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REAL ESTATE
January 18, 1987
The seven-story, $10.5-million Mariner's Island office building, designed by the Los Angeles office of WXMH Group Inc. to span a lagoon in San Mateo, has been named a winner in the 1986 Prestressed Concrete Institute Award Program.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2014 | By Paige St. John and Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- Federal corruption charges against state Sen. Leland Yee, accused of soliciting campaign donations from undercover agents who sought political favors in return, put new light on donations he received while voting on legislation affecting his contributors. California allows lawmakers to accept political donations while the Legislature is in session, so it is not unusual for money and votes to coincide. Yee has said his votes reflected his conscience, not his campaign accounts.
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NEWS
November 23, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Thousands of counterfeit watches, cheap Hong Kong imports that were re-stamped with labels such as Rolex and Gucci, have been seized in San Mateo, federal agents said. The FBI and U.S. Customs Service said David Taiway Hui, 29, was arrested at his San Mateo home on charges of smuggling and trademark counterfeiting. The previous day, 16,000 to 18,000 counterfeit watches were found in a rental self-storage unit, agents said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2014 | By Carla Rivera
William Hauck, a prominent business and political figure who served longer than any other member of the California State University Board of Trustees, has died after a long battle with brain cancer, officials said Tuesday. Hauck, a resident of St. Helena in Napa Valley, died Friday at Sutter Roseville Medical Center in Roseville. He was 73. At the time of his death, he was serving as chairman of the board's finance committee, where he was instrumental in guiding the nation's largest four-year university system through a bruising period of state funding cuts, class reductions and tuition hikes.
NEWS
December 5, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Racehorse trainer Allen Severinsen, son of bandleader Doc Severinsen, was suspended from the Bay Meadows track in San Mateo after a second horse he trained tested positive for a drug after winning a race. Severinsen, 33, was suspended by the track's board of stewards, which in September had fined him $750 when another horse he trained tested positive. The suspension will last until Jan. 24, through the rest of the Bay Meadows season.
NEWS
June 23, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An ex-bus driver charged with a fatal random shooting rampage died at the jail ward of San Mateo County General Hospital, apparently from his second suicide attempt, officials said. Paul Bellazain, 48, was found with one end of his bathrobe was tied around his neck and the other was connected to the motorized frame of his bed which he apparently activated to strangle himself, an official said.
BUSINESS
May 14, 1985
The Stanton-based S&L, which had been operating with almost a $1-million negative net worth, was acquired by Vesteq Financial Services. The S&L's new owners plan to put $3.5 million in cash into the troubled thrift and close three of its six branch offices. The S&L also plans to move its headquarters to Newport Beach in June.
NEWS
June 11, 1987 | Associated Press
AIDS prevention kits containing condoms, bleach to sterilize needles and safe-sex guides are being given to women who request them upon release from the San Mateo County Jail, officials said Wednesday. Guards are targeting inmates serving time on drug or prostitution charges, according to Ed Hilton, coordinator of the San Mateo County AIDS Project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1987 | From Associated Press
Two "Lotto 6/49" players, one in Redlands and another in San Mateo, will split the weekly $4.6-million jackpot, a California Lottery spokesman said Sunday. The two players who correctly picked all six numbers each won $2,346,129, spokesman John Schade said. The numbers picked by machine Saturday night were 23, 49, 8, 3, 25, 48 and the bonus number 19. Three ticket holders picked five numbers plus the bonus number to win $409,730 each.
NEWS
September 8, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A judge overturned a $57-million award to the families of three men killed in a 1974 plane crash because their attorney failed to disclose that he represented the aircraft manufacturer in a separate case. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Aram Serverian also ordered a new trial on the grounds that the punitive damages against Beech Aircraft Corp. were excessive--totaling more than one-quarter of the company's net worth. Serverian made his ruling Aug. 22.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2014 | By Times staff
Four San Francisco police officers pleaded not guilty Friday to charges in federal corruption indictments. The four men were among five current officers and one former officer charged Thursday in the two separate indictments. Three defendants are accused of taking money, drugs, electronics and gift cards seized during investigations. The others are accused of violating the civil rights of suspects through warrantless searches of residences. All but one of the defendants have entered not-guilty pleas and were freed on $50,000 bond pending trial.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
Five San Francisco police officers are expected to appear in court Friday to faces fraud and theft charges. A federal grand jury has indicted the officers and a former city policeman in two separate cases, one involving the theft of drugs and computers from suspects, the U.S. attorney's office announced Thursday. A San Francisco Police Department sergeant, officer and former officer face multiple charges in connection with selling marijuana, as well as stealing money, gift cards and computers from suspects.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
A federal grand jury has indicted five San Francisco police officers and a former city policeman in two separate cases, one involving the theft of drugs and computers from suspects, the U.S. attorney's office announced Thursday. A San Francisco Police Department sergeant, officer and former officer face multiple charges for allegedly selling marijuana, as well as allegedly stealing money, gift cards and computers from suspects. Sgt. Ian Furminger, 47, of Pleasant Hill; Officer Edmond Robles, 46, of Danville; and former Officer Reynaldo Vargas, 45, of Palm Desert, are also accused of stealing drugs and valuables from the city.
BUSINESS
January 15, 2014 | By Andrew Khouri
San Francisco Bay Area home sales tumbled to a six-year low in December, indicating a meager supply of houses on the market, according to a new report. Buyers in the nine-county region purchased 6,714 new and resale houses and condos last month, the lowest December level since 2007 and 12.7% below December 2012, research firm DataQuick said Wednesday. Sales fell in all counties, except San Mateo, where sales rose 18% from a year earlier. QUIZ: How much do you know about mortgages?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A McDonald's manager in the Bay Area was arrested on suspicion of using a gun to rob his own restaurant and another one and ordering workers into the freezer in both incidents, police said Tuesday. Felix Becerra, 42, manages a McDonald's in Pleasanton and is accused of donning a white mask and using what was described as a small-caliber handgun to rob the restaurant Aug. 28, according to police. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash and told ordered workers into a freezer, the Pleasanton Police Department said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer
The Rim fire burning near Yosemite has spread to the Hetch Hetchy Watershed, but water quality for San Francisco area customers remains stable, officials said Tuesday. There has been visual confirmation of ash on the surface of a key reservoir in the watershed, but officials monitoring water quality have seen no change, said Tyrone Jue, spokesman for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. Water is drawn from the reservoir at a depth of 260 feet and there is little chance of contamination, he said.
SPORTS
March 3, 1989 | RALPH NICHOLS, Times Staff Writer
Tisa Rush landed on her backside but came up smiling. The Valley College freshman guard was so happy about sinking a layup that she felt little pain from the fall. "I had been bricking on my layups tonight, so I was relieved just to get one in," Rush said. Rush scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Valley women's basketball team to an 84-68 victory over College of San Mateo in a California junior college championship quarterfinal game at Valley on Thursday night.
SPORTS
March 4, 1994
LeAnn Kazmer scored a game-high 25 points as Orange Coast upset top-ranked San Mateo, 68-57, in the quarterfinal round of the women's basketball State tournament Thursday at Solano College in Suisun City. Orange Coast (22-12) used its outside shooting to open a 34-23 lead at the half. Flo Luppani had nine points, all on three-pointers, and Monique Sweet was four of four from the field. America Robledo also had 11 of her 16 points in the second half.
OPINION
August 23, 2013 | By James R. Copland
As if California and its municipalities were not already making life difficult for businesses and taxpayers, the Golden State's courts could pile on too. On July 15, a trial began in San Jose, in which seven California counties (Santa Clara, Alameda, Los Angeles, Monterey, San Mateo, Solano and Ventura) and three cities (Oakland, San Diego and San Francisco) are suing five companies that once manufactured paint containing lead. The lawsuit alleges that these companies' sale of lead-based paint created a "public nuisance" and that such companies should pay the municipalities a total of $1.4 billion for the cost of "abating" the problem - in essence, to support government-led efforts to find and replace all lead paint from older buildings.
OPINION
July 5, 2013
Re "Minimum wage debate reignites age-old arguments," Column, June 30 Michael Hiltzik doesn't need to look all the way to American Samoa for an example to debunk the theory that boosting the minimum wage increases unemployment. The San Francisco Bay Area's economy is booming, and it's doing this in a state with one of the country's highest minimum wages. In May, the counties of San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo each reported unemployment rates no higher than 5.4%. At the same time, San Francisco's minimum wage - $10.55 an hour - is the country's highest.
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