in Burlingame killed his best friend was found guilty of second-degree murder on Tuesday.Bruce Alan Walker Jr., 38, will face 15 years to life in prison when he is sentenced Dec. 16, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More
A sea lion who was rescued after crossing U.S. Highway 101 in Burlingame on Saturday is still recovering from the incident -- as well as from an apparent gunshot wound.
Named "Broadway Bound" for the route she took toward the Highway 101 Broadway off-ramp on Saturday, veterinarians have determined that the sea lion is female and that she recently suffered a bullet wound to her face, Marine Mammal Center spokesman Jim Oswald said Monday. Read More
For the Burlingame girls’ tennis team, high expectations are not unusual — they are ingrained in school culture.
“It permeates through the school,” Burlingame coach Bill Smith said. “If they’re at De La Salle [Concord], [the players] read the articles; they know [what the expectations are]. Continued excellence of a program brings that continued achievement.” Read More
As cellphone towers shoot up around the Bay Area, so-called stealth antennas have grown in popularity.Antennas can be concealed behind phony brick walls and inside flag poles, faux boulders, street lamps, grain silos, gas station signs, fake trees and cacti, and even church steeples. Read More