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2 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Oakland couple fined, sentenced to jail for poaching dozens of Dungeness crabs in Half Moon Bay

A pair of poachers was sentenced to jail time and fined more than $20,000 Wednesday for smuggling dozens of Dungeness crabs in hidden compartments on their boat off the coast off Half Moon Bay.


Related Topix: Half Moon Bay, CA

7 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

Sheriff: Burglary suspect busted while trying to commit check fraud

A Belmont man was arrested on burglary and fraud charges after deputies caught him trying to cash a fraudulent check and later found items linking him to several Peninsula burglaries, authorities said.


Related Topix: Belmont, CA, Redwood City, CA, Menlo Park, CA

11 hrs ago | Palo Alto Weekly

Volunteers build East Palo Alto playground in one day employees Jason Tinnons and Curt Quentien, top, and Shannon Clark, bottom left, and KaBOOM! project manager Courtny Dolan, bottom center, install a train-shaped playground structure along with about 450 other volunteers from the two companies and surrounding community at Bell Street Park.


Related Topix: East Palo Alto, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA

15 hrs ago | San Mateo Daily Journal

The buck stops at prison: Thief sentenced for taking $1 from teen

If you're Matthew Nguyen, that buck means two years in prison. The 22-year-old San Mateo man was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for robbing a teen girl of $1 after entering her backyard and pointing an Airsoft pistol through the window.


Related Topix: San Mateo, CA

19 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

The Buzz: Jerry Brown passes bucket challenge to his trusty corgi

The Assembly on Wednesday narrowly passed legislation compelling the state to step into a dispute over Martins Beach, a stretch of shore near Half Moon Bay that has become the latest flashpoint in the ongoing debate over balancing private property ownership with the public's right to the coast.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Half Moon Bay, CA, Sacramento, CA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

News Times

Dipping into its newest fund, Longitude Venture Partners II has joined with NovaQuest Pharma Opportunities Fund III to acquire a Los Angeles-based provider of frozen donor sperm and specialized reproductive services, including private egg and embryo-storage services.


Related Topix: Menlo Park, CA


Legislature wades into Martins Beach access fight

The state Assembly approved legislation Wednesday requiring a state agency to negotiate public access to a secluded beach south of Half Moon Bay that requires going through a billionaire's private waterfront property.


Related Topix: Half Moon Bay, CA, California, Scotts Valley, CA, San Mateo, CA, Twin Peaks, CA

PG&E Ceo Anthony Earley says utility won't be bankrupted by fines from pipeline explosion

PG&E believes it can withstand expected fines of up to $3.6 billion resulting from the fatal 2010 gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno without having to file for bankruptcy, the utility's top executive said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Explosion, San Bruno, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Inside Bay Area

Daly City pastor pleads not guilty to child molestation charges

A Daly City pastor pleaded not guilty Tuesday to felony child molestation charges in light of allegations he had inappropriate contact with a 9-year-old member of his congregation.


Related Topix: Daly City, CA, Concord, CA


Four charged with perjury in 'Operation Sunny Day' cases

San Mateo County Assistant District Attorney Karen Guidotti during the March announcement of the "Operation Sunny Day" indictments, surrounded by leaders of law-enforcement agencies who investigated 16 people with alleged gang ties to crimes ranging from murder to bribery and attempted robbery.


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

San Mateo Daily Journal

Conservation plans vary: Patchwork of mandates aim to curb water use in San Mateo County

As San Mateo County water distributors are navigating state-ordered water conservation rules, residents may find that irrigation restrictions vary widely depending upon where they call home.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Daly City, CA, San Bruno, CA, Hillsborough, CA, Redwood City, CA

Pacifica Tribune

St. Louis meets Pacifica in a night of joie de vivre

Based on the "5135 Kensington" stories by Sally Benson and the MGM motion picture "Meet Me in St. Louis," with songs by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane and book by Hugh Wheeler, the stage version of "Meet Me in St. Louis," is a little "song-and-dance" slice of Americana as seen through the eyes of the Smith family living in St. Louis on the brink of ... (more)


Related Topix: Pacifica, CA, Meet Me in St. Louis, Comedy Movies, Family, Musical Movies, Theater, Arts

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Campbell Reporter

Pacificans appeal sewer charges to city

Taking the time to go back over water usage and rainfall data to calculate the sewer rate charged by the city, a couple of local families allege the city is using a method that benefits the city and not the home owners.


Related Topix: Pacifica, CA, McClellan, CA

The Campbell Reporter

Redwood City: Half Moon Bay man sentenced to two years for possession of child pornography

A San Mateo County Superior Court judge Tuesday sentenced a 70-year-old Half Moon Bay man to two years in prison for felony possession of child pornography, prosecutors said.


Related Topix: Half Moon Bay, CA, Redwood City, CA

WebSphere Journal

@Cloudian Named "Bronze Sponsor" of @CloudExpo Silicon Valley

CON Events announced today that Cloudian, Inc., the leading provider of hybrid cloud storage solutions, has been named "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 15th International A , which will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.


Related Topix: Santa Clara, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Foster City, CA, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology

Contra Costa Times

Alameda County: Number relying on food bank grows

One in five Alameda County residents relies on food bank assistance, which is more than the one in seven nationally, according to a new survey released Monday by Feeding America, a network of food banks.


Related Topix: Alameda County, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Solano County, CA, Contra Costa County, CA

Inside Bay Area

Marin County: Pilot killed in plane crash that ignites 40-acre grass fire

The pilot of a single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza was killed after crashing near Hicks Valley, sparking a 40-acre grass fire reported early Tuesday.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Marin County, CA, Air Accidents, San Carlos, CA, Novato, CA, Petaluma, CA

San Mateo Daily Journal

San Mateo teacher publishes book: - Palm Springs Lite' is a parody of the desert town lifestyle

A lifelong dream to be part of the creation of a book has finally been fulfilled for San Mateo's Cindy Meckl-Sloan.


Related Topix: San Mateo, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Cupertino, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

News Observer

California lawmakers pass 3 campaign reform bills

SB1443 would outlaw gifts from lobbyists and reduce the annual overall gift limit for lawmakers from $440 to $200.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Gavin Newsom, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, San Mateo, CA

KXLY-TV Spokane

No charges for accused airport security scammer

A passenger accused of posing as an airport security agent and taking women into a private screening room will not be prosecuted.


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