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June 26, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
REDWOOD CITY Modesto police said Friday that Scott Peterson's lawyer tried to trick the jury into believing authorities conspired to hide a sympathetic witness when, in fact, police detailed the account in reports given to the defense.
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September 24, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An 18-year-old, apparently overcome by fumes, fell into a vat of sulfuric acid and died, police said. His body was discovered by his father Sunday at a circuit-board factory where they both worked. The San Mateo County coroner's office identified the victim as Fernando Jimenez Gonzalez of Redwood City. Jimenez Gonzalez had been submerging circuit boards in the vat at Coastal Circuits, police said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2004 | From Times Wire Services
Scott Peterson's defense lawyers want to seat a new jury in another county to weigh whether Peterson should die for the murders of his pregnant wife and her fetus, according to a motion filed Wednesday in San Mateo County Superior Court. The details will not be made public until after Judge Alfred A. Delucchi reviews the file Monday before the scheduled start of the penalty phase. Peterson, 32, was convicted Friday of killing Laci Peterson and the fetus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A noted child psychiatrist was ordered Wednesday not to contact dozens of former patients he allegedly molested and was barred from practicing medicine as prosecutors said they planned to file more charges against him. Dr. William Ayres, 75, the former head of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, was told not to contact at least 30 suspected victims, including some whose allegations fall outside the statute of limitations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A noted child psychiatrist was ordered Wednesday not to contact dozens of former patients he allegedly molested and was barred from practicing medicine as prosecutors said they planned to file more charges against him. Dr. William Ayres, 75, the former head of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, was told not to contact at least 30 suspected victims, including some whose allegations fall outside the statute of limitations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A retired woman accused of lying to get on the jury for Scott Peterson's double-murder trial was excused Tuesday after a judge met with lawyers behind closed doors. Judge Alfred A. Delucchi dismissed the unidentified Redwood City woman after a brief meeting in his chambers. Defense lawyer Mark Geragos two weeks ago accused the retired secretary of bragging to her friends on a bus trip to Reno, Nev.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A child psychiatrist has reached a confidential lawsuit settlement with a former patient who accused the defendant of molesting him when he was a 13-year-old boy in the late 1970s. The settlement involving William Ayres, a past president of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, was submitted to San Mateo County Presiding Judge George Miram on Tuesday, the day after a civil trial had been scheduled to begin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A woman was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment after police found a dead newborn baby wrapped in plastic bags inside a trash bin at her apartment complex, authorities said Thursday. Hilda J. Figueroa, 29, of Redwood City was being held at the San Mateo County Jail, according to Redwood City police. Police said they went to San Mateo General Hospital early Wednesday after Figueroa told doctors there that she had had a miscarriage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A teenager pleaded not guilty Friday to charges stemming from the death of two members of the Tongan royal family and their driver when her car slammed into their sport utility vehicle. Edith Delgado, 18, of Redwood City was held in lieu of $3-million bail after arraignment in San Mateo County Superior Court on three counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence.
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February 16, 1998 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ensnarled in rush-hour traffic on one of this city's busiest thoroughfares, the sedan zipped up the shoulder past a few dozen cars. A no-brainer, a slam-dunk ticket, Officer Sean Hart thought as he flipped on the lights in his black-and-white and pulled over the driver. Hart could have almost predicted the reaction. "I do this all the time without getting a ticket," the driver told him curtly. "You're just pulling me over now because you've got that quota system."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A teenager pleaded not guilty Friday to charges stemming from the death of two members of the Tongan royal family and their driver when her car slammed into their sport utility vehicle. Edith Delgado, 18, of Redwood City was held in lieu of $3-million bail after arraignment in San Mateo County Superior Court on three counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A middle school teacher accused of molesting 11 children and secretly videotaping female students changing clothes has pleaded not guilty to the charges, prosecutors said. Neal Sato, 34, entered the plea Thursday in San Mateo County Superior Court to 14 counts of child molestation and one count of possessing child pornography.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A woman was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment after police found a dead newborn baby wrapped in plastic bags inside a trash bin at her apartment complex, authorities said Thursday. Hilda J. Figueroa, 29, of Redwood City was being held at the San Mateo County Jail, according to Redwood City police. Police said they went to San Mateo General Hospital early Wednesday after Figueroa told doctors there that she had had a miscarriage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A child psychiatrist has reached a confidential lawsuit settlement with a former patient who accused the defendant of molesting him when he was a 13-year-old boy in the late 1970s. The settlement involving William Ayres, a past president of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, was submitted to San Mateo County Presiding Judge George Miram on Tuesday, the day after a civil trial had been scheduled to begin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2004 | From Times Wire Services
Scott Peterson's defense lawyers want to seat a new jury in another county to weigh whether Peterson should die for the murders of his pregnant wife and her fetus, according to a motion filed Wednesday in San Mateo County Superior Court. The details will not be made public until after Judge Alfred A. Delucchi reviews the file Monday before the scheduled start of the penalty phase. Peterson, 32, was convicted Friday of killing Laci Peterson and the fetus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
REDWOOD CITY Modesto police said Friday that Scott Peterson's lawyer tried to trick the jury into believing authorities conspired to hide a sympathetic witness when, in fact, police detailed the account in reports given to the defense.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A middle school teacher accused of molesting 11 children and secretly videotaping female students changing clothes has pleaded not guilty to the charges, prosecutors said. Neal Sato, 34, entered the plea Thursday in San Mateo County Superior Court to 14 counts of child molestation and one count of possessing child pornography.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An 18-year-old, apparently overcome by fumes, fell into a vat of sulfuric acid and died, police said. His body was discovered by his father Sunday at a circuit-board factory where they both worked. The San Mateo County coroner's office identified the victim as Fernando Jimenez Gonzalez of Redwood City. Jimenez Gonzalez had been submerging circuit boards in the vat at Coastal Circuits, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A retired woman accused of lying to get on the jury for Scott Peterson's double-murder trial was excused Tuesday after a judge met with lawyers behind closed doors. Judge Alfred A. Delucchi dismissed the unidentified Redwood City woman after a brief meeting in his chambers. Defense lawyer Mark Geragos two weeks ago accused the retired secretary of bragging to her friends on a bus trip to Reno, Nev.
NEWS
February 16, 1998 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ensnarled in rush-hour traffic on one of this city's busiest thoroughfares, the sedan zipped up the shoulder past a few dozen cars. A no-brainer, a slam-dunk ticket, Officer Sean Hart thought as he flipped on the lights in his black-and-white and pulled over the driver. Hart could have almost predicted the reaction. "I do this all the time without getting a ticket," the driver told him curtly. "You're just pulling me over now because you've got that quota system."
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