Wildfires and changing human behavior due to urban growth and the pandemic are transforming the dynamics of puma habitats in San Mateo County, presenting the secretive species with more challenges to remaining secluded.
As construction continues on the Highway 101 Express Lanes project, transportation officials have identified four subsidy finalists through its upcoming $1.6 million equity program to help underserved communities access the future lanes, including direct financial help for FasTrak toll tags,…
As crime rates in the county have increased during the pandemic, San Carlos will receive a presentation from the Sheriff’s Office Monday highlighting the types of crimes spiking in the city and community satisfaction with the law enforcement services being provided.
Having affirmed the city’s commitment to equity in all its policies, the Redwood City Council is slated to formalize a Police Advisory Committee and Equity and Social Justice subcommittee while also considering hazard pay for grocery and drugstore workers.
A Redwood City man who allegedly stole a Sequoia Union High School District school bus and crashed a truck at Gunn High School in Palo Alto in two separate incidents has pleaded no contest to several felony and misdemeanor counts, the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office said.
Sounds like trouble: There was a call about a resident’s neighbors making too much noise on Floribunda Avenue in Burlingame, it was reported at 11:06 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24.
A 28-year-old Felton woman has been released from custody on bail after allegedly driving while under the influence of alcohol and causing a crash on Highway 1 south of Half Moon Bay that killed a man and injured his wife last weekend, San Mateo County prosecutors said Thursday.
Foster City officials will hold a third community meeting on a levee improvement project next week, and they hope members of the public will continue to provide feedback.
Tuesday marked one year since San Mateo County saw its first COVID-19 case.
In the aftermath of the Feb. 12 fire that destroyed the Andreotti Family Farm’s produce stand and barn, the community and city of Half Moon Bay are supporting the multigeneration farming family with rebuilding.
As restaurants adjust to the pandemic with new business models like home delivery, local wholesale food distributers like Go Kiyoi are following suit, with the San Mateo-based Japanese food company starting online ordering home delivery for goods and ingredients like sushi-grade seafood, aba…
A $10,000 grant opportunity for struggling San Mateo County restaurants, bars and wineries launched last week with $1 million set aside for specific south county communities — but North Fair Oaks merchants have been greatly underrepresented in the application process.
Sutter Health is expecting 60,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses in the coming weeks to provide second-dose vaccines to two-thirds of its 90,000 patients who’ve either had their appointments canceled or were at risk of canceling due to constrained supply.
A woman who allegedly struck and killed a man with her car in Millbrae Monday while showing signs of intoxication has been charged with felony vehicular manslaughter, the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office said.
About $400 was taken from a yogurt shop at gunpoint in unincorporated Redwood City Wednesday night, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.
It’s better to tell the truth: Someone was lying on Ralston Avenue in Belmont, it was reported at 8:24 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23.
Under supply constraints itself, San Mateo County officials are looking into ways it may assist residents in accessing second dose COVID-19 vaccines after tens of thousands of appointments were canceled through Sutter Health.
Concerned about a proposed law that could increase density in single-family residential zones, the Foster City Council plans to voice its concern about its potential impact on residential neighborhoods in a letter to a state Senate Committee on Housing.
San Mateo is narrowing location criteria for city-owned property billboards to increase revenue, including City Council suggested locations near Poplar Creek Golf Course, The Crossroads and Target.
Risqué business: Someone sent risqué pictures to a person they met on Tinder and now they’re being extorted for money on Beverly Street in San Mateo, it was reported at 4:01 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14.
Two Oakland men found stopped in a traffic lane asleep in their car were arrested Monday night on firearms and narcotics offenses, South San Francisco police said.
The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is seeking information on a fatal shooting that occurred late Tuesday night in the North Fair Oaks neighborhood.
Grocery and drugstore workers in San Mateo will get a $5 per hour pay increase after the city passed a hazard pay ordinance, joining several Bay Area cities that have passed similar ordinances.
With a decision culminating months of intense community scrutiny, school officials agreed to reconfigure — rather than remove — an arrangement placing South San Francisco police officers on local campuses.
A man arrested for allegedly shooting and killing his neighbor who attacked him in his RV will not face murder charges after the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office decided it fell under self-defense laws, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.
Residents will soon move into a Redwood Shores hotel set to be turned into an affordable senior housing facility now that San Mateo County has tapped two local agencies to operate the site.
A former PTA treasurer for John Muir Elementary School in San Bruno pleaded no contest Tuesday to felony embezzlement of around $83,000 in PTA funds, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.
A father and son are dead from an apparent murder-suicide shooting in the 2400 block of Carlmont Drive Monday morning, according to Belmont police.
A 27-year veteran with the San Mateo police department, Capt. Dave Norris was named to lead the Menlo Park force as police chief, it was announced Tuesday.
A Redwood City man was fatally injured in a crash involving his Buick and a dump truck Tuesday afternoon at Crestview Drive and Edmonds Road in San Carlos, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.
A man who allegedly beat an older man to death at a bus stop has been ordered to a state mental hospital for treatment when space is available, the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office said.
Carted away: Someone was arrested after six Safeway carts were found on a sidewalk on Shoreway Road, it was reported at 8:58 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16.
The city of Burlingame is seeking applicants to fill three seats on its Planning Commission, with a deadline later this month to apply.
A man died after being struck in Millbrae Monday night by a driver who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Calling attention to low COVID-19 vaccination rates in East Palo Alto, one of the hardest hit cities in San Mateo County, Peninsula representatives urged state and federal leadership to prioritize vaccinations in those areas most in need of relief.
The San Mateo Union High School District is the newest adopter of by-district elections, as education officials agreed to take on the new election format sweeping across the county.
Half Moon Bay is tightening regulations and oversight on short-term rental units and owners to protect the character of residential neighborhoods, including ownership living requirements and discussions of a cap on how many are allowed.
A man faces attempted murder charges following an alleged box-cutter attack in San Carlos over an argument following a push-up and arm-wrestling contest, the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office said.
Time to hone your communication skills: Someone reported that their neighbor was threatening them with a machete on Linden Avenue in San Bruno at 1:25 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21.
The Millbrae Police Bureau of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office apprehended a man suspected of burglarizing about 40 storage units at Millbrae Self Storage at 210 Adrian Road between Feb. 19 and Feb. 25. Police were called to the scene at about 11 a.m. Friday.
With health conditions improving, vaccination availability growing and the county advancing to the less restrictive red tier, schools across the county are looking toward reopening classrooms for students.
The decision to shutter a health and care center for seniors and those with memory loss roiled locals who fear the facility’s loss will hurt the quality of life for many members of the aging community in San Mateo County.
To raise awareness of recent aggression against older Asians,13-year old Ashlyn So, right, a student at Burlingame Intermediate School, organized Stand for Asians, a march and rally in San Mateo Central Park on Saturday, Feb. 27. Rally speakers shared personal stories of hostility toward Pen…
Belmont and its Police Department continue to move forward with updated policy language and programs aimed at public transparency and establishing clear expectations for officers when dealing with people.
Plans to redevelop an historic union gathering hall into a 120-unit condominium building near the Millbrae train station received support from officials who put it on a path to final approval by the Burlingame City Council.
Belmont’s budget faces long-term revenue issues and a potential General Fund deficit by 2024 unless significant changes to revenue and expenditures occur, concerning the city and prompting recent changes.
You’ve been discharged: A hospital staff needed assistance to remove someone from property on Trousdale Drive in Burlingame, it was reported at 10:24 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17.
A man called the San Mateo Police Department just before noon Sunday and told it he had just shot his neighbor.
A mountain lion was spotted late Friday in the backyard of a Belmont home, police said.
A woman and her dog were rescued by firefighters Saturday morning after they became stranded on a Pacifica cliff. A spokesperson for the North County Fire Authority said the woman and her dog were walking along the beach when they retreated up the cliff due to rising ocean tides. Due to the …