Peninsula: Ostrich killing suspect faces trial

A 20-year-old man will face a jury trial for his alleged role in the Halloween killing of an ostrich on a Half Moon Bay ranch last year.

Timothy McKevitt’s trial will begin July 16. He remains free on $25,000 bond, according to San Mateo County Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

Prosecutors claim McKevitt and 20-year-old Jonathan Porter trespassed onto the ranch to drink. After the startled animal attacked them, the pair allegedly returned with a shotgun and a rifle and fatally shot the bird. Porter pleaded guilty in February and received three years probation.

Pacifica

City Council to vote on cuts that could balance budget

The City Council on Monday is scheduled to vote on whether to cut approximately $260,000 worth of lifelines to local programs, in an attempt to balance the 2007-08 budget.

This would be the last set of cuts the city would make in a budget year that has seen a total of nearly $1.5 million in cuts, which include frozen positions, consolidated jobs and an incentive severance package.

S.F. Airport

United Airlines reports dip in last month’s traffic

United Airlines, the largest carrier at San Francisco International Airport, reported this week that its June traffic slipped by 0.3 percent.

The airline said the dip slowed traffic particularly to North America and Latin America, which has offset steady growth in Asia and Europe.

United officials say there are still a number of popular domestic destinations this summer, including San Francisco, and remain optimistic that the rest of the summer will see more passengers.

Bay Area NewsLocal

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

U.S. Attorney threatens legal action against SF over limits on indoor church services

Federal authorities threatened to take action on Friday if San Francisco did… Continue reading

David Kubrin on Marxism and magic in the Mission

Former academic, industrial designer pens book on alternative, or people’s, science

Twin Peaks closure leads to complaints from neighbors

Twin Peaks Boulevard will no longer be entirely closed to motor vehicles… Continue reading

Report sheds light on Nuru’s nonprofit donor scheme

City contractor payments to Parks Alliance spent at direction of Public Works director

City to offer free permit for outdoor live music, amplified sound

San Francisco will make it easier for businesses to have outdoor live… Continue reading

Most Read