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50 min ago | San Jose Mercury News

Daly City dentist charged in Leland Yee investigation dead at age 60

A Daly City dentist who served as a linchpin in the federal weapons trafficking case against state Sen. Leland Yee died of natural causes Tuesday at the age of 60. Wilson Lim, the wheelchair-bound dentist who in his ailing state seemed far from the image of an international gun smuggler as alleged in the case against Yee, died early Tuesday at ... (more)


Related Topix: Dentistry, Medicine, Daly City, CA, San Leandro, CA

3 hrs ago | Los Gatos Weekly-Times

Redwood City: Man who stayed in hotel claiming Red Cross assistance pleads not guilty

A man who stayed in a South San Francisco hotel claiming to be assisted by the American Red Cross pleaded not guilty to burglary and grand theft charges Monday, San Mateo County prosecutors said.


Related Topix: Redwood City, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, South San Francisco, CA

7 hrs ago |

San Bruno CA: WHAT Does San Bruno Police Remind Drivers?

The San Bruno Police Department would like to remind all residents that school is back in session.


Related Topix: San Bruno, CA, Kids, Family

11 hrs ago | Triple Pundit

Dropcountr Launches a New App to Manage Water Usage

Despite the 3-year-old drought in the western U.S. and pleas from California Gov. Jerry Brown to conserve 20 percent more water, water use has instead risen by 1 percent in the state .


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Redwood City, CA

15 hrs ago | Palo Alto Weekly

Off-duty detective spots downtown robbery suspect

This surveillance video shows two men at the 7-Eleven store in downtown Palo Alto on Aug. 6, 2014.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, East Palo Alto, CA, Santa Clara County, CA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

Pilot killed in West Marin crash confirmed as Redwood City man

The identity of the pilot killed in a single-engine plane crash in West Marin last week was confirmed as Robert Madge, the Redwood City man to whom the plane was registered, the coroner's office said Tuesday.


Related Topix: Redwood City, CA, Air Accidents, San Carlos, CA

Contra Costa Times

San Mateo: Armed robbery, assault suspect arrested after six-hour standoff

An armed robbery suspect was taken into custody early Tuesday, culminating a six-hour standoff that prompted evacuations and a SWAT response.


Related Topix: San Mateo, CA


Neil Young Files for Divorce From Pegi Young, Wife of 36 Years

A petition for dissolution of marriage was filed by Young in their hometown of San Mateo, California, on July 29th.


Related Topix: San Mateo, CA, Music, Entertainment

New York Daily News

Stowaway Marilyn Hartman arrested again

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office released these back-to-back bookiung photos of Marilyn Hartman, who's been arested at least seven times bor loitering at airports.



Stowaway Marilyn Hartman busted at Phoenix airport

Marilyn Hartman, 62, was arrested Tuesday at the Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix. Marilyn Hartman, who has been busted repeatedly for trying to sneak onto flights in San Francisco - and once for successfully stowing away on a flight from San Jose to Los Angeles - has been arrested at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix for loitering in the baggage claim ... (more)


Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Palo Alto Weekly

East Palo Alto man arrested for attempted murder

An East Palo Alto man has been arrested in connection with an attempted murder in San Mateo, according to San Mateo police.


Related Topix: East Palo Alto, CA, San Mateo, CA

San Bruno CA: WHAT Deadline Comes August 29th 2014?

It is time to start looking around the City of San Bruno for residents, commercial buildings and group projects that deserve recognition for their curb appeal, landscaping improvements or their low water use and/or drought resistant landscaping.


Related Topix: San Bruno, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

San Mateo Daily Journal

Third Redwood City apartment fire sparks concern: Fire officials seek to encourage sprinkler systems

Redwood City fire officials are trying to find ways to incentivize property owners to install sprinkler systems after the third apartment fire in a little over a year destroyed a woman's home and temporarily displaced nearly 34 people Sunday.


Related Topix: Redwood City, CA

Matangi Tonga

Tongan shot in US, grateful to Chinese Navy surgeon

David Maka , who was shot in the United States four years ago, is grateful to a Chinese doctor who extracted a bullet from his chest, located close to his heart, where it could have killed him over time.


Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Tonga, US Military, US Navy, East Palo Alto, CA

Mon Aug 25, 2014


Police Looking For Possibly Armed Person Who Fled Apartment Building

San Mateo police have evacuated residents in an apartment building as they look for a possibly armed person this evening.


Related Topix: San Mateo, CA

Inside Bay Area

Napa earthquake shines light on Bay Area's hazardous old masonry buildings

Nearly 30 years after California adopted a law designed to spur the retrofitting of buildings at risk in an earthquake, thousands of Bay Area structures still are not updated, a laggard pace officials attribute to the complex politics and economics of making old buildings safe.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa, CA, California, Alameda County, CA, Contra Costa County, CA

50+ DUI Arrests Made in One Week in San Mateo County

Dozens of people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol over the course of a week by law enforcement agencies in San Mateo County's Avoid the 23. The 56 arrests took place between Aug. 15 and Friday, with one injury reported from a DUI crash, Avoid the 13 officials announced Friday.


Monterey County Herald

Search for missing hiker wrapping up with no leads

The Army National Guard from Stockton loads members of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team at the Carmel Valley Airport on Aug. 18 during the multi-agency search for lost hiker Arvin Nelson.


Related Topix: Big Sur, CA, Carmel Valley, CA, Monterey County, CA

San Mateo County CA: WHO Should Not Pay For School Uniforms?

The California Constitution provides for a system of free public education. The California Education Code states that "no school official shall require any pupil .


Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Columbia, CA

Fast Company

Facebook Continues Its Fight Against Clickbait

In Facebook's ongoing campaign against promoting deceptive clickbait , the social network said Monday it will take more steps to reduce the visibility of such stories in its news feed.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Menlo Park, CA, Business News