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1 hr ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Capsized boat found off Pescadero may have been abandoned by drug smugglers or human traffickers

Drug smugglers or human traffickers may have abandoned a capsized boat found off the coast of Pescadero in San Mateo County on Monday, U.S. Coast Guard officials said today.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Pescadero, CA

6 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Bay Area native was bus driver killed in horrific Northern California crash

A San Mateo native who for years worked for her hometown transit service in San Mateo County was the bus driver killed Thursday in the horrific crash in Orland that claimed 10 lives.


Related Topix: California, San Mateo, CA, San Francisco, CA

6 hrs ago | KTVU Oakland

Yellow fever mosquito found in Menlo Park

San Mateo County health officials announced that the latest detection of yellow fever mosquito was found in Menlo Park last week.


Related Topix: Menlo Park, CA, August, CA

10 hrs ago | Almanac

No charges against driver in accident that killed bicyclist Joy Covey

San Mateo County prosecutors have decided not to bring charges against the driver of a delivery van involved in a fatal accident in September 2013 that took the life of Woodside cyclist and former Amazon CFO Joy Covey.


Related Topix: Woodside, CA

13 hrs ago | Almanac

Police Calls

This information is from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and the Menlo Park Police Department.


Related Topix: Menlo Park, CA, Redwood City, CA, East Palo Alto, CA

17 hrs ago | Cyclelicious

#ReplaceBikeWithCar Portola Valley California

It's also a great place to ride. Residents of Portola Valley and nearby Woodside perpetually complain about the weekend traffic jams as hundreds of road cyclists pass through their towns.


Related Topix: Portola Valley, CA, Woodside, CA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Campbell Reporter

Pacifica Police evidence technician Melissa Mondragon honored by Peninsula Council of Lions Clubs

The Peninsula Council of Lions Clubs is the coordinating council for all the 42 Lions Clubs in San Mateo County and the City of Palo Alto.


Related Topix: Pacifica, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Foster City, CA


Hidden license-plate cameras captured two weeks of drive-by traffic

Radar-equipped vehicle-speed-monitoring trailers often seen along the side of the road in Portola Valley have been doing double duty recently: informing motorists of their forward velocity and taking photographs of their license plates.


Related Topix: Portola Valley, CA

Silicon Valley DeBug

San Mateo County Family Sets Precedent in Stopping Juvenile ICE Hold

A remarkable collective effort lead by a mother who was fighting desperately to stop ICE from detaining and possibly deporting her teenage son has resulted in a precedent setting victory for San Mateo County.


Related Topix: San Bruno, CA, Family, Kids

San Mateo Daily Journal

San Mateo County seeks anti-trafficking volunteers

San Mateo County is seeking the public's help next month to raise awareness of a new hotline number for victims of labor and commercial sex trafficking.


San Mateo Daily Journal

San Mateo County police reports

A man was reported for knocking over garbage cans while howling at the moon on Burlingame Avenue in Burlingame before 3:51 a.m. Thursday, April 10. Disturbance.


Related Topix: Burlingame, CA

Redwood City

Vice Mayor Named Chamber of Commerce's Person of the Year

Redwood City Vice Mayor Named Redwood City Chamber of Commerce's Person of the Year Rosanne Foust, Vice Mayor, and Husband Jim Hartnett Receive Chamber's Esteemed 2013 Persons of the Year Award Redwood City, Calif.


Related Topix: Redwood City, CA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

'Purple Dank,' 'Snappers,' 'Bath Salts': What's It All Mean? County Task Force Breaks It Down

The San Mateo County Narcotics Task Force published a list Monday detailing current drugs making their way through local neighborhoods.


Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Anxiety, Health, Marijuana

San Mateo County Newsroom

What parents need to know: A message from the San Mateo County Narcotics Task Force

While many people associate spring break with college kids, the San Mateo County Narcotic Task Force is urging parents of high school teens to know the risks associated with this time of the year.


Related Topix: Drugs

Contra Costa Times

Las Vegas truck driver pleads not guilty to kidnapping, trying to kill Berkeley woman

A Las Vegas big rig driver pleaded not guilty Monday to holding hostage and strangling a Berkeley hitchhiker when she refused to have sex with him, prosecutors said.


Related Topix: San Mateo, CA, San Francisco, CA

Palo Alto Weekly

Nine purported gang members could face death penalty

San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe announced March 24, 2014, the indictment of 16 people on alleged gang-related charges from murder and attempted murder to attempted robbery and bribery.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, Criminal Defense Law, Law, East Palo Alto, CA

KTVU Oakland

Pedestrian killed in Redwood City accident

The San Mateo County coroner's office has identified a 62-year-old man struck and killed by a vehicle in Redwood City early Monday morning as Miguel Ramirez.


Related Topix: Redwood City, CA


Woman gets 4 years for steak-knife slaying

Natisha Anderson , 35, pleaded no contest in January in San Mateo County Superior Court to voluntary manslaughter and an enhancement for using a knife to kill Charles Perry III , 34. As part of a plea, a murder charge was dropped.


Related Topix: East Palo Alto, CA

San Mateo Daily Journal

FlightCar to move, sues city: Millbrae company to soon announce new...

The ongoing legal quarrel between FlightCar and the city of Millbrae continues, this time FlightCar - an airport business that allows people to rent out their personal cars - is suing Millbrae for irreparable damages, lawyer fees associated with lawsuits with the city and requesting Millbrae issue it use permits at the same time the startup is ... (more)


Related Topix: Millbrae, CA, South San Francisco, CA, San Francisco, CA

Public Works .com

Coastal Conservancy Recommends 13 Projects For MTC-ABAG Priority Conservation Area Grants

The State Coastal Conservancy today recommended 13 Bay Area resource protection and public access projects to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for inclusion in the pilot Priority Conservation Area Grant Program established in 2012 by MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments.


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Orinda, CA, San Francisco, CA, Contra Costa County, CA