Talk about bringing your work home.
Timothy Hanretty, a former Portola Valley School District superintendent, pleaded no contest Tuesday to multiple felony charges involving millions of dollars he is accused of misappropriating from two school districts.
Hanretty bilked more than $100,000 from Portola Valley schools and misappropriated almost $2 million from the Woodside school district, where he also once worked, the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office said. Read More
With the Woodside baseball team in the driver’s seat for a Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division title, staying loose is key.
That hasn’t been a problem.
In fact, most times the players don’t even know who they are playing until they reach the field.
“Some of them show up and literally don’t know who we’re playing. They just show up and play,” Woodside coach Tim Faulkner said. “I don’t think any of them are looking ahead. These guys have fun.” Read More
The segment of pipe that failed during a pressurized water test Sunday was apparently damaged by a backhoe sometime in the past 60 years, according to PG&E officials, but when exactly is unknown.
No one was injured when a segment of Line 132 exploded at 3:20 p.m. off Interstate 280 near Woodside, but it created a mudslide that closed northbound lanes for hours. It also left a 5-by-5-foot crater roughly 100 yards from homes. Read More
A PG&E natural gas pipeline that exploded during pressure testing on Sunday afternoon, causing a mudslide across Interstate Highway 280 in Woodside, was likely damaged by a backhoe, a utility spokesman said today. Read More
The combined record for Aragon and Woodside last season was 5-15.
After last week’s games, the two teams stand at 9-2-1 and meet Friday as both teams jockey for position in the competitive Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division.
“[The team] knows the margin for error is so thin,” Aragon coach Steve Sell said. “Nobody in our league can play poorly and win a game.” Read More
A man who was killed riding his motorcycle Tuesday evening through a county park near Woodside has been identified, according to the coroner’s office.The motorcyclist was identified as Stewart Sutter, 32, of San Mateo, according to the San Mateo County coroner’s office. Read More
Two teenage boys who disappeared from a juvenile detention facility in San Mateo County on Tuesday night were found in Woodside Wednesday and are back in custody, county officials said.The boys had last been seen running down Log Cabin Ranch Road from the Camp Glenwood boys' camp near La Honda at about 8:50 p.m., San Mateo County sheriff's Lt. Ray Lunny said. Read More
A mountain lion was spotted in a residential neighborhood in Woodside on Sunday evening, San Mateo County emergency officials said Monday.
The cat was seen in the area of 350 Jane Road at about 7:15 p.m.
Mountain lions do not tend to confront humans, but authorities recommend that residents avoid hiking or jogging at dawn, dusk and at night, when the animals are most active. Read More
A plane landed safely on Interstate Highway 280 on Sunday evening, but a car was damaged after it was clipped by the descending Cessna, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The plane, a Cessna 210 that had just taken from San Carlos airport, was conducting a photo mission when it lost engine power, FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said. Read More
A mountain lion was spotted lying on the front lawn of a home in Woodside on Tuesday night, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.At approximately 9:45 p.m., the sheriff’s office received a call from a resident in the 100 block of Otis Street who was reporting that a 150- to 200-pound cougar was lying on his front lawn, police said.Deputies arrived and saw the mountain lion lounging on the hillside near the home, according to police. Read More