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  1. Redwood City: 2012 yacht thief sentenced for violating terms of probationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Contra Costa Times

    A 62-year-old Wyoming man who stole a $2 million yacht from Sausalito, got drunk and ran it aground on a Pacifica beach in 2013 was back in court Friday for probation violations, prosecutors said. Leslie Alan Gardner admitted to three counts of violating the terms of his probation, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

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  2. Ralph NoblesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Inside Bay Area

    Ralph Nobles, a nuclear physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project, personally witnessed the first nuclear bomb blast in the New Mexico desert, and later led efforts to save thousands of acres of San Francisco Bay wetlands from development, has died. "Ralph always had a big smile.

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  3. Ralph Nobles, Manhattan Project physicist who saved San Francisco Bay wetlands, dies at 94Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Contra Costa Times

    Ralph Nobles, a nuclear physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project, personally witnessed the first nuclear bomb blast in the New Mexico desert, and later led efforts to save thousands of acres of San Francisco Bay wetlands from development, has died. "Ralph always had a big smile.

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  4. Redwood City: SWAT activity prompts charter school evacuationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Contra Costa Times

    A charter school was evacuated in Redwood City Monday morning after reports of a gun brought a SWAT team to the campus, officials said. Police responded about 10 a.m. to Summit Preparatory Charter High School after a 911 caller reported a gun on campus, Redwood City Deputy Police Chief Gary Kirby said in a news release.

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  5. San Mateo County sheriff's deputy in jail smuggling case faces new...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | Inside Bay Area

    The attorney for a former San Mateo County sheriff's deputy accused last year in a jail smuggling case and last week in a new case involving embezzlement and fraud Thursday accused San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe of bringing a "personal vendetta" against his client. Juan Pablo Lopez, 51, was charged last November with allowing two corrections officers to smuggle cellphones and drugs to an inmate in the Redwood City jail between April and December 2013.

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  6. Redwood City: Man accused of trying to kill his wife may not live long enough for next court dateRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 6 | Inside Bay Area

    A San Mateo County Superior Court judge granted a continuance Wednesday in competency proceedings for an elderly man accused of attempting to kill his wife last July, but the defendant is not expected to survive long enough to make his next court date, prosecutors and his attorney said today. Prosecutors allege that Tony Gocksue Lee, 85, stabbed his wife seven times in the neck, thigh and abdomen last July 13 at their home in Pacifica.

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  7. Milpitas woman pleads not guilty to pimping chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 6 | Contra Costa Times

    A woman accused of running prostitution activities at two Redwood City massage parlors pleaded not guilty this week to charges of pimping and pandering, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Ting Sun, 28, of Milpitas, is charged with three counts of felony pimping, three counts of procuring a person for prostitution and two counts of misdemeanor maintaining a building for prostitution, he added.

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  8. DA: Menlo Park didn't misuse public funds to steer votes against Measure MRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 6 | Contra Costa Times

    San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe announced Thursday that his office's investigation concluded Menlo Park did not misuse city funds to mold public opinion against Measure M. The question arose in November when former city mayor Heyward Robinson discovered a March 2 email by former Redwood City communications manager Malcolm Smith among the documents he received from the city of Menlo Park in response to a Public Records Act request made in August. In the email, Smith proposed crafting press releases, opinion pieces, letters to the editor and other materials to make the case against Measure M, a ballot initiative spearheaded by the grassroots group Save Menlo to limit office development downtown.

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  9. Earthquake in Bay Area: 3.1 jolt to mid-Peninsula, plus aftershockRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 6 | Contra Costa Times

    The quake at 3:44 a.m. was centered on the west side of Redwood City. The U.S. Geological Survey pinpointed the epicenter near Stulsaft Park, off Farm Hill Boulevard.

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  10. Robin Abcarian: Yes, you can check your cellphone while driving -- but is it worth it?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 30 | Contra Costa Times

    Last September, Andreas Sundquist was on his way to San Francisco International Airport to pick up his girlfriend when traffic on Highway 101 near Redwood City suddenly came to a stop. Fearing he'd be late, he picked up his smartphone to check the GPS map.

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  11. John Horgan: Serra forfeit decision was not solely a coaching moveRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | Contra Costa Times

    The heavy penalties leveled against San Mateo's Serra High School by officials of the Central Coast Section are unprecedented in the history of the school and the league of which Serra is an integral part. No member of the 48-year-old West Catholic Athletic League has ever been disciplined so severely.

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  12. Informatica: Activist investor to seek sale of Redwood City companyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    Elliott Management plans to push software provider Informatica to sell itself to private equity or another technology company, a person with knowledge of the matter said. The person asked not to be identified discussing private information.

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  13. Quinceaneras -- beautiful, wondrous, expensive -- not slowing downRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    The Perez family showed up at the Quinceanera Expo on Sunday knowing exactly how much they would pay for their daughter's traditional rite of passage party for Latino girls on the cusp of womanhood. And not a penny more! "$10,000, that's it," said Lety Perez, a Mexican-American mom who traveled from rural Watsonville to the show at the Santa Clara County fairgrounds.

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  14. Julian Edelman grows into star for PatriotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    When Julian Edelman first played varsity football as a junior quarterback at Woodside High, he was listed at 5-foot-6 and 140 pounds. He took a pounding that season but kept getting up and coming back.

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  15. Quincea eras not slowing downRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2015 | Inside Bay Area

    The Perez family showed up at the Quinceanera Expo on Sunday knowing exactly how much they would pay for their daughter's traditional rite of passage party for Latino girls on the cusp of womanhood. And not a penny more! "$10,000, that's it," said Lety Perez, a Mexican-American mom who traveled from rural Watsonville to the show at the Santa Clara County fairgrounds.

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  16. Stanford professor's working on that bebopRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2015 | Inside Bay Area

    San Francisco-based Kay Kostopoulos loves having a many-splendored career -- singer, actor, dancer, director, voiceover artist, teacher. She has taught at Stanford for 17 years, specializing in such areas as acting, voice, speech and Shakespeare.

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  17. Pittsburg man to marry during sentencing for pimping 'girlfriend'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    A Pittsburg resident who pleaded no contest to felony charges of pimping out his so-called girlfriend is set to marry another woman during his sentencing hearing in a San Mateo County courtroom this afternoon. Foster Shane Gaines, 37, could face 8 years in state prison depending on the outcome of the "sentencing and marriage" scheduled for 2 p.m. in Redwood City.

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  18. Redwood City: Schools superintendent to retireRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    Christensen, 62, has led the K-8 district for nearly nine years, after serving as a teacher and administrator in Anchorage, Alaska, for 25 years. Under her leadership, Redwood City schools were honored for innovative practices and achievement in reading.

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  19. Pizarro: Willow Glen siblings have roles in Oscar-nominated 'American Sniper'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    When the Oscar nominations were announced Thursday morning, one Willow Glen family was probably more excited than most to see that "American Sniper" had received six nominations. That's because twins Aidan and Madeleine McGraw -- just 6 years old -- have roles in the new Clint Eastwood-directed movie.

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  20. Menlo Park: Menalto Cleaners owner defrauded 38 clients out of $678,000 police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    Menlo Park police arrested Menalto Cleaners owner Edwin Gary Smith on Wednesday in connection with a large-scale credit card fraud. Smith, 63, was served with an arrest warrant that alleges 40 felony counts including identity theft, credit card fraud and elder fiduciary abuse, police said.

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