Peninsula: Alleged gang members in court for bail hearing

Two reported gang members accused of trying to drag off a young girl during a San Mateo robbery will appear before a judge in South San Francisco for a bail hearing today.

Simon Fajardo, 19, and a 16-year-old boy are both being held without bail in the July 10 incident. According to prosecutors, the pair came from Hayward and committed two armed robberies and a car burglary. When they attempted to hold up their third victim, the man refused to give up his wallet, prosecutors said. The pair then allegedly tried to abduct the man’s 13-year-old daughter.

BURLINGAME

Planning Commissioner announces candidacy

Gene Condon announced Wednesday his candidacy for City Council, bringing the number of contenders to five who will vie for two open seats. He joins Jerry Deal and Peter Comorato as challengers to the two incumbents, Councilman Russ Cohen and Mayor Terry Nagel. Condon unsuccessfully ran two years ago.

Deal, who sits on the Planning Commission, ran for council in 1999 and lost by nine votes. The filing deadline to run for council is Aug. 10.

PACIFICA

Bicycle-vehicle collision sends cyclist to hospital

A bicyclist is in serious condition Wednesday at San Francisco General Hospital after a Tuesday collision with a vehicle, Pacifica police reported.

The collision occurred at state Highway 1 and Rockaway Beach Avenue around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to police. As of 6:30 a.m., the victim remained at the hospital with severe head injuries, Pacifica police Capt. Fernando Realyvasquez said. Witnesses reported that the bicyclist, a 30-year-old Pacifica man, was crossing state Highway 1 when the collision occurred. Charges have not been filed but police are continuing to investigate the incident.

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