Pescadero, CA


18-year-old shot and killed at Santa Cruz County party identified

BOULDER CREEK, Calif. - The Santa Cruz County Sheriff has identified the 18-year-old who was shot and killed Saturday night at a house party in Boulder Creek. Rowan Parham, of Soquel, died that night after shots were fired by another at the party, according to officials. Authorities arrested the suspect...
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Mountain lion attack 'very, very vicious;' Mother's bravery saves 5-year-old

REDWOOD CITY --  A 5-year-old boy, who raced ahead of his mother and grandfather on a rural trail, was back at home Wednesday morning recovering from wounds suffered in a "vicious" mountain lion attack in San Mateo County.Capt. Patrick Foy from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) didn't mince words when it came to the violence of the attack in the 1000 block of Tunitas Creek Rd. near the family's farm in Half Moon Bay at around 6:50 p.m. Tuesday."The attack was very, very vicious in nature," he told the San Francisco Chronicle.The mountain lion took the boy to...

Blog: The Development of our County's Law Enforcement

As the structures of cities surrounding our County grew in the early 20th century, our County struggled to keep up. This was certainly true of our law enforcement agencies. Our population grew, but the organizations overseeing our safety and criminal investigations lagged behind our neighbors. In February 1935, the Enterprise and the South San Francisco Journal lamented the situation in no uncertain terms:
Half Moon Bay Review

Coast Guard keeps watchful eye from above

U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Commander Joseph Messina kept steady hands on the joystick of the helicopter as he circled over Pescadero in two wide laps. Next to him co-pilot Lt. Joel Norton called out readings on the sprawling dashboard and communicated with radio chatter. Behind them, flight mechanic Isaac Gutierrez opened the side door of the 38-foot-long MH-65E, letting in brisk air at 1,000 feet while he surveyed San Mateo County’s sprawling coast and farmland.

Woman accused of bringing half pound of meth into San Mateo County Jail

REDWOOD CITY – Guards at a San Mateo County jail facility arrested a South Bay woman after she allegedly attempted to bring more than a half pound of methamphetamine into the facility Tuesday.According to deputies, the woman attempted to enter the Maguire Correctional Facility on Bradford Street around 7 p.m. to visit someone who was incarcerated. The woman walked past several signs reminding visitors about California Penal Code section 4573, which says it is a crime to bring a controlled substance into a jail or prison.When the woman was searched, deputies said she was discovered to have carried 9 ounces...

Multifamily housing near Steph Curry's Atherton home gets approval

ATHERTON, Calif. - While the battle over a housing plan for the town of Atherton ruffled the feathers of some residents, including power couple Steph and Ayesha Curry, in the end, city leaders who were up against the clock, had the last word. The city council on Tuesday adopted a...

Why people not like about living in Mountain View

Mountain View, California, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, is often considered one of the best places to live in the United States. However, like any city, it has its drawbacks that some residents may find unappealing. Here are a few of the most common reasons why some people do not like living in Mountain View.

Highway 9 may reopen soon, bringing relief to businesses

BEN LOMOND, Calif. — It's been almost a month since a massive landslide closed a portion of Highway 9 , congesting traffic and causing a headache for first responders, residents and businesses. Now Caltrans says the road could open as soon as next week. Highway 9 runs from Santa...
Building Design & Construction

Step(1) housing: A new approach to sheltering unhoused people in Redwood City, Calif.

A novel solution to homelessness will open soon in Redwood City, Calif. The San Mateo County Navigation Center is a compact residential campus that employs modular units to create individual sleeping units, most with private bathrooms. The 240 units of housing will be accompanied by shared services and community spaces. Instead of the congregate dorm-style shelters found in many U.S. cities, this approach gives each resident a private, lockable, conditioned sleeping space.

Tuesday News Roundup

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors honored the victims of last week's mass shootings in Half Moon Bay to start its regular meeting on Tuesday, as supervisors pledged to improve living conditions for farm laborers at sanctioned farms in the county and to identify housing in unsanctioned locations. Seven...
Half Moon Bay Review

Residents hold memorial for shooting victims

A few hundred mourners gathered at the Cabrillo Event Center in Half Moon Bay on Tuesday to remember the victims of the mass shooting on Jan. 23. Sitting in the crowd were speakers of Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish and English. Everyone in attendance spoke the common language of grief. As Rev....

Woodside sends housing plan to the state but doesn't adopt it

With three options on the table and a looming state-mandated deadline on Tuesday, Jan. 31, the Woodside Town Council agreed to include fewer units on town-owned sites in its housing strategy, but stopped short of adopting the plan. During the five-hour meeting, Council member Brian Dombkowski suggested the town "kick...

Stanford Medicine magazine: Solving for health’s social hurdles

In the latest issue of Stanford Medicine magazine, dozens from the Stanford Medicine community, including professors, students, physicians, researchers and community partners, shared their thoughts about how social and cultural factors challenge health, health care and well-being. And it didn't take long for a consensus to emerge: Achieving better, more...
San Diego Channel

In the Asiatown of the Northeast, immigrants are normalizing traditions following Lunar New Year mass killings

Pingan Huo couldn’t believe the news on Jan. 22. “We were shocked,” said Huo, who is with the Fort Lee Chinese Association. The unthinkable happened the night before— on what was to be the happiest day for East Asians around the world. A mass shooting during a Lunar New Year celebration in Monterrey Park, California, left 11 people dead. Two days later in Half Moon Bay, seven people were killed in another mass shooting. Authorities say both acts were committed by senior Asian American men.