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May 1, 1987 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
Despite Gov. George Deukmejian's call for restraint by local governments on the issue, officials in Napa and San Mateo County Thursday joined the growing list of those seeking to ban paroled rapist Lawrence Singleton from their communities.
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April 4, 2014 | By Maura Dolan
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal grand jury indicted 29 suspects, including California state Sen. Leland Yee, with a wide range of crimes, including firearms trafficking and public corruption, U.S. Atty. Melinda Haag announced Friday. Yee, a Democrat who represents parts of San Francisco and San Mateo County, and other suspects were arrested last week on a criminal complaint that outlined the charges behind the grand jury indictments. Yee was indicted on charges of corruption, wire fraud and gun trafficking, the same charges laid out in the complaint.
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October 29, 1989 | From Times staff and wire reports
More than 800 San Mateo County jail inmates, plus staff and earthquake volunteers, had to be immunized over the weekend after authorities discovered that an inmate infected with hepatitis had prepared their food. County health authorities set up weekend clinics offering globulin shots to provide antibodies against hepatitis-A to all who may have been exposed to the contagious disease during the previous week--the inmate's most infectious period.
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March 21, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A Los Angeles County public defender was so drunk at San Francisco International Airport this week that she resisted arrest, sang the "Happy Days" theme and asked officers for cocaine while in a patrol car, authorities said. Monica Marie Jenkins, 37, was so drunk, according to the San Mateo County district attorney's office, that she refused a suggestion to sober up and catch a later flight, instead demanding she be taken to jail.  As she was being arrested, Jenkins started screaming profanities, threatened to sue the officers and started singing "Rock Around the Clock," prosecutors said.
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March 5, 1987 | ILANA DeBARE, Times Staff Writer
San Mateo County voters, who chose a dead man for sheriff in a controversial election last summer, voted much more quietly to fill his seat with a living-and-breathing undersheriff in a special election on Tuesday. Undersheriff Leonard Cardoza, who has served as acting sheriff since last June's election, handily won 58% of the vote to beat a field of five opponents, the county registrar of voters said Wednesday. Cardoza, 52, is a 26-year veteran of the department.
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November 6, 1988 | PETER RAPALUS, United Press International
Food services for the growing ranks of the needy--in one of the nation's richest counties--are being expanded with the merger of two food banks and the opening of a refurbished food warehouse. While panhandlers and homeless people are still, for the most part, unheard of in San Mateo County, the people trying to feed the hungry have found it necessary to call on more experienced and organized colleagues to the south.
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March 17, 2009 | Rong-Gong Lin II
San Mateo County will pay $6.8 million to settle an accusation that its county hospital overbilled the federal government and committed Medicare and Medicaid fraud. The payment, announced last week, was triggered by a whistle-blower lawsuit filed by a former county compliance officer. The suit, later joined by the U.S. Department of Justice, alleged that the county inflated San Mateo Medical Center's bed count for nearly a decade in order to receive higher Medicare reimbursements.
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June 2, 1986 | MARK A. STEIN, Times Staff Writer
Brendan Maguire stands a good chance of being reelected sheriff of wealthy, woodsy San Mateo County on Tuesday. That may not sound unusual, but consider that Brendan Maguire is dead. And the oddest thing of all is that even if Maguire wins Tuesday's vote, no one may ever know about it. Maguire, 53, suffered a heart attack and died April 21 in the middle of an election campaign that he--and many others--expected to earn him his second term in office.
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January 21, 2004 | Mark Arax and Don Wright, Special to The Times
The murder trial of Scott Peterson was moved to San Mateo County Tuesday after a Superior Court judge reaffirmed that a fair trial wasn't possible in Modesto, the hometown of Peterson's dead wife. Stanislaus County Judge Al Girolami said Tuesday that San Mateo County was the best choice. He said it was far enough away that local hostilities toward Peterson would not taint the jury pool but close enough for the parade of Modesto witnesses to commute.
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December 19, 1990 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an effort to reduce the number of unwanted pets put to death each year, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday passed the nation's first law requiring owners of dogs and cats to buy a breeding license or get their pets sterilized. The action, which affects pet owners in the unincorporated area of San Mateo County, culminates a heated and emotional two-month effort by local humane society officials to educate the public about the problems of pet overpopulation.
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October 4, 2013 | By Ruben Vives
San Mateo County prosecutors will determine if a firefighter will face charges in the death of a teen passenger who was aboard an Asiana Airlines jet that crashed at San Francisco International Airport.  The girl was killed when a firetruck responding to the crash ran over her. Investigators completed their probe into the incident last week and turned over their findings to prosecutors who will determine within the next two weeks if the...
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September 19, 2013 | Bloomberg News
Joy Covey, who helped take Amazon.com Inc. public as the Internet retailer's chief financial officer, died Wednesday when her bicycle collided with a van  on a downhill stretch of road in San Mateo County. She was 50. Covey was riding her bicycle down Skyline Boulevard near Portola Valley, according to Art Montiel, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol in Redwood City. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The San Mateo County coroner's office confirmed her identity. Covey, who lived in Woodside, was wearing a helmet, Montiel said.
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August 31, 2013 | By Kari Howard
You know how once in a great while when you meet someone for the first time, there's this moment of recognition? Like, I get you and you get me. (Compulsive song accompaniment: “Strange,” by Pains of Being Pure of Heart.) This week, I found a website, largeheartedboy , that's been doing story-song combos on a grand scale for years now. In the feature called Book Notes, writers offer the soundtracks to their books, with some wonderful commentary. Sometimes it's the songs actually in the books (the latest entry has 50 of them - a novelist after my heart)
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July 19, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
A 16-year-old Chinese student who was aboard Asiana Airlines Flight 214 was still alive when a firetruck ran over her, the San Mateo County coroner said Friday. Ye Mengyuan died of "multiple blunt injuries that are consistent with being run over by a motor vehicle," said San Mateo County Coroner Robert J. Foucrault said in a news conference. "Those injuries she received, she was alive at the time.” Ye was one of three passengers killed. Her body was found close to the aircraft's left wing following the July 6 crash-landing at San Francisco International Airport, officials said.
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July 13, 2013 | By Kate Mather
A teenager killed in the San Francisco plane crash a week ago was covered in fire retardant foam when a rescue vehicle ran over her, officials said. This detail comes as a third person on Asiana Airlines Flight 214 died Friday morning. This person was not immediately identified. Officials identified the two other victims as Ye Mengyuan and Wang Linjia, both part of a group of Chinese high school students on their way to West Valley Christian Church and School in the San Fernando Valley for a three-week summer camp.
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July 13, 2013 | By Kate Mather and Samantha Schaefer
A girl who died Friday after being injured in the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in San Francisco a week ago has been identified as Liu Yipeng, according to Chinese state media. Liu went to school with the other two victims who were killed in the crash, both 16-year-old girls, China News reported. She had been listed in critical condition at San Francisco General Hospital where she died Friday morning. Other details, including her age and hometown, were not released by the hospital.
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November 20, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Costs to investigate, arrest and prosecute Scott Peterson for the murder of his wife, Laci, have topped $2.1 million in the couple's hometown of Modesto and in Stanislaus County, government officials estimated this week as they try to have state taxpayers pay the bill. Acrimony over costs is also growing between Stanislaus County and San Mateo County, where Peterson was convicted last week of killing his wife. San Mateo County officials said Stanislaus County still owes it more than $250,000.
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July 2, 1986
A man who shot his mother and uncle to death and kept their bodies in a bedroom for two years before burying them in the crawl space of his San Mateo County home was sentenced to at least 16 years in prison. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge John J. Bible imposed the sentence on Robert Walker Black, 54, who was convicted in April of the October, 1980, killings of his mother, Agnes, 74, and his uncle, Isaac Black, 72.
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July 12, 2013 | By Kate Mather
A girl injured when Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash-landed in San Francisco died Friday morning, hospital officials said, marking the third fatality from the incident. San Francisco General Hospital officials released few details, saying only that the girl had been listed in critical condition. “Her parents have asked that we reveal no further information at this time,” a hospital statement said. “We will respect their wishes while they grieve.” Coroner's officials in San Francisco and San Mateo counties could not be reached Friday for more information.
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