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More details around why a 66-year-old farmworker gunned down co-workers in Half Moon Bay have come to light, with the San Mateo County district attorney saying a $100 fee was the “final straw” for the shooter who reported feeling routinely mistreated.

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The stigma of getting mental health services in the Asian community needs to be addressed, according to local officials and Asian American leaders who called for more access and services that cater to a wide range of dialects.

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San Mateo’s City Council adopted its housing element document detailing its housing goals and policies for the coming years, with staff now submitting it to the state for review and hopeful approval.

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A proposed project on the coast to remove sediment built up inside the Pillar Point Harbor outer breakwater and move it to Surfers Beach for reuse is progressing, with a late spring to summer starting timeline proposed by staff.

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Newly released video shows the husband of former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fighting for control of a hammer with his assailant during an attack in the couple's San Francisco home last year. The footage was released Friday after a coalition of news agencies, including The Associated Press, sought access to evidence prosecutors played in court during a preliminary hearing last month. The San Francisco District Attorney's Office had refused to make it available to journalists. The evidence includes portions of Paul Pelosi's 911 call, as well as images from Capitol police surveillance cameras, a body camera worn by one of the responding police officers and a recording from the suspect's police interview. David DePape has pleaded not guilty in separate state and federal cases.

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Mac Dutra Park in Half Moon Bay has become central gathering place for residents of the small tight-knit community and others to pay their respects to the seven farmworkers who lost their lives Monday.

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San Mateo County officials and nonprofits have spent decades seeking to improve living conditions for the area’s most underserved. After Monday’s shooting of Half Moon Bay farmworkers, many living in squalor, officials acknowledge there’s more work to do.

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The families of Half Moon Bay residents killed during a mass shooting Monday and local organizations are seeking financial support from the public to help cover funeral costs of the deceased and other needs.

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Former Belmont mayor and longtime teacher George Metropulos died Monday at the age of 65, with those who knew him describing him as Mr. Belmont and a wonderful person to the community.

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Officials are looking into the living conditions and low wages at California Terra Garden, off State Route 92 where the first of two mass shootings took place Monday that claimed seven lives.

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A new report on mass attacks calls for communities to intervene early when they see warning signs of violence. The report also encourages businesses to consider workplace violence prevention plans and highlights the connection between domestic violence, misogyny and mass attacks. The report comes from the U.S. Secret Service's National Threat Assessment Center. The center's report analyzed 173 mass attacks carried out over a five-year period from January 2016 to December 2020 in public or semi-public places such as businesses, schools or churches. The U.S. is experiencing a particularly deadly start to the new year with 39 people dead in six mass killings.

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A farmworker accused of killing seven people in shootings at two Half Moon Bay mushroom farms has been charged with seven counts of murder. Prosecutors filed the charges Wednesday ahead of 66-year-old Chunli Zhao's first court appearance. It is not clear whether Zhao has an attorney to speak for him. Authorities say he killed four people at a mushroom farm in Half Moon Bay where he worked and three more at a nearby farm where he used to work. The charges include allegations that could result in the death penalty or life in prison without parole. The coroner's office has identified six of the victims.

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Speaking in Half Moon Bay a day after the mass shooting that left seven people dead, Gov. Gavin Newsom and other elected officials mourned another community tragedy and the ongoing gun violence plaguing the country.

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As Half Moon Bay residents continue to heal from a shooting that claimed seven of its neighbors, state and local legislators vowed to support those affected while reaffirming their commitment to ending gun violence.

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In today’s screen-dominated world, how often do parents truly get a chance to untether their kids from the internet and feel that special bond? Belmont’s long-running Valentine’s-themed event provides the community with a unique opportunity to do just that, and with changes made in 2020, the…

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A series of rampages across the U.S. in the first weeks of 2023 have Americans again asking what can be done. In California alone, mass killings have claimed the lives of two dozen people over just eight days. The victims include 11 people killed celebrating the Lunar New Year at a dance hall, seven farmworkers killed in Half Moon Bay and a 17-year-old mother and her baby shot dead in an attack that killed five generations of her family. San Mateo County Board of Supervisors President Dave Pine says "this is not an acceptable way for a modern society to live."

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The man accused of shooting eight people in Half Moon Bay was an employee of the farm at the first shooting location, with law enforcement saying the motive appears to be work-related.

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Seven people were killed in two related shootings Monday at a mushroom farm and a trucking firm in a coastal community south of San Francisco, and a suspect was in custody, officials said.

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A plan spelling out how Foster City will approach dealing with its Canada goose population has been delayed because of a contract issue between the city and contractor, with the intent to get it resolved by February.

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Two-way traffic control began this weekend on State Route 92 at upper Highway 35 to Pilarcitos Creek Road in Half Moon Bay as sinkhole repairs continue, with Half Moon Bay residents dealing with resulting traffic delays.

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The man accused of killing Karina Castro in San Carlos in September 2022 has been declared competent to stand trial by two doctors, the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office said Monday.

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Proposals to raise speed limits on several streets in San Mateo as part of a larger strategy to improve enforcement have been rebuffed by the City Council, with concerns about safety cited.

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Plans to convert 250,000 square feet of office space to laboratory use at the Gilead Science campus in Foster City have received final City Council zoning use approval.

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South San Francisco’s Planning Commission has given the green light on the city’s important draft housing element, moving the document guiding housing goals forward to the City Council for final approval.

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In her second week as the sheriff of San Mateo County, Sheriff Christina Corpus launched a new program for law enforcement to build a better relationships with residents, businesses and community organizations.