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6 hrs ago | Redwood City
Redwood City, CA - The community is invited to join the Redwood City Pride and Beautification Committee for the fun, family-friendly annual Fall Cleanup Day, on Saturday September 27th, 2014! This year, the cleanup will focus on sprucing up Chestnut Street Downtown Hoover School Marshall Street Redwood Creek Rolison Road Stulsaft Park Union Cemetery Veterans' Boulevard Woodside Road. Participants can meet at 8:30 am on Saturday September 27th at the City's Public Works Services building, located at 1400 Broadway .
10 hrs ago | Reuters
An information technology employee at a major U.S. law firm was arrested Tuesday on charges that he engaged in an insider trading scheme that enabled him to earn nearly $297,000. Dmitry Braverman, who had been a senior information systems engineer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, was arrested in San Mateo, California, early Tuesday morning, an FBI spokesman said.
14 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times
A former San Mateo child care provider found downloading child pornography last year was sentenced to probation and will have to register as a sex offender for life, San Mateo County prosecutors said Monday. Nicholas McKinley, 32, was sentenced Friday by San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Jonathan Karesh to three years' probation and one year in jail, but already has 384 days credit for time served, according to the district attorney's office.
15 hrs ago | San Mateo Daily Journal
First I want to thank Beverly Kalinin and Robert Nice for taking the time to speak out on the subject of San Mateo's growing problem . When it became known that the former Police Department property, as well as Kmart and Michaels, would be converted to condominiums, I asked a city official what they were thinking.
19 hrs ago | SF Appeal
A two-and-a-half month racketeering trial in which two alleged gang members are accused of a triple murder in South San Francisco in 2010 began winding up as prosecutors started on closing arguments in federal court in San Francisco today. Victor Flores, 22, of Petaluma, and Benjamin Campos-Gonzalez, 23, of San Mateo, each face three counts of murder in aid of racketeering and four counts of attempted murder in a gunfire attack on a group of young men at a South San Francisco street corner on Dec. 22, 2010.
20 hrs ago | San Mateo Daily Journal
Another transit-oriented development is in the works near the Hayward Park train station in San Mateo and this time, Caltrain's at the helm of building in the booming area. Approximately 2.7 acres of Caltrain's surface parking lot at Concar Drive and Pacific Boulevard is available for development and the transit agency is in the process of finding a builder with which it will offer a long-term lease, Caltrain spokeswoman Jayme Ackemann said.
MEDIA RELEASE / COMMUNITY ALERT CITY of SAN MATEO POLICE DEPARTMENT 200 Franklin Parkway, San Mateo, CA 94403 www.cityofsanmateo.org SMPD Public Safety Announcement - Our Commitment to Safer Streets The San Mateo Police Department would like to take this opportunity to remind our community that keeping our roadways safe for drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians alike is not only one of our primary goals as your police officers, but it is also a goal that cannot ever be reached without the same undaunted commitment from our community as a whole. If we do not work collaboratively to meet that goal, the consequences can be deadly.
A recent surge of mountain lion sightings in San Mateo County has authorities sending out tips on what residents should do if they see or even encounter one of the cats. San Mateo County Sheriff's deputies often respond to calls of mountain lion sightings.
Earlier today, Belmont Firefighters responded to an apartment fire on Carlmont Drive where two cats and a dog, were rescued. On Monday, 9/15/14 at approximately 10:35 AM, Belmont Fire and Police units responded to a report of smoke coming from an apartment in the 2300 block of Carlmont Dr. Upon arrival, firefighters found an apartment at 2301 Carlmont Dr. full of smoke.
Officers identified the men, a 49-year-old Hayward resident and a 30-year-old from San Mateo, and determined the car had been stolen earlier in the day from a dealership in Dublin. Rincon and Dot avenues, 9:35 a.m. Wednesday Two people in a vehicle were arrested.
From left, Daniel Finer, Christian Carlson and William Swackhamer, of Foster City Troop 175, were recognized Sept. 7 for the completion of their Eagle Scout projects.
Pondering a report last week on the overripe-for-renovation Civic Center campus, Santa Clara County supervisors talked of modernizing traditional office setups into "nonterritorial" and open designs so prevalent among Silicon Valley tech companies that offer more playful perks than the county. Board President Mike Wasserman said that being a health-minded county, there's something to say for an in-house fitness center as well as showers to allow workers to de-stink themselves after they've been encouraged to bike to work.
Most colleges have closed their doors to new students for the fall 2014 term. However, if a student is looking for a college to attend this fall, there is still an option.
A driver whose out-of-control car sent a concrete garbage can flying into a 67-year-old San Mateo pedestrian who later died after the man fled the scene with his young son was sentenced Friday to a year in jail for felony hit-and-run. Josue Vicente Lopez, 28, has credit of 1,121 days served while in custody on $20,000 bail so his sentence is essentially complete.
A Richmond man has been sentenced to 13 years in state prison after he pleaded no contest to trying to rob a San Mateo market with a sawed-off shotgun on his birthday in February, prosecutors said. Vincent Lee Carter Jr., 26, pleaded no contest Tuesday to a charge of attempted robbery and admitted to using a sawed-off shotgun during the robbery, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.
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