San Mateo County

Three kittens found trapped inside construction equipment in Redwood City are now ready for adoption. (Courtesy photo)

Kittens found trapped in construction equipment ready for adoption

Three kittens found trapped inside a boom lift in Redwood City in…

 

(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Marijuana legalization may be put on hold in San Mateo County

California voters passed Proposition 64 in November to legalize recreational marijuana, but…

 

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Mountain lion spotted in Pacifica

A wild mountain lion was spotted on Manzanita Drive in Pacifica at…

 

Daly City man pleads no contest to hitting rival with car after soccer match

A 25-year-old man pleaded no contest to assault and child endangerment charges…

4-alarm fire destroys Millbrae Community Center

A four-alarm fire destroyed the Millbrae Community Center on Thursday morning and…

A civil grand jury report recommended that San Mateo County provide annual updates on the number of rape kits it collects

Report finds SMC should keep public updated on rape kit testing

San Mateo County has eliminated its backlog of unprocessed rape kits but…

A civil grand jury report recommended that San Mateo County provide annual updates on the number of rape kits it collects

Man who entered stranger’s house swinging infant son takes plea deal

A man who burst into a stranger’s home in Redwood City in…

Midpen staff and California Conservation Corps members remove California bay trees from the Los Trancos Preserve in Los Altos, in order to protect nearby oak trees from the fungus-like pathogen that causes Sudden Oak Death. (Courtesy Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District)

Scientists study incurable tree disease in San Mateo County

There is nothing sudden about stopping Sudden Oak Death. But a group…

Midpen staff and California Conservation Corps members remove California bay trees from the Los Trancos Preserve in Los Altos, in order to protect nearby oak trees from the fungus-like pathogen that causes Sudden Oak Death. (Courtesy Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District)
William Ayres (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Former San Mateo psychiatrist convicted of molestation dies at prison hospice

Former San Mateo psychiatrist and convicted child molester William Ayres died last…

William Ayres (S.F. Examiner file photo)
(Courtesy Black Lives Matter)

Protesters who blocked highway off-ramp near SFO reach plea deal

Eight women who blocked a highway off-ramp to San Francisco International Airport…

(Courtesy Black Lives Matter)
In this file photo from Nov. 1, 2015, about 200 protesters organized outside Redwood City City Hall, calling for rent stabilization and eviction policies to relieve residents of an eviction epidemic. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Tenant protections may head to voters in Peninsula cities

As Peninsula cities increasingly fail to enact new tenant protection laws, those…

In this file photo from Nov. 1, 2015, about 200 protesters organized outside Redwood City City Hall, calling for rent stabilization and eviction policies to relieve residents of an eviction epidemic. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)
(S.F. Examiner file photo)

Apple shuttle bus catches fire after leaving SF

A shuttle bus carrying Apple employees from San Francisco to Cupertino caught…

(S.F. Examiner file photo)
Researcher Dan Salkeld holds a wood rat at the Thornewood Open Space Preserve in San Mateo County. Salkeld and his team were doing research on bacteria that causes an illness similar to Lyme disease. (Courtesy Nathan Nieto)

Lyme-like disease bacteria found in Peninsula

Lyme disease has historically been rare in California but an apparent close…

Researcher Dan Salkeld holds a wood rat at the Thornewood Open Space Preserve in San Mateo County. Salkeld and his team were doing research on bacteria that causes an illness similar to Lyme disease. (Courtesy Nathan Nieto)
In this Aug. 5 photo, a sign stating no interpreters are provided is seen on the front door of the courtroom of Judge Don Franchi in San Mateo Superior Court in Redwood City. (AP Photo/Sudhin Thanawala)

California moves to provide interpreters in all court cases

Going through a divorce has been difficult for Sepideh Saeedi. Not understanding…

In this Aug. 5 photo, a sign stating no interpreters are provided is seen on the front door of the courtroom of Judge Don Franchi in San Mateo Superior Court in Redwood City. (AP Photo/Sudhin Thanawala)
HIP Housing connects home seekers with people who have space to spare. The nonprofit is realizing its home providers are renting through Airbnb for more revenue. Brendan Bartholomew/Special to the S.F. Examiner.

Peninsula housing provider concerned over Airbnb impact on supply

A nonprofit on the front lines of San Mateo County’s housing crunch…

HIP Housing connects home seekers with people who have space to spare. The nonprofit is realizing its home providers are renting through Airbnb for more revenue. Brendan Bartholomew/Special to the S.F. Examiner.
Laura Jordan, mother of missing eight year-old Madyson Middleton, is embraced by a neighbor Monday, July 27, 2015, outside the Tannery Arts Center apartments where Madyson disappeared Sunday evening while waiting for a friend in Santa Cruz, Calif.  (Dan Coyro/Santa Cruz Sentinel via AP)

Mother pleads for return of missing Santa Cruz 8-year-old

SANTA CRUZ — The mother of a missing 8-year-old girl pleaded for…

Laura Jordan, mother of missing eight year-old Madyson Middleton, is embraced by a neighbor Monday, July 27, 2015, outside the Tannery Arts Center apartments where Madyson disappeared Sunday evening while waiting for a friend in Santa Cruz, Calif.  (Dan Coyro/Santa Cruz Sentinel via AP)
Seton Medical Center (Brendan Bartholomew/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Catholic hospitals find buyer, awaits review

After a multiyear ordeal marked by uncertainty and punctuated by what some…

Seton Medical Center (Brendan Bartholomew/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
An employee of Alpine Helicopter Service Inc. loads pesticide into the helicopter during one of its landings at Mori Point in Pacifica. Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner

San Mateo County fights West Nile virus with pesticides

Peninsula residents might notice low-flying helicopters executing tight maneuvers over parts of…

An employee of Alpine Helicopter Service Inc. loads pesticide into the helicopter during one of its landings at Mori Point in Pacifica. Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner
San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane talks with Sen. Dianne Feinstein before a hearing on Capitol Hill in 2010 about the fatal gas pipeline explosion in his city.

San Bruno mayor still undecided on re-election effort

Three-term San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane says he might not run for…

San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane talks with Sen. Dianne Feinstein before a hearing on Capitol Hill in 2010 about the fatal gas pipeline explosion in his city.

Public services in some Peninsula communities could be dissolved

The Colma fire, Broadmoor police and Bayshore sanitary districts could be dissolved,…